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 May 2016

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All events for May 2016

Organic Gardening 5/2/2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - If you're ready to start growing your own organic produce, join Jeff Muhlbach at the Strongsville Library to find out all the basics of getting your garden started. Register at (440) 238-5530 or

Young at Heart Book Club 5/3/2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - This book club for adults who love teen and children's books meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Strongsville Library. Please register in person to pick up a copy of the book. Next discussion is on 'Gone Crazy in Alabama.'

Safety Town Registration 5/4/2016
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Registration will be taken from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center for 2016 Safety Town, which is open to children who will start kindergarten this fall. Sign-ups must be made in person by the child's parent or legal guardian. If you cannot make either time, call Marie at (440) 580-3257 to see if a space is available.

Chamber Business after Hours 5/4/2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Meet and network with other business owners and local leaders at 5:30 p.m. May 4 at SouthPark Mall. The event is free for Chamber members and $10 for future members. Register by May 2; online at or call (440) 238-3366.

Chamber to Award Scholarships, Honor Students Joining Military 5/11/2016
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce will award scholarships to Strongsville students and will also acknowledge the Strongsville students that will be entering the military upon graduation, at its May Monthly Business Luncheon. The luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11, 11:30 a.m., at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center.

The scholarships are funded by the proceeds from the annual Holiday Dance held each December and sponsored by the Chamber. This year marks the 49th consecutive year that the Chamber has awarded scholarships to deserving seniors. The Chamber donates more scholarships, with a higher dollar value, than any other local organization in Strongsville.

Reservations for the luncheon may be made by calling 440.238.3366, emailing to ,or by going to the Chamber website before May 6. Cost is $20 per person, payable at the door, in advance by calling the office, or through the website registration. Please remember, you must cancel your reservation 24 hours in advance or you will be responsible for the fee.

Toy Mania at the Library 5/11/2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Join the Strongsville Library for a fun-filled look at toys from the past. Steve Presser, owner of Big Fun toy stores in Cleveland and Columbus, will discuss the history of toys and the fads, styles and changes of toys, and will bring some old toys for reminiscing. All ages are welcome. Register at (440) 238-5530 or

Mother/Son Night of Fun 5/13/2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - The Ehrnfelt Rec Center will host the Mother/Son Night of Fun for moms and their favorite little guys 4 and older from 6:38 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 13. The evening will include food, games, dancing and music. Tickets go on sale April 1 and must be purchased in advance at the Rec Center front desk -- none will be sold at the door. Call (440) 580-3260 for more information.

Donate to Habitat 5/14/2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Habitat for Humanity is seeking donations of construction materials from 9 a.m. to noon May 14 at the Strongsville Service Center, 16099 Foltz Pkwy. Acceptable items include sinks, vanities, kitchen counters, doors, plumbing and electrical supplies, furniture, refrigerators, washers/dryers, microwaves, freezers, air conditioners, countertops, lumber, tools, and garden tools and supplies. (No paint, bedding or clothing). Larger items may be picked up by calling (216) 429-3631.

Strongsville Community Band Spring Concert 5/15/2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - The Strongsville Community Band will perform a spring concert at 3 p.m. at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center. The show is free and open to everyone.

Parkfit Mall Walkers Wellness Talk 5/17/2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Join the Strongsville Library the third Tuesday of each month for a wellness talk sponsored by Southwest General. Topic this month is 'Healthy Lifestyle.' The ParkFit Mall Walkers Club is a walking club at the mall. Members are invited to get in their workout, then head to the library for the informative wellness talk.

Fiber in Your Diet: Good Morning, Strongsville Speaker Series 5/18/2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Join the Strongsville Library for its Good Morning Strongsville Speaker Series at 10 a.m. May 18. May speaker will be Judy Steffes from Southwest General, who will talk about the importance of eating fiber. Refreshments served. Register at (440) 238-5530 or

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion 5/18/2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - New members are welcome at this Strongsville Library club. Discussion is on 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers.' Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. No registration is needed -- just read the book and join the discussion.

Strongsville Youth Commission Come-and-See Meeting 5/18/2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Upcoming sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to hear from their peers what the Strongsville Youth Commission is all about at 7 p.m. May 18 at the Ehrnfelt Rec Center. Applications will be handed out after the meeting. If you cannot attend, you can pick up an application at the Rec Center front desk.

Art and Chalk Walk 5/21/2016
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Arts in Strongsville will present the sixth annual Art and Chalk Walk starting at 9 a.m. May 21. Youngsters are invited to draw a picture on the sidewalk at the Commons, with cash prizes awarded to winners in each age category. It's free and chalk is provided. Visit for information or to register. If it rains, the event will move to the Rec Center.

The Past and Present on the Lane Quilt Show 5/22/2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Historical Society Strongsville invites you to THE PAST AND PRESENT ON THE LANE QUILT SHOW in the famous Strongsville Historic Village on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 1pm. to 4pm. In conjunction with the Strongsville City Bicentennial, the quilt show will be dressing up all eight historic buildings which depict Strongsville from 1816 to the present. The Village is located at 13305 Pearl Road just mile North of Rte. 82 (Royalton Rd.). There is no admission fee but donations are always welcome. While you are visiting, enjoy some HOT APPLE CRISP with ice cream and a beverage at a nominal charge. If there are any further questions please call 440-572-0057. See us on FaceBook and at

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion 5/23/2016
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - New members are welcome at this monthly book discussion at the Strongsville Library. Pick up a copy of 'West of Sunset' at the circulation desk and join the conversation.

Create a Rube Goldberg Contraption 5/25/2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Ever play the game Mousetrap? Mousetrap is a type of Rube Goldberg machine. Kids 11-18 are invited to the Strongsville Library to create their own kooky machine using everyday materials, working in teams to compete for prizes. Register at (440) 238-5530 or