Dine to donate for Amherst Schools, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sal & Al’s, 2261 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst. Visit www.foramherstschools.com to print a flier or mention Issue 28. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Citizens for Amherst Schools.
Fall fun and game luncheon card party, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 41295 North Ridge Road, Elyria. Home-cooked lunch served at noon includes baked chicken breast, cheese potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, rolls, apple cake and beverages. Admission is $9. Reservations encouraged. Call Shirley at (440) 265-8554 or Rita at (440) 324-2704. There also will be a 50/50 raffle, a $100 money tree raffle and door prizes. Sponsored by Altar & Rosary Society.
Swiss steak dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Litchfield Assembly of God, 9082 Norwalk Road. Dinner is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4 for children 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger, which includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverage. Carryout available. (330) 723-2691.
Lorain County Free Clinic’s benefit steak fry, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at DeLuca’s Place in the Park, 6075 Middle Ridge Road, Lorain. Music by Soul Station, raffles and prizes until 11 p.m. Donation of $20 includes steak, potato, salad, dessert and beverages. For tickets and for table sponsorship opportunities, call (440) 277-7602. Proceeds benefit the area’s medically uninsured.
St. Agnes cabbage roll sale, taking orders until Friday. Pickup is Oct. 17 or 18 at St. Agnes Church, 611 Lake Ave., Elyria. Cost is $11, uncooked. Call Helen at (440) 324-2573, Kitty at (440) 324-7767 or Rose Ann at (440) 322-6698.
Night in Budapest debutante dinner dance, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Hungarian Reformed Church Social Hall, 1691 E. 31st St., Lorain. Cost is $20 per person. A raffle and cash bar will be available. Reservations are required by calling (440) 949-5888, (440) 960-2553, (440) 935-0103 or (440) 277-8177.
Baby Jasmine benefit dinner, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Puskas Outdoor Party Center, 2493 North Ridge Road, Lorain. Tickets are $20, which includes pig roast, live music and beer (BYOB). A silent auction also will be available. For tickets, call Benita at (440) 346-5657 or Claudia at (440) 934-6968. Rain or shine. Donations can be made at any First Merit Bank. Proceeds to help support Catherine Hoholski’s daughter, Jasmine.
Dine to donate for Amherst Schools, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 9 at Olde Town Pizza House, 195 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Visit www.foramherstschools.com to print a flier or mention Issue 28. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Citizens for Amherst Schools.
Avon Early Childhood PTA buffet, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 at Bullfrog’s Sports Café, 33137 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. A buffet of wings, pizza, pasta, beer and soda will be $20 per person, adults only. Pre-purchase only. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.avonecpta.org.
Pampering Parents steak fry, 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 4720 Oberlin Ave., Lorain. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. Children younger than 12 are $5. Enjoy raffles and a silent auction, as well. For tickets, call (440) 320-3165 or (440) 960-5244. www.pamperingparents.org.
Empty Bowls by the Lake, Oct. 13 at Bleser Park, Avon Lake. Local restaurants will provide the soup; pottery bowls will be made by community members. All proceeds will be given to CRS and Second Harvest Food Bank. www.emptybowlsbythelake,org. Monetary donations can be sent to Avon Lake Church of Christ — Empty Bowls, 32801 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, OH 44012.
Spaghetti dinner and silent auction, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at New Life Wesleyan Church Ministry Center, 11149 West River Road, Columbia Station. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 3 to 12. Tickets at the door will be $8 for adults and $4 for children 3-12. Tickets can be purchased by calling the church office at (440) 236-8600. Proceeds benefit the Columbia Food Bank, His Banquet Table and Christmas gifts for Columbia families.
Youth football dinner — First Class Eagles, 5 to 11 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. John Lutheran Church, 1140 West River Road, Elyria. Tickets are $15 per person or two for $25, adults only. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert, pop and/or beer. Raffles, sports memorabilia/tickets, restaurant gift certificates, spa gift certificates and much more. For more information, call Amy at (440) 669-5618.
Wakeman Caring Community’s annual meatloaf dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at St. Mary’s Hall, 46 East Main St., Wakeman. Catered by Sterk’s Catering. Dinner is $9 for adults, $5 for children 4-12, and free for children younger than 4, which includes meatloaf, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, applesauce, a beverage and dessert.
In the Garden Under the Stars wine and craft beer sampling, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Mary Parish Hall, 250 3rd St., Elyria. Tickets are two for $35 or $20 each ($25 at the door), which includes six wine or beer sampling vouchers and hearty appetizers. Bottles of wine and beer will be available for purchase along with a cash bar. Proceeds will benefit the St. Mary Roof Restoration Fund. For tickets, call the parish office at (440) 323-5539 or stop by Paul’s Beverage Warehouse or Giovanni’s Hair Salon.
Blue Jeans BBQ, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the VFW, 500 South Abbe Road, Elyria. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door, which includes barbecue ribs and chicken by Big Dog Catering, desserts and two beverages (beer, wine, pop). There also will be music, 50/50 raffle and a cash bar. For tickets or table sponsorship information, call the Mayor’s Office at (440) 326-1402. All proceeds go to the Elyria Police Auxiliary fund for uniforms and equipment.
Gigantic rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Community United Methodist Church, 680 North Abbe Road, Elyria (back entrance). Lots of clothes, shoes, purses, linens, children’s toys, books, furniture, seasonal and miscellaneous items.
St. Thomas Ladies Guild rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 715 Harris Road, Sheffield Lake. Dollar bags on Saturday.
Huge rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Elyria First United Methodist Church, 312 Third St., Elyria; Saturday is $2 a bag. Parking available behind church off Holly Lane.
American Diabetes Association Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Galleria at Erieview, 1301 E. Ninth St., Cleveland. www.diabetes.org/stepoutcleveland.
First Baptist Christian craft show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 11400 LaGrange Road, Elyria. General admission is $2 per adult. For information about renting table space, contact email@example.com.
Fall craft show, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Gargus Hall, 1969 North Ridge Road, Lorain. Retired baskets and accessories, Tupperware, flowers, home-baked goods, Avon, wood products, handmade items and much more. Door prizes, food, lunch and refreshments will be available. In conjunction with Mercy Hospital, helping bring awareness to breast cancer.
EMH Healthcare Shopping Extravaganza, doors open 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at DeLuca’s Place in the Park, 6075 Middle Ridge Road, Lorain. Upscale and unique artists’ booths, raffles and prizes, a luncheon and style show from Chico’s. Proceeds benefit the purchase of a therapeutic unit. For more information, call Lois at (440) 329-7362.
St. Jude book sale, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at Carrabine Hall, 590 Poplar St., Elyria. We will have books, jigsaw puzzles, CD’s, DVD’s, audio tapes, vinyl records, VHS tapes and more. Proceeds to benefit the St. Jude Food Pantry.
Big Buckeye-palooza, Oct. 13 at Montrose Kia, 5033 Detroit Road, Sheffield. Watch the OSU Buckeyes on the big screen while enjoying games, raffles and giveaways. $20 per ticket includes food provided by Harry Buffalo and beverages (beer, wine, pop and water), and one entry into the gameday raffle. For more information, call Big Brothers Big Sisters at (440) 277-6541.
Amish-English flea market, 9 a.m. Oct. 13 at Homerville Community Center, Route 301, 300 feet north of U.S. Route 224. Amish quilts and aprons, baskets, furniture, jams, pies, maple syrup, crafts, rockers, etc. Breakfast, lunch and raffles available. Call (330) 625-2772. Proceeds benefit the Homer Ruritan Club.
Ends of the Earth Emporium, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at Washington Avenue Christian Church, 301 Washington Ave., Elyria. Featuring a soup and sweets throw down along with a variety of art, fashion, handcrafts, baked goods, and services. Admission is $5 per person, which includes samples of soups and sweets. For tickets, call (440) 323-4213, email firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase at the door.
Craft bazaar, Oct. 13 at Fields Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville. Large variety of crafts. Door prizes, and bake sale. Lunch will be available. Handicap accessible. For more information, call (440) 327-8753.
Food drive for Lorain County Harvest House, all day Oct. 14 at Carlisle Golf Course, 39709 Slife Road, Grafton. Bring in six cans of food and get 9 holes of golf with a cart for $6.50. Bring in 12 cans and get 18 holes of golf with cart for $12. Call (440) 458-8011 and ask for Mary, Jeff or Jim. Sponsored by Oberlin VFW Post 6273.
Wellington historic home tour, 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 14. Seven private homes in Wellington are on the tour. Advance ticket sales are $12 and are available at Wellington Implement, Village Market, Main Street Wellington and Bread-N-Brew. Tickets are $15 the day of the tour and will only be available 1 to 4 p.m. at the Main Street Wellington office, 118 Herrick Ave. Proceeds benefit the programs of Main Street Wellington Inc. For more information, call (440) 647- 3987.
St. George Serbian Orthodox Church bazaar, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the church, 3335 Grove Ave., Lorain. Vendors include Mary Kay, 31, Silpada and Tastefully Simple. Featured dinners are stuffed cabbage for $6.50 or sausage and kraut for $5, which includes mashed potatoes, salad and dessert. Cabbage and noodles sold separately. Hot dogs, chips, coffee and soda also will be available. Advance orders for frozen stuffed cabbage, $12 per dozen, available by calling Darlene at (440) 233-6807 by Oct. 13; leave name, phone number and amount being ordered.
Fall barn tour and open house, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at Another Chance Equine Rescue, 17332 Avon Belden Road, Grafton (Shamrock Stables). Horse rides, horse swimming demo, hay rides, junior bake sale, 50/50 raffle and more. A.C.E. is a 501(c)3 horse rescue that offers refuge to former racing horses and horses that were abused and neglected.
Magyar United Church of Christ Dorcas Guild Hungarian cookbooks, $8 ($10 for mail orders). Call (440) 789-5584 or (440) 323-1221.
VFW Post 1079 dinners, home-cooked dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and fish fry Fridays at 500 S. Abbe Road, Elyria. The public is welcome.
Gently used summer clothes collection, Family Promises of Lorain County is collecting sizes 12 months to 5T and children’s riding toys. For more information, call Lois at (440) 284-0494.
Oberlin Senior Center cookbook, “Sharing Our Friendships & Recipes,” a collection of more than 150 family, potluck and treasured favorites. Cookbooks are $10 and available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at 90 E. College St., Oberlin. For more information, call (440) 775-1504.
Avon Garden Club, 2739 Center Road, Avon, is designing and installing a new garden at Miller Nature Preserve. A 4”-by-4” brick paver with three lines of text is $50; an 8”-by-8” paver is $100. Purchase is tax deductible. Make checks payable to Avon Garden Club, P.O. Box 111, Avon, OH 44011.
Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Fridays at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1783 Moore Road, Avon. Doors open 5 p.m. Door prizes, hot food, $1,000 jackpot. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 3269.
Elyria veterans brick paver program, the final phase of the brick paver program is under way at the Elyria Veterans Memorial in Ely Square. All veterans welcome. Bricks are $45; call Bob at (440) 322-0624 for an application.
“All Dolled Up for Tea,” a set of four vintage doll notecards available for $5. Proceeds help with restoration of the Garford family dolls and others donated to The Hickories Museum. The cards follow the theme of this year’s Lorain County Historical Society Valentine Tea. To purchase, call the Lorain County Historical Society at (440) 322-3341.
Lorain County Medical Society’s fundraiser video, “Out of the White Coat,” $10 per video. To buy, call (440) 934-6825. Doctors performing are Roger Baldoza, Alexander Boye-Doe, Carmen Hansford, Anne Jacobs, Rodney Lynk, Judith Maher, Norberto Marfori, Dvora Nelson, Sastry Panchagnula, Renato Querubin, Craig Recko, Okja Seo, Jwail Seo and Mario Sertich. Proceeds benefit medical educational programs.
“Tried and True” cookbook, sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 12. Cookbooks are $10 each. For more information, call Shirley at (440) 458-6335.
General Mills Box Tops and Campbell’s UPC codes, for Ely School. Box Tops and UPCs (not front labels) needed for Ely School. Labels and Box Tops can be dropped off at or mailed to the school, 312 Gulf Road, Elyria. Proceeds will buy materials for the Media Center, which benefits the whole school.
Ongoing cookbook and cabbage roll sale, St. Jude Church A&R Society. Cabbage rolls are $11 a dozen uncooked or $12 per dozen cooked. Cookbook has 350 recipes and is $10. For more information or to order, call Carole at (440) 320-4441 or Jean at (440) 365-7971.
Flag poles, Elyria Evening Lions Club offers flag poles installed with a flag. Two sizes: 20-foot adjustable for $245. Price includes installation and flag. Proceeds go toward scholarships. For more information, call
Eyeglass recycling, Elyria Evening Lions Club offers several locations for eyeglass recycling. Elyria drop-off locations for eyeglasses are: Coffman Optical, 1027 E. Broad St.; Cleveland Clinic, 833 E. Broad St.; Dr. Dostal, East Avenue; First Place Bank, 200 Middle Ave.; Lorain National Bank, Cleveland Street; Moose Lodge, Ternes Avenue; and Lang Optical, 280 S. Logan St.
Shirts and caps, the Elyria Schools Friends & Alumni Association is selling stitched T-shirts, golf shirts, sweatshirts and baseball caps in the school colors with Elyria High Pioneers and “Petey Pioneer” or Elyria West Wolverines with “Wolverine Paw.” Also available are EHS Washington Building keepsake ornaments. To purchase, call Ed or Carol Haywood at (440) 322-3256. All profits go toward scholarships for graduating high school seniors.
Cookbook sale, First Baptist Christian School of Elyria. Book is $10 and includes 300 recipes. For more information, call Kirsten at (440) 458-5185. Proceeds benefit student athletes and scholarship fund.
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