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Avon / Avon Lake notebook: Aug. 31, 2009


Greyhound fundraiser

AVON — Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie … and greyhounds?

The North Coast Greyhound Connection & Adoption of Ohio is sponsoring a fundraiser by offering tickets for the Lake Erie Crushers game at 7:05 p.m. Sept. 5 at All Pro Freight Stadium.

Tickets for the game are $6 for general admission and $9 for box seats. There will be a meet-and-greet with greyhound dogs before the game.

For tickets, call Chris Bunsey, (440) 452-1778, or send an e-mail message to For more information, visit

Tea party

AVON LAKE — Avon-on-the-Lake Garden Club will meet Wednesday at noon for the annual Past Presidents’ Tea and program.

The event will be held in the Avon Lake Public Library’s Gallery, 32649 Electric Blvd., and will feature a skit called, “A Heavenly Visit with Chocolate and Bay,” presented by Connie Williams and Karen Rodachy.

Be sure to wear hats and gloves for this event as there will be a contest for best hat. Anyone interested in gardening or floral arranging is welcome to come to the meeting.

More information is available by calling (440) 930-2319.

Library events

AVON LAKE — Be a part of the first countywide reading project in Lorain County.

All libraries in Lorain County are encouraging patrons to read “An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland” by Lorain native and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and literary critic Michael Dirda. Avon Lake Public Library Director Mary Crehore, will lead a book discussion of “An Open Book” at 7 p.m. Sept. 29.

In October, Dirda returns home to help celebrate Lorain County Reads with four speaking engagements. Mark your calendars for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28, when he will speak at Avon Lake Public Library.

The library is located at 32649 Electric Blvd.

Also at the library:

• Environmental Issues Series – Part 1, Green Consuming: You have made the commitment of recycling in your home. What next? Take a look at what you bring into your house in the first place. Find ways to reduce your trash and save money with tips from Holly Moore Kowalski at 7 p.m. Sept. 9.

•  Hypnosis for Stress Reduction: Learn about hypnosis for stress management at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Begin to tap into the power of your imagination in a way that will leave you feeling more relaxed and refreshed. Presented by hypnotherapist Mary Ellen Ott.

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