Curtain Up! Saturday, September 21, 7 pm

Featuring: The World's Greatest Storyteller, a musical tribute to Roald Dahl, by Philip Harper. Includes an excerpt from Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang and many other audience favorites. Tickets at the Door: Adults $15 / Seniors $12/ Students Free. Dr. Keith M. Wilkinson, Music Director.

Medina Performing Arts Center • Main Stage Auditorium •
851 Weymouth Road • Medina, OH 44256

Medina County District Libraries:

Read Local: Author Fair

Medina - Nov. 23, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Discover new titles from local indie authors who meet with readers and autograph copies of their latest works. Activities available for children during this Candlelight Walk Weekend event.

Events for Writers:

Writing the Short Story

Medina - Tues., Sept. 10, 6:30 pm

Shelley Costa teaches the elements of good storytelling for short stories: character, plot, and conflict. Hands-on writing exercises included.

Personal Essays & Memoirs

Medina - Thurs., Oct. 3, 6:30 pm

Learn to harvest your life experiences for stories and wisdom. Prepare to write in class as you gain tools and creative approaches.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Medina - Sat., Nov. 2, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

November is National Novel Writing Month. Join fellow writers for a write-in.

Impactful Cover Design

Medina - Tues., Nov. 5, 6:00 pm

Award-winning cover artist, Dar Albert, introduces cover design and shares what artists need from writers. Presented via live videoconferencing.

Arts & Crafts:

Fall Burlap Wreaths

Buckeye - Tues., Sept. 10, 6:00 pm

Bring one 12" wire wreath frame and 12-15 yards of 5-6" wide burlap fabric. Library supplies wreath accessories.

Wine & Canvas Night

Medina - Fri., Sept. 27, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Lodi - Fri., Oct. 11, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Adults ages 21 & up - Bring your own wine and snacks, and go home with an original painting by you! $15 supply fee due to presenter at event. Paintings are different for each session.

Derek Hess & Mental Health

Highland - Thurs., Oct. 3, 6:30 pm

View Forced Perspective, an award-winning film by Nick Cavalier. It documents the evolution of Cleveland artist Derek Hess's work. Book signing to follow.

Rug Hooking

Brunswick - Wed., Oct. 9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Create a pumpkin-shaped mug mat using rug hooking. Supplies provided.

Encaustic Art

Highland - Sat., Oct. 12 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn the technique of mixing pigment and warm wax with artist Jeanne Fashempour. $20 supply fee due to presenter at event.

Card Making

Brunswick - Mon., Oct. 14, 6:00 pm

Highland - Tues., Nov. 19, 6:00 pm

Create 10 cards. $10 supply fee due to presenter at event. Please bring adhesive.

Easy Crochet Basket

Brunswick - Mon., Oct. 21, 6:30 pm

Class for beginners to intermediates. Call for supply list.

Fused Glass Jewelry

Highland - Sat., Nov. 2, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Create a pendant with artist Sheree Ferrato. $15 supply fee due to presenter at event. Additional pendants are $10.

Gratitude Journal

Brunswick - Wed., Nov. 13, 1:00 pm

Decorate a journal to use as a daily reminder of the joy in your life.


Brunswick - Mon., Nov. 18, 6:00 pm

Create 4 pages. $8 supply fee due to presenter at event. Please bring adhesive.


Liverpool Historical Society Presents Spirit Walk

Join us for the 10th Annual Spirit Walk on September 21 from 6-8:30 pm at Mill Stream Park in Valley City and enjoy an hour-long walk through a historic journey in time with six tales as told by local actors portraying early residents. After dark, enjoy the special atmosphere with low lighting and a campfire at various sites. Groups will leave every 15 minutes and there are some seats at each stop. This is a family friendly event.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children, and free for ages 5 and under. You may purchase advanced tickets beginning Sept. 3 at Coffee in the Valley, 6663 Center Rd., the Liverpool Township Office, 6801 School St., or Buehler's - Forest Meadows or River Styx stores. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the event.

To get to Mill Stream Park, follow Route 303 to 1/4 mile west of State Route 252, then turn north on Maple St. to the park. 

In case of rain, the event will be held at the Liverpool Community Center, 6801 School Street, Valley City.  

For additional information, go to


ORMACO/Medina County District Library:

World Tour of Music Featuring Shashmaqam

Medina County District Library - Wed., Oct. 23, 7:00 pm

Brunswick District Library - Thurs., Oct. 24, 7:00 pm

Discover Shashmaqam, a vibrantly colorful ensemble performing the musical traditions of Central Asia. As the United States’ premier ensemble dedicated to Central Asia’s music and dance traditions, Shashmaqam introduces the culture and history of Transoxiana through architecture, religion, language, foods, poetry and music. Performers share their experiences growing up in the Soviet system and emigrating to build a new life in Queens and Brooklyn. Presented by Ohio Regional Music Arts Cultural Outreach and MCDL.

The Cliffside Artists Collaborative:

Art Awareness Workshops for Artists, High School Art Students and Art Educators

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Cliffside Artists Collaborative
1921 Ridge Road
Hinckley, OH 44233

For one-day classes, tuition is $60 and limited to 18 student. Bring your own lunch. A non-refundable deposit of $25 is required at registration. This deposit will be applied to the tuition the day of the workshop. Send checks to the CAC, P.O. Box 401, Hinckley, OH 44233.

Cathy Welner: Watercolor - Fall Floral
September 24, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cathy Welner: Watercolor - Winter Landscape
October 15, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Yuki Hall: Creating Mood & Atmosphere in Watercolor
October 22 & 23, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (Two-Day Class, $200 fee, $100 nonrefundable deposit due by Sept. 3, balance due by Oct. 22. Lunch and refreshments provided for $10 per day. Class is limited to 20 students.)

Cathy Welner: Watercolor - Winter Floral
November 12, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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