City of Bay Village May Events

Bay Village LogoBay Village Community Garden

Open Registration to New Garden Members – Just a few plots left!!! The garden is located at the corner of Forestview & Wolf Roads, and affords residents the opportunity to learn and practice sustainable, organic gardening methods in a 4 by 8 foot garden plot highly suitable for growing local vegetables. Registration is by mail only. Information, registration & waiver forms are available at:

Walk to Support Veterans – Coming Through Town

From Thursday, May 19 to Sunday, May 22 members of American Legion Post 214, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 214, and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 214 of Willoughby, will be “Rockin’ the Walk” to support our heroic veterans residing at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. The approximately 70 mile walk across scenic Route 6 will begin in at the American Legion Post in Willoughby and end at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.

On Thursday, May 19 the group will be walking through Bay Village, along Lake Rd. making the trek to honor those men and women who so bravely served our country.

Village Bicycle Cooperative

Friday, May 20 • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

ERRAND RUNNING 101 – seminar
In the Community House, 303 Cahoon Rd. (lower level) FREE

Buddy Poppy Day

Saturday, May 21 is “Armed Forces Day” across the USA. VFW Posts across the nation will celebrate this holiday. We will continue this tradition in Bay Village as VFW Post 9693 will hold our annual fundraising campaign, the iconic “Buddy Poppy” sale.

This year, Buddy Poppy’s will be available Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21 at the following sites from 10 am – 4 pm: Java Bay Coffee Shop in the Bay Square Shopping Center on Wolf Rd., Drug Mart in Westlake at the corner of Dover Center and Detroit Rd., and Giant Eagle in Westlake at the Promenade Shopping Center on Detroit Rd.

This event is our primary fundraiser. Business or groups can also donate funds to this campaign and to the VFW and other veteran programs. They are tax deductible and go directly to support the well being of our many veterans, their families, and the community in general. You can contact Fred Green at 440-292-6373 directly to make arrangements for this type of donation.

There will be many VFW Posts joining us at locations all over N.E. Ohio, please make
any donation you can or simply stop by and say “HI” to one of our members or volunteers. Don’t forget! Wear your “Buddy Poppy” proudly to show you support our finest, our veterans and our military members and families.

Thank you. Fred Green, Bay Village Post 9693 Commander

Community After-Prom Walk-thru

Saturday, May 21 from 7 – 8 pm at the Bay Village Middle School, 27725 Wolf Rd.

Garden Club 

Monday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m., In the Community House, 303 Cahoon Rd.

Program: Backard Wildlife Habitat

Katherine Geralds, a master gardener, will speak about backyard wildlife. In today’s world of asphalt, concrete, high rises, and traffic, learn to create a garden that allows you to attract the wildlife you want. Help restore the ecology of the land on which you live.

All interested gardeners are welcome. There is a $5 fee for guests. Guests please visit our web site or call 440-871-9098 for reservations.

May in Bay 5K

Saturday, May 28 – from 7 – 11 am

Contact Hermes Sports & Events at (216) 623-9933 for information. Register at Click here for course map.

Memorial Day Parade

On Monday May 30th, the annual Bay Village Memorial Day parade and services will step off about 8:30 am from Huntington Park. As usual, the parade will be led by the veteran’s groups representing our fine city. This is the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Memorial Day! Come out early, enjoy the parade and music!

The parade route goes West on Lake Rd to the Lakeside Cemetery. The parade includes veterans, the finest High School Band in the area and local Boy and Girl Scout organizations. Upon assembly at the Cemetery, the names of the founding fathers of our community that served our country will be read. Girl Scouts will place flowers, and services will be rendered. After the services, the parade will re-form on Lake Road heading East. The parade route follows Lake Rd to Cahoon Rd., makes a right turn and ends at the Gazebo. Appropriate services will be provided, with remarks from local dignitaries and a 21 gun salute at the Rose Garden by American Legion Post 385. After the end of the ceremony, all veterans are invited to American Legion Post 385 on Cahoon Rd., just south of the RR tracks, for breakfast.

This event is a great opportunity to honor our veterans, first responders, and military members. Memorial Day is a day to remember our fallen men and women responsible for our great freedoms.

Thank you,

American Legion Post 385

VFW Post 9693

Vietnam Veteran’s Association

The Bay Village Foundation Memorial Day Ceremony

James Potter, Richard Schier and Eileen Vernon to be Honored by the Bay Village Foundation

The Bay Village Foundation will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony to dedicate permanent bronze plaques honoring James Potter, Richard Schier, and Eileen Vernon. The program, now in its 21st year, takes place at Cahoon Park North, under the tent, at approximately 10:30 AM, immediately following the City’s Memorial Day observance at the Cahoon Park Gazebo.

The Potter family honored Jim with the plaque on his 80th birthday this month, celebrating his tremendous commitment to Bay Village through his involvement in numerous community organizations. Richard Schier, a veteran and resident of Bay, remembered The Bay Village Foundation in his will and is being honored for his service to the Country and to the community. Eileen Vernon, Charter member and long-time president of the Foundation, is being honored by her colleagues for 21 years of service to the Foundation and to Bay Village.

Friends of the honorees and the public are invited to attend the ceremony. The plaques are installed on the Bay Village Walking Trail Bridge and visitors are invited to view the plaques following the ceremony.

The Bay High Honors String Quintet under the direction of Ms. Carrie Singler, will play throughout the ceremony. Tenor, Troy Ayers II will sing Nessun Dorma and Time to Say Goodbye as the names of each of the 33 memorialized persons are read. And as a special tribute to Bay Village veterans and current members of the military, TAPS will conclude the program.

The Foundation will also announce the names of those local non-profit organizations receiving grants from the Foundation in 2016, and the names of three Bay High seniors receiving scholarships from the Foundation, including the T. Richard Martin Memorial Scholarship; the latter resulting from a perpetual gift made by the Martin Family.

The Bay Village Foundation bronze plaque program was established as a way for families and friends to give permanent recognition to Bay citizens. Donors that contribute to the Foundation at the level of $2500 or more may request a plaque to honor the life work of a Bay Village resident, living or deceased.

For more information about The Bay Village Foundation, estate planning opportunities, the grant application and scholarship application process or contributions towards a plaque, please call 440-899-3490. Applications for scholarships and guidelines for proposals are available at

Bay Pool

Bay Pool will be open on Memorial Day from 11 am – 5 pm


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, June 18

Plan to stay in Bay Village on June 18 and enjoy the many events & activities planned.

Village Project – Project Pedal ~ Fire Station Open House. BAYarts Art & Music Festival ~ Historical Society Antique and Craft Fair LENSC Planetarium & Nature Programs. Village Bicycle Cooperative Open House

Watch for more information as details become available.

Fireworks Fund Raffle

A number of tickets for two different raffle prizes are now available to aid the 2016 Bay Days Fireworks Fund.

One half of the Fourth of July fireworks celebration is now privately funded, so volunteers are working to raise money to make sure the celebration goes off with a bang!

The first raffle is for a Cavs package, which includes tickets to 10 select games of the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2016/2017 season, plus membership in the Wine and Gold United, which confers numerous other benefits outside of Cavaliers tickets, such as discounts on Monsters and Gladiators tickets and events. Tickets are in Sec. 227, Row 13, seats 17 and 18, on the aisle and re-sellable, The winner will also receive a “swag bag” of Cavaliers merchandise.

The second raffle is for a one year membership in the Freedom Boat Club prize. The winner will have unlimited use of a fleet of boats at all club locations, which includes the Rocky River, Sandusky, Catawba and elsewhere. The club takes care of all maintenance costs, except fuel. For details visit

Raffle tickets for both prizes are $25 each of five for $100. They are on sale by calling (216) 386-5997 or emailing

The winner of the Freedom Boat Club prize will be drawn on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, so the whole boating season can be enjoyed. The winner of the Cavaliers raffle prize will be drawn July 4 at Bay Days.

Cleveland Furniture Bank

Donate your furniture to those in need in northeast Ohio. Contact the Cleveland Furniture Bank at (216) 459-2265, ext. 101, or go online to schedule a pickup at Items accepted: couches, chairs, dining sets, dressers, mattresses, household items and clothing.

Bay Village Logo Wear & Wine Glasses! 

New men’s and women’s T-shirts are in along with some of your old favorites. Stemmed 16 oz. wine glasses with a frosted Bay Village sailboat logo are back. Wine glasses are $8 each, or 2 for $15! These have been VERY popular. We just received our 4th shipment since December!!

Click here to see the items currently available.

All profits from the sales help fund the Bay Days Fireworks. Great gift idea for alumni & class reunions, friends and family. Shipping is available.

Bulk Pickup & Trash Collection

Due to the Memorial Day holiday Bulk Pickup and regular trash collection will be Wednesday, June 1.

The next roundup collection for Household Hazardous Waste, Computers, & Tires, is Friday, May 27 at the B.V. Service Garage NO LATEX PAINT, and everything must be in its original marked container. From 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 871-1221.

Click here for a link to our web site for a complete list of items accepted and 2016 dates. Please drop off during business hours. Do not leave any items after hours.

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