Bay Village May Events

Hydrant flushing, originally scheduled to begin in May, has been postponed until fall.

Lake Erie Nature and Science Center – Family Fishing Day

Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Here’s your chance to introduce the family to fishing! Learn about the basics at the Center: equipment, how to cast, where to fish and what kind of fish you’ll catch. Then head to Lake Erie to throw your line in the water. All equipment will be provided. Adults and teens (ages 16 & up) who wish to fish must possess a valid fishing license. One adult must accompany every 2 children registered for this program. For families with children ages 5+. Fee: $7/person. 28728 Wolf Rd.

Bulk Drop off at the Bay Village Service Garage

Wednesday, May 10 from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Once a month from April through September, we offer monthly Bulk Drop Off dates. The same items that can be put out for Bulk Pickup can now be brought out to the Service Garage, at 31300 Naigle Rd. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Only one can of construction debris permitted monthly per household. Contractors are not permitted to bring construction debris. No drop off permitted after hours. This is self-serve and items must be off-loaded by person dropping items off. Sign in at Service Dept. office prior to leaving your items. For Bay Village residents only. Remaining 2017 Dates: May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9 & Sept 13. Call the Service Dept. at (440) 871-1221 with questions.

Grand Re-Opening of Play in Bay Playground

Saturday, May 13 from 3 – 5 p.m.

The Bay Village Foundation Board of Trustees will host a grand re-opening celebration for the Play in Bay Playground. The event, chaired by Mindy Stroh, will include food, ice cream, face painting, and a balloon artist for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family. At 3:30 p.m., The Bay Village Community Council will recognize the Citizen and Project of the Year.

In 2015, The Bay Village Foundation announced a major community project to celebrate twenty years of growth. The Foundation planned to raise $100,000 to refurbish and enhance the 20 year old wood structure of Play in Bay by covering the railings and post caps and replacing the decking with composite material; and, by repairing old playground features and adding new ones. This gift to the children of Bay Village was achieved thanks to the generosity of many Bay citizens, clubs and groups, and local businesses. For more information about projects, grants and scholarships see:

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center – Telescope Night

Saturday, May 13 at 8:30 p.m.

Join our resident telescope expert, Bill Reed, a former docent at Mt. Wilson and leader of classes on telescope building, for evenings under the stars. We will begin in the planetarium for an updated on the sky tonight then head out to see the view. In case of inclement weather, we’ll do our viewing on the planetarium dome! For adults and children ages 6+. Fee: $5/person. 28728 Wolf Rd.

Evening Bird Hike with Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society 

Wednesday, May 17 at 6 p.m.

Grab your binoculars and head out on a relaxing evening bird hike that will wander through the woods and fields of Huntington Reservation. Members of the Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society will be our guides along with wildlife expert Tim Jasinski as we head towards the lake to look for warblers and other migrants. For adults. Free. Advance registration is not required. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Rd.

Bay Village Historical Society Potluck and Program

Thursday May 18 • 6:00 p.m. Social, 6:30 p.m. Potluck Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Program, Bay Village Community House, 303 Cahoon Rd.

Last name beginning with: A-L bring an appetizer or dessert for ten: M-Z bring a side dish for ten. Bring your own place setting. Main Course – Tuscan Chicken with Bowties

Program: A talk and slideshow presentation on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) which travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park from Independence to Akron. Learn about the natural scenery and wildlife of the National Park and the history of the railroad in the Valley. CVSR operates as a joint venture partner with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is a premier tourist attraction that has received recognition from local, national and international media. The Polar Express has been reported in USA Today as one of the ten best Christmas celebrations in our nation’s national parks. CVSR is a Class III railroad operating a fleet of diesel-electric and steam-powered locomotives. This is a presentation you do not want to miss!

RSVP to Steve Ruscher at or 216-346-5645.

Dwyer Senior Center – Hooray For The Red, White And Blue Luncheon

Friday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m.

Whether Republican or Democrat, left leaning or right, join us in our bipartisan patriotic celebration of our wonderful United States of America. You’ll be seeing stars and stripes as we get ready for Memorial Day at this lovely luncheon prepared by Chef Jim from Springer Towne Center. Enjoy musical entertainment by pianist Vicky Marlowe. FREE. RSVP 835-6565.

BAYarts Community Bike Fair {fun-raiser}

Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Come celebrate the great outdoors! Cycles, surf boards and so much more! Plus local vendors of art and wellness, live bands, great food & libations. Free admission and parking. Ride your bike or park on the grass at the BAYarts campus. Village Bicycle Co-op, Cleveland Metroparks, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center…and much more! 28795 Lake Rd.

Bay Village Community Theater

Saturday, May 20, 2 p.m. at O’Neill Healthcare, 605 Bradley Rd. • Sunday, May 21, 6 p.m. at Mojo’s Coffee and More, 600 Dover Center Rd.

The Bay Village Community will present a staged reading of J.M. Barrie’s “The Twelve Pound Look” on Saturday, May 20 at 2 PM at O’Neill Healthcare’s Main Lounge and on Sunday, May 21 at 6 PM at Mojo’s Coffee and More. Barrie’s most known work is Peter Pan. In this one act manner’s comedy, Barrie treats the issue of women’s rights in the early 20th century with gentleness and humor. Admission is free and donations will be accepted.

Bay Village Garden Club Luncheon

Monday, May 22

Luncheon served at 11:30 $5 fee for guests. Program: Filling in the Blanks – A Look at Ground Covers. Speaker: Chris Harris, of the Cuyahoga County Extention Services, will discuss how ground cover plants do more than just cover the ground. This presentation will cover the planting and uses of ground covers as well as discuss the pros and cons of 5 of the most popular covers in use in our area. Place: Bay United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 29931 Lake Road – between Bassett and Bayview. Guests please make reservations by visiting or by calling Sharen at 440-871-9098. All interested gardeners are welcome.

Bay Waterways Clean-Up

Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m. 

Now in its 11th year, the Bay Village Waterways Clean-up Day sponsored by The Bay Village Foundation, Bay High Project Earth Club, Bay Village Green Team and the Scouts will be held on Saturday May 27. All are welcome to meet at the Bay Middle School cafeteria to sign in before 11 a.m. Volunteers of all ages will go out in groups to clean up the Bay waterways and surrounding areas. Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian or bring signed permission slip.

The city provides trash bags and gloves for use in picking up debris along Cahoon Creek, Columbia Park, Bay Boat Club, and other portions of the Lake Erie waterfront. The group works for more than two hours and finishes up back at the Middle School where The Bay Village Foundation provides lunch.

Chairman, Mike Romanchek and Bay Village Foundation Student Trustees, Maggie Williams, Jack Lee, Katherine Finley and Chris Eifert will plan and deliver the lunch, funded by The Bay Village Foundation, for the hungry crowd. Afterwards, city workers will pick up the bagged debris at the Middle School.

The Village Foundation began the Clean-up Day program in 2006 with the help of the Bay City Services Department and with the support of then Mayor Deborah Sutherland. The Bay Village Foundation trustees, families, Bay students and Boy Scout troops joined in the initial effort. Shortly thereafter, Mayor Sutherland founded the Bay Village Green Team and the members of that group have participated every year since.

Since The Bay Village Foundation began this activity in 2006, Bay Waterway Clean-up Day has blossomed into a well-organized twice-yearly project headed by Project Earth Club of Bay High School now under the direction of Bridgit McFarland, Bay High teacher and leader of the club.

Most years, the weather has cooperated, but working around the water – even on nice days – can be wet and muddy. Participants are asked to wear clothes that they don’t mind getting muddy or wet because Clean-up Day and trash pick-up goes on rain or shine. Most volunteers wear boots and find the gloves provided by the City of Bay Village to be very useful. Students, Scouts, Parents and other groups looking for service projects are welcome to participate.

May in Bay 5K • Saturday, May 27

Bay High School, 29230 Wolf Road, Bay Village

Start time: Registration/Packet Pick Up – 7:30 a.m.; 1 Mile Fun Run – 8:30 a.m.; 5K Run/Walk – 9 a.m.

Distance: 1 Mile Fun Run (around the track 4 times) 5K Run/Walk

Timing: 5K – Pull-tag, 1 Mile – Untimed

Registration: Pre-Registration 11 & Older – $20, Children 10 & Under – $10. All mailed entries must be received by Wednesday, May 24. Make checks payable to Hermes Sports & Events and mail entries to: Hermes Sports & Events, 2425 West 11th St. Suite #2, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Online registration will close Friday, May 26 at 9 a.m. Click here to register.

Late Registration/Early Packet Pick Up – Friday, May 26: Fleet Feet Sports, 26149 Detroit Rd. Westlake, Ohio 44145 • 4-7 p.m., 11 & Older – $25 (cash or check only), Children 10 & Under – $10 (cash or check only)

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up
Registration Begins 7:30 a.m., Bay High School Track
11 & Older – $25 (cash or check only), Children 10 & Under – $10 (cash or check only)

Participants receive a short-sleeved t-shirt, post-race refreshments, raffle prizes and hot dogs from the Rocket Grill!!

Awards: 5K Awards will be given to the top male and female overall (including a $20 Dick’s Gift Card) and male and female winners three deep in the following age groups receive awards and Fleet Feet gift cards: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 & Over. For more information, contact Hermes Sports & Events at (216) 623-9933.

Click here for a course map.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29

Parade and formal observances to honor those that gave their life to our country and those that have served our country to support the freedoms we all enjoy everyday. All Veterans are welcomed to join the American Legion, VFW, and VVA to march behind these organizations in the parade to be recognized. The parade will step off at about 8:45 a.m. from Huntington Park and march West on Lake Rd to the Lakeview Cemetery for services and recognition of the city founders that served early for our country. The parade will reform on Lake Rd and march East to Cahoon Rd and turn South to end at the Gazebo. Community leaders and some local honorees will be recognized at the Gazebo ceremony. A 21 gun salute, taps, and patriotic music will be part of the ceremony to honor our local Heroes and current Veterans in our community. All are invited to line Lake and Cahoon Rd to recognize the veterans, and enjoy the BHS Band, First Responders, and Scouts. Please remember that this is a solemn occasion and we request that you provide due respect for the event.

This is a great American tradition, and a great way to start your holiday.

Following the parade and Veteran’s Memorial Service the Bay Village Foundation will host its 15th annual ceremony to install and dedicate permanent bronze plaques on Memorial Day. The ceremony will take place in Cahoon Park at approximately 10:30 a.m. across the street from the Gazebo under the tent immediately following the Veterans Memorial Day Service.

Program Chairwoman, Eileen Vernon announced that TV personality, Jon Loufman will emcee the program. The Bay High Honors Quartet under the direction of Ms. Carrie Singler will play before and during the program. Three lucky students will be awarded scholarships and several volunteer groups will receive grants. This sharing of funds would not be possible without the generosity of Bay Village Residents.

The Village Foundation plaque program was established as a way for families and friends to give enduring recognition to Bay citizens in one central place. Donors that contribute at the level of $2500 or more may request a plaque to honor the life work of Bay Village residents living or dead.

For more Information about The Bay Village Foundation, the Annual fund, The Play in Bay project, grant application process or contributions towards a plaque please call 440-899-3490 or Check our web page:

State of the City Address by Mayor Paul Koomar

Wednesday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at the Dwyer Senior Center

Come hear Mayor Koomar as he summarizes the financial standing of the city, as well as highlight major projects and progress of each of the City’s departments. There will also be time to answer any questions that you may have. It is a wonderful opportunity to hear first-hand what is going on in Bay Village. RSVP 440-835-6565.

Mark Your Calendars! Destination Bay

Saturday, June 17

Village Project’s Project Pedal ~ Fire Station Open House BAYarts Art & Music Festival ~ Bike Co-op Open House ~ Historical Society Antique & Craft Fair ~ LENSC Planetarium & Nature Programs


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