Other Easter Egg Hunts are popping up in town: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville

Lorain County, Ohio

Finally, families can enjoy a more “normal” Easter as egg hunts and other activities are back this season. In the Short Takes column for March 10, I’ve included several events, but wait… there’s more (plus some promised updates).

The French Creek Foundation Pancake Breakfast and Egg Hunt will be held April 9 at Avon Middle School.

The Avon VFW Post 7035, 36950 Mills Road, is holding an egg hunt at 1 p.m. (sharp!) April 16th. The event is aimed at children from 0 to 10 years old. Bring a basket. The Easter bunny will be there for the photos.

Egg hunts aren’t just for kids…the Avon Garden Club is hosting an adults-only (21+) Easter Egg Hunt on April 9 at Veterans Memorial Park, 3701 Veterans Memorial Pkwy. Grown-ups will hunt over 900 candy-filled eggs. Some of the eggs will include special prizes. There will also be a 50/50 draw for a chance to win a gas grill. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the egg hunt starting at 10 a.m. (rain or shine). The Easter Bunny will be present for photo ops. Tickets are $25 (limit 200). Proceeds go to the Avon Garden Club Scholarship Fund. To purchase tickets, go to avongcegghuntforadults.eventbrite.com.

Reminder, Avon French Creek Foundation is hosting a pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt on April 9 at Avon Middle School, 3445 Long Road. Breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m. and the egg hunt takes place at 10:30 a.m. (for children from 2 to 8 years old). Cost is $10 for adults, children nine and older are $5, and children under 2 are free. Tickets can be purchased at State Farm – Marci Barrett Insurance Agent, 35682 Detroit Road (cash or check only). For more information, visit frenchcreekfoundation.com/easter.

Avon Lake recently announced that Sprenger Healthcare and the Town of Avon Lake are sponsoring a free Easter egg hunt and visit with the Easter Bunny (rain or shine) at 10 a.m. on April 9 at Weiss Field, 33401 Webber Road . The children will be separated by age for the egg hunt. Prizes will be awarded for finding special eggs in each category. For more information, follow the Towne Center Community Campus Facebook or contact Sprenger Healthcare at 440-930-6606.

Additional details have been released regarding the Rotary Club of North Ridgeville Egg Hunt (10,000 Eggs) taking place April 9 at Ranger Stadium, 34600 Bainbridge Road. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. The hunt (children ages 1-9) begins at 1 p.m. Bring your own basket.


Sephora is moving: Several Kohl’s stores in the region are getting a makeover Sephora beauty mini-stores, including the location of Avon Commons. Sephora ends its partnership with the JCPenney chain of stores, which includes a location in Avon, and moves into Kohl’s.

If you’ve been to Kohl’s recently, you’ll notice the new organization, flooring, and signage throughout the store in preparation for Sephora. An official opening date is not available, but Sephora is hiring at the new site. Sephora products are already available on the Kohl’s website, kohls.com.

By 2023, Kohl’s hopes to have Sephora boutiques in 850 of the brand’s 1,150 stores. Additional Kohl locations receiving a Sephora makeover include Lorain (3080 Jaeger Road), Medina (4095 Pearl Road), Parma (6860 Ridge Road), and Westgate (3221 Westgate).

Ulta Beauty and Target also recently unveiled a new partnership to bring Ulta Beauty to Target stores. No word on if/when the Avon Commons location will add Ulta.

Library week: Celebrate National Library Week at all Lorain County branches, including Avon, 37485 Harvest Drive. From April 4 to 9, children can stop by the library during regular hours to participate in an activity.

Construct a poem: April is National Poetry Month. All ages are invited to stop by the Avon branch, 37485 Harvest Drive, to create your own poetry throughout the month.

Youth Cheerleaders: Registration opens April 1 for Avon Youth Cheer for students entering 3-6 in the fall. Go to cityofavon.com and click on the Parks and Recreation tab. For more information, email [email protected]

Republican breakfast: The Avon-Avon Lake Republican Club will meet for breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on April 6 at Sugar Creek Restaurant, 5196 Detroit Road (Sheffield Village Plaza). There is no agenda; the event is an opportunity for a free exchange of current affairs ideas with concerned and like-minded curators. Constitutional Conservative gubernatorial candidate, farmer and job builder Joe Blystone will speak on budget transparency, health freedom, small government and voter integrity. Future breakfasts will be held on the first Wednesday of the month to help residents get to know fellow Republicans. Candidates and office holders can also attend to socialize. Guests are welcome. Each participant is responsible for their own meal.

Dean’s List: Rob Black (Avon) and Ryan Keller (Avon Lake) have been named to the Rochester Institute of Technology Fall Deans List.

Madison Branch (Avon Lake), Tayleigh Price (Avon Lake), Madison Russell (North Ridgeville), and Ryan Streator (North Ridgeville) made the fall dean’s list at Hiram College.

To scream: Thank you Holy Trinity School for collecting food for the Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services (CRS) pantry as part of a classroom challenge. The gift of canned goods weighed more than 2,000 pounds. Special thanks to the Avon Police Department for delivering the food and to CRS Pantry Volunteer Harry Newman who single handedly weighed and processed the food.


Closing the TrueNorth Gallery: Rick Fortney, Founder and Managing Director of TrueNorth Cultural Arts, recently posted on Facebook about the closure of TrueNorth Cultural Arts Visual Arts/Gallery, 739-1 Moore Road. Music lessons will continue to meet at the current location, 33463 Lake Road.

“I want to thank the hundreds of artists who have worked with us and entrusted their art to us over the past 22 years,” Fortney said in the post. “We have been blessed through each of you… through your work, your teaching and your presence. Special thanks to our former gallery managers Susan Schauer, Sue Kauffman and Deb Gantz. Your dedication and your commitment, your leadership and your friendship… thank you! And of course, our phenomenal staff, board and volunteers. Words cannot express our thanks.

Items are currently available for sale in the gallery including reception chairs, folding chairs, desk chairs, tables, easels, track lights, gallery display cubes, lighted display case, reception desk, walker suspension system, filing cabinets, etc. will help support TrueNorth.

TrueNorth will continue to embrace the visual arts through various concerts and ministries.

TrueNorth Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will begin rehearsals April 1 at Bay United Methodist Church, 29931 Lake Road. TrueNorth’s next concert will be on Good Friday (April 15) at 7:30 p.m. at Avon Lake Presbyterian Church, 32340 Electric Blvd., and includes a Tenebrae service with the ALPC Music Ministry.

Fine arts course: Registration for Avon Lake Fine Arts Camp is open and places are filling up fast. The camp is led by Susan Vance-Koch. This year, half-day and full-day options are available. Final performances are on stage at the Avon Lake High School Performing Arts Center. To register, go to avonlakeoh.myrec.com.


Video series: Following the success of the North Ridgeville State Address, Mayor Kevin Corcoran and Superintendent of Schools for the City of North Ridgeville, Roxann Caserio, created a series of weekly videos to answer questions from community members posed during of the event. The videos are posted on the city’s website, go to nridgeville.org.

Safety seat attachments: The North Ridgeville Fire Department has partnered with University Hospitals St. John Medical Center Community Outreach to offer monthly car seat adjustments from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Fire Station No. 1, 7000 Ranger Way. Appointments are required, call 440-827-5440.

Cemetery cleaning: Please assist the North Ridgeville Cemetery Service by removing all artificial flowers and other weathered decorations by April 3 from city cemeteries. All leftover items will be disposed of from April 4. City-owned cemeteries include Ridgeville Cemetery, Center Ridge Road at Stoney Ridge Road; Fields Cemetery, Butternut Ridge Road (Hwy 10 or Lorain Road) and Sugar Ridge Cemetery, Sugar Ridge Road. For more information, contact Marc Allen, Sexton/Cemetery Grounds Maintenance Manager at 440-336-2259.

Registration for Safetyville: Families with incoming kindergartners can begin registering for the North Ridgeville Police Department Safetyville Annual Meeting on April 11. The curriculum includes child safety topics such as traffic, school buses, bicycling and pedestrian activities, stranger danger, 911, and drug, gun, and fire safety. . Classes are held in June and include lessons in the classroom, as well as outdoors in the miniature village. The village features streets, sidewalks, a working traffic light, a railroad crossing, and several replica miniature buildings. Safetyville is not required to enter kindergarten. The cost is $30. For more information, visit nridgeville.org.

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