Lightnin’s ‘Long May You Run’ tour set for Saturday
The Trading Post will present “Lightnin’s” fourth annual “Long May You Run Tour” in memory of Jeff “Lightnin” Levesque on Saturday. Levesque died of renal metastatic cancer at the age of 58 on Aug. 29, 2008.
Proceeds from the benefit will help fund research at University Hospitals of Cleveland Ireland Cancer Center.
The line-up starts at 9 a.m. at Grafton Village Town Hall and will travel throughout the area, ending at the Trading Post by 5 p.m. where there will be live entertainment, food, raffles and a cash bar. Cost is $12 per person or $20 per couple.
For more information, call the Trading Post at (440) 926-1525 or visit www.bikerornot.com/TradingPostGrafton.
Midview Touchdown Club hosts a sign and dine
The Midview Touchdown Club will host a signing and dining event to promote the new Midview High School football and cheerleading calendar noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at Bootleggers on state Route 82.
A calendar will be sold for $12 at home football games and online via www.midviewk12.org under “Middie Gear.”
According to Midview Touchdown Club member Lisa Gott, Bootlegger manager Brandon Wheeler has agreed to donate a portion of proceeds of the sales during both days (and not limited to the event time) for anyone who brings in a voucher for the event.
Vouchers are available through players, coaches, the Athletic Department at (440) 748-5231 or by contacting Gott at firstname.lastname@example.org. Vouchers will also be at the restaurant. Patrons are asked to give the vouchers to their servers.
Wheeler has also agreed to sign several copies of the calendar and whoever purchases a random signed copy during the event will receive a gift card for the establishment.
Proceeds raised from the 2010-2011 calendars will help support pay-to-participate fees for next year.
Midview Women’s Club sponsors a flea market 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at Willow Park in Grafton.
Fall hay wagon rides, corn maze at metropark
Celebrate the onset of fall with an old-fashioned hay wagon ride at Carlisle Equestrian Center, 13630 Diagonal Road, LaGrange.
Observe the scenic view of trails, trees, birds and nature as the park transitions from summery greens to festive fall colors. The hay wagon rides are noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 25.
The free horse-drawn wagons leave about every 15 minutes; short waits are common. The last wagon departs at 3:30 p.m.
To add even more fun this year, a nearly 4-acre corn maze this year has been created for those who dare to enter.
Adventurous individuals can enter the maze by submitting a $1 admission fee.
Inside, at various points along the way, guests will find clues to help solve a puzzle at the maze’s endpoint.
Refreshments will be available by the 4-H Homegrowers for a small fee.
Events are weather dependent so call (440) 458-5121 or (800) LCM-Park for more information.
Ready for a pancake breakfast?
Leave the cooking to someone else during this month.
Beginning today, the Keystone Band Boosters will be host a pancake breakfast at the LaGrange Engine Show at the Lorain County Fairgrounds.
From 6 a.m. to noon today through Sunday, guests can chow down on all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and a beverage. Cost is $6 for adults, $3.50 for children 2 to 10 and free for children under 2. All proceeds will benefit the instrumental program for students in grades 5 through 12 in the Keystone School District.
A harvest pancake breakfast will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Lorain County Metro Parks’ Carlisle Visitor Center, 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange.
The breakfast will include all-you-can-eat blueberry, plain with strawberries or chocolate chip pancakes served with sausage, juice and a beverage. Cost is $6.50 for adults, $4 for children 3 to 10 and free for children 2 and under. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lorain County Metro Parks. Call (440) 458-5121.
Course to boost ACT scores for college-bound
Area students can count on higher ACT scores for their college applications.
College-bound students can overcome testing anxieties and learn new skills to record higher marks after joining a new test-preparation course this month. Better scores will rival peers competing for college admission and scholarship money.
The ACT Test Preparation course will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Lorain County Joint Vocational School, 15181 state Route 58 S., Oberlin. The five-week course will be on Thursdays, starting Sept. 24.
The course fee is $152, which includes materials. To register or receive more information, call Laura Icardi at (330)722-7235, or e-mail email@example.com.
National Federation of the Blind hike
Gather pledges and walk in the National Federation of the Blind 5K Hike-a- thon Oct. 3 at the Black River Reservation Burr Oak paved trail. Registration is 9 to 10 a.m. in Shelter 2.
Cash prizes will be awarded for those who bring in the most pledges. Coupons for free food at the downtown Elyria McDonald’s will be available for all hikers with pledges.
Proceeds are used 100 percent — with the exception of the prizes — for the National Federation of the Blind of Lorain County.
The NFB helps provides those with blindness to have a more meaningful life. Call Cheryl Ruth at (440) 324-4218 or Barbara Pierce at (440) 775-2216.
The National Federation of the Blind of Lorain County is a 501 3C organization and, all donations are tax deductible.
Grafton-Midview Public Library events
During September, the library will be participating in the worldwide project “Pinwheels for Peace” commemorating the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21.
Everyone is invited to participate by designing or coloring a pinwheel to be displayed in the library in honor of the International Day of Peace. Pick up a blank pinwheel at the Circulation Desk starting Sept. 7. Return the finished pinwheel by Sept. 18.
Participants will receive a free “Pinwheels for Peace” sticker and also be included in a drawing for three 2009 “Pinwheels for Peace” posters. Call the library at (440) 926-3317.
The Grafton-Midview Public Library is now accepting applications for use of the glass display case in the vestibule for the 2010 calendar year.
If you have a collection that you would like to share, or are a member of an organization with a display, call Tami Mullins at (440) 926-3317.
30-year class reunion
Keystone High School class of 1979 is planning its 30-year class reunion. The following classmates’ addresses still need to be found: Sherrie Hatfield, Robin Brown-Rice, Marci Norton, Sue Bender-Campbell, Debra Williams-Chapman, Karen Creed, Denise Hallaway-Gidich, Dennis Murphy, Carol Paugh, Donald (Lee) Richardson, Sandy Oberle-Rudlowski, Sara Williams-Smith, Lisa Warner, Tom Zambo and Laurena Maruna-Zigray.
If you know the address or a relative of the any of the people listed above, contact Ellen Reaser at (440) 315-7816 or Patti Grieve at (440) 647-4314 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keystone High School class of 1999 reunion
Keystone High School Class of 1999 hosts its 10-year reunion 7:30 p.m. until about midnight Oct. 3 at Grey Hawk Golf Course, LaGrange. Cost is $25 per person and will include entertainment and hot/cold appetizers.
An informal reunion kickoff party will be Oct. 2 at Scoreboards after the Keystone/Black River football game.
Send your Grafton/LaGrange/Columbia news to Melissa Linebrink, 329-7155 or email@example.com.