Avon Neighborhood News, 1-27-03

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Norma Higgins
2965 Hayes St.
Avon, 44011
or call 934-4417
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Underground Railroad: The Avon Historical Society will meet at 7 pm on Monday, 2-3-03, at the Old Town Hall of 1871, corner of Detroit Rd. and Stoney Ridge Road. Tom Hoerrle will speak on the Burrell House and its role in the Underground Railroad.

Baseball tips: The Avon Recreation Department will be sponsoring a baseball skills clinic for any child playing in the rookie, minor or major league divisions in Avon Little League. Two sessions will be offered: March 8 and March 15 or March 22 and March 29. For children ages 8 and 9, the clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and for children ages 10 to 12, the clinic will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The cost of the clinic will be $20 for the first child and $15 for each additional child. Call Donna Russian, recreation coordinator, at 934-3059 or 937-4248 by Feb. 28 for more information by Feb.

Learn to scrapbook: The Avon Branch Library will host a scrapbooking program for adults 7 p.m. Feb. 12. Cost for the program, led by Leslie Stephens, is $5 to cover materials and is due upon pre-registration. Bring six to eight photos. For more information, call 934-4743.

Fund-raiser: An Evening at the Races, sponsored by St. Mary Church, will be Saturday at Tom's Country Place, 3540 Stoney Ridge Road, Avon. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and post time is at 8 p.m. Tickets can be secured with a $20 donation, which includes races, set-ups, buffet dinner, door prizes and dancing. Reservations are necessary by calling Ken Recko at 934-4896, Avon Carpets Direct, at 934-1871 or Don McClear at 934-1358.

Book discussion groups: The Mother/Daughter Book Discussion group and the Tuesday Afternoon Book Discussion group will meet on Feb. 25 and March 25. The mother/daughter group meets at 7:30 p.m. and the afternoon group meets at 2:30 p.m. Call 934-4743, for information.

Eagles donation: The French Creek Development Association has arranged for more than 100 cast stone eagles to be provided to the art classes for grades three and up at all schools in Avon.The students will decorate the eagles for an April 6 judging contest as part of the ''Spring Fling'' organized by the association and the Avon Historical Society.

The winning eagles will be exhibited at the French Creek Nature Center during their bicentennial celebration of Lorain County's communities. The public is also welcome to participate by purchasing one or more of the eagles for $35 each. After judging, the eagle will be yours to keep, display or sell. Visit http://www.frenchcreekdistrict.com for an order form and eagle photo.

What's cooking at Avon schools today to Feb. 3:

Avon Heritage/Avon East/Avon Village

Today: Meatball sandwich, fries, diced peaches.

Tomorrow: Meaty ravioli, breadstick, tossed salad, pineapple tidbits.

Wednesday: Cheese pizza, broccoli casserole, fruity applesauce.

Thursday: Mini corndogs, seasoned corn, fruit punch.

Friday: Fish filet sandwich, fries, orange smiles.

Feb. 3: Hot dogs, fries, Hi-C fruit snacks.

Avon Middle/Avon High School

Today: Pizza, fries, pineapple tidbits

Tuesday: Meaty ravioli, breadstick, tossed salad, diced pears

Wednesday: Chicken fajita, Mexican rice, raspberry applesauce

Thursday: Philly steak and cheese, seasoned corn, fruit punch

Friday: Fish filet sandwich, seasoned waffle fries, pineapple tidbits

Feb. 3: Pizza, fries, peaches, mil

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