Stearns Homestead to welcome visitors for Easter Extravaganza on April 10: Sun Postings

PARMA, Ohio — Can you believe Easter is about three weeks away? This means that spring will be in full bloom and it’s time for the Easter egg hunt.

The Cleveland State University Pre-Vet Club and Stearns Farm join forces for a Easter from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 10 at Stearns Homestead, 6975 Ridge Road, Parma.

Tickets must be purchased in advance for the egg hunt. The cost is $5 per child or $10 per family.

The public is invited to participate in the show which continues after the egg hunt, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with raffles, prize games, face painting, a bake sale and more.

All proceeds will be used to care for animals on the farm and for the CSU Pre-Vet Club.

The event will take place rain or shine, so attendees should dress appropriately for the weather.

Curtain calls: The three public secondary schools in Parma City School District are staging plays this spring, after the pandemic hampered their efforts for the past two years.

Valley Forge The Theater Arts Club will perform “The Wizard of Oz” at 7 p.m. April 8-9 and 2 p.m. April 10 in the auditorium at Valley Forge High School, 9999 Independence Blvd., Parma Heights. Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under, can be purchased at the door. A source tells me that some students from the local elementary school will play the munchkins.

the Normandy Drama Workshop will present “Mama Mia!” at 7 p.m. on April 8 and 9 and at 2 p.m. on April 9 at the Lycée, 2500 W. Pleasant Valley Road, Parma. Advance tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets at the door are $9 for students and $12 for adults.

the Parma High School Drama Club will perform “The Addams Family” (school edition) at 7 p.m. April 22-23 and 3 p.m. April 24 in the high school auditorium, 6285 W. 54th St., Parma. Call 440-885-2300 for more information.

Helping hand for Ukraine: Breads and beyond the bakery5578 State Road in the Ukrainian village of Parma, presented a check to representatives of the United Ukrainian Organization of Ohio on March 25. The $4,000 check totaled proceeds from the sale of the bakery’s Ukrainian flag cookies.

The funds will be donated to help support Ukraine.

“All we’re trying to do is our little part in the world. There is a large population of Ukrainians in Parma, and this affects us daily,” said Robert Uhlir, owner of Breads and Beyond Bakery.

Maria Krasniansky, who is Ukrainian, has relatives in Ukraine. She works at the bakery and suggested the idea.

Tribute to educators: The Parma City School District is seeking nominations for a deserving educator, special educator, or support staff member to be recognized as an AEP Educator of the Year, Special Educator of the Year, or Helping Hands Award. .

This is an opportunity for the public to recognize the teaching profession and educator/support staff you wish to nominate.

To visit for more information and a link to the nomination form.

Tree City: Congratulation to Independence for being honored for the 20th consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation like a Tree City United States for its commitment to effective urban forestry.

Independence is part of a network of over 3,600 Tree City USA.

According to the Arbor Day Foundation, urban tree plantings help reduce energy consumption by up to 25% and contribute to overall city cooling. Additionally, the community benefits from well-placed trees as they increase property values ​​by 7% to 20%.

Trees also have a positive effect on the local ecosystem by helping to clean water and creating habitats for animals to encourage biodiversity.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the US Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

At the library: The Parma Heights branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library will host a virtual program, “You Must Learn: A Discussion of Cleveland’s Hip-Hop Cultural History,” at 7 p.m. on April 5.. The library is located at 6206 Pearl Road, Parma Heights.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Cleveland was home to one of the nation’s most fertile hip-hop art scenes. Learn about some of Cleveland’s true “Theiveland” hip-hop legends and the history of Cleveland hip-hop.

This event will be held virtually on the Zoom platform. Registration is required by visiting cuyahogalibrary.orgor contact a librarian at the Parma Heights branch at 440-884-2313.

A link to the meeting will be emailed to registered participants approximately one hour before the start of the program. Staff will be available to help you connect to Zoom and resolve technical issues starting 15 minutes before the program.

Participants will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to participate. Call 440-884-2313 for more information.

The Parma Heights Branch Library will also be offering an in-person program at 7 p.m. on April 6 on the Iditarod Trail.

Local dog sledding enthusiast Eleanor Csizmadia will share her experiences visiting the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and her passion for this most unique sporting event. She recently returned from the 2022 Iditarod and will talk about her studies on the last big race and share photos.

Csizmadia will discuss the history, facts, rules and what makes this race so special and unique. Learn about the mushers, the race, Cleveland’s connection to the 2023 race, and why dogs love to run.

Mandatory registration when visiting or by calling the library at 440-884-2313.

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