Medina hosting many events this weekend

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 September 2019 at 8:38 am

Busy schedule includes Homecoming, Mud Run, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, PLAY/GROUND, and event at Colonnade

Provided photo: A Chinese Dragon Dance will be part of a concert from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Colonnade, 229 West Center St. The World Life Institute and the Voice Gavel Club of Toronto are hosting the event.

MEDINA – It will be a busy weekend in Medina. Although the popular Ale and Autumn has been cancelled for Saturday, there are still many community events are on the schedule.

• Today, Medina concludes a busy homecoming week with an afternoon pep rally at Vet’s Park. Click here to see the schedule.

• The former Medina High School is hosting a three-day art show and cultural event, beginning this evening. PLAY/GROUND returns for a second year with 34 art installations at the school, 324 Catherine Street.

The activities today at the school with a preview party from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The party includes theatrical performances, and a variety of food and drinks. PLAY/GROUND continues Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with family friendly activities in the former gymnasium and live music curated and presented by Revolution Gallery. For more information, click here.

• Saturday morning Medina hosts the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, with a ceremony starting at 10 a.m. at State Street Park, 343 East Center St.

The walk gets underway by 10:10 a.m. About 250 people are expected to attend, most wearing purple or special T-shirts that designate a family or corporate team. Each participant gets a nylon pinwheel flower and generally chooses a color that represents why they are walking.

• The Orleans County YMCA will have a 5K Mud Run on Saturday with 15 obstacles that begins at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Club. The race continues to Gallagher’s Farm, the towpath and concludes at the Sacred Heart Club.

Registration is at the Orleans County YMCA on Pearl Street. Click here for more information.

• The annual Cobblestone Tour of Homes also is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A bus for the tour is full but self-drive tours are available.

The 10-site tour includes two stops in the Medina. Click here for more information.

• The World Life Institute is teaming with the Voice Gavel Club in Toronto for the fourth annual “Leaves of September” concert, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Colonnade, 229 West Center St.

The Voice Gavel Club is a youth leadership program, and an affiliation of Toastmasters International. Those students will perform with local musicians.

The concert is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the sophisticated sounds of the Er-hu, Pipa, Piano, Cello, Flute, and traditional guitar, as the concert ends with a thematic composition of poetry and song. The Toastmaster’s Gavel Club will be accompanied by international musicians from Toronto to Medina, and for the first time ever, bringing you the artistic performance of the traditional Chinese Dragon Dance.

For information about tickets, click here.

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