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The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - LOCAL NEWS -

IAV Post plans spaghetti din­ner

The Ital­ian Amer­i­can Vet­eran Post 1 will have its monthly spaghetti din­ner fundraiser Feb. 14. The event will run from 57 p.m. at the IAV Post, 4567 Ober­lin Ave. in Lo­rain. Ad­mis­sion is $7 for se­nior cit­i­zens, $7.50 for adults and $4 for chil­dren ages 8 and younger.

Gar­den club to hear about start­ing seeds

The Ber­lin Height Gar­den Club will meet at 11 a.m., Feb. 15, at the First Con­gre­ga­tional Church, 5 E. Main St. in Ber­lin Heights. The pro­gram is “Start­ing Seeds” by club mem­bers Cat Rogers and Amy Hunter. Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing is asked to call Rogers at 440-965-4448 or Hunter at 419-681-4478. The Gar­den Club also is look­ing for gold-star fam­i­lies for a gold-star me­mo­rial it is plan­ning this year for Septem­ber.

Dog food drive aids PetResq

PetResq Ohio, a Lo­rain County non profit res­cue, and Elyria’s X-ta-C Bis­cuit Bar-Gourmet Pet Bak­ery, are hold­ing two dog food drives to ben­e­fit the an­i­mals in the res­cue’s care in Fe­bru­ary. The dog food drive will run from noon to 3 p.m., Feb. 16, at the Elyria Petco, 660 Chest­nut Com­mons Drive, and from noon to 3 p.m., Feb. 23, at the Avon Petco, 35860 Ch­ester Road, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. Any­one do­nat­ing bags of dog food will re­ceive raf­fle tick­ets for a chance to win a lottery tree full of var­i­ous scratch off lottery tick­ets. The win­ner will be cho­sen at the end of the Feb. 23 dog food drive.

Tri-C to hold vis­i­ta­tion day

Cuya­hoga Community Col­lege an­nounced it will host a vis­i­ta­tion day for prospec­tive stu­dents on Pres­i­dents Day, Feb. 18, at its four cam­puses plus the Brunswick Univer­sity Cen­ter and the Hos­pi­tal­ity Man­age­ment Cen­ter. The day pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss aca­demic pro­grams with fac­ulty and coun­selors; learn more about en­roll­ment, fi­nan­cial aid and schol­ar­ships; dis­cover the va­ri­ety of stu­dent ser­vices avail­able; and ex­plore the build­ings, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quested for the pro­gram, which in­cludes an in­for­ma­tional meet­ing and cam­pus and class­room tours. Times are as fol­lows: • Brunswick Univer­sity Cen­ter, 3605 Cen­ter Road in Brunswick: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. • East­ern Cam­pus, 4250 Rich­mond Road in High­land Hills: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. • Hos­pi­tal­ity Man­age­ment Cen­ter, 180 Eu­clid Ave. in Cleve­land: 10:30 a.m. • Metropoli­tan Cam­pus, 2900 Community Col­lege Ave. in Cleve­land: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. • West­ern Cam­pus, 11000 Pleas­ant Val­ley Road in Parma: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. • West­shore Cam­pus, 31001 Cle­mens Road in Westlake: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This free event is open to the pub­lic, with free park­ing avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to regis­ter, visit www.tri-c. edu/visit or call 216-9876000.

Man­ning hold­ing of­fice hours

State Sen. Nathan Man­ning, R-North Ridgeville, is wel­com­ing area res­i­dents to join him dur­ing district of­fice hours from 5-6 p.m., Feb. 21, at the Nor­walk Li­brary, 46 W. Main St. “Ef­fec­tively serv­ing as your voice in the Ohio State­house re­quires, most im­por­tantly, a com­mit­ment to lis­ten­ing and un­der­stand­ing your con­cerns,” said Man­ning in a news re­lease. “To­gether, we can de­velop so­lu­tions that make our com­mu­ni­ties and state bet­ter for ev­ery­one.” No ap­point­ment is nec­es­sary. Those with any ques­tions can con­tact Man­ning’s of­fice at 614-6447613 or Man­[email protected]­nate.gov.

Break­fasts ben­e­fit Metro Parks

The Friends of the Metro Parks in Lo­rain County will host two break­fasts for the pub­lic to raise funds for the Metro Parks. The all-you-can-eat pan­cake break­fast runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 24 and March 3, at the Lo­rain County Metro Parks’ Carlisle Visi­tor Cen­ter, 12882 Di­ag­o­nal Road in LaGrange. The pan­cake break­fast will have scram­bled eggs, sausage and choice of cof­fee, tea, milk or juice, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. Ad­mis­sion is $7 per per­son, $4.50 for chil­dren ages 3-10 and free for young­sters ages 2 and younger.

Event to raise money for prom

A Mardi Gras-themed din­ner/dance fundraiser will take place Feb. 23 at the Amherst Ea­gles Club, 1161 Mi­lan Ave., to raise money for the Mur­ray Ridge School Se­nior Prom sched­uled for May. Doors will open at 5 p.m., fol­lowed by a New Or­leans-style din­ner in­clud­ing Ca­jun roasted chicken, an­douille sausage with red beans and rice and Cre­ole-style corn served from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event, co­or­di­nated by Mur­ray Ridge School staff vol­un­teers, will con­clude with a DJ and danc­ing from 7:30-11 p.m. The evening’s fes­tiv­i­ties also will fea­ture a 50/50 raf­fle, a square board, bas­ket raf­fles and door prizes. Tick­ets are $25, and can be pur­chased by call­ing Mur­ray Ridge School at

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