Softball Tournaments, Village Markets & Garage Sales: A Weekend Planner
Check out all of the fun that's happening this weekend
Where/When: Mentor High School, opening ceremony is 10 a.m. Saturday; tournament continues through Sunday
Why Go: Fifty-two teams from across the country will play against each other July 28 and 29, having fun while raising money for a worthy cause.
The International Association of Firefighters Local 1845 (the Mentor firefighers' union) began the tournament to raise money for the family of Matt Henk, a Mentor fireman who died from colon cancer in 2009. He left behind behind a wife and twin daughters.
Since its inception, this tournament has grown each year to the point where the money raised from it can go to other noble causes as well, including Mentor Youth Hockey, the Ireland Cancer Center and the family of Tom Hough, another firefighter who died because of cancer.
The festivities will start with the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. July 28. Several honor guards from around the region, including Mentor, and the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums will welcome everyone to the tournament.
Pricing: Free to attend, but you might want to spend some money on a good cause while you're there
Where/When: Mentor High School, 7 p.m. today (July 26)
Why Go: The Wildwood Theatre Camp presents its latest original show, The Absolutely, Positively Error-Free History of the World.
This production stars more than 35 campers ages eight to 15, is directed by Steve Couch and features music by Joseph Hollings.
The performance is free, family friendly and open to the public.
To see if you might enjoy Wildwood Theatre's particular brand of wackiness, check out this slideshow from last year's performance of Barry Boffo & the Curiously Long Magical Tale.
Where/When: James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday
Why Go: The farmer’s market features locally grown produce, arts and crafts, food, and many other products for sale by dozens of vendors.
The Market Days are also a great time for families. Each week there will be live music, balloon artists Flower Clown and Pepper Jack, face painting with Janie Walland, storytelling, caricature artist Tim Hosler, a watermelon-eating contest, cookie decorating and ceramic painting.
This week, the market will have feature the musical stylings of Fred Barringer & Dan the Saxophone Man.
Where/When: Mentor Public Library main branch, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday
Why Go: Learn and play chess with other kids. Meet new friends and learn different techniques to win chess. Registration is not necessary.
Where/When: All throughout the city this weekend
If you want, you can add your own garage sale to our event calendar.
Pricing: Free to attend but you'll probably want to spend some money once you get there.