Brandon Shima, Seuss & Super Raffles: A Weekend Planner

There are some opportunities for fun and philanthropy this weekend


Where/When:  7 p.m. Thursday (March 1)

Why Go: Join us for an evening for gorgeous prom gowns, tuxedos and fun.

Brandon's PROMise is an annual prom show to celebrate an honor the life of , a Mentor High student who lost his life too early. All proceeds to benefit the Brandon A. Shima Anti-Bullying Foundation.

The cheerleaders, dance team and American Commodore Dancers will be performing. All models are students at Mentor High.

Pricing: $10 or $5 if you're wearing a Shima "Stay Connected" T-shirt


Where/When: , 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday

Why Go: Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday by building a truffula tree, playing pin-the-mustache-on-the-Lorax, eating birthday cake and reading some Seuss-pendous books.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: Great Lakes Mall, 5:30 p.m. Friday

Why Go: See if you're a big winner during the Super Raffle drawing at the Mentor mall. If you're there and win, .

The local chapter of the United Way is also kicking off its annual at the mall Friday.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 2 p.m. Sunday

Why Go: Look for signs of wildlife such as tracks and nests that show the animals that use the preserve as a vital habitat over the winter. Identification guides will be available.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: Knights of Columbus #947 headquarters at 987 Mentor Ave, Painesville, 4 p.m. Friday

Why Go: Lenten season means fish on Fridays. Enjoy Lake Erie perch, cole slaw, fries and more.

We realize there are going to be a lot of fish fries this Lent. Put them on our event calendar and we'll make sure to mention them during our weekend planner.

Pricing: $11.50


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