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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Many local organizations will stage parades, services and other events to honor the fallen on Sunday or Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Below is a schedule of some of these commemorations in the seven-county region. You may want to bring lawn chairs or blankets to outdoor events.
Most public agencies will be closed on Monday, May 31, the legal holiday.
Sunday, May 30
Berea: A “Faith and Freedom Cantata” will be performed for free at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 276 E. Bagley Road.
Cleveland: A 10:30 a.m. ceremony will be held at the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial, east of Cleveland Browns Stadium. At 11 a.m., motorcyclists will stage an annual Firefighters Memorial Ride to Southeast Harley-Davidson in Bedford Heights. For more information, see firefightersmemorial
Mayfield: A ceremony with refreshments will begin at 1 p.m. at Whitehaven Cemetery, 615 SOM Center Road.
Painesville: St. John Baptist Church, 361 W. Jackson St., will host a reception at 2 p.m. and a service at 3 p.m., with a focus on the USS Arizona.
Parma: A parade, military displays, a free hot-dog buffet and a speech by retired Lt. Gen. Robert W. Wagner will highlight events starting at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Gardens on the western side of Cuyahoga Community College West, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road.
Streetsboro: A stretch of Ohio 43 will be renamed “Cpl. Jason J. Hernandez Memorial Highway” during events starting at 1 p.m. with a parade from City Park, 8980 Kirby Lane, off Ohio 303. A roadside bomb in Iraq killed Streetsboro’s Hernandez in 2007 on his 21st birthday.
Monday, May 31
Bedford: A parade will start at 10 a.m. at City Hall, 165 Center Road.
Berea: A parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. behind City Hall, 11 Berea Commons, off S. Rocky River Drive, south of Bridge Street.
Chagrin Falls: A 10 a.m. parade will begin and end downtown at Main and Franklin streets. The grand marshals will be the 135th Military Police Company of the Ohio Army National Guard, which has served twice in Iraq.
Cleveland: A commemoration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Parish, 18022 Neff Road, the new home of St. George Post 613 of the Catholic War Veterans. A free breakfast will follow.
Cleveland: A 10 a.m. ceremony will be held at Woodland Cemetery, 6901 Woodland Ave. Speaking will be Thomas O’Grady, special forces veteran and former North Olmsted mayor.
Cleveland: A service will be held at 9 a.m. at Lutheran Cemetery, 4566 Pearl Road.
Cleveland Heights: A 10 a.m. ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial in Cumberland Park, Cumberland and Mayfield roads.
East Cleveland: A festival with vendors will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Euclid Avenue. A parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the East Cleveland Adult Training Center, 13231 Euclid Ave.
Euclid: Services will be held at 7:45 a.m. at Euclid Cemetery, East 204th Street and Euclid Avenue, and 8:15 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery, 1231 Chardon Road. A parade will begin at 10 a.m. at East 228th Street and Lake Shore Boulevard.
Fairview Park: Military parents with children will be highlighted in an 8 a.m. remembrance in the lobby of City Hall, 20777 Lorain Road.
Garfield Heights: A program will begin at 7:20 a.m. at the flagpole of St. Monica Catholic Church, 13263 Rockside Road. A parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Maple Leaf Drive and Turney Road.
Lake View Cemetery: A 10:30 a.m. ceremony will include a speech by Kenneth R. Callahan, past president of the Civil War Roundtable, at the Garfield Monument, near an entrance at Mayfield and Kenilworth roads in Cleveland Heights. At 12:30 p.m., the Elks will rededicate their restored Elks Rest plot from 1912 near an entrance at 12316 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. At 2:30 p.m., a service will be held at the Garfield Monument to honor everyone buried at Lake View in the past 12 months.
Maple Heights: A parade will step off at 10:15 a.m. from Stafford Park on Mayville Avenue.
Mayfield Heights: A municipal observance will begin at 10 a.m. in the eastern parking lot at Mayfield Heights City Hall, 6154 Mayfield Road.
Mayfield Heights: A 10 a.m. observance will be held at Acacia Masonic Memorial Park, 1880 SOM Center Road.
Medina: A 10 a.m. ceremony at the Medina County Courthouse on Public Square will be followed by a parade.
Parma: A tour will be held at 9:15 a.m. and a service at 10 a.m. at York Street Cemetery, W. Pleasant Valley Road east of York Road.
Parma: A 10 a.m. Mass will be held at the Polish National Cemetery, West 54th Street, south of Brookpark Road. In case of rain, the Mass will happen at St. Mary Polish National Catholic Church, 5375 Broadview Road.
Parma Heights: An annual commemoration since 1868 will take place at 9:30 a.m. outside Parma-South Presbyterian Church, 6155 Pearl Road.
Peninsula: A parade will step off at 11 a.m. from Boston Town Hall, Riverview Road and Ohio 303.
Shaker Heights: A 9 a.m. ceremony will be held outside City Hall, 3400 Lee Road, followed by a parade.
Strongsville: A parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 12700 Pearl Road. A ceremony will be held about noon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3345, 17900 Strongsville Blvd. A free, light lunch will follow.
Twinsburg: A parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at Twinsburg High School, 10084 Ravenna Road.
University Heights: A 5-mile run/2-mile fun run starts at 8:45 a.m., followed by the city’s 44th annual parade at 11 a.m. The parade will be on Silsby Road, near Farland Road, and end at John Carroll University. Following the parade will be a family fun day at John Carroll.
Warrensville Heights: Activities start at 11 a.m. at the Warrensville Heights Civic Center, 4567 Green Road. Free refreshments will be offered.
Willoughby: A parade will start at 9:30 a.m. at Erie and Third streets downtown.
* The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee will host its annual Memorial Vigil on Saturday beginning with an opening ceremony at 6 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Lorain County, located on North Lake Street and a closing ceremony at midnight. Mayor David Taylor will speak. The Rev. Michael Plog, of Faith Baptist Church, will give the invocation. Joseph Koziura, Vietnam veteran, will be the keynote speaker. The Army JROTC of Southview High School, led by First Sgt. Sam A. Obechi, and the Navy JROTC of Admiral King, led by Commander Daniel Tuttle, will be the color guard. Dennis Munoz will be the vocalist and Ron Tennant will play “Amazing Grace” and “Taps.” All veterans and anyone interested in attending are welcome. For further information, call Don Attie at (440) 320-3781.
* The annual Memorial Day Parade and Program will kick off Monday at 10 a.m. The parade is hosted by the American Legion Post 118 and the Amherst Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1662. Line-up will begin at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Washington Street. The parade will proceed south on Forest Street and west on Park Avenue. Once veterans and the marching band enter the Five Points area, the parade will halt for a short service in front of City Hall. After the program, the parade will continue east on Cleveland Avenue and will disburse at the Amherst Steele High School parking lot. Individuals and groups interested in participating in the parade, should call Gerri Rice at (440) 714-1213.
* The Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7035, starts at 9 a.m. at the Senior Center, 36784 Detroit Road, and ends at the cemetery at SR 83 and Detroit Road, where a ceremony will follow. Afterward, the VFW color guard will perform at Resthaven Memory Gardens, 3700 Center Road, and St. Mary’s Cemetery, 2640 Stoney Ridge Road. VFW Post 7035 will host an open house from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at 36950 Mills Road.
* A ceremony will be Monday at 8:45 a.m. at the old fire station. The flag will be lowered to half-staff at the Civic Center, then proceed to Avon Lake Cemetery for lowering of cemetery flag to half-staff, placing of wreath by flagpole, a brief speech by the commander after which a list of deceased veterans will be read and the chaplain will offer a prayer. The color guard will march to the lake and fire shots as a wreath is thrown into water, followed by “Taps.”
* The Memorial Day Parade Monday is being sponsored by the American Legion Post 211 and the city of Avon Lake. The parade will commence in the north drive of Avon Lake High School. Parade members should assemble at the high school at 9:30 a.m. The parade will move out promptly at 10 a.m. as follows: North on Avon-Belden Road, left onto Electric Boulevard, left onto Glenview Drive and left onto Avon-Belden Road, going North to Veterans Park on Lake Road. Those participating in the parade should be dropped off in front of the high school. Parking will be in the south parking lot. Parade vehicles should enter the north parking lot from Electric Boulevard by the bus garage. At 11 a.m., A C-130 military cargo plane will fly over Veterans Memorial Park.
* The Memorial Day Ceremony will be Monday. All marching units are to meet at Brighton Center. The parade to the township cemetery will begin at 9 a.m.
* The Brownhelm Historical Association will help celebrate Memorial Day with its annual parade and service at Brownhelm Cemetery. This event will be Sunday with the service starting at 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Those groups or individuals who want to be in the parade should line up at South Claus and North Ridge Road at 1:30 p.m. At 1:45 p.m., the parade will march to the cemetery. Anyone with an old car, tractor, decorated bicycles or horseback riders are welcome to attend. At 3:45 p.m., the BHA will meet at the old Brown’s Lake Road Cemetery (next to Mackenzie Woods motel/apartment complex) 1863 Liberty Ave., Vermilion, for a short service to honor a Revolutionary War soldier, Bildad Belden. The Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct the service to pay homage to this veteran who was buried there on Aug. 4, 1824. Come to learn more about that early war and others buried here. Call Ed Brill at 988-4550 for additional information.
* On Sunday, American Legion Post 12 will host the Sunday evening Memorial ceremony at 6 p.m. at Ely Square. The parade takes place on Memorial Day Monday. Participants meet on Second Street next to the First Congregational Church. The public is welcome.
* Elyria Council of Veterans will conduct a ceremony at Ely Square by the fountain beginning Monday at 8 a.m. After the conclusion of the Memorial Day Parade, members of the Elyria Council of Veterans will gather at their pavilion and grill hamburgers and hot dogs. All members invited.
* Main Street Elyria’s Sixth annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by Lorain National Bank, will be from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Church, 300 Third St. This tradition continues with the help of volunteers and local businesses. Volunteers from the Organization Committee of Main Street Elyria plan, prepare and serve the $5 breakfast that consists of pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice. As a salute, veterans in uniform receive special pricing of $4 and $3 for children ages 4 to 12. Children ages 3 and younger eat for free. For further information, contact Main Street Elyria at 322-5000, or visit www.mainstreetelyria.com. The Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. in Ely Square followed by the parade, which will begin at 10 a.m. from Court Street and travel down Broad Street to Washington Avenue. It turns onto Harrison Street and ends at Ridgelawn Cemetery.
* On Memorial Day, the Grafton parade participants will line up at 11:30 a.m. at the Caboose on Railroad Street. The parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. The children’s matinee will run from 1 to 5 p.m. A LifeShare blood drive will be from 2 to 6 p.m. and bingo and other casino games will be played from 3 to 8 p.m.
* The Disabled American Veterans Lewis Paul Proy Chapter 20 will have Memorial Day services at Ridge Hill Memorial Park Monday at 7:30 a.m. Veterans need assistance placing flags on graves at Calvary Cemetery Friday at 10 a.m.
*Lorain Memorial Association hosts its annual Memorial Day Services Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Lorain Palace Theatre, 617 Broadway, honoring veterans and auxiliary members who died in the past year and those lost in America’s wars. This year’s theme is “Support Our Troops.” This public event is free.
* On Monday at 7:30 a.m., members of DAV Chapter 20 will visit Ridge Hill Memorial Park for early morning services.
* On Monday at 8:30 a.m., members of American Legion Post 30 will conduct services at Elmwood Cemetery.
* On Monday at 9 a.m., members of AMVETS 47 will host services at Calvary Cemetery.
* The 65th dedication ceremony at Salem Cemetery on North Ridge Road will be Monday at 11 a.m.
* On the beach at Lakeview Park on Monday at 6:15 a.m., a Sunrise Service will take place hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 451. A flyover and dropping of a wreath will take place at this time, weather permitting.
* The following is the lineup for the annual Memorial Day Parade at 11 a.m., starting at 20th Street and Broadway. Parade units are to be lined up no later than 10 a.m.:
Division 1 (forms on Broadway between West 17th and West 19th streets): Lorain police escort, Lorain police auxiliary escort, LifeCare EMS, Admiral King Navy JROTC color guard, Lorain 2010 Veteran of the Year, Sam Felton, past veterans of the year, Admiral King Navy JROTC marching formation, Mullen-Murray Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 451, Daughters of the American Revolution, Nathan Perry Chapter, Jewish War Veterans Chapter 222, Disabled American Veterans Louis Paul Proy Chapter 20, Italian-American Veterans Post 1 and American Legion Post 30.
Division 1-A (forms on East 18th Street facing Broadway): Admiral King High School Marching Band, Mayor Tony Krasienko, city of Lorain officials and council members, Lorain Police Department, Lorain Fire Department, Congresswoman Betty Sutton, Lorain County Commissioners, Lorain County elected officials, Lorain County engineer and elected state officials, Sheffield Township Fire Department, Lorain County Sheriff’s Auxiliary, Dan Ramos, candidate for state representative, Jack Killroy, candidate for Domestic Relations Court judge.
Division 2 (forms on Broadway between 19th and 20th streets): Southview High School Army JROTC color guard and marching formation, Canadian Legion drill team, Magic Touch Twirlers drill team, Community Health Partners Foundation, Mexican Mutual Cinco De Mayo Festival Court; Pretty Girls Swagg, 2009 Lorain International Festival Queen and Court, Harrison High Steppers, Lorain International Festival Spotlight Nationality Committee: Hungarians, American Demolition.
Division 3 (forms on East 19th Street facing Broadway): Southview High School Band, Lorain County Public Employees Retirees (PERI), Lorain County Seniors, Lorain Sailing and Yacht Club, U.S. Census Group, Lorain, Broadway Assembly Church, Church of the New Harvest, Girl Scouts and Brownies, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, Samuel Felton Athletic Club.
Division 4 (forms on East 20th Street facing Broadway): Large Bond Bail Co., Lorain Public Library Bookmobile, First Student bus, American Red Cross and LifeCare EMS.
* The Memorial Day parade starts at 10 a.m. and extends from Center Ridge Road from Marc’s to the middle school. Immediately following the parade is the Memorial Day Ceremony at Ranger Stadium. The South Central Park Splash Pad will be open Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will also be a Memorial Day Party In The Park at South Central Park from 1 to 3 p.m.
* The Memorial Day parade is on Monday starting at 2 p.m. after a flag-raising ceremony at Village Hall.
* The city is not having any Memorial Day events.
* Parade participants will assemble in front of the village hall at 10:30 a.m. The parade will march to Greenwood Cemetery then will proceed back to the village hall for closing ceremonies.
* The annual Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. Monday at Monroeville High School and end at Commons Park. There will be a speaker, the high school band play “Taps” and the honor guard of the American Legion will have a salute. The ceremony will last about 90 minutes.
* The annual parade will start at 10 a.m. Monday at the American Legion Post 292 and will go through town to the veterans’ memorial next to the library. There will be veterans in the parade and New London high school and middle school bands to play “Taps.”
* The annual Memorial Day Parade and Program will be at 9 a.m. Monday. The parade will follow Woodlawn Avenue from north south of Water Street to Woodlawn Cemetery. A memorial program will be at the cemetery following the parade.
* Community Memorial Day events for Monday: Parade participants will assemble at 6:45 a.m. near Wakeman Congregational Church. At 7 a.m., all will march to the front of the old school on River Street. There will be a presentation and flag raising by Boy Scouts of Troop 242 and Cub Scouts of packs 238 and 246, along with Girl Scouts and Brownies under the direction of Mark Flashing, Scoutmaster. The scouts will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Sister Carol from St. Mary Church will give the invocation. The Western Reserve High School Band under the direction of Glenda Jacob will perform. The placing of the memorial wreath in memory of Charter Memorial of Post 689 John Grady will be presented by his son, Patrick and sister, Peggy Heydinger. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address will be delivered by Christen Dillon. The Memorial Day address will be given by Ross Baird. “In Flanders Field” will be presented by Beverly Stober. Pastor Matthew Reed will give Benediction. Members of Wakeman American Legion Post 689 will perform a rifle salute. A pancake and sausage breakfast will take place afterward from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at the Legion Hall. The public is invited.
* The Thomas Neill Woman’s Relief Corps 275, The Boys and Girl Scouts and The United Communities of the Margaretta school system are celebrating Memorial Day with a parade on Monday. Decorated bicycles and vehicles are invited to participate. The parade lines up at 9:15 a.m. at the fire station on South Street and will make stops at the Veteran’s Memorial and the duck pond to lay wreaths and have a prayer. Services will be take place at Castalia Cemetery at 10 a.m. Parade units should call (419) 684-9276.
* Memorial Day ceremonies, organized by Huron AMVETS Memorial Post 49 and the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Troop and Pack 31, begin Monday at 9 a.m. at the McCormick School Veterans Memorial on Ohio Street with flag raising and laying of a memorial wreath and salute. At 9:30 a.m., at Scott Cemetery Veterans Memorial, Huron-Avery Road, there will be a flag raising, laying of a memorial wreath and salute. The minister will be Tom Holzaepfel and speaker will be World War II veteran Floren James. At 10:30 a.m., at Huron City Building Veterans Memorial, there will be a flag raising, laying of a memorial wreath and salute, with Floren James speaking and Minister Tom Holzaepfel offering reflection and prayer.
* The Memorial Day parade will gather at the village square on Edison Drive at approximately 10 a.m. and proceed down Center Street To Milan Cemetery for a ceremony and speakers. The group will then return to the village square.
* The Sandusky Memorial Day Association, in conjunction with the Ohio Veterans Home, will celebrate Memorial Day beginning at 9 a.m. Monday with a ceremony in front of the I.F. Mack Building at the Ohio Veterans Home. Immediately following the ceremony, the annual parade will start heading north on US 250 and end at Oakland Cemetery. This year’s grand marshals are Carl Abele and Stuart Heaberlin, both World War II veterans and prisoners of war. A ceremony at Oakland Cemetery will commence about 11 a.m. after the parade has concluded. The public is invited to attend all events.
* The township trustees will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony at noon Monday at the Perkins Cemetery off US 250. Master of ceremonies will be township Highway Superintendent Eric Dodrill. Also participating will be the Rev. Wally Gilbert from North Point Baptist Church, the color guard from the American Legion Post 83 and the honor guard from the Ohio Veterans Home, the Perkins High School Marching Band under the direction John Kustec and Boy Scout Troop 83, led by Mark Kusser.
* Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade begins at 9 a.m. at the Ohio Veterans Home. Parade participants march to Oakland Cemetery for memorial services which will end at noon. The Erie County Veterans Memorial Park Committee will have its Memorial Day service at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 265 Jackson St. Following the church service, the assembly will move to the nearby Veterans Park for the salute to veterans.
* On Saturday at 9 a.m., AMVETS will place flags at Maple Grove and Rugby cemeteries. (The Veterans of Foreign Wars will remove flags after Flag Day.) On Sunday at 2 p.m., rifle squad and color guard as well as the Auxiliary will meet at Volunteer Bay. At 3:30 p.m., memorial services will take place at the Inn at Chapel Creek. At 4:30 p.m., services will take place at Lake Road Cemetery (McKenzie Woods). At 5 p.m., services will take place at the Vermilion High School Memorial.
* On Monday at 7 a.m., veterans will meet at the American Legion for coffee and doughnuts. At 8 a.m., veterans will form at Exchange Park to lower the flag to half-staff and place wreath. At 9 a.m., veterans will meet at Maple Grove Cemetery to lower flag to half staff and place wreath. At 10 a.m., veterans will form at Ferry Street for parade. At 11 a.m., there will be a memorial service at Victory Park. Guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Joel Hagy, who served with the U.S. Army for 28 years, All flags will be raised at noon on Memorial Day.
Delaware: parade, 3 p.m. Sunday, from Branch Rickey Arena parking lots at Ohio Wesleyan University through downtown to county fairgrounds
Galena: service, 1 p.m., Village Square; marker placement on veterans’ graves afterward, Galena Cemetery
Powell: parade, 10 a.m., downtown; ceremony afterward in Village Green Park
Sunbury: service, 10 a.m., J.R. Smith Park; decoration of veterans’ graves afterward, Sunbury Memorial Park
Lancaster: parade, 10:30a.m., from Mulberry and Columbus streets to Forest Rose Cemetery
Lithopolis: parade, 10 a.m., from American Legion Hall, 11410 Smith Rd., to Lithopolis Cemetery
Millersport: parade, 10 a.m., from Millersport Elementary School, 11850 Lancaster St., to Millersport Cemetery
Pickerington: ceremony, 9a.m., Violet Cemetery; color-guard march to Victory Park for ceremony, 9:30; graveside ceremony, 10:30, Glen Rest Memorial Estate in Reynoldsburg for Pickerington High School graduates and Marines David A. Johnston (who died in Vietnam) and Dustin A. Derga (Iraq); ceremony, 1p.m., American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Rd.
Pleasantville: parade, 10a.m., from American Legion Hall, 109 W. Columbus St., to Fairfield Union Junior High School, 225 Lincoln Ave., for ceremony; then to Hampson Cemetery for ceremony
Bexley: ceremony, 11 a.m., Drexel Circle
Canal Winchester: ceremony, 10 a.m., Union Grove Cemetery, 400 Winchester Cemetery Rd.
Columbus: ceremony, 10:30a.m. Saturday, Green Lawn Cemetery; ceremony, 1 p.m. Saturday, 3535 Westerville Rd.; ceremony, 9 a.m. Monday, Salem Cemetery, 4241 Alkire Rd.; ceremony, 11a.m. Monday, Agudas Achim Cemetery, 2511 Performance Parkway; ceremony, 1p.m. Monday, 3675 Sullivant Ave.
Dublin: ceremony, 11 a.m., Wesley Chapel Cemetery, 3225 Dublin Rd.
Gahanna: ceremony, 11:30a.m., bridge near Granville and Mill streets; ceremony, noon, Mifflin Cemetery, 218 Agler Rd.; memorial brick dedication, 1p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 75 W. Johnstown Rd.
Galloway: ceremony, 9:30a.m., Galloway Cemetery, 6725 Alkire Rd.; ceremony, 10a.m., Sunset Cemetery, 6959 W. Broad St.
Grove City: parade, 11 a.m., from 3752 Broadway to memorial service at 3605 Grove City Rd.
Groveport: parade, 1:15 p.m., from Town Hall, 648 Main St., to College Street; then to Groveport Cemetery for ceremony at 1:30
Hilliard: memorial service, 11a.m., Wesley Chapel Cemetery, 3225 Dublin Rd.
Mifflin Township: ceremony, 9a.m., Riverside Cemetery, 3840 Sunbury Rd.
New Albany: ceremony, 9:45a.m., Maplewood Cemetery, 4585 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd.
Reynoldsburg: ceremony, 11a.m., City Hall, 7232 E. Main St.; ceremony, 3 p.m., Methodist Hill Cemetery, Waggoner Road
Westerville: Field of Heroes with 2,000 flags, opening at 10a.m. Saturday across from Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave., with half-size replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial; parade, 9:45a.m. Monday, from S. State Street and College Avenue to ceremony at 10:15 at Otterbein Cemetery, 175 S. Knox St.
Worthington: parade, 10 a.m.; ceremony, 11 a.m., 9571 N. High St.
Alexandria: service, 9 a.m. Friday, Maple Grove Cemetery
Buckeye Lake: parade, 11a.m. Saturday, from Buckeye Lake State Park, North Shore
Hartford: service, 10 a.m., Croton Cemetery
Heath: service, 5 p.m., Indian Mound Mall, 771 S. 30th St.
Hebron: parade, 9:30 a.m., from American Legion Post 285, 108 N. Water St., to Hebron Cemetery for memorial service
Granville: parade, 10:30 a.m., from Broadway and Main Street to Maple Grove Cemetery for memorial service
Johnstown: service, 11:15a.m., Green Hill Cemetery
Newark: service for Vietnam War veterans, 9 a.m., south lawn, Licking County Courthouse; parade, 10:15, from Everett Park to Cedar Hill Cemetery for service at 11
Pataskala: service, 10 a.m., Pataskala Cemetery; service, 10:30, Veterans’ Memorial, downtown
London: service, 1 p.m. Sunday, Paint Township Cemetery; service, 2:15 Sunday, Deercreek-Lafayette Cemetery; service, 3p.m. Sunday, Summerford Cemetery; ceremony, 10:15 a.m. Monday, Oak Hill Cemetery; program, 11 a.m. Monday, Madison County Courthouse, with service afterward at Kirkwood Cemetery, then open house for veterans and families, American Legion Post 105, 51 E. 1st St.
Plain City: parade, 9 a.m., Plain City Elementary School, 340 W. Main St., through town
Circleville: ceremony, 8 a.m., High Street Cemetery; parade, 9, from cemetery through downtown to Forest Cemetery for ceremony; remembrance, Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery
Marysville: wreath-laying ceremony to honor those lost at sea, 9 a.m., N. Main Street bridge; parade, 9:30, through downtown to Oakdale Cemetery for service at 10
Hear the 10-member Second Wind, a band that plays the oldies with the help of a five-piece horn section, 6-10 p.m., Newport on the Levee. 859-291-0550.
Here’s an unexpected concert at the library — The Tillers, an old-timey three-piece band that was included Tom Brokaw’s 2009 “American Character Along Highway 50″ documentary, play 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington. . 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org.
See a local film about a crystal meth addict bent on self-destruction at the “Meth” film premier, 8-9 p.m., Cincinnati State Advanced Technology Learning Center auditorium, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton. ATLC Auditorium. Starring Cincinnati actors Stephanie Brait, Robert Pavlovich and Dan Davidson. Written and directed by Michael Maney. Ages 18 and up. www.meththemovie.com.
The UC College-Conservatory of Music puts on a free production of Johann Strauss’s classic opera “Die Fledermaus” three times: 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Cohen Family Studio Theater, University of Cincinnati. While it doesn’t cost anything, you’ll need a ticket. Reservations available at 513-556-4183.
Edgewood native author Don McNay discusses and signs “Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers and What to Do When You Win the Lottery,” 1-3 p.m., Borders Books, Music and Cafe Crestview Hills, 2785 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills. 859-333-0295.
Head to one of the “Lights! Camera! Read!” kick-off parties, 2-4 p.m., at all 41 branches of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The reading program for all ages lasts eight weeks, and participants can earn rewards ranging from books to a camcorder to a $100 gift certificate from Joseph-Beth Booksellers. 513-369-6900; www.CincinnatiLibrary.org/SummerRead/
Head to the suburbs for the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Memorial Day Concert, 6-8 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Blue Ash. Hear Dix’s “Grand American Fantasy” and Richard Rodgers’ “Victory at Sea,” plus two movements from Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1 in C Minor.” Second half features Blue Ash Youth Symphony with director Dale Swisher. 513-232-0949; www.bamso.org.
More than 60 voices will come together for a joint choir concert, 9:40 a.m., Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill. The Cincinnati Brass Band will join the Armstrong Chapel Chancel Choir and Cathedral Choir of the Hyde Park Community UMC in a Memorial Day Weekend service of remembrance and praise. 513-561-4220.
Touring the Taft Museum of Art doesn’t cost a thing on Free Admission Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 316 Pike St., Downtown. Enjoy the free viewing of museum displays, parking, docent tours and music programs. Through Dec. 26. 513-241-0343; www.taftmuseum.org.
Find something to love about these jumpy creatures at Fabulous Frogs and Toads, noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Colerain Township. Ellenwood Nature Barn. Exhibits plus games and crafts for children for small fee. Vehicle permit required. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org.
Information gathered from The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, The Morning Journal, Cleveland.com, Dispatch.com, and Cincinatti.com