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For the Love of Chocolate Festival 
is February 6

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt either. Save — and savor — Saturday, February 6 for the 19th Annual For the Love of Chocolate Festival presented by Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers at the Medina Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina from 11 am to 3 pm.  Tickets are $10 for ages 5 and up and include eight decadent chocolate samples, CandyLand for Kids, a bake sale featuring award-winning desserts and chocolate cookies, unique Valentine’s Day gifts, a photo booth, food demonstrations and contests. Buy tickets at the door or pick up tickets at all Medina County Buehler’s or Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at Lodi Outlet Mall. Medina County Lifestyle magazine is among the many proud sponsors of the event.

Breaking Bread on Bourbon Street

Feeding Medina County presents Breaking Bread on Bourbon Street: An Evening of Art and Jazz. Soak up the colorful culture of the French Quarter on Saturday, March 12 at The Galaxy Banquet Center 201 Park Center Drive, Wadsworth. Stroll down Bourbon Street, listen to jazz, nosh on hors d’oeuvres and view local art for purchase. Then enjoy dinner as well as live and silent auctions. $50 per individual ticket available at 330.421.4816 or by email

The iceman carveth

Bundle up and head on over to the 22nd Annual Medina Ice Festival in Medina Square, February 12-15. The four day event will showcase nearly 100 ice sculptures sponsored by local businesses. Stop by on Friday to see the speed carving competition at 5:30 pm, followed by the spectacular Fire & Ice Tower at 7 pm. There will be an individual carving competition on Saturday from 1-4 pm; and a team carving competition on Sunday from 12-4 pm. All ice sculptures may be viewed throughout the weekend, day and night. A detailed schedule is available at The event is admission free, and there is free parking in the nine-block Historic District.

Everybody’s buzzing about Honey Bee Bakery

Honey Bee Bakery is a new full service bakery in Medina’s historic district. “We chose the name Honey Bee because we’re in the original A.I. Root building; a building rich with history,” says owner Keni Sherbinski. “Our top priority is superb product. I arrive by 3:30 am every day to bake fresh product.” Honey Bee specializes in custom cakes, cheesecakes, pies, breads and pastries. 23 Public Square, Medina  330.725.0912

University of Akron Steel Drum Band to perform in Wadsworth

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) and Summa Health will present The University of Akron Steel Drum Band at the James R. McIlvaine Performing Arts Center at Wadsworth High School on February 4 at 7 pm. Travel to Trinidad and Tobago and dance in the aisles to the sizzling sounds of this high energy band. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Wadsworth High School music programs. Buy tickets online at, at 330.722.2541 or at any Medina County Buehler’s. ORMACO is an all-volunteer nonprofit with the mission of making music, arts and culture accessible to all.