JOIN THE FUN!
October 4-16, 2021
Highland Branch Library
4160 Ridge Road, Medina
The Granger Township Bicentennial Committee is pleased to offer an ART SHOW from October 4-16 at the Highland Branch of the Medina Library District that will celebrate the beautiful landscape of Granger Township through original art and photography, as well as talented area artists!
The event, which is being held in conjunction with the Medina County Fall Foliage Tour, will showcase works created during recent plein air events, including several depicting barns in Granger Township.
The show is open to artists of all ages. Please drop off all entries at the Highland Branch, located at 4160 Ridge Road in Medina, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 2. The display will be organized by the Guild of Highland Artists on October 4. Please note, if your art or photography is unframed, it will be hung using push pins.
Artists who would like to offer their work for sale can indicate a price and contact information on the piece.
Please stop by the show and support our amazing local artists!
'Granger Greats' & Open House during Medina's Fall Foliage Tour:
October 9-10, 2021
Granger is included in this year’s Medina County Fall Foliage Tour, October 9-10. Learning more about Granger’s history will be fun as you meet the “Granger Greats” who are buried in East Granger Cemetery, and will be portrayed outside the Highland Branch Library on Saturday, October 9 from 1-3:30 p.m. Note this is Saturday only. (Some advertising is incorrect.)
Also, be sure to stop at the Granger Historical Society, 1261 Granger Rd., which is also on the Fall Foliage Tour. The open house will be October 9-10 from 12-5 p.m. There are some new acquisitions we’re excited for you to see, and also some wonderful improvements to the property made possible through grants and donations.
Two more chances to expand your understanding of Granger’s history await!
Although Granger’s bicentennial celebration has been cancelled twice, we have seen an increased interest in local history. Come and learn even more! All ages are welcome and events are FREE.
Fun Activities with
Friday, May 7, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021
8 a.m. to 12 noon
Granger Historical Society & The Guild of Highland Artists are Planning...
FUN ACTIVITIES WITH GRANGER’S BARNS for Granger’s 201st year!
These very old barns are located at 1724 Wilbur Road, on the property where the new Granger Elementary school is being built -- and they will soon be auctioned off. Your chance to capture them in art is now!
Granger has lost many of its barns in the last few decades, but others stand, just waiting for you to capture them through art or photography.
An exhibit, “The Barns of Granger,” will be held at the Highland Library in October 2021.
You can be part of the show with your rendition of these barns or others in the township, past or present.
If you wish to see, photograph, or draw these barns on Wilbur, join us on Friday, May 7 from 5-7:30 p.m. Meet us at the property; the gates will be open. Be aware that the property may be muddy, depending upon the weather.
Another option we are offering is a Plein Air barn painting day on Saturday, July 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on the green at 1261 Granger Road. Take a short walk to a nearby barn, or create art from a barn photo, yours or ours.
Unable to make it? You can create your entry of a Granger barn on your own and have it ready for the October show.
For the events on May 7 or July 10, bring your own art supplies or equipment. Use any art form from paint to crayons to materials you can use to make a barn replica in 3-D. Both events are open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Covid restrictions apply!
Cast Members Needed for “Our Town: Granger”
Tentatively, “Our Town: Granger” will be performed on Friday, June 26 in the Highland High School Auditorium, as part of the Granger Township Bicentennial Celebration. It will be in the style of Thornton Wilder’s play of Our Town, but all of the scenes will be based on Granger’s early history.
There will be a cast of 33, with parts for children, teens, and adults. Some characters will be from pioneer times, and others will be from modern times. The production will be directed by Bryan Mravec.
Our plan is to hold auditions on April 14-15 at Pleasant Valley Corp, 1153 Medina Road in Granger Township. Please sign up for an audition time through the following link:
If we are unable to hold auditions, we will fill the parts based on a questionnaire. You will be assigned your part by the end of April so you can memorize your lines.
Those wishing to audition should be available for rehearsals most weekday evenings between June 1-18 (2 or 3 evenings per week). Rehearsals the evenings of June 22-25 will be mandatory.
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