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Event Information

Lodi Art Love

Lodi Art Love has lots of activities on tap for the coming months every Thursday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. March will find us celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday, Irish American month, St. Patrick’s Day, Van Gogh's sunflowers and more. April will be busy with anything to do with Earth Day and getting ready for that special day, Mother’s Day. For more information, contact Heidi at (740) 856-1299.

Saturdays at the Center

Heidi Marty will be at the center from noon to 2 p.m. every Saturday in March and April. The Arts and Crafts Room will be open and everyone is welcome to come to do crafts, sew or play a game. There are materials, supplies and machines available to make lap quilts. The library will also be open, so come in and check out a book or sit and work on a puzzle. As long as there are no rentals, the gym will be available as well. 

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Weekly Events


Annual Events

Valentine's Dinner

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Bring your sweetheart out for a night of dining, dancing and entertainment at the Shade Community Center's Valentine's Dinner.  Enjoy music from the '50s and '60s provided by Remember Then for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Fish Fry

Friday, April 13, 2018 Serving from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Includes: fish, fries, cole slaw, dessert, and drink (coffee, iced tea, lemonade, or ice water). $8 for an adult meal and $5 for children under 12 years old.

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, March 25, at 1 p.m.

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Get photos with the Easter Bunny. There will be prizes and refreshments. Children 12 years old and younger are welcome. Contact Robin Krivesti at (740) 590-1965 if you would like to volunteer or for more information.

Spring Bazaar

Saturday, March 24, 2018 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lost in Lodi

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Lodi Township Clean Up Day

Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Clean up Athens County with us! We will be accepting:  trash, furniture, and  recyclables ONLY from Lodi residents.  Also tires free of water, dirt, and mud from private residences from ALL of Athens County private residents. Please clean up road frontage in front of your house and bring your filled bags to the Lodi Township garage at 15525 Fossil Rock Road in Athens. Sponsored by Lodi Township Trustees, in conjunction with the Health Department, Athens County Sheriff's Office and the Environmental Protection Agency. 

For more information, call (740) 696-1256.

Alumni Banquet

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Summer Events

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Join us for the Community Yard Sale and Burgers and Fries and Cherry Pies Cruise-in.

Halloween Party

Friendly ghosts, glimmering princesses and comical clowns will greet you at the Shade Halloween Party! Dress in your best for the costume contest!

Jerseyville Festival

October 13-14, 2018

As the leaves turn to orange, yellow and red, and the air becomes crisp and clear, we know that it is time for the Jerseyville Festival.  Established in remembrance of days gone by, Shade will be transformed back into Jerseyville, on the second Saturday in October.

Veterans' Dinner

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Holiday Bazaar/Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Do you like candles, handcrafted items, jewelry and more?  Then, join us at our annual holiday bazaar! Also join us for Breakfast with Santa. Contact Tammy Foster at (740) 590-0411 for more information or to reserve your place for the next Holiday Bazaar.

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