2018 Events

2018 Valley Vagabond Event Schedule

All Event Times are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – finish by 3:30 PM except for the May Kent walk and the  June Wellington walk. The times for those two walks will be 9:30 to 1:30 – finish by 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 6                      Polar Bear Walk-10 am Renaissance Hotel lobby

Saturday, April 28                       Business Meeting/5K Group Walk – Start 11 a.m. at Berea Union Depot

 Saturday, May 12                       Kent event Underground Railroad walk & Kickoff to the new seasonal Kent walk start Little City Grill, 802 N. Mantua Street, Kent.

 Saturday, June 16                      Another great Underground Railroad event at Wellington at Gazebo in front of Town Hall plus Gemulitch Wanderers also sponsoring event in Spencer. Due to both events our finish time is now 4:30 p.m. Drawing for two 35TH anniversary wine glasses and bottle of wine.

Saturday, July 14                         Group Walk 10 a.m. & Lunch Chagrin Falls start Einstein Brothers

Saturday, August 4                    Downtown Bridges/Underground walk in Cleveland

Sunday, September 16                   Group Walk/Picnic Lunch Markko Vineyard 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 13                 Cuyahoga Falls Gorge Metropark walk at 1160 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls.

Saturday, November 10                 University Circle Group walk at 10 a.m. with lunch at start Dave’s Cosmic Subs

Saturday, December 1                   Holiday Party – Westside


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Holiday Party – THIS Saturday



December 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm



Hibachi and Sushi


Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio 44060


BUFFET STYLE  — Serves at 2:30pm

CHINESE BUFFET Hibachi and Sushi

Includes drinks: Coffee, Hot tea, and Soft drinks

(Club will take care of the tip.)

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Whiskey Island Metropark Walk



Location: Cleveland, Ohio                  Sponsoring Club: Valley Vagabonds

Date: October 14, 2017                      Distance: 10K/5K Walk

Sanction Number: 105077                 County: Cuyahoga

This walk qualifies for the following AVA Special Event: Take a Walk in a City Park, Food for Thought, Bridges Spanning the USA, Ice Cream Parlors, Walking America’s Ports of Call, Walking the USA A-Z.

This walk is in honor of contributions of “Fast” Eddie Filina a member since 10/84 and Tim and Suzanne McCarthy since 12/02. All have contributed over the years to the success of our club.


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Valley Vagabond Picnic @ Markko Vineyard – September 17th

Our September 17 picnic is also a great time. Richard, Carol and Ed are hosting the event. Bring your favorite dish and let Richard now if you are coming by Sept. 14 so he can order hot dogs and condiments.

Ed will be bringing his famous sloppy joes.

The event as always is at Markko Vineyards, in Conneaut with free wine tasting. Be sure to let Arnie know how much we appreciate his hospitality!!


September 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Markko Vineyard, 4500 S Ridge Rd W, Conneaut, OH 44030, USA


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Euclid Reservation Walk

This is the first time that we have done this walk. It is a beautiful walk with lots of scenery so bring the cameras. In fact, you can have your picture taken in front of the CLEVELAND sign that was placed here. I think it is at 3 other locations. The concession stands has snacks and lunch. Our start is in covered pavilion by the concession stand.  Bring a friend to this great picturesque walk. The second 5K passes the ice cream stand with great shakes and foot long hot dogs too.
There are benches for resting on the first 5K and a few on second 5K. Anyway, this is a great opportunity to enjoy a different Metropark. Also, for those who want a big meal Muldoons is not far away.
Hope to see you there bring a friend. So far weather is sunny predicted.
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Euclid Reservation Walk – August 5

The Euclid beach trail has wonderful view of the Cleveland Skylines. You can also bring your pet.  Our start is at the Marina which will have available sandwiches, salads, and drinks for your enjoyment. The marina has been nice enough to let us use their covered tables for our start and checkpoint. If you would like to volunteer for checkpoint which will also be at the Marina. Please let me know.  Remember you are turning in on Euclid Beach Villa Angela and Euclid Beach reservation. The trails are all paved and flat. Bring a friend and definitely bring your camera!!

— Deva

Euclid Reservation Walk Flyer

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Lakewood Walk – July 9th

Our group walk starts at 10 a.m. at the Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave.  I will be signing up at the back of my car so won’t disturb the library patrons.  After the walk, those interested we will eat at Winking Lizard.
So far I have heard from Beth Filina, Clare and John  Petrich, and Carolyn Yarnell on attending. Please let me know by Friday.
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