Inside this issue

Few Spaces Remain for The Hooley on Kamm's Corners

Spring For Hope Evening Happens on  April 12

Grand Opening Party Set for New West Park Historical Society Location

Vote for Your Favorites at Best of the West Event

KCDC Offers Film Festival Discount Code for $2 Off

Summer Baseball Registration Is Underway


Other News
April 3, 2018


Few Spaces Remain to be a Vendor at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™2018

Hurry to get your business, organization, or art in front of some 30,000 people at West Park's Homecoming, The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™. It is THE place to be on Saturday, May 12. Applications are rolling in for:  
  • Food Vendors
  • Commercial Sales Vendors
  • Arts/Crafts/Gifts Vendors
  • Family area Vendors
  • Non-profit Vendors SOLD OUT!
Live music, festival food, engaging entertainment, and family activities take place from noon until 8 p.m. on Lorain Avenue, from Rocky River Drive to West 168th Street. The event is produced by Kamm's Corners Development Corporation with presenting sponsor Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. For all the registration details and to download the vendor registration packet or to register online, click here.   
 
Spring For Hope Evening Happens on April 12   
 
Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital invites you to the 2nd Annual Spring For Hope to support the new Center for Autism on the west side. The event takes place on Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. at the Don Umerley Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River, 44116. It is dedicated to providing awareness and funding to help with the significant out-of-pocket costs for families getting early intervention therapy for a child with autism. Please click here to view a brief video of a family that received one of the therapy scholarships last year. Purchase tickets, here.

Grand Opening Party Set for New West Park Historical Society Location

The West Park Historical Society invites the community to the grand opening of their new location at 17401 Lorain Avenue, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Free food and refreshments will be available to add to the festivities. While there, note the walls lined with more than 100 historical West Park photographs at the society's new, permanent office. Check it out and meet members. Sign up to join and learn more about their mission. This ground floor location features a meeting room, which is available to rent and holds up to 60 people. See the photo of various layouts. To rent the meeting room, call Elaine Staley at 216-267-3857. If needed, leave a voice message and she will get back to you ASAP.     
   
Kamm's Corners Farmers Market and Other Local Favorites Named Finalists for Best of the West 2018

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market (KCFM) is proud to be recognized by Cleveland Magazine as a 2018 finalist for Best of the West. As a result, KCFM will have a booth at the annual Best of the West party at LaCentre Conference Banquet Facility in Westlake from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April, 12. See ticketing details and more information, here. We are pleased to be in the company of other local finalists:
Join the party on April 12! Support our neighborhood businesses and taste samples or pick up giveaways, while voting for your favorites. See all the finalists here.   
 
Cleveland International Film Festival Discount
Code Offered by KCDC
 

KCDC is proud to be an official CIFF42 EMBRACE CURIOSITY neighborhood outreach partner to help spread the word about the 2018 Cleveland International Film Festival season. Use the code KAMMSC when purchasing tickets to get $2 off the $16 per ticket price for non-CIFF members. The festival runs from April 4 through April 15.
Summer Baseball and Softball Registration Is Underway

West Denison Baseball, operators of our summer concession stand at Asphalt Cinema, is a non-profit community organization run solely by volunteers. They offer a full summer of athletic activity for children of all ages and for adults, too. They have an office at 3556 West 105th Street, but with limited hours, it is better to call first at 216-251-5790. See details about their programs for various age groups by clicking here or emailing west-denison@yahoo.com

Tri-League, Inc. is another popular option for youth baseball and softball in West Park. They have an office at 4462 West 130th Street, with hours on Wednesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The league accepts youths ages 4 to 18 for several levels as appropriate, including tee ball, coach pitch, softball, and baseball. There is an adult league for 18 and older. Registration is offered online, here.    
 
In Other News . . .

The First District Police Community Relations Board welcomes residents to their monthly meeting this Thursday, April 5, and the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Church, 10205 Lorain Avenue. Meet and talk with the officers who serve West Park.

A Summer Job JumpStart for young adults ages 14 to 20 takes place on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue. See registration details and the schedule of events at the flyer, here

St. Augustine Health Ministries will host its annual Top of the Towers Benefit Night
on Friday, April 27, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility, 25777 Detroit Road. Admission is $70 per person before April 13. See all the details, here.

Have you read the recent article in Scene Magazine published on March 13 about great places in West Park to eat and shop along with things to do? Check it out here.  

Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar, 17446 Lorain Avenue, offers an Ohio Spring Painting Party, hosted by Grass Root Designs on Thursday, April 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. Create your own work of art in the shape of the Ohio map. Order your tickets, here.

There are many important decisions for voters on the May 8 Primary Election Ballot. These include Governor, US Senate, US Congress, and more. Register now and learn how to change your address or vote by mail, here.  

The next West Park Neighbor NIght is Wednesday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive. Dinner will be provided during the meeting. If you have questions, contact Danielle.Doza@gmail.com. 
 
Need home repairs? Not sure how to select a contractor or where to begin? Contact Mary Nighswander at Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland at 216-458-4663 to discuss your needs or email mnighswander@nhscleveland.org.

The West Park Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 3805 West 157th Street offers fun and engaging activities for young and old alike. Call 216-623-2800 for more information.  


West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive, is holding a "Fabulous 50s Fund-Raising Dinner"
in support of its capital campaign on Saturday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a family-style dinner of classic meatloaf, fried chicken, scalloped potatoes, and Jello salad with apple pie a la mode for dessert for only $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. A sing-a-long of 50s pop hits follows dinner. Guests may buy tickets for a chance to win themed gift baskets throughout the night. Call the church office at 216-671-7228 for tickets. Seating is limited, so don't delay!

The next Coffee with a Cop takes place at Hatfield's Goode Grub, 16700 Lorain Avenue, on Friday, April 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital.

Join the fun at an Historic Pub Crawl through Kamm's Corners, presented by The Western Reserve Historical Society's Young Professionals, on Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. For details and to purchase tickets, click here.

The George Varouh Cretan Club, 3853 West 168th Street, is hosting a reverse raffle and dinner on Saturday, April 28, to support their scholarship fund. Only 150 tickets will be sold. Doors open at 6 p.m. The dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 for the raffle and dinner or $30 for only the raffle. Grand prize: $1,500. Call 440-238-5474 for tickets. 
    
Office space is available inside the KCDC Building at 17407 Lorain Avenue. See the small professional suite with three rooms and a kitchenette for only $595/month. Call Jackie Wohleber at 216-252-6559, ext 1000 for details.

Wondering when to put out bulk items? See the 2018 Department of Public Works Division of Waste Collection pick-up schedule here. It includes set-out guidelines of weekly recycling and waste carts, bulk items/tire disposal, and yard waste disposal.

The West Park Kiwanis Club is seeking participants for the annual Kamm's Corners Independence Day Parade, taking place on Wednesday, July 4, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Click here for the application. Before June 25, registration is $70, except local non-profits pay $35. After June 25, the registration fee is $100 for all.  
 
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