Inside this issue

Asphalt Cinema Offers Free Family Fun Tomorrow Evening,
June 15

Annual Town Meeting Set for Wednesday, June 20

Join the West Park WOW on June 27

West Park Residents to Display Their Beautiful Gardens on July 7

Apply Now to March in the Kiwanis Club of West Park Independence Day Parade

Please Take a Moment to Complete a Survey for Bike Cleveland

Other News
June 14, 2018

Asphalt Cinema Offers Free Family Fun Tomorrow Evening, June 15

Bring lawn chairs and blankets to reserve your spot on the lawn in
 
Click flyer to enlarge.
front of a giant screen for a free family-friendly movie under the stars on third Friday of June, July, and August. Moana trounced Leap in the vote that took place online a week ago Monday. For July 20, the vote takes place on Monday, July 2, between Despicable Me 3 and Finding Dory. Follow us on your favorite social media platform for instructions as we get closer to the date.

Asphalt Cinema fun begins at 6:30 p.m. while dusk falls over Impett Park, 3180 West 153rd Street. Local merchants and organizations offer games of skill and chance for children. In addition, there will be art activities, and everyone will be invited to dance and compete in games with the help of DJ Kenny G, starting at 7:30 p.m. The weather promises to be sunny! See details here 
 
Annual Town Meeting Set for Wednesday, June 20,    
at Saint Joseph Academy -- Please Join Us

Our 41st Annual Town Meeting will be held in the auditorium of Saint Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive, on Wednesday, June 20. It is free of charge and parking is plentiful. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. On your way in, be sure to sign up for a free raffle of gifts from our local merchants by placing your name in the large goblet at our table. Pick up the evening's agenda, and visit the display tables of local non-profit agencies to learn more about their programs.

The formal part of the evening starts at 7 p.m. and includes updates on neighborhood initiatives. Councilman Marty Keane will provide news about city-related issues. In addition, several awards will be presented.

Refreshments feature delicious freshly baked chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies from K&K Portage Market, soft drinks, and bottled water.

We are grateful to the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital for their sponsorship of this key community event. We look forward to seeing you there!   
 
Join the West Park WOW on June 27 
 
Have you joined the new summer program called "West Park Walk on Wednesdays" (West Park WOW)?  It happens on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month throughout the summer. The walks begin at 6:30 p.m. in front of a new location each time.

The next one is on June 27, and begins at the Kamm's Corners Development Corporation (KCDC) Office Building,17407 Lorain Avenue. Steve Lorenz, KCDC Executive Director, will lead the group to West Park Massotherapy, 4168 Rocky River Drive. Then the group will end at Working Class Brewery, 17448 Lorain Avenue, in Kamms Plaza. Round trip, this walk covers about 1.2 miles on level ground.

Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, the West Park Family YMCA, Kamm's Corners Development, and the local merchants have come together to encourage exercise while educating local residents on subjects of interest as well as introducing them to local merchants they may not have visited. Already the walks are attracting a wide range of residents interested in learning more about their neighborhood while meeting some neighbors and achieving fitness goals.

See the route and additional details, here. Join us!  
 
West Park Residents to Display Their Beautiful Gardens on July 7 
 
GardenWalk Cleveland takes place the weekend of July 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. West Park and Detroit Shoreway are featured on Saturday, July 7. On Sunday, July 8, Little Italy, North Collinwood, and Slavic Village are featured. See the map of all the participating West Park gardens, here. If you would like to be involved as a volunteer, simply call David Horneck at 216-543-4277 or email dhorneck1@gmail.com.  
 
Apply Now to March in the Kiwanis Club of West Park Independence Day Parade  
 
Fifty years ago, on July 4, 1968, a troop of Cub Scouts paraded down West Park sidewalks. The following year, they were joined by local Boy Scouts. Eventually their annual parade grew so large that help was needed. That's when the Kiwanis Club of West Park stepped in. Under the leadership of a popular Kamm's Corners merchant, Howard Schreibman, the parade moved from side streets onto the middle of Lorain Avenue. Now in its 31st year under Kiwanis leadership, the parade is bigger than ever! It takes place on Wednesday, July 4, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Click here for the parade application or call Herb Hampson with questions at 216-287-3871.  
 
Please Take a Moment to Complete a Survey for Bike Cleveland 
 
Bike Cleveland, the region's bicycle advocacy organization working for safe streets, needs your feedback! For the past six years, Bike Cleveland has made significant progress towards making our city more bicycle and walker friendly, 
  
As the organization looks forward to the next five years, they are seeking community input to help guide the advocacy, education, and programs that support Cleveland neighborhoods.
 
We know your time is valuable, but please take 10 minutes to provide your input on how Bike Cleveland should continue to work for safe streets over the next five years. Get started now, here.  
 
 

In Other News . . . 
 
What does West Park mean to you? Send your photos of streets, houses, dogs being walked, kids playing, or whatever says "West Park" to you. Your photos may be used on the KCDC website or shown at the KCDC Annual Town Meeting on June 20, or both. Show us your West Park! Email to jd.smith@kammscorners.com. Thanks!
 
Tonight, Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. join the First District/Community Relations Committee Meeting at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Church, 10205 Lorain Avenue. The group meets in the cafeteria. All are welcome. (The meeting was changed this time only to the second Thursday from the first.)
 
Working Class Brewery, 17448 Lorain Avenue (Kamms Plaza), invites their many faithful customers to celebrate their one-year anniversary! The party runs from noon to midnight, and it features entertainment and giveways all day long. Enjoy lots of great food and fresh cold beer as you congratulate them on this important milestone!    
 
Destination Yarn, 15708 Lorain Avenue, is holding an open house on Saturday, June 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. Come and see a working dye studio. Bring a project, hang out, and knit! Learn about classes and workshops, here.    
 
A free perennial exchange takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, this Sunday, June 17. Bring your perennial plants with the roots watered and protected to trade or share. Learn more about Sunday's planned market events, including a chef demo, live music, and more, here.  
 
Douglas MacArthur Girls Leadership Academy, 4401 Valleyside Road, will host a community meeting on Monday, June 25, at 6 p.m. The topic is how the new Cleveland Metropolitan School District master facilities plan cutbacks will affect both that school and Valley View Boys Leadership Academy,17200 Valleyview Avenue. See details about the cutback in a Plain Dealer article, here.      

The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a free, 16-session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland and who are determined to make a positive impact on their communities. Is this you? For more information and to view the curriculum and application, click here or call 216-776-6167.
  
Need to tackle a painting project? KCDC has partnered with our local Sherwin Williams store, 3788 Rocky River Drive in Kamms Plaza to offer a substantial discount on their paint! To receive a voucher for use in the store, simply email your name and home address to jd.smith@kammscorners.com, and it will be mailed to you.
 
West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive, offers a free hot meal on the last Sunday of every month, from 11:30 am. to 12:30 p.m. Enter from the entrance off the back parking lot. All are welcome.
 
New crayons, coloring books, and creative art materials are being collected for Laura's Home, a crisis center and shelter for women and children. The collecting is being done by The Federation, an organization of Star Trek fans dedicated to community service. Drop off items at Kamm's Corners Ice Cream Company, Puritas Nursery, or Savor the Moment. Addresses and details are in the flyer, here.   
  
 
Attention all local artists and crafters! Act now to be part of West Park's 2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Walk on Saturday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables will be set up at three venues in "Downtown Kamm's Corners." Application details, here.  
 
Be sure to visit the 36th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival, July 20 through 22, on the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Click here for festival times and admission details.     
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. 
 
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