Inside This Issue

Asphalt Cinema Features Safety Fair

Warren Road Construction Update

St. Pat's Cruise-in & Ice Cream Social is on August 3

House Paint Offered to Residents at Discount

Junk in Your Trunk at Our Lady of Angels

STEP Performance Live at Riverside Park

Other News & Events

August 1, 2016
 
Asphalt Cinema Features Safety Fair
 
On Friday, August 19, a City of Cleveland Safety Fair will take place starting at 6:30 p.m. in the area adjacent to the parking lot  at Impett Park, 3207 West 153rd Street. Meet first-hand with law enforcement agency representatives. Walk through the smoke house and get up close and personal with a fire truck, motorcycle, and bomb squad truck. Pick up giveaways and information from city departments.

In addition to children's games provided by local merchants, there will be art activities. And everyone will be invited to dance and sing with the help of a DJ starting at 7:30 p.m. Draw characters from the featured film and win a prize. In addition, there will be hair chalking, balloon creatures, raffles, and BOGO cards from Chipotle (while supplies last). Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an evening that ends under the stars with the movie Zootopia at dusk.  
 
Beverages, hot dogs, and popcorn will be available for purchase from West Denison Baseball League. The film and fun activities are FREE of charge thanks to our Asphalt Cinema sponsor, Fairview Hospital along with a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. 
  
Warren Road Reconstruction Update

The Ohio Department Of Transportation has confirmed that Warren Road will remain one way north bound for the duration of the road construction project, now scheduled to be completed by October 14, possibly earlier. Construction at the McKinley exit of I-90 is nearly complete, so motorists entering West Park will soon be able to use that exit or West 140th Street.

St. Pat's Benefit Cruise-In & Ice Cream Social Returns for 3rd Time

Join the fun Wednesday evening, August 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Pat's West Park, 4427 Rocky River Drive. Walk from home or park in the lots at Rocky River Drive and Puritas Avenue of Family Dollar or Garden Grill. Permission has been granted for that evening's event, but please leave the spaces closest to the door for customers. Parking is also available at Chambers Funeral Home across from the church if no wake is taking place

Featuring Weber's premium custard and ice cream, the event offers hot dogs, hamburgers, baked sale goods, and more! Music by a DJ and door prizes add to the excitement. There is no charge for spectators. But, to show off a car, a $10 donation is needed -- any make or model. Sponsor trophies and dash plaques will be awarded. The event is presented by Ganley Ford West in cooperation with St. Pat's Holy Name Society.

This year, all proceeds will go to the St. Pat's Hunger Center, which is funded entirely by members of the church. For more information, call Jeff Quinn at 216-402-7621 or email StPatsBenefit@gmail.com. See the flyer here.

House Paint and Supplies Offered at a Discount to Ward 17 Residents

Having trouble tackling your summer projects? Let us help! KCDC is partnering with our local Sherwin Williams to offer Ward 17 residents great deals on exterior/interior paint and painting supplies! Simply telephone Julie Dahlhausen at 216-252-6559, extension 1300 or e-mail her at jullie.dahlhausen@kammscorners.com for the details. Supplies are limited, so act fast!  

Junk in Your Trunk Happens at OLA on Saturday 
 
"One person's trash may be another one's treasure," as the saying goes. Find out by visiting Junk in Your Trunk, a rummage sale from car trunks, taking place in the parking lot of Our Lady of Angels Church, 3644 Rocky River Drive, on Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is no charge to shop. To sell, the cost is $20 per car and $25 per small truck. Contact Sue at 216-941-4068 for an entry form. Leave your name, address, and phone number in your message. Spaces are going fast!  

Watch a Live Performance Offered FREE on Wednesday, August 3, at 2 p.m.    
Cleveland Public Theatre's teen STEP program performing in Cleveland city parks, Summer 2016. Photo by Steve Wagner
 
Cleveland Public Theatre's Student Theater Enrichment Program (STEP) is Cleveland's longest-running arts and job training program for urban teens. Previous performances took place locally at the West Park Family YMCA, but this year's new location is at Riverside Park Community Center, 17800 Parkmount Avenue. The performance will be moved indoors at the facility in case of rain. See a list of performance locations throughout the city and details about the production, here.  

In Other News . . .  

Families of children entering Kindergarten this year are invited to a kick-off event taking place today at Rockport Library, 4421 West 140th Street. Register for the nine, weekly 2-hour sessions at 1 to 2 p.m. or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. See details about the program here and the flyer here

CLEseats is hosting a Happy Hour on Thursday, August 4, at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue. Guests who show the free CLEseats app at the door will receive free appetizers and a complimentary drink from 6 to 9 p.m. See details here.
  
During early morning hours of July 22, a driver fleeing Parma Police crashed into the Garden Grill Restaurant at 4450 Puritas. The impact caused the car's engine to ignite, which extensively damaged both the building and the vehicle. The business owner would like to repair and reopen the restaurant and, at the time of this writing, he was working to identify the necessary financial resources to do so.

On Saturday, August 6, The Friends of Jefferson Park in conjunction with Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation invite all to Rock Around the Park, starting at noon along West 132rd and West 133rd Streets, near Lorain and Cooley Avenues. Vendor tables, food trucks, a bounce house for the kids, and more are planned. See details here.

Summer's bounty fresh from the fields can be yours when you shop Kamm's Corners Farmers Market every Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens. Visit the website here each week for fresh news about the chef demo, musical acts, and more.  

Golf for a good cause at the 10th Annual Orange Effect Foundation Golf for Autism. Registration is underway for the event taking place at Elyria Country Club on August 8. To register and learn more, click here

What makes you feel your most creative? What kinds of arts programs do you enjoy? Complete the survey here to help Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC), a 10-year-old public agency that supports art programming by non-profit organizations like ours. We receive funding from CAC for our Summer Arts & Entertainment Series

Newton D. Baker School of Arts, 3690 West 159th Street, invites the community to a Family Fun Night on Thursday, August 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, music, and more. See the flyer, here.
 
West Park Lutheran Preschool, 4260 Rocky River Drive, is now enrolling for state licensed full-day and half-day programs. See the flyer here for details. 

Register online for the 9th Annual Patrick Joyce Scholarship Fund 5K Run/1 Mile Walk and Kids Races. The fun begins and ends at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue on Saturday, August 13. See details at the registration site, here.

The 2016 West Park Olympics returns Sunday, August 14, featuring seven bars and seven events. Registration is at 11 a.m. with opening ceremonies at noon. Two-person teams are $20 per team. Get all the details here

St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, 3256 Warren Road, hosts its annual festival on the weekend of Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21. Enjoy great Romanian food, dancing, music, and more! See festival hours and details in the flyer here.   
 
Neighborhood Connections offers small grants to groups of residents in Cleveland to do projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. Grants range from $500 to $5,000. The next grant deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday August 12. Read more about the requirements here.

Neighborhood Family Practice has been serving the west side for 35 years. Their annual fundraiser takes place on Saturday, August 27, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Detroit Shoreway Health Center. The evening includes dinner, drinks, a silent auction and live entertainment by The Sunrise Jones band. See the invitation and registration details here.

The West Park Historical Society presents "Transportation Vehicles of the Western Reserve," on Tuesday, August 23, at 7 p.m. inside the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Enjoy light refreshments. See the flyer here.

Sponsors are being sought for the 15th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run, taking place on September 16. Click here for details about this event to
benefit the West Park Cleveland Police & Fire Fighters Memorial Scholarship Fund.

There's still time to plan a neighborhood block party! Call Councilman Marty Keane's office at 216-664-4239 for the application at least 14 days ahead of the event or download a permit to close your street to traffic here. Allow 10 days for processing the application.   

Retail space is available in beautiful Downtown Kamm's Corners inside the newly renovated Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. Click here for details.   
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