Inside This Issue
Night Ride on Valley Parkway Saturday
Visit West Park Gardens This Weekend
Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Happens Sunday
Arts & Crafts Walk Takes Place July 15
Lego Batman Featured at Asphalt Cinema July 21
Christmas in July Brings Santa and Tropical Fun to Kamms Plaza
Night Ride on Valley Parkway This Saturday!
will be closing Valley Parkway to automobile traffic in the Rocky River Reservation near the Mastick picnic area at the bottom of Puritas hill, site of Bike the Night. The family-friendly event begins at 5 p.m. and includes a bike rodeo, Dante's pizza & Weber's ice cream for purchase, music, face painting, and games.
Young and old alike are encouraged to decorate their bikes with lights for a car-free night ride on Valley Parkway. Make a flashy display or keep it simple, but lighted, to add to the evening's glittering spectacle.
Visit West Park Gardens in GardenWalk Cleveland
This weekend, don your comfortable shoes and tour outstanding
gardens in West Park and three other neighborhoods through
, a free-self-guided tour of private gardens, community gardens, and home orchards in the following neighborhoods:
- Detroit Shoreway
- North Collinwood
- Slavic Village
- West Park
West Park Station
, 17015 Lorain Avenue, will be West Park's neighborhood headquarters. On their back patio you will receive a complete GardenWalk guide. Or, you may download and print one just for West Park
Support GardenWalk Cleveland by entering this year's raffle. Buy tickets to win a wheelbarrow-load of gardening supplies. Tickets will be available at each neighborhood headquarters. Winners will be notified within a week of the walk.
Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Named "Best of the West" Is Open Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Grab your shopping bags and head to Kamm's Corners Farmers Market to purchase the freshest local produce available! Discover why folks voted our market "Best of the West" this year. See details, here. Expect meats, eggs, bakery, cheese, honey, jellies, jams, flowers, art, Gaelic specialties, and the smiling faces of our vendors bringing you the best produce from local fields.
In addition, catch the chef demo at 11:30 a.m. from West side German restaurant, Der Braumeister. Enjoy lively high-stepping bluegrass/pop/rock harmonies by Brand New Hat, a West Park favorite.
Check out the mixed media fine art of Shawn Petite: Create, Inspire, and Love. Maria Leng returns with her unique gemstone jewelry, handprinted shirts, and garden art. Michelle Romary Apparel presents lovely scarves and small cloth products to market shoppers. (Michelle is also a talented vocalist and musician who will be performing with her trio at the July 23 market.
Neighborhood Family Practice will be offering advice about health care services and healthy eating tips. Click here to check out the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market news page for more market information. See you Sunday on the corner of fresh and fun!
Shop from Local Artists and Crafters!
On Saturday, July 15, find just the right purchase to enhance your home or office. Pick up something unique from participating local artists and crafters from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tables will be set up inside and on outside patios at Backstage Bar, West Park Station, and P.J. McIntyre's. Enjoy lunch at one the the establishments along the way. Make an afternoon of it!
Asphalt Cinema Features Outdoor Family-Friendly Film, Games, Art, and Fun
Take the family out for an evening of free fun on Friday, July 21. It's
the second of three Asphalt Cinema events, which occur on the third Fridays of June, July, and August at Impett Park, 3180 West 153rd Street. Enjoy an evening of games and prizes starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by a family-friendly movie. In July, see Lego Batman under the stars. For the flyer, click here.
Art activities take place, too, and everyone is entertained with the help of a DJ. Kids draw or color characters from the featured film and win a prize! The artistic portion of Asphalt Cinema is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
Hot dogs, cold beverages, and fresh popcorn will be available for purchase from West Denison Baseball League. The movie and the fun activities are free of charge thanks to our Asphalt Cinema sponsor, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital and Councilman Marty Keane.
Christmas in July Brings Santa and Tropical Fun to Kamms Plaza
On Friday, July 28, gather at the plaza parking lot for a new event that replaces Winter Wonderland, which ended after a 20-year run. Christmas in July features musical entertainment, children's crafts, raffles, and a visit from Santa!
In Other News . . .
Enjoy the Stinchcomb Memorial Free Concert Series, l
ocated off Hogsback Lane in Rocky River Reservation, between Valley Parkway and Riverside Drive. The free concerts are on Wednesday July 12, 19, and 26 from 6 to 8 pm. Concerts will be cancelled in the event of rain showers.
Saint Pat's Parish Picnic takes place on
Sunday, July 16, starting at noon at 4427 Rocky River Drive. It's a Luau-themed celebration of 179 Years of service in West Park.
A "Tailgate Treasure Hunt" takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, at Our Lady of Angels Parish, 3644 Rocky River Drive. A $20 fee gets vendors two parking spaces with room for up to a 10-foot-square tent or canopy, plus coffee and donuts. For an application, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 10th Annual Patrick Joyce Scholarship Fund 5K Run/1 Mile Walk happens on Saturday, July 29, starting at 8:30 a.m. at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue. The event benefits a Scholarship Fund and Long QT Syndrome advocacy and research. Click here to register.
Thinking about planning a block party or already have one scheduled? Call Councilman Marty Keane's office at 216-664-4239
14 days ahead of the event for a permit to close your street to traffic.
Are you a passionate, committed Clevelander dedicated to taking an active role in improving your community? The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program offers a 15-session, free training program, starting on August 26. Click here for details.
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 11. Read more about the program here.
Recycle paper and cardboard at the bin now available behind the KCDC building at 17407 Lorain Avenue next to Steak N Shake in the parking lot. All are welcome to use it.