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Halloween Fun Offered Nearby

Seasonal Leaf Pick-up Resumes in Designated Areas

West Park Young Professionals Hold Flag Football Tournament

Annual Holiday Craft Show Set at Our Lady of Angels Church

Other News
October 13, 2017
 
Halloween Fun Offered Nearby 
 
Take part in all kinds of Halloween fun offered locally this month. But first, get your Halloween attire together by visiting  Starship Earth, 16880 Lorain Avenue. The store is packed to the ceiling with masks, wigs, costume jewelry, and costumes. Check out their storefront window for macabre ideas. It's always a treat to see around Halloween! The shop is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 216-251-1444 for more information.   
 
With your costume ready, here is where to show it off:
 
On Thursday, October 26, from 4 to 5 p.m. the West Park Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 3805 West 157th Street, offers a Happy Halloween event for school-aged children. Costumes are welcome but not required to enjoy Halloween treats, spooky tales, crafts, and scary music -- all age appropriate for little ones.
 
Also on October 26, all are invited to the Fall Festival at John Marshall High School, 3952 West 140th Street, for family-friendly pumpkin decorating, face painting, and Halloween performances, starting at 4 p.m. A small charge of only $3 per person gains entrance to all the fun. See details in the flyer, here.    
    
Saturday afternoon, October 28, the West Park Family YMCA invites families with children of all ages to celebrate safely inside the gymnasium at 15501 Lorain Avenue, from noon to 2 p.m. The fun includes a haunted walk, cookie decorating, face painting, a photo booth, and family games. No pre-registration is needed. Come dressed in a fun or scary Halloween costume. See the event flyer with details, here.   
 
Earlier that day, join the 4th Annual Hermes Dead Sprint through Kamm's Corners! This year's event includes a chip-timed 5K race through the neighborhood and a "Little Monster Candy Dash" (not timed) for kids ages 8 and younger ($10 each). The 5K is $30 each, but $35 on race day, starting at 7:30 a.m. for the 8:30 a.m. race. Top finishers in the 5K race will receive awards. The event begins and ends at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, where a post-race party takes place. Click here for all the details.
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Also on Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Halloween Comic Fest returns to Carol & John's Comic Book Shop inside Kamms Plaza at 17462 Lorain Avenue. Kids, families, and cosplayers get to enjoy free comics, candy, and professional photography services. Anyone in costume will be invited to take age-appropriate comic books. See a list of what's being offered, here.  
 
Later that evening, West Park Station and Backstage Bar will be teaming up again for their Annual Fright Night party, featuring their popular annual costume contest with $1,200 in cash and prizes. Judging for the contest starts around 9:30 p.m. The winners will be announced at midnight.  
    
Neighborhood Trick-or-Treating takes place in Cleveland on Tuesday, October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Stay safe!   
 
City of Cleveland Reactivates Seasonal Leaf Pick-up Program in Designated Areas
 
Starting November 6 and ending December 31, residents will see Cleveland City workers and eight leaf vacuum vehicles in use during the pick-up process. See the map of designated areas, here.  
 
Signs will be posted one week prior to service. To streamline the process, residents are encouraged to rake leaves from their property onto the tree lawns -- not into the streets. To accommodate city crews, residents are asked to park off-street, during the service period. Each area will be serviced at least twice during the eight-week period, weather permitting. Leaves will be transported to the approved leaf compost site, diverting more than 2,000 tons of leaf material from the waste stream. For more information, click here.    
 
West Park Young Professionals Offer Flag Football Tournament at Gunning Rec Center
 
Who's got the best Flag Football Squad in West Park? There's one way to find out! Sign up to participate in the West Park Young Professionals Flag Football Tournament, taking place on Sunday, November 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue. The games are 40 minutes. Registration is $10 per person or $50 for a full team of six people, and online registration is easy, here. Everyone registered gets a free koozie. Be sure to join the tournament after party at P.J. McIntyre's Irish Pub, 17119 Lorain Avenue. For more information, email westparkyp@gmail.com.  
 
Annual Holiday Craft Show Set for November 18 at Our Lady of Angels Parish 
 
Plan to shop from 50 craft makers selling hand-made goods such as tie dye t-shirts, jewelry, crocheted and knitted items, afghans, kitchen linens, purses, floral decorations, wind chimes, Christmas ornaments, candles, and more. Edible offerings include bakery, jams, and jellies. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, in Linus Hall just north of Our Lady of Angels Church at 3644 Rocky River Drive. There is no charge to shop. Half-hour door prize drawings will take place, including a "split the pot." Come hungry as the kitchen will be open, featuring parish favorites: cabbage & noodles, homemade chicken soup with noodles, chili, pulled pork, and hot dogs along with a variety of beverages. Call Nikkie Legler at 216-214-3316 for more information.  
 
In Other News . . .
 
Thanks to all who made the 11th season of Kamm's Corners Farmers Market such a success! Mark your calendars now to shop one last time this year from our popular vendors! An indoor farmers market is set for Sunday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 17401 Lorain Avenue, on the ground floor.  
 
River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, offers two free Tai Chi Qigong classes on consecutive October Wednesdays. See the details, here. On Saturday, November 4, attend a day-long workshop on Creating an Ethical Lifestyle. Read all the details and register online here
   
Dollar Bank is giving a free home buying workshop on Saturday, October 28, starting at 9 a.m. at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University. Make a reservation at 1-800-345-3655 or click here.  
 
Calling all crafters and home-based business owners! West Park Community Elementary School is selling table space for a Craft and Vendor Show fundraiser on Saturday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school at 16210 Lorain Avenue. To reserve a table, email Jen Barker at barker.jennifer@constellationschools.com.     
 
The West Park Interfaith Clergy Alliance welcomes all to a service of Thanksgiving and Prayer on Wednesday, November 22, at 7 p.m. at the West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive. See details here.  
 
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