Inside This Issue

Be a Vendor at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ May 13

Join the Bunny Hop on Saturday, April 15

Hatfield's Goode Grub Hosts Art Show

Kamm's Cat Guardians Offers Help

Cleveland International Film Festival Runs Through April 9

Other News & Events

April 3, 2017
 
Few Spaces Remain to be a Vendor at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ 2017 
 
West Park's 8th Annual, The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™  kicks off at noon on Saturday, May 13, and runs until 8 p.m. on Lorain Avenue. Considered West Park's homecoming celebration, it's a day of live music, festival food, entertainment, and activities for all ages, presented by our organization: Kamm's Corners Development Corporation and presenting sponsor, Fairview Hospital. Lorain Avenue will be closed to traffic from West 165th Street to Rocky River Drive.

Do you own a business or create fine art for sale? Hurry to register! Be a part of the fun and showcase your offerings to 30,000 people from West Park and surrounding communities as a:

Food Vendor -- SOLD OUT! 
Commercial Sales Vendor 
Arts/Crafts/Gifts Vendor 
Family Area Vendor 
Non-Profit Vendor -- SOLD OUT!

For all the details, click here to download the vendor registration packet or register online here.  

Join the Bunny Hop 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk 

The YMCA of Greater Cleveland invites friends and family to participate in the "Bunny Hop," a 5k race and 2-mile walk through Kamm's Corners, on Saturday, April 15, at 8:30 a.m. The event begins and ends at the West Park Family YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue. Individual registration is $25 for either event, but on race day, it is $30. Click here to register online and read the details. Proceeds benefit the annual scholarship campaign to provide programs and services to those who otherwise couldn't afford to participate.

After the race, join the family fun that includes food, drinks, an Easter egg hunt, and more at the West Park Family YMCA, hosts of the Youth Center at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ 2017. Questions? Call 216-941-5410.

Newton D. Baker School Students Showcase Fine Art at Hatfield's Goode Grub

Students from Newton D Baker School of the Arts are showing work from their latest project beginning April 8, at Hatfield's Goode Grub, 16700 Lorain Avenue. It is part of an Artist in Residency program, sponsored by Center for Arts-Inspired Learning for grades 4 through 8. The students worked with Ryan Upp, a well respected artist. Join in celebrating their creativity and encourage their growth as artists, while enjoying a great cup of coffee or delicious meal.

A reception for the students, friends, and family begins at noon and goes until 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. Bring extra cash as the students will be selling prints of their work as well as beautiful hand-made jewelry. Listen as they share information about their school of the arts and the work they do there.  The art will remain on display throughout the month of April. Both Hatfields Good Grub and Newton D. Baker School will be at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ 2017!         

Kamm's Cat Guardians Offer Help in Reducing the Number of Stray and Feral Cats

Kitten season is upon us already. You may have noticed the howling and spraying and sometimes fighting among cats that are hanging around your yard. The best thing to do is trap them, neuter them, and put them back (Trap Neuter Return, TNR). Kamm's Cat Guardians (KCG) will help you learn to trap or assist if needed. Then the cats go to the Cleveland APL to be spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies and three contagious viruses for $10. After a 24-to-48-hour recuperation, they will go back to where they were trapped. Why? Cats are territorial. A TNR'd cat will NOT reproduce and will keep other cats from moving in. Eventually, the population will reduce over time.

Learn more about the KCG and how you can help by visiting their new website, here. Or contact them by leaving a voicemail at 216-659-4434 or by emailing KammsCatGuardians@gmail.com.
  • Donate cat food at the KCG's first cat food drive on Sunday, April 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Setta Trophy, 4335 Rocky River Drive.
  • The Cleveland APL will hold a TNR workshop on Thursday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at their facility at 1729 Willey Avenue. RSVP at AWC@clevelandapl.org.
 
 
 
 
The Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) is underway through April 9. Tickets are $14 each for members and $16 each for non-members. As a Community Outreach Sponsor, KCDC is offering a special code, KAMMSC, to receive a $2 discount for each ticket purchased. Mention the code -- 
Online: Purchase tickets at www.clevelandfilm.org (24 hrs a day).
        By Phone:
Call the Film Festival Box Office at 877-304-FILM (3456).
In-person: Visit the Film Festival Box Office in the Tower City Cinema lobby.

In Other News . . .  
 
The First District Police Community Relations meeting is on Thursday April 6, at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 10205 Lorain Avenue, at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

An Easter Egg Hunt for children up to age 12 takes place along with a Safety and Resources Fair on Saturday, April 8, from noon to 2 p.m. at Blessed Trinity Fogarty Hall, 14040 Puritas Avenue. The egg hunt starts promptly at 12:30 p.m. See the flyer, here

West Park is featured in a new online newsletter, "This Is Clev," from Destination Cleveland. Read it here.

The Kiwanis Club of West Park welcomes you to dine at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, on Tuesday, April 11, from 11 a.m . to 9 p.m. Present the flyer here, and 20% of your purchase will benefit the club.

Lenten fish fries and meatless offerings continue through April 14 in many churches and restaurants in West Park. Click here for some of the many venues to visit. 

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market is a finalist in the Cleveland Magazine Best of the West 2017 contest. Click here for details on joining the celebration on Thursday, April 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Center. Purchase your $20 ticket here.    

How about some financial help on this year's painting projects? Contact KCDC's Julie Dahlhausen at 216-252-6559, ext. 1300, for a discount voucher to Sherwin-Williams at Kamm's Corners! Discounted products include exterior and interior paint, stains, and painting supplies.

Registration online is now underway for Tri-League baseball, here. In-person registration ends on Saturday, April 15. To register in person, visit the office at 4462 West 130th Street on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 216-476-8456 or email info@trileague.org. Also, see them at The Hooley™.  

Teens interested in getting a jump start on a summer job are invited to a job fair taking place on Saturday, April 29, at Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue. Click here for registration details about that and other youth-centered programs.

For local youth-oriented programs sponsored by MyCom with the support of Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation, see a list of fun spring offerings and how to register, here.

Women 45+ are invited to join a Women's Classic Softball League, open to Cleveland and Lakewood residents. Register online here or contact Rick Wallenhorst at 216-529-4082 or email richard.wallenhorst@lakewoodcityschools.org.   
                           
Second floor office 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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