Inside This Issue
Shopping at the
Indoor Market Means Goodies Galore
Holiday Passport Features New Businesses
Lively Model Trains Offer Free Family Fun
Children's Voices Raised in Song at River's Edge
Pancakes with Santa Presented by the Kiwanis Club
End-of-Year Donations to KCDC Appreciated
Holiday Shopping Offered at Indoor Market
Our favorite Kamm's Corners Farmers Market vendors and select artists offer their wares to you indoors on Sunday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the Holiday Market taking place one day only inside the KCDC Building at 17401 Lorain Avenue, across from Kamms Plaza, between Citizens Bank and Steak-n-Shake. Discover the many offerings at this popular holiday market, such as mouthwatering premium fruit jams, spicy salsas, dill and sweet pickles, and a variety of cakes. Pick up unique hand-crafted gifts, too. Visit this delightful mix of vendors.
Some vendors will be outside, weather permitting. Come early for the best treasures.
The USS Challenger Toys for Tots donation box will be at the Federation Station, a non-profit coffee stand, should you want to give a new, unwrapped toy to a needy child.
for more information about the day's event, including a map of the location.
Features New Businesses
Six Kamm's Corners businesses have come up with a novel Holiday Passport to encourage people to eat, drink, and shop at their locally-owned establishments with a series of prizes and swag. Get your passport stamped each time you patronize a participating business. Passports with four or more stamps are eligible for the prize drawings. Special prizes are being offered in a Wellness Drawing for residents who walk or bike to each location and get a wellness sticker. Participants:
The brainchild of Conor Boylan owner of
5 Points Coffee & Tea
in cooperation with KCDC, the passport program aims to encourage residents to visit West Park's newest businesses. See the passport for more information or click
for the details.
Lively Model Trains Offer Free Family Fun
Visit Puritas Nursery from now through December 31, to see one of the most elaborate holiday model train displays in the region! There is no charge to enjoy the variety of locomotives traveling through miniature villages and living vegetation inside the heated greenhouse at 19201 Puritas Avenue. While there, you may select a freshly cut Christmas tree, drilled with the "stay straight" system. The shop also offers a large selection of Christmas cactus, cyclamens, mistletoe, air plants, and poinsettias as well as fresh wreaths, swags, roping, and boughs.
In addition, Santa Claus visits from 1 to 3 p.m. twice during the season: on Saturday, December 2 and 9. Santa will be happy to pose for pictures taken with your camera. For more information and photos from previous year's events, click here.
Children's Voices Brighten Spirits at Concert
River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, invites all ages to enjoy their annual Christmas Concert, where The Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus will perform. It takes place on Sunday, December 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. with a reception to follow. There will be chances to win raffle prizes. Tickets are $15 and benefit the Women's Outreach Center. Register online here or call 216-688-1111, ext. 251.
Pancakes with Santa Offered by the Kiwanis Club
Santa is on his way to enjoy a stack of all-you-can-eat pancakes
Kiwanis Club of West Park
pancake breakfast happening on Sunday, December 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
, 3853 West 168th Street. In addition to all the pancakes you can eat, breakfast includes an order of sausage, orange juice, coffee, tea, and milk. Carry-out is available. There's a 50/50 raffle, too. Tickets are only $7 each, but children 12 and younger may dine in free of charge! What a deal! Santa and face painting are included. Bring your camera! Tickets are available now at
West Park Massotherapy
and from Kiwanis members. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. The club returns 100% of all funds raised directly to the community. Support your neighborhood -- and have a good time!
We Appreciate Your Support
For more than 40 years, KCDC has been working for you and your community, helping Kamm's Corners remain one of the most desirable places to live, work, and play. We administer the Storefront Renovation program, bring new businesses to the community, produce Kamm's Corners Magazine, and conduct neighborhood events such as Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, Asphalt Cinema, and The Hooley on Kamm's Corners. Your gift dollars in any amount help to make our community even better. Mail your gift check to our address below. Such gifts are a charitable tax deduction. Thank you!
In Other News . . .
Thanks to everyone who joined us at our annual fundraiser, Wine in the Holidays, last night! Look for a recap with photos in our next e-newsletter! Your support is greatly appreciated!
Visit the annual holiday craft show at West Park Station,
17015 Lorain Avenue, tomorrow December 2.
BackStage Bar, 17007 Lorain Avenue, has joined in the fun this year, so visit both places to discover a variety of goods from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Why not make it a lunch out while you're there?
Help Boy Scout Troop 293 by purchasing a real Frazier Fir Christmas Tree from a wide selection on the grounds of Saint Mark Church, 15800 Montrose Avenue. The sale runs from Friday, December 1, through Sunday, December 3. See the hours on their Facebook event, here.
The Parent Advisory Council at John Marshall High School is holding a holiday mixer on Wednesday, December 6, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the high school library at 3952 West 140th Street. Call 216-838-6100 for more information.
Kamms Plaza offers annual horse-drawn sleigh rides on three consecutive Fridays: December 8, 15, and 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. Rides leave from the tower corner every 20 minutes. The last ride leaves at around 7:40 p.m. Bundle up! (Any ice or rain will cause the rides to stop.)
The West Park Family YMCA invites all to breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue. Advanced registration is required at $10 per adult and $6 per child. Call 216-941-5410 or click here for online registration.
Join the next West Park Neighbor Night on Wednesday, December 13, at West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive. It's a chance for neighbors to exchange resources and make connections in a positive atmosphere. Learn more at their event page on Facebook, here. If you have a question, contact Danielle.Doza@gmail.com.
Let your spirits soar at an inspiring Christmas Concert in the auditorium of Saint Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive. All are welcome on Thursday, December 14, at 7 p.m. The event is free. Call 216-251-6788 for information.
Mandarin and Spanish are being offered at Global Ambassadors Language Academy (GALA) a tuition-free language immersion school now enrolling Kindergarten through Third Grade. Learn more at an open house on Thursday, December 14, at 5 p.m. or on Saturday, December 16, at 10 a.m. Read more in this flyer.
The 2018 West Park Historical Society calendar, is now available by First Class Mail. (No online sales.) To order, call Dar McGeady at 216-476-8214 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date! Monday, January 22, is set for the Third Annual West Park Pizza Bake-Off, from 5 to 8 p.m. inside the Saint Patrick Church gym, 4427 Rocky River Drive. Pizza shops may enter by emailing email@example.com. Details will appear in our next e-newsletter.
For more extensive coverage of news and features, please read the holiday issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine online at our magazine archive page, here.
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