Inside This Issue

Our Farmers Market Opens on Sunday, June 11, at 10 a.m.

Be Well West Park

Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, June 20

Asphalt Cinema Returns June 16

West Park Nutrition Grand Opening on Saturday

Hub Bar & Grill -- A New Dining Option

Bike the Night on July 8

Other News
June 1, 2017
 
Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Opens on Sunday, June 11, at 10 a.m.

Grab your shopping bags to fill up on opening day of Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, now entering its 11th summer. Our favorite farmers are returning to the municipal parking lot behind Walgreens at West 168th Street and Lorain Avenue, offering their goods from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition, catch the chef demo from noted "farm-to-table" restaurant, AMP 150, serving America's modern palate at 4277 West 150th Street, inside the Airport Marriott. The market demo begins at 11:30 p.m. and includes free samples!

Each Sunday features live musical entertainment from locally famous artists. Headlining opening day is Rockport, including noted guitarist Rick Christyson, vocalist Wendy Poltorek, and bassist Steve Hudock. Rick and Wendy are West Parkers and Steve hails from Lakewood. See a list of scheduled market performers, here.

Also this summer, a healthy living feature has local experts sharing practical tips on heart health and easy dietary improvement. Free blood pressure checks will be given along with other easily done screenings right on the spot.

Talk to the farmers and learn about what they are growing. If you have children, bring them along. Even the pickiest eaters may be more apt to try something new if they see it displayed by the farmer who grew it. Click here for more about the market.

See you June 11, and every Sunday on the corner of Fresh and Fun!    


Be Well West Park: 8-Week Wellness Challenge
 
Starting on Wednesday, June 7, how about doing something to keep your blood flowing smoothly? Join "Be Well West Park" an 8-week fitness challenge offering a fun, supportive way to do regular exercise that is FREE, thanks to the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital and local businesses. Learn about current health trends and gain motivation to stick with a fitness program during the summer.

Open to all adults, the challenge offers prizes to the top three participants based on weekly attendance, exercise minutes, weight loss, and trying healthy recipes. The first prize is $200, followed by a second prize of $100, and third prize of $50.

To register, click here or call Rosemary Miles, RN, at 440-331-0618.

WHERE: Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue
TIME: Wednesdays in June and July: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
DATES: Listed on the flyer, here.

Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, June 20, Offers Neighborhood News, Refreshments, and Prizes

Our 40th Annual Town Meeting will be held in the auditorium of Saint Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive, on Tuesday, June 20. It is free to attend and parking is plentiful. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to sign up for a free raffle of goodies offered by participating local merchants and organizations. As you walk in, simply write your name on a slip of paper provided and place it in the large goblet at our table. Pick up the evening's agenda, and visit the display tables of local non-profit agencies to learn more about their programs.

The formal part of the evening starts at 7 p.m. and includes updates on neighborhood initiatives, a proclamation from City Hall, and a brief history of KCDC. We are grateful to the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital for their sponsorship of this key community event. We look forward to seeing you there! See additional details, here.

Asphalt Cinema Features Outdoor Family-Friendly Film, Games, Art, and Fun

Join us on Friday, June 16, for the first of three Asphalt Cinema events, which take place on the third Fridays of June, July, and August at Impett Park at 3180 West 153rd Street. Enjoy an evening of games and prizes that ends under the stars with a family-friendly movie.

Art activities take place, too, and everyone is entertained with the help of a DJ starting at 8 p.m. Kids draw 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.

West Park Nutrition Hops with Family Fun at Grand Opening on Saturday, June 3

"Shake, Tea, and Community" is the theme at the new West Park Nutrition, formerly Blended, in Kamms Plaza. The address is 3762 Rocky River Drive. See what's different and bring your family for the grand opening celebration this coming Saturday. Dogs are welcome, too!

The event runs from noon until 6 p.m. and includes raffle drawings, live music, great shakes, energizing teas, and healthy gelatin shots. The owners promise a day popping with fun. If you're on Facebook, visit their page here and see more in the event invitation posted there. Call 216-630-3377 for more information.

Hub Bar & Grill Opens on West 150th Street

Have you tried the newest place in town? Hub Bar & Grill opened inside the Four Points by Sheraton, 4181 West 150th Street. Tonight, check out BBQ Night, featuring free bites from their grill and a tasting of local craft brews.

Sandwiches are served with fresh hand-cut fries. Main courses include steak, ribs, fish, and "Cleveland's best sausage sampler." See the lunch and dinner menu, here. Hearty and light breakfasts are also offered. View that menu, here. Call 216-252-7700 for more information.         

Grill Hours

Monday to Saturday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Save July 8 for Bike the Night
 
The Cleveland Metroparks will be closing the Valley Parkway to automobile traffic from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Rocky River Reservation near the Mastick picnic area, site of Bike the Night. The family-friendly event begins at 5 p.m. and includes a bike rodeo, food trucks, music, face painting, and games.

Young and old alike are encouraged to decorate their bikes with lights for a car-free night ride on the Valley Parkway. Start looking online now for ideas on how to make a flashy display. Or keep it simple, but lighted, to add to the evening's spectacle. Look for additional details in our next e-newsletter.  
        

In Other News . . .  

Meet with First District Police Officers at the monthly community relations meeting tonight (6/1) at 7 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 10205 Lorain Avenue inside the cafeteria. Purchase police memorial t-shirts at $15 each or two for $25. Sizes L, XL, and XXL Click here for the image.  

Register now for the 18th Annual Colleen DeCrane Family Foundation Golf Outing and Pig Roast, taking place on Saturday, June 3, at Bob-O-Links Golf Course. Click here for all the details, including online registration.

Saint Mark Catholic School, 15724 Montrose Avenue, is holding its 15th Annual Run for the Arts on Saturday, June 4, at 8:30 a.m. See race details and register here. An art festival takes place after the race, featuring crafts to make, raffles, and performances by the students. 

Our friends at WIRE-Net asked us to share this news: LeSaint Logistics is planning some significant hiring (20+ jobs) over the coming months and wants to hire from our immediate area as much as possible. See the details, here.  
  
What do moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, and babysitters need to know about baby safety?
Find out at Healthy You, Healthy Families, on Friday, June 9, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Riverside Park Community Center. Free lunch, door prizes, and a chance to win a pack-and-play, sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. Details in the flyer, here

Wing it with the Y! On Saturday, June 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, is the place to be for all the pizza, boneless wings, and pasta you can eat, plus a variety of drinks for $25 in support of the West Park Family YMCA. Purchase tickets at the YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue.
 
Interested in marching in the Kiwanis Club of West Park's  annual Independence Day Parade? Click here for details and the parade application.  

Tower City Chorus is looking for men who love to sing! Interested in joining? Click here for the flyer.Join their fun-filled fundraiser
that includes dinner and a show on Sunday, June 25. Click here for the order form.

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.

West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive, offers a free community meal on the last Sunday of every month, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Use the entrance off the back parking lot.

Did you know that West Park United Church of Christ offers its church hall for rent? Features include a full-service kitchen, stage, and public address system. Capacity is 150 guests. Call 216-671-7228 for details.    

A paper and cardboard recycling bin is 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.     

Calling all local artists and crafters! Get set for an arts and crafts walk on Saturday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tables will be set up on the outside patios at Backstage Bar, West Park Station, and P.J. McIntyre's. To apply, simply email mc16wps@yahoo.com. 

Be sure to visit the 35th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival on July 21, 22, and 22, at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Click here for the details of all the fun!    
        
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