|The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Returns
Freshly Restored Furniture Open House
Jig & Jog 5K Race and 1-Mile Walk
Cleveland International Film Festival
Other News & Events
The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Returns
Vendors & Artists May Apply Now
West Park's Homecoming Celebration, The Hooley on Kamms Corners™, features great food, live music, children's shows & activities, Irish dancers, pipes & drums, and more. The seventh annual event runs from noon to 8 p.m. on Lorain Avenue between Rocky River Drive and West 165th Street on Saturday, May 14.
West Park business owners are invited to participate, including new and home-based. Non-profit organizations and churches are welcome, too. This is a prime opportunity to showcase yourself directly to some 30,000 visitors at this popular community event. Freshly Restored Furniture Featured at Studio Open House This Friday
Completed applications and vendor fees must be received in our office by March 31. Details and online information are accessible on our website here.
Cleveland Bazaar, Northeast Ohio's longest-running indie hand-made event, is partnering with The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ to curate a handmade arts and crafts event inside The Hooley™-- and it will be even larger than last year's footprint. This is a juried event, and all applicants must be accepted by Cleveland Bazaar to participate. No mass-made items will be accepted. Artist applications are available here.
Country French and Shabby Chic are two styles found at Hue New Painted Furniture , 15100 Lorain Avenue. It's a studio in the small building in front of Carpet Center USA, where owner Bobbie Beach returns timeless furniture back to beauty using professional, artistic, and distinctive techniques. Each restored piece is unique in style, design, and characteristics.
See for yourself at Hue New's first monthly studio open house on Friday, March 4, from 4 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. A drawing will be held for a lovely piece of home decor. Refreshments will be served while guests browse and take advantage of a 30% discount during the open house.
Off street parking is available in the lot next door, courtesy of Ed's Auto Body. Quipped Bobbie, "Hue New that broken and tired furniture could be brought back to life with a little artistic painting and a whole lot of TLC!"
The 5th Annual Irish Jig & Jog 5K to Benefit Women's Outreach Center
On Saturday, March 19, usher in the opening weekend of televised college basketball tournaments with a 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk followed by an NCAA post race watch party at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue. All ages are welcome to register online now for the 5th Annual Irish Jig & Jog, here. Pre-registration is $20 by March 17. Then it is $25 up to 9:45 a.m. on race day.
This year's event is supporting River's Edge Women's Outreach Center, 3430 Rocky River Drive, and it is hosted by West Park Station. Details about pre-race packet pick up and awards are available at the link.
If you can't attend the race but would like to support the Women's Outreach Center, dine at West Park Station on Wednesday, March 9, and present this
to your server for a portion of your purchase to be donated to the center.
Easter-Themed Events Offer Family Fun
The West Park Early Childhood PTA
presents Breakfast with the
Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 12, for two seatings: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at
St. Mark Church,
15800 Montrose Avenue. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children (ages 12 and under). The event features raffles, crafts, and goody bags for the kids along with a photo with the Easter Bunny. Reservations are required. Click
for the form or call Suzanne at 216-970-3097.
The West Park Family YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue, invites children of all ages to jump in the pool for an aquatic Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. The event is free for members, but open to non-members for a $10 charge per family. Pre-registration is required by calling 216-941-5410.
Red Bar and Lounge,
16700 Lorain Avenue, offers lunch with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 19, for two seatings: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. For children 3 to 10 years old, lunch is $16. For ages 11 and up it is $20. The event features a lunch buffet, "Hop," the movie, Easter crafts, an Easter Bunny meet and greet, and a chance to win tickets to "Sesame Street Live" at Playhouse Square. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the
Ronald McDonald House
. Call 216-417-8234 for reservations.
Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF)
program guides will be mailed to CIFF Members the week of March 7 and will be distributed widely the week of March 14. As a Community Outreach Sponsor, KCDC will be offering a limited number of vouchers on a first come, first served basis to our followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Look there for announcements on how to try for the vouchers.
Tickets go on sale to CIFF members on Friday, March 11, and to the general public on Friday, March 18. Then, we will post a special code on our website that provides a savings of $2 per ticket purchased.
In Other News . . .
Both two-legged and four-legged kids are invited to Style Mutt Dog Boutique and Day Care, 3525 Warren Road, on Saturday, March 12, from 2 to 5 p.m. for Portraits by Martha, with the Easter Bunny. A portion of each sale will be donated to the Rescue Inn. Call 440-409-0454 for more information.
Our friends at Lakewood Alive welcome West Park residents to attend a series of free workshops on home maintenance. See the details here.
This year, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District unveiled a new way for our city's families to enroll children in the 2016-17 school year. Learn more here.
Souper Market, 16804 Lorain Avenue, is a franchise now up for sale. This popular turnkey operation features a 650-square-foot fully functional kitchen. See the flyer with details here.
The West Park Family YMCA spring program sign-up is underway. Stop by the facility at 15501 Lorain Avenue, or call 216-941-5410 for program information, including sports, aquatics, wellness programs, group exercises, and more. Membership is reasonable and pays for itself in improved health.
Westpark Community School, 16210 Lorain Avenue, will hold a spring craft/vendor show on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Local crafters and small business vendors are welcome. Email Jen Barker at email@example.com for registration details.
The West Park Historical Society presents a talk on the Cleveland Bomber Plant given by historian Bill Meixner on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. The event is free, but donations to the historical society are appreciated.
Kamm's Corners Magazine mailed last week and is available at drop-off points around town. See it online here. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be added, please e-mail us your name and complete address with zip code at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The facade renovation is complete on the Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue, making it an attractive place to locate a business. Click here for a photo and details.