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Free Bike Helmets Offered at Asphalt Cinema This Friday

Annual Town Meeting Set for Wednesday, June 22

Support the West Park Family YMCA by Golfing

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Is Sunday Tradition

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2016 Applicants

Other News & Events

June 15, 2016
 

Free Bike Helmets Offered at Asphalt Cinema This Friday, June 17, Starting at 6:30 p.m.

Thanks to a grant from the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 100 bike helmets will be given away this Friday at the first Asphalt Cinema of the summer. Bike Cleveland will assist with the fitting and distribution of these helmets. It's first come, first served while supplies last, starting at 6:30 p.m.
 
Children's games are provided by local merchants. In addition, there will be pork chop derby, art activities, hair chalking, balloon creatures, and more at Impett Park, 3207 West 153rd Street on Friday. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an evening that ends under the stars with Norm of the North at dusk.
 
Beverages, hot dogs, and popcorn will be available for purchase from West Denison Baseball League. The film and fun activities are FREE of charge thanks to our Asphalt Cinema sponsor, Fairview Hospital along with a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. 
 
This summer's featured films are:
  • June 17: Norm of the North
  • July 15: Inside Out
  • August 19: Zootopia
For additional details, visit our events page, here.

Annual Town Meeting Set for Wednesday, June 22



Kamm's Corners Development Corporation's 39th Annual Town Meeting will take place in the auditorium of St. Joseph Academy at 3470 Rocky River Drive on Wednesday, June 22. It is free of charge and parking is plentiful. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

On your way in, sign up for a free raffle by writing your name on a slip of paper and placing 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 such as the newly created Special Improvement District for Downtown Kamm's Corners. Councilman Marty Keane will provide news about city-related issues.

Several awards will be presented, including a Community Impact Award. Throughout the evening, names will be drawn for the always-popular, free "Spontaneous Raffle" where local merchants offer valuable giveaways.

Freshly baked cookies will be provided courtesy of K&K Portage Market. A variety of beverages will be served. KCDC is grateful to Fairview Hospital for their sponsorship of this key community event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Support the West Park YMCA by Golfing 

Join the fun at the Hickory Nut Golf Course in Columbia Station, 28601 Royalton Road, for an annual event that brings together community leaders, neighbors, and YMCA advocates to raise funds for the West Park Family YMCA Annual Support Campaign.

The $99 fee per golfer includes lunch, dinner, door prizes, and 18 holes at the event taking place on Friday, June 24. In 2015, more than $75,000 was awarded in scholarships for Y programs and memberships. Funds raised at the outing help families and individuals in our own neighborhood learn life-saving skills in the pool or may strengthen their body, spirit, and mind after battling cancer through the LiveSTRONG at the YMCA program.

For more information, email Branch Director Melissa Ramirez at mramirez@clevelandymca.org. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Register online here.

The Kamm's Corners Farmers Market: Your Summer Sunday Tradition  

Now in its 10th season, Kamm's Corners Farmers Market (KCFM) offers a weekly opportunity to purchase fresh produce, listen to live music, watch a cooking demonstration, pick up an interesting piece of art or a unique craft, and talk with your neighbors.

Check out the 25 to 30 vendors who offer goods that attract 800 to 1,000 shoppers each week to this lively Sunday venue in the municipal parking lot at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday. See the website here with links to all the special features.

Volunteers are vital members of our team who perform a wide range of duties such as assisting customers and helping out at the info tent. Make new friends and get hands-on event and nonprofit experience by volunteering your time and talents with KCFM. Details are in the flyer, here.

This Sunday, the popular, free perennial exchange takes place. Dig up your perennial plants or flowers to share or trade. It's an excellent way to enhance your garden.

On Sunday, June 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, learn how to harvest rain water for all your garden needs and pick up a rain barrel for $60 at a KCFM workshop with the assistance of West Park Young Professionals. To register, call Amy Roskilly at 216-524-6580, ext. 22. See the flyer here for details. 
  
Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2016 Applicants
 
NLDP Logo Are you a passionate, committed Clevelander dedicated to taking an active role in improving your community? Could you use help enhancing your leadership skills?  

The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP) is a free community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland.
NLDP was established in 2006 by the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation and is directed by former Cleveland mayor, Michael White.
Each year, 20 committed individuals are chosen for the program. NLDP participants and graduates are from diverse backgrounds and their interests and pursuits are similarly diverse. NLDP currently has 166 graduates who are actively working to improve life in their communities.
Click here to learn more about this 15-session program that starts on Saturday, August 27, and continues on Saturdays at Trinity Commons, 2230 Euclid Avenue.

In Other News . . . 

The West Park Young Professionals club meets on Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m. at Kamm's Cafe, 17209 Lorain Avenue. Connect with young professionals who want to make a difference in West Park. Jacob from BikeCLE will talk about the state of cycling in Cleveland and how to get involved.

On Sunday, June 19, West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, offers a Father's Day brunch and Father/Son Look-Alike contest where Facebook fans vote for their favorite duo's photo. See details here.  

Crayons and coloring books for kids are being collected at Savor the Moment, 4080 Rocky River Drive, through the end of June for children living at Laura's Home, 18120 Puritas Avenue. It's a crisis center and shelter that offers a bridge for women and children moving to a better life. See details about the local service group collecting the items and a list of what is most needed here.

Plan to participate in or watch curbside at the Kiwanis Club of West Park Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Register now as the deadline is June 20th, after which a late fee will apply. Applications with parade details are available online here

Thinking about planning a block party or already have one scheduled? Call Councilman Marty Keane's office at 216-664-4239 14 days ahead of the event for a permit to close your street to traffic.

River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, offers a free movie night just about every month. See the schedule and register for the next movie, here.

West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive, serves a community meal at 11:30 a.m. in Bartter Hall on the fourth Sunday of every month, free of charge. All are welcome.

Get ready to kick up your heels at the 34th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival, taking place July 22 through 24 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $12 per person. Parking is free. See all the details online here.

Commercial 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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