Inside This Issue

Heroes Run Happens September 18

Grand Opening for My Reclaimed Life

Trash & Treasures Come to West Park UCC

River's Edge Offers Self-Help Classes

Stroll & Roll Helps Mothers & Infants

Fine Forgiveness & Library Cards Offered for Kids

Other News & Events

September 15, 2016
Support the 15th Annual Heroes Run on Sunday

Runners, walkers, and volunteers may join in supporting the 15th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run on Sunday, September 18, starting at 8:30 a.m. The event begins and ends at St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive.

Although online registration has ended, walk-up registration is available on race morning for a $30 entry fee. Choose between either a 5-mile race or a 2-mile race/walk through West Park. Participants set their own pace, and everyone is a winner just by paying tribute to our heroes! Of course, prizes will be presented to the the top three finishing male and female racers in a variety of age groups and categories.

Join all who come together to raise funds for the West Park Cleveland Police and Firefighters Memorial Fund. It was established in 2002 to create a lasting memorial to honor Police Officers and Firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty while either serving the citizens of West Park or while living in the community.

To learn about the routes, race categories, prizes, and volunteer opportunities, click here

Vintage & Antique Boutique Holds Grand Opening on Tuesday, September 20

My Reclaimed Life is holding its grand opening on Tuesday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Located at 16205 Lorain Avenue, next to Yvonne's Jewelers and across the street from Dunkin' Donuts, it is a boutique offering vintage and antique goods. Owner Chelsea Jenkins also features local artists and artisans who create furniture, home décor, homemade candles, soaps, jewelry, and more.

The grand opening will feature live music, light refreshments, raffles, door prizes, and a chance to meet artisans featured in the shop. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Call 216-532-5326 for more information.

 
West Park United Church of Christ Offers a 3-Day "Trash & Treasure" Sale

West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive, is holding a three day rummage sale, starting on Thursday, September 22, inside the church hall, lower level, accessible from the back parking lot. "We have been saving our treasures for this sale since 2013," said member Lynne Rice, explaining that the sale is held only every three years. "Treasure seekers will find antiques, collectibles, jewelry, glassware, housewares, linens, holiday decorations, books, CDs, DVDs, records, furniture, pictures, toys, clothing, and more. Whatever clothing remains on Saturday will be sold at bargain prices by the bag full."

Sale hours:
  • Thursday & Friday, September 22 & 23: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 24: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
River's Edge Teaches How to Improve Your Environment and Yourself 
 
Your home and workplace are the most important environments in your life. Learn to transform your current spaces into ones that are peaceful and comfortable on Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive. The class will focus on gaining a greater understanding of how small changes in your external world can create big changes in your internal one. Click here to learn more and to register.    
 
New yoga classes are also being offered at River's Edge! Join Elizabeth Hjort on Thursdays from 7 to 8:15 p.m. for Sundown Moderate Yoga. This class will offer the perfect opportunity to unwind and reconnect with yourself at the end of the day. Click here to register. 

Stroll & Roll Benefits Mothers & Infants

Kids are encouraged to wear a favorite superhero costume or princess attire and join in the 5th annual 1-mile fun run and 5K race, taking place on Saturday, September 24, at 9:30 a.m. and at 10 a.m. Of course, adults are welcome to dress up, too, for the MetroHealth Friends of Mothers & Infants Stroll & Roll. It begins and ends at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue. The 1-mile walk is first, followed by the 5K race. In the spirit of supporting healthy young families, each event offers a stroller category.

To register for $25 online before September 22, click here. Race day registration in person is $30. Sponsorship opportunities are outlined in the downloadable brochure, here. After the 5K race, family activities and food specials will be available at West Park Station.

Libraries Offer A Card for Every Kid

Across the county, libraries are celebrating National Library Sign-Up Month throughout September with "A Card for Every Kid" campaign. In an effort to get children to use the library, two perks are being offered:
  • Parents may obtain a new library card for each child by simply visiting the library and signing up.
  • Children who already have a card, but who also have fines, will have those fines forgiven when accompanied by a parent. (Fine forgiveness is a one-time benefit.)
Parents may help the local library system learn about kids and library cards by taking a survey, here. In thanks, the library will remove $5 off any fines a participating parent may have.    

In Other News . . .  

Shop Kamm's Corners Farmers Market every Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens. Visit the website here each week for fresh news about the chef demo, musical act, art feature, and more.

Kamm's Cat Guardians holds a class tonight about how to use the Trap-Neuter-Return method to reduce the local cat population. Come to West Park Massotherapy, 4168 Rocky River Drive, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to learn more. To join, call 216-659-4434 or email KammsCatGuardians@gmail.com.

Congratulations to West Park Station, 17051 Lorain Avenue, on their tenth anniversary! This Friday, September 16, celebrate with giveaways, live music, drink and food specials, a champagne toast at midnight, and a balloon drop. 

Enjoy a buffet dinner at Backstage Bar, 17007 Lorain Avenue, this Saturday, September 17, from 6 to 10 p.m. For only $20 per person, treat yourself and the family to unlimited pizza, pasta, wings, and beverages. All this is to benefit the West Park Family YMCA's annual campaign.

Farm-to-table restaurant AMP 150, 4277 West 150th Street, will be cooking up a Fall Harvest Dinner on Friday, September 23. See the menu, here. Also, check out their new happy hour menu, here, with new happy hours from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday!

Do you want to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade and at other popular Irish events? The West Side Irish American Club Pipe Band is recruiting! Email nicki.hulec@gmail.com for all the details.
 
The West Park Young Professionals club is looking to expand its membership. Learn more and join by reading the application here.    
 
Thinking of buying a home? Third Federal offers Home Today, an educational seminar starting on October 1, which ends with $3,000 in down payment money to those who complete the requirements. See the flyer here for details.

Save the morning of Saturday, October 29, for the 3rd Annual Hermes Dead Sprint through Kamm's Corners! It's a 5K race and a "Little Monster Candy Dash" for kids. See the registration details here.

Calling all crafters and home-based business owners! Plan to participate in the West Park Community Elementary School Craft and Vendor Show, taking place on November 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school at 16210 Lorain Avenue. Email Jen Barker at ukforjen@yahoo.com or text 216-337-5095 to reserve a table.
  
Second floor office and retail 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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