Inside This Issue

Uncork the Fun! Wine in the Holidays Returns  

Indoor Market Offers Goodies Galore
 
Festive Lights Brighten Kamm's Corners 
 
Small Businesses Saturday Is November 25

Volunteers Needed to Pack Food for Needy  West Park Families

Annual Craft Shows Offer Unique Gifts


Other News
November 15, 2017
 
Uncork the Fun!
A Festive Evening to Support KCDC
 
Experience the festive splendor of our 14th Annual Wine in the Holidays event at Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue. Enjoy the historical retail garden center transformed into a party place filled with sparkling lights and hundreds of poinsettias. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, dress comfortably and connect with friends while sipping a variety of wine, tasting local specialty beers, and enjoying hearty hors d' oeuvres from AMP 150.
 
Pleasures of the palate bloom fully "under glass" at our only fundraiser of the year. A variety of delights include holiday music with DJ Clint Holley and a medley of songs by Saint Joseph Academy's "Academy Choral."  
 
Bring your friends and make new ones while supporting your neighborhood. Reservations are $55 per person. Learn more and make a reservation by clicking on the ticket.  
 
 
 
Indoor Market Offers Goodies Galore!    
 
Local artisans join our favorite farmers market vendors to offer 2,000 square feet of holiday cheer on Sunday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's the Kamm's Corners 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. Plan to discover the many offerings at this popular holiday market, such as:
  • 17 vendors from Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, offering honey, fall produce, bread, Gaelic Imports, sweets, cheese, oils and vinegars, and other items perfect for a holiday gift basket.
  • Handmade gifts such as jewelry, candles, pillows, stationary, and holiday decor.
  • Holiday music supplied by local musicians.

Some vendors will be outside, weather permitting. Come early for the best treasures. Click here for more information.  

 
Festive Lights Return to Kamm's Corners  
 
Downtown Kamm's Corners is brightening up with an attractive combination of white tree lights and festive red banners for 20 light poles, ushering in the holiday shopping season. The tree lights are LEDs, which use little electricity and last for many years. They will remain in place throughout the holiday season. Look for the lights to come on just prior to Thanksgiving. They are brought to us by the property owners who support the Kamm's Area Special Improvement District.  
 
Give Special Support to Our Small Businesses on Saturday, November 25 
 
Remember to support our local businesses all year long, but especially during the holiday season. They return a great deal to our community simply through city taxes, employer wages, and contributions to local non-profit organizations. Also, the unique character of our community is defined in large part by our businesses. They play a big role in our overall satisfaction and the value of our homes and properties. We want our local businesses to thrive! Click here for a list of our retail merchants and some of their products. 
    
Volunteers Needed to Pack and Deliver Food Baskets for West Park Families
 
Saint Patrick Catholic Church expects to feed more than 300 families through their Hunger Center operation this year for Thanksgiving. Each family will receive a bag filled with instant potatoes, gravy mix, sweet potatoes, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, muffin mix, stuffing mix, pie crust mix, pumpkin pie filling, condensed milk, a certificate for a half-gallon of milk, and a certificate for a turkey.  
 
Volunteers are needed! Young, old, singles, families--all are invited to Thorpe Hall, 4427 Rocky River Drive, on Saturday, November 18, to pack and deliver the Thanksgiving bags. Work begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and donuts to start the day. Monetary donations are also welcome. Simply show up to help others in need. For more information, call the rectory at 216-251-1200.  
 
Annual Craft Shows Offers Handmade Gifts
 
Get a chunk of your Christmas shopping out of the way with fun and ease by shopping the annual holiday craft show at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue on Saturday, December 2. Discover a variety of goods from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. And, sit down to enjoy lunch while you're at it. BackStage Bar has joined in the fun this year, too.  
 
This coming weekend . . .
 
A Fair Trade Festival happens over a period of two days at Saint Mark Church inside their social hall at 15724 Montrose Avenue. Shop on Saturday, November 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, November 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
 
Also on Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. shop at Linus Hall just north of Our Lady of Angels Church at 3644 Rocky River Drive. More than 50 craft makers will be selling hand-made goods and edible offerings include bakery, jams, and jellies. There is no charge to shop. Half-hour door prize drawings will take place, including a "split the pot." Come hungry as the kitchen will be open, featuring parish favorites: cabbage and noodles, homemade chicken soup with noodles, chili, pulled pork, and hot dogs along with a variety of beverages.
 
Thursday, November 30, 5 to 8 p.m.  
 
Shop for gifts that help people and help the planet at the Second Annual Saint Joseph Academy (SJA) Christmas Fair Trade Boutique in the auditorium at 3470 Rocky River Drive. Browse various items from more than 20 vendors, including artwork by SJA students and teachers, One World Shop, Threads of Hope, Noonday, and Sweet Designs. Find jewelry, soaps, lotions, prints, cards, coffee, tea, candles, handbags, scarves, fruit leathers, knitted apparel, and chocolates.  
In Other News . . .
 
The West Park Interfaith Clergy Alliance welcomes all to a service of Thanksgiving and Prayer on Wednesday, November 22, at 7 p.m. at the West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive. See details here.    
 
On Tuesday, November 28, at 7 p.m. the West Park Historical Society presents Early Brewers of Cleveland, Ohio, by historian Rebecca McFarland, Come to The Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Free to the community. Donations appreciated.   
 
Holiday model trains return to Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue and run daily from November 25 through December 31. While there, you may purchase fresh wreaths, swags, roping, boughs, poinsettias, or a tree with the stay-straight system. Santa visits from 1 to 3 p.m. twice during the season: Saturday, December 2 and 9. Bring your camera!   
 
River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, invites all for 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 and 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.    
 
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, December 1 through 3.     
 
The West Park Family YMCA offers 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.
 
Worried about stray cats in the cold weather? Let the Kamm's Cat Guardians help. Learn what steps may be taken to reduce the local wild cat population. Call 216-659-4434 or email KammsCatGuardians@gmail.com. 
 
Delivery begins next week of the holiday issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine. Can't wait? Read it online at our magazine archive page, here.  
 
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