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Be Well West Park
Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, June 20
West Park Joins GardenWalk Cleveland
Asphalt Cinema Returns in June
Newton D. Baker School Fundraiser Wednesday Evening
Be Well West Park: 8-Week Wellness Challenge
You are invited to take part in a fun competition, sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital and local businesses. The goal is to educate and inform neighborhood residents on current health trends as well as provide motivation to stick with a fitness program during the summer.
This program is FREE and open to all adults. Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants, based on weekly attendance, exercise minutes, weight loss, and healthy recipes! The first prize is $200, followed by the second prize at $100 and the third prize at $50.
To register, click
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,
Annual Town Meeting Set for Tuesday, June 20 at Saint Joseph Academy -- Please Join Us
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 of charge and parking is plentiful. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. On your way in, be sure to sign up for a free raffle by placing your name 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.
Councilman Marty Keane
will provide news about city-related issues. In addition, several awards will be presented, including a Community Impact Award.
Refreshments include freshly baked cookies from K&K Portage Market, soft drinks, and bottled water.
We are grateful to the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital for their sponsorship of this key community event. We look forward to seeing you there!
West Park Residents to Show Off Their Gardens on July 8 & 9 for GardenWalk Cleveland
GardenWalk Cleveland is a free, self-guided tour of private gardens, community gardens, and home orchards in neighborhoods of Cleveland. This year, West Park is one of four communities being featured, along with Collinwood, Detroit-Shoreway, and Slavic Village. Show off your garden by applying online here. The deadline is May 30. The walk takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both July 8 and July 9. Maps will be available on the days of the event at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, accessible from their back parking lot.
Questions? Email GardenWalk Cleveland's rep and West Park resident David Horneck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asphalt Cinema Features Outdoor Family-Friendly Film, Games, Art, and Fun
Be sure to join us on the third Fridays of June, July, and August at Impett Park on West 153rd Street for our popular summer series: Asphalt Cinema. It's an evening of games and prizes that ends under the stars with a family-friendly movie.
In addition to games, art activities take place 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.
Here are the featured films:
- June 16: Sing
- July 21: Lego Batman
- August 18: The Secret Life of Pets
Newton D. Baker School of the Arts Hosts a Fundraiser on Wednesday Evening, May 17
Student art will be displayed for sale on May 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Newton D. Baker School of the Arts, 3690 West 159th Street. This award-winning school recently won a $5,000 award from the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage for their project on tolerance.
Discover what's happening in the school when you join in the fun Wednesday night! Dinner will be served from 5 to 5:45 p.m. followed by silent auctions, raffle baskets, and student performances in the auditorium. Come prepared to purchase unique art while being entertained by this talented student body.
In Other News . . .
On Thursday, May 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the West Park Branch of the Cleveland Public Library,
3805 West 157th Street, invites all to meet to share ideas on improving the branch's building, grounds, and services. See details and contact information
Hatfield's Goode Grub, 16700 Lorain Avenue, was visited by New Day Cleveland on May 14.
Watch the segment Friday morning on
Fox 8 Cleveland
Our Lady of Angels School presents Peter Pan Jr. this weekend
at Linus Hall, 3644 Rocky River Drive. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 each at the door.
WOIO Channel 19
interviewed the young actors over the weekend. The piece will air this Thursday on
The Cleveland Department of Aging presents the 28th Annual Senior Day on Wednesday, May 24, at Cleveland Public Hall, 500 Lakeside Avenue. The free event begins with an information fair at 10 a.m. and includes a program at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and entertainment. See the flyer here.
On Saturday, June 3, West Park Nutrition (formerly Blended), plans a grand opening in Kamms Plaza
The annual Earn Your Spots Jaguar 5K Race and 1-Mile Walk for Saint Joseph Academy takes place on Monday, May 29, at 9 a.m. See details and register online here.
Graduates of Saint Joseph Academy walk with roses down Rocky River Drive from the academy at 3470 Rocky River Drive south to Our Lady of Angels Church on Tuesday, May 30, starting at 6:30 p.m. Join in cheering this proud class of 2017.
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.
On June 4, the 4th annual Kyle Carestia Memorial Fundraiser benefit Pups in the Park takes place at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for a buffet dinner to benefit The Rescue Inn. It is sponsored by Style Mutt Dog Boutique & Daycare, 3525 Warren Road. Dogs are welcome on the patio, but they can't enter the restaurant.
at 3762 Rocky River Drive
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entertainment includes a bounce house, fire truck, and DJ. Discover their program of nutrition, energy, and community. Find them on Facebook,
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,
Neighborhood Family Practice
is a network of community health centers that delivers high quality, affordable care to people on the west side. They are expanding coverage of women's health services and need input. Please take the anonymous survey
, to help assess the greatest needs.
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 front desk inside the YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue.
Kamm's Corners Farmers Market offers another summer of farm fresh food beginning June 11. Pick up goods at the market every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the municipal parking lot behind Walgreens at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue. Click here for information about opening day and how to become a vendor.
The West Park Historical Society presents "Trolley Parks of Northeast Ohio," a slide show by Ralph A. Pfingsten, local historian and author. See it on Tuesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. in the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Admission is free of charge, but donations are welcome. See the flyer here.
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.
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.