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Be Well, West Park! Join 8-Week Program

Fall Perennial Exchange at Sunday's Farmers Market

Walk to Benefit Mothers and Infants on Saturday

Fall Fun Features Clambake & Halloween Costume Contest

Other News & Events

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October 1, 2014 
Be Well, West Park! Join an Eight-Week Adult Wellness Challenge That Starts October 1

You are invited to take part in a fun competition, which is sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic and local businesses. The goal is to learn current health trends and become motivated to stick with a fitness program before and after the holiday rush! Weekly programming will include a Walk and Talk with a Health Professional, where specialists from the Cleveland Clinic will give updates on their fields of expertise, and then answer questions on a walk outside in West Park during October.

Schedule: Wednesday, October 1, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
at the West Park YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue
This is a starting assessment of total cholesterol, blood sugar, BMI, weight, and BP. Participants have FREE admission to the Y during these hours, with free exercise classes offered. Flu shots will be available by Walgreens staff.

Thursday Walk and Talk Sessions, 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 2, through Thursday, November 20, at the West Park YMCA
Final Assessment
Saturday, November 22, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the West Park YMCA for final health numbers

Cost: $10 per participant to benefit programs at the YMCA

For additional features, including opportunities to win prizes, see the flyer here. Register online here

Fall Perennial Exchange Takes Place at Kamm's Corners Farmers Market on Sunday, October 5

Here is a free and easy way to add to your collection of perennials. Simply bring your plants this Sunday to Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, in the municipal parking lot next to Walgreens at West 168th Street off Lorain Avenue. The exchange starts at 10 a.m. Come early for the best selection. 

Please put your plants in bags or pots and label them. A tarp will be provided on which the trades will take place. It helps move things along to make a list of the plants you have and the plants you would like to take home. 

Plan to shop at the market and enjoy the other attractions such as live music by Cats on Holiday, a chef demo by at 11:30 a.m. by Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar, knife sharpening by L&L Knife Sharpening, creations by Flying Monkey Tye Dye, and Accessories from Evie's Bowtique.

The final outdoor market of the season is Sunday, October 12. Click here for what is planned that day. If you miss
OUR market, you miss a lot! 

Walk on Sunday to Benefit Mothers and Infants

The 2014 Annual Stroll & Roll 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk takes place on Saturday, October 4, at 9:30 a.m. to benefit MetroHealth Friends of Mothers and Infants

The event starts and ends at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue. Click here for the online registration form and links to more information.  

Fall Fun Features Clambake and Halloween Costume Contest

Summer is over, but there's fall fun ahead. For example, West Park Station is one of several local venues offering good times as the weather cools down. 

Buy tickets now for their annual clambake, taking place Friday, October 10, starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are $29.95 and include the traditional fixing. 

See the flyer for details about the clambake and the annual Halloween costume contest with Backstage Bar, 17007 Lorain Avenue. Call 216-287-3203 for more information. 

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In Other News...

We need your input and feedback on a new initiative to create a master plan to guide future development, investment, and improvements to Rocky River Drive from Lorain Avenue to Brookpark Road. Click here for details about a community meeting set for Thursday, October 9, at 6 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4427 Rocky River Drive in Thorpe Hall Cafeteria. 

Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue, is hosting a harvest cookout for the Tour of Good Cheer on Monday, October 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cats on Holiday will perform. Enjoy dogs, brats, beer, wine, soft drinks, and more. Suggested donation: $15. Click here for the flyer. 

Come learn about Cleveland's new international language immersion school. Global Ambassadors Language Academy & Preschool is hosting a community information meeting on Thursday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mel Church, 14436 Triskett Road. Find out more about this tuition-free, public, K through 8 charter school. RSVP here  

Ballot applications will be automatically mailed to registered voters by the Ohio Secretary of State for the November 4 General Election. Ballot applications are also available on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website, at local public libraries, or by calling 216-443-VOTE (8683). For other election dates and deadlines, click here.  

River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, continues to offer exciting and informative classes. Check the upcoming offerings in their latest e-newsletter, here.
Have you visited the new website for the West Park Historical Society? Browse their publication titles, become a member, read their newsletters, and more, here

Join the fun at the Jefferson Park Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Events include pumpkin painting, a pet costume parade, and scavenger hunt. The park is at 13200 Lorain Avenue. See details here.  


Northeast Care Center is recruiting for all shifts, full and part time, at multiple nearby locations. On-site interviews will be conducted on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cleveland Airport Marriott. Click here for the details.  

Several West Parkers are creating quilts, totes, purses, and more for a show at the Don Umerley Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Boulevard. Hours are Saturday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Contact Kim DeMarco at 216-941-9178 for more information. 


The West Shore Rotary Club, serving the communities of West Park, Fairview Park, and North Olmsted, is holding its main fundraiser on Saturday, November 8. It's a reverse raffle dinner at the West Side Irish American Club, 8559 Jennings Road, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. and includes a full buffet dinner and open bar. See details on the reservation form, here.    


The Rescue Inn was hit with some huge medical bills recently. To help pay them, the Kyle Carestia Memorial Fund will be hosting a fundraiser at The Third Place Tavern, 3314 Warren Road in Warren Village on Saturday, November 8, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This will also be a little birthday celebration for Pam Alerine, the owner of Style Mutt Dog Boutique & Daycare, 3525 Warren Road.     


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