Dear Resident,

This month, I am looking forward to the State of the City address, which is hosted annually by the Shaker Heights Chapter of the League of Women Voters. I hope you will join me on Tuesday, March 19, from 7-8:30 pm at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building (3450 Lee Rd.).

This event, which is open to the public, offers an opportunity to share an update on the City and talk about some of our goals for 2019. Equally important, it provides a chance for me to listen to you, answer questions and engage in a conversation about the City and our future. I enjoy these events because I learn so much from residents and always leave with good ideas and important things to consider.

I hope to see you there.


David E. Weiss
City News
Memorial Day Ceremony:
Veterans or Active Duty Personnel Needed for Honor Guard
The Recreation Department is seeking veterans or active duty personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces to assist in the City's Honor Guard for the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade on Monday, May 27. The ceremony begins at 9 am on the front lawn of City Hall, followed by the 2-mile parade to the Van Aken District. If you are interested, please call 216-491-2595 for details.
Indoor Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays, March 2-30
9 am-12 pm
The North Union Farmers Market will move its Indoor Winter Farmers Market from Shaker Square to the Van Aken District Market Hall (3441 Tuttle Rd.) effective March 2. The location change is a result of the Coral Company, owner of Shaker Square, having leased the space formerly occupied by the Winter Market. The Saturday market returns to Shaker Square in April for its outdoor season.
Shaker Rocks Pre-Opening Tour
Sunday, March 3
1-4 pm
Drop in to check out the Shaker Rocks climbing gym on the corner of Warrensville Center and Farnsleigh roads in the Van Aken District. The new facility boasts 14,000 square feet of climbing, including top ropes, lead climbing, and bouldering, we well as yoga, a gear shop, and lots more.
Free Senior Financial Education Workshop
Tuesdays, March 12-April 23
11 am-12 pm
The City has partnered with ESOP Cleveland to offer a free seven-session workshop designed to help older adults take charge of their finances. ESOP is a subsidiary of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. The sessions are as follows:

  • March 12: Recognizing & Avoiding Elder Financial Exploitation
  • March 19: Estate Planning & Preparing for the Future
  • March 26: Goal Setting & Budgeting
  • April 2: Taking Control of Credit & Debt
  • April 9: Building Savings & Understanding Financial Products
  • April 16: Tying It All Together: Action Plan
  • April 23: Financial Health & Wellness Resources

All sessions take place at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building (3450 Lee Rd.). Sign up at the Community Building or RSVP to Rachel at 216-373-1769 or
Forum: State of the City of Shaker Heights
Tuesday, March 19
7-8:30 pm
League of Women Voters logo
The Shaker Heights Chapter of the League of Women Voters presents the annual State of the City address and Q&A session with Mayor David Weiss. Location: Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building (3450 Lee Rd.).
Bringing Nature Home:
A Series of Free Talks about Ecological Gardening
Thursdays, March 21, April 4 and 11 & Monday, April 22
7-8:30 pm
Doan Brook Watershed logo
The Doan Brook Watershed Partnership, together with Friends of Lower Lake, presents a series of talks designed to help you go native in your landscaping. Attendees will learn what natives to plant (and where), how to deal with invasive plants, how to encourage pollinators, and more.
Conversations in Courage: The Visit
Sunday, March 24
2 pm—Director's Reception
3 pm—Documentary Screening and Q&A Session
The Shaker Arts Council presents the premiere of the documentary film, Conversations in Courage: The Visit. Directed by Marquette Williams, the film depicts the events surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1965 visit to Shaker Heights.

Location: Tri-C East
Simon and Rose Mandel Theatre
4250 Richmond Rd.

Tickets for the Director's Reception are $35. Tickets for the screening and Q&A are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for adults.
Cuyahoga County: Resident Perception Phone Survey
March 25-28
Cuyahoga County will be conducting a Resident Perception Survey from March 25-28 to gather feedback about County services. The telephone survey takes 15 minutes and participants will be eligible to win a Target gift card. Responses will be anonymous. Residents are encouraged to participate in the survey, if they receive a call, as it will help the County prioritize resources, including here in Shaker Heights.
From the Schools 
Each issue of this ENews highlights an important school-related topic. To stay informed about all the school news and events, sign up for the District's monthly ENews.

SELF Registration is Open
Summer Exploration Learning and Fun (SELF) provides an array of summer program options for all students in the District. Programs will focus on the arts, STEM, global languages, skill, career and personal development. All programs include a focus on the Literacy and Math standards. View details and register online .
District-wide Kindergarten Kickoff is April 27
Families with incoming kindergartners for fall 2019 are invited to the Shaker Heights Schools District-wide Kindergarten Kickoff on April 27 from 1-3 pm, at Onaway Elementary School, 3115 Woodbury Rd. Please fill out a registration form to attend .

Last Chance! A Night for the Red & White
Thursday, February 28 at midnight is the deadline to purchase tickets to A Night for the Red & White , the annual gala supporting the Shaker Schools. The event takes place Saturday, March 2 at 7 pm at the Cleveland Hilton Downtown, and features dinner, dancing, a silent auction and student performances. In addition, anyone may purchase raffle tickets for a New York getaway, or bid on silent auction items online. For event tickets, raffle tickets and silent auction details, visit
Save the Date
Computer Roundup
Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7 & 13-14
8 am-4 pm
Recycle CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, cables, software, tablets, cell phones, and cell-phone accessories. Location: Service Center at 15600 Chagrin Blvd.
Community Shredding
Saturday, April 27
9 am-1 pm
Residents may bring up to three bankers boxes of paper for shredding. No need to remove staples or other binding devices. Driver's license and proof of residency (e.g. current utility bill) required. Location: Service Center at 15600 Chagrin Blvd.
Read Shaker Life Anywhere, Anytime
Shaker Life is available online. Visit to catch up on all things Shaker, including news and features on the City's residents, schools, and the stories behind some of our great homes — all from the pages of Shaker Life . You can also browse an archive of Shaker Life issues from the past 14 years. The winter 2019 issue is pictured here.
Recycling in Shaker Heights
Recycling guidelines have changed for ALL of Cuyahoga County, including Shaker Heights. Now ONLY five core items belong in your recycling bucket: metal & aluminum cans, cartons, glass bottles & jars, paper/boxes and plastic bottles & jugs. Rinse and replace the caps and place loose in your recycling bucket. Please, don't bag your recyclables!

Learn more about the ins and outs of recycling in our community at Cuyahoga Recycles .
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