Inside This Issue
Safety Fair Featured at Asphalt Cinema on August 18
Cruise-in Ice Cream Social Happens Wednesday
Back-to-School Scoot Supports YMCA
Romanian Festival Kicks off Friday, August 18
Heroes Run Takes Place Sunday, September 17
Cleveland Safety Fair Followed by The Secret Life of Pets at Asphalt Cinema on Friday, August 18
Meet law enforcement agency representatives and get close up
and personal with their vehicles at a City of Cleveland Safety Fair, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the area adjacent to the parking lot at Impett Park, 3180 West 153rd Street. Pick up City of Cleveland give-aways and information under the tent.
Enjoy all the fun at the final of three Asphalt Cinema events. Until dusk, games with prizes will be offered by local merchants. In addition to the games, children will enjoy drawing or coloring characters from the featured film,
The Secret Life of Pets.
In addition, there will be balloon creatures, a bounce house, and DJ Kenny conducting interactive games.
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 activities are free of charge thanks to our Asphalt Cinema sponsor, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital
and Cleveland City Councilman Marty Keane.
Cruise-In & Ice Cream Social Happens Wednesday Evening, August 2, at St. Patrick Church
Spend a hot summer night with cool cars and ice cream! Starting at 5 p.m. and going until 9 p.m. the parking lot of
Saint Patrick Church
at 4427 Rocky River Drive will be transformed into a showcase of vintage cars. Trophies will be awarded, including a People's Choice award based on votes from the attendees. See details in the above flyer.
Join the Back to School Scoot 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk to Support the YMCA of Greater Cleveland
On Saturday, August 19, race or walk in a fun event that begins and ends at the
West Park Family YMCA
, 15501 Lorain Avenue. The start time is 9 a.m. for both the walk and the race. Registration begins at 8 a.m. (cash or check only on race day). Pre-registered racers may pick up their packets then, too. Online registration closes on Friday, August 18, at 9 a.m.
The fee is $25 for individual registrations and $80 for family registration (4 individuals in the same household). Details about registration are available online,
St. Mary Romanian Festival Set for Weekend of August 18th
Good food and lively folk music beckon all to the grounds of
Saint Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral
, 3256 Warren Road, where admission is free and so is the parking. The festivities begin on Friday, from 4:30 to 11 p.m. They continue on Saturday, from 2 to 11 p.m., and on Sunday, from noon to 10 p.m.
Try the authentic Romanian cuisine, cooked freshly on the spot. Diverse blending of traditions from the Balkans and other European neighbors results in a full menu of Romanian delicacies. These include chicken paprikash, stuffed cabbage, polenta baked with sour cream and cheese, and mititei (not hamburger, not sausage, but mighty good!). A variety of freshly baked pastries round out the menu.
Enjoy the Romanian folk music -- soulful, romantic, energetic, and exhilarating. A live orchestra will entertain all weekend long with high-stepping dancers. Click
for more information or call 216-941-5550.
16th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run Takes Place Sunday, September 17
Honor West Park's fallen police officers and firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty. Participate in the 16th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run on Sunday, September 17. Early registration is already underway for this popular 5-Mile Run, 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and the Kids Only race (for children 7 and younger). Both races start and finish at Saint Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive. Proceeds benefit the West Park Cleveland Police & Fire Fighters Memorial Scholarship Fund. Click here for details and online registration.
In Other News . . .
The farmers' stands are bursting with vegetables and fruits at Kamm's Corners Farmers Market! Visit every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the municipal parking lot behind Walgreen's. Enjoy a chef demo, live music, art, and more. Make it part of your Sunday routine.
See a live theater performance by Cleveland Public Theatre students at Riverside Park Community Center on Wednesday, August 2, at 2 p.m. Click here for more information and a list of performances around town.
Reserve a spot for West Park Station's golf outing, taking place on Sunday, August 20, at 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society. Only $50 per person includes 9 holes, contests, prizes, giveaways, and dinner. See the flyer here.
Clear your mind before the day begins! Join Karen Mulcahy on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. for moderate yoga at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive. It's the perfect way to start your day off right! Click here for details.
The 7th Annual Greek Festival takes place over Labor Day Weekend, brought to you by the George Varouh Cretan Club of Cleveland. West 168th Street from Lorain Avenue south to Albers Avenue will be the site of Greek music, food, and fun, running from Friday at 11 a.m. through 9 p.m. on Labor Day. See details in our next e-newsletter.
The West Park Young Professionals is hosting "Brews n' Bites" at Working Class Brewery, 17448 Lorain Avenue, in Kamms Plaza, on Thursday, August 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. If you are a young professional wanting to give back to the community, click here to register.
Are you a passionate, committed Clevelander dedicated to taking an active role in improving your community? The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program offers a 15-session, free training program, starting on August 26. Click here for details.
A free community meal is offered on the last Sunday of every month at the West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Neighborhood Connections offers small grants to groups
of residents in Cleveland to do projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. Grants range from $500 to $5,000. The next grant deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, August 11. Read more about the program here.
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