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Halloween Fun in West Park for
  • Adults
  • Kids
  • Dogs
A Halloween Ghost Story

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October 15, 2014 
Falling temperatures bring gusty winds, changing leaves, and Halloween fun to West Park.

For Adults... 

On Saturday, November 1, run for your life in your best Halloween costume for the 1-mile Zombie Run, starting behind West Park Station at 6 p.m. to benefit West Park charities.
Click image for registration site with details.

The post race Passport to Hell Survival Party starts right afterwards at the following neighborhood venues:

Backstage Bar
Paddy Rock
P.J. McIntyre's
Red Lantern
Si Senor
West Park Station

Pre-register for $35 online until 9 p.m. on October 31, or $40 in person on race day. The first 500 racers get T-shirt, bib tag, commemorative cup, Halloween beads, prize drawings, food and drink specials, and more! Click here for event timeline and packet pick-up details. Register online here

Other Adult  Halloween Fun

West Park Station holds its annual Halloween costume contest with Backstage Bar on Friday, October 31. See the flyer here or call 216-287-3203 for more information.

Can't wait to dress up? Get a jump on costume fun at P.J. McIntyre's Halloween Bash at 9 p.m. on October 25. Enjoy the Bruce Springsteen cover band, Stone Pony. Cash prizes for best costume. See the flyer here.   

Remember to visit Starship Earth, 16880 Lorain Avenue, for all your Halloween costumes, make-up, and scary needs.

The place is packed to the ceiling with masks, wigs, costume jewelry, and more. Call 216-251-1444 for more information.    

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Halloween For Kids...

Registration is underway now for a Halloween party at the West Park Family YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue, taking place on Friday, October 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is only $5 per family. Activities include:  
  • Fun games for all ages
  • Crafts and photos
  • Scary story time
  • Family dance party with a Halloween twist
  • Halloween treats for all kids
Currently, the Y is accepting donations for candy and decorations. Last year, 300 participated! Register NOW or donate by calling 216-941-5410.

Celebrate Halloween on Saturday, October 25, at Carol & John's Comic Book Shop, inside Kamms Plaza. There will be treats and lots of free comic books for kids who show up in costume that day. In addition, learn about their anti-bullying campaign going on all month long at the store. Click here for a list of seven special anti-bullying stickers available with the purchase of any graphic novel this month.  

The West Park Branch of the Cleveland Public Library offers a Halloween celebration for children filled with spooky tales and yummy treats on Thursday, October 30, starting at 4 p.m. The branch is at 3805 West 157th Street. Call 216-623-7102 for more information. Click here for the flyer of branch events scheduled for October and November.

Halloween For Pets...

A spooky pup Halloween bash takes place at Style Mutt Dog Boutique & Daycare, 3525 Warren Road, on Sunday, October 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. "Eat, drink, and be scary," says owner Pam Alerine. "Dress yourself and your pup for our monster of a paw-ty."

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
  • Scariest
  • Funniest
  • Most Original
  • Best Human-Dog Duo
There will be games for the dogs to play. Need doggie costume ideas? Visit the online store here or stop in now to see the assortment of costumes available. Call 440-409-0454.

A Halloween Ghost Story

For a limited time, West Park history buffs Charles Chaney and Gary Swilik have posted an article at A History of the West Park Neighborhood, a website separate from the official website of the West Park Historical Society. Unlike anything they've ever posted before, it's an eye-witness account of a decidedly unnatural incident which supposedly happened one October night in West Park over a century ago.

Said Gary Swilik, "We can't vouch for its historical accuracy. Our readers can arrive at their own conclusions." So, in the spirit of the Halloween Season, click here to go to their website, and read Night Feeder: A West Park Ghost Story.

In Other News...
West Park teens are invited to get skills to become job ready by joining the West Park Teen Job Club, open to teens in grades 8 through 12. The first meeting is Wednesday, October 22. See details in the flyer, here.

St. Mel Parish, 14436 Triskett Road, presents The West Shore Chorale on Sunday, October 26, at 5 p.m.
All are welcome to attend this free concert of hymns, folk songs, and spirituals taking place inside the church. See the flyer, here.

Questions about recycling will be answered by an expert at St. Mark Parish in the Social Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28.
Information will pertain to recycling programs for both Cleveland and Lakewood. Bring your questions and package samples for clarification: trash or recycling bin? 

Ohio's early voting hours were changed last week by a decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court. For a newly revised voter guide, click here.
For more information, visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website or call 216-443-VOTE (8683).

A group of students from Newton D. Baker School of Arts, 3690 West 159th Street, visited the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage recently. Click here for photos of the visit.

Congratulations to St. Joseph Academy, celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year. Click here for photos from the kick-off event, which was held October 12. Look for additional anniversary celebrations being held throughout the year.         
Several West Parkers have created quilts, totes, purses, and more for a show at the Don Umerley Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Boulevard. Shop 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.

West Park Constellation School, 16210 Lorain Avenue, is holding a fundraiser on Saturday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gym. The $1 admission includes two tickets to the Chinese raffle. Vendors are offering a variety of goods for holiday gift giving. A bake sale will also take place. All proceeds benefit the school. Click here for the flyer.    


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 host 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. (No birthday gifts, please.)     


Save the Date! The weekend of Saturday and Sunday, November 15 and 16 is the Annual Fair Trade Festival at St. Mark Parish, 15800 Montrose Avenue. "Shop with a conscience!" Details are in the flyer, here.  

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