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Independence Day Parade Kicks Off at 9:30 a.m.

September 12 Asphalt Cinema Date Added

West Park Library Branch Offerings

Romanian Festival Coming in August

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July 1, 2014 
Annual Independence Day Parade Kicks Off Friday, July 4, at 9:30 a.m.

Join the estimated 18,000 spectators lining the route for the annual The Kamm's Corners Independence Day Parade, stepping off at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 4. Organized by the Kiwanis Club of West Park for the past 24 years, the parade features community and civic groups, local celebrities, politicians, police, firefighters, and area merchants.
Participants must check in at the registration table in front of Gene's Place in Kamms Plaza for positioning, starting at 8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club volunteers help line up all units. Streets will be closed to through traffic along the 2-mile parade route, which is roughly Lorain Avenue from the plaza going east to West Park Avenue and curving west to Rocky River Drive, returning south to the plaza off the drive.  
The Parade Marshall this year is Dr. Neil Smith, President of Fairview Hospital. Singing the national anthem to open the event will be Eleni Nikolakis, a junior at John Carroll University and the daughter of Steve and Irene Nikolakis, operators of the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. 
Grab a spot along the route and bring a bag to collect candy and other goodies going out to the crowd! 

September Asphalt Cinema Is Added to Make Up for June's Rained Out Event     
For only the second time in 12 summers, Asphalt Cinema was rained out. In June, continued rain and a forecast of thunderstorms shut down the event before it started. Monsters University will now be shown at a make-up date of Friday, September 12, at Impett Park, 3207 West 153rd Street, home of Asphalt Cinema.

Local merchants and non profit organizations provide games with prizes at 6:30 p.m. Then, our "Master Fun Facilitator" is on by 7:30 p.m. to engage everyone in learning a new dance step, keeping the beat with a rhythmic instrument, singing songs, painting self-portraits or characters from the film, and staying active, while the sky darkens for the outdoor movie.

On July 18, see Despicable Me 2. Click here for further details and the entire schedule. 
Cool Offerings at the West Park Branch Keep Young and Old Engaged in Learning

Summer Reading Club 2014 is underway! It's not too late to "Get a Clue" by joining the club for exciting weekly missions to earn cool super sleuth gear! On Tuesday, July 1, it's Forensics Fun, where children explore the amazing science behind fingerprinting, reading tooth impressions, and professional handwriting analysis to earn a super sleuth ink pad. See the full book club schedule and more activities for children and teens here.

For adults wanting to improve their computer skills, the library offers an array of computer classes from basics such as learning to use a mouse, navigating in Windows, saving files, and searching the internet to more advanced programs in Microsoft Word. Call 216-623-7102 for details and to reserve a spot for these classes. The West Park Branch of the Cleveland Public Library is at 3805 West 157th Street.

Romanian Festival Coming in August

St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral hosts its 9th Annual Romanian Festival the weekend of August 15 - 17 on the cathedral grounds at 3256 Warren Road. Visitors have come to expect great food in a friendly neighborhood setting while learning more about the Romanian culture.

Romania's cuisine is a blend of several European cultures and features stuffed cabbage, a cheese souffle, mighty burgers, elephant ears, and a variety of home-baked pastries.

Romanian music fills the air throughout the weekend. Dancers keep everyone entertained. Vendors offer religious items, artifacts, and reasonably-priced art objects and jewelery.

Admission and parking are free. Click here for more information. 
In Other News...
This Sunday, savor produce at the peak of freshness and meet the people growing it! Kamm's Corners Farmers Market operates from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens. Nourish yourself by making a weekly visit your Sunday tradition!   
A capacity crowd came out for our 37th Annual Town Meeting at River's Edge last week! For a recap of the evening, including a list of award winners, click here

Planning a block party? Remember to obtain a permit to conduct a recreational activity upon a street. Applications must be received by the city 14 business days prior to the event. Click here for the page link to download the application.   
Looking for local entertainment news? Subscribe to Kamm's Livean independent, free weekly e-newsletter featuring our entertainment district. For more frequent news, follow Kamm's Live on Facebook, here.

Congratulations to the owners of Public House, 17219 Lorain Avenue, celebrating 12 years in our community. Featuring its Friday Lake Erie perch fish fry, the menu includes Irish egg rolls, pierogies, a Reuben wrap, and more! Stop by!  

Enjoy a free, self-guided tour of gardens, urban farms, vineyards, and orchards in several neighborhoods of Cleveland. GardenWalk Cleveland takes place July 12 and 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details and the guide, click here

Shandy Funday at West Park Station is Sunday, July 13, starting at 2 p.m. on the back patio at 17015 Lorain Avenue, featuring a lemon eating contest! More contests, prizes, and giveaways add to the afternoon fun!    
The 32nd Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival takes place July 18 through 22. It's a fun weekend at the Berea Fairgrounds. See all the details here
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