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AMP Fest Offers Food, Music, & Fun June 2

Annual Town Meeting Set for June 22

Free Bike Helmets Offered at Asphalt Cinema June 17

Donate Blood Locally on June 10

June 24 Golf Outing To Raise Funds for West Park Family YMCA

Other News & Events

June 1, 2016
Join AMP Fest at the Marriott Courtyard

Returning for its third year, AMP Fest is an infusion of local cuisine, spirits, and music to benefit The Friends of the Cleveland Public Library. Join the fun on Thursday, June 2, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at AMP 150, 4277 West 150th Street, in the Cleveland Marriott Hotel.

Click here to purchase tickets, which are $50 each for an evening of local spirits, fresh cuisine, and lively music by The Westies.

Also supporting the cause are The Brew Kettle, Cleveland Whiskey, Ferrante Winery, Great Lakes Brewing Company, and Griffin Cider Works.  
Annual Town Meeting Set for Wednesday, June 22

Kamm's Corners Development Corporation's 39th Annual Town
Meeting will be held in the auditorium of St. Joseph Academy at 3470 Rocky River Drive on Wednesday, June 22. It is free of charge and parking is plentiful. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. On your way in, be sure to sign up for a free raffle by placing your name in the large goblet at our table. Pick up the evening's agenda, and visit the display tables of local non-profit agencies to learn more about their programs. The formal part of the evening starts at 7 p.m. and includes updates on neighborhood initiatives such as the newly created Special Improvement District for Downtown Kamm's Corners. Councilman Marty Keane will provide news about city-related issues.

Several awards will be presented, including a Community Impact Award. Throughout the evening, names will be drawn for the always-popular, free "Spontaneous Raffle" where local merchants offer valuable giveaways.

A short reception will follow on the scenic "Scholars Porch," an outdoor, rooftop area overlooking the Cleveland Metroparks. Freshly baked cookies from K&K Portage Market are always a hit. A variety of beverages will be served. KCDC is grateful to Fairview Hospital for their sponsorship of this key community event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Free Bike Helmets Offered at Asphalt Cinema on June 17, Starting at 6:30 p.m.

For the first Asphalt Cinema of the season, more than 100 bike helmets will be given away, thanks to a grant from the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Bike Cleveland will assist with the fitting and distribution of these helmets. It's first come, first served while supplies last, starting at 6:30 p.m.

This is our 13th consecutive summer showing outdoor movies on the third Friday of June, July, and August. We began in the parking lot on Albers Avenue and West 168th Street, thus the name: Asphalt Cinema. This happened before the many dining establishments were opened. Their great success meant a busy parking lot, so we moved to the lot behind the West Park Family YMCA for a summer before settling on our current location, Impett Park, 3207 West 153rd Street.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an evening of music, art, games, and prizes that ends under the stars with a family friendly movie at dusk. It's free, thanks to our sponsors. See additional details at our website, here.

Beverages, hot dogs, and popcorn are available for purchase from West Denison Baseball League. The movie and the fun activities are FREE of charge thanks to our Asphalt Cinema sponsor, Fairview Hospital! This summer's featured films are:
  • June 17: Norm of the North
  • July 15: Inside Out
  • August 19: Zootopia
For additional details, visit our events page, here.

Donate Blood on June 10: Bloodmobile Will Be Outside Peace, Love, and Little Donuts 
On Friday, June 10, from 2 to 7 p.m. plan to visit the American Red Cross bloodmobile, which will be stationed in the parking lot of Peace, Love, and Little Donuts at the intersection of Rocky River Drive and Lorain Avenue. For your GPS, use the address 3786 Rocky River Drive.

You may choose a donation time now by tapping the time slot at the American Red Cross page, here. There is an immediate need for donors. Make an appointment or simply show up. To streamline the process, you have the option of completing the RapidPass here, which takes about 15 minutes.

Please drink plenty of water on the day you are donating. Wear clothing with sleeves that can easily be rolled up above the elbow. Bring a list of medications and a photo ID or two other forms of ID. And, relax!
Your donation is appreciated!

Golf Anyone? Support the West Park YMCA Through a Fun Golf Outing 

Join the fun at the Hickory Nut Golf Course in Columbia Station, 28601 Royalton Road, for an annual event that brings together community leaders, neighbors, and YMCA advocates to raise funds for the West Park Family YMCA Annual Support Campaign.

The $99 fee per golfer includes lunch, dinner, door prizes, and 18 holes at the event taking place on Friday, June 24. In 2015, more than $75,000 was awarded in scholarships for Y programs and memberships. Funds raised at the outing help families and individuals in our own neighborhood learn life-saving skills in the pool or may strengthen their body, spirit, and mind after battling cancer through the LiveSTRONG at the YMCA program.

For more information, email Branch Director Melissa Ramirez at mramirez@clevelandymca. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Register online here.  

In Other News . . . 

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market opens for its 10th summer on Sunday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
-- and will be open every Sunday through October 9 -- in the municipal parking lot at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens on Lorain Avenue in the heart of the Kamm's Corners entertainment district. See details

The Garden Grill Restaurant opened in the former Taco Bell at 4450 Rocky River Drive.
The Mediterranean -cuisine-based menu includes a range of choices from steak, chicken, lamb, falafel, and hummus as well as diner favorites such as corned beef, tuna salad, and turkey. Salads, soups, smoothies, desserts, and a kids menu are also available. Carry-out or dine-in. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Call 216-862-6751.

Learn how to harvest rain water for all your garden needs and pick up a rain barrel for $60
at a workshop on Sunday, June 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market with the assistance of West Park Young Professionals. To register, call Amy Roskilly at 216-524-6580, ext. 22. See the flyer here for details.

A limited number of rain barrels are being offered free of charge through the City of Cleveland 2016 Rain Barrel Program. If you live in Ward 17, please call Bill Markowitz at 216-252-6559, ext. 1700. See eligibility details and a list of forms to be completed here

Register now for the 17th Annual Colleen DeCrane Family Foundation Golf Outing and Pig Roast, taking place on Saturday, June 4, at Bob-O-Link Golf Course on Route 83 in Avon. The cost is $90 per player in advance; $95 on the day of the event. Register online here.  

St. Mark Catholic School, 15724 Montrose Avenue, is holding its 15th Annual Run for the Arts on Saturday, June 4, at 8:30 a.m. See race details and register here. An art festival takes place after the race, featuring crafts to make, raffles, and performances by the students. 

On June 4, the 4th annual Pups in the Park fundraiser takes place at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for a buffet dinner to benefit The Rescue Inn. It is sponsored by Style Mutt Dog Boutique & Daycare, 3525 Warren Road.

Red Bar and Lounge, 16700 Lorain Avenue, invites all to a neighborhood party on Friday, June 10, featuring The Donegal Doggs, Irish music with a twist! Free appetizers from 7 to 8 p.m. Click here for Red's entertainment schedule.

Plan to participate in or sit curbside at the Kiwanis Club of West Park Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Register now as the deadline is June 20th, after which a late fee will apply. Applications with parade details are available online here

River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, offers a free movie night just about every month. See the schedule and register for the next movie, here.

Get ready to kick up your heels at the 34th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival, taking place July 22 through 24 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $12 per person. Parking is free. See all the details online here.

Commercial space is available in beautiful Downtown Kamm's Corners inside the newly renovated Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. Click here for details.   
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