Inside This Issue
Lego Batman Featured at Asphalt Cinema July 21
The 35th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival Happens This Weekend
Christmas in July Brings Tropical Fun to Kamms Plaza on July 28
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month During July
Shop the Rescue Inn's Annual Rummage Sale
Share a Meal and Conversation about Our Community
Asphalt Cinema Features Lego Batman, Games with Prizes, Art, Music, and Fun
Throughout the evening, art activities take place, too, and everyone is entertained with the help of DJ Kenny. Kids draw or color characters from the featured film and win a prize! The artistic portion of Asphalt Cinema is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
Take the family out for an evening of free fun on Friday, July 21. Enjoy the second of three Asphalt Cinema events at Impett Park, 3180 West 153rd Street. Until dusk, games with prizes will be offered by local merchants. These include the new Kamm's Corners Ice Cream Company, Style Mutt, the West Park Kiwanis Club, the West Park Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, the West Park Family YMCA, and more. Kids are sure to enjoy the bounce house provided by our friends at Renew Church. Lego Batman will be shown under the stars at dusk. For the flyer, click
Hot dogs, cold beverages, and fresh popcorn will be available for purchase from West Denison Baseball League. The movie and the fun activities are free of charge thanks to our Asphalt Cinema sponsor, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital
and Cleveland City Councilman Marty Keane. In August a City of Cleveland Safety Fair will also take place, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Kick Up Your Heels at the 35th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival on July 21, 22, and 23
Christmas in July Brings Tropical Fun and a Visit from Santa to Kamms Plaza
On Friday, July 28, gather at the plaza parking lot starting at 5 p.m. for a new event that replaces Winter Wonderland, which ended after a 20-year run. Christmas in July features musical entertainment, children's crafts, raffles, and a visit from Santa!
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month at Local Venues Offering Cool Choices
Newly opening on Monday, July 24, is Kamm's Corners Ice Cream Company, offering premium ice cream made on site in Kamms Plaza from secret recipes. Get sweet treats and more. Located in the former Cartridge World, between West Park Nutrition and Subway, the address is 3764 Rocky River Drive. Said owner Lisa Kay, "We offer premium ice cream at family affordable prices, homemade in the Corners, using our own secret recipes. Our freshly made ice creams have a delightfully enjoyable smooth and creamy flavor that will keep you coming back for more - guaranteed!" Open Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Try free samples at Asphalt Cinema on Friday, July 21.) Call 216-214-6723 for more information.
Also be sure to visit "The Zone," Cone Zone that is, at 4081 Rocky River Drive, now owned and operated by Weber's Premium Ice Cream. In addition to soft serve and traditional ice cream treats, there's a new special on a menu called "The Luau" for the month of July. It's a split, grilled hot dog on a toasted bun with grilled pineapple, onions, bacon, and teriyaki mayo. Visit Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on weekends from noon to 9:30 p.m. Call 216-941-8283 for more information.
Lend a Helping Paw by Shopping for Bargains at the Rescue Inn's Annual Rummage Sale
Find treasures and help out pups in need at the annual rummage sale for The Rescue Inn taking place at 17401 Lorain Avenue, across from Kamms Plaza. A fantastic inventory of donations includes several bikes in great shape, household items, toys for kids, collectibles, and accessories such as purses, jewelry, scarves, and more.
Enter through the rear door off the parking lot as well as through the front door on Lorain Avenue. There is no charge to shop. A preview sale takes place on Thursday, July 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. The sale itself takes place on Friday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, July 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Rescue Inn, a non-profit, foster-based rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in need. Visit The Rescue Inn online here to learn more about their mission.
Share a Meal and Join the Conversation about Our Community on Sunday, July 30
On July 30, hundreds of people will gather at Public Square and all across Cuyahoga County to share a meal and a conversation about topics of importance to our community. This day of community conversation is focused on building connections, valuing all voices, and sharing ideas on how to move Greater Cleveland forward. Take a seat at the table by registering for a Common Ground conversation today. Closest to us is a barbecue from 4 to 6 pm at the
West Park Family YMCA
. See all the locations and register ahead of time
In Other News . . .
Vegetables and fruits are now rolling into Kamm's Corners Farmers Market 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.
Happy 17th Anniversary to Smedley's Bar and Grille and congratulations to owner Sean Mettler on winning "Best Live Music Venue" on Cleveland's Hot List -- again! Check out Smedley's menu, too, at 17004 Lorain Avenue.
Enjoy the Stinchcomb Memorial Free Concert Series, l
ocated off Hogsback Lane in Rocky River Reservation, between Valley Parkway and Riverside Drive. The free concerts are on Wednesday July 19 and 26 from 6 to 8 pm. Concerts will be cancelled in the event of rain showers.
This Wednesday, enjoy The Hollywood Slim Band.
Pick up bargains at a "Tailgate Treasure Hunt" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, at Our Lady of Angels Parish, 3644 Rocky River Drive. A $20 fee gets vendors two parking spaces with room for up to a 10-foot-square tent or canopy, plus coffee and donuts. For an application, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 10th Annual Patrick Joyce Scholarship Fund 5K Run/1 Mile Walk happens on Saturday, July 29, starting at 8:30 a.m. at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue. The event benefits a Scholarship Fund and Long QT Syndrome advocacy and research. Click here to register.
Thinking about planning a block party or already have one scheduled? Call Councilman Marty Keane's office at 216-664-4239
14 days ahead of the event for a permit to close your street to traffic.
The West Park Family YMCA invites all to the Back to School Scoot,
a 5KRun and 2-Mile Walk on Saturday, August 19, starting at 9 a.m. Online registration is underway. All participants are invited to enjoy the post-race refreshments and family fun immediately following the race. Details
Reserve your team's space now for West Park Station's golf outing, taking place on Sunday, August 20,
at 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit
Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society
. Only $50 per person includes 9 holes, contests, prizes, giveaways, and dinner. See the flyer
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.
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.
Donations are being sought for the 16th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run, taking place on September 17. Click here for details about this event to benefit the West Park Cleveland Police & Fire Fighters Memorial Scholarship Fund. Register online here.
Recycle paper and cardboard at the bin now available behind the KCDC building at 17407 Lorain Avenue next to Steak N Shake in the parking lot. All are welcome to use it.