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Wine in the Holidays


Style Mutt Specials

A Call to Artists

Local School Winners

Two Craft Fairs
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November 18, 2013 
KCDC's Annual Fundraiser
You're invited to our 10th Annual Wine in the Holidays fundraiser, our only fundraiser of the year. It's a festive evening of fun and music "under glass" in the greenhouse at Puritas Nursery on Thursday, December 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Your $45 ticket includes:
  • A variety of wines and speciality beers
  • Sumptuous, heavy hors d'oeuvres from AMP 150
  • Swing music by Blue Lunch, an 8-piece band with a 3-man horn section
  • HO trains chugging through hills and valleys of live greenery and flowing water
Don your favorite sweater or casual holiday attire and enjoy the fun! Click here to purchase tickets or make a donation.  

Cranksgiving Cleveland
Join the Northeast Ohio cycling community in collecting more than $2,000 in food to provide meals to disadvantaged Cleveland families. Be part of the second annual Bike Cleveland Cranksgiving at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, on Saturday, November 23, at 11 a.m. From there, you will ride on your own or with friends to grocery stores, picking up a certain food item at each store. Starting time is 11 a.m. Details at the Facebook event here.  

In Other News
Style Mutt Dog Boutique and Daycare, 3525 Warren Road, offers great specials on Black Friday, November 29. Come and enjoy free food and drinks while shopping. Every $50 spent earns a $10 gift certificate toward the next purchase. Every dog coming in gets a free goodie bag and toy!

Tomorrow evening (11/19), James Jessen Badal, author of Twilight of Innocence: The Disappearance of Beverly Potts, is making a special presentation for the West Park Historical Society at 7 p.m. at the Cretan Party Center at 3853 West 168th Street, across from Walgreens. The event is free. Please park in the municipal lot off Albers Avenue. The West Park Historical Society's newest book: Cleveland's West Side Then and Now will also be available for purchase that evening for $12. 

The 2014 West Park calendar, presented by the West Park Historical Society, is now available for $8.50 at these locations: Gene's Place to Dine, K & K Portage Market, and Puritas Nursery. It may also be ordered by contacting Dar McGeady at 216-476-8214 or e-mailing her at wphs-news@earthlink.net.

HCR ManorCare, 4102 Rocky River Drive, is offering a free dinner-n-discussion on Wednesday, November 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The topic is Holiday Stress Management. Please RSVP today by calling 216-251-3300 to attend. 

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has issued a Call for Artists for its upcoming exhibition "Abstract Nation," as part of its temporary art exhibition program. This is a chance for cultural institutions, arts organizations, museums, and individual artists to exhibit their original artwork and photography at the airport. Details here.

Congratulations to Riverside Elementary School, 14601 Montrose Avenue! The girls volleyball team celebrates an undefeated season and Cleveland Municipal School District championship. Way to go! The K-8 co-ed soccer

team won the city soccer championship, beating reigning champs Gallagher 3-2, with an undefeated season except for an earlier tie with the same team. Kudos to all!  

Newton D. Baker School of the Arts students McKenna Jablonske, Cassandra Naider, and Emily Pikturna are Grand Prize winners of Great Lakes Theater's 25th Annual A Christmas Carol writing contest. Their winning essay, The Christmas Carol 1-1/2 will be performed by actors from the company of Great Lakes Theater's production of A Christmas Carol for broadcast on WCPN 90.3 FM. The girls will be interviewed about their collaborative writing process by Sound of Applause host Dee Perry this week, and they will get tickets to see a public performance of the production. Congratulations! And, a tip of the hat to their volunteer writing coach, Judy Stryffeler, recently retired from local company, Red Seal Electric, a long-time supporter of the school.  

Fabulous foods await you at St. Mary's Holiday Boutique and Food Fair Saturday, November 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at  St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, 3256 Warren Rd. In addition to gifts and crafts for sale, enjoy delicious home-baked pastries, homemade noodles, sausage, stuffed cabbage, chicken stew, plus mamaliga cu branza (polenta baked with cheese) made famous at St. Mary's summer festivals. Admission is $1. All foods will be available for eating in or taking out. Call 216-941-5550 for more information.

West Park Catholic Academy's 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair is Saturday, November 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 17720 Puritas Avenue. Pick up unique holiday gifts for loved ones while supporting the school. For more information, call 216-671-7900.

Saturday, November 30, also is Small Business Saturday� - a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our communities. Please join your neighbors in supporting our local small business all year long, but especially on this day. 
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