Inside This Issue

Fall Perennial Free Exchange

Pancakes with Police

Kiwanis Clambake

Halloween Events

Other News & Events

September 29, 2016
Fall Perennial Exchange on Sunday Offers Fresh & Free Garden Additions 

This Sunday, October 2, take advantage of the popular free perennial exchange at the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to noon. Simply dig up perennial plants to share. Divide them and place into containers such as clean dairy tubs or sturdy plastic bags. Water the plants enough to keep the roots moist for replanting. New and veteran gardeners alike benefit from this free exchange. It's a great way to add to any home garden.

See what else is happening on Sunday at the market (live music, chef demo, Gaelic Imports, pumpkins & more) by visiting the webpage here

Pancakes with Police to Support Law Enforcement

This Saturday, October 1, from 8 to 10 a.m. West Park Station,17015 Lorain Avenue, is partnering with the Sea of Blue for Pancakes with Police. The mission of Sea of Blue is to support law enforcement personnel and their families by creating awareness of the services they provide while building positive relationships within the communities they serve.

Pancakes with Police is a breakfast gathering where kids (free under 12) and adults ($3 each) will come together with local law enforcement to strengthen ties and bring awareness to the Sea of Blue cause. Police officers are going to help to serve breakfast as well as engage in discussions about community activities and their involvement. A national team from NBC News will cover the event as part of a story about local police and the communities they serve.

A face painter, balloon artist, and magician will keep the children entertained. All proceeds from the event will go to future programming and awareness. Click here for the flyer.  
Sunday Afternoon Clambake Set for October 2

The West Park Kiwanis Club invites everyone to savor the fare at their 3rd Annual Clambake fundraiser this Sunday. Chef Steve Nikolakis will work his magic at The Cretan Center, 3853 West 168th Street. The fun begins at 1 p.m. with the Browns game shown on a BIG screen, starting at 1 p.m.

Dinner is $25 per person and will be served at half time. It  includes:
  • 1 dozen clams
  • 1/2 chicken
  • sweet potato
  • corn on the cob
  • clam chowder
Extra clams may be ordered at $7 per dozen. Advanced tickets may be purchased locally from Gale Hauser at 216-401-6011 or Cliff LaRocque at 216-319-1309.   
Halloween Fun Offered at Several Venues

Why wait until Monday, October 31 to celebrate Halloween when costume fun is taking place at several nearby locations throughout the month of October?

On Friday, October 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., the West Park Family YMCA presents a free community Halloween Party and Annual Membership Campaign event. Dress the entire family in costumes for a fun evening at 15501 Lorain Avenue. The trick-or-treating theme includes a scavenger hunt and costume parade. There will be refreshments, music, face painting, and an indoor bounce house.

On Saturday, October 22, from 4 to 6 p.m., pooches, children, and adults are welcome to join the annual "Spooktacular Halloween Celebration" at Style Mutt Dog Boutique & Daycare, 3525 Warren Road. "We'll be giving prizes for the scariest, the most original, and also the best human/dog pair," said store owner Pam Alerine. "We'll have games like looking for treats in a haystack and bobbing for hot dogs!" It's a party with pictures as Portraits by Martha will be on hand to capture fun images for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. To sign up ahead of time for the event on Facebook, click here, or simply show up!

Kick off Halloween weekend with the 3rd Annual Hermes Dead Collage Sprint through Kamm's Corners! This year's event includes a chip-timed 5K race through the neighborhood and a "Little Monster Candy Dash" for the kids. All 5K race finishers will receive a custom medal. The event takes place on the morning of Saturday, October 29. After the race is finished, head over to West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue,  for the post-race awards ceremony and costume contest. Take advantage of brunch and drink specials. For more information and to register, click here.  

In Other News . . .  

Shop Kamm's Corners Farmers Market at the final two outdoor markets, this Sunday and next, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens. Visit the website here for fresh news about the chef demo, pumpkin carving demo, live music, art features, wellness activities, and more.

Thinking of buying a home? Third Federal offers Home Today, an educational seminar starting on October 1, which ends with $3,000 in down payment money to those who complete the requirements. See the flyer here for details.

The monthly 1st District Police Community Relations meeting takes place at St. Ignatius of Antioch School, 10205 Lorain Avenue, on Thursday, October 6, at 7 p.m. All are welcome. To see whether you are in the 1st District, click here for the map.

Join your neighbors and local police officers for coffee and conversation on Friday, October 14, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Dunkin' Donuts, 16204 Lorain Avenue. See details in the flyer, here.

Fall youth programs are starting up from Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation and MyCom, including a kids art club, a fashion club, a teen job club, and more. Details are available online here. See the registration forms here.

A free American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR training is being offered to West Park residents, sponsored by the West Park Kiwanis Club. The class is Sunday, October 23, at the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street, from 2 to 5 p.m. Call Kiwanis President Charles Byrd at 216-375-2182 or member Marilyn Valentino at 216-671-6080 to register.
The West Park Young Professionals club is looking to expand its membership. Learn more and join by reading the application here.     

Calling all crafters and home-based business owners! Plan to participate in the West Park Community Elementary School Craft and Vendor Show, taking place on November 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school at 16210 Lorain Avenue. Email Jen Barker at or text 216-337-5095 to reserve a table.
Second floor office and retail 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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