|Be Well West Park Starts Tomorrow
Asphalt Cinema & Safety Fair, August 21
St. Mary Romanian Festival Returns
Greek Fest Is Labor Day Weekend
OLA Fall Festival Offers Changes
Other News & Events
Be Well West Park
Kick-off screenings take place tomorrow for a free, 8-week adult fitness challenge hosted by Fairview Hospital, The City of Cleveland, KCDC, Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation, and local businesses. Those who have signed up have appointments at Gunning Recreation Center, 16900 Puritas Avenue tomorrow, August 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sessions are on Tuesday evenings with health professionals from 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting on August 18, and running through October 6.
Prizes will be awarded for the top three participants who lose weight, engage fully, and exercise regularly. Those who don't have an initial screening appointment for tomorrow, may still participate by coming to the Tuesday evening Walk-and-Talks with a health professional, making the recommended recipes, and tracking their exercise minutes. The final weigh-in takes place on Saturday, October 10, at Gunning Recreation Center.
See details in this flyer.
City of Cleveland Safety Fair Featured at Asphalt Cinema: Big Hero 6 Shown at Dusk
Explore the attractions starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21, at a City of Cleveland Safety Fair being held in conjunction with our final Asphalt Cinema of the season. The event takes place at Impett Park, 3207 West 153rd Street.
Touch and tour safety equipment, such as a fire truck, smoke house, bomb squad unit, and more. If not on assignment, members of the canine unit and at least one mounted police unit will be visiting, too.
Enjoy games with prizes provided by local business owners. Event sponsor Fairview Hospital will be giving away bike reflectors. City agencies will also offer valuable giveaways as part of the safety fair.
A DJ starts at 7:30 p.m. to engage everyone in the entire family while the sky darkens for the outdoor movie. Kids may stop by the KCDC table to create a self-portrait or likeness from a character featured in the movie, Big Hero 6. Purchase popcorn, hot dogs, beverages, and more from West Denison Baseball League with proceeds going to benefit the league.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this FREE fun night out, thanks to our sponsors Fairview Hospital and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
Romanian Festival Weekend Begins August 21
St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral hosts its 10th Annual Romanian Festival on the cathedral grounds at 3256 Warren Road, starting next Friday at 4:30 p.m. and ending Sunday at 10 p.m. Ad-
mission and parking are free of charge. Click here for the flyer with times and performances.
Sample delicious European foods, either indoors or under a tent. There will be a selection of Romanian wines and European beers in the scenic garden. Take a tour of the cathedral and admire its murals. Enjoy folk dancing, ethnic boutiques, and musical performances. Children are welcome, and they will find plenty of games and activities geared for them.
For more information, call the parish office at 216-941-5550.
Greek Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend
Brought to you by the George Varouh Cretan Club of Cleveland it is the 5th Annual Greek Festival coming Labor Day Weekend. West 168th Street from Lorain Avenue south to Albers Avenue will be closed for festival use. The fun begins at 11 a.m. on Friday with lunch specials. The event runs daily to 11 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. on Labor Day.
Greek folk dancers in traditional costumes and plenty of Greek food, including young lamb on the spit, will highlight the festival weekend. A DJ will keep the music going from 2 to 6 p.m followed by live music and dancing until closing. Parking is available in the municipal lot. Admission is free.
The Celebrity Dunking Tank returns, hosted by both the West Park Kiwanis Club and the Cretan Center. The tank will feature servers from area taverns and local celebrities. Try sending your favorites into the drink! Also, take a chance on the 50/50 raffle, enjoy Greek libations, and immerse yourself in Greek culture. It's like visiting Greece without leaving the corners! Read all the details in an article here from Kamm's Corners Magazine.
OLA Fall Festival Offers A Few Changes
Our Lady of Angels Church, 3644 Rocky River Drive, will hold its annual Fall Festival for two days this year: on Friday, September 11, from 6 to midnight, and on Saturday, September 12, from 2 to 11 p.m. Enjoy live music, games for all ages, carnival food, and beverages, but no rides. New this year, a raffle takes place Saturday evening for a grand prize of $1,000 followed by 52 smaller prize drawings each week throughout the year, averaging $100. Some will be larger. For more information, call the church rectory at 216-252-2332.
In Other News . . .
The 8th Annual Patrick Joyce Fund 5K/1-Mile Walk & Kids Race takes place tomorrow,
August 15, starting at 8:30 a.m. The course starts on Albers Avenue and runs through West Park. Learn more,
Make Kamm's Corners Farmers Market part of your Sunday tradition.
Farmers set up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens, every Sunday. Walt Jorgensen of
will be grilling peaches in honey for the chef demo this Sunday. See why the market was named "Best of the West" by
readers once again! Check out the full list of musical acts, chef demos, and special market features
Win a Big Green Egg! Support the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market
and enter to win a ceramic grill being raffled by
Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar
. Winner will be selected September 1. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the market.
Congratulations to K&K Portage Market on winning the 2015 "Best Butcher Shop"
in the Best of Cleveland issue of
The first day of school for most CMSD students is Monday, August 17.
Please gather that morning from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at
John Marshall High School
, 3955 W. 140th Street to welcome students to the new school.
Also, save the date! A John Marshall High School ribbon cutting and dedication will be held September 24,
from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with an open house later that day from 4 to 7 p.m. On Saturday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. an alumni and community open house will also take place, offering another chance to see the new school.
Seeking a preschool?
for an article and list of highly-rated openings around Cleveland for the fall.
Learn all the dance steps to Michael Jackson's Thriller line dance before Halloween
in a 5-week course at
West Park Massotherapy
, 4168 Rocky River Drive. The course is only $40 before August 22. In addition, Zumba sessions are offered every Sunday at noon and on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for only $5 per class.
Neighborhood Family Practice is celebrating 35 years in business at a gala event on Saturday, August 29,
from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at 6412 Franklin Boulevard. The evening fundraiser costs $75 each and includes dinner, drinks, and live music by
The Sunrise Jones
band. See the flyer
The West Park Family YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue, is offering a babysitting class
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 29. The fee is $75. Sign up by calling 440-871-6885.
The West Park Historical Society celebrates its 10-year anniversary on Sunday, August 30,
from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the
Cleveland Metroparks at The Terrace at Big Met Grill
, 4811 Valley Parkway. For more information, visit their
Office and retail space is available in beautiful Downtown Kamm's Corners
inside the Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. See details
A November opening is planned for Ace Hardware at Kamms Plaza.
Employment applications and return envelopes are now available in a box at the door of the store or may be picked up in the KCDC office, 17407 Lorain Avenue, Suite 200.
Save the Date! Sunday, September 27 is the 14th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run.