Inside This Issue
Asphalt Cinema This Friday
Annual Town Meeting Set for Tuesday, June 20
Wing It with the Y on Saturday, June 24
Bike the Night Shines on Saturday, July 8
Farmers Market Open Every Sunday
Arts & Crafts Walk Seeks Participants
Friday's Asphalt Cinema Features Outdoor Family-Friendly Film, Games, Art, and Fun
Bring the family for an evening of free fun on Friday, June 16. It's the first of three Asphalt Cinema events, which take place on the third Fridays of June, July, and August at Impett Park, 3180 West 153rd Street. Enjoy an evening of games and prizes starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the family-friendly movie, Sing, shown under the stars. See the flyer, here.
Art activities take place, too, and everyone is entertained with the help of a DJ. 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.
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 Councilman Marty Keane.
Tuesday's Annual Town Meeting Offers Neighborhood News and Merchant Giveaways
Our 40th Annual Town Meeting will be held in the auditorium of
Saint Joseph Academy
, 3470 Rocky River Drive, on Tuesday, June 20. It is free to attend and parking is plentiful. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to sign up for a free raffle of goodies offered by participating local merchants and organizations. As you walk in, simply write your name on a slip of paper provided and place it in the large goblet at our table. Pick up the 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 remarks from Councilman Martin J. Keane. KCDC Executive Director, Steve Lorenz, will provide a brief history of KCDC and updates about neighborhood initiatives. There will be a proclamation from City Hall and a few awards.
We are grateful to the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital for their sponsorship of this key community event. We look forward to seeing you there! See additional details, here.
"Wing It with the Y" -- A Tasty Benefit for the West Park Family YMCA
On Saturday, June 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta, boneless wings, and all-you-can-drink domestic draft beer, house wine, and well drinks for only $25 per person! Tickets are available at the
West Park Family YMCA
, 15501 Lorain Avenue, and at the door. Bring your friends and family to
West Park Station
, 17015 Lorain Avenue. There will be raffle baskets and sideboards, too.
All proceeds benefit the West Park YMCA's annual campaign, which helps families join the Y if they can't afford the full membership price. By supporting the annual campaign, you are supporting the services that help strengthen our community. Give for a better us!
Night Ride on Valley Parkway, Pizza & Ice Cream, and Games Slated for Bike the Night
will be closing Valley Parkway to automobile traffic in the Rocky River Reservation near the Mastick picnic area, site of Bike the Night. The family-friendly event begins at 5 p.m. and includes a bike rodeo, pizza & ice cream for purchase, music, face painting, and games.
Young and old alike are encouraged to decorate their bikes with lights for a car-free night ride on Valley Parkway. Start looking online now for ideas on how to make a flashy display. Or keep it simple, but lighted, to add to the evening's spectacle. Look for additional details in our next e-newsletter.
Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Is Open Every Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Grab your shopping bags and head to Kamm's Corners Farmers Market to see what's popping! Taste the tender greens, seedless hydroponic cucumbers, robust mushrooms, and more. Expect meats, eggs, bakery, honey, jellies, jams, flowers, art, Gaelic specialties, and the smiling faces of our vendors, returning for another summer.
In addition, catch the chef demo at 11:30 a.m. from Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital Executive Chef, John Citriglia. Listen to blues singer/guitarist Dave Thomas, straight from the UK. He's performing with a hand-picked band of A-list area blues musicians to entertain market shoppers. Pick up hand-crafted tie-dye apparel from Mari Dickson of Liquid Kitten Designs.
This Sunday, the spring perennial exchange takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your perennial plants with the roots watered and protected to trade or share. Learn more about the market and see the vendor list, here.
A New Opportunity for Artists and Crafters!
Learn how to enter the West Park Arts and Crafts Walk, including a link to the downloadable registration form by clicking here. Or, mark your calendar now to enjoy the walk on Saturday, July 15, while finding just the right purchase for your home or office.
Tables will be set up inside and on outside patios at Backstage Bar, West Park Station, and P.J. McIntyre's. To apply, simply use the link above or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Other News . . .
Interested in marching in the Kiwanis Club of West Park's annual Independence Day Parade?
for details and the parade application.
Saint Mark Catholic Church, 15724 Montrose Avenue,
is holding its parish festival on Sunday, June 25, from noon to 6 p.m. Expect food, games, prizes, and fun for all ages.
Tower City Chorus invites all to their fun-filled fundraiser
that includes dinner and a show on Sunday, June 25, at Tom's Country Place in Avon. Click here for the order form.
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.
West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive, offers a free community meal on the last Sunday of every month, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Use the entrance off the back parking lot.
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.
Be sure to visit the 35th Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival on July 21, 22, and 22, at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Click here for the details of all the fun!