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West Park Young Professionals Meet

OLA Shamrock Run Planned for March 7

Register Now for
The Hooley™

Cleveland International Film Fest Update

West Park Library Branch Fun for Kids

Help Shape Our Neighborhoods

Other News & Events

February 26, 2015
West Park Young Professionals to Meet at Paddy Rock Tonight

All young professionals who live, work, or play in West Park are invited to join the West Park Young Professionals (WPYP) group for its inaugural meeting tonight, February 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. WPYP, with assistance from KCDC, will be hosting a happy hour meeting at Paddy Rock Super Pub, 16700 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44111, to socialize, brainstorm potential projects, and enjoy some food and drinks.


Appetizers will be provided, and the first drink is free! Whether you are looking to network, meet new people, or give back to the community, this meeting will be a great opportunity to help shape WPYP. If you have any questions or ideas, please contact Michael Schmit at

Our Lady of Angels PTU Offers Shamrock Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

On Saturday, March 7, the inaugural Shamrock Run, a timed 5K, 1-mile walk, and post-race celebration takes place, with the run starting at 3 p.m. and the walk at 3:15 p.m. Registration fees are $20 each by March 5. A family registration is $60 for a family of four; $15 for each additional family member. Race day registration is $25 each.

An adults-only celebration party starts at 7 p.m. inside Our Lady of Angels School, Linus Hall. It features a pasta dinner, drinks, raffles, and a silent auction. Tickets are $15 each. All proceeds support school activities. Download the order form for the dinner only, here. Please return it to the school by Monday, March 2.  

For online registration and race details, click here.

Register for the 6th Annual Hooley on Kamm's Corners™
Be part of the fun by showcasing your organization or business to 30,000 people from West Park and surrounding communities on Saturday, May 9. The Hooley™ runs from noon to 8 p.m. on Lorain Avenue between Rocky River Drive and West 165th Street.

It's West Park's Homecoming Celebration, featuring great food, live music, children's shows & activities, Irish dancers, pipes & drums, and more.

Cleveland Bazaar, Northeast Ohio's longest-running indie hand-made event, will curate a juried handmade arts and crafts area, replacing last year's Fine Art Alley. All applicants must apply and be accepted by Cleveland Bazaar to participate.

Completed applications and vendor fees must be received in our office by April 3. Online registration information is accessible on our website. For more information, e-mail or call Jackie Wohleber, 216-252-6559, ext. 1000.

Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) tickets go on sale to CIFF members only tomorrow -- one week before being accessible by others. As a Community Outreach sponsor, KCDC will be offering a limited number of vouchers on a first come, first served basis to our followers on Facebook and Twitter @KammsCorners. Look for announcements there.

Next week, a special code will be posted on our website that will provide a savings of $2 per ticket purchased. More than 475 film screenings will be exhibited at Tower City Cinemas at the festival. Grab your copy online here. Pick up printed copies at Cleveland Cinemas locations and, on Friday, at all Dollar Bank locations.

West Park Branch Library Activities To Keep Children Engaged

Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their favorite adult elbow-children-line.jpg are invited for stories, active songs and rhymes, and time for play on Tuesdays, at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3 to 5 years old are invited for stories, songs, and rhymes designed to help them become better readers. The fun takes place every Tuesday, starting at 11:15 a.m. Both activities run weekly through Tuesday, April 7.

The West Park Library Branch is at 3805 West 157th Street. Call 216-623-7102 for more information.

Help Shape Cleveland's Neighborhoods Tonight

The City of Cleveland's Department of Community Development invites residents to help decide how to spend almost $25 million in Federal Program Funds to revitalize Cleveland's neighborhoods during the 2015-2016 program year.

Take advantage of this opportunity to voice comments and suggestions at tonight's forum:

Thursday, February 26
Michael Zone Recreation Center
Community Meeting Room
6301 Lorain Avenue
6 to 7:30 p.m.
In Other News...  
Office and retail space is available in beautiful downtown Kamm's Corners. Do you know a business looking to locate here? See a photo and details here.

West Park Constellation School, 16210 Lorain Avenue, is planning a Spring Vendor & Craft Fair fundraiser for Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $1 and includes two tickets to the Chinese raffle. To rent a table and learn more, click here.

Fairview Hospital is looking for volunteers from ages 14 to 114! Work directly with patients or in a support function helping to answer phones or run errands for various departments. The choice is yours. For details, call Volunteer Coordinator, Pamela Bruce, at 216-476-7212 or e-mail

Become media savvy! Join River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, for Breaking Down the News on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the workshop, media literacy principles will be explored to change your news perspectives. The fee of $75 includes morning coffee and lunch.

See a mystery theater performance: Murderous Mayhem in The Addams Family - Do or Die! on Saturday, March 7, at the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. It's a benefit for St. Augustine Health Ministries. Tickets are $25 and include a chicken dinner, beverages, and desserts. Call Eileen Dailey at 440-930-0542 or e-mail for tickets.

The PetFix Mobile Clinic will be at Cleveland Animal Care and Control on Wednesday, March 18, performing spay/neuter surgeries on dogs and cats for a fee. Services are open to residents of Cleveland. Call 216-664-2759 or e-mail to make an appointment. No walk ins will be served. See details on Facebook here.

On Saturday, March 7, join Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar in Kamms Plaza to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its rebirth. Enjoy live entertainment by Jim Tigue from 5 to 7:30 p.m. along with beer samplings and giveaways throughout the evening.


A neighborhood meeting about the Rocky River Drive Master Plan is scheduled for Thursday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4427 Rocky River Drive. The plan addresses the drive from Lorain Avenue to Brookpark Road. For details, see page 6 of the winter edition of Kamm's Corners Magazine.     


A reflection in word and instrumental music on the last seven words of Christ is being offered at the Church of St. Mel, 14436 Triskett Road, on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. See details in the flyer.   


Enjoy a Night at the Races in support of the St. Joseph Academy Jaguars on Saturday, March 21! The fun takes place from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at 3470 Rocky River Drive. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. See what's on the menu and all the details in the order form here.    


Participate in planning for new and remodeled Cleveland Metropolitan Schools and learn more about plans for our neighborhood at a meeting on Tuesday, March 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Ascension Village Apartments, 14130 Puritas Avenue. Call 216-696-4950 for more information.  


Kamm's Corners Magazine is mailing now with extra copies at drop-off points around town. See it online here. If you're not on our mailing and would like to be added, please e-mail us your name and complete address with zip code at  

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