ARTS COLLINWOOD GALLERY
The Arts Collinwood gallery is resting until May 8, when the American Institute of Graphic Artists will open their show. Watch this space for details
ART IN FULL BLOOM AT WATERLOO 7
Spring continues to Bloom at Jerry Schmidtâ€™s Waterloo 7 gallery, where heâ€™s collected a varied show of spring-inspired works. And as the weather gets warmer, it becomes increasingly pleasant to meander among his vast collection of welded art in the adjoining Sculpture Garden. Stop also at Wunderkind, a gallery devoted entirely to childrenâ€™s work. Waterloo 7 and Wunderkind are at 16006 Waterloo;Â Friday 6-10Â Sat 2-10Â Sun 1-6. Phone 239-293-9458.
ALOHA AT LOWLIFE TILL SATURDAY
â€œAloha from the Underworldâ€ does for working in Cleveland in winter what Harvey Pekar does for the VA Hospital and Coventry Road â€“ makes it interesting. â€œPostcardsâ€ from Phoebe Marie to various imaginary friends (artists never grow out of that) alternate with photo collages in which legs feature frequently and effectively. 16101 Waterloo. The show closes on April 25. Gallery is open Thursdays: 6pm-10pm, Fridays: 6pm-11pm, Saturdays: 5pm-11pm.
IN THE ART CENTER
Next up in Arts Collinwoodâ€™s anniversary series is FAMILY OPEN STUDIO, Saturday April 25, 1-3 pm: Come play with clay! Have fun making art with your family in our new community Art Center, and let us clean up the mess. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free to members!
If youâ€™re not a member, you can join by calling 216-692-9500. Or on the Website at www.waterlooarts.org. Or by attending Play with Clay with $10 (the minimum membership) in your hand.
PARADE THE CIRCLE STARTS ON WATERLOO!
Do you remember the fun at the Arts Collinwood workshops for Parade the Circle in 2007? And being in the parade with your AC group? You can do it again this year, and celebrate Parade the Circleâ€™s 20th Anniversary. Or maybe youâ€™ve always wanted to join the Parade, but werenâ€™t sure where to start?
Sign up for the series of 6 workshops at Arts Collinwood, and one very low fee covers all materials and supplies plus your Parade registration. Artist IanÂ Patroni will lead Tuesday evening workshops, starting May 5. Explore papier mache, printmaking, puppetry, painting and more. Sessions are fun for all ages and are conveniently located at the Arts Collinwood community center. Itâ€™s a great way to get creative, meet new people, learn new artistic techniques and be a part of this amazing event. All ages are welcome. Come kick off the summer with Arts Collinwood.
Tuesday evenings, starting May 5th, with possible Saturday sessions to supplement. Fee: $30/person, $75/family. Parade the Circle will be Saturday, June 13th this year. For more information and to register, please contact Sarah Gyorki at email@example.com or call 216-692-9500.
Ian Petroni makes those dramatically beautiful lamps, like giant paper flowers; heâ€™ll have some wonderful ideas to share.
SHARE THE COST OF AÂ MODEL
Join other artists at the Art Center on Thursday evenings for life drawing sessions. Share the cost of the model while you hone your drafting skills â€“ and maybe try out new techniques. Arts Collinwood Community Art Center, 7:15-9:30.Â Pay as you go, only $8/$6 for students.
ART FOR THE SUMMER
The after-school program of visual arts, dance and percussion is winding down â€“ itâ€™s time to make plans for the summer. Arts Collinwoodâ€™s beloved art and drama day camp will run for four weeks this summer, July 7 to July 30, three mornings a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) from 9 to 12. This is a wonderful opportunity for your children to work and play, learn and grow, with professional artists â€“ right in the neighborhood â€“ at a very modest cost.
Each week of camp has its own focus:
Week 1: Pantomime Games and Percussion
Children learn the art of acting through fun games and theater exercises. The foundations of music are explored as children learn about rhythm and beat in a hands on, energetic atmosphere.
Week 2: Improv with Props and Puppet Making
Children learn to let go and create in the moment as they practice improv with an experienced teacher in a comfortable, playful environment. All levels of artists learn a variety of techniques to tap into the amazing world of puppetry.
Week 3: Story Making and Painting
Stories come alive this week as the children learn the magic of creating and painting new worlds.
Week 4: Drama Production and Costume Design
What does it take to put on a play? Children learn all the elements needed, including what to wear and how to make it!
Watch it all come together in a final performance for friends and families!
Arts Collinwood Arts Experience is offered to only 40 children, ages five to twelve,Â taught by two artists, two teachersâ€™ aides and a small group of junior counselors. We group the children by age (five to eight and nine to twelve), so we can match our teaching to their abilities and offer lots of personal attention. If you register by May 15, and get the early registration discount, youâ€™ll pay only $140 for the first child, plus $110 for additional siblings â€“ for the whole four-week program, including all materials, snacks and so on. After May 15, the still very reasonable cost rises to $160 for the first child, plus $130 for each additional sibling.
Call 216-692-9500 to be the first to register!
If you are between 13 and 18, and aspire to the stage, itâ€™s not too soon to mark your calendar with UpStage Undergroundâ€™s auditions on June 6. This summerâ€™s show, Class Action, will be performed July 31 and August 1 and 2.
For the auditions, prepare a two-minute monologue and take it to the Slovenian Workmenâ€™s Home at 10 am on June 6 (the auditions run until 12:30 and actors must stay for the whole process). Callbacks on June 7 at 1pm.
The Slovenian Workmenâ€™s Home is at 15335 Waterloo Road. For more information, or if youâ€™re an UpStage alum and interested in directing, call Sarah Bloom at 440-488-8869, or go to the UpStage Web site at www.upstageplayers.com.
A POEM IN YOUR POCKET
Our Euclid correspondent has noted that April 30 is Poem in your Pocket Day, when youâ€™re encouraged to carry a poem in your pocket and offer it to â€“ I suppose â€“ anyone who looks likely to stand still that long. I would like to offer Algernon Swinburneâ€™s â€œA Deserted Garden,â€ a Victorian tour de force of rhyme, onomatopoeia and whatever the technical term is for words that go really well side by side. The entire effusion is 80 lines; Iâ€™ve attached the full thing for anyone in a mood to get drunk on words. Hereâ€™s the first verse. Read it out loud. Slowly.In a coign of the cliff between lowland and highland, At the sea-downâ€™s edge between wind-ward and lee, Wallâ€™d round with rocks as an inland island, The ghost of a garden fronts the sea. A girdle of brushwood and thorn encloses The steep, square slope of the blossom-less bed Where the weeds that grew green from the graves of its roses Now lie dead.
On the first Friday of each month, starting May 1, indie music fans BYOB and occupy the tables in the alleyway behind MusicSAVES on Waterloo from 7 PM- ? to listen to good music in good company. www.musicsaves.com. 15801 Waterloo, 216.481.1875
AT THE BEACHLAND
Thu, Apr 23|
Below Jupiter (CD Release Show!)
Hobo Monk / Vikings w/ members of the CSU prepband
Fri, Apr 24|
Dreadful Yawns / Bill Fox / DJ Allisun
Rodriguez will also be doing a Meet and Greet at 7:30 PM at Music Saves before his Beachland appearance.
JJ Magazine / Goodmorning Valentine
Sat, Apr 25|
Afro Fest 2009
Extra Golden, Mifune / Kokolo / Sogbety Diomande, El Ten Eleven, Headlights, Kong Sauce
Sun, Apr 26|
Oliver Buck & The New Madrids
The Whore Moans
Holly & The Deadenders / StickMen
Mon, Apr 27|
Greg Ashley Band
(of Gris Gris) / Jeff Benko (of Harper) / The Exploding Lies
Wed, Apr 29|
Posh Army / Good Touch Bad Touch
AT THE BLUE ARROW
Besides the 1,000 album covers on the floor, Blue Arrow Books and Records has:
- 7,000 vintage records, priced from 50 cents to around $12. The collection includes classic rock, alt-rock, punk, camp classics, glam, 1950s and â€™60s swank, jazz, blues and country.
- vintage music and pop-culture mags,
- racks of pulp-fiction novels
- retro sunglasses
- Backstage Pass pendants
- A LOT of Bruce Springsteen memorabilia
- And a small stage where actual musicians perform.
Blue Arrow is the pride and joy (the floor took 200 hours) of Pete Gulyas, who also owns This Way Out (under the Beachland Ballroom) with his wife Debbie; they used to own Renaissance Parlor, a vintage store on Coventry Road. (But Waterloo is so much cooler.) 16101 Waterloo Road, 216-486-2415. 2-10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
Celebrate Spring with the Slovenian Workmanâ€™s Homeâ€™s Schnitzel & Pasta Dinner.Â Their fish fries are fabled, but after a while â€“ veal sounds good. Monday, April 27, at the Slovenian Workmanâ€™s Home, 15335 Waterloo Rd. Dinners served 4:00pm â€“ 7:00pm
CHOCOLATES ON HOLMES AVENUE
When we moved to Collinwood 20-plus years ago from Cleveland Heights, one of my regrets was the fabulous chocolates from Mitchellâ€™s (then on Euclid Heights Blvd). So I was very pleased (very pleased) to discover Baker Candies tucked away at the corner of Holmes Avenue and E161 (I think itâ€™s 161st â€“ just north of St Clair, at any rate). And the discovery was made even better by the owner, who said scornfully, â€œMitchellâ€™s chocolates? My grandfather taught George Mitchell everything he knows!â€Â Both families are Greeks from Macedonia; I sensed a rivalry.
Holmes is that little street that curves to connect E152nd with St. Clair. Bakerâ€™s is at 16131; telephone 451-7779.
CSA AT THE MARKET
If youâ€™d like to join a CSA without the middleman, youâ€™ll be interested in the Coit marketâ€™s latest program. The market is planning a new development, in concert with the redoubtable Barb Foose, a very small woman with very big energy who had a stall there for several years, before she got too busy growing. Barb has turned her Blooming Patches Farm into a CSA operation (to buy a share, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-276-1715) and will be coming to the market on Monday evenings (evenings! Got that, you working folks?) to deliver produce, along with other farmers who find Saturday too crowded. If weâ€™re very lucky, she may bring along some of her parentsâ€™ fretwork pieces.
The market will be open on Wednesdays, as well as Saturdays, from 8-1 for the rest of the year. Planting season is upon us and Burton Floral has not only flowering plants, but seed potatoes, onion sets and seeds as well as eggs, butter, cheese (including Lake Erie Creamery products). And donâ€™t forget the local apples. (Kevin gets quite worked up about the marketâ€™s local apples; too few people in the neighborhood are aware of the treasure in our midst.)
Coit Road Farmer’s Market is located at the corner of Coit & Woodworth Road in East Cleveland. www.coitmarket. org.
ARTISANAL WINES AT THE GROVEWOOD
The Grovewood Tavern will present a Small Vineyards Artisanal Wine Dinner on Tuesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m., $56 per person. The vineyards and their prices are small, but the wines and their value are big â€“ especially when paired with a specially chosen Grovewood menu.
Meanwhile, any night at the Grovewood youâ€™ll find grilled scampi & scallops with pancetta, tossed in canteloupe cream sauce, over pasta. And 11 oz. Kobe strip steak, roasted shallot demi-glace, with mashed potatoes and onion straws. And cornmeal-crusted perch, Cajun mayonnaise, French fries and housemade buttermilk slaw.
And â€“ the patio is open. It must be spring.
Sunday Brunch at the Beachland. You’ve been meaning to get there. This week make the trip and enjoy Beachland Tavern in the daytime with tablecloths and table service.Â Theyâ€™re getting raves about the good food, great addictive Bloody Maryâ€™s and more (fancy cocktails available after 1 PM), and to bring it all together, very cool music.Â Visit www.beachlandballroom.com for this weekâ€™s theme.
The Slovenian Workmenâ€™s Home Friday Fish Fry offers walleye, shrimp, pork chops, goulash and macaroni cheese, with sides of coleslaw, home or French fries and polenta. One frequent diner comes specially for the coleslaw, which is shredded very fine, in an oil dressing â€“ pretty divine. 3pm to 8 pm, 15335 Waterloo, 481-4378.
At Fotinaâ€™s Friday fish fry, youâ€™ll get French or home fries plus coleslaw along with your fish, and if you donâ€™t like fish, the full breakfast menu is available. Dine in or carryout; 4PM till 7PM Fotina’s Restaurant, 400 East 156th Street, (216) 692-1375
The Grove-Light East-West Dining Deal was cooked up by Grovewood Tavern & Light Bistro, offering $20 gift certificates to diners who spend $60 at each restaurant over 60 days. Mail in your receipts and the gift certificates are yours. Mail receipts dated between 3/15/09 to 5/15/09 to 17105 Grovewood Ave., Cleveland 44110; for details and conditions, call 216-531-4900.
INDOOR FUN AT THE LIBRARY
Play and Learn, Friday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. â€“ 11:00 a.m.Â Parents, caregivers and their young children are invited to play and learn with educational toys.
Preschool Story Time, Every Monday and Thursday during April from 10:00 a.m. â€“ 10:45 a.m. Stories, rhymes, songs and more for children ages 3-5 years old and their parents/caregivers. For more information, please call 623-7039 or email email@example.com.
Marvelous Me Book Club, Every Thursday during April from 4:00 p.m. â€“ 5:00 p.m. The book title for April is Diary of a Wimpy KidÂ by Jeff Kinney.Â Patrons ages 8-13 are welcome to join.
FUN FOR SENIORS â€“ and the community
The Lakeshore Golden Age Center is open Monday through Thursday, 11 am to 3pm, serves a good lunch every day ($1 donation is welcomed) and is a welcoming place to gather with old friends and meet new ones.
It has a regular program of exercise and activities, plus special events. Mondays are 11:45 Aquatics, 1:00 Pinochle and 1:00 Computer Class. On Tuesdays, itâ€™s a choice: 12:15 Movies on DVD or 12:30 Craft Class. Wednesdays are 12:00 Bible Class and 1:00 Bingo. On Thursdays at 12, you can choose line dancing or seated exercise (both excellent for staying limber).
Tuesdays also often feature a bus trip, mainly to out-of-town casinos; on May 5, for instance, a bus will go to Seneca Allegany in Salamanca, NY.
On Thursday, April 23, a foot doctor will visit at 1pm, and the Center will hold its Anniversary Open House, all day from 11 am to 3 pm. Feel free to stop in, meet Lynn Krumholz, the director, and tell her what programs youâ€™d like added. Membership is only $8 a year.
The Lakeshore Golden Age Center is at 16600 Lakeshore Blvd., and is open Monday through Thursday. 11-3. Membership is only $8 a year; many of the entertainments are open to all ages. Call 216-481-0631 and ask for Lynn. Or go to www.gacgc.org.
HELP WITH DIGITAL TV
If youâ€™re elderly, and you are worried about the June conversion to digital TV, call the Cleveland Dept of Aging (216-664-2833). Theyâ€™ll answer your questions, help you get the converter box coupon (and hook up the box if you canâ€™t get anyone else to do it) and coordinate transportation for getting the converter box home from the store. (They remind us that a TV connected to a cable, satellite or other TV service does not require a converter box.)
Ways to get involved
SUMMER SCOOP WANTS YOUR INPUT
You can put your stamp on this yearâ€™s Scoop on Summer, the guide to summer events in North Collinwood.Â Send a photo, graphic, doodle â€” whatever â€“ to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting is April 26th.Â Or drop off hard copy at Arts Collinwood, 15605 Waterloo, by Friday evening, April 24. Meredith, the brilliant graphic artist who makes the Scoop beautiful, will consider everything and select the most workable combo. Oh! Up to $300 may be available as stipends for selected artwork. And it’s not too late to submit your programs and events. Email or use the listing wizard: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2gs0s2ifrcuw0ot/start.
Any questions, please call Erin at (216) 235-5009.
JOIN A WORKSHOP! MAKE FESTIVAL STUFF!
Call Melanie atÂ 216-481-1875 if you’re interested in participating in the Saturday workshops held in Arts Collinwood from 1-4 to make “stuff” for the annual Waterloo Arts Fest held in June. A great way to unleash your inner artist and be one of those community builders lauded by the Obama campaign.
NOMINATE A NEIGHBORHOOD WINNER
CWRUâ€™s Mandel Center has put out a call for nominations for its annual awards to an outstanding nonprofit organization, and to an outstanding leader. Our community has several such, and it would add to North Collinwoodâ€™s luster to have one of them nominated. (The Foodbank has already been a winner.) An organization must have a 501(c)3 to be eligible, and nominations are due by Friday, May 1. Go to Mandelâ€™s Website (http://www.case.edu/mandelcenter/nonprofitawards/) to read all about it, and download the nomination forms.
VOLUNTEER FOR AN ARTS PROJECT
Many hands-on opportunities to participate in the 2009 events happening on Waterloo!Â For starters, check out the Waterloo Mural Project at www.waterloowalls.com, and the Arts Collinwood website at www.waterlooarts.org.Â And remember the big one:Â the Waterloo Arts Fest in June.Â Contact folks at either of these sites to see whatâ€™s available.
If murals and festivals arenâ€™t your thing, thereâ€™s always gallery sitting (a soothing activity), distributing publicity flyers â€“ and occasionally, knocking down a wall (though weâ€™ve pretty much finished with that).
Call 216-692-9500 and ask!
JOIN A HISTORICAL SOCIETY
As we work to create a new vibe in North Collinwood, we should keep in mind all the history behind us.Â The Collinwood/Nottingham Historical Society was set up to do just that. Usually it meets on the third Thursday of the month, but in April a scheduling conflict has pushed it later. The society meets at the Lithuanian Hall, 877 E 185, 6:30 PM.Â For more info call Mary Louise Jesek Daley at 664-4236 or email@example.com. Charter membership is only $5.
DEALING WITH THE EFFECTS OF FORECLOSURES
Neighborhood Connections invites you to a Community Conversation on the foreclosure epidemic: Tuesday, April 28, 6:30-8:30pm at Trinity Commons (2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland). This conversation will focus on what resident-led groups can do about the foreclosure crisis. Presenters include a neighborhood group that did research on house flipping that led to criminal indictments, a block club that used a variety of methods to combat vacant and abandoned buildings on their street, an arts organization that placed art work in vacant storefronts, and a community organizing group working with residents to reach out to folks in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure. There’s no cost to attend.
Please feel free to call (216.393.4641) or email Tom Oâ€™Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need further information on either event.
VOLUNTEER WITH â€œWE RUN THIS CITYâ€
Barb Clint, one of our favorite neighborhood residents and a dedicated proponent of getting people to move, is offering national TV exposure in return for volunteering at the Youth Marathon segment of the Cleveland Rite Aid Marathon. WellÂ . . that is to say, the event will get national coverage. And youâ€™ll be there.
The run takes place on Sunday, May 17. â€œWe Run this Cityâ€ is sponsoring its fourth Youth Marathon, and help is needed as follows: staffing water stops from 6 am to 3 pm (in three-hour shifts, donâ€™t panic); distributing medals, 8 am to 3 pm (also 3-hour shifts â€“ that sounds rewarding); registration; runners to accompany the racers (gasp!); team managers; staffing the finish line (that will be exciting); and distributing T-shirts.
My idea of exercise is very slow yoga; Iâ€™m hugely impressed by people who go downtown at six in the morning and run. Barb and I thank you all.
AND THEN THEREâ€™S EUCLID!
PATIOS RE-OPENING ALL OVER TOWN, DISC GOLF
IS UP AND RUNNING, AND LAKE ERIEâ€™S BACK IN BUSINESS!
Wildwood Marinaâ€™s open for the season and the Linda Mae awaits you; read about boat rentals, charters, tournaments and more at www.discoverydive.com
THURSDAY APRIL 23
TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY
FRIDAY APRIL 24
FRIDAY NIGHT BARGAIN HUNTING!
HENN MANSION ANNUAL FLEA MARKET PREVIEW NIGHT in Sims Park from 6-8 PM.Â Â For a $5 donation youâ€™ll have first pick of the huge variety of housewares, antiques, vintage toys, linens, books, cookbooks, holiday home dÃ©cor, stemware, barware, games and toys for children, lamps, electronics, cameras, and more.Â 23131 Lake Shore Blvd.Â All proceeds benefit the Henn.
FRIENDS OF THE EUCLID PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK FAIR MEMBERSâ€™ PREVIEW from 6:30-8:30 PM in the library.Â Non-members can join on the spot!Â Refresh your home library for pennies.Â Proceeds benefit the Friends and help continue to bring you the excellent programs you expect from Euclid Library.
EUCLID CREEK PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING 9:00-10:30 AM in Richmond Heights City Hall, Caucus Room. 26789 Highland Road. http://www.cuyahogaswcd.org/EuclidCreekFiles/EuclidCreekthehomepage.htm.
Plant a tree for ARBOR DAY!Â Jerry Corbran will be honored with a red oak planting at Briardale Golf Course, 5:30 PM.Â All are welcome.Â 216-289-2726.
April 24-26, VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL presents mystery and mayhem in the auditorium! Miss Nelson is Missing!Â Â Showtimes Fri & Sat at 8:00 PM, Sun matinee at 2:00 PM.Â Call Matt Orgovan at 481-8414Â X235 for info or pre-sale tickets for only $5.00, or purchase at the door for just a dollar more.
EVENING OF SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION Sampler at the ConsciousNest. If youâ€™ve always wanted to see what theyâ€™re all about, hereâ€™s your chance to try the practitionersâ€™ services for $20/ 20 minutes.Â www.theconsciousnest.net .
SATURDAY APRIL 25
HENN MANSION ANNUAL FLEA MARKET in Sims Park, free admission from 9-4 for this very popular event.
SHORE CULTURAL CENTER INDOOR FARMERS/FLEA MARKET continues with your favorite vendors from 9-2 PM.
PUBLIC BOOK FAIR presented by the Friends of Euclid Public Library Sat 9 AM-4 PM and Sun 1-4 PM in the library.Â Browse the bins and find a new interest!
â€œALICE IN ZARJALANDâ€ performed by the Zarja Slovenian Singing Society in the Slovenian Society Home, 20713 Recher Ave. along with dinner and dancing.Â Dinner at 5 followed by program at 7 and Jeff Pecon Orchestra at 8.Â Donation $25, tickets available at Polka Hall of Fame or call 216-531-5542 or email email@example.com.
BURNING RIVER ROLLERGIRLSâ€™ ROLLERDERBY, April POWers!Â Support Euclidâ€™s newest sports team!Â Double-header begins at 6 PM, doors open at 5.Â $10 in advance, $15 day of.Â Euclid Sports Plant, 20001 Euclid Ave.Â 216-481-1240.Â Purchase tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006.Â Â www.burningriverrollergirls.com.
SUNDAY APRIL 26
TAMBURITZANS, Americaâ€™s Premier Folk Ensemble performs in Euclid High School Auditorium at 3 PM. Presenting the music, songs, and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring cultures.Â Tickets $12-13 available at Polka Hall of Fame (216-261-3263), 605 E 222 in the old Euclid City Hall Bldg or call 216-732-8707 or 216-732-8543.
Take home a bag of books for only $2 today, PUBLIC BOOK FAIR in Euclid Library from 1-4 PM.
If you didnâ€™t take full advantage of the weekend, thereâ€™s still time.Â ALAN GREENE BLUES JAM featuring Mr. Stress gives you the GOOD blues at 8 PM every Sunday in Cebarâ€™s Tavern.
TUESDAY APRIL 28
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER & 13TH ANNUAL KATIE DOLESH LECTURE for the Hospice of the Western Reserve.Â Keynote speaker Karen Vadino, executive director of Make-A-Wish Foundation.Â Doors open 5 PM, dinner and program 5:45 PM, Executive Caterers at Landerhaven.Â www.hospicewr.org
WINE LOVERS TAKE NOTE! :
NORMAN VINEYARD WINE DINNER at Bistro 185, 6:30 PM, pairs 5 award winning Norman Wines from Paso Robles California with a creative chef driven 5-course dinner. $65.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. RSVPÂ 216-481-9635, or visit http://www.opentable.com/restaurant_profile.asp?ID=11383&restref=11383.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
Euclid High School SPRING BAND CONCERT at 7 PM in the High School auditorium.
THURSDAY APRIL 30
Celebrate second national POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY!Â The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month and carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends.Â Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores.
Euclid Public Libraryâ€™s seeking entries for their second annual EUCLID POETRY LINES CONTEST, happening now!Â If youâ€™re a poet and you know it, submit your original work by May 29 for a chance to be published in Euclid Libraryâ€™s Anthology.Â Winners in several categories from age 8 and up will be introduced at a September reception, and a special Euclid Bicentennial Award given to one poem that uniquely reflects the history and character of the city of Euclid.Â Visit www.euclidlibrary.org for contest particulars.
SATURDAY MAY 2
NATIONAL HOMEBREW DAY (http://www.beertown.org)
NATIONAL ROBERTâ€™S RULES OF ORDER DAY (http://www.robertsrules.com)
JOIN HANDS DAY (http://joinhandsday.org/?id=147&pr=yes).
Pick your favorite!
MONDAY MAY 4
EUCLID ART ASSOCIATION monthly meeting, visit euclidart.com for this monthâ€™s details.
SAVE THE DATE:
Friday May 8:Â 6TH ANNUAL BARK-B-QUE benefit for Euclid Pet Pals. Enjoy a rib dinner with all the fixin’s!Â Go for the 50/50 raffle, chinese auction and door prizes!Â Manor Party Center, 24111 Rockwell Dr.Â Cocktails (beer and wine) start at 6:30 PM, dinner at 7:30 PM.Â Music and dancing until 11:00 pm with DJ Ben Ricci/ Ultimate Entertainment.Â Tickets $30 available from the Animal Shelter & from Pet Pals volunteers.Â AllÂ proceeds benefit the animals at Euclid Animal Shelter.Â www.euclidpetpals.net.
Saturday night out, close to home!Â Only 90 tickets on sale now for the long anticipated COMEDY SHOW that will transform Shore Cultural Centre Culinary School into a nightclub for the evening of May 9.Â Have 5 times the fun with comics Rodney Bengston, Al Hohf, Mike Scanion, Mike Wojciechowicz, & Jennifer Shenberger.Â Time 7:30-9 PM, advance tickets $10, $12 at the door, call 289-8107 for info or purchase at Shoreâ€™s main office Mon – Thur 9am – 7pm & Fri – Sat 9am till 1pm.Â Doors open 6:45 PM, lite snacks (pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, loaded nachos, etc) available.
Join the EUCLID PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION for their premiere event, FESTIVE FRIDAY!Â The party begins on Friday May 15 at 6:00 PM in the library with food, cocktails and a trivia contest to challenge our knowledge on a variety of topics! Everyone goes home with a gift, and you might win prizes as well – if you’re good at trivia!Â Tickets available now for $19.35 each (price commemorates the year the library began!). Call 261-5300 to RSVP or come in to get your tickets right away. Space is limited!Â www.euclidlibrary.org.
Iâ€™m writing from Florida, where Relay for Life is HUGE.Â Watching TV coverage, itâ€™s heartwarming to see a community show up to support and cheer the walkers on, especially in the wee hours. Itâ€™s a privilege to hold one in Euclid and thereâ€™s no end of fun we can have with this event, they grow better every year.Â May 15 & 16, help the RELAY FOR LIFE fill Euclid High Schoolâ€™s outdoor track with 18 hours of exercise & entertainment for the American Cancer Society. Cancer survivors, participate for free and take the ceremonial first lap at 5:30 PM followed by free dinner for you and one guest.Â Entertainment, food, and games keep you hopping through the night.Â Visit www.RelayForLife.org/Euclid. or call Jennifer, 216-289-2700 x3934.
Please join us on May 16 & 17, when the Friends of Euclid Parks will finish last fallâ€™s EUCLID CEMETERY CLEANUP in time for this yearâ€™s noteworthy Memorial Day celebration.Â 2009 is Euclid Townshipâ€™s Bicentennialâ€”as the final home for our early settlers, the cemetery is a jewel in the bicentennial crown so letâ€™s give it the polish it deserves.Â Whoâ€™s a â€œFriend of Euclid Parksâ€?Â YOU are, if you show up to help!Â If youâ€™ve never seen this special place, youâ€™re in for a treat. School clubs welcome.Â Scout troops–earn your badges in service to the community!Â Email Madeline Scarniench at MScarniench@cityofeuclid.com to join the list of volunteers, or reply to this newsletter.
DONâ€™T STOP: A CURRENT RECYCLE LIST IS NOW ON WWW.EUCLIDWELLNESS.ORG
Happy Earth Day!Â Seems like everywhere you turn these days, people are talking GREEN. For very little extra effort we can continue the recycling habit, just select the â€œRECYCLE!â€ tab at the top of the Euclidwellness.org home page for the latest info, and send your recycling tips to firstname.lastname@example.org to update.