AROUND TOWN – ISSUE OF DEC 22 2010
Christmas at Rose Hill
Step into Christmas past at Rose Hill Museum. Beautifully decorated for the holiday season, the seasonal exhibit features antique dolls from the museum’s collection. The Gift Shoppe at Rose Hill is a great place to purchase stocking stuffers and hostess gifts. The shop features the full line of commemorative ornaments, including the 2010 bicentennial medallion, Bicentennial contest posters and playing cards and the limited edition Thomas Jones print of the Bay Village Community House. Rose Hill Museum, located in Cahoon Memorial Park at Lake and Cahoon roads, is open on Sundays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. through Christmas.
‘The Birth of a Child’
Bay United Methodist Church, 29931 Lake Road, will feature “The Birth of a Child,” a monodrama for soprano and organ by Frederick Koch, during the 10 a.m. worship Sunday. This dramatic take on the Christmas story from Mary’s perspective will be performed by Soprano, Eileen Marie Moore, and organist, William Zurkey. All are welcome.
Dwyer Memorial Senior Center
Dwyer Memorial Senior Center, 300 Bryson Lane, will host “Food for Films” at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The feature will be “Lovely, Still.” Learn a new way to exercise with Zumba-Gold. A demo will be given at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 7. Come prepared to participate or watch. See “Backwards in High Heels,” a Ginger Rogers Musical, at the Cleveland Playhouse Jan. 20. The cost is $35 and includes transportation. Departure is at 12:15 p.m. from Dwyer Center. Deadline for registration and payment is Jan. 6. The center will be closed Friday, Christmas Eve. For more information, call the center at (440) 835-6565.
Nature Center Activities
Lake Erie Nature and Science Center will host the following programs: Meet an Animal will take place at 3 p.m. Jan. 8. This program is entitled “The Case of the Undetermined Animal.” Choose which animal will be the star of the show. This free program is for all ages. “Winter Weekend Wild Things,” for children ages 1 to 5 and an adult, will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 8. The fee is $15 per child and $10 per member’s child. Pre-registration is required. For more information, visit www.lensc.org, call (440) 871-2900 or stop by at 28728 Wolf Road.
Women’s Club Foundation
The Bay Village Women’s Club and Foundation is currently accepting requests for funds to be donated for specific projects of local civic and nonprofit groups. Tax-exempt organizations located and operating in Bay Village are qualified. Requests must be in writing and contain the following information: 1) Full name and address of the applicant organization; 2) Contact person and phone number; 3) Proposed amount of funds requested; 4) Specific proposed use of funds requested. All requests must be received by Feb. 1. Mail to P.O. Box 40433, Bay Village, OH 44140.
After Prom Fundraiser
Fairview High School After Prom is holding a fundraiser. Honeybaked Ham has agreed to donate 15 percent of all sales to the 2011 FHS After Prom. Order forms are available by calling (440) 289-3781. Orders are due by Friday. Make checks payable to FHS After Prom; they can be dropped off at the school office. Pickup is from 5 to 7 p.m. today inside Fairview High School in the Warrior Room. For more information, call Danielle at (440) 289-3781 or e-mail email@example.com.
Fairview Park Senior Life
Fairview Park Senior Life Office, 20769 Lorain Road, will host “Tuesdays at the Movies” at 1 p.m. This Tuesday’s feature is “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” The Treasure Shoppe will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 6 and 7. For more information and appointments, call the office at (440) 356-4437.
New Year’s Eve
American Legion Post 421 will host its annual New Year’s Eve Gala at the post, 22001 Brookpark Road. This event is open to the public. The evening includes an open bar, catered buffet dinner; midnight buffet of kielbasa and sauerkraut, champagne and party favors, live music by the “Rock-n-Remember Band,” music from the 50s to the 80s, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the party starts at 7. Cost is $60 per person. Call for tickets soon at (440) 734-1020 or stop in at the “220 Tavern” at 22001 Brookpark Road.
Westshore Tea Party
The Westshore Tea Party will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Gemini Center Community Room, 21225 Lorain Road. Ohio State House Representative Nan Baker, District 16, and Ohio State Senator Tom Patton, District 24, will discuss how the census data will impact this region and the role of redistricting in Northeast Ohio. A $2 room fee donation is requested. Parking is free. Refreshments will be served.
Rocky River Nature Center
The John J. Donnelly Rocky River Nature Center invites you to join naturalist Bethany Majeski and take a crisp night hike. “Cabin Fever Hike” will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 2. Be prepared for cold weather. The two-mile hike is recommended for adults and older children. “Close Encounters with a Chickadee” will be presented from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Jan. 5. Dress for the weather. “Friday Nights with Nature” will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7. Join Ami Horowitz, who grew up in Israel, for “Natural Gems of Israel.” For more information, call (440) 734-6660. The nature center is located at 24000 Valley Pkwy. in Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the North Olmsted Public Library, 27403 Lorain Road. For more information, contact Richard McKenna at (440) 427-0050 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 4.
Line Dancing at Springvale
Line dancing is coming to Springvale Ballroom starting Jan. 10. No partner is needed. Learn the newest dances done to all types of your favorite music, and get some exercise at the same time. Lessons are for all levels from beginner through intermediate. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and lessons for beginners start at 7. Higher-level dances will be shown starting at 8 p.m. No sign up required. Cost is $6 per class.
The North Olmsted Junior Women’s Club, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the North Olmsted Senior Center, 28114 Lorain Road. Join in on the fun for a demonstration and instructions on the hottest fitness style, ZUMBA. Women 21 and older from North Olmsted and the surrounding communities are all welcome. For more information, call Michelle, membership chairperson, at (440) 801-1085.
Safe Sitter Class
Safe Sitter Babysitting Class for students ages 11 to 13 will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 29 at Fairview Hospital Wellness Center, 3035 Wooster Road. The cost is $50. Learn how to handle medical, behavioral or household emergencies. Specially trained Fairview, Lakewood and Lutheran hospital parish nurses teach the class. For reservations, call (216) 476-7324.
Learn to Skate
A new Learn to Skate session begins Jan. 3 at Rocky River Hamilton Ice Arena for all ages and ability levels. Offerings are Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well at late Saturday mornings. The session is six weeks in length with 30-minute classes for tots and 40-minute classes for ages 6 and older. Tot fee is $38 for residents and $50 for nonresidents; basic and freestyle classes are $45 for residents and $56 nonresidents. Registrations are now being taken at the ice rink cashiers booth open from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, from 11:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.rrcity.com/rec.
College Club West Scholarships
College Club West is accepting applications for tuition scholarships up to $2,000 for the 2011-12 academic year from women who are already enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate college program. Applicants must be at least 25-years-old and live in western Cuyahoga, Lorain or Medina counties. Awards are based on academic record, goals and financial need. Application requests must be received by Feb. 15. Information and application forms may be found by visiting http://sites.google.com/site/ccwscholarship or email@example.com. Applications must be submitted by United States mail by March 15, 2011.
Holiday Rubbish Schedule
City of Westlake offices will be closed on Friday and Dec. 31 in observance of Christmas Day and New Years Day holidays, however Republic Services will be working their regular rubbish and recycling collection schedule. There will be no delayed schedule for these weeks.
Unity Hall presents a new venue at Unity Spiritual Center, hosts an original theatrical production of “The Magi,” at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. It is free and open to the public. Unity Hall is located at 23855 Detroit Road, one block west of Clague.
Westlake Recreation Center
Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd., is offering a variety of programs in December. No School Camp Days will be held Monday through Dec. 30. The children will be kept busy playing, swimming, doing arts and crafts and watching a movie. Santa’s Elves Shoot Out, for first- and second-graders, will be held at 10 a.m., and Santa’s Shoot Out, for third- through sixth-graders, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Little Sneakers, for children ages 5 and younger, will start Jan. 4. The children can run, jump, crawl or play at the rec. center. Equipment is provided. Parents must remain with children. For more information regarding these and other programs, visit www.cityofwestlake.org/recreation/index.aspx or call (440) 808-5700.
Westlake Fifty-Plus, 29694 Center Ridge Road, will host a classic movie and pizza at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The cost is $2, payable by today. The featured movie is “Gigi.” “Free Movie Thursdays” will be shown at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Dec. 30. The feature will be “Penny Serenade.” RSVP by Thursday. A New Year luncheon will be served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Dec. 30. Cost is $5, payable by Thursday. For more information and reservations, call (440) 899-3544.
SJMC Wellness Programs
St. John Medical Center will host the following wellness programs. The programs will take place at SJMC Outreach Center, 29160 Center Ridge Road, Ste. R.
“New Beginnings,” a monthly support group for young widows and widowers (age 55 and younger), meets the second Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call JoDee Coulter at (440) 892-6680. New Mom’s Support Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday. There is no fee or registration needed. The Breastfeeding Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. There is no fee or registration needed. Cancer support group “I Am Fighting Again” meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month (not at the hospital). Call Tina Hlaverty, RN, at (216) 476-1717. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 10 to 11 a.m. every Sunday in Building 2, first floor, auditorium B. Monthly car seat inspection is located at SJMC and Westlake Fire Department, by appointment only. Call (440) 827-5440 to schedule an appointment.
The Lupus Foundation of America will host its Westlake support group from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Cleveland Clinic Westlake, second floor, Cardiology Waiting Room, 30033 Clemens Road.
Volunteers for Park and Rec Board
The Olmsted Falls Parks and Recreation Board has two openings. The volunteer board has nine members. It is responsible for providing recreational activities for the citizens of Olmsted Falls, as well as overseeing the use of city land set aside for the community’s recreational needs, both active and passive. The board meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. It organizes and runs city events, including Music on the Green, the Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades, the Family Campout at East River Park, Falls Day in the Park, the tree lighting ceremony, NFL flag football, the Summer Art Program and more. If you are interested in making a difference and volunteering, please contact Mayor Bob Blomquist at (440) 235-5550.
Murder Mystery Dinner
A murder mystery, “Murder at Midnight 1954/55 New Year’s Eve Party,” with buffet dinner will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Grand Pacific Hotel. Tickets cost $32 per person. Seating is limited to 94 guests. Tickets can be purchased at the Beaded Spirit in the Grand Pacific Junction. For more information, call (440) 427-0094. The proceeds will benefit Heritage Days.
Holiday Refuse Schedule
Due the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, there will be no refuse or recycling collected Friday or Dec. 31. Residents whose refuse is normally collected on Monday will have collection on Monday. Residents whose refuse is normally collected on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday should have refuse and recyclables available for collection on the day before their regular day. It will be collected either on that day or their regular day. Residents whose refuse is normally collected Friday will have collection Thursday. The city of Lakewood offices and the Lakewood Municipal Court will be closed Friday and Dec. 31.
Red Cross Bloodmobile
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the following locations: from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lakewood City Hall, 12650 Detroit Ave.; from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Bay Village Library, 502 Cahoon Road; from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at Lakewood Women’s Club Pavilion, 14532 Lake Ave.; from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road; from 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at Bain Cabin, 21077 North Park Dr., Fairview Park; and from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at YMCA Lakewood, 16915 Detroit Ave.
Zoo’s Noon Year’s Eve
The family-friendly New Year’s Eve party at the Metroparks Zoo will take place form 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 31. Noon Year’s Eve features the countdown and ball drop on the zoo’s Welcome Plaza. Discounted Zoo admission is just $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and zoo members. There are many scheduled activities. Complimentary refreshments and chips will be available for children younger than 12 while they last. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is located at 3900 Wildlife Way in Cleveland. The Zoo is closed New Year’s Day.
Tax Aide Help Needed
AARP free tax aide help is in need of volunteers. No experience is needed. Volunteers will work two half-days a week starting in February through April 15. Training sessions will start Jan. 3. For more information, call Paul at (440) 835-4676.
B-W MBA Open House
There will be an MBA open house at Baldwin-Wallace College, Kamm Hall, 120 East Grand St. in Berea, at 6 p.m. Jan. 6. For reservations or more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Division of Business Administration at (440) 826—2392. To register online, visit www.bw.edu/academics/bus/programs/openhouse.
ACT Test Preparation
Polaris Career Center, 7285 Old Oak Blvd. in Middleburg Hts., will offer the ACT test-preparation course from 6 to 8:30 p.m. starting Jan. 6. The five-week course will be held Thursdays. The course fee is $152, which includes materials. To register or receive more information, call Laura Icardi at (330) 722-7235 or e-mail email@example.com. For more information, parents and students can visit www.acttestprep.info.
Berea Business Women
The Berea Business and Professional Women will hold its monthly meeting Jan. 13 in the Colony Room at Baldwin-Wallace Student Union, 120 E. Grand Street in Berea. Sarah Fox, a self-defense and fitness trainer, will present a program called “Fight Fit.” Berea BPW dinner meetings are open to the public but reservations are required. The cost is $18, which includes a buffet dinner. For more information or to make a reservation, e-mail BereaBPWPrograms@gmail.com.