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Mayor's Corner Blog

It is my pleasure to provide our residents, businesses, and visitors with reliable information about Beachwood. Every week --typically on Wednesdays-- I post Beachwood Boredom-Busters, a list of events happening in our City. You can register for updates to my blog and other news by clicking the “Notify Me” tab on the right column of this page and selecting your preferred updates and delivery method (email or text message). 

If you have any questions or a suggestion for an upcoming Boredom-Busters post, please email my office or call 216-292-1901. Thanks for reading! --Mayor Martin Horwitz

Dec 05

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: 12/5/2019

Posted on December 5, 2019 at 2:46 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

Logo that says City of Beachwood Boredom-Busters, with Boredom in gray and Busters in colorful textTHURSDAY, December 5
7:00 PM: Beachwood Schools Cabaret at the Beachwood High School Auditorium. Enjoy performances  by BMS and BHS choirs, among others! Dessert reception to follow. Visit the Eventbrite page for ticket info

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Meet author Anja Sassenberg-DeGeorgia at the Beachwood Library (25501 Shaker Blvd ) at her book launch for "On the Edge of Something Bigger." She will share the positive, step-by-step guide to embrace not only the freedom, travel, and fun inherent with retirement, but also to experience depth and fulfillment. Books will be available for purchase and signing and coffee and desserts will be served. Register online for this free event

FRIDAY, December 6
MATILDA THE MUSICAL, presented by Beachwood Community Theater, runs all weekend! Shows are tonight at 7:30, Saturday at 4:00 PM, and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Performances take place at the Beachwood Middle School and tickets are cash/check only. Support our local talent and go see this show – it’s terrific

SATURDAY, December 7
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Visit Beachwood Place and sing along to “Elf” in the Center Court. (Also, spend $200 at Beachwood Place stores and receive a $20 gift card!) RSVP online

SUNDAY, December 8
Noon – 6:00 PM: It’s selfies-with-Santa time at Beachwood Place, Saks Fifth Avenue wing. Take pics with your camera or phone – three photos, $10. Santa takes a break from 2:30 – 3:00 so plan accordingly.  Additional days and times are available here

2:00 – 3:00 PM: Inlet Dance Theatre’s Apprentice and Trainee Program members are in performance at the Beachwood High School Auditorium. This is dance like you’ve never seen it before – truly spectacular. Presented by the Beachwood Arts Council, this performance is free & open to the public

MONDAY, December 9
The Beachwood branch of Middlefield Bank (25201 Chagrin Blvd., Ste. 120) is sponsoring a Coats for Kids coat drive this December.  Donations of new or gently worn coats will help ensure that needy kids in our area have warm coats this winter.  We know there are many in need. Stop by with a coat now through January 10!

Nov 27

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: Thanksgiving Edition 11/27/2019

Posted on November 27, 2019 at 9:35 AM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

Logo that says City of Beachwood Boredom-Busters, with Boredom in gray and Busters in colorful textA happy Thanksgiving to you all!

WEDNESDAY, November 27
City Offices will close at noon today for the Thanksgiving holiday and shall re-open on Monday, December 2. If your typical Beachwood rubbish & recycling collection day is Thursday, be sure to have your bins to the tree lawn by 7:30 AM on Wednesday, November 27 for a special early collection.

2:00 – 5:00 PM: Visit Pottery Barn Kids (2101 Richmond Rd.) and have a hand-cut silhouette created by artist Chris Casey! Sign up online. 

4:00 PM – 11:00PM: It’s a BOMBA Friendsgiving! Catch up with your buddies while enjoying $3 Market Garden Brewery Prosperity Wheat Beers and $5 Western Reserve Cocktails. 2101 Richmond Rd. 

THURSDAY, November 28 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and yours. Safe travels!

FRIDAY, November 29
10:00 AM: Styles of Imagination Boutique (24331 Chagrin Blvd.) will take 60-percent off the price of everything in the clearance section between 10:00 – 11:00 AM today. The boutique will also host bake sales throughout the weekend to support young up-and-coming future bakers!

10:00 AM: Beachwood Place has holiday activities and sales to warm your heart. From Black Friday promotions to gift-wrapping tips to scavenger hunts to visits with Santa, their website has everything you need to know for holiday preparations

SUNDAY, December 1
10:00 AM: Nothing like curling up with a good eBook, movie, music and more over the holidays! Bring your device and passwords to the Beachwood Branch (25501 Shaker Blvd) of the Cuyahoga County Public Library and their staff will get you started. The Digital Collection is available 24/7 365 days a year and there are never any late fees!
TUESDAY, December 3
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Support the Beachwood Band Boosters by dining at Choolaah (27100 Chagrin Blvd.) today! Choolaah Fundraiser for the Beachwood Band Boosters all day on Tuesday, December 3Show this image or mention while ordering that you are there to support the Band Boosters and Choolaah will donate 30-percent of your purchase.

2:00 – 3:00 PM: Learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Register now for this event at the Beachwood Branch (25501 Shaker Blvd) of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. A representative from the Alzheimer’s Association will share research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. 

Thursday, December 5: Beachwood Schools Cabaret, 7:00 PM at the Beachwood High School Auditorium. 

Matilda MAIN LTR Size flyerWeekend of December 6 & 13: MATILDA THE MUSICAL presented by Beachwood Community Theater. 

Sunday, December 8: Inlet Dance Theatre free Sunday Sounds Series performance at the Beachwood High School Auditorium, 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Presented by the Beachwood Arts Council.
Nov 20

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: 11/20/2019

Posted on November 20, 2019 at 4:08 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

WEDNESDAY, November 20
7:00 PM: Improvised Life, created by Deena Nyer Mendlowitz, is a unique storytelling and improvisation show where different performers each receive the same word, write a story about that word from their own lives, and share that story on stage. Tickets for this Maltz Museum event are available online. 

THURSDAY, November 21
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Looking for work? Check out the Multi-Profession Diversity Job Fair at the Embassy Suites by Hilton - Cleveland Beachwood (3775 Park East Drive). Free registration is available online. 

5:00 – 9:00 PM: Join Athleta at Beachwood Place on Thursday, November 21 in support of Girls on the Run, a life changing program for 8- to 13-year-old girls that promotes girl empowerment by teaching life skills through lessons and movement. 10% of all sales between 5PM and 9PM will be donated *up to $250. 

7:00 – 8:00 PM: Join Registered Dietitian Amy Jamieson-Petonic and Pediatricians Dr. Matt Mascioli and Dr. Carly Wilbur from University Hospitals to learn the ‘why and how’ of promoting healthy eating habits with young children. Recommendations will be shared for how to identify, shop, and pack healthy food for children that will set them up for optimized well-being. Recommended for parents and caregivers of children ages 2-5. This Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium program is free with registration. 

7:30 – 8:30 PM: Dr. Tonya Yanok of Yanok PT is certified in pelvic health and will lead a workshop (with wine) at Nexis Wellness (25201 Chagrin Blvd. Ste. 390) where women can discuss and learn to improve some of their more private health issues. Tickets are $25 and are available online.  

FRIDAY, November 22
Visit Diamonds Direct (2101 Richmond Rd.) today through November 24 for their Holiday Designer Showcase AND enjoy 20% savings on items like engagement-ring settings, wedding bands, and fine fashion jewelry! Visit their website for hours and info. (Free hors d’oeuvres provided by The Capital Grille on Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM!) 

SATURDAY, November 23
4:00 PM
: Beachwood Community Theater’s production of Matilda The Musical debuts today! Will the tenacious Miss Trunchbull persevere over the intelligent and imaginative Matilda Wormwood? Check out one of the eight upcoming performances at the Beachwood Middle School auditorium (2860 Richmond Rd.) to find out for yourself. Tickets are general admission, available at the door and cash/check only. Learn more online! 

1:00 – 5:00 PM: Stop into Aveda Beachwood Place and try holiday lip colors and brow pencils: find the perfect match for any holiday event or for everyday use. Grab a ticket for a complimentary makeup lesson. Free tickets for complimentary makeup lessons are available online! 

3:00 & 4:00 PM: The Cleveland Ballet performs excerpts from The Nutcracker at Center Court, Beachwood Place! Please RSVP online for this free event. 

SUNDAY, November 24
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Children within all spectrums of special needs and their families are welcome to our sensory-friendly event to experience visit and photos with Santa at the Saks Fifth Avenue Wing of Beachwood Place. Visit the web page for more info

1:00 – 2:30 PM: Visit the Beachwood Community Center Art Gallery (25325 Fairmount Blvd.) for an Artist Reception in support of the new art show, Traversed Media. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 

2:00 PM: Will the Wormwood family continue to treat Matilda like an annoying bookworm? Check out one of the seven remaining upcoming Matilda The Musical performances at the Beachwood Middle School auditorium (2860 Richmond Rd) to find out for yourself. Tickets are general admission, available at the door and cash/check only. Learn more online! 

MONDAY, November 25
4:00 – 4:30 PM
: Visit the beautiful Beachwood Branch (25501 Shaker Blvd.) of the Cuyahoga County Public Library for Toddler Storytime and enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories!