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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

Jan 15

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: 1/15/2020

Posted on January 15, 2020 at 8:43 AM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

Logo that says City of Beachwood Boredom-Busters, with Boredom in gray and Busters in colorful textLooks like the weather will be turning cold again after this false springtime we've been having -- dress warmly when you're out and about in Beachwood this weekend!

WEDNESDAY, January 15
8:00 PM: Get tickets now for the one-woman theatrical performance: Deb Filler’s “I Did it My Way in Yiddish (In English).” This event takes place at the Mandel Jewish Community Center (26001 South Woodland Rd.) and is presented by Interplay Jewish Theatre, The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the Mandel JCC. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $20 for Maltz Museum members. 

FRIDAY, January 17
10:00 – 11:00 AM: Research suggests it is best to make some of our healthcare decisions earlier in our lives, before a crisis occurs. This presentation will discuss different types of care plans, how to have healthcare related discussions with our family and friends, and how to create a future plan of care for yourself or your family. This free program takes place at the Menorah Park Center 4 Brain Health (27100 Cedar Rd – park in Visitor Lot B). Register online. 

Noon – 1:30 PM: Just in time for the Oscar nominations, Siegal Lifelong Learning presents Eastside Conversations: How the Jews Invented Movie Music. Hosted at the Landmark Centre Building (25700 Science Park Dr.), this program costs $27 for members and $22 for members of Lifelong Learning. Both tickets include lunch. Register now! 

SATURDAY, January 18
10:30 AM – 3:30 PM: Give life, give blood! The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library (25501 Shaker Blvd.) today. Sign up in advance or just drop in. 

SUNDAY, January 19 
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM: Want to embrace your natural hair but don’t know where to start? Join ScalpTherapy and co-stylist Grace for a consultation at Salon Lofts in Beachwood (3355 Richmond Rd., Loft 13). Tickets ($15) and more info are available online. 

3:00 PM It’s “A Program for Two Pianos and More” at The Village in Beachwood, brought to you by M.U.S.i.C Stars in the Classics. Tickets available at many price points – learn more and purchase online

MONDAY, January 20
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM: The Maltz Museum (2929 Richmond Rd.) celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day today with free admission. Hands-on crafts and activities for the whole family will be available. See more information at their website

2:00 – 3:00 PM: Learn how setting intention at the start of the day not only changes brain activity but also creates the day that you want. The “Intention and the Brain” event will be led by Dawn Maze-Molina, M.Ed. LPC, at the Beachwood library (25501 Shaker Blvd.). Register now for this free program

LOOKING AHEAD
Thursday, January 23: Celebrate the 6th anniversary of Tres Potrillos Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar (25765 Chagrin Blvd). from 6:00 – 11:00 PM. Festivities will include live music and gift-card raffles.

Jan 07

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: New Year Edition (1/7/2020)

Posted on January 7, 2020 at 11:24 AM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

Logo that says City of Beachwood Boredom-Busters, with Boredom in gray and Busters in colorful textI hope you enjoyed your New Year celebration and extend my best wishes to you for a wonderful and fulfilling 2020.

Now, on to the Boredom Busters!

THURSDAY, January 9
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM: Start 2020 on the right foot with the Beachwood Chamber Women's Connection! Meet at Lifetime Fitness (3850 Richmond Rd.) for tour of the facility and the opportunity to meet trainers and the staff dietitian. Kenny Winston, owner of Combination Challenge of Beachwood, will then present inspirational tips about goal setting. Free with registration

7:00 – 9:00 PM: Think your brain is filled with useless knowledge and facts? Put it to work during Trivia Night at BOMBA Tacos and Rum (2101 Richmond Rd.) and enjoy the benefits! Take part in Session 1 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM or Session 2 from 8:00 - 9:00 PM. Prizes will be awarded for 1st-3rd place teams.

FRIDAY, January 10
4:00 – 7:00 PM: Furniture feeling a little shabby after all those holiday get-togethers? The Gathering Place Warehouse home furnishings sale (4911 Commerce Parkway, Warrensville Heights) has so much merchandise, they’ve added another day! Shop today, Saturday (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM) and Sunday (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM). Cash or credit card only. Check out some of the merchandise online.  

SATURDAY, January 11
Call now to enroll for a tour of The Sculpture Center (1834 East 123rd Street, Cleveland) that will be held today at 11:00 AM. Enjoy a tour of Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism, guided by the Center's Executive Director Grace Chin. Crafting Democracy demonstrates how craft can be used to give voice to people who seek an active role in democracy. Fee: $10/BAC members, $15/non-members. To register, please call 216.595.3400 

7:30 PM: Jeff Blanchard has been described as one of the funniest comics in Cleveland. See for yourself at Bogey’s Comedy Club at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland Beachwood (3775 Park East Dr.). Tickets are available online

SUNDAY, January 12
1:30 – 3:00 PM: Want to understand Ohio government? Want to impact your state legislators? Attend a FREE “How Things Work at the Ohio Statehouse” training at the Beachwood branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. This presentation will teach you how to find/contact your representatives, testify in committee, impact legislation, and understand policy. Register online for this free event

Beachwood Community Theater auditions for Shrek The Musical begin today. These are by appointment only. Learn more at our Community Theater web page.

LOOKING AHEAD
Get tickets now for the one-woman theatrical performance: Deb Filler’s “I Did it My Way in Yiddish (In English).” This event will take place at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 15 at the Mandel Jewish Community Center (26001 South Woodland Rd.) and is presented by Interplay Jewish Theatre, The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the Mandel JCC. 

On January 20, the Maltz Museum will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day. The museum will be free and open to the public all day. Crafts and activities for the whole family will be available. See more information at their website

Also on January 20, learn how setting intention at the start of the day not only changes brain activity but also creates the day that you want. The “Intention and the Brain” event will be led by Dawn Maze-Molina, M.Ed. LPC, at the Beachwood library from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Register now for this free program

Dec 19

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: 12/18/2019 Super-Sized Edition

Posted on December 19, 2019 at 1:31 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

Logo that says City of Beachwood Boredom-Busters, with Boredom in gray and Busters in colorful textIt’s a maximized Beachwood Boredom-Busters to see you through to the New Year!

THURSDAY, December 19
Get holiday-party ready today at the Bobbi Brown counter in Nordstrom at Beachwood Place with a free, one-on-one appointment with Bobbi Brown’s lead regional artist, Riley Gable. Book your spot now! 

FRIDAY, December 20
10:00 AM -11:00 AM: See Through the Eyes of the Artist: Michelangelo with art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman today at the Beachwood Branch (25501 Shaker Blvd.) of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Free and open to the public -- registration preferred. 

2:00 - 7:00 PM: American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Beachwood Community Center (25225 Fairmount Blvd.): Give Life. Give Blood!

Beachwood City Schools close for Winter Break after today’s instruction and will resume on Monday, January 6.


SATURDAY, December 21
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Get your holiday media covered electronically – learn how to borrow free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and more from the Beachwood Library (25501 Shaker Blvd.). Bring your mobile device to get started!

1:00 – 4:00 PM: Sing along with “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at Beachwood Place Center Court (26300 Cedar Rd.) today. While you’re there, celebrate the season with entertainment, holiday treats, a Beary Merry Scavenger Hunt, and more! Plus, enjoy a special gift with purchase: spend $200 and receive a $20 gift card (terms apply). 

SUNDAY, December 22
It’s the first night of Hanukkah! Be sure to enjoy the illuminated menorah outside of Beachwood Place at Cedar Road and Richmond Road. 

1:00 – 3:00 PM: Enjoy the Friends of the Maltz Museum’s Annual Chanukah Candle Lighting today. People of all faiths and backgrounds are invited to hear the story of Chanukah, sing along to traditional tunes with live music performance, make holiday crafts, in addition to exploring the Museum. Free with registration. (MarthaStewart.com named this one of the eight “Best Hanukkah Celebrations in the United States”!)

MONDAY, December 23
7:00: The final Beachwood City Council meeting of 2019. We will recognize outgoing Council President Brian Linick for his service. 

TUESDAY, December 24
City of Beachwood offices will close at noon today and remain closed until the morning of Thursday, December 26. 

WEDNESDAY, December 25
Merry Christmas! Wrapping paper is typically recyclable, so long as it doesn’t have any glitter on it and isn’t metallic (both of which ultimately contaminate the other paper recyclables).

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM: The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will hold their annual Christmas Day Can-Can when you give what you can or pay what you can with a canned food donation. 

THURSDAY, December 26
If your rubbish collection is typically on Wednesday, then be sure to have your bins to the tree lawn by 7:30 this morning for a holiday-schedule collection.

6:30 PM: Blu Monsoon plays tonight at the Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse (26300 Chagrin Blvd.). Enjoy their jazz, blues and funk arrangements! 

FRIDAY, December 27
6:00 PM: Holiday Hoops is at Lifetime Fitness tonight and tomorrow. This clinic features a fun variety of basketball dribbling, passing and shooting drills that focus on skill development, followed by friendly skill contests and competitive games. All clinics are open to members and non-members. Check here for dates and times! 

SUNDAY, December 29
1:00 - 2:30 PM: Enjoy light refreshments while speaking with featured artists Jessica Pinsky and Rebecca Cross in our Art Gallery at the Beachwood Community Center (25225 Fairmount Blvd.). Free & open to the public.

TUESDAY, December 31
11:00 AM – 11:00 PM: Start the party at Beachwood's BOMBA Tacos & Rum (2101 Richmond Rd.) this New Year’s Eve. For your gathering of friends, enjoy a NYE Party Pack: Taco 10-Pack & Three Shareables for $40 and Margarita/Sangria Pitchers for $25. For your gathering of family: KIDS EAT FREE (every Tuesday!) and they also get a free donut. Lucky kids! Reservations accepted for parties of eight or more diners.

WEDNESDAY, January 1
Happy New Year to you and yours!