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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

Jul 18

Beachwood Boredom-Busters for July 17, 2019

Posted on July 18, 2019 at 1:19 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

City of Beachwood Boredom-Busters logo Boredom gray Busters colorfulI've taken an unscientific poll to determine that Wednesdays are the best days to publish the weekly Boredom-Busters: here we are! Please note that the forecasted heat index for Friday through Saturday is dangerously high. Please keep a jug of water in your fridge, check on your elderly neighbors, and if you see your letter carrier, offer them a cold drink. Be certain not to leave children, seniors, or pets in your car for any amount of time during the heatwave -- the National Weather Service says that vehicle interiors can reach lethal temperatures within mere minutes.

Heatwave notwithstanding, there are a number of terrific events in our City this week....

THURSDAY, July 18

TODAY is the deadline to register for the free July 23, 11:00 AM *H.E.A.L.T.H.Y. Program = *Health Education And Learning Together Helps You. Learn about the Blue Zones and 6 cancer-fighting foods, tips for avoiding Alzheimer's, the importance of exercise and more. Gain insight to changes that can make a "mood" difference and create confidence. This program is held at the Beachwood Community Center. Register today! Questions? Call (216) 595-3733

5:00 – 7:00 PM: Register in advance for the Multi-Chamber Networking Mixer, a kick-off event for theMulti-Chamber Networking Event graphic new Eastern Cuyahoga Chamber Alliance. Harness the power of 1500 local businesses and meet some new friends. Thanks to host sponsor Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland Beachwood for providing appetizers and drinks. 

6:30 PM: Indoor Music Concert with David Cook, Clarinet; Emily Grabinski, Piano; and Crystal Carlson, Soprano, who will be performing Today's Schubertiade: A Celebration of Song and Dance. Free & open to the public and presented in conjunction with the Cleveland International Piano Competition Arts Connect. Join us at the Beachwood Community Center, 25325 Fairmount Blvd, for some beautiful music!

FRIDAY, July 19
Abstract painting by Joseph McCullough

5:30 – 8:30 PM: Opening reception of Joseph McCullough at Neue Auctions Gallery, 23533 Mercantile Rd. Free & open to the public! Joseph McCullough (1922 – 2012, painting pictured left) was the 1970 Cleveland Arts Prize recipient, 1988 special citation recipient from the Arts Prize and enjoyed a decades-long distinguished career as a national leader in the field of art education as head of the Cleveland Institute of Art. This is a rare opportunity to view and purchase approximately 20 works which show his artistic periods of “Literal Abstracts,” “Soundscapes” and “Reflections.” The show is on view until 8/9/19.


SATURDAY, July 20

10:00 AM: Drop In & Download at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Learn how to borrow free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, movies and music from their Digital Collection: anytime, anywhere! Bring your device and passwords to the Library and they will get you started. The Digital Collection is available 24/7 365 days a year and there are never any late fees!

11:00 AM: Every Saturday in July, join us for a free yoga class (rain orYoga and Tai Chi in the Park shine) from 11:00 AM - noon with Julie Konrad of Luna Presence Yoga. Bring a chair, mat or towel.  All programs meet in the Pavilion of City Park West, near the Richmond Road and Shaker Blvd. intersection. Please call 216-292-1970 for more info. Perfect for all ages, these free and open to the public classes are presented in cooperation with the Beachwood Historical Society, City of Beachwood, and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. (It's supposed to be hot today so please, bring enough water to stay hydrated.)

SUNDAY, July 21

10:00 AM: Tai chi classes will be held every Sunday in July with Jennifer Stepien. See location for the Saturday Yoga class for more info. These free & open to the public classes are presented in cooperation with the Beachwood Historical Society, City of Beachwood, and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. 

TUESDAY, July 23:

6:30 PM: Final Outdoor Music Concert of 2019, plus a salute to 50 Year Residents of Beachwood! Join us at the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Beachwood’s long-time residents and then dance your worries away with Blue Lunch - Blues, Jump & Swing music. Inclement weather location: Beachwood Community Center.

WEDNESDAY, July 24

7:00 PM: Teens feel an increasing amount of pressure between rising academic demands, extra-curricular activities, social media expectations, and more. Join Bellefaire JCB’s Executive Director, Jeff Lox, LISW-S, ACSW, to discuss what necessary skills teens and their caregivers need to be resilient as they navigate adolescence. A must attend-event for teens and caregivers at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage! Register now: $10 general admission/$5 for Museum members


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Thursday, Aug. 1, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Job Fair of Cleveland at the Embassy Suites by Hilton - Cleveland Beachwood, 3775 Park East Drive, Beachwood, OH 44122. Register online today!


Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM: National Night Out with Beachwood Police Dept.


Sunday, Sept. 15, Noon – 3:00 PM: 20th-Annual Honkin’ Haulin’ Hands-On Trucks


Sunday Sept. 22 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: 
SHRED DAY (free for Beachwood residents)


Sunday, Oct. 6, Noon – 5:00 PM: BEACHWOOD FALL FESTIVAL (sponsorships available – call Karen Carmen at 216-595-3720) & UNIQUE BOUTIQUE  (vendor registration available)



Jul 10

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: July 10 Edition

Posted on July 10, 2019 at 4:26 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

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If your business or organization is hosting a community event, I'd love to hear about it. Email my officefor potential inclusion in an upcoming Beachwood Boredom-Busters blog post.

We've got a full slate of activities this week so let's jump right to it!

THURSDAY, July 11

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Thursday Eats & Meets: Food trucks will park behind The Orlean Company at 23875 Commerce Park every Thursday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Today will feature The Cedar Grill and Alecci’s Ice Delights. Bring your wallet & wear your stretchiest pants! (And feel free to bring your lunch to the Pop-Up Park at the corner of Fire Station Drive at Chagrin Blvd.) 

Members of the Kalos String Quartet hold their instruments6:30 PM: Indoor Summer Music at the Beachwood Community Center featuring The Kalos String Quartet (pictured): Kimia Ghaderi & Sarah Page, Violins / Anna Gerber, Viola / Rebecca Shasberger, Cello. Presented in cooperation with the Cleveland International Piano Competition Arts Connect.

SATURDAY, July 13
Good luck to all participants in today's Beachwood Historical Society-sponsored Pickleball tournament at the Beachwood Tennis Courts!
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8:00 AM & 9:00 AM: Get your “Burn” on with a free Co-ed Boot Camp class at Burn Boot Camp (24085 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, in the Pavilion Shopping Center). They’re offering free Saturday sessions at 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. (Can’t make it this Saturday? There are many upcoming Saturdays available.) Visit their Facebook Event page for more info

10:30 AM: Chinese Storytime at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Stories, songs, and rhymes in Mandarin Chinese. Visit their web page for more info!

11:00 AM: Every Saturday in July, join us at the Pavilion at Beachwood City Park West for a free yoga class with Julie Konrad of Luna Presence Yoga. Bring a chair, mat or towel.  All programs meet in the Pavilion of City Park West, near the Richmond Road and Shaker Blvd. intersection. Rain or shine and perfect for all ages, these free and open to the public classes are presented in cooperation with the Beachwood Historical Society, City of Beachwood, and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Please call 216-292-1970 for more info. 

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Crestmont Cadillac is partnering with the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter (CCAS) today for a Dog Days of Summer event! Visit, meet your new fur-ever friend and adopt a pup from CCAS. Also, for every car they sell on July 13, they will donate $100 to CCAS. #winwin

SUNDAY, July 14

10:00 AM: Tai chi classes will be held every Sunday in July with Jennifer Stepien. See location for the Saturday Yoga class for more info. These free & open to the public classes are presented in cooperation with the Beachwood Historical Society, City of Beachwood, and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. 

10:00 AM - Noon: If you want to get involved in social justice efforts with a Jewish community who shares your progressive values, attend the Bend the Arc Cleveland Community Meeting at the pavilion at Beachwood City Park West. More info & the RSVP link.

Photo of children in superhero costumes celebrating everyday heroes1:30 PM: Meet everyday community heroes and Ohio kids doing amazing things at the Maltz Museum’sCommunity Heroes Day Family Fun Event this afternoon until 3:00 PM! ($5 admission with registration; free for kids under 5 and Maltz Museum members). Learn more and register online.

5:00 PM: Beachwood Outdoor Movie Night – enjoy the film “Disney’s Christopher Robin” with your community. Film is free & open to the public. Purchase dozens of flavors from the Amaize! Popcorn Truck. Located in the grassy area near the Beachwood Community Center parking lot, 25325 Fairmount Blvd.

TUESDAY,
July 16

6:30 PM: Come on out to the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center for an Outdoor Summer Concert as the Dan Zola Orchestra performs music of the Big Band Era! Free & open to the public. Inclement weather location: Beachwood Community Center. 

WEDNESDAY, July 17

6:30 PM: Register in advance for a Family Maker Fair at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. This evening of hands-on, creative fun will offer projects for the whole family, including: screen printing, button making, block printing, paper crafts, and more! Don’t miss out: sign up today!

THURSDAY,
July 18

Beachwood Family Eye Care logo, where the Os in Beachwood are a pair of glasses2:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Celebrate Beachwood Family Eye Care’s second anniversary at their Trunk Show & Giveback Event! Discounts, raffle & door prizes, special prices on Kendra Scott jewelry, plus light refreshments and more! Stop by and congratulate Dr. Jennifer Thatcher at 3783 S. Green Rd., Beachwood!

6:30 PM: Indoor Summer Music at the Beachwood Community Center features Today's Schubertiade: A Celebration of Song & Dance, performed by: David Cook, Clarinet / Emily Grabinski, Piano / Crystal Carlson, Soprano. Presented in cooperation with the Cleveland International Piano Competition Arts Connect.

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Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM: National Night Out with Beachwood Police Dept.

Sunday, Sept. 15 from Noon – 3:00 PM: Honkin’ Haulin’ Hands-On Trucks

Sunday Sept. 22 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: SHRED DAY (free for Beachwood residents)

Sunday, Oct. 6, Noon – 5:00 PM: BEACHWOOD FALL FESTIVAL (sponsorships available – call Karen Carmen at 216-595-3720) & UNIQUE BOUTIQUE  (vendor registration available)

See you in Beachwood!

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Jul 03

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: Special Wednesday Edition (7/3/19)

Posted on July 3, 2019 at 3:01 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

Logo that says City of Beachwood Boredom Busters where Boredom is gray and boringYour neighbors are pretty nice people: find out for yourself by hosting a block party! This year, our new Block Party Trailer (pictured) holds all the supplies you need to have a fun and comfortable street fest, and my office can help you organize your party, deliver supplies to your home,White trailer with colorful logo that says Beachwood Block Party close your street, and even arrange for special guests. As of this writing, every weekend in July is available, every weekend in August is booked (except Saturday, Aug. 31), and many weekends in September and October are available. Visit our Block Party web page for the application and info or call my office at 216-292-1901 to get your block party rolling! 

THURSDAY, JULY 4

The Beachwood Family Aquatic Center is open today for Lap Swim from 9:00 to 10:45 AM and for Open Swim from 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM (weather permitting). City Hall is closed on Thursday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. The regularly scheduled Thursday rubbish & recycling collection will take place on Friday, July 5.

FRIDAY, JULY 5

5:00 PM: The Beachwood Place Microsoft Store will be hosting an ASUS ROG Arena: Fortnite Fridays Tournament every Friday in July, beginning July 5.  Join your local Fortnite community and test your skills in a tournament for prizes! Free for all players and all skill levels are welcome.  Pre-register and then it’s first-come, first-served.

Flyer for Yoga and Tai Chi in Beachwood City ParkSATURDAY, JULY 6
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: Every Saturday in July, join us at the Pavilion at City Park East for a free yoga class from 11:00 AM - noon with Julie Konrad of Luna Presence Yoga. Bring a chair, mat or towel.  All programs meet in the Pavilion of City Park West, near the Richmond Road and Shaker Blvd. intersection. Please call 216-292-1970 for more info. Rain or shine and perfect for all ages, these free and open to the public classes are presented in conjunction with the Beachwood Historical Society, City of Beachwood, and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. 

SUNDAY, JULY 7

10:00 AM: Tai chi classes will be held every Sunday in July with Jennifer Stepien. See location for the Saturday yoga class for more info. These free & open to the public classes are presented in conjunction with the Beachwood Historical Society, City of Beachwood, and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. 

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12:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Wear makeup? Stop into Aveda Beachwood Place and try fresh summer looks for lips and eyebrows. They will demonstrated new lip colors and brow pencils to find your perfect match for everyday wear or summer soirees. Grab a ticket for a complimentary make up lesson.  (On Saturday, July 6, this same location is offering free jade-roller facials – check it out!)

Abstract art that resembles a sunset1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: The People, Places, and Things art exhibit, which features the works of Polina Yavorsky and Bob Pohm, is at the Beachwood Community Center this month.  Enjoy light refreshments at the Artists’ Reception (1:00 – 2:30) while speaking to the artists and viewing beautiful artwork. Free & open to the public.

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TUESDAY, JULY 9

3:30 PM: Will Dory be found? Find out at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library at today’s Family Summer Cinema featuring the film “Finding Dory.” Register online for this free & fun family afternoon at the movies

6:30 PM: Come on out to the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center for an Outdoor Summer Concert with The Jam Machine, performing Classics of the ’60s and ’70s, ’80s pop, and today’s hits! Free & open to the public. Inclement weather location: Beachwood Community Center.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

7:00 PM: Interplay Jewish Theatre performs a theatrical staged reading of “Another Way Home” by Anna Ziegler. Visit the Maltz Museum and enjoy a funny, moving and ultimately uplifting play from one of America’s most talented young writers. Developed at the National Playwrights’ Conference and recipient of the Edgerton New American Play Award, “Another Way Home” has been described as a “laugh-packed serio-comedy that shoves family life under a microscope.” One night only: register now! (Included with general admission – suggested $5 donation) 

THURSDAY, JULY 11Photo by Ann Cassio Yeh Members of the Kalos String Quartet hold their instruments

6:30 PM: Indoor Summer Concert featuring The Kalos String Quartet. Enjoy the melodious sounds of Kimia Ghaderi & Sarah Page, violins; Anna Gerber, viola; Rebecca Shasberger, cello. This free & open to the public concert is brought to you in cooperation with the Cleveland International Piano Competition Arts Connect.

LOOKING AHEAD:           

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM: National Night Out with Beachwood Police Dept.
Sunday, Sept. 15, Noon – 3:00 PM: Honkin’ Haulin’ Hands-On Trucks
Sunday Sept. 22, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: SHRED DAY (free for Beachwood residents)
Sunday, Oct. 6, Noon – 5:00 PM: BEACHWOOD FALL FESTIVAL (sponsorships available – call Karen Carmen at 216-595-3720) & UNIQUE BOUTIQUE  (vendor registration available)

Have a safe Independence Day and get out and enjoy Beachwood this weekend!


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