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May 17

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: May 10-12

Posted on May 17, 2019 at 2:33 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

It's another great weekend to be in Beachwood... here are some events to keep you busy.

Catch “The Little Mermaid” in her natural habitat at the Beachwood Middle School auditorium! Curtain times are Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 4:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $9/adults, $8/students & seniors. Cash only.

Art Exhibit at the Beachwood Community Center: LOOSE & FREE. Works by Alan G. Ross, James Freedman, and Dawn Gettig. Free & open to the public. Stop by Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Shop in Beachwood for Mom and the special ladies in your life & don’t forget those Mother’s Day Brunch reservations!

FRIDAY, May 10

City Barbeque fundraiser for Beachwood Schools AfterProm 2020. See for the barcode.


Clean out Mom’s office in time for…

SUNDAY, May 12

SHRED DAY! Beachwood Residents may shred the equivalent of 12 blue shopping bags or 6 bankers boxes. Free event, Rain or Shine, at the Beachwood Community Center parking lot. 9:00 – noon

Take Mom to Israel: Today is the final day of the Maltz Museum’s “Israel: Then and Now” exhibit.

Richmond Road will be closed between Cedar Rd. and Mayfield Rd. for a foot race in Lyndhurst today from approximately 8:15 AM – 10:30 AM.

Best wishes for a wonderful Mother's Day weekend, everyone.

May 17

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: May 17-19

Posted on May 17, 2019 at 2:25 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

Happy Friday, neighbors. It’s going to be a great weekend in Beachwood!

ALL WEEKEND (5/17 - 5/19)

Catch “The Little Mermaid” in her final weekend onstage at the Beachwood Middle School Auditorium. Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 4:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM. Tickets are cash only.

Art Exhibit at the Beachwood Community Center: LOOSE & FREE. Works by Alan G. Ross, James Freedman, and Dawn Gettig. Stop by Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Free & open to the public through May 31.


Learn how to download books, magazines, and other media to your smart device at the Beachwood Library. They’re hosting Drop In and Download today from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Bring your device and passwords to the library at 25501 Shaker Boulevard and say bye-bye to overdue fines! No registration necessary.

Go to Drop In and Download and stay for the blood drive, also at the Beachwood Library on Saturday. For more information or to make an appointment, visit or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).


Book & Bagel Club: "The Tumbling Turner Sisters" book chat, with bagels! Free & open to the public, 11:00 AM – noon at the Beachwood Community Center.

Artists’ Reception at the Beachwood Community Center. Enjoy the LOOSE & FREE art exhibit in the company of the artists who created it! Free & open to the public, 1:00 – 2:30 PM.


The Beachwood Family Aquatic Center opens next weekend! Stop by the Community Services Department at City Hall (25325 Fairmount Blvd.) Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM to purchase your membership & beat the line!

Beachwood’s first pop-up park will open early next week. Located at the site of former Fire Station 2, on Fire Station Drive at Chagrin Blvd., this oasis will feature tables, benches, and attractive landscaping: a perfect site for picnics, reading, meeting friends or just watching the world go by! Free and open to the public through the summer. 

Thursdays: EATS AND MEETS, a food-truck gathering from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the parking lot behind The Orlean Company at 23875 Commerce Park. Presented by the Beachwood Chamber of Commerce and The Orlean Company.

Friday, May 24: Art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman will present about Claude Monet: the most consistent and dedicated of the Impressionist artists, who once said “Color is my day long obsession joy and torment.” Registration is preferred. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beachwood Library. 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Wednesday, May 29: Mix and Mingle for a Mission from 4:00 – 6:00 PM with the Beachwood-based chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association chapter. Visit for more information and to register.

Sunday, June 2: Support The Gathering Place by participating in Race for the Place. Visit for more information and to register for this 5k or 1 Mile walk/run.

Sunday, June 23: Join the Beachwood Historical Society & Beachwood Arts Council for the House and Garden Tour from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. Visit for more info. $15 per person and this is open to the public.

Seniors: Join Mayor Horwitz and The Upperclassmen travelers on a trip to the Columbus Statehouse on July 24. Residents and non-residents are welcome to participate. Check The Upperclassmen for more information.

See you in Beachwood!

May 06

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: May 4-5 (and beyond)

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 11:59 AM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

No need to be bored in Beachwood with all these events this weekend & next! Read on...

ALL WEEKEND: Beachwood Community Theater presents The Little Mermaid, Beachwood Middle School Auditorium. Tickets are cash-only. Visit for dates, times, and more info.

The Gathering Place Warehouse Sale features lots of new inventory & beautiful dining-room tables. Saturday, May 4 & Sunday, May 5: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM both days. 4911 Commerce Parkway, Warrensville Heights, OH.

HYDRANT FLUSHING begins Saturday, May 4 and continues through May 11. If you notice that your water seems discolored, just run the cold tap at the lowest part of your house until the water runs clear. During periods of discoloration, postpone washing clothes and limit your use of hot water until the cold water clears.

SATURDAY, May 4 8:30 AM: The Beachwood-based Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio holds its 17th Annual Walk, Rock & Run at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum.

SUNDAY, May 5 2:00 PM: Sunday Music at the Beachwood Community Center, presented in cooperation with CIPC Arts Connect, featuring Kimia Ghaderi, violin and Andrew Focks, piano. Free & open to the public.

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Cleveland Natural Hair Care Expo at the DoubleTree Cleveland East Beachwood. for info & tickets.

5:00 – 8:00 PM: Ben & Jerry’s Fundraiser for Beachwood Schools Destination Imagination teams headed to Globals! 20650 North Park Blvd, University Heights, OH 44118

NEXT WEEKEND IS MOTHER’S DAY: Clean out Mom's office and bring her old files to SUNDAY SHRED DAY on May 12. Free for Beachwood residents -- shred 6 banker boxes or 12 blue grocery bags. Beachwood Community Center parking lot from 9:00 AM to noon, rain or shine.

Maybe some gift shopping at Beachwood Place, Pavilion Mall, and the Beachwood Lifestyle Center is in order…

Diamonds Direct is offering 0% APR for 36 months to qualified buyers May 6 - May 11: stop in!

Pottery Barn Kids will have a silhouette artist creating profile artwork of children on Thursday, May 9.

Styles of Imagination boutique in the Pavilion (between Marco’s Pizza and Verizon) has cute outfits, fresh accessories, and luxurious skincare that any mom is sure to love.

And of course, no shopping excursion is complete without a trip to Beachwood Place!