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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 22

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: 1/22/2020 edition

Posted on January 22, 2020 at 2:23 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

Logo that says City of Beachwood Boredom-Busters, with Boredom in gray and Busters in colorful textDon’t forget that due to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, rubbish and recycling collection will be delayed one day this entire week in Beachwood.

THURSDAY, January 23
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Celebrate the sixth anniversary of Tres Potrillos Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar (25765 Chagrin Blvd) tonight, with live music and a raffle of ten $50 gift cards! 

FRIDAY, January 24
1:00 – 2:00 PM: It’s The Great American Songbook with Debbie Darling! This program will feature four of the most prolific writers of the Songbook: Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael and Harold Arlen. Ms. Darling will talk about each composer and then sing some of their most famous songs. Enroll online for this free program at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library (25501 Shaker Blvd).  Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beachwood Library. 

Before 5:00 PM: The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Stop the Hate Essay Contest deadline has been extended: 11th and 12th grade students may submit Stop the Hate essays through Friday, January 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Enjoy a FREE 30-minute elite facial at Aveda in Beachwood Place (26300 Cedar Rd). All experiences are customized and will include a jade-rolling experience, skin hydration reading, targeted exfoliation and hot towel wrap with uplifting aromatherapy. Other dates are available, too. Register online for this free experience

SATURDAY, January 25
Happy Chinese New Year 2020: may the Year of the Rat bring you luck!

5:00 – 8:00 PM: Dunk on your competition at tonight’s NBA2k20 Tournament, taking place at the Microsoft Store at Beachwood Place (downstairs at 26300 Cedar Rd.). Free entry. Gift cards will be presented to the top three winners. Register online! 

SUNDAY, January 26
1:00 – 2:30 PM: Enjoy artwork by Alan Mintz and Dennis Long at the Artists’ Reception at their Beachwood Community Center Art Gallery show "Integrity Shared." Light refreshments will be available and the event is free and open to the public (25325 Fairmount Blvd.).

2:00 – 3:00 PM: The Beachwood Arts Council presents Pianist Marshall Griffith, flutist Virginia Crabtree, and violinist Kallen Bierly performing a variety of classical music by famous composers.  Made possible by grants from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Ohio Arts Council. This “Beethoven, Bernstein, and More Beautiful Music” concert takes place at the Beachwood Community Center (25325 Fairmount Blvd.) and is free & open to the public

2:00 – 3:00 PM: Show your kids the importance of volunteering with this feel-good flower planting event with the residents at Wiggins Place (27070 Cedar Rd). This fun inter-generational project will begin with some fun ice-breaker questions, a craft decorating flower pots and then planting flowers or herbs to leave with the residents to brighten their day. At the end of the time, cookies and refreshments will be served. This event is a partnership with Caring Cubs, which provides monthly volunteer opportunities for young kids. Register online now

WEDNESDAY, January 29
7:00 PM: Enjoy a special performance with The Music Settlement at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (2929 Richmond Rd), which will feature rarely heard works of Leonard Bernstein. Tickets ($10/$5) are available online

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