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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

Dec 11

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: 12/10/2019 edition

Posted on December 11, 2019 at 11:44 AM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

Logo that says City of Beachwood Boredom-Busters, with Boredom in gray and Busters in colorful textWEDNESDAY, December 11
7:00 PM: Register in advance for the 2020 Campaign for Jewish Needs Closing Celebration! Join the community and celebrate the BIG reveal of our 2020 Campaign total from General Campaign Chair Jeffrey J. Wild. Tickets ($15 apiece) are available on Eventbrite

7:00 – 8:30 PM: It’s a family-fun Maker Fair at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library (25501 Shaker Blvd.)! Enjoy a winter evening of hands-on creative fun, including paper crafts, stop-motion animation, sticker-making, button making, and more! Free & open to the public with registration

THURSDAY, December 12
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Ready for a new career? Check out the Cleveland Career Fair at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland East Beachwood (2663 Park East Drive). Register in advance for this free and open-to-the-public event

6:00 PM: It’s a PalMERRY & Bright VIP Night at Dino Palmieri Salon & Spa inside Beachwood Place (26300 Cedar Rd.) -- scroll down on that site to see the flyer. Join the fun for 30% off all regular-priced products, 10% off holiday gift sets, cocktails, appetizers, styling tips and a raffle. RSVP in advance to (216) 595-4880 and receive a SWAG bag!


FRIDAY, December 13
7:30 PM: 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. (The villain is so convincing, last week she was heckled by a child in the audience.) 

SATURDAY, December 14
1:00 – 5:00 PM: It’s the MERRY & BRIGHT BASH at Beachwood Place. Celebrate the season with gift wrapping tutorials, over $5,000 in giveaways, holiday treats, themed photo opportunities, and more – plus a double-feature sing-a-long with Happy Feet & The Polar Express. Shoppers can enjoy a special gift with purchase station: spend $200 and receive a $20 gift card (Terms Apply). More info is available at their Facebook page

UPDATE: The Be Well Plus meeting scheduled for today has been rescheduled to January 25. The topic will feature Getting Back on Track for your health goals.  It is from 10:00-11:30 am and slots fill up quickly, so calling ahead now is of importance.  The next two sessions will be held February 29th and March 28th, 2020.  Be Well Plus is a monthly group appointment that focuses on exploring and understanding barriers to weight loss and/or weight maintenance. This shared medical appointment (SMA) will encourage interactive discussions on body image, emotional triggers for eating, wellness habits, lifestyle behavior changes and being your best self. To register or for more information about this program at the Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Family Health & Surgery Center (26900 Cedar Rd.), please call 216.839.3100 ext. 7.

6:30 – 8:30 PM: it’s the JFX Young Professionals Chanukah Party: bring along a white-elephant gift for the gift exchange ($10 or less, please). See their Facebook event for more info

SUNDAY, December 15
2:00 PM: It’s your last chance to see Matilda The Musical at Beachwood Community Theater. Grab a friend and go! Performances take place at the Beachwood Middle School and tickets are cash/check only. Thanks for your support of theater in Beachwood!  

TUESDAY, December 17
7:00 – 8:00 PM: Dr. Ellen Rome from the Cleveland Clinic will discuss the health consequences facing those who vape. Register online for this free discussion at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library (25501 Shaker Blvd.). 


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. 

LOOKING AHEAD
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.