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May 24

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: Memorial Day Weekend edition

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 3:24 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

It is Memorial Day weekend: please take some time to remember why this holiday exists. I am proud that our Community Services Department has created a 30' x 60' flag on the grass outside City Hall along Richmond Road north of Fairmount Blvd. to commemorate those who have died protecting our freedoms while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

ALL WEEKEND:
The Beachwood Family Aquatic Center, aka Beachwood's happy place, opens Saturday, May 25. Open Swim begins at 11:30 AM. Passes will be available for purchase on-site. Visit the BFAC webpage for more details on hours and admissions. My sincere thanks to the many Community Services and Public Works Department employees who prepared the facility for another wonderful season, and a warm welcome to the many seasonal employees who will ensure the safety and nutritional needs of the BFAC patrons!

Beachwood has established a new Pop-Up Park at the site of the former fire station (at Fire Station Drive and Chagrin Blvd., across from the Pavilion). This cheerful place is perfect for enjoying a picnic or bag lunch, reading a book, or meeting friends while soaking up some Vitamin D. The Pop-Up Park is free & open to the public but will come down around Labor Day: enjoy it while you can. Many thanks to NOACA for the Street Supplies!

Sunday, May 26:
The Beachwood Arts Council presents an “Inspirations from Vienna” concert from 2:00 – 3:00 PM at the Beachwood Community Center. Pianist Alicja Basinska, violinist Jeanelle Brierley, and French horn player Meghan Guegold will play classical music composed by Brahms, Korngold, and Schubert. Free and open to the public. Many thanks to sponsors Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and the Beachwood Arts Council.

Monday, May 27:
Tune in to NBC NIGHTLY NEWS Monday night – we’re hearing that they will feature our Memorial Day flag installation!

City Hall will be closed Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Also, all rubbish and recycling will be picked up one day after your typical collection day. If your typical collection day is Monday, your bins will emptied on Tuesday; if Tuesday, Wednesday; etc. 

LOOKING AHEAD:

It’s Block Party season: contact my office for help with organizing and arranging for supplies and special guests for your 2019 Block Party.

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 https://www.facebook.com/events/2172056519510633/ for more information and to register.

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.

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

My best wishes for a safe Memorial Day weekend, everyone.


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.

ALL WEEKEND:
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 Facebook.com/BeachwoodOH for the barcode.


SATURDAY, May 11

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. http://www.maltzmuseum.org/

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.


SATURDAY 5/18

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 www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).


SUNDAY 5/19

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.


LOOKING AHEAD:

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 https://www.facebook.com/events/2172056519510633/ for more information and to register.

Sunday, June 2: Support The Gathering Place by participating in Race for the Place. Visit www.racefortheplace.com 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 www.BeachwoodHistoricalSociety.com 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!