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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

Feb 25

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: 2/25/2020 Leap Year's Day Edition

Posted on February 25, 2020 at 10:47 AM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

Logo that says City of Beachwood Boredom-Busters, with Boredom in gray and Busters in colorful textIt's a special Tuesday edition of the Boredom-Busters -- don't miss out, get out!

TUESDAY, February 25
2:00 – 4:00 PM: Artwork created by residents across the Menorah Park campus will be on display in Auditorium C today through February 27 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Opening Reception is today from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at 27100 Cedar Rd.: park in guest lot or in lots B & C. Call Marie Smith, campus art program coordinator, at 216-469-3428 for more info. 

Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music exhibit at the Maltz Museum (2929 Richmond Rd.) closes March 1 – be sure to get your tickets and see it while you can

WEDNESDAY, February 26
Are you a Beachwood business looking for a summer intern, or a Beachwood student looking for a worthwhile summer experience? Check out Beachwood’s InternMatch 2020 student opportunity center

THURSDAY, February 27
3:00 – 4:30 PM: It’s Teen Homeschool Speech & Debate for ages 13 and up at the Beachwood branch (25501 Shaker Blvd.) of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.  Register online

6:00 – 7:00 PM: Step up your footwork at a beginner Salsa/Bachata dance class at Cleveland Salsa Passion (23500 Mercantile Rd., Ste. G)! Class will cover materials for complete beginners and provide solid foundations for dancing popular Latin nightclub dances. No partner required! $15.00 – learn more and sign up online

7:00 PM: CWRU Visiting Assistant Professor Einav Rabinovitch-Fox speaks about “Beyond Suffrage: Women’s Reform Networks and the Road for Women’s Rights” tonight at the Landmark Centre Building (25700 Science Park Dr. #100). Free & open to the public.

FRIDAY, February 28
6:30 PM: Party down at Porsche Beachwood at a benefit for Flashes of Hope. '80s theme, live music, travel raffle and more! Read on and buy tickets online

SATURDAY, February 29 -- Happy Leap Year's Day
1:00 – 3:00 PM: Cleveland Yoga presents Myofascial Release with Christina Lamarca today. This workshop will explore ways to unravel tissue tension to help you prepare for a deeper yoga practice. Especially beneficial for runners, bikers, and office workers. Bring three tennis balls with you. Sign up online

7:30 PM: Enjoy modern contemporary jazz with Paul Christensen and Rick Matousek while dining tonight at Hyde Park Beachwood (26300 Chagrin Blvd.). Reservations recommended: (216) 464-0688 

SUNDAY, March 1
2:00 PM: Looking for a fun cardio-boxing opportunity? Stop by The Combination Challenge (3355 Richmond Rd. Suite 181) today for a free introductory class! Visit their website for your free-class voucher

MONDAY, March 2
Beachwood residents: Time to register for Beachwood Summer Camps is drawing to a close – register your kid(s) and feel the sweet relief of knowing they’ll have a wonderful summer! Stop by City Hall (25325 Fairmount Blvd.) for forms. Early bird registration ends March 6

Feb 19

Beachwood Boredom Busters: 2/19/2020 edition

Posted on February 19, 2020 at 3:06 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

Logo that says City of Beachwood Boredom-Busters, with Boredom in gray and Busters in colorful textWEDNESDAY, February 19
6:30-8:30 PM: Tonight, the Beachwood branch (25501 Shaker Blvd.) of the Cuyahoga County Public Library presents “The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel,” the award-winning documentary by local producer, director Joseph Cahn. This film won the 2017 Cleveland International Film Festival Local Heroes Competition. Learn more and register online for this free event

7:00 PM: Leonard Bernstein strove for social justice and broke barriers throughout his career, notably by hiring African-American actors and conductors for the 1944 musical “On The Town” at a time when segregation pervaded American life. In celebration of Black History Month, join the Maltz Museum (2929 Richmond Rd.) for an enlightening panel discussion about race and representation in the arts, the history of African-American theatre organizations in Northeast Ohio, and their impact on communities today. Learn more and register online

THURSDAY, February 20
Artwork by 85 students representing 22 high schools is on display through Sunday, March 1 at the Beachwood Community Center (25225 Fairmount Blvd.). Beachwood students in the show are Abby Adams, Shannon O’Neil, Yana Sakhanovych, and Haeun Shim. Cleveland Heights High School senior Zoe Burns won first place for her metal and clay sculpture “Poverty Kills.” Excel TECC Studio Art & Design senior Jon Jackson won second place for his drawing “Bloys and Grills,” and Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School junior Josh Gordon won third place for his digital photo print “Descent.” BHS senior Haeun Shim won an honorable mention for her pencil artwork “Portrait with Words.” Come see it at the Beachwood Community Center Art Gallery through March 1.  

6:00 – 8:00 PM: Celebrate women's wellness during a night of discussion, interaction and celebration at Trouve Medspa (24100 Chagrin Blvd. Ste. 430). Medical professionals Daniella Gery CNP, Ann Konkoly CNM life coach, and Jean Marino CNP will be answering your questions about women’s health, becoming your best self, and women’s empowerment. Learn more about how to RSVP online at their Facebook event page

FRIDAY, February 21
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Neue Auctions (23533 Mercantile Rd., Ste. 119) hosts an auction preview weekdays from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM through today. Enjoy a unique selection of modern and contemporary art with major bursts of color from modern masters! Learn more about the preview or the Saturday, February 22 live online auction. 

5:00 – 7:00 PM: Beachwood students and their families are invited to Family Fun Night in the Auxiliary Gym at Beachwood High School. Music performances, inflatables, more! Beachwood students only, please. Stay for the basketball game after 6:30 with admission fee.

SATURDAY, February 22
4:00 – 7:00 PM: The Microsoft Store (Beachwood Place, 26300 Cedar Rd. #1410) is proud to host weekly League of Legends Tournaments as part of Intel Game Night. Players will be playing on one of ten high powered ASUS ROG gaming laptops and compete in a single elimination bracket. Sign up individually or with a team to challenge local players for unique prizing. Free with online registration

SUNDAY, February 23
Noon – 4:00 PM: Families and friends are invited to attend a Beachwood Schools Foundation fundraiser and celebration of the Arthur S. Gugick Memorial Scholarship. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy hands-on LEGO play, movies, art projects, crafts, and cookie decorating. See pieces from Arthur Gugick's collection and take part in a community art project completed under the leadership of local master builder, E.J. Bocan. Tickets for this fundraiser are available online

MONDAY, February 24
7:00 PM: The public is invited to the BHS Auditorium for a Community Feedback Update, where board members and administrators will present feedback from stakeholder interviews and listening sessions, along with responses. Also, the Noetic Math Contest awards will be given to nearly 100 elementary students AND there will be a cup-stacking demo from five students before they attend this year’s National Cup Stacking Tournament. Wow!

TUESDAY, February 25

Artwork created by residents across the Menorah Park campus will be on display in Auditorium C today through February 27 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Opening Reception is today from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at 27100 Cedar Rd. (park in guest lot or in lots B&C). Call Marie Smith, campus art program coordinator, at 216-469-3428 for more info. 

Feb 12

Beachwood Boredom-Busters: 2/12/2020

Posted on February 12, 2020 at 12:20 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz

Logo that says City of Beachwood Boredom-Busters, with Boredom in gray and Busters in colorful textTHURSDAY, February 13
7:45 AM – 9:00 AM: Join the Beachwood Chamber Women’s Connection today at Apple Growth Partners (25550 Chagrin Blvd. Ste. 0401). Pam Brys BSN, RN, CDE will present on Women’s Heart health and the differences in women’s and men’s cardiac care. Coffee and morning snacks will be provided. Please preregister for this free program

FRIDAY, February 14
Happy Valentine’s Day!
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Neue Auctions (23533 Mercantile Rd., Ste. 119) hosts an auction preview weekdays from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM through Friday, February 21. Enjoy a unique selection of modern and contemporary art with major bursts of color from modern masters! Learn more about the preview and the Saturday, February 22 live online auction

7:30 PM: Eventually Yours presents a Valentine’s Day Singles Soiree with speed dating, a special guest, appetizers and margaritas at Tres Potrillos Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar (25765 Chagrin Blvd.). Learn more and buy a $10 ticket (plus eventbrite fee) online

SATURDAY, February 15
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Is your eReader collecting dust? Bring it to the Beachwood branch (25501 Shaker Blvd.) of the Cuyahoga County Public Library today for Drop In and Download. Staff will teach you how to check out eBooks, movies, and more – with no late fees! No registration necessary. (Occurs again Monday, February 17 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM.) 

SUNDAY, February 16
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: It’s the OAC Beachwood Brawl Youth Wrestling Tournament at Beachwood High School (25100 Fairmount Blvd.). Wrestlers will compete in Novice and Open Divisions. Learn more at their Facebook event page

10:30 AM – 2:30 PM: How about brunch? Blu, the Restaurant (3355 Richmond Rd) began a Sunday brunch service on January 19. Learn more in this recent Cleveland.com review

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM:  Each year, talented Northeastern Ohio music students in grades 7-12 (ages 13-18) audition for the opportunity to perform a concerto movement with the Suburban Symphony.  Share in the experience of hearing the winners of the Suburban Symphony Orchestra’s Young Soloists Concerto Competition perform at the Beachwood High School Auditorium (25100 Fairmount Blvd.), followed by a performance of Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, conducted by Music Director Domenico Boyagian. This concert is free and open to the public. Learn more online

MONDAY, February 17
Happy Presidents' Day! City Offices are closed today and rubbish & recycling pickup will be delayed one day this entire week.
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Entry to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is free today! See their website for more information

3:00 – 7:00 PM: It’s Minecraft Mondays at the Microsoft Store at Beachwood Place (26300 Cedar Rd.)! Players will be put their creativity, teamwork, and Minecraft skills to the test in this fun open-play event. Register today on your own or with a friend. All skill levels are welcome! Free with registration

WEDNESDAY, February 19
6:30 -8:30 PM: Tonight, the Beachwood branch (25501 Shaker Blvd.) of the Cuyahoga County Public Library presents “The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel,” the award-winning documentary by local producer, director Joseph Cahn. This film won the 2017 Cleveland International Film Festival Local Heroes Competition. Learn more and register online for this free event