Accordionist Joe Strukel, a Euclid resident, was one of six polka performers to score their first wins at the 30th annual Polka Music Awards, presented by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum at the Cleveland Downtown Marriott Ballroom. Twenty-two awards were presented at a gala stage show on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The Awards Show was the high point of the 54th Thanksgiving Polka Party Weekend. The Tony Petkovsek Award was presented by the founder of the Thanksgiving Polka Weekend to Jan Horvath and Vice President Mark Habat, chairman of the three-day event.
Please join us on Saturday December 9th from 10 am until 5 pm as we host our first HOLIDAY FLEA MARKET! Make some $ needed during this holiday season!
You can sell your crafts, catalog items, or gently used items by renting a table for a donation of only $5 for the day! Call Tammy at 216-538-0489 or respond to this email to reserve your table.
(Note---No sale of alcohol, tobacco, or controlled substances during this event).
God's love, light, and blessings to you this holiday season!!!
Memorial Spiritual Church
19204 Pawnee Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44119
The Euclid Symphony Orchestra will host their annual holiday concert on Dec. 3 at the Shore Cultural Centre, featuring holiday music and a dance performance from students at Lakeshore Dance and Gymnastics.
Join the Euclid Public Library, Municipal Judge, City Council, and School Board candidates for an opportunity to meet those running for this fall’s contested races on Tuesday, October 10, 7:00 PM at the Euclid Public Library at 631 E. 222nd Street. The evening will include an introduction of the candidates, a brief Q & A session, live-streamed via Facebook, and a reception at the conclusion to mingle with candidates. For more information about Meet the Candidates Night, please call (216) 261-5300. Meet the Candidates night is proudly sponsored by EPL and the Euclid Chamber of Commerce.
The Euclid High Schools Sports Hall of Fame will induct seven athletes and one coach at the 31st Annual Euclid High Schools Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet, to be held at Tizzano's Party Center in Euclid at 1361 East 260th Street on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This year's inductees include:
Meet every morning 6am to 8pm
Mary Mavec Opportunity School of Euclid will celebrate its 70th Anniversary of serving the community this year (1947 – 2017). To commemorate this milestone, the school will host a reception for their students, friends, families and those interested in the school at Henn Mansion at Sims Park in Euclid on Thursday, October 12 at 6 PM.
North, south, east, west, Cleveland-Style Polka’s best! Dance to the finest Cleveland-and Slovenian-Style performers at North America’s renowned three-day polka-thon. The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum presents the annual Thanksgiving Polka Weekend and the 30th Awards Show spectacular – all at the Cleveland Downtown Marriott Hotel, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 23, 24 and 25.
The auditorium of Shore Cultural Centre comes alive Saturday, November 4 with the sounds of Motown in the return of Magic of Motown 4--back by popular demand! Performers include The Men of Motown, Rare Juelle, Moe Mays and Todd East singing the hits of Stevie Wonder. Showtime is 6:00pm sharp with doors opening at 5:00pm sharp. General Admission tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $40 that include preferred seating down front and the chance to attend the after-party back stage for only $5. These have been highly popular concerts in the past so buy early and stay late! Enjoy a wonderful night of great music with good friends and plenty to eat and drink all night.
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When the autumn leaves start to turn, it’s time to take a turn on the dance floor at the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Harvest Polka Party, Friday, October 6th, at the Croatian Lodge Party Center, in Eastlake, Ohio. It’s an elegant evening of the finest Cleveland-Style polkas and waltzes with two popular bands, the Frank Stanger Orchestra and Klancnik and Friends, plus a surprise polka CD premiere.
Who takes the crown for Sausage King or Queen? You decide when you vote at the 14th annual Slovenian Sausage Festival, hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Your favorite polka bands and sausage-makers converge at SNPJ Farm for eight hours of non-stop music and munching, from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.
It’s “A Family Affair” as the Glasbena Matica Slovenian Singing Society invites you to a concert and dance on Sunday, October 22, 2017. You’ll enjoy Slovenian, classical and American melodies about family life, marriage, mothers and fathers, performed by Cleveland’s legendary Slovenian chorus. Selections range from folk songs and opera to Avsenik and Slak favorites, plus Broadway and Cleveland-Style polkas – all saluting our family ties in Slovenian and English.
Ss. Robert & William Parish is hosting its annual 'Holly Berry Bazaar' on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:00a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
“Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanil: The Triple Threat on Our Doorstep” is a series of panel discussions that bring residents, community partners and local experts together to engage in open conversation about the opioid epidemic. These events empower community members by connecting them to the resources and information they need to combat the opioid crisis. The event will be Wednesday, September 27, 2017
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.: Registration and Resource Tables
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.: Discussion with the Experts; Q & A Session to Follow
The event will be held at Euclid City Hall – Council Chambers
585 East 222nd Street, Euclid, Ohio 44123
REGISTER: Registration is REQUIRED. Go to www.clevelandclinic.org/TripleThreat to register online, or call Ann Coughlin at 216.692.8969
The Golden Age of the American amusement park lasted from the late 1890’s to the late 1920’s. At that time America was becoming more industrial, and individuals had more disposable income and time for entertainment. Hundreds of amusement parks opened in and around most major cities to offer one form of entertainment. Cleveland was no exception as many amusement parks opened. Better known were: Luna Park, White City, Puritas Springs, Chippewa Lake Park, Geauga Lake Park. Lesser known or remembered parks include; Scenic Park, Lincoln Park, Washington Park, Forest City Park, Willoughbeach Park, Gordon Gardens, Orchard Lake Park, Brady Lake, and Mentor Beach Park. Missing from both lists is arguably Cleveland’s most beloved amusement park, Euclid Beach Park which operated from 1895 to 1969. Individuals growing up in an around Cleveland and who had the opportunity to visit the park on the shores of Lake Erie, have fond and sentimental memories of the amusement park. Just mentioning Euclid Beach Park to someone who remembers the park will prompt a smile and story. Luckly large pieces of Euclid Beach Park have survived these 48 years since the park’s final season. Euclid Beach Park’s “Grand Carousel” has operated in the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland’s University Circle since the grand opening in 2014. Not many carousels have survived since the Golden Age of the amusment park. The Euclid Beach Park carousel operated at an amusement park in Old Orchard Beach after the park closed. Besides surviving the carousel returned to Cleveland something a very few carousels have done, returning to the city where it first operated. Another amazing event, the band organ that was with the carousel for 59 years at Euclid Beach Park is again with the ride after it made its own journeys. Two different owners have the three rocket ships from the parks Rocket Ship circle swing ride both have motorized them and can be seen during Cleveland’s warmer months traveling area roadways. One rocket ship car owner also acquired a roller coaster car from the park’s Thriller coaster and has it mounted to the back of a 1930’s pickup truck thus street legal.
David Smeltz has a life story to share. He has lived two lives and enters a new one through his written works...CLEAN-FROM REGGAE TO RECOVERY. As co-founder of a very popular Cleveland Reggae group I-Tal in 1977 his success took a turn and he found himself homeless and strung out in the 90's. A dramatic story unfolds as his turn-around now provides support for others through the non profit organization, Clean House, Inc.
September 10 SNPJ ladies auxiliary Bob Kravis Polenta and Goulash dinners
Wednesday, September 13 polka Hall of Fame Slovenian Sausage Festival - 12 noon to 8 PM
September 17 SNPJ farm board "Friends of the Ffarm" Patti C and the Guy's
September 24 SNPJ farm board Grape Festival Parade at 2:45 PM Joey Tomsic Orchestra
October 22 pancake and sausage polka brunch 10 AM to 1 PM music by Kathy Hlad
Gates open at 1 PM rain or shine - dinner is served every Sunday starting at 2 PM
Sunday music and dancing 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pavilion - Bandstand - dance floor - Balinca courts - horseshoes - playground - corn hole
Please no outside food or beverages.
10946 Road, Kirtland Ohio
2.9 miles east of Route 306 off Route 6 Chardon Rd.
440.256.3423 or 440.461.6476
The "T" and Rich Dueling Piano Show is coming to the Eastside Irish American Club on Saturday, September 9th. This is the only show around where YOU get to pick the songs and these two guys play them.
Ss. Robert & William Parish, Euclid Hunger Center, Euclid Hospital/Cleveland Clinic, The Greater Cleveland Foodbank and the Boy Scouts have once again teamed together to offer free, fresh produce to Euclid residents and its neighbors.
SRW Parish is hosting its annual Rummage Sale on Friday, July 14, 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturday, July 15, 9:00am-2:00pm (Saturday is Bag Day). This organized, huge sale not only offers standard items such as clothing, housewares, and a host of miscellaneous items but a number of unique and unusual items are also scattered throughout the tables.
Save the Date for Summer Festival at Ss. Robert & William International Family Festival, August 10-13
The seventh annual International Family Festival will take place at Ss. Robert and William Catholic Church on August 10-13 in Euclid on 260th Street. Homemade ethnic foods including pierogi, stuffed cabbage and Raddell’s Slovenian sausage, as well as traditional festival favorites, will be served. A Chinese Auction, International Raffle, a destination package including four admission passes to Walt Disney World, and a chance to win a 2017 Honda Accord Lease for 3 years or $12,500 in cash will also be available. Tickets are on sale now at the parish office. Returning to the popular festival line-up is the Classic Car Cruise In on Sunday, August 13. Festival entertainment includes The New Barleycorn (Irish), The Pop Tarts (60’s), Patty C and the Boys (Polka) Festivus (Variety), Eric and Nancy Noltkamper (German), The Spazmatics (Variety) the Joey Tomsick Orchestra (Polka), Ralph Szubski (Accordionist), Don Disantis (Classics) Phil ‘n the Blanks (Variety), and Rev. Dennis McNeil (Country). Festival organizers will post ongoing schedule updates on the Ss Robert William International Family Festival Facebook Page, which can be found at the parish website at www.srweuclid.cc. We would like to thank our festival sponsors which include: VASJ High School, Western Reserve Interiors, Inc, Raddell’s Sausage Shop, Middlefield Banking Company, Rick Case Honda, Brickman Bros. Funeral Home, Hobe & Lucas CPA’s, Cleveland Clinic/Euclid Hospital, Geauga Mechanical, Sievers Security, Action Carstar, and Cain Cleaning Company.
Ensure your spot today for the Ward 10 Bike- A-Thon! Slots are filling up quickly. You don’t want to miss out on the largest biking event on the east side of Cleveland! The Bike-A-Thon is FREE EVENT, presented by Cleveland City Councilmen Jeff Johnson, Mike Polensek, and Cuyahoga County Councilman Anthony Hairston. Organized by, Terrence Upchurch Ward 10 Intern, St Clair Superior Development Corporation, and Cleveland Police Fifth District Office. The Bike-A-Thon will feature a chance to win bikes, Indians tickets, and other prizes. This event will guarantee safe family fun as well as a chance for residents to get to know the police officers that serve them.
This year's annual Steak Roast, sponsored by the Knights and Lady
Knights of Our Lady of Lourdes, is scheduled for Saturday July 15 on the
grounds of the Lourdes Shrine in Euclid. Serving is scheduled from 4:30
p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The Shrine property is located at 21281 Chardon Rd.
A significant fund-raiser for the religious mecca, which includes the
World’s only known replica of the famed Shrine and Grotto in Lourdes,
France, the steak roast offers a menu including an 8-ounce grilled steak,
com on the cob, baked potato, salad, bread and butter, and dessert. Coffee
and tea are also included in the $15 dinner ticket price. (As usual, cold
beverages will be available for an extra charge.)
Christine McIntosh is a Euclid resident and received her 200 hour Hatha yoga certification in 2017 at Namaste Yoga Studio in Northfield, Ohio. She is inspired by yoga philosophy, energy work, our collective consciousness and how humankind connects to nature and self. Uniting breath and movement, Christine will lead an integrative, all levels yoga practice that combines meditation, breath work and asana to open energy pathways leaving you rejuvenated and ready for the day ahead. Put intention in your action and join us monthly for Sunshine Yoga at Sim’s Park!
Location: Sims Park Overlook, 23131 Lakeshore Blvd.
Dates: July 8, August 12, September 9
Time: 8:00 am
Please call recreation for additional information 216-289-8114
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Bring a lawn chair or two and an appetite for live music to Sims Park for the annual Summer at Sims Concert Series presented by the City of Euclid and Shore Cultural Centre. A variety of bands perform on select Thursdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Plenty of food from featured food trucks and refreshments will be on sale. All concerts are FREE and take place rain and/or shine.
The fish fry is a huge portion, cooked to perfection , at a reasonable price. But there is more! You must try the Goulash and Polenta, or my favorite the Pork Chops with home fries and gravy, extra gravy please. There is ice cold beer. Sometimes there is live accordions playing. There is homemade strudel so good they could serve it in heaven. The fish fry is not just for Lent anymore. Come to the Slovenian Home on Waterloo some Friday between 3 and 8 PM. Say the Observer sent you.
If it has to do with the wind, there’s a good chance it will be at the Euclid Wind Festival taking place Saturday, June 17 from 3:00- 8:00pm in Sims Park, at 23131 Lakeshore Boulevard near downtown Euclid. The Euclid Wind Festival, presented by the City of Euclid and Shore Cultural Centre, has a wide variety of activities for the entire family derived from the wind, of which there is an abundance on the shores of Lake Erie.
PetFix Northeast Ohio will hold its popular fundraiser, "Sips for Snips" on Sunday, July 16 from 2 to 5 pm. This year, the event will take place at a new venue - Ferrante Winery in Geneva. There will be lots of entertainment for attendees and their well-behaved dogs. In addition to raffles and great food, guests will be able to try Ferrante’s wines. The combination of the Grand River Valley appellation and the southern shores of Lake Erie provides the ultimate microclimate to produce Ferrante’s world-class white wines. There will also be live music all afternoon. All proceeds help PetFix continue to offer high quality, affordable spay and neuter sugeries to end pet overpopulation and the need for unneccessary euthanasia. To purchase tickets, visit www.petfixnortheastohio.org.
All are welcome to participate in Euclid’s Wind Festival at Sims Park on Euclid’s beautiful Lake Erie waterfront.
Tom Evert, the artistic director of DANCEVERT located in Shore Cultural Centre is assembling a cast of participants in a parade featuring wind-themed costumes, dancing, banners, music, bubbles, and artworks to create this inaugural energetic and creative offering for the festival.
All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. There will be two runs of the parade on the paved paths at Sims Park @ 4:15pm and 6:15pm. Participants will be expected to meet for a practice and run thru the week before. Please contact Tom Evert to register: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-529-7684
Helicopter rides available at the 2017 Euclid Windfest
Event to be held Saturday 6/17/17 from 3:00 pm through 8:00 pm at Sims Park, 23131 Lakeshore Boulevard
Pre-booking helicopter time slots from 4:00 pm through 5:15 pm
$60 per seat, payable by cash or credit card
Contact City of Euclid Law Department (216) 289-2746 to book your seat
Time slots from 5:30 to 7:00 will be available for purchase the day of the event
On April 1, 2017, Ss. Robert & William Catholic School held its annual Taste of Nation’s Gala. This is an evening to embrace and celebrate the diversity in our school, parish and community. This year’s sold-out event featured culinary delights from eight countries, entertainment, raffles and a host of other activities.
Mark your calendar for a free and informative community program at Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center. In tandem with the Alzheimer Association of Cleveland, we will present "Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research" on Wednesday, May 24th, at 2 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
Looking for something fun and educational to do with the kids? Plan now to stop by our annual Drinking Water Week Open House!
Book lovers and bargain hunters alike are in for a treat when the Friends of the Euclid Public Library host their Book Sale, Friday, April 28, through Sunday, April 30, at the Euclid Public Library.
With more leisure time, improvements in technology and an extensive variety of plants available from abroad, gardening became popular during Victorian times. At the third annual Victorian Tea fundraiser on April 30, Shore will celebrate both the garden and the tea.
Please join us for our Family Fun Night! April 7th at 6:00pm we will be having a easter egg hunt and crafts for the children. Non-YMCA members only pay $5.00 for their family and need to register any day or time before the event. We welcome all members of the community to join the fun!
The accordion is king at the 35th Super Button Box Bash on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Join the Button Box Band of the Year, the Fairport Jammers, and the Button Box Artists of the Year, Kathy Hlad and Frank and Darryl Valencic, plus ten favorite squeezebox artists for a day-long dance-athon! Euclid's Polka Hall of Fame once again teams with the Slovenian Society Home on Recher Avenue in Euclid, Ohio, to host springtime’s biggest Cleveland-Style polka event with fifty accordions.