Ten years ago, Kiddie City began servicing the community in a small building on 200th Street in Euclid with about 20 children and 5 staff members. Four years later, Kiddie City expanded to a second building and was able to service more children and hire more teachers. Today, Kiddie City is operating with 9 classrooms, over 40 staff members, and over 100 children!
Celebrate the music of the late polka legend and Euclid resident Eddie “Hambone” Habat as the Jeff Pecon Orchestra appears with guest accordionists Fred Kuhar and Walter Ostanek, Canada’s Polka King, at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio, Sunday, August 7, 2016.
Unique yards, gardens, and landscaping will be on display for the upcoming 2016 Euclid Pond & Garden Tour. Visitors will be able to take a self-guided journey through 20 beautiful gardens throughout the city. There is a twilight tour Friday July 22 from 6pm-10pm, and afternoon tours Saturday July 23 & Sunday July 24 from 1pm-6pm. According to Bob Evans, Chairman of the Commission, this event will bring people together to see the assets and hidden gems Euclid has to offer. Tickets are only $10.00 and are good for all 3 days, children under 12 are free. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Euclid City Hall (216-289-8268), Lakeshore Coffee House, and Briardale Golf Course. For more information call Bob Evans, Chairman, at 216-731-7984.
The Friends of Euclid Creek (FOEC), a grass-roots, non-profit charitable organization which advocates for the health of the Euclid Creek watershed, is pleased to announce its third annual Day in the Life of Euclid Creek event on Saturday, July 16th from 9am to 2:30pm. The event provides a snapshot of a typical day in Euclid Creek, highlighting water quality in an urban watershed through monitoring, macroinvertebrate sampling, and electrofishing. Come learn about how monitoring, restoration efforts, and green infrastructure help keep the water clean!
An exciting transitional program will be held at Euclid High School this summer for incoming 8th and 9th grade students. The Summer Bridge Program is designed to equip youth with study skills, life skills, career exploration, college tours, leadership development and more. Lunch will be provided for all youth attending the program. Making A Difference Consulting in collaboration with Euclid City Schools was awarded a grant through MyCom and Starting Point to provide the program. Spaces will be limited to 50 youth per session on a first come first serve basis. An application and consent forms are required to register.
Are you contemplating a home repair, maintenance or rehab project on your older home? For residents of participating communities that own houses over 50 years old, the Heritage Home Program offers free technical advice regarding home maintenance and improvement projects as well as low-interest loans. Join the Euclid Public Library on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 PM for more information about this special program. The service for residents of nonparticipating communities is available for a small fee. Learn more about what this program can offer for you!
Save the Date for Summer Festival Fun at Ss. Robert & William's International Family Festival, August 11-14
The sixth annual International Family Festival will take place at Ss. Robert and William Catholic Church on August 11-14 in Euclid on 260th Street.
The weather has turned warm and sunny, and school is out! If you are looking for something for your child to do this summer, why not send them to the Beat the Streets (BTS) Fun Day Summer Camp This is the fifth year for this camp located right here in Euclid. Campers will be dropped off and picked up daily at the Early Learning Center, off of Babbitt Road. Camp will run for 12 weeks, this summer. You can sign your camper up for as many as you would like there is no weekly commitment! Camp starts on Tuesday May 31, and ends on Friday August 12.
Euclid Art Association
Join the Euclid Girl Scouts in stocking the shelves of the Euclid Hunger Center for summer. The Scouts will be collecting "kid-friendly" foods May 14-21 in an effort to re-stock Euclid Hunger Center's shelves for the coming summer months. Items needed include: peanut butter, jelly, mac n cheese, granola bars, cereal & pasta. They will also accept monetary donations to directly benefit Euclid Hunger Center. To donate, contact your local Girl Scout Troop or donate at the Drop Box at the Euclid Public Library. Together, we can combat hunger right here in our community!
The Euclid Hunger Center is hosting their Annual Kick Off Summer benefit on Thursday, June 15, 2016 at the Pavilion at Briardale Greens, 24131 Briardale Avenue in Euclid.
On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Imagine Bella Academy will be hosting its Second Annual Spring Family Carnival. Families will be able to participate in carnival games, bounce house jumping, view the student created art show, as well as watch students perform in a dance showcase. Imagine Bella Academy will also be raffling off a variety of Gift Baskets and holding a 50-50 raffle. Families will also get to visit the Scholastic Book Fair where everything is Buy One Get One Free. Imagine Bella Academy is located at 19114 Bella Drive Cleveland, Ohio 44119. We hope to see you and your family on Wednesday, May 11th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Who says you have to leave home for a day at the beach? The Euclid Wind Fest celebrates the city’s own shoreline with activities for all ages on Saturday, June 25. Explore the talked-about technology of drones during drone races! Make bubbles bigger than your own body with Dr. UR Awesome, holder of the Guinness World Record for largest bubble! Zoom across the beach on a zip line! Think you know Cleveland? See it from a new angle in a helicopter! Party on the beach to the music of Ulterior Motive band! All of this and more will take place at Sims Park Beach and Pier, located at 22131 Lakeshore Boulevard, from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. The Euclid Wind Fest is organized by the City of Euclid, the Euclid Chamber of Commerce, and Shore Cultural Centre. After a successful event in 2014, they have reunited with the Wizard of Ahs in planning the event this year. The Euclid Wind Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. For more information, visit shoreculturalcentre.com/WindFest or call (216) 289-8578.
All residents and friends of the Euclid Community are invited to attend the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony which will take place on Monday, May 30, 2016, at 10:00 am. The parade will begin on Lakeshore Blvd. and then travel down East 222nd Street to Euclid City Hall. .
HELP Foundation is holding the 2nd Run for Awareness 5k race and 1-mile walk on Sunday May 22nd. Join us for a wonderful morning by registering to support the great work of this Euclid-based nonprofit that supports people who have developmental disabilities. The start and finish line will be on Lakeshore Boulevard in front of Sims Park with the course heading west and into the Edgecliff neighborhood. Registration and post-race awards and refreshments will be held around the corner at the HELP Adult Day Program on Shore Center Drive.
Registration and additional information can be found at www.helpfoundationinc.org
It's hard to imagine school being out, and warm summer days, but it's not that far away. If you are looking for something for your child to do this summer, why not send them to the Beat the Streets (BTS) Fun Day Summer Camp This is the fifth year for this camp located right here in Euclid. Camp will run for 12 weeks, this summer. You can sign your camper up for as many as you would like there is no weekly commitment! Camp starts on Tuesday May 31, and ends on Friday August 12.
BTS was formed in 2010, with a purpose and goal to fill the void in the area of opportunities and activities for the youth in our community. With the unfortunate news of Euclid PAL dismembering we wanted to offer the youth a new program in which they could grow and participate in programs to keep them safe and off the streets.
The accordion stars come out to shine at the 34th annual Super Button Box Bash on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Thrill to top talents, such as Polka Hall of Famer Eddie Rodick, button box musician of the year Kathy Hlad, and band of the year Patty C and the Guys. You can enjoy more than sixty accordions, plus jam sessions throughout the day at the Slovenian Society Home, 20713 Recher Avenue, in Euclid, Ohio, from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m.
In the final concert of their 55th year, the Euclid Symphony Orchestra will present a Pops Concert tribute to Leroy Anderson.
The concert, at 3 p.m. on May 1 at the Shore Cultural Centre at 291 E. 222nd St. in Euclid, will showcase some of Anderson’s most popular tunes.
Anderson, one of the most prominent pops composers, introduced many of his works to the American public in performances by the Boston Pops Orchestra. Anderson served as an arranger for the famous Orchestra and specialized in fun, short and catchy musical arrangements.
The tribute to Anderson is fitting for a man who is the most well-known and beloved contemporary composers.
Adult fundraising event to raise funds for college scholarships for selected graduating seniors.
$30 per person, includes dinner, beer/wine, chance at $500 Grand Prize. 50/50 raffles, Chinese auction baskets, misc games of chance.
ticket info: 216-486-6954
Registration is now open for this year's HELP Foundation Run for Awareness to be held on Sunday May 22nd! Join with HELP in supporting the people who have developmental disabilities that live and work in our community by participating in either the 5k race or 1-mile walk. Check-in and awards program will be at the HELP Adult Day & Vocational Program on Shore Center Drive with the race start and finish line on Lakeshore Blvd in front of Sims Park. Come out on what we're assured will be another beautiful spring morning and enjoy a great course through Euclid's downtown and the beautiful Edgecliff neighborhood.
One of the volunteer Pub bartenders and a pretty blonde patron share a laugh as they anticipate the Euclid-based East Side Irish American Club’s plans for the year’s St. Patty’s Day activities. Among the upcoming events are:
Saturday March 5, 2016 – “Harp & Guinness Night I’ with music by “Dulahan,” beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 6, 2016 – Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. followed by “Michael Crawley & Friends” in the downstairs Pub.
Saturday, March 12, 2016 – “Harp & Guinness Night II” with music by “Boys from the County Hell,” starting at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – “Irish Coffee Night” from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. with music by “Portersharks.”
Thursday, March 17, 2016 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Cleveland at 1:00 p.m. Entertainment in the Euclid clubhouse at 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. provided by Neal Jacobs from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and by the “Mad Macs” from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18, 2016 – Fish Fry from 5;30 to 7:30 p.m. with music by the Craic Brother
Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, the Euclid landmark which includes a replica of the original grotto in Lourdes, France, will be serving Lenten fish dinner on Friday, March 11, 2016 starting at 4:30 p.m.
The menu includes: two piece of fish (battered or light butter sauce), choice of French Fries or Hash Brown potatoes, Pasta Fagioli (bean soup), apple sauce or coleslaw, bread and butter, coffee or hot tea. (All fish and potatoes are baked.)
The Shrine is located at 21281 Chardon Rd. in Euclid, near the crest of the hill as you take Chardon Rd. from Euclid Ave.
The fish dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $8.50 for adults, $4.25 for childre. (Cold beverages may be purchased separately.) For further information, contact Sister Phyliss Ann at 216-481-8232.
Enjoy a dozen of your favorite squeezebox clubs at the 34th annual Super Button Box Bash on Sunday, April 10, 2016. You’ll polka and waltz to the sounds of more than sixty accordions, along with jam sessions all day. Accordions are king at the Slovenian Society Home in Euclid, Ohio, from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame teams with the Slovenian Society Home and the children of the Slovenian Junior Chorus, Circle No.2, SNPJ, to host springtime’s grandest Cleveland-Style Polka event. You’ll enjoy a musical reunion of top button accordionists from across the continent at the largest festival of this kind.
Bring your own box and join the fun. Indulge in nationality treats, such as smoked Slovenian sausage, savory roast beef and strudel. Pick up a polka music CD or souvenir tee-shirt or sweatshirt at the Polka Hall of Fame pop-up shop.
At 3:00, meet the winners of the Polka Hall of Fame button box awards, Kathy Hlad and Patty C and the Guys. They’ll appear on the main stage, followed by an All-Star show of Cleveland-Style Polka music-makers. Plus, the Hoboes pay tribute to the late Bill Frank.
The Slovenian Society Home is located at 20713 Recher Avenue, in Euclid, Ohio. Take I-90 to the East 200th exit; go north on East 200th, one-half mile and turn right on Lindbergh Avenue to the Hall.
Dinners, sandwiches, side dishes, desserts and beverages are available throughout the day. Advance tickets recommended. Order through the Polka Hall of Fame, 605 E. 222nd Street, Euclid, OH 44123. (Open Tues., Wed., Fri., and Sat.: 11 to 4) For more information, contact the Polka Hall Fame, (216) 261-3263, or Polkashop at aol.com.
Euclid High’s eliteshow choir, VARSITY CHORALE, will be taking the stage at 711 E 222nd St, Euclid on Saturday, December 18th @ 7pm for their 2nd ANNUAL VARSITY CHORALE SHOW CHOIR REUNION AND BENEFIT CONCERT. This 52-member group, made up of Euclid High School students, ranging from grades 9 through 12, will offer up a sneak-peak into their upcoming 2016competition show, which they plan “taking on the road” to Richmond VA in February. Funds raised from this benefit concert will allow these awesomely talented kids, who all have a deep passion for singing and performance, the opportunity to take this well-deserved trip. Each of them have worked so hard to make this their best show yet, and have truly shown that with 110% of good, honest, hard work, their efforts will certainly take them straight to the top! With the help of the Euclid community, our local supporters, EHS alumni, family & friends, we extend the most sincere invitation to see these wickedly-talented students SHINE on the EHS auditorium stage. Under the direction of Mrs. Shauna Ross, Asst. Director Mr. Rob Thorndike, and choreographer Steffahn Maclin, The EHS Varsity Chorale will take center stage Friday December 18, 2015 @7:00pm, EHS Auditorium, 711 E.222nd St, Euclid OH. Tickets at door $12 (Entertainment, concessions, Chinese Auction Baskets, 50/50 Raffle including solo performances by “VC” members)
Fall is here and the Euclid Hunger Center wants to party, again! Join us for the Fall Fest Party with a Purpose on Friday, October 30, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Shore Cultural Centre Community Room, 291 E. 222nd Street, Euclid. Bring your carved or decorated pumpkin to enter in a contest to win a prize! Your $35 ticket is all inclusive – chili and fixin’s, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and soft drinks. Want to try out your Halloween costume? Wear it to the Fall Fest! We’ll have “celebrity” bartenders, a gift basket auction and spooky, festive tunes. All proceeds benefit the Euclid Hunger Center. Tickets are limited for this event! Contact a Euclid Hunger Center board member or call (216) 731-3329 for tickets. Don’t miss the fun! www.euclid hungercenter.com
Enter the world of distinguished and celebrated writing team Kander and Ebb. The World Goes 'Round is a stunning musical of the songbook from the multi-TONY-award-winning team with the original production winning 3 Drama Desk Awards.
Filled with humor, romance, drama, and nonstop melody this title is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. Five individuals find themselves careening through the world of love, babies, and coffee. From Cabaret to Chicago the non-stop hit-parade features unforgettable gems including "Mr. Cellophane," "Maybe this Time," "Cabaret," and "New York, New York", seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre.
The Waterloo Alley Cat Project will be holding a vegetarian BBQ fundraising event on Saturday, September 19th at 6:00 p.m. in Gallery 160, 16008 Waterloo Road. The cost to attend this “all you can eat event” is $10. The night will also include live music by Clint Holley, raffles, a cash bar, and a slideshow of the neighborhood feral cats that are being helped by the Cat Project. A truly fun evening for a good cause. A red pick-up truck will also be parked out front for dropping off cat food donations. All donations and money raised will be used to feed, shelter and provide veterinary care for Waterloo’s feral cats.
The Waterloo Alley Cat Project (WACP) is a small nonprofit group of 7 dedicated people volunteering their time to care for and protect the feral cats that live in the arts and retail district on Waterloo Road. WACP implemented the humane method of trap-neuter/spay-release in November 2009 to reduce the large population of cats roaming the streets. To date, they have spayed and neutered over 250 cats. Through teamwork, their mission is to help the community by caring for the cats and teach that all life is connected.
The Collinwood Slovenian Home is honoring their 2015 “Man of the Year”, Ed Kocin, with a dinner on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. The date has changed from Wednesday, September 16, 2015. The event will be held at the Collinwood Slovenian Home, 15810 Holmes Avenue. Dinner will be prepared by Julie Zalar and will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Dinner tickets are $13.00, and a cash bar will be available. For tickets or more information contact the Club Room at 216-681-6649 or Mary Podlogar 216-486-6424.
For centuries, Eastern poet and philosopher Omar Khayyam makes our hearts sing with the very thought of wine. His “a loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou” comes to mind and palate each year at the annual Henn Mansion Wine Tasting that returns to Euclid’s Henn Mansion on October 3, 2015, from 6 to 9 p.m., tasters may sample 24 wines of the world and enjoy hearty hors d'oeuvres and pastries presented by Chefs for Hire. Enjoy strolling through the mansion and its spacious outdoor terrace while you sip your wine and chat with friends and new acquaintances. Even if you're not a wine drinker, come join in the fun while supporting the Henn.
If your ticket order is postmarked by September 12, 2015 the price is $35; afterthe 12th t's $40. Seating is limited so get your order in early. Don't get left out in the park. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Order forms are available at the east entrance to the Henn, at the Euclid Library and on our website www.hennmansion.org.
The Collinwood Slovenian Home is honoring their 2015 “Man of the Year”, Ed Kocin, with a dinner on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. The event will be held at the Collinwood Slovenian Home, 15810 Holmes Avenue. Dinner will be prepared by Julie Zalar and will be served from 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Imagine Bella is rolling out the RED CARPET for our families on August 18th! Come in and meet your child's teacher, sign up for Before and After Care, and dance with the staff in the parking lot with DJ Castro!
With so many workshops focusing on women empowerment, a much needed youth empowerment conference focusing on self-esteem and creative expression is gearing up to kick off in Cleveland, OH just before summer ends. The “Free 2 Be Me: D.I.V.A.S.” conference is targeted at girls ages 11-16 and will focus on career exploration, leadership, goal setting, health and wellness, and self-esteem. The D.I.V.A.S. program, which is an acronym for demonstrating inner value, acceptance, and self-worth has been in existence for the last 5 years and over 250 girls have been a part of the weekly girls group.
Join Lodge 604 Utopians on Sunday, August 9 at SNPJ Recreation Farm in Kirtland, OH for a fun-filled day and a chance to try a popular item served at the Florida State Fair, attested to by members Rudy and Charlotte Perdan. Aside from our usual bill of fare, roast beef and sausage dinners, we will be serving hamburgers and cheeseburgers on a krofe (donut)! Two Krispy Kreme donuts were used in Florida, so we decided to try our take using a krofe. There will be a limited quantity so as they say, first come, first served. We will also have regular buns for those not wishing to walk on the wild side! The usual sandwiches, sauerkraut, Slovenian potatoes, salad and krofe will be served throughout the afternoon. Dinners are $9.00 which does not include the gate.
The members of the Celebration United Methodist Church are excited about the summer and about the opportunity to offer to the Euclid community programs guaranteed to have lasting impact on the lives of the participants. The church, located at 771 East 260th Street in Euclid, Ohio, in the immediate past has offered a six-week class on repairing lawn mowers and snow blowers. And two weeks ago the church offered a one day class on lawn mower tune up. The church also intends to offer a class at the beginning of the winter season on snow blower tune up.
It’s again time to anticipate the locally renowned Euclid Pond and Garden Tour. Even now, gardeners of this lakefront community are preparing to welcome visitors to their personal sanctuaries. This annual event includes several unique yards, gardens, landscaping and landmarks around the city of Euclid.
The self-guided tour starts at twilight on Friday, July 17, then continues through the afternoons of Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 20. So mark your calendar for the third weekend in July.
Tickets/maps go on sale June 20. This 15th year of the event is presented by the city as well as the city’s Shade Tree and Beautification Commission.
For more information go to the city’s website: www.cityof Euclid.com or contact the city’s commission chairperson: Bob Evans at (216) 731-7984.
What’s cookin’ at Shore Cultural Centre this summer? A lot! Take a culinary class with Chef Dan, of the Euclid Culinary Bistro, and you will be cooking with class all summer long.
Summer BBQ:Thursday, June 18
Just in time for the 4th of July and grilling season!
Menu: Southern Style BBQ Chicken and Ribs, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Chef Dan's Secret Sauces, Homemade BBQ Rub
Cost: $35/person (single/first registrant), $10 for add'l members of the same party
(Simple) Elegant Cuisine for Couples:Thursday, July 16
A four-course romantic meal to impress your special someone!
Menu: Seafood Appetizer, Field Green Salad, Chicken Entrée, Souffle Dessert
Back-to-School Family Class:Thursday, August 6
Economical, healthy lunches that kids and parents alike will love!
Cost: $40/family (up to 3 members), $5 for each additional family member
Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 E. 222nd Street in Euclid. Visit www.shoreculturalcentre.com to register or for more info, or call 216-289-8578.
The Euclid Hunger’s 4th Annual Kick Off Summer will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Pavilion at Briardale Greens, 24131 Briardale Avenue in Euclid. Enjoy a delicious buffet of burgers, hot dogs and chicken with fixin’s including grilled vegetables, vegetarian pasta salad, coleslaw and corn on the cob and beer, wine and soft drinks.
DJ Haz Matthews, 93.1 WZAK on-air personality, is coming back to play R&B hits from the 70’s to the present. Dance, bid on gift baskets and enjoy a summer evening at Briardale with friends and neighbors. Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds benefitting the Hunger Center. Call (216) 731-3329 for tickets, or ask one of the Euclid Hunger Center Board Members. We look forward to seeing you this year at Kick Off Summer! Thank you for your support.
Two new performing arts camps for youth will be offered this summer at Shore Cultural Centre. Each session will be team taught by two seasoned theater artists, experienced in teaching youth in performing arts.
WONDERFUL LAND of OZ
Instructors: Darryl Lewis and Angela Miloro-Hansen
When: June 29 – July 10 (no camp on Friday, July 3), Mon. – Fri. 9am – 3pm
Summer heralds the return of the Euclid Farmers’ Market, which will run June 5th through October 9th, Fridays 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. in front of Shore Cultural Centre.