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  • Thursday, August 03, 2017 10:35 PM | Website Committee (Administrator)

    From the Piper Will Crush Cancer Facebook page:

    Cleveland Area Friends: Next Friday, August 11th, Kari's high school graduating class is hosting a fundraiser in Piper's honor. See details below. All proceeds will be donated to Ewing's Sarcoma research. If you own a business and would like to contribute a raffle basket or gift certificate, please contact Maureen Capellas at maureengauntner@hotmail.com. 

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    In honor of Piper, please join Magnificat's Class of 95 in raising awareness and funds for Ewing sarcoma research.   

    Where: PJ McIntyre's

    17119 Lorain Ave Cleveland OH 44111

    When:  Friday, August 11th 5-8pm

    A donation of $25 is suggested.  Cash or check will be accepted at the door.  You can prepay by using the link below and providing a donation confirmation printout or screenshot for admittance.  Appetizers, wine and domestic draft beer provided.  50/50 raffles at 6:30 and 7:30 and basket raffles. All raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

    Here is the link directly to a donation page specifically for Piper:

    https://www.1million4anna.org/component/civicrm/?task=civicrm/contribute/transact&reset=1&id=21

    "To win the fight against Ewing sarcoma today, tomorrow, and until it's gone."

    https://www.facebook.com/events/345617285873945/?ti=icl

  • Friday, July 28, 2017 1:04 PM | Website Committee (Administrator)
    For parents dropping their students off at school for the first (or second, in some school districts) day of school!  

    Tuesday, August 22nd from 9:00am-noon

    A bagel food truck will be onsite for this event. 29305 Clemens Rd, Westlake, OH 


  • Monday, June 26, 2017 6:42 PM | Website Committee (Administrator)

    Double Feature - Two Amazing Emerging Artists
    Artist of the Month - Rebecca Rae Schmidt and Guest Artist & Author Carolyn
    Frankel join forces to share their talent

    Gallery Opening Tuesday, June 13 - 10 am to noon.

    A Special Welcome to, among others, collectors, painters, book clubs and Woman Bible study groups.

    Enjoy Coffee with Creative Space Artist of the Month, painter Rebecca Rae Schmidt featuring alcohol ink originals and prints of her work. Rebecca was a participant in our Creative Women Today Gallery show this past spring.

    Joining Rebecca is Artist Carolyn Frankel, author of the the book, "Be Like Rachel, Lessons of Character from Women of the Bible". Meet the author and get a signed copy. Carolyn will also be offering illustrated prints from the book & showcasing other paintings from her portfolio for sale. Carolyn was last seen here in the Sunflower Love Gallery show this past Fall for Prayers From Maria.

    Friday, June 16 - 6:30 pm to 9 pm; Public reception. Meet and greet the artists;

    Carolyn Frankel will be showcasing her mixed media art original art and prints. and signing her new book "Be Like Rachel". Painter, Rebecca Rae Schmidt will be showcasing select Alcohol Ink Originals and prints of her work.

    Tuesday, June 20 1 pm - 3:00 pm; Special Mixed Media painting workshop. Author & Artist Carolyn Frankel will demonstrate and teach her process and technique . This is a fun class. You don't need to be an artist and will complete a 16 x 20 mixed media painting. Bring a painting shirt and magazine or newspaper ads or pictures with images and words which will be used in your creation. Feel free to bring snacks and a beverage (Fee is $45 with a minimum of 5 and maximum of 24 students)

    Pre-register via e-mail by Monday, June 19th to: judy@creativespaceavon.com

    Tuesday, June 27 6:30 to 9:00 pm; Alcohol Ink Intro I class with Rebecca Rae Schmidt.

    This is a new experience for painters to let the ink create for you. Explore this fun medium with Rebecca. She will help you develop your painting technique with Alcohol Ink. Great class for non-painters where you will complete a 10 x 14 painting. Bring a paint shirt and feel free to bring snacks and beverage. (Fee is $45 with a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 students)

    Pre-register via e-mail by Saturday, 6/24 to: judy@creativespaceavon.com

    Thursday June 29 th 6:30 to 9 pm Alcohol Ink class added same as above!

    July 1, 2017; Rebecca Rae Schmidt and Carolyn Frankel Gallery Show closes

    July will be Photography Show – Call for Artist till July 1 – application on website
    September will be Sunflower Love II – Call for Artist Adult and children in August
    CreativeSpaceAvon.com for more details or call 440-823- 7406 – Judy Kean


  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:13 PM | Website Committee (Administrator)

    Avon Lake Jazzercise, located on Pin Oak Parkway, is offering FREE unlimited classes for the month of May!
    For more information, call 440.309.3584

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:01 PM | Website Committee (Administrator)

    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is going to be available for any child in Lorain County beginning in July of this year.  The DPIL sends any child who signs up a book every month from the time they are born until they go to school, free of cost.

    For more information, visit http://www.loraincountyimaginationlibrary.org/

  • Sunday, April 16, 2017 1:43 PM | Website Committee (Administrator)

    Are you a food allergy parent? If not, you're likely to meet one at school, play dates or parties. In this blog post at She in the CLE, ALECPTA Board Member and new food allergy mom Lindsey Geiss shares her story and resources/tips, including allergy-friendly Easter ideas.

    If you'd like to connect with fellow local food allergy parents to share insights, experiences and encouragement, comment or let us know, and Lindsey will work to set up a group!

    http://www.sheinthecle.com/moms/3181/



  • Tuesday, April 04, 2017 7:36 PM | Website Committee (Administrator)

    Connecting for Kids announced their free spring and summer programs as well as special needs programs at Cuyahoga County Public Libraries, Lakewood Public Library and Westlake Porter Public Library. See the attached flyer for details.

    Spring2017.pdf

  • Sunday, February 05, 2017 12:36 PM | Children's Parties Committee (Administrator)

    Are you looking for an inspiring and educational environment for your children (ages 6-11) while you work this summer? Look no further! Our camp is conveniently based at Erieview Elementary but we spend most of our time outdoors in our parks, at our pool and on exciting field trips. Explore a new integrated theme each week including: Oceanography, Cleveland Sports, Space Camp and more! Weekly sessions start at $175 for residents and $200 for nonresidents, at the early bird rate. Camp is held 8:00am to 4:00pmM-F from June 12-July 21. For more information or to register please visit www.avonlake.org and click on the “Parks are Recreation” tab.

     

    Cleveland Sports, June 12-16: Do you want to be a professional athlete when you grow up? Or maybe you loved cheering on the Cavs to a championship win! Then this is the week for you. We will tour 2 stadiums this week. One may have hosted the World Series!

    Space Camp, June 19-23Calling all astronauts! This week we will visit an observatory, meet astronomers and see a live planetarium show! Join us as we brush up on our constellations and celebrate the first day of summer.

    Captain of the Ship, June 26-30Arrrrre you a pirate? Living this close to Lake Erie, you should be! This week, we will live the life of a sailor. Hop aboard two boats as we cruise down the Black River one day and tour a historic downtown steamship on another.

    Dinosaurs ROCK, July 3-7(no 7/4): Travel back in time to the days of T-rex and visit dinosaur bones at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. How do fossils form in the first place? Let’s explore the world of rocks and minerals, and pan for some gold!

    Oceanography, July 10-14: Exploring under the sea is not just for mermaids. This week, we will visit the ocean depths, walk under sharks and, if you are lucky, touch a sting ray. But did you know that, right here in Avon Lake, we are connected to the ocean.

    Backyard Safari, July 17-21: Future zookeepers unite during this wild week! First, we will visit the lions of Africa and the tigers of Asia at our own Cleveland Zoo. Then, let’s learn about the animals and plants in our own backyard.


  • Monday, January 16, 2017 6:45 PM | Website Committee (Administrator)

    The Great Big Home and Garden Show

    I-X Center – Cleveland, OH

    February 3-12, 2017

    www.greatbighomeandgarden.com

    Discount tickets are now available to the Great Big Home and Garden Show!!

    Regular price tickets are $15.

    Discount tickets are $10 each – purchase online with promo code

    The 2017 Great Big Home + Garden Show returns to the I-X Center with new ideas to renew, restore and refresh any home. With more than 600 exhibits, hundreds of home industry experts, appearances by home and garden celebrities, and returning favorites from the 2016 show, there is something for everyone at this year’s show. Make sure you stop to see the Blockbuster movie themed feature gardens!

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