Nan's Notes-- July
Mary Kay Fink and Nicholas Underhill have announced their program: Shorter works for flute and piano, solo flute, solo piano, piccolo and piano, and solo piccolo, by Vivaldi, Paganini, Joplin, Liszt, Sousa, Mozart, and Underhill, in a continuum that runs from the baroque era into the 21st century, with commentary by the musicians. The concert begins at 4 pm; come at 3 for the Devonshire Cream Tea (tea with freshly baked scones slathered in clotted cream and jam). Only $5. The concert is free.
Email Louis Ross at email@example.com for a viewing of his box assemblages, “Inside the Box,” at Waterloo Studios, 15316 Waterloo, until July 25. Wasn’t able to get to the opening on Fest day (being lashed to the Arts Collinwood booth), but the postcard is very intriguing. And it’s nice to hear of another studio on Waterloo.
World Premiere of I Am Alive, a short film by J. Buckner, with Galactic Mustache and Presque Vu * (bands will perform after screening). Sunday July 15.
And -- one of our favorite neighborhood artists, the multi-talented Meredith Pangrace, will perform in A Good Heart Will Break, with Maura Rogers and the Bellows, Saturday July 21.
ARTISTS TAKE NOTE
Make your own gourd musical instrument with Meg Garbincus. All materials provided, $30. To register, call (216) 482-7085. 2–4 pm.
Branches Art Space, 18322 Lakeshore Blvd.
The July 20 harvest is the pick-up date for artists, educators, crafters, homeschoolers, arts organizations and community programs to pick up the materials samples received from the graphic design, interior design and architectural community. Examples include carpet, wallcovering, fabric, laminate, tile, brick, stone, metal and glass samples, stock photo books, paper books, paper samples and binders. Please bring boxes and bags to take your materials home. Same Location as last year at the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District, 4750 E 131st Street, Garfield Heights.
AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Euclid Beach Blast 2012 has gone to Kickstarter, the grassroots funding site, to raise $2700 in 27 days -- for live music, art installations, games, workshops, an after party at the Beachland Ballroom and much more – at the August 4 Euclid Beach Blast! Minimum donation is $1, and the project will be funded only if at least $2,700 is pledged by Wednesday August 1 at 10:24 pm EDT. Your card will not be charged until the full $2700 has been pledged. Go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1481657468/euclid-beach-blast-2012 for full information on how (and why) to donate, and the little perks received at each level (limited edition Blastcard, food coupon, a Blast Pack of goodies in a hand-crafted beach trash basket, a ride in the Thriller, a limited edition book and/or print by Ivana Medukic).
SUNSET YOGA + BEACH CLEANUP Wednesday July 11
Can’t get to the beach clean-ups on Saturday morning? No problem – come on Wednesday evening, July 11, at 6:30. Spend an hour cleaning the beach, then spread out the yoga mats from 7:30 till 8:30. Please bring a yoga mat and your yoga gear. A suggested donation to our Kickstarter Campaign of $5 will go towards the Euclid Beach Blast! (Saturday August 4, 5-8:30 pm).
BEACH CLEANUP + BEACH SAMPLING FOR PLASTICS Saturday July 21
Come at 12 pm for the beach cleanup, then at 2 pm join Dr. Marcus Eriksen from The 5 Gyres Institute as he demonstrates how to sample small bits of plastic, or microplastics, on the beach. Learn how our beaches compare to other Great Lake beaches and how to prevent plastic pollution on our beaches and in the Lake. Beaches to be sampled are: Huntington Beach at 9 am, Lower Edgewater State Park Beach at 11 am, and Euclid Beach at 2 pm. Contact Cathi Lehn for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sponsored by The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo/Cleveland Zoological Society and the Burning River Foundation.
To read more about Marcus and his research visit: http://www.5gyres.org or this Plain Dealer article from June 19: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/06/plastic_pollution_study_to_be.html
Line Dance Class July 23
Learn some steps and get moving! 1 – 2 pm, $2.
Paul W. Alandt Lake Shore Golden Age Center, 16600 Lakeshore Blvd.
AT THE PARK: BATS! Friday July 20
Meet at the Euclid Beach Pavilion at 8 pm for some bat basics and activities before heading out for an evening walk with the bat detector.
Lakefront State Park 216-881-8141 ext. 3001.
AT THE MARKET
My July 4 visit to the market was well worth it – Francis supplied potatoes, tomatoes, corn and green beans (mine are just beginning to climb their poles), and also had cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, zucchini green and yellow, onions and of course eggs and cheese. From Gloria I got chard and raspberries – she also had beans and – given a few more moments – snow peas. And from Inner City Bakery I collected cupcakes – Red Velvet for Emma and lemon for Jane (who said it was so delicious it didn’t even need its icing (she’s four – I wonder if I should worry about that statement). Kevin was grilling and the market house smelled wonderful.
Save This Date: The market will be doing their third "Cookin' with your Kids" free cooking class on Saturday July 21. These are rapidly growing in popularity. Don't miss out.
Coit Road Farmers’ Market Coit Road Farmer's Market is located at the corner of Coit & Woodworth Road in East Cleveland. www.coitmarket. org. Open year-round Saturday 8 am to 1 pm; April-November Wednesdays 10 am – 1 pm. 216-249-5455 during market hours.
LA VIE EN ROSE AT THE GROVEWOOD
Rose wines are displacing reds; find out why at the Grovewood’s rose wine dinner on Monday July 16, 6:30 pm, $52 per person. And make a note that a Belgian Independence Day beer dinner is being planned for the following week – date TBA.
Grovewood Tavern & Wine Bar 17105 Grovewood Avenue · 216-531-4900