Nan's Notes - September
AT ARTS COLLINWOOD
FUTURE CAFE The RFP for an operator for the space formerly known as The Cafe at Arts Collinwood is now available on the Arts Collinwood Web site. If you know any restaurateurs who may be interested, please let them know.
IN THE GALLERY William M. Newhouse “Nomads “ will show through September 2. Current gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday, 1-4 pm.
BIG BANG CHAMBER CONCERT Sunday Sept 23 The M4mM chamber series starts the 2012-13 season with a bang – clashing cymbals, for instance. Duo Anime’s Andrew Pongracz and Mell Csicsila performed together while they were students at CSU, notably as part of the university's contingent to the 1993 Odenwald Festspiele in Gras-Ellenbach, Germany. Since graduating, they’ve worked with artists like Aretha Franklin, Yes, Kansas, Gary Puckett, Dennis DeYoung, Charo and many of the region's major performing groups -- including as the principal chairs of Carl Topilow's Cleveland Pops, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Playhouse Square Theatre Orchestra, Lyric Opera Cleveland, and the Erie, Fort Wayne, Youngstown, Wheeling, and Mansfield Symphonies. Their professional chamber duo is a regular performer for the Cleveland Orchestra's "Musical Rainbow" concerts, and performs for and with the Cleveland Composers Guild, the CSU Chorale -- and now Arts Collinwood!
BUILD GOOD KARMA -- VOLUNTEER Amy Callahan, Arts Collinwood’s gallant interim Executive Director, is making a list of people who would be willing to pitch in for cleaning/organizing, painting, administrative, flyer distribution, light carpentry, committee work. She claims she can offer something “at all levels of time and commitment. “ And I’m sure she can.
AT THE BEACHLAND
Debussi and Jazmine Trio in a FREE SHOW!!! Friday, August 31, 9:30 pm.
3rd Annual Ohio State Yo-Yo Contest Saturday September 1 Yo-yo players from around the state and the nation will compete at the Beachland on September 1 -- at 9 am on a Saturday; yoyoists are a dedicated bunch. Organized by the Cleveland Yo-Yo Club, this event has been getting bigger every year, as friends, families, and participants gather to see who’s got the most skills with this timeless toy. In order to compete, you’ll need to register with the Cleveland Yo Yo Club or by calling 216-903-0316. But spectating is free. (While Emma and I were inhaling our quesadillas (plain cheese for her, you’d almost think she spoke Spanish; beans and a whisper of cheese for me) we were entertained by two young yoyo masters – amazing what you can do with a bit of wood on the end of a string!)
Northeast Ohio Drum & Music Jam 9/06
Reminder: Kids’ Dance Party Sept 8 Cleveland Kids Dance hosts a pajama yoga dance party at the Beachland Ballroom, Saturday September 8, noon – 3 pm.
GET YOUR NOMINATIONS IN -- NOW
Nominations for the Collinwood Growth Project, the documentary film being created by local artist Shawn Mishak, are due September 1. North Collinwood residents are the subjects, and Shawn is looking for a total mix of ages, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. This is an opportunity to celebrate and honor someone you know is doing great things for the neighborhood. Just visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CollinwoodGrowth.
DATES TO SAVE AT THE GROVEWOOD
Monday, September 17 - Qupe Wine Dinner (pronounced kewpay, but not an early 20th-century doll).Monday, September 24 - Oktoberfest Dinner
AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
COASTWEEKS CLEANUP SEPTEMBER 8 Help make our park areas more enjoyable for everyone by pitching in to pick up litter along the shoreline of Euclid Creek at Wildwood, 10 am - noon. Meet at the pavilion (over the bridge to the right, behind the orange fencing — it will be open for this day). Volunteers will be recording what they collect as part of an international survey. Bags and some gloves supplied on a first come first served basis. For a listing of all Coastweeks activities, visit www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo/cw/cw.html. This event is co-sponsored with Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District.
MONARCH TAGGING IN THE DUNES SEPTEMBER 9 Meet at Headlands Beach parking lot #1 north end by the entrance to the dunes for a walk to locate Monarch butterflies and tag them as part of the survey through Monarch Watch. Trail is sandy. 3 – 4:30 pm.
FALL FAMILY CAMPOUT September 15 – 16 Join the fun at this eleventh annual event held at Villa Angela -- a nature show and tell, camp activities, night hike, etc. Space is limited to the first 20 families. You must provide your own tent. Pre-registration required. Saturday Sept 15 at 6:30 pm – Sunday Sept 16 at 9 am.
CLEVELAND LAKEFRONT NATURE PRESERVE OPEN HOUSE Sept 22 While this natural area is now open daily for public access, this is a special day for guided tours and bird walks, live animal presentations, and more – 7:30 am – 12 pm. The Exploration Station Nature Center will be open as well. For more info visit http://www.portofcleveland.com/site.cfm/Environment-Sustainability/CLNP.cfm
REMEMBERING EUCLID BEACH PARK September 30 This program, co-sponsored by Euclid Beach Park Now, will take you on a trip down memory lane — back to when our current park area was part of an amusement park. The event this year will commemorate the coasters with a permanent marker. New this year, Kiddieland — special activities for our younger friends. Take a walking tour to see where rides and attractions once were, ride on the Thriller & Rocketship Car — part of what was once one of the North Coast’s memorable rides -- see memorabilia displays, purchase a Humphrey popcorn ball or candy kiss. Euclid Beach State Park, 1 — 5 pm.
EXPLORATION STATION SEPTEMBER
Sat. 9/1, 8 and 29: 1 pm—4 pm. Sat. 9/22: 7:30 am—noon. The Exploration Station is available for private visits and programs for youth, school and scout groups. Inquire regarding availability and program topics. 8701 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44108 216-881-8141 ext. 3001 / www.clevelandlakefront.org
BE A GIRL SCOUT LEADER Did you know? Leaders set their own meeting times and places that are convenient to them -- monthly, biweekly, weekly, just for outings. The only right schedule is the schedule that creates another Girl Scout troop. So -- if you can get your daughter, granddaughter or niece and four of her friends together, call Service Unit Director Joyce Tucceri of Euclid and say, ”Tell me how.” Joyce and a corps of the leaders of Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette troops along the Collinwood-Euclid border are ready and willing to help you be a successful leader, giving your girls the experience of adventure and self-discovery.
Leaders meet once a month, on the first Thursday, in the community room at Gateway, off E200 Street behind Home Depot. Prospective leaders are invited to come at 6:30 pm on September 6 or October 4, to find out more and look through the new guidebooks. You’ll to see how easy it is to plan meetings when the activities and supply lists are specified for you to follow, or improvise around. For more information, call Joyce at (216) 870-9383.
AT THE MARKET Says Kevin the spice guy, ”I've really been enjoying the large variety of produce that has been available at the market this season. While the market has always been a great place to get corn, tomatoes, zucchini and such, the addition of a half dozen or more talented urban growers means that I get to enjoy things like yellow cucumbers, micro greens, tomatillos, different heirloom tomatoes, multiple varieties of garlic, different chili peppers like red habaneros, scotch bonnets and poblanos, different greens like several kinds of kale and different chards, summer squashes other than green zucchini and yellow squash, an abundance of cut fresh herbs and more. The variety found at the market has never been better because of these urban pioneers. “
Not all of us are as adventurous with food as Kevin, but if you’re puzzled about how to cook something you’ve never met before, ask the farmer! They’re always happy to offer suggestions. You can also consult hundreds of cookbooks at the market -- and get a recipe photo-copied. And Joe Jerdonek does free cooking classes throughout the season, Kevin loves to demonstrate the use of his spices, and the market will schedule a class if asked.
NB: The fall fundraiser is actually on October 8, not October 1. You want to save the right date.
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.