Events

Holiday Party

Come and Celebrate with us at the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries at our annual Christmas party on Sunday, December 4th from1:00 – 3:00 at the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries House, 15706 St Clair Ave. (across from the Dollar General Store). There will be a visit from Santa, food, fun and small gifts from Santa.  Come join us. All are welcome!

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 7:00 PM, 11.07.2016

Beachland Hair Designs Annual Open House and Food Drive

For the last 6 years, Beachland Hair Designs has held their annual Open House and Food Drive, benefitting the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and coincides with Small Business Saturday, a drive to encourage shoppers to forgo the usual Thanksgiving Holiday weekend shopping frenzy of Big Box shopping, for that of, Smaller Neighborhood Local Shopping. Every year , we ask our clients and friends to participate by donating canned goods and paper products and participating in a small but quaint basket raffle.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 7:00 PM, 11.07.2016

Alumni Association Announces Grand Reunion IV for 2017

It is with great pride that the Collinwood High School Alumni Association announces Grand Reunion IV long weekend, Sept 15th thru 17th, 2017. Building on the success of the previous Grand Reunions, Grand Reunion IV promises to be the largest gathering of Railroaders ever!  According to Len Corpora, V.P. of CHSAA and Chief Marketing Officer, "Our goal is to top 800 attendees. Our early surveys of the streamlined program and multi-faceted marketing approach indicate we should actually exceed this goal".

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 7:00 PM, 11.07.2016

Utilities Resource Fair

Cuyahoga Job and  Family Services and the Home Heating and Weatherization Task Force will be hosting a Utilities Resource Fair, at Lakewood United Methodist Church at 15700 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, Ohio 44107, on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 7:55 PM, 10.03.2016

Shop Local Shop Small

At the Beachland Hair Design, located at 18324 Lakeshore Blvd, from November 12th to November 26th, celebrate Shop Local Shop Small.

Join us for the 7 th annual Shop Small Shop Local Saturday. Again accepting food donations which will be handed over to The Greater Cleveland Food Bank. 50/50 Raffle and Basket Raffle. 50/50 running over the 2 week period Basket Raffle as we get them in!!!

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 7:55 PM, 10.03.2016

Taste of Autumn Benefit

Join the Coit Road Farmers’ Market at the Slovenian Workman's Home on Monday, October 10 at 6:00PM for an evening of fine eating with local chefs, live music by Bert Dennis and friends, raffles and more. The Home is located at 15335 Waterloo Rd. Help Cleveland’s oldest farmers’ market with its mission to supply heathy local food to the community. Tickets for $35 per person are available at the Market or online at www.coitmarket.org

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 7:55 PM, 10.03.2016

Collinwood Slovenian Home "Purse Auction"

Collinwood Slovenian Home

15810 Holmes Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44110

Purse Auction

JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED AFTERNOON…

BID ON A VARIETY OF PURSES…

AND SEE WHAT’S INSIDE.

Sunday, September 25, 2016 2PM to 5PM

Everyone Welcome!

RAFFLE, PRIZES,

COMPLEMENTARY FOOD & FUN

Call 216-681-6649 For More Information

PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE

COLLINWOOD SLOVENIAN HOME

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Are you cat crazy? Prove it!

Do you think you have what it takes to be crowned the Craziest Cat Person?  You can prove your feline dedication all while benefitting the Waterloo Alley Cat Project and Tails From The City; two local organizations that work endlessly to provide medical care, food and shelter for area homeless cats.  Saturday, September 17 will be the Crazy Cat People Party at The Millard Filmore Bar (15617 Waterloo Road) from 7pm-10pm.  Admission is free, but donations of cat food and litter is greatly appreciated.  There will be a small registration fee to enter the Craziest Cat Person contest which can be done at the Filmore that evening.  Wear ALL of your cat gear: shirts, hats, jewelry, shoes...you name it!  Guests will cheer loudest for the craziest cat person.  Winner will receive a basket of goodies as well as the title of Craziest Cat Person!  Several raffle prizes will be available to bid on from various local merchants.  All monetary profits will go directly to help care for Cleveland area cats in need.  Wearing cat clothes and accessories is not mandatory to enjoy the fun and help kitties.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

BlabOnAir Relaunches "On-Air" Programming Near Euclid Ohio

BlabOnAir re-launches "On-Air" programming near Euclid Ohio. BlabOnAir Communications (formerly of Lakewood Ohio) brings numerous programs to Chandler Park, blocks from the Euclid Border. Maintaining 1400 sq ft of space, BlabOnAir is poised to be a major contributor to Businesses,Organizations and Schools alike. With five (5) converted offices, 12 cubicles (each outfitted with a Mac or Windows-Based computer), sufficient High-Speed Internet and other useable real estate, our entry into this region will be a huge success for all involved. Below are some of the services BlabOnAir Communications will provide:

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Soap Making Class at Siggy’s Village!

Siggy’s Village will offer a lavender soap making class on Saturday, September 3rd from 12pm-2pm. The class will teach community members the process of making lavender scented soap from start to finish. Participants will be involved in the process of creating the soap and can take their finished piece of lavender soap with them to enjoy at home. There are 15 spots available for the class, and those spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Anyone is welcome to come participate in this class free of charge.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

Veteran's Park

I wish to publicly thank our Veterans and all those who participated in and attended the dedication of Veteran’s Park on the afternoon of Sunday, June 12, 2016.  It was a beautiful day for this and I appreciate the support, as does, I am sure, the Councilman.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

Birth Certificate and ID Voucher Service Coming to Collinwood

Do you need a birth certificate or an ID to vote, obtain credit or a driver’s license? Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries is starting a program whereby persons who need a birth certificate or an ID can obtain a voucherto acquire one or both of these documents, free of charge. 

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

Economic Rehabilitation Class at Siggy's Village!

Come to our economic class at Siggy’s Village and rehabilitate your finances! Our first class is on Saturday, August 27th from 10am-11:30am. We’re here to help you work toward financial stability! Reserve your spot early!

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

First Spoken Originals Poetry Slam at Siggy's Village!

Siggy's Village is hosting its first Spoken Originals Poetry Slam on Saturday, August 20th at 5:00pm. The poetry slam was created by the Written Originals Writing Center. Teens and adults have the chance to be apart of a growing poetry community. Our first poetry slam will also be used to raise funds and supplies for the writing center to help kids with free tutoring in Collinwood! We are taking supply donations such as bookbags, pens, pencils, folders, notebooks, index cards, etc. 

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

Walk All Over Waterloo

Bring the family, experience new art, stroll the street and meet the folks making North Collinwood a destination for arts and entertainment during this month's Walk All Over Waterloo on August 5th. The following are some of the great things happening this month. For more information, visit the Waterloo Arts District's Facebook page!

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

A Day in the Life of Euclid Creek 2016

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!

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

Birth Certificate and ID Voucher Service Coming to Collinwood

Do you need a birth certificate or an ID to vote, obtain credit or a driver’s license? Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries is starting a program whereby persons who need a birth certificate or an ID can obtain a voucher to acquire one or both of these documents, free of charge

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

You’re Invited to the Kiddie City 10th Anniversary Open House!

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!

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

Beachland Flea

The Beachland Flea is coming on July 16th and 17th! There will be over 50 vendors with food, direct sales and handmade items.  Congin's will be here and on Sunday we will have the Barrio Taco Truck. The Flea will start at 10:00 a.m. and close up at 3:00 p.m. Parking is on Canterbury, Landseer and Windward and the vendors will be set up near the pavilion on Canterbury. Please come on down for a bite to eat and some shopping!  For more information on The Beachland Flea you can email us at beachlandpark@att.net or check out our Facebook event page, Beachland Park Flea and Rummage Sale.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

Sewer District to Host Residential Stormwater Credit Workshops

Customers will see Stormwater Fees return to bills beginning July-September; informational workshops to provide program and credit information to Sewer District customers.

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will host a series of informational meetings to help customers understand more about the Regional Stormwater Management Program and how to apply for an Individual Residential Property Credit.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

4H Club: The Life of the Amazing Bloomers!

The 4H Club, The Life of the Amazing Bloomers, is made up of kids living the Collinwood Neighborhood. The students plan to grow, produce, and sell products as a part of the Siggy’s Village located at 15416 Saranac Rd, which is opening in June 2016.  They’ve decided to use the abbreviation, GPS to promote their group. “We are driving the community forward”, one of the members said while we all sat together and discussed plans and a timeline.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

Cooking with Kids

Do you want to learn how to cook some of your favorite foods and eat your creation?  Come join us on

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

Expungement Day

Do you have a criminal record holding you back? If so, is Northeast Shores has an opportunity for you to clear your record for FREE. On Saturday, July 30th from 2 pm to 5 pm at 317 E. 156th St., a team of lawyers will conduct interviews and check eligibility for an expungement. No appointment is necessary. For more information contact Julia DiBaggio at 216-481-7660 or jdibaggio@northeastshores.org

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

St. Vitus Adult Slovenian School News

Would you like to learn the Slovenian language? Would you like to ontinue what you learned as a child? Do you speak some Slovenian but would like to learn more? Would you like to visit Slovenia and be able to converse with the people?

A number of St. Vitus Adult Slvenian school students have already been to Slovenia, met relatives, and were able to use their knowledge of the language.

Classes wll start again in September with three levels -- beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Classes meet every other Saturday morning from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Textbooks are from Slovenia. There is a short coffee break and lots of community feeling. Location is at St. Martin de Porres High School, 6111 Lausche Avenue (formerly St. Vitus School).

Tuition is low -- $50.00 a semester. Textbooks are purchased separately from the instructor.

For information, call Lillian at 216.289.7253 (elcenta@sbcglobal.net) or Majda at 440.255.1178 (stajerka2@yahoo.com).

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

Walk and Roll, Cycle and Stroll, on E. 185th

On June 18 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm the E. 185th merchants will put out tables and give away, lollipops, the cycling community will gather in the old Chevy lot for a bike rodeo and safety lessons, the Walk&Roll people will energize the sidewalks – join your neighbors for exercise, sidewalk-sharing and maybe an occasional bargain. Contact Julia at NSDC to help with prizes, and to volunteer to help with planning the event and day of, including being bike ride leaders -jdibaggio@nsdc.org. To find out more, contact the E. 185 Merchants Association:WalkAndRollE185@gmail.com; or Barbara Liddell: (216) 242-9087; Sandra McKinney: (216) 925-2937.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Registration Open for Camps and Events to Help Children Coping with Grief

Looking for a camp to meet the needs of a grieving child or teen? Hospice of the Western Reserve offers camps and events in several convenient Northern Ohio locations to help children share their feelings and ask questions in a safe, supportive environment. A variety of activities are led by trained grief support professionals experienced in working with children. Planned activities encourage memories, coping skills and the expression of feelings.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

Collinwood Community Day & Free Health Walk

Bring the whole family to the Collinwood Community Festival & Free Health Walk! The festival will include free health screenings, arts and crafts, mobile gaming truck, music, and interactive fun. The event allows organizations to give back to the community while allowing community members to discover new resources available in the Collinwood neighborhood. Bounce houses, concession stands, CPD and EMS reps and much more will be there for your amusement and education. Backpacks and schools supplies will be distributed while supplies last (registration via eventbrite is required). 

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

Healthy Parenting: CAMHP Foundation and Siggy's Village

Healthy Parenting, hosted by CAMHP Foundation and Siggy's Village, will begin July 9th at 10am until 10:30am Saturdays at Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries located at 15706 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110. There will be multiple discussion groups:

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

CAMHP Community Groups

CAMHP, Center for Advanced Mental Health Practice, is providing community groups for domestic violence, mental health, foster parent support, bereavement, and drug and alcohol.  

Mondays at 6:30pm: Mental Health

Wednesday at 6:30pm: Bereavement, Drug and Alcohol

Saturday at 10:00am: Foster Parent Support

Domestic Violence: For more information please contact Danielle Dronet at (216) 501-1730

For more information please visit:

www.ddronet.com

www.camhp.us

Please note if groups or times change they will be further reported in the Collinwood Observer.

 

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Citizen Circles are Coming to Collinwood

Citizen Circles are groups of community members committed to helping offenders make the transition from “offender to citizen”. They create partnerships that promote positive social interactions and accountability to help offenders become productive citizens.

Offenders and their families develop relationships with community members and jointly develop a plan to help the offender re- integrate into society. An important part of this re- entry process is the communication to them that their debt has been paid and the community is willing to accept them as a restored citizen.

How do Citizen Circles work?
Offenders seek involvement of their own free will.
Circles focus on the future rather than the past.
Circles create an environment aimed at fostering acceptance and for using on the
individual’s personal strengths.

We need your involvement as an ordinary citizen to help make this happen. If you are interested in participating in a circle, please contact Sr. Madeline Muler at mmuller68@gmail.com or 216.408.0214.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Memorial Science Night

What do slime, worms, and robots have in common? Students had an opportunity to make them all at Memorial's Family Science Night.  Students worked closely with teachers and special presenters all the way from the COSI Science Center all the way in Columbus.  Students had a change to create polymers, investigate germs with blacklights, and program robots.  Who know learning could so much fun!  

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Siggy's VIllage Garden and Market Opening Soon

Siggy’s Village will soon be opening the Siggy’s Village Market, located on Saranac, and Community Garden, located on East 154th, to the public! We are very excited to share our progress with the Collinwood community. Our Market will feature Siggy’s Foodbank, local farmers, and chefs and bakers in the community. The market will open on June 1st and will feature buying options such as EBT, credit card, and debit card. For safety reasons, we will not carry cash on site.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Playwrights Local 4181 Premieres "To the Orchard" at Waterloo Arts

Playwrights Local 4181 announces the world premiere of Cleveland-based writer Les Hunter’s To the Orchard. Directed by Dale Heinen, the play runs May 27 through June 5 at Waterloo Arts in North Collinwood and June 10 through 12 at Dobama Theatre in Cleveland Heights. This is the first full production for Playwrights Local, a 501(c)(3) company whose recent presentations include the 2015 Cleveland Playwrights Festival.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Popular Rockefeller Park Greenhouse Sale Offers Wide Selection Of Garden Plants May 12, 13 And 14, 10 Am To 4 Pm

Gardening season is bustin’ out all over, and there’s no better way to stock up on plants than at the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse Sale on May 12, 13 and 14 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  One of the primary gardening organizations participating in this annual event is Gardeners of Greater Cleveland, which offers both hand selected nursery plants and cuttings grown by the club’s members.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

2016 National Public Works & Safety Week Open House

Please join us and hundreds of Cleveland youth for the 2016 National Public Works
& Safety Week Open House, where City of Cleveland public works and safety
professionals provide a glimpse into their careers. The demonstrations and exhibits will be captivating, fun and educational.

This year’s theme is “Sustaining the Future for You.” Our very own experts will talk about the work they’re doing today and highlight the planning and sustainable practices that ensure a good quality of life for future generations.

When: Friday, May 20, 2016
Where: Division of Water Pollution Control, 12302 Kirby Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44108
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Opening Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.)
RSVP: Contact Yalinda Moore at WPC, (216) 420-7637 or ymoore@clevelandwpc.com
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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Collinwood Cycles Celebration

June 18th, we are celebrating biking, and getting active. Highlights of the event include a bike rodeo, bike safety, and group bike rides. We are also looking for prizes. We are in need of volunteers to help with planning the event and day of, including being bike ride leaders. This event will be alongside Walk and Role on 185th Street. As a secondary note, we’re hoping to get support from residents and stakeholders for approving a bike lane on Lakeshore Blvd. 

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Collinwood Cleanup Day

This year we are GreenUp Cleveland’s flagship neighborhood, and on May 7th, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. there will be a large scale neighborhood cleanup. GreenUp Cleveland is bringing volunteers and resources into the neighborhood to help make this event really big. We are looking for resident groups, churches, schools, and institutions to come out and help pick up trash in the neighborhood. There will be a post cleanup celebration. If your group would like to get involved or to register, please call Jullia at 216.481.7660.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Polka Time

The Slovenian Workmen's Home, located in the Waterloo Arts District at 15335 Waterloo Road, holds a Polka Dance every Sunday.  It has been said that their "Waterloo Ballroom" has the best wooden dance floor in town.  It is called a Polka Dance but the bands also play jitterbugs, fox trot, tango, electric slide, etc.  Doors open at 2:00 PM with music from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM for your listening and dancing enjoyment.  Admission is only $10.00 per person.  A cash bar is available along with sandwiches consisting of sausages from our local meat markets.  Reservations for tables of eight or more are available by calling 216/481-5378 before the Sunday requested.  The following is a listing of the scheduled bands:

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Collinwood Spring Fling

Come join us for our Collinwood Spring Fling. Come sign up for Spring programs and camp forbes at the Collinwood Recreation Center, 16300 lakeshore boulevard, Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Food, neighborhood information, Fun activities and Meet and greet with Councilman Polensek And Commander Hill. Vendors welcome. Help showcase neighborhood services and organizations. Stop in at recreation center for forms.

Non-profit organizations $10.00 / table

Vendors selling items $15.00 / table

No sales of food allowed, cash or money order to be paid with application.

Application includes “free” membership at recreation center

To benefit the friends of collinwood recreation advisory board call Tierra at (216) 420-8323

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Collinwood Recreation Annual Sports Banquet Fundraiser

Annual sports banquet fundraiser to be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Blue breeze, 

16826 lakeshore boulevard,Cleveland, oh 44110, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. 

Tickets: $20.00 per person

Make checks out to “collinwood recreation” 

Tickets good for food and non-alcoholic beverages

Proceeds from ticket sales and raffle go for food, refreshments, trophies and certificates for our sports teams who have worked and played their best this past year.

For ticket information please contact Tierra Biggers at the recreation center at (216) 420-8323, Or Mary Louise Daley in Councilman Polensek’s office at (216) 664-4236.  

Come & celebrate Collinwood Recreation with food, fun, friendship and a raffle or two!!!!        

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016