AS PROMISED, IN THE ABSENCE OF THE EUCLID NEWSLETTER THIS MONTH I’M PUBLISHING THE WATERLOO NEWSLETTER.
NAN’S NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES, OCT. 9 2009:
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
ANOTHER DUMM ART SHOW AT ARTS COLLINWOOD October 9 Dumms
Gary and Laura Dumm are back at the gallery with cats and cartoons, cartoons and cats. Details below.
ART DRIVE AT JOSEPH-BETH October 10-12 artdrive
I know we keep telling you to stay out of malls and shop at galleries – but if you shop at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Legacy Village October 10-12, 20% of your purchase (10% of bistro purchases) will go to Cleveland Neighborhood Arts, a consortium of the groups sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation’s Neighborhood Connections program. All the money collected will buy musical instruments and art supplies for the children served by the groups; feel free to bring such donations with you, if you have them. Tell the cashier you’re donating to Cleveland Neighborhood Arts.
HAPPY HOUR ART AT ARTS COLLINWOOD happyhour
The Arts Collinwood Art Center is offering happy-hour art classes on Mondays and Wednesdays; Michele Biondo will show you how to make jewelry from broken crockery (the small masterpieces created by china painters of the past come into focus when they’re not surrounded by a plate); she’ll also show you how to make simple stained glass designs. And there’ll be a garden art series, too, making wreaths, stepping stones, mobiles and such. Details below.
PARTY WITH THE ART MERCHANTS October 10 Fall
The Waterloo shops and galleries have got together with the Slovenian Home for a festive evening of food and shopping: extremely good $5 sandwiches in the Slovenian Home’s bar (along with cheap beer) plus a bocce court plus in-store events all along the street. All inspired by a recent arrival in the neighborhood who loved the summer Arts Fest and wanted to keep the vibe going.
HAVE YOU READ THE OBSERVER YET?
The Collinwood Observer is now available! At your favorite bank, library, local business.
WATERLOO’S PUBLIC ART October 12
Northeast Shores will hold a meeting to update and review plans for the tower installation in the plaza outside Arts Collinwood on Monday, October 12 at 6:00 pm in the Arts Collinwood Gallery. If you’re interested in the appearance of Waterloo Road, this is a meeting you should attend; the tower is a big investment as well as a big presence, and it will stand for a long time.
And if you’re really interested in public art here in Collinwood, look for the upcoming series “Art Endeavors” at Arts Collinwood Gallery on Oct 17 and 24 — two sessions (with wine and cheese) focused on the potential for public art and what it can accomplish here in our community.
TASTE AUTUMN WITH THE FARMERS’ MARKET October 19 autumn
Ten chefs, Fred Griffiths, local ingredients – a real food-lover’s evening to benefit the Farmers’ Market. Details below.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CANDIDATES’ NIGHTS candidates
THE DUMMS AT ARTS COLLINWOOD Dumms
THIS WEEK ON WATERLOO Waterloo
THIS WEEK AT THE MARKET market
AROUND AND ABOUT around
DATES TO SAVE Dates
THIS MONTH AT THE LIBRARY library
Come to one of these, for goodness’ sake – it’s great preparation for voting!
October 11, 5-7 pm, at 15019 Shore Acres, meet Curtis Thompson at the home of John and Kathy Baker.
October 13, 6-9 pm, the E185 Block Watch will host Jennifer Bruner, Michael Polensek, Curtis Thompson, Mayor Frank Jackson and Bill Patmon at the Lithuanian Village Hall, 877 E185 (enter from parking lot round the back).
And October 14, at the Collinwood Slovenian Home, 15810 Holmes Ave., at 7 pm, endorsed candidates will make their pitches.
THIS WEEK ON WATERLOO
ANOTHER DUMM ART SHOW AT ARTS COLLINWOOD October 9-31
There’s a place in Cleveland where cats of bizarre geometries hang with politicians, zombies, musicians and other singular characters (including the writer/creator of American Splendor, Harvey Pekar).
Gary and Laura Dumm have depicted all these beings and more in pen & ink and paint in their two-person art show at Arts Collinwood Gallery. The show’s opening reception, with treats and spirits, is October 9 from 6 pm till 9 pm. This exhibit offers the viewer a broad spectrum of techniques and sensibilities: from Laura’s lighter, funkified color approach in painting the feline to Gary’s ink drawings of blues people, cartoons and dark re-animated horrors. It can also be viewed during open hours for the adjoining Waterloo Cafe, then closes rather appropriately on Halloween. Bring your imagination, a love of color (and black & white) and maybe a few “treats”, some of these beasties look hungry!
Contact the Dumms at 216-961-0230 for more information or email email@example.com.
Arts Collinwood gallery is at 15605 Waterloo Road; hours are Thur/Fri 6-9; Sat/Sun 1-4. Call 216-692-9500.
HAPPY HOUR ART AT ARTS COLLINWOOD
Mondays and Wednesdays in October 6:30-8pm in the Art Center
Relax. Be creative. Spend an evening with friends. All at once. Bring a little nosh, or order something at the Waterloo Café. Come for one session to make a small project, or for the whole series to try your hand at a variety of techniques. Great as gifts, and as a joint project with an older child. To register or for more information call 216-692-9500. You can also register at the Waterloo Cafe.
Mondays: Stained Glass & Jewelry
Michelle Biondo has nearly 30 years’ experience as a glass artist, and shares her techniques for making wrapped china jewelry and original stained glass designs. $15/class or $50/session
Wednesdays: Garden Art
Mobiles, paving stones, wreaths and more…..projects from and for the garden. Fall is a beautiful time in Ohio. Enjoy the garden while it lasts and make something beautiful for next year. $15/class or $50/session
Watch the website — www.artscollinwood.org — for Holiday Workshops. Make unique gifts, ornaments, cards and giftwrap. A great family tradition!
LIFE DRAWING IN THE ART CENTER
Thursdays: 7:30 – 9pm. $8/session
Bring your own easel and drawing materials. No pre-registration required, please bring payment to class. For more information call, 216-692-9500.
ART DRIVE AT JOSEPH-BETH OCTOBER 10-12
Cleveland Neighborhood Arts, the umbrella that shelters a number of Cleveland arts organizations, is holding an instrument and art supplies drive at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Legacy Village, 24619 Cedar Road in Lyndhurst, October 10-12. Bring in gently used instruments, clay, crayons, paper, paint, and enjoy performances by Cleveland children. AND 20% of your bookstore purchases, and 10% of what you spend at the bistro, on those days also goes to local arts groups. Flyer attached with coupons; failing the coupons, tell the sales clerk you’re shopping for Neighborhood Arts.
Who will use your gifts? Children taking classes at Art House, Arts Collinwood, Broadway School of Music, Chrysanti School of Music, Foluke Cultural Arts Center, Joyful Noise Music School Karamu House, Passport Project and the Rainey Institute.
FALL HAPPENING ON WATERLOO October 10
Spend the evening of October 10 partying with the art merchants. Start with a visit to retro-land at the Slovenian Home, where the beer is cheap, a bocce court lurks in the basement and the parking is both free and secure. (Didn’t know Collinwood had a bocce court, did you? Come witness!) After you’ve stoked up there, you can stroll down the street checking out Arts Collinwood and the Waterloo Café, the Beachland Ballroom, MusicSaves, Shoparooni, LowLife Gallery, StarPop, Blue Arrow Records (and don’t forget the books) and Waterloo 7 – most of which will be having special in-store events. Such as:
THE DUMMS AT ARTS COLLINWOOD
If you missed the Friday opening – this is your night. The Waterloo Café will be open, too.
Arts Collinwood gallery is at 15605 Waterloo Road; hours are Thur/Fri 6-9; Sat/Sun 1-4. Call 216-692-9500. Waterloo Café is next door.
TENTH ANNUAL ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC BENEFIT AT BEACHLAND
Since 1999, Roots of American Music (ROAM) has been connecting individuals young and old to the history and spirit of our country through traditional American music. ROAM’s 10th Anniversary Benefit for Education, featuring singer-songwriter Alex Bevan and none other than Michael Stanley, will offer an intimate all-acoustic concert, weaving the songs and stories that defined being young, alive and seeking one’s fate in Northern Ohio for the last quarter century. Concert-only tickets are $50 for the 7 pm show. VIP tickets, which include early dinner and private reception, are $125 (with a $30 tax deduction) and almost sold out – but call 216 – 321 – 9353 to see if you can still get one.
PNK-EYE SIXTH ISSUE PARTY AT THE BEACHLAND
Pink Eye magazine is a glossy zine detailing the arts, culture and music scene in Northeast Ohio, with a firm grasp of the punk/avant ethos and how that connects with what it sees as Cleveland’s dystopian nature. Celebrating their sixth issue, the publishers decided to hold a little shindig in the Tavern at 10:30 pm. On this bill will be The Buried Wires, Electronic funk duo Arte Povera, noisy pop combo Chief Bromide and pinball prog-metal quartet Self Destruct Button. Come early, take in the openings and birthday parties at the art stops, then go to the Tavern.
Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo, 216.383.1124, www.beachlandballroom.com
SHOPAROONI’S SECOND BIRTHDAY
Shoparooni turns two and wants some cupcakes NOOOOOOOOOW!!! Oh, and some other spooky kooky Halloween stuff on Waterloo. And if you missed the Johnny Yanok opening last week, not to fret – he’s still there. His work – sort of 1950s ad art meets anime – would make great nursery decorations for a baby with unusual tastes. His illustrations, paintings and sculptures are known across the country, and his shows are characterized by people smiling. Broadly.
The exhibition is on view until Friday, October 30, during store hours: Monday – Closed; Tues, Wed, Thurs – 2 pm – 10 pm; Friday – 2 pm – 11 pm; Saturday – 12 pm – 11 pm; Sunday – 12 pm – 6 pm.
Shoparooni, 15813 Waterloo, 216.383.3633
RETURN OF THE SPOOK AT LOWLIFE GALLERY
Last year’s Spooktacular was so spectacular that a replay has been particularly articulated – and Dave reports that truly impressive works are coming in. After-party at the Beachland, 10:30-2 am.
LowLife Gallery, 16101 Waterloo. Thursdays: 6pm-10pm, Fridays: 6pm-11pm, Saturdays: 5pm-11pm.
ECLECTIC MIX AT WATERLOO SEVEN
From abstract welded sculptures (legions of them) to dainty jewelry, Jerry Schmidt and the artists he shows have everything.
16006 Waterloo; Waterloo Seven and Wunderkind are closed on Mondays; open 2-8-Tue, 2-8-Wed, 2-8-Thu, 2-10-Fri/Sat, 1-6-Sun. Phone 239-293-95458.
AROUND AND ABOUT
MOZART BY CANDLELIGHT October 10
Not on Waterloo – but doesn’t it sound attractive? Opera per Tutti was brought to my attention by one of the other four gardeners who attended the first meeting of the Northern Ohio Perennial Society in 1981. Opera Per Tutti and the Amethyst String Quartet present Mozar by Candlelight in the First Baptist Church of Shaker Heights (corner of Fairmount and Eaton) on Saturday, October 10 at 8 PM. Tickets are $25 for general admission and a limited number of Patron tickets at $75, which includes preferred seating, a champagne, wine and European dessert reception at a historic house nearby, and additional musical performances there. For reservations call the church at 216-932-7480
OCEAN EXPLORATION WORKSHOP October 16
The Center for Science and Mathematics Education at Case Western Reserve University is presenting a professional development workshop for teachers, librarians and anyone who works with children and is interested in ocean science (home schoolers included). October 16, 2009, Friday, 9:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Designed for after school , hands-on science experiences, this program will connect to the exploration of Dr. Robert Ballard, oceanographer-explorer finder of the Titanic. Virtually travel to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to learn about shipwrecks, simulate a search for a sunken ship in the Black Sea, and develop strategies to prevent over-fishing off the coast of Newfoundland.
Fee: $50. Registration is required. Call 216-368-5075 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I SCREAM ON E185 Saturday October 17
Arts Collinwood and the E. 185th St Merchants bring you an afternoon of Halloween-style fun: free crafts, games, prizes and more. Halloween face make-up workshop and demo — pick up tips from a pro. Pumpkin painting and sale — pumpkins for just $5. Kids sidewalk parade at 2:00. Special offers throughout the E. 185th shopping district.
12 p.m.-2 p.m. at Mickey’s Ice Cream, 778 E. 185th Street.
For more information, visit http://www.artscollinwood.org or call 216-692-9500.
FALL FESTIVAL AT EUCLID BEACH October 17
Bring the whole family to the pavilion for an evening of fun fall festivities including a family-friendly haunted hayride, storyteller, crafts and games, etc. Don’t forget to dress up—all participants attending in costume will receive a prize. 7pm—10pm
COME CELEBRATE AT ST JEROME SCHOOL October 18
Miss Ceal Eppink is retiring from St. Jerome’s School after 42 years of teaching, and all her students are invited to join her on Sunday, October 18, at 10a.m. Mass in St. Jerome Church, followed by a reception in the School Hall, 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Favorite memories welcomed. For information call Eileen Fink at 216-397-4370
TASTE OF AUTUMN: FARMERS’ MARKET DINNER AT THE BEACHLAND October 19
Tickets are now available for the Coit Road Farmers Market first ever fundraising dinner event at the Beachland Ballroom on Monday evening, October 19. They’ll will have fresh local food prepared by 10 top area chefs (including Brandt Evans of Blue Canyon, and Dante Bocuzzi), music by the Coit Road Ramblers, door prizes and awards. Fred Griffith will be the MC. If you cannot attend, a donation will be appreciated – the market needs the help, and we need the market!) (But if you can attend, do; the food will be fab and the market folk are a delight.)
Tickets are available at the market and the Beachland (216-383-1124), or through the website.
SLOVENIAN WORKMEN’S HOME DINNER
If $50 is more than you can manage, you can still eat well on Waterloo that night – at the Slovenian Home’s Swiss Steak Dinner (including mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, bread & butter, dessert and coffee, with a cash bar). Serving from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM – Tickets $10 per person by advance sale only; call 216/481-5378.
OR MAYBE A WHISKY DINNER AT THE GROVEWOOD
Never say there’s nothing to do on a Monday. Your third choice for October 19 is the Johnny Walker whisky dinner at the Grovewood Tavern. – 6:30 pm, $58 per person (bring your non-whisky pals for only $33.) By reservation only. And do go to the Grovewood’s Web site for the really interesting story of how Johnny Walker moved from groceries to whisky.
Grovewood Tavern & Wine Bar 17105 Grovewood Avenue · 216-531-4900
CONFESSIONS OF A JOBBING GARDENER October 19
Join the members of Lakeshore/Collinwood Garden Club on Monday, October 19, to hear Nathan Longnecker talk about the pleasures, trials and learning experiences of looking after other people’s gardens. Noon at the Lakeshore Golden Age Center, 16600 Lakeshore Blvd. Nonmembers are welcome – but membership is only $8 a year; consider a splurge.
THIS WEEK AT THE FARMERS’ MARKET
Autumn is closing the doors on the vegetable patch – but Secors still had corn and tomatoes last Saturday, and Francis had perfectly beautiful cabbages. PanDeMonium (the Shaker Heights greens growers) were selling radicchio to cook “like collards, only faster.” I stocked up on apples at the Rigginses, who also provided dear little Chinese chestnuts (stab each one with a knife and bake it in oven or microwave till soft; salt and savor); Mrs Riggins had to fight a squirrel for them, but she’s a doughty lady. Acorn squash at three for $2 (or $1 apiece) were too good to resist – and they make a very nice gift. Really.
To get last-minute updates on what you’ll find at the market, join the market’s email group. Subscribe by sending an email to: email@example.com. And go to the website (coitmarket. org) to buy tickets for their first ever Taste of Autumn event.
Coit Road Farmer’s Market is located at the corner of Coit & Woodworth Road in East Cleveland. Saturdays & Wednesdays 8am-1pm – all year round. Summer Mondays 4-8 pm.
SAVE THE DATE
COLLINWOOD SLOVENIAN HOME CLAM BAKE October 25
One of the things you need to know about Collinwood is that there are three Slovenian Homes, and they all like to eat.
15810 Holmes Ave Cleveland, 216-681-6649
ARTS AND CRAFTS WITH PADRAIC PEARSE November 1
The Padraic Pearse Center (the cultural arm of the Irish American club) will hold its annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Sunday, November 1, 10 am to 4 p.m. at the Irish American Club-East Side, 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. in Euclid. More than 40 tables of hand-crafted gifts, including baskets, handwovens, ceramics, wreaths, watercolors, jewelry, ornaments, candles and more. Refreshments available. $1 admission, free parking. Canned goods or paper products are welcomed to be donated to hunger centers. For information, call the Irish American Club at 216-731-4003 or Peggy Barmann at 440-942-4812.
ONE JUMP AHEAD WORKSHOP WITH UPSTAGE November 14
This workshop will give you a jump ahead on auditions for UpStage Players spring production. It will cover audition tips, designing your own costume, choreography for the the production and teaching choreography to others, as well as giving us a chance to get know you a little better.
Are you new to UpStage Players? This workshop will give you a taste of what we are all about, as well as being beneficial to the UpStage alumni..
•When? Saturday November 14th from 10-2, A Snack will be served.
•Who? Ages 7-16
•Where? Slovenian Workmen’s Home, 15335 Waterloo, Cleveland 44110
•How Much? $10 for pre-registration (Pre-Registration must be received by Nov. 7th), $15 at the door
•What should I bring? An old white t-shirt and old towel. We will be using these for the costume portion of the workshop, they will be returned with alterations.
•What should I wear? Comfortable clothes, and tennis shoes.
Mail a check or money order, made out to UpStage Players, to UpStage Players, 891 E. 237 Euclid, Ohio 44123. For more information, or to download the registration form, go to www.upstageplayers.com. Or call 216-731-5793.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE November 20-21
Memorial-Nottingham branch library will be holding a book sale on Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21. Stock your shelves with winter reading. Find inexpensive Christmas presents. Book sales are a wonderful thing. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bag of books available on the last day of sale! Help the environment by bringing your own bag! Memorial-Nottingham, 17109 Lake Shore Boulevard, (216) 623-7039.
OCTOBER AT THE LIBRARY
Fancy Nancy Fashion Show
Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
Attention young fashionistas! The Cleveland Public Library Memorial-Nottingham Branch will host the first Fancy Nancy Show!.
Halloween Online Fun!
Wednesday, October 21, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
October is Computer Learning Month. Come celebrate by playing various Halloween games, completing puzzles, taking fun quizzes, and printing out ghoulish coloring pages. Children ages 7 through 10 are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, October 27, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Come and celebrate Halloween. Create your own ghoulish craft. Children and young adults are welcome to participate.
Play and Learn
Friday, October 9, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Parents, caregivers and their young children are invited to play and learn with educational toys and books.
Preschool Story Time
Monday during October from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Stories, rhymes, songs and more for children ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers.
Free classes for students 18 and older are offered on Tuesdays and Thursday, 10 am – noon. The classes are presented by Cleveland Public Library (the people’s university!) and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
For more information, please call 623-7039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collinwood Homeowners and Tenants Association: Meets first Wednesday of the month, 7:00 p.m., St. Mary’s Church, 15519 Holmes Ave.
Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society: Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m., Lithuanian Village Hall, 877 East 185th St.
East 185th St. Block Club: Second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m., Lithuanian Village Hall, 877 East 185th St.
E. 156th Street Block Watch: Forming now north of I-90. Please call Denise Lorek at Northeast Shores for more information, 481-7660.
Euclid Park Civic Club: Meets the second Tuesday of every month. 7:00 p.m., Cleveland Clinic Building, 17325 Euclid Ave., 2nd floor.
Euclid Park North Block Club: Meets the third Tuesday of every month. 7:00 p.m. Five Points Community Center, 813 E. 152nd Street
Nottingham Civic Club Third Tuesday of every month. 7:00 p.m., Nottingham United Methodist Church, 18316 St. Clair Ave.
Ward 10 Club Meetings: Fourth Friday of every month. 7:00 p.m., St. Joseph School, 14405 St. Clair Avenue
Ward 11/ Bratenahl Village Democratic Club: Second Wednesday of every month, Sept.- May. 7:00 p.m., Slovenian Club, 15810 Holmes Ave.
Fifth District Police Community Meeting: Third Wednesday of month at 7:00 p.m., Five Points Community Center, 813 E. 152nd • 216.623.5500
WHERE TO CALL WITH NEIGHBORHOOD PROBLEMS
Sergeant Don Robinson has provided a list of contact numbers to alert the police to unwanted activity in the neighborhood (and he has urged us to call about everything):
Community services (to register complaints regarding quality of life issues like loud music, loitering, public drinking): 623-5620
For special attention from the District office to a recurrent issue: 623-5500
For non-emergency complaints: 623-1234
For all emergencies (robbery in progress, for example): 911
To follow-up on a reported crime, call the Detectives Bureau: 623-5518