I just fell head over heals for this adorable invite/graphic for this literary event. Take a look and perhaps all you literary buffs, or wanna-be-buffs would like to attend…plus there is an after party…wonder if someone will write about it? HA! (sorry, bad joke)
The Academy has the Oscars…The LIT has the Lanterns. Join the Northeast Ohio Literary Community for a celebration of writers and writing in eight different genre categoreis and be there as we honor Sheila Schwartz and Harvey Pekar with a final tribute.
Hello all you lucky Clevelanders. Don’t you just love that they are forecasting tons of the fluffy white stuff this weekend? I do! Everything will look so pretty like it’s covered in butter cream frosting and sparkly sugar…perhaps the last time for sledding or a snow-lady or getting all geared up in your best polar bear ski attire. EMBRACE THE SNOW! (but don’t forget to fill those birds feeders for our little feathered friends)
My dog is so funny in the snow, he hesitantly places each paw on top of the accumulation as if his next step will be his last. The best is when it has rained and turned to ice OVER the snow and he attempts to glide across it but instead gets stuck in a “snow sink hole,” I digress…
Speaking of dogs (or birds or polar bears) there are some very fun animal inspired events going on around town this weekend…so shovel out your driveway, bundle up the kids (or dogs) and get going.
Lake Erie Monsters invite you to pad up and bring your pup to Sundays hockey game against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Your ticket will cost $15, but your dog’ $5 will go directly to the Cleveland APL. I wonder if my little pup would like a beer and a pretzel on Sunday afternoon? (of course, he eats wood dust and fuzz) He sure would look cute in skates!
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is hosting Breakfast with the Birds on Saturday morning from 8-noon. If you don’t have a bird feeder you can learn to make one there. Want to explore the snowy outdoors? Bring your binoculars for a bird hike. If nothing else check out their live birds of prey show. And if all this activity makes you hungry, they will be serving all you can eat pancakes, sausage & applesauce, no need to eat like bird there. Call 216.321.5935 to pre-register.
Growing up my dad gave my mom this really cute Gmund Polar Bear stuffed animal that used to sit on their bed (insert cute “Aww” sound), myself and my sisters used to love to crawl into their bed and play with it, I think we enjoyed it more than my mom…another tangent…Did you know that real living polar bears (not the little stuffed ones) are indicators of our ecosystem? They are. Join Geoff York, senior program officer for polar bear conservation w/the World Wildlife Fund TOMORROW, Friday the 26th from 7-9pm when he speaks at Happy Days Lodge (500 W Streetsboro Rd in Peninsula.)
So if your feeling cooped up inside you home and need to get out…grab your real animal, your stuffed animal of your binoculars and explore! Enjoy.
Thursday, October 29th, 2009
When the lights are dim and the fog has set in, do you feel the spirits of Cleveland lingering around every corner of downtown? Do you see the misty ghostly creatures hover over the lake in the early morning sunrise? Do you shiver when you put away your bike in the dark garage out back?
Do you ever think of ghost or goblins, or worse?
This Thursday channel your inner spooky fears and hop aboard the Classic Cleveland Ghost Tour with Psychic Sonya. This is the ORIGINAL Haunted Cleveland Tour, one with too many locations, we aren’t at liberty to tell you, tour locations are NOT pre-disclosed, so as to discourage any would-be pranksters
Grab your closest friend and hop on the private, chartered bus tour of authentic haunted Cleveland locations, featuring Playhouse Square. Tours run 6:30-10:30pm, beginning at Local Heroes (East 9th & Bolivar, Downtown)
$50 per seat. Prepaid reservations ONLY. CALL Sonya @ (440) 775-1217 to reserve your seat(s) early.
Another great weekend to be living in Northeast Ohio!
Don’t say your have “nothing to do”…don’t complain that “you’re bored”…GET OUTSIDE and explore this amazing place we are lucky to call CLEVELAND!
– Trash to Sailor : takings trash and making a boat to race over Lake Erie. www.lakeerieboatfloat.org
– Comic Genius : meet the infamous American Splendor-Harvey Pekar live and in person. www.pennellogallery.com
– A spooky train trip : Hop aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for a ghost story haunt : www.cvsr.com/events.aspx
– Now you see it…now you don’t : David Copperfield swoops into playhouse square just in time for tricks & treats : www.playhousesquare.com/Events/Events.aspx?EventID=1857
– Theatre opening : Don’t miss the ribbon cutting and opening of the restored Capitol Theatre : www.gordonsquare.org/capitol-gala/
– Dare I say, football? : Could this be THE WEEK for the Browns? Fingers and toes crossed : www.clevelandbrowns.com
What else is going on? A fun pancake breakfast fundraiser? A local church clambake? A dance recital or high school band competition? Let me know and I will try and squeeze that in too!
Gotta love Ohio in the fall. Enjoy!
I know it’s happen to you before…tickets to a game, or a show, last minute meeting called at work or project that isn’t quite complete and there is NO WAY you could be downtown in time for the opening act or even the first four innings. But you have called all of your family and friends and noone can take the tickets off your hands…have we the “good deed” solution for you!
Most Valuable Kids (MVK). It’s an organization that gives kids in Cleveland the chance to see a sporting event, concert or play that they might not normally have the chance to go.
They take tickets donated from companies and individuals like YOU and put them in the hands of underprivileged kids throughout Cleveland. Given the current economy, it’s a great way for people to contribute and do something good without spending a dime.
Think about it, how many people have season tickets and decide at the last minute not to go to the Tribe game or pass on the orchestra? Instead of letting the tix go to waste, you can call us and we’ll give them to a child (plus chaperone). It’s incredibly easy and the kids love it!
Check out their website or give them a call at 216.556.5933 to DONATE YOUR EXTRA TICKETS RIGHT NOW!