Beachwood announces summer party series lineup; CWRU to contract the sale of a used book: Press Play

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – The City of Beachwood has announced its concert schedule, both outdoor and indoor, for this summer. The city’s Department of Community Services also announced a new name for the chain – “Beachwood Beats”.

Outdoor concerts will once again take place at the Family Aquatic Center every Tuesday, while indoor concerts will take place on Thursdays at Beachwood Community Center, 25225 Fairmount Blvd. All concerts, both outdoor and indoor, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be free.

The series kicks off June 7 with The Beatles’ Revolution Pie at the Aquatic Center.

Other outdoor performances scheduled at the Aquatic Center are: June 14 – Hip to That, Jazz Pop; June 21 – Swing and Blues at Blue Lunch; June 28 – Masterpiece, Motown, Funk and R&B performance; July 5 – woogie sounds from Red Light Roxy; July 12 – Billy & The Biscuits perform zydeco and Cajun music; July 19 – FM77 and Sounds of the Seventies; And July 26 – big band music for Dan Zola Orchestra.

The July 26 fair will also include the annual tribute to residents who celebrated 50 years of living in Beachwood.

The internal schedule looks like this: June 9 – Cliff Habian and Jeff Slater, playing piano and straight bass, respectively; June 16 – Calathea String quartet, pianist Isabel Merini; June 23 – Virginia Crabtree and Marshall Griffith, playing the flute and piano, respectively; June 30 – Chord music from Opus 216; July 7 – pianist Harry Bacharach; July 14 – pianist Julia Ross; July 21 – violinist and pianist Mary Beth Ion and Mike Lemons; and July 28 – pianist Moss Stanley.

Selling CWRU used books: The annual CWRU/ACE books haven’t gone out in two years, no thanks to COVID. But it only means that the supply of books has built up, which has led to more good discoveries this year.

To check out what’s for sale, plan to be, sometime between June 4-7, at the Adelbert Gym at Case Western Reserve University, 2128 Adelbert Road in Cleveland.

You’ll find books on art, literature, history, politics, travel, home, sports, entertainment, foreign languages, rare and unusual, as well as multimedia and paperbacks in 20 categories. To find out more, take a look at Facebook Ace Book Sale Page.

Sale preview takes place from 10 a.m. to noon June 4 (admission is $20). The sale then begins that day (June 4) at noon, and arrives at 5pm (no entry fee).

After that, the hours will be from noon to 5 pm. This will be Shopper Card Coupon Day. Coupons can be found on the Facebook page.

Prices will be reduced from noon to 5 pm on June 6, while opening hours are from 10 am to 1 pm on June 7.

June Celebration at Ursuline College: Ursuline College and the City of Pepper Pike held a celebration of Greek in the college academic term from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 18.

The music will be provided by The Cover Girls and the band Ikembe. The event is free. The traditional Juneteenth meal will be available for $5.

Vendors will feature, Juneteenth swag, storytelling, drum circle, face painting, art station and more.

Juneteenth, which actually takes place on June 19, has been made a federal holiday. It celebrates the emancipation of slaves after the Civil War.

Ursuline College is located at 2550 Lander Road in Pepper Pike.

Pike pepper taste: While we’re talking about the Pepper Pike theme, tickets are on sale for the popular Taste of Pepper Pike event, scheduled for 5 a.m. 8 p.m. on June 26. And the event is returning for the first time since 2019, again due to COVID.

Nineteen restaurants have signed up to tempt you with their best offerings, which you can sample under a large tent. Tickets are $40 per person and include all food and beverages.

The city notes that this is an adult event.

Buy tickets online here Or in person, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pepper Pike Service Department, 28000 Shaker Blvd. The Pepper Pike Taste will be conducted at Ursuline College.

Brand new Beachwood Temple: As part of its 2017-22 strategic plan, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple has embarked on the development and launch of a new brand and strong presence. At its annual meeting May 15, the brand was unveiled, including its new logo and website, mission and vision statements, and outdoor signage in front of its property, 23737 Fairmount Blvd.

Anshe Chesed Temple New Logo

Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, of Beachwood, as part of its rebranding, has a new logo. Temple also released a short film discussing its new brand.

The temple’s chief rabbi, Robert Nosanchuk, said these additions are just the beginning of what’s to come. Temple clergy, in a video created by Steven Hacker Films, explain the changes. You can watch this video for four minutes here.

College news: Congratulations to Aaron Clements of University Heights, who has been shortlisted for Southern New Hampshire University Dean’s List for the winter semester.

We also congratulate Evan Mozilla of Shaker Heights, mechanical engineering, who received his bachelor’s degree from Worcester Polytechnic in Massachusetts on May 14.

Meanwhile, those who have attained Dean’s List status for the spring semester at Bowling Green State University are Danajah Mills of Cleveland Heights, Malachi Jenkins, Shaker Heights of Amanda Woolley, Lauren Hussell, Beachwood’s Thomas Ziebro, and Kyle Oliver.

Among those who made the dean’s list at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, are Carolyn Kicker and Sonia Levine, of Shaker Heights.

Beachwood Arts Council presents the return of plants: The Beachwood Arts Council will sponsor the art exhibition, Return of the Plants, June 1-25 at Beachwood Community Center, 25225 Fairmount Blvd.

Thirteen artists from the Allegheny Highlands Botanical Art Society (AHBAS) will display their work, including watercolors, pencil drawings, and prints.

Through artwork, AHBAS strives to educate the public about the diversity of plants and the ecology and conservation of native plants. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the organization includes members from western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and West Virginia.

Renaissance Botanical Show hours are 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday. For additional hours, call the City of Beachwood, weekdays, at 216-292-1970.

The opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. June 4, during which visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists and see a display of painting.

Both art exhibition and reception are free. For more information, call the Beachwood Arts Council at 216-595-3400 or visit

Heights Libraries Events: The Coventry Village Library will host the author’s conversation with Dan Chun, whose latest thriller, “SleepWalk,” has been described by the library as “a high-speed, comedic road trip across America in the near future with a big-hearted mercenary.”

The event is held in partnership with Mac’s Backs Books in Coventry. The event will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. June 4 outdoors in PEACE Park, across the street from the library, weather permitting. The book signing will follow. Register here.

The University Heights Library will host an event for children (up to age 11) titled Arts and Crafts in the Park, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on June 8 at Walter Stinson Park, 2313 Fenwick Road. Register here.

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