What’s Happening Around Town

Come, Play! Fest
Saturday, June 23 from 12-6 pm  • Free!

Join your neighbors at the first Come, Play! Fest for lawn games, races, crafts, music, food and more.
Click for more info. Chelton Road between Hampstead Road and Scottsdale Boulevard, Shaker Heights.

 Yankee Doodle Dash 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk
June 30 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Participate in a 5K run, 1-mile walk or a kid’s run to benefit the Shaker Square Area Development Corporation. Refreshments provided along with family-friendly activities. Participants may dress in their most creative Fourth of July costume for a chance to win prizes. Pre-registration for the 5K is $25/$30 after June 23. SHAD members/$20. Families may pre-register for $70. The 1-mile walk and kid’s run – $20/$25 after June 23. For more information visit http://www.shad.org/. Register online at Yankee Doodle Dash. Check in begins at 7:30 am.

17th Annual Family Fishing Day
July 14 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Enjoy a day of free fishing and outdoor activities. Learn how to cast, tie knots and fish for bluegill, bass, catfish in the specially stocked lagoon with provided bait and tackle. Learn how to handle and identify native Ohio fish, look at local aquatic life under a microscope, enjoy a variety of arts and crafts, and fill up with a free hotdog lunch. The day presents a fun way to learn the importance of clean water to our lives and local economy. Fishing rods and equipment available for children, but advance registration required. To register and for more information, visit http://www.doanbrookpartnership.org. Free parking is available in the adjacent VA Hospital Garage, 10701 East Blvd.

Friday June 29 and Saturday June 30, 3:00 pm – Midnight
Playhouse Square is the place to be when some of the best musicians from Northeast Ohio and beyond take to the Strassman Insurance Stage, complete with a dance floor. Plus there’s a Kids Club for wee boppers, food trucks, Davey Tree Beer Garden, local merchants in the Shopping Scene, games, indoor artists, cooking demos and samples. Performances are free and open to the public. Rain or shine. Click for more info.

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors
July 7, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Yayoi Kusama creates illusions in this amazing of infinite space with mirrors. Tickets will go quickly so don’t wait. Read more…

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."