Summer Sizzles In The City Of Parma Heights
Summer is in full swing in the City of Parma Heights. Summer means fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the garden. Produce grown in the Parma Heights Community Garden is donated to our local Parma Heights Food Pantry to help those in need in our city.
Yorktown Lanes has a fun and free program for children, called Kids Bowl Free. Registered children receive certificates to bowl two free games a day all summer long. Go to www.kidsbowlfree.com/Yorktown to register each child. Once you do so, you’ll receive free bowling passes every week via e-mail. Yorktown is a “Kids Bowl Free” bowling center, and participates in the Bowling to Schools Grant Program, which awards grants to both elementary and middle schools.
Even though we’re still enjoying the warm weather and sunshine, it’s not too early to begin thinking about fall activities for your children. Fall Soccer registration will be available online at www.parmaheights.oh.gov will be held in-person from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 6 and again on Tuesday July 11.
Summer is also a great time for cleaning out your basement and garage. Save your recyclable materials for our Household Hazardous Waste Collection event from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, July 8 at the Service Garage, located in the Greenbrier Commons complex. From 9 a.m. until Noon on Saturday, July 22, the city will host a “Community Shred” event at the Service Garage. This is your opportunity to clean up your files and have important documents shredded at no cost.
The Parma Heights Library has two interesting programs that are free and open to the public that you might enjoy. “Gardening with Native Plants,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13.
Garrett Ormiston of the Natural Areas Division of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will lead the presentation. Ormiston, a professional landscaper, is also the GIS and Stewardship Specialist with the Natural Areas Division of the museum.
From 7-8 p.m. on Monday, July 17, Registered Nurse Denise Kaiser from MetroHealth Medical Center will present part two of her three-part “Dining Out With Diabetes” program. Call the Parma Heights Library for more information on either of these programs at 440.884.2313.
What is summertime without a family movie night? Join us and watch the recent release, “Sing.” The movie begins at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 15 in the Greenbrier Commons behind the tennis courts. In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Seth MacFarlane. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Also on July 15, the annual Ward 3 Yard Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. If you are interested in participating, contact Councilwoman JoAnn Koch at 440.842.3177.
Our Summer Concert Series in partnership with both the City of Parma and Cox Communications continues on Sundays, July 23 and 30, with entertainment from Eddie & the Edsels and Steve Myers, respectively. You are welcome to bring your own lawn chair.
The Greenbrier Health Care Center, 6415 Pearl Road, will host an Open House for the community from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 25. For more information, call 440. 887.6246.
We are excited to announce the construction of our new Pickleball courts. The sport is all the rage. Claudia Fontana will be conducting a “Pickleball Clinic” from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, July 29. We invite you to come out and learn how to play by the official rules. We are planning a brief Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the new courts before she begins her clinic at 10 a.m.
As you can see, there is a lot going on during the month of July, and we hope you will come out and enjoy all the amenities that Parma Heights has to offer.
I will look forward to seeing you around town. Enjoy your summer in Parma Heights.
Michael P. Byrne is Mayor of the City of Parma Heights.