August Ablaze With Activity In Parma Heights

It seems hard to believe, but summer will soon be coming to an end. Before that happens, we invite you to make the most of the rest of season in our community.  There is plenty going on.  


Our annual Gazebo Gallop (5K Run/1 Mile Walk/Kids Dash) begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday, August 6 at the Gazebo in Greenbrier Commons. Online registration is open until Friday, August 5 at 9 a.m. at Cost is $17/adults ($20 day of race) and $10/children 12 and under. To receive a $5 discount, register in advance at the Parma Heights Food Pantry (6285 Pearl Road, Suite 30) with a donation of a non-perishable food or toiletry item. 


Kicking off the second weekend in August will be the return of the powerful tribute “Ohio Flags of Honor” to the Greenbrier Commons. I invite you to join me for the opening ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 11 at the Gazebo. What makes this ceremony so special is that the families of Ohio’s Fallen have been invited to attend.  Over the past five years hosting this event, we have heard numerous stories of not just how much healing it brings but also how much it means to the families that we have not forgotten their loved ones. The Ohio Flags of Honor will continue from 7 p.m. Friday evening through the closing ceremony at Noon on Sunday, August 13.


Our second annual “Kids in the Commons” event will be filled with fun activities for children of all ages Saturday and Sunday August 12 and 13 from 1-5 p.m. 

Here is the schedule of events for Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13, 2017:

Pool – “Y-Splash” 10 a.m. – Noon. Registration link is online at

Pool Open Noon – 9 p.m. Saturday and Noon – 8 p.m. Sunday

DJ Island Jeff 1-5 p.m. both days

At the Commons:  2-4 p.m. both days: Balloon Twisting, Fun with Bubbles, Airbrush Tattoos, Pickleball, Sand Volleyball, Cornhole, Boccé Ball

Movie – “Moana,” 9 p.m. Saturday, behind the Tennis Courts

Cleveland Metroparks Nature Tracks and EcoZoo – 1-5 p.m. Saturday

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center (UHMPC) – Safety Vehicle – 1-5 p.m. Saturday

UHMPC MedEVac Helicopter – 2-3 p.m. Sunday

Cuyahoga County Public Library – Craft and Selfies with Superheroes 1-5 p.m. Saturday

Cuyahoga County Public Library - Family Storytime 1:30 – 3 p.m. with Parma Heights (Sunday)

Tollhouse – Old Fashioned Games – 1-3 p.m. Sunday

YMCA of Greater Cleveland Demonstrations:  1-5 p.m.


1-2 p.m. -- Pickleball

2-3 p.m. – Strong by Zumba

3-4 p.m. Bootcamp

4-5 p.m. – Zumba


1-2 p.m. – Family Bootcamp

2-3 p.m. – Pound

3-4 p.m. – Yoga by the Gazebo

4-5 p.m. TRX


If you enjoy great community theatre, you won’t want to miss the Cassidy Theatre production of “You Can’t Take It With You,” which will be performed Fridays and Saturdays August 4-6 and August 18-27.  Call the Cassidy Box Office at 440.842.4600, or visit


Our Summer Concert Series in the Parma Heights Gazebo continues through August 20 with shows beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the following concerts, in partnership with the City of Parma and Cox Communications:

Sunday, August 6 – Logan Wells

Sunday, August 13 – Wayne Tomsic

Sunday, August 20 – Don DiSantis


Speaking of the Parma Heights Food Pantry, they have collaborated with the Cleveland Foodbank to offer Free Produce on the following Saturdays in the parking lot behind City Hall:  August 5, September 9 and October 7, 2017.  Please bring your own bags. 

Produce will be distributed beginning at 9 a.m. on the respective dates, while supplies last.  Additionally, Classic Studio and the Parma Heights Barber Shop will offer free haircuts for children age 12 and under on Saturday, August 5, also behind city hall.

Mike Byrne

Mayor of Parma Heights, Ohio.

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 11:31 AM, 08.02.2017