Strawberry Festival Signals That Summer Is Here

Rick Haase is a Parma Heights-based freelance writer.

This sounds like some good old fashioned fun! Parma-South Presbyterian Church will host their annual Strawberry Festival and Bake Sale from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10. The church is located at 6155 Pearl Road, just north of the intersection of Ackley Boulevard.

This year there’s something new.  You’ll be able to see the “Rocket Car,” a restored 28- foot car from the old Euclid Beach Amusement Park. There will be craft activities for children, and a health fair with blood pressure screenings and other information and tests with area health professionals.

Parma-South organist Greta Pasztor will entertain, playing a variety of piano music for your listening pleasure. Proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Parma-South Caring Team. A large part of the event, naturally, centers on food.Adult meals will be $10 and include one meat dish and two side dishes, beverage and dessert. Children’s meals will be $5 (for children age 10 and under) and include one meat dish, I side dish, beverage and a small dessert. Meat dishes are hot dog, hamburger or “veggie” burger.  Side dishes are baked beans, mixed green salad, potato salad, or a bag of potato chips.  Beverages will include soda, bottled water, coffee, ice tea and lemonade.

For additional information, call 440.885.2652, or visit

Rev. Mark Juengel is Head of Staff, while Rev. Sheryl Swan is Parish Associate at the church.

AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Visit the Parma Heights Library for an ice cream social from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, and kick off the 2018 Summer Reading program for all ages.

THE FAB FOUR – Author Dave Schwenson will take you behind-the-scenes with The Beatles in a special program which will feature rare films and never before published photos.

The program begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, also at the Parma Heights Library, located in the Greenbrier Commons complex at 6200 Pearl Road.  For more information call 440.884.2313 or visit

EVERYBODY INTO THE POOL – The City of Parma Heights Pool and Waterpark open June 1 at Noon for the summer season.

AT THE CASSIDY THEATRE – From June 8-24, the Cassidy Theatre will be presenting “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” with lyrics by Tim Rice and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, as one of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.  Told entirely through song, the musical follows favorite son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.  Call 440.842.4600 for tickets or visit

FILM FUN – “Paddington 2” will be the June “Movie in the Commons,” presented at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 16, outdoors near the city tennis courts in the Greenbrier Commons complex.

Bring a blanket and a lawn chair.

In case of rain, the movie will be shown indoors at the N.E.O. Soccer facility.

THINKING ABOUT FALL ALREADY? – Flag Football Registration will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at Parma Heights City Hall, 6281 Pearl Road.  For more information, call 884.9606.

POLICE AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER – P.A.C.T. will host a Town Hall meeting in the community rooms on the lower level of the Cassidy Theatre from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 19.

This is your opportunity to come and personally meet your Parma Heights P.A.C.T. officers.

Rick Haase

Rick Haase is a freelance writer from Parma Heights.

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