Special Program Coming To Parma Heights Library September 25

 In the 1970’s Clevelanders Danny Greene and John Nardi tried to muscle in on the Cleveland mob’s operations.

The result was a bloody mob war that left Cleveland with the moniker, “Bomb City USA.”

A special program at the Parma Heights branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 25 will explore this.

The program will take place in Meeting Room A of the library, 6206 Pearl Road.

You must register online to attend at cuyahogalibrary.org.  The program is free.

FINAL FREE PRODUCE GIVE-A-WAY – The Parma Heights Food Pantry will host its last free produce give-a-way of the season from 9 a.m. to Noon in the parking lot behind Parma Heights City Hall.  Please bring your own bags to take home your produce.

YOGA IN THE PARK – The last free session of Yoga in the Park will take place Saturday, September 7 at the Gazebo in the Greenbrier Commons complex at 6200 Pearl Road.

Registration begins at 9:30, and the class starts promptly at 10 a.m.

SCRAP TIRE COLLECTION – The city will host scrap tire collection events from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays, September 14 and 28.

Scrap tires will be collected at the Service Garage, 6140 Pearl Road.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Tuesday, September 24 is National Voter Registration Day.

National Voter Registration Day is a day which celebrates our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in popularity every year since.

The day has been endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). It is further supported by the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), and the National Association of Election Officials (The Election Center).

Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register.

National Voter Registration Day wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote. On Tuesday September 24, volunteers and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” in a single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts. National Voter Registration Day seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise.

A GENEROUS ACT – Parma Heights Baseball Commissioner Mark Davis is the individual responsible for donating the cost of table, chair and tent rental for the recently concluded Kids in the Commons event on August 10.

This year the event also featured the Big Creek Handmade Fest, which brought numerous artisans to the Greenbrier Commons for a highly-successful day for the city.

If you see Mark, be sure to thank him for his generosity.

COMING TO THE CASSIDY THEATRE NEXT MONTH – Footloose, the musical, will hit the main stage of the Cassidy Theatre on October 11.  The production will run through October 27.  It is based upon the book by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, with music by Tom Snow and Jim Steinman, and lyrics by Dean Pitchford.

The production tells the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago.

He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of the Ariel (the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard (a country hick who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all.

For tickets or more information, call the Cassidy Theatre Box Office at 440.842.4600.

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Rick Haase

Rick Haase is a freelance writer from Parma Heights.

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