Free Music Concerts in July @ Carly’z Corner

I have previously blogged about our amazing Cleveland Metroparks! They are truly a vital and vibrant part of Cleveland and her  surrounding  communities.

 They offer a little something for everyone…..whether you want to hike, golf, bike, interact with wildlife, dance or just take in an evening of music.  The Metroparks….has it all!

During the summer, they offer a Summer Concert Series at various parks.  I just wanted to tell you of these….as they are usually right within your community and a great way to get out and meet some of our neighbors and local musical talent.

This weekend…..Look About Lodge located at 37374 Miles Rd in Bentleyville on July 13 between 6p-8p will feature Ferguson 35   (formerly the Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet).

This is a free event! But a $1 per person donation is  greatly appreciated.

Get out and enjoy!

Happy Frreeee Hunting!  
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Just Putting It out There…..Free Music @ Porchfest 2014!

This is an awesome community gathering  and display of some of the local musical talent that Cleveland and Northeast Ohio has to offer. And it is FREE to the public!

There will be 30 bands playing on 30 porches in the historic community of Larchmere in Cleveland.  The music styles of the bands have such a variety from Reggae, to classical and from Celtic and folk to Rock.

Porchfest will be held this Saturday June 21 2014 from 1pm-10pm. Please check out their website www.larchmereporchfest.org for more information.  They have done something really amazing with their site…each artist has a sampling of their music linked so you can decide on which bands you would like take in and enjoy!

Cleveland is not the only place that has Porchfest!  I Googled “Porchfest” and  found Somerville Massachusetts, Kansas City Missouri, Ithaca New York,Stuart Virginia, Cranbury New Jersey, Westhaven Connecticut, and Tucson Arizona all host a Porchfest in their communities.

So get out and enjoy!

Happy Frrreeeee Hunting!

Just Putting It Out There….Two days of FREE Jazz….Compliments of the Cleveland Foundation

Okay….so remember how I blogged about the Centennial celebration that the Cleveland Foundation was hosting????

You don’t remember…… how I blogged about how the Cleveland Foundation wants to celebrate 100 years of service to Cleveland by giving the people of Cleveland a free gift each month for the entire 2014 year!

My girls and I took advantage of the Cleveland Foundation May gift….”a free day at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens“!!!  THE LEGO SCULPTURES….WERE AMAZING!

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On April 7, 2014 The Cleveland Foundation gifted to fellow Clevelanders, a free TRI-C Jazz Concert featuring, Gregory Porter on June 26th. (Which I did secure one of the free tickets for…..)

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However, the free gift for this month…….(drum roll please…..) is 2 FREE days at the TRI-C Jazz Festival!!!!  Tri-C JazzFest runs June 26-28 at PlayhouseSquare. Details on ticketed concerts, with seats ranging in price from $22.50 to $65, can be found at www.tri-c.edu/JazzFest.

When my daughter and I attended one of the concerts, our tickets were $46 each!!

Please do not pass up this FREE opportunity…..No tickets will be required for the Friday and Saturday outdoor concerts June 27 and 28. The performances will start at 3 p.m. and run until midnight each day on U.S. Bank Plaza, located at E.14th Street and Euclid Avenue.

HAPPY FREEEEEE HUNTING!!!!!

“I Have A Dream….” celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. @ Carly’z Corner

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This post is for Tisha and all the other parents at Warner Girls Leadership Academy!

University Circle and Wade Oval are two of the biggest supporters, in Cleveland, who celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The institutions that make up this amazing neighborhood of arts and culture have come together to commemorate  the life of this amazing man!

Just alone today, I have listed organizations offering FREE admission to their facility or discounted admission to their specials programming.  However, check these institutions as many have free events planned all week!!
University Circle Inc. will provide a FREE shuttle bus to take visitors to the participating organizations in University Circle. The shuttle will run from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  :

Cleveland Botanical GardenMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Monday, January 20  from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

FREE Admission
From 1:00-3:00 p.m., the Garden will have a special program where children will learn about seeds and plants important to African-American Culture. The kids will then use the seeds and plants to make a craft.
www.cbgarden.org

Cleveland Museum of Art
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 20
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Visitors of all ages are invited to take part in a day filled with activities honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Enjoy hands-on family art projects, gallery activities, Art Stories, the museum’s Art Cart, and live performances in the atrium.
www.clevelandart.org

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Winter Discovery Day
Monday, January 20
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
FREE Admission

The Museum will host a variety of exciting programs during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
– Meet their curators and see specimens from their collections
– Activities and demonstrations with scientists and students from Case Western Reserve University
– Mini shows in the Shafran Planetarium – just $1 per person
– Visit our new exhibit Nature’s Mating Games: Beyond the Birds and the Bees, $3 for members and $5 for non-members.
(Recommended for those 13 & older.)
– Hands-on activities in the Smead Discovery Center
– Live animal shows
– Movies in Murch Auditorium
– Information from Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland
www.cmnh.org

Cleveland Orchestra
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Open House
Monday, January 20
Noon-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Severance Hall joins the city-wide celebration of Dr. King’s life with an open house offering instrumental, vocal, and dance performances.  Spend the day or spend an hour at Severance Hall, during this free day of music featuring performances by community musical ensembles and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus.
www.clevelandorchestra.com

Cleveland Public Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch
29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemorative Celebration: Drum Major for Change
Monday, January 20
1:00 p.m.
Free Admission
The Cleveland Public Library honors Dr. King’s life and legacy at our annual commemorative celebration. Distinguished guests include keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Blanton Harper, Jr. of the New Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, the Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Distinguished Gentlemen of the Spoken Word, and the Cleveland Municipal School District’s All City Arts Drumline. All are welcome to join the celebration. A community reception follows the event.
www.cpl.org

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Honor the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at our annual free admission day.  The celebration begins at 11:30am with The Honorable Louis Stokes, U.S. Congressman from Ohio (retired).  He will be interviewed by The Plain Dealer‘s Brent Larkin with a Q & A session to follow.  At 2pm follow us next door to The Temple-Tifereth Israel for a performance of A Conversation Among Icons: Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Gandhi.  The one-act play portrays the conversations that ensue when Dr. King is visited by Rosa Parks and Gandhi in prison.  Guided tours of our permanent collections – An American Story and The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery – and our special exhibition, TRAITOR! Spies, Lies and Justice Denied: The Dreyfus Affair, will be available throughout the day.
www.maltzmuseum.org

MOCA Cleveland
MLK Day at MOCA
Monday, January 20
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Spend your day off engaging with the exhibitions on view while exploring Cleveland’s newest cultural icon. Special activities planned for this day include community mobile making, fabric weaving, video projections, ArtSquad crafts, and guided tours at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
www.mocacleveland.org

Western Reserve Historical Society
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Guests can tour the exhibits, get a preview of the carousel, enjoy a hands-on kids activity, and shop great deals in the museum store. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Parking will be $8. For a full description of the activities, download the PDF on the right-hand side of the page.
www.wrhs.org

Case Western Reserve University
Film Screening and Discussion – Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Tuesday, January 21
6:00 p.m.
Wolstein Building Auditorium (2103 Cornell Road)
Free Admission
A 2013 American historical fiction drama film directed by Lee Daniels is loosely inspired by the real-life of Eugene Allen, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler to eight presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.  A discussion will follow the screening.  This event – part of the 2014 Martin Luther King Week programming –  is co-sponsored by The Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equal Opportunity.

Case Western Reserve University
Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation featuring Washington Post reporter and author of The Butler: A Witness to History, Wil Haygood
Friday, January 24
12:30 p.m.
Amasa Stone Chapel (10940 Euclid Avenue)
Free Admission 
For more information, go to www.case.edu/events/mlk

Those institutions charging a fee:

Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque
King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis
Sunday, January 19
7:15 p.m.
$
The film, produced by Ely Landau and recently restored to its long unseen, complete and uncut 185-minute version, uses extensive archival news footage to paint a sweeping, detailed picture of the years 1955 to 1968. The movie includes some complete speeches by Dr. King, as well as stirring testimonials by movie stars of the era (Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, et al.).
www.cia.edu

University Circle Inc.
The Rink at Wade Oval
Monday, January 20
Noon-5:00 p.m.
Free Admission; $3 Skate Rentals
The Rink at Wade Oval will be open special hours in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Stop by and find out what makes The Rink one of the most popular locations in the city!
www.universitycircle.org

Children’s Museum of Cleveland
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Half-Price Admission ($4)
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with your community at The Children’s Museum of Cleveland. The museum will be honoring Dr. King with a special “I Have a Dream” Cloud Collage that visitors can add to from 11:00am- 4:00pm.  Children can write or draw their dream for a better world on special cloud paper then add it to the Cloud collage.  Also, enjoy SANDstruction and the museum’s 3 permanent exhibits; Big Red BarnBridges to Our Community and Splish! Splash!.
www.clevelandchildrensmuseum.org

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University Circle Inc.
10831 Magnolia Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106

So get out today and enjoy these free events as the world reflects on the life, dream and ultimate  sacrifice of a man who wanted something better for all of humanity.

 

Happy Frrrreeeeee Hunting!

Cleveland Metroparks…..Finale @ Carly’z Corner

Many visitors may know Brookside Reservation as the park next to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, but do not realize that it once WAS the zoo!  The first zoo was moved from Wade Park (to make way for the Cleveland Museum of Art) to Brookside Park in 1907 and was called the Brookside Zoo.  It expanded through the years and later known as the Cleveland Zoological Park and Cleveland Zoological Gardens.  In the 1970’s, Cleveland Metroparks acquired ownership and administration of the zoo.  Brookside Park to the west remained a recreation park owned by the City of Cleveland, and was later leased by Cleveland Metroparks in 1993 becoming Brookside Reservation.

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a fascinating place.  In 2012, the new Elephant Crossing opened and houses 3 African elephants.  The zoo offers events all year round, such as Earthfest – Party for the Planet, Mother’s Day at the Zoo, Photo Safari, Wild Ride at the Zoo, Boo at the Zoo and Noon Year’s Eve.  The Zoo also is having a huge fundraiser called TWILIGHT AT THE ZOO!

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Presented by Scene Magazine, the 20th annual Twilight at the Zoo spotlights 17 local bands, and offers a large variety of music that ranges from funk to folk, rock to reggae. Admission for all partygoers includes cover charge, small bites, complimentary Samuel Adams beer and Jacob’s Creek wine, Twisted Tea and soda. Food stations located throughout the Zoo allow guests to graze as they enjoy the summer’s largest fundraising event. The event is not FREE, but what a great way to spend an evening at the zoo!

Twilight at the Zoo

Date & Time: August 02, 2013 from 7:00PM to 12:00AM

Happy Frrreeee Hunting!

 

PSST! Read on for a great story about Balto, the Siberian Husky that saved the children of Nome, Alaska and lived out the rest of his days at the Brookside Park Zoo, here in Cleveland!!!!!

One famous resident of the Brookside Zoo was Balto, a Siberian Husky who lived there from 1927 until his death in 1933. Balto was the lead sled dog on a team that traveled 53 miles over frozen tundra on the final leg of a 674-mile run to deliver diphtheria anti-toxin to the people of Nome, Alaska.  During the winter, no trains or ships could get to the town and telegraph was the only means of communication.  When a diphtheria outbreak was reported in January 1925, mushers and dog teams raced to complete what was usually a 25 day journey in just 5 days and save the children of Nome.

Balto and his team became international celebrities. They, along with musher Gunnar Kassen, were featured in movies and made appearances all over the country.  By 1927 however, their fame was fading and a Cleveland businessman named George Kimball found the dog team living in a tourist museum in Los Angeles. He was given 2 weeks to find the $2,000 needed to purchase the neglected dogs and take them to the Brookside Zoo. Through a subscription drive he was able to raise the money with the help of generous Clevelanders and animal lovers from all over the country. It is estimated that 15,000 people visited Balto and his team on their first day at the Brookside Zoo in March 1927. (These are the kind people who are the face of Cleveland)

Balto outlived the rest of his canine companions and died at age 11.  His body was moved to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. A bronze statue of Balto commemorating his bravery and triumph can now be found outside of Wolf Lodge at Cleveland Metoparks Zoo.   I always wondered what the bronze statute was all about.  I thought that it was just a wolf.

What an awesome story in history!

Just Putting it out there….Marc’s Great American Rib Cookoff

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Just wanted to make sure that everyone new about this great festival that occurs here is Cleveland every year. Great food from all over Northeast Ohio and great music!

Low cost….admission for adults is just $5 (with a coupon from Marc’s) otherwise it costs $8 at the entrance…and children 12 years and younger are…..FREE.

All Cook-Off entertainment continues to be FREE with paid general admission.

Entertainment Headliners

Mega 80’s – Friday, May 24 – 8:30p.m.

Rick Springfield – Saturday, May 25 – 9:00p.m.
Buddy Guy – Sunday, May 26 – 9:00p.m.
Bret Michaels – Monday, May 27 – 6:00p.m.

 

I am sorry, that I am just posting this today….it did start yesterday, May 24th, 2013.  But, don’t fret…it runs through til May 27, 2013.  You still have 3 days left to enjoy this festival.

WHEN:      May 24, 2013 from 12pm – 11pm

                       May 25, 2013 from 12pm – 11pm

                       May 26, 2013 from 12pm – 11pm

                       May 27, 2013 from 12pm – 8pm

WHERE:     Jacobs Pavilion and the Nautica Entertainment Complex

(West Bank of the Flats, Cleveland OH)

For the second year,RTA will be offering “Rib Lovers” free rides on all RTA Rapid Transit Rail Lines, courtesy of Live Nation, Jacobs Entertainment and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.
Patrons can park for free at any RTA Rapid Station and then hop aboard the
Red, Blue or Green Line for the ride downtown. From there, it’s a quick trip on
the Waterfront Line to the Settlers Landing Station where it’s a short walk to the cook-off entrance. Complimentary bus shuttles will be available to take patrons directly to the cook-off during hours posted on http://www.fox8.com/rib.

Happy Frrreeeee Hunting!  Stay tuned later today I will post Music Week – Finale at Carly’z Corner!!!!!!