Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “Rock Week” @ Carlyz Corner

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame events in Cleveland and Cleveland Rock Week events

Hello friends, followers, fellow bloggers….long time, no hear! I know right!  Sorry for the hiatus, but I have worked on some new adventures.  But I couldn’t let this great free event pass us by!

So when Clevelanders first received the notification that we had won the privilege to have the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in our city we were filled with excitement, because let’s face it, this city was built on rock and roll (cheesy huh?).  Our city would be on the map, known for something other than being “the mistake on the lake”.  However when it was announced that the annual induction ceremonies, with all the glitz and glamour, would not be held in Cleveland but in New York, and every three years in Cleveland, I felt slighted!

I have to admit though that the having the museum in our city does come with some amazing perks.  The addition of this beautiful masterpiece of architectural design to our lakefront makes Voinivich Park a draw to visitors and locals alike. The museum is always abuzz with activity!  So one those activities is……… “CLEVELAND ROCK WEEK“!

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Photo courtesy of http://www.rockhall.com website

What is “Cleveland Rock Week” you ask? This year is our year to host the induction ceremony! We get the red carpet, celebrity guests and  “E” reviews!  So in honor the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction, the museum and city have come together to host a week-long celebration of music and other free activities for Cleveland fans.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 30th Annual Induction Ceremony will take place at Cleveland’s historic Public Hall on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and be celebrated with a series of events for fans as part of Cleveland Rock Week.

 WHO are the 2015 Rock Hall Performers and Presenters?

Paul McCartney is inducting Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder is inducting Bill Withers, Patti Smith is inducting Lou Reed, Peter Wolf is inducting the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Fall Out Boy is inducting Green Day, John Mayer is inducting Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Cropper is inducting the “5” Royales, and Miley Cyrus will induct Joan Jett and the Blackhearts!

Scheduled performers include Beck, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Tom Morello, John Legend, Jimmie Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Zac Brown, Karen O, Nate Ruess and more!

NEW 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee exhibit: Stories, rare performances and interviews, and incredible items from the 2015 class of Inductees, opens April 11. FREE EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Gallery Talks: The Rock Hall’s Gallery Talks give visitors an insider’s look into the stories and characters behind the treasures in the Museum. These guided tours of the Museum are your backstage pass to the Museum experience.

– See more at: https://rockhall.com/events/2015-rock-hall-induction-events/#sthash.28yscOZY.dpuf” (directly taken from http://www.rockhall.com)

So if you have a moment this weekend, or sometime during the next week, or if you can attend the Induction Ceremony on April 18, 2015, do so!  It will be a memorable event for you to enjoy for a lifetime!

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Happy FRREEEE Hunting!

Free Day @ The Cleveland Museum of Art

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Second Sundays

Make memories at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Every second Sunday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Family Day at the CMA 
Bring your family to the museum every second Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and enjoy free art making activities and programs for all ages. Explore the museum through dance, music, and hands on projects!

On Second Sundays in July, August, and September from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy swing dancing on the south terrace with Valerie Salstrom of Get Hep Swing. The event includes free lessons.

August 10: Creativity Explosion
In partnership with the Great Lakes Science Center, engineer your own playful explorations of the five senses. Collaborate on a community installation and make your own art to take home. Enjoy experiences in the museum’s collection through scavenger hunts, the Art Stories story time program, and Art Cart.

So get out and enjoy!

HAPPY FRRREEEE HUNTING!

Stargazing ….Cherry Springs, Pennsylvania @ Carly’z Corner….

Watch this video from The Weather Channel…#ItsAmazingOutThere...stargazing Cherry Springs, PA

While on my spiritual trek this past  June, we stopped at a rest stop in Pennsylvania.  More specifically, the rest stop placed us in the town called Coudersport.

This was not just some random rest stop that we happened upon.  Oh no!  While being my normal inquisitive (aka nosy) self, I explored the area and saw this:  

Amazing….right! Cherry Springs State Park is nearly as remote and wild today as it was two centuries ago!  Named for the large stands of black cherry trees in the park, the 82-acre state park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest. The Susquehanna Trail passes nearby and offers 85 miles of backpacking and hiking.

However, as I continued to explore and read more about this town I learned that Cherry Springs is one of the best places on the eastern seaboard for stargazing due to its exceptionally dark skies.

Today the power of stargazing, an ancient activity, has been veiled by light pollution and lost in the luminosity of offices, traffic jams, and arenas. A hundred years ago, a perpetual orange haze did not obscure the Milky Way; light pollution did not exist then. Vincent Van Gogh’s 1889 masterpiece, Starry Night, depicts a sky few Americans have seen naturally—bright and mystical. Fortunately, today Van Gogh’s art-inspiring view is not extinct everywhere. At Cherry Springs State Park, anyone who leans back and looks up is sure to experience all the wonderment and awe that coincides with gazing at one of the last, true starry nights.

Since 2000, Astronomers and amateur star-gazers have flocked to remote Cherry Springs from around the country, just to stand and tilt their heads towards the cosmos. After visiting the park in 2007, New York Times writer Dave Caldwell wrote, “On a perfect night, particularly during a new moon, the Milky Way is so bright it casts shadows. Star-gazers hold out their hands and look at the shadows on the ground in awe.” While city and suburban star-gazers may only see thirty to a thousand stars speckled across the sky, visitors to Cherry Springs are treated to a brilliant splattering of about 10,000 stars. “You get kind of overwhelmed at how many stars are actually visible,” astronomer Stanley Nawrocki told Caldwell.’ (taken from article written By Erin L. Gavlock, Summer 2009)

Every year, Cherry Springs State Park hosts the “STAR PARTY”!  This event is sponsored by the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg. This is a pre-registered event. It is held on the Astronomy Field of the park and you must be registered to attend for all activities except the public viewing night. There will be no public programming by park staff during this event.

I found the Facebook page for Cherry Park Star Party 2013 and it has a host of information on it.  Much more than the website.  There are food vendors and other vendors on site all three days.  So purchasing meals on site is an option.  There are many raffle prizes and door prizes.  Not clear on all the activities but 2 out of the 3 days there are talks given on topics by NASA about Solar telescope viewing to “The Origin of Everything: How Things Got to Be the Way They Are Right Now”.

There is a fee to attend and registration is required. For a single student the cost is $30, single adult is $40, and a single family $55. Now as far as I understand these costs are for the entire 3 day event!  (Psst!…..if you are planning on attending the event with friends, I would recommend you get together and purchase the single family package.  Put it this way….$40 for 3 adults=$120 vs. $55 for a family of three.  I am not promoting dishonesty…but that day!…we will all be Millers!)

Reminder these are the prices for the last star party.  Keep checking their website or their Facebook page for up to date changes in pricing.

If you are interested in attending, I strongly recommend pre-registration as only 500 guests are accepted!

For more information and to register please go to the following website. http://www.astrohbg.org

Although we missed the 2013 STAR PARTY…as it was held on  June 6-9.  We can prepare to attend the 2014 STAR PARTY which will be held June 26-June 29!!!!!

Cherry Springs State Park is located at:

  • 4639 Cherry Springs Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915
    Phone:(814) 435-5010

Cherry Springs Star Party – 2014!

Our 2013 Star Party was a great success and featured talented speakers and opportunities for observing. The Registration Desk will open at approximately 12 PM on Thursday and will be open at various times throughout the weekend. We hope to see YOU at the Star Party!

Happy  Frrreeeee Hunting!

Just Putting It Out There…..$1 Cone Day @ Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream Parlor

$1 Cone Day @ Handel’s

If you love ice cream as much as I do…then you will love today’s tidbit.

I used to think that ice cream was all made the same.  However, as I have tasted Mitchell’s, Honey Hut, East Coast Custard, Minchees and Handel’s…I have come to know that they are not all the same.  Each creates a unique ice cream experience for its customers.  It really comes down to your taste buds and what you enjoy!

Each year at Handel’s they offer “$1 cone day” I do not know if it is to say thank you to their loyal customers or if it is to attract more customers!

Whatever the reason….who cares…today is that day for ice cream for $1!!!!  There is no limit on how many times you come back.  The single scoop cone, any flavor is $1 all day!

So check out the link above to see if there is a Handel’s in your neck of the woods. Go and grab a $1 cone today!!!

HAPPY FRRREEEE HUNTING!

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!  

Free Music Concerts for the Month of June @ Carly’z Corner

Did you know that your local county library gives many free music concerts! I have a friend who loves the sound that the ukulele makes and she has learned to play this instrument quite beautifully.

“The ukulele  sometimes abbreviated to uke, is a member of the guitar family of instruments; it generally employs four  nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings.

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The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian interpretation of the machete, a small guitar-like instrument related to the cavaquino,timple, braguinha and the rajao taken to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, many from the Macaronesian Islands.  It gained great popularity elsewhere in the United States during the early 20th century, and from there spread internationally.” – Wikipedia

That brings me to this information that I found just browsing the information board at the library while waiting for my kids to finish with their free library camp @ the Independence Cuyahoga library branch:

Ukulele Sing Along With the Cleveland Jumping Fleas Tuesday, July 8, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Middleburg Heights Branch

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“You can Uke!”

“Where you can learn to play some chords and a song on the world’s happiest instrument-the ukulele!”

Saturday, July 26th @ 2:00pm at the Middleburg Heights Branch

So get out and enjoy!

HAPPY FRREEEEE HUNTING!