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!

 

 

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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….25th Annual Parade the Circle @ Carly’z Corner

PARADE THE CIRCLE: 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Parade the Circle has been an event that my daughters and I will not miss! It is a fun family event filled with color, creative activities and some of the most imaginative displays of artistry.  There is live music and great food.  If you are visiting Cleveland or looking for something FREE to do this weekend, it is a must see!!!

 

The first Parade the Circle burst forth onto Jeptha Drive and up the hill to Wade Oval in 1990 as a trial run for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s 75th anniversary in 1991. That first circuitous trek was made by a small but enthusiastic band of some 125 paraders and witnessed by a mere few hundred more. Nonetheless, the seed was sown, and for the celebration of the museum’s anniversary the following year, the number of paraders increased five-fold, showing off before a crowd of 10,000. It was clear that what the museum first imagined as an event solely to celebrate a milestone anniversary was going to become a mainstay of its commitment to community engagement.

Twenty-five years later, Parade the Circle features around 100 ensembles representing 80 schools, churches, and community groups, parading together with professional artists and area families: about 1,500 participants drawing a crowd of more than 75,000. While today’s parade features more sophisticated techniques and materials, the joy of sharing the individual creative visions of area residents, as well as artists local and global, remains unchanged.

This exhibition celebrates Parade the Circle’s 25-year history by showcasing works by artists and community members who have brought their memorable visions to life throughout the years.” (reprinted from The Cleveland Museum of Arts website)

 

HAPPY FRREEEEE HUNTING!!!!!!

 

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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!!!!!

Just Putting It Out There…..Free Day at Museums and Botanical Gardens!!!

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May 24 will be the first free Saturday for Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Western Reserve Historical Society

Saturday will be an excellent day to gather up the family and head over to Wade Oval and catch up on what’s happening at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Art and the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Why this Saturday? Because from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission to all four educational and entertainment gems is free.

The free day is officially billed as Cleveland Foundation Day on Wade Oval. The foundation is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and every month through December, the organization is presenting the community with a gift.

           

So bring your family and friends down to enjoy the free gift given to all!

HAPPY FRREEEEE HUNTING!

Review of …..Free Day @ the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

So….. on April 26th, The Cleveland Foundation gave for the month of APRIL the gift of free admission into the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo!

There was a record-breaking 35, 701 people that took advantage of the FREE day at the Zoo.  Although we have to park and walk a country mile, it was worth the trek.  The animals were active and engaging.

Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy!

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HAPPY FRREEE HUNTING!