Event Calendar

Events for Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Basics of Mindfulness and Meditation
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
In our busy, multi-tasking lives, mindfulness and meditation enable us to make a difference in the world. During this course you will learn:
• How to start and maintain a daily meditation practice
• Practical techniques to stop worrying and live in the present
• How to find wisdom, compassion and peace in all our daily experiences

This half-day workshop taught by Lindsay Ring, includes guided meditations, practical advice on how to begin, develop & maintain a meditation practice and time to discuss the ideas presented. Cost: $20
Vision Underground
2600 Church Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
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Ice Cream Social and Town Hall
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Enjoy some free ice cream at Madison Park with At-large City Council candidate Tristan Rader.

Former state senator Nina Turner, a leading progressive author and speaker, will join Tristan for some conversation (and ice cream) with Lakewood's community.

At 12:30, the conversation will continue with a town hall meeting. This is a great way to learn--and share--more about our city and what lies ahead.
Madison Park, 13029 Madison Ave
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Lakewood Summer Meltdown
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Get ready to add some sizzle to your summer! Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2017, sponsored by Melt Bar & Grilled and presented by LakewoodAlive, is back for its eighth year on Saturday, July 8 from 4-10 p.m.

The Summer Meltdown represents one of the region’s most highly-anticipated street parties and drew nearly 10,000 attendees from across Northeast Ohio to the heart of Lakewood last year. This fixture on our city’s summer calendar takes place on Detroit Avenue in Downtown Lakewood between Marlowe and Elmwood. A “something for everyone” event, the Summer Meltdown offers seemingly endless recreation and celebration opportunities, including a 5K race, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, street festival, outdoor activities, games, food vendors, beer garden, live music and more.

Families will love the street festival component, which features free programs from 70+ businesses and nonprofits organizations, including numerous interactive opportunities. Activities range from a sprinkler park to skateboarding to demonstrations of yoga and other exercises.

The ever-popular Meltdown 5K draws hundreds of participants annually, as it features a fast course, chip timing, a fashionable t-shirt for participants and prizes for top finishers. Both this running event and the 1 Mile Kids Fun Run afford participants a rare opportunity to partake in an evening race.

Local brews available in the Beer Garden presented by First Federal Lakewood will complement dining options from vendors and food trucks. Live music will delight the crowd as dusk turns to nightfall in beautiful Downtown Lakewood.

Schedule of Events:

4-7:30 p.m. – Meltdown Street Festival
5-10 p.m. – Beer Garden presented by First Federal Lakewood
5:30 p.m. – Race-day registration begins at the intersection of Detroit and St. Charles Avenues
6:00 p.m. – 1 Mile Kids Fun Run begins at Belle Avenue
7:00 p.m. – Meltdown 5K begins at Belle Avenue
7:00 p.m. – Live music in the Beer Garden
Downtown Lakewood
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City of Angels
8:00 PM
City of Angels is a clever tribute to 1940s film noir. With two plots running simultaneously, this ingenious musical skillfully weaves the real world and the “reel” world into one unforgettable adventure. When Stine embarks to faithfully adapt his novel into a screenplay, he discovers the difficulty of maintaining his artistic integrity against Hollywood movie moguls. As the line separating fantasy from reality is blurred, Stine must find a way to produce a happy ending! Contains adult language.
Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107

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