Friday, December 14, 2012
Annual tradition comes to an end; mayor seeks to continue and expand new tradition.
The lights have dimmed on an annual Avon Lake tradition. “Light Up The Park,” which featured complimentary hot chocolate, a DJ, and Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by fire truck to Bleser Park which was lit up with holiday lights by night’s end, has been put on an indefinite hiatus. Mayor Greg Zilka said the city will refocus on touring holiday displays locally. “In year’s past, the reaction from adults and children when the lights were turned on was underwhelming,” Zilka said. He said the reaction from some attendees was, “Is this all there is?” “We have far more impressive displays around the community,” Zilka said. Instead, the city is hosting a bus tour during the evening hours of Dec. 14 of some of the city’s most festively lie homes …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Popular guitarist, rec director and others will sing Dec. 13.
Avon Lake Recreation Department will be showcasing one of the most popular performers in Northeast Ohio as the featured act at the Dec. 13 Open Mic. In demand in local clubs, restaurants and wineries, Jeff Sherman will be featured for a half-hour as part of the monthly open mic night at the Old Firehouse Community Center. Sherman is one of the most sought after musicians in Northeast Ohio and combines classic rock and folk and blues. His playlist ranges from Bob Seger, The Grateful Dead and Jimmy Buffet to Carole King and Patsy Kline. He is expected to incorporate a few Christmas songs as well. “I’ll probably play four to five jazzier Christmas songs, like I’ll be Home For Christmas and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Sherman, a …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Company specializes in specializes in Russian Vaganova Ballet.
A new dance company that recently opened up in Avon is hosting its inaugural performance, The Nutcracker, on Dec. 8 at the Avon Ballroom. The performance features students from ages 4 to 13. The Lakeshore DreamDance Company, which specializes in Russian Vaganova Ballet, has been operating out of the Avon Ballroom in Chester Square since late last summer. “We are the first company training this method since Cleveland Ballet and Marquerite Duncan closed,” owner Leisa Mullins said. Mullins, who studied at the Marquerite Duncan School of Dance, said the dance will feature 20 performers, including Mullins’ two sets of twins, ages 8 and 7, who she said were her “inspiration” for starting the company. Mullins was on hand for a recent rehearsal, …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Preserve, two other Metro Parks having holiday displays this season.
It’s holiday time, and Lorain County Metro Parks is sharing the spirit with the public at three separate locations this year, including one stop in Avon. For more information about these events call (440) 458-5121, visit www. MetroParks.cc or like us on Facebook.
Three days of events will start the holiday season in Avon.
Avon’s Candlelite Walk, a perennial favorite holiday tradition, is scheduled for Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 this year. The event, sponsored by the French Creek Merchants and the French Creek Development Associations, draws visitors from all over Northeast Ohio as well as locally. Starting at noon on Friday, Nov. French Creek merchants and restaurants will offer “Candy Cane” specials, valuable prize drawings and tasty treats for holiday shoppers. Shops will be adorned in their holiday best showcasing thousands of ornaments and gift ideas. Friday at dusk, stroll the candlelit sidewalks of Avon’s French Creek District, starting with the second annual “Winter Wine Walk” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m, where participants are invited to taste an array of wines and …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
We've got two great holiday events starting Thursday.
Looking to put a little holiday spirit into your week? We have two great performances for you to put you into the holiday mood. ALHS Holiday Concert The Avon Lake High School choirs will present a Holiday Concert on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Daniel B. Ross PhD Performing Arts Center Auditorium at Avon Lake High School. The choirs will perform a variety of seasonal favorites under the direction of William Zurkey. Performing groups include the Merples, Men’s and Women’s Chorus, Da Cantari, Barbieshop, and Chorale. The concert will close with the traditional O Holy Night. Alumni will be invited to the stage to join Chorale. Admission at the door will be $5 for adults and $1 for students and senior citizens receive complimentary …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
More than 150 performers, including community musicians will participate.
Lorain County Community College’s Civic Chorale, Collegiate Chorale, Renaissance Singers and Civic Orchestra will present the 33rd Annual Holiday Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Stocker Arts Center. More than 150 performers representing LCCC students and community musicians from 16 different communities will perform under the direction of conductor and Director of Choral Music Performance, Nancy L. Davis. The concert will begin with a performance of Saint-Saens’s “Christmas Oratorio” performed by the Civic Chorale and Civic Orchestra. The concert will also feature familiar holiday favorites and selections from Handel’s “MESSIAH,” including the ever-popular “Hallelujah” chorus performed by the Collegiate Chorale, Civic …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Free annual holiday festival includes complimentary hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa Claus.
Avon Lake’s annual Light Up The Park festival is Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Bleser Park Pavilion A. Join hundreds of others who enjoy this free, family-friendly gathering as the mayor “throws the switch” and tens of thousands of holiday lights light up the park. The festival, which runs from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., includes games, crafts, a DJ and complimentary hot chocolate and cookies also features a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bleser Park will remain lit through the remainder of the holiday season. This event is open to the public. Bleser Park is located next to City Hall near the corner of Electric Boulevard and SR 83 (Avon Belden Road).