There are lots of events going on this week, several which will get you outside exercising. . . also one that lets the dogs do all the work. But for the air conditioning lovers there’s also a free movie, an ice cream social, and a musical at the Beck Center. Read on to find out what your neighbors will be doing this week:
Where/When: Crocker Park/ Friday 1 p.m. to Sunday 6 p.m.
Why go: These dogs will be flying through the air as they compete in dock jumping! Buckeye DockDogs love the water and will jump amazing distances to retrieve a toy. Competitions will have dogs swimming and splashing. Don’t miss this unique event at Crocker Park.
Where/When: Downtown Lakewood/ Saturday 7 p.m.
Why go: Free Lakewood STREETWALK “Active-living” programs will take place between 4-7 p.m., Lakewood Meltdown 5K & Street Party will start at 6 p.m. along with registration for the race, which starts at 7 p.m. Pre-race registration will be available online until 9 a.m. on Friday and is $20 (includes t-shirt). Race-day registration is $25. The post-race party is open to all runners and non-runners and will have live entertainment, a beer garden, and food. There is no admission fee. Awards will be given out to the top three males and females in 11 age categories.
Where/When: Emerald Woods Golf Course/ Registration by Saturday, Tournament on July 30
Why go: This charity golf tournament raises money for five elementary schools in Parma. Individual entry fee is $75 a person and team entry fee is $300, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, three meals, and prizes.
This four-person, best-ball tournament also includes some individual contests like longest drive, closest to the pin, and hole-in-one. The top three teams will also be rewarded with a prize. Call Rom at 216-749-5920 for more information.
Where/When: Capitol Theatre/ 10 a.m. Saturday (Doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
Why go: This free movie will be a fun family outing. How to Train Your Dragon is a DreamWorks animated movie with a cute story line. Capitol Theatre is also a really cool place to check out. It has been newly renovated and now shows both box office films and independent films.
Where/When: Beck Center for the Arts, 17801 Detroit Ave. in Lakewood, 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday
Why go: The Beck Center always puts on a great show, not to mention that Hairspray is full of fun music, 60s outfits and outrageous dances. Ticket prices range from $10 to $28, and because it’s a small theater, it’s impossible to get a bad seat. The show runs through Aug. 14, so get your ticket sooner than later! It’s easy to sell out a small theater performing a popular musical.
Where/When: Westlake Porter Public Library/ 6-8 p.m. Monday
Why go: What’s better than ice cream, music, putt-putt, and animals? Enjoy ice cream sundaes while listening to the band Big Daddies perform. Also, mini-golf holes will be set up and animals from the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center will be on display. Fun for the entire family!
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