Cedar Fairmount shops offer holiday activities
Cedar Fairmount merchants are planning various events and activities to inspire residents to get into the holiday spirit, and to benefit the community.
On Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Abstract Hair Salon will offer special holiday pricing on merchandise, including electric tools and jewelry. Abstract’s new stylist, Dakota, will offer $10 manicures, and Abstract will serve coffee and cookies.
The salon will collect nonperishable food for the Cleveland Food Bank during the months of November and December. Patrons who donate nonperishable food items will be eligible for extra customer rewards. The food will be delivered in January to help restock the food bank after the busy holiday season.
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., nine-time Tony award-winner Tommy Tune will perform at Nighttown to benefit Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District's streetscape project. Tickets, which include a 6 p.m. cocktail party and premium seating, are $100 ($40 tax deductible). Call the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District (SID) at 216-791-3172 for tickets.
On Saturday, Dec. 18, from from 2–4 p.m., Appletree Books will host children's writer Kelly Tooman, author of The Birthday Triplets, and illustrator Lynn (Schlegal) Tooman-Cser.
Also on Dec. 18, Santa Claus will appear at Dave's Market, and carolers will be singing throughout the district.
Appletree Books will also be selling newly found Pearce Bates prints. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the prints will benefit the Cedar Fairmount streetscape plan. The prints include whimsical children's, forest and animal themes.
On Thursday Dec. 19, 4–7 p.m., Ten Thousand Villages and Liquid Planet will donate 10 percent of their sales to the Cedar Fairmount SID’s streetscape project.
Luna Bakery Café will offer gingerbread house decorating classes in December. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies while creating your own masterpiece. Class price of $65 includes one house with a maximum of two children or adults per house. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Class dates and times are Sundays, Dec. 8 and 15, from 3–4 p.m., or Tuesdays, Dec. 10 and 17, from 5–6 p.m. Call 216-321-8585 to reserve a space.
Kaye Lowe is the executive director of the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District.