Coventry lines up Summer Series
The Coventry Village Summer Series returns with a packed schedule of free weekly fun, including outdoor movies and yoga classes, live music, special events and community drum circles.
The series kicks off on Saturday, June 4, with Free Bike Tune-Up Day in Pekar Park Courtyard, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hirobel, a Cleveland Heights company producing high-performance bicycle components, will offer free bike inspections and repairs. All donations from the event will benefit the Heights Bicycle Coalition. Bring your bicycle early, as this event is first-come, first-served.
The Coventry Village Sidewalk Sale and Pop-Up Pinball Party will be held on Saturday, June 25, noon to 5 p.m. Stroll through the neighborhood and enjoy great deals, as well as free-to-play pinball machines on the sidewalks. Pinball wizards from the Cleveland Pinball League will provide playing tips and award prizes. During the event, those 18 and older can step into the Coventry Cash Cube, a blowing machine filled with Coventry Cash, to be used at participating Coventry merchants on June 25. The day will also feature live music and a beer garden.
Comic book fans should mark their calendars for Saturday, July 9, noon to 5 p.m. The Pekar Park Comic Book Fest is back, with vendors and artists showcasing and selling their work in Pekar Park. The day will end with a storytelling event hosted by Keep Talking, Story Club Cleveland and Lake Erie Ink, in Pekar Park at 6 p.m. and at the Grog Shop at 7 p.m. The theme and information on how to submit a story for consideration can be found at www.coventryvillage.org.
On Saturday, Aug. 6, the force will be strong for Coventry Village Star Wars Tribute Day, featuring a special showing of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”; a mobile video-game truck featuring Star Wars games; a concert by Classical Revolution Cleveland, performing original arrangements of Star Wars music; sky-watching with astronomers; costume contests and more. After the movie, those 21 and older can join BarWars, a Star Wars-themed bar crawl through Coventry Village.
All Summer Series events are free, open to the public and weather-permitting. For a full schedule and details, visit www.coventryvillage.org.
Angela Hetrick is executive director of Coventry Village Special Improvement District.