Robert Louis Stevenson would have been proud.
And why not? An early edition of his "Treasure Island" was among the bounty from seven of Cleveland Public Library's Special Collections on display for its inaugural "Treasures 2004" fund-raiser. Other items included a 14th-century manuscript on chess, "The Birds of America" from original drawings by John James Audubon and an edition of "Two Rivulets" with an autographed photo of Walt Whitman.
Louis Stokes, Mary Louise Hahn and Robert P. Madison served as honorary chairs for the event, which was held in the Main Library's John G. White Special Collections area. More than 200 guests helped raise $22,000 to benefit the library's summer and winter reading clubs, "Children's Book Week," children's programs and Special Collections.
Ladies in Red
The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign invites you to a very special breakfast Feb. 3. Starting at
7 a.m. at the Downtown Cleveland Marriott, the event features a heart-healthy breakfast, free health screenings, health education and a fashion show. Corporate tables and individual tickets are available by calling (216) 791-7500. Start your day off right and get the facts about women and heart disease. Guests are encouraged to wear red to show their support. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of the breakfast.
The season for planting and remodeling is in sight. Join Cleveland Magazine at the National City Cleveland Home & Garden Show Feb. 5 though 13. Stop by our booth and pick up a complimentary issue of Cleveland Magazine, plus additional copies of the essential "Home & Garden" section found in this month's issue.
Be My Valentine
The North Coast Men's Chorus invites you to a romantic evening that's sure to shake the wintertime blues. This year's NCMC benefit, "Hearts on Fire: My Funny Valentine," features dinner by the Cleveland Play House Club, silent and live auctions, dancing and, of course, the vocal offerings of the NCMC. Mark your calendar for Feb. 12 and get ready for a spectacular evening. Individual tickets are $75. For an invitation, contact NCMC at pr@ncmchorus. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of the event.
A Knight To Remember
Knights and maidens celebrate in Renaissance style at Playhouse Square Partners' 14th-annual Jump Back Ball. This black-tie event is one of Cleveland's most exciting and creative benefits, boasting a sell-out crowd of more than 800 guests five years running. The 2004 Jump Back Ball, "Mobsters & Molls," raised more than $106,000 for Playhouse Square Center. Support Playhouse Square Partners Feb. 26 as they transform the State Theatre into a medieval masterpiece. It's a night of dining, dancing and revelry you won't want to miss. For tickets or more information, call (216) 348-5267. Cleveland Magazine is an event sponsor.
Here Comes the Bride
Cleveland Magazine's Bride To Be is a must-have resource for all engaged couples. From the area's best reception sites and photographers to the most affordable spas and DJs, Cleveland Magazine's Bride To Be has it all. Pick up a copy on newsstands now throughout Northeast Ohio, including all Borders Books & Music locations. Or visit the Bride To Be booth at upcoming bridal shows, including the Bertram Inn Bridal Show Jan. 30, Midway Mall Feb. 5 and 6, Shoppingtown Great Northern Feb. 19 and 20, Summit Mall Feb. 26 and 27 and the Women's Expo at the Convention Center March 12 and 13.