A happy child's smile is priceless, but making her dream come true requires
some cash. So athletes and local personalities hammed it up for donations at
the Make-A-Wish Foundation's 10th-annual Celebrity Waiter event on Oct. 5. The
event raised $100,000, enough to grant 20 local kids with life -threatening
medical conditions their special wishes. Cleveland Magazine was a sponsor of
Get in the holiday spirit with the North Coast Men's Chorus "Stocking
Stuffers" on Dec. 18 and 19 at Cleveland State University's Waetjen Auditorium.
The all-volunteer choir's holiday performances promise to be diverse, funny
and full of good cheer. Its 2004-05 concert season also includes performances
of "Broadway, Our Way" in April and "A Concert with Michael Feinstein"
in June. Season subscriptions are available by calling (216) 556-0590 or visiting
www.ncmchorus.org. Single tickets for
"Stocking Stuffers" are also available for $17. Cleveland Magazine
is a season sponsor of the NCMC.
Party of the Year
Dine, dance and help support the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland at the
15th-annual "Best Party of the Year" benefit. This year's event, Dec.
3 at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland, will feature live music, martini and wine
bars and an exciting new menu. Enter the raffle for a chance to win two round-trip
airline tickets or the "incredible edibles tour," gift certificates
worth $2,500 at Cleveland's best restaurants. Tickets are $69 each, a donation
that will provide more than 276 meals for the area's hungry. The Hyatt is also
offering a special $79 overnight rate for guests. Call (216) 619-8155 or visit
www.hungernetwork.org for tickets. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of the event.
Chutes to Thrill
Now that all the amusement parks have closed for the season, what's a thrill-seeker
to do? Visit the Cleveland Metroparks Chalet Recreation Area and take a ride
on the toboggan chutes! The park's two chutes, the only public ones in Ohio,
are open Nov. 26 through early March and refrigeration keeps them ready to go.
The facility also offers fireplaces, indoor restrooms, video games and a snack
bar. For information about fees, hours of operation, season passes or private
rentals, please call (440) 572-9990. Cleveland Magazine is a chalet sponsor.
Photographers, illustrators and graphic designers are just some of the talented
artists who turn ideas into reality. Great Lakes Publishing Gallery Show 2005:
Beyond the Printed Page will feature 48 of our most gifted artists and their
works. The show will be held at ArtMetro, Cleveland's largest commercial gallery.
Join us for the opening reception Jan. 21 and enjoy painting, mixed media, photography,
illustration and live music. For more information, contact Carolyn Bentley at
(216) 771-2833, ext. 147, or ArtMetro's Joan Perch at (216) 696-1942.
On Dec. 7, Broadway singer Linda Eder teams up with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
and the North Coast Men's Chorus for a holiday concert benefiting Transitional
Housing Inc., which provides safe, economical housing for women in need. Proceeds
will fund these efforts. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are available exclusively
through the Severance Hall box office at (216) 231-1111. Cleveland Magazine
is a sponsor of this event and will be on hand with complimentary copies of