GIVEAWAY: The 36th annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

Disclosure: Tri-C JazzFest offered me an opportunity to share information about their upcoming concert festival. In return, I will receive a two tickets to one of these concerts and an additional two tickets to provide as a reader giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Music lovers rejoice: the Tri-C Jazz Fest, presented by KeyBank, returns to Playhouse Square for its 36th year July 9-11. Think you’re not into jazz? Check out this preview clip:

The 2015 line up of talented musical artists include:

Clevelanders can also expect outdoor  jazz performances, plus Theatre District food options and Great Lakes beers. There’s a combo for you to enjoy!

psssst: Want an audio sneak peek of what’s in store? Tri-C JazzFest has a Spotify playlist which I’ve been grooving to:

Tickets are available at 216-241-6000 or online. Full festival passes, which include tickets to all nine shows, can be purchased here for $200 for a limited time only. For those seeking a deal: a 20% is available up until the fest if you buy tickets to three or more concerts.

…OR enter to win two tickets to a 2015 Tri-C JazzFest performance this week on the blog via the Rafflecopter widget:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The fine print: You have until THIS SUNDAY, July 5th at 11:59PM to enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget. A winner will be announced the next morning, probably on the Poise in Parma Facebook page. As this is a local event taking place in the Greater Cleveland area, I highly encourage entries by those that can attend a concert July 9-11 — or pass along their prize to a friend who can.

Stay in tune with the Tri-C Jazz Fest on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to follow the fun at the #TriCJazzFest hashtag.

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event preview + GIVEAWAY: SC4K’s 2015 Luau on the Lake

Disclosure: SC4K offered me an opportunity to share information about their upcoming event. In return, I will receive a two tickets to their July 25th event and an additional two tickets to provide as a reader giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Ahhhhh, summer. With the solstice now in the books for 2015, we can officially embrace the season with plenty of sun, tropical cocktails, breezy dresses and our toes in the sands. So why not attend a local event that embraces all of that, plus benefits an important cause?

Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K) is the “only non-profit organization in Greater Cleveland providing new shoes and clothes at no charge througout the year to thousands of children in need” (quote from their Facebook page). Check out this YouTube video about the impact SC4K makes on the Greater Cleveland community:

As one of SC4K’s several fundraisers that takes place each year, they are celebrating 10 years of the SC4K 2015 Luau on the LakeThis year’s event will take place on Saturday, July 25th from 4pm-9pm at Wendy Park at Whiskey Island in Cleveland. The party  features beachy activities, giveaways and a raffle with fabulous prizes, plus plenty of food and drink to enjoy.

SC4K 2015 Luau on the Lake

My gal pals and I enjoyed the 2014 event — my girl Kimberly took me as her guest, where we hung out along the Lake Erie shore, soaked up the sun, drank a few tropical adult beverages and girl talked the night away.

Luau 2014 ladies

Photo ℅ my gal Charlene at lifeinthecle.com

 And as a yogi with an affinity for back bending, I wasn’t declining the opportunity to take part in the limbo contest. Note to self: make a better wardrobe choice and do NOT wear a maxi dress this year if you want to take the title home!

luau limbo

Photo ℅ Charlene at lifeinthecle.com Want to see more of the luau’s happenings? Check out more photos from last year’s event at the non-profit’s Facebook photo album.

Ticket information for the 2015 event is as follows…

  • General Admission Tickets: 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. event time.  $50.00 through June 26, 2015 and $60.00 through July 20, 2015. $65.00 at the door. Includes island buffet, beer, wine, soft drinks, and souvenir cup. Can purchase pre-mixed Island Cocktails.
  • Big Kahuna: 3:30 – 9:00 p.m. event time. $60.00 through June 26, 2015 and $75.00 through July 20, 2015. No BK tickets at the door. Includes everything available through the GA admission plus: three (3) specialty island cocktail drink tickets, Hawaiian lei, VIP cup and tote. BK VIP get in one half-hour early.
  • Tiki God:  3:00 – 9:00 p.m. event time.  $125.00 per person or $200 per couple through July 10, 2015. No VIP tickets at the door.  (maximum capacity 125 ppl) Includes all of the above. PLUS: Open bar (beer, wine, liquor, island cocktails) and appetizers located in a special VIP tent with seating available and port-o-lets that flush.

…OR you can enter to win two tickets to the  7/25 event via my Rafflecopter giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The fine print: You have until THIS SUNDAY, June 28th at 11:59PM to enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget. A winner will be announced the next morning, probably on the Poise in Parma Facebook page. As this is a local event taking place in the Greater Cleveland area, I highly encourage entries by those that can attend the event on Saturday 7/25/15 — or pass along their prize to a friend who can. 

Stay in touch with Shoes and Clothes for Kids via Facebook, Twitter at @SC4K, on Instagram and at their website. Attending the Luau? Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SC4KLuau15. Who will I see in a hula skirt and a coconut top that night?!

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GIVEAWAY: 2015 Parma Run/Walk for Pierogies

Memorial Day is past , so we look to find excitement in the next summer holiday of the Fourth of July. Parma residents used to look forward to the annual fireworks at Tri-C West, but now we look to a new tradition:

2015 Logo

The Fifth Annual Run/Walk for Pierogies will take place at Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Features this year again include:

  • The 5k run is  chip timed and part of the Hermes Road Race Series.
  • Register 3 or more from the same address for $50 (limit 3 t-shirts/goodie bags).
  • Extra shirts may be purchased for $10. (Only available via the mail-in option.)

I also love how this year’s race is benefitting some many local charities:

  • The Cuyahoga County Community College Scholarship Fund
  • Parma Girl Scouts
  • All Faiths Pantry
  • Parma Animal Shelter
  • American Cancer Society Parma Area Relay for Life

Day of race registration and packet pick up starts at 7:00AM. The 5K starts at 8:30 and the one mile option starts at 8:35AM. Afterwards you get to eat Parma’s finest pierogies from the race’s pierogi sponsor, Perla’s Homemade Delights — plus many other food options from many other kind local donors. Can’t beat the array of post workout fuel!

Pierogi Run 2014 Start

Online in-advance race registration is $20 for adults and $10 for children (prices increase on race day). You have until Friday, July 3 at 9AM to register online for the race… or you can enter to win a race entry to the July 5th race here on the blog! Enter at the Rafflecopter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The fine print: You have until THIS SUNDAY, June 14th at 11:59PM to enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget. A winner will be announced the next morning, probably on the Poise in Parma Facebook page. As this is a local event taking place in the Greater Cleveland area, I highly encourage entries by those that can attend the event on Sunday 7/5/15 — or pass along their prize to a friend who can. 

Follow the Parma Run/Walk for Pierogies on Facebook and register for the race today online at the Hermes Road Racing site

Disclosure: Both images ℅ the race organizers. Being unable to attend this year’s race, I offered to run a giveaway for the 2015 Parma Run/Walk for Pierogies. The race organizers accepted, providing a race entry as a reader giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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