Summer Events at Legacy Village; Beachwood High students visit Case Medical School; more: Press Run

LYNDHURST, Ohio — Summer at Legacy Village: Events this summer at Legacy Village, on Richmond and Cedar Roads in Lyndhurst, include Yoga in the Village; food truck monday; and Meet the Machines, presented by Hawken School.

— Yoga in the Village takes place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 20 and August 17. The cost is $15 per person. The cost will benefit The Gathering Place on July 20 and Rescue Village on August 17. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Entrants will be entered into a raffle to win a number of gifts, including a $50 Legacy Village gift card. To register, visit here.

Yoga in the Village is taught by Alicia Hansen, a Cleveland-based yoga teacher.

— Make it a Food Truck Monday this summer and enjoy some of Cleveland’s hottest food trucks. The popular food truck event returns June 27 and July 25 to Legacy Village’s Main Street, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with live music by duo The Lawn by the Cats on Holiday (Roots/Zydeco genre ). For more information on participating food trucks, visit and on Legacy Village social media.

— From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on August 17, come and Meet the machines presented by Hawken School. The event encourages children to encounter and explore construction equipment, emergency and service vehicles, and machinery of all makes and sizes. The family event is free and open to the public, and includes appearances from RealPopFusion, the University Hospitals Security Team, and a variety of popular costumed characters.

Meet the Machines will also feature a Nerdy Derby, where children can use their imagination and ingenuity to create their own racing car with materials provided by Hawken School. Then they can test their creation by racing their car on a track setup at The Lawn.

. For more information, call the Legacy Village Management Office at 216-382-3871, or visit

Train future health professionals: Beachwood High School students received hands-on training in human anatomy and physiology during a three-day camp held in partnership with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program.

Designed for aspiring healthcare professionals, the June 15-17 camp ended with a field trip to a cadaver lab. Students examined both a diseased and a healthy heart. They also discovered the musculoskeletal and endocrine systems of the body. Student Radha Pareek, 15, said in a statement that working with cadavers has helped her understand the intricacies of human anatomy.

“There’s a big difference between seeing an organ in a textbook and holding it in your hand,” Pareek said.

Beachwood High School students stand at the entrance to Case Western Reserve University Medical School.

Meanwhile, examining human brain and spinal tissue sparked 14-year-old Saige McNeal’s interest in the central nervous system. McNeal, who hopes to pursue a career in medicine, enjoyed interacting with the physician assistants in the lab.

“I loved hearing their stories of how they got to where they are,” McNeal said. “I really admire them.”

At the Libraries of the Heights: The Lee Road Library, 2345 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, will host an art conference titled “Japan in Paris: The Impressionists and Asian Art,” from 7-8 p.m. on July 7. Dr. Emma Clute, will explore artists Monet, Hammershoi, Klimt and Munch — plus mummies.

Clute is an art historian specializing in 19th century French art. She received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. His research interests include romanticism, the sublime and immersiveness. Register here.

— Additionally, garden gatherings will be held from 4-5 p.m. on July 7 at Coventry PEACE Park, opposite the Coventry Library Branch, 1925 Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights. Participate and learn how a variety of plants smell, smell and even taste. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. No registration is required.

— And, you’re invited to stop by the University Heights branch, 13866 Cedar Road, each month to pick up your very own Culinary Cooking Kit, with almost everything you need to cook a meal for two or sample for more . The July menu includes a black bean burger and sweet potato fries. Registration begins July 1. here.

What’s new at Interplay? : Interplay Jewish Theater’s next project is the co-sponsorship of “Oasis”, a solo exhibition written and performed by Israeli artist Amir Peter. Peter adapted the story of a French soldier who finds himself fighting in a war he believes to be immoral. Interplay director Faye Sholiton said she saw a “great (virtual) performance at the 2020 IsraDrama festival and knew we had to bring this brilliant young artist to Cleveland.”

You can catch the North American premiere of the show locally, which won first prize overall and the Nisim Azkiri Award for Best Actor at Israel’s Teatronetto Festival in 2019, and won the Kipod Hazahav Best Fringe Performance in 2020.

Peter will present ‘OASIS’ from July 20-24, for six performances, at the Helen Theater in Playhouse Square. Follow the link on and learn more about the show, performance options and ordering tickets, which are now on sale.

Jewish Federation appoints new board chair: The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced that Daniel N. Zelman has been named chairman of the board for the 2022-2025 term. Zelman, 65, is the chief executive of Paro Services Corporation, which owns businesses in the chemical, manufacturing and janitorial services industries.

“Dan Zelman is a proven community leader who has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of our diverse community,” Jewish Federation of Cleveland President Erika B. Rudin-Luria said in a statement. “We are delighted to have him leading our talented and engaged board at this time.”

Zelman has been actively involved in the Jewish community of Cleveland for many years and has been a member of the Federation Board of Directors since 2013. Over the years, he has held various leadership positions on the Federation Board, including as General Campaign Chairman from 2015. -16.

Zelman has just completed a three-year term as chairman of the board of the Jewish Family Service Association, where he continues to serve on several committees. He is also a board member of the Jewish Federations of North America, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and Menorah Park. Serving the Greater Cleveland community, he is a member of the board and committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and recently completed serving on the board of directors of University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center.

College news: Among those who made the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Miami in Oxford, Ohio were Kaisha Pimentel of Beachwood, Brooke Sheffler and Rachel Goetz; Jimmy Sikorovsky, Nick Lorenzo and Anna Herbst of Shaker Heights; Mari Gonzalez and Denise Johnson of Cleveland Heights; and Bobby Turk of University Heights.

— Making the president’s list at Miami U. were Eva Cruz and Arin Mintz, of Beachwood; Lauren Kadlic, Sarah Oldford and Keenan O’Toole of Shaker Heights; and, from Cleveland Heights, Caroline Pick and Greyton Manne.

— The University of Findlay announced its list of recent graduates and included Kaulin Hooper of Beachwood.

— Recent graduates from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea included Colleen Mackay, of Shaker Heights, who earned a master of science degree in speech-language pathology, and, from Shaker Heights, Silvia Perez-Protto, who earned a master’s degree in commerce, specializing in healthcare management.

— Ohio University’s spring graduates included Arifah Abdulwahab, Maverick Wilson, Olivia Graham, Sara Grewal and Karyn Price of Shaker Heights; Elizabeth Detwiler, Marcus Lowe and Eric Pascarella of Beachwood; Abigale Cannon and Julia Carroccio of University Heights; and Tyler Dent, Paige Campbell, Keosia Harris and Benjamin Lamb of Cleveland Heights.

–Beachwood’s Darien Hersh graduated in May from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

–Abby Slentz, Jessie Titas, Sorrel Kerr-Jung, Paige Campbell and Zelda Thayer-Hansen of Cleveland Heights have earned a spot on Ohio University’s spring semester deans list; of Shaker Heights, Max Kornblut, Jc Talbott-Shere, Maddie Henning, Candice Lawrence and David Spielman; of University Heights, Cahrlie Gibbons, III and Cait Hogan; and Ethan Solomon of Beachwood.

— Political science major Kendall Sweeney of Shaker Heights has been named to the spring semester deans list at East Stroudsberg University in Pennsylvania.

— And, at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Lauren Donahoe of Cleveland Heights earned a master of science degree.

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