Empty Bowls Project
On the chilly evening of February 7, 2013, local artists, service organizations, businesses, and community members came together to enjoy a hot bowl of soup and raise money for two deserving food banks, the Brecksville Food Pantry and South Hills Lend a Hand. This event, known as Empty Bowls and created by The Imagine Render Group and “is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger” (www.emptybowls.net). A simple meal of bread, salad and soup which was donated by 10 local restaurants was served. The manager of the Zoup in Independence even offered extra help serving the meal. Attendees then took home ceramic or wooden bowls as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The bowls were created by artists from the Brecksville Broadview Heights High School, the Brecksville Center for the Arts, and the North Coast Woodturners Club. The Empty Bowls event was led by the Brecksville Kiwanis and the Broadview Heights Lions Club. These two organizations also received support from the BBHHS Key Club, the Royalton Hills Lions, and the Independence Kiwanis. Approximately $5000 was raised as a result of this event, which included a silent auction of 5 wooden bowls and a generous donation from the Girl Scouts who handed out desserts and collected donations. The money raised will truly help to benefit the hungry in these communities. Thank you to ....
D'Agnese's Cafe - Restaurant - Bar
Creekside Restaurant & Bar
St. Basil Church
Don Faulhaber Funeral Home and Family
Jennifer Mahnic, Broadview Heights Councilwoman
The City of Brecksville
Brecksville Center for the Arts
Broadview Heights Lions
Royalton Hills Lions
North Coast Woodturners
Brecksville Broadview Heights High School Art Department
Dennis C. Jackson Co. LPA
David J. Horvath
Simon's Restaurant & Deli
Bob Evans', Independence
Panera Bread, Seven Hills
Toth Painting Solutions, Inc.
WELCOME BACK CLIP-ITY CLOP WESTERN STORE & SADDLERY!
CLIP-ITY CLOP will again display & provide your tack needs at our 65th Annual Kiwanis Horse Show in the Metroparks. It typically takes place the first Sunday in August. For more information, please click here.
Trick-or-Trot is a spooky, Halloween-themed 5K run and family friendly 1-mile Trick-or-Treat walk, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Brecksville, was held in the beautiful Brecksville Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks on the Saturday before Halloween. For more information, click here.
The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra returned to Brecksville Broadview Heights High School for a special Bicentennial Concert on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM at the school's music auditorium. The evening marked the sixth appearance of the orchestra at the school since 2001. The concert was led by James Feddeck, Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director of the Youth Orchestra. The concert included works by Bach, Brahms, and Dvorak and special music marking the Bicentennial.
The concert is sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Brecksville and Broadview Heights in cooperation with the Music Department at the High School.
For more information about the COYO performance, click here.
Each year, on the Sunday before Christmas, Santa makes a special appearance to the young children of Brecksville. Parents take small gifts to Chippewa Place where each gift is tied and labeled.
Six teams of Santas and their escorts assemble to whisk the packages to awaiting smiling children thru age 12. A photo op. awaits at the edge of the driveways.
The Santa Teams deliver about 500 gifts to the community in about 4 hours!
For information on how to get a Christmas present delivered by Santa to your child(ren) or grandchild(ren), please click here.