CHAMBER SHOWCASE: Thursday is the Fairview Park Chamber of Commerce’s Business Showcase at the Gemini Center, 21225 Lorain Road. The free event, which takes place from 2 to 7 p.m., will feature more than 50 area stores, businesses and restaurants. The restaurants and food stores will be offering free samples to attendees.
The business expo gives local firms the opportunity to expand their customer base and gain greater exposure to consumers in the area, organizers say.
West Life is a sponsor of the Fairview Park Chamber Business Showcase.
SHREDDING: Thanks to a grant from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District, a shredding truck will be at Fairview Park City Hall, 20777 Lorain Road, at 9 a.m. Saturday to shred materials belonging to city residents. Residents may bring two boxes of material to be shredded. Because the service is available only to Fairview Park residents, those taking advantage of the shredding opportunity are asked to bring identification.
The shredding service is available thanks to a grant from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.
FUN RUN: St. Angela Merici School’s seventh annual 5K Fun Run & Walk will take place Saturday morning. The event consist of a one-mile walk at 8 a.m. and a 5K run at 8:30 a.m. Both start and finish at the school, located at the northeast corner of West 210th Street and Lorain Road. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in the 5K race and winners in various age groups.
Race-day registration is $25. Forms are available at the parish website, www.samparish.org, or at the Parish Center. Payment should be payable to St. Angela Merici, St. Angela Merici Fun Run & Walk, 20830 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH 44126. The registration fee includes a T-shirt and other items.
Fairview Hospital is the run’s primary sponsor. Proceeds will benefit the West Side Catholic Center and St. Angela Merici School’s wellness initiatives.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Fairview Park Historical Society Museum and Archives, located at Bain Park Cabin, will be open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
HYDRANT FLUSHING: The Fairview Park Fire Department’s annual inspection and flushing of fire hydrants will begin May 1 and continue until all hydrants have been flushed, reports Fire Chief Bud Williams.
Hydrant flushing can cause water to temporarily become rusty. Residents are advised to check their water, especially before using their washing machines. Residents should run their faucets until the rusty water turns clear.