Erie Waters’ flute concert offers a unique musical experience: Talk of the Towns

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — Erie Waters, the Greater Cleveland Flute Society Flute Ensemble, rehearsed at Brecksville United Methodist Church for their Aug. 11 performance at the National Flute Association convention in Chicago. There they will share a program of works written for flute choir by composers from the Cleveland area.

As a thank you, Erie Waters is offering a preview concert at 7 p.m. on August 8 in the church sanctuary. All are invited to this free concert. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and tell your friends, family and community about it.

Brecksville United Methodist Church is located at 65 Public Square in Brecksville.

Erie Waters was born when a group of professional and amateur musicians performed new flute music by Cleveland composers at the Chicago Flute Festival in 2009. Their unique sound comes from bringing together bass, viola, flutes in C, piccolo and Native American flutes.

Erie Waters performs a variety of musical genres and styles.

The Greater Cleveland Flute Society sponsors recitals, master classes, student festivals, and conferences throughout the year to promote flute teaching and instruction in the community at all levels. The society offers outreach activities to increase awareness of music and the flute through performance, and is actively involved in regional and national organizations.

Its members include students, adults, teachers, amateur and professional flautists, and corporate sponsors. The Greater Cleveland Flute Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Kind gesture: If you live in Brecksville, you couldn’t have missed the road construction happening on Brecksville Road, near the plaza and next to Brecksville United Methodist Church. This involves huge machinery, pipelines, lots of drilling and closed lanes, which sometimes cause a backup.

The church thought that since they were sharing a space with the construction workers, there might be a way to show them some care and patience. So the Missions & Outreach committee purchased a picnic table so workers could sit down and rest when they take a break.

It turns out that one of the men working on the project is also in the ministry of The United Methodist Church. A new relationship blossomed and he even attended a church staff meeting to tell everyone about the project. It is a perfect example of love in action.

Square dance: A local dance group in Brecksville is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special occasion. The Brecksville Squares Dance Club is hosting a “Get Familiar with Social Square Dancing” event on September 12 at the Church of the Assumption (in the Old Hall on the right) from 7-9 p.m.

The church is located at 9183 Broadview Road in Broadview Heights. Free entry.

Square dancing has come a long way from the early fiddle and barn days into the 21st century, especially in the type of music played.

The public is cordially invited to attend this event. Previous dance experience is not necessary. Participate and just wear comfortable shoes.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Brecksville Squares at [email protected]

Shredding day: Broadview Community Shred Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on August 6 at the Broadview Heights Service Garage, 9543 Broadview Road.

Residents can bring up to five bags of their private documents to be shredded on site free of charge. Staples, ties and paperclips do not need to be removed.

This is for residents only – no businesses.

Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for Lend A Hand Food Pantry. The food pantry, which serves Broadview Heights, Seven Hills and Independence, is located in Broadview Heights, across from the police station.

The food distribution takes place on the third Saturday of the month. Those who need help should call and register in advance with the food bank at 440-526-0514.

Concert: The Broadview Heights Concert and Cruise-In will feature Revival, a band that plays the music of the Allman Brothers Band.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. on August 5 at the Broadview Heights Amphitheater, 9543 Broadview Road, and is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

Food and drinks will be available for sale. Pets are not accepted.

For the full summer concert series, go to

Mask guidelines: Due to broken glass in Brecksville’s new outdoor pool in the Aquatic Center, the center had to close and drain, clean and refill the pool.

The source of the glass was a child’s full face swimming mask, which fell face down on the deck, broke and could not be contained. In order to ensure total safety for all, the emptying of the swimming pool was necessary.

After a short closure, the pool is open again for everyone’s enjoyment.

A friendly note on swimming masks has been issued by the Aquatic Center. As the popularity of children’s masks increases, keep a few things in mind:

· Make sure the lens is plastic or acrylic type. Glass of any type, including tempered, is unsafe in a swimming pool environment. The glass will shatter when a mask falls face down on a concrete terrace.

· Masks are less safe for untrained users, especially those whose nose is integrated into the mask. This can result in an untrained user suffocating from the water.

· For many reasons the use of goggles, especially for children, is much preferred by aquatic professionals to full face masks.

Product market: The North Royalton Produce Market is a cooperative effort of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and partner agencies St. Albert the Great and Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church.

The market, held on the second Tuesday of the month from April to October, is specifically intended to serve the elderly population of our community. However, anyone who meets the income eligibility, determined by the federal poverty guidelines, can receive fresh produce from the market, located at the York Road Recreation Field Pavilion at 14631 York Road.

The next commodity market is scheduled for August 9.

You will need to stay in your car. Place your first and last name on a piece of paper, then place the paper on your board in the window so volunteers can read your sign through the window. They require you to clean the trunk of your vehicle before distribution.

For security reasons, no one can enter your vehicle to load food. Due to safety regulations, you must remain in your vehicle to receive food.

Let the communities of Brecksville, Broadview Heights and North Royalton know what’s happening with your organization, church, school, business or family. Email me at [email protected].

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