Why? Weekends!

It was another busy, fun, and festive weekend! On Friday, I had some of Jeffrey’s little buddies for a holiday play date (more on that later this week).

Saturday morning, I volunteered with other fellow Playhouse Square Partners members at Tinsel Town. The lobby of the Connor Palace Theatre was filled with Christmas crafts, hot chocolate, pictures with Santa and Slider, and lots of other festive fun.


There was also a Chinese raffle and silent auction to raise money for the Bus Fund, which helps make trips to Playhouse Square possible for school children.

My volunteer task was escorting Slider around the event. As a longtime Cleveland Indians fan, this was a perfect job!


Matthew and Jeffrey attended the event and had a great time! They got to decorate cookies and make candy cane reindeer…


…we had an audience with Santa…


…and perhaps my favorite was the balloon artist who made a dinosaur wearing a Santa hat to match Jeffrey’s sweater!


It was a great way to spend the morning, taking in the beauty of a Playhouse Square theater, getting to have some holiday fun, and helping raise money for the Bus Fund!

On Saturday evening, Matthew and I returned to Playhouse Square to see the Cleveland Play House production of “A Christmas Story” with the John Carroll University Cleveland Alumni Chapter.


We started with Christmas Ale and cookies at Parnell’s Pub, then headed to the show. We also got to take in the Festival of Trees in the Allen Theatre lobby, which is open daily through December 24, and features beautifully-decorated trees from local designers and businesses.

A Christmas Story” was a charming rendition of the movie that we’ve all grown to love. I especially enjoyed the interactions between the narrator (adult Ralphie) and the child Ralphie. You can see “A Christmas Story” now through December 23.

And if you’re a John Carroll alum, the Alumni Christmas Reception is happening this Thursday, December 17 at the Dolan Center for Science and Technology from 6-8pm. This is truly one of my favorite events of the season. It’s free to attend, but you need to RSVP and can do so here.

On Sunday, I started my day with a little necessary zen at Evolution Yoga with Alicia‘s Sweet Heat Flow. Since my next stop was the mall for Christmas shopping, the relaxation was much needed.

In the afternoon, we celebrated my grandpa’s 91st birthday! What a milestone!

So, that was my weekend! Lots of festive, merry, good times! How was yours?

***Disclosure: I am the co-chair of the Education Committee of Playhouse Square Partners and the chair of the Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Committee of the John Carroll University Cleveland Alumni Chapter. These committees planned the respective events in this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***



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