Events

WE Scavenger Crawl 2018 is set for October 13!

Your favorite Halloween themed bar crawl meets scavenger hunt is back this 2018!  REGISTER TODAY!

Scavenger Crawlers will spend the evening of Saturday, October 13, 2018 touring West End Lakewood bars and restaurants searching for secret objects and ‘trick-or-treating’ for tasty adult beverages. Prizes for Scavenger Crawl winners and best team costume themes!

The cost is a flat rate of $25 per team.* Team Captains form a team of 2-6 friends, come up with a clever team name and costume theme, and get ready for a night of scavenging and fun! Must be 21+ to play. IDs will be checked.

“Best Adult Community Engagement Event in the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Area” by TMT Magazine!

“Most Outstanding in Themed Community Events in the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Area” Corporate Excellence Awards of 2018 by CV Magazine!

*Online pre-sale ends on Friday 10/12 at 4:00 pm EDT!

REGISTER TODAY!

*Day of registration available (location TBD) for $30 per team.

**All teams must check in during in-person registration on October 13. Photo IDs must be presented.**

REGISTRATION: 6:30 pm (location TBA)
SCAVENGER CRAWL: 7:00 pm sharp
AFTER PARTY & AWARDS: 9:30 pm (location TBA)

Additional details are below.

Check in promptly at 6:30 pm. All team members must be present so we can check valid photo IDs.

The Scavenger Crawl starts promptly at 7:00 pm for all teams.

Teams will have 2.5 hours to visit all of the participating locations and find the hidden objects (the locations and objects are top-secret at this time!) by no later than 9:30 pm. After that, teams will regroup to attend the awards ceremony, and are invited to stick around for the Scavenger Crawl After Party!

Read on for rules and details:

General Overview
1. Teams are to consist of 2-6 individuals. Participants must be 21 years of age or older to register. Groups larger than 6 are encouraged to form multiple teams. The cost of registration is $25/team (pre-sale).
2. Each team registers and pays online.
3. Shortly before the event, we’ll contact you to find out your team captain, your team name, and your team’s costume theme (e.g. a team who dresses up as superheroes; a team who dresses up as monsters). This information can also be provided during in-person registration on the day of the event.
4. Teams will check-in on the day of the event at one designated location (TBD); teams will be introduced so participants are familiar with their competitors. Teams will receive the Scavenger Crawl Passport, and other materials if necessary.
5. Following check-in and team introductions, all teams will begin at the same time, advancing to the location indicated on their Team’s Passport, and move throughout the participating locations at their own pace.
6. Each team proceeds to engage in Scavenger Crawl within the allotted amount of time of 2.5 hours.
7. Upon completion, all teams finish at a designated location TBD before the time limit of 9:30 pm for award ceremony and after party.

Bonus Game!
Where’s Waldo? Mini-Challenge
A sub-game of the Scavenger Crawl is the Where’s Waldo? Mini-Challenge. “Waldos” will be walking throughout the designated area and participating locations; one will be the official Waldo, while the others will be decoy Waldos. The official Waldo will have a badge to denote they are the true Waldo. The official Waldo will have a limited number of gift cards or other prizes. If a team comes finds the official Waldo, they get a bonus prize (while supplies last). Limit one prize per team.

Critical Concepts–Please Read
*The Scavenger Crawl is not a race. Teams are encouraged to patronize the participating locations at their leisure, while enjoying food and drink. Please drink responsibly and always make safety a priority. Use caution when crossing streets. Play nice.
*Trick-or-treating is for adults, too! Teams are encouraged to come up with fun costumes and team names. However, no real weapons of any kind will be permitted for costume uses, and you may be asked to remove masks if they appear to be threatening in any way. Business owners reserve the right to ensure their safety.
*Scavenger Crawlers who become rowdy, rude, or unreasonably intoxicated will be removed from the competition and asked to leave. Please be considerate and respectful toward other participants, other business patrons and personnel, WE volunteers, and any other fellow living creatures.
*Please have a designated driver or use cab services; please be mindful of others and do not drink and drive.

Prizes
*Scavenger Crawl Winning Team: The team that successfully completes the challenge and has the best costumes will be the “Scavenger Crawl Winner 2018.”
*Runner Up: An additional prize will be awarded for “Awesome Team Costume Theme.”
*Participation Trophy: We’ll raffle off a third prize, just for fun. Each team gets one raffle ticket.

Prizes may come in the form of gift baskets, gift cards, and/or products and services from West End businesses.

How the Scavenger Crawl Works:
*A photo of a unique object (a permanent fixture) will be taken inside each participating location in advance of the Scavenger Crawl.
*Each team will be given a Scavenger Crawl “Passport,” which will include the names of each participating location, and each of the photos in random order. Basic information/instructions will also be included as needed.
*Teams will visit each participating location to search for the hidden object shown in the photograph.
*Once the object is found, teams may photograph it on their phone and show it to the business’ representative, or accurately (and quietly!) describe the specific location where it was found.
*The business’ representative will stamp the photo on the Team’s Passport with a special stamp or marking to acknowledge the team successfully found the hidden object in their location.
*Repeat as needed until all hidden objects have been discovered, and be sure to make it back to the designated award ceremony by 9:30 pm in order to be eligible for the award ceremony.

Questions?  Contact us.

WE Mini Golf Open set for Saturday, June 30, 2018!

*6/29 UPDATE! PRE-REGISTRATION HAS ENDED BUT YOU CAN STILL BUY YOUR TICKETS IN PERSON ON SATURDAY! REGISTER IN PERSON AT MILO & ME (18117 Detroit) at 4pm for the family friendly Stroll or at 7pm for the adults only Crawl.*

West End Lakewood is at it again with a fun new summer event, the WE Mini Golf Open. Participating businesses have partnered to create mini-golf holes in their spaces throughout our neighborhood. Using their creativity, each will present some of the most unique mini-golf holes you’ll ever see.

Golfers register individually at just $5 per person. Golfers, armed with a map and scorecard, will travel around the West End neighborhood on June 30, with tee times from 4-6pm for the family-friendly “WE Mini Golf Stroll,” and again from 7-9pm for the adults-only “WE Mini Golf Crawl.” Participants are encouraged to wear fun golfing attire and will play their best game of mini-golf and are eligible to receive prizes for participation!

Our family-friendly “Mini Golf Stroll” takes place from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The Stroll is FREE to attend for children age 2 and younger! Golfers are invited to meet at Milo & Me upon conclusion for a light after party and prizes.

Our adults-only* “Mini Golf Crawl” takes place from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Inspired by the great success of the WE Scavenger Crawl, our Halloween-themed adult trick-or-treating bar crawl, participants will be eligible for drink specials at participating locations, and can join us at 9pm for a prize raffle and an exclusive after party hosted by El Carnicero!
*Must be age 21+. IDs will be checked upon arrival.

Proceeds from this event will support future West End Lakewood initiatives.

Be sure to check back frequently for updates!


Participating Locations*
The adults-only Crawl will feature a total of 9 holes; the family-friendly Stroll will feature a total of 5 holes.

  • Around the Corner (AO)
  • Beck Center for the Arts partnered with Cornucopia, Inc. (FF, AO)
  • Blackbird Baking Company (FF)
  • Dewey’s Pizza (FF, AO)
  • El Carnicero (AO)
  • Harry Buffalo (AO)
  • Lakewood Family YMCA (FF, AO)
  • Milo & Me
  • Pink Lotus Yoga Studio partnered with Breadsmith (FF, AO)
  • The Side Quest (AO)

(FF = family-friendly Stroll location)
(AO = adults-only Crawl location)

*Locations subject to change. Check back frequently for updates!


*6/29 UPDATE!

PRE-REGISTRATION HAS ENDED BUT YOU CAN STILL BUY YOUR TICKETS IN PERSON ON SATURDAY! REGISTER IN PERSON AT MILO & ME (18117 Detroit) at 4pm for the family friendly Stroll or at 7pm for the adults only Crawl.*

IMPORTANT NOTICES. Please read before registering.

  • Don’t forget to keep your tickets and present them upon arrival!
  • By participating in the WE Mini Golf Open (Stroll and/or Crawl), you agree to the terms of our liability and photo waivers.
  • Registrants may check in and begin at any participating location.
  • 21+ Crawl Participants: Please have IDs ready upon check in.
  • Participants are encouraged to wear fun golfing attire!

West End Lakewood Scavenger Crawl set for October 14, 2017

The next WE event is the Scavenger Crawl, a 21+ Halloween themed bar-crawl meets scavenger hunt!

Scavenger Crawlers will spend the evening of Saturday, October 14, 2017 touring West End Lakewood bars and restaurants searching for secret objects and ‘trick-or-treating’ for tasty adult beverages. Prizes for Scavenger Crawl winners and best team costume themes!

The cost is a flat rate of $25 per team. Team Captains form a team of 2-6 friends, come up with a clever team name and costume theme, and get ready for a night of scavenging and fun!

UPDATE: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED BUT STILL NEED TO PAY, PLEASE PAY HERE. After you pay, please forward your receipt to us immediately.

Additional details are below.

Check in promptly at 6:30 pm @ THE SIDE QUEST (17900 Detroit Ave.). All team members must be present so we can check valid photo IDs.

The Scavenger Crawl starts promptly at 7:00 pm for all teams.

Teams will have 2.5 hours to visit all of the participating locations and find the hidden objects (the locations and objects are top-secret at this time!)

Teams will meet back at Around the Corner by no later than 9:30 pm to complete the challenge, attend the awards ceremony, and stick around for the Scavenger Crawl After Party!

Scavenger Crawlers will be eligible for special prizes, invited to the Scavenger Crawl After Party, and will be eligible for $2 domestic drink specials at participating locations.

Read on for rules and details:

General Overview
1. Teams are to consist of 2-6 individuals. Participants must be 21 years of age or older to register. Groups larger than 6 are encouraged to form multiple teams. The cost of registration is $25/team.
2. Each team registers and pays online, listing anticipated number of team members and a team captain who will serve as the main point of contact.
3. Each team chooses a name, and a theme/costumes (e.g. a team who dresses up as superheroes; a team who dresses up as monsters). Team names and themes need not be determined at the time of online registration. This information can be provided during in-person registration on the day of the event.
4. Teams will check-in on the day of the event at one designated location (TBD); teams will be introduced so participants are familiar with their competitors. Teams will receive the Scavenger Crawl Passport, and other materials if necessary.
5. Following check-in and team introductions, all teams will begin at the same time, advancing to the location indicated on their Team’s Passport, and move throughout the participating locations at their own pace.
6. Each team proceeds to engage in Scavenger Crawl within the allotted amount of time of 2.5 hours.
7. Upon completion, all teams finish at Around the Corner before the time limit of 9:30 pm for award ceremony and after party.

Bonus Game!
Where’s Waldo? Mini-Challenge
A sub-game of the Scavenger Crawl is the Where’s Waldo? Mini-Challenge. “Waldos” will be walking throughout the designated area and participating locations; one will be the official Waldo, while the others will be decoy Waldos. The official Waldo will have a badge to denote they are the true Waldo. The official Waldo will have a limited number of gift cards or other prizes. If a team comes finds the official Waldo, they get a bonus prize (while supplies last). Limit one prize per team.

Critical Concepts–Please Read 
*The Scavenger Crawl is not a race. Teams are encouraged to patronize the participating locations at their leisure, while enjoying food and drink. Please drink responsibly and always make safety a priority. Use caution when crossing streets. Practice fair play.
*Teams are encouraged to come up with fun costumes and team names; the Scavenger Crawl can be considered a unique form of adult trick-or-treating. However, no real weapons of any kind will be permitted for costume uses, and you may be asked to remove masks if they appear to be threatening in any way. Business owners reserve the right to ensure their safety.
*Scavenger Crawlers who become rowdy, rude, or unreasonably intoxicated will be removed from the competition and asked to leave. Please be considerate and respectful toward other participants, other business patrons and personnel, WE volunteers, and any other fellow living creatures.
*Please have a designated driver or use taxi cab services; please be mindful of others and do not drink and drive.

Prizes
*Scavenger Crawl Winning Team: All teams must take a group photo that proudly showcases their team costume theme, and post it on social media using the #WELakewood and #ScavengerCrawl tags. All teams who successfully complete the Scavenger Crawl within the allotted time will be eligible for the title of “Scavenger Crawl Winning Team.” We’ll use your group photos as the tie-breaker. The Team that successfully completes the challenge and has the best photo will be the Scavenger Crawl Winner 2017.
*Best Team Costume Theme: An additional prize will be awarded for “Best Team Costume Theme.”
*Participation Trophy: We’ll raffle off a third prize, just for fun. Each team gets one raffle ticket.

Prizes may come in the form of gift baskets, gift cards, and/or products and services from West End businesses.

How the Scavenger Crawl Works:
*A photo of a unique object (a permanent fixture) will be taken inside each participating location in advance of the Scavenger Crawl.
*Each team will be given a Scavenger Crawl “Passport,” which will include the names of each participating location, and each of the photos in random order. Basic information/instructions will also be included as needed.
*Teams will visit each participating location to search for the hidden object shown in the photograph.
*Once the object is found, teams may photograph it on their phone and show it to the business’ representative, or accurately (and quietly!) describe the specific location where it was found.
*The business’ representative will stamp the photo on the Team’s Passport with a special stamp or marking to acknowledge the team successfully found the hidden object in their location.
*Repeat as needed until all hidden objects have been discovered, and be sure to make it back to Around the Corner by 9:30 pm in order to be eligible for the award ceremony.

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Haven’t paid your registration fee yet? Click here to PAY THE FEE.

Questions? Contact us.

**ANNOUNCEMENT: WellFest Raffle Prize Winners!!**

Congratulations to the following—you are the lucky winners of our amazing WellFest raffle prizes!
 
635008 (Erin Taggert) | One-Hour Swedish Massage Gift Card @ Sacred Hour
 
582068 | 5-Class Pass @ Pink Lotus Yoga
 
038006 | Two Ticket Vouchers for ‘City of Angels’ @ Beck Center for the Arts
 
352093 | Timex Run GPS 2.0 from Second Sole
 
582016 | 6-Month Family Membership @ Lakewood Family YMCA
 
582122 | 4.5-Hour Personal Training Package @ Lakewood Family YMCA
 
582153 | Pool Party for 20 @ Lakewood Family YMCA
 
582018 | ‘Close Up Magic’ Package* by Gilligan Magic (*sorry, no small children’s parties)
 
352094 | 5-Class Certificate with Water Bottle & Towel @ Ride + Workout
 
352212 | $65 Gift Card for Salon Services @ Selah Salon
 
038003 | $20 Gift Card for Breadsmith
 
198022 (Colleen Fleming) | $20 Gift Card for Cleveland Vegan
 
198004 (Lilly Metzger) | $20 Gift Card for Cleveland Vegan
 
**Winners MUST claim their prize electronically within 24 hours! Send us a Facebook message or fill out our contact form to claim your prize—MUST show ticket as proof (or proof of ID if names are provided). Prize must be picked up within 1 week. We will notify winners of further instructions as soon as they send us a Facebook message claiming their prize.**
 
Thanks for participating and super special thank you to all of our donors who generously provided these fantastic prizes!

WE WellFest Schedule of Activities!

The WE WellFest is Sunday, June 25. Admission is FREE.** Below is our comprehensive schedule of events. 

**Denoted activities require registration and/or fees.

Check in at our Welcome Table at the Lakewood Family YMCA anywhere between 7:00 am to 4:00 pm to receive a complimentary raffle ticket, Lyndall Insurance gift bag (while supplies last), and the official WellFest Map and Schedule of activities.

Hungry? Over 15 West End District restaurants will be serving brunch!

Visit the Lakewood Family YMCA between 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm for our Wellness Pop Up Shop! Featuring health & wellness vendors of the West End District, and wellness wares of 10+ local artists.

We’ll also have Life Size Lawn Games, magic by Gilligan the Magician, face painting, and sidewalk chalk crafts throughout the District!

For a full list of participants and activities, check out our facebook event page here.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Activities are free and do not require registration unless otherwise noted. Details regarding fees and registration are below the schedule.**

6a – 9a Indoor Triathlon @ Lakewood Family YMCA**
7a – 8:30a Row/Stretch Class @ Ride + Workout.**
8:00 am Group Run (or walk) through the Metroparks. Varying intervals for all experience levels. Meet @ Second Sole by 8 am
7:15a – 8a Donation Meditation and Morning Stretch by Pink Lotus Yoga (@ Rocky River Park Upper Deck)
7:30a – 8:45a Ride/Stretch Class @ Ride + Workout**
8:15a – 9:45a Donation Outdoor Morning Yoga by Pink Lotus Yoga (@ Rocky River Park Upper Deck)
9a – 10a Active Isolated Stretch Class (complimentary) @ Ride + Workout** ~ We recommend you bring a yoga mat.
10a – 12p Spa Tours of our Main Spa and The Bungalow w/Tabitha @ Sacred Hour Wellness Spa
10a – 12p Chair Massage @ Sacred Hour Patio**
10a – 3p Tasty, nutritional bread samples @ Breadsmith
10a – 4p Magic by Gilligan ~ Gilligan will wander throughout the District performing magic tricks. Look for him at the Lakewood Family YMCA and the Beck Center for the Arts!
10:15a – 11:15a Yoga @ Pink Lotus Studio**
11a – 11:30a Cooking Demo @ Cornucopia, Inc.
11a – 4p Life Size Lawn Games @ Beck Center for the Arts
11:30a – 12:30p Yoga @ Pink Lotus Studio**
12p – 3p Face Painting @ Beck Center for the Arts
12p – 4p Wellness Pop Up Shop @ Lakewood Family YMCA
12p – 4p Live Music @ Sacred Hour Patio ~ bring a chair
1p – 1:30p Cooking Demo @ Cornucopia, Inc.
1p – 1:45p Youth Yoga ages 4-8 @ Pink Lotus Studio**
1p – 2p Drums Alive @ Beck Center for the Arts
1p – 2p Drugless Strategies to Decreasing Stress Health Talk by Dr. Anthony DeMaria @ Lakewood Family YMCA (in the Community Room)
1p – 3p Thai Massage @ Sacred Hour Wellness Spa**
1p – 3p Kick Ball @ Edward’s Park (18+ only)
1p – 4p Wine Tastings @ Cap & Corks (21+ only)
2p – 3p Youth Yoga ages 9-14 @ Pink Lotus Studio**
2p – 4p Drum Circle @ Beck Center for the Arts
3:15p – 4p Yoga @ Pink Lotus Studio

**

**YMCA: Indoor Triathlon is a fundraiser and requires registration.
Register or learn more by contacting grick@clevelandymca.org.
**Sacred Hour: Denoted activities require fee. Chair massage and Thai massage are $1/minute. All proceeds from massage fees go to Lakewood Animal Shelter.
**Pink Lotus: Denoted activities require fee. Online pre-registration is highly recommended. View schedule and register here. Drop-ins accepted on space-available basis.  Proceeds from donation classes benefit local nonprofit.
**Ride and Workout: 9am AIS class is complimentary but pre-registration is required. 7a Row/Stretch class and 7:30a Ride/Stretch class require fee but first-timers can enjoy a discounted rate of $8; pre-register online. Visit website for details and to register.

WE WellFest Activities & Participants

The West End District of Lakewood is proud to present the WE WellFest on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Festivities begin as early as 6:00 am and will conclude around 4:00 pm.

Please join us for this District-wide inaugural event. The West End District is on Detroit Avenue from Cranford Avenue to Valley Parkway and Sloane.

ADMISSION IS FREE!**

CHECK OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE DETAILS: www.facebook.com/events/305729029861603

Activities for all ages include but are not limited to:

  • Indoor triathlon, fitness activities, and games of the ’50s and ’60s at the YMCA
  • Outdoor massage and demos by Sacred Hour
  • Group rides and runs by Ride + Work Out and Second Sole
  • Indoor & outdoor yoga and meditation sessions by Pink Lotus Yoga Studio
  • Drums Alive demonstrations and theater performances at the Beck Center for the Arts
  • Cooking demonstrations by Cornucopia, Inc.
  • Kick ball games and more at Edwards Park
  • Plant and flower sales
  • Arts activities and face painting for kids and adults
  • “Walk the WE” self-guided 2.5 mile walk of the District
  • Live music
  • Over 15 District restaurants serving Sunday brunch
  • Raffle prizes
  • And much more! Stay tuned!

Advanced registration for the WellFest is not required, although some activities may require registration.** See our website for details.

Check in at our Welcome Table at the Lakewood Family YMCA to receive a complimentary raffle ticket!+ The first 300 guests who check in at the Welcome Table will also receive a free gift bag, courtesy of Lyndall Insurance.

+Earn additional raffle tickets by checking in at various Wellness themed activities! Limit one raffle ticket per check-in. Extra raffle tickets will also be available for purchase. All prize winners will be announced on our Facebook page, so be sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

WellFest participants and vendors include:
*Lakewood Family YMCA
*Sacred Hour
*Pink Lotus Yoga Studio
*Ride + Workout
*Second Sole
*The Beck Center for the Arts
*Cornucopia, Inc.
*Russel Chiropractic
*Lyndall Insurance
*Cleveland Metroparks
*Edwards Park
*and prizes provided by Cleveland Vegan

Our list of participants and activities is growing! STAY TUNED for more up-to-date information as it is added!

Interested in participating as a vendor? Interested in advertisement and sponsorship opportunities? Please contact Erin Vokes, Chair of the West End District Taskforce, by sending us a message.
EDIT: AS OF 6-21-17 WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING VENDOR APPLICATIONS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

**Note: ACTIVITIES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Certain activities and services may require a fee. We’ll make updates as specific fees and registration information becomes available.

WE WellFest is now Sunday, June 25. We’re seeking participants!

UPDATE 6-21-17: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

Interested in participating? Please fill out this form: WE WellFest Participation Form

Details are below!

An Invitation to all West End Lakewood Businesses and Organizations

 You’re invited join the West End Lakewood Alliance (WE Lakewood) in participating in and promoting a WE WELLFEST on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

This community-wide daylong event will highlight wellness activities and options and showcase the numerous wellness-based business and organizations in the West End District of Lakewood.

Our goals for the day are to invite West End residents, families, and friends to experience a fun day focused on:

  • nutrition and healthy eating
  • physical activity, recreation, and fitness
  • well-being, body and mind, peace and creativity
  • The importance of a healthy planet

Ideas are being generated and we hope you will add yourself to the growing list of business and organizations planning to provide an activity throughout the day.  If you would like to offer your space to collaborate with others, that would be great too! Here’s a list of topics and activities ideas:

  • food and beverage samples (health benefits of wine?)
  • cooking demonstrations and/or competitions
  • yoga and meditation
  • arts and crafts
  • wellness through the arts; theater, improv, music, dance, visual arts
  • fitness and recreational activities; kickball, basketball, a group run, cycling, walking

The timing of activities are flexible, but the day will wrap by 4:00pm. The YMCA has generously agreed to serve as a central place for registration/check-in and information dissemination during the event.

If you would like to participate, coordinate, or collaborate on an activity, or if you are willing to promote the event, please fill out the interest form above or contact Erin Vokes of the WE Taskforce, at erin.vokes@gmail.com.

All West End vendors are welcome to participate and we aspire to feature activities for all ages.

WE look forward to hearing from you!

 

2017 Events Calendar Announced!

We’re pleased to announce that our 2017 Events Calendar has been set!

WE Well Fest, Spring 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017

WE Market, Summer 2017
Sunday, Date TBD

WE Scavenger Hunt, Fall 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017

WE Winter Event–TBD

Stay tuned for exciting updates!