Lake Erie East Coastal Gazette

In This Issue:

Quilts 2015
Kirtland Temple Meet the Mormons
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Lunch and Lecture with Skye and James A Garfield
Maple Sugaring


Arts and Culture

January 30 – February 15

“Violet,” featuring music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, is an award-winning musical at the Lakeland Civic Theatre about a disfigured young woman on a cross-country journey seeking transformation through faith. Along the way, Violet forms unlikely friendships with her fellow riders, who teach her about beauty, love, courage, and what it means to be an outsider.  Read More

Quilts 2015
February 14 – March 25

Quilts 2015 displays more than 200 quilted works throughout the Farmpark Visitors Center. This breathtaking quilt show is undeniably one of Ohio’s finest.  Read More

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
February 20 – March 1

An enchanted forest, mischievous fairies, woodland creatures…is it all just a dream? Shakespeare’s classic tale of perfect love will delight audiences at the Willoughby Fine Arts Association. Perfect for the whole family, this production is rated G. Read More

Founder’s Day Breakfast
February 21

Downtown Painesville Organization brings their Founder’s Day Breakfast to Lake Erie College at 8am on February 21. Feel free to bring a guest and celebrate the past, present and future of Painesville. Of special interest is the introduction and welcome of the organization’s new Executive Director, David Polakowski. RSVP by calling 440-296-9375.  Read More

Food and Wine

Valentine’s Day Dinner
February 13 – 15

Treat your sweetheart to a fantastic Valentine’s Day Dinner at Grand River Cellars. Fine wine, delicious food, and a romantic evening is just what Cupid called for. Reservations are highly recommended.  Read More

Lunch and Lecture with Skye Bistro and James A Garfield
February 3

In honor of the upcoming Presidents Day holiday, enjoy a presentation that examines the similarities and differences between two famous Republican presidents: Abraham Lincoln and James A. Garfield. Read More

Outdoor Fun

Maple Sugaring at Farmpark
February 28 – March 22

Visitors take a wagon ride to the Woodland Center to witness the entire maple process as sap is collected, boiled, and turned into maple syrup and other products. Discover how trees are tapped and see the network of tubing that connects the 1,000 taps that provide sap for the Farmpark’s maple syrup production. Sample maple syrup and candy, make a maple craft, help gather sap and learn how to make maple syrup in your own backyard! Read More

Member Spotlight – Lake Metroparks

Quilts 2015 ~ February 14 – March 25

Quilts 2015 is the 24th annual showcase of quilts hung at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. The works include traditional bed quilts, contemporary wall art, and apparel. Surround yourself in the color and talent of this annual exhibit while admiring quilters’ handiwork. Enhance your appreciation for the hours of work put in by the artists as you read the story behind each quilt. The artist’s name, name of the quilted piece and judging information are also displayed. As you explore the gorgeous works of art on display, be sure to vote for your favorites to receive the People’s Choice award!

A quilt at the Farmpark Quilt Show 2015

Crimes of Passion by ReNae Merrill

2015 Featured Artist: RaNae Merrill is an award-winning quilter, author and teacher. Her unique “spiral” quilts have appeared in national shows and magazines, and her two books “Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts” and “Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts” have already become quilting classics.

Kirtland Temple movie gets critical acclaim

Meet the Mormons Movie

Meet the Mormons takes viewers on a journey into the day-to-day realities of six devout members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From their individual passions to their daily struggles, each story paints a picture as rich and unique as the next while challenging the stereotypes that surround the Mormon faith.

Karl Anderson and Jenna Jones

Karl Anderson, historian and stake patriarch of the
Kirtland, Ohio Stake, with comedian and “Meet the Mormons”
host Jenna Kim Jones

The film attracted capacity audiences and ranked No. 10 nationwide in box office sales when it was released on October 10, 2014. Sold-out showings were reported in major cities from New York City to locations in California.

The movie introduces audiences to six diverse Latter-day Saints and their families who come from different cultures: engineer and humanitarian Bishnu Adhikari, who is originally from Nepal; Ken Niumatalolo, the head football coach of the U.S. Naval Academy; Carolina Muñoz Marin, an amateur kickboxer from Costa Rica who runs a charity with her husband; Jermaine Sullivan, an academic counselor and bishop in Atlanta, Georgia; Utah missionary mom Dawn Armstrong; and Col. Gail Halvorsen (Ret.), the man known as “the candy bomber” during the Berlin Airlift in the 1940s.

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