A Celebration of the Life of Hugh Calkins
Saturday, September 13, 4:00 pm
First Unitarian Church, 21600 Shaker Boulevard, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Hugh Calkins’ friends, family members, and all those who were touched by his life, work, and practical conviction that we can make our world a better place: we invite you to join us at this celebration. Following the 90-minute service, the family will host a reception at Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Boulevard, Shaker Heights, Ohio, beginning at 6:00 pm. A bookstore might not seem an intuitively obvious choice for the reception following a memorial service — but this is no ordinary bookstore, and Hugh Calkins was no ordinary man. There will be valet parking available; check back at this site in the weeks leading up to the event for more details.
For those traveling to Cleveland for the Celebration:
Our dad loved Cleveland with a passion. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to experience some of its many attractions and dimensions. There is plenty of information available online about visiting Cleveland: the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, Playhouse Square, the stupendously amazing West Side Market, the funky downtown Tremont and Warehouse districts, the historic Arcade, University Circle with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the home of the Cleveland Orchestra, the Shaker Lakes Nature Center, the Coventry neighborhood, and so much more.
“Home” Hotel: Embassy Suites, Beachwood OH
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Beachwood, a ten minute drive from the church. Rooms there are $129 if you specify that you’re there for the Hugh Calkins Celebration Weekend when you call. By phone: 800-317-1960; specify the group code, which is HCC. For online reservations: Use the website below; enter dates and number of guests; click the “enter special code section” and enter HCC for your group code and continue to make reservations. Room types are based on a first come first serve basis. The cutoff date is Friday, August 29, 2014 to get the special group rate.
3775 Park E Dr, Beachwood, OH 44122
Local Hotel Phone:(216) 765-8066
Below is a list of hotels. The first group represents chain hotels near the First Unitarian Church, where the service will be held. Those traveling with families will find the most affordable lodgings there. The second group represents other hotels or b&bs that are nearer to Cleveland’s cultural attractions. Driving time from Downtown Cleveland to the church is no more than a half hour, on weekends.
Near the Church:
Hampton Inn & Suites Cleveland-Beachwood
3840 Orange Pl, Beachwood, OH 44122
Fairfield Inn & Suites Cleveland Beachwood (Marriott)
3750 Orange Pl, Beachwood, OH 44122
Courtyard Cleveland Beachwood
3695 Orange Pl, Beachwood, OH 44122
Extended Stay America / Homestead Studio Suites Cleveland – Beachwood
3625 Orange Pl, Cleveland, OH 44122 OR 3820 Orange Pl.,Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone:(216) 896-5555 Phone: (216) 595-9551
Maid service $5 extra, Fresh towels available daily. Rooms include kitchen. Pet friendly ($25 fee)
Hilton Cleveland East /Beachwood
3663 Park E Dr, Beachwood, OH 44122
Bed and Breakfast inns:
University Circle: The Tudor Arms Hotel Doubletree by Hilton 10660 Carnegie Avenue 216-455-1260 http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/the-tudor-arms-hotel-cleveland-a-do ubletree-by-hilton-CLEUCDT/index.html from $200
Historic University Circle: Gliddon House 1901 Ford Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 | Phone: 866-812-4537 http://www.gliddenhouse.com from $169