Bellefaire, Maltz Museum

The everyday Heroes Activity Center at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood will return for a second year in the museum’s special exhibition gallery space. Children can discover their everyday “super powers,” such as kindness, compassion, listening and helping through hands-on activities. The Everyday Heroes Activity Center will be open during regular hours from June 4 through Aug. 18.

“In each of us, there is a hero,” said David Schafer, managing director of the Maltz Museum, in a news release. “Inside, we are strong enough, brave enough and courageous enough to make choices that lift others up. Sometimes, we must even lift ourselves up first so that we can help someone else.”

In partnership with Bellefaire JCB in Shaker Heights on its 150th anniversary, the museum will honor those standing up and speaking out for children who are vulnerable such as those at-risk and with special needs, through shared thematic programming. 

The museum also announced its summer programing. “Kids Like Me Story Time” will be in the Everyday Heroes Activity Center at 11:30 a.m. on June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8. Admission is $5 with registration and free for children under 5 and museum members.

“Family Hero Day/Discount Family Fun Day” will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16 and will feature 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. screenings of the HBO documentary, “A Family Is a Family Is a Family.” Admission is $5 all day for everyone on June 16.

“Meet Community Heroes/Family Fun” will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 14 and will feature local activists and emergency service workers who will share how they keep the community safe and enact positive change. Meet members of the Beachwood Fire & Rescue team, climb in a firetruck and take home a firefighter hat. Admission is $5 with registration and free for children under 5 and museum members.

“Differences Are Beautiful Day” will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 4, with local author Gabe Feinberg and community heroes and ambassadors from Horvitz YouthAbility Program of Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland. Admission is $5 with registration and free for children under 5 and museum members.

The Maltz Museum also announced new screenings in its documentary film series. “Happy” will screen at 6:30 p.m. June 26 and “Wild Kids” will screen at 6:30 p.m. July 17. Admission for the films is $10 and $5 for museum members. Also, “Asperger’s R Us” will screen at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14; the screening is free with registration.

To register for any of these programs or for more information, call 216-593-0575.

The Maltz Museum is at 2929 Richmond Road.

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