Cleveland Miniaturia Society holds Alice-themed show on Oct. 10

This teacup will be on exhibit at the show. The teacup was made by covering a balloon with paper-mache, then cutting it in half.

Something really cool is happening on Saturday, Oct. 10! Cleveland Miniaturia Society is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's  "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." For a century and a half this much loved children's book has delighted us. We have fallen down the rabbit hole with Alice, taken tea with her and the Mad Hatter, been maddened by the Cheshire Cat, and had to convince the Queen of Hearts we didn't steal her tarts! 

Join CMS down the rabbit hole, at the Don Umerley Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the club's 44th annual show, where members will exhibit their favorite Alice characters, in miniature!

Preparation for the show began last January, when members covered balloons with paper-mache to make display structures for "Alice in Wonderland" teacups and rabbit hollows. Other projects throughout the year included the Rose Garden playing card characters, an "Alice in Wonderland" dress, hat, clothes stand, and overstuffed chair covered in a harlequin fabric. Members have incorporated these monthly projects into their show exhibits. In April the club celebrated its 44th anniversary with an "Unbirthday" party, with a birthday cake labeled "Eat Me," and water bottles labeled "Drink Me."

CMS member, Dr. Marie Albano, will greet visitors at the show, dressed as Alice. Guests coming to the show are welcome to come dressed as their favorite Wonderland character too! There will be door prize drawings, a raffle for miniature Artisan items, food, and vendor tables selling miniatures for dollhouses and room-boxes.

Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children; age 5 and under free. Proceeds will benefit WAGS 4 WARRIORS. For info email, call 440-522-1308 or to view miniatures being raffled at the show, visit


Lynne Rice

Resident of Westlake. Interested in quilting and miniatures.

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Volume 7, Issue 19, Posted 8:58 AM, 10.06.2015