Several events are on tap at TOPS@Seward School in Eastlake this week and in April:
Book Fair: TOPS will have a book fair in partnership with Secret Garden Bookstore from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday (March 16) and 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday (March 17). Last year, this event earned $1,000 worth of books for teachers, the TOPS library and the “A Book for Everyone Fund.”
Taste of TOPS: This all-school multicultural celebration and family potluck is 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday (March 17). Theme for this year is “deaf culture.” The event begins with a potluck in the cafeteria followed by live performances in the gym. There will be a raffle to benefit Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy, craft and activity tables, sign language lotto and movies and displays about deaf culture. The TOPS Coalition for Social Justice is the sponsor.
TOPS Auction: This annual event will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at St. Demetrios Church, 2100 Boyer Ave. E. The theme is “Give Them Wings” and all purchases directly TOPS and support programs like tutoring, art, drama, the reading block, science materials and more.
The auction welcomes donations, sponsorships and purchases from the neighborhood. You can donate by going to the auction website. There is also an online auction each week between now and April 9. Join the auction at the same website.