SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM of Charter One Growing Communities Initiative offers grants for new retail businesses looking to open in the Ohio City Market District. Application deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, may 21. For info visit ohiocity.org or call Thomas McNair at 781-3321 ext. 107.
WASTE RECYCLING SEMINAR: The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District invites you to a waste and recycling seminar for businesses. Join the District’s Business Recycling Specialist Doreen Schreiber as she walks you through the steps to launch a successful recycling program in your place of business. Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 4750 East 131 Street, Garfield Heights. Successful Recycling in your Business from 9-10:15 a.m. Negotiating Waste & Recycling Contracts from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Free. For more information, contact Doreen Schreiber at (216) 443-3732 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is required. Register online at www.cuyahogaswd.org
CUYAHOGA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS is seeking election day workers (must be registered to vote). Poll Worker applications are available at www.boe.cuyahogacounty.us. For info, call 443-3277.
TREMONT WALKING CLUB meets at the Gazebo in Lincoln Park, W. 14th and Starkweather, to begin its neighborhood walks on Mondays, May 7, 14, and 21. All are welcome. For info call Tremont West Development Copr at 575-0920 or visit www.tremontwest.org.
TAKE A HIKE TOURS of 4 downtown neighborhoods begin on May 22nd: including Gateway District, Thursdays at 6 p.m.; Historic Warehouse District, Saturdays at 10 a.m.; Playhouse Square Tour, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Canal Basin Park/Settler’s Landing, Sundays at 10 a.m. For info call 771-1994 or visit www.clevelandgatewaydistrict.com.
NEIGHBORHOOD PLANT SWAP: Saturday, April 28 at St. Stephen’s Church parking lot (off W. 57th Street) lets neighbors swap plants and flowering bulbs, plus good condition gardening books, tools and equipment. Setup is at 11 a.m., plant swap from Noon to 2 p.m.. For info, visit ststephensociety.org/neighborhood.
GROWING SMALL FRUIT workshop will be presented by OSU Extension on Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. – Noon at Kentucky Garden, W. 38th and Franklin. For info, call 429-8200 ext 249. Or visit email@example.com.
GREEN HOUSES AND GREENHOUSES; will hold a hands-on composting workshop on May 19th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Bucyeye Learning Farm at E. 114th and Woodland. Tour of the farm at 10 a.m.. Workshop begins at 11 a.m. Lunch provided. For more information call Kim Foreman at 961-4646 x 104 or Radiah Douglas at 491-8450 ext 34.
OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET: Safe disposal of unused or expired medication will take place on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, W. 25th and Franklin, and Cleveland Police, 2nd District, 3841 Fulton Rd. Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and pet medications will be accepted. For info or other locations throughout the county, call 440-250-9916 from 8-4 weekdays, or visit www.drugawarenessandprevention.org.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS will be held in May on Tuesday, May 8th 11a.m. – Noon at West Park YMCA, 15501 Lorain Ave.; Friday, May 11th from 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at West Side Market, W. 25th and Lorain; and Friday, May 18th, 11 a.m. till noon at Dave’s Supermarket, 2700 Carroll Ave.
BREAST CANCER SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS for uninsured women over 40 will be offered on HOPE Saturday, may 19th, from 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at Lutheran, Fairview, and Lakewood Hospitals. For info and registration, call 476-HOPE (4673).
PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARD: The Ohio Association of Physicians Assistants (OAPA) has partnered with NeedyMeds, a national nonprofit organization, to offer Ohioans a free prescription-discount card that will help decrease the cost of their medications. The cards are available for free and can be obtained from many local physician assistants or downloaded immediately at www.ohiopa.com.
For more information about the OAPA Prescription Drug Discount Card, visit www.ohiopa.com.
OHIO PATIENTS RIGHTS: Hospitals can ban you for complaining – law needed” discussion May 14 Monday 5:00 p.m. , room 218, downtown Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Avenue. Call Ohio Patients Rights 216-221-2724.
CLEVELAND SENIOR DAY on Wednesday, May 16 at Cleveland Convention Center, 500 Lakeside Ave., features an information fair at 10 a.m. and lunch at noon. For info, call 664-2833 or visit www.cleveland.oh.gov.
STOCKYARD, CLARK-FULTON & BROOKLYN CENTRE COMMUNITY CLEANUP will be held Saturday, April 28th from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., followed by a Community Pot Luck at 1 p.m. at the W. 58th Community Orchard. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Lin Omni building, 3167 Fulton, supplies and water will be provided. For info, call 961-9073.
BAREFOOF WINE BEACH CLEAN-UP of Edgewater Park will be Saturday, May 5th. Meet at Edgewater Beach Pavilion from 10 a.m. – Noon to help with Friends of Edgewater State Park beach clean-up, followed by Noon- 3 p.m. party at the Harp, 4408 Detroit Avenue. For info, email FriendsofEdgewater@hotmail.com
TEACH ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: WSEM/El Barrio, located at Detroit and West 54th, is looking for people to teach English as a Second Language to immigrants. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9pm, as well as Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:30 to 5pm. If you are interested in more information on this or other volunteer opportunities with WSEM, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Cheryl Selak, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OHIO CITY TEE BALL LEAGUE is looking for volunteers and coaches. For info, contact Luis Hernandez at 781-3222 x 103 or email: email@example.com.
TREMONT MONTESSORI SCHOOL GARDEN, awarded as an American Heart Association teaching garden, will be welcoming volunteers to assist in building additional garden beds during May, culminating in Plant Day on Friday May 18th. For info, call Tremont West Development Corporation at 757-0920.
RIVERSWEEP’S ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN-UP INITIATIVE will be Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. – Noon at Near West Side locations, followed by lunch and entertainment. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kathy Cole at 520-1825.
SUMMER YOUTH GUIDE
SUMMER CAMP 2012: offered by Salvation Army, 4402 Clark Avenue, for youths pre-K through 6th Grade, will be held June 18th through August 10th. Camp will feature swimming lessons, sports, dance & theatre, art, hiking, field trips, reading, math & science. For fees, scholarship availability, or questions call Lucy Conant at 631-1515 ext. 20 or Luz Rivera at 631-1515 ext. 15.
FREE 7TH GRADE BOATING EDUCATION PROGRAM: for 7th grade students throughout Cuyahoga County will be held in May and June. Presented by the Spirit of America in association with the Bay Village Schools. For info visit spiritofamerica95.org/Cuyahoga or call Bay Village Schools at 440-871-3980.
OHIO CITY TEE BALL LEAGUE: Open and free to any boy or girl between ages of 4-6 years of age. The league, organized by Ohio City Inc., will start on Saturday June 16th and run for 6 weeks at Fairview Park, (W. 38th just South of Franklin). Thursday evening practice and Sunday games. For info and registration visit ohiocity.org or call Luis Hernandez at email@example.com or at 781-3222 x 103.