A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side.
THE 28TH ANNUAL CLIFTON ARTS & MUSICFEST will be held on Saturday, June 20TH from 10 am – 6 pm on Clifton Blvd. Live music, fine art, great food, specialty shopping, children’s activities, information booths. Free family event.
CREATIVE JOURNEYS for adults, children and families. Offers art labs and field trips. Log onto http://www.differentthingsgallery.biz/ or call 216/370-2414 for more information or to schedule group activities.
LA PLACITA CLEVELAND, an open-air market that celebrates the rich culture and entrepreneurial spirit of Cleveland’s Hispanic Community, is scheduled for June 13 and monthly through September at 2511 Clark Ave. Call Maria Soucek at 216/961-9073 ext. 202 for more information.
BLOCK CLUB MEETING
NORTH END BLOCK CLUB MEETING: W 50 St to W 57 St from Bridge Ave. to Detroit Ave. The North End Block Club is meeting on MONDAY June 22,2015 at 6:30 pm at The WEST BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH,5207 Franklin Blvd. Leave message at 216-281-6044 or firstname.lastname@example.org concerning the block club. We have guest speaker DEIDRE BROOKS! Her job is to protect and promote the interest of consumers and citizens in the city of Cleveland. For more info or questions please contact Ms. Brooks at 216-664-4098. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
FREE CLOTHING! Unity Freewill Baptist Church is having its first monthly free clothes give-away to anyone in need! The Clothing Closet will have Womens/Infants/Childrens/Teens/Mens in all sizes. Bags provided or bring own. Monday June 15 from 6-8pm at UFWB Church, 6658 Fry Road, Middleburg Hts. Call 216-644-1822 with questions.
The FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION lists all food safety recalls on http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm. Have a food safety specific question? Ask Karen is both http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/informational/askkaren and a free phone app that offers an encyclopedic knowledge about food and food safety, as well as a live chat feature that connects you with an expert. If you ever discover an issue with an FDA-regulated food, please call their toll-free number: 1-888-463-6332.
HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTION drop off is held the first Friday of each month at the Ridge Road Station at 3727 Ridge Rd. Some Saturday drop off also available (September 12, November 28 and December 26). Residential waste only! For specific items, go to http://portal.cleveland-oh.gov/portal/page/portal/CityofCleveland/Home/Community/Environment/TrashandRecycling#drop_sites or call 664-3717.
FREE LEGAL AID CLINICS will be held for US Veterans on Wednesday, June 3 (More info: https://lasclev.org/event/06032015/) and low-income individuals with questions about getting their criminal record sealed (expungement clinic) on Thursday, June 4 (More info: https://lasclev.org/event/06042015/). Both sessions by Appointment Only – Please Call 888-817-3777.
SUMMER READING CLUB includes fun, musically-themed programs and activities at the public library. Starts June 8. Join and finish by Friday, August 7 and participate in random drawings for membership to cool Cleveland destinations. Visit www.readingclub.cpl.org or your local Cleveland Public Library branch to register.
BASEBALL for adults and youth. Register at Recreation Centers: Clark (5706 Clark Ave., 664-4657), Cudell (1910 West Blvd., 664-4137), Estabrook (4125 Fulton, 664-4149) , Gunning (16700 Puritas, 420-7900), Halloran Rink (3550 West 117th, 664-4187) or Michael Zone (6301 Lorain Ave., 664-3373). Or call 664-2325.
OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOLS are open from the second weekend in June through the second weekend in August, Wednesdays thru Sundays from Noon until 7:30pm. They are located at: Greenwood Park (2220 West 38th), Halloran Park (3550 West 117th), Impett Pool (3207 West 153rd St), Lake Park (1341 West 85th), Lincoln Park (1200 Starkweather), Meyer Pool (3266 West 30th), and Sunrise Pool (3521 West 95th). Ask about free Learn to Swim Classes.
DO NOT BAG ANY RECYCLABLES before placing them in your blue recycling cart or recycling dumpsters. Also, do not place any non-recyclable items in the recycling carts. Call the Recycle Hotline for more information at 664-3717.
A FREE SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING CLASS will be held on Wednesday, June 3 from 6 to 8 pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel at 6928 Detroit Ave. Open to men and women of all ages. Comfortable clothing encouraged. Reservations required: call 216/363-2019 or email GONZALJ5@ccf.org.
COMPUTER ASSISTANCE AND INSTRUCTION, SEWING MACHINES, MAKER LAB HANDS-ON PROGRAMS, 3D PRINTING AND SOON 3D SCANNING are offered at the Lorain Branch of the Cleveland Public Library (8216 Lorain Ave., 623-7011, Lorain.Branch@cpl.org). At the Main Library (325 Superior Ave., Louis Stokes Wing, lower level, 623-2980), additional services are laser engraving and cutting, vinyl cutting and sign making, professional design and production software, check-out-a-trainer one-on-service, hands-on 3D printing and soon heat-press vinyl t-shirt creation.