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April 2019 Community Board

April  2019 Community Board

The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. Printing for it is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters.

ARTS

TRANSFORMER STATION, 1400 W. 29THStreet: Gallery Talk: Raúl de Nieves Fina. Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibit on Saturday April 6, 2 p.m. English, 3 p.m Spanish; or Thursday April 11, 6:30 p.m. English, 7:30 p.m. Spanish. Free. Registration required. Call the Cleveland Museum of Art to register at 421-7350.

ART HOUSE, 3119 Denison Avenue,Community Culture Night with Petra Gruber; April 26th, 7:00-8:30 p.m.   A free “artist” lecture where an innovator, thinker or artist is invited to talk about their work and what inspires them in a relaxed environment.

DANCE MASTERY PROGRAM: Cuyahoga Community College offers a free dance classes for youths ages 6-18 at the Broadway School of Music and Arts, 5415 Broadway Avenue. For more information call 987-6145 or register online at www.tri-c.eddu/caaregister

LES DELICES offers admission to LD@PLAY: Mother Nature Makes Music on April 6that 3 p.m. at the Bop Stop, 2920 Detroit Avenue. For more information call 216-302-8404 or email: info@lesdelices.org.

SPACES, at 2900 Detroit Avenue,offers free gallery admission. Its hours are Tuesday through Friday from Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays- open until 8 p.m. Free gallery tours available upon request.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CLEVELAND (MOCA)at 11400 Euclid Avenue is now offering the public free daily admission. Hours are Tuesday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

CLEVELAND DRUM CIRCLE: Sundays at 3 p.m. at St. Colman Church, 2027 W. 65thStreet.

WALKABOUTTREMONT is held every second Friday from 6 to 10 pm.  For more information, visit walkabouttremont.com

78THSTREET STUDIOS, 1300 W. 78thStreet. Art Opening for over 50 studios and galleries every 3rdFriday of every month, 5-9 p.m. 78streetstudios.com.

ART HOUSE, 3119 Denison Avenue, 17th Annual Urban Bright Exhibition; May 3rd, 4:00-5:30 Ice Cream Social 6:00-9:00pm Opening Reception. Urban Bright is Art House’s award winning arts-in-education program working in 10 schools providing amazing artistic opportunities for Cleveland students. We celebrate their achievements at Art House with an accumulating exhibition with free ice cream for the students and later, beverages and finger foods for all the school staff, partners, funders, artists and volunteers that helped make Urban Bright happen for the 2018-2019 school year.

STATION HOPE 2019:Cleveland Public Theatre presents this celebration of hope on Saturday May 4 from 7-10 p.m. at St. John Episcopal Church ,2600 Church Ave

COMMUNITY

WESTOWN COMMUNITY MEETING: Ceramic Artist Angelica Pozo will present her final art for the ceramic tiles for the new Dollar General Store at 12418 Bellaire Road on April 1stat Second Calvary Church Hall, 12017 Emery Ave at 5:30 p.m.

HAPPY DOG TAKES ON THE WORLD: Why and how Americans should care about Yemen: Tuesday, April 2ndfrom 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m. at the Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Ave. Join Cleveland Peace Action as WCPN’s Tony Ganzer talks with Stacey Philbrick Yadav, a member of the executive committee of the American Institute of Yemeni Studies.

THE CLEVELAND WEST SIDE VILLAGE: On Saturday April 13th The Cleveland West Side Village will have a presentation from the Long Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) on how to make decisions on long term care and on the services offered by the LTCO.  The program will be held at Cogswell Hall, 7200 Franklin Blvd., registration and coffee at 9:30 a.m., speaker at 10 a.m.

CLEVELANDERS FOR PUBLICTRANSITwill hold its next Fair Fares Advocacy Committee meeting on Monday, April 8that 7 p.m. in the All Aboard Ohio Office in Tower City above American Greetings (the corner office near the 2ndlevel food court.) If new to Fair Fares RSVP to Alanna Faith, Co-Chair at 2alannafaith@gmail.comfor background info.

CLEVELANDERS FOR PUBLICTRANSITwill hold its next Riders Meeting and Election on Monday April 15that 6 p.m. in the All Aboard Ohio Office in Tower City above American Greetings (the corner office near the 2ndlevel food court.) Nominations for the Coordinating Committee election will be accepted by email until April 1stat clefortransit@gmail.com

SECOND DISTRICT POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING:Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m. at Applewood Centers, 3518 W. 25th(In the gym on Daisey.)

WARD 14 COMMUNITY MEETING:Thursday, April 25th, 6-7 p.m. at Family Ministry Center, 3389 Fulton Road.

COMMUNITY ACTION

CLEVELAND LEAD ADVOCATES FOR SAFE HOUSING (CLASH) is looking for registered voters in Cleveland to sign or help circulate petitions to place a Lead Safe Initiative on the November Ballot. To learn where to sign a petition, and how to circulate a petition go to: https://actionnetwork.org/campaigns/clash-cleveland-lead-advocates-for-safe-housing/

DONATIONS

DONATE YOUR UNWANTED, USABLE GOODS.Cuyahoga County businesses and residents can donate their unwanted items with the help of a useful book published by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District called Pass It On: A Resource-Full Guide to Donating Usable Stuff.  It lists over 120 community service and nonprofit organizations that work on behalf of youth, seniors, the homeless and others in Cuyahoga County. Toys, art supplies, clothing, books, school supplies, office equipment, sporting goods, tools, furniture and more can be donated to the organizations listed in this guide.  Donating usable goods helps others and reduces waste.  Would-be donators of goods can search how to donate or recycle their items on the District’s “What Do I Do With?” database at www.CuyahogaRecycles.org. Additionally, a printable PDF is available at www.cuyahogarecycles.org/pass_it_on_book. People can also request copies of the soft-bound book by calling the Solid Waste District at 216.443.3749 or online at www.cuyahogarecycles.org/PublicationRequest.aspx.

EDUCATION

CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTIRICT is seeking public input to its Citywide Analysis for Long Term Planning for its schools. Meetings are scheduled in each of the six regions of the school district. In the West Region which includes Clark Fulton, Brooklyn Centre, Stockyards and Old Brooklyn neighborhoods the meeting will be held on Saturday, April 6that 1:30 p.m. at Max Hayes High School, 2211 W. 65thStreet. In the Near West Region which includes the Tremont, Ohio City, Detroit Shoreway, Cudell-Edgewater and West Boulevard neighborhoods there will be two meetings: Thursday April 11thand Thursday April 18th, both meetings will be at Garrett Morgan High School, 4016 Woodbine, at 6 p.m.. In the Southwest Region, which includes the Jefferson, Bellaire Puritas, Kamms and Hopkins areas the meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at New Tech West School at 11801 Worthington. For more information visit: QualitySchoolsforCLEkids.org.

COMMUNITY FORUM ON EDUCATION FUNDING:On April 16, 2016, the Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will host a community forum to gather public testimony on the civil rights impact of education funding allocations in Ohio. The Committee is conducting this study to examine: The extent to which the state’s school funding formula may contribute to a disparate impact on educational access and outcomes on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, and/or disability status; If these policies and practices are reasonably necessary to the education success of the students or other aspects of the education system; and alternative policies and practices with the demonstrated potential to address such concerns. The meeting on April 16 will be from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at DoubleTree Suites, Columbus Downtown, River Conference Room, 55 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215. The meeting is free and open to the public. No appointment or registration is necessary, however, you must sign up onsite to speak. Please come to share your experiences. The Committee will also accept written testimony submitted to Mwojnaroski@user.govby May 16, 2019.

CLEVELAND BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING:April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at John Adams High School, 3817 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

CLEVELAND TRANSFORMATION ALLIANCE MEETING:April 29th, 5:30 p.m. at 5:30 p.m. at the first floor conference room of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority at 8120 Kinsman Road.

ENVIRONMENT

CUAYAHOGA RECYCLES OFFERS YOUTH GROUPS CLEAN UP CUYAHOGA KITS: Clean Up Cuyahoga kits include recycling bags, garbage bags, cloth gloves, car litter bags, seed packets, educational materials and promotional items. Groups and schools can request kits for up to 30 participants. Any adult representative of a school or youth group may request a clean-up kit by completing a short form at this link: https://cuyahogarecycles.org/clean_up_cuyahoga.  Cuyahoga Recycles can also loan additional supplies like large shovels, garden shovels, litter pick-up tools, safety vests and additional garden gloves for large groups or group plantings. Visit www.CuyahogaRecycles.org or call 216.443.3749 to learn how to recycle in your community and discover other recycling and disposal options.

HAZARDOUS AND TOXIC WASTE IN LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES: Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, E. 45thand Superior Avenue.

CLEVELAND DIVESTMENT PROJECT: Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at 3523 West Blvd. Help individuals and communities divest from fossil fuels.

THE GREEN NEW DEAL:Why we need an emergency mobilization to fight climate change and economic inequality. Speaker: David Beach, writer/ environmental activist and former director of the GreenCityBlueLake Institute. Peace@ThePub: Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W. 25th. Free and open to the public. For more information email: clevelandpeaceaction@gmail.comor call 216-393-7986.

CLIMATE ACTION HOUSE PARTYwith Author/Activist Ed Fallon on Thursday, April 11 from 6-9 p.m. at 3506 Clinton Ave. Fallon, an organizer of the Great Climate March in 2104 will talk about the march and offer his book for sale.

HOW TO FORM A SOLAR POWER BUYERS COOP: The Cuyahoga County Department of Sustainability, the nonprofit Solar United Neighbors of Ohio and Great Lakes Brewery are sponsoring a free informational seminar for people interested in getting solar power for homes and businesses.  The event will take place on Wednesday April 24 from 6 pm til 8 pm in Great Lakes Brewery’s Tasting Room at 2701 Carroll Avenue.  Learn about this emerging green technology without having to listen to a high-pressure sales pitch.  Learn how to save money on solar power by forming a buyer’s co-op.

EMPLOYMENT

WEST SIDE CATHOLIC CENTER ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES EVENING PROGRAM: Individual Job Assistance/Financial Literacy. Tuesday Evenings 6-8 p.m.at 3209 Lorain Avenue (Please enter through the back door.)

FOOD

GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK:Call 738-7239, or visit GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org for food assistance. For Information about Food Stamps (SNAP) applications, food pantries, free produce, and hot meals text FOOD to 63566.

FREE FRESH PRODUCE:Third Thursday of each month at Cudell Recreation Center, 11 a.m. – 1p.m.

FESTIVAL

DYNGUS DAY FESTIVAL:Dyngus Day Cleveland celebration will take place on Monday, April 22ndfrom 10am –9:30pm. The festival will take place on Detroit from W. 57thto W. 59thin the Gordon Square Arts District.  In addition, the event will also overflow into other surrounding neighborhoods including Tremont, Ohio City, Hingetown, and Gordon Square. For more information visit www.clevelanddyngus.com

GRANTS

NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTIONS AND IOBY have teamed up to launch the Racial Justice Matching Fund to support grassroots projects focused on racial equity. Matching dollars are still available. For more information visit www.NeighborUpCLE.org/ioby

HEALTH

NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY PRACTICE PHARMACY RIBBON CUTTING CELEBRATION at Dave’s Mercado, 3565 Ridge Road on Wednesday, April 3rdat 5 p.m. Celebration and tour. For more information call 216-281-0872 ext. 291.

OHIO SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION PROGRAM (OSHIIP)will hold a meeting for Ohioans soon to be eligible for Medicare about their health insurance and prescription drug coverage options on April 25that 6 p.m. at The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, 11890 Fairhill Road. Free help with understanding Medicare and the options available to you. OSHIIP will also host “Welcome to Medicare public webinars at www.insurance.ohio.gov. Ohioans who have Medicare enrollment questions can also contact the department Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m at 1-800-866-1578 or call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE.

DISABILITY RIGHTS OHIO: Appealing Medicaid decisions can be difficult to navigate on your own. If you or a loved one needs help, contact DRO’s intake department and refer to our new resource, Medicaid: Appeals Overview.

HOMELESS RESOURCES

STREET CARD AVAILABLE ONLINE: The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless’s Street Card is now available online at:  www.helpinthecle.org

MONEY MATTERS

WATER AND SEWER BILLS TOO HIGH? SEE IF YOU QUALFY FOR A LOWER RATE. CHN HOUSING PARTNERS administers affordability programs for Cleveland Division of Water and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer System. To find out more call 574-7100.

FREE TAX PREPARATION:6515 Detroit Avenue, computer lab. By appointment, Monday & Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free tax preparation, made possible by the Cuyahoga Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition is available to individuals who make less than $54,000 a year. Call 211 or visit refundohio.org to make an appointment.

JOBS

VOLUNTEERS

TREMONT WEST SEEKS NEW BOARD MEMBERS: Tremont West Board of Directors (TWDC) is excited to share, we are seeking five (5) new members who want to help Tremont grow and prosper. Are you interested or do you know someone who is interested? Please reach out to Joe Adler, Nominating Committee Chair, at TWDCBoard@gmail.com for information about what a board member does for our community and how to apply. Applicants will be asked to submit an application about why you are interested, what you would bring to TWDC, and how you would support our community. Elections will be held during May’s TWDC Annual Meeting — more details to come.   We are seeking individuals who will be active participants for a three-year term. Contact us TWDCBoard@gmail.comto get started. Applications are due by April 13th. We look forward to hearing from you!

CANALWAY PARTNERS is seeking volunteers to help with the April 7thTowpath Half Marathon: volunteers needed to help at the aid stations, finish line, and post party.  If interested follow the link https://towpathtrilogy.com/half/volunteer-half/ or email us at volunteer@canalwaypartners.com.

TOWARDS EMPLOYMENT AND BLOOM BAKERY need volunteers for upcoming spring events. If interested in getting involved or if you have questions email Brooke at bhodge@towardsemployment.org. Volunteer opportunities include helping deliverBloom Bakery baskets to community partners on April 5; training to be a retail specialist to help out at Bloom Bakery booth at Cleveland Flea this summer, and conducting mock interview to help participants prepare for the real thing.

RED CROSS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO HELP INSTALL FREE SMOKE ALARMS:From April 27 to May 12, the Red Cross is rallying 30,000 volunteers and partners to install 100,000 free smoke alarms and help families create home fire escape plans in 100 high-risk communities nationwide. Services are free for all those in need and are being provided in Northeast Ohio, where 500 volunteers are needed.People can register now at SoundTheAlarm.org/NEO or can call 216-431-3328 to volunteer at home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across Northeast Ohio.

BROOKSIDE FAMILY CENTER, 3764 W. 25THis seeking volunteers at its new facility. If interested please contact Kathie at:ckovacik@svdpcle.orgor 440-503-2462.

TRUE2Uis a volunteer mentoring program that helps Cleveland eighth graders explore their true selves, identify their strengths and passions, and connect them to their future. True2U mentors deliver the tools and perspective that helps youth make the most of high school, and be successful in college and/or their career path. Mentoring teams meet with youth on nine Thursday mornings. For more information about being a Neighborhood Leadership Institute True2U mentor contact Khalid, Lindsay or Molly by phone at 216-812-8700, or follow this link: http://neighborhoodleadership.org/programs/true2u.

CASAof Cuyahoga County, a program of Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County, needs volunteers to advocate for children who have been neglected and abused. CASAs are everyday citizens who are appointed by the Court to advocate for the safety and well-being of children and represent the children’s best interests. CASAs are trained to investigate, facilitate, advocate, and monitor one or two cases at a time to help the Court make the best decision for a safe, caring, and permanent home for children involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Those interested in becoming a CASA, please visit cfadvocates.org or call 216.443.3377 for more information.

RECREATION
RAILS TO TRAILS CONSERVANCY’S OPENING DAY FOR TRAILS IS SATURDAY APRIL 13TH: You are invited to a spring celebration along the Cuayhoga River on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail. Meet at Merwin’s Wharf, 1785 Merwin, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to explore the trails on bike or on foot.

YOUTH

TEEN SUICIDE: LEARN THE WARNING SIGNS AND RISK FACTORSthat may contribute to youth suicide by using the free online staff development (in-service) training for teachers and others who work and interact with youth on suicide awareness and prevention. The online staff development trainings offered by The Jason Foundation introduce the scope and magnitude of the problem of youth suicide on both the national and state level. It discusses the educator’s relationship that allows them to recognize when the youth are struggling or changing and how to respond. For more information and a list of the warning signs and risk factors that can elevate the possibility of suicidal ideations visit The Jason Foundation at:  www.jasonfoundation.com.

YOUTH IN ACTION/ Jóvenes en Acción:Hispanic Youth Center, 3115 Scranton Recruiting 7thand 8thgrade students, ages 12-14. For more information call Roberto Colón or Ivelisse Pérez at 459-1222.

LA MARIPOSA: A Free Personal Empowerment Program for Adolescent Girls, ages 9-18, designed to celebrate and empower for personal excellence. Identify talents and strengths, make friends, have fun. For more information call Hispanic Youth Center at 459-1222.

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