June 2019 Plain Press Community Board

June  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.


OUTPRINT/INPRINT EVENTS: Riverview Welcome Center project partners will host a series of events designed to engage with and photograph members of the Ohio City community for a public art project. The project will include large scale portraits of community members. Events are on June 13, 14, 15 1and 16 from Noon to 6 p.m. at Riverview Welcome Center, 1701 W. 25th.

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.

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.

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.


EDUCATIONAL TRAVELING FARM WITH PONY RIDES: Halloran Park Friday June 14 from 2-3:30 p.m. Rain date: Friday, June 21, 2-3:30 p.m.

DANCING WHEELS COMPANY, World Center for Integrated Dance Arts Access, will perform dance and commentary to music that demonstrates the power and beauty of integrated dancers in wheel chairs to a young audience. After the performance children will be invited to create a craft related to the theme of the stories. Friday June 28, 1-3 p.m. Rain Date: July 19, 1-3:30 p.m.


HIDDEN HISTORY REVEALED:Veterans Memorial Bridge and Subway Tours, Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free, self-guided tour allows visitors to experience the original streetcar station and tracks, as well as unique views of the Cuyahoga River, Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland. Also included in the exhibit are exhibits and films depicting the bridge’s history. The main entrance for the Veterans Memorial Bridge and Subway Station tour is at the Department of Public Works Garage, 2433 Superior Viaduct, at the northeast corner of the West 25th Street and Detroit Avenue intersections.


FIRST DISTRICT POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING: Thursday, June 6that 7 p.m. at St. Ignatius Elementary School Cafeteria, 10205 Lorain Avenue.

SECOND DISTRICT POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING:Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Applewood Centers, 3518 W. 25th(In the gym on Daisey.)


UNDESIGN THE RED LINE: an interactive exhibit that connects discriminatory federal policies and practices from the 1930s to political and socials issues of today is on display until June 28that Aspen Place, 6016 Lorain Avenue. 

FULLY FUND THE PUBLIC DEFENERS OFFICE:Community Organizations are needed to endorse the Ohio House version of the State Budget which fully funds the public defenders’ office. Support the constitutional right to representation at trial and save taxpayers money because having representation by a public defender should reduce prison time. To add your organization to the list of endorsers call Rich May at 216-924-9419.


LEARN TO SEW by hand and machine. Saturdays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. from June 15 thru July 20that the Lorain Branch Library, 8216 Lorain Avenue. Free. Ask for Cosmic Bobbins.


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.


NATIVE PLANTS: Take up some of your turf grass and install a native plant garden. Seeds are available at:www.cuyahogaswcd.org/programs/native-seed-sale

RAIN BARRELS: Visit the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District website to learn about upcoming Rain Barrel workshops: www.cuyahogaswcd.org/programs/rain-barrels

RAIN GARDENS: Download the Rain Garden manual from the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District website at: www.cuyahogaswcd.org/programs/rain-gardens-native-plants, or call 215-524-6580 to have one mailed to you.


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.


CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART’S PARADE THE CIRCLE: Saturday, June 8th, Noon. Wade Oval. Free kids activities, live music, food and beverages, beer and wine garden.

LA SAGRADA FAMILIA PARISH LATIN AMERICAN CULTURALFESTIVAL, 7719 Detroit Avenue: Live salsa music, Latin American food, games, beer garden, pig roast, cultural dance and more. Saturday, June 22, 2 p.m. till Midnight; Sunday June 23, Noon till 11 p.m.

KUPALA UKRAINIAN FEST: Saturday June 29th (noon to 11:00 p.m.) and Sunday June 30th (noon to 8:00 p.m.) The Ukrainian Museum-Archives (UMA) and the Cleveland Maidan Association (CMA) will host the 2nd Annual Kupala Ukrainian Fest. The Festival will be on the grounds of the UMA at 1202 Kenilworth Avenue across from Lincoln Park in the heart of Cleveland’s Tremont. This will be part of Cleveland History Days celebration and will serve as the closing ceremony.

EDGEWATER STREET FEST:Sunday, June 30, Noon – 7 p.m. on Clifton Boulevard. Family friendly festival with live music, art workshops, local vendors and more.


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


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



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.


THE GATHERING PLACEis a caring community that supports, educates and empowers individuals and families currently coping with the impact of cancer in their lives through programs and services provided free of charge. The Gathering Place East, 23300 Commerce Park, Beachwood, OH. The Gathering Place West, 24523 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH. For more information call 216-595-9546 or visit www.touchedbycaner.org.


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.


YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL:Applications are open for youths ages 14-24 living in the Detroit Shoreway, Cudell and Edgewater neighborhoods to apply to serve on a Youth Leadership Council created through MyCom so youth can have a voice in the creation of activities in their communities All youth serving on the Council will be given a $500 stipend. Application Deadline: June 15, 2019. For more information contact Jeff Ramsey at dramsey@dscdo.orgor call 216-961-4242 ext. 242.

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