August 2019 Plain Press Community Board

August 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.


INPRINT: What does dignity mean? A project created by JR which features photographs of over 260,000 people from around the world by transforming messages of personal identity into works of public art. Malaz Elgemiabby, a Sudanese community architect now living in Cleveland, is working with community members to create a display of photos of local individuals to be part of this international effort. Community members were also given disposable cameras to take photos exploring the meaning of dignity. Photos of members of the community will be displayed on the exterior walls of the new Riverview Welcome Center. Opening will be on August 1, 2019, from Noon to 6 p.m. at Riverview Welcome Center, 1701 W. 25th.

CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE’S STUDENT THEATRE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMwill perform their original play, Color the City, on Friday, August 2, at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Park, W. 14thand Starkweather. Free. Rain Location: Pilgrim Church, 2592 W. 14thStreet.

ZINE AND ARTS FAIR, Sunday, August 4, 1-6 p.m. at Outlandish Press, 9740 Madison. Free. All ages. Live Screen Printing with Cleveland Print Company (Bring a shirt). Zine making workshop. After party with live performances & readings.

MUSIC NEAR THE MARKET:Featuring Cleveland’s world-famous Beckerath Organ. Every Wednesday, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, W. 30thand Lorain Avenue.

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

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

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.


FAIRVIEW PARK ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Thursday August 1 at W. 38thjust south of Franklin Boulevard from 7-8 p.m. Free ice cream and arts activity.

OUTDOOR OPEN BUBBLE PALOOZA WITH DR. U.R. AWESOME:Dr. U.R. Awesome, a six-time Guinness World record holder will demonstrate awesome bubbles. Up to 40 children will be given bubble buckets to create an Atmospheric Bubble Palooza. Friday, August 2, from 2-3 p.m. Rain Date: Friday August 9, 2-3 p.m.

ESPERANZA BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT:August 10, 9 a.m. – Noon at 3104 W. 25thStreet

BACK TO SCHOOL BLOWOUT FIELD DAY, August 18, 2-4 p.m. at Gallagher Schoolyard. Games, prizes, fun. Free. All ages.


  1. MALACHI PARISH is hosting an Ice Cream Social on Sunday August 25th to celebrate 150 years of the Ursuline Sisters serving as teachers at both St. Malachi School and Urban Community School. The Social will be in the school hall following the 11:30 a.m. mass. A donation box will be available after the Mass at the Social.


CANAL BASIN PARK TOUR: Free. Every Sunday at 10 a.m. until September 15th, 2019. Meet at Flat iron Café, 1114 Center Street. For more information call 216-771-1994 or visit:


METROHEALTH COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSES: August 6, 8 & 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at MetroHealth Medical Center, Center for Campus Transformation, 2500 MetroHealth Drive. Interested in learning more about the MetroHealth Campus Transformation? Want to share ideas or get more information about plans for the neighborhood, including our new housing investments? Want to take a cool, virtual-reality tour of our new hospital? You can do all three during open houses we are hosting along with Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana during August. (Refreshments will be provided.) Let’s continue the conversation and work together to support and strengthen our community.   (free parking available in the lot at the corner of West 25th Street and Sackett Avenue). Cost: FREE – RESERVATION Required. Please make a reservation by August 5. To RSVP visit:

WARD 14 COMMUNITY MEETING: Thursday, August 22, at 3389 Fulton Road. Call 664-4238 for more information.

SECOND DISTRICT POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING:Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Applewood Centers, 3518 W. 25th(In the gym on Daisey.)

GRANDPARENTS FAMILY DAY & RESOURCE FAIR:A day of celebrating Grandparents and Grandchildren, Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Luke Easter Park’s Family Pavilion Area, 3090 Martin Luther King Drive. Free event. Fun for all ages. For more information call 216-390-0957 or visit:


NEIGHBORHOOD ACHIEVEMENT HUB: Creating Paths from Poverty to Possibility: Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 3 Denison Avenue United Church of Christ, 9900 Denison Avenue. General Outreach – coffee, conversation, referrals, job networking and food and clothing assistance., 216-584-8339.


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 Additionally, a printable PDF is available at People can also request copies of the soft-bound book by calling the Solid Waste District at 216.443.3749 or online at


WAVERLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, W. 54thbetween Bridge & Franklin, ribbon cutting, Thursday, August 8that 3:30 p.m. Opening celebration with refreshment & tours until 5:45 p.m.

SAY YES TO EDUCATION: Students that are residents of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and plan to graduate from a CMSD school or partnering charter school may be eligible for a scholarship to pursue postsecondary educational opportunities. For more information visit:

SEEDS OF LITERACY:Free Adult Basic Education and GED Classes. Call 216-661-7950 or visit:


SUSTAINABLECLE PHOTO CONTEST:Share your sustainability. Snap photos of sustainability in action and post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #SustainableCLE for a chance to win great prizes. For more information visit

JOIN A SOLAR UNITED NEIGHBORS SOLAR CO-OP: A vendor neutral non-profit organization. Experts to guide you through each step of the process. Co-ops leverage the power of bulk purchasing to help you save money.

NATIVE PLANTS: Take up some of your turf grass and install a native plant garden. Seeds are available

RAIN BARRELS: Visit the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District website to learn about upcoming Rain Barrel workshops:

RAIN GARDENS: Download the Rain Garden manual from the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District website at:, or call 215-524-6580 to have one mailed to you.


NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME, Steelyard Commons, 3447 Steelyard Drive. Tuesday, August 6th, 5-9 p.m. Family Fun. Free food and drinks. Entertainment.

FREE MONDAYS AT THE ZOO: On Mondays with the exception of legal holidays, the Zoo (not including The RainForest) is FREE for residents of Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township. To confirm your residency, bring your driver’s license or state I.D. or a current utility bill with your Cuyahoga Cty. or Hinckley Twp. address along with a photo ID.

KIDS RIDE FREE:RTA offers free summer rides to children age 12 or under until August 10th. Limit three children per fare paying adult.


EDGEWATER LIVE:Free concert series with live music, food trucks, volleyball and entertainment at Edgewater Park. Every Thursday (except when it rains) from 4:30 – 9 p.m. thru August 1st.

LA PLACITA:August 17, from 1-10 p.m., Clark Avenue & W. 25th.

HUNGARIAN FESTIVAL, Saturday, August 17, Noon – 11 p.m. St. Emeric, W. 22ndbehind the West Side Market

  1. JOHN CANTIUS POLISH FESTIVAL:August 31 and September 1. Free polka band beginning at 7 p.m. Free admission.


FREE FRESH PRODUCE:Fresh produce giveaways supported by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. All are welcome. First come. First served. Please bring your own bags. Marion C. Seltzer School, 4-6 p.m. on Friday, August 2nd. Cudell Recreation Center, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. on Thursday, August 15th.

GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK:Call 216-738-7239, or visit for food assistance. Apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) if you are under sixty (limits are higher for persons age 60 or older or persons receiving disability assistance) and your monthly family income is $1,316 or less for a one-person household; $1,784 or less for a two person household; $2,252 or less for a three person household; 2,720 or less for a four person household. Add $453 for each additional household member.   For information about Food Stamps (SNAP) applications, food pantries, free produce, and hot meals text FOOD to 63566.


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:


NEED IMMIGRATION HELP? Call 216-939-3769. Immigration legal services are available through Catholic Charities at St. Augustine Towers at 7800 Detroit Avenue. Catholic Charities provides low cost immigration assistance for applications filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and representation in Immigration Court.


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.


RECESS CLEVELAND:Outdoor games of skill, teamwork, music and barbecues at each free family session. Every Tuesday thru August 6thfrom 4:30 – 7 p.m. at 7805 Madison Avenue.


THE LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL (CLEVELAND) CLASSES OF JUNE 1949 AND JANUARY 1950 will celebrate their 70thClass Reunion on Saturday August 3, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sokolowski’s University Inn (Tremont Area). The reunions are held annually on the first Saturday in August: for further information contact Mike Guzi at 216-524-4721.


DO YOU NEED HELP ACCESSING SOCAIL SERVICES AND WORK SUPPORT? Cleveland Public Library staff are trained Benefits Navigators who can help you apply for food assistance, medical assistance and cash assistance. Library staff can help you navigate Ohio benefits via They can assist you preparing to call The Contact Center at 1-844-640-6446 for real-time eligibility and case changes on Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library staff can also help you to fax benefit applications and documents Free to any Cuyahoga County neighborhood family service center. Library staff can also connect you with free classes and programs for GED/ High School Equivalency Prep, Adult Basic Literacy and skills, technology training, and job and career coaching. Or you can call 1-833.ASPRIE2 for information on these programs.

NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE & RECREATION CETER EXPANDED SUMMER PROGRAMS:ACT/ACT Prep, STEM workshops, job readiness assistance, camp, dance, ballet, visual arts, theatre and more. City of Cleveland’s 22 recreation centers are providing new free services free to all Cleveland residents. For more information visit:


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


CLARK FULTON MYCOM COALITON is a network of youth ages 5-24 committed to creating an environment to support and foster youth success in the neighborhood. If you would like to join contact the Regional MyCom Coordinator at 216-961-9073.


GIRLTREK: a public health movement for Black women and girls, is training 3000 neighborhood captains to hold 1,000 walks in neighborhoods around the country in 2019. To sign up to participate email

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 or call 216.443.3377 for more information.

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