September 2019 Community Board

September 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.


ART HOUSE FREE EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER at 3119 Denison Avenue: Family Open Studio – Origami: September 21, 1-3 p.m.: Family Clay Day, Ceramic Experience: September 28, 10 a.m. Noon.

CELEBRATE AN EVENING WITH TOMMY ORANGE,St. John Episcopal Church, Church Ave., 5 p.m on September 27th. Native American Author Tommy Orange is this year’s Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winner for fiction for his book, There, There. Entertainment including Native American music and dance.

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.

WALKABOUT TREMONT 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. At 78thStree Studios on Fridays September 20 and October 18thArtists of Art House: Art Teaches, celebrate the important contributions made by the artists who have worked with Art House to enrich the lives of residents in the Greater Cleveland area. These artists continue to inspire. Their dedication to give back to the community has impacted countless individuals. Through their skills and passion, art teaches. FREE

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. Moca Saturdays: different activities each week to engage and explore.


FRANKLIN CIRCLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH TO ORDAIN NEW MINISTER:On Sunday, September 15 at 3:00 PM, Franklin Circle Christian Church in Ohio City will celebrate the ordination of Pastor Richard James Hinkelman into the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Pastor Hinkelman has recently completed his Master of Divinity from Methodist Theological School of Ohio and has completed all denominational requirements for the process of ordination set forth by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Presiding over the service will be Reverend Eugene James, the Regional Minister of the Michigan Disciples of Christ Region. Special guest preacher will be Franklin Circle’s formerpastor, Rev. Allen Harris, Regional Minister for the Capital Area Region. For further information, please contact the church office, 216-781-8232.


ORAL HISTORIES – FREEDOM DAY 1964: 92% of the Black students participated in a boycott of the Cleveland Public Schools on April 20, 1964. Were you one of them? Document your story! Inspire the next generation of leaders and history makers who will use video, audio and other multimedia research tools to document and share this radical Cleveland history. Contact Dr. Anne Galletta at a.galletta@csuohio.eduor 216-687-4581 if interested in sharing your story.

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:


HISPANIC ROUNDTABLE invites the entire community to Convención Hispania on Saturday, October 5 from 9 am. – 4 p.m. at Max Hayes High School, 2211 W. 65th. Free event includes free health screenings, civic and educational issues, food, music, activities for children and fun for entire family. Keynote speaker will be Puerto Rican singer, musician and composer José Feliciano.

SECOND DISTRICT POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING:Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Applewood Centers, 3518 W. 25th(In the gym on Daisey.)


PEACE AT THE PUB: September 10 at 7 p.m. at Market Garden Brewery, W. 25thnext to the West Side Market. Guest speaker: Professor Jafar Mahallati, Chair of Middle East and North Africa Studies at Oberlin College, “A Dialog Against War Lobby Ideologues: Is US-Iran Encounter Real or Artificial?”

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


COLLEGE NOW Greater Cleveland on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Carnegie West Branch Library, 1900 Fulton Road: College Now assists adults with student loan debt, starting a degree program, returning to college to finish a degree, finding scholarships, financial aid and much more.  Contact CoLean Williams, Adult Programs Specialist, to schedule an appointment: 216.635.0182.

HISPANIC ROUNDTABLE ESSAY CONTEST for high school and college students. Scholarships up to $2,500 will be awarded to winning essays. For more information call 440-570-0448.

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:


U.S. CENSUS BUREAU employment recruiter will be at the Carnegie West Branch Library, 1900 Fulton, on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Recruiting Assistant John Wagner will provide information and answer questions about current, local, part-time job opportunities with the Census Bureau.  The Census Bureau offers great pay and hours to fit your schedule.


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.


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.


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

OHIO CITY STREET FESTIVAL:On W. 25thStreet in Ohio City on Sunday, September 29, Noon – 8p.m. Food, drink, retail, arts & entertainment. Kid zone with family friendly fun. Free and open to all.


FREE PRODUCE DISTRIBUTION: MetroHealth and Cleveland Food Bank will continue free produce distribution through the end of this year. Patients, community members or anyone in need of fresh food can stop by for a bag of produce. Just bring your ID (driver’s license, state ID card, etc.) and your own bags. Distribution will occur from 10 a.m. – Noon on Tuesdays September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17 at the Outpatient Pavilion (first floor, near pharmacy) at MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive

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.


TRI-C PREVENTIVE CARE at Metro Campus will reopen for Fall Semester on September 3rd. The center provides low-cost health care services to uninsured or underinsured adults while giving students valuable learning opportunities. Open 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through November 21. Located in Room 105 of the Health Careers and Sciences building at Metro Campus, 2900 Community College Ave. Services include blood pressure readings; glucose and cholesterol screenings; physical therapy and occupational therapy; physical rehabilitation for daily living; pain management; bone density screenings; nutritional coaching; stress management; and exercise and education programs. No physician referral is needed for an appointment. To schedule a visit or find out about special health-related workshops, call 216-987-3555. For more information visit

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.

WALK N’ ROLL TO CURE ATAXIA, September 22 at Lakewood Park. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Event starts at 11 a.m. No registration fee. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.


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


GLOBAL CLEVELAND in partnership with United Church of Christ cordially invites all Faith Leaders, Immigrants, Refugees, International Newcomers and local citizens to attend an Interfaith Welcome Service and Luncheon on Monday September 15 at Noon at united Church of Christ Amistad Chapel, 700 Prospect Ave. E.. RSVP 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.


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.


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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