October 2019 Plain Press Community Board

October 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.


MUSIC IN SACRED SPACE MUSIC SERIES at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, Lorain Avenue at West Boulevard, Sunday, October 27 at 4 p.m. Buck McDaniel, Concert Organist and the 2018-19 Kulas Composer Fellow at Cleveland Public Theatre, will play works by J.S. Bach, Oliver Messiaen, Florence Price, Nadia Boulanger, Philip Glass and Buck McDaniel. Free will offering. Reception to follow.

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

78TH STREET STUDIOS, 1300 W. 78th Street. Art Opening for over 50 studios and galleries every 3rd Friday of every month, 5-9 p.m. 78streetstudios.com. At 78th Street Studios on Friday October 18th Artists 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. Family Fun provided by PNC.


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.edu or 216-687-4581 if interested in sharing your story.


NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY PRACTICE GRAND OPENING of new health center at 3545 Ridge Road, October 3, 4-6 p.m. Ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. Fun kid friendly celebration – raffles, giveaways, balloon creations and more.

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.


ALUMINUM CANS FOR BURNED CHILDREN (ACBC): Instead of throwing aluminum cans out or placing them on your curb, collect them and take them to your local fire station. This will help benefit a pediatric burn survivor or prevent a child from a burn injury. For more information about ACBC call 216-883-6633 or visit www.acbcohio.org.


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: CWilliams@collegenowgc.org 216.635.0182.

FREE COURSES: Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Aspire offers free courses to help you improve your academic skills, prepare for the workforce, work towards High School Equivalent (HSE)/GED Test Preparation, and prepare for a job, college or training. High school graduates are welcome if they meet testing requirements. Register online on the 15th and 30th of each month at www.tri-c.edu/aspire. (If the 15th or 30th is on a weekend or holiday, registration will be on the following weekday. You must attend orientation to enroll.) For more information and a complete list of classes and resources visit: www.tri-c.edu/aspire.

WORKFORCE 360°: Do you need your GED or High School Diploma? Are you 18 to 24 years old? Are you a resident of Cuyahoga County and eligible to work in the United States? If so, OhioGuidestone offers a program for you. The program includes: paid training; GED Assistance; help creating a resume and preparing for interviews; financial literacy training; leadership training; transportation assistance; help finding a job; help with healthcare, child care, housing, food assistance, and legal needs; help with additional education; Occupational Training in customer service, hospitality, culinary, and health care; support for one year following program completion.  Orientations held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. For more information or to sign up call 440-260-6813 or email Nicole.Buongiorno@OhioGuidestone.org or visit Workforce 360° Center, 3235 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

LEARN TO SPEAK ENGLISH FOR FREE: Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Aspire offers English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) courses for free. Register online on the 15th and 30th of each month at www.tri-c.edu/aspire. (If the 15th or 30th is on a weekend or holiday, registration will be on the following weekday. You must attend orientation to enroll.) For more information and a complete list of classes and resources visit: www.tri-c.edu/aspire.


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.


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 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 GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org 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 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 www.tri-c.edu/carecenter.


  1. AUGUSTINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REUNION for all former staff and students. The reunion will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at St. Augustine Church, 2486 W. 14th Street. The day will begin with Mass at 10 AM followed by brunch and fellowship and plenty of memories. For cost and more information contact Bob Duda at (216) 781-5530 x 31 or email rwduda@ccdocle.org.


CASA of 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.

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 lead@girltrek.org.





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