November 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.
BOP STOP EXHIBIT: Local artist No Numbers’ Photos of Devotion A series of photographs encompassing the artist’s vision of love entitled, Zēlos ‘Devotion to What You Love’ By No Numbers. The exhibit’s opening night at 2920 Detroit Avenue on December 8, 2019, from 2 to 7 pm and runs for 90 days. No Numbers, is the artistic name for Arron Bound, who is a staff photographer for the 2019 Cleveland Photo Fest, Ohio City native, and is taking a non-traditional approach to unveiling art. The opening night performers and the pieces are a reflection of the artist’s understanding of love.
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.
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 email@example.com or 216-687-4581 if interested in sharing your story.
DIA DE MUERTOS: Saturday, November 2, 2019. From 11 am to 10 pm. Parade of Skulls & Skeletons at 3:30 pm – Parish Hall and Chapel, one block east of W. 65th St. on Detroit Ave.
WARD 3 DEMOCRATIC CLUB will meet on Nov 20th from 6 pm at 2556 West 6th Street in the Tremont Pointe Office.
REPORT SCAMS: Call the Cuyahoga County Scam Squad at 216-443-SCAM (7226). Hang up if a caller threatens you with arrest or property seizure, claims to be a grandchild or loved one in trouble with the law; asks you to wire money, mail cash or pay with gift cards; if a repair person calls out of the blue and wants to “fix” your computer.
DOES YOUR HOME HAVE A SMOKE ALARM? If not, call the operation Save-A-Life 24-hour hotline at 216-361-5535 to apply for FREE smoke alarms.
CIRCLE AUTOMOTIVE, 2122 W. 73rd, is collecting non-perishable items for the Food Pantry at St. Colman Church: Please join the staff of Circle Automotive in giving back to our community! Bring in a donation and receive a $5.00 discount on your repair bill! (Limit of one discount per car.)Suggested items include: canned soups and pastas with pop top lids, tuna pouches, peanut butter & jelly, cereal, and canned veggies. In addition to food items, there is a great need for hats & gloves, socks, and toiletries.
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.
GENERAL ELECTION: is on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Remember to vote.
METRO WEST COMPUTER LAB: Free clases on Mondays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m; Fridays from 1-5 p.m.; and every other Saturday from 9 a.m. -11 a.m. at 3167 Fulton Road, Third Floor, Suite 303. For more information and to register call Digital Literacy Coordinator Alicia Greasby at 216-961-9073 ext. 235.
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 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.
LINCOLN WEST SCHOOL AS A NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE, 3202 W. 30th: Free night recreation and community programming. Open 6-8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on days when school is in session thru March of 2020. Free space for community groups for meetings and extracurricular programs. Programs available for residents include: arts & crafts, basketball open gym, batting cage, cooking class, indoor track, Near West Rec, soccer, tutoring, weight room & Zumba. For more information visit neighborhoodleadership.org. Site coordinator is Michelle Cruz.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.