July 2021 Plain Press Community Board
ART HOUSE, 319 Denison Avenue offers a free papel picado class with artist Wendy Mahon. Papel picado is made by cutting tissue paper into beautiful designs and stringing them together to create a banner. Papel picado is a traditional Mexican folk art. This course is brought to Art House by Comite Mexicano. The course starts July 10th from 10 a.m. – Noon. To register for these free classes visit www.arthouseinc.org
CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE’S (CPT’s) FREE SUMMER SEASON OUTDOORS: July 1 to August 7, 2021 outdoors at CPT Stage located between CPT’s Parish Hall and Church buildings. All performances begin at 7 p.m. Choose a chair or blanket provided by CPT. Panther Women: An Army for the Liberation | Thursday, July 1; Friday, July 2; Saturday, July 3; Thursday, July 8; Friday, July 9; Eric Schmiedl’s The Kardiac Kid | Saturday, July 10; The Dark Room | Tuesday, July 13; Tuesday, July 27; Teatro Público de Cleveland (TPC) (performance with Papo Ruiz Y La Dulzura De La Salsa) |Saturday, July 17; Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi مسرح كليفلاند العربي | Friday, July 23; Twelve Literary Arts | Saturday, July 24Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) | Thursday, July 29; Saturday, August 7; Siaara Freeman’s Black Women & Femmes: A Lineage Of Language | Friday, July 30. For more information about each play visit: www.cptonline.org
COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER: The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Community Arts Center is located in the Pivot Center for Art, Dance and Expression at 2937 W. 25th Street. (former home of Astrup Awning Company). for more information visit www.clevelandart.org. The Community Arts Center features displays of artists’ creations for Parade the Circle and free hands on art activities and experiences. The hours of the Community Arts Center are 2-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
SPACES, 2900 Detroit Avenue: Through August 6th, SPACES will exhibit the work of Artist in Residence Nafis M. White. Nafis M. White (Providence, RI) is an interdisciplinary Artist whose recent body of works are created from objects commonly found in beauty supply stores, industrial sites and the seemingly limitless horizons of our global and political landscapes. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 5 p.m. For more information about the artist visit: www.spacescle.org.
TRANSFORMER STATION features an exhibit organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art titled New Histories, New Futures. The exhibit centers on three contemporary artists’ engagement with time and historical revisionism. The exhibit will be on display until September 12th 2021. The Transformer Station is located at 1460 W. 29th Street. Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free. There is a credit card charge to park in the lot. Face masks recommended. For more information visit www.transforerstation.org.
TAMIR RICE FOUNDATION + SPACES ART SUPPLY DRIVE: The Tamir Rice Foundation and SPACES invite you to donate clean, new or gently used art supplies and other materials for creative endeavors. Donated items will go to incarcerated youth at the Cuyahoga County Detention Center and the Tamir Rice Afrocentric Cultural Center. Four collection bins, repurposed from A Color Removed, have been stripped and re-painted by Cleveland-based artists Antwoine Washington, James Quarles, and Davon Brantley with designs that celebrate Tamir’s life. Through the end of August, you can drop off art supplies in collection bins at following locations: SPACES – 2900 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113; Robinson G. Jones Elementary School (attended by Tamir Rice) – 4550 W 150th St, Cleveland, OH 44135; Toby’s Plaza – 11440 Uptown Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106; Roxboro Elementary / Middle School (attended by Tamir Rice) – 2400 Roxboro Rd #3624, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
THE WOMEN IN TRANSITION PROGRAM AT CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE is hosting free on-site and on-line summer classes to empower women in their pursuit of education, training and a career. Interested participants must attend an hourlong virtual info session. These sessions will take place Tuesday, July 6, at noon; and Tuesday, July 13, at 10 a.m. Register at tri-c.edu/WITregistration to receive a link. Participants build confidence and skills through classes on personal development, career exploration and computer literacy. The course is designed to assist women in transitional periods of their lives, such as a career change or return to the workforce. The noncredit program is free and open to the public. Visit tri-c.edu/women-in-transition to pre-register for an upcoming course or learn more about the program.
NEIGHBOR UP is offering new grants, microloans, and fundraising support (with partners at ioby) to fuel your community work. Check out what is available at neighborupcle.org/grants.
SUICIDE PREVENTION: The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County joined the statewide “Life is Better with You Here” suicide prevention campaign, with the goal of reaching Black and African American residents of Cuyahoga County with messages of hope and mental health and addiction resources. The campaign is designed to reach African American and Black adults and older adolescents and includes messages specific to parents of children ages 12-17, young adults ages 18-24, and family members who may be concerned about a loved one. To learn more about the campaign or to join the Suicide Prevention Coalition, visit withyouhereCLE.org.
TREMONT HISTORY PROJECT hosts a monthly walk along a different segment of the Towpath Trail each tour. A general history of the Tremont area will be addressed for all tours. The monthly History Walk will be the 3rd Saturday of each month, meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Lincoln Park Gazebo. The July walk will be on Saturday, July 17th. For questions contact email@example.com, or Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OHIO BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES announced the end of COVID-19 extensions for driver license, ID and vehicle registrations. Individuals with an expiration date of March 9th, 2020 and after need to renew by July 1, 2021.
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS: Read the latest research from this Northeast Ohio nonpartisan think tank at: www.communitysolutions.com
COLLABORATIVE TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING will host two events in July: Human Trafficking 101
Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (ET) To register visit: https://bit.ly/34dPtcd. Understanding the Trauma of Human Trafficking, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (ET) To register visit: https://bit.ly/3dsVRSx
LAKE EFFECTS: PROGRESSIVE THINKING FOR THE CLEVELAND WE WANT: A website created by David Beach is now online at: www.lake-effects.org. The goal of the site is to create a resource for citizens and candidates for Mayor and City Council that will provide a useful collection of issues and ideas while stimulating a discussion about what a progressive city can be like. David Beach is the founder and former director of the GreenCityBlueLake Institute and served as the editor of the Plain Press in the early 1980s.
POLICY MATTERS OHIO: Read the latest research reports from this nonprofit policy research institute at: www.policymattersohio.org.
READ ROLDO ONLINE: Read columns by Cleveland’s premier investigative journalist Roldo Bartimole online at: https://havecoffeewillwrite.com
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN POLICY COMMITTEE (AAPC) encourages all those who will, to come to the table to seek out solutions, rooted in public policy, that will help solve these myriad crises facing African American communities in Northeast Ohio. The AAPC meets the first Monday of every month from 2-3 p.m. For more information visit: www.noeblackhealthcoalition.org , call 216-295-0283 or email: email@example.com.
CLEVELAND METRO PARKS OFFERS FREE MOBILE APP: Visitors to Cleveland Metroparks now have a new way to find trails and hidden gems across the 24,000 acre park district with the Cleveland Metroparks mobile app! The free mobile app is now available for download on all Apple and Android devices. Download the Cleveland Metroparks mobile app today and Find Your Path at clevelandmetroparks.com/app.
CLEVELAND POLICE AUXILARY UNIT: The Bureau of Community Relations is always recruiting dedicated volunteers to help assist the Cleveland Division of Police and the community. Contact Ashley Graham for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-623-3329.