(Plain Press, August 2021)
ARTS IN AUGUST: Tremont West presents free professional dance, theatre, and music in Lincoln Park. 2021 Schedule of Events: Friday, August 6th – 7pm – Cleveland Public Theatre’s STEP, Song of Sankofa; Sunday, August 8th – 5pm – Cleveland Shakespeare Festival; Friday, August 13th – 8:30pm – Verb Ballets; Saturday, August 14th – 8:30pm – Inlet Dance Theatre; Sunday, August 15th – Rain Date for Dance; Saturday, August 21st – 7pm Independent Music curated by The Village Bicycle; Friday, August 27th – 7pm – Erie Heights Brass Ensemble; Saturday, August 28th – 7pm – Papo Ruiz y Delzura de la Salsa;Sunday, August 29th – 7pm – Cavani & Amici String Quartets presented in partnership with Arts Renaissance Tremont.
CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ARTS COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER, 2937 W. 25th Street, Wednesday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. For more information visit: www.cma.org.
TRANSFORMER STATION, 1460 W. 29th Street, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. For more information visit: www.transformerstation.org.
CAN TRIENNIAL 2022: YOU ARE HERE: A multi-venue exhibition organized in collaboration with an intergenerational diverse team of curators to assemble more than a dozen exhibitions. The exhibitions will give us an experiential journey through the literal geography of our city, and the ever-complicated situational understandings of place, context, identity and action. Exhibit dates are July-August 2022. Artists apply FREE through September 30, 2021 at CANTRIENNIAL.ORG.
NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME: August 3rd, 5-8:30 p.m., Zone Recreation Center – south lot, 6301 Lorain Avenue. Food. Fun. Safety information.
THE SUMMER IS LIT AT THE CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY(CPL): Join your neighbors for refreshments and conversation in Frank Novak Park behind the Carnegie West Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 1900 Fulton Road from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on August 28th. Meet neighbors and new friends; sign up for a free library card; learn about free CPL technology. Free kids activities.
WARD 14 SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT: Friday, August 23, Tom and Jerry, 8 p.m. at City Life Center, 3340 Trowbridge Avenue.
TAMIR RICE FOUNDATION SPACES ART SUPPLY DRIVE: Through August 31, please donate clean, new, or gently used art supplies. Donated items will go toward incarcerated youth at the Cuyahoga County Detention Center and the Tamir Rice Afrocentric Cultural Center. Donation boxes can be found at: SPACES, 2900 Detroit Avenue; and Robinson G. Jones Elementary School, 4550 W. 150th Street.
ROCK HALL EDU: Access the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s free digital learning platform at www.edu.rockhall.com
LEAD SAFE CLEVELAND: The Lead Safe Resource Center can help you to learn more about protecting your children from lead hazards. For more information visit www.LeadSafeCLE.org or call 833-601-5323.
WARD 14 DUMPSTER DAYS: August 14, Stockyards, W. 50th and Storer Avenue; August 28, Clark Fulton, Lincoln West parking lot.
CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT IS CUYAHOGA COUNTY DOING ABOUT IT? For more information about Cuyahoga County’s programs visit the Cuyahog a county Sustainability Website at: https:sustainability.cuyahogacounty.us
TREE PLANTING: Learn how to plant any kind of tree: bare root, containerized, balled and burlap at: www.arborday.org/trees/planting
EDGEWATER SIDEWALK FESTIVAL: Sunday, Aug. 8, 12-6pm on Clifton Blvd. between W. 115th & 117th Streets. Free and open to all! Enjoy art, music, and outdoor play as well as unique shopping and food pop-ups in the Edgewater neighborhood. For schedule and map, visit cudell.com/esf.
FREE FRESH PRODUCE: The Centered Market, The Centers Gordon Square Campus, 5209 Detroit Avenue, August 12th from Noon to 2 p.m.
COVID 19 VACCINATIONS: Neighborhood Family Practice is offering walk in or scheduled vaccine appointments at all seven of its locations. Schedule by phone at 216-281-0872 or online at: http://bit.ly/NFPCOVIDVaccine
COVID 19 VACCINATION: Case Western Reserve University is partnering with the City of Cleveland to provide vaccinations to eligible Cleveland residents. To schedule a vaccine, call 216-368-1964 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday – Friday or visit www.case.edu/vaccine.
LEGAL WORKS provides legal consultation and assistance for qualified, low-income youth and adults in underserved communities. Service is provided by appointment at the Fulton Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 3545 Fulton Road, 216-623-6969, on Tuesdays from Noon – 3:30 p.m. To register visit: legalworksfulton.eventbright.com. Registration is required. Appointments available at other times, for more information visit: www.legalworksneo.org.
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS: Read the latest research from this Northeast Ohio nonpartisan think tank at: www.communitysolutions.com
CUYAHOGA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION DATA BOOK SERIES: Visit online at: www.countyplanning.us/resources/databooks
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.
LINDSEY FAMILY PLAY SPACE at Edgewater Park is now open. Located near the Upper Edgewater Picnic Shelter, the play and family gathering area features a wide range of nature play opportunities including boulders, water and sand play, as well as tunnels, climbing structures, slides and shaded areas.
TOWPATH TRAIL IN TREMONT: participate in special programming by the Cleveland Metroparks along the towpath trail in Tremont including Family Group, History Walks, Walking Club, Running Club and Tremont Birders. For more information visit www.experiencetremont.com/towpath-trail. To register or for more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAKE A HIKE: Free Historic Walking Tours of Cleveland include a Canal Basin tour on Sundays in August and September at 10 a.m. To learn more and to register visit www.takeahikecle.com.
YOUTH RESILIENCY SERVICES of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry serves as a drop in center for youth – a critical access point to housing resources as well as other services to support the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of young people. For more information visit www.lutheranmetro.org/youth-services.