August 2022 Plain Press Community Board


SPACES, 2900 Detroit Avenue, presents Front International 2022’s Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows thru October 2nd, Open Wednesdays thru Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.

ARTS IN AUGUST 2022 IN TREMONT’S LINCOLN PARK: Free performances.All events begin at 7 p.m. Friday, August 8: Cleveland Public Theater’s Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP); Saturday, August 6: Cleveland Shakespeare Festival; Friday August 12: Inlet Dance Theatre; Saturday, August 13: Verb Ballets; Friday, August 19: Church of Starry Wisdom; Saturday, August 20: Papo Ruiz Y Dulzura De La Salsa; Friday, August 26: David Hakim; and Sunday, August 28: Arts Renaissance Tremont presents Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.

CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE’S STUDENT THEATRE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (STEP) will perform a student developed play, The Myth of Me, on Sunday, August 7 at 7 p.m. at Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue. Performance is  one of a series of free outdoor performances this summer.

PAINTING A BETTER PICTURE FAMILY FUN DAY: Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Women’s Recovery Center Parking Lot, 6209 Storer Avenue. Join local artists to create art on Storer Avenue. Artists will create a sketch of the mural and leave local families to fill in the colors/design. There will be food and care package giveaways. For details contact Maria Agosto at or call 216-849-7307.


NEW SNAP WAIVER INCREASES ACCESS FOR OLDER ADULTS: Ohio has a new Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) demonstration project called the Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP) waiver. With the ESAP waiver, older adult households (age 60+) with no earned income will only have to re-certify their eligibility for SNAP benefits every 36 months, instead of every two years as was the case before the waiver. Recipients will still have to report any changes in income that would make them ineligible for SNAP during the 36-month period. For more information or to apply contact Ohio Benefits at 1-844-640-6446 or www.Benefits.Ohio.Gov. Or contact the Cuyahoga County Department of Job and Family Services at 216-443-5884.


LAKEVIEW SUMMER BIKE RIDE: Join Bike Cleveland for a 5-8 miles family friendly neighborhood bike ride and giveaways. Meet in front of Lakeview Estates Community Center, 1290 W. 25th Street on August 20th at 9:30 a.m. (Free tune-ups for Lakeview residents all summer at Joy Machine Bike Shop, 2506 Detroit Avenue.)


NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME: Tuesday, August 2nd, 5-9 p.m. Steelyard Commons. More than 60 community groups, stores, and restaurants on site; free food and drinks; live music and entertainment; free child fingerprint registration; sit inside a fire truck, prisoner transport bus, ambulance and police cruiser.


CLEVELAND BLACK FUTURES FUND: Cleveland Foundation released a request for proposals for grantmaking from the Cleveland Black Futures Fund. Cleveland African American-led nonprofit organizations with a budget less than $1 million can begin applying on Monday August 1st at noon. For more information on the grants, and technical assistance workshops available to applicants visit


HARM REDUCTION SAVES LIVES: Information on where to get free fentanyl tests strips and how to use them at If using substances, don’t be alone. If someone who has Naloxone is not physically near you, use the Brave App or Never Use Alone Hotline: 1-800-484-3731. Carry Naloxone, the medication that reverses an overdose. Get it mailed to you for free from Thrive for Change or Harm Reduction Ohio.  Project DAWN has various locations you can pick up Naloxone from: McCafferty Health Center, 4242 Lorain Avenue, Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays Noon – 8 p.m.; MetroHealth Mobile Unit RV & Syringe Exchange Program, 3370 W. 25th Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; and Cleveland Emergency Medical Services, 1701 Lakeside, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


BOOKBOX AT EDGEWATER BEACH: Books to check out. Free books to take. Story time. Free kids’ crafts. Free seeds via Cleveland Seedbank.  For more info visit:…/


WEDNESDAY NIGHT LISTENING SESSION with Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, August 3, 4-6 p.m., West Side Community House, 9300 Lorain Avenue.

SECOND DISTRICT COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE holds its monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at The Family Ministry Center, 3389 Fulton Road.


RECYCLING WEBINARS for businesses are provided for free. Presented by Business Recycling Specialist Doreen Schreiber of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. For a list and to register for any of the upcoming webinars, here is the link:


CANINE COMPANIONS’ goal is to enhance independence for children, adults, and veterans with disabilities so more people can feel empowered to live their lives to the fullest. Service dogs are expertly trained in up to 45 commands. Once the application process is completed and the client is approved, a service dog is provided at no cost to the client. For more information visit:


CONNECTING WITH SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT: The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County provides a 24-Hour Suicide Prevention, Mental Health/Addiction Crisis, Information and Diversion Center Referral Hotline: 216-623-6888. Individuals can call this number to connect with substance use disorder (SUD) treatment today. To learn more about SUD treatment, visit

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE is now available through phone or text to a new three-digit number: Call or text 988.

THE TREVOR PROJECT is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. For more information on how to reach a Trevor Project counselor visit:


CLEVELAND LEAD ADVOCATES FOR SAFE HOUSING (CLASH) is seeking volunteers to help keep lead on our community’s agenda. CLASH is all volunteer, mostly self-funded, and working for the safety of the next generation! Cleveland Lead Safe Network is the Outreach and Engagement arm of CLASH. Voice or text message: 216-359-1060. Visit CLASH at

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