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Plain Press Community Board: October 2022

ABUSE

REPORT ELDER ABUSE to Cuyahoga County Adult Protective Services by calling 216-420-6700 or go online to: dsas.cuyahogacounty.us. Elder Abuse is defined as intentional or neglectful acts by a caregiver or trusted individual that may lead to the harm of an older adult age 60 or older. It includes Physical, Emotional, or Sexual Abuse; Neglect; Self-neglect; and Financial Exploitation.

ARTS

FREE ART EVENT: Art House 6th Annual Artist Inventory Challenge, October 1, 7- 10 PM.  Come experience the creative process unfold as invited artists’ work. The event includes refreshments, trivia games, and more! Art House, Inc., 3119 Denison Ave.

FAMILY AUTUMN ARTS FESTIVAL: Immanuel Arts and Music presents its Family Autumn Arts Festival on Sunday, October 9th from 3-6 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2928 Scranton Road. Celebrating local music and arts: featuring an organ concert, arts showcase and live music. Free admission. Free food and refreshments for the whole family. Enjoy locally sourced beer and wine.

FREE CONCERTS: Trinity Lutheran has “Music Near The Market ” every Wednesday from 12:15-12:45 featuring a Beckerath Pipe Organ from Hamburg Germany. It has 4 keyboards and 3,467 pipes arranged in 65 ranks.  This is a one-of-a-kind instrument and can be heard every week during this FREE concert. October 5th/12th Florence Mustric plays “A handful of Bach Fugues”. October 19th/26th Bob Myers plays “Into the Barogue”. November 2nd Florence Mustric plays “D as in Dazzle. November 9th Special Guest, Meliswsa Brassard from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. November 16th/22nd Bob Myers plays “Music for Thanksgiving”. Refreshments served after each performance.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ARTS’ COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER, located in the Pivot Center for the Arts at 2937 W. 25th Street, offers free drop-in art making and gallery exploration on Fridays from 2-7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free parking on Castle Avenue. For more information call 216-707-2483.

78th STREET STUDIOS: 1300 W. 78TH Street: Open house every Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME:1100 Rock & Roll Blvd. offers free admission to the Museum for residents currently living inside the City of Cleveland limits courtesy of a gift from the Key Bank Foundation. Proof of residency is required. For more information call 216-781-7625.

COMMUNITY

METROHEALTH COMMUNITY DAY will be held in the new park in front of the Metro Health Glick Center on Saturday, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, October 8, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Meet players from the Cleveland Crunch indoor soccer team; enjoy music, games and dance performances; create art with Studio Go, The Cleveland Museum of Art mobile art studio; meet Hope, the MetroHealth Police dog; get moving with Recess Cleveland; meet DJs from Z107.9 and 93.1 FM; and learn about animals with Naturetracks, the Cleveland Metroparks mobile nature center.

CONSUMER

SCAM ALERT: Cleveland Clerk of Courts Earle B. Turner urges residents to watch out for scams that come by phone, text or email. He says, “They come with all kinds of offers that can look or sound legitimate. You should get suspicious when someone contacts you, and tries to get either credit card information or your social security number. Don’t give it to them! Hang up or log off the website and try to call the number back. Usually there will not be a legitimate business on the other end.” You can report scams to the Federal Trade commission phone hotline at 1-877-382-4357. You can find scams that have already been reported in Ohio by visiting the Federal Trade Commission’s fraud website: FTC.GOV/EXPLOREDATA.

CRAFTS

SEW YOURSELF SUSTAINABLE REPAIR CLINIC with Cosmic Bobbins. Hosted by the Cleveland Public Library. Saturdays October 8 and October 15 at Michael Zone Recreation Center, 6301 Lorain Avenue. Call 216-623-7068 to register.

EDUCATION

SAY YES TO EDUCATION CLEVELAND FAMILY SUPPORT SPECIALISTS are located at your child’s school and available to help families of Cleveland children in each Say Yes Cleveland School. Some of the services and programs that your Say Yes Cleveland Family Support Specialist can help connect students and families to include Free mental health services; Say Yes Cleveland’s free legal services; Free food assistance; Accessing technology that students need to work remotely; Accessing medical, dental, and vision assistance, Assistance with clothing or other home needs. While Family Support Specialists have their offices in school buildings and work closely with school leaders and staff, they are employed by Say Yes Cleveland, so they are an independent resource for your family. If you don’t know your Family Support Specialist, you can find the full list with contact information at: www.SayYesCleveland.org/FamilySupportSpecialist/.

EMPLOYMENT

ARE YOU A JOB SEEKER WHO HAS A DISABILITY: The Cleveland Sight Center (CSC) can help. While CSC specializes in working with consumers who are blind or who have low vision, the Employment Services Department of CSC also has extensive experience working with consumers who have any work-limiting disability. Contact CSC at 216-658-4685 or info@clevelandsightcenter.org.

ENVIRONMENT

PEOPLE FOR TREES: Did you know that planting a tree is one of the most powerful things you can do to combat climate change right here in Northeast Ohio? Holden Forests & Gardens’ People for Trees initiative aims to have 15,000 trees planted and cared for by 2025. We need everyone to consider planting a tree! It starts with a pledge by visiting https://holdenfg.org/make-an-impact/people-for-trees/. Already more than 1,000 people have pledged to plant more than 4,000 trees. To learn more, visit holdenfg.org.

FOOD

FOOD PANTRY & COMMUNITY MEAL: Saturday October 15th from 9:00-12:00 noon, Trinity Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry, 2031 W. 30th, will be open to residents in the area.  Our Free Clothing room will also be available during these hours.  These programs will be in the Community Center Building. In the evening of October 15th from 4:00-6:00 Trinity Lutheran Church will host a FREE community meal in the community center.

GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK: To apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or find food close to home call 216-738-7236 or visit GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org. Text FOOD to 63566 for information about Food Stamps (SNAP) applications, food pantries, free produce, and hot meals.

HALLOWEEN

TRICK OR TREAT WALK: Trinity Lutheran Church, 2031 W. 30th Street, will be participating in the neighborhood Trick or Treat Walk on Friday October 28th from 4:30-6:30. We will have games, treats and crafts and our Community Building as well as outside in the Cul-da-sac.

HEALTH

STROKE: Have you had a stroke or mini-stroke? Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Medical Center are seeking participants for a research project designed to help African American men learn about stroke risk factors and about how to best take care of their health after a stroke or TIA. You may be eligible to join the project if you are an African American man, are 18 years old or older, and have had a stroke or TIA within the last ten years. Study participants will: receive compensation for their time, receive a free blood pressure monitor, be able to complete virtually-delivered intervention sessions in the comfort and privacy of their own home. The purpose of this research is to find out if a group educational and behavioral intervention, called TargetED MAnageMent Intervention (TEAM), helps African-American men with reducing their stroke risk. If you are interested in finding out more about the study, please contact the research assistant at 1-888-819-0004 or NBOC@UHhospitals.org.

HOMELESS

BEING HOMELESS IS NOT A CRIME: Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless asks that if you encounter someone experiencing homelessness: Call Street Outreach first at216-432-0540. Don’t call the police. Street Outreach can help people access: Emergency shelter, camping supplies, clothing, food, transportation, birth certificates/IDs, SNAP, disability and insurance benefits, mental and physical health services, substance abuse treatment, transitional and permanent housing.

LIBRARIES

CMSD STUDENT ID CARD ACCEPTED AT CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY: All Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) students can now use their school ID cards at all Cleveland Public Library locations. The new school IDs and CMSD-issued RTA passes will include a bar code that, when scanned, will allow students to check out books and access other Library materials. Families can visit cpl.org/kids-teens/ for a list of programs, services, and resources available for students.

MENTAL HEALTH

EXPLORING MENTAL HEALTH: Hopewell – a therapeutic farm community – presents the David Cutler Conservatory Exploring Mental Health Series on October 6th at 5:30 p.m. at Glidden Houses, 1901 Ford Drive in the University Circle neighborhood. Featured speaker is Phyllis Vine, Author of Fighting for Recovery, An Activists’ History of Mental Health Reform and President of the Board of Directors of Gould Farm. Hors d’oeuvres and wine reception at 5:30 p.m. Program begins promptly at 6:15 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required. Contact Audrey Katzman at 440-247-0912 or akatzman@hopewell.cc.

PROJECT DRAMA (DEVELOPING RESILIENCE & ANXIETY MANAGEMENT IN ADOLESCENTS) — Improv for Anxiety and Depression.  A program for teens ages 11-17 years of age who struggle with worries, social anxiety, or depression. The theater arts have been shown to help adolescents learn about emotions, increase emotional awareness and expression, and reduce behavioral problems. Improv has also shown to have led to improvements in anxiety, depression, and self-esteem in anxious adults. Participants will engage in 12 weeks of guided improv plus evidence-based techniques to reduce anxiety and depression. Each session will be two hours long. Participants will also be asked to complete a survey and an interview at the beginning and end of the study. The study will take place at Case Western Reserve University’s Clark Hall, 11130 Bellflower Rd. There is no cost for the program. Participants will be compensated for their participation. If you are interested in participating contact the program by email at: SOARLab@case.edu and visit the program’s website at: https://psychsciences.case.edu/project-drama/

METRO WEST

METRO WEST SCORE CLEVELAND PARTNERSHIP: SCORE Cleveland is now partnering with the Metro West Community Development Organization and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress to support small businesses in the community. Metro West’s service area includes the Brooklyn Centre, Clark Fulton and Stockyard neighborhoods. The partnership offers Free business mentoring, free workshops and free access to expert online resources. To request help for your business contact Monserrat Monterrubio, Small Business Coordinator for MetroWest Community Development Office at 3167 Fulton Road. Phone 216-961-9073; Email: mmonterrubio@metrowestcle.org or visit the Metro West website at: www.metrowestcle.org.

NORTHWEST NEIGHBORHOODS

HOME REPAIR ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS: Northwest Neighborhoods which serves the Detroit Shoreway, Cudell and Edgewater neighborhoods has a program for those over age 60 or permanently disabled who are owner occupants of their home. The program offers grants of up to $500 for minor exterior or interior repairs. These repairs may include work to your porch, handrails, gutters and downspouts, roof, siding, sinks and toilets, light fixtures, and more. The annual income restriction for a household of one is $41,300. For more information contact Kena Chappell at 216-961-4242 ext. 233 or kchappell@nwneighborhoods.org.

PETS

BLESSING OF THE PETS: October 2, 2022 @ 12:30 PM at St John Cantius Church, 906 College Ave. Please meet in the church parking lot at the side door.  Father James Roach, Pastor will confer the pet blessing. The Ladies Guild of St John Cantius Church is hosting the event. Questions/information about this event: contact Jackie Lockyer: 216- 299-2030. Everyone is welcome! Bring your pets.

PUBLIC TRANSIT

CLEVELANDERS FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT (CPT) hosts its monthly riders meeting on October 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cleveland Public Library’s Main Branch’s Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor, Room B. Clevelanders for Public Transit is opposing the construction of a new $750 million county jail that would be paid for with a regressive sales tax that could instead be spent on public goods like transit rather than on incarceration. Learn how to advocate for buses, not jails. To get otherwise involved contact contact@clefortransit.org.

RECYCLING

CITY OF CLEVELAND RECYCLING PROGRAM has extended the sign-up period until November 5th. Residents can register for the program by visiting CLErecycles.com or by calling (216) 664-3030. No action is needed from the approximately 27,000 households that enrolled during the Fall 2021 enrollment period. There is no additional cost for residents associated with the new recycling program.  All enrolled households will receive a welcome packet that includes everything needed to get started in the new recycling program. The packet includes FAQs, an expanded list of what is recyclable under the new program, a list of recycling dos and don’ts and — most importantly — a set of stickers that must be placed on the blue recycling bin to identify it as enrolled in the program.  Because items placed in blue bins have previously been collected as trash, it is critical that the stickers are placed on the bins per the instructions in the welcome packets. Packets will be mailed to residents on a rolling basis. Those already enrolled can expect packets in May, those enrolling in May can expect packets in June and so on. Blue bin contents NOT marked with City of Cleveland recycling stickers will continue to be picked up as trash over the summer. In Fall 2022, blue bins from households not participating in the recycling program will no longer be picked up as trash and the bins themselves will be collected for reuse in the recycling program.

TENANTS

RIGHT TO COUNSEL FREE EVICTION HELP — ATTENTION CLEVELAND TENANTS: You may qualify for free legal representation at your eviction hearing if you have at least one minor child in your household and meet income guidelines. Call 216-8615835 Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. to find out if you are eligible for free legal help. The sooner you call the more a lawyer can do for you. You can also call 211, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or apply online at: FreeEvictionHelp.org, which is also available 24/7.

UTILITIES

UTILITY ASSISTANCE: If you have been affected by COVID-19 and are having difficulty making payments, Utility Assistance is available by contacting CHN Housing Partners at chnhousingpartners.org/utilityassistance or Stepforward at stepforwardtoday.org.

NORTHEAST OHIO REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT (NEORSD) offers cost-saving programs including: Summer Sprinkling discount, Homestead or Affordability program, Sewer and plumbing repairs and crisis assistance. For more details or to see if you qualify: Please contact NEORSD Customer Service at 216-811-8247.

VOTING

EARLY IN PERSON VOTING FOR THE NOVEMBER 8TH GENERAL ELECTION can be done at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue on Weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. from October 12 – October 28th; and 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. from October 31st – November 4th. Saturday voting times are available on October 29 and November 5th from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  You can also vote in person on Sunday November 6 from 1-5 p.m. and on Monday November 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. What to Bring: You only need to provide one (1) of the acceptable forms of ID listed below. Acceptable Photo Identification: Ohio Driver License/Ohio Interim Documentation (must show your name, current or former address and valid date); State of Ohio or Federal Government photo ID (must show your name, current address, and valid date); Ohio Concealed Weapons ID (must show your name, current address, and valid date). A voter presenting an Ohio driver license or Ohio ID card that shows voter’s former address is permitted to cast a regular ballot so long as the voter’s current residential address has been updated with the Board and appears in the official poll list of registered voters for that precinct. Acceptable Documents to Use as Identification: These documents must show your name, current address, and be dated within twelve months: Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, Payroll Check, Government Document, Military ID Issued by Department of Defense Early In-Person voters who do not have proper identification can fill out an absentee voter application, Form 11-A, which can serve in lieu of a physical ID document, provided that the information matches what is in the voter’s record.

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