Community Events (open to public)

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  • May 16 - Sept. 16: Take A Hike. Explore Downtown Cleveland on an award-winning Take a Hike tour, and learn about the history, architecture and future plans of five unique neighborhoods. History comes to life along the tour routes as actors and actresses portray important Clevelanders from the past. Admission is free. More information HERE.

  • June 15: Lunch Mob. 12906 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio. Join flavor explorers across Northeast Ohio and meet people, try new food, and enjoy the Lunch Mob at Barraco Grill in Lakewood. Earl Pike (LC 2009), a consultant for non-profit groups, helped plan the event to help the restaruant gain more exposure as one of the most successful Columbian restaurants, open for more than four years. Details HERE.

  • June 17: StartUp ScaleUp. Northeast Ohio's entrepreneurial scene is taking over the Gordon Square Arts District starting at 12p.m. to showcase the different resources, tools and opportunities available for entrepreneurs and small businesses in the community. Details HERE.

  • June 17: Greater Cleveland Partnership Annual Meeting. 5:00 - 7:15 p.m., Cleveland Convention Center.  Keynote speaker is Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator/managing editor of "Meet the Press." Also hear an overview of GCP's impact from the past year and discuss priorities for 2015 and beyond. There will also be a special presentation for the Commission on Economic Inclusion's Best-in-Class Awards. Register HERE.

  • June 17-Aug. 26: WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays. 6:00-9:00p.m., Wade Oval in University Circle. Enjoy a free concert each Wednesday night. Movies to follow the concert at 9:00p.m. on select nights. Details HERE.

  • June 17 - Oct. 7: Northeast Ohio "Civitism" Policy Series - Forums on Important Issues For Our Region. All forums are free and open to the public. Forums are held from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Siegal Facility Beachwood. More details about each forum can be found HERE. 
    • June 17 - Regional Cooperation or How to get 59 Civic Entities to Play Together. Register HERE.
    • July 29 - Land Use in Cuyahoga County. Register HERE.
    • August 19 - How to Become an Education Activist in Northeast Ohio. Register HERE.
    • October 7 - Housing Crisis in Northeast Ohio - Where Are We in 2015? Register HERE.
  • June 17: Startup Scaleup - a new event from JumpStart. Gordon Square Arts District. Featuring workshops, presentations, open houses and networking sessions, offering attendees the opportunity to create a custom experience aimed at helping them take their idea to the next level. Tickets are $10 and include food and drink vouchers valid at a number of area restaurants. Details HERE.

  • June 18: Jam for Justice + Accellis VIP After Party, 5:30-9:30 p.m. jam and 8:30-10:30 p.m. after party, House of Blues. Annual fundraiser for Legal Aid. Drinks, food and music of six bands, all headlined by local law students, attorneys and judges. VIP after party in the Foundation Room. Details. HERE.

  • June 18: Tech Growth - Lessons from the Deal. Cleveland's own OverDrive, Inc. recently sold for more than $400 million, CEO/Founder Steve Potash joins us to share some inside details on the company's early days and growth and share lessons learned from selling the company. Join us for this special event featuring unique insights into a tremendously successful company and a very fruitful transaction! Register HERE! 

  • June 19: Esperanza Fiesta of Hope. Celebrating 25 years. 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Cleveland Renaissance Hotel. Presented by Bernie Moreno Companies. The 25th Fiesta of Hope scholarship luncheon is a celebration of hope and Hispanic academic achievement. This event will be recognizing the service of Jose C. Feliciano (LC 1981), Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLC. Tickets HERE.

  • June 20: Clifton Arts & Musicfest. Join the community for a unique and free celebration of fine arts and live musical performances. Details HERE.

  • June 21: Stuff the Bus with Books. 1:10 p.m., Progressive Field. United Way of Greater Cleveland's Day of Action to collect children's and young adult books (grades 3-8) and get them to children in the community. Details HERE. 
  • June 25: Cleveland Council on World Affairs annual meeting, 5:00 p.m., Ariel International Center, 1163 East 40th St., Cleveland. Volunteer recognition, Model UN awards, keynote, and peformance by the Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word. Free, but reservations required. 
    • June 26: Hip 2B Square: Fear No Art II. 7:30 p.m., Near West Theatre. The arts-based event is a blend of arts and culture, entertainment, great food and drink and performances. Hip 2B Square will be honoring Nancy McCann. Details HERE.

  • June 26: SEA Change, 8:00 a.m.-4p.m., Idea Center in Playhouse Square. Join 100+ social entrepreneurs from throughout the region for a day of networking, coaching and mentorship. Over $60,000 is available in funding for those who are accepted into the accelerator and are selected for investment. More information and RSVP HERE. 

  • June 29-Oct. 12: 2015 Red Line Greenway Project, West 25th Street Rapid Station, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Join the Rotary Club of Cleveland and the Community Service Committee's initiative to beautify the area around the new Red Line tracks. Get out with members of the community and enjoy a day improving Cleveland. Details HERE
    • July 15 - Cleveland Intern Volunteer Day, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Details HERE.
    • July 29 - 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    • August 13 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. 
    • September 2 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. 
    • September 22 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. 
    • October 12 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. 

  • July 1: Reading Cleveland-Unabridged. 6:00-8:00 p.m., Loganberry Books. Stop in for the opening reception of the unique photography show, Reading Cleveland-Unabridged. Four photographers, Judy Rawson (LC 2002), Stewart Helberg, Chris Bradlee, and Robert Brown have captured the renewing vibrancy of Cleveland through the retention of strong literary and industrial history. Details HERE.

  • July 11: Save Your Ohio Home. 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m., Holiday Inn Independence. Volunteer or attend HopeNow NHS Greater Cleveland and NID Housing Counseling Agency's event "Save Your Ohio Home." Homeowners get a chance to meet face-to-face with their mortgage lender and/or a non-profit housing counselor to discuss their particular housing situation. Volunteers will help with registration, exit surveys, directional guidance, translation and additional assistance that supports the homeowners. Details HERE.

  • July 16: Eliza Bryant Speaker Series with Linda Bradley, MD. Dr. Linda Bradley is an internationally-recognized gynecologic surgeon and gynecologist at the Cleveland Clinic. She is Vice Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and the Womens's Health Institute as well as the Director of The Fibroid and Menstrual Disorders Center and Director of Hysteroscopic Services. Read more HERE. 

  • July 17-19: VeloSano: Bike to Cure. Those interested can choose either a one- or two-day ride which raises money for cancer research. The event is sponsored by Cleveland Clinic. Details and registration HERE

  • July 26: Team UCP at the Cleveland Triathlon. 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Voinovich Bicentennial Park. The Cleveland Triathlon has once again partnered with UCP of Greater Cleveland, making it the Official Charity of the 29th Annual race. Team UCP consists of triathletes, recreational enthusiasts and non-athletes who join together to raise funds and awareness for UCP. Team UCP's slogan "Inspired to TRI," signifies the members' desire to push themselves to the limits in honor of those who work hard every day to be independent members of the community. The triathlon features several categories and distances. If you are not ready for the full triathlon, you can compete in a short race, be part of a relay team, volunteer for the event or become an event sponsor. Details HERE.

  • August 1: The Cleveland Inkubator. 12p.m.-8:30p.m., Cleveland Public Library downtown branch. Join the community for workshops, readings, performances, and a writer's resource fair and open mic for a true celebration of words. Sponsored by the Cleveland Public Library,Ohio Center for the Book, and Lake Erie Ink, the idea for this event was pitched by Lee Chilcote and Amy Rosenbluth at Accelerate 2015. Details HERE.http://:

  • Aug. 29: REAP the Benefit. Save the date for The Refugee Response annual benefit. For additional details check their website HERE.

  • Ongoing: Volunteers Wanted for 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games. June 10-15, 2016. The Donate Life Transplant Games is a multi-sport festival evvent produced by the Transplant Games of America for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. The event highlights the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients. There are 18 events, opening and closing ceremonies, TGA Village, and additional ancillary and VIP events happening throughout the event.  More information and sign up to be a volunteer HERE.

  • Ongoing: Coaches Wanted. Near West Recreation is seeking committed, energetic individuals for it's 2015 summer baseball and softball season. Practices and games are located on Cleveland near west side fields. Equipment and uniforms provided by Near West Recreation. Interested individuals should contact Keri Palma, Near West Recreation Manager at 216-781-3222 ext. 108 or You can also sign up online here. Flyer to share HERE.

  • Ongoing: College Now Mentoring Program. They are seeking mentors with professional backgrounds looking to have an impact with helping a student succeed both personally and professionally and, at the same time, improve their own leadership skills. College now is also looking for companies who want a path to direct employees towards community engagement. Details HERE.

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