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Community Events (open to public)

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  • September 10: Told#5: Lost or Found. Come hear stories on Wednesday, September 10 at the Market Garden Brewery's Ohio City Room at 7pm. Told #5 will feature stories from owners of unique Cleveland businesses as well as audience members at Market Garden Brewery. This theme will allows for tales of missing-or discovered-belongings, friends, or sanities. "Lost and Found" gives each storyteller the freedom to talk about either side of the phrase, and in some stories we're sure to hear both. More details HERE. Visit the ToldCLE website HERE.
  • September 11: Cleveland Whiskey Tour and Tasting. Behind the Scenes Tour of the Cleveland Whiskey distillery, with insights on the process of distilling Whiskey from Founder, Tom Lix. Network while enjoying whiskey and chocolate pairings. More details HERE. Register HERE.
  • September 13-14: Cleveland One World Festival. The free festival expands upon the Cleveland Cultural Gardens’ 66-year-old tradition of “One World Day.” It offers a cultural smorgasbord in celebration of Cleveland’s incredible cultural diversity, featuring authentic ethnic food and drink (for purchase), and free musical, theatrical, and artistic entertainment stretching along the length of East Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive near University Circle. Saturday, Sept. 13, 1-9pm; Sunday, Sept. 14, 1-7pm, in the Cultural Gardens in Rockefeller Park. Details HERE.
  • September 16: Some Day is Now: A Luncheon for the Future of ODA. Author Loung Ung ("First They Killed My Father," "Lucky Child," "Lulu in the Sky") is keynote speaker for an event for the future of Open Doors Academy, which is headed by Annemarie Grassi (CBB 2008, CEBC 2013, CLC PARTNER). Karen Long, Director of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and former Plain Dealer Book Editor, will moderate. Co-chairs are David Goodman (LC 1993) and Julie Cristal. Tuesday, Sept. 16, Noon-1:30pm, Junior Ballroom of the Cleveland Convention Center. Details HERE.
  • September 26: Embracing New Beginnings Gala. 7pm, La Villa Conference & Banquet Center. Join the Spanish American Committee, it's Board of Directors and their community to celebrate 48 years of serving Greater Cleveland. This event will honor Ronn Richard (LC 2004) and the Cleveland Foundation. Details HERE.
  • September 26-28: IngenuityFest. The 10th anniversary of this showcase of innovation and creativity through dance, art, engineering and music – including an eclectic mix of over 50 bands and DJs as well as a wide range of tech-based art and performances and technology demonstrations. Programming and vendors will center around Dock 32, just north of First Energy Stadium on Cleveland’s Lakefront, with activities also at the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. New this year: a summit on unlikely conversations surrounding entrepreneurism and the business sector, with everything from table top demonstrations, to lightning talks and pitch-a-thons. Details HERE.
  • September 26 - 28: NEO Cycle. An urban cycling festival consisting of competitive races and unique rides, connected by live entertainment an interactive, action-filled festival at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park on the shores of Lake Erie. Visit www.neocycle.org/ for more details on specific rides, races, special events, and to register.   
  • Oct. 25: Ohio Fair Trade Expo. The Ohio Fair Trade Network, a collaboration of organizations and individuals, hosts a day of speakers, educational workshops and a marketplace with thousands of artisan and food products from around the world. An opportunity to become more involved in supporting fair trade as a model for socially and environmentally conscious consumerism. Free admission. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 9am-4pm, at John Carroll University in University Heights. Details HERE.
  • November 14: Cleveland Boxing Invitational - Rust Belt Rumble. The first annual Cleveland Boxing Invitational, known as the The Rust Belt Rumble, is a fundraiser for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. This exciting event will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 over the fountain in historic Tower City Center. We will feature collegiate club boxing teams from the Big Ten and more, as well as unlimited food and beverage, fantastic networking opportunities, exciting auction prizes, and an unforgettable downtown Cleveland experience. Ticket and sponsorship details HERE.
  • December 13: N.O.R.A. 10 Year Anniversary Black Tie Gala. An evening of recovery celebration featuring speaker Bobby Moore From Wednesday Night Unity. Enjoy a silent auction, recovery awards, recognition, dinner/dancing and sobriety countdown. Meet and greet 5pm, Dinner 6pm, Program 7:30pm at the Cleveland Convention Center, Grand Ballroom C, 300 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland OH 44113. Cost to attend $50.00. Flyer to share HERE. Purchase tickets HERE.
  • Ongoing: Participate in The Literacy Cooperative Top 10. Step up and take the challenge! 10 things you can do today to help improve literacy in Greater Cleveland. 1-Get informed. 2-Volunteer as a tutor. 3-Join our Read 20 Minutes a Day Challenge. 4-Take a child to the library. 5-Urge a friend to sign up for literacy or GED program. 6-Ask your employer about setting up a literacy program. 7-Launch a book seminar at your job. 8-Join the little Free Library movement. 9-Make a financial donation to help advance literacy initiatives. 10-Stay connected on Social Media: Hashtag #CLEliteracy, Twitter - @literacycoop, Facebook - facebook.com/TheLiteracyCooperative. Get more details and see the complete list HERE. 
  • Ongoing: Youth Opportunity Unlimited Volunteers - For citizens interested in youth mentorship with YOU. Opportunities include Business Plan Coaches, Mock Interviewers, Resume Building, Guest Speakers, Field Trip Hosts, and Judges for Business Plan Competition. Opportunities to fit your schedule and experience. Contact Lori Peterson for more information: lpeterson@youthopportunities.org. For specific dates and times click HERE.

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