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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.

  • May 28: More Than Just a Game. A Happy hour with the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. Connect with members of the GCSC Associate Board and staff to learn how the GCSC has generated over $450M in economic impact for the Cleveland economy, one sporting event at a time. Light appetizers & beer/wine provided. RSVP to rachaelsb@clevelandsports.org by May 22 to hold your spot. Bring a friend! Details HERE.

  • May 28: Cleveland SOUP. Cleveland SOUP is a sort of combination dinner party and micro-grants program that is designed to fund Civic projects. Everyone gives a $20 donation at the door, along with a small dish on top of a base of soup or other simple dinner food to share. People submit proposals in advance for community projects in Cleveland that they would like funded - these can range from filling a pothole to starting a business, to painting a mural, we will pick about 4 projects to present at the dinner. The selected people/projects will have 4 minutes to pitch their project during the dinner. Attendees vote anonymously on projects they think will have the most impact during the dinner. The selected project is given the entry donations. Winning projects they report back during future dinners. RSVP to clevesoup@gmail.com. Details HERE. 

  • May 28-29: Wishes and Dreams, A Homeless Children Project. 8 p.m., Masonic Auditorium, 3615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. CityMusic presents Grammy- and Tony-award winning singer Heather Headley in a program highlighting the plight of homeless children, using music to bring unity in the face of struggle and adversity. Conducted by Avner Dorman. The concert is preceded by a daytime Super Conference on Homeless Children and Youth. Details HERE.

  • May 29: Eucfest: The Uptown Get Down, 5 p.m., Toby's Plaza at Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road. Free. Celebrating the comeback of Euclid Avenue and University Circle's booming Uptown District with live music, beer garden, food, PechaKucha Night Cleveland presented by MOCA Cleveland, and afterparty at the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern. Details HERE.

 

  • May 29-30: Fix 216 by HackCLE. A Civic Hackathon where participants use community knowledge, technology and design to make our region stronger. This landmark two-day event is open to all - community leaders, activists, artists, techies and everyone in between. But in order for it to work, we need YOU. HackCLE is looking for three actions: 
    • Come to hackathon - Register HERE
    • Spread the word - Join the Facebook event HERE.
    • Donate your time - Volunteer to help make Fix 216 a success HERE.

  • May 30: Pier W Copper River Salmon Run. The 5k race celebrates the famed Copper River Salmon, with proceeds benefiting Cleveland charity May 28- 29Malachi House of Hope. The race begins at Lakewood Park Pavilion at 10:00 a.m. (registration 9:00 a.m.) on Sunday, May 30, 2015 with lunch and at Pier W on the deck post-race. Pre-Registration for the 5k Run/Walk - $30.00 or Race Day Registration is $35.00; Both include short sleeve t-shirt, post-race food and drinks, awards to top finishers and B-Tag timing results. Join us for just the lunch to celebrate - $12.00. Registration and details HERE. 

  • May 30 - June 5: Cleveland Young Professional Week. Engage! Cleveland's annual event highlighting all that Cleveland has to offer young professional(s). Each day features: rise and grind workouts at the newest local fitness studios, lunch and learns with influential Clevelanders, after-work networking events hosted by Cleveland landmark institutions and night grind workouts. Details HERE.
    • June 4: Network After Work - YP Employment and Civic Engagement Fair. Learn more about job and volunteer opportunities. Registration is free, visit with some of our cities biggest and best employers, young professionals organizations and nonprofit organizations who are seeking young talent to make an impact. Register for Engage! Cleveland's YP Employment and Civic Engagement Fair and other YP Week events HERE.
  • June 3: Cleveland Foundation annual meeting: 6:00 p.m., Severance Hall. Sir Ken Robinson will give the Robert D. Gries Keynote Lecture. Robinson has been called "one of the world's elite thinkers on creativity and innovation" by Fast Company magazine, and his TED Conference talk has been seen by 300 million people in 150 countries. Tickets are free; reservations required. Details HERE.

 

  • June 3: Cleveland B2B Match Maker. The tenth annual Cleveland Matchmaker event is a unique small business contracting event, which presents a great opportunity for small businesses to gain access to buyers that represent millions of dollars in purchasing. The goal of the event is to create future contract opportunities for your small business through one-on-one sessions between buyers and sellers. Learn more. Register HERE. 

  • June 4: Share your Draft. Drafting is the act of supporting a fellow rider by cutting through the wind in front of them so they face less resistance. When riders work together by sharing their draft they help each other and become a much more effective team. We hope you will work together iwth Bike Cleveland by joining us at our "Share Your Draft" event. Enjoy a variety of local drafts (the beer kind) and appetizers while learning how you can help Bike Cleveland continue to build a powerful movement for safer streets. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dunham Tavern Museum (6709 Euclid Ave.) Details HERE.

  • June 5 - Small Business Symposium. At 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Learn from experienced business experts to get the answers and tools you need to succeed. Plus this event provides an excellent opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs.  Lakeland Community College Main Campus - S - Building. Learn more. Register HERE. 

  • April 16 - June 6th: Cleveland GiveCamp - a tech project for a non-profilt. Applications open. Cleveland GiveCamp brings together over 200 technology enthusiasts willing to dedicate an entire summer weekend to assisting area non-profits with software related initiatives that better serve their community. Each year, Cleveland GiveCamp provides over $600,000 in technical support to selected non-profits at no charge and is tightly focused on providing a completed deliverable at the end of the weekend. Websites, Mobile apps, database creation, etc. The weekend also provides training so that the non-profits can better support their own application as well as thought leadership on social media strategies. Nonprofits are encouraged to apply HERE. 

  • June 6: Green Site Starry Night - an Eco-Fabulous benefit for the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. An eco-fabulous evening of food, friends, music and laughter under the stars. Saturday, June 6, 2015. 6:00 - 11:30p.m. Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. Join us for dinner and dancing under the stars, an auction, and a special award presentation to our 2015 Great Blue Heron Honoree, Heinen's. You won't want to miss the best party of the summer! Details HERE.
     
  • June 9: Coffee with Cose. Get an early start with other COSE members at this casual round table sessions. Discuss tips and tricks of the trade over a cup of coffee. Share your challenges and succsses with your peers, and get real advice on how to grow your business! Register HERE.

  • June 10: Cogswell Hall's Neighbor Night. Bring a blanket and come lounge on the lawn with us! Join us for live music provided by Jazz/Blues/Rock bank Les Royales, family friendly activities, Great Lakes Brewing Co. beer, and local fare from vendors including Local West. Help us start a new neighborhood tradition at Cogswell Hall with a relaxed evening of celebrating community and kicking off the summer! Lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. music starts at 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. (7200 Franklin Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio 444102.) This event is an outcome of a Cleveland Bridge Builder Leadership Action Project. Details HERE.  

  • June 10: COSE Special Event - Flight School Wine Tasting. Join COSE as we take a tour of Spain by tasting award-winning wine and tantalizing Spanish fare at the Flight School Wine Tasting event at Rocky River Wine bar. Details HERE.

  • June 12: Bocce Bash to Benefit Youth Challenge. Join Youth Challenge for a night out in Little Italy. Take part in a bocce tournament or cheer on your favorite team. Guests will enjoy a party with a raffle, music drinks and food from Little Italy. Members of the Youth Challenge boccia team (the Paralympic from of bocce) will give a demonstration. The Bocce Bash is in its 2nd year and is an outcome of a Cleveland Bridge Builder 2014 Leadership Action Project. Proceeds to benefit sports and recreational activities for children with physical disabilities. 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Alta House, 12510 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland. 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 - 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 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.

  • 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.

 

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