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Community Events (open to public)

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  • Ongoing: CMSD Issue 4 Open House. February 25 - March 24. Participate in planning for new and remodeled schools in the community. See all dates and times HERE.

  • March 4: State of the City address. 12 p.m., Public Auditorium & Conference Center. Mayor Frank G. Jackson discusses Cleveland's tremendous economic growth and the historic challenges currently facing our city. Register HERE.

  • March 4: 20 Minutes A Day Reading Challenge. Spending time reading with your child has so many benefits. On March 4th, WKYC, Third Federal, and The Literacy Cooperative are asking parents and caregivers to snap a picture while reading a book with children and post it on social media using #WeReadHere and #cleliteracy. We want to see 10,000 parents reading in Greater Cleveland! Details HERE.

  • March 4, 18: "From Conversation to Action: Social Justice Read-In & Teach-Ins."  Clark Hall - Room 309, 11130 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. More details to follow. See the flyer HERE.
    • Mar. 4, 7-8:30pm - Millennials, and what it means to be a Radical Student 
    • Mar. 18, 7-8:30pm - Social Change Strategies: Coalition Building, Solidarity, & Policy Changes" 
  • March 4, 17; April 1, 27: CSU Presidential Forums Speaker Series. As part of our yearlong celebration of our 50th Anniversary, the community is invited to a special series of panels featuring nationally-renowned thought leaders who will explore the future of education, health care, business and leadership in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Registration HERE.
    • March 4: From Laboratory to Wall Street: How Hopes and Dreams Enter the Marketplace
    • March 17: Preparing a 21st Century Workforce through the Liberal Arts
    • April 1: Building a S.T.E.M.M. Pipeline from School to the Workplace
    • April 27: Reflections on 50 Years of African-American Mayoral Leadership in the U.S.

  • March 7: Celebrating American Classics. 5 p.m., Severance Hall. Silent auction and dinner followed by a concert performed by the CIM Orchestra. Find details HERE.

  • March 10, April 14: Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Spring Speaker Series Sneak Peek:
    • Mar. 10: What's Next in Afghanistan and Pakistan? by Amb. Marc Grossman. Details HERE.
    • Apr. 14: Taking the Curve: Navigating the New Latin America by Peter Schechter of the Atlantic Council. Details HERE.
  • March 10: Fred Talks: Arts + Kids = Growing Up Great. The Cleveland Foundation is continuing it's Fred Talks series this event will delve into the benefits of deep-immersion arts programs and the potential they hold for youth development in Cleveland. The talk will feature national expert Eric Booth performer, teacher and author of The Music Teaching Artists' Bible; Darnell Weaver, Rainey Institute teaching artists, and Kathleen Cerveny, the foundation's Director of Institutional Learning and Arts Initiatives. Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6-8:30 p.m. Details HERE.

  • March 11: Dine to Donate. Stop by Deagan's Kitchen and Bar (14810 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, OH 44107) on March 11 with this flyer and 10% of your entire bill including alcohol, and take out orders will be donated to Cogswell Hall. 

  • March 11: Dialogue on Diversity. 5:30 p.m., CMBA offices at One Cleveland Center. Len Komoroski and Jason Hillman will focus on best practices for increasing diversity and inclusion at the executive/partner levels of all business entities. The free program is geared towards CEOs and executive directors, managing partners, and general counsels. RSVP by email HERE.

  • March 11: Fashioning Change: Harnessing the Power of Markets for Women in Guatemala. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:30 - 8:30pm at The Wine Spot 2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118. Featuring Founder and Executive Director Ruth DeGolia, Cleveland Heights Native. Register HERE

  • March 13: Northeast Ohio Top 25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers Awards. 6 p.m., Global Center for Health Innovation. Mingle with Cleveland's rising stars and network with some of the city's current "Movers and Shakers." Spencer Dieken (CLI 2014), Jazmin Long (iCLE 2013), Nicole Schmunk (CBB 2013), our very own Program Coordination, Andrew Singer (CLI 2012), and Sara Thomas (CBB 2015) will all be recognized. Register HERE.
     
  • March 19: Talking About Injustice: A Community Conversation with Bryan Stevenson, 7 p.m., Cleveland State University Main Ballroom; book-signing to follow. Presented by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation. Stevenson, a MacArthur fellow and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, is a leader of the movement to fight mass incarceration in the United States. The attorney and human rights activist is an example of how everyday people can make courageous choices to build strong and inclusive communities. CLC is a community partner for this event. Free, but seating is limited. Details HERE.

  • March 19: Business Breakfast Series - Millennials in the Workplace. 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., 700 Beta Banquet & Conference Center. Ashley Basile Oeken (CLI 2009, CBB 2012) of Engage Cleveland will be speaking about the change in the nature of work as more millennials enter the workforce. Issues like work-life balance, communication styles, and more will be cover to understand how each generation can work together. RSVP HERE.

  • March 22: Great Joys. 6 p.m., The Agnon School. Open bar, dinner, auctions, and raffles to benefit the school. Information HERE.

  • March 25: NHSGC's Annual Luncheon. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm 4939 Broadway Ave. Cleveland Ohio 44127. Join the Board, staff, friends and Partners of NHS of Greater Cleveland to recognize 40 years of achieving, preserving and sustaining the American Dream of homeownership. Keynote speaker: Johanthan Mintz, CEO of Cities for Financial Empowerment. Details HERE.

  • March 27: Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Cleveland State University Student Center. This year's theme: "Is Social Work Addressing Human Needs?" Come as a participant or submit a proposal to run your own workshop, to educate and advocate with other social workers! Six CEUs available for licensed social workers. Workshop proposal and more information HERE.

 

  • March 27 - 29: Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo. 12 p.m. - 9 p.m., Cleveland Convention Center. This three-day home improvement expo will feature a multitude of local exhibitors that allow visitors to shop for home improvement contractors, home décor and other products and services for their renovation project. More information HERE.

  • April 6: SEA Change Happen - a social enterprise pitch event. $50,000 is on the line for the newest social entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio! For the past five months, SEA Change (Social Enterprise Accelerator) has been training and mentoring a cohort of the region's most promising social entrepreneurs to generate community impact while operating viable businesses. Now they are ready to pitch. April 6, 5-8pm at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square, come hear the best eight enterprises from this year's cohort. Details HERE. 


  • April 8: Told #8 - Nice to meet you.  It’s been said that you only have one chance to make a first impression, and that’s exactly why stories of meeting new people can be so memorable. A story-worthy meeting could have been born of happenstance or the result of months of anticipation. Have you been recounting the moment you met a celebrity in a coffee shop for the past few years? Or the time you first met the love of your life? For all those stories and the ones in between, you have Told#8: Nice to meet you. The featured storytellers for Told #8 are The City Club of Cleveland's CEO Dan Moulthrop and Why CLE? blogger Jen Rome. Details HERE. 

  • April 11, April 12, April 14, April 18: Rock Hall Induction Week.  A week full of events to celebrate the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction.
    • April 11: Kick off. Free admission for the day and the day's festivities will culminate with a 25-minute fireworks display that will feature inductee-inspired music and video.
    • April 12: Rock My Soul: A Gospel Music Celebration. 7:30 p.m., State Theatre. Performers will include Marvin Winans, CeCe Winans, and Donnie McClurkin. The event is free but you must RSPV starting March 10 HERE.
    • April 14: Sonic Sessions with Foxygen. 8 p.m., Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tickets are $5.50 and available now. Purchase HERE.
    • April 18: Induction Simulcast. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Watch the sold out event on various screens throughout the museum. Tickets go on sale February 24 HERE.

  • April 18: The Youth Challenge Gallery Gala Annual Benefit & Auction. 7 p.m., 78th Street Studios. Guests will enjoy a fun party with cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and silent auction while supporting Youth Challenge. The event will also feature artwork created by Youth Challenge participants and volunteers. More information HERE.

  • 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 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

  • 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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