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Community Events (open to public)

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  • April 30: CAAO Executive Matchmaker Kickoff Reception. 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., Skylight Room in Tower City. Join David LaRue, CEO of Forest City Enterprises and CAAO for an evening of networking with some of the executives in Cleveland that will be donating their time to give advice, mentor, and coach the CAAO BESTT network. More information HERE.

  • May 2: 15th Annual Kentucky Derby Party. 4:00 p.m., Great Lakes Brewing Company. Hors d'oeuvres, mint juleps, Great Lakes beer, horse betting, raffles, and hat contest to benefit The Centers for Families and Children. Register HERE.

  • May 2: Walk Rock & Run. The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio is celebrating its 13th Annual 3-mile Walk & 5k Run beginning and ending at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Runner registration is at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m., walker registration is at 8:00 a.m. and the race starts at 9:00 a.m. for walkers. Details HERE. Flyer to share HERE.

  • May 2: MetroHealth City-Wide Baby Shower. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., MetroHealth Main Campus. The event will provide opiate-dependent moms with diapers and other basic newborn needs so they can focus on their babies and their recovery. More details and a list of potential items to donate HERE.

  • May 3: Race to Empower 5k and One Mile Fun Run. 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., UCP of Greater Cleveland Headquarters. The third annual race will pass along the edge of University Circle through Rockefeller Park and the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Register before May 1st for the $20 entry fee. More information HERE.

  • May 3: Golden Achievement Awards. 5:00 p.m., The Country Club. The Golden Achievement Awards recognize outstanding individuals, chosen from seven specific categories, who are honored for their contributions to the community. The evening includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, fine dinner and presentation. James Campbell (LC 2003), Diane Downing (LC 1987), Nina Gibans (LC 1978) and Gary Hanson (LC 2001) are among the honorees. Register HERE.

  • May 3: Tolerance Fair & Conference. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Wolstein Center. The first conference at the Tolerance Fair created by Honor Good Deeds will feature inspiring speakers and workshops to help students and teachers deal with intolerance and bullying, provide real strategies, and offer resources to improve self worth. The keynote will feature national TED Speakers Kai Kight & David Coleman. Tickets will be required for the conference. The fair portion of the day from 1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. is free and open to the public. Justin Bachman is a LookUp 2013 alum and a founder of Honor Good Deeds. Details HERE.

  • May 6: Recovery from Schizophrenia - a personal journey by Dr. Frederick J. Frese, Ph.D.  6:30 p.m. (reception and tours at 5:30 p.m.), Cogswell Hall, 7200 Franklin Blvd., Cleveland OH. Friends of Cogswell Hall sponsors a lecture and presentation with respected mental health expert. Free and open to the public. Register HERE.

  • May 6: ATHENA Awards. Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. The ATHENA Award is presented annually to two individuals in Northeast Ohio. This prestigious award is bestowed upon someone who has attained and embodies the highest level of professional excellence in her/his business or profession, has devoted time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and actively assists women in realizing their leadership potential. Finalists include Linda Warren (LC 2006) and Denise Zeman (LC 2007). Lauren Rudman (CBB 2011) is a Young Professional Leadership Award recipient. Details HERE.

  • May 7: Cleveland Tenants Organization 40th Anniversary Celebration. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Program beings at 6:00 p.m. at The Near West Theatre, 6702 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102 (In the heart of Gordon Square Arts District). Honoring Congressman Louis Stokes. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be provided and drink tickets to those who register. 

  • May 8: Great Cleveland Middle Market Forum. 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Corporate College East. Hear from business thought leaders and high-profile mid-market CEOs about best practices and latest research. Bernie Moreno (LC 2007) is featured as a panelist and Dan Moulthrop (LC 2014) is a moderator. Purchase tickets HERE.

  • May 8: 5th Annual Circle Challenge - The Wade Oval Walk Against Hunger. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Join UCI and the Harvest for Hunger campaign to put an end to hunger. Participants can choose between a 1 mile or 2 mile walk. Details HERE.

  • May 8: Leadercast Cleveland. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Lutheran West's Jochum Performing Arts Center. Local business leaders and young professionals gather to hear world-renowned leaders speak during this leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of host sites acress the world. Speakers include Rudi Giuliani, Malala Yousafza, Seth Godin, and more. Buy tickets and view details HERE.

 

  • May 12: 8th Annual Akron Dinner of Champions. 6:00 p.m., Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. The evening will feature cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, and a program held by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Ohio Buckeye Chapter and will honor Richard Fedorovich (LC 2015). Details HERE.

  • May 12: Fred Talks - Encore Cleveland, Define Your Next Chapter, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.). Are you age 50 and older? Do you live in Greater Cleveland? Join the Encore Cleveland movement! Discover ways you can use your talents to engage with the Greater Cleveland community. Free parking, free lunch, and free zoo admission following the event. Register HERE. Flyer to share HERE. 

  • May 16: Art Cares 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 1 a.m., the Cleveland Masonic Temple, 3615 Euclid Avenue. This benefit evening for the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland features art auction, entertainment and culinary treats. John Farina (CBB 2002, CLI 2011) will receive the Art Cares Icon Award for his long-standing support of Art Cares. Details HERE.

 

  • May 16: Evening in Ohio City. Start at the Bop Stop for music, entertainment, two drink tickets, and dessert. There are two tiers of tickets. Check out this great event supporting Ohio City Incorporated. Details HERE.

  • May 16: Bal Ingenieux 2015. In the spirit of carnival, experience a night unlike any other - so come forth and DANCE to the music and merriment! Ingenuity's BAL INGENIEUX is Back for the 4th year in a row. Celebrate Cleveland's creative class (and help raise funds for Ingenuity's year-round programming) during this unforgettable night. Explore the Kalman & Pabst Photo Group. Dinner starts at 6pm and the party keeps on going until 1am! Details HERE. Tickets HERE.

  • May 16 - September 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 19: Marketing at Market Garden, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Market Garden Brewery W. 25th Street, Cleveland. Hosted by Business Marketing Association of NEO, participating organizations include BMA NEO, Social Media Club, Sales & Marketing Executives, Web Association, AAF Cleveland, The Press Club of Cleveland, Cleveland AMA. Raffle for a ticket to Content Marketing World, valued at $1,200. Tickets HERE.

  • May 20: Urban Squash Cleveland Auxiliary Board Happy Hour. Urban Squash Cleveland celebrates its fourth year of operation. All proceeds will go towards providing our students a variety of summer enrichment activities, including a year-end squash and academic competition at Kenyon College in July. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., at Platform Beer Co. 4125 Lorain Ave., Cleveland Ohio 44113, cost to attend is $35 per person. Registration and details HERE. Facebook event HERE.

  • May 20: TechniCLE Speaking. A summit launching dialogue between NEO tech, nearby capital, and local government. The summit is a half-day series of short talks and panel discussions with light moderation and frequent audience interaction intended to break down barriers and inform public policy. The event is geared towards civic leaders, politicians, tech entrepreneurs, and private investors. Kirsten Ellenbogen (LC 2014), Lauren Fine (LC 2007), Lev Gonick (LC 2007), Ray Leach (LC 2006), and John Saada (LC 2008) are among the presenters. Register 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 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 12: Bocce Bash to Benefit Youth Challenge. 6:00 -10:00 pm Alta House, 12510 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland. 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. 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 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 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

  • 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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