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Community Events (open to public)

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  • Oct. 25: Make a Difference Day: Business Volunteers Unlimited and WKYC are asking everyone across Northeast Ohio to "see the possible" and make an impact. Choose from among 15 volunteer projects across the region and volunteer individually or as a group. Those who volunteer and log their hours on the group's website are eligible for one of several grand prizes. Details HERE.

  • Oct. 25: Urban Community School Benefit: Unlocking the Future. Unveiling the New Middle School Addition. Oct. 25 6pm Urban Community School. Tickets start at $100. All proceeds support student scholarships for the neighborhood children that need us. Purchase tickets HERE

  • 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.

  • Oct. 29: Global Cleveland and You Conversation. Last in a series of conversations about "What it means to be a welcoming city," hosted by Global Cleveland and the office of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. The goal of the conversations is to discuss the growth of the city's immigrant and refugee populations and form recommendations for a community-wide welcoming plan. Details HERE.
  • Nov. 1: Breakfast Benefit for Fatima Family Center. Celebrate the 41st anniversary and legacy of Fatima Family Center, a Catholic Charities center which provides programs and services for all ages in Cleveland's Hough neighborhood. 8 a.m. breakfast and auction previews, followed by program that includes music provided by Councilman Kevin Conwell & Footprints. Proceeds benefit Fatima Youth Programs. Details HERE.
  • Nov. 1: Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center 25th Anniversary.  At The Cleveland Public Library Downtown (325 Superior Ave.) Brent Hall starting at 5 - 7:30pm, includes a live cultural presentation by El "Grupo Restauracion Cultural" $50 per person, $75 per couple, cash bar, semi-formal attire. The public show is free and will be held at the main library in Louis Stokes Wing from 7pm - 11pm with a live salsa band "Conjunto Afinque", DJ, cultural performances and appetizers. Details HERE

  • Nov. 7: University Circle Inc. Annual Meeting at the Cleveland Museum of Art's Gartner Auditorium. Hear all the latest news about the Circle, then stay for the monthly installment of MIX at CMA. Annual meeting is free and open to the public but reservations requested HERE.
  • Nov. 10: Mentor-Positive Nonprofits: Intergenerational How-Tow and Hackathon. The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network presents a symposium to explore the ins and outs of mentorship and "hacking" the way to a more supportive nonprofit community. Gain tips from successful mentor pairs, learn what you can gain and offer as a mentor or mentee, and brainstorm innovative approaches to creating a mentor-positive community. Open to all members of the nonprofit community, whether in a mentor relationship or not, and at all levels of career. Registration required for either the full-day session or the morning or afternoon sessions. Afternoon keynote speaker is CLC President and CEO Marianne Crosley. Details HERE.
  • Nov. 11: Cleveland Clinic Veterans Day Celebration. This remarkable experience includes the screening of an excerpt from "The Last Days of Vietnam," a documentary directed by Rory Kennedy, a daughter of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. After the screening, Cleveland Clinic CEO Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, who was Chief of Staging Casualty for the U.S. Air Force in DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, will lead a panel discussion with other Vietnam veterans. No fee to attend the program, which is Nov. 11, 5 p.m. at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center, 9801 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland. Register HERE.

  • Nov. 13: MyCom 2014 Youth Voice Awards. The MyCom Network celebrates the best and brightest in youth development in Cuyahoga County by recognizing winners and sharing the initiative's success. 5:30-7 p.m., Ariel International Center, 1163 East 40th St., Cleveland. Details HERE.
  • Nov. 13: What Works in Caregiving. A conference that explores "What Works: Effective Methods for Improving Caregivers' Quality of Life." Keynote speaker Laura Gitlin, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, will discuss ways to improve quality of life for community dwelling older adults and their caregivers. The Innovation in Caregiving Award will be presented to a caregiver who has developed a device or technique to address a caregiving challenge. The conference will also feature a panel of caregivers including, Eva Kahana, Case Western Reserve University, Janet Lowder, Hickman & Lowder, and James Traxler, Management Consultant, will share their experiences along with the caregiving journey. The event will take place at the Conference Center at Benjamin Rose on 11890 Fairhill Road from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Enjoy a continental breakfast. Register by Oct. 13 for the early bird rate. Register HERE. Registration for the lunch and afternoon panel is available at a reduced rate call 216.791.8000 for more information. 

  • Nov. 13: Community Meeting: Share your thoughts on the new pedestrian bridge to the lakefront. 6-7:30 p.m. Cuyahoga Country Administrative Headquarters Council Chambers, 4th Floor 2079 East Ninth Street (Corner of East Ninth Street and Prospect Ave.) Cuyahoga County, in partnership with the City of Cleveland and the Group Plan Commission, is leading a process to design and build a new pedestrian bridge from out downtown Malls to our lakefront. The initial concept for the bridge will be shared with the public at this meeting. The timeline for construction is ambitious. It's important that Greater Clevelanders have an opportunity to share their vision for the project. Details HERE

  • Nov. 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.

  • Nov. 20: 60th Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner. The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio's annual humanitarian award dinner honors men and women of outstanding dedication and community service in our region. This year, they are honoring two CLC alumni: Rick Chiricosta, President and CEO of Medical Mutual (LC 2006, PARTNER), and Jose C. Feliciano, Partner of BakerHostetler LLP (LC 1981). Ticket and sponsorship details HERE. 

  • Dec. 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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