Community Events (open to public)

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  • 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 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.
    • 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.

  • April 4 - 18: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2015 Schedule of Events. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 30th Annual Induction Ceremony will take place at Cleveland's historic Public Hall on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and be celebrated with a series of events for fans, including a live simulcast of the Induction Ceremony at the Museum. The Rock Hall is excited to announce numerous public events scheduled for 2015 Induction Week in Cleveland. Details on all the events HERE.
    • April 4: Moondog Coronation Ball presented by Majic 105.7
    • April 11: Celebration Day with Rock 'N Blast Fireworks
    • April 12: Rock My Soul: A Gospel Celebration Honoring Andrae Crouch
    • April 14: Sonic Sessions: Foxygen with opening act Alex Cameron
    • April 18: 30th annual Induction Ceremony
    • April 18: Induction Ceremony Simulcast

  • 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 14: Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Spring Speaker Series. Taking the Curve: Navigating the New Latin America by Peter Schechter of the Atlantic Council. Details HERE.

  • April 15: #MediaCLE. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Renaissance Hotel. Three of the most successful digital media companies in Northeast Ohio are coming together to help the media professionals of tomorrow. Stack Media, WTWH Media and Content Marketing Institute are partnering to show why Northeast Ohio is a prime spot to develop a media company and the rare opportunities for professionals seeking a future in media. Fran DiDonato (CBB 2008) is a panelist which will be moderated by Michael E. Bennett (LC 2009). Register HERE.

  • April 16: Murtis Taylor 67th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon. 11:30 a.m., Downtown Hilton Doubletree. Come celebrate with Murtis Taylor and support their mission. Eric S. Gordon, CEO of Cleveland Metropolitan School District, will be the keynote speaker. More details 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.

  • April 24: 34th Annual Luncheon For Every Child. 11:30 a.m., Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Join Providence House Event Chair, Karen Dolan, and hundreds of other Cleveland leaders committed to protecting every child from abuse and neglect. This year's Luncheon will feature a big agency announcement, news about recent achievements and future goals, and a celebration of the stories of the people who make Providence House so special. Register HERE.

  • April 25: Rock the Red Jacket. A City Year annual gala event. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at The Metropolitan at The 9 in downtown Cleveland. Join City Year Cleveland for an exciting evening to celebrate our supporters and City Year AmeriCorps members who work tirelessly on a daily basis to keep students in school and on track to graduate. This event will be honoring Eric Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. 6:30 - 7:30pm VIP Reception, 7:30 - 10:00pm Dinner, and Awards presentation and Dancing. Entertainment by Rock the House. Cocktail Attire. Free Valet Parking. RSVP by April 15, 2015. Tickets HERE.


  • April 28: 1st Annual Vibrant City Awards Lunch. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Victory Center. Meet the people who make the city as Cleveland Neighborhood Progress honors outstanding community development efforts leading the revitalization of Cleveland's neighborhoods. More information 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 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 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.

  • June 12: Bocce Bash to Benefit Youth Challenge. Friday, June 12, 2015 6-10pm 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 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: 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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