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.

  • June 17-Aug. 26: WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays. 6:00-9:00p.m., Wade Oval in University Circle. Enjoy a free concert each Wednesday night. Movies to follow the concert at 9:00p.m. on select nights. Details 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. 
    • 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 26-Aug. 21: Six Degrees of Vincent, Good Goat Gallery. Look at the art collection and life of actor Vincent Price at the Good Goat Gallery until August 21. Details HERE.
  • June 29-Oct. 12: 2015 Red Line Greenway Project, West 25th Street Rapid Station, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Join the Rotary Club of Cleveland and the Community Service Committee's initiative to beautify the area around the new Red Line tracks. Get out with members of the community and enjoy a day improving Cleveland. Details HERE
    • July 15 - Cleveland Intern Volunteer Day, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Details HERE.
    • July 29 - 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    • August 13 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. 
    • September 2 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. 
    • September 22 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. 
    • October 12 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. 

  • July 13 - August 15: SEA Change Applications Open. SEA Change is Northeast Ohio's new Social Enterprise Accelerator. It is a collaborative initiative that provides coaching, connections and capital to people who have big ideas to improve their community. SEA Change connects resources, funders, innovators, and mentors to accelerate your idea from concept to successful social enterprise. Apply HERE

  • Aug. 6: Cleveland Welcomes the RNC: First Debate Night Watch Party. 6:30 p.m., The City Club of Cleveland. Join the community for a watch party including a networking event, conversation about the dynamics in the GOP primary race and the stakes of the debate itself, featuring analysis from the region's top political scientists. Detail and ticket information HERE.

  • Aug. 6: Deadline to Apply for the Cleveland Police Commission. To be eligible, applicants must either live or work in the City of Cleveland. Commission members will play a critical role in community's future, and it is essential that the candidates identified are both passionate about the issues and qualified to serve. For more information about the position, and inquiries about how to access or submit a commission application, contact the Mayor's Action Center at 216-664-2900. More information HERE.
  • Aug. 7: Crain's Business Breakfast: Location, Location, Location: What Can Your Address do for Your Business? 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Oswald Conference Centre. Join Downtown Cleveland Alliance and Crain's Cleveland Business for an event that will explore why companies across the country are making the investment to move their businesses downtown. The breakfast will feature a presentation from Geoffrey Anderson, President & CEO of Smart Growth America, about how Cleveland compares to other cities nationwide. Following Anderson's presentation, there will be a panel discussion featuring Margie Flynn (LC 2004), Principal and Co-founder of BrownFlynn, Tracey Nichols, Director of Economic Development, City of Cleveland, and Gary Shamis (CLC Board of Trustees), CPA, M.Acc., National Growth & Strategy Advisor, BDO USA, LLP, and moderated by Michael Deemer, EVP of Business Development, Downtown Cleveland Alliance. Details and ticket information HERE.

  • Aug. 13: Engage! Cleveland 6th Annual Summer Mix. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Innova Living 10001 Chester Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Meet at Innova Living in University Circle for live music, networking, appetizers, a cash beer and wine bar, and some of the best views of Cleveland from Innova's rooftop lounge. More information and tickets HERE.
  • Aug. 15: 2nd Annual Raising the NETs for MetroHealth for MetroHealth Volleyball Tournament. 11a.m., Whiskey Island & Wendy Park. Come out to Whiskey Island for some friendly competition, hosted by the Metro Health N.E.T., the Council of Emerging Professionals. Details and ticket informaiton HERE.

  • Aug. 26: Breakthrough Schools Blue Plate Special. Save the date to attend Breakthrough Schools Blue Plate Special, a community luncheon about educational excellence for children and families in Cleveland. Tickets and more information HERE.
  • Aug. 29: REAP the Benefit. Save the date for The Refugee Response annual benefit. For additional details check their website HERE.

  • Sept. 29: Greater Cleveland Food Bank Poverty Simulation. 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Greater Cleveland Foodbank. The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. The experince lasts three hours, and included an introduction and briefing, an actual simulation exercise, and a debriefing period in which participants and volunteer staffers share their experiences and talk about what they have learned about the lives of people in poverty. For more information and to register, email Include name, organization/company affiliation, contact email and phone number for each participant. Register by Sept. 15th. 

  • Sept. 30: [M]Power Manufacturing Assembly. 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., John S. Knight Center, 77 E Mill Street, Akron, Ohio 44308. Co-[resented by Crain's and MAGNET, [M]Power Manufacturing Assembly will provide an in-depth, street level view for growing their business. Educational sessions will address ways to increase your competitive advantage in the new face of manufacturing and today's economically challenging times. Details and ticket information HERE.
  • Oct. 6: Global Impact Award Dinner. 5:30p.m., Ritz-Carlton of Cleveland. Celebrate and Honor Senator and former Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Affiars Committee, Senator Richard Lugar, at the 2015 Global Impact Awards. Senator Lugar is the 2015 Global Impact Award Recipient for fostering global dialogue. More information and tickets HERE.

  • Nov. 13: Cleveland Boxing Invitational. Enjoy a night of boxing, networking, food and drink, while supporting the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, as boxers from several Midwestern colleges compete in a 10-card bout. Tickets and information HERE.
  • Ongoing: Volunteers Wanted for 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games. June 10-15, 2016. The Donate Life Transplant Games is a multi-sport festival evvent produced by the Transplant Games of America for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. The event highlights the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients. There are 18 events, opening and closing ceremonies, TGA Village, and additional ancillary and VIP events happening throughout the event.  More information and sign up to be a volunteer 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 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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