Community calendar

Please submit your event to Cindy Crosby.

Mar. 22: Writer’s Boot Camp: Storytelling For Good
Join Pam Turos, founder of the Good Cause Creative and the Good Cause Blog, and Lee Chilcote, writer and director of Literary Cleveland, for insight, guidance and suggestions for how to find, plan and share stories that inspire people to take action.
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Gordon Square Arcade

Mar. 31: NHS of Greater Cleveland 42nd Annual Luncheon
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Milt Sharp, Jr., President, eHome America.
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Bohemian National Hall

Apr. 7-8: CLE Housing Hack
For 24 hours on April 7th to 8th, 2017 CLE Housing Hackathon will bring together more than 200 tech enthusiasts, critical thinkers, civic leaders, and residents from across the county to brainstorm, ideate, and develop innovative solutions around a central question: How can we help Clevelanders in the Housing Choice Voucher program better select well-resourced neighborhoods that meet their needs?
3:00 p.m April 7 – 3:00 p.m. April 8 | Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Apr. 8: Strongsville Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
This show will feature artists and crafters selling original handmade items. Full concession stand by locally owned Billy’s Hut. Admission $3, children 12 & under are free. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Strongsville Ehrnfelt Recreation Center

Apr. 9-10: Woman of Power Conference
This initiative is dedicated to helping achieving women develop leadership, sustain talent and empower action supporting proactive women through educational tracks, influential keynotes and genuine collaboration. Topics include Leadership and Accountability, Negotiation, Fostering Mentorship, Retaining Women in STEM and more.
Marriott Downtown Key Center

Apr. 13: Faces of Change Luncheon
This luncheon raises awareness about rape and sexual abuse as well as financial support for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center – the only local agency supporting survivors. Glennon Doyly Melton, New York Times bestselling author will share her inspiring story.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Hilton Cleveland Downtown

Apr. 21-23: GiveBackHack
Have you ever wanted to be a part of the solution for issues in your community? Have you ever had an idea to solve those issues? GiveBackHack is your next step. Attend to partner up with the community and find the resources to make ideas into a reality. The event kicks off Friday night, where community members of all backgrounds who are eager to make an impact on the city meet and exchange ideas. The crowd favorite ideas are identified and teams are then formed. Participants spend the weekend mentored by top social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, venture capitalists and prominent business men/women as they vet their ideas and build them into real products – physical products, smartphone applications, websites and a variety of solutions for the issues in Cleveland.

May 6: 15th Annual Walk Rock and Run
The Diversity Center’s 5k run/walk and 1-mile family walk will begin and end at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum with free entry into the Rock Hall, the Great Lakes Science Center and USS Cod Submarine Memorial for registered participants. New this year is The Carl & Louis Stokes Corporate Challenge.
10:00 a.m. | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Jun. 3: Grand Illusion: A Magical Odyssey
Guests will be taken on a magical odyssey discovering what makes fiction into reality as they journey through the transformed Allen Theatre complex at the Cleveland Play House Annual Benefit.
5:30 p.m. | The Allen Theatre

Jun. 22-23: The 2017 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality
The Policy Summit is a forum for outside-the-Beltway policy discussions and will highlight the latest research and field initiatives on topics related to equitable development.
Hilton Cleveland Downtown

Jul. 15: CONCACAF Gold Cup
For the first time ever, Cleveland is hosting the CONCACAF Gold Cup! Taking place every two years, the Gold Cup is the region's most popular national team tournament. Featuring the best players from 12 nations, the competition draws capacity crowds and millions of television viewers across the region and around the world.
FirstEnergy Stadium

Nov. 17: Canton Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
This show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items. Admission is $3, children under 12 are free. A full concessions area will also be on site. A portion of proceeds will benefit the local non-profit, Flashes of Hope.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | St. George Serbian Center


Other opportunities

Scalerator NEO
Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation are bringing a proven program (Scalerator) to Northeast Ohio for entrepreneurs and leaders that want to deliver immediate growth into their business and are open to learning new ways to do so. The cohort-based educational program is led by world-class faculty from Babson (#1 Entrepreneurship School in the U.S.), Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School and other leading entrepreneurship schools and is a mix of peer-to-peer exercises and faculty-led workshops, which have helped more than 100 companies enter into new, rapid growth. This is not time away from your business; it is time to focus on growing your business with like-minded leaders.

Scalerator NEO’s first program runs from April – October 2017 and is FREE for 15-20 selected companies (of any industry) with roughly $5 million to $15 million in annual sales. There has been a very nice response to this exciting first-time program. To learn more about Scalerator NEO and if it is right for your company, go to for more information.