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Community Board, Near West Side

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ADVOCACY

NORTHERN OHIOANS FOR BUDGET LEGISLATION EQUALITY (NOBLE) fights for an equitable revenue system in Ohio that protects and strengthens all residents of the state and makes Ohio a productive, competitive and compassionate place to live. NOBLE is a community-based coalition whose mission and purpose is to raise the community’s voice in the State of Ohio’s budget legislative process. It seeks to protect and expand health, human services and other critical needs through educating and mobilizing residents to provide a citizen voice at the legislative level. It meets every month at the NOBLE office at 3500 Lorain Avenue. Call 216-651-2606 or email NOBLE@organizeohio.org or visit http://www.organizeohio.org/noble.html.

THE NATIONAL COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT COALITION is hosting a Summit with Ohio partners focusing on three themes: the ongoing reinvestment crisis in Ohio of housing, predatory lending and accessible banking, the economic security of older adults, and the invisibility and economic disinvestment of low and moderate income neighborhoods. It will be held at the Student Center at Cleveland State University on Monday September 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To register, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/ohio-reinvestment-summet-tickets-12239908897. Low income people may get in at no cost by contacting Larry Bresler at 216-651-2606 or lbresler@organizeohio.org with your name and email address.

MEETING ABOUT CLEAN AIR AND CLIMATE CHANGE will be held Saturday, September 6, from 10 a.m. – Noon at 3406 Clinton Ave, Cleveland. Main topic: CLEAN  Vision Statement and Mission Statement. If anyone wants to propose a vision or a mission statement, please keep it to one page. Send it out to the group or bring copies of it to the meeting. All ideas will be discussed. Follow CLEAN on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/639807352753472/?fref=nf

THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH is scheduled for Sunday, September 21 in New York City. There will be a bus from Cleveland. For more information, go to peoplesclimate.org/march/.

NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTIONS holds a Network night on the 1st Thursday of every month (September 4 from 6-8 p.m. to share ideas and resources and connect with others on issues important to you.  Meets at University Circle United Methodist Church, 1919 East 107th Street (on Chester Ave). Questions? Call 216-361-9149, email ibishop@neighborhoodgrants.org, or visit www.neighborhoodgrants.org.

OUR WALMART: Organization United for Respect at Walmart is an independent organization made up entirely of current and former hourly Walmart associates. “Together we can make Walmart live up to its promises of respect for the individual, good jobs, and community partnership.” Visit ForRespect.org, www.facebook.com/OURWMT, www.flickr.com/OURWalmart, www.youtube.com/user/OURWalmart, or call 1-800-957-3373.

ANNUAL GATHERING

FOURTH ANNUAL GATHERING to celebrate three neighborhoods as one community. The Stockyard, Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office meeting will be held at W. 58th Street church of God, 3150 W. 58th Street on Thursday, October 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please RSVP to SCFBCCDO nmccormack@dscdo.org or 961-9073 x201.

STOCKYARD, CLARK-FULTON AND BROOKLYN CENTRE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL members are needed. Stockyard has three positions open, Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Centre each have one. If you have been a resident of one of these neighborhoods for one year, are active in your neighborhood and would like to move into a collaborative network to set policy and guide our neighborhoods in the net few years as a community then submit your name. Send a short biography and why you want to take this step to Gloria Ferris , Chair, Community Advisory Council, gloriaferris@gmail.com or 216-351-0254. Deadline for submission: September 15, 2014.

ARTS AND CULTURE

TRANSFORMER STATION, W. 29th and Church: Due to popular demand the show Unknown: Pictures of Strangers TRANSIT BYZANTIUM, new video by Tim Davis has been extended thru September 27th. Clevelanders wishing to participate in the challenge to find scenes from the video and win prizes can find more information on the Transformation Station’s website at www.transformerstation.org. Fred Bidwell, Co-founder of the Transformation Station will make a special presentation in the galleries on September 25th to discuss the concept of the showwhich explores how artists use photography to capture images of strangers. Regular Transformation Center hours are Wednesdays, Noon to 5 p.m., Thursdays, Noon to 8 p.m., Fridays noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays Noon to 5 p.m. The galleries will be closed on Saturday September 6th for a special event. The galleries will be open on Sunday, September 21st from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. during the Sunday Market at Hingetown.

TRANSFORMER STATION, W. 29TH and Church, seeks volunteer gallery attendants. For more information email: info@TransformerStation.org.

CALL FOR ENTRY FOR THE NINTH ANNUAL OHIO ONLINE ANNUAL VISUAL ARTIST REGISTRY (OOVAR) ART SHOW sponsored by The Ohio Arts Council, the Columbus Metropolitan Library and Friends of the Library View, will be presented at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library’s Carnegie Gallery from November 19, 2014 to January 10, 2015. OOVAR is comprised of the works of over 1,300 artists (and the database is growing every week) from Ohio and around the world, representing all kinds of art. It’s all computerized, cross-referenced and accessible from your home, office or local library. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 19, 2014. Visit: http://www.oac.state.oh.us/News/NewsArticle.asp?intArticleId-748

THE SECOND ANNUAL CLEVELAND ONE WORLD FESITVAL will be held at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14 from 1 p.m. until dusk. For more information, visit www.clevelandoneworldfestival.com.

EL SALVADOR CHILDREN’S ART AND POETRY EXHIBIT is a traveling show available for display at your school or place of worship. To schedule this exhibit, contact Lisa Hardin at 216-215-2700.

PROMOTE YOUR ARTS FESTIVAL OR COMPETITION. The Ohio Arts Council is assembling its 2015 Ohio Arts Festivals and Competitions Directory and invites Ohio festivals and competitions that feature arts and crafts to submit their listings. The directory is a guide for artists who are interested in locating places to display and sell their work – from traditional crafts to contemporary artwork – and for anyone seeking arts events in Ohio. Organizers and promoters who want to list their activities in the 1015 Ohio Arts Festivals and Competitions Directory should visit http://www.oac.state.oh.us.search/OACFestival/2015%20Festivals%20Directory%20FORM.pdf to download and fill out a PDF of the entry form. The deadline for entry in the 2015 directory is Friday, September 26, 2014.

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES features Draft Day on Septembe 12 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier on September 27. Both are PG-13. US Bank Plaza at Playhouse Square for free outdoor movies beginning at dusk. Al fresco dining is available at DYNOMITE burgers. If movies are cancelled due to weather there are no rescheduled movie dates or alternate indoor locations. Visit PlayhouseSquare.org/summer for more information.

TREMONT ARTS AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL is scheduled for Lincoln Park on W. 14th omn September 20 (11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 21 ( 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free Admission. Over 120 artists and vendors. Visit Merrickhouse.org/tacf or call 216-575-0920 ext. 106.

EDUCATION

DISCUSSION OF PAYMEINT IN LIEU OF TAXES (PILOT) and other education issues will be held by Common Good Ohio at its next Community Education Meeting. The meeting will be on September 15th at 6301 Lorain Avenue. (Michael Zone Recreation Center) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. Bring a friend. Meeting will be held in Multi-Purpose Room.

PRE4CLE RAMPS UP EFFORT TO ENHANCE QUALITY PRESCHOOL: Families interested in finding a high-quality Pre-K provider in Cleveland should contact Starting Point at 216-575-0061 or visit http://www.clevelanmetroschools.org/PRE4CLE for more information.

FOOD

NEED FOOD? GET HELP: Call the Greater Cleveland Food Bank at 216-738-7236 or visit GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org Apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) if you meet these income guidelines: Household size 1 person – Gross monthly income $1,244 or less; 2 person household – monthly income $1,680; 3 person household – monthly income $2,115; 4 person household – monthly income $2, 551; 5 person household – monthly income $2,986. For larger households, add $435 for each additional member.

TREMONT FARMERS’ MARKET, presented by MetroHealth, is held on Tuesdays through September 30 from 4-7 p.m. in Lincoln Park. Produce Perks! Dollar for Dollar Match ( up to $10) to be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. Visit tremontfarmersmarket.com, email: tfm@tremontwest.rog or call 216-272-3560.

HEALTH ISSUES

JUVENILE ARTHRITIS: There are more than 100 different diseases and conditions that affect the joints and surrounding tissue. Many of thes can affect children, too. The most common type of juvenile arthritis is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). A few of the common physical challenges faced by children with JIA include: early morning pain and stiffness, pain and stiffness due to prolonged sitting, difficulty walking, difficulty carrying heavy books, problems participating in physical education class. To learn more about strengthening the parent-teacher partnership for children with arthritis, request the free Arthritis Foundation brochure Juvenile arthritis: A Teacher’s Guide, by calling 216-285-2836 or toll free at 1800-245-2275, ext. 6416.

LEGAL AID

A FREE LEGAL AID CLINIC will be held on Saturday, September 27 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Spanish American Committee at 4407 Lorain Avenue. A first come, first service clinic for low-income individuals with civil legal issues (Not criminal issues.) Bring all relevant paperwork with you. Visit http://lasclev.org/event/09272014/.

PUBLIC FORUM

GORDON SQUARE ARTS DISTRICT (GSAD) is hosting another Public Forum for its Community Master Plan for the next phase of physical, economic and artistic growth of the district. All members of the community are invited, and reservations are not needed. Community participation is critical to the success of the planning effort, and feedback is important and welcome. A second public forum will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at smart Space, 78th Street Studios, 1300 W. 78th Street. Check in will be from 6 – 6:30 p.m. and the session will run from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Opportunities for community input and interaction will also be available online beginning on August 28. For more information contact Theresa Schneider at tschneider@gordonsquare.org or 216-961-4242 x222.

SENIORS

FIND SAVINGS ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS through the Access to Benefits Coalition, which is lead by the Cleveland Department of Aging. Call 216-421-1350, ext 185.

DETERMINE ELGIBILITY FOR FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE programs to help pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other essential items or service using Benefits CheckUp computer screening program for older adults over the age of 55. Call 216-664-3418.

SENIOR GUEST HOUSE is a home for persons 60+ years of age that provides a safe environment for those in crisis or unsafe conditions. Call 216-664-2833.

TRANSPORTATION ISSUES

  1. 25TH TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY: SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS on the future of housing and transit along W. 25th Street/Pearl Road: Tuesday, September 16, 6-8:30 p.m., St. Wendelin Catholic Church, 2281 Columbus Rd. Discussion groups will focus on components of the corridor, including commercial, education, housing, pedestrian, recreation, services, transit and workforce. Announcements will be posted to: www.ClevelandNP.org/W25. Need more information email: ZMueller@ClevelandNP.org.

SIGN UP TO CONDUCT BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN COUNTS and receive a $40 gift card to the NE Ohio bicycle shop of your choice. Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) needs volunteers to conduct bike counts throughout Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties. Volunteers will be asked to count passing bicyclists for two hour periods, while sitting outside at various road and trail intersections on September 23, 24,25 and 27. For more information and to sign up, visit: http://www.noaca.org/index.aspx?page+55.

 

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