Events

  • Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Illustration for Naturalists: Botanical Painting & Drawing

     

    Build your nature journaling and art skills by practicing sketching and watercolor techniques necessary for interpreting and portraying live wildlife and botanical subjects. All levels of experience welcome. Classes are held once per month before the Gardens are open to the public. During the winter months, this class will be located in the biomes.

     

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    Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland, OH
  • Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Martin Luther King Jr. (Rock & Roll Hall)

     

    FREE ADMISSION

    Presented by the John P. Murphy Foundation, visit the Rock Hall on Monday, January 20th and enjoy free admission in celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. We'll have community programs, live performances and activities all day long - check the schedule of events:

     

    Film Screenings & Activities in Foster Theater (Level 4):

     

    10:30 a.m. FILM: LET FREEDOM SING (Not Rated, 1 hr 42 minutes)

    For a brief moment in time, a few daring, innovative musicians stood at the crossroads of a revolution in music and culture. Across one of the most turbulent periods in American history-from the early Civil Rights Era to Watergate-they brought music, medium and message together as never before, composing a soundtrack perfectly tuned to the tempo and pulse of its time.

     

    1:30 p.m. CLEVELAND IS THE CITY: A FAMILY EDUCATIONAL SESSION

    Explore the history of soul and rhythm and blues music in Cleveland, one of the cities that gave birth to rock and roll music. Listen to artists from Screamin' Jay Hawkins to Tracy Chapman to Kid Cudi who helped create Cleveland's culture. 

     

    2:30 p.m. ROCK & ROLL AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: A FAMILY EDUCATIONAL SESSION

    Learn how a range of artists, from Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cooke to Berry Gordy at Motown and rock & roll pioneer Fats Domino created a popular music that empowered African Americans to take their rightful place in American society.

     

    3:30 p.m. FILM: LET FREEDOM SING (Not Rated, 1 hr 42 minutes)

    For a brief moment in time, a few daring, innovative musicians stood at the crossroads of a revolution in music and culture. Across one of the most turbulent periods in American history-from the early Civil Rights Era to Watergate-they brought music, medium and message together as never before, composing a soundtrack perfectly tuned to the tempo and pulse of its time.

     

    Live Performances on the Klipsch Audio Main Stage (Level 1):

    10:30 a.m. Performance by Rainey Institute Dance Team

    11:30 a.m. Performance of original songs by Notes for Notes 

    1:00 p.m. Performance by Kyle Kidd 

    3:00 p.m. Performance by The Katy

     

    Family Activities (Level 0):

    11 a.m.-4 p.m. family activities with Rock Hall Staff

    Enjoy crafts and activities such as creating your own protest signs and adding to the Rock Hall’s dream wall.

     

    Film Screening (Level 0):

    Forest City Theater, Main Exhibit Hall (Level 0)

    All Day - Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech (22 minute film loop)

     

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    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH
  • Monday, January 20, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    Cleveland Public Library Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

     

    The capstone event of Cleveland Public Library’s 150th anniversary, the ceremony honors 150 Clevelanders who make a difference in their own neighborhoods, families, or libraries

     

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    John Hay Campus High School in Cleveland, OH
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 09:00 AM

    Cuyahoga Job and Family Services' Community Partner Conversation

     

    Join Cuyahoga Job and Family Services (CJFS), part of the Dept. of Health and Human Services for the next series of Community Partner Conversations. This is the last of the 2019 series and we want to discuss the changes that have taken place over the past year, what still needs improvement, and what the community is interested in hearing about.

     

    Through all of the changes, we have been listening to community concerns and working to address what we can and be the community voice when it's an issue beyond CJFS reach. We will also share agency highlights to showcase the improvements that have taken place.

     

    An in-depth look into the world of Medicaid will be provided to understand processes and procedures that are important to understand when assisting residents in the community or residents needing Long-Term Care services.

     

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  • Friday, January 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Ohio's Transportation Future

     

    Join us as Dr. Marchbanks addresses the challenges and opportunities facing the future of mobility in Ohio and the impact the gas tax and increases in public transportation will have on Ohio's transportation future.

     

    Earlier this year, state lawmakers and Governor Mike DeWine approved a 10.5-cent-per-gallon increase in gas and a 19-cent-per gallon increase in diesel as part of Ohio's revised transportation budget. The tax went into effect on July 1.



    The higher gas tax is expected to raise an additional $1 billion annually for road and bridge projects across the state—which is significant given that Ohio has the fourth largest interstate system, the second largest inventory of bridges, and the sixth-largest number of vehicle miles traveled.

     

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    The City Club of Cleveland in Cleveland, OH
  • Friday, January 24, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    Winter Tree ID

     

     

    Even without leaves, many trees are still recognizable during the winter months. Learn the distinguishing characteristics for identifying more than 30 native species in the dormant season. Study branching patterns, growth habits, bark color and bud arrangements. We will be walking outdoors for the entirety of this course, so dress accordingly.

     

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    The Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, OH
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 08:30 AM

    2020 New Beekeeper Classes

     

    Join the Summit County Beekeepers Association for a New Beekeepers class. Learn the basics about the exciting world of beekeeping and the essentials to begin a successful year working with and caring for bees. In addition, you are invited to our hands-on inspection of a hive after wintering, lighting a smoker, and installing a package of bees (Spring 2020) as part of the classes.

     

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    Bath Nature Preserve in Akron, OH
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 12:30 PM

    Cone & Get It

     

    Learn about the various conifers growing on the Cleveland Botanical Garden campus while improving your ability to identify cone-bearing
    trees and shrubs. The class will start indoors with an overview of how to determine separate species of conifers before heading outside to observe uses for conifers in landscape design. The class will end indoors with a hot chocolate round-table discussion to warm up and address conifer applications in specific landscape settings. Leave with the confidence to select the right plant to enhance your winter landscape and complement your garden during the entire year.

     

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    Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland, OH
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 02:00 PM

    2020 Cleveland Seed Bank's Annual Winter Seed Swap

     

    Celebrate National Seed Swap Day on Jan 25th by attending the Annual Winter Seed Swap! The event is free and open to all.
     
    Swap heirloom and native seeds, rhizomes, and tubers with other gardeners across our bioregion. Learn, network and prepare for the gardening season ahead. Connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about saving seeds and sharing their seed stories! 
    St. Patrick's Hall in Cleveland, OH
  • Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 09:00 AM

    Field Trip to Rivergate Park (Merwin's Wharf)

     

    Trip organized by the Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society. Traveling to Rivergate in search of waterfowl and gulls on the open water.

     

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