Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 09:00 AM
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.
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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.
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 01:00 PM
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.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 08:30 AM
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.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 02:00 PMCelebrate 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!
Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 04:00 PM
Hang out with fellow members, make new friends, and bask in cycling love with a room full of people like YOU that are powering the movement in Cleveland. We're excited to be in a new location with a new menu this year!
Get caught up on what happened in 2019, and see what we have on deck for 2020. Local bike shops and organizations will be there showing off the latest cool stuff and projects, as well as other cycling themed goodness. Bike Cleveland members enjoy a delicious complimentary dinner, but bring some money cause we'll have some fantastic beverages from Platform Beer Co. at the bar! We'll have a short presentation and take some time to recognize the folks who helped us have such a great year.
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Dr. Mike Benard will share his research about amphibian ecology and conservation conducted at the CWRU Farm and other parts of Northeast Ohio. Topics covered include how amphibians are affected by climate change, habitat destruction, and pollution.
Q&A will follow the presentation.
Coffee and dessert will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to eat their lunch during the event.
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 05:00 PM
The documentary explores what it means to be human by following the incredible journeys of three people with implantable brain interfaces. Directed and produced by artist and futurist Taryn Southern and Elena Gaby, the film prominently features Cleveland Veteran Bill Kochevar and the cutting-edge work of the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UH).
Paralyzed below his shoulders in a bicycling accident, Kochevar is believed to be the first person with quadriplegia to have arm and hand movements restored with the help of two temporarily implanted technologies. The film, which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, explores the medical, personal and ethical questions that arise as human and artificial intelligence become one as a means to fight disease or overcome injury.
A panel discussion with filmmakers Taryn Southern and Elena Gaby, and Cleveland FES Center researchers A Bolu Ajiboye, PhD, Robert F Kirsch, PhD, Jonathan Miller, MD, and Dustin Tyler, PhD, will follow the film.