Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Calvin Gladney, LEED AP, is President and CEO of Smart Growth America and is a nationally recognized thought leader on the equitable and sustainable revitalization of communities.
Over the past 10 years, Mr. Gladney has worked on community revitalization projects in more than 25 cities and has served as a strategic advisor on projects with estimated development costs of over $1B and totaling more than 5M square feet of planned development. He has worked on community revitalization projects throughout the United States including projects in Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Boston, Denver, Detroit, the District of Columbia, Grand Rapids, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Louisville, Memphis, Oakland, Pittsburgh and Prince George’s County, MD.
Join us for the final forum in our Igniting the Future series, a conversation on the challenges posed by urbanization and climate change.
Friday, July 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Mobility and transit have inspired many poignant conversations around Cleveland, taking place in homes, classrooms, and even many times at the City Club. As we continue to grapple with efficiency and meaning around transportation and community building, a new concept centering city circulation has come to the forefront of conversations.
These themes are described in Cleveland’s Mobility Imperative: Designing for flow and meaningful interaction, a new report from the Cleveland Foundation. In it, authors Justin Glanville and Richey Piiparinen evaluate Cleveland as an example of city successes and missteps in urban circulation. They explain that, “just as for living beings, circulation in cities equals life; stagnation equals death.”
The report goes beyond how to effectively and efficiently move people to and from specific places to explore how this movement affects people, ideas, and stories and leads to community connections in physical, emotional, social, and economic ways. The report encourages us to recognize societal factors such as increased migration, gentrification, and changing wealth patterns that could help in the progression of Cleveland’s circulation. Now, more than ever, this constant flow of goods and ideas is vital for city-making and the life of society at all levels. How can we improve ours?
Join us for a conversation around community building and progress, and how we can attempt to create space for meaningful interactions.
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM
The purpose of this initiative is to help Cleveland residents transform Cleveland’s vacant lots into vibrant community spaces. You can learn how to help transform vacant lots in your neighborhood by attending the Cleveland Spaces Vital Places workshop series. Design vacant lots in YOUR neighborhood, YOUR Way!
WORKSHOP SERIES TOPICS
Workshop 1: Overview of Cleveland Spaces Vital Places Program
- What is possible
- What does it take to have a successful project
- Current examples of local projects
Monday, July 29, 2019 at 09:00 AM through August 02, 2019
In this unique Jr. Ranger Summer Camp series, your child will have exclusive opportunities to explore and learn about the national park that’s in their very own backyard! We have three weeks of camp and your camper can join us for all of them, learning new topics and playing new games each week!
You will also receive a multi-camp discount code upon registration! Join park rangers for a week of nature exploration, sharing the stories of survival from past people, plants, animals and wilderness explorers of today.
By the end of the week your camper will know what it takes to survive in the wild! Your child will work toward earning their official Cuyahoga Valley National Park Jr. Ranger badge at the closing ceremony on Friday. Parents are encouraged to attend!
Entering grades 1-6, campers will be divided by grade level.
Made-from-scratch lunches and snacks are included each day of camp-yum! Dietary restrictions are accepted. More information upon registration.
Before Care 8-9 am
After Care 3-5 pm (Not available on Friday)
Thursday, August 01, 2019 at 12:00 PM
In an effort to reduce stormwater runoff, help residents save money, and engage Cleveland youth, the Summer Rain Barrel Program provides City of Cleveland residents with rain barrel systems free of charge. At the workshop, you will learn more about the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's Stormwater Management Program and Individual Residential Property Credit; learn how to properly care for your rain barrel; see how rain barrels are assembled; TAKE HOME A FREE RAIN BARREL!
In order to participate, you MUST:
- Be a homeowner within the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) and Cleveland Division of Water (CWD) service area;
- Agree to all Terms and Conditions stated in this Eventbrite registration form;
- Complete rain barrel installation following the workshop by installing the downspout diverter and properly connecting the rain barrel.
For questions regarding the workshops please call Brittany Montgomery at 216-664-2455
**This workshop is for residents within the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and Cleveland Division of Water Service Area only. One rain barrel per address/workshop attendee.For questions pertaining to the Stormwater Fee or Fee Credit, please call NEORSD Customer Service at 216-881-8247.
Saturday, August 03, 2019 at 01:00 PM
Drink Beer for a great cause!!
The Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County is a local collaborative of organziations dedicated to helping job seekers with disabilities gain employment in the area. Join us for a Bar Crawl/Brewery Tour through Ohio City to help raise money to put on events that help connect job seekers with disabilities to local employers.
Event starts at Market Garden Brewery on August 3rd at 1pm.
Ticket price includes:
1 ECCC T-Shirt (Already have a shirt from a previous event? Wear that shirt and recieve an extra drink ticket)
1 Drink Ticket for a Market Garden Brewery beer or flight (1pm to 2pm)
1 Drink Ticket for a Bad Tom Smith Brewing beer or flight (2pm to 3pm)
1 Drink Ticket for a Saucy Brew Works beer or flight (3pm to 4pm)
1 Food Ticket at Jukebox (4pm to 5pm)
Event is laid out for participants to walk between stops (total .7 miles) if you need an accommodation please request during the registration process.
Thursday, August 08, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Save the Date!
Join Friends of Euclid Creek for a night focused on Lake Erie. We will have speakers from Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Ohio Sea Grant College Program, and Cuyahoga County Board of Health to talk about everything from deep tunnels, land use impacts to our waters, and safe fish consumption practices.
LEARN MORE: HERE
Friday, August 09, 2019 at 06:00 PM
What is a Plated Landscape™ Dinner?
Started in 2006, Plated Landscapes are the brainchild of Chef/Founder/Farmer, Ben Bebenroth. These al fresco dining experiences take place at our farm, Spice Acres, along with other scenic and immersive locations in Northeast Ohio. The evening begins with a welcoming reception with a signature beverage and farm-inspired passed hor d'oeuvres followed by a multi-course dinner set among Cleveland’s most iconic Metroparks locations. A Plated Landscape within the Cleveland Metroparks is sure to be the most unique dining experience of your summer season!
The Ohio City Farm is one of the country’s largest contiguous urban farms at nearly six acres. It exists to provide fresh, local and healthy food to Cleveland’s underserved residents, boost the local food economy, and educate the community about the importance of a complete food system. While Ohio City Farm boasts stunning views of the Cleveland skyline, the farm is a welcome break in the typical urban landscape.
Park in either the Pier Lot or Main Lot and meet the Spice team under the Willow Tree for cocktail hour.
Spice is not able to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies due to the nature and format of the event.
If you have a Plated Landscape Gift Certificate, please call us at 216-432-9090 for a promo code as you will still need to reserve your seat via Eventbrite. Gift Certificates DO NOT ensure a seat at the table but we make every attempt to accommodate.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes (heels not recommended) and dress for the forecasted weather.
We prefer to dine among the stars, however, there is always a rain plan in place - please bring an umbrella and appropriate shoes.
Arrival begins at 6:00 pm for hors d'oeuvres and welcome cocktail, and farm tour leaves promptly at 6:30 pm, so please be timely or let Spice know in advance if you are running late.
Gratuity is not included and always appreciated!
*By attending a Plated Landscape you agree to be photographed and the images may be used for future marketing and social media posts*
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM through August 19, 2019
Join us for a weekend filled with fun family activities celebrating trees.
- Appearance by the Great Lakes Timber Show
- Walking Tree of Life
- Kid- and family-friendly activities.
Free for members, with admission for nonmembers. Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower: $4 nonmember adult, $2 nonmember child (6 – 18)
This program is funded in part by the Davey Tree Expert Co. and a grant from the Lake County Visitors Bureau Arts & Culture Grant Program. The Remarkable Lake County, Ohio, Arts & Culture Grant program promotes the county’s tourism constituency – entertainment, regional and heritage events, hospitality venues and hotels, and destinations and attractions involved in Lake County’s tourism industry.
LEARN MORE: HERE
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 01:11 PM
Day Tour on the Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway
Experience Lake Erie along the shores of Cleveland, Ohio
Round-trip tour of about 33 miles and 3 hours of saddle time with several points of interest and a tasty midway stop for food and beverages.
Sites along the route include:
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Detroit Superior Bridge
East 9th Street Pier
IMPORTANT! CycleNuts tours are limited to 50 participants. All participants are to be members of CycleNuts – either annual, trial or members for a day. New memberships available at CycleNuts JOIN.
For those with Eventbrite tickets, please RSVP at the provided Meetup link within 3 days to redeem your ticket, register a membership with CycleNuts, and hold your spot on this tour.
Free tickets may be deleted after 3 days - used or unused. Secret starting location is revealed only with your RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/CycleNuts/events/259462068
Watch the email address you have associated with Meet-up for last minute changes, tour updates and reminders. Lost or late? - call/text 9802925368 (980-CycleNuts)
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CycleNuts is an alternative cycle touring experience where seeing and socializing take emphasis over speed and (ugh!) sweat. Join along on bikeway touring adventures to destinations near and far. Pictures, merriment, and other tourist activities heartily encouraged.
The goal of CycleNuts is to encourage casual cyclists and cyclists interested in casual social cycling to tour together.
The vision of CycleNuts is to create a society of cyclists who ride at casual social speeds for the cause of fun, exercise, cycling awareness in the community, cycle-touring, and producing lots of good memories and smiles.
What To Expect - Casual social cycle touring with CycleNuts 50% downhill guarantee. Exercise is optional. Everybody finishes together. Nobody is dropped, abandoned, or left to fend for their self (unless they wish to be).
Allow plenty of time from your schedule for the nature of these tours: pacing with the slowest riders (average 11MPH or less), picture taking, looking at cool stuff along the way, eating and trail-side breaks. Helmets are not mandatory.
CycleNuts tours give preference to bikeways - bicycle trails and protected bicycle lanes. Routes may include bicycle trails, dedicated bicycle lanes on streets, bicycle ‘friendly’ streets, and at times of necessity, regular streets, parking lots, sidewalks, and dirt paths. Darkness may be experienced on evening or early morning rides.
SAG-free - CycleNuts tours are self-supported with only the slightest of guidance, including travel and over-night accommodations. SAG is not provided. Carpools and caravans are individual choices.
Emergency road support – if necessary – may be a creative, collective group effort. Or, you may need to fend for yourself. Be prepared with options. State in comments if interested in forming a carpool, caravan, or sharing overnight or travel accommodations.
Recommended Gear - A cycle (uni, bi, tri, tandem, E, recumbent, or cycle/trailer rig). Protective riding gear of your choice. Identification. Front and rear lighting. Communication device. Spare tube or patch kit. Water. Energy bar. Air pump and wrench kit. Cycle lock.
Funds for refreshment breaks and emergencies. Sun screen and insect repellent.
Recommended Preparation – Pre-check brakes, tire pressure, lights and rideability. Consider what you are wearing and what you may need for changing weather conditions such as heat, cold, rain, sleet, and/or snow during a riding event.
Yes – CycleNuts will offer cycling events in all four seasons – what else could be expected from CycleNuts?
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