Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Learn Backyard Composting 101 at Upcoming Free Seminars Scheduled Throughout Cuyahoga County.
Composting-made-easy is the theme of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District's 2018 composting seminars and bin sales taking place at local municipalities throughout the spring and summer.
The informative seminars are designed to teach residents how to properly compost yard waste and food scraps in their backyards while offering low-cost compost bins for sale. Backyard composting helps reduce the amount of organic waste sent to landfills while creating a healthy soil additive that can be used in gardens and landscapes.
Compost seminars are open to all county residents and registration is required.
To register for a seminar visit http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/compost_workshops_and_bins or call (216) 443-3731 ☎.
What is compost? Compost consists of organic materials derived from plants and some animal material that has been decomposed largely through aerobic decomposition (with oxygen). The process of composting is simple and is practiced by individuals in their homes, farmers on their land and by industries and cities through contracts with composting businesses.
Compost is rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer to add vital humus or humic acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil. In ecosystems, compost is useful for erosion control, land and stream reclamation and wetland construction.
The following items are available for purchase by cash or check only:
Wishing Well Composter - $50.00
Ultimate Dirt Machine Digester - $50.00
Yard Butler (aeration tool) - $20.00
Compost Thermometer - $10.00
Sure-Close Compost Pail - $5.00
Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District:
The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the public agency helping the people of Cuyahoga County reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in their communities. We serve as the leading resource in the County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste. Visit www.CuyahogaRecycles.org 🌐 or call (216) 443-3749 ☎ to learn how to recycle in your community and discover other recycling and disposal options.
Friday, June 07, 2019 at 04:00 PM
Our Edith Chase Lecture Speaker is Jim White
“Legacy and Lessons from the Cuyahoga River”
Jim White retired in 2017 as the director of Sustainable Infrastructure programs of the Cleveland Cuyahoga Port Authority, concluding a 47-year award-winning career in environmental planning and management. In 2017, Mr. White was named “Champion of the River” by the Cuyahoga River Restoration Project. While director, Mr. White designed and placed in operation two river-cleaning boats, “Flotsam” and “Jetsam,” which have cleared the River of surface trash efficiently for the past eight years, and have been models for similar cleaning vessels nationally. Prior to serving the Port Authority, Mr. White was the River Navigator for the American Heritage River Program, where he was awarded the 2006 Ohio Lake Erie Award. Prior to that Mr. White served as Executive Director of the Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization, where he directed the development of the Remedial Action Plan. Edith Chase was a member of the Advisory Board of that organization at that time.
Jim White is a native of Brecksville. He earned a Master’s Degree in Planning from the University of Virginia. He served in municipal and county government planning and management positions in Virginia, including County Administrator for Culpeper County, before returning home to the Cuyahoga Valley to apply his talent and skill to the Resurrection of the Cuyahoga River.
Learn more: HERE
Saturday, June 08, 2019 at 10:00 AM
2019 Theme Mythology of Illusion
All parade workshops are held in the parade tent (11150 East Blvd., corner of Wade Oval Dr. and East Blvd., in the former CIA parking lot)
For 30 years, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been bringing this FREE signature summer event to Greater Cleveland. University Circle comes alive with color, music, and art for all ages. International and national guest artists join Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools, and community groups in a spectacular display of bright costumes, giant puppets, stilt dancers, handmade masks, and colorful floats. Circle Village, which includes activities, entertainment, and food, is presented by University Circle Inc.
Learn more: HERE
Saturday, June 08, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Join us the Saturday before Father's Day to create the perfect herb garden for a unique Father's Day gift. Dad will be able to up his grilling game with freshly harvested herbs for all his grilled creations. We will provide all the plants, soil, containers.... Snacks will be served. Please BYOB if you would like a lil adult beverage while you are planting.
As with any of our workshops... if you would like this workshop on a different night than we are offering it, just gather 5 or more friends and contact us to schedule a private class. 330.923.9747
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven't met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.
Learn more: HERE
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Join Bike Cleveland every 3rd Tuesday for informative classes on a wide range of cycling topics. Each class is $10 (FREE to Bike Cleveland members with code) and they are all held at our Ohio City office beginning at 6:30pm. Light refreshments and snacks are provided.
Pre-registration is required, and is open until Noon of class day. Workshop class size is restricted to 20 attendees, and the on-bike class size is restricted to 10 attendees, so register early to guarantee your spot. If you are no longer able to attend, please let us know immediately so we can reschedule you and give your spot to someone on the waiting list.
Overview of Class Dates & Descriptions:
April ABC's of Cycling:: *Beginner :: 26 Tips For Cycling > League of American Bicyclists Need to know information for safe cycling.
May DIY Wrenching:: *Beginner *Intermediate :: Do-It-Yourself Bicycle Maintenance :: Keeping your chain clean, flat tire repair, wrapping handlebar tape, brake maintenance.
June - August Rolling Bike Smarts :: *ALL :: Offering an on-road experiential learning opportunity in which participants learn bike law and practice positioning themselves on the road for maximum visibility and predictability. *Bring Your Own Bike & Helmet
September Back to School & Work :: *Beginner *Intermediate :: Offering educational tips for commuters using Public Transportation bikeshare options.
October Traffic Laws :: *ALL :: Staying Safe & Legal While Cycling for Fun :: Tips for cycling legally & safely provided by local lawyer or police officer.
November Winter Riding Fun:: Tips for staying motivated on your bike during the winter months.
If you have any questions, or need further information, please contact Deltrece at deltrece@bikecleveland,org or call 216-273-6872.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Commemorating the 50 year Anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Burning
Add on a $20 Meet & Greet Experience!
Includes a preshow artist meet & greet, one beverage ticket and appetizer, and reserved seating for the concert. Quantities are limited. Must also buy concert ticket
An evening of NeoSoul and Jazz on the river with Grammy Award nominee Eric Roberson, featuring percussionist Elec Simon and friends.
BUY TICKETS: HERE
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 07:00 PM
As part of the lead up to the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River catching fire on June 22, 1969, the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion: Waterways to Waterways Edition will bring together a group of international and local artists to focus on projects that connect the regenerative efforts for the Cuyahoga to global waterways.
The PechaKucha format is fast-paced and engaging, with each presentation consisting of 20 slides timed to 20 seconds of speaking time per slide. This gives each presenter exactly 6 minutes, 40 seconds to wow the audience and convey their message – no less, no more. This crowd-pleasing format was pioneered in Tokyo in the early 2000s and quickly spread to over 1,000 cities worldwide.
Slated to take place Thursday, June 20 at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Global PechaKucha Night: Waterways will be the 34th PechaKucha Night in Cleveland, and the first to feature nationally and internationally renowned experts in addition to local presenters. Taking place in an open-air amphitheater on the banks of the Cuyahoga almost 50 years to the day of the river’s burning, the event will highlight water issues in an exciting, accessible format appealing to both clean water stakeholders and the public at large.
Keep an eye out for ticketing information and presenter announcements!
Learn more: HERE
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 08:00 AM
How Far Will You Go 4 Water?
In order to preserve our freshwater resources and have a positive impact on the global water crisis, we must create more awareness and reconnect people with the freshwater resources in our own backyard.
Thousands of YOU have raised over $400,000 with us for clean water in the last 5 years while enjoying our waterways.
This year, June 22nd is an extra special day- not only is it 4 Miles 4 Water, but it marks the 50th Anniversary of the last time the Cuyahoga River burned.
Join us in celebrating the progress Cleveland has made in our waterways in the last 50 years and get inspired to do more to protect our water and ensure everyone has access to it.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Enjoy the most popular trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at night! Join, renew, or make a donation to Bike Cleveland to be eligible for the prize raffle!
You must have your own bicycle, helmet, and headlight. The store will be open until the ride starts if you need any last-minute supplies. Parking is available at the Lock 29 Trailhead north of the store.
The ride begins and ends in the store parking lot. We go about 14 miles total (7 miles out and back), but you can turn around sooner if you want a shorter ride.
All skill levels and ages are welcome! Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. FREE and no pre-registration is required. You must sign a waiver to participate.
Go to http://centurycycles.com/for/NightRides for directions, preparation and safety tips, and photos and videos of past rides.Schedule · Saturday, June 22, 20197:00 PMArrive in time to find parking, get yourself and your bike ready, and sign in.7:05 PM - 7:45 PMJoin or renew your membership, or make a donation, to Bike Cleveland to get your name in the prize raffle.7:45 PMDrawings begin for raffle prizes.8:00 PMRide begins promptly.