Events

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 09:15 AM

    Workshop/Demo: Conquer Invasive Plants Without Toxic Pesticides

     

    Invasive plants and weeds are hard enough to control, but it's even more challenging if you can't use toxic chemicals. Whether it's phragmites taking over ditches or thistle invading your park, it's a problem. Invasives crowd out native plants that would otherwise support native birds, bugs, and other welcome wildlife.

     

    As more communities prohibit or limit the use of chemical pesticides, you need solutions.

     

    This free workshop and field demonstration will help service departments, landscapers, school groundskeepers, and anyone with a lot of land, field, or forest control invasive plants where you can't, or don't want to, use toxic chemical control measures. Classroom discussions followed by a field demonstration, and materials to take home, will equip you with strategies to conquer the invaders and keep them at bay.

     

    This program is made possible with funding from the Ohio EPA/Ohio Environmental Education Fund.

     

    REGISTER: HERE

  • Friday, August 16, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Plated Landscape- Beach BBQ Dinner

    Description

     

     

    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!

     

    Venue:

    Find us under the iconic willow tree overlooking Edgewater Park beach. Soak in those gentle lake breezes and perfect skyline views as we celebrate the season with summer’s best harvest and Cleveland’s best beach vibes!

     

    Parking:

    Park in either the Pier Lot or Main Lot and meet the Spice team under the Willow Tree for cocktail hour.

     

    The Scoop:

    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 – we ask that you please be timely or let Spice know in advance if you are running late.

     

    REGISTER: HERE

     

    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 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Bird Walks at Backyard Nature Bash 2019

     

    Date & Time: Saturday, August 17, 2019. Rain or shine.
    ​Location: Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek Reservation, 2277 West Ridgewood Dr, Parma, OH 44134 Map
    ​Species Focus: Typical midwest woodland and field species such as seasonal flocks of Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) and August specialties of butterflies and dragonflies.
    Ages: 14 and under, must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.


    Bird Walk Leader: Tim Colborn.

    1. Bird Walk #1 at 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Monarch Bluff Picnic Area/Pavilion at 12:15 p.m.
    2. Bird Walk #2 at 2:00 p.m. Meet at the Monarch Bluff Picnic Area/Pavilion at 1:45 p.m.

     

    ​Equipment: binoculars; participants will receive a copy of the Western Cuyahoga Audubon Bird List day of the walk; bring bottled water for drinking.
    ​Attire: Dress for the weather by wearing light-colored, sturdy clothing, and a hat appropriate for hiking wooded and open fields. Hikers can minimize areas of exposed skin to mosquitoes, ticks, and other arthropods by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, boots, and hats. Tucking in shirts, tucking pants into socks, and wearing closed shoes instead of sandals are recommended. Repellents or insecticides, such as permethrin, can be applied to clothing and gear for added protection. 

    Tickets: Walks are provided at no charge to the public but each walk is limited to 12 people.

     

    REGISTER: HERE

    West Creek Reservation in Parma, OH
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 05:30 PM

    Up! A Creek Conservation Gala 2019

     

     

    West Creek Conservancy Cordially Invites You To Up! A Creek

     

    A night to benefit a Green, Greater Cleveland

     

    Join us for dinner, Spirits, Live Music, Dancing, Auction, Games, Raffles, Sideboards, Late-Night Barrio and More!

     

    Cocktail hour in the Greater Cleveland Aquarium from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

     

    Tickets available now on Eventbrite through August 15, 2019

     

    We’re pleased to recognize our Honorary Event Chair, the DiGeronimo Companies

     

    REGISTER!

     

    Windows on the River in Cleveland, OH
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 05:00 PM

    EveryDay Inspired MeetUp

    We'll meet at Whole Foods in University Heights!

     

    Dr. Melissa Manilla will guide us though a grocery store tour teaching us how to choose healthy foods at an affordable price. She will teach us what produce we should buy organic vs. not always necessary, how to read a nutrition label and what ingredients to avoid. After the grocery store tour, we will discuss meal prepping, creating family friendly recipes with plenty of flavor and how to avoid burn out when eating healthy!

     

    You will also connect with other women, feel better about nutrition knowledge + meal prepping and expect giveaways!

     

    Dr. Melissa Manilla is extremely passionate about health & wellness and living the greatest life you possibly can. She is a Chiropractic Physician who specializes in Functional Medicine & Clinical Nutrition and is Board-Certified in Acupuncture.

     

    She has collaborated with multiple health & wellness groups in the past to engage others about the benefits of preventative medicine-the greatest being CHAARG, a health & wellness community for college aged students. She was featured on the CHAARG podcast to discuss Functional Medicine and its benefits-https://soundcloud.com/the-chaarg-podcast/melissa-manilla.

     

    You can also read more about what she does and where she practices on her website- https://www.clevelandfunctionalmed.com/what-is-functional-med.

     

    She has a wellness instagram (although not so great at using it, but getting there!) @wellness_ways and personal account @melissa__r

     

    REGISTER: HERE
    Whole Foods Market in University Heights, OH
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    Mobile Food Pantry (Food Is Medicine)

     

    From March - November of each year, the Cleveland Dept. of Public Health @ J. Glen Smith Health Center partners with the Greater Cleveland Foodbank in receiving over 6000 pounds of produce each month to distribute to the community at large. We are considered a "Food is Medicine" site in which we have nursing students who take blood pressures, glucose and cholesterol readings (as available); food demos, managed care agency tables, community agency tables, community agency participation by volunteering which includes our partnership with the Greater Cleveland Volunteer Association!

    For those who would like to receive produce, please bring bags and arrive early (line forms at 3:00pm)! For those who would like to volunteer, please contact Kathy Rothenberg-James at krothenberg@city.cleveland.oh.us.

    Contact with questions: Kathy Rothenberg-James at krothenberg@city.cleveland.oh.us; 216-664-2362 or 216-857-7467 (cell)

    http://clevelandhealth.org

     

    J. Glen Smith Health Center in Cleveland, OH
  • Friday, August 23, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Plated Landscape - Late Summer Harvest Dinner

    Description

     

     

    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!

     

    Venue:

    Owned by Case Western Reserve University, Squire Valleevue Farm is part of a beautiful 400-acre property that features forests, ravines, waterfalls, meadows, ponds, and a self-contained natural watershed. The farm complements the university’s mission of education, research and community service and offers an idyllic setting for enjoying summer’s harvest.

     

    Parking:

    On farm property - look for attendant!

     

    The Scoop:

    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 6:00pm for hors d'oeuvres and welcome cocktail, and farm tour leaves promptly at 6:30pm, so please be timely or let Spice know in advance if you are running late.

     

    REGISTER: HERE

     

    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, September 07, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Learn Backyard Composting 101 (Free Seminar)

    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.

     

    About:

    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.

     

    REGISTER

    Frostville Farmers Market in North Olmsted, OH
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 08:30 AM through September 12, 2019

    2019 Great Lakes Areas of Concern Conference

     

    The 2019 Great Lakes Areas of Concern conference is being held September 11-12, 2019 at Windows on the River, located on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. It is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Lake Erie Commission, in partnership with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Conference registration is being managed by the Great Lakes Commission. For full agenda details including information on breakout session options, please click here to visit the main conference page.

     

    The 2019 Great Lakes Areas of Concern Conference registration fee is $95 (USD). This covers all conference materials and on-site meals during the conference. Advanced registration is required; the registration deadline is Friday, September 6 at 5:00 pm ET.

     

    Optional events and activities are described below. Be sure to select each event you plan to attend from the registration options. You may register for only one of the registration options, if desired. You may register multiple people at one time.

     

    If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Matt Doss with the Great Lakes Commission at mdoss@glc.org. If you have questions regarding the conference in general, please contact Amy Pelka with U.S. EPA at mailto:Pelka.Amy@epa.gov.

     

    Learn more: HERE

    Windows on the River in Cleveland, OH
  • Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 04:30 AM

    Garden to Glass Cocktail Workshop: Bitters are Sweeeeeeet!

     

    Have our hyper-seasonal, botanically-inspired cocktails inspired you to step up your mixology game at home? Join us at Spice’s botanical bar for an interactive workshop that will take you behind the scenes of our beverage program and show you how to create inventive, seasonal cocktails at home to surprise and delight your family and friends – or just yourself. We’ll work with the fresh herbs growing on the botanical bar (perhaps you grow some of these at home, too) and make three cocktails over the course of the workshop. You’ll receive tasters of each cocktail and corresponding recipe cards, plus a take-home item to help you on your way to stellar home cocktailing. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

     

    This workshop focuses on using bitters in cocktails to impart flavors from herbal to spicy and much more. We'll also talk you through how we make our in-house bitters with all manner of botanicals collected from Spice Acres.

     

    REGISTER: HERE

    Spice Kitchen + Bar in Cleveland, OH