Nan's Notes-- August!
AT ARTS COLLINWOOD
IN THE GALLERY
William Newhouse’s new show, “Nomads,” opens on Friday, August 10, with the usual reception, and a gallery talk with Dan Tranberg is scheduled for Thursday, August 16. Newhouse’s preoccupation with male sexuality is gracefully expressed in a style that strikes me as faintly 19th century -- Oscar Wilde, one feels, would approve. The show runs through September 2.
SISTAH SINEMA: FAMILY
black womyn. queer cinema. Saturday August 11
Sistah Sinema is a monthly movie night showcasing the nuances of black queer womyn culture. Films are followed by moderated discussion with leaders of Cleveland’s LGBT community or gaymes. All are welcome to attend. Second Saturday of each month at 7 pm, tickets $5 at SistahSinema.com/$10 at the door. Arrive early for complimentary refreshments.
The summer’s last M4M concert will be played on Sunday, August 26, at 4 pm, in either the gallery or the Café; the Olympic Brass ensemble provides the music, Arts Collinwood provides refreshments (tea and scones and – by popular request – a glass or two of wine). The music is free; the money brought in by the refreshments helps pay for the music. Plans for a fall/winter series are in the works; watch this space.
AT THE BEACHLAND
ALLEY CAT BENEFIT Saturday August 11
Dog Days of Summer to benefit Waterloo Alley Cat Project & the Euclid Humane Society: Raffles, DJs, cocktails.
STAR POP’S 3RD ANNIVERSARY PARTY Saturday August 11
STAR POP vintage + modern (than which no store is more fun) is turning three. Come celebrate three years of recycling pop culture and saving the planet, with cake, prizes, drawing, and a dragon – 6 to 9 pm. You can also shop Troy’s carefully selected collection of toys, clothes, music, movies, video games, books, art, and other pop culture collectibles.
Picklefight Puppets’ Leia Alligator will be in attendance, encouraging kids of all ages (this means parents) to draw pictures inspired by some of their favorite belongings, and guests will have the chance to meet Shinsetsu the Dragon, the youngest known Asian Snow Dragon in the world. Shinsetsu is a magical, 12-foot, 24-pound dragon puppet, masterfully crafted by Scotty Lees of BigStyle Productions, in Columbus.
STAR POP Vintage&Modern, 15813 Waterloo Road, Tuesday-Thursday 3-9, Friday 3-10, Saturday 2-10, Sunday 12:30-6. www.starpopcleveland.com
AT THE REC CENTER
PULL YOUR WEIGHT
If your organization is concerned with health and wellness, Shirley Tatum-Chapman would like to hear from you: you can have a free table at the first showing of Weight of the Nation at the Collinwood Rec Center in September. (If you take up that free table offer, it would be nice to bring a wrapped gift for the raffle.) The event is hosted by the Center and its volunteers. The film, which discusses American obesity, food deserts and related topics, is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine, in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. It will show at the Rec center on September 15 and 29, as part of a four-hour event (11 am – 3 pm) that also incorporates a panel discussion. Contact Shirley Tatum-Chapman at 216-707-9479 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collinwood Recreation Center 16300 Lakeshore Blvd, 420-8323; Mon-Fri, 7 am – 7 pm.
AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
NORMAN WINES – FROM CALIFORNIA – AT THE GROVEWOOD Tuesday August 28
California’s Norman Vineyards makes wines with “intense varietal character, hand-crafted to preserve the natural fruit characteristics, yet offer a maturity and softness to the palate.” They work with nature (the producers, not the wines), controlling erosion, using minimum pesticides and irrigation -- to produce small lots of moderately priced, exceptional wines. Tuesday August 28 at 6:30 pm
Grovewood Tavern & Wine Bar 17105 Grovewood Avenue · 216-531-4900
AT THE MARKET
A couple of new vendors, and Secors and the Rigginses are back for the season: EATIE'S TREATS offers vegan- and allergy-friendly (nut, dairy, and egg-free) treats. Think super-cocoa brownies, chocolate-chip-coconut cookies, and strawberry cupcakes. Lucia's Fresh Produce brings hard-neck garlic grown in Old Brooklyn. That’s in addition to Burton Floral and Garden, Carousel Farm, Gloria's Garden, Harvest in Christ, Community Greenhouse Partners and the Coit Road Farm co-op, which includes many gardeners who grow on market property and in other locations around the city. And many miscellaneous vendors as well. Which adds up to a lot of good food and some nice oddments.
Coit Road Farmers’ Market Coit Road Farmer's Market is located at the corner of Coit & Woodworth Road in East Cleveland. www.coitmarket. org. Open year-round Saturday 8 am to 1 pm; April-November Wednesdays 10 am – 1 pm. 216-249-5455 during market hours.
KIDS AND COMMUNITY Wednesday August 9
Join the CCYWI to learn how research can enhance and support youth engagement; to create a working model for effective youth engagement, including Youth-Adult (Y-A) partnerships; to identify and eliminate barriers to team effectiveness; and to establish effective feedback to and from all partners. The Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute will hold a workshop on Developing Youth-Adult Partnerships, August 2 and 9, 9am to 2pm, at CWRU’s Weatherhead School, 11119 Bellflower Road, Room 118. Cost $20. Contact Chyrel Oates at 216.368.0843 or email@example.com.
SUSTAINABLE CLEVELAND 2019 SCHOLARSHIPS
Register for the 4th Annual Sustainability Summit, September 20-21 at Cleveland Public Auditorium. Mayor Jackson hosts these summits to report progress to the community, and to co-create our sustainable future. Each year leading up to 2019, Cleveland will have a sustainability themed Celebration Year. This year's Summit will have two tracks: one focused on the current Celebration Year -- Local Foods, and the other on the upcoming Celebration Year -- Advanced and Renewable Energy. For more information and to register for the Summit, visit http://sc2019.eventbrite.com/.
BOARD OF ELECTIONS NEEDS TEMPS
Go to www.boe.cuyahogacounty.us for the next few weeks to see what the Board is posting; currently up are openings for ballot clerk and poll-worker recruiter – both pay $10 an hour for an 8:30-4:30 day, with overtime as needed. All the temporary positions have different start and end dates. On the Web site, check under "Job Opportunities" on the left hand side and fill out the "Online Application." Permanent jobs, when they occur, are posted as well.