Nan's Notes

At Waterloo Arts
Annual Juried Show: Call for Artists

Entry Deadline April 5th: 2020 WAJE  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 12 AM – 11:30 PM
Waterloo Arts Gallery, 15605 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44110 
Waterloo Arts invites all artists residing in the US or Canada to submit artwork for the 2020 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition. This is a unique opportunity for artists to exhibit work in Cleveland, Ohio. As in previous years, the Juried Exhibition will take place in three locations in the Waterloo Arts District: Waterloo Arts Gallery, Praxis Fiber Workshop and Brick Ceramic + Design. Artists will also receive substantial exposure during the district’s largest community event, The Waterloo Arts Fest, welcoming more than 5,000 attendees. This is the sixth year Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition has coincided with the Waterloo Arts Fest and the fourth year that accepted work will be exhibited in three different spaces on Waterloo Road. As in past years, Waterloo Arts will also offer a small stipend to all accepted artist to help defray costs associated with entry and shipping.
Save the Date:
Playwrights Local Present “Hey Siri”  March 20-29
Having moved to Virgina Beach - Tamicka Scruggs has returned to Cleveland to tell this heart wrenching tale of pain, loneliness and redemption. Written by Dr. Mary Weems and directed by Michael Oatman.  
Playwrights, BTW, reports that of the eight playwrights receiving  Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council this year, four have had plays produced by Playwrights, and one has appeared in their annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival.
At Six Shooter
Six Shooter Coffee has the everything bagel - and the other classic flavors you’ve come to know and love, daily, courtesy of Cleveland Bagel. Pairs wonderfully with literally any drink on the menu. That makes them almost a restaurant, doesn’t it?
At Pop Life
Aura Aura - March 13, 14 & 15

Experiential portrait project Aura Aura acts as a vessel for exploring the #humanatmosphere by utilizing analog technology and instant film that is no longer being produced. Through a non-traditional long exposure, emulating a double exposure process of capturing your bio-magnetic, vibrational energy, they make the metaphysical visible, resulting in awe-inspiring, one-of-a-kind portraits. For more info please visit
At the Beachland
Sunday March 15th - Robert Lockwood Jr. 105th Birthday Memorial

Celebrating the life of blues legend Robert Lockwood Jr. with a free show featuring local blues favorites. The show will also include a premiere of ‘Real Blues Spirit,’ a film showcasing a concert from Robert Lockwood Jr. at Brothers Lounge in 1994. Free Event

Garden Ideas from SWCD
Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District is offering two great ways to put your landscape to work on behalf of the waters of Euclid Creek this spring.
1) Plant some natives. This year you can purchase native plant kits, native trees, or native seed packets. Native plants have longer root systems than traditional turf lawns and help to soak up water during rain events. They also require less fertilizer, meaning less nutrients contributing to Lake Erie Algae Blooms.
2) You can plant native trees. As everybody on the planet must have read by now, trees act as the earth’s lungs – and the SWCD also has native trees.
Order from Deadline for Spring Native Plant Kit Orders: March 11th. Deadline for Native Tree Orders: March 24th. Seeds available year round.
Dreaming of Spring?
Thinking of the repairs that you need to do around the house? If your house needs painted this year, maybe PAINT CLEVELAND can help. This is the 2020 exterior paint program the Greater Collinwood Devcorp are running in conjunction with the City of Cleveland. Call AJ @ 216.383.9772 x 205 to get find out if you qualify, and to set a time for application. Deadline is February 28. Both owners and tenants may apply. You will need to complete a lead safe work practice class and you will receive vouchers for up to $1500 for paint and supplies. AJ is also available for walk-in appointments at Five Pointe Community Center on Mondays and Thursdays.
Shop Class for Motor Bikes
Molly Vaughan and Brian Schaffran started Skidmark Garage as a place for motorcycle riders to come, fix up their bikes, share parts and knowledge. It’s a community DIY garage.
"We knew not only do kids need shop class, but they need to find places where they could work on something together and find commonality in a place outside of the classroom,”
Every week, students from schools throughout Cleveland, including Design Lab Early College, Saint Martin de Porres High School, University Settlement and soon, Magnificat High School, will come to the garage to get hands on learning, by building up and breaking down motorcycles – advancing your knowledge of math as well as of engines.
 With their mobile rig, the group can pack up all of the equipment in Skidmark Garage and bring it to each school, and then set up shop right there.

  Tax Prep at the Library
Get your taxes prepared for FREE! Collinwood Catholic Ministries in partnership with Euclid Public Library will be providing tax preparation services by appointment Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm-9pm, and Saturdays 9:30am-2:30pm. Visit or call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment today.

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Volume 12, Issue 3, Posted 5:26 PM, 03.09.2020