Who knew that in January as we solidifed our strategic plan for the year, that by April we would have bitten off much of our stated goal to increase our online outreach. Well thanks to the pandemic, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) did just that. Staff very quickly were getting up to speed with Zoom, GO2webinar, and video editing tools so we could bring our content to residents while not being able to meet face to face.
Many parents have struggled to explain the tragedy of COVID-19 to our children and to keep them busy at home while we do our best to “flatten the curve.” Fortunately, Greater Cleveland Community Shares and WISH Cleveland are eager to help by co-hosting a day-long virtual event “Together at Home with Cleveland Kids.”
Hello all you music lovers out there!
COLLINWOOD RECREATION CENTER | SENIOR PROGRAM
Come on down to the best fish fry on the East Side of Cleveland. Enjoy a warm atmosphere with great polka music playing all afternoon. Prices as follow. All seafood meals are $10, Homemade Mac & Cheese $6, Soup of the Day $3, Extra fish ( 1 Fried Fish 3 Shrimp, or 1 crab cake) $3 Extra side (Cole Slaw, Applesauce, Home Fries or French Fries) $2. Also, each meal comes with a piece of homemade Slovenian Apple Strudel! We look forward to seeing you this Lenten Season. We are open from 3-7 PM every Friday from February 28th until April 3rd. We are located at 15519 Holmes Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44110
Join the squeezebox celebration at the 38th annual Super Button Box Bash on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Dance to the sounds of sixty accordions on two stages, plus jam sessions all day. The Slovenian Society Home in Euclid, Ohio, becomes the Woodstock of Polka Music just for the occasion, from 12:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Greater Collinwood Development Corporation is hosting a mock interview workshop with Dress for Success Cleveland and Passages, Tuesday March 17th, 10:00am-2:00pm.
Find out what hiring managers look for during the interview process and get feedback about your interview skills from workforce professionals at Dress For Success Cleveland and Passages, Inc.
Mock interview workshop attendees will receive a ticket to a private suiting event the following week for interview-appropriate attire.
Registration for the job readiness workshop is encouraged. For more information and to RSVP, please call: 216-268-2138.
Greater Collinwood Development Corporation hosted its first US Census Bureau Hiring Event, Wednesday Feb. 5th at Five Pointe Community Center. Attendees received information about and assistance in applying for the US Census Bureau Enumerator position. Cleveland Industrial Innovation Center was also in attendance to provide information about and to recruit for a General Labor position, which they are currently seeking to fill.
Greater Collinwood Development Corporation has partnered with State Representative Terrance Upchurch, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Cleveland City Councilmembers and Famicos Foundation for the Eastside Jobs Fair & Resource Expo, Saturday March 14th. The expo will be held at Aspinwall Outreach Center in Collinwood , 9:00am-1:00pm. Employers across the region will be recruiting for immediate employment opportunities, and job seekers will be able to obtain information about training and job readiness events.
Greater Collinwood Development Corporation will host an information session with Towards Employment about the workforce organization’s pilot manufacturing training program, March 10th at Five Pointe Community Center. The session will spotlight manufacturing as a family-sustaining career and provide interested candidates with information about the 4-week TE training course.
Ok, what the heck is Kurentovanje? Almost every culture seems to have developed their own way to celebrate the ushering in of spring. Kurentovanje is a relatively new carnival tradition starting in Slovenia in 1960 carried over to Cleveland in 2013. It ties cultural traditions with pre-Lenten festivities. A kind of Slovenian Mardi Gras if you will.
SHRIMP BOIL - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
4:00 – 7:00 pm Only $18.00 per person
Never had or even heard of a shrimp boil?
Imagine kielbasa, cheesy hot dogs, redskin potatoes, corn on the cob, and TONS of shrimp seasoned and boiled together perfectly and then laid out on the table in front of you.
The aroma from the seasoned deliciousness just tempting you to dive right in. You don't even need a fork or plate (unless, of course, you WANT to). You WILL, however, need tons of napkins!
We will also have sideboards!
ONLY 60 tickets are being sold. They are available now in the clubhouse OR paypal.me/collinwoodslohome
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR CLUB!
Join us for Collinwood’s newest winter tradition! Winterloo is a new family friendly holiday celebration for the Waterloo Arts District. Organized by the Collinwood Collective and sponsored by local businesses and the Greater Collinwood Development Corporation, Winterloo will have plenty of fun for people of all ages. There will be s’mores kits to make your own s’mores, fire pits, hot cocoa, and other kids’ activities. In keeping with the spirit of the district, there will also be live music and an artisanal ornament sale! The artist ornament sale will be hosted by Waterloo Arts Gallery and will feature artist Anthony Zart. Proceeds from the sale will help fund Waterloo Arts’ community programs. Any artists who would like to make and donate an ornament can find more information at waterlooarts.org. Finally, the event will feature the first annual lighting of the Waterloo tower. Winterloo is a free community event and will take place Friday, December 6th from 6-9 pm.
You can “Change a Child’s Story” on Oct. 24th at the annual CFACC GALA to help support children in foster care.
Neighborhood Family Feud Game Night is finally here! Join us for a night of free fun, games and excitement as we kick off the first night of Neighborhood Family Feud at Aspinwall Church Outreach Center, Friday October 11th, at 5:30pm. The Outreach Center is located at 14627 Aspinwall Ave.
Neighborhood Family Feud is a free event and open to the public. Check out vendor tables, snap photos and have some food from Congin’s and Original Grill prior to the show! Eight teams will compete for a chance to win up to $4,000 for a project that takes place in Greater Collinwood. Games start at 6:30pm sharp, so get there early.
Attendees are encouraged to cheer on their favorite team and share photos to social media with the hashtag, #collinwoodconnects. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Pre-register at EventBrite: Neighborhood Family Feud.
Vendor tables include, Cleveland Public Library, Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland, Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, and more.
Collinwood Connects Neighborhood Family Feud is made possible thanks to funding from Cleveland Neighborhood Progress through their Neighborhood Solutions Award.
The two-day Black Diamonds Women’s Conference at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) offers inspiration and guidance to African American women determined to “level up.”
Glasbena Matica Slovenian Singing Society presents, “With a Song in our Hearts…” on Sunday, September 29th, 2019.
Glasbena Matica is a Cleveland-based, Slovenian American chorus dating back to 1930. Through the years, audiences have enjoyed full scale operas, some translated to Slovenian, as well as popular selections. Its singing tradition continues to date with a concert by our group, energized by our love for our Slovenian heritage. We invite everyone to enjoy a wonderful afternoon of Slovenian melodies and American classics. Families are especially welcome.
The Cleveland-Style Polka sound has delighted fans for a century. Enjoy the hits of every polka legend as Fred Ziwich and his International Sound Machine present a musical tribute hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame. It’s the 4th Annual Harvest Ball, Friday, October 18, 2019, at the American Croatian Lodge Ballroom, in Eastlake, Ohio. You’ll dance to the top tunes of the Vadnals, Johnny Pecon, Eddie Habat, Kenny Bass, Frank Yankovic and more.
Polka your calories away at the 16th Annual Slovenian Sausage Festival, hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame. Polka bands and sausage-makers tempt you with seven hours of dining and dancing, from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. More than fifty accordionists and musicians are scheduled to appear. Bring your own squeezebox and join a jam session.
It’s a squeezebox celebration with accordion music all the time at the Polka Hall of Fame’s 56th annual Thanksgiving Polka Party Weekend, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 28, 29 and 30, 2019. Thrill to polka music’s grandest festival as the Downtown Cleveland Marriott Hotel becomes Polka Central with the Cleveland Style’s finest entertainers. The curtain rises on the 2019 Awards Show, polka music’s red-carpet event in the Grand Ballroom on Saturday, November 30, at 2:00 p.m.
Calling all families and clean water enthusiasts!
The Picnic will start with Mass at 12:30 at Slovenska Pristava (1024 Brandt Rd, Geneva, OH 44041). Following the Mass, we will serve a Chicken/Roast Beef dinner. Donation is $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 years of age and under. The International Biergarten will serve a variety of beers as well as feature a Grill which will cook up 1/3 pound Hamburgers and Italian sausage which are available right after mass. After dinner Cevapcici, klobasa, Burgers, Hotdogs fries and other food will be available to purchase throughout the day. Altar Society will have a bake sale. There will be children's games and ice cream. Plus a Chinese auction and wonderful music preformed by ANSAMBEL EUROPA. The grade prize raffle will be held at 7:00 PM. Pristava Swimming Pool will be available to the public for a nominal fee. Our Picnic is open to everyone.
The Collinwood Slovenian Home is celebrating its 100th year anniversary!
The True2U Mentoring Program serves all 8th graders in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District once a month on a Thursday morning. Volunteer mentors work in small groups to guide students in accepting and celebrating who they are so that they can be true to themselves now and in the future. True2U is currently looking for mentors who are passionate about developing Cleveland’s future leaders. As a mentor you can give back to Cleveland Metropolitan School District through in-school mentoring, you can connect with other passionate volunteers, and can build upon your interpersonal and professional skills. True2U is looking for community members to mentor in the following Collinwood schools - East Clark, Euclid Park, Hannah Gibbons, Iowa-Maple, Kenneth W. Clement Boys' Leadership Academy, Memorial, and Oliver H. Perry. If you or someone you know want to learn more and complete an application, visit true2umentor.org. If you still have questions call Molly, Khalid, Lindsay, or Tiara at (21) 812-8700 or send an email to email@example.com.
Enjoy polka music at its finest as the Don Wojtila Orchestra and Kathy Hlad take the stage at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio, for a Polka Mass and dance, Sunday, July 28, 2019. Both Kathy and Don are Polka Hall of Fame legends who delight dancers and fans with their Cleveland-Style entertainment.
Cleveland, Ohio, June 2019 – Fifty years ago, on June 22, 1969 Cleveland captured the nation’s attention when the Cuyahoga River caught fire. The river was dead, killed by carelessness and industrial waste. Although the Cuyahoga had caught fire a dozen times before, this was to be the last time the river burned. National outrage over a burning river turned into national determination to clean up the environment across the United States. This event in combination with a massive oil spill in California led to the establishment of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, the Clear Water Act, and the Clean Air Act. These actions formed the foundation of the environmental protection movement which led to the cleaning of the Cuyahoga. Citizens and government agencies working together have brought the river back to life so that 50 years later, the Cuyahoga River is once again safe to admire and enjoy.
Walk to Remember, co-sponsored by Huntington Bank and Medical Mutual of Ohio, will be held at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Sunday, June 9. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:15 a.m. The event benefits Hospice of the Western Reserve and is open anyone wishing to celebrate the memory of a loved one. Registration includes all-day admission to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest and fun for the whole family!
CLEVELAND, MAY 2, 2019 – The Association of Croatian American Professionals (ACAP) is hosting their fourth annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio from Sept. 19 to 22, 2019. The ACAP conference will bring together professionals from all facets of the U.S. and international professional community—such as diplomats, scientists, artists, engineers, medical professionals, attorneys, journalists, business executives, social media specialists, accountants, as well as a delegation from Croatia’s Chamber of Commerce.
You are invited to join
Councilman Mike Polensek,
Executive Director Brian Zimmerman and the Board of Commissioners
of the Cleveland MetroParks
Official Ribbon Cutting
for the Euclid Beach Pier
at Euclid Beach Park
16301 Lakeshore Blvd.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
6:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
St. Mary’s Church (gym) - 15519 Holmes Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110
You’re invited to a community conversation with Cleveland schools CEO Eric Gordon. Bring your concerns and come to share your ideas about how to make our public schools better—for all our children.
Childcare and food will be provided.
Free and open to all, registration requested for planning purposes
Call 216.383.9772 to register
For the third year Collinwood will once again be a stop on GardenWalk Cleveland 2019, scheduled for the weekend of July 13th and 14th from 10-5. On Saturday July 13th the Detroit Shoreway, Old Brooklyn and West Shore neighborhoods are open, and on Sunday July 14th Collinwood, Fairfax, Little Italy and Broadway Slavic Village gardens are featured. This allows each gardener to spend one day visiting other neighborhoods.
North Collinwood! We are having a yard sale!
or should we say…
YOU are having a yard sale!
Those semi orphaned , unused items that have been sitting, tucked away in boxes in your closets, basements and attics could once again find a new home and bring you some cash.
We’ve set aside June 22 and 23 to have a North Collinwood neighbor yard sale, which, with your participation , will be a fun and fruitful community event.
If you are interested in being part of the sale for the weekend or any one day, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A $5 per household contribution towards marketing this event will be asked of participants to help cover the cost of marketing this event
If you have ANY questions, please email email@example.com
Let the purge begin!
AT WATERLOO ARTS WaterlooArts
Our Neighborhood Theatre
Miles’ great love, of all the arts, was classical music. If composed by Mozart, so much the better. I’m more of a theatre person, especially if the plays involved are about interesting ideas and interesting people. I am, therefore, very happy to have Playwrights Local hanging out in the Creative Space at Waterloo Arts, doing their distinctive version of what’s going on in the lives of contemporary Americans in general, and Clevelanders in particular.
Next month, we have two productions to look forward to: a staged reading (actors holding scripts, standing at lecterns, magically creating, say, a Brooklyn apartment during a power outage with nothing but their faces and voices), and a more fully staged production of a musical.
Some Playwrights productions are not so much entertainment as opportunities to take part in workshops, some are pretty polished; all I have found engrossing.
Article has expanded to include five resident artists.They are: Kathy Skerritt, Kathy Skerritt, Rita DiCello, Al Fuchs, DianePinchot, Robert Marrone as well as Article owners Susan and Louis Ross
Please join us for our continuation of “ The Artists of Article” as we celebrate Spring - Friday April 5, 2019 from 6-10 PM “Walk All Over Waterloo”.
Link to show on Article’s facebook page.
Looking for a summer camp to support a grieving child or teen? Western Reserve Grief Services offers Together We Can grief support camps. The camps connect children with peers who have also experienced a loss, and incorporate art, music, play and nature exploration. They are led by trained children’s grief support specialists from Hospice of the Western Reserve. No family experience with hospice is required to attend.
City Music Cleveland will present the World Premier of Avner Dorman’s Still (Violin Concerto No. 3) which will be performed by the delightful Sayaka Shoji. Miss Shoji thrilled audiences here in 2016 and we are very excited to welcome her back. The concert series will open at St. Jerome on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30pm. Free and Family friendly this concert is not to be missed.
The Waterloo Alley Cat Project is celebrating a decade of helping stray cats and kittens at their 10th Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, March 9th at the Historic Slovenian Worker’s Home, now known as Waterloo Hall, located at 15335 Waterloo Road.
In March 2015 Local Native George Blade Jr. custom built a motorcycle from various metal parts that actually can run right out his own garage. He took 2nd place in the competition and once again he is BACK this year and will be one of the vendors at this year 2019 Auto Rama at the IX Indoor Center March 15-17. He will be unveiling his 2019 Go Boy Customs Trike not like no other as well as other creations. If you thought his custom built motorcycle was nice just wait till you see the unveiling of his new trike. All custom built from various metal parts and will be ready and regulated to be ran on city streets.
THE STREET IS COLD. GALLERIES ARE WARM.
TO DO THIS Month
Monday and Tuesday, go to the Young Playwrights performances at Waterloo Arts. Eat Citizen Pie's calzones and Callaloo's grilled chicken and Bonn Rassavong's Hokkido bread sandwiches.
At Praxis Praxis
‘A Commonplace' - Opening Feb 1, 6-9pm. Closing reception March 1st, 6-9pm
A show of fiber and paper works by Melina Bishop from Portland, Oregon, and Cleveland artists Rebekah Wilhelm and Ash Fiasco.
Tie-Dye Fun with FOEC Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
FOECPresident@gmail.com or call 440-605-1543 and please include your shirt size.
CityMusic Friday, February 15, 6:30 p.m.
Studios for Rent
Register today for the third annual Collinwood v. Euclid “Big Clean” Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 9am to 1:30pm at Villa Angela – St. Joseph High School.
Let’s try to sweep the “competition” this year – we came so close last year to beating the City of Euclid!
Registration for individuals and organizations - in both Euclid and Collinwood - will be hosted on the City of Euclid’s website, cityofeuclid.com. Simply click the “Big Clean” icon to be routed to the registration page.
For more information or questions on how to get involved in planning, contact Stephen Love at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For information on other clean-up activities in Collinwood and the coming-soon ‘Cleveland Ploggers’, check out Euclid Beach Adopt-A-Beach’s Facebook page for regular updates.
Waltz away your winter blues with the Eddie Rodick Orchestra at the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Sweetheart Ball, Friday, February 15th, 2019, at the American Croatian Lodge Party Center, in Eastlake, Ohio. You can swing your sweetie to the finest Cleveland-Style polka music.
Treat your date to dinner, 5:00 until 8:00, and stay for the dance, 6:00 to 11:00. Enjoy schnitzel dinners, sausages and many nationality treats catered by Dubrovnik Gardens. In appreciation of all the continuous support at all our Polka Hall of Fame events, this night we will be giving away more than sixty prizes. Your entrance ticket could be a winner.
Eddie Rodick is a Polka Hall of Fame legend, so you can expect an evening of potent polkas and elegant waltzes, sure to delight the most discriminating dancers.
The American Croatian Lodge is located on Lake Shore Boulevard at Route 91 (SOM Center Road). Save $2 with an advance ticket, $10 through the Polka Hall of Fame, 605 East 222nd Street, Euclid, next to Euclid City Hall. (Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 4:00.) $12 dollars at the door. 18 and under free. Call (216) 261-FAME. Online at Polkashop@aol.com.
Annual Shareholders Meeting for
The Slovenian Society Home
201713 Recher Ave.
Will be held on Sunday February 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the upper hall. There will be refreshments in the clubroom immediately after the meeting. The Board would like to see a good turnout at the meeting.
Come join the Seniors of Collinwood at the Collinwood Recreation Center. Collinwood Seniors (ages 50 and up) have a structured program Mon, Wed, and Friday (7am – 12noon). This program includes various exercise classes, a walking club, computer classes, line dancing, arts and craft, and more. Additionally, these seniors do an annual overnight trip to awesome locations. This year our seniors went to Washington DC to visit the NEW Smithsonian African American Museum. The next upcoming trip is for July 18-21st 2019 to New York City. Registration for this trip began October 15th 2018; interested patrons must register as a member of the Collinwood Recreation Center to attend this spectacular trip to the "BIG APPLE." See flyer for more details, open registration for the New York trip is at the Collinwood Recreation Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (9:00am - 12noon); call to schedule appointments for other times. Please review our Senior Program calendar for December/2018 for special activities and events. Note: There will be a Rummage Sale on December 17th 2018 (4pm-7pm). Vendor table are available for this event.
Friday October 5th 6 -8 PM. features The Brave Girls and Istvan Medgyesi.
The Brave Girls are a nihilistic lo-fi folk band sometimes featuring the following band members: Aaron Civil War, Andy Stibora, Lisa Piccolo Stronzo, Eric Schulte, and Jason Weiner. Jeff Niesel of Scene shared this about why you should hear Brave Girls: "This Is a Dangerous Song" benefits from a bluesy guitar riff as Aaron Civil War softly sings, "I will never be cruel to you/that's not how I am." "Let's Get Tested" features a grunge-y guitar riff that sounds like something Dinosaur Jr's J. Mascis might unleash. The somber "Made It Worse" references a relationship on the brink. "In a disagreement with a wife or significant other, you get to a point where nothing is getting better," says Aaron Civil War when asked about the song. "The conversation goes downhill fast. That's what it's about." Aaron Civil War and Lisa Ellis Schafer harmonize well together on the ballad, "This Ain't Nashville," a tune about being a musician in Cleveland. "It has these classic country themes in it and it pokes fun at itself," Aaron Civil War says of the song. "Lisa is amazing. She's like the secret sauce in the band."
Istvan Medgyesi is a singer-songwriter based in Cleveland, Ohio. Medgyesi is inspired by a wide range of music, and you can hear the echoes of an array of American musical traditions intertwined with modal explorations and occasional forays into noise and drone.
Monday, October 8th 6 PM – 9 PM
St Mary’s Church Hall, 15519 Holmes Ave
Tickets $35 at coitmarket.org/events ($40 at the door)
Local harvest buffet by 12 area chefs
Live music by Collective Express
The annual Taste of Autumn Benefit on Monday, October 8th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM supports two worthy causes, the Coit Road Farmers’ Market and Care-A-Van. Care-A-Van brings community resources including health screening, cooking demonstrations, community services, art and entertainment with monthly events at the Market. Founded in 1932, the mission of the Coit Road Market is to provide access to affordable locally sourced farmed fresh products to the residents of Greater Cleveland.
Spending so much time on our “thrones” may sometimes lead our minds to wonder: What happens after the flush? Where does it go? How does all that dirty water get clean? On September 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., find out answers to all these questions and more at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Open House and Clean Water Fest.
Collinwood Recreation Center has some amazing events coming up this fall such as the Annual Halloween Big City Boo and Annual Talent Showcase; times and dates to be announced.
13808 Othello Avenue (off 140th), September 8, 2018 10:00-5:00 and September 9, 2018 12:00-5:00. Nine piece living and dining room sets, electronics, clothes, toys, housewares, and much much more must see to believe. Come early everything must go.
Many thanks to our Sponsors who made August 4, 2018 Community Back 2 School Picnic possible!