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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com .
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!
WE ARE MAKING MUSIC THAT BRINGS THE SOUND OF AWARENESS TO CANCER AND RAISES FUNDS IN SUPPORT OF RESEARCH FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Did you know it takes 40 minutes of polka-dancing to burn up the calories in one Slovenian sausage? The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame makes it easy for you at the 15th Annual Slovenian Sausage Festival, with eight hours of non-stop music, Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. You can also vote for the sausage you like best.
If you missed last years Tomato Festival at Cavotta's Garden Center, be sure to mark your calendars and get your tickets for this years festival on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Local chefs will be preparing fabulous dishes using Cavotta's Heirloom Tomatoes, as well as tomato cocktails. Local vendors, live music, raffles and much more! The event is at Cavotta's Garden Center 19603 Nottingham Rd. Cleveland, OH. Tickets are $50 a person and are advance sale only. Call 440-897-1497 to get your tickets before they run out. I can tell you that this is an event you don't want to miss out on. The food and drinks will be amazing as they have in years past. You can dine and listen to music while surrounded by Cavotta's beautiful gardens. Buy your tickets now and enjoy a summer day surrounded by flowers and eating heirloom tomatos.
Got Knack?, is a first annual charity fashion and talent show that will display the unique gifts, and styles of youth and business owners in the community. The Got Knack Mission is to help youth, explore their talents, discover their passions and use them towards their purpose. This positive event, will be held at Collinwood Recreation Center on Friday August 3, 2018. Doors will open at 5:30 starting the show promptly at 6pm. There will be prizes, food, school supplies, Free admission and more! If you are interested Register early at gotknack.eventbrite.com . For more questions email firstname.lastname@example.org See you all there soon ! Auditions will be July 13,2018 at Five points Community Center from 4pm-6pm .
BRIARDALE GREENS GOLF COURSE
This year’s annual D.I.V.A.S and Boys ll Men, Free Summer Camp, will be held at Oliver H. Perry Elementary School, from June 4th through June 21st.
The Irish American Club, East Side is pleased to present “Ireland’s Happy Man,” Cahal Dunne for one show only on Friday, June 15, 2018. The afternoon performance will take place at the Irish American Club, East Side at 22770 Lakeshore Blvd., in Euclid.
Dunne, a gifted vocalist, composer, storyteller, pianist and comedian, is a native of County Cork, Ireland. His performance will include a range of music, covering everything from The Music of the Night to silly songs like The Menopause Song. His style is rich and deep, winning him fans from across the country.
Doors will open for lunch, beginning at 11:30 am. Lunch will feature boneless chicken breast with rice pilaf, steamed vegetable medley, and salad. Tickets for the event are $25 for Irish American Club members and $30 for non-members. To purchase tickets, contact Sue McGill at 216-386-5468 or Mary Jo Gurry at 216-375-5468.
It is finally spring! The days are longer, perennial flowers emerge from the formerly frozen ground, and birds chirp away in the trees. However, amidst all this natural beauty, grocery bags and candy wrappers swirl in the wind. What can YOU do to help keep Collinwood Beautiful this spring?
Do you own a business in Collinwood or are you interested in starting a business in the Collinwood Area? Please join us at The Collinwood Business Association Meeting on Monday, March 26 6:30 PM at the Five Pointe Community Center, 813 E. 152nd St. Cleveland Ohio, 44110. The Collinwood Business Association is an opportunity for business owners in the Collinwood community to come together. They will also have the chance to discuss ways to market their businesses to the community and gain a variety of resources. We will host presenters from both the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information contact Terrence Upchurch at 216-268-2138.
Enjoy accordions all day long at the 36th annual Super Button Box Bash on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Join the Button Box Band of the Year, Patty C and the Guys, and Ron Likovic, the Button Box Artist of the Year, plus Polka Hall of Famer Kathy Hlad and ten of your favorite bands for a non-stop polka-thon in two halls. The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame once again teams with the Slovenian Society Home on Recher Avenue in Euclid, Ohio, to host Cleveland’s biggest squeezebox event with fifty accordions from 1:00 to 9:00.
Join us on March 11 from 1- 3 pm at the Beachland Ballroom for a community meeting to talk about the fate of the Gold Building on Waterloo Rd. We will talk about what is at stake and what the options are and then we want to hear your thoughts.
Sunday, March 11, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
15711 Waterloo Rd
In the tradition of the Easter Season we will offer Bakers chocolate whips, Humphrey Popcorn varieties and many other Easter products at our store in
The Kitchen Angels at the Slovenian Workmen's Home, 15335 Waterloo Road, Cleveland 44110, hold the best Fish Fry in town every Friday. (Just ask John Copic.) Dinners are served from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM for dine in or tak out. Just call 216/481-5378 to place a take out order and it will be ready when you arrive. Dinner reservations of 8 or more are taken by callin the same number.
Kathy Hlad, the Collinwood accordionist and instructor, was one of three musicians to be inducted into the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame at a gala stage show at the 30th annual Polka Music Awards Show. She was joined on stage at the Cleveland Downtown Marriott Hotel Ballroom with two other lifetime inductees, bandleaders Stan Blout and Frank Stanger, on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Jowan Smith a mom in the Collinwood area worked hard over the last several years to get her daughter to college. There were not alot of resources available at the time she started which was in middle school. She decided to attack the issue herself by learning all she could to get her daughter to college. She ultimately got her daughter to college and helped many other families at the same time. This full time hobby became an actual business earlier this year. Jowan started, Getting Our Babies To College 101 which is a consulting firm that helps parents with the college prep process starting in middle school with interactive workshops. Her work has helped numerous families over the last year get to college and find lots of scholarship money. Even though her work is set up to start families early she works in the school districts with all grades including those who are in their last year of high school. Jowan has been featured in Today's Family Magazine, WZAK Access Cleveland, WGBH Ed Forum, & Ideastream. She will be hosting a free community event for families in the Collinwood area. February 3, 2018 1:00-4:00pm at Collinwood Recreation Center. This event will be a college prep workshop with her, lunch, arts and crafts for younger children, and a special guest appearance by The Man of Inspiration, Dr. Antoine Moss. Each family will get a free Dave's card at the end of event. Come out enjoy some food, music, and education. You must pre-register at email@example.com or 216-785-3695. Let's get our babies to college, its more than a business its a movement.
The Slovenian Society Home Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday February 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
The Slovenian Home is located at 20713 Recher Ave in Euclid, Ohio.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 9th from 10am-12pm because Santa is coming to town! This year's Breakfast with Santa will be held at the Salvation Army located 17625 Grovewood Ave, Cleveland, OH 44119. There will be fun, games, crafts and photos taken with Santa! More information will be posted on our facebook page and through our membership emails.
This event is sponsored by the Salvation Army, Northeast Shores, Gus's diner, and VASJ. Tickets are five dollars per person at the door.
Smoked sausages and polka music attracted a crowd of more than 1,200 to SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio, for the 14th Annual Slovenian Sausage Festival hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum on a warm and sunny Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The People’s Choice Award for top sausage went to Raddell’s Sausage Shop of Cleveland, Ohio, while the festival judges selected Maple Heights Catering of Maple Heights, Ohio, for their prize. Azman Quality Meats of Euclid, Ohio, was voted runner-up in both categories.
North, south, east, west, Cleveland-Style Polka’s best! Dance to the finest Cleveland-and Slovenian-Style performers at North America’s renowned three-day polka-thon. The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum presents the annual Thanksgiving Polka Weekend and the 30th Awards Show spectacular – all at the Cleveland Downtown Marriott Hotel, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 23, 24 and 25. It's the sound that made Collinwood famous.
“A Family Affair” with Glasbena Matica,