2007 Plain Press Summer Youth Guide

Youth Programs in area churches, recreation centers, libraries and other nonprofit community organizations are invited to submit listings for the July Plain Press Summer Youth Guide. Submissions may be made online to plainpress@yahoo.com or here, mailed to Plain Press, 2012 W. 25th, Suite 902, Cleveland, OH 44113 or faxed to 216-621-7979. Listings are free. The deadline for the July issue is Friday, June 15.



AUDITIONS: Near West Theatre will hold auditions for the cast of its summer youth production of CATS for youths ages 13 entering high school to age 19. Auditions are at St. Patrick’s Club Building, 3636 Bridge on Thursday May 24 from 7:30 p.m. to 10p.m. For more information call 961-9750.

LAKE POOL, W. 85th just north of Detroit Avenue, will have an Art Camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. from June 12th to August 16th. Free and open to the public. For more information call ParkWorks at 696-2122 x117 or visit www.parkworks.org

SLIGHTLY ASKEW: company members from the New York theatre company Slightly Askew invite high school students from all over the Cleveland area to participate in artistic workshops in film, photography, sound design, costuming, movement, music, and animation using as inspiration the historical Lakewood neighborhood known by locals as Birdtown.  Each monthly session scheduled for June, July, and August of 2007 will introduce students to using various artistic media in exploring Birdtown. All summer workshops are limited to 25 high school students. For information on fees, available scholarships, and registration please contact Meryl Murman and Lisa Siciliano at NYClevelandConspiracy@slightlyaskew.org. For more information on Slightly Askew, visit their website at www.slightlyaskew.org or call 216.548.1920.

MALTZ MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE FAMILY DAY: Paint Your Portrait, Sunday, June 10 1-4 p.m. FREE with Museum admission. See how great artists have depicted heroes from the Bible, aristocrats and ordinary people in their works in the Masterpieces of European Painting exhibition. Then it's your turn to paint your own portrait as an imaginary character from the past with art teacher Renee Wolkoff. Admission is $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors and Students ages 12+, $5 for Children ages 5-11. Museum members and Children under 5 are free. Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, Ohio For information: 216.593.0575 or www.MaltzJewishMuseum.org.


CUYAHOGA COUNTY YOUTH COUNCIL: Are you a resident of Cuyahoga County, age 13-18? Do you want to meet new people? Do you have a couple of hours a month to serve on the Youth Council? We need your voice. Apply for the youth council. Help advise adults on youth issues and influence public policy affecting youth. For more information call the Partnership for a Safer Cleveland at 523-1128 ext. 23.

RECOVERY RESOURCES TEEN INSTITUTE: Teenage youth are invited to make friends while helping your community. Help mentor your fellow teens in drug and alcohol prevention. For more information call Jeffifer Clegg at 431-4131.


SUMMER READING CLUB: (June 12 – August 12) Join the Summer Reading Club at your Cleveland Public Library Branch.

PROFICIENCY TEST RESOURCES: Set aside some time this summer to prepare for proficiency tests or the Ohio Graduation test. The Cleveland Public Library Social Science Department has resources to help with the 4th, 6th and 9th grade proficiency tests as well as the Ohio Graduation Test. For more information call the Social Sciences Department at 623-2860 or visit SocSci@cpl.org, or call Branches and Outreach Services at 623-2822.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, offers a variety of early childhood and youth programs and classes throughout the summer. Discounts available to museum members. To find out more about class offerings or to register visit the museum, its website at www.cmnh.org or call 231-4600 ext. 3309.

HIGH SCHOOL SOPHMORES AND JUNIORS WITH HEARING LOSS can learn about career choices and experience college life this summer at Explore Your Future, a six-day career awareness program at Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). Students can enjoy hands-on activities as they learn about different careers in the fields of art, business, computers, engineering, science, and more. They will meet other students from around the country as they have fun exploring their options for the future. EYF offers two sessions: July 14-19 and July 21-26. Parents or guardians attend a workshop on the final day of each session that describes how to prepare students for life after high school, whether that choice includes college or work. Cost is $650 and includes everything but spending money and transportation. To register online, visit www.rit.edu/NTID/EYFNR. For more information, call (585) 475-6700 (voice/TTY) or e-mail EYFinfo@rit.edu. Registration deadline is May 31.


GREEK HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Memorial Day weekend at Annunciation Church, W. 14th and Fairfield. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. till midnight and Monday from 11 a.m. till 10 p.m.

RARE FILMS FROM THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME: Wednesday, May 30, at 6:30 pm at The Lecture Hall of the Cleveland Museum of Art,  11150 East Boulevard in University Circle. Tickets are $8; CMA members $6; seniors 65 & over $5; and students $4. Tickets available in advance at the Museum Box Office and online at www.clevelandart.org

POWWOW & FESTIVAL: American Indian Education Center Competition Powwow and Festival will be held at Edgewater Park on Father’s Day Weekend June 15-17th. Friday June 15th: Native American Concert 3 p.m. Gates open 7-10 p.m.; Saturday: Powwow 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Grand Entry 1 p.m. And 6 p.m.; and Sunday Powwow, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Grand Entry 1 p.m. For more information call 351-4488 or AiecInc@aol.com or visit www.aiecc.net

CLIFTON ARTS AND MUSICFEST: Saturday, June 16, 2007 on Clifton Blvd between W. 112th and W. 117th.

OPEN AIR IN MARKET SQUARE: each weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day at Market Square, W. 25th and Lorain Avenue. Festival features live music, artwork, jewelry and more. For more information call Ohio City Near West Development Corporation at 781-3222 or visit www.ocnw.org.

PARADE THE CIRCLE: on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. more than 20 University Circle organizations will unite to offer dozens of hands-on activities in University Circle Inc.’s (UCI) Circle Village to complement the highlight of the day, a kinetic arts parade at Noon presented by the Cleveland Museum of Art. To view the complete entertainment schedule with times and locations for each performance, please visit www.universitycircle.org.

OLD FASHIONED FAMILY FUN DAYS (June 9 & 10): Hale Farm and Village invites the entire family to take a step back in time and slow the pace to enjoy old-fashioned games and try their had at various pastimes vital to our Civil War-era predecessors. Music, food and self-guided tours through the Village are also available. $14.50/ Adults; $12.50/Seniors and $7.50/children. Hale Farm and Village is located at 2688 Oak Hill Road in Bath Ohio. Call 330-666-3711 for more information.

TREASURE THE BEACH:  Free Family Fun Event celebrating National Clean Beaches Week, June 29th and June 30th at Lower Level of Edgewater Park Beach. A Beach Party hosted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on Friday June 29th from 7-10 p.m. will feature a bonfire, Capt’n Willie, music, dancing, games, marshmallows & s’mores. Saturday June 30th events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. include a beach clean-up, yoga, walking tours, sand castle building and a kids kites craft project. (Limited supply of free sand castle kits and free kites.) and exhibits and demonstrations. For more information call Linda Mack at 881-6600.


CYCLE CANALWAY : (June 9th and July 21, 9 a.m. start) Ohio Canal Corridor invites riders of all ages the chance to experience a scenic 26 mile ride on the Towpath Trail through the Cleveland Metroparks, Ohio & Erie Canway reservation and the Cuyahoga Valley national Park, as well as a trip aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The $30 donation includes train fare, snack and beverage aid station, BBQ lunch at Zeleznik’s Tavern, souvenir tee-shirt and a goodie bag. For more information call 520-1825 or visit www.ohiocanal.org

LAKE POOL: W. 85th just north of Detroit Avenue will offer Soccer camp on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m till noon from June 18 – July 11th. Free and open to the public. For more information call ParkWorks at 696-2122 x117 or visit www.parkworks.org

ANNUAL BICYCLE RODEO: Saturday, June 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at new Light Church of the Nazarene, 2226 W. 89th. Learn the safest way to ride a bicycle, register your bike for permanent identification, enter to win a bike and other prizes, refreshments and free give-a-ways.

SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMPS: The official Cavaliers Summer 2007 Basketball Camp Program offers camps for boys and girls ranging from 7-16 years old.  Campers will be grouped by gender, age and ability.  The camp curriculum includes individual and team skill development stations such as shot mechanics, ball handling, passing, defense and rebounding.  There will be special guest speakers from the Cavaliers organization, daily skill competitions, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games.  Campers will also receive a 2007-08 Cavs game ticket, a take home skills packet, a Cavs t-shirt, basketball and headband. To register for one of the camps, call 378-0932 or visit www.thebasketballacademy.com.


GIRL SCOUTS OF LAKE ERIE COUNCIL offers programs designed to build girls of good health, courage, confidence and character. For more information call 481-1313 or visit www.gslec.org.


FORESTRY CAMP: The Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District Forestry Camp is a one-week resident camp that features a wonderful outdoor education experience for high school age students. This year’s camp will be held from June 10-15. Students interested in learning how to appreciate forests and natural resources are invited to escape from urban pressures and enjoy the great outdoors in the beautiful rolling hills of Carroll County. This enriching experience is available through the generosity of local garden clubs. For more information call Jan Rybka at 524-6580 ext. 13.

CUYAHOGA VALLEY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER offers a unique mix of overnight summer camp programs for children entering grades 3-12. Our camps focus on hands-on encounters and immersion in the arts or natural sciences. For registration information call 1-800-642-3297 or visit www.cvnpa.org.

SUMMER DAY CAMP AT THE ZOO is aimed at children ages 5-12 and runs from June through August. It includes tours of exhibits, educational games, crafts and more. For more information call 661-6500 or visit www.clemetzoo.com

HARD HATTED WOMEN’S ROSIE’S GIRLS SUMMER CAMP will have two sessions this summer. First session will be June 25 – July 13, 2007 and the second session will be July 16 – August 3, 2007 Rosie’s Girls is an exciting, three-week experience for girls entering 6th through 8th grade. Rosie’s Girls concentrates on building self-esteem through challenging hands-on projects in carpentry, solar electrical work, and arts. Campers will use real tools and equipment to gain useful skills and learn about well-paying careers. The camp also includes physically challenging activities such as rowing, a high ropes course and much more! Rosie’s Girls offers an opportunity for girls to develop a broader sense of themselves and their capabilities, learn self-reliance, and expand the range of careers they envision for themselves. Sponsored by Hard Hatted Women, the Cleveland Municipal School District, Youth Employment Opportunities Program and the Cleveland Rowing Foundation. If you know a girl who would love to be a part of Rosie’s Girls this summer, contact HHW at.861.6500 ext. 253 to receive more information about signing up for camp!

SAINT JOSEPH ACADEMY CAMPS: St. Joseph Academy, 3440 Rocky River Drive will host a variety of summer camps for students from grades 5 – 9. Camps include “Summerstage”, “Two Weeks of Broadway”, basketball, cross country, soccer, and volleyball. Each camp requires your pre-registration and a camp fee. Call Maria Mueller at 251-4868 or visit www.sjs1890.org


YOUTH PROGRAMS: Youth Programs in area churches, recreation centers, libraries and other non profit community organizations are invited to submit listings for the July Plain Press Summer Youth Guide. Submissions may be made online to plainpress@yahoo.com or here, mailed to Plain Press, 2012 W. 25th, Suite 902, Cleveland, OH 44113 or faxed to 216-621-7979. Listings are free. The deadline for the July issue is Friday, June 15.

Thank you to the following patrons sponsors and friends for their support of the Summer Youth Guide

Bill Adler, Stripmatic Products
Stephanie Sadlon and Russ Smith
Bill and Laura Caldwell in Memory of Mary Caldwell

Mary Rose Oakar
Joseph Flynn

Steve Mindlin, Cuyahoga County Board of MR/DD


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