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The Future of Liberal Democracy: A European Perspective
Noon - 2 PM
PNC Building, 14th Floor Large Conference Room
1900 East 9th Street

The Cleveland Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany and the Heinrich Böll Foundation cordially invite you to a Discussion and Luncheon with Ralf Fücks Managing Director of the Center for Liberal Modernity and Author of Defending Freedom: How We Can Win the Fight for an Open Society on “The Future of Liberal Democracy: A European Perspective”.

Ralf Fücks is Managing Director of the Center for Liberal Modernity, a German thinktank which was founded in 2017. He came to this role after more than 20 years with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, the political foundation associated with the Greens. At the center of his work were green economics and ecological innovation, migration, the future of Europe and international politics. Before that he was co-chair of the Greens (1989/90) and Senator for Environment and City Development in Bremen.

There is no charge to attend this event; you must register to attend.

Register here by November 10.

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Cleveland American Middle Eastern Organization (CAMEO) Meeting
Save the Date. Cleveland American Middle Eastern Organization (CAMEO)meeting

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Diversity Center 65th Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner
5:30PM
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio will honor Dr. Akram Boutros, President & Chief Executive Officer of The MetroHealth System, and Dr. Alex Johnson, President, Cuyahoga Community College, at its 65th Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. A cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m. immediately followed by a dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets or table sponsorships, please contact Pat Lyden at The Diversity Center at 216-752-3000, x230, or via e-mail at plyden@diversitycenterneo.org.

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CCWA Global Competency Training - Part 2 of 3
5:30 PM
Tucker Ellis
950 Main Ave Suite 1100, Cleveland, OH 44113

Join the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for a series of workshops to develop greater global understanding. The series consists of 3 key elements that build off each other (understanding cultural norms; developing cross-cultural strategies; engaging in global competency assessment). Participants can select the series or choose the workshop(s) that suit their interests or needs.

Learning outcomes from the series include:

  • Understand one’s own cultural perspective
  • Identify and gain awareness of underlying dimensions of culture
  • Recognize the importance of approaching cultural interactions with an open mind
  • Learn how to communicate more effectively across cultures

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MotivAsians! Open-House Happy Hour at Cleveland Whiskey
5:30 - 8 PM
1768 E. 25th St (Magnet Building)

Join fellow members for the fall meet-up Open-House Happy Hour at Cleveland Whiskey LLC. Meet our host, Tom Lix, founder of this local distillery, and learn about the unique technology he developed to accelerate the aging process of whiskey. You’ll have a chance to taste complimentary samples as well as celebrate the release of their new Smokin’ flavor as you enjoy some refreshments. There is no fee for this event or the bourbon whiskey tasting, but you must be 21+ years to partake of the libations.

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Ukrainian Museum-Archives event
6 PM
Ukrainian Museum-Archives
1202 Kenilworth Avenue - Cleveland, OH 44113

Please join us at the Ukrainian Museum-Archives (UMA) for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Slavic Center at the Ohio State University (OSU) and the UMA.

OSU has one of the most distinguished Slavic program anywhere in North America. For more than two decades, OSU and the UMA have collaborated on a variety of joint projects, including a class in the early 2000s on Ukrainian Culture and History co-taught by Dr. George Kalbouss and UMA Director Andrew Fedynsky, lectures, field trips and OSU sponsorship of a Fulbright Fellow (2017-18), Oleksandr Debych, who did research in the UMA archives on Ukrainian Diaspora film and organized our photo collection. The November 15th MOU signing will formalize an already existing partnership and facilitate future projects. Whether you’re an OSU student/graduate or not, this is an exciting development for both our institutions and bodes well for Ukrainian and Slavic Studies. We hope to see many OSU-UMA fans at the signing ceremony and reception to follow.

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Kathak and Flamenco comparative study workshop
4 - 6 PM
Solon Community Church
33955 Sherbrook Park Dr, Cleveland, OH 44139

Arts without Borders presents Kathak and Flamenco comparative study workshop. Undertake a journey from India to Spain. Learn, compare and contrast elements of Kathak, an Indian classical dance form and Flamenco, a Spanish folk form in this unique comparative study workshop by luminaries in their fields. Kathak by Antara Datta. Flamenco by Alice Blumenfeld.

Participation: $15. All ages and experience levels welcome.

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St.Elizabeth feast day celebration and dinner
11 AM
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church
9016 Buckeye Rd. Cleveland, OH 44104

ST. ELIZABETH FEAST DAY CELEBRATION AND DINNER WILL BE NOVEMBER 17: Solemn Mass at 11 AM. Dinner at 12:30 PM. Dinner Menu: Pork tenderloin with mushroom paprikas gravy, roast chicken and green peas/rice, and fresh green salad Dessert torte rolad with Dobos chocolate cream, coffee. Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for students, and under 7 years free. Please make your reservation by Wednesday November 13, by calling Ilonka Hudak at 440-944-1384. Entertainment by the St. Elizabeth Folk Dancers and live salon music.

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Young Czech and Ukrainian Talent
2 PM
Polish-American Cultural Center
6501 Lansing Ave., Cleveland

Young Czech and Ukrainian Talent at the Polish-American Cultural Center. Following the Sunday dinner on November 17, a piano performance will be offered at 2:00pm. Young piano duo will perform Chopin and Dvorak as well as Trtik's own compositions.

Jiří Trtík is a Czech composer and conductor. Jiří has earned his Master of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the studio of Keith Fitch. He has also studied composition and conducting at the Prague Conservatory. Nikolay Pushkarev was born in 1997 in Kiev, Ukraine, in a family of musicians. Nikolay started his piano education at the age of seven. From about the age of 10 Nikolay participated in various festivals and competitions.

This is a free event, however free-will donations for the young musicians will be appreciated. Please plan on attending this unique program lasting about one hour. The Polish-American Cultural Center is holding a Sunday dinner at noon to 1:30pm that day, featuring homemade polish food and bakery – no reservations are needed. Patrons are welcome to partake in the dinner (approximately $12) and stay for the concert. Free parking is available on adjacent streets.

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Lebanon Day in the City of Cleveland
6 - 9 PM
Cleveland City Hall Rotunda

9th annual Lebanon Day in the City of Cleveland. Food, entertainment, dignitaries, an update on the Lebanese Cultural Garden and more.

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“Calvary Cemetery – Cleveland’s Other Landmark”
7 PM
Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center R.
Mayfield Village

Cleveland Hungarian Genealogy Society meeting and lecture entitled “Calvary Cemetery – Cleveland’s Other Landmark” will include slideshow and revealing some Hungarian residence of the Cemetery, beginning at 7 pm at the Mayfield Library, 500 SOM Center R., Mayfield Village. For information call Diane at 216-382-3623.

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Roundtable Discussion on Entrepreneurship in Venezuela
2 PM
Sears think[box], Floor 6
10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland

Join Case Western Reserve University for a roundtable discussion as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Northeast Ohio. The discussion will explore key learnings from our experience in Cleveland supporting startups and how this might be applied to the situation in Venezuela.

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How to Plan a Refugee Camp
5:30 PM
Market Garden Brewery
1947 W 25th St.

CCWA’s popular How to Plan a Refugee Camp event is back for a third time! Paul Frankmann, a former Exploring Humanitarian Law trainer at the American Red Cross, will lead a hands-on workshop analyzing humanitarian law and the policies that protect refugees and internally displaced persons, as well as demonstrating how to ethically build the camps that house them. We will also be joined by Loung Ung, who will share her personal story of fleeing Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge genocide and living as a refugee before relocating to the United States in 1980. Loung Ung is a bestselling author, activist, and co-screenplay writer. Her bestselling memoir, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, was a 2001 recipient of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians’ Association award for Excellence in Adult Non-Fiction Literature. For over two decades, Loung Ung has dedicated her time to helping Cambodia heal from the traumas of war.

The hands-on workshop is designed to help participants understand the realities of living in and planning a refugee camp. At the end of this workshop, you will have a better sense of what the refugee experience is like for those impacted by displacement, and how the international community can help. Non-Members $25; Members $15; Students $5

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The Mystical Arts of Tibet
7:30 PM -- 9:00 PM
Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center
1855 Ansel Rd,

Ancient societies throughout the world conceived that ritual performance of sacred music and dance at auspicious times establishes communication with the higher powers of good and brings about healing on environmental, social and personal levels. In Tibet, whenever a monastery celebrated a spiritual festival, people from the surrounding villages and nomadic tribes would assemble in the monastery’s courtyard for the three or four days of sacred music and dance. The Mystical Arts of Tibet tour is designed as a development of this tradition. The presentation has been streamlined in such a way as to maintain the essential integrity and purpose of each of the individual pieces in the celebration. Tibetan sacred music and dance was not composed in a mundane manner. Rather, each piece was born centuries ago from a mystical visionary experience of a great saint or sage and has been transmitted from generation to generation in an unbroken oral legacy.

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The Musical Heritage of Cleveland, Ohio's Chinese Community
7:30 PM
Kent State University at Trumbull
1855 Ansel Rd,

Kent State University at Trumbull's Concert Series presents "The Musical Heritage of Cleveland, Ohio's Chinese Community" featuring the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble.

Formed in the fall of 2008, the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble (????????) performs a wide variety of Chinese music on traditional string, wind, and percussion instruments. Vocalists Xue Yu and Sandra Emmeline, pipa/zhongruan soloist Yang Jin, and martial arts experts Shifu Gary Harris and Sifu Mark Lee Pringle, among others, have frequently performed with the ensemble as guest artists over the years.More Information

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Slovenian Fall Festival
1 - 7 PM
St. Mary's Hall
15519 Holmes Ave, Cleveland

St. Mary's Collinwood presents Fall Festival 2019. Chinese Auction | Games | Food | Bake Sale. A Chance To Win Cash Prizes and a Turkey Or Golden Ham. (216)761-7740 Polka Mass at Noon with Wayne Tomsic

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18 Difference Makers Awards Ceremony
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Landerhaven
6111 Landerhaven Drive - Mayfield Hts, OH 44124

The Cleveland Jewish News presents the 5th annual 18 Difference Makers Awards Ceremony, where we will recognize the contributions made by our honorees. Guests will enjoy a strolling dinner and dessert reception. Kosher dietary laws observed. For questions or sponsorship opportunities contact Gina Lloyd at 216-342-5196 or glloyd@cjn.org.

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Slovenian Thanksgiving-Eve Polka Jam
6:30 PM
Slovenian National Home
6417 Saint Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44103

Wednesday, November 27th at 6:30 (music starts 7:30). Some traditional Slovenian foods, we’ll have some Slovenian wines, and we tend to have a lot of famous Cleveland-style polka (derived from Slovenian polka) artists dropping by for an open jam session. It’s a really unique venue to experience Slovenian culture as well as a style of music unique to Cleveland

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Around the World Music Series - Native American
8 p.m., preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring refreshments
North Water Street Gallery
300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is delighted to announce the fifth season of its "Around the World" Music Series, which will once again provide Northeast Ohio listeners with an opportunity to experience rarely heard musical traditions from all corners of the globe in an intimate setting.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - Concert 3: Billy Crowbeak (an evening of music for the Native American flute, played on a variety of handmade instruments by a veteran performer and flute builder)

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Cleveland Polka Association Turkey Trot
2 - 7 PM
Holy Spirit Party Center
5500 West 54th Street Parma, OH 44129

Toys-For-Tots/Turkey Trot Dance by The Cleveland Polka Association. Doors open @ 2:00 pm with music by the NuTones from PA 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. $12.00, 18 yrs and under Free! NO b.y.o.b., Food & Beverages will be available, snacks welcome. For more information or table reservations of 8 or more, please call (216) 496-0223 Elaine. Please bring a new unwrapped toy for "Toys-For-Tots" Public Welcome!

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Croatians Celebrate Christmas
2 - 5 PM
Croatian Heritage Museum
34900 Lake Shore Blvd, Eastlake, OH 44095

See how Croatians Celebrate Christmas!

The Croatian Heritage Museum invites everyone to visit the exhibit, 'Croatians Celebrate Christmas' on Sunday, December 1st from 2-5PM. The exhibit is open on Fridays, 1-6PM from December 1st- January 15th. For appointments call the museum 440-946-2044 or Branka Malinar at 440-452-5026. Psenica for sale.

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How We Fight and Why it Matters, Ethics in Foreign Military Operations Today
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Happy Dog
5801 Detroit Avenue

Happy Dog Takes on the World: How We Fight and Why it Matters, Ethics in Foreign Military Operations Today. Join us for a discussion about how we fight and why it matters.

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International Chambers of Commerce Holiday Party
11:30-2:00 pm
Windows on the River
2000 Sycamore Street
The Joint International Bilateral Chambers are proud to sponsor this fabulous event which is widely regarded as the premier holiday international event in Cleveland. Please guarantee your ticket by registering by November 25th.

The International Chambers of Commerce welcome our Featured Guest Speaker Mr. David C. Barnett of Ideastream. Topic: "Bringing a Global Spin to Public Broadcasting"

Please join us on December 6th, 2019 for a conversation hosted by Bruce Lowe, of BACC Ohio, on Northeastern Ohio's international landscape and its global economy and culture. David C. Barnett is Senior Reporter and Producer for Arts at Ideastream. Mr. Barnett has won numerous local and national awards for his radio and television stories over the past 25 years. He’s produced dozens of features for various NPR news programs, including a recent segment on the Cleveland Orchestra’s “Mindful Music” program for the Cleveland schools. His video feature on collectables expert Terry Kovel’s Cleveland business operation was featured on PBS NewsHour and won a national Edward R. Murrow Award.

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10th Annual International Cleveland EXPO
6 - 10 PM
Cuyahoga Community College Metro
10th Annual International Cleveland EXPO. A Multicultural Holiday Celebration presented in partnership with Cuyahoga Community College. Featuring International Performances, Traditional Cultural Fashions, International Foods, International Music, and showcasing Cleveland’s International Sister Cities!

$10 per person – includes international foods. $5 for students. CASH BAR with selected beverages. Free parking with direct access to the Metropolitan Campus Center

ICC-WIN flyer

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Gujarati Samaj Diwali Dinner Party 2019
6 PM
Independence High School
6001 Archwood Rd.

Gujarati Samaj of Greater Cleveland Diwali Dinner Party 2019. Music, food and fun. Live musical concert.

Please join us for Diwali Dinner Party followed by live music concert. "FAME GURUKUL STAR REX D'SOUZA will be back in town". Please buy your TICKETs on Sulekha.com: http://events.sulekha.com/diwali-dinner-2019_event-in_independence-oh_347237 Join us with friends & family enjoy our authentic food, Bollywood masti live concert with REX and his team. Meet and greet with people of our community.

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Confucius Institute Art Performance Competition
10 AM - 4 PM
Cleveland State University
Berkman Hall Auditorium
1899 E. 22nd Street

Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University Art Performance Competition. Singing, dancing, martial arts, musical instruments, magic, acrobatics, skits and other.



Confucius Institute talent flyer


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Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Open during regular hours
Maltz Museum
2929 Richmond Rd. Beachwood, OH 44122

Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music is the first large-scale museum exhibition to illustrate Leonard Bernstein’s life, Jewish identity, and social activism. Audiences may be familiar with many of Bernstein’s works, notably West Side Story, but not necessarily with how he responded to the political and social crises of his day. Visitors will find an individual who expressed the restlessness, anxiety, fear, and hope of an American Jew living through World War II and the Holocaust, Vietnam, and turbulent social change—what Bernstein referred to as his “search for a solution to the 20th-century crisis of faith."

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CCWA Global Competency Training - Part 3 of 3
5:30 PM
Tucker Ellis
950 Main Ave Suite 1100, Cleveland, OH 44113

Join the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for a series of workshops to develop greater global understanding. The series consists of 3 key elements that build off each other (understanding cultural norms; developing cross-cultural strategies; engaging in global competency assessment). Participants can select the series or choose the workshop(s) that suit their interests or needs.

Learning outcomes from the series include:

  • Understand one’s own cultural perspective
  • Identify and gain awareness of underlying dimensions of culture
  • Recognize the importance of approaching cultural interactions with an open mind
  • Learn how to communicate more effectively across cultures

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Cleveland American Middle Eastern Organization (CAMEO) Holiday Party
Save the Date. Cleveland American Middle Eastern Organization (CAMEO)meeting

nfo@djapo.com

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Celebrating Hungarian Traditions: Children’s Program
1 - 4 PM
Hungarian Heritage Museum
The Galleria at Erieview, Cleveland, Lower Level

Celebrating Hungarian Traditions: Children’s Program Mikulás Bácsi visits the Hungarian Museum to the delight of children young and old. He passes out treats. This year’s event will be dedicated to featuring Hungarian folk motifs in arts and crafts, and will engage participants in various media, including painting, stenciling, appliqué and much more.

All lectures are in English and are held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria at Erieview, Downtown Cleveland, Lower Level, with coffee and refreshments following each presentation. On these days the Museum is open from 1-4 pm; $5 parking is available in the Galleria underground garage. Suggested donation: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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Santa Lucia Fest
4 PM
Peace Lutheran Church
3740 Mayfield Rd. Cleveland Hts.

Bring your family and friends to enjoy this traditional program and smorgasbord.

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Around the World Music Series - Latin America
8 p.m., preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring refreshments
North Water Street Gallery
300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is delighted to announce the fifth season of its "Around the World" Music Series, which will once again provide Northeast Ohio listeners with an opportunity to experience rarely heard musical traditions from all corners of the globe in an intimate setting.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - Concert 4: Los Tres Sonidos (classic "musica romantica" from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and across Latin America, performed by a top-notch trio featuring requinto, guitar, maracas, and vocals; this event will be the group's 30th anniversary performance)

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Dhamakapella
7:30 PM -- 9:00 PM
Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center
1855 Ansel Rd,

Dhamakapella is a South Asian fusion a capella group that derives their influences from Indian classical, contemporary Bollywood, pop, dubstep, and electronic genres.

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Around the World Music Series - Scottish and Irish
8 p.m., preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring refreshments
North Water Street Gallery
300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is delighted to announce the fifth season of its "Around the World" Music Series, which will once again provide Northeast Ohio listeners with an opportunity to experience rarely heard musical traditions from all corners of the globe in an intimate setting.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - Concert 5: HearthStone (four centuries of traditional music from Scotland and Ireland, performed by Duane and Ginni Dickson on Scottish smallpipes, Great Highland bagpipe, tin whistles, and Celtic harp)

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6th annual Russian Pancake Festival (Maslenitsa).
Noon
City of Cleveland Greenhouse

Save the date for the 6th annual Russian Pancake Festival (Maslenitsa). Lots of people to meet, food to eat and games to play (especially for the kids).

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Around the World Music Series - Buddhist music of Vietnam
8 p.m., preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring refreshments
North Water Street Gallery
300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is delighted to announce the fifth season of its "Around the World" Music Series, which will once again provide Northeast Ohio listeners with an opportunity to experience rarely heard musical traditions from all corners of the globe in an intimate setting.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Concert 6: Phong Nguyen (Buddhist music of Vietnam, performed by one of Vietnam's leading authorities on traditional music, and a 1997 recipient of the NEA's National Heritage Fellowship))

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St. Patrick's Day Parade
1:04 p.m.
The Parade will begin on Superior Ave. at E. 18th St. and will end at the intersection of Rockwell Ave. and Ontario St.

Save the Date

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Cleveland International Hall of Fame Inductions
6 PM
Marriott at Key Center Grand Ballroom
Save the date for the 11th annual induction into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame.

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75th annual One World Day
11 AM - 6 PM
Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Save the date for the 175th annual One World Day.

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