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Grecian Festival
Times vary - see below
St. Paul's
4548 Wallings Road

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM ~ Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM ~ Friday and Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM ~ Sunday

Greek food, Beverages, Pastries PLUS music, dancing and boutiques!

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The Other Face: International Art Exhibit
5:00 - 9:00
78th Street Studios
1300 West 78th Street

The Exhibit offers a world view of works by artists living in the Middle East and Northern Africa including Lebanon, Morocco, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Algeria, Holland, Switzerland, Sudan, Canada and The United States.

The exhibit will run from July 21 to August 14, 2017. "The Other Face" is an opportunity to share an understanding of cultures through the artists' eyes. Presented by Pierre Bejjani, President of C.A.M.E.O (Cleveland American Middle East Organization.

Call 330-524-0028

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Irish Cultural Festival
Times vary
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
164 Eastland

Tickets are $12 per person, and are available for purchase online, as well as from ticket booths at both the Bagley and Eastland Road gates. Parking is FREE and children under 10 gain FREE admittance.

Friday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday: Mass will be celebrated at 11:30am The festival will open at 1:00pm Sunday and close at 10:00pm

Cleveland's Irish Cultural Festival seeks to preserve, memorialize and document Irish History and Traditions -- from the gentle stirrings of the harp, to the boom and pomp of the pipe bands; from the soft hush of our love songs, to the thunder of Celtic dancers and rock bands. Spurred by the vision of founder John O'Brien, Sr., over 300 volunteers mobilize annually to breathe life into the festival. We are blessed that the culture we celebrate boasts such a wealth of tradition, music, literature, and art -- all bound together by that rich sense of community which typifies the Irish

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Dining With Duchnovich
12-2:00
Rusin Cultural Garden
930 East Blvd.

The Rusin Garden is sponsoring a bring your own picnic basket at our garden. Bring your own cooler or basket and a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the accordion music of Tom Katrenich. A tent will be provided. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the beautiful scenery along with Tom's music. There is no charge. For more information, call (440) 331-3856.

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St. Sergius Russian festival
Times vary - see below
German Central
7863 York Road, Parma

July 28 6:00-11:00, July 29 1:00 -11:00, July 30 1:00 - 9:00. World Class entertainment for the whole family, Rain or Shine.

Golden Gates Musical Ensemble, The Barynya Trio, Cuyahoga Cossacks, Iverian Georgia Dancers. $5.00 entertainment fee. Children under 14 - free.

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Common Ground: Lunch on Public Square
2-4
Public Square

Discuss how we can work together to make our community more resilient and equitable.

Join us at Greater Cleveland's largest outdoor community conversation, hosted by the Cleveland Foundation on Public Square. Take your seat at the table with hundreds of other engaged community members to share a meal and forward-looking conversation about how we can work together to make our community more resilient and equitable. Register to attend this free event.

Common Ground Public Square Partners include: Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, The City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland Public Square, Cuyahoga County, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Edible Cleveland, Global Cleveland, Greater Cleveland Congregations, Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Neighborhood Connections, and Old Stone Church

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Free Opera in the Italian Cultural garden
6:00
Italian Cultural Garden

Bring a picnic and enjoy a Free concert of well-known music from famous operas in the Italian Renaissance garden with the Cleveland Opera & Cleveland Ballet. Free parking.

New this year: Andrea Bocelli songs! Wood fired pizza on site. Free wine tastings. (Come early for the 200 chairs available but bring your own as over 2000 attended last year)

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FICA Annual Golf Classic
Times vary see below
Fowler's Mill Golf Course
13095 Rockhaven, Chesterland

Registration & Driving Range @10:30 AM. Shotgun Start @12:00 PM. Networking & Dinner @05:00 PM

Contact - Suresh Bafna: 216-798-8383 Vijay Sharma: 216-798-8333 Vishal Tandon: 216-496-7030. Gaurav Kapur: 845-323-070

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Pokrova Ukrainian Festival
Times vary - see below
Pokrova Ukrainian Greek Catholic Parish
6812 Broadview Rd., Parma

delicious Ukrainian Food: Pierogi, Borshch, Kielbasi, Stuffed Cabbage and so much more. Also tortes and pastries. Beer, wine and spirits. Kids corner with pony rides, bounce house and face painting.

Ukrainian entertainment. Dancers, Singers! Friday 6-11; Saturday 2- 12 midnight and Sunday 12 Noon-11:00. Free parking and admission.

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Sts Robert and William 2017 International Festival
Times vary
367 E. 260th St. Euclid, OH 44132

The air-conditioned Oktoberfest area will feature a different menu each day of the festival to accompany the entertainment:
Irish Night Thursday: Corned Beef Sandwiches, Irish Soda Bread
Eastern European Friday: Slovenian Sausage, Stuffed Cabbage, Cabbage & Noodles
German Saturday: Bratwurst, Potato Pancakes, Large Soft Pretzels
Italian Day Sunday: Italian Sausage Subs, Cavatellis & Meatballs

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Crayfish Party
6-9:00
Boulder Creek Golf Course (Party Barn)
Streetsboro

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce - Ohio invites you, your spouse, significant other and guests to a traditional Swedish Crayfish Party marking the end of summer. Invite your friends and colleagues too! The Kraftskiva is a SACC-Ohio social event to share an old summertime tradition from the Nordic countries. Get to know fellow members and potential new members. There will be a Master of Ceremonies, singing and plenty of toasts.

For more information and reservations contact Marianne Bernadotte, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce , 216-403-8783 marianne.bernadotte@sacc-ohio.org. Members (includes BACC, NACC and FACC) $55.00 each Non- Members and guests $65.00

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Assumption Church Festival
Times vary - see below
Assumption Church
9183 Broadview Road Broadview Hts

Fri. 5pm ­ 11pm. Sat. 1pm ­ 11pm. Sun. 1pm ­ 9pm. Entertainment, Food, Booths, Raffles, Games, & More!

SUNDAY ~ Jody Maddie & The Honky Express 3pm ­ 7pm, Festival Drawing @ 7pm

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Ohio Celtic Festival
Classic Park Home of the Lake County Captains
35300 Vine Street

Welcome to the Ohio Celtic Festival! We'll feature some of the very best in Celtic music, dance and our children's stage will feature lots of activities and shows for the children. Of course there's food and beverages in abundance for all ages, and some new events that we're working on. Once again we'll bring you some exciting new musical groups some making their first visit to the greater Cleveland area. New entertainment and features are being added, so we hope you'll check back often.

Our mission is to once again bring you a festival where the whole family can enjoy themselves at a very reasonable price. We hope you'll spend a day with us and enjoy some of the music, song, and dance, not only from our Irish heritage but also from around the world.

08/11/17 5:00-11:30
08/12/17 Noon - 11:30
08/13/17 10:00 (Mass) 12 -8:00. On Sunday gates open at 10:00am for 10:30am Mass.

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wami Shree Yogi Satyam comes to Euclid
6:30 - 8:00
216 Wells Place
Euclid

You can register at to attend and to see the class schedule. For those interested in practicing more, Group Practices (audio recording) will continue at the Euclid Public Library at 7 p.m. on Thursdays: June 15, June 22, and June 29.

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Little Italy Feast of the Assumption
Times vary
Holy Rosary in Little Italy
Mayfield Road

For the past 118 years, the Parish of Holy Rosary has hosted the celebration of Feast of the Assumption in Cleveland's "Little Italy" neighborhood, located on Mayfield Road near University Circle. The Assumption, a Catholic Holy Day on August 15, commemorates Mary being taken into Heaven. A solemn Mass is celebrated in the Church at 10:00 a.m., after which the statue of the Blessed Virgin is taken in procession throughout the neighborhood.

During the four days of festivities, booths are set up in the Churchyard featuring Italian foods, live music and rides for young children. Independent vendors also have booths on the street. The Rosary is prayed daily at 6:00 p.m. at the shrine to Our Lady of the Assumption, located on the east side of the church. For your convenience, a Religious articles booth is located near the shrine.

On the final evening of the Feast a candlelight procession is held to honor Mary. A short prayer service and fireworks conclude our tribute to God for all the good He has done through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. The Feast is a celebration of the Gospel of Life, Faith and Family.

FEAST HOURS:

Saturday, August 12 - Noon to Midnight
Sunday, August 13 - Noon to 11 pm
Monday, August 14 - 6 pm to 11 pm
Tuesday, August 15 - Noon to 11 pm (Solemn Mass at 10 am/Procession following Mass)

Feast of the Assumption on August 15th: A solemn Mass celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 15th at Holy Rosary Church. The procession, which is an extension of our prayer during the Mass, begins at Holy Rosary Church (At approximately 11:15 a.m.) and continues throughout the entire Little Italy neighborhood before concluding at Holy Rosary Church (at approximately 12:45 p.m.).

PROCESSION ROUTE on August 15th: (Beginning at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15th). Begins at Holy Rosary Church and turns right onto E. 120th Street -- continues to the end of E. 120th and makes a right onto Coltman Road. -- Makes a left onto Mayfield Road and goes up the hill - and makes a left onto E. 124th Street -- Left onto Alexander Ct, left onto E. 123rd Street. Right onto Mayfield Road again, then left on Murray Hill Road, right on Cornell Road, right on Random Road, Right on Paul Ave, Right on Murray Hill again - left onto Fairview Ave which turns into E. 125th Street, then a final left onto Mayfield Road and down to the church.

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Choral Performance by the Reformed High School Choir of Pecs
7:00 p.m.
The First Hungarian Reformed Church
14530 Alexander Rd, Walton Hills

You are cordially invited to a Choral Performance by the Reformed High School Choir of Pecs on Friday, August 18, 2017 at The First Hungarian Reformed Church.

The choir travels in various parts of Hungary and to Hungarians living in the Diasporas throughout the year. This is the first time that they will perform in North America. The choir is dedicating this performance to commemorating and celebrating the 500th Anniversary of The Reformation. The program will provide a beautiful performance with selections in Hungarian and English, secular and non-secular. Currently, the choir is comprised of forty teenaged members and six adult teachers.

Please email dzsuzsi64@gmail.com or call 440-227-4078

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Lithuanian Club Annual Picnic
4-10:00
Wickliffe Italian American Club>29717 Euclide Ave.

Mark your calendars! It's the annual Lithuanian Club Picnic at the Wickliffe Italian-American Club picnic grounds featuring great Lithuanian food, Lithuanian Beer Garden, live music by Die Gottscheer Blaskapelle German Brass Band, Augis Dicevicius & more, door prizes, Chinese raffle, games for kids & adults, Krupnikas contest, Lithuanian vendors, & lots of old friends you haven't seen in a long time!! Great opportunity for a family reunion!

Admission is FREE for Lithuanian Club members, $5 for non-members!! Everyone is welcome!!

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1st Annual Celtic Nation Family Picnic & Campout
12:00
6478 Ford Rd.
Madison

Members get in free, non-members $5 per vehicle. Picnic starts at 12pm, food available for purchase, music at 1pm Bring your own adult beverages

Games for kids & adults of all ages …with prizes. Cornhole, Badminton, Bocce, Darts, Board Games, Tug of War. Mossy & Molly Moran 1pm-4pm; Loch Erie 5pm-8pm

Family Bonfire & more Cookout. Also, a Sunday Morning Survivor Bloody Mary Bar! More Questions ? Email celticnationspicnic2017@gmail.com

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Slovenian Music tribute to Kenny Bass
See below for times
SNPJ Farm
10946 Heath Road in Kirtland

Hall of Famers Jeff Pecon, John Pecon, and Ralph Delligatti, plus Fred Kuhar and Father Perkovich's Polka Mass Celebrate the music of Cleveland's late polka legend Kenny Bass as the Jeff Pecon Orchestra appears with Fred Kuhar.

Enjoy an all-star salute to Kenny Bass, one of the Cleveland-Style Polka's top bandleaders. Fr. Frank Perkovich arrives from Minnesota to start the day with his popular Polka Mass at 1:00. Jeff Pecon strikes up his orchestra with accordionist Fred Kuhar at 3:00 for four hours of dancing.

Kenny Bass (1922-1987) was one of the major talents of the Cleveland Polka sound, best known for his jazzed-up stylings. In the 1950s and 1960s, Kenny and the Polka Poppers performed for Decca, Coral and Roulette Records and appeared on radio, television and film. Contemporary groups, such as Brave Combo, count Kenny as an influence. A dedication to Kenny Bass will be at 5:00. Bass, Kuhar, Fr. Perkovich and the core members of the orchestra, Jeff Pecon, John Pecon and Ralph Delligatti, have been inducted into the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame for their accomplishments in the style of American dance music rooted in the Slovenian folk tradition.

Before and during the dance, treat yourself to home-style dinners and sandwiches and refreshments. The special of the day is mile-high fried bologna sandwiches by Chef Dean. Admission is $8 for the dance and Polka Mass. Your hosts are the members and friends of SNPJ Charter Lodge No. 5, Naprej, along with the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum.

SNPJ Farm is just off Chardon Road (Route 6) at, Ohio, three miles east of Route 306 and six miles west of Route 44. Contact 216-481-1379 for details.

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FICA's Anad Mela
1-4:30 PM
Parma Library
2111 Snow Road

India's 71st Independence Day!

Free Admission! Delicious Indian food and desserts. Flag Hoisting. Music, Games, Fun!

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Opera in the Albanian Garden
6:00
Albanian Cultural Garden

Family Friendly Performance with FREE Admission!

Cleveland Opera Theater presents a concert performance of operatic favorites in our first appearance at the Albanian Cultural Garden. Bring your chair, a picnic and enjoy great music and time with friends and family and celebrate Albanian heritage and culture.

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Egyptian Festival
Times vary
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
2100 E. Pleasant Valley Road, Seven Hills

A wonderful combination of the old world and the new. Sample the grape leaves and other delicious foods and of course the Egyptian pastries. Music, dancing, church tours and camaraderie.

Enjoy the festival and learn something about Egypt at the same time!

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Summer Polka Party
6:00
St. Mary's Crystal Chalet
3600 Biddulph Avenue (at State Road)

Music by: Jody Maddie & The Honky Express 7:00 pm ~ 11:00 pm All are Welcome 13 yrs. and over please ......Come to Listen or Come to Dance! (Handicap Accessible ~ No Stairs)

Donation $10.00. Food, Beer, Wine, Mixed Drinks, Soft Drinks available ~ NO byob. (Hot Dogs, Kielbasa w/Kraut, Cabbage & Noodles, Chips/Pretzels) Call (216) 749-7980 for More Info. or Table Reservations of 8 or more

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One World Day
11-7
Cleveland Cultural Gardens

72nd annual One World Day - details to come

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India Fest
11:00 to 8:00 PM
Independence Middle School
6111 Archwood Rd, Independence

India Festival USA is an annual event that attempts to bridge cultures, generations and communities through one-day of togetherness. It is a day when visitors are encouraged to participate in a thematic display of the rich culture and diversity of two of the greatest nations on earth - India and USA. India Festival USA promises an immersive environment that salutes history, embraces globalization and celebrates communities. The unique event will be attended by Mayor, State Senators, State Representatives, and other community leaders. Join us in this journey. Spend a day with us and enjoy the exhibitions that showcase prodigious talents, expose you to the admirable work of non-profits and let you purchase unique merchandise from India. Indulge your tastebuds in the authentic "Taste of India" Food Fest. FREE Admission & Parking

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Dueling Pianos
6:30 - 10:30
Irish Americasn Club East Side
22770 Lakeshore Blvd.

All requests - all night! Music starts at 7:30. $12.00 members - $15.00 non members. Cash bar.

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Italian American Film Festival
7:30
Cedar Lee Theater, Atlas Cinema Eastgate & Capitol Theater

All Films Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. $10.00 Showcasing award winning films from Italy with English subtitles.

All Pre-film dinners 5:30-7:00 p.m. $20.00 (Dinner/beverage, gratuity, tax, included). All Tickets are sold in advance. Each year film tickets & pre-film dinners sell out early. Many of you are familiar with our Wait Lists. So order early! Tickets on sale NOW

For your convenience phone in your ticket order. Convenient and fast! Option of having your tickets mailed to you direct, print them out yourself, or send order to your mobile phone. To order your film tickets: 1.800.838.3006

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Kala Art Exhibition/Sale
1-6:00
Eton Mall
Chagrin Blvd.

Showcasing the talent of gifted Asian Indian artists. Proceeds to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Please contact: Poonam Punwani 440 349 2513 Debbie Hanson 216 406 6594 Margaret Gonsalves 440 479 6214 Mona Alag 440 256 3247 Sumita Kedia 216 390 0107



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AIPNO Annual Dinner and Endowment Fundraiser
5:30
Huntington Convetion Center
Global Center for Health Innovation

Dr Hari Balaji - President, Dr Mona Gupta - President Elect

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Asian Mass
12:00 Noon
St. Clarence Catholic Church
30106 Lorain Road, North Olmsted

Come join the Asian Catholic Community to celebrate the Annual Mass and Gathering. The event is being hosted by the Asian Ministry of the Diocese of Cleveland. It will be an afternoon of family celebration of Asian culture and spirituality beginning with the celebration of the Mass with the Most Rev. Roger W Gries, OSB along with priests from the different Asian Catholic communities.

The cultural and ethnic diversity of the Asian Catholic communities assembled at the Mass will be reflected throughout the celebration. Members of the various Asian communities will come together with their own traditions, dressed in colorful ethnic clothes: shimmering saris, kimonos, karawangs, hanboks, barongs, and ao dai. The entrance procession will have the Vietnamese drums. During the Mass there will be the incense ceremony by the Vietnamese, and the Indian aarti. Hymns will be sung by the choirs in various Asian languages: Tagalog (Filipino), Korean, Vietnamese and Hindi (Indian). The readings and the prayers of the faithful will also be said in various Asian languages.

Following the Mass there will be fun, cultural festivities and a luncheon with typical Asian food prepared by the communities for all who attend. Please come!

Contact Sister Rita Mary Harwood for more information. rmharwood@dioceseofcleveland.org

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International Cleveland Community Day
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m
Cleveland Museum of Art
East Blvd.

Join us for the free International Cleveland Community Day festival featuring more than 50 groups and organizations that present their rich diversity through music, dance, and cultural displays.

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ASIA Inc Gala
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave. SC 311

Save the Date. Asian Services in Action Inc. 21st annivresary gala and fundraiser.

Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA) will host an evening of fun and elegance during its. The Gala will take place on October 20, 2017 at Cleveland State University's, downtown campus. The event proceeds will go towards ASIA's critical programs and services that provide assistance to New Americans. The evening will include a complimentary cocktail hour, including a selection of Asian wines; an array of ethnic cuisines highlighting the communities ASIA serves; special cultural performances; magnificent auction items; and more. Closing out the evening is the Fund-In-Need to highlight New Americans and their basic needs.

Tickets are sold in single, couple (2) and table (10) directly on the organization's events page. Event sponsorship and advertising opportunities are still available. Contact Vince Vong at vong@asiaohio.org or 216-881-0330 Ext. 8825 for further informationMore Information

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The Vintner Dinner
Time TBD
Cantrbury Golf Club
22000 S. Woodland, Beachwood

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society and Museum is pleased to announce that our annual Vintner Dinner will be held at the Canterbury Golf Club on Saturday evening, October 21, 2017.

We invite you to join us in this benefit wine tasting dinner to support the projects and exhibits of the Cleveland Hungarian Museum. As is our custom, we will be featuring fine wines from boutique wineries in Hungary for your tasting enjoyment.

If you have any questions or would wish to receive an invitation, please call Mr. Steve Szappanos at 1-440- 205-2501

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Cleveland International Hall of Fame
5:30
Marriott Key Center
Public Square

Join us for the 9th Annual Cleveland International Hall of Fame. Another sellout crowd of 500+ is expected. Details to follow.

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