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World In Your Backyard: Armenia
2-3:00
Solon Seniors Center
35000 Portz Parkway

Presentation on Armenia. The presenters are Suzelle and Rafi Avitsian. They are both from Armenia. Presented by ICC-WIN. Open to the Public.

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Alvorada Brazilian Concert
6:00-7:30 pm
Coffee Phix Cultural Center & Coffeehouse
4485 Mayfield Rd., South Euclid

Alvorada is a music duo based out of both Detroit, Michigan & Austin, Texas, who performs elegant & sophisticated Brazilian music and other Latin music & jazz. They perform both original music & original interpretations of Brazilian & Latin classics (including Brazilian samba, classic MPB, Brazilian art song, and other Brazilian styles such as bossa nova ; also including Latin classics from Mexico, Cuba, Italy, & other countries. Music is performed in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and/or Italian. Some of the Brazilian composers they cover include Dori Caymmi, Toquinho, Batatinha, Dorival Caymmi, & Ivan Lins.

Alvorada In Cleveland : Concert and Open Mic / Open Jam Session : At The, (Cleveland) Ohio. You can sit down & enjoy the event, and/or you can participate in the event. If you will be in the Open Mic / Open Jam, try to arrive by 5:30 pm to sign up to perform, although late arrivals may also get to perform. If you are participating in the performance, bring your instruments to jam with Alvorada, and/or bring your music to perform in an open mic (there is room for 5-7 artists to perform in the open mic)

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Around the World Music Series - Persian
8 PM
North Water Street Gallery, 300 N. Water Street, Suite H
Kent, Ohio

Yahya Golestan and Dariush Saghafi (timeless classical music and poetic songs of Persia, played on tar and santur). A 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring complimentary snacks will precede the 8 p.m. program.

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Ohio Norsemen Constitution Day Festival - Syttende Mai
12:30 to 4 p.m. Serving at 1 p.m.
Gemini Center
21225 Lorain Rd

Potluck buffet--hot dogs, paper supplies , beverages furnished. No fee …just reserve your places.

Bring a food donation to serve 10. Luncheon, Music, Friendship offered at no cost. RESERVATION REQUIRED--by May 21st--CALL 216-767-5699

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Singer's Club of Cleveland
2:30
Bohemian National Hall
4939 Broadway Ave

30pm the Singers Club of Cleveland will perform at the Czech Cultural Center, aka Bohemian National Hall. Eleven singers will perform nationality songs in the main ballroom. This FREE event is supported by Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) - Cleveland Chapter.

Adjacent parking is also free. The event is preceded by a dinner at the lower dining area (pork schnitzel, $14) starting at 1:00pm, dinner reservations are a must at 216-447-0264 (ASAP!)

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Radical Alvorada Brazilian Concert
6:00-8:00
Cleveland's Root Cafe
15118 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood

Alvorada is a music duo based out of both Detroit, Michigan & Austin, Texas, who performs elegant & sophisticated Brazilian music and other Latin music & jazz. They perform both original music & original interpretations of Brazilian & Latin classics (including Brazilian samba, classic MPB, Brazilian art song, and other Brazilian styles such as bossa nova ; also including Latin classics from Mexico, Cuba, Italy, & other countries. Music is performed in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and/or Italian. Some of the Brazilian composers they cover include Dori Caymmi, Toquinho, Batatinha, Dorival Caymmi, & Ivan Lins.

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Carpatho-Rusyn Society Vatra
Noon - 8:00
The Shrine of Mariapoch
17486 Mumford Road, Burton

The Cleveland Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society is sponsoring a Vatra (outdoor festival ) There will be ethnic food, music, children's activities, genealogy information and help, C-RS items for sale and a Liturgy in Old Slavonic at 4 pm. Admission is $3 for adults.

For more information or to volunteer, call (330)-441-2057 or(440)-823-7697.

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Cleveland Polka Association Picnic #1
3:00 pm to 8:00
St. Sava's Picnic Grove
2300 W. Ridgewood Drive Parma

~ Gate opens 3:00 pm, Music by John Steven's Doubleshot. Donation $13.00, 18yrs. and under Free!

For more information/table reservations of 8 or more please call: (216) 228-1134 Sylvia/Paul. NO b.y.o.b, beverages will be available. Hot Dogs & Chips will be available, Snacks are welcome.

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Umoja (Unity) Day
Parade steps off at Noon
13th and Superior
to Voinovich Park

Celebrating History, Culture, Unity and Family! Embracing our African Heritage with music, food and lots of fun.

Parade: Staging at E. 15th and Superior starting at 0900 hrs. Step off at approx. 1200hrs at E. 13th street westbound. At E. 9th street then Northbound onto E.9th cross St. Clair into Voinovich Park. Any questions call 216-323-6155

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First Annual Distinguished Lecture In Chinese Art
3:00
The Cleveland Museum of Art , Gartner Auditorium
11150 East Boulevard

How to Read Chinese Paintings - Presented by Maxwell K. Hearn Douglas Dillon Chairman, Department of Asian Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Made possible by the Pauline and Joseph Degenfelder Family Endowment Fund. Free . 216-421-7350.

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Cleveland Gardens of Talents. Inaugural concert
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Andrews Osborne Academy Theater
38588 Mentor Ave,Willoughby

Russian Cultural Garden , Cleveland Ballet, and Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation present: Inaugural Annual Event to celebrate International spirit of Cleveland, to get inspired by the global presence of talented Clevelanders and to raise funds for the Russian Cultural Garden's Gifted Youth Fund that will benefit talented young musicians from Greater Cleveland

Not to miss a classy performance by the prominent group of Internationally acclaimed local ballet dancers, opera singers, and pianists. Bring your friends and family, invite your classmates or co-workers, and enjoy the beautiful evening of music, dance and singing. Beverages and appetizers will be served.

Please support this great cause! VIP tickets are available at $25. Prime seating and photos with the performers are offered. Regular tickets are selling for $15. Seniors and students are eligible for $10 tickets. Groups of 5+ people can also buy the tickets at $10 rate (minimal $50 order should be made).

All proceeds will go to the newly established Russian Cultural Garden's Gifted Youth Fund to support young local musicians who are showing significant achievements in fields of instrumental music, vocal, and dancing and are volunteering for the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. The Russian Cultural Gardens is a non-profit, tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization.

This event has been supported by generosity of The Lake Health Foundationand The Cleveland Ballet.

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Slovaks & Italians Oppose the Klu Klux Klan in the Mahoning Valley During the 1920's
6:30
Garfield Heights Public Library
5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights

Slovaks & Italians Oppose the Klu Klux Klan in the Mahoning Valley During the 1920's .

Jonathan Kinser will present an overview of his doctoral dissertation concerning the activities of the Ku Klux Clan in the Mahoning Valley in the 1920's, the violent protests against the Klan and the non-violent opposition to the Klan's activities spearheaded by the editors of two local foreign language newspapers, one Slovak & one Italian. An interesting topic considering the current issues with immigration. Meeting is co-sponsored with the Cleveland Chapter of the Czechoslovak Society for Arts & Sciences. For more information about the meeting or Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities and its programs, please call 216-228-8179.

Cost: Free. All are welcome!

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Esperanza! Fiesta of Hope
11:45-1:30
Cleveland Renaissance Hotel
24 Public Square

Celebrate hope and Hispanic academic achievement with us June 16 and hear the stories of students who have been empowered to believe in their dreams. Hear from students, mentors, and families whose lives have been changed through support like yours. Our annual scholarship luncheon celebrates academic high-achievers and awards students to help make post-secondary education possible.

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Ohio Norsemen Meeting
2-4:00
Panera
Center Ridge Rd.

All are welcome. Come and join us and learn more about Norway.

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Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom
12-4:00
African American Cultural Garden
910 Martin Luther King Dr.

The African-American Cultural Garden presents our annual JUNETEENTH DAY Celebration.

Bring the whole family and come out and join us! Free Admission for Everyone. Food ~ Games ~ Bouncehouse ~ Giveaways ~ Jewelry ~ Face Painting ~ Arts ~ Storytelling

No Tickets Required. Open To The Neo Community.

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Hungarian Bacon Fry
4:00
St. Lad's Picnic Grounds
Clinton Ave., Lorain

Bacon, Sausage, Lecso, Paprias, Potatoes, Bread And Langos! $12.00

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Yoga Festival
Times vary - see below
Mayfield Village Senior Center
6221 Wilson Mills

The event consists of a group yoga, talk by Sudarshan Sathe on Universality of Yoga, and music, food and dance! The event is free for all and will be held at the open area outside of Mayfield Village community center located at the intersection of SOM and Wilson Mills. First 100 registrants will receive a free mat! Come and join the city in making this event a success!

Schedule:
6 to 7 pm/ Group Yoga (on the lawns near the gazebo)
7 to 7:30 pm/A discourse on the Universality of Yoga by Sudarshan Sathe
7:30 to 8:30 pm/Indian Food, music, and dance

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The 40th Annual Scottish Games
8 AM till 6 PM
The Lorain County Fair Grounds
23000 Fairggriunds Rd., wellington

An entire day filled with Entertainment, Games, Food, Drink and a great time! Established in 1977, this long standing event is presented by members of The Ohio Scottish American Cultural Society of Ohio, an organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of their proud Scottish Heritage and ancestry.

The Ohio Scottish Games highlight the traditional dance, music and athletics of the ancient highland games. This event is for the enjoyment of all Scots and friends as well as to introduce the Scottish Arts and traditions to the community.

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40th Annual Scottish Games
Lorain County Fairgrounds
Wellington, Ohio

The Ohio Scottish Games are held at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington on the 4th Saturday every June. Established in 1977, this long standing event is presented by the members of the Scottish American Cultural Society of Ohio, an organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of their proud Scottish heritage and ancestry.

The Ohio Scottish Games highlight the traditional dance, music and athletics of the ancient Highland Games. Come and join us for a fun, family day, full of entertainment for everyone!

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Liszt Concert
2:00
Hungarian Cultural Garden e
1060 East Blvd.

Bring a picnic basket and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music. Free and open to the public.

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Italian American Festival
Times vary
Berea Fairgrounds
164 Eastland

Come for the food - stay for the fun! A three day celebration of our Italian heritage and culture feature great food an entertainment all weekend long.

Friday 5- midnight, Saturday 2-midnight, Sunday Noon - 11:00.

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Serbian Cultural Garden Golf Outing
10-6
Sleepy Hollow and St Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
6306 Broadview Rd. Parma 44134

Scramble format golf outing at Sleepy Hollow followed by a dinner and music at St Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral. Net proceeds go to the Serbina Cultural Garden.

216-986-1910 for more information

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Ohio Norsemen Meeting
2-4:00
Panera
Center Ridge Rd.

All are welcome. Come and join us and learn more about Norway.

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (West) Carnival
11:30
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
6928 Detroit Ave, Cleveland

Games, Rides, Italian Food, Italian Music, Casino, Fun for All! Free to Attend. Raffle for a grand cash prize of $5,000 and Italian goodies! Supports Our Lady of Mount Carmel West)

Mass for the Feast at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday July, 17th. Procession of Saints Following

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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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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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Lithuanian Club Annual Picnic
Save the Date
Pineridge Country Club

Music, Entertainment, Lithuanian food, Beer Graden, Kids games, Chinese Raffle, Krupnikas Kontest

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

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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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