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Ukrainian Delegation Reception
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Ukrainian Museum and Archives
1202 Kenilworth Avenue in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood

Global Ties Akron and the Ukrainian Museum-Archives invites you a reception welcoming a delegation of Ukrainian women visiting the United States as part of Congress's Open World Leadership Center.

The women are leaders in Ukraine's effort to cope with more than 1.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) who were forced from their homes in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression The five-member delegation will be in Northeast Ohio to learn more about American policies related to refugees and IDPs. This is the first visit for the women to the United States. It is fortuitous that our current exhibit focuses on the post-World War II Displaced Persons Camps in Austria and Germany.

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World Music Night
7:00 - 9 PM
Erie Island Coffee
19300 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116

DJ Kris Koch will take you around the world in 120 minutes. Listen to exotic music on vinyl records from Africa, Brazil, Cuba, India & beyond.

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Armenian Speaker: Peter Balakian
4:30
CWRU
Tinkham Veale Univerisity Center Ballroom A, 11038 Bell?ower Road

Peter Balakian will be be very interesting. Balakian, an Armenian American is a 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner and a dynamic speaker.

Peter Balakian, will discuss the impact of the post genocide Armenian diaspora in his poetry and his memoir Black Dog of Fate. He will explore how the impact of the history of exile and uprooting can in?ect and shape literary imagination and in doing so help create a wider understanding of the legacy of traumatic history. This event is co-sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and the Armenian Cultural Organization. Free and open to the public. Registration recommended.

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Turkish Cooking Class
1-3:00
Turkish Cultural Center
13303 Madison

The Turkish American Society of Cleveland cordially invites you to the fourth session of the Turkish Cooking Class?Lakewood. Come join us for some delicious food and friendly conversation! Please RSVP by e?mailing info@tascleveland.org

Cooking Class Lakewood #4: Dolma and Sarma - This month, we will be preparing Stuffed Dried Eggplants and Peppers and Stuffed Grape Leaves. Dried eggplant and pepper dolma is a popular winter dish mainly in the southeastern part of Turkey. When eggplants and peppers (as well as baby okra and many others) are in abundance, some of the harvest is dried out to be used out of season. For example, medium size eggplants are cut in half, carved, put on strings, and dried out in the sun to cherish eggplant deliciousness in the winter. Sarma refers to a dish that can be prepared with grape, cabbage, or chard leaves. The term sarma derives from Turkish verb "sarmak," which means to wrap or to roll. It can be prepared with rice or bulgur wheat and spices (vegetarian) or with rice or bulgur wheat and ground meat. Both are delicious!

This is a hands-on cooking class. Ingredients and cooking materials will be provided. Each participant will take part in the preparing/cooking process and take samples home. Fee: $15/person (fee can be paid on the day of the event/cash only)

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Iranian New Year Celebration
6 PM - Midnight
Student Center Ballroom, Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Celebrate Iranian New Year Nowruz 1396. Cultural performances, Happy Hour and dinner: Reza's signature kebabs from Chicago (Chenjeh, Koubideh, Jujeh), Kashkeh bademjan, pastries, and appetizers.

If you have any question(s) regarding this event, please contact: Gholamreza Khademi: (216) 801-9346, g.khademi17@csuohio.edu

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Xuefei Yang in Concert
7:30
Plymouth Church UCC
2860 Coventry Rd., Shaker Heights

Cleveland Classical Guitar Society presents Xuefei Yang in concert at 7:30PM on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Xuefei Yang's study of classical guitar began soon after China's lifting of the ban of Western music under the Cultural Revolution, and the first Chinese guitarist to launch an international career, performing in over 50 countries in the most prestigious concert halls, including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Traditional Chinese artist Guangsheng Jerry Wang will present a pre-concert painting demonstration.

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Lori Stokes Remembers Louis Stokes
3:00
The Temple-Tifereth Israel
26000 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood

Explore the political and civil rights legacy of groundbreaking Clevelander Louis Stokes as Lori Stokes, co-anchor of New York's Eyewitness News This Morning shares memories of her father, as well as excerpts from his biography, The Gentleman from Ohio. Special guests include Leon Bibb, Milton Maltz, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., Albert B. Ratner, Phillip Morris and Brent Larkin. Part of the year-long #Stokes50CLE commemoration, this program is co-sponsored by AARP Cleveland.

$12 general, $8 AARP, $6 Maltz Museum Members (includes admission to the Museum and This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, so arrive early to tour the exhibition) Space limited. Call 216.593.0575 or click here to secure your seat. Book signing at 2:00.

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"A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans"
1:00
CCC Western Campus
11000 Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma

Join us for a viewing of this moving film followed by a Question and Answer session with the filmmaker Abe Kasbo.

"A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans" is the untold story of almost 200 years of contributions those who immigrated to the United States from the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf have made to the American fabric.

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Frode Haltli & Emilia Amper In Concert
7:3- 9:30
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd.

Norwegian composer, and accordionist Frode Haltli teams up with Swedish nyckelharpa virtuoso Emilia Amper for an evening of Scandinavian folk-inspired music. Haltli's concert-length work The Border Woods is scored for accordion, two percussion and the nyckelharpa, or "keyed fiddle."

Haltli works across folk, improvisation and contemporary classical genres, and creates a modern identity for his instrument. Blending the accordion with the richly resonant sounds of the Swedish nyckelharpa, The Border Woods picks up resonances and overtones from Nordic folk music and traces their connections with Indian and Arabic scales

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5th Annual "Speaking of Women! A Dialogue Series for Women in Leadership"
12:00 Noon - 1:30pm
Cleveland Clinic - Main Campus - Bunts Auditorium
9500 Euclid Avenue

Special Women's History Month Leadership Symposium

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Ukrainian Easter Bazaar
Times vary. See below
Ukrainian Museum
1202 Kennilworth, Cleveland

Spring is almost here - the season of renewal and rebirth. In the Ukrainian Easter tradition, it is customary to create beautiful art out of eggs - called Pysanky - that are known all over the world. These and other Ukrainian Easter traditions can be found at this bazaar - the 24th Annual!

Times vary. March 31st and April 7th - 10:00 - 8:00 ;April 1 and April 8 10:00 - 5:00. April 2nd 12Noon - 4:00. April 3-6 - 12:00 Noon - 6:00. There are also workshops where you can learn to make these beautiful Easter eggs yourself.

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Slovenska Pristava
5:01- 12:02
Slovenska Pristava Reverse Raffle
Geneva

Slovenska Pristava Presents the 6th Annual Reverse Raffle. $50 Includes 1 Main Board Ticket Excellent Dinner, Dessert, Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks (Bring Your Own Spirits) $25 Entrance Only Ticket (Does Not Include Main Board Ticket) Includes Excellent Dinner, Dessert, Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks (Limit One Per $50 Ticket). Have A Chance at Over $5,000 In Total Prizes.

All proceeds will go to operating expense for Slovenska Pristava. Call Nadia Kobal for tickets and more information 440-477-1489

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Eastern European Congress of Ohio Cleveland Dinner
6:00
Bohemian National
4939 Broadway

Guest Speaker -Dick Russ Former Cleveland News Reporter Slovenian "Man of the Year". Special Honoree: Zoran "Z" Karic, Former Cleveland Crunch Soccer Player Tickets $ 45.00 per person, limited seating NO tickets available at the door . Cash Bar

RSVP by Friday, March 24 Make check payable to "Eastern European Congress of Ohio" 430 Wakefield Run Blvd. o Hinckley, OH 44233. For additional information info@eecoh.org or 330-659-0961. Looking forward to celebrating the cultures of Eastern Europe with you!

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Easter Egg Hunt in Czech Cultural Garden
1:30
Czech Cultural Garden
880 East Blvd

The Czech Cultural Garden will host an Easter Egg Hunt for youth 10 years and younger. The Garden is located at 880 East Blvd., just south of St. Clair. This short activity, no more than 1 hour, will give the youth and adults an opportunity to visit the Czech Garden. Easter Bunny will be available for photos and the children will be divided into age groups to make sure the younger ones have a good hunt too.

PIAST dance troupe will perform several seasonal dances, including the Pisanki.

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

Journeywork (traditional music played by three of the area's finest Irish performers: uilleann piper Brian Bigley, guitarist/singer Ruairí Hurley, and flutist Brian Holleran). A 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring complimentary snacks will precede the 8 p.m. program.

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Chicken Paprikash Dinner
12 PM
DTJ Taborville
corner of Quinn and Bartholomew roads in Auburn Township.

Enjoy a wonderful Czech dinner. Cost is $ 12.50.per person and a Child's dinner is $6.25 Dinner includes chicken, dumplings, dessert and coffee. There will be music from 12:30 till 3:30 PM which will be provided by Anthony Culkar.

Reservations Must be in by 4/5/2017. Czech beer is available at the bar. For reservations and more information about D.T.J. Events call (440) 543-8494 DTJ Taborville is located at the corner of Quinn and Bartholomew roads in Auburn Township.

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Sober Seder
4:00
Temple Israel Ner Tamid
1732 Lander Road

Temple Israel Ner Tamid is holding its 3rd Sober Seder for the recovering Jewish community. This will be a Kosher, traditional style Seder. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 children 12 and under. Reservations call the Temple office at (440) 473-5120. The deadline for reservations is April 5th.

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Zakir Hussain in Concert
7:30- 9:30
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd.

The pre-eminent classical tabla virtuoso of the time, Zakir Hussain is appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world as an international phenomenon. A national treasure in his native India, Hussain is one of the world's most esteemed and influential musicians, renowned for his genre-defying collaborations. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, Hussain's contribution has been unique, with many historic and groundbreaking collaborations including those with Shakti, Remember Shakti, Masters of Percussion, the Diga Rhythm Band, Planet Drum, Tabla Beat Science, Sangam with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland, in trio with Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer and, most recently, with Herbie Hancock.

A Grammy-award winner, Hussain is the recipient of countless awards and honors, including Padma Bhushan, National Heritage Fellowship and Officier in France's Order of Arts and Letters. In 2015, he was voted Best Percussionist by both the Downbeat Critics' Poll and Modern Drummer's Reader's Poll. Santoor player Rahul Sharma has carved a niche for himself in the world of Indian classical and fusion world music with over 60 released albums over 15 years. Sharma learned music and the santoor from his father and guru, the legendary Pt. Shivkumar Sharma. Shivkumar Sharma was instrumental in bringing the little-known santoor out of the valleys of Kashmir and introducing it to the Indian classical music world. $53-$69, CMA members $48-62

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Paris Climate Agreement: What Now?
5:30
The Union Club of Cleveland
1211 Euclid Ave.

The Paris Climate Agreement, signed in December 2015, is the strongest and most ambitious global pact on climate and carbon emission standards ever reached. Susan Biniaz, a lead U.S. negotiator on the agreement, will join CCWA to discuss the deal and what lies ahead for the U.S. commitment to combating climate change.

Admission: $25; Members $15; Full-time students $5

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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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Cleveland International Hall of Fame
5:30
Cleveland Marriott at Key Center
Save the Date for the 2017 induction og 6 outstanding honorees.

  • Mona Alag
  • Jim Craciun
  • Wael Khoury
  • Sam Kim
  • Bill Miller (posthumous)
  • Basil Russo

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6th Annual Slo-ish Bowlingn Tournament
Time
Wickliffe Lanes
30305 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe

Cheer on your favorite team - The Slovenians or The Irish as the6y battle for the bowling tittle. $20.00 adults/$14.00 children non bowlers $4.00 price includes bowling shoes prizes and food. Bring a snack to share (optional). After party with the Wowzers 60's band at the Irish American Club Eastside 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. 6-10 you don't have to be a bowler to join the fun.

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Ugadi Celebration
4:00 - 10:00
Broadview Hts Community Rec. Centerbr>9543 Broadview Road

Ugadi Celebrations with Musical Nite with Manjula Gururaj and Badari Prasad. There will be : Dance by Nisha Rao Group song ­ This will be coordinated by Deepa Murthy Fancy Dress for Kids Song by Deepika Gopalkrishna. Fashion show

Membership Cost -2017: Family membership $80.00 Individual Annual membership $45.00. Single Event Fee - Family $40.00 Single Event Fee - Individual $20.00 Students (non-stipend) Annual Fee $10.00

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Spring Friendraiser
11:30am to 1:00pm
Ariel International Center
1163 East 40th Street

This is an opportunity for the community members, partner organizations, business, and friends to learn more about ASIA, Inc.'s programs and services and hear about upcoming initiatives and projects focused on the immigrant and refugee community as we start off 2017. "The Annual Spring Friendraiser is an opportunity to share our past success and upcoming plans that build bridges for folks in the community to our programs and services," said Michael Byun, chief executive officer at ASIA, Inc.

Ticket prices are $35 and include parking, admission, catered lunch, and and a motivational keynote speaker. Tickets can be purchased online at www.asiaohio.org/friendraiser2017, or a check can be made out to "ASIA, Inc." and mailed to our Akron office (730 Carroll St., Akron, OH 44304). For more information please contact Ajla Karalic at akaralic@asiaohio.org or 330-535-3263 Ext:5307.

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Sergio and Odair Assad in Concert
3:00
Plymouth Church UCC
2860 Coventry Rd., Shaker Hts

Brazilian brothers Sergio and Odair Assad perform for Cleveland Classical Guitar Society, 3:00PM on Sunday, April 30, 2017. This pair has set the standard for guitar duos in precision and artistry in their more than 50 years performing together. Recognized as prolific recording artists, these Grammy winners have been featured on 3 recordings with Yo-Yo Ma, including 2009'schart topping release, Songs of Joy & Peace.

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The Italians in Cleveland: Their History & Communities
12:00 - 3:00
Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Blvd.

Pamela Dorazio Dean, WRHS Curator for Italian American History, will present the history of the Italians in Cleveland—their communities, occupations, social and religious groups that have enhanced the Cleveland landscape. Connie Sancetta, secretary of CIAO (Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization) and volunteer assistant to Pamela, will offer research advice for tracing ancestors within the Northeast Ohio area. Volunteers will be available after presentation to assist in research. A behind-the-scenes library tour is available after class. Fee $15.

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17th Annual Kentucky Derby Party Bnefit for Hunger Centers
4-8:00
Great Lakes Brewing Company
2516 Market Avenue, Cleveland

On Saturday, May 6th, the St. Vincent de Paul Society is hosting the to benefit its multiple hunger centers, which nourish 13,000 men, women, children and seniors each month.

Presented by Community West Foundation, the fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8PM at Cleveland's own Great Lakes Brewing Company and will feature the "Run for the Roses" on the large screen, horse betting, a hat contest, silent auction, raffles (for a chance to win up to $1,000), prizes, authentic Derby fare, valet parking, mint juleps and Great Lakes Brewing Company beer. Admission is $75 (includes valet parking) and raffle tickets cost $5 each or five for $20. Tickets may be purchased online at Eventbrite ( https://www.eventbrite.com/e/17th-annual-kentucky-derby-day-party-tickets-31652733177 ) or by calling 216-696-6525 x.2520.

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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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Cleveland Asian Festival
11-7
East 30th and Payne
Asia Town Cleveland

The Cleveland Asian Festival is an annual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month in May, the weekend before Memorial Weekend in Cleveland's Asiatown neighborhood

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Syttende Mai
Time TBD
Location TBD

Syttende Mai or Norweigan Constitution Day is may 17th. Here in Cleveland we will be celebrating on the following Sunday, May 21st.

Mark your calendars and watch for details.

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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 Meeting
2-4:00
Panera
Center Ridge Rd.

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

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Special Event!!!

Save the date for an amazing international event. Details soon.

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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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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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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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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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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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