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Hungarian Genealogy
7 PM
Mayfield Regional Library Large Meeting Room
500 SOM Ctr. Rd. (Rt. 91), Mayfield Village

100 Years Ago - Three History Shaking Events that Impacted Your Ancestors. Cheryl McClellan, Genealogy Librarian at the Chardon Library, will explain how the Influenza epidemic, the end of WWI, and women's suffrage affected our ancestors.

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Conversation and Q&A with British Ambassador to the U.S., Sir Kim Darroch
2 - 3PM
Moulton Hall Ballroom
Kent State UniversityInterested in learning more about the minute-by-minute details of Brexit negotiations? Want to know more about what’s next in British politics? Business? The Royal Family? Her majesty’s ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch, will speak at Kent State on April 24, 2019. Open to students, faculty and staff. Traditional British tea will be served. Cheers!

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A World in Disarray: International Law, State Sovereignty and Interventions
9:30am - 4:00pm
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Moot Court Room

C|M|LAW is pleased to partner with the City Club of Cleveland and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs in hosting “A World in Disarray: International Law, State Sovereignty and Interventions.” The event will feature speeches and panels from experts on law and world affairs for a day of discussion regarding foreign relations. Delivering the Keynote Address is Dr. Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations. Haass will draw upon his best-selling book, “A World in Disarray,” to explain the origins of the current global situation, the consequences and the choices that will shape the next chapter of world history.

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Cleveland Polish students' performance
6 PM
Polish American Cultural Center
6501 Lansing Ave. Cleveland, OH

“Wiwat 3 Maja” a program for children of the Cleveland Polish schools at the Polish American Cultural Center

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Hasya Kavi Sammelan
6 PM
La Villa Conference & Banquet Center
11500 Brookpark Road

International Hindi Association event.

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Dream of Home World Premier
6:30 PM
Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

ICreated by the Ensemble, Raymond Bobgan, & Faye Hargate. Co-Directed by Raymond Bobgan & Faye Hargate. Doors open at 6:30pm with live music & food | Show at 7:30pm | Postshow music & dancing following the show

Dream of Home is about how we remember, seek, and create home, celebrating connections to our past heritage and sharing culture with the broader community. This world premiere production features Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi ensemble artists performing their own personal stories. Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi is a Cleveland Public Theatre new project by, for, and with Arabic-speaking communities. The ensemble of artists is open to all people who share a heritage from Arabic-speaking cultures and a curiosity and passion for theatre. Generous support provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. This production will feature subtitles and will be fully bilingual. World Premiere.

TICKETS: $15. Preshow Music & Reception | 6:30pm. Light hors d’oeuvres catered by Kan Zaman. Preshow music by Danny Lahood. Postshow Music & Dancing Tony Mikhael Band

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Holi Hungama
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
NEO Soccer (Indoor)
6200 Pearl Rd, Parma Heights, Ohio 44130

CSAGA BEATOPIA is excited to announce the first ever "Holi Hungama" event organized by SAGA. This fun event will start at 10:30 AM until 3:30 PM at NEO Soccer (Indoor), 6200 Pearl Rd, Parma Heights, Ohio 44130. "Holi Hungama" gives all student, family and friend, the opportunity to celebrate festival of color. The event will have fun filled day with cultural programs, live DJ, food stalls, merchandise tables, photo booths, fun contests, kids friendly activities, most important playing with colors along with friends and family.

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Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus Concert
7 PM
Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus
3649 East 65th St.

Cleveland's Polish American Community presents two young artists who TANTALIZE with their musical talents and the dedicated feeling of their expression. They are both one of Cleveland's best kept secrets and the Cleveland Polish Constitution Day Committee is extending an invitation to hear and witness the poetry of their music. Individual piano and violin in a combined recital! Enjoy the beauty of the most ornate and beautiful church in the Cleveland Diocese, ST. STANISLAUS, where musicians and orchestras perform. The soaring, vaulted ceiling of this magnificent sanctuary will add to the evening's delight.

Dr. Konrad Binienda, an award winning pianist who has performed at the birthplace of the Great Chopin, Zelazowa Wola and Carnegie Hall & Konrad Kowal, an up and coming very talented violinist from the Chicago Area who transferred from DePaul to the Cleveland Institute of Music for further study. Kowal has performed in the Chicago Area, New York State and Ohio as a featured violinist. And in addition has received many awards and recognitions. This concert is FREE and one that you will thoroughly enjoy. Bring the children and friends and be refreshed with their talent. Security provided.

For further information call 216-978-3755. This duo recital will be filmed, be part of Cleveland's Musical History.

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Tamburitzans from Pittsburgh
3 PM
Breen Center at St Ignatius HS
2008 W 30th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

The Tamburitzans from Pittsburgh are coming to Cleveland for a performance at 3p on Sunday, April 28th at the Breen Center at St Ignatius. The Tamburitzans are an international folk ensemble and have been coming to Cleveland annually for over 60 years and have been in existence for over 80 years. The Tamburitzans were formerly known as the Duquesne University Tamburitzans before becoming an independent non-profit organization four years ago. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased online (where a transaction fee is charged) atwww.talentshadows.events or offline by calling 440-461-3541. There is no transaction fee for tickets purchased offline via phone. Parking at the Breen Center is free. Please be aware that the Breen Center has very limited wheelchair seating.

More information on the group can also be found at www.thetamburitzans.org.

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Polish Constitution Day Parade
1:30 PM
Fleet Ave. Slavic Village

Join us for this year's parade which will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019, Fleet Avenue in Warszawa Historic District of Cleveland (known today as Slavic Village). Sunday, April 28th at 11:00 am -Polish Catholic mass at St. Barbara Church, 1505 Denison Avenue Cleveland, OH

11:30 am- 1:00pm Lunch at the Polish American Cultural Center

Grand Parade at 1:30pm in Slavic Village concluding at the Polish American Cultural Center with a cultural program by the Cleveland Polish Schools and Dance groups. By participating in one of the oldest Polish Parade outside of Poland you will have the opportunity to celebrate with Cleveland's Polish Community one of its finest traditions.

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TASNO Children’s Day
11 AM - 4 PM
3175 Science Park Dr,
Beachwood, OH 44122 Building #4

Every year as the Turkish American Society of Northeastern Ohio (TASNO) we celebrate Children’s Day around April 23rd. We would like to invite you and your organization to be a part of our celebration. Children's Day was first officially declared a national holiday by the Republic of Turkey in 1929 with the set date of 23 April. Children's Day has been celebrated nationally since 1923 with the government and the newspapers of the time declaring it a day for the children. However, it was decided that an official confirmation was needed to clarify and justify this celebration and the official declaration was made nationally in 1931 by the founder and the President of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Please let us know if you are planning on having any cultural activity or bringing any authentic food of your nation. Your RSVP is important since we will be preparing the location and food in advance. Please RSVP by April 21st. Phone: 3302087874 email tasno@tasno.org

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Cleveland Polka Association's Spring Dance
2 PM
Holy Spirit Party Center
5500 West 54th Street Parma

Cleveland Polka Association's Spring Dance. Doors open 2:00 pm, Music/Dancing 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Band: The Project. Donation $13.00 ~ 18 yrs. and under are Free! NO b.y.o.b, Food & Beverages will be available. For more information or table reservations of 8 or more, please call (216) 496-0223 Elaine. Public Welcome!

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Inaugural Sister City Conference
Various325 Superior Avenue

This 3-day event will bring together representatives from 22 sister cities to discuss their partnership’s goals, successes, and aspirations in order to share ideas and forge connections. This event is free and open to all community members interested in learning more about Cleveland’s international connections from a ground level perspective.

May 1st: 6:30pm Keynote by Library Director Felton Thomas and Opening Remarks

May 2nd: 8:30 am - 6 pm Breakfast, Panels and Breakout Sessions. 9:00 am Sister City Signing with Beit She'an, Israel and Cleveland, Ohio. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm International Soccer Tournament at St. Ignatius

May 3rd: 9:00 am - 11:00 am Naturalization Ceremony and Brunch

If you are interested in contacting a specific SisterCity Cleveland Delegation or would like more information about how your organization can participate and/or get involved in a Sister City please send an email to elizabeth@globalcleveland.orgMore information and register

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First annual luncheon “Nuestra Comunidad Hispana
Noon
Tremont Cityside Ballroom
2187 West 14th Street

Amigos of the Spanish American Committee, We have worked towards our mission to serve as the gateway to socioeconomic success for the Latino community in Cleveland for over 52 years through the support of generous organizations and individuals like you. Your involvement and contribution to our 2 major fundraising events in 2019 will enable us to continue empowering Latino families to break the cycle of poverty and the trauma of being displaced in order to become self-sufficient members of the Cleveland community. During the months following the hurricane the Spanish American Committee served over 780 families providing basic needs, housing and social and employment services and the families continue to come to us for assistance.

On Friday May 3rd, The Spanish American Committee will be hosting our first annual luncheon “Nuestra Comunidad Hispana”. Our luncheon will concentrate on life after Hurricane Maria. Guests will have the opportunity to hear firsthand experiences from survivors as well as students and teachers from Lincoln West High School who visited the Island of Puerto Rico with clean-up efforts. We cannot continue to meet the needs of the community without the success of our major fundraising events. Your meaningful tax-deductible donation of gift certificates, products, sponsorship dollars, or general monetary donations will contribute and make these celebrations impactful.

All net proceeds from the event will go directly to support the work of strengthening families in the Hispanic community of greater Cleveland. If you have any questions about the sponsorship opportunities or donation options, please contact Ramonita Vargas, at 216-961-2100 or via email at ramonitav@spanishamerican.org.

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Russian Community Day
6 - 8 PM
Cleveland City Hall

Members of the Russian community of NE Ohio are welcomed to Cleveland City Hall to greet a delegation from our Sister City Volvograd and to celebrate the contributions to the region by residents of Russian birth or heritage.

There is no admission charge to participate in Russian Community Day. Parking is available in the Willard Garage connected with City Hall. This is a family-friendly event. As a special salute to area residents of Russian birth and heritage, the flag of the Russian Federation will fly over Cleveland City Hall on this day, Friday, May 3rd.

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CAMEO 49th Anniversary
6 PM
St Elias Church Banquet Center
8023 Memphis Ave.

Cleveland American Middle East Organization 49th anniversary banquet and officer installation followed by Entertainment.

Contact Tony Abdulkarim at 440-552-7392 for more information.

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Great Lakes International Kite Festival
10 AM - 4 PM
Mentor Headlands Beach State Park

Did you know kite flying is a competition sport in most Asian countries? And Weifang, China is the birthplace of kites? Come to this first-ever: Great Lakes International Kite Festival – Free, Fun Family event (free kites to early arrivals). Saturday, May 4th at Mentor Headlands Beach State Park, from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Meet Kite Masters from Weifang, China and see their hand-made kites (i.e. jellyfish, killer whale, octopus,…) Don’t miss seeing how the masters fly this this 30 meter long and 45 pounds Goldfish kite and also their special Dragon kite.

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Lebanese Cultural Garden groundbreaking
Noon
1190 MLK Drive - Cultural Gardens

The American Lebanese Community Council invites you to Phase 1 of the Lebnanese Cultural Garden - Groundbreaking. Join us for this historic event.

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Russian Community Day
6 - 8 PM
Cleveland City Hall

Members of the Russian community of NE Ohio are welcomed to Cleveland City Hall to greet a delegation from our Sister City Volvograd and to celebrate the contributions to the region by residents of Russian birth or heritage.

WELCOME THE DELEGATION FROM VOLGOGRAD, LEARN ABOUT CLEVELAND-VOLGOGRAD SISTER CITIES, LEARN ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS OF THE RUSSIAN CULTURAL GARDEN - including the installation of a bust of Yuri Gargarin - "First Man in Space" AND major fundraising event on August 24th at the Great Lakes Science Center, ENJOY PERFORMANCES BY THE CLEVELAND BALLET of Khachaturian's Masquerade Suite and Shostakovich's Waltz No. 2, ENJOY TRADITIONAL RUSSIAN "ZAKUSKI", ENJOY RUSSIAN HOSPITALITY

There is no admission charge to participate in Russian Community Day. Parking is available in the Willard Garage connected to City Hall. Please, extend this invitation to family and friends. This is a family-friendly event. As a special salute to area residents of Russian birth and heritage, the flag of the Russian Federation will fly over Cleveland City Hall on this day, Friday the 3rd of May.

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Scottish American Society
3 - 5 PM
Main Library, Akron-Summit County Public Library system
60 S. High Street

It is our McGonagall Poetry Competition and shortbread contest. This is our annual dual contest meeting. Your McGonagall poem will be competing for worst ever but we're looking for your best shortbread cookies. Any variations on the standard recipe are acceptable. Anyone may enter. There will be prizes awarded.

If you have an interest in Scottish culture or research, you are welcome to join us. If you are interested in visiting with some interesting folks, we'd be glad to meet you. For more information call: Jim or Margaret Frost at: 330.903-4573 or Dave or Dianne Allison at: 330-923-8331, Cell: 330-571-3947.

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Strengthening the Canada-United States Relationship in Times of Uncertainty
6:30 PM
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Council of the Great Lakes Region, in partnership with CCWA, hosts former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and Vicki Heyman, co-authors of The Art of Diplomacy – Strengthening the Canada-United States Relationship in Times of Uncertainty, during the opening reception at this year's Great Lakes Economic Forum at the iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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George Szell: One of the greatest orchestra builders of the 20th century
1 - 4 PM
Hungarian Heritage Museum
In The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society Cordially invites you and your family to join us for: George Szell: One of the greatest orchestra builders of the 20th century Marcia Hansen Kraus, author, and musician. Marcia Hansen Kraus has recently published a book about George Szell, the Cleveland Orchestra's towering presence for over a quarter of a century. Ms Kraus, herself a musician and married to an oboist who worked under George Szell, narrates wonderful stories and personal anecdotes related to this great conductor. She illuminates Mr. Szell's stature as a conductor and artist in her book. Mr. Szell is credited with transforming the Cleveland Orchestra from an essentially regional institution into one that was equal to any orchestra in the world. He accomplished this with charisma, driving ambition, and high standards of excellence. In the words of one reviewer, Ms Kraus's book is "filled with vivid backstage stories, George Szell's Reign reveals the human side of a great orchestra - and how one visionary built a premier classical music institution."

Lectures are in English. All lectures are held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland, 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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Redefining National Security: Preparing for Future Foreign Policy Challenges
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
The Union Club, Ballroom
1211 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
From climate change to infectious disease and cyber security, global trends are increasingly shaping American security interests both at home and abroad. Additionally, the rise of identity based extremism and the forever wars that America has engaged in post 9/11 continue to threaten our national security and foreign policy. These issues are just some of those outside of the umbrella of “traditional security” that impact United States national security. It can be argued that national security extends well beyond protecting our borders and military interests; instead, national security should include the well-being of citizens and inclusion of global trends that continually challenge U.S. interests. How can the U.S. develop a national security strategy to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead? Join us on May 15, as we host Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and Executive Director of Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Founder and Chief Executive Director of International Civil Society Action Network, and Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, Third Way Cyber Enforcement Initiative Advisory Board Member and former U.S. Ambassador to Malta.

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Cleveland International Piano Competition
8 PM
Gamble Auditorium
Baldwin-Wallace University
Angela Hewitt, a past CIPC medalist, will appear in Cleveland as part of her Bach Odyssey Tour. The audience will undoubtedly be left enamored with the glory of Bach as interpreted by Hewitt, who has spent much of her life focusing on Bach’s works. Hewitt has appeared in recitals and as a soloist with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Asia. She is also a member of Gramophone Magazine’s “Hall of Fame” and the Artistic Director of the annual Trasimeno Music Festival in the heart of Umbria, Italy.

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12th Annual Sharing Ramadan Interfaith Iftar Dinner
7 PM
>La Villa Banquet Center
11500 Brookpark Rd. Cleveland

12th Annual Sharing Ramadan Interfaith Iftar Dinner. Keynote Speaker Rais Bhuiyan.

More info or register at 216-830-2247

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Cleveland Asian Festival
East 30th and Payne in AsiaTown

Save the date for the 10th annual Cleveland Asian Festival.

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Global Cleveland Employer Summit 2019
8 AM - 3 PM
Corporate College East
4400 Richmond Rd.

Panel: Why Immigrants, Why Cleveland. International Talent as a Regional Economic Driver. Attracting Global Talent and Workplace Integration Moderated by Homa Bash | Reporter, News 5 Cleveland

Cathy Belk - President, Jumpstart, Ted Carter - Chief Economic Development Office, Cuyahoga County, Jack Schron - President, Jergens, Baiju Shah - Senior Advisory and former CEO of BioMotiv and co-leader of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development University, Ali Soltanshahi - Director, Center for International Services Programs, Cleveland State University, Robert Stall - Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic International Operations.

To learn more and purchase tickets please visit globalemployersummit2019.eventbrite.com. Questions? Please contact Supriya Tamang supriya@globalcleveland.org

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Cleveland International Piano Competition
8 PM
Kulas Hall
Cleveland Institute of Music
First Prize Winner of the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Italian pianist Roberto Plano has performed all over the world. As a chamber musician he played with groups such as the Takacs, Cremona, Fine Arts and St. Petersburg String Quartets, as well as with soloists such as Ilya Grubert, Enrico Bronzi and Giovanni Scaglione. Plano will appear alongside The Omni Quartet, comprised of members of The Cleveland Orchestra.

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Cleveland International Piano Competition
8 PM
Reinberger Chamber Hall
Severance Hall
Finishing off the Concert Series with a magnificent program of two pianos and piano duo works is Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss. This Israeli-American duo boasts a multitude of accomplishments. Shai Wosner is a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. He has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. Additional highlights include season opening performances with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and at the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, and appearances as soloist with the Boulez Ensemble (at the new Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin), Aurora Orchestra in the U.K., and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

Orion Weiss is an Ohio native hailing from Lyndhurst, a suburb of Cleveland – where he studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has performed with many major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. Weiss’ impressive list of awards includes the Gilmore Young Artist Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Gina Bachauer Scholarship at The Juilliard School and the Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship.

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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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