January 29, 2014 Community Calendar

1/29/2014, 11:54 a.m.
Black History Month Events

Question Bridge: Blueprint Roundtable Moderated by: Leon Bibb

Panelists Include: Dr. Julian Earls, Retired Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Glenn Research Center; Randell McShepard, Vice President of Public Affairs, RPM International Inc. and Chairman, PolicyBridge; Phillip Morris, Columnist, The Plain Dealer; Steve Sanders, Retired NFL Player, Author, Speaker & Executive Director, Training Camp for Life; Ricky Smith, Social Media Celebrity& Founder, #RAKE; Nathan Tolliver, Student, Event Planner & LGBT Advocate. The discussion will focus on leadership and mentorship and what it means to be a black male in today’s society. This event takes place at the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1150 East Boulevard, on Sunday, February 2, 2014, at 2:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. To register, contact, 216-421-7350.

Ceremonies in Dark Old Men featuring Peter Lawson Jones

Karamu House presents the award winning play Cermonies in Dark Old Men by Lonne Elder III from January 31 to February 23, 2014 in its Arena Theatre. This play concerns the ceremonies acted out by African American men. Mr. Russel B. Parker owns a floundering barbershop on 126th Street in Harlem. He is kept afloat by the fact that his daughter Adele works, which gives the family enough of an income to survive. His sons Bobby and Theo are attracted to a life of crime. Tickets can be purchased on line by going to www.karamuhouse.org or via phone by calling our Box Office at 216-795-7077.

Fairfax Health Center Celebrates Black History Month every Wednesday during the month of February with Legacy Lunches. Each Wednesday enjoy a lunch buffet, a guest speaker and a fashion show highlighting Black History. The Legacy Lunches are from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. February 12, 19 and 26th. Fairfax Health Center is located at 9014 Cedar Avenue, Cleveland, OH. For further information, contact 216-795-1363.

Annual Interfaith Fellowship Day will take place on Monday, February 3, 2014, at Executive Caterers, 6111 Landerhaven Drive in Mayfield Heights. Sponsoring groups are Church Women United, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Islamic Women, Sikh Women, National Council of Catholic Women, and Eastern Orthodox Women. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program at 10 a.m. followed by lunch. For information, call Church Women United in Greater Cleveland at 216-320-1640.

2014 Louis Stokes Leadership Symposium to feature U. S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus will serve as the keynote speaker at Case Western Reserve University on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:30pm Fudge’s address, “Seizing Opportunity: Public Service and Beyond,” will discuss the value of public service in contributing to personal development and building a stronger nation and communities. Free and open to the public, the event will be held at CWRU’s Amasa Stone Chapel, located 10940 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44106.

For more information, please visit the website at http://www.case.edu/events/stokes/

BREATH AND IMAGINATION presented Feb. 14 – March 9 in the Allen Theatre.

Cleveland native Elijah Rock at Cleveland Play House’s next production, Breath and Imagination, will bring to light the story of a lesser known trailblazer in the cause for equality: Roland Hayes. Born the son of former slaves, Roland Hayes made a name for himself as the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Raised during the Jim Crow era, Hayes overcame many obstacles to achieve his dreams of becoming a professional singer and his ultimate dream of opening an integrated music school in the South. For further information, please call 216-241-6000 or visit www.clevelandplayhouse.com.

Souls Over Sales Gospel Music Concert is being presented at New Covenant Believers Church, 3400 Kohr Blvd., Columbus, OH 43224 on February 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm. For further information, contact 614-307-1406.