Archive for May, 2012

NOCA Wine Tasting & Networking

May 29th, 2012  |  Published in Other News and Events

Now that it’s officially summer, (yeah, yeah, geophysically it’s not, but some say that Memorial Day is the official start of summer so…) you can jumpstart your summer at the NOCA Wine Tasting & Networking event at the Artful Living Gallery at 1364 West 67th Street in Gordon Square. This free event begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31.

Start with award-winning wines and appetizers – and artwork! – at Artful Living Gallery. Mix and mingle with NOCA professionals from all walks of the marketing communications world as you sip and stroll. From the aesthetic to the practical, from the cool to the quirky… and then there’s the artwork – most of it from local artists.

Just when you think you’ve had enough, just two blocks away you’ll find special extended happy hour discounts on dinner and drinks at Stone Mad Pub – 1306 West 65th. You’ll need to present a special NOCA coupon at Stone Mad. Download your coupon here.

Dodd Camera Spring Show & Sale

May 18th, 2012  |  Published in Uncategorized

Dates & Times:

Friday – June 1st
8:30am – 6pm

Saturday – June 2nd
9am – 4pm

Dodd’s will have over 20 manufacturers represented during the event, and customers can expect promotional pricing on most items for those 2 show dates.

Dodd Camera – Studio Lighting for Advanced Portraiture

May 18th, 2012  |  Published in Other News and Events

Date & Time:
Thursday – May 31st
6pm – 8pm

Reservations Recommended – seating is limited


May 9th, 2012  |  Published in Announcements

WHEN: MAY 18TH, 10:30-2:00PM (or some part of this time)
WHERE: Catholic Charities Parmadale, 6753 State Rd, Parma, Oh 441134
CONTACT: Holly Spencer-Trueman or Kathryn Mahon at Adoption Network Cleveland 216-325-1000 ASAP

Moving Hearts Gallery

In 2006-2007, Children and Family Services partnered with Adoption Network Cleveland through Adopt Cuyahoga Kids to create the first Cuyahoga County Heart Gallery, located at Tower City Center in downtown Cleveland. The idea for this Heart Gallery was inspired by the original project initiated in New Mexico in 2001. A Heart Gallery is an artistic exhibit of photos of children waiting to be adopted, typically older youth with special needs and siblings groups.

In August of 2009, the project was re-launched as the Moving Hearts Gallery. Like the first Cuyahoga County Heart Gallery, the purpose of the Moving Hearts Gallery is to to create awareness and educate the community about the need for adoptive families, especially among our older youth and sibling groups. However, this gallery is designed to move throughout Cuyahoga County, being stationary in one month or longer intervals at such venues as hospitals, libraries, settlement houses, community agencies and museums.

Every photograph captures each child’s unique personality. Beside the photos are captions featuring the child’s answers to questions such as, “What kind of family they would like to adopt them?” and “What are they looking for in a family?” These heart-warming words and images illustrate the potential in each of these young people and invite the viewer to consider ways they might be able to help them reach it.

For those interested in taking the next step, an informational brochure is available about public agency adoption, who to contact to get started and opportunities to mentor and volunteer. During the time the Moving Hearts Gallery is at a site, arrangements may also be made for CCDCFS and Adoption Network Cleveland staff to host informational tables or a brown bag lunch on selected dates.

The Moving Hearts Gallery consists of two exhibit displays:
A free-standing and one-sided wall that is 20 feet in length, 8 feet tall and extends about 1foot in depth.
A four-sided kiosk that stands 8 feet tall with each of the walls extending out 8 feet wide.

Delivery to the site and gallery set-up and break-down is facilitated by staff of CCDCFS and Adoption Network Cleveland, under the guidance of site staff. Alternative arrangements for set-up and break-down may be made at site staff request.

The Moving Hearts Gallery is sponsored by The Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services in partnership with Adoption Network Cleveland. Click here for more info Mixer_Spring2012