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Run/Walk for Hunger

Run/Walk for Hunger - May 11, 2019

Each year we participate in the Run/Walk for Hunger which is the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland’s signature event taking place each May to raise funds and awareness to fight local hunger in Greater Cleveland.

We will let you know when you can sign up to Run/Walk or you can Donate to help us reach our goal!

2019 is the 31st Annual Run/Walk for Hunger, and we hope you will join us as we get fit to fight hunger!

WHAT? The Run/Walk for Hunger is a 5K run or walk through downtown Cleveland beginning and ending at Great Lakes Science with music, refreshments, and entertainment for the entire family. The Hunger Network has partnered with Hermes Cleveland to create a professional run experience for participants that will include shutting down the streets of Downtown Cleveland for a scenic route that all runners and walkers will enjoy.

WHEN? The Run/Walk for Hunger took place on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Great Lakes Science Center. Late Registration is at 7:45 AM. Our Run/Walk for Hunger Kick-Off Celebration begins at 8:15 AM. The Run/Walk steps off at 8:45 AM

Where? The Great Lakes Science Center at 601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114.

WHY RUN/WALK? The Hunger Network is the largest emergency food distributor in Greater Cleveland with over 70 hunger centers strategically placed throughout Cuyahoga County. Each month, 40,000 people receive food at one of our food pantries and hot meal sites, and 30% of those served are children.

Every $1 raised at the Run/Walk for Hunger can be leveraged to provide 4 nutritious meals to feed those in need!

OUR PARTICIPANTS Over 2,000 individual walkers and teams of 10 or more participants each year to help raise money in an effort to stomp out hunger right here in Greater Cleveland. Walkers who raise $30 or more earn an official Run/Walk for Hunger T-Shirt. Prizes will be awarded to top fundraiser teams, individuals, and fastest runners.

PARTICIPATE! To participate in the 31st Annual Run/Walk for Hunger, volunteer, walk or run on our team contact Karen Gill through the form below.

Request more info or register

The mission of the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland is to reduce hunger by providing food and linkages to other vital services for hungry people, especially children and families, and by actively participating in a coordinated community response to people in need.
Daniel Plan Essentials

The Daniel Plan – Five Essentials Series

Daniel Plan - March 14th @ 6pPreviously, scores of FBC members participated in a six week Daniel Plan program. The feedback about the program was positive and many have inquired if there were plans to do it again. Several participants also went to a reunion event last fall hosted by the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. We were excited to hear directly from Dr. Mark Hyman and learn that the Clinic wanted to continue their support.

You are invited to continue or begin your journey toward better health through The Daniel Plan Five Essentials Series. The Daniel Plan Essential Series contains all new materials that will equip you to develop new healthy habits that will bring hope and healing to every area of your life. You will take a deeper dive into all the principles that frame The Essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friends-life areas that all work together to restore your health for the long run.

For more information or to RSVP contact Jane through the form below.

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Red Hots

Red Hots Softball Team

If you would like to play ball with the Red Hots softball team they practice at the Cleveland Heights ball field. For more information or to join the team contact Jane Pernicone through the form below.

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Urban Contemporary Ballroom

Urban Contemporary Ballroom is fun, rejuvenating, relaxing and easy to learn, it is a great forum for meeting new people and exercise. It has no barrier on age or size. Students of all ages are learning to master the dance. Once you are introduced to Urban Contemporary Ballroom, the interest immediately takes hold and there is no looking back! No two couples are alike. Urban Contemporary Ballroom enables the dancers to incorporate elements from other popular dances as long as you include “the social” and the basic steps three count moves of Urban Contemporary Ballroom. This allows for extensive creativity and uniqueness. The music breathes life into the dance. It’s the interpretation between two people dancing with grace, elegance and sensuality that makes Urban Contemporary Ballroom a favorite of all.

Whether you are beginner, intermediate or advanced there is a level for you to learn or perfect your dancing skills. There is also a Teach the Teachers Program.

The Detroit to Cleveland Connection Dance Institute offers LEARN 2 DANCE For Fun & Fitness, the new ballroom and original Chicago steppin’ at church on Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is just $5 all night.

For more information visit their web site. You can also call Donald L Gardner III 216-288-4901, Thelma Williams 216-401-8440 or Jerry Rhodes 216-509-3208 or send them a message through the form below.

Check the calendar to verify dates and times.

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Junior Dance

Junior Dance

Junior Dance is Cleveland based and began in the 1940’s.  We offer social etiquette and dance classes for students in the fifth through seventh grades.

The classes are taught by Mr. Patrick Navarro, former owner of American Dance Exchange and a certified international ballroom judge. Our Junior Dance classes start with 15 minutes of social etiquette covering topics such as cell phones, introductions, RSVP’s and helping a lady with her coat.  After the etiquette topic of the day, the students learn basic ballroom dancing skills.

There are eight classes a year held on Friday afternoon/evenings at The First Baptist Church In Shaker Heights in the Fellowship Hall.  The fifth grade class is held from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., the sixth grade from 5:45 p.m.  – 6:45 p.m. and the seventh grade from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For more information visit the Junior Dance web site or contact them through the form below.

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Yoga Classes Bring Balance to Busy Lives

Our relaxed yoga class has been meeting Mondays in Wheaton Center for the last 3 years. Our extraordinarily gifted instructor, Julie Schlemmer, teaches a vinyasa (flow) yoga class which focuses on alignment of the body, awareness of the breath and connection to spirit. Her teaching style incorporates the asanas (poses) with a bit of laughter to lighten things up. Julie believes that yoga balances us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

The yoga class meets Monday evenings at 6:15 pm. The cost is $50 per student for 6 weekly sessions or $10/class (all going to pay the instructor). Participants should wear comfortable clothes. You may bring a yoga mat. Julie adjusts the class to all who come, regardless of their prior yoga experience (or lack thereof)!

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Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts of AmericaThe Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

If you or your child would like to be a part of this group, Boy Scout Troop 179 meets at the church on Thursdays from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in the Wheaton Center.

If you are interested in joining this troop or would like more information contact Steve Bopple through the form below.

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Girl Scouts

Girl ScoutsThe Girl Scouts of the United States of America or simply the Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad.

Today they continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

They are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. If you would like to learn more about the Girl Scouts visit their web site.

This troop typically meets the first and third Saturday of each month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Check the calendar to verify the times and dates.