Super Bowl fundraiser supports kids’ recreation programs: Highlights
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — The Children’s Success Centers 2022 Super Bowl fundraiser, sponsored by the Success Centers Board of Directors, offers three exciting ways to support the centers’ recreation programs:
Super Bowl Squares
Raffle to win a chef-prepared tailgate party for 25 people
Raffle to win a signed and framed Peyton Manning jersey
To purchase a square, go to https://acchh.ejoinme.org/SuperBowl2022 and indicate the number of squares you wish to purchase. A total of 100 squares will be sold at $25 each and offer a chance to win cash after four quarters of the game have been played.
If you would like to pay by check, mail it to: Achievement Centers for Children, Attn: Development Department, 4255 Northfield Road, Highland Hills, OH 44128. Seats must be purchased by noon February 11.. If you’re paying by check, be sure to send it early enough to arrive before the deadline.
Everyone who purchased a square will be emailed a link to a page to view completed grids on February 11. Winners will be determined by looking at the last number in both teams’ score at the end of each quarter (and the final score) and then matching those numbers on the grid where the square intersects those two numbers.
If you have any questions about contest rules or payouts, contact Kathy Lipcsik at 216-577-6151 or [email protected]
Be the MVP at your next tailgate party. Your amazing tailgate party for 25 people will be prepared by Chef Brad Gambrell and delivered to you. Your menu will include chili and all the trimmings, hot dogs and condiments, chicken wings, ribs and snacks.
You can also enter to win an autographed and framed Peyton Manning jersey, valued at over $800. Raffle tickets are $25 each and there is no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase. The draw will take place on February 14. Winner may arrange for on-site pickup or delivery only – no shipping.
Manning played in the NFL for 18 seasons. Considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, he spent 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and four with the Denver Broncos.
Student hearings: The Cleveland Public Theater announces auditions for its Student Theater Enrichment Program (STEP) from 6-8:30 p.m. on February 16 and 1:30-4 p.m. on March 6. scheduled sessions.
STEP is an arts-based summer vocational training program that engages Cleveland teens in a powerful eight-week intensive experience that emphasizes excellence in performance, playmaking, theater physics, writing, production and set design/construction.
Young people aged 14 to 19 work together to create, produce, perform and present an original piece that they create as a group.
This program is the longest running performing arts-based workplace development program in Cleveland and is an international model for successfully engaging youth. Since its inception in 1994, STEP has received numerous awards and honors, including those from the City of Cleveland, the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Through STEP, teens see themselves as a positive and inspiring force and see their work impacting the wider Cleveland community.
For more details on the STEP program, visit www.cptonline.org. Contact Nicole Sumlin, CPT Director of Education, at [email protected] or 216-631-2727 ext. 203; or Allyse Corbin, Education Associate, at [email protected] or 216-390-8352.
Master rain gardener: Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District, Chagrin River Watershed Partners, and Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District are offering five Master Rain Gardener courses in 2022.
Each course consists of five lessons delivered over a period of six weeks. Participants will learn how to design, install and maintain residential rain gardens. Rain gardens are gardens planted in small depressions designed to collect, filter and absorb runoff from roofs, walkways and lawns.
· Online winter course: from January 31 to March 7. Recorded online content is provided weekly, with five live Q&As via Zoom. Professional certification course offered. Residential course: $50*, Professional course: $75
· In-Person Spring Course: Mondays, May 2-June 6, at the Watershed Stewardship Center in Parma. Residential track (alone): $75*
· Online self-pacing: For those who need flexibility, a recorded self-pacing option is available, with commentary delivered virtually at your own pace. Available all year round. Residential track (alone): $50*
Two additional courses coming in 2022: Summer in person and fall online. Dates and locations to be determined.
*Income-based scholarships are available. If you would like to register, but have concerns about the cost, contact the course instructors. Depending on the need, classes can be offered for as little as $10 online and $20 in person.
To register, visit www.neomasterraingardener.org.
Both in-person and online classes will include optional field trips to residential rain gardens, public rain gardens, and native plant nurseries.
Master Rain Gardeners earn their certification by taking the course and building a rain garden. Experienced instructors will provide personalized feedback, allowing participants to design and install their own rain garden and become the neighborhood rain garden expert.
Course topics will include site assessment, soil analysis, design, construction, plant selection, mulching and maintenance. Course graduates will receive a certificate, a Master Rain Gardener t-shirt and a sign.
Some courses also offer Professional Rain Gardener Certification, which is aimed at landscape professionals and contractors looking to professionally install rain gardens on residential properties.
Since its inception, the Northeast Ohio Master Rain Gardener program has trained more than 400 residents and professionals and has installed more than 110 rain gardens, capturing more than 1.5 million gallons of rainwater each year.
A total of 39 Master Rain Gardener volunteers have dedicated nearly 600 hours to building and maintaining at least 20 public rain gardens.
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