SAA15 Service Project: Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K)

By Nicole Laflamme, Host Committee member

shoeSign-up extended to Aug 15th!

Are you organized? Do you have experience sorting through boxes of valuable items? Do you enjoy helping people? Do you like free food?

If you’ve answered “yes” to these questions, then I have an opportunity for you!

This year, the SAA is participating in a charitable service project with Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K).

When: Tuesday, August 18, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Woodland Data Center, 4966 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44104 (offsite)
Register: http://bit.ly/saa-service

SC4K buys pallets of clothes that need to be counted, sorted, and packed into smaller boxes for its distribution partners. Packing days are a fun opportunity that involves some physical labor, including:

  • Making boxes.
  • Opening and unpacking boxes.
  • Breaking down boxes.
  • Packing boxes.
  • And then starting the process all over again!

Register: Please fill out this very short form by August 15 at http://bit.ly/saa-service

A minimum of 10 volunteers is needed.

FREE lunch will be provided to volunteers after the shift.

More info about SC4K:
https://www.sc4k.org/

More info about the Service Projects:
http://archivists.org/am2015/attend/service-project-SC4K#.Vb9rmvn_lng

More Service Project info on the HC blog

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Join us for a Downtown Cleveland Bike Tour on Aug. 18

(Photo by Jason Morrison, Flickr Creative Commons)
(Photo by Jason Morrison, Flickr Creative Commons)

By Ron Davidson, Host Committee member

Do you want to see some of the many interesting and historical locations that downtown Cleveland has to offer? Do you like bike rides? Do you want to meet fellow archives professionals in a fun and casual setting before you get too busy at SAA 2015? If you answered “yes” to these questions, why not join us at the Downtown Cleveland Bike Tour on Tuesday evening, August 18, at 6:00 PM? The ride will take about two hours (or a little more), and you will see and learn a little about Cleveland landmarks such as Playhouse Square, Public Square (during renovation), the historic Erie Street Cemetery, the FREE stamp, and many others.

The tour is operated by Cleveland Bike Tours. The cost for this tour is $40, payable directly to the tour operator via their secure payment site. (We suggest you use this link to ensure registration in the SAA group tour.) No need to bring your own bike; one will be provided. But you can bring your own if you wish and get a $10 discount. After you register, please be sure to complete the Cleveland Bike Tours online waiver form. We will meet outside FirstEnergy Stadium (the home of the Cleveland Browns) before the tour starts at 6:00. (You will receive detailed information about the meeting site after you register.)

So, join us on August 18th to get some exercise, meet colleagues, and see some of what Cleveland has to offer. For more information about the tour, contact Cleveland Bike Tours at info@clevelandbiketours.com or call (330) 532-8687.

Let’s go for a ride!

Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland, Ohio). 967 MTD El Rey Lowrider bicycle. Custom parts and candy paint and stereo. Source: Kiloz Oner This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License.
Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland, Ohio). 967 MTD El Rey Lowrider bicycle. Custom parts and candy paint and stereo. Source: Kiloz Oner This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License.

Extreme Zen

The thing about our town is…there is no thing. No one thing, anyway. It’s always something unexpected. Are you that enlightened being who can see all sides of this place? A bohemian bodhisattva?

Experience the yin and the yang of our town. Now that the festival season is under way, follow CoolCleveland to stay in the loop week by week. Our Cool Neighborhoods guide works in dozens of cool places, including Asiatown and University Circle. Breathe deeply and take a dive in.

Contemplate photography at the Cleveland Print Room; practice yoga at the Music Box Supper Club with kombucha; commune with nature at Stand Up Paddleboarding; eat from the fruits of life at Mustard Seed Market; or get the perfect buzz with cocktails in the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

Read more: http://coolcleveland.com/blog/2014/11/active-extreme-and-zen/.