Event Calendar

Events for Saturday, November 3, 2018

SAT Testing
8:00 AM

Heights High
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NaNoWriMo: Brainstorming, Character and Setting
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
It’s National Novel Writing Month! The goal? Write a novel in 30 days.

Both new and experienced young novelists, grades 3-8, are invited to attend these workshops jam-packed with the tools necessary to write a novel in one month.

This workshop, Brainstorming, Character and Setting, will help novelists come up with an idea, bring their characters to life, and create the worlds their characters live in.

The second workshop, Plotting, Conflict, Dialoque and Detail, occurs on November 10th.
Lake Erie Ink
2843 Washington Blvd
Cleveland Heights, OH
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Novemberfest Swedish Heritage Celebration
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Novemberfest is Peace Lutheran Church’s annual celebration of its Swedish heritage. This is our 45th all day event held Saturday, November 3, and features a home cooked Swedish meal, the opportunity to purchase Swedish crafts and food, bake sale, a Swedish “coffee house,” a sale of attic treasures, and more.
Novemberfest 2018 will be held Saturday, November 3rd, from 10 am to 3 pm, address 3470 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44121. Admission to Novemberfest is free. The luncheon will be served from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Cost of the meal is $9.00 for adults, $4.00 for children under 12 years, and free for children 4 and under. For more information, call 216-382-4545.

Peace Lutheran Church, 3470 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44121
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Christopher P. Dum and Glyn Robbins at Mac's Backs
7:00 PM
Sociologist Christopher P. Dum, author of Exiled in America and UK writer and socialist Glyn Robbins, author of There's No Place will discuss new books related to housing issues both in the United States and the United Kingdom.

For a year, the sociologist Christopher P. Dum lived in the Boardwalk Motel to better understand its residents and the varied paths that brought them there. Residential motels have long been places of last resort for many vulnerable Americans—released prisoners, people with disabilities or mental illness, struggling addicts, the recently homeless, and the working poor. Cast aside by their families and mainstream society, they survive in squalid, unsafe, and demeaning circumstances that few of us can imagine.He witnessed moments of violence and conflict, as well as those of care and compassion.

As told through the voices and experiences of motel residents, Exiled in America paints a portrait of a vibrant community whose members forged identities in response to overwhelming stigma and created meaningful lives despite crushing economic instability. In addition to chronicling daily life at the Boardwalk, Dum follows local neighborhood efforts to shut the establishment down, leading to a wider analysis of legislative attempts to sanitize shared social space. He also suggests meaningful policy changes to address the societal failures that lead to the need for motels such as the Boardwalk. The story of the Boardwalk, and the many motels like it, will concern anyone who cares about the lives of America’s most vulnerable citizens.

Christopher P. Dum is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Kent State University. He is a contributor to Justice Quarterly and Children and Youth Services Review. Professor Dum is also the co-founder of the ID-13 Prison Literacy Project, based at Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut, Ohio.

Glyn Robbins, author of There's No Place - The American Housing Crisis and What it Means for the UK will be introducing his book and talking about the policies that have led to the crisis in housing in the US and the UK. With a focus on grassroots activity and campaigning, Glyn seeks to challenge the logic of the market in the provision of housing and point towards solutions that will provide decent housing for all.

Glyn Robbins is a housing worker and campaigner. His articles about housing and urban policy appear regularly in the labour movement and housing press and have also been published by The Guardian. Glyn is an active trade unionist and socialist and has a PhD in urban policy.

This event is free and open to the public.
Mac's Backs
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Heights High Musical - "Mary Poppins"
7:00 PM

Heights High Auditorium
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