News Update


May 2017

Attention Fairfax Residents! Quincy Avenue to temporarily close as part of Section 2 of Opportunity Corridor Project begins on Monday, May 1, crews will close Quincy Avenue between East 100th Street and East 105th Street while crews perform utility work through Sunday, May 14. Motorists will be detoured via Quebec Avenue.

On Monday, May 15, crews will close Quincy Avenue between Woodhill Road and East 100th Street for approximately 45 days in order to construct the intersection of Quincy Avenue and the new boulevard. Motorists will be detoured via Quebec Avenue, East 100th Street, Quincy Avenue, East 93rd Street, Woodland Avenue and Woodhill Road.

Throughout the Quincy Avenue closure, pedestrian access will be maintained on the north side of Quincy Avenue and to the East 105th‐Quincy GCRTA station.

The Cleveland Department of Aging Presents: 28th Annual Senior Day
Wednesday May 24th, 2017
Cleveland Public Hall, 500 Lakeside Avenue

10:00am: Information Fair
11:00am: Program
12Noon: Lunch
12:30pm: Entertainment

ALL seniors are invited to attend this free event! For more information call (216) 664-2833 or visit

FRDC wishes to acknowledge the memory of Paul Lewis, a long time Fairfax resident, community activist, and FRDC board member. Who passed away on Saturday March 25th, 2017.

FRDC offers a workforce development program to recruit City of Cleveland residents for employment. The program offers soft skill development, financial literacy, referral to supportive services and training programs.

Orientation sessions are:
Wednesdays at 10:30am at 8111 Quincy
Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete registration. *You must call and register

for the orientation sessions at (216) 361-8400.

*Seating is limited & you will not be permitted in the session without calling to reserve a seat.
Orientation is designed to familiarize participants with program expectations & requirements. If you have a resume please bring it along with photo identification & proof of residency.
*This program is supported by
United Way of Greater Cleveland,
The Westfield Insurance Foundation &
the Ohio Department of Transportation

Emmanuel Baptist Church
7901 Quincy Ave - (216) 432-2212

Summer Camp Registration
Exploring Entrepreneurship theme (for ages 7-12) Summer camp will be from June 12th - July 28th, 2017. Registration forms can be picked up at Emmanuel or by calling (216) 965 -7943 for more info!

Exposure Youth Program
Last Program for the season on
Saturday May 20th, 2017 from 9:00am to 12noon Featured topic is Effective Communication Skills. Guest Speakers will included news media
professionals and college professors.
For ages 11-14.

Save the Date! Karamu House Presents “A Brand New Day” Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at 5:00pm
Join Karamu House and celebrate the Jelliffe theatre ground breaking ceremony & season announcement as Karamu embarks on its 2nd 100 years! Don’t miss this free historical event. For more information and to RSVP call (216) 795-7077

St. Adalbert School Announcements!

Registration has started for the 2017-2018 school year

Accepts CTSP & Ed Choice vouchers

St. Adalbert will have 2 classes for all grades (except Pre-K)

   In the process of installing a new playground as part of Phase 1 of their building addition

New this year 4th/5th grade boys baseball team & wrestling will be added next year

May Community Meetings

Ward 6 Community Meetings
Tuesday May 9th at Old Landmark Ministries Christian
Church, 3547 East 80th St
Meeting starts at 6:30pm

Third District Community
Safety Meeting
Always the last Tuesday of the month
(May 23rd,) at 3rd district headquarters,
4501 Chester Avenue.

For meeting details call the Office
of Councilwoman Mitchell at
(216) 664-4234

The Cleveland Clinic Health
& Education Center
2390 E. 79th St, 2nd Floor

All services & programs are FREE!! Screenings available Monday thru Friday 9am‐ 5pm. For more info call (216) 361‐1773.

Free Mammograms at the Jonnie Ruth Brown Mammography Suite every Mondays from 9:00am to 1:00pm Schedule an appt. today at (216) 445‐7505
Open Gym:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 10:00am‐4:00pm



Thursday May 4th, 2017
at Cleveland Clinic Langston Hughes Community & Education Center
2390 E. 79th St, Cleveland OH 44104
from 6:00pm‐8:00pm

Register and represent your neighborhood in the 6 week Health Challenge! FREE health screenings, line dancing, cooking demonstrations, refreshments, raffle prizes, music, & fun for the whole family!

Participating neighborhoods in the challenge include: Fairfax, Glenville, Hough, Central/Kinsman. To register for the event contact Marsha Thornton at (216) 361‐1773

PNC Fairfax Connection
8220 Carnegie Ave
(216) 391‐ 4677

May classes for the PNC Fairfax Connection:

Saturday , May 6th, 20th and 27th 12:30pm - 1:30pm Yoga for Beginners - Yoga is a unique way of strengthening and toning your body, improving flexibility and enhancing your sense of well-being. All ages welcome.
Wednesday, May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st 4:00pm - 5:00pm Kids in the Kitchen - A weekly class to expose kids to great-tasting and nutritious recipes.
Tuesday, May 9th 5:30pm - 7:00pm and Thursday, April 25th 4:00pm - 5:30pm Fairfax Connection Book Club - Join us for your Connection to the literary world as we discuss our shared experience of the selected book.
Wednesday, May 17th 5:30pm – 7:00pm Families in the Kitchen – Bring the family and join us for food, conversation and good family time! All ages are welcome. Let us know you’re coming by calling (216) 391-4677.
Tuesday, May 30th 5:30pm – 7:30pm Black History 365 - Join us to celebrate Black History all year round with music, refreshments, and more!

FREE Computer Classes at the Fairfax Neighborhood Technology Center

Our technology center offers many FREE classes for adults! **All levels welcomed**

Courses Include: Introduction to Computers, Workforce Readiness, Fundamentals of Typing, Family Tree (Genealogy), Internet and Email, Microsoft Excel, Word, & Power Point, and more!
For more info please call Laurence Trotter at FRDC at (216) 361-8400 8111 Quincy Avenue, 1st Floor

Pocket Parks to be developed on Cedar Avenue

Cleveland Clinic will be transforming currently vacant lots on the south side of Cedar Ave. between East 95th and East 100th streets into a series of pocket parks. The land has been used for the past 10 years as temporary parking for the Cleveland Clinic to support the growth of its main campus. Cleveland Clinic will now beautify the land fulfilling a promise to the Fairfax community to turn the lots into something more beneficial and appealing.

Pocket Parks provide a number of benefits including both environmental & health – making them a vital part of the community. Trees, shrubs, pollinator gardens and open green spaces are a few of the items that are in the plans to make this land into a beautiful natural area. Parks can make us healthier by improving air quality and making the neighborhood cooler in the summer. Trees can help improve oxygen levels, reduce asthma and other respiratory issues, and help to beautify the neighborhood. Finally, the park and trees reduce storm water runoff, which helps makes our water cleaner.

Cleveland Clinic will launch the Pocket Park Project in June 2017, with more projects in the works. To date, $350,000 has been invested in the project. As part of the initiative the Clinic will be hosting a community planting event welcoming residents, local businesses and Fairfax area stakeholders to participate in the process of building these beautiful & impactful additions to the neighborhood.

In the early 1900’s Cleveland was known as the Forest City. In an effort to reclaim this title Cleveland stakeholders have developed a Cleveland Tree Plan with the goal of increasing the number of trees in Cleveland. This project will help to reach that goal.
If you are interested in volunteering to help create the pocket parks please call Alisha Memaran at FRDC at (216) 361-8400.