Of NorthEast Ohio Events Calendar Looking for SV T-shirts??, click the Merchandise Tab. Wear 'em if you got 'em! Your SV t-shirt that is! Remember they’re a great way to advertise for SV and you can wear them at any SV event (unless it's a formal affair). Event Full – Alternates accepted VOLUNTEER:  Upside of Downs Raffle   LaMalfa Party Center, 5783 Heisley Rd, Mentor.  Assist the USOD with registration and with different fundraisers and activities.  Dress is our Sunday Best!  The USOD has asked for 20 volunteers this year.  Car pooling will be available.   Contact Lisa at ligall440@gmail.com or Bob at bob.saunders@arcelormittal.com Saturday March.28 4:45 - 9:30 VOLUNTEER:  St Augustine Hunger Center  2486 W. 14th Street, Cleveland (Tremont Area) - 8 to 10 volunteers needed to prepare and serve food to the homeless and hungry. Very rewarding project! St. Augustine needs more help so we will be there twice a month!  In addition to the last Saturday of every month, we'll also be there the second Saturday of each month.  Contact Michael at 216-403-8228 or  Mdhmessenger@aol.com. Saturday March 21 7:00 SINGLE VOLUNTEERS Monthly Meeting,  United Methodist Church of Berea,170 Seminary Street,  Berea Annual Chili Cookoff!!  HOLY Hot Tamale!  No, we’re not talking about college basketball!   Its time for Single Volunteers Annual Chili Cook-Off and WE WANT YOU!  There are two ways you can participate:  First break out that secret family recipe, load up on hot peppers, onions and beans and enter your delicious achievement in the contest.   Bring a crockpot full of chili to the meeting on March 21. You can be the winner of the “coveted” Chili Cook-Off Winner’s Cup and have bragging rights for the next year.  You know, we have a few people who think they make the best chili.  YOU can put them to shame!   Second, we need all you non-chefs to bring your fine tuned taste buds and judge all te delicious chili that awaits you!  YOU could be the one who decides who will reign supreme Queen (or King) of chili.  If you bring a pot of chili, you get in free. If you judge, it will cost $5.   Whether you bring chili or judge chili,  there will be lots of chili, corn bread, deserts and FUN!!  Check out our great new meeting home too!  PLEASE CONTACT MARY ELLEN AT 440-268- 6340 or rheinstrom@att.net if you plan to enter your chili or you have any questions Come to discuss new projects and make new friends. Open to all singles, even if you're just curious about our Single Volunteer group. .   Saturday March 14 9:00 - 1:00 Thursday March. 19 7:00 - 8:00 VOLUNTEER:  South Hills Lend-A-Hand - Please join us as we pack bags for distribution at a local food bank serving the communities of Broadview Hts, Independence and Seven Hills. The facility is located in Building 21, which is one of the Broadview Hts. Community Center Auxiliary buildings off of Broadview and Oakes Roads. Contact Sheryl at sheryllayh@yahoo.com or 216-316-3928 Saturday March 14 4:00 - 7:00 VOLUNTEER: Women's Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center: Single volunteers will be cooking and serving dinner for the residents and children. We are not supposed to publish the address for security reasons, but it's on the near west side of Cleveland --- I'll provide the address when you sign up.   Note: this is a small project with a small kitchen and we only need 4-5 people ---- it fills up quickly. Be sure to reserve your place now! To help, contact Pat at  Dad5218@roadrunner.com.  The food will be provided for us to cook , but if you could bring a dessert to share ,that would be terrific.   Sunday March 15 4:30 - 6:00 After the meeting let's celebrate the first weekend of spring by heading over the Lake City Tavern, 786 Front Street, Berea to see the band ‘brokENglish’.  This of course would be after we have tasted all the good chili from our Chili Cook-off. The band plays from 9 til midnight.  Lake City Tavern (website lakecitytavern.com) will set aside seats for us if I give the count by 1:00 that day.  So if you are into live music, I promise you are in for an enjoyable evening.  POC is Patty Iseli at piseli@roadrunner.com or call 216-267-3043. .   VOLUNTEER:  St Augustine Health Campus Bingo, West 78th & Detroit Avenue - Assist residents to and from the bingo room and help them play bingo. Great heartfelt event - the residents love the extra attention!  Secure parking available.  RSVP to Michael at 216-403-8228 or Mdhmessenger@aol.com  Tuesday March.31 6:00 - 8:00 VOLUNTEER:  St Augustine Health Campus Bingo, West 78th & Detroit Avenue - Assist residents to and from the bingo room and help them play bingo. Great heartfelt event - the residents love the extra attention!  Secure parking available.  RSVP to Michael at 216-403-8228 or Mdhmessenger@aol.com  Tuesday April 28 6:00 - 8:00 Saturday April 25 9:00 - 1:00 VOLUNTEER:  St Augustine Hunger Center  2486 W. 14th Street, Cleveland (Tremont Area) - 8 to 10 volunteers needed to prepare and serve food to the homeless and hungry. Very rewarding project! St. Augustine needs more help so we will be there twice a month!  In addition to the last Saturday of every month, we'll also be there the second Saturday of each month.  Contact Michael at 216-403-8228 or  Mdhmessenger@aol.com. Sunday April 5 4:30 - 6:00 SINGLE VOLUNTEERS Monthly Meeting,  United Methodist Church of Berea,170 Seminary Street,  Berea.  Come to discuss new projects and make new friends. Open to all singles, even if you're just curious about our Single Volunteer group.  Bring an appetizer or snack to share if you like (optional) – pizza, beverages and good company provided by Single Volunteers. .   Wednesday April 1 7:00 - 8:00 VOLUNTEER:  Mt. Alverna Bingo - 6765 State Road, Parma – Once a month we play Bingo with seniors.  It's like visiting with your grandparents; they love the extra companionship.  POC Debbie at dk3330@hotmail.com; 216-534-7024 VOLUNTEER:  St Augustine Hunger Center  2486 W. 14th Street, Cleveland (Tremont Area) - 8 to 10 volunteers needed to prepare and serve food to the homeless and hungry. This is one of our oldest volunteer events; we started to volunteer here over 10 years ago.  We loved this event early on; so much so that we now volunteer twice a month.  It's a great way to meet new friends; especially if you are new to our group.  Very rewarding project!   RSVP to our POC Mary Ellen:  rheinstro@att.net        Thursday April 16 7:00 - 8:00 VOLUNTEER:  South Hills Lend-A-Hand - Please join us as we pack bags for distribution at a local food bank serving the communities of Broadview Hts, Independence and Seven Hills. The facility is located in Building 21, which is one of the Broadview Hts. Community Center Auxiliary buildings off of Broadview and Oakes Roads. Contact Sheryl at sheryllayh@yahoo.com or 216-316-3928 VOLUNTEER: Women's Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center: Single volunteers will be cooking and serving dinner for the residents and children. We are not supposed to publish the address for security reasons, but it's on the near west side of Cleveland --- I'll provide the address when you sign up.   Note: this is a small project with a small kitchen and we only need 4-5 people ---- it fills up quickly. Be sure to reserve your place now! To help, contact Pat at  Dad5218@roadrunner.com.  The food will be provided for us to cook , but if you could bring a dessert to share ,that would be terrific.   Sunday April 19 4:30 - 6:00 Saturday May 16 - 23 SOCIAL - CRUISE TRIP:   Have you always wanted to travel but didn't want to travel alone?.  If you aren't as interested in sunbathing, - and sightseeing is your 'thing', - here's your chance to take a 7-day Spring Cruise on the Holland Cruise Line. This ship is smaller (holds 1,200).  $699 includes 7-day cruise (ports: Leaves from "Boston", travels to Maine, Halifax Nova Scotia, St. Edward Island, and ends in Quebec, Canada.  (Approx per person Total will be $1,400 - includes interior cabin for double occupancy, airfare, port fees/taxes and shuttles to/from airport to ship).  Excursions/Cancellation Insurance/Oceanview Cabin are extra.     Ave temps: 56 deg highs/42 lows. Call Holland Cruise for information and/or booking:  877-932-4259.   If you have any questions contact Debbie K. at:  dk3330@hotmail.com - or call 216-534-7024 - but you need to call Holland Cruise Line directly to make arrangements!!  This is not a 'group' trip; everyone makes their own arrangements. MARCH APRIL VOLUNTEER: Women's Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center: Single volunteers will be cooking and serving dinner for the residents and children. We are not supposed to publish the address for security reasons, but it's on the near west side of Cleveland --- I'll provide the address when you sign up.   Note: this is a small project with a small kitchen and we only need 4-5 people ---- it fills up quickly. Be sure to reserve your place now! To help, contact Pat at  Dad5218@roadrunner.com.  The food will be provided for us to cook , but if you could bring a dessert to share ,that would be terrific.   Saturday April 18 7:00 Saturday March 14 7pm Wednesday March 4 7:00 - 8:00 VOLUNTEER:  Mt. Alverna Bingo - 6765 State Road, Parma – Once a month we play Bingo with seniors.  It's like visiting with your grandparents; they love the extra companionship.  POC Debbie at dk3330@hotmail.com; 216-534-7024 VOLUNTEER:  St Augustine Hunger Center  2486 W. 14th Street, Cleveland (Tremont Area) - 8 to 10 volunteers needed to prepare and serve food to the homeless and hungry. This is one of our oldest volunteer events; we started to volunteer here over 10 years ago.  We loved this event early on; so much so that we now volunteer twice a month.  It's a great way to meet new friends; especially if you are new to our group.  Very rewarding project!   RSVP to our POC Mary Ellen:  rheinstro@att.net        VOLUNTEER:  St. Augustine Health Campus Dinner,  7801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland.  Help transport residents and to serve the meal .There will be entertainment and volunteers are invited to partake of the food.  Contact Michael at 216-403-8228 or  Mdhmessenger@aol.com Saturday March 28 9:00 - 1:00 Saturday April 11 9:00 - 1:00 Social: Dinner at Shula’s Hilton Hotel 6200 Quarry Lane Independence (Off 77 and Rockside). Let’s enjoy a nice dinner and not think aout the snow. Steak, burgers, fish, salads, sandwiches, etc - a little something for everyone.  RSVP= Yes required by March 12.  If you are attending you need to Contact co-POCs Jackie C. and Debbie K at dk3330@hotmail.om or 216-534-7024 Thursday March 12 RSVP due today for March 14th Dinner at Shula’s MAY