Category Archives: Events

Upcoming events in or around the Ludlow Community

Enjoy the LCA Annual End-of-Summer Picnic!

Enjoy the LCA Annual End-of-Summer Picnic!

Everyone is invited to enjoy LCA’s FREE annual end-of-summer picnic on Sunday, August 19th from 4 to 7 pm on the grounds of the Ludlow/PEP school (corner of Ludlow and Southington Roads).

The community-wide picnic features food, games, music, and the ever-popular Rocket Ship Car rides. Celebrate the end of summer and meet & greet new and old neighborhood friends.

LCA will provide the hot dogs/buns and Billy’s famous roasted corn on the cob. In the spirit of neighborhood togetherness and fun, everyone is asked to bring food to share as a potluck [accommodating 10 to 12 people). Last names beginning with A thru M, bring a side dish, and last names N thru Z, bring a dessert.

The ‘Euclid Beach Boys’ Rocket Ship Car rides are from 5:30 to 6:30 taking guests around the neighborhood.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, and no pets allowed, please. The picnic is a rain-or-shine event and will move indoors with inclement weather.

The free picnic is open to all in the Ludlow community, but it’s also a great time to become a member of the association. A Membership Drive will be part of the activities, and the membership is only $10 per household. Membership fees help support activities like the picnic and other neighborhood initiatives.

If you’d like to volunteer to help with the picnic, please contact the LCA co-presidents: Kevin Lowery – and Susan Rotatori –




LCA Meeting – April 24 at 7 PM

The next General Meeting of the Ludlow Community Association (LCA) is Tuesday, April 24 at 7 pm at the Ludlow/PEP School (corner of Ludlow and Southington).
This year, LCA General Meetings will be held on the fourth Tuesday evening on an every-other-month rotation – starting in May (continuing July, Sept and Nov).
All Ludlow community residents are welcome and encouraged to participate.

REMINDER: LCA Meeting this Tuesday (3/18) at 7 PM

The Ludlow Community Association will meet on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7 PM at the former Ludlow School Building (Southington and Ludlow).

Agenda Items include:

  • Installation of new LCA officers for 2014 (see list)
  • Conversation with City of Cleveland Councilman Ken Johnson 


3/26 – Ludlow Community Association Spring Mixer


The Ludlow Community Association (LCA) is hosting a new event, a Spring Mixer, on Wednesday March 26th from 5-7 p.m. at Zanzibar on Shaker Square.

All in the Ludlow community are invited to the Mixer to meet or get reacquainted with neighbors, especially after this harsh winter.  A private room has been reserved for the LCA, but your food and drink tab is on you – “Dutch Treat.”  Enjoy a cocktail or Zanzibar’s enticing southern cuisine.

3/22 & 3/29 – Lead Paint Workshops Hosted by SHAD

noleadSHAD has partnered with Concerned Citizens Organized Against Lead, CCOAL to  host two FREE lead poisoning workshops.  Both will be held in the SHAD Conference Room at 11811 Shaker Blvd, Suite 204, Cleveland, OH 44120

Sessions are open to the public but please RSVP at 216-421-2100 or via e-mail at:

OPTIONAL: Children age newborn to 10 years old can be tested for $5 with insurance or $15 without insurance to cover the lab fee.

Light refreshments will be served.


March 22, 10 a.m. – noon
Lead Poisoning and Why We Should Be Concerned
Learn about what lead is, where it may be hiding and the potential sources of exposure. Even though lead was banned from use in household paint and gasoline, find out why houses, including yards, are a serious danger today.

Ins and Outs of Blood Lead Testing

There will be a discussion on:
• The importance of getting children tested on a regular basis to monitor their blood lead levels.
• How much lead is dangerous to the body and what actions should be taken for rising lead levels.
• There are blood lead testing laws on the Federal and State level of which most parents are unaware. Learn more about what services are provided to children once they are found to have elevated lead levels.

March 29, 10 a.m. – noon
Lead-Safe Cleaning and Do-It-Yourself Maintenance

Because regular house cleaning can create larger lead dust hazards, the
workshop will detail the special methods necessary to keep lead dust
under control. A certified renovation, repair, paint contractor will be
present to answer any questions.

Housing Rights and Regulations
When a person buys or moves into a home, there are laws in place to help them be informed of known hazards. Historically these laws have not been enforced and families are unknowingly buying or renting homes with lead hazards. Attend this workshop to learn more about the local, state and federal laws that help protect tenants or home owners.

Public Meeting for the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Resurfacing project.

The City of Cleveland invites you to a PUBLIC MEETING for the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Resurfacing project.

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Time: 6:30 P.M.
Where: Our Lady of peace Catholic Church (12601 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120)
What: The purpose of this meeting is to present the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Resurfacing plan to the public, and to gather public input on that plan. The project limits are Buckingham Ave. to Cedar Ave. The project includes resurfacing, spot pavement base repairs, spot sidewalk repairs, spot curb repairs, spot driveway repairs, and new ADA compliant curb ramps. Resurfacing between Mt. Overlook Ave. and Fairhill Rd. will be performed with the NEORSD sewer separation project scheduled for construction in 2015. This project also includes the construction of a rock fall fence on the east side of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, between North Park and Ambleside, as well as a barrier system to protect against falling rock. Six (6) foot bicycle lanes between Buckingham and Fairhill Road will be included with the final striping. The existing three lane sections in the northbound and southbound directions will be converted to two lane sections in order to provide for the bicycle lanes.

Why: Once your input is received, we will prepare the final Construction Plans. The Construction Plan will be presented at a future public meeting.

Shaker Square Development Corporation (SHAD) invites all neighborhood residents to Community Envisioning Meeting

Invitation to Ludlow Residents:

Shaker Square Development Corporation (SHAD) invites all neighborhood residents to its Community Envisioning Meeting Thursday, March 14, 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall, 12601 Shaker Boulevard.  SHAD will report on developments and planned improvements in the Shaker Square area, including the Larchmere Streetscape project. This is also an opportunity to suggest your ideas for improving the community.
SHAD encourages recommendations and ideas about features, projects and events/activities you want to maintain, enhance, change, add. Please bring your ideas to the meeting.
The latest edition of the Connection has a short survey about the neighborhood and potential programs, so pick up a copy and send your completed survey to the SHAD office, 11811 Shaker Boulevard, #115.