Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

1404 East 9th Street | Cleveland, Ohio 44114

First Friday Clubs

First Friday Club of Cleveland (meets on first Thursday)

First Friday Club of Greater Akron

First Friday Forum of Lorain County

“First Friday Club of Cleveland”

(Click here to visit the First Friday Club of Cleveland’s Official Website)

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Speaker – Ken Woodward, author and former religion editor, Newsweek.

Topic – Religion in the White House


To register and pay online visit the events page at our website at . To pay by check complete the attached form and mail along with check to:

The First Friday Club of Cleveland
1120 Chester Ave, Suite 470
Cleveland, OH 44114

Phone – 216-589-9852

Parking Option 1:  Reduced parking fees are available on a space-available basis at Ampco Euclid Gateway Garage (740 Euclid Ave., entrances on Euclid & Prospect) to those who enter after 11:01 am and exit before 2:29 pm.  Guests should present ticket to the reception desk at The City Club for validation.  After validation and if within the timing restrictions, the parking fee is $3.

Parking Option 2: Through a special arrangement between The City Club and The Metropolitan at the 9 (2017 E. 9th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115), guests are able to take advantage of a $10 valet rate.  To take advantage, tell the valet you are attending an event at The City Club.  Once at The City Club, pick up a blue ticket from the reception desk.  Present this ticket to the valet upon claiming your car.  This option is available to those who park at or later than 11:01 and pick up their vehicle before 2:29 pm.


“First Friday Club of Greater Akron”

(Click here to visit the First Friday Club of Greater Akron’s Official Website)

Friday, June 1, 2018

Speaker – Fr. Nathan Castle, OP, campus minister currently residing at the University of Arizona.

Topic – From Over the Rainbow to There’s no place like home: The Wizard of Oz as a healing journey


The luncheon series is held at 12 noon at
The Tangier
532 W. Market Street
Akron, OH

The buffet opens at 11:30 a.m.  For reservations, send a check for $15 to the First Friday Club of Greater Akron (FFC of GA), 795 Russell Avenue, Akron, OH  44307.  For further information, call 330-535-7668.

( * Denotes Second Friday of the Month)


“First Friday Forum of Lorain County”

Friday, June 1, 2018

Speakers – Fr. Joseph Hilinski, delegate for ecumenical and interfaith affairs, Diocese of Cleveland

Topic – Christians, Jews, Muslims: Searching for the One God


Spitzer Conference Center at Lorain County Community College (Elyria, OH)

The John A. Spitzer Conference Center is located at 189-199 Innovation Drive, Elyria, Ohio on the campus of Lorain County Community College.

The street address for Lorain County Community College is 1005 N Abbe Road, Elyria, OH, 44035.

Those who wish to attend the luncheon buffet or receive more information, please contact the table coordinator at your parish, or call the reservation line at 440-244-0643 or e-mail:
Tickets are $18 each and must be paid in advance.  Please mail your check to: First Friday Forum of Lorain County, 320 Middle Avenue, Elyria, OH  44035.  Reservations/Cancellations must be in the Friday before the First Friday Forum.  Deadline is firm.  The Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. with the speaker beginning promptly at noon.

( * Denotes Second Friday of the Month)


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