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Association for Continuing Education (ACE)

Association for Continuing Education (ACE)

ACE is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing and supporting continuing education programs in cooperation with the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University. ACE programs are interactive, energetic, and engaging. ACE independently sponsors Book Discussion Day, the Annual Book Sale, and Grazella Shepherd Lecture Day. Membership is open to anyone with an inquisitive mind. Membership dues and proceeds from the Annual Book Sale are our only sources of financial support. Support ACE and become a member today!

Friday, June 16 | 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

Movie Theaters of Downtown Cleveland

Alan Dutka, Local Historian

 

Friday, July 14 | 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

Best of One Tank Trips: Great getaway ideas in and around Ohio 

Neil Zurcher, TV Travel Reporter

 

Friday, August 18 | 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

Kindertransport: A Rescued Child

Mimi Ormond, Author


 

Cleveland Skating Club (2500 Kemper Rd.) | ACE members: $95; Nonmembers: $110 | REGISTER >

 

Friday, June 16 | 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

 

Historic Movie Theaters of Downtown Cleveland  

Alan Dutka, Local Historian


The first movie theaters in Cleveland consisted of converted storefronts with sawed-off telephone poles substituting for chairs and bed sheets acting as screens. In 1905, Clevelanders marveled at moving images shown at Rafferty's Monkey House while they dodged real monkeys and raccoons that wandered freely through the bar. By the early 1920s, a collection of marvelous movie palaces like the Stillman and Euclid Theaters lined Euclid Avenue, but they survived for just two generations or less. Clevelanders united to save the State, Ohio, Allen, Palace, and Hanna Theaters as wrecking balls converged for demolition. Those that remain now compose one of the nation's largest performing arts centers. Alan Dutka shares the remarkable histories of Cleveland's downtown movie theaters and their reemergence as community landmarks.

 

Cleveland Skating Club (2500 Kemper Rd.) | ACE members: $35; Nonmembers: $40 | REGISTER >

 

Friday, July 14 | 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

 

Best of One Tank Trips: Great Getaway Ideas In and Around Ohio 

Neil ZurcherTV Travel Reporter

 

Discover the best and most unusual getaway ideas in and around Ohio!

 

Cleveland Skating Club (2500 Kemper Rd.) | ACE members: $35; Nonmembers: $40 | REGISTER > 

Friday, August 18 | 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

 

Kindertransport: A Rescued Child 

Mimi Ormond, Author

 

Mimi Ormond's autobiographical book Kindertransport: A Rescued Child, deals with her escape from the Nazis on the lifesaving trains.

 

Cleveland Skating Club (2500 Kemper Rd.) | ACE members: $35; Nonmembers: $40 | REGISTER >  

Friday, September 22 | 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

For courtesy, comfort, and just plain fun, you cannot match the experience of a cruise on the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie aboard Cleveland's largest sightseeing vessel. Enjoy the fast changing panorama of Cleveland's skyline and the Flats area as you listen to Larry Morrow point out the many sights and little known historical facts about our All-American City.

 

825 East Ninth Street Pier, North Coast Harbor | ACE members: $35; Non-member: $39 (Includes a buffet lunch!) | REGISTER >

 

Off-Campus Studies is a program offered in collaboration with the Association for Continuing Education (ACE). Courses are eight weeks long and meet for 1.5 hours per class in locations throughout greater Cleveland. Off-Campus Studies is unique among continuing education programs because it is organized in collaboration with its participants.

 

 

ACE Executive Board 2015-2016

Veronica Dever, President
Spencer Neth Vice, President
Linda Macklin Recording, Secretary
Pat Ashton Corresponding, Secretary
David Dawson, Treasurer
Katherine Ganz, Assistant Treasurer