Learn to spot a fake photo and see gas giants in the solar system: Valley Views – cleveland.com

Posted By on August 12, 2020

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio -- We have all seen those seemingly fantastical photos posted on social media. Are they enhanced with photo editing software? Should you share them with friends, or scroll on by?

If you have ever wondered if photos you see on social media are real or fake, a one-hour class starting at noon Friday, Aug. 21, can help you decide. Photographer Michael Weil will guide you to the truth.

The online class is offered through Case Western Reserves Siegal Lifelong Learning Center and in collaboration with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. The cost is $10 -- or $5 if you are a member.

Contact case.edu or 216-368-2091 for more information on this and additional course offerings, including several noted below.

Light in Ancient Egypt: Join Meghan Strong, a CWRU associate professor and research associate with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, to explore making and using light sources in ancient Egypt. She will also cover the ancient significance of providing illumination in the afterlife in Egyptian culture. The cost of the online program is $10 through SLLC.

100 years of change: Explore 100 years of womens social movement activism from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, in an online class conducted by Heather Hurwitz. She will guide students through the role of activism from the passage of the 19th amendment, environmental concerns and the Occupy movement to the current Black Lives Matter movement. It is presented in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.

Wigs For Kids: You can double your contribution to the Wigs For Kids charity through August, thanks to several groups offering a dollar-for-dollar match up to $1,800. According to a press release issued by the organization, it has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, while the need for its services has increased due to medical conditions such as Alopecia and chemotherapy and radiation therapies. Contact wigsforkids.org.

Meet a gas giant: Continue your astronomy education at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, as an Observatory Park naturalist introduces you to the wonders of our solar system. Night-sky viewing is offered at the park Saturday, Aug. 22, by a park naturalist, as well as Saturday, Aug. 15, by members of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society. Contact geaugaparkdistrict.org for more information.

Temple receives grants: Temple Emanu El has received a $10,995 grant for school safety from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. The grant will be used to install a new exit door in the sanctuary to ease leaving during an emergency evacuation. It will also enhance security locks on classroom doors and main doors throughout the facility to help faculty quickly lock doors when in lock-down mode.

Last month, the organization was awarded a $99,998 Ohio Emergency Management Nonprofit Security grant to harden the physical site in Orange Village. The temple serves the Jewish Community in Greater Cleveland and counties including Geauga, Portage and Summit. Contact teecleve.org.

Grant for racial justice: The Ohio State Bar Foundation is providing up to $500,000 in grants to support initiatives focused on long-lasting impact and institutional change targeting racism in the legal system. The new grant money will be awarded during the foundations fall grant cycle.

The group hopes to support efforts by nonprofit groups collaborating with other organizations to address systemic racial inequities in the legal system.

The deadline to apply during the first phase of the program is Aug. 17. Additional deadlines are Oct. 15, Jan. 15 and March 15, depending on the availability of funds. Contact osbf.org/racialjustice.

Save the roller rink: Those who have fond memories of the Chagrin Valley Roller Rink are asked to help save it through a donation or purchase to help sustain it during the current pandemic. Contact chagrinvalleyrollerrink.square.site.

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