The Cleveland Bears is a social group for gay "bears" (furry and/or bearded men) and their admirers. The group was formed to provide opportunities for social interaction among the members of the bear community of Northeast Ohio. Our functions include activities such as potluck dinners, picnics, amusement park outings, movie nights, and more. Membership in the organization is open to all. Joining is as simple as attending one of our public functions.

See our schedule below, or visit our Cleveland Bear’s Calendar Page.

Meeting Schedule

First Thursday of the Month (**unless it falls on a holiday.)
6:30 pm at My Friends Restaurant, 11616 Detroit Ave. in Cleveland

Some folks will arrive earlier, some will arrive later, but come when you can and join in the bearish fellowship.
We no longer wait to order at the same time, since that tends to create chaos for the restaurant's kitchen.

Upcoming Dinner Meetings

March 5 April 2 May 7 June 4 July 2 August 6

Current Newsletter / Schedule: March - May. 2020

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Event Guide

COST GUIDE (est.):
$ = $1 to $15 $$ = $16 to $25 $$$ = $26 to $35 (+=over) Bring small bills to dinners to make payment easier when checks cannot be split up. Thank you!

There are times when we have to call ahead for a table; we require your help! When people don’t call but show up, those who have called are sometimes left without seats. So, take a second to call Steve & Arron if you think might come, or send a quick email to bears@clevelandbears.org, otherwise there may not be enough room for you with the group! (A couple extra seats is better than too few. Thanks!)

Hosts Wanted!
We’re always looking for people who want to host a potluck or get together. If you’re willing and have space, please email bears@clevelandbears.org !

New Members

Since some of our events are held at private homes, we ask that prospective members attend one of our public meetings or activities before inviting them into our homes. While we are trying to be a friendly and open organization, we hope that you understand the necessity for these precautions and hope to see you at one of our future public activities.

Joining is as simple as attending one of our public functions. There are no dues. The club is supported by the voluntary donations of its members. These funds are used to pay for newsletter and PO Box expenses.

LOGO Cleveland Bears e-mail: bears@clevelandbears.org

P.O. Box 14756
Cleveland OH 44114

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Cleveland is lucky enough to have two “bear” clubs in the area. We're one and ARKTOS is the other. You can contact them at:

Arktos Arktos Bears of NE Ohio
PO Box 2577
Akron, OH 44309
info@arktosbears.org, arktosneoh@gmail.com