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Meeting on future of Jeffrey Mansion Nov. 14
The City of Bexley's Jeffrey Mansion Commission will hold a public meeting, "Jeffrey Mansion: The Next 100 Years," Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at 165 N. Parkview Ave., to discuss the future of the landmark that is home to the parks and recreation department.
Topics to be discussed include recreation and cultural programming and implications for the property, parking, alcohol use at the mansion for private events and preservation of the park-like setting. The planning group MSI will share concepts of what programming changes might look like.
The Jeffrey Mansion Commission was formed to develop a long-range plan for the restoration of the mansion as a community center. The plan will include programming, physical changes, if necessary, estimated costs, proposed financing and a plan to maintain the property.
Capital University arts events include concert, gallery show
Capital University will present several arts events at the end of October.
Capital's Ensemble-in-Residence, Carpe Diem, will present the first of its Resident Quartet Series at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28, in Mees Hall, located in the Conservatory of Music, 1 College and Main.
The opening concert, in collaboration with Rick Brunetto and the Communication Department at Capital University, will including works by Beethoven - String Quartet No. 11 in f minor, Op. 95, "Serioso"; Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49; Taneyev - String Quartet No. 2; and Korine Fujiwara - New composition (to be announced).
Tickets will be sold at the door and cost $15 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Admission is free for students with a current Capital I.D. Call the Conservatory of Music at 236-6411 for information.
The Schumacher Gallery will present "Some Assembly Required" Oct. 29, through Dec. 7.
In this exhibition, artists utilize nontraditional materials and seek out new techniques to explore the expressive potential of collage and assemblage.
A meet-the-artists opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 2. The event is free and open to the public.
The gallery will be closed Nov. 21-25 for Thanksgiving. The Schumacher Gallery is located on the fourth floor of the Blackmore Library, 1 College and Main. The gallery is open from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 236-6319 for information.
Bexley Schools All-District Art Show
The work of Bexley student artists will be exhibited in the annual All-District Art Show, opening Oct. 24 and running through Nov. 21. Artists from all five Bexley schools will be represented in the show, which hangs in the Diamond Arts and Technology Wing, the Donald Wynkoop Student Gallery and the Bexley High School Main Lobby at the Cassingham Complex, 326 South Cassingham Road.
An opening reception with refreshments is set for Oct. 24 from 6 until 8 p.m.
A wide range of media, both two and three-dimensional, is included in the All-District Art Show, including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, mixed-media, basketry, mask-making, relief sculpture, and fiber arts.
Bexley Junior Thespians stage "The Mouse That Roared"
Bexley Junior Thespians will open the school district's theatre season with "The Mouse That Roared," adapted by Christopher Sergel. The production, involving sixth, seventh and eighth grade students, runs Oct. 25 - 26, at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Cassingham Theatre, 326 South Cassingham Road.
"The Mouse That Roared" is a comedy is about a Duchess's tiny army of bowmen who declare war on the mighty United States- and win.
For tickets, call the Theatre Hotline at 231-7611, extension 6709.
Main St. Synagogue groundbreaking set for Nov. 4
The community is invited to attend the groundbreaking for the new Congregation Torat Emet / Main Street Synagogue on Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, at 2375 E. Main St., just west of the Bexley Public Library.
On Sept. 22, 2001, Congregation Torat Emet / Main St. Synagogue was founded by over 70 families led by Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein and Jon and Susie Diamond and the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Howard Zack. Today, Congregation Torat Emet / Main St. Synagogue is a congregation of nearly two hundred families and growing.
The new 30,000 square-foot facility's exterior was designed in proportion to the measurement of The Ark of the Covenant. The sanctuary building, which is the congregation's sacred space for prayer and religious services, is a contemporary reflection of Solomon's Temple. The building also incorporates space for an atrium / social hall, library, youth, education and administrative areas, kosher kitchens, and other meeting areas.
For information on Congregation Toret Emet / Main St. Synagogue or the groundbreaking, call the synagogue office at 238-6778.
Central Ohio Art Academy opens annual show
Central Ohio Art Academy, at 7347 E, Main St., Reynoldsburg, will opens its annual student show, with the theme "Only In Your Dreams," Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m.
The public is welcome to come in costume.
Art on display will include award winning art from the 2007 Ohio State Fair where the students won many ribbons, 3 Best of Show Rosettes and the Director's Award.
New works in all media will be presented and some large works in progress may be seen.
They will also have copies of the book "Klassic Koalas," to which the students contributed art work, available for purchase with proceeds going to the Steve Irwin Fund through the International Wildlife Warriors.
Bexley High Vocal Ensemble Halloween Cabaret
Bexley High School's Vocal Ensemble will perform its annual Halloween Cabaret Oct. 27 6:30pm and Oct. 28,at 12:30pm in the Cassingham Complex Cafeteria.
Vocal Ensemble offers the evening of music accompanied by dinner to raise funds to defray the costs of touring.
Student vocalists will present solos, duets, and comedy acts.
Tickets are on sale and will be available through Oct. 26 at a cost of $12 for adults and $8 for students, staff and seniors.
For information about Bexley High School's Halloween Cabaret, contact Amy Blosser at 231-4591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reynoldsburg residents to discuss 4th of July celebration
The Reynoldsburg Community Association will be holding a meeting on Oct.24, at Reynoldsburg City Hall, 7232 E. Main St., at 7 p.m. to discuss having a 4th of July celebration. This year's celebration, including a parade and fireworks, was canceled due to the city's tight budget.
The meeting is open to all Reynoldsburg residents.
Bexley school board meet the candidates night
The Bexley school district PTO will sponsor a meet the candidates night for those seeking a seat on the school board, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the high school theater.
Candidates Joan Fishel, William French, Michele Kusma and Craig Halliday, seeking two available seats, have been invited to attend. A moderator will ask questions provided by the public.
Briarcliff Civic Association Reynoldsburg candidates night
The Briarcliff Civic Association will hold its candidates for all Reynoldsburg city and school board candidates Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reynoldsburg Safety Building, 7240 E. Main St.
Each candidate will give a five-minute speech, followed by questions and answers.
Armed Services blood drive
The Armed Services Blood Program will hold a blood drive Oct. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, 165 N. Yearling Road, Columbus.
Those wanting to donate can register at http://wpmc1.wpafb.af.mil/BloodDonorCal.
N. Eastmoor VP to speak about Woodland Meadows lot
Dorothy Lupo, vice-president of the North Eastmoor Civic Association, will be speaking on the civic association's progress with the property formerly known as Woodland Meadows, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and takes place at the Northwood Community Center, 2231 N. High Street, Room 200.
She will be speaking as part of an event on community economics that includes speakers on mortgage, tax, and energy issues.
The North Eastmoor Civic Association spearheaded the efforts to have the property condemned and razed. They are now working on downzoning the property so that it enhances the neighborhood.
This event is free.
For information on the North Eastmoor Civic Association, contact Dorothy Lupo at 231-2035. For information on the event, contact Tadit Anderson, event organizer, at 299-4702.
Eastmoor Academy to stage short comedies "All in the Timing"
Eastmoor Academy High School will present "All in the Timing," a collection of eight short comedies, Nov. 1-3 at 7:30 pm. in the auditorium at 417 S. Weyant Ave.
The production includes "Sure Thing," about a man who can do no wrong when picking up a woman; "Philadelphia," with a young man stuck in a world where he cannot get what he wants; "Variations on the Death of Trotsky," in which the Russian revolutionary dies again and again; "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread," in which the minimalist composer orchestrates simple dialogue into a musical performance; "So Tell Me About This Guy," where two girls discuss the odd behavior of a new man; "Intermission," about a new Broadway playwright who is nervous about his play's premiere; and "Scruples," following three female leg models as they prepare for a pantyhose commercial.
Tickets for the production are $5.
Upcoming plays include "The Wiz," an Eastmoor tradition staged every four years. This production will be staged Feb. 27-29. Elementary school students will be able to audition as Munchkins. Call 365-6158 for information.
Bexley Trick or Treat night
Trick or Treat night in Bexley will be Oct. 31, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to monitor streets and can sign up by calling 559-4300.
Bexley Festival of the Arts seeking young artisans
The Kids' Gift Gallery, part of the Bexley Festival of the Arts, is accepting applications until Oct. 24 from children artisans. This event showcases Bexley children's creativity, artistic talent, and entrepreneurial spirit, giving them opportunities to create and sell their own hand-made work.
The Gallery will be open Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Montrose Elementary and each booth must be staffed by at least one adult and child. A booth costs $15, with proceeds benefit the district's Artists in the School Programs.
Visit the Montrose website for info at www.montrosePTO.org .
Jeffrey Shop Hop supports Bexley recreation scholarships
The Jeffrey Mansion, a Bexley landmark and home to the city's Parks and Recreation Department at 165 N. Parkview Ave., will host the Jeffrey Shop Hop IV, Nov. 10-11.
The Shop Hop raises funds for scholarships for programs offered through Bexley Recreation to children from Bexley and surrounding neighborhoods.
Due to corporate support on behalf of American Electric Power and Pistacio Vera, 100 percent of all proceeds raised directly benefit the Parks and Recreation Department Scholarships and Programs.
On the evening of Nov. 9, the Shop Hop will begin with a Jaxxy Patron Preview Party from 6-10 p.m. and will include an exclusive shopping opportunity, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts provided by Pistacio Vera, and beverages. Musical entertainment from JAZZMARY and valet parking will also be a part of the Patron event. Admission to the
Patron Party is $50 per person. Reserve tickets by calling 236-2550, or at www.Jeffreyshophop.com.
The Shop Hop features exclusive retailers such as Karen Spector's Designs from Dublin, The Collection from Powell, Tickled Pick from London, Ohio, and more. The Hop runs November 10-11 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. On Saturday, children's crafts will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children at the mansion. Admission to the shopping event is $5, and is good for admission each day for the event.
Bishop Hartley High School open house
Bishop Hartley High School invites all 7th and 8th grade students and their parents to its Fall Open House on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the school's gymnasium at 1285 Zettler Road in Columbus.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from the administration, visit with teachers, and meet with guidance counselors, will also be able to receive information about activities and athletics and experience the nationally recognized technology program.
Students and parents can inquire about the school's Campus Ministry and service learning programs, and visit the newly expanded and renovated St. James the Greater Chapel.
Call 237-5421 for information.
'60s coffeehouse benefits Mid-Ohio Food Bank
Bexley High School graduate and radio journalist Bill Cohen will host his annual "Spirit of the 60s" coffeehouse to benefit the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at King Ave., Methodist Church, 299 W. King Ave. at Neil Avenue.
Cohen, who has been hosting the events for 22 years, will lead a candelit, year-by-year journey through the era, with live folk songs, news reports of Sixties happenings, displays of anti-war buttons and posters, and fashions.
The audience will be challenged with Sixties trivia questions and awarded 1960s-themed prizes.
Proceeds from the suggested $10 donation will go to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.
Refreshments will be available at no charge. The program is suitable for adults and mature teens.
Columbus International Festival Nov. 3-4
The 52nd annual Columbus International Festival will take place Nov. 3, from 10 a.m.-10 pm., and Nov. 4, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St.
The theme of the event is "Peace Through Understanding," and will include a global marketplace with more than 200 booths representing more than 80 countries, offering food, crafts and educational materials.
Other activities include a health fair with free screenings, yoga, pilates and aerobics, and folk dance instruction to international music, a Parade of Nations, bands and roving entertainers and children's activities.
Tickets are $5 if purchased before Oct. 20. Admission at the door is $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, $2 for children ages 6-12, and free for those 5 and under. Group rates are available.
Visit the web site at www.DiscoverOhio.com/ColumbusInternationalFestival for bargain tickets and coupons. Exhibitors can still sign up.
All Hallow's Eve at Ohio Village
All Hallow's Eve, the popular historic Halloween event sponsored by The Ohio Historical Society, returns to the Ohio Village in Columbus, on Saturdays, Oct. 20 and 27. Pumpkin carving, 19th-century crafts and games, a museum of oddities, soul cakes, mini-pumpkins for the kids and storytelling by bonfire will be among the many treats in store for visitors.
Additional spirited favorites at the event include the Dancer of Mystery, Halloween fortunes and the eccentric Krazy Kate, a lost soul.
New this year is a 19th-century shadow puppet show performed by Common Stock, a historical entertainment group. The event concludes with the spooky retelling by bonfire of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," brought to life with the infamous horseback rides of Ichabod Crane, the schoolteacher in the famous story, and the Headless Horseman.
Children activities at All Hallow's Eve will feature searching for the golden pumpkin, fortunetelling with apple peels, walking a maze and playing games such as tug of war and "three luggies."
Bunnicula, the vampire-bunny that sucks the juice out of vegetables from the popular children's book series, will make a special appearance at the reading of "Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery." The event is recommended for children ages 8 and above.
The event is from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is $11 per adult and $8 per child, ages 6 through 12. Parking is $4 per vehicle.
Ohio Historical Society members receive a discount of $2 per person and free parking. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or in advance by calling 297-2266 or 1-800-686-1541.
Ohio Village is a recreated town of the 19th century and is located next to the Ohio Historical Center at I-71 and East 17th Ave. in Columbus. For more information, including December holiday events, call 297-2300 or 800-686-6124 or visit www.ohiohistory.org.
Reynoldsburg Am Spirit changes meeting location
The Reynoldsburg Chapter of AM Spirit Business Connections will now meet each Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. at the Main/270 Center at The Only Way to Travel office located at 6038 E. Main Street Columbus, Ohio 43213.
For additional information call Martha Henley at 614-864-4363.
Am Spirit organizes professionals, business owners and sales professionals who use a structured format for developing relationships improve sales.
Prospective members are invited to attend a meeting, and will be provided an opportunity to present a description of their business and distribute business cards to current members.
Bexley to begin leaf collection
The Bexley Service Department will begin leaf collection Oct. 22 and continue through Dec. 21.
Leaves should be placed on the back side of the curb and not raked into the street or placed on park beds. It is unlawful to put leaves in the street, where they can cause flooding and create a traffic hazard. Violators can be cited.
No leaves will be picked up from the alleys.
One crew will begin on the west side of each section of the city. Residents can visit the web site www.bexley.org or call 559-4202 for a daily schedule.
Veterans Remembrance Celebration
A Veterans Remembrance Celebration, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, will be held Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. - noon, at 2135 Baldwin Road Reynoldsburg.
St. Pius K of C spaghetti dinner fundraiser
The Knights of Columbus Council 5253 of St. Pius X Catholic Church is sponsoring an all you can eat spaghetti dinner Oct. 27 from 5:30-7 pm in the school cafeteria, 1061 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg.
Dinner will include two kinds of pasta, meatballs, salad, bread sticks, dessert and hot or cold beverages. Price is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children and $5 for take-out. Proceeds will be used to benefit St. Pius X's Tuition Assistance Program and to assist a student to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference.
Bexley Library Internet classes
Bexley Public Library reference librarians will conduct Internet Basics programs that will include discussion of navigating the Internet, using the library's website and catalog, and hands-on instruction about using Internet search engines.
Each program consists of two one-hour sessions, from 2-3 pm on Oct. 23 and 30.
A Beyond the Basics program is scheduled for Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.
All programs are free but advance registration is required at 231-8795.
Eastside meeting to discuss stopping home invasions
The Berwyn East Civic Association will host a meeting to discuss a recent rash of home invasion robberies, Oct. 22 from 7-8:30 p.m., at Bishop Hartley High School, 1285 Zettler Road. All eastside neighborhood residents are invited to attend.
The Precinct 9 Liaison Officer, James Poole, Mark Wodarcyk from the Franklin County prosecutor's office, and Robert Beattey Jr. from the Columbus city attorney's office have been invited to attend.
Participants will learn how to protect their homes and band together to prevent further occurrences, and receive information on what happens to suspects after they are arrested and why the court process takes so long.
Bexley Halloween Concert includes costumes & candy
The Bexley High School and Middle School Orchestras will present a Halloween Concert on Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m.
According to Orchestra Director Sandra Crandall, her students offer the Halloween Concert only once every four or five years.
Student musicians will play pieces from Alfred Hitchcock's film "Psycho," as well as spooky favorites from musicals like "Wicked" and "Willard."
Musicians will be decked out in Halloween costumes and encourage audience members to wear costumes also. The orchestra members hand out candy to children following the concert.
Fall festival in Whitehall
A fall festival, sponsored by City of Refuge Baptist Church and the City of Whitehall, will be held Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. in the former Big Bear parking lot at 4750 E. Main St.
Admission is free and the event will include candy, games, inflatable jump houses, a Ferris wheel, hay ride, food, and prizes.
Eastview United Methodist concert series
Eastview United Methodist Church, 1045 Ross Road, Columbus, will host a concert series on four Sundays in October at 3 p.m. Admission is free.
•Oct. 21, jazz pianist Mark Flugge and flutist Lisa Jeller, presenting a concert of classical and jazz selections.
•Oct. 28, harpist Miriam Weber Brown and flutist Valorie Adams performing a concert of classical and Broadway music.
Whitehall Halloween Walk
Whitehall Community Celebration Association (WCCA) will be sponsoring the annual Halloween Walk Oct. 27 from 1-3 p.m. It will begin at the fire station, 390 S. Yearling Road, Whitehall. There will be volunteers on hand to safely escort the children.
The Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center, at 1125 College Ave., has provided the following announcements:
JCC Member Art Exhibit on display
The JCC Juried Member Art Exhibit is open, with 32 pieces chosen from among the more than 60 works of art submitted by members of the JCC on display in the lobby of the Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave.
The works of art, done by professional and emerging artists alike, offer a wide range of media. Everything from recycled objects (including baskets and seashells) to fiber art, and woodworking to crewel, as well as more traditional paintings and sketches, are included in the exhibit.
The exhibit is open now through Nov. 4 during the JCC's normal hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, from 1:30 to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Holiday Bazaar vendors sought
The JCC Early Childhood Parent committee is seeking vendors for its annual Holiday Bazaar Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Holiday Bazaar showcases the work of artisans from across central Ohio. Each vendor has the opportunity to display and sell their goods during the bazaar, which is free and open to the community.
For information on becoming a Holiday Bazaar vendor, call 237-5223, ext. 102.
Sports Spectacular continues Oct. 22 with sports writer, awards
The 20th annual Sports Spectacular will kick off the second half of the split-format event Oct. 22 for an evening of recognition and celebration honoring Dr. Fred Davidorf, Allan Byer and David Kass.
The Sports Spectacular, co-chaired this year by Jon Meyer and Eric Wasserstrom, is one of the city's premiere fundraisers for JCC programs.
On Oct. 22, the JCC will welcome Jeremy Schaap, host of ESPN's "Outside the Lines" and author of "Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History." He is a regular contributor to Nightline and ABC World News Tonight and has been published in Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, Time, Parade, and the New York Times. Schaap also is the author of "Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics."
Schaap will be the keynote speaker of a night that will be highlighted by the presentation of the Charles Solomon Award to Dr. Fred Davidorf and the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony of Allan Byer and David Kass.
The Charles Solomon Award has been given at each Sports Spectacular event to recognize an individual who personifies a lifetime commitment to JCC sports and fitness
For information on sponsorships or to purchase tickets, contact Sheila Cline at the JCC at (614) 559-6225 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Gallery Players season continues with "Jerry's Girls"
|Gallery Players' production of "Jerry's Girls," starring, from left,Eileen Howard, Julie Russell, seated, Susan Bunsold and Danielle Mann, will celebrate the songs of Jerry Herman through Oct. 28.
Gallery Players has announced its 59th season. The productions being staged at the JCC of Greater Columbus for the 2007-2008 Gallery Players season are:
•"Jerry's Girls," Oct. 13-28. "Jerry's Girls" is a musical revue based on the songs of composer Jerry Herman in productions including "Hello, Dolly!," "Mame," "Mack and Mabel" and "La Cage Aux Folles."
•"Mazel and Schlamazel," Dec. 7-16, with auditions Oct. 21-23
•"South Pacific," Feb. 23-March 9, with auditions Dec. 16-19
•"Brooklyn Boy," May 17-June 1, with auditions March 16-18.
Mazel and Schlamazel" is a classic musical tale of good versus evil as Mazel, the spirit of good luck, and his entourage of Lucky Charms face off against Schlamazel, the spirit of bad luck, and his henchmen, the Jinxes.
"South Pacific" is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II based on two short stories by James A. Michener from his book "Tales of the South Pacific." It is generally considered to be one of the greatest musicals of all time, and a number of its songs, such as "Bali Ha'i," "Younger than Springtime," and "Some Enchanted Evening," have become worldwide standards.
"Brooklyn Boy," a drama written by Donald Margulies, is a story about what happens when the marginally successful writing career of middle-aged author Eric Weiss begins to take off with the publication of his novel.
Season subscriptions present a savings of 30 percent off of the single ticket price for all four shows. Season tickets are $30 per JCC member, $45 per non-member, $25 per JCC Senior member, and $40 per senior non-member. (Tickets for individual shows are $12 for JCC members, $18 for nonmembers, $10 for senior members, $16 for senior non-members, $8 for students, and $10 per ticket for groups of 10 or more.)
Those interested in making contributions to support the theater may become a JCC Patron of the Arts. Patron levels are $100 (with the patron receiving two tickets to one show), $250 (four tickets to one show), $500 (two subscriptions) and $1,000 (four subscriptions).
For information on season subscriptions or becoming a JCC Patron of the Arts, visit the Gallery Players website at jccgalleryplayers.org, or call 559-6248.
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