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Community calendar for Eastside
Reynoldsburg police blood drive
The Reynoldsburg Division of Police will host another blood drive on August 27th to help fill the critical need / shortage of blood. Appointments can be made by contacting the American Red Cross at 1.800.GiveLife or by contacting me at 614.322.6932.
Premier Academy charter school holds open house
Premier Academy of Ohio is hosting an information and registration meeting for prospective students and their parents on Aug. 23 at 4 pm at the school at 1555 Elaine Road.
Premier Academy is a charter school offering grades 7 through 12. Premier offers a curriculum including an emphasis on business and technology for high school students. As a public charter school Premier provides a free appropriate education for both regular and special education students.
Lunch is available at school including a free and reduced lunch program for eligible students.
Interested parents and their students can attend the meeting and register by completing necessary paper work for school so that the student may start the first day which is Aug. 29.
An application may be picked up in advance or request by phone by calling the school office at 238-6760.
Holy Spirit Parish 60th anniversary festival
The Holy Spirit Parish Festival and Homecoming will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its parish Aug. 24 from 6 p.m. to midnight, and Aug. 25 from noon to midnight,welcoming former students, parish members, and members of the surrounding eastside community.
The weekend will be filled with live entertainment, delicious food and beverages, rides, games, and a silent auction.
The schedule of entertainment starts Friday with Canonico from 7-9 p.m., and Dave Heinmiller & Friends from 9:30 p.m.-midnight.
Saturday hosts a Teen Band Showcase from noon-4 p.m.; Free Spirit Karate Club 4-5 p.m; Swing's the Thing ,7-9pm; and AJ Angelo 9:30 p.m.-midnight.
For information visit www.holyspiritcolumbus.org or call 861-1521.
Mothers of Multiples meets
The Mothers of Multiples of East Columbus meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., at the Church of the Redeemer United Methodist, 235 McNaughten Road (south of Broad Street), for social time, a business meeting, and speaker or group activity.
The group produces a monthly newsletter for members, offers many social family and moms-only events, and hosts a clothing, toy and equipment sale twice a year.
Information about Mothers of Multiples is available at www.ecmom.org.
Cassingham Elementary carnival
The PTO at Cassingham Elementary School in Bexley will hold a Community Carnival on August 25, from 2-5 p.m. at the school, 250 South Cassingham Road.
The carnival, which is open to the public, will feature games and activities, such as a dunk tank, obstacle courses, and inflatable play areas. Mayor David Madison will grill hot dogs and the Bexley police and the Columbus Fire Department have promised visits.
A raffle, with tickets costing $2 (or $3 for five tickets), will offer prizes like tickets to Disney World and an American Girl doll. Carnival-goers who bring a donation for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank will receive a free raffle ticket
Tickets cost $10 and are on sale at Cassingham at the school. Tickets on the day of the event cost $12. All proceeds will go to benefit the Cassingham PTO.
Maryland Elementary kindergarten ice cream social
Maryland Elementary School in Bexley will have a Kindergarten Ice Cream Social for all families on August 20 at 6 p.m., followed by a New Family Orientation at 7
Capital's Schumacher Gallery announces 2007-08 season
Capital University's Schumacher Gallery has announced its schedule of exhibits for the 2007-08 season.
"East of Eden: Contemporary Ohio Landscape Painters" will be presented Sept. 4-Oct. 12. An opening reception will be held Sept. 7 from 5-7 p.m.
"Some Assembly Required," with artists using non-traditional materials to explore the potential of collage and assemblage, will run from Oct. 29-Dec. 7. An opening reception will be held Nov. 2 from 5-7 p.m.
"Beyond Boundaries," featuring self-taught artists who use unconventional subjects, techniques and materials, will be presented Jan. 11-Feb. 15. The exhibit, co-sponsored by Art Access, will have an opening reception Jan. 11 from 5-7 p.m.
"Art on a String," with Asian kites in a variety of imaginative shapes associated with festivals, holidays and special events, will take flight March 3-April 11. An opening reception will take place March 7 from 5-7 p.m.
Capital University's Student Art Exhibition will be held April 18-26, with a meet-the-artists reception April 18 from 5-7 p.m.
The Schumacher Gallery, which includes an extensive permanent collection of European, American, Asian, African and Inuit art, is located on the fourth floor of the Blackmore Library. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m., during the school year. Admission is free.
Whitehall Chamber of Commerce golf outing returns
The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce announces the return of its annual golf outing. The outing will take place Sept. 14 at Cumberland Trail Golf Course in Pataskala.
The tournament will be a four-person scramble format with a cost of $70 per person.
This fee includes golf and cart, beverages (beer and soda), lunch, snacks and goodie bags.
Registration will begin at noon and the tournament will have a shot gun start at 1 p.m. Prizes will be given for the top three teams, longest drive, closest to the pin, longest putt and hole in one.
Sign up is taking place now and the deadline to register and pay is August 30. Call the chamber at 237-7792 to register.
The chamber is also looking for volunteers, door prizes and sponsors for this event. There will be some great advertising opportunities. Call the office for details.
The chamber's annual meeting will be held Sept. 20 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Whitehall Community Park, 402 N. Hamilton Road. The meeting will feature Andrea Cambern as keynote speaker speaking on "Commit to Be Fit."
The meeting will also include presentation of the annual Beautification Awards and voting for open Board of Trustees positions. You may RSVP or get more information by calling the chamber. There will be board positions available, so be sure to call if you are interested. You must be in your second year of membership to qualify.
Children's health fair, school supply give-away
The New Fellowship Health Ministry will host its 6th annual Children's Health Fair and Free School Supplies Give-Away on Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New Fellowship Baptist Church, 3420 Petzinger Road (near Courtright Road), Columbus.
Activities include free school supplies (while supplies last; child must be present); free vision and hearing screenings by Children's Hospital Mobile Care Unit; and petting & grooming of live horses by Dreams on Horseback.
This event also includes free food, door prizes and other giveaways and entertainment. Call 374-8629 for information or to donate school supplies.
Marc Levison Run/Walk seeks sponsors, participants
The 5th Annual Marc Levison 5K Run/Walk for Lou Gehrig's Disease will take place Sept. 2, at 8:30 a.m., and is looking for sponsors to help raise money for research at Children's Hospital into the debilitating disease.
Lou Gehrig's Disease, or ALS, affects the neurological system. Marc Levison, a Bexley resident, has had the disease for about 18 years. Traveling the streets in a motorized wheelchair, Marc is one of the most recognizable figures in Bexley.
The race has raised close to $90,000 for research on motor neuron diseases like ALS at Children's Research Institute at Children's Hospital. All proceeds above the cost of the race are donated for research.
ALS has no cure and it is not clear what causes it.
Donations can be sent to: the Helping Link Foundation c/o Marc Levison Run for ALS, 2740 Fair Avenue, Columbus 43209.
To sign up for the race, register at www.premierraces.com/races/marclevison.html.
To become a sponsor for the race, contact Brent Levison at 296-4625 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit marcsrun.org for more information.
East High Class of 1977 reunion
The Columbus East High Tigers Class of 1977 is announcing its 30-year reunion, taking place Labor Day weekend at Briarwood Banquet Facility, 1421 Davidson Drive, Reynoldsburg.
The three-day event includes Aug. 31, Meet and Greet 7 p.m - midnight; Sept. 1 semi-formal dinner, 7 p.m.-midnight; and family picnic Sept. 2.
The price is $90 per alumni and an additional $45 for guests. The price includes all three days plus a 1977 Alumni East High Tigers t-shirt.
For information, contact Kim Williams at 209-1078 or Robin Crews at 740-407-8697.
Reynoldsburg High Class of '82 25-year reunion
The Reynoldsburg High School Class of 1982 25-year reunion will be held Oct. 12-14.
Class members will meet at the Reynoldsburg High football game Oct. 12, and following the game will gather at Donerick's Pub House, 6935 E. Broad St.
On Oct. 13, a dinner dance will be held at Grand Host East, 8660 E. Broad St., from 7-11 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. Make checks payable to Amy Kendall, 497 Cumberland Drive, Columbus 43213, by Aug. 15.
A Sunday brunch will be held Oct. 14 at Tee Jaye's restaurant, 2435 Brice Road, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Magazine seeks submissions on multi-racial experiences
"Through Our Eyes," a new literary magazine, is seeking poetry, short stories, and essays about multiracial/multiethnic people and their experiences. Submissions will be accepted until August 3.
Visit the web site at www.geocities.com/throughoureyes or call 340-8964 for more information. Submissions may be sent to: 2734 E. Main Street No. 212, Bexley, OH 43209-2534, or submitted via e-mail to email@example.com.
Bexley Farmers' Market
Bexley Farmers' Market will be held Saturdays from 10 am. to 1 p.m. in front of City Hall, 2242 E. Main St., through October. A variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and other items directly from farmers will be available.
The Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center, at 1125 College Ave., has provided the following announcements:
Kinderclub, Kaleidoscope for kindergarten through sixth-grade
When elementary school is out, Kinderclub and Kaleidoscope at the JCC are in and offering a structured, fun and creative curriculum that engages and encourages continued learning experiences and completing daily homework.
Kinderclub is designed for kindergarten-age children (ages 5 to 7) and is led by experienced, degreed teachers. Flexible options are available: from noon to 3 p.m., noon to 6 p.m., and 4 to 6 p.m. Kaleidoscope is offered Monday through Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m., for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Both programs are open to non-Jewish families. Kinderclub offers a family style hot kosher lunch, special Shabbat and holiday celebrations, swimming twice each week, a weekly library trip, arts and crafts activities, stories, drama, puzzles, games, and an occasional field trip.
Kaleidoscope does more than just provide students with homework assistance. They have special events, swimming, a low ropes course, a ball pit, a climbing wall, and scavenger hunts in the new, Mercaz Zusman all-purpose building, with new programs.
Kinderclub is offered at both the main JCC campus at 1125 College Ave., in Bexley, and at the JCC New Albany at 79 N. High St., in the Columbus Jewish Day School (CJDS). Transportation to the main campus is provided by the JCC van from Bexley schools and St. Catherine's Elementary. Other students at local private or public schools should plan on parent-provided transportation.
Kaleidoscope is offered at all three JCC locations, including the JCC North at 1985 Swansford Dr., Dublin.
For information, visit the JCC website at www.columbusjcc.org, or call 231-2731.
JCC hosts antique appraisal show
The JCC is hosting a local antique appraisal show Aug. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m., featuring appraisals by the Estate Group of Ohio and Janine Aquino.
Items to be appraised include: art glass; jewelry; ceramics and pottery; photographs; manuscripts; autographs; furniture; fine paintings; folk art; vintage clothing; decorative arts, such as fine porcelain; crystal and silver; oriental rugs; rare books or coins; comic books; original comic art; sports cards and memorabilia; political memorabilia and Americana; vintage toys and charter collectibles; and fine sculptures.
Due to the popularity of this program, only one item per person will be appraised. The entry fee is $5 and reservations are required. Light refreshments will be provided.
For information or to register, call Debbie Vinocur at 559-6214, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florence Melton Adult Mini-School accepting registrations
The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and sponsored by the JCC of Greater Columbus, is now accepting registration for the 2007-2008 school year.
The Melton Adult Mini-School is an international network of community-based schools offering adults the opportunity to acquire Jewish literacy in an open, trans-denominational, and intellectually stimulating learning environment. Over the course of two years, students and instructors discuss topics based on four themes:
•Rhythms of Jewish Living - Central ideas and texts which infuse rituals daily, weekly, and annually, as well as life cycle observances.
•Purposes of Jewish Living - Essential Jewish theological concepts and ideas as they unfold in the Bible, the Talmud and other sacred texts.
•Ethics of Jewish Living - Ethical issues such as justice, life and death, sexuality and community, with case studies from Talmudic, rabbinic and contemporary literature.
•Dramas of Jewish Living Throughout the Ages - Dramatic developments, experiences and issues from different periods in Jewish history, as reflected in historical texts.
Classes for the 2007-2008 school year are offered once weekly at either the JCC of Greater Columbus on Sundays, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., or Tuesdays, from 7 to 9 p.m., or at the Columbus Jewish Day School in New Albany, on Mondays from 9 to 11 a.m. Classes start the week of Sept. 16. Classes also are available for graduates of the Melton Mini-School.
Reservations are required for the regular Melton Mini-School courses, and may be made by contacting Butter at email@example.com, or calling 559-6233.
Sports Spectacular kicks off Aug. 27 with golf, tennis
The 20th annual Sports Spectacular will kick off with a day of golf and tennis on Aug. 27, at the New Albany Country Club, with the second half of the split-format event taking place on 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.
"Sports Spectacular 2007 provides a fantastic opportunity for people or organizations to give back to the community," said Meyer. "Monies raised during Sports Spectacular directly benefit all programs the JCC offers. In fact, the JCC serves more than 120,000 people each year, including populations at risk, for their health, cultural enrichment and education."
The day will begin with an 11 a.m. lunch, followed by a "shotgun start" golf tournament at 11:45 a.m. Tennis competitors will take to the court at 12:30 p.m., and a cocktail reception will follow both competitions.
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 programs, for which Charles Solomon stood. Dr. Davidorf, professor emeritus of The Ohio State University's Department of Ophthalmology and a leading expert in the field of eye cancer, has been a long-time supporter of the JCC and continues to participate in JCC sports leagues.
The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1979 to recognize Jewish individuals from Columbus who have excelled in the world of athletics.
As a principal partner/owner of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, Allan Byer was a stand-out high school athlete in both baseball and basketball during his teenage years in Columbus. He also was centerfielder on All-Star teams that competed successfully in top Columbus amateur leagues, as well as being instrumental in organizing teams for Midwest tournaments. Byer also owns Byer California, one of the leading garment manufacturers in the U.S.
David Kass, who grew up in Bexley, is a three-time All American Men's Tennis champion and is in the Big Ten Records Book as the Athlete of the Year for 1992. While at the University of Michigan, his record was 99-35, which tied him for fourth place in All Time Career Singles Wins at the school. He also was ranked fourth nationally during the 1992-93 season. He also competed on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour.
For information on sponsorships or to purchase tickets, contact Sheila Cline at the JCC at (614) 559-6225 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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