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Program on how to prevent bullying at Waggoner Road Middle School
A parent eduction program on "Bully-proofing Your Child" will be held Sept. 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Waggoner Road Middle School, 340 S. Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg.
The speaker will be Jim Bisenius and the program is sponsored by the Safe and Drug Free Consortium and Reynoldsburg Schools.
To register, contact Kathy Dutney at 595-0883.
Christ ther King Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast
The Christ the King Knights of Columbus Council 13705 will hold their all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon at TAT restaurant, 1210 S. James Road.
Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Bring your church bulletin for a $1 discount.
Bexley High Volley for a Cure to fight breast cancer
The Bexley High School girls' volleyball team will be working and playing hard to raise money to help cure breast cancer, culminating in a match against Granville High School on Oct. 2, in the Bexley High School gymnasium, 326 South Cassingham.
According to Bexley parent Anna Wernicke, whose daughter, senior Barb, plays on the team. and who is helping coordinate the activities, players hope to increase awareness of breast cancer among high school students, staff and the community and to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Admission to the Granville match, which starts with a 5 p.m. freshman game, is free for fans wearing pink "Volley for the Cure" event t-shirts. Team members are selling the shirts for $5 and will offer the shirts at the door on Oct. 2.
In addition, team members are selling pink lions which will paper the walls of the gymnasium during the match. For $1 each, buyers can memorialize or honor friends or family members who have fought breast cancer.
Before, during and after the volleyball match, the team will offer a raffle of donated items, including a Vera Bradley tote bag from Bexley Stationer, a C.D. case, perfume, and others. Event organizers plan a "serve for a pizza" and other fun activities as well.
For more information about Volley for the Cure, please contact Anna Wernicke at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 235-3262.
Bexley offers programs on child nutrition
Bexley Schools has teamed with the Bexley Recreation Department and Urban Moves LLC to present upcoming educational programs on childhood nutrition.
A two-part series will be presented by a Children's Hospital panel of experts, led by Robert Murray, M.D. "How to Prevent Childhood Obesity" is set for Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at Jeffrey Mansion, 165 N. Parkview Ave., with "Tips for Creating Healthy Lifestyle Choices for Kids" on the following Wednesday evening, Sept. 26.
Dr. Murray, director of Columbus Children's Hospital Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, serves as a professor in the department of pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
The series will cover topics such as school nutrition standards, the development of body image in adolescence, diets that lessen obesity risks, building family activity time, proper food portions, starting healthful habits from infancy, and medical treatment of obesity in children.
The programs, while free and open to the public, require a reservation. Call Barb Greiner at the Bexley Recreation Department at 559-4300 for information.
Capital to present portrayal of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer
|Capital University's Multicultural Affairs Office will present mZuri in "The Fannie Lou Hamer Story" Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in Huntington Recital Hall.
Capital University's Multicultural Affairs Office will present mZuri as Fannie Lou Hamer, the granddaughter of a slaves and well-known American civil rights activist, in a one-woman performance Sept. 20.
"The Fannie Lou Hamer Story" will be presented at 8 p.m. in Huntington Recital Hall, located in the Conservatory of Music on Capital's Bexley campus, 1 College and Main.
The event is free and open to the public.
Hamer was known as the woman who was "sick and tired of being sick and tired," and was the first one to volunteer to register to vote in her town in 1962.
mZuri has performed all over the United States and abroad. A writer since childhood, mZuri is noted for her powerful stage presence and strong, soulful voice.
Bexley native Michael Duffy to talk about Billy Graham book
A book talk by Bexley native Michael Duffy, a Time magazine assistant managing editor and co-author of the recently published "The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House," will be given in the auditorium of Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St., on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m.
Duffy has been covering politics and presidents for ten years. He is also co-author of "Marching in Place: the Status Quo Presidency of George Bush," published in 1992 by Simon and Schuster.
For information call 231-2793.
Volunteers needed for Alum Creek clean-up
A Friends of Alum Creek Academy Park area clean-up will be on Sept, 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Volunteers and community based organizations are needed to help clean up the Alum Creek river banks and roadside, trail, and park areas near Nelson Road between East Broad and East Main streets.
Participants will meet at Academy Park's north parking lot at 250 S. Nelson Road, one-fourth mile south of East Broad Street.
This event is in conjunction with the 14th annual National Public Lands Day.
Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson is scheduled to make a brief presentation to the watershed groups and join in on a special canoe tour of the Alum Creek river, starting at 10 a.m. Tyson serves as chair of council's recreation and parks committee.
FACT has formally adopted this sensitive and heavily traveled park riverside area through a partnership with Keep Columbus Beautiful, conducting at least three cleanups a year with this being the last big one planned here for 2007.
A commemorative poster, suitable for framing, will be offered to the first 50 volunteers.
Attendees should dress with hats and sturdy shoes. Work gloves, trash bags, beverages, and snacks are provided. Depending on the weather,wading may be done to retrieve debris or trash from the streambed.
Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder to speak at Capital
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder will speak at Capital University's Mees Hall Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Kidder is the author of "Mountains Beyond Mountains," which is the book chosen this year for the university's unified theme "Hearing the World's Call: Accepting the Challenge."
"Mountains Beyond Mountains" tells the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, a humanitarian whose compassion draws him to work toward stemming the tide of new tuberculosis and HIV infections.
Farmer's actions ultimately cause him to emerge as a major force in revolutionizing world health by establishing clinics and hospitals to serve some of the poorest people on the planet.
Kidder is the recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award (1990) and is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times Book Review.
His most recent book, "My Detachment," was released in 2005 and is a memoir of his experiences as a soldier in Vietnam.
His appearance is part of the Gerhold Lecture Series. Author A.S. Byatt is scheduled to speak Feb. 5.
Reynoldsburg mayor to hold town meeting
Reyoldsburg Mayor Robert McPherson will hold his fall town meeting Sept. 25 at 7 p. m. in thr Municipal Building, 7232 E. Main St.
Citizens are invited to meet the mayor and his administrative staff and voice questions and concerns.
Reynoldsburg Chiropractic offers free backpack safety checks
Reynoldsburg Chiropractic Center at 7323 E. Main St. Reynoldsburg, is offering to do free backpack safety checks on any child or adolescent to help prevent injuries. Call 861-6222 forinformation.
Backpacks are a leading cause of back and shoulder injuries for millions of children. Call us for the free five-minute evaluation for your children during the month of September.
Reynoldsburg Police Department celebrates 50th with open house
The Reynoldsburg Police Department will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the station at 7240 E. Main St.
An opening ceremony with remarks from Jim Gilbert of the Fraternal Order of Police,
Mayor Bob McPherson and Police Chief Dave Suciu will take place on the front steps of the police/public safety building.
The event will include guided tours of the station, a shooting range demonstration, digital fingerprinting for children, and SWAT and detective displays.
McGruff and Crime Dog, Teddy Trooper and the Keystone Kops will entertain, and 104.9 The River radio will provide music.
National City of Hope-Columbus Stargazer Luncheon, Style Show
The National City of Hope Columbus chapter will hold its annual Stargazer Luncheon and Style Show, Sept. 26 at the Columbus Country Club, 4831 E. Broad St. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research.
Angela Pace of Channel 10 news will be the mistress of ceremonies, and John carr, the National City of Hope director of development, will be the guest speaker. Fran Luckoff will be honored as the Woman of the Year.
The event will begin with a social hour at 11 a.m., followed by a hat competition at 11:30 and the luncheon at noon.
The style show takes place at 1 p.m. and the requested donation is $50. Reservations can be made by calling Carole Markle at 275-0208.
Parent seminar on school behavioral issues
A parent program entitled "School Is Starting - Now What?" will be presented at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. on Sept. 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The program is designed to address a variety of new school year issues (often issues really left over from last school year). The program will address behavioral issues that lead to suspensions and/or expulsion, additional academic support in school through the title or special education program, school placement issues, school phobia, special education issues, social skill problems, bully victimization, school difficulties arising from a child's mental health difficulties with conditions such as ADD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Autism, etc. and other matters of concern to parents.
The primary presenter will be Ellen Wristen, attorney at law. She, for over 20 years, has assisted parents facing all types of learning, placement and behavioral issues presented by their children at school.
The seminar is free but reservations are required. For additional information or to make a reservation, please call the church office at 235-3451.
Military Officers Club
The Military Officers Club of Central Ohio luncheon meetings are held the second Friday of the month at the Berwick Manor Party House at Refugee Road and Winchester Pike.
The local chapter represents 344 retired military officers, widows and widowers and a ladies' auxiliary. The organization was founded in 1953 and provides members with legislative information, local news, information on survivorship benefits, and speakers, including members of Congress and local journalists.
Information is available on the web site www.themocco.org,
Orbiting Squares offers free square dancing lesson
Starting Sept. 12, the Orbiting Squares and the Westerville Promenadors Western Square Dancing Clubs will be offering instructions on Wednesday evenings, from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Whitehall Community Park, 402 N. Parkview Ave.
The lesson on Sept. 19 will be free.
For information, contact Velma Doyle at 837-6974.
Capital University Theatre, Conservatory of Music programs
Capital University's Theatre Program and Conservatory of Music will hold the following events during the 2007-2008 academic year:
•"Uncloaked," complied, adapted and directed by Communication Professor Dan Heaton, Oct. 11-14.
In "Uncloaked," Heaton looks at the various versions and psychological underpinnings of the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. Although the show deals with a classic fairy tale, this performance is not appropriate for children.
•"Little Shop of Horrors," the musical about a flower shop schlep and the man-eating plant he creates by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, Nov. 15-18.
•"Twelfth Night," a comedy by William Shakespeare, Feb. 14-17.
•One-Act Play Festival, a series of student-directed plays, April 17-20.
Thursday and Friday performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday performances are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m.
All performances are held in the Cabaret Theatre, located in the basement of the Harry C. Moores Campus Center. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $4 for student and senior citizens. Admission is free for students with a current Capital I.D. For more information, call 236-7174.
Conservatory of Music
•Homecoming Choral concert, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Chamber Winds concert, Oct. 16, 8 p.m. in Huntington Recital Hall.
•High Street Four, Oct. 17, 8 p.m. in Huntington Recital Hall.
•Capital University's Ensemble-in-Residence, Carpe Diem, concert, Oct. 28 7:30 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Tuba Ensemble concert, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Early Music In Columbus, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Capital University/Bexley Community Orchestra concert, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. in Mees Hall
All events are free except the Early Music programs, Christmas Festival and Women in Music performances. For information call 236-6411.
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.
Featured artists include Eric Barth, Ed Charney, Alan Gough, Jane Heller, M. Katherine Hurley, John Kortlander, William Kortlander, Gregg Kumlien, Ober-Rea Starr Livingston, Chuck Marshall, Kelly Moody, Stephen Pentak, Jenny Reynolds, Robert Robbins, Edwin C. Shuttleworth and Ernest Viveiros.
"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.
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.
Bexley Library children's programs
Fall programming for children ages 9 months through 5 years will begin the week of Sept. 17, at Bexley Public Library, 2411 East Main Street. Registration is currently underway for Babytime, Toddler and Preschool Storyhours. These programs require advance registration since group size is limited. Register in person at the library or by calling the Children's Department at 231-2878.
Babytime is a program for children ages 9 to 24 months and their caregivers and meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. for stories, songs and rhymes. Themes will include things that go, farms, and mice.
Toddler Storyhour is a program for 2-year-olds and an adult. This 30-minute program is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Activities include stories, fingerplays, songs and simple crafts. Stories about weather, cats and trees will be featured.
Three to five-year-old children may participate in Preschool Storyhours held on Mondays at 2:00 p.m., Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Stories, games, fingerplays and crafts are all part of this 45-minute program. Fall themes will include squirrels, scarecrows and apples.
"Explorer's Club," a program for kindergarten through third grade, will begin September 26. The one-hour programs are on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. Topics to be explored during the six-week fall series include dinosaurs, woodland animals and cowboys. This program does not require pre-registration.
There is no fee for participating in any of the programs. For additional information contact the Bexley Public Library's Children's Department at 231-2878.
Lecture on community engagement at United Way office
Mike Green, author and national speaker, will present an interactive session on "Twelve Guiding Principles for Community Engagement" and "When People Care Enough to Act" on Sept. 20, from 6 - 9 p.m at United Way of Central Ohio, 360 S. Third Street.
He offers a unique set of experiences and skills with Asset Based Community Development related work. For information or to make a reservation, call 241-3072.
Whitehall Chamber of Commerce annual meeting
The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce'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.
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.
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 Columbus-Whitehall Toastmasters will meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Whitehall Municipal Building, 360 S. Yearling Rd, 7:30 to 9 p.m. All visitors are welcome.
Toastmasters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping men and women learn leadership and the arts of speaking. For information, visit the web site www.whitehall-toastmasters.org.
The Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center, at 1125 College Ave., has provided the following announcements:
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.
JCC seeks artwork from members for juried show
Artists - both amateur and professionals - will have the opportunity to showcase their talent this fall at the premiere of the JCC Juried Member Art Exhibit.
A jurist is being selected by the committee from outside the JCC membership to choose which pieces of art will be put on display.
JCC members may submit up to two pieces of their artwork for consideration. Artwork may be dropped off at the JCC's front desk for consideration for the exhibit on Sept. 18 and Sept. 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. All types of artistic media are welcome, and must be ready for display.
The artwork selected will be placed on exhibit in the JCC lobby from Oct. 7 through Nov. 4.
For information, visit the JCC website at www.columbusjcc.org, or contact Tim Kauffman, JCC assistant executive director, at 59-6223.
Sports Spectacular continues 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 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 email@example.com.
Gallery Players announces theatre season
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, 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. "Mazel and Shlamazel" 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 Shlamazel, the spirit of bad luck, and his henchmen, the Jinxes.
•"South Pacific," Feb. 23-March 9, with auditions Dec. 16-19. "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," May 17-June 1, with auditions March 16-18. "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 www.jccgalleryplayers.org, or call 559-6248.
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