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Thunderbird Acres/Leawood Gardens to discuss illegal signs
The Thunderbird Ac res and Laewood Gardens neighborhood associations will meet Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Pride Center, 3585 E. Livingston Ave., to discuss the issue of illegal signs. The guest speaker will be Seth Walker, Columbus assistant public safety director and administrator to the Community Police Liaison program. The new liaison officer, James Poole, will be introduced.
A community survey and the Community Safety Notebook will be distributed.
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 offices, 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 crimes, 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 7:30pm.
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.
Whitehall Fire open house
In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, the Whitehall Division of Fire will have an open house Oct. 13 from 2-4 p.m., with tours and a safety presentation at 3. Refreshments will be served.
Whitehall Lion's Club spaghetti dinner
The Whitehall Lion's Club spaghetti dinner will be Oct. 14 at 169 Fairport Road from noon-3 p.m. Cost is $3 for children under 12 and $6 for adults.
Consortium for Good Government candidates' nights
The Franklin County Consortium for Good Government and the League of Women Voters have scheduled the following meet the candidates nights for those running for office in Columbus, Bexley, and Reynoldsburg.
Temple Israel, 5419 E. Broad St., will host an event Oct. 11 from 6:30-9 p.m., with candidates for Columbus mayor, and Reynoldsburg mayor, city council and school board participating.
The Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave., will host an event Oct. 12 from 9:30-11:40 a.m., with candidates for Bexley mayor and Columbus mayor and city council attending.
Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave., will host an event Oct. 16, from 6:30-9 p.m., with candidates for Columbus mayor and Bexley mayor, city council and school board invited.
The events will begin with a meet and greet, followed by the candidates answering questions from the audience.
Bexley parents' program on enhancing self-esteem
Norman Shub, a central Ohio mental health professional, will present a program, "Enhancing Your Child's Self Esteem" as part of the Bexley Schools' Parent Education Series Oct. 8, from 7:-8:30 p.m. at the Bexley High School library, 326 South Cassingham Road.
Co-sponsored by Bexley Special Needs PTO and the Bexley Schools Guidance Department, the program is free and open to parents of students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Shub serves as the clinical director of the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio and trains mental health professionals in applying Gestalt principals to various kinds of therapy as well as to organizational and community development.
Reynoldsburg VFW fundraiser a musical mystery show
The Reynoldsburg VFW will hold a building fundraiser on Oct. 20, with an original interactive musical mystery show performed by Random Acts from Toledo.
The show features sing a-longs, dance a-longs and crypts-full of audience participation vampire ceremonies. Join DeMon and Lenore Graves and the Eternal Order of the Vampires this Halloween. Be ready to sing a-long and play a role and come in costume.
The evening will be a volunteer effort of the VFW Post, their Ladies Auxiliary and Men's Auxiliary. The profit will be used for new carpet and building repairs.
The ticket price is $25 per person. Chef Meg is preparing a ghoulishly delicious dinner of Shepherd's Pie, Wormy Potatoes, salad, and dessert. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 and the show following.
Tickets are available at the VFW Post No. 9473, 1420 S. Waggoner Rd., Reynoldsburg, or by calling 861-3891. For questions call Faye Bolles at 496-6036 or Meg Pearson at 537-5175.
Bexley Community Book club plans talk with Internet show host
The Bexley Community Book Club is partnering with the Bexley Public Library to host the book talk in its auditorium on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. This first event features Kacey Kowars, host of a popular Internet book show.
Kowars' topic is titled, "What Makes a Good Book Great?" Kowars will discuss the process he uses to choose featured books for his show.
Kowar's web-based author interview program, known as The Kacey Kowars Show, first aired on the Internet on August 4, 2004, and is listened to in every region of the world.
The goal of the show is to offer readers a platform to hear their favorite authors discuss their most current work. More than 125 interviews are currently archived on the website (www.kaceykowars.com).
Nationally acclaimed writer Pete Hamill, the inaugural author of Bexley Community Book Club, discussed his most recent novel, North River (Little, Brown & Co.) on The Kacey Kowars Show in July of 2007.
The Bexley Public Library also will host the second book talk featuring Kowars on Jan. 13. Kowars will focus on the books of Pete Hamill and his 40-year journey as a writer.
The year-long Bexley Community Book Club initiative aims to promote reading and showcase Bexley's belief in the importance of education and lifelong learning.
Partnerships with WBNS 10TV and Barnes and Noble Booksellers at Easton have been established to create awareness and encourage community participation.
Additional in-school programs are being planned to expose students to several Hamill books. All events will culminate in the special community-wide appearance by Hamill at Bexley High School on April 30.
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.
Jewish Singles Over 40 get-together
Jewish singles in their 40s and 50s are invited to attend a get-together for music and drinks at Smith & Wollensky at Easton Oct. 19 from 8-10 p.m.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hadassah hosts Roll and Stroll to Three Creeks Park
On Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., Hadassah is sponsoring a Family Roll and Stroll for Hadassah members, prospective members and Hadassah associates at Three Creeks MetroPark.
The Three Creeks trail is 14 miles on flat terrain, now accessible from the Bexley bike path. At 1:30 p.m., Brad Blair will lead a group from the Kroger's parking lot on Main Street, in Bexley, down the bike path to Three Creeks MetroPark.
At 2 p.m., David Roseman will be waiting for participants at the Three Creeks' Bixby Road shelter house. David and Brad will lead the group through the Three Creeks MetroPark bike trails.
Drinks and paper goods will be provided, but participants are asked to bring parve snacks as well as Frisbees, balls, croquet and other games.
The Bixby Road shelter house can be reached from South Hamilton & SR 317 by turning right onto Bixby. The shelter can be seen from the parking lot.
There is no fee, but registration is required. To RSVP, call Susie Blair at 253-1661 or Sandra Roseman at 890-7410. The rain date is October 14.
For information about Hadassah, visit www.columbus.hadassah.org or contact Arlene at the Hadassah office at 235-8111.
Willis Park Civic Association to meet Oct. 10
The next meeting of the Willis Park Civic Association will be held on Oct. 10, at Liberty Christian Academy at 4938 Beatrice Drive at 6 p.m.
The civic association members will be introduced to the new Community Liaison Officer, Officer Rebecca Houston. Robert A. Beatty, Jr., from the Columbus City Attorney's office, will be present to explain how the city attorney's office can help with concerns in the neighborhood.
Also present at the meeting will be Council member Andrew J. Ginther, head of the Public Safety Committee, to hear our concerns and address them.
The transfer of property from the Columbus School Department to the Recreation and Parks Department for the creation of a neighborhood children's playground will be presented and volunteers to help in the final planning will be sought. The finalization of the Willis Park Gateway Project will be made with finalization on or before Oct. 17.
Help in planning a Bike Safety Class for neighborhood children (April or June 2008) and planning for a neighborhood Crime Free Night (August 2008) will be sought.
A volunteer will also be sought to become editor for a neighborhood newsletter to be brought out once or twice a year. The newsletter will be distributed via e-mail. E-mail addresses from all residents will be asked for the newsletter and for meeting notices.
You may also sign up for meeting notices and newsletters at the Willis Park Block Watch & Civic Association's website located at http://email@example.com/
Bexley mayoral candidates' night at library
A Bexley mayoral "candidates' night" will be held in the auditorium of Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St., on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. All candidates for mayor of Bexley have been invited and will respond to questions from the audience.
The event is co-sponsored by the library and the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce and will be moderated by David Isaacs. All Bexley voters are encouraged to attend.
International music featured at Bexley Library
A program of international music performed by Arkady Gips, violin, Cheri Papier, flute, Mikhail Popov, piano, and Lucy Smirnov, voice, will be given in the auditorium of Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St., on Oct. 7 at 3 p.m.
The program is the first in Bexley Public Library's 2007-2008 Tea at Three music series.
There will be no admission charge. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m., when tea will be served.
Bishop Hartley to host "Hair Folly-Cles" fundraiser
Bishop Hartley High School will host the comedy "Hair Folly-Cles at Our Lady of Perpetually Glorious Hairdos," starring humorist Pat Wynn Brown and featuring members of the school's administration, faculty and staff, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. at the school at Livingston Avenue and Zettler Road.
Profits from the show will support funding for a new stained glass window, altar, ambo and tabernacle stand for the school's newly renovated St. James the Greater Chapel.
"Hair Folly-Cles" is a one women show centering on the wonders and miracles of 1960s bouffant hairdos in a Catholic school setting.
For reservations contact Kathy Arnold at 855-0241 or visit www.bishop-hartley.org.
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. 7, the Aladdin Chanters present a mix of Broadway show tunes, patriotic music, rock and roll and inspirational vocal music.
•Oct. 14, The One-More Time String Band, entertaining with mountain and folk music and gospel fiddle music.
•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.
Reynoldsburg Schools hosts Parent to Parent workshop
Reynoldsburg Schools will offer a Parent to Parent workshop, Tuesdays, Oct. 2-30, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Reynoldsburg High School, 6969 E. Livingston Ave.
The series will address issues of adolescence, including trust, discipline, drugs and alcohol, the Internet, safety, personal values and parenting strategies.
To register call 501-4000.
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.
Whitehall Historical Society to tour Statehouse
The Whitehall Historical Society members will take a tour of the State House Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. Member will meet at the Capital State Room on the north end of the first floor, and can park in the garage.
Ron Keller will conduct a one hour tour after a 15 minute film prior to the tour. If you want to carpool, meet at Whitehall Community Park parking lot at 5 p.m. For information, call 670-4470 and leave a message.
Jim Gelbort is asking for any information about the former Green Acres Pre-School that was located at 265 Robinwood Avenue circa 1955-1956. Anyone with information can contact him at 773-960-7707 (Chicago) or firstname.lastname@example.org. He would like any information available about the school, how long it operated and the owners at the time.
Bexley Natural Market 30th Anniversary Festival
The Bexley Natural Market, 508 N. Cassady Avenue, will hold its 30th Anniversary Festival Oct. 7, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in front of the store. There will be local vendors, organic and specialty items, children's activities and live music.
Columbus School for Girls' Jubilee Marketplace
Columbus School for Girls' "Jubilee! Marketplace," the 15th annual "ultimate shopping trip" featuring over 50 vendors showcasing a variety of unique items from around the world, will continue Oct. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school at 56 S. Columbia Ave., Bexley. Admission is $5.00
The event is the Columbus School for Girls' largest annual fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the Columbus School for Girls Scholars Fund.
"The American Girl Fashion Show" will take place Oct. 6 and 7 at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Admission is $20. "The American Girl Fashion Show" is a fun-filled afternoon for girls and their families, friends, and favorite dolls with a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions and, afterwards, elegant refreshments, enter to win door prizes.
For information visit www.csgjubilee.com or call 252-1999.
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:
Capital University Theatre
•"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
•Percussion Ensembles concert, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Reading Band and Honors Band Festival, Conservatory of Music Symphonic Winds concert, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Reading Band and Honors Band Festival, Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony concert, Nov. 10, 1:15 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Big Band Show, Nov. 16-17, 8 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Nov. 18, Community Music School Junior Winds concert, 2 p.m. in Mees Hall; Flute Choir concert, 3 p.m. in Huntington Recital Hall; Columbus Symphonic Youth Band, 3 p.m. in Mees Hall; Clarinet Choir, 7:30 p.m. in Huntington Recital Hall.
•Capital University Christmas Festival in Mees Hall, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 2 at 3:30 p.m.
All events are free except the Early Music programs, Christmas Festival and Women in Music performances. For information call 236-6411.
The Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center, at 1125 College Ave., has provided the following announcements:
Membership Appreciation Week includes activities, discounts
The JCC of Greater Columbus is planning its first Member Appreciation Week, set for Oct. 15-21.
"Member Appreciation Week is not only a way to say, 'Thank You' to our patrons, but also a great opportunity for some of our departments to showcase their work," said Linda Starr, JCC membership director.
Each day will focus on a department, complete with raffles, giveaways, information and displays about their programs.
On Monday, Oct. 15, the Aquatics Department will be conducting free scuba diving lessons in the evening and raffling off two free swim lessons.
Additional events during the week include:
•An international fair conducted by students of the JCC's English as a Second Language (ESOL) department on Tuesday;
•Raffles and treats at all three JCC preschool sites on Wednesday.
•Free yoga and pilates classes, as well as arthritis swim classes, focusing on the JCC's recreation and fitness programs on Thursday.
•A special Shabbat luncheon for Seniors on Friday.
•Two-for-one tickets to the Saturday performance of Gallery Players' production of "Jerry's Girls".
•Kosher recipes from Chef Tony Robertson, as well as bagels in lobby, on Sunday.
For information, visit the JCC website at www.columbusjcc.org, or call 231-2731.
Talk about being gay and Jewish
| Dr. June Gutterman
Dr. June Gutterman, vice president of community planning and allocations at the Columbus Jewish Federation, will share stories from her life about being a member of the Jewish and gay communities during "My Story: In the Life, Jewish and Gay," on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Goodale Park Shelter House, 120 W. Goodale Blvd. Sweets and refreshments will be served.
The program is being sponsored by J-Link, an outreach program of the JCC of Greater Columbus. RSVP to Lindsay Folkerth at 559-6228 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
School's out trip to Circleville Pumpkin Show
School is out for area students on Friday, Oct. 19, and the JCC is sponsoring a "School's Out Day," and will be taking children to the Circleville Pumpkin Show.
Everyone will have the opportunity to enjoy rides, fall crafts and of course pumpkins and maybe even get to see the world's largest pumpkin pie. Afterward, the group will return to the center for an afternoon of swimming in the JCC's indoor pool.
The event is open to all area children in kindergarten through sixth grade, including the Columbus Jewish Day School. The JCC will have a bus picking children up at the day school at 8:15 a.m. to go to the JCC, and dropping them back off at 4 p.m.
An early bird registration discount of $10 off is available by registering before Oct. 12.
The fee for the program is $55 for JCC members and $75 for nonmembers, and includes transportation. (Fulltime Kinderclub members pay only $20.) A discount of $5 off for the second child, and an additional $3 for the third (or more) child also is available.
All participants much have a JCC Emergency Contact form on file, which may be requested by sending an e-mail to Sue Vail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information, contact John Weaver at 559-6266 or email@example.com, or visit the JST4KIDS page on the JCC website at www.columbusjcc.org.
JCC to dedicate Zusman building
On Oct. 7 at 12:30 p.m., the dedication and official opening of the Zusman Building will be held, highlighted by the affixing of mezzuzot by Rabbis Howard Zack and Naphtali Weisz, and recognition of benefactors Larry and Leonore Zusman.
The multi-purpose building, made possible by the Zusmans, primarily will be used for the JCC Summer Camp and after-school Kaleidoscope group. In addition, the building will be available for rental, including private receptions, bar and bat mitzvah parties and proms.
JCC Member Art Exhibit on display
|Hanging My Tears Out To Dry," by Geno Schifrin of Bexley
On Oct. 7, the JCC Juried Member Art Exhibit will open. Thirty-two pieces were chosen from among the more than 60 works of art submitted by members of the JCC, and now are 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.
Among the pieces selected were:
•"Pointing to the One," by Columbus artist Hani Hara, a vibrantly hued acrylic on canvas painting depicting a group of worshippers.
•"She Flew Away," by German Village artist Lindsey Alexander, a clay cup depicting a story about a family of ducks living downtown.
•"Hanging My Tears Out To Dry," by emerging artist Geno Schifrin of Bexley, an artwork of recycled objects depicting his mourning for his late wife.
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.
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