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Short North Neighborhood Events/News November/December 2016

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ComFest Grant Deadline Approaching
Projects must align with ComFest Principles

ComFest is not just a weekend in June. Involvement in community projects and other city events is how ComFesters promote the spirit of the organization throughout the year. In 2005, for example, the Community Festival established a formal grants program that funds individuals and organizations running community-based projects that align with the ComFest Statement of Principles. In 2016, the grants committee awarded $15,000 to fully or partially fund grants to 11 community groups.

The Grants Subcommittee of the General Planning Committee administers the grants and is particularly interested in innovative new projects, especially those promoting social change and social justice. They also fund activities of existing organizations. Projects have been far-ranging over the years. However, they do not support festivals, parades, seminars, conferences or general operations. Also, the recipients must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit or have a fiscal agent as a qualified organization.

Requests may be made in amounts ranging from $250 to a maximum of $3,000. Applications should be submitted electronically. The deadline for applications and supporting materials is January 15, 2017. You can check out the ComFest website at comfest.com for more information and details on how to apply.

Seeking Nominations: 2016 Neighbor of the Year in Harrison West

The Harrison West neighborhood is a place full of inspirational individuals. For the fifth time, the Harrison West Society wishes to recognize the contributions of vital community leaders. The Harrison West Neighbor of the Year Award will be awarded to a person who has demonstrated extraordinary involvement in the community and inspires others to make Harrison West a better place. This can be any member of the Central Ohio community: a neighbor, co-worker, friend, business, or community leader. There are no additional requirements or restrictions.

To nominate a deserving individual for the Harrison West Neighbor of the Year Award, submit a short narrative on why someone you know deserves this honor (500 words or less) no later than December 1, 2016, to president@harrisonwest.org. The award winner will be announced at the Harrison West Society’s annual Winter Celebration. Questions? Contact Tim Price at president@harrisonwest.org.

Stonewall Festivals

The 36th Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and Parade will not be held in Goodale Park in June but instead take place in Bicentennial and Genoa parks downtown. The celebration had been held in Goodale Park each June over the past six years while redevelopment to the riverfront was in progress. The parade route will now be reversed, starting in the Short North and traveling south down High Street, so the neighborhood, where Stonewall Columbus is based, remains a part of and connected to the festivities. Speaking of Stonewall and festivals, the Stonewall LGBT annual film festival is scheduled November 13 to 19. This is a major event focusing on emerging LGBT filmmakers, and includes a special evening tribute to pioneer filmmaker Dorothy Arzner on the 16th at the Drexel in Bexley. Go to lgbtfest.org or call 614-299-7764 for more information.

Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus: Joy! Set the Earth Aglow

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The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus is a volunteer choral ensemble founded over 25 years ago consisting of singers age eighteen and older who are comprised of gay and straight-allied persons of all ethnicities. CGMC’s Joy! concerts have become a Columbus holiday tradition. This year brings Joy! Set the Earth Aglow. All are welcome to ring in the holidays with CGMC as they present their ever-popular holiday celebration on December 9 and 10 at King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave. They will set the earth aglow with the sights, sounds, and songs that make the holidays such a special time of year.

WHAT: Joy! Set the Earth Aglow concert

WHEN: Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 10 at 2 and 8 p.m.; Additional performance at Lord of Life Lutheran Church on Sunday, December 11 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Avenue, corner of Neil and King

TICKETS: $20; $25 at the door; By phone: 614-469-0939; CAPA Box Office, 55 E. State St.; Ticketmaster Online ($3.90 fee)

INFORMATION: Columbusgaymenschorus.com

Ohio Designer Craftsmen: Annual Winterfair and Gifts of the Craftsmen

Artists from across the nation will be showcasing their traditional and contemporary crafts including ceramics, wood, glass, painting, metals, fiber, jewelry, photography, sculpture and more at the annual Columbus Winterfair, a juried fine craft fair, and one of the oldest in the United States. Browse the holiday artists’ market and find unique and beautiful handcrafted items for the home and gift giving.

WHAT: Winterfair

WHEN: December 2-4, 2016; Fri: 10a-8p, Sat: 10a-7p, Sun: 11a-4p

WHERE: Ohio State Fairground Bricker Building, 717 E. 17th Avenue

TICKETS: $7 Adults (valid 3 days); 12 and under free

CONTACT: www.winterfair.org

The Ohio Craft Museum’s 17th annual holiday sale, Gifts of the Craftsmen, will feature unique items handcrafted by nearly 100 artists from across the country. Holiday shoppers will find beautiful jewelry, functional pottery, wooden serving bowls and utensils, handcrafted soaps, leather accessories, ornaments, handmade greeting cards and more. This is the place to find one-of-a-kind gifts.

WHAT: Gifts of the Craftsmen

WHEN: November 6 - December 23, 2016; Mon-Sat: 10a-5p, Sun: 1-4p

WHERE: Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Grandview


CONTACT: www.ohiocraft.org 614-486-4402

Dreams and Spiritual Growth: Retreat weekend with Janice Bachman

Dreams are unique gifts given to each of us. Dreams connect us to a source of wisdom beyond the ego and can heal and guide us on our journey to become more whole persons.

In this retreat weekend with Janice Bachman, participants will discuss classical elements of Jungian dream work and place it within the larger context of spiritual growth. Through lecture, conversation and discussion, the group will work with some dreams from scripture as well as with several dreams volunteered by participants. If you wish to work with a dream, bring a written copy to the weekend.

This program is limited to 14 people who will participate in both the Friday and Saturday sessions. Beginners as well as those more experienced in working with dreams are welcome.

Janice Bachman, O.P., is a Jungian Analyst and spiritual director in practice in the Columbus area. A key area of interest for her is the convergence of analytical psychology and spirituality, and how the two disciplines and their symbols inform the process of analysis, spiritual development and becoming more whole persons.

Bachman is on the summer faculty of Creighton University in Omaha where she teaches in the graduate program in Christian spirituality. She holds a master’s degree in Christian spirituality from Creighton University and a diploma in analytical psychology from the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (Toronto), and an MBA from Xavier

WHAT: Dreams and Spiritual Growth retreat

WHEN: Friday, December 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, December 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: JungHaus, 59 W. Third Avenue

COST: $100 members; $125 non-members

CONTACT: www.JungCentralOhio.org 614-291-8050

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