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(LtoR) Magnolia Thunderpussy Records store owner Chuck Kubat, with ­daughter Charlotte Kubat, Chris Jericho, and employee Raad Shubaily on September 26, 2014. Chris is on tour with his band Fozzy and was at the store for a signing promoting the band’s new release “Do You Wanna Start A War?”
Photo | Gus Brunsman III

Two Fall Tree Tours in Goodale Park

Back by popular demand, two Fall Tree Tours in Goodale Park! Friends of Goodale Park will be hosting two fall Walks and Talks focusing on the colorful fall foliage in the park. The tours will be led once again by arborist Rick Frantz – a hit on the summer Walk and Talk series. He has far-reaching knowledge of the Goodale trees that is thoroughly entertaining to listen to. Did you know that there are over 700 species of trees in the park? Please join the Friends at the Caretakers Residence in Goodale Park at 6:30 on October 15 and 29 to learn and enjoy. Light refreshments will be served. Visit Facebook for updates.

What Do You Think about Public Art? Harrison West Prepares for Final Work

The Harrison West Society is about to launch a program to add a fifth and final work of public art to Harrison Park and is seeking your input. Four sculptures designed by CCAD students and selected by residents of Harrison West from more than 30 submissions currently line the Olentangy Recreation Trail as it winds through Harrison Park. You may also have noticed a large concrete pad along Harrison Park Place near Funk-ee-Town. That pad was installed to receive a fifth work, but budgetary constraints halted the art program after the initial four.

Using money from the neighborhood’s Gowdy Field fund and, hopefully, a match from the Columbus Art Commission, the Harrison West Society can finally commission the final piece of art – and what a piece it promises to be! In a few months, the society will be seeking submissions from major public artists for a signature work that will define the Harrisown West neighborhood. But first, they want to hear from you. They have worked with the city’s planning division to develop a survey from which they will be able to get a sense of what locals would like to see in the new work, and they invite you to visit the survey site and share your thoughts. The survey is only four questions long, so surf over to www.columbus.gov/planning/hpart/ and offer your thoughts on public art. www.harrisonwest.org

Hubbard Mastery School Wants Volunteers

The Hubbard Mastery School, a pre-k through grade 6 school, opened in August at 104 W. Hubbard Ave. in the Short North and is inviting the community to contribute to its continued success by donating time and/or money to the school. Principal Susan McGeean said they are always looking for volunteers. She recommends the Reading Buddies program for those who want to help children enhance their love of books and reading. Anyone wishing to visit on a weekly basis to read with students can attend a Reading Buddies Training held monthly. The next training is Monday, October 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Columbus Downtown High School, 364 S. Fourth St. “If they can’t attend training and would still like to give time weekly,” said McGeean, “they can email me and we will assign them to a student” and train them. There are a variety of other ways individuals can help the school. Those with a specialty can speak to classes, provide expertise to teachers, assist with projects, or donate money for field trips, supplies, or food for events and activities. If you are interested in volunteering time or resources, contact Susan McGeean at 614-365-5564 and smcgeean1322@columbus.k12.oh.us or call Krista Bower at 614-365-8869.

Italian Parade on Sat., October 11 at 11 a.m. follows 1st Annual Maria's Message 5K Run/Walk

Kenton Ridge, 2013 Competition Winner
Photo | Gus Brunsman III

Kenton Ridge, 2013 Competition Winner

The annual Columbus Italian Festival presented by Saint John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church is scheduled October 10-12 at the corner of North Fourth and E. Lincoln streets in Italian Village. The festivities include the Columbus Italian Parade that will march through the Short North Arts District and Italian Village. The parade will have at least six competing High School marching bands, dancers, classic and new cars, Santa Maria replicas, and other entries featuring Italian history and culture.

The parade has been moved to Saturday this year and will follow the first Annual Maria’s Miles Run/Walk, a fund-raising event to benefit Maria Tiberi Foundation. 10TV’s Dom Tiberi lost his daughter Maria Tiberi, a senior majoring at graphics design at The Ohio State University, in a tragic car accident in 2013 that by all accounts could have been prevented. Tiberi has now dedicated his life to spreading a message, Maria’s Message, about the dangers of distracted driving with the hope of saving lives. The 3-mile run starts at 10 a.m. at N. Fourth and E. Lincoln streeets in Italian Village. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at Dennison and Buttles avenues, spans one mile, and includes occasional stops for the bands to perform briefly. The competition is held in the Big Tent at the festival once all the bands have gathered there.

WHAT: Columbus Italian Parade and Competing High School Marching Bands

WHEN: Saturday, October 11 @ 11 a.m. Bands begin lineup at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Buttles and Dennison avenues east to High, north to Warren, and east to the Festival at Fourth Avenue for the band competition.

INFORMATION: mzdoodah@yahoo.com www.columbusitalianfestival.com or 614-228-1868

Donate Winter Coats to Help Needy Neighbors

The annual Winter Coat Extravaganza, a benefit drive organized by New Life United Methodist Church in the Short North, needs coats, and the church has put out a call for help from the community to contribute to the project. Donations will be taken through Tuesday, October 28; the event is scheduled Wednesday, October 29 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Please consider donating clean coats with buttons, lining and hoods intact, and zippers that work. Needy neighbors layer their clothes for protection from the freezing cold, so larger sizes are always in demand. Long woolen coats are not appropriate.

The call for help never ceases. Well over a thousand needy neighbors visit the church’s Clothing Room each month, so consider contributing throughout the year. Other items in high demand during the winter months include gloves, boots, socks and blankets. Donations are accepted Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at 25 Fifth Ave. Visit www.newlifeunitedmethodist.org to learn more.

DROP OFF: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tues. and Wed. Or call 614-294-0134 to schedule a drop at New Life United Methodist Church, 25 Fifth Ave. across from Enchanted Shoe Repair.

Global Gifts Volunteer Orientation

Global Gifts is a non-profit store that sells only fair trade products from over 40 countries around the world. You can become a volunteer and assist with a variety of tasks throughout the store – from helping customers and working the registers, to unpacking items and merchandising. Learn about fair trade artisans, their products, and the importance of fair trade. Get retail experience as you learn more about unique and talented artisans from developing countries. Vounteer orientation is scheduled on Saturday Oct. 25 from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 682 N. High St. in the Short North. Call 614-621-1744 to find out more.

Fall Fair Trade Trunk Show October 2 - 13
Get autumn-ready at Global Gifts’ Fall Trunk Show. Visit the Short North location from October 2-13. Unique and handcrafted fair trade styles from around the world will be available for a limited time. Store hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. www.globalgiftsft.com

Street Performers and Vendors Need Gallery Hop Permits

Businesses often like to coordinate performers or vendors to be in front of their buildings on Gallery Hop nights. In order to ensure a positive experience for businesses, street performers, and the public at Gallery Hop, those who make arrangements with performers or who plan to vend outside of their location now need to apply for a permit. The Short North Alliance holds a community market license for the High Street corridor in order to oversee the public right of way on Gallery Hop nights and issues the permits. The application will need to be submitted monthly, can be completed by the performer or vendor, and is due at the 15th of every month. If you do not have a permit, you cannot be vending or performing on the sidewalk. Once permits are distributed, the SNA will email a Gallery Hop permit location map to the applicant, including the permit number and locations for all performers and vendors. This information will not only be helpful for preventing non-permitted performers and vendors from participating, but can also be used as a marketing tool. Gallery Hop Business newsletter information and Gallery Hop vendor or performer applications can be sent to melanie@shortnorth.org or found online at www.shortnorth.org.


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