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Holiday Cards from the Short Stop Kids
Each year, young artists at the Short Stop Youth Center create festive holiday cards, available for purchase in boxes of 20. On the back of each card is a photo of the youth artist and a brief paragraph about the Short Stop. Proceeds from the sale of cards support the after-school arts and leadership programs at the Center located in the Short North at 1066 N. High St. To order, visit www.dfyf.org and click on “Youth Art” under the contribute menu, or call 614-294-2661 and ask for Holly to place your order . A box of 20 cards is $23 plus tax. A design brochure is available online. The Short Stop is a program of Directions for Youth & Families, a United Way of Central Ohio Member Agency. Under the direction of Iben “Chip” Smith, Short Stop offers opportunities for kids from elementary age up through high school to develop their talents in the arts and to have a safe place to study and socialize and receive encouragement and instruction from the center’s dedicated staff
New Life United Methodist Christmas Cantata Concert
On Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m., New Life United Methodist Church, 25 W. Fifth Ave., will host “A Festival of Lessons and Carols.” The concert, arranged and orchestrated by John Levitt, will feature familiar Christmas carols, hymns for the congregation and the choir, and traditional Advent and Christmas readings. The service will be led by the adult choirs from Church of the Messiah United Methodist of Westerville conducted by Lindsay Smith. The event is free, but offerings are appreciated and will benefit the ministries of New Life, which has been active in the neighborhood for over 100 years. New Life’s outreach programs include a breakfast ministry offered every Sunday morning to over 175 neighbors who are poor and homeless. We hope you will attend this very special presentation. For more information or to make donations, call 614-294-0134. Visit http://newlifeunitedmethodist.org
Solstice Celebration with Mike Cohen and Friends
Mark the solstice with an evening of singing, clapping, dancing and drumming. Yoga on High, 1081 N. High Street, is hosting kirtan with Mike Cohen and Friends on Saturday, December 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. A former professional saxophonist and graduate of Eastman School of Music, Cohen has been a student of chanting and yoga since 2000. His group uses voice, harmonium and drums as vehicles for leading kirtan in the style of Krishna Das, Jai Uttal (with whom he has studied), Dave Stringer and others. Kirtan is a practice of Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of Devotion, consisting of sacred call and response chanting in a group setting. The Kirtan experience provides an opportunity for folks to come together to sing, clap, dance and drum while creating deep connection with each other, themselves and the divine. It’s fun and easy to follow. The cost is $10. For more information on Mike Cohen, visit www.mikecohenkirtan.com. Yoga on High can be reached at 614-291-4444.
Magpie Consort at St. Francis: A Mediterranean Christmas
The Magpie Consort, a 16-voice amateur a cappella group that has made appearances throughout the Columbus area over the past ten years, including concerts at Franklin Park Conservatory, the Columbus Arts Festival and the Columbus Museum, is scheduled to perform at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Victorian Village on Sunday, December 9 at 6 p.m. The concert, “A Mediterranean Christmas” features a celebration of Christianity’s roots in the Middle East and Mediterranean with songs from Arab Christian, Coptic, and Jewish traditions; carols from Spain, Italy, Hungary, and Greece, with music by Javier Busto, Jan Sandström, Charles Ives, and Jeremiah Ingalls. The St. Francis of Assisi Choir will be singing with Magpie on several of the pieces in the program, including Palestrina’s lovely double-choir motet, “Surge, Illuminare.” The repertoire will also feature “Star in the East,” a medley commissioned from local composer Tony McDonald with arrangements by Sheena Phillips. Known for its wide-ranging repertoire and interesting programs, the Magpie Consort will enrich your holiday season with its vibrant voices harmoniously celebrating the holy birth of Christ in a variety of tradition. Admission to the concert is free of charge. Donations will be accepted with collections directed in part to the work of the International Red Cross in the Middle East. The group’s new CD, The Sound of America, will be on sale at the concert or can be ordered online at www.magpieconsort.org. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is located at 386 Buttles Ave. west of Neil Avenue. For more information, call 614-299-5781.
Grey Austin’s Spiritual Quest: Book Signing and Discussion at JungHaus 2nd Saturday Coffee and Conversation
When retired educator Grey Austin realized that he could no longer believe in a personal God who can be persuaded by the prayers, worship, or good works of His followers to act on their behalf, he began a quest for a plausible concept of that which is “supremely significant and ultimately real.” The result is a new book, Wholly Spirit: Searching for a Plausible God, which chronicles the author’s trek through the sciences, Jungian psychology, and the mystical expressions of Eastern and Western religions to a new base for spiritual living he calls “Mystical Humanism.” Grey will facilitate the Second Saturday Coffee and Conversation discussion at the JungHaus, 59 W. Third Avenue in the Short North on December 8 from 10 a.m to noon. The meeting is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. For more information about the book and how to order it, go to www.echoesoftheheart.com/greyaustin. Wholly Spirit will be available for purchase and signing the day of the meeting. The JungHaus facility also includes a bookstore, library, and staff of analysts. Regular lectures by Jungian scholars are sponsored by the Jung Association. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Call 614-291-8050 or visit their Web site at www.jungcentralohio.org
Holiday Studio Open House & Art Sale in Olde Towne East
Come shop and have a cup of holiday cheer while experiencing the exciting architectural environments of unique artists’ studios in Olde Towne East: Gail Larned & Eric Marlow @ 144 S. Monroe Ave; Ralph & Roger Williams @ 108 S. 18th; Tom Sherman & Judy Sagara @ 910 Franklin Ave.; Harry Wozniak @ 994 Franklin Ave. Sun., December 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. all five studios will be open.
Friends of Goodale Park Annual Holiday Gala
Join the Friends of Goodale Park for their Annual Holiday Gala at the Harrison Park Community Center, 575 West First Avenue, on Wednesday, December 5 beginning at 6 p.m. Expect a fantastic array of food and drink donated by area restaurants and merchants. This is a great way to begin the holiday season with friends and neighbors. A per-person donation of $35 (at the door) will support the many FGP projects and improvements that make Goodale park the best park in Columbus. The FGP final cleanup day this year is scheduled for Saturday, November 3 at the Park Gazebo. Want to learn more about Friends of Goodale Park? Call President Stan Sells at 614-299-4202.
New Chinese Shamanic and Tiger Qigong Classes
Ro-z Mendelson PHOTO/ Rick Borgia
Ro-z and Darryl Mendelson of Monkeys Retreat Tai Chi and Chi Kung Center will be teaching Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning in November with a free introductory class.
Ro-z and Darryl learned this form directly from Master Zhongxian Wu who provides detailed instruction in his book and DVD, Vital Breath of the Dao: Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong (Laohu Gong). Master Wu has committed himself to the life-long pursuit of the ancient arts of internal cultivation. Visit his site at www.masterwu.net
Qi (Chi) can mean breath or Vital Energy. Qigong is the science or practice of cultivating the bodies internal energy and inner knowledge. It is a way to help people return to the union of the Human Being with the Universe and to understand the laws of the universe and how they influence human life.
Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong is a uniquely potent practice designed to bolster health and deepen the spiritual connection to universal energy. It is a powerful 24-movement Qigong form, which combines the traditions of ancient shamanism, Confucianism, Daoism, classical Chinese medicine, and the martial arts. The form is easy to learn and can be shown in one 90-minute class.
Don’t forget that Monkeys is also offering a Tai Chi class Monday evenings from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. This includes a free introductory class. The Mendelson brothers invite and encourage all friends and those interested in the healing arts to participate. Monkeys Retreat is located at 1202 N. High St. at 5th Ave. Call 614-294-9511 or email TigerQigong@monkeysretreat.com Visit www.monkeysretreat.com
Mid-Ohio-Con: Comic Book and Pop Culture Celebration
On Saturday and Sunday November 24 and 25, Mid-Ohio-Con returns to Battelle Hall in the Greater Columbus Convention Center. One of America’s favorite comic book and pop culture celebrations for over 25 years, Mid-Ohio-Con offers fans and collectors the unique opportunity to meet over 100 celebrity guests while shopping for their favorite collectibles.
As Mid-Ohio-Con’s dynamic roster of celebrity guests continues to unfold, comic book fans and collectors will be excited to expect pop culture media stars including Doug Jones, known as “Abe Sapien” in the movie Hellboy; Sarah Douglas from Superman II; Noel Neill, TV’s original Lois Lane; Mark Goddard from Lost In Space; and real life superheroes The Defuser, Feedback and Fat Momma of TV’s Who Wants To Be A Superhero. Comic book superstars include Barry Kitson, Sergio Aragones, Steve Rude, Rich Buckler, Michael Golden and nearly100 more.
The show will feature panels and programs of special interest to fans, and a collector’s paradise of comic books and other great pop culture collectibles on sale. Daily admission is $15 (kids 8 and under free). Advance ticket holders are allowed in 30 minutes before the general public – no extra fees. Advance tickets and information are available at the event’s Web site: www.midohiocon.com Additional information is available by contacting R.A.P. Promotions at (419) 526-1427.
Elizabeth Fergus-Jean, Ph.D. Talk on Living Myth and Ritual
A lecture and discussion on “Living Myth and Ritual” presented by Elizabeth Fergus-Jean, Ph.D., will be held on Saturday, December 1 at the First Community Church North Campus, 3777 Dublin Rd. in Columbus from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program, sponsored by the C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio, will examine the place or need for myths and rituals in our daily lives. The topic will be examined from a Jungian, depth psychological and cross-cultural perspective that suggests myths can broaden our self-understanding and awareness.
Modernity has done a wonderful job of developing our sense of self through a rational way of knowing based on scientific inquiry. Culturally we have sought to answer the mysteries of life through the lens of reason, believing the more we know the better off we are. But what are the effects of this progress on our psyches?
Myths invite us to explore the world with imagination and possibility. Myths, often full of mystery and magic, fill our lives with a sense of how we can imagine the world and our place in it. Through myths and ritual we can find connections between our own particular lives with larger, more universal patterns.The presentation will explore the power of mythic stories through their contextualization within contemporary culture as seen through media, the fine arts, politics and global awareness and within our own experience.
Elizabeth Fergus-Jean, Ph.D., is an artist and educator. She teaches at Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) and at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she was a founding faculty member of their Master of Arts in Humanities program. Elizabeth teaches courses on such topics as Personal Mythology, Comparative Mythology, Archetypes in Cinema, and foundation courses in Mythology, Humanities and Depth Psychology. In addition, Fergus-Jean lectures nationally on the multivalent aspects of image and on creativity.
Membership and early registration (before November 23) provide discounts. The cost is $35-$50. Call 614-291-8050 for more information or visit the C.G. Jung Associaiton of Central Ohio’s Web site at www.jungcentralohio.org
JungHaus 2nd Saturday Coffee and Conversation
Informal discussion exploring the concepts of Carl Jung and post-Jungians is offered by the C. G. Jung Association of Central Ohio in the JungHaus, 59 West Third Ave., the second Saturday of each month. These meeting are free (donations appreciated) and open to the public. On Saturday, November 10, Terry Malinowski will present “Embracing the Darkness,” an exploration of some of the richness that may come from our “dark nights of the soul,” an experience expressed in timeless works such as those of Moore, Rilke and Keats. The discussion will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. The JungHaus facility also includes a bookstore, library, and staff of analysts. Regular lectures by Jungian scholars are sponsored by the Jung Association. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Call 614-291-8050 or visit their Web site at www.jungcentralohio.org for more information.
Buckeye Way Day! Michigan Avenue Dedicaton
Mayor Michael Coleman will proclaim Michigan Avenue “Buckeye Way” for Beat Michigan week on Wednesday, November 14 at 11:30 a.m. at APCO, 777 Michigan Avenue. Dr. Gordon Gee and two-time Heisman trophy winner Archie Griffin will lead a pep rally following the dedication ceremony. Brutus Buckeye is expected to attend along with OSU cheerleaders and the Centennial High School Marching Band, famous for their renditions of OSU favorites. In addition to Buckeye team spirit, there will be plenty of food and door prizes. Also, visit APCO and guess the correct winner/score for the OSU-Michigan game for a chance to win the $777 grand prize. Contest entry cards can be obtained at APCO at 777 Michigan Avenue or by visiting the www.apco.com Web site.
SNNF Award Presentation Open to Public - Please RSVP
On Monday, November 12, the Short North Neighborhood Foundation (SNNF) will be conducting its annual meeting and presenting the SNNF Leadership Award as well as highlighting ongoing and completed projects. The November meeting and award presentation is open to anyone in the community and will be held at Skully’s Music-Diner, 1151 N. High St., from 6 to 8 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar are provided. It should be an exciting and memorable evening for all. Please RSVP by calling 614-291-7663 or emailing Stephen Weed at email@example.com.
Holiday Food Festival Features Gingerbread House Contest
Abundant holiday entertaining, gift-giving and down-home cooking ideas will be offered to North Market customers during their premiere Holiday Food Festival on Saturday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Booths on the second floor of the Market will feature various merchants’ holiday specialties with samples of items available to order. The Market’s Dispatch Kitchen will showcase culinary demonstrations, recipes and advice about holiday food preparation and entertainment. Customers are welcome to enter a decorated gingerbread house into the Gingerbread House Contest. A bevy of local architects and designers will review the entries and determine the winner. The gingerbread houses will remain on display through December, and the winner will receive a $250 North Market shopping and dining spree. This festival is a special opportunity to sample merchants’ holiday offerings and get a creative head-start on seasonal shopping for everything from hams and turkeys to eggnog, cheesecake and salsa gift packs. The North Market is located at 59 Spruce Street. For a schedule of activities, including food demonstrations (beginning at 9 a.m.) and musical entertainment, visit www.northmarket.com or call 614-463-9664.
Friends of Goodale Park Annual Holiday Gala
Join the Friends of Goodale Park for their Annual Holiday Gala at the Harrison Park Community Center, 575 West First Avenue, on Wednesday, December 5 beginning at 6 p.m. Expect a fantastic array of food and drink donated by area restaurants and merchants. This is a great way to begin the holiday season with friends and neighbors. A per-person donation of $35 (at the door) will support the many FGP projects and improvements that make Goodale park the best park in Columbus. The FGP final cleanup day this year is scheduled for Saturday, November 3 at the Park Gazebo. Want to learn more about Friends of Goodale Park? Call President Stan Sells at 614-299-4202.
Dog forum scheduled at shelterhouse
The Friends of Goodale Park and the Victorian Village Society in conjunction with the Department of Recreation and Parks are sponsoring a neighborhood forum on the issue of dogs off leash in Goodale Park and other neighborhood parks. The public forum is scheduled for Thursday, October 18 at 7pm in the shelterhouse of Goodale Park. Three proposals will be presented to the public for consideration and comment.
The Department of Recreation and Parks has indicated that they will initiate a new administrative rule that will require dogs to be on a leash in city parks unless otherwise posted. Goodale Park has become a very popular spot for dog owners to congregrate with their dogs. Some residents have complained about the number and behavior of dogs in the park and are asking the city to better regulate and enforce the behavior of dogs in our neighborhood parks.
The neighborhood forum will present three conceptual plans for the public to consider: a fenced-in dog park within Goodale Park, designated off-leash areas and times within the park without a fenced-in area, and a regional fenced-in dog park at Wheeler Park behind the Giant Eagle on Neil Avenue. These three proposals are meant to facilitate the discussion of the issues and to help work towards a solution that will enable all residents to freely enjoy our neighborhood parks. The forum will be the first of several working sessions where it is hoped that the various parties will be able to work towards a compromise that respects the needs of all users of the our neighborhood parks. For more information on the Dog Forum please contact Greg Maynard at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Francis of Assisi Choir Concert on Sunday, Oct. 28
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Victorian Village will present a concert on Sunday, October 28 at 3 p.m. with the St. Francis of Assisi choir under the direction of Phil Adams accompanied by Andrew Willis, parish organist. “Let There Be Light: Visions of a New Heaven and a New Earth” will feature choral selections by Phil Adams, William Byrd, Stephen Hatfield, Felix Mendelssohn, and Thomas Luis de Victoria, as well as selected choruses from Handel’s Messiah, including the Hallelujah Chorus. Also included in the program will be a sonata by Telemann, performed by Julia Phillips and Renee LaReau on flute, with Olivia Geoghegen on bassoon. Selections for organ by Malcolm Archer and Flor Peeters will be offered by Adams and Willis.
The event is FREE and open to the public. There will be a reception following the program in the church hall, and all are invited to attend. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is located at 386 Buttles Ave. in Victorian Village west of Neil Avenue. For more information, call 614-299-5781 or visit www.sfacolumbus.org
Call for Entertainers: Yoga On High Talent Show
Yoga on High’s annual Fall Potluck and Talent Show featuring the diverse talents of local entertainers will be held this year on Friday, October 19, so it’s time to start polishing up your act and preparing for an opportunity to spend five minutes sharing your unique talents with some really fine folks. The staff invites musicians, singers, dancers, visual artists, performance artists, actors, comedians, and entertainers of all types. Contact Yoga On High and submit your name with a description of what you will be doing. A potluck meal begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the talent show at 8:30. Bring a vegetarian dish to share
with your own table service if you care to join in. Call 614-291-4444 or visit www.yogaonhigh.com
Northside Library Booksale: More Than Just Books
The Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library will be holding their semi-annual booksale at the Northside Branch, 1423 N. High St., this month. The sale includes gently used books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape and reference material. Cash and checks are accepted, and if you are a member of the Friends of the Library, you are offered first pick at their presale on Thursday, October 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. The General Sale begins the following day on Friday, October 19 and continues on Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Friends of the Library supports extra programming and services not covered within the library’s current budget, or services that are ineligible to be paid for with public funds. There are a variety of membership levels including individual ($15), student/senior ($10), and family ($25). In addition to early booksale admission, Friends receive newlsetters and a 10 percent discount at the Main Library Store. If you sign up as a member the day of the presale, you can take advantage of the early offerings. Join online by visiting www.columbusfriends.org
JungHaus 2nd Saturday Coffee and Conversation
Informal discussion exploring the concepts of Carl Jung and post-Jungians is offered by the C. G. Jung Association of Central Ohio in the JungHaus, 59 West Third Ave., the second Saturday of each month. These meeting are free and open to the public. The topic for discussion on Saturday, October 13 at 10 a.m. facilitated by Rosemary Muldowney is “12 Steps of Enlightenment.” Addiction and integration – a discussion of the spiritual path revealed out of the wounded soul. The pros and cons of prescribed recovery will be explored. Next month, on Saturday, November 10, Terry Malinowski will present “Embracing the Darkness,” an exploration of some of the richness that may come from our own dark nights of the soul, an experience explored in timeless works such as those of Moore, Rilke and Keats. The JungHaus facility also includes a bookstore, library, and staff of analysts. Regular lectures by Jungian scholars are sponsored by the Jung Association. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Call 614-291-8050 for more information or visit their Web site at www.jungcentralohio.org
SNNF Leadership Award and Other Surprises at Skully’s
Mark your calendar for Monday, November 12 when the Short North Neighborhood Foundation (SNNF) will be conducting its annual meeting and presenting the Annual Leadership Award, highlighting ongoing and completed projects – as well as giving out some “exciting news,” according to a recent press release. Since the organization’s founding seven years ago, the Leadership Award has been presented to six members of the community. Past recipients include Eva Mahaffey (2001), Norman Dolder (2002), Rich Sensenbrenner (2003), Larry Brown (2004), Gina Cronley (2005), and Andy Klein (2006). The SNNF, a non-profit organization, provides time, talent and money through its organizational efforts to help realize projects in the neighborhood aimed to enhance the quality of life here. The November 12 meeting is open to anyone in the community and will be held at Skully’s Music-Diner, 1151 N. High St. from 6 to 8 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be provided. Please RSVP to 614-291-7663 or email SNNF President Stephen Weed at email@example.com.
Friends of Goodale Park Winter Cleanup November 3
Join Friends of Goodale Park on Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to Noon for their Fall Cleanup Day. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy the fresh air, make a few friends, and get a good workout pulling annuals and preparing the flower beds for winter. Meet in the Park Gazebo – and don’t forget to bring gloves and a trowel. The FGP will not have any cleanup days in the park during October, and the early November meeting will be the final one this year. Want to learn more about the Friends of Goodale Park? Call Friends President Stan Sells at 614-299-4202
Sixties Coffeehouse Journey Benefits Mid-Ohio Food Bank
It’s the 22nd year of sixties coffeehouses for Columbusite Bill Cohen, who will once again lead a candlelit, musical, year-by-year journey through the era with live folksongs, staged news reports of sixties happenings, displays of anti-war buttons and posters, and far-out sixties fashions on Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the King Avenue Methodist Church, 299 W. King at Neil. Bill will also challenge the audience with sixties trivia questions and award prizes with a ‘60s theme to those with the right answers. The performance benefits the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, an organization that has been serving the needs of the poor for a quarter century in Central Ohio, providing food to over 500 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other charities. The suggested donation is $10 and includes refreshments. Parking is available in the church lots just south and west of the building. Arrive early for a good seat. The program is suitable for mature teens and adults. Cohen can be reached at 614-263-3851.
Jung Association Presents “Archetypes of Relatedness”
Deldon Anne McNeely, Ph.D., has been chosen as the C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio’s Bollingen presenter this year and is scheduled to appear the weekend of October 5 and 6 at the First Community Church North Campus, 3777 Dublin Road in Columbus. The program, “Archetypes of Relatedness,” with a lecture and workshop, will address issues of intimacy, trust, loss, separation, and the unconscious factors and archetypal patterns that influence our ability to know true relatedness.
Her talk, “Intimacy and Commitment in Relationship,” scheduled on Friday, October 5 from 7 to 9 p.m., will discuss how we approach, enter, and maintain relationship, through an exploration of Dionysus, a god of intimacy and passion, as well as through the insights of depth psychology and the other sciences. “Surviving Challenges in Relationship,” Saturday’s workshop, will include a slide/music meditation on Dionysus, experiential exercises, and discussion of material raised in the group. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dr. McNeely was trained in dance and body therapies by Malcolm Brown, Gabrielle Roth, Carolyn Fay and others. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University and studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich. She maintains a private analytic practice in Virginia Beach and is the author of Touching: Body Therapy and Depth Psychology; Animus Aeternus: Images of the Inner Masculine; and Mercury Rising: Women, Evil and the Trickster Gods.
Membership and early registration (before September 28) provide discounts. The Friday lecture is $15-$25; the Saturday workshop is $70-$95; both lecture and workshop $80-$110. Call 614-291-8050 for more information or visit the C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio’s Web site at www.jungcentralohio.org
Yoga on High Zen Meditation
Yoga on High, 1081 N. High St., is offering Zen Meditation every Sunday morning from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. (Doors are only open between 7:15 and 7:25 a.m.) Zen meditation arose from ancient Buddhist tradition but is practiced by people of all religions. One follows the path of the breath, in and out. That’s all. You notice the thoughts which arise, and you come back to the breath over and over again. A bell chimes twice, and you rise and walk in a silent line, still coming back to your breath. After another period of sitting, the group begins to chant, mostly in English and some in Sanskrit. The resonance of the chanting voices is another kind of meditation. Bells sound again, the group bows to one another, and you leave and go about your day having experienced your true nature. Call 614-291-4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Via Colori at the North Market
Via Colori, a street painting festival will be revived in an informal manner on Spruce Street adjacent to the North Market on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9. The North Market decided to host the “Official Unofficial Via Colori” after being contacted by founder Rick Compton requesting help when the event was cancelled after Children’s Hospital, originally acting as organizer and beneficiary, pulled out. “The artists of Via Colori were so committed to this event that they were instrumental in making it happen despite the obstacles this year,” says Mary Martineau, director of marketing at the North Market. The “Official Unofficial Via Colori” will be held on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. To sign up as a participating artist contact Mary at email@example.com or call 614-463-9664.
Craftin’ Outlaws Third Annual Alternative Craft Fair
Sixty selected independent crafters, artists, and designers from central Ohio and beyond will set up shop once again at Craftin’ Outlaws’ third annual alternative craft fair at Skully’s Music-Diner, 1151 N. High St., on Saturday, September 15 from noon until 7 pm. A percentage of the vendor’s fees and all proceeds from hourly raffles benefit the charity, Rwanda Knits. The event is free and open to the public.
Craftin’ Outlaws represents an underground movement of hip young crafters joining together as a community by selling at Internet marketplaces like etsy.com and posting on message boards such as craftster.org where they swap project ideas and give support. The vendors reuse and reconstruct materials into craft: notebooks made from authentic record covers, jewelry from vintage components, handbags from reclaimed fabric. Items such as silkscreened clothing and prints, knitted i-pod cases, stationery and greeting cards celebrate original artistry and craftsmanship while combating mass production.
Proceeds from hourly raffles at the fair will be donated to Rwanda Knits, which provides hand-operated American-made knitting machines and technical and business training to Rwandan and refugee women living in Rwanda to enable them to earn a living through making and selling knitted goods. The organization has provided over 600 knitting machines and training to over 1,200 women in 17 cooperatives. The project has been described as one of USAID Rwanda’s most successful income-producing projects.
The Craftin’ Outlaws alternative craft fair was started in 2005 by Liz Rosino, a CCAD graduate and owner of Lucky Kat (www.luckykat.ne), an online shop that sells her handmade clothing, accessories, and houswares. The fair aims to provide an opportunity to expose central Ohio to unique handmade items and the growing alternative craft movement as well as help to support a charity close to crafter’s hearts.
For more information visit the website www.craftinoutlaws.com or call Liz Rosino at 614-314-4593.
Victorian Village Tour of Homes and Gardens Returns
The annual tour of Victorian Village homes organized by volunteers of the neighborhood Victorian Village Society, a non-profit group dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of the historic district, will be featuring something for everyone this year: “From High Victorian to High Rise, an intimate look into the diverse and exciting living options in Victorian Village and the Short North Neighborhoods.”
In addition to the venerable old homes in Victorian and Italiante styles, the 33rd Annual Victorian Village Tour of Homes and Gardens, scheduled for Sunday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will feature a spectacular penthouse atop the new Dakota Condominium building as well as two beautiful condominiums with open terraces overlooking Goodale Park. Homes within the surrounding neighborhoods of Italian Village and Harrison West will also be featured, including an old machine shop converted into ultra-modern living spaces, one of which has a 10-foot-high glass garage door as the living room wall. With the slight of hand, the door disappears up into the lofted ceiling space and the room becomes one with an adjoining courtyard carved out of the original building.
A total of 12 unique homes will be shown this year. The tour should be an exciting, innovative exploration into a variety of living options in the neighborhood. In addition to the Sunday tour, there will be a Saturday evening preview tour and dinner with a dramatic flair for those who wish to enhance their tour experience. Tickets for “A Taste of Broadway” cost $100. The regular tour on Sunday is $15 in advance, $20 the day of the tour in front of Spinelli’s Deli, 767 Neil Ave. Advance tickets can also be purchased at Spinelli’s, online at www.victorianvillage.org, or at Urban Gardener, 940 N. High St. Call 614-228-2912 for more information.
Month-long Anniversary Celebration at On Paper
On Paper, a retail stationery store in the Short North at 737 N. High St., will celebrate ten years in business with a month-long celebration. Forged out of a longtime dream of Schnee’s to combine her 20+ year retail career and her two hobbies, papermaking and collage, On Paper officially opened its doors on August 17, 1997. Every Saturday this month, proprietor Joan Schnee and her talented staff will offer demonstrations of paper crafting techniques, make-and-take mini lessons, and trunk shows featuring unique items for sale:
September 1: 1:00 - Giftwrap 101 - 20% off giftwrap
September 8: 1-3:00 - Fine Hand Calligraphy; 1-3:00 - Trunk Show - Carolyn White Jewelry
September 15: 1 - 3:00 - PSA Stamp Camp - Free Color Ink Pad w/Purchase of a Stamp 3:00 - Sealing Wax Demo
September 22: 1:00 - Origami Demo - 20% off origami papers; 3:00 - Greeting Card Make and Take
September 29: 1:00 - The Importance of Being Recycled - a recycled paper primer - 20 % off recycled papers; 3:00 Printing Invitations at Home
These events are free. Call On Paper at 614-424-6617 or visit www.onpaper.com
Annual Pasta Dinner St. Francis of Assisi Church
Mark your calendars now! The ever-popular Annual Pasta Dinner at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Victorian Village will be held on Sunday, September 9 from noon until 7 p.m. Freshly prepared food includes penne pasta with sauce and meatball, salad, roll, dessert and drink. An afternoon lineup of entertainment begins at noon with Mark Shoemaker and Andrew Cerritelli on violin and piano. Fitness/dance instructor Mary Bova-Ervin, along with the Grandview Jolly Steppers dance troupe, is scheduled to present a lively show of feet from 1 to 2 p.m. Chamber Music Connection String Quartet at 2 p.m. Musicians scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. include tenor Phil Adams, flutist Julia Phillips, and pianists Andy Launer and Andrew Willis.
There is plenty of free parking, and the cost is only $8 for adults and $5 for children (10 and under). No reservations are required; carryout is available for those who want to help out the church but would prefer to enjoy their meal at home. All proceeds benefit St. Francis of Assisi Parish. St. Francis of Assisi Church is located at 386 Buttles Ave. west of Neil at the corner of Harrison Avenue. Call 614-299-5781 for more information or visit www. sfacolumbus.org
Short Stop Youth Center Auditions for Fall Production
The Short Stop Youth Center, 1066 N. High Street, will be holding auditions for their upcoming one-act play scheduled November 14 - 16. Youth actors between the ages of 13 and 18 are welcome to audition on Wednesday, September 5 and Friday, September 7 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Youth Center. Rehearsals will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Short Stop is also considering youths for their Theatre Ensemble, a small group who will be available for performanes out in the community throughout the year! Call Emily at 614-299-5541 for more information.
Champagne and Bricks Party Pocket Park Celebration
A Champagne and Bricks Party celebrating the construction of the West Lincoln Pocket Park, a streetscapeof public art and green space developed by the Short North Neighborhood Foundation (SNNF) in partnership with the Short North Special Improvement District (SID) is scheduled during Gallery Hop. The celebration will be held on Saturday, September 1 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Chase Bank, 677 N. High St. Call 614-291-7663 for reservations and more information. And don’t miss the technicolor presentation that evening at 9 p.m., when the arches will transform into an array of brilliant colors for the first time.
SWACO representative Bonnie Trice and Victorian Village Society member Peter Anderson celebrate the new COTA bus stop recycling containers.
COTA Bus Stop Recycling Debuts in Short North
A unique collaboration between a host of organizations has brought a new type of recycling to the Columbus area. Four area COTA bus stops now provide the option to recycle your drink container or copy of the Short North Gazette, Victorian Village Vibe, or newspaper. The purchase was made possible through a “Buy Recycled Grant” from the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), matching funds and labor from the Victorian Village Society, and administrative help from the Short North Special Improvement District. Although recycling containers per se did not decorate the streets of our historic area, the smaller, green fluted containers promote recycling in a tasteful, permanent way that met the approval of Victorian Village Society membership, Victorian Village Commission, COTA, and Short North area businesses. Even the City of Columbus provided their support by issuing a street occupancy permit for this rarely seen fixture on Columbus city streets. The expectation is to expand this effort beyond the initial four COTA bus stops but the project will require both funding and volunteer labor to maintain them. If you are interested in either, please contact the Victorian Village Society at 228-2912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Market 6th Annual Food and Ohio Wine Festival
Ohio is a state of wine. With its fertile soil and drainage and latitude similar to that of the great wine-producing countries of Europe, Ohio is ideally suited for growing a variety of grapes. From the Lake Erie coast to the Ohio River shoreline, Ohio has 96 wineries scattered throughout it borders. Come savor tastes of select vintages from 15 Ohio wineries at the 6th Annual North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival presented by National City. The North Market will host a weekend celebration of Ohio’s finest wines along with great food to pair them with during the weekend of July 13 -15. The festival will kick off on Friday night with a special preview party from 7-10 p.m. Columbus celebrities will serve as guest pourers for the wineries. Tickets for the preview party are $20 and include a customized wine glass and 10 tasting tickets. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be live music, culinary demonstrations by some of Columbus’ finest chefs as well as children’s activities including face painting, balloon twisting and a chance to scale the Ohio Farm Bureau’s corn climbing wall. Sunday’s festivities will also include a craft fair. You could be one of the first in the U.S. to drive the smart fortwo which will remain at the Market throughout the weekend as part of the “street smart” road tour. For more information on smart, visit www.smartusa.com.
Festival hours are Friday, July 13, 7-10 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 15, 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday admission is free. A $5 tasting fee includes a souvenir glass and 2 tasting tickets. Additional tickets are available for purchase at 50 cents apiece. For more information on the festival, call 614-463-9446 or visit www.northmarket.com
Ron Johnson Scholarship Fundraiser and Memorial
The 2nd Annual “Friends of Ron Johnson Scholarship Fundraiser,” a benefit for Columbus State University, will be held at B. Hampton’s Restaurant, 335 W. Third Avenue in Harrison West on Sunday, August 12 at 1 p.m. Trophies, raffles and cash prizes, as well as free food and drink specials, will be offered during the event featuring a pool tournament. Tickets are $5 to enter the tournament and $3 for admission at the door. Ron “R.J” Johnson was an award-winning WBNS-TV videographer and freelance photographer who lived in the Short North and had a large following of friends and admirers in Columbus. He died unexpectedly last year on July 12 at the age of 56. A memorial celebration featuring his photo images of friends and people from the Short North is scheduled Sunday, August 19 at 5 p.m. at the Short North Tavern, 674 N. High Street. Photo images, CD-ROM screen savers and posters will be sold, along with a silent auction to benefit the Scholarship Fund and the Archiving Program of Johnson’s video and photography works. A solo exhibit of Ron Johnson’s photography is also being organized. Call Victoria at 614-847-6173 or 614-551-3366 for more information.
JungHaus Second Saturday Coffee and Conversation
Informal discussion exploring the concepts of Carl Jung and post-Jungians is offered by the C. G. Jung Association of Central Ohio in the JungHaus, 59 West Third Ave., the second Saturday of each month. These meeting are free and open to the public. The topic for discussion on Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m. facilitated by Rosemary Muldowney is “12 Steps of Enlightenment.” Addiction and integration – a discussion of the spiritual path revealed out of the wounded soul. The pros and cons of prescribed recovery will be explored. On Saturday, August 11, Claire and Michael Bauza will present “Travel as a Sacred Journey,” a discussion of their recent tour, “Ireland’s Sacred Landscape: A Study/Tour in Celtic Myth and Legend,” with Jungians from around the U.S. The JungHaus facility also includes a bookstore, library, and staff of analysts. Regular lectures by Jungian scholars are sponsored by the Jung Association. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Call 614-291-8050 for more information or visit their Web site at www.jungcentralohio.org
Benefit for New Life Ministry at Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe
The Buckeye Hall of Fame Café, 1421 Olentangy River Rd. just north of Fifth Avenue, is hosting the Fifth Annual Season Kickoff Tailgate Party to benefit New Life United Methodist Church’s outreach ministry. The party will be held on Thursday, August 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. before the season opener. The event includes a meal, visits from OSU Cheerleaders, Brutus Buckeye, the OSU Pep Band and other celebrities. There will be a huge silent auction with many OSU-related items. The buffet includes burgers and brats, chips and beans, salad and desert, sodas and coffee. Ticket are $20 for adults, $10 for ages 5-17 years, and free for children under 5. New Life United Methodist Church, located in the Short North at 25 W. Fifth Ave., has been in ministry in the neighborhood for over 100 years. Their outreach programs include a Breakfast Ministry offered every Sunday morning to over 175 neighbors who are poor and homeless. New Life also provides meeting space for 12 Step Support Groups, a Youth Ministry, free clothing, linen, and other items. The Tailgate Party at Buckeye Hall of Fame Café will help maintain these valuable programs. For more information on meetings, volunteer service, or to make donations email email@example.com or call 614-294-0134 or visit their Web site at http://newlifeunitedmethodist.org
JungHaus Second Saturday Coffee and Conversation
Informal discussion exploring the concepts of Carl Jung and post-Jungians is offered by the C. G. Jung Association of Central Ohio in the JungHaus, 59 West Third Ave., the second Saturday of each month. These meeting are free and open to the public. The topic for discussion on Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m. facilitated by Karen Herrmann is “Dreams and the Body.” Jungian depth psychology affirms the relation between body and psyche and recognizes that the symbolic language of the unconscious, as revealed in our dreams and also through our body pains and sensations, has a great potential for healing. Discussion includes exploration of what this might mean for us individually and for the collective. The JungHaus facility also includes a bookstore, library, and staff of analysts. Regular lectures by Jungian scholars are sponsored by the Jung Association. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Call 614-291-8050 for more information or visit their Web site at www.jungcentralohio.org
Friends of Goodale Park Planting Report and Invitation
Twenty-five volunteers showed up on Saturday, May 12, for the planting of the annuals in Goodale Park. It was a warm sunny day (in contrast to past rainy work days) and the group planted over 62 flats of annuals in seven flower beds. Over $600 of plants were purchased from DeMonye’s Nursery. A special thanks to the Chase Bank Pride Group, the resident volunteers from Victorian Gate, and ComFest volunteers as well as other volunteers from the neighborhood. We are working hard now to keep the new plants watered and are hoping for more frequent rain showers. The job from now on will be keeping the flower beds weeded. Come join us on Saturday, June 9 and June 16 beginning at 9 a.m. for the next weeding events in the park. Help keep our neighborhood gem looking great all summer. Bring a hand trowel and work gloves and meet at the Goodale Park Residence House. Call Stan at 614-299-4202 for more information.
Benefit for CityMusic Columbus at the Museum
A benefit will be held at the Columbus Museum of Art from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13 for CityMusic Columbus, a nonprofit group founded in the early ‘80s by local musician Steven Rosenberg. Formerly known as the Short North Performing Arts Association, CityMusic presents the Chamber Music Series, The World Music Series, and after-school music programs for inner-city youth. In 1983, Short North residents, business people, and artists met to organize a chamber music concert in space donated by the Short North Tavern. The concert was a standing-room-only success that evolved into the current CityMusic Chamber Music Series featuring top professional artists playing music ranging from classical to jazz and from Renaissance to contemporary. After 17 years the series moved in 2001 to the historic Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus, 161 N. High Street. In 1989 CityMusic expanded its offerings by introducing the World Music Series, the only one in Columbus devoted exclusively to presenting the very best in traditional and contemporary music from around the world. All featured artists have national and international reputations and record for major labels. The Musical Opportunities Reward Everyone (M.O.R.E.) program was inaugurated in 1990 in partnership with the Godman Guild, a United Way agency. M.O.R.E. programs include after-school music workshops, a music program at the Godman Guild’s summer camp, and the CityMusic Youth Jazz Ensemble, all which are offered at no cost to participants. The fundraiser will feature the music of the Kim Pensyl Trio, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and admission to the Museum facility. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13. Tickets are $35. Call 614-433-9963 or visit www.CityMusicColumbus.org
Comfest Meetings and Event
The Community Festival finally arrives this month with its annual celebration of peace, love, and understanding the weekend of June 22, 23, and 24. Volunteers gearing up for the event are scheduled to meet at the Goodale Park Shelterhouse: Wed., Jun 13 at 7:30 pm, Wed. Jun 20 at 7:30 pm. Thurs., Jun 21 at 7:30 pm is the final setup in Goodale Park. There are always volunteer opportunities, and in exchange for short shift (usually 4 hours) you will receive a Comfest T-Shirt. For more information about Community Festival, including volunteering, applications for booths or entertainment stages, visit their site www.comfest.com
Adopting Dogs at the North Market
On the fourth Saturday of each month through September, Columbus Dog Connection will bring a selection of their available adoptable dogs to be introduced to Market patrons and potential new owners on the farmers’ market plaza between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 23, July 28, August 25 and September 22. Those considering adopting are invited to mingle with the available dogs. If you find the pooch who’s perfect for you and your family, a CDC volunteer will bring the dog to your home to introduce it to your setting and any other furry family members. “As an animal lover who adopted a darling dog through Columbus Dog Connection, I am thrilled to be able to share with them the opportunity to introduce more dogs to adoptable families,” says Mary Martineau, director of marketing at the North Market.
Columbus Dog Connection is a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to rescue canines from abandonment or abusive situations and also assist shelters and humane societies due to overcrowding. The rescued canines are placed with foster families until a permanent home is found. Since being founded in 1998 they have placed over 1,400 dogs in permanent homes. In addition CDC is devoted to promoting spay/neuter programs, educating the public of the puppymill industry, and assisting rural Ohio animal shelters with their popular project Dogmanity, their version of Habit for Humanity. Please visit website www.columbusdogconnection.com for the latest in dog happenings in Ohio.
Dragonfly Neo-V Cuisine 7th Anniversary Weekend Celebration
Dragonfly Neo-V Cuisine, the nationally acclaimed local vegan restaurant (and continual Top 10 favorite in The Columbus Dispatch dining guide) is celebrating its 7th anniversary on Saturday, June 30. The restaurant will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Magdiale Wolmark and his wife Cristin Austin will present a “very large birthday cake” for everyone to enjoy along with free champagne that evening. The kitchen garden, which is fully open to the public for tours and dinners this year, will be inaugurated, and a book signing by Jennifer Bartley, the author of Designing the New Kitchen Garden, which features Dragonfly’s garden, is scheduled at 6 p.m. The kitchen garden chef table, which provides a degustation (tasting) of items created by Wolmark from the kitchen garden ingredients, has been given the green light this summer. Dinner for two at the chef’s table will be auctioned off during the anniversary celebration with proceeds going to the American Community Garden Association and the Franklin Park Conservatory’s community gardening and urban revitalization program, Growing to Green, for the purchase of heirloom berry bushes to be distributed among community gardens in Columbus. The theme of the anniversary dinner will be “Garden Tasting with Toad Hill Farm,” the organic farm in Danville, Ohio, which helps supply Dragonfly with fresh produce for their menu. A music revival party for the support and encouragement of Columbus electronic music artists is scheduled the previous night, Friday, June 29, beginning at 10 p.m., in the Neo Gallery and Performance Space next to Dragonfly. The event is free. A Biodynamic Wine Tasting will be held during dinner service Friday evening in Dragonfly until 11 p.m. The music party lasts until 2:30 a.m. The gallery will be featuring the paintings and photography of Columbus high school senior Emily Quarles throughout the month of June.
Dragonfly Neo-V Cuisine is located between Neil and High at 245 King Ave. Their number is 614-298-9986. Visit www.dragonflyneov.com
Stonewall Columbus Celebrates GLBT History
Did you ever wonder what GLBT life was like 20 years ago, 50 years ago? Three panel discussions and a video night examining GLBT history in Central Ohio are planned as part of the Stonewall Columbus Pride Celebration during June. The panel discussions features a variety of GLBT community members and leaders and will offer a broad perspective to begin telling the story of the community. One person will moderate each panel and ask panel members questions. Audience members will also be invited to participate and ask questions. The events are as follows:
Wednesday, June 6: Show and Tell
A discussion in which panel members and audience members will share their own personal items to tell part of the story of the Central Ohio Lesbian community. These items can be anything – such as photos, videos, newspapers, documents, clothing, etc. Debra Moddelmog will moderate panel members Heather Mitchell, Suzie Simpson, and Jan Brittan.
Wednesday, June 13: In the Life: Black and Gay Back in the Day
A panel discussion on the African American GLBT experience in Ohio with a historical focus on coming out, meeting other GLBT people, relationships, religion and family. Wanda Ellis will moderate panel members Chynia Dickerson, Sile Singleton, and Kathy Wilson.
Wednesday, June 20: Cruising: Male Dating and Sex Before AIDS and the Internet
This panel discussion will focus on the different ways gay men met each other, communicated, dated and engaged in relationships during more discreet, closeted and homophobic times. Rob Berger will moderate panel members Russ Goodwin, Douglas Whaley, and Jerry Gordon.
Wednesday, June 27: GLBT History Video Night
This event will feature three videos: a movie underwritten by Stonewall Columbus that tells the story of when Columbus City Council agreed to adopt GLBT-friendly legislation in the early 1980s and then backed out after religious zealots protested, the first Pride Parade in 1982 and selections from the public access TV show that Stonewall Columbus hosted in the 1980s.
All four events will be held at Stonewall Columbus, 1160 N. High Street in the Short North and begin at 7 p.m. Call 614-299-7764 for more information or visit www.stonewallcolumbus.org
Global Gallery Annual International Dinner
Global Gallery’s 5th Annual Inter-national Dinner celebrating World Fair Trade Day is set for Thursday, May 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at their Short North location, 682 N. High Street. World Fair Trade Day is a celebration of fair trade internationally. Events are organized worldwide to promote cultural awareness and to consider how fair trade improves the lives of people by providing a living wage to small-scale producers in third-world countries. A buffet-style dinner is offered at Global Gallery each year to hundreds of diners sampling spectacular native dishes prepared by Global Gallery and – this year – from over 35 area restaurants including Rojo Tequileria, Betty’s, and Martini’s. During the celebration, guests are welcome to come and go and circulate with plates among various food stations, listen to inspiring accounts of the international business partnerships established by Global Gallery’s staff and volunteers, and to peruse the store’s eclectic merchandise from over 30 countries. Tickets are $10 per person, $18 per couple and can be purchased at the door or by calling 614-621-1744 or 614-444-5945.
Friends Flower Planting
The Friends of Goodale Park will hold their spring planting of the annuals in Goodale Park on Saturday, May 12 beginning at 9 a.m. until noon. Join your neighbors as they add color to the park and prepare the grounds for the summer activities. Bring a hand trowel and work gloves and meet at the Goodale Park Residence House. Call Stan at 614-299-4202 for more information.
Yoga on High Potluck Dinner and Movie
A free screening of the movie The Secret, along with the opportunity to share a healthy potluck meal with likeminded folks, is being offered to the public by Yoga on High. Various students at the center have said the film inspired them to make important changes in their lives and was fun to watch. The Secret highlights the Law of Attraction, the universal mechanism of manifesting, in a documentary format featuring interviews of professionals in the business of promoting, teaching, or writing about the concept. A book version, also called The Secret reached number one on The New York Times bestseller list. The screening will be held on Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at 1081 N. High St. Bring a vegetarian dish, the beverage of your choice, and eating utensils, plates and cups. In an effort to be a better, greener business, no disposable eating utensils will be available. For more information call 614-291-4444 or visit Yoga on High Web site at www.yogaonhigh.com
Comfest 2007 Meetings
Community Festival 2007 (three days of peace, love, and understanding) will run Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 22 - 24. General planning meetings are being held at the Residence House in the middle of Goodale Park this month on Tues., May 15 at 7:30 p.m., Sun., May 20 at 1 p.m. and Tues., May 29 at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome to join in the planning and organizing. The festival cannot exist without the help of community volunteers. For more information on Comfest, visit www.comfest.com
Short Stop Youth Performers “Through the Looking Glass”
Short Stop Youth Performers will present a one-act musical comedy version of Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” Thursday, May 24 through Saturday, May 26 at Directions for Youth and Families Short Stop Youth Center, housed in the old Methodist Church at 1066 N. High St. The ensemble cast of 10 youth play over 30 characters. Alice will be performed by high school freshman Malaika Rasheed. The play, a silly adaptation by James DeVita full of fun twists, finds Alice a pawn in Wonderland playing the game of chess and trying to become a queen while interacting with talking flowers, Humpty Dumpty, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum and The Red and White Queens as well as a host of other interesting characters. The music, composed by Bill Francoeur, is not only catchy and fun but inspirational and appropriate for all ages. Emily Davis, theater director at Short Stop (and local keyboard player and vocalist with the band Necropolis) said this has probably been the most enjoyable production in all her three years directing the Youth Performers. “This has been a really fun cast. I’m working with Justin Riley as my music director, who has just accepted a position here to work as the music teacher. He also works in the school systems and is just easy to work with and communicates really well with the kids.” Other cast members include Kyerra Johnson, Susan Dryden, Ja’ki Taylor, Kyth Johnson, Marshone Garland, Colin Stidams, Jordan Martin, Talisia Abernathy (understudy), Melissa Coleman, and Darrius Henderson. The play begins at 7 p.m. on the evenings of May 24 - 26 and the tickets are $5 for students/seniors and $7 for everyone else. The phone number for more information is 614-299-5541.
JungHaus Second Saturday Coffee and Conversation
Informal discussion exploring the concepts of Carl Jung and post-Jungians is offered by the C. G. Jung Association of Central Ohio in the JungHaus, 59 West Third Ave., the second Saturday of each month. These meeting are free and open to the public. The topic for discussion on Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. facilitated by Alan Hoch is “Jung Made Practical.” Ever try to explain Jungian ideas to someone only to receive blank stares? Ever had someone else attempt the same with you and thought they were speaking a foreign language? Discover ways to comprehend Jungian concepts in ways that won’t make your brain hurt (much). The JungHaus facility also includes a bookstore, library, and staff of analysts. Regular lectures by Jungian scholars are sponsored by the Jung Association. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Call 614-291-8050 for more information or visit their Web site at www.jungcentralohio.org
St. Francis of Assisi Choir Public Performance May 20
On Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m., the St. Francis of Assisi Choir in Victorian Village will present a program “Behold the Handmaid of the Lord: Saying Yes to Christ Through the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.” The concert is free and open to the public.
Along with praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, the choir will present a variety of music on the theme of Mary. Beginning the concert will be a setting of the Ave Maria by Franz Liszt. Also included is a motet by German Renaissance composer Hans Leo Hassler, Dixit Maria and the Missa Super Dixit Maria. The mass is an example of a “Parody Mass,” or mass setting based on thematic material from a polyphonic composition. Listeners will have an opportunity to not only hear the mass by Hassler, but the original composition on which it was based. Closing the program will be a six-part motet by Tomas Luis de Victoria, a Spanish composer from the late Renaissance.
The St. Francis of Assisi Choir sings under the direction of Phil Adams and is accompanied by Andrew Willis, organist. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is located at 386 Buttles Ave. in Victorian Village west of Neil. For more information, call 614-299-5781 or visit www.sfacolumbus.org
North Market Apron Gala
Columbus culinary enthusiasts and local public market supporters are invited to the 11th Annual North Market Apron Gala. The beloved bountiful graze around the historic North Market will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.
The Apron Gala offers an insider’s view of the North Market after-hours. Guests roam the aisles and enjoy an abundant array of specialty appetizer, entree and dessert samples deftly prepared by North Market merchants. The menu offers something for everyone and includes micro-brewed beer from Columbus Brewing Company, a selection of Ohio wines, and gourmet coffees and teas. The incredible array of food is enhanced by several raffles, a silent auction, musical entertainment, fortune tellers and other surprises.
As the title of the event implies, all in attendance are encouraged to wear their favorite apron or create one in honor of the gala. Tickets to the North Market Apron Gala are $75 per person ($60 for registered Friends of the North Market) and include all food and beverage for the evening. Tickets are available at the Business Office on the 2nd Floor of the North Market and at www.northmarket.com where you can also sign up to be a Friend of the North Market. For more information call (614) 463-9664.
Short North Arts District Gala
A major fundraiser in support of the Short North Business Association (SNBA) will be held next month on Sunday, June 17 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High Street. Among the evening’s scheduled events will be a tribute to one of the neighborhood’s most dedicated developers, Sandy Wood. The Short North Arts District Gala is open to all “Fans of the Short North,” as well as area residents and SNBA partners in media, government, tourism and hospitality. Cocktails and entertainment will be served in the cathedral’s garden courtyard followed by dinner in the ballroom where TechArt Audio Visual and the galleries of the Short North will have transformed the space with light, sound projection and art. The SNBA also plans to present four grants to “Unsung Heroes” who have championed a higher quality of life through art, community, diversity, and spirit. The screening of a new Short North video-tribute produced by The Arnold Agency and Three Dog Films will be shown at one point during the program. The after-party of music, mixing and mingling will continue until midnight. The gala begins at 5 p.m. Tickets for individual seats are $100. A table of 10 for “Fans of the Short North” is $1500. To receive an invitation to the event, send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-228-8050.
Victorian Village Yard Sale
The Victorian Village Yard Sale, an annual collaborative neighborhood event, is schedule for Saturday, June 2. Residents are urged to clean out their basements, attics and closets and take advantage of the extra draw an entire neighborhood sale can generate. For those who enjoy the challenge of scouting around for treasures and hunting for bargains, the opportunity to spend a day rummaging without too much travel time will be here in this neighborhood from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.
The Enemies (and Friends) of Books
The Aldus Society members panel will discuss such topics as worm holing in 17th or 18th century books, water damage, red rust in leather bindings, and mildew; major insect gnawing; care and preservation of ephemera such as letters, postcards, bookmarks, photographs, etc.; basic book repair; and ideas for storing books and material to thwart such enemies. Held Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Socializing begins at 7 p.m. For more information call 614-864-9794.
New Life Bluegrass Festival
New Life United Methodist Church is hosting a Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, April 14 from 6 - 10 p.m. Four popular bluegrass bands – Tradin’ Up, Open Highway, Death by Banjo, Delmar’s Toad – will perform. There is no charge for the event, but freewill offerings are welcome and appreciated. Packages of new socks and underwear will gladly be accepted. Concessions are available for purchase, and a silent auction of unique items will be held. All proceeds benefit New Life ministries with our neighbors who are homeless and living in poverty. New Life United Methodist Church, located at 25 W. Fifth Ave. in the Short North area, has been ministering to the needs of the poor for over 100 years. Their outreach programs include a breakfast ministry offered every Sunday morning. They also provide meeting space for 12 Step support groups, a youth ministry, and clothing service for the poor. For more information, call 614-294-0134, or e-mail email@example.com. Visit www.newlifeunitedmethodist.org
Musical Chant Group, Spanda CD Release Appearances
Spanda, the musical chant group, will be having a CD release party on Tuesday, April 24 from 7 pm at The Spruce Street Studios, 110 Spruce Street – very near the North Market and Park Street. Spanda will also be performing at the 2007 Gift of Light Expo at Veterans Memorial on Broad Street Saturday, April 21 at 3 and 6 pm and Sunday, April 22 at 3pm. Visit www.freewebs.com/spandamusic
Screening of “Black Madonna” with Filmmaker at JACO
The C. G. Jung Association of Central Ohio (JACO) will present a screening and discussion of the film Black Madonna with filmmaker Jean Donohue on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at the JungHaus, 59 W. 3rd Ave. The documentary, a work-in-progress, features the seminal scholar on the black virgin and Jungian analyst Ean Begg, author of The Cult of the Black Virgin. Donohue is requesting input and observation. There is no charge, but space is limited. For more information call 614-291-8050 or email JungAco@core.com
Comfest 2007 Meetings
Community Festival 2007 (three days of peace, love, and understanding) will run Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 22 - 24. General planning meetings are being held at the Residence House in the middle of Goodale Park this month on April 5, 17, and 25 at 7:30 p.m. The membership meeting is set for May 1 at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome to join in the planning and organizing. The festival cannot exist without the help of community volunteers. For more information on Comfest, visit www.comfest.com
North Market New Cinco D’Ohio Festival
The North Market will give its own angle to the customary Cinco de Mayo festivities on Saturday, May 5 with its first-ever Cinco D’Ohio Festival, a free outdoor event. The traditional festival commemorates the Mexican militia’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Cinco D’Ohio will exalt the exceptional array of culinary commodities available from in-state producers. In addition to offerings from North Market merchants, other Ohio-based businesses will sell their wares in a unique combination of the celebration and premier Ohio products flaunted in an atomosphere with fiesta flair. The farmers’ market will officially open, and OhioProud vendors will join them. Culinary competitions include the Amateur Fruit Salsa Contest, the Amateur Hot Sauce Contest, and the Professional Chef Taco Taste-Off. Prizes range from $25-$100 in gift certificates. The Amateur Hot Sauce Contest winner will receive a batch of their recipe produced professionally and bottled by CaJohns Fiery Foods to pass on to family and friends. For the kids there will be all kinds of amusement including face painters, a fun show and piñatas to burst and scramble for prizes. To participate in the competition and for more information, call 614-463-9664 or visit www.northmarket.com. Festival activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Market hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Northside Branch Library Semi-Annual Booksale
The Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library will be holding a booksale at the Northside Branch, 1423 N. High St., this month. The sale includes gently used books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape and reference material. Cash and checks are accepted, and if you are a member of the Friends of the Library, you are given first pick at their Presale on Thursday, April 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. The General Sale begins the following day on Friday, April 20 and continues on Saturday, April 21 from 10 to 5 p.m. The Friends of the Library supports extra programming and services not covered within the library’s current budget, or services that are ineligible to be paid for with public funds. There are a variety of membership levels including individual ($15), student/senior ($10), and family ($25). In addition to early book sale admission, Friends receive newlsetters and a 10 percent discount at the Main Library Store. If you sign up as a member the day of the presale, you can take advantage of the early offerings. You may also become a member online by visiting www.columbusfriends.org
Martha Walker Garden Club Annual Perennial Potluck
Every year neighbors gather together to exchange plants from their yard and talk to club experts about gardening issues at the Martha Walker Garden Club Perennial Potluck. The event will be held this year on Sunday, April 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Goodale Park Residence House. This is a unique opportunity to acquire perennial plants that other gardeners have enjoyed and possibly learn more about them. Bring your own plants (labeled if you know the name) to exchange. The number you bring will dictate how many you take home from your neighbor’s gardens. Containers to carry your plants can be picked up at Urban Gardener, 940 N. High St. for free. A potluck lunch is provided at the gathering, with table service and drinks. Advance order of annuals at $14 a flat can be purchased at the meeting as well with proceeds going back into beautifying the neighborhood, so bring your checkbook. If you prefer an advance order form to purchase annuals, email Christie Nohle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-470-3469.
Neighborhood Park Projects: Victorian and Italian Village
The Friends of Goodale Park will have a flower bed preparation event on Saturday, April 21 beginning at 9 a.m. Come help your neighbors prepare the Goodale flower beds for the spring plant-ing and clean up some of winter’s debris. The Friends will be spreading mulch on the flower beds to prepare them for the flower planting in May. If you have a shovel, rake or wheelbarrow, please bring it on the morning of the April 21. Help keep Goodale Park a neighborhood gem. Call Stan at 614-299-4202 for more information. The Amici’s of Italian Village Park will meet on Monday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. for a cleanup of the Italian Village Park at Hubbard and Kerr streets. Email Diana Lessner at email@example.com for confirmation and more information.
A sampling of the artists involved in the Peace concert scheduled for April 21-22 at First Commu-nity Church, 3777 Dublin Rd. L to R: Korine Fujiwara and Robert Firdman ( Carpe Diem String Quartet), Ronald Jenkins (Conductor, First Community Church Chamber Singers), Amelia Larkin and Pete Lay ( Columbus Dance Theatre), Wendy Morton and Charles Wetherbee (Carpe Diem String Quartet), Christina Kirk ( Actress, reading James Thurber's The Last Flower).
Peace Concert Merges Dance, Music, Theater, and Literature
Columbus Dance Theatre has gathered leading artists from our community to promote a deeper understanding of the need for peace in times of challenge. The evening-length performance event Peace is a confluence of dance, music, theater, and literature, all merging to reveal our need for peace. Great musical works, seminal pieces of literature, and powerful theatrical dance will be performed in this event to be held in the North Campus Sanctuary of First Community Church. The cooperative nature of the performance serves as a metaphor for the project itself: artistic cooperation creating partnerships and community understanding. Artists will bring their talents to bear, working together to reveal our need for tolerance and cultural understanding. More than 40 artists will participate in Peace. Carpe Diem String Quartet, comprised of members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, will serve as the instrumentalists for the evening’s musical offerings. The company of Columbus Dance Theatre will dance multiple works on the program. The Chamber Singers of First Community Church will perform choral works under the direction of Ronald Jenkins. A reading of The Last Flower by James Thurber will be performed by actress Christina Kirk. A video projection of the original Thurber illustrations will also be used through the generous permission of the Thurber family. Peace is presented through special grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the Puffin Foundation.
Dance: Columbus Dance Theatre
CDT will dance in multiple works in this evening of Peace. With live accompaniment by Carpe Diem, the company will dance in Tim Veach’s One Second Left. The dance is an elegy to the Holocaust set to the haunting and aggressive Shostakovich String Quartet #8. The company will present a premiere of a new work involving Carpe Diem and the Chamber Singers at the end of the program with music by Ralph Vaughn Williams.
Literature/Theatre: Thurber House
Thurber House has generously donated the use of James Thurber’s The Last Flower for the performance. The Thurber Family has also allowed Columbus Dance Theatre to project the illustrations that accompany Thurber’s text. The text will be read by actress Christina Kirk. Musical accompaniment to the text will be performed by Carpe Diem String Quartet.
Music – Carpe Diem and the Chamber Singers of First Community Church
Choral music will be provided by Ronald Jenkins and chorus members from First Community Church and members of The Columbus Symphony Chorus. They will present works by Ralph Vaughn Williams with text by Walt Whitman, Reconciliation, and an excerpt from Benjamin Britten’s Concord. Baritone Robert Kerr will serve as soloist for the Vaughn Williams work.
Columbus Dance Theatre presents Peace at the North Campus of First Community Church, 3777 Dublin Rd. on Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday April 22 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased by calling 614-849-0227 or by going to coldancetheatre.org
Short/ROY Opens Painted Doors at May Gallery Hop
ROY G BIV Gallery and Short Stop Youth Center will co-sponsor the 5th Annual Short/ROY Community Art Day in conjunction with the May Gallery Hop, Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Young people ages 11-17, working with local artists, will design and paint doors rescued from neighborhood buildings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fireproof parking lot at 2nd Avenue and N. High Street (rain location will be Short Stop Youth Center, 1066 N. High St.). The doors will remain on view until 8 p.m. Gallery hop patrons will have an opportunity to see artists and youth working together and vote for their favorite doors. Votes will be cast with dollars or pocket change. Proceeds will benefit the Short Stop Youth Center and ROY G BIV Gallery. The door with the most votes at the end of the day will be displayed in the ROY G BIV Gallery window throughout May. Exhibitions of the painted doors are being planned to take place in the community during the summer and early fall. To date artists include Jim Arter, Amandda Tirey and Duarte Brown. There will be a total of 15 artists and approximately 70 young people participating. For more information please contact Jami Goldstein, 614-832-8985 or Sue Phillips, 614-294-2661.
May Global Gallery Dinner Volunteers Needed
Global Gallery’s 5th Annual Inter-national Dinner celebrating World Fair Trade Day is set for Thursday, May 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at their Short North location, 682 N. High Street. World Fair Trade Day is a day to consider how Fair Trade improves the lives of people by providing a living wage to small-scale producers (farmers, craftsmen, and other workers) in 48 countries. A buffet-style dinner is offered each year to hundreds of people who attend, sampling spectacular native dishes prepared by Global Gallery and area restaurants. During the celebration, guests are welcome to come and go and circulate with plates among various food stations. Each dish is labeled with a description to enhance the experience of cultural awareness. Volunteers Needed Now: Global Gallery needs help from volunteers to plan and organize this upcoming event. If you’re interested in volunteering or for more information about the dinner, call 614-621-1744.
Neighborhood Foundation Accepting Grant Requests
The Short North Neighborhood Foundation (SNNF) is accepting grant requests between $500 and $2,500 from area organizations with projects taking place in or around the Short North. The SNNF strives to assist organizations and programs that will benefit Short North area residents, unite Short North neighborhoods, and incorporate or preserve public works of art and architecture. Typically, grants are not given to individuals; religious or political organizations for their group’s purposes; endowments; organizational fundraising, operating, or existing expenses; or scientific, medical, or academic research. The deadline to submit a grant proposal is June 1, 2007. For more information, visit www.snnf.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirtan With Mike Cohen & Friends at Yoga on High
Yoga on High is hosting Kirtan with Mike Cohen & Friends on Friday, April 6 from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. at the Yoga on High facility, 1081 N. High Street. Kirtan is a practice of Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of Devotion, consisting of sacred call and response chanting in a group setting. The Kirtan experience provides an opportunity for folks to come together to sing, clap, dance and drum while creating deep connection with each other, themselves, and the divine. It’s fun, easy to learn, and requires no experience. The event will feature Mike Cohen on harmonium and vocals, Elizabeth Bolen on drums, guitar and vocals, Peter Cary on guitar, bass and vocals, and Wahru Cleveland on drums and vocals. The recommended offering is $10. Visit www.yogaonhigh.com or call 614-291-4444 for more information.
Short North Gallery Talks
As part of an ongoing series of gallery talks launched earlier this year, the Short North Business Association (SNBA) has scheduled two presentations during March. These talks are designed to provide insight into art collecting and to introduce audiences to the stories behind the art and the artist.
On Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m., Marcia Evans will present “Corporate and Residential Art Consulting.” Her talk will explore how art can be used effectively to enhance or create an environment. Art can also serve to represent the character or personality of an individual or company. Artwork can speak volumes about who we are and what image we’re trying to convey. Marcia Evans has been in the art consulting profession for over 15 years. Her gallery, where the talk will take place, is located off High Street at 8 E. Lincoln St. For more information, call 614-298-8847.
Melissa Wolfe, associate curator of American Art at the Columbus Museum of Art, will present a talk on Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. examining how folk and self-taught art fits into the larger context of American art in collections and exhibitions. Her presentation “Folk and Self-Taught Art in Context” will be held at Lindsay Gallery, 966 N. High Street. Duff Lindsay, the owner of the gallery and collector of folk and outsider art, can be reached at 614-291-1973.
As part of their mission, SNBA art dealers work together to educate and cultivate a broad audience for art, while striving to bring quality and integrity to the field. For more information about galleries in the Short North, visit the SNBA Web site at www.shortnorth.org
“Putting Faces To The Names” Eva Andry’s Witness Project at Marcia Evans Gallery
The Puffin Foundation, founded in New York state by Perry Rosenstein and his family to fund socially relevant art and cultural projects around the country, is sponsoring a witness project, in reminder of the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq, by California artist Eva Andry to be placed in Marcia Evans Gallery, 8 East Lincoln St. in the Short North. “Putting Faces To The Names” invites the viewer to remove each of the 300 original portraits of fallen service men and women from the mourning bunting they are hung on so that the viewer can hold each person, who has sacrificed everything, in their hands. On the reverse side of each portrait is the photograph of the fallen American and a brief history of his/her life and how they met their death in Iraq or Afghanistan since the beginning of the “Shock and Awe” that began on March 19, 2003. This exhibit, in its small way, provides an emotional context to the viewer in which to understand the sacrifices Americans have made.
Eva Andry received a Puffin Foundation grant award in 2005 to continue her work on Faces of the Fallen. Since 1984, the Puffin Foundation has provided local arts organizations and individual artists with seed money to begin and continue projects that educate audiences, address social needs, and foster cross-cultural dialogue. The foundation was a partner in bringing “Eyes Wide Open” to the State House lawn last June.
“Putting Faces To The Names” will remain at Marcia Evans Gallery March 16 through April 15. A dedication is scheduled the evening Friday, March 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. Marcia Evans Gallery, 8 East Lincoln St., is open Tues.-Thurs., Sun. (11 to 5); Fri.-Sat. (12 to 7). To request information email email@example.com or call Java Kitrick, directer of Puffin Foundation at 614-223-1055 or 614-298-8847.
Ohio Short Film & Video Showcase at Wexner Center Entries Due March 30
The Wexner Center is accepting entries for the 12th annual Ohio Short Film & Video Showcase. The showcase provides Ohio’s independent media artists a chance to show their work in a theatrical setting before an audience. Deadline for entries is Friday, March 30. The showcase is Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Wexner Center. A Youth Division of the showcase for producers ages 18 and younger will be held the same day at 4:30 p.m. Pieces must be independently produced in Ohio within the last 18 months and no longer than 20 minutes. Entries must be submitted on 1/2” VHS videotape, mini-DV, or DVD. Any format or film or video may be submitted. Only one entry per person. Works submitted to previous showcases are not accepted. Forms can be downloaded from www.wexarts.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-688-3307.
Suicide Prevention Hotline Volunteers Urgently Needed
Caring volunteers are urgently needed to answer the Suicide Prevention Hotline offered by North Central Mental Health Services, 1301 N. High St. Because the hotline is answered 24 hours a day, it is vital to recruit and train enough volunteers to cover all shifts. Volunteers receive 50 hours of training before beginning answering the hotline and make a commitment to answer the hotline for six hours a week for six months, and many volunteers choose to continue working once they have completed their original commitment.
Training for the spring class of volunteers begins Wednesday, March 21 and ends in May. Volunteers then work their weekly shifts June through November. To learn more about the program or to volunteer, call Mary Brennen-Hofmann or Susan Jennings at 614-299-6600.
JACO Lecture on a New Ethic with Richard J. Sweeney, Ph.D.
Richard J. Sweeney, Ph.D. © Photo/Gus Brunsman
The C. G. Jung Association of Central Ohio (JACO) will present a lecture by Richard J. Sweeney, Ph.D., a Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice here in the Short North, on Saturday, March 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. in Columbus.
The talk, entitled “The Shadow Archetype and the Search for a New Ethic,” will examine the concept of a new ethic espoused by Carl Jung and some of his earlier followers like Erich Neumann, that calls for a revision of our culture’s prior views of the relationship between good and evil, vice and virtue. It is an ethic that works to integrate or assimilate the unknown or rejected aspects of the psyche (the archetype of the shadow) into the self in order to promote consciousness, connectedness and wholeness.
The ethical perspectives that have dominated Western culture the last several centuries have done little to eliminate religious wars, sectarianism and intolerance; and, according to Jung, often these socio-cultural conflicts mirror unresolved psychic conflicts. In his talk, Dr. Sweeney will examine aspects of the personal shadow, the correlation between the individual and collective shadow – particularly as it is manifested in societal events – as well as some significant aspects of the Judeo-Christian and the American shadow. The presentation will rely upon lecture, case studies, dream samples and the shared experience of participants.
Richard J. Sweeney holds a doctoral degree in psychology and religion from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, and a diploma in analytical psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich.
Tickets are $40 to $45 for JACO members, $50 to $55 for non-members (lower fee before March 10). To receive a registration form, call 614-291-8050 or visit www.JungCentralOhio.org
Yoga on High Open House
Yoga on High is celebrating its sixth anniversary at 1081 N. High Street in the Short North with their annual Open House on Sunday, March 25, inviting the public to sample free classes in all three studios all afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is welcome to try a short Ashtanga class, take a breath class, unwind in a restorative class, practice basic poses in a Hatha class, or just browse in the bookstore. No yoga experience is necessary, and it’s absolutely free.
Owners Martha Marcom, Marcia Miller and Linda Oshins met and became friends while working at the Bexley Co-op in the ‘70s and eventually opened Yoga on High as their own cooperative effort in March 2001. The studio has nearly tripled its weekly intake of visitors since then. Guest teachers include nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field of yoga study. The studio offers a full-curriculum for a diverse community of students – everyone from novices to yoga teachers, from children to the elderly, from the disabled, ill and injured to the supremely fit.
This is a great opportunity to introduce your family and friends to a little yoga and a lot of good folks. More information can be found on their Web site www.yogaonhigh.com or by calling 614-291-4444 or emailing email@example.com
Breast Cancer Survivors: Free Yoga Class, March 16-17
Medical studies are showing the benefits of yoga practice for breast cancer patients. Due to the generous support of Elizabeth Crane, Yoga on High will be offering two free classes for breast cancer survivors to complement Dale Hails’ weekend workshop “Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors and their Caregivers,” scheduled March 16 through March 18 at 1081 N. High Street.
There is a fee for the weekend workshop; however, the class on Friday, March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. will be a free offering to instruct cancer patients on restorative sequences suitable during treatment or low energy days. The free class on Saturday, March 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. will include more active sequences suitable for patients with enough energy to do standing poses and gentle stretches. Practices to help with lymphedema and peripheral neuropathy management will be included in the Saturday session.
Dale Hails, MA, is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor and an exercise physiologist with an emphasis on motor learning and biomechanics. She is also a breast cancer survivor.
More information can be found on the YOHI Web site www.yogaonhigh.com or by calling 614-291-4444 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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Coffee and Conversation at the JungHaus
Informal discussion exploring the concepts of Carl Jung and post-Jungians is offered by the The C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio at the JungHaus, 59 West Third Ave., the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. These meeting are free and open to the public. The topic for discussion on Saturday, January 13 facilitated by Linda Meadows is Jung and Spirituality: Heeding the Call Within. Discussion will focus on the following Jungian themes: What is it that calls us into consciousness? What is it that awakens us to Self? How does self-reflection move us from unconsciousness to awareness? Who is our witness when we are asleep? What is individuation in the spiritual sense?
The JungHaus facility also includes a bookstore, library, and staff of analysts. Regular lectures by Jungian scholars are sponsored by the Jung Association as well. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call 614-291-8050 for more information or visit their Web site at www.jungcentralohio.org
Columbus Dance Theatre Presents cm2 Production
Columbus Movement Movement (cm2), named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2007, will be staging a production, Columbus Dances II, in the Fisher Theatre of Columbus Dance Theatre February 2 - 4. The performance includes dynamic new choreography by Columbus-based contemporary dance artists, judged and selected by Columbus dance and theater artists John Giffin and Jeanine Thompson. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $15 general, and $10 for students and cm2 members. The Columbus Dance Theatre is located at 592 E. Main St. Call 614-849-0227 for reservations. For more information visit www.dancecolumbus.com
The Dangers of Avoiding Arphrodite: JACO Lecture
The C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio has invited Francesca Ferrentelli, Ph.D., a licensed professional counselor, mythologist and storyteller, to give a presentation on the subject of eating disorders, body image, and sexuality. “The Dangers of Avoiding Aphrodite: Sexual Aridity and Eating Disorders” will focus on identifying ways that individuals with eating disorders ignore Aphrodite, the goddess of love and desire, what happens when she gets angry, and how individuals can invite her back into their lives.
People with weight and/or body image distortions often fear showing their beauty or allowing the expression of their desire. This avoidance can be conscious or unconscious and may come from childhood sexual trauma, feelings of inadequacy, or shame about the body. Aphrodite hates to be ignored, and her wrath can be vengeful! When she is rejected, sexual desire can be acted out with food, and food becomes the object of affection. Then the desired object can be overindulged, coaxed forward and pushed away, or spurned completely.
Francesca Ferrentelli lectures widely on the subject of eating disorders, psychological issues, mythology and archetypal psychology. She developed and headed the eating disorders treatment program at St. Alexius Hospital in St Louis in 1996 and has studied and worked with eating disorders for over 15 years.
The lecture will be held in Columbus at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd., on Saturday, February 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $40 for JACO members, $40 to $50 for non-members. (Lower fee before January 27.) To receive a registration form, call 614-291-8050 or visit www.JungCentralOhio.org
Yoga on High Potluck Dinner and a Poem
Inspired by Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky’s Favorite Poems Project celebrating, documenting and promoting poetry’s role in Americans’ lives, Yoga on High has scheduled a poetry reading on Friday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. for those interested in sharing their favorite poem by reading it aloud and briefly explaining its importance. Anyone is welcome to attend and be a part of the audience. Bring a potluck vegetarian dish to share and a drink of choice. There is time for 15 readers, so register by calling 614-291-4444 or visit Yoga on High at 1081 N. High St. or email email@example.com The event is free and open to the public. The Web site describing the Favorite Poems Project launched by Robert Pinsky is www.bu.edu/favoritepoem/index.html
Cantilena Concerts: Second Concert of the Premier Season
Cantilena Concerts will present a really fun concert for your entertainment with “Rags and Riches” on Sunday, January 14 at 2 p.m. in the Columbus Museum of Art auditorium. The riveting American spiritual “Love the Name” sung a cappella will accompany art slides of African-American artists Lawrence, Tanner and Bearden. The spirituals following this will touch your heart and your sense of humor, as will the songs of favorite early composer Stephen Foster accompanied by banjo, fiddle and bass. Ragtime piano, an important element in American music, will be featured with a recent composition for New Orleans 2005, written and performed by Brian Dykstra whose ending selection will be “The Entertainer.” Well-known excerpts from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess will follow the exciting music of the Charles Ives Violin and Piano Sonata #4 which shows all the early influences of American music.
Artists performing: Dione Bennett, soprano; Matthew Pittman, tenor; Brian Keith Johnson, baritone; Edward Bak, piano; Brian Dykstra, piano; Kia-Hui Tan, violin; Graeme Boone, banjo; Paul Robinson, bass; Melinda Crawford, fiddle; with emcee Eugenie Grunewald. Sponsored by Women in Music-Columbus (WMC). For 125 years, WMC has been educating and entertaining the citizens of Central Ohio in the beauty and continuing legacy of classical music. For tickets call 614-268-2779.
Victorian Village Society Annual Meeting and Social
The Victorian Village Society, a neighborhood association serving to promote the restoration, preservation and maintenance of the Victorian Village district, meets once a year to elect officers and trustees and to honor individuals for their community service in the neighborhood. This annual event also provides an opportunity for non-member residents, business owners and guests to visit with friends and neighbors. Any village resident with an interest in becoming part of the society leadership is permitted to run for one of the nine available positions, including four officer roles and five board of trustee positions. The area defining Victorian Village is bounded by Fifth Avenue to the north, High Street to the east, Goodale Park to the south and Harrison Avenue to the west. The Annual Membership Meeting and Social will be held this year on Thursday, January 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cotter’s Restaurant, 200 Nationwide Blvd. in the Arena District. Contact President Rob Pettit at 614-228-2912 for more information or visit www.victorianvillage.org
“For the Love of Cats,” a 12-month wall calendar featuring 13 feline photos accompanied by heartwarming stories, chosen from over 100 entries to the Cat Welfare Association, is now available online at www.catwelfareohio.com or by visiting the shelter at 741 Wetmore Rd. in Clintonville. The cost of the calendar is $15.96, which includes tax, and will benefit Cat Welfare Association. For directions to the shelter call 614-268-6096.
Holiday Wreath Sale Helps Kids
Holiday wreaths are available for purchase to benefit the Northside Child Development Center in our neighborhood. The funds will be used to buy a commercial grade washer and dryer for Turning Point, their shelter for abused children, as well as art supplies and musical instruments for the Center’s early childhood education program. Each wreath is $30 and can be ordered online at www.darbycreeknursery.com. To pay by check, write the Center at 94 East 3rd Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201.
Lecture on Living the Unlived Life: A Jungian Perspective
The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of the parent. – C.G. Jung
What is the unlived life? It is those potential aspects of ourselves that have not adequately entered into our experience. For everything that we choose, or that has been chosen for us, something else remains unchosen. We can hear the distant drumbeat of unlived life in second-guessing our life choices, or those late-night longings, the unexpected grief that arises seemingly out of nowhere. What is this life that we find ourselves living, so different than what we set out to do? By exploring unlived life, we learn to rise above fears, regrets and disappointments, to embrace the full measure of our being.
The C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio (JACO) is sponsoring a lecture on this topic by Jerry M. Ruhl, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in private practice near Dayton who has studied spiritual practices in Japan, Bali, Thailand, Nepal and India. He has co-authored Balancing Heaven and Earth (1998) and Contentment (1999) with internationally known Jungian analyst Robert A. Johnson. The seminar draws upon material from the forthcoming book by Dr. Ruhl and Dr. Johnson titled Living the Unlived Life to be published in September 2007.
The lecture/seminar will be presented in Columbus at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd., on Saturday, December 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 for member, $50 for non-members. Registration begins at 9 a.m. the day of the presentation or by mail. To receive a registration form, Call 614-291-8050 or visit www.JungCentralOhio.org
World Can’t Wait
The Columbus Chapter of World Can’t Wait www.worldcantwait.net will be conducting the first of many teach-ins at the Northwood-High Building in Conference Room 100 at 2231 North High St. from 7 to 8:45 p.m on Thursday, December 7. A 28-minute DVD will be shown from the Bush Crimes Commission on “torture and indefinite detention.” WCW chapter members will lead a discussion after the showing. Email Vargo.firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Cantata Concert
On Sunday, December 10 at 2:30 p.m., New Life United Methodist Church, 25 W. Fifth Ave., will host the youth and adult choirs from Westerville’s Church of the Messiah United Methodist as they present “a new birth...a new beginning,” a Christmas Cantata celebrating God’s Promise Fulfilled. A freewill offering will benefit the ministries of New Life, which has been active in the neighborhood for over 100 years. Their outreach programs include a breakfast ministry offered every Sunday morning to over 175 neighbors who are poor and homeless. We hope you will attend this very special presentation. For more information or to make donations, call 614-294-0134. Their Web site is at http://newlifeunitedmethodist.org
Harrison West Society Holiday Party
Harrison West neighbors and friends are invited to a friendly catered affair with Happy Hour drinks and door prizes at Victorian's Midnight Cafe, located at 251 W. Fifth Ave. and Neil Ave. The event is scheduled for Wed., Dec. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. If you would like to join the Harrison West Society for this holiday season get-together, email Sandy Woolard at email@example.com or Gil Borlaza at firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations by December 15, 2006.
Friends of Goodale Park Annual Benefit Gala
A fund raiser to benefit Goodale Park improvements and to contribute toward the cost of constructing the Tête-à-Tête Sculpture Falls will be held on Wednesday, December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grayson’s Living Ideas, 333 W. Nationwide Blvd., just west of Neil Avenue. This Friends of Goodale Park event will offer the opportunity to sample great food and drink from neighborhood eateries, visit with friends and neighbors and learn the status of park projects. The Friends will also showcase the park’s tree inventory with the first-of-its-kind Google Earth Tree Inventory which will be presented in Grayson’s Theater. The inventory provides detailed information on each of the park’s 624 trees. In addition, Grayson’s offers five home models with some incredible detailing and cutting-edge elements. Each of the models will be open during the Gala. There is a virtual golf range in one that will be available for attendees. Admission to the Gala is $35 per person. Half of the proceeds will go to support park improvement projects with the other half going to the Tête-à-Tête Sculpture Falls project. Come join us for a fun evening and help support Goodale Park. For more information, call Stan Sells at 614-299-4202.
Lincoln Street Studio Garners Recchie Design Award
Each year, the Columbus Landmarks Foundation, an organization established in 1977 in response to the demolition of the Union Station train depot, honors individuals and institutions that have made exceptional strides in promoting historic preservation and producing quality urban design in central Ohio. Last month, the Foundation presented five awards in a ceremony at the historic Lincoln Theatre that included the prestigious James B. Recchie Design Award given this year to the New Village Homes Italian Village, owned by the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority and designed by Short North’s Lincoln Street Studio (LSS). Frank Elmer and his wife Ruth Gless are principal architects for the firm, along with the more recent addition of Jeff Snively.
The development, New Village Homes at Summit Street and Second Avenue in Italian Village, was constructed to replace an aging 13-story senior housing apartment building and adjacent buildings on six acres. It consists of 100 housing units in 37 buildings created to blend in with the surrounding early 1900s Italiante structures. There are a variety of designs in the development, 16 in all, and the project includes two pocket parks on the periphery that offer accessibility to the entire community.
The Recchie Design Award Screening Committee commended the accessibility of both market and subsidized units in the six-acre project that offers housing for mixed income residents. The consensus among the committee members was that “New Village Homes truly speaks to community.”
Rumi: Poet of the Heart: Junghaus Film and Discussion
The monthly gathering for “Coffee and Conversation” at the JungHaus, 59 West Third Ave., on November 11 will include a presentation “Rumi: Poet of the Heart” facilitated by artist Claire Hagan Bauza.
Rumi was a great Persian spiritual master and poetic genius who lived in the 13th century. He was introduced into the mystical path by a wandering dervish Shamsuddin of Tabriz and eventually founded the Mawlawi Sufi order. Rumi’s love and bereavement after the death of Shams found expression in a surge of music, dance and lyric poems. After his own death, Rumi’s followers founded the Mevlevi Order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes, who perform their worship in the form of dance and music ceremony.
Rumi is now one of the most widely read poets in America. So, what makes this mystic poet so popular? Shahram Shiva who began translating Rumi’s poetry in 1988 as well as presenting Rumi concerts and workshops in the U.S., is one of his most faithful followers: “Everything about Rumi is absolute magic, from the story of his life to his superhuman ability of remaining in constant touch with the flow of intense creative energy for more than two decades.”
The JungHaus welcomes all to come and watch a wonderful video about Rumi that includes such people as Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Deepak Chopra, Huston Smith and others telling us about Rumi’s amazing life, and reading some of his magnificent poems. Bring along a favorite Rumi poem, or simply enjoy and discuss the film.
The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. It’s free, although donations are welcome. Call 614-291-8050 or visit www.jungcentralohio.org for more information.
Greek Orthodox Cathedral Offering Gallery Hop Tours
For those seeking some relief from the crush of crowds during Gallery Hop and yearning to slip into an atmosphere of peace and palatial beauty, look no further than 555 N. High St.
The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, located at the corner of Goodale and High, is opening its doors for free visitation during Gallery Hops. Stop by anytime between 6 and 9 p.m. on November 4 and tour the Byzantine-styled cathedral with its pristine marble and beautiful mosaic iconography. Needless to say, the architecture and art will elevate your spirit and provide an unforgettable visual experience.
Characterized by its exterior and interior splendor, the Byzantine church strives to create an atmosphere of worship, to elevate the mind and soul towards heaven. The symbolism and meaning are evident in all aspects of the architecture and art. Now is your opportunity to view the magnificent domed ceiling, the highest point in the church, depicting the glorified Christ reigning on his heavenly throne. The main chandelier that hangs from the dome has 236 lights and is gold plated. The mosaics throughout the cathedral, the work of an Italian artist, consist of roughly 5 million tiles of Venetian glass, marble and 24-carat gold. Visit their Web site at www.greekcathedral.com and learn more about what the tour has to offer.
Hosts will be on duty to conduct impromptu mini-tours for guests, answer questions, and offer refreshments. Signage on the sidewalk will provide easy directions for Gallery Hoppers to follow.
Movie Night at Yoga on High
Yoga on High, located at 1081 N. High St., has scheduled a screening of the controversial film “What the Bleep Do We Know” on Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. The film combines documentary interviews and a fictional narrative to posit a connection between science and spirituality based upon the teachings of JZ Knight/Ramtha. The event is free, but please call to reserve a seat at 614-291-4444 or email email@example.com
North Market Holiday Open House and Craft Extravaganza
If you’re thinking “creative” this year and want to make your holiday celebrations truly distinctive and delicious, it would be worth your while to stop by the North Market the first Saturday of December for their Open House and Craft Extravaganza on December 2.
In addition to the extra special selections of appetizing products displayed by North Market merchants, the second floor of the market will be filled with the works of local artisans, crafters and vendors selling an array of hand-crafted goods. Hand-poured candles, ceramics, jewelry, stained and hand-blown glass, needlework, photography, sewn and knitted goods, soaps, and stationery are among the handicrafts that will be offered.
This popular annual event provides a treasure trove of unique shopping selections for those who want to go the extra mile in making their holiday celebrations special. The North Market Holiday Open House and Craft Extravaganza begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. It’s a free event. Look forward to roasted chestnuts, Santa Claus, warm beverages, live holiday music and entertainment throughout the day. For more information, call 614-463-9664 or visit www.northmarket.com
Relics of the Past
It’s the 21st year of sixties coffeehouses for Columbusite Bill Cohen, who will once again lead a candlelit, musical, year-by-year journey through the era with live folksongs, staged news reports of sixties happenings, displays of anti-war buttons and posters, and far-out sixties fashions on Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the King Avenue Methodist Church, 299 W. King at Neil. The performance benefits the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, an organization that has been serving the needs of the poor for a quarter century in Central Ohio, providing food to over 500 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other charities. The suggested donation is $10 and includes refreshments. Parking is available in the church lots just south and west of the building. Cohen can be reached at 614-263-3851.
“From Abraham To Jesus,” the largest touring exhibit of Holy Land artifacts in the U.S. will be on view November 13-26 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St. Developed by experts in Israeli archeological history and themed storytelling, the exhibit is structured to transport visitors back to the Holy Land just as it was thousands of years ago. Over 340 priceless artifacts include parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Tickets are $15.95 for adults, $12.95 for groups of 10 or more, $6.95 for ages 6-15. Call 614-827-2500 for more information.
Northside Library Booksale
The Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library will be holding their annual booksale at the Northside Branch, 1423 N. High St., this month. The sale includes gently used books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape and reference material. Cash and checks are accepted, and if you are a member of the Friends of the Library, you are offered first pick at their Presale on Thursday, October 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. The General Sale begins the following day on Friday, October 20 and continues on Saturday, October 21 from 10 to 5 p.m.
The Friends of the Library supports extra programming and services not covered within the library’s current budget, or services that are ineligible to be paid for with public funds. There are a variety of membership levels including individual ($15), student/senior ($10), and family ($25). In addition to early book sale admission, Friends receive newlsetters and a 10 percent discount at the Main Library Store. If you sign up as a member the day of the presale, you can take advantage of the early offerings. You may also become a member online by visiting www.columbusfriends.org
Mahan Gallery Hosts Tête-à-Tête Falls Benefit
The Friends of Goodale Park and the BrickStreet Arts Association have commissioned artist Malcolm Cochran to design a work of public art for Goodale Park, and a fund-raiser for the project Tête-à-Tête Falls is scheduled at the Mahan Gallery, 1042 North High St. from 3 to 6 p.m on Sunday, October 29. The goal of this benefit is to help raise or obtain commitments for $250,000 by the end of 2006 so that engineering contracts can be introduced early in the coming year with anticipated construction of the Falls during the latter half of 2007.
About a third of the funds for the project had been raised as of the end of last month. Artist Malcolm Cochran will be present at the fund-raiser and provide a presentation of Tête-à-Tête Falls. Please visit the Mahan Gallery on October 29 and help make this a successful event.
Funding is being received through public and private sources, and additional funds are being accepted. If you are unable to attend the benefit and would like to make a donation for the public art piece or would be interested in volunteer activities, contact Maddy Weisz at 614-291-2285 or Stan Sells at 614-299-4202.
Coffee and Conversation at the JungHaus
Informal discussion exploring the concepts of Carl Jung and post-Jungians is offered by The C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio in the JungHaus, 59 West Third Ave., the second Saturday of each month from 10am to noon. These meetings are free and open to the public. The topic for discussion on Saturday, October 14 facilitated by Michael Bauza is Waking Dreams: The Messages of Divination, an exploration of the use of dreams in understanding the voice of the unconscious and the direction or meaning of our life path. Tarot master and teacher James Ricklef reminds us that “The universe is eternally oracular, and all around us there are omens and portents giving advice about our spiritual journey.” Attend the discussion and learn more about this concept. Call 614-291-8050 or visit www.jungcentralohio.org
“An Almost Ordinary Day” Short Stop Youth Center Play
The Short Stop Youth Center, a visual and performing arts center located in the Short North at 1066 N. High St., is proud to present “An Almost Ordinary Day” written by one of the talented students involved in activities at Short Stop, Natalie Oyer. She will also perform as the main character, Fiona, a high school student/paranormal enthusiast who convinces her best friend to help her investigate rumors of monsters who may have killed several students in their school.
The one-act play is scheduled for Fridays October 20 and 27 at 6 p.m. and lasts about an hour. Due to a particularly scary monster mask, parental guidance is recommended for children under 10. This is a Halloween story that may be unsuitable for very young children but a lot of frightful fun for older kids.
Newcomer Andrea Harris plays Fiora’s best friend Kim, and Joe Hart plays Adam who joins the girls in their investigation of the monsters. Other members of the cast include Aaliyah Rasheed and Colin Stidams.
Stop by for an hour! Support the artistic effort and talent of these young students by attending the one-act production. Children from elementary age up through high school come to the center to paint and draw, act and work, dance and sing, to study, shoot a little pool, and mingle with friends. Show them that you care by being there.
Tickets are $3 - $5. Parking is available in the adjoining lot free of charge. Call the Short Stop Youth Center at 614-299-5541 for more information. They also have a Web site at www.dfyf.org
St. Francis of Assisi Concert Features Britten Cantata
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Victorian Village will present a concert on Sunday, October 22 at 3 p.m. featuring Benjamin Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb,” a festival cantata for four soloists, choir and organ based on the poem Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart (1722-1771) written while Smart was in an insane asylum.
Britten’s cantata is an “idiosyncratic and ecstatic praise and worship of God by all created beings and things, each in its own way.” Among the eight sections is one, for example, in which the organ is used to depict a “mousy-sounding” registration to highlight the alto soloist’s dramatic vocal description of a male mouse, “a creature of great personal valour,” defending the female mouse from an attacking cat. In another section, the bass soloist sings a recitative in which the letters of the alphabet symbolize different aspects of God. A choral passage includes Smart’s description of his mistreatment by “the officers of the peace” because he is mentally ill, comparing himself to Jesus.
Phil Adams will also direct the St. Francis of Assisi Choir in music of Victoria, Barber, Tavener, Parry, Fasch, Hassler, and Guilmant. Organist Andrew Willis will perform with soloists Anthony Bocija, Therese Terndrup, Isaiah Kraus, and Gus Dahlberg; flutists Julia Phillips and Renee LaReau; violinist Melissa Zigler, and Scott Zigler on trombone.
There will be something special for the kids too, so bring them along. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is located at 386 Buttles Ave. in Victorian Village west of Neil. For more information, call 614-299-5781 or visit www.sfacolumbus.org
Columbus Dance Theatre Presents CM2 Production
Columbus Movement Movement (cm2) whose dancers graced and enlivened the public spaces of the Short North this summer during Gallery Hops will be staging a production, Columbus Dances I in the Fisher Theatre at Columbus Dance Theatre October 13-15. The performance includes dynamic contemporary dance work by established choreographers, both new and returning to the cm2 stage. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. A question-and-answer feedback will follow Friday’s performance, and a reception will be held on Saturday. Tickets are $15 general/$10 students. Columbus Dance Theatre is located at 592 E. Main St. Call 614-849-0227 for reservations. For more information visit www.dancecolumbus.com
CaJohns Flavor & Fire Store Opens in the North Market
The North Market welcomes CaJohns Flavor & Fire, a “hot shop” of the first order run by proprietors John and Sue Hard. Founded in 1997 in the Linden neighborhood, CaJohns Fiery Foods manufactures over 180 preservative-free products including gourmet quality sauces, salsas, spices and mixes. They have garnered over 250 accolades for quality, packaging, innovation and taste in a host of culinary competititons. They have regularly participated in Market festival cooking demonstrations and the Farmers’ Market this season and are excited about introducing their refrigerated line of fresh salsas, quesos and dips at a tasting bar for Market customers in addition to their other offerings.
Italian Village Society 2006 Neighborhood Awards
To celebrate the investment and hard work of residents, businesses and developers in Italian Village, the Italian Village Society will give recognition to several of the outstanding efforts in their neighborhood by honoring chosen nominees with an annual award. The IVS welcomes anyone in the community to submit their nominations for the Italian Village 2006 Neighborhood Awards.
Here are the four categories open for nomination:
Beautiful Residence Award
Awarded to a residence, which has, and continues to maintain a meticulous exterior and landscaped property
Beautiful Business Award
Awarded to a business which has a beautiful overall appearance and street appeal
Most Improved Award
Awarded to any home or business that has been transformed from a negative to a positive image within Italian Village
Nominate your Neighbor
Nominate your neighbor, whether a business or residence, for their efforts in maintaining a beautiful property all year round. This is your chance to reward that person who makes you proud to live in Italian Village. The judging will emphasize the overall look at the front exterior and long-term maintenance.
The due date for entries is November 1, 2006. Nominations require a form (on the IVS Web site at www.italianvillage.org for download) and should be returned with photos of the property and an explanation mailed to IVS Awards, PO Box 8001, Columbus, OH 43201. For more information, email IVS President Mike Jentes at firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPTEMBER 2006 No Community News Page Offered This Month
A march of protesters along High Street July 10, 2006, advocates of the National Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage organized by ACORN, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots organization of low and moderate income people. There were about 2,000 folks stretched from the CAP to Fifth Avenue.This is the front line of the group crossing the bridge near Goodale going south toward Broad on the west side of the street. To learn more about ACORN (The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) visit www.livingwagecampaign.org / Photo by Rick Borgia
Rock For Hunger
The 2nd annual outdoor concert Rock For Hunger benefiting the Mid-Ohio FoodBank, hosted by Nationwide Realty Investors, will be held in the Arena District on Friday, August 18. The Navigators will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. with classic rock favorites of the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. Tickets for the fundraiser are $25, which includes beverages, and can be purchased in advance at www.Arena-District.com. The concert will perform in Battelle Plaza located on the east side of Nationwide Arena at the corner of Front Street and Nationwide Boulevard. There is parking available for $3 in the Nationwide garage.
Mid-Ohio FoodBank provides food to over 520 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other charities. They have been serving the needs of the poor for a quarter century in Central Ohio. Every effort, whether it be donations, volunteer work, or fundraising, will help make a dent in the need for food to feed hungry people. Do something good for your community and do it with joy at Rock For Hunger.
Short Film Premiere
The Journal of Short Film, an international DVD magazine produced in the Short North by publisher Karl Mechem, will present a premiere screening of some independent short films on Tuesday, August 8 from 7:30 - 9 p.m. in Franklin Hall of Columbus State Community College, Room 104.
This event is intended to help unite the Columbus filmmaking community as well as provide a public screening for independent films published by The Journal of Short Film, which began distribution in the fall of 2005 and subsequently made the Top 10 List of The Library Journal’s Best Magazines of 2005 – the first DVD publication to do so. The quarterly magazine contains 90 - 120 minutes of independent short film that have been reviewed by scholars of film theory as well as fellow filmmakers. The magazine offers a new avenue of distribution and exposure for independent filmmakers while giving short film the attention and respect it deserves. The DVD publication is ad-free and committed to keeping the cost of subscriptions low ($10 per volume, $36 for an annual subscription of 4 volumes) and can be purchased online at www.thejfs.org
There is no cost for the August 8 screening, and film submissions are welcome during the event for later review and possible publication. Call 614-298-8602 or email Karl at mechem@theJSF.org for more information.
JungHaus Second Saturday Coffee and Conversation
Informal discussion exploring the concepts of Carl Jung and post-Jungians is offered by The Jung Association of Central Ohio in the JungHaus, 59 West Third Ave., the second Saturday of each month. These meetings are free and open to the public. The topic for discussion on August 12, 2006 at 10 a.m., facilitated by Alan Hoch, is “The Masculine Story.” Discussion will include the concept of masculine and how it impacts our Self and culture. Questions considered include the meaning of masculine from a psychological perspective: What does it mean to identify with the masculine and how does this come about? How does the masculine influence both individual and culture? What story does it have to tell? These questions and much more will be examined through informal, open discussion. The JungHaus facility also includes a bookstore, library, and staff of analysts. Regular lectures by Jungian scholars are sponsored by the Jung Association. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call 614-291-8050 for more information or visit their Web site at www.jungcentralohio.org
Benefit for New Life Ministry at Buckeye Hall of Fame Café
The Buckeye Hall of Fame Café, 1421 Olentangy River Rd. just north of Fifth Avenue, is hosting the Fourth Annual Season Kickoff Tailgate Party to benefit New Life United Methodist Church’s outreach ministry. The party will be held on Thursday, August 31 from 5 to 9 p.m. before the season opener against Northern Illinois. The event includes a meal, visits from OSU Cheerleaders, Brutus Buckeye, the OSU Pep Band and other celebrities. Ticket are $20 for adults, $10 for ages 5-17 years, and free for children under 5.
New Life United Methodist Church, located in the Short North at 25 W. Fifth Ave., has been in ministry in the neighborhood for over 100 years. Their outreach programs include a Breakfast Ministry offered every Sunday morning to over 175 neighbors who are poor and homeless. In addition to a hot breakfast, they are given a sack lunch for provisions later in the day.
New Life also provides meeting space for 12 Step Support Groups, a Youth Ministry, free clothing, linen, and personal hygiene items in the New Life Clothing Room. The Tailgate Party at Buckeye Hall of Fame Café will help maintain these valuable programs by donating half of the ticket price to New Life. For more information on meetings, volunteer service, or to make donations call 614-294-0134 or visit their Web site at http://newlifeunitedmethodist.org
Summer Film Series
In conjunction with the Columbus Museum of Art’s exhibitions “In The American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon” and “Uncommon CLOTHES,” three films with insightful glimpses into the world of fashion and fashion photography will be screened at the museum in August. The cost is $5 for non-members.
Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light (1996) provides an innovative look at Richard Avedon, the man best known for changing the course of fashion photography in the ‘40s and ‘50s. Catherine Evans will introduce the film on Thursday, August 10 at 7 p.m.
Funny Face (1957) stars Fred Astaire who plays a fashion photographer, modeled on Richard Avedon, who sweeps Audrey Hepburn into the life of a chic Parisian model. It features music by George and Ira Gershwin. Designer Charles Kleibacker will introduce the film on Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m.
The Women (1939), starring Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer, includes a Technicolor fashion show sequence featuring costuming by Adrian. Charles Kleibacker will provide introduction for this film on Thursday, August 24 at 7 p.m.
North Market’s Farmers' Market
August is the month when the North Market Farmers’ Market is at its peak. Tomatoes, beans, greens, peppers, corn, zucchini and so much more are available every Saturday morning at 8 a.m. brought straight from the field by Central Ohio farmers. Celebrate the crops and the folks who bring them to you at the 15th Annual North Market Farmers’ Festival on Saturday, August 19. A full day of down home music, a homemade jam contest, cooking demonstrations by local chefs using local produce, and kids’ activities, including a petting zoo and face painting, make this a fun day for the whole clan. For more information visit www.northmarket.com
Also note that the North Market is still requesting financial support for the proposed Bell Tower that you can read about on their Web site. The cost of restoring the century-old bell housed in the North Market basement and building a tower on the market premises has been estimated at $30,000.
King Avenue United Methodist Church continues its annual Blessing of Animals ceremony followed by a service and picnic in the Goodale Park Gazebo on Sunday, August 27 at 10:45 a.m. This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. It is a time to offer thanks for the gift of creation, particularly our pets who provide us with such comfort, unconditional love and joy. For the ceremony, cats and dogs must be kept on a leash, and critters in a box. A commemorative moment is scheduled to memorialize deceased pets as well, and participants are invited to bring a single flower to be placed in a communal vase for that purpose. If you wish to sit down, bring a folding chair or blanket. Call 614-424-6050 or email email@example.com for more info.
Friends of Goodale Park Meets Saturday, August 19
Thanks to the abundance of rain this summer, the annuals and perennials in Goodale Park are doing well and the Park is looking great. But the rain has also helped the weeds grow as well. Come join the Friends of Goodale Park Saturday, August 19 from 9 am to noon to pull those pesky weeds and keep the park looking great. Bring a hand trowel and gloves. See you then!
– Stan Sells, FGP president
Spanda welcomes the sun Friday, June 23, 2006, Comfest Live Arts Stage.
l to r: Rick Borgia, Linda Senter, Daniel Freschette, Rieah Masubuchi, Eileen Motok, Bernadette Steele, Bonny Shiplet
Flytown was the area of mostly blacks and immigrants that once existed between Spruce Street and Buttles Avenue west of Goodale Park that was razed in the mid-1950s as part of a Columbus urban renewal project. This year marks the 24th annual reunion of former Flytown residents, who are scheduled to meet in Goodale Park on Saturday, July 8, 2006.
Harrison Bundy, who passed away a few days before last year’s event, was a longtime organizer who kept the reunions going over the years and had organized a total of 23 reunions before his death. He was passionate about bringing it all together, supplying the food and donating everything out of his own pocket, according to family and friends. One of his most cherished contributions was a yearly bounty of fresh fish he would bring, caught in Alabama where he lived and in Michigan while visiting relatives.
This year’s reunion will be held all day long on Saturday, July 8, featuring food, music, dancing and reminiscing. It’s free and open to the public. Call Karl Hairston at 614-291-4094 for more information.
Community Park Projects in Italian Village
In Italian Village, the Martha Walker Garden Club, a non-profit group working for 25 years to enhance and beautify the urban neighborhoods in the Near Northside area, will be meeting with volunteers at the Martha Walker Walkway public garden space between 3rd and 4th avenues on Mt. Pleasant for a Weed and Feed.
This month’s meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 17 at 7 p.m. Participants will weed and then share a community potluck. Martha Walker organizers will provide table service, drinks, and a main dish. Others are welcome to contribute a side dish. Bring gloves, favorite gardening implements, and a 5-gallon bucket to collect weeds. Call 614-470-3469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A new park beautification group organized by Diana Lessner will be meeting once a month in the Italian Village Park at Hubbard and Kerr to help maintain and beautify the park. Amici’s of Italian Village Park will be meeting the same day as the Martha Walker Garden Club this month on Monday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring gloves, gardening implements, and weed killer for spraying in the cement. For more information, email email@example.com
Tête-à-Tête Falls Update
Thanks to a generous donation from Orange Barrel Media, Columbus, a large banner depicting Tête-à-Tête Falls as it will appear in Goodale Park lake has been erected on the north side of the lake near Buttles Avenue. The Short North neighborhood is encouraged to stop by to view the banner. To date, significant support for the project has been awarded through grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council, and by a generous anonymous donation. Nearly half the funds for the $200,000 sculpture falls, designed by local artist Malcolm Cochran, are in hand. BrickStreet Arts Association and the Friends of Goodale Park are working this summer on additional grant applications for foundation and corporate support. Donations from area businesses and from individuals are also needed; contributions may be made in care of the Friends of Goodale Park. Project construction is projected for next year. Call Stan Sells for more information at 614-299-4202.
North Market's 5th Annual Food and Ohio Wine Festival
The North Market will host a weekend celebration of Ohio’s finest wines along with great food to pair them with during the weekend of July 7 - 9. The event will feature 15 Ohio wineries offering select vintages by the taste (50 cents to $1 each). Market organizers have moved the event onto Spruce Street to allow for an expanded festival site, and the festival will kick off on Friday night with a special preview party from 7-10 p.m. Tickets for the preview party are $15 and include a customized wine glass and 10 tasting tickets. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be live music, culinary demonstrations by some of Columbus’s finest chefs as well as children’s activities including face painting, balloon twisting and a chance to scale the Ohio Farm Bureau’s corn climbing wall. Sunday’s festivities will also include a craft fair.
Festival hours are Friday, July 7, 7-10 p.m., Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 9, 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday admission is free. A $5 tasting fee includes a souvenir glass and 2 tasting tickets. Additional tickets are available for purchase at 50 cents apiece. For additional information on the festival, call 614-463-9446 or visit www.northmarket.com
Moving Smarter (aka Bacon, Eggs and Rail) Breakfast
1000 Friends of Central Ohio (1KCO), a citizen-based grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about Central Ohio growth and development issues is hosting a presentation by Doug Moore, COTA Vice President, Planning, and Michael Bradley, COTA Director, Capital Project Development. The talk is titled “Our Community’s Transit Future: What to Expect.”
We already know the future for COTA does not include light rail. So how did the numbers crunch and how were decisions made? And what will Columbus transit be like without light rail? Be ready for some thoughtful and lively discussion.
The presentation will be held upstairs at the North Market on Wednesday, July 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for the general public. Please RSVP by noon the day before the presentation. Contact Marilyn Baker at 614-507-6550 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Goodale Park Grateful For Support
The Friends of Goodale Park (FGP) held two park workdays on June 10 and June 17. The June 10 meeting turned out to be a fairly wet, rainy morning, which reduced the number of neighborhood workers, but fortunately our volunteers from Chase Bank had a team of twenty summer interns fresh from college who needed a community service project and a teambuilding experience. FGP was delighted to provide an opportunity for both. The Chase interns did a fantastic job of picking up trash and weeding and mulching the large flower bed at the corner of Park and Buttles. Everyone was soaked and muddy but in great spirits nonetheless. A special “thanks” to our Chase interns.
Unfortunately, the interns could not return on June 17, but several neighborhood workers did show up. The result was a Goodale Park that looked great for the annual ComFest gathering. The next work day in the Park will be Saturday, July 22, 2006. Please join the Friends that morning from 9 a.m. until noon and help keep Goodale Park looking beautiful. – Stan Sell, President of FGP
JUNE 2006New Grillmasters Festival Free Family Fun at the Market
The North Market will kick off its first annual summer food festival with a tribute to backyard cooking on Saturday, June 17 beginning at 9 a.m.
The new Grillmasters Festival will provide barbecue fans with plenty of inspiration for flaming food forays, including grilling demonstrations and sampling, amateur BBQ sauce and kebab cooking contests, live music, kids activities and special vendors.
And, of course, merchants at the market offer the freshest, healthiest ingredients for the Grillmasters Festival: Bluescreek Farm Meats are raised without antibiotics or growth hormones; North Market Poultry & Game stocks fresh chicken, rabbit and game; Bob The Fish Guy offers the highest-quality seafood, and the farmers’ market is brimming with produce recently gathered from local farms.
Here is the lineup of activities: 8 a.m. Farmers Market opens; 10 a.m. - Noon Nick & Polina (music); 10 a.m. Amateur BBQ Sauce Contest; Noon - 3 p.m. Willie Phoenix (oldies); 1 p.m. Kebab Contest; 3 - 5 p.m. Donna Mogavero (folk music); 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Petting Zoo; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Face Painting; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cooking Demonstrations
BBQ SAUCE CONTEST will award $50 in market gift certificates
KEBAB CONTEST will award $100 in market gift certificates. This is open to a limited number of contestants invited to bring their own grilling setup and kebabs for North Market chefs to judge.
For more information or to enter the cooking contests, call (614) 463-9664 or visit www.northmarket.com
GLBT Local History Celebration at Stonewall
Stonewall Columbus will present two panel discussions examining GLBT life in Central Ohio from the 1940s through the 1980s, as recalled by community leaders and other longtime and former residents, for part of the Stonewall Columbus Pride celebration. Panelists will talk about “coming out” and “being in the closet” dating, relationships, social activities, scandals and controversies, politics, religion, and the birth and evolution of local GLBT organizations.
Rob Berger, past Stonewall board president, and coordinator of the discussion panels, emphasized the singularity of the GLBT experience in those early years.
“Because our community existed on the fringes of society for many years, most of our history is only preserved through oral storytelling,” he said.
The first panel discussion, GLBT History - 1940s through 1970s, will be moderated by Mary Jo Hudson and feature panel members Steve Shellabarger, Fred Holdridge, and Orn Huntington. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.
The second panel discussion, GLBT History after 1981, will be moderated by Douglas Whaley and feature panel members Chris Cozad, Elliot Fishman, Douglas Whaley, Dan Willis and Linda Schuler and will be held on Wednesday, June 21 from 7 to 9 p.m.
And don’t miss the main Pride Holiday celebration, march and rally on Saturday, June 24, which begins in Goodale Park at 1 p.m. and arrives at Bicentennial Park where the festival is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information on these events, contact Pride Coordinator Dean Hindenlang at 614-930-2262 or email email@example.com
Rob Harris Elected President of Neighborhood Organization
Rob Harris was recently appointed president of the Harrison West Society. He served as vice-president of the society last year and was on the Harrison West Park Committee for two years previously. The Harrison West Society was established in 1976 to improve neighborhood conditions and to strengthen community relations. Harris and his partner Tim Bledsoe are longtime residents of the neighborhood where they purchased a home in 1990. Their gardens will be featured along with those of five other Harrison West homes in the Harrison West Open Garden Tour on Sunday, June 11.
A graduate of Texas Tech University, Harris is an architect with Architectural Alliance and specializes in urban infill architecture. He has worked as a project designer for the Valerian of Victorian Village, a nine-building, 86-unit condominium at Starr and Dennison avenues.
“I really love doing the urban infill work,” he said, “trying to be real compassionate and getting the fabric back into the neighborhoods.”
Harris is also working as architect with Wagenbrenner Companies on the homes and street layout of their Harrison Park development, including design of the flats currently scheduled for construction.
As newly elected president of the society, Harris plans to strengthen outreach to other neighborhood organizations, such as the Short North Neighborhood Founda-tion and the other neighborhood societies.
“We really need to start talking to each other more,” he said. “Some things that Victorian Village does are incredible. We can really learn from each other.”
He also intends to restructure the Harrison West Society so that people can be more casual about volunteering, creating more accessible pockets of time for individuals so that more people are comfortable getting involved in work with the society and the neighborhood.
“If they just want to spend an hour a month, that’s great,” said Harris. “In the past, people were a little intimidated.”
Moving Smarter (aka Bacon, Eggs and Rail) Breakfast
1000 Friends of Central Ohio (1KCO), a citizen-based grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about Central Ohio growth and development issues is hosting a presentation by Bob McLaughlin, administrator of the City of Columbus Department of Development, on Wednesday, June 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the upper level of the North Market at 59 Spruce St.
McLaughlin’s presentation, “Why a Streetcar in Downtown Columbus?” will discuss the effort being funded through a partnership of private companies and the City of Columbus to study the feasibility of returning streetcars to downtown. The Streetcar Working Group was created to study the economic development potential of streetcars, their ridership, construction, operation costs and funding.
Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, encouraged by the strong public interest in a new rail streetcar system, introduced the Streetcar Working Group last March in a public address, emphasizing the importance of public debate and research so that “the community can make a solid decision on whether or not streetcars are a smart solution for parking and trasporation challenges in our downtown.”
The scheduled talk by McLaughlin will be much more inclusive than other public presentations, as it is designed specifically for 1KCO’s Moving Smarter (aka Bacon, Eggs and Rail) audience, but the general public is welcome. Cost is $10 for 1KCO members and $15 for the general public.
For more information, call Marilyn Baker at 614-507-6550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The 1KCO Web site is at www.1kco.org.
Friends of Goodale Park Thank Supporters
A special thanks to the 20 volunteers who came out on a wet and cool Saturday morning on May 13 to help plant 42 flats of annuals in seven flower beds throughout Goodale Park. Volunteers also included a contingent of Chase Bank employees who are now volunteering on a regular basis and have agreed to take responsibility for the flower bed at Buttles and Park Street as well as the island bed on Park Street near Goodale Boulevard. There are still flower beds available to be adopted if you would like the opportunity to get your hands dirty. Call Stan at 299-4202.
The month of June will have two opportunities to volunteer including Saturday, June 10 and Saturday, June 17. As usual, we will start about 9 a.m. and finish before noon. Bring a hand trowel to help pull weeds. We want to make sure the park continues to look great, especially for all of the ComFest participants who will visit Goodale Park the last weekend of June. – Stan Sells, Friends of Goodale Park President
Community Park Projects in Victorian Village, Italian Village, and Harrison Park
The Friends of Goodale Park has scheduled their annual spring planting for Sat., May 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon. All good neighbors are welcome, so bring a pair of work gloves, a hand trowel, and join the Friends in the park this spring season. Call Stan at 614-299-4202 for more information or simply show up with your gear and goodwill.
In Italian Village, the Martha Walker Garden Club will be meeting with neighborhood volunteers at the public garden space between 3rd and 4th Avenues on Mt. Pleasant for a “Weed and Feed” Mon., May 15 at 7 p.m. Bring gloves, gardening implements, and a 5-gallon bucket to collect weeds. Volunteers are welcome to share a meal after the work is complete. Feel free to arrive early or bring a side dish. Call 614-470-3469 or email email@example.com for more info.
Battelle, Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW) and Harrison West Society are sponsoring an Olentangy River Bike Path spruceup (litter pickup, weeding, mulching, and planting) on June 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Battelle Warehouse parking lot at the southeast corner of 5th Ave. and the Olentangy River for sign-in and assignments. Earlybirds will be given a light breakfast. Please bring gardening tools and gloves. A small cookout for volunteers will be given at noon. Call Adam Wagenbach at 614-424-7927 for more information.
Victorian Village Yard Sale Right Around the Corner
The annual Victorian Village Yard Sale is scheduled the same day as the June Gallery Hop this year, so prepare for extra pedestrian traffic moving through the neighborhood for the benefit of all who choose to participate in this community event.
The sale will run from 9 am until 3 pm on Sat., June 3. It’s a great opportunity for residents to clean out their basements, attics and closets and take advantage of the extra draw an entire neighborhood sale can generate on a Gallery Hop day.
Contact Scott Kirshman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Community Festival 2006 (three days of peace, love, and understanding) will run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 23 through 25. General planning meetings in the Goodale Park Shelterhouse (enter of N. Park St.) are scheduled this month on Wed., May 10 at 7:30 pm, Sun., May 21 at 1:00 pm, Tues., May 30 at 7:30 pm.
Anyone interested is welcome to join in the planning and organizing. The Festival cannot exist without the help of community volunteers.
For more information on ComFest, visit their Web site www.comfest.com or email Mimi at email@example.com
10th Annual North Market Gala
The North Market’s 10th Annual Apron Gala will be held on Sat., May 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. The Gala is the primary fundraiser of the year for the Market, offering an insider’s view after-hours of its bountiful assortment of specialties. Guests roam the aisles and enjoy samples of food prepared by the merchants. The incredible array of appetizers is enhanced by several raffles, a silent auction, musical entertainment, fortune tellers and other surprises. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite apron or create one in honor of the gala. Best male and female aprons will be selected and all guests wearing an apron will be entered into a drawing for a special prize.
Tickets are $75 per person ($60 for Friends) and can be purchased at the business office on the 2nd floor of the Market. Call 614-463-9664 or visit www.northmarket.com
Global Gallery Dinner
The Fourth Annual International Dinner celebrating World Fair Trade Day is set for Thurs., May 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Global Gallery’s Short North location, 682 N. High St.
World Fair Trade Day is a day to think about how Fair Trade improves the lives of people by providing a living wage to small-scale producers – farmers, craftsmen, and other workers – in 48 countries. Last year, over 450 people attended the buffet-style dinner, sampling spectacular native dishes prepared by Global Gallery and over 40 area restaurants. During the celebration, guests are welcome to come and go and circulate with plates among various food stations. Each dish will be labeled and described to enhance the experience of cultural awareness. For the best selection come early! A concert stage and educational games for children are among this year’s added features.
Tickets are $12 per person at the door ($10 advance sale), $18 per couple, $7 for seniors and students with ID. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 614-478-8007 or 614-621-1744.
What Do We Want? Sweeney Spring Lecture
The C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio (JACO) is sponsoring a lecture by Columbus Jungian analyst Richard Sweeney, scheduled for Sat., May 13 at the First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. The lecture, “What Do We Want? The Desires and Addictions of Modern Life” will address the problem of desire from a Jungian perspective.
Despite the benefits of scientific and technological advances in modern life, many of us still feel dissatisfied, an emotional state often manifesting itself in various forms of consumerism, compulsions and addictions.
Jung believed that every form of addiction expresses the spiritual longing of the soul for transformation. This lecture will explore ways of identifying and differentiating among our various desires and examine the difference between longing, compulsion, archetypal possession, and addiction. The seminar will also include reflection on dream material, case examples and discussion among participants.
Richard J. Sweeney, Ph.D., is a very popular lecturer. He holds a doctoral degree in psychology and religion from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, and a diploma in analytical psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich.
Tickets for the event are $55 ($45 for members). Call the JungHaus at 614-291-8050 or visit www.jungcentralohio.org for tickets or more information.
Neighborhood Foundation Names New Board Members
The Short North Neighborhood Foundation (SNNF), a non-profit organization supporting art, diversity, and vitality in the neighborhood, recently appointed six new board members.
Short North attorney Bradley Frick now serves as legal advisor to the organization. The neighborhood societies of Harrison West, Italian Village, and Victorian Village will be represented by Steven Cross, Steven Hurtt, and Jeff Smith respectively. At-Large positions are now represented by Stephen Weed and Tim Knapp.
The SNNF is a non-profit organization providing time, talent and money through its organizational efforts to help realize projects in the neighborhood aimed to enhance the quality of life here. Currently, the SNNF is partnering with the Short North Special Improvement District (SID) to develop a park project to add needed green space and gathering places in the neighborhood. This project, “Creating Encounters in Urban Art and History,” will develop two small parks enhanced by art, public seating and stories from Columbus history. MSI Design has created preliminary designs for the new parks at Buttles and High and West Lincoln and High. For more information on the project or the organizations involved, contact Nancy Bohman at 614-888-3297 or visit the SNNF Web site at www.snnf.org
Circus Lover's Lecture
Fred Pfening will share his long-time passion for circus collectibles in a presentation organized by The Aldus Society. Fred is past president of the Circus Historical Society and current president of the Friends of the Ohio State University Libraries. Held Thurs., May 11 at 7:30 pm in the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. Free and open to the public. Socializing begins at 7pm. Call 614-864-9794 for info.
The second annual Columbus Fringe Festival sponsored by MadLabTheatre is scheduled to run Thurs., May 4 through Sat., May 27. The lineup of innovative fringe work includes productions in theater, dance, performance art, and music – as well as art exhibits scheduled at MadLab, ROY G BIV, and Bexley’s Art Access and Kirsten Bowen Gallery.
The seventh installment of MadLab’s “Theatre Roulette,” an alternating schedule of plays that run every weekend on a different night, will lay the foundation for the Festival. “Roulette” includes a total of 10 plays in three productions: “Textiles & Fake Smiles” (three plays), “Bad News & Rendezvous (three plays), and “Crustaceans & Frustrations” (four plays), all staged Thurs. through Sat. each week.
Additional productions by theater troupes from Chicago and Indianapolis, and local BlueForms, Miscreant Productions, and Foolish Bison Players will be staged at four venues throughout the month: MadLab Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center, the Short Stop Youth Center, and Kafe Kerouac.
Dance and performance art will be staged every week at Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main St., including work choreographed by Tim Veach, CDT’s artistic director. A production by California’s The Yard Dogs is scheduled at Axis Night Club on Tues., May 16.
Clubs hosting the Fringe music shows are Carabar at 115 Parsons Ave. in Olde Towne East, Oldfield’s on High, and St. James Tavern (standup comedy included).
Try your best to support MadLab’s work in bringing this all together by attending at least one production of theater, dance, and musical arts scheduled this month. MadLab has given Columbus the distinction of being among those positive places where the Fringe Festival concept can flourish.
For specific show dates and times, visit www.columbusfringefestival.com
ComFest Needs Helpers: Meetings at Goodale Park
General planning meetings for the upcoming Community Festival are held almost weekly each month in the Goodale Residence House. Anyone interested is welcome to join in the planning and organizing. The Festival cannot exist without the help of community volunteers.
Festival planners are currently trying to locate folks to work as volunteers on the ComFest Program Guide. Specifically, they need someone who is Mac literate and fluent in Photoshop and/or Adobe InDesign. The work is done on weekends in late April and May, and pays only pizza and gratitude. They are also looking for anyone who writes well and would like to do profiles of honored community activists and artists. E-mail Mimi ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Festival 2006 (three days of peace, love, and understanding) will run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 23-25. Planning meetings in the Goodale Park Shelterhouse (enter of N. Park St.) are scheduled this month on Thurs., Apr. 6 at 7:30 pm, Wed., Apr. 19 at 7:30 pm, Sun., Apr. 30 at 1 pm. An annual membership meeting is on Thurs. May 4 at 7:30 pm.
A ComFest Volunteer Appreciation Party, “Blood, Sweat and Volunteers” will be offered on Friday, Apr. 7 at Acme Art Co., 1230 Courtland Ave. behind the old Shell Station at 5th. Doors open at 8pm. Music starts at 9:00. Call 614-595-0340. For more information on ComFest, visit their Web site www.comfest.com or email Mimi at email@example.com
Global Gallery Workshop on Voluntary Simplicity
The term “Voluntary Simplicity” was popularized by Duane Elgin, author of the book Voluntary Simplicity first published in 1981. It refers to adopting a simpler lifestyle by reducing consumption in order to help conserve the earth’s dwindling resources. Many feel that the simple life is less stressful and more fulfilling, a means of reducing the number of hours spent working for pay in order to increase the time spent with children, friends, family or contributing to the community.
The Short North’s Global Gallery, along with the non-profit organization Simply Living, is offering an 8-week workshop based on the voluntary simplicity concept. The course explores the personal and environmental benefits of simplicity. Topics covered include the meaning of simplicity; the role of money and time in our lives; learning how much is enough; and “swimming against the tide.”
An introduction to the 8-week course is scheduled on Wed., Apr. 5, and the course will begin the following week on Apr. 12. The cost is $30 and includes a book. Contact Global Gallery at 682 N. High St. by calling 614-621-1744. The Simply Living Web site is www.simplyliving.org
Bacon, Eggs, and Rail Breakfast Group
1000 Friends of Central Ohio (1KCO), a citizen-based grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about Central Ohio growth and development issues (including light rail) is hosting a presentation by Frank L. Elmer of Lincoln Street Studio (an award-winning architectural firm in the Short North) on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 am in the North Market at 59 Spruce St.
Elmer, an early vocal advocate of urban living and an architect with expertise in adaptive use work and historic preservation, will present a talk, “Snippets on Transit & Urban Living.”
1000 Friends is proactively working with grant money and transportation authorities to help envision and promote better transportation alternative awareness in the Central Ohio region.
Visit their site at www.1kco.org or contact Marilyn Baker at 614-507-6550 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Breakfast is available for a small fee.
Writers of Literature for Children Conference
Parents, teachers, librarians, writers and illustrators interested in creating children’s literature and helping children write are invited to the 9th annual Central Ohio Writers of Literature for Children conference on Apr. 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sanese Conference Center, 6465 Busch Blvd.
The conference, created by two neighboring Italian Village schools, brings together parents, educators, librarians, writers and illustrators who share the dream of nurturing children through children’s literature.
Arnold Adoff, an award-winning poet and anthologist residing in Yellow Springs, Ohio, will deliver a keynote address and other presentations at the conference. T. A. Barron, an award-winning author residing in Colorado, will also deliver a keynote address. Barron, a Rhodes Scholar, wrote, among other books, The Lost Years of Merlin series (currently being developed into a feature film).
The remaining faculty includes an impressive array of authors, editors, and literary agents working with major publishing houses as well as educators, including Columbus author and former teacher Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld.
Conference admission is $70 for senior citizens, full-time high school and college students. Registration for all others is $120. On-site registration is available at $90 for senior citizens, full-time high school and college students and $140 for others. Continental breakfast and hot buffet lunch are included. Manuscript and illustration portfolio evaluations are available for an additional $40. Participants may also register for a “Pitch” session with a literary agent for $30.
A schedule of events is available on-line see www.sjms.net/conf or contact Jim Mengel, Director of Development at St. Joseph Montessori at 614-291-8644.
C.G. Jung Association Invites James Hollis to Columbus
The C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio (JACO) is sponsoring a lecture and workshop this month presented by James Hollis, Ph.D., a Jungian analyst and author of eleven books, including Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up.
The lecture, “Funny Bones: The Psychology of Comedy,” will be held Friday, Apr. 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. What is comedy and why do we laugh? How are the comic and tragic visions shadowy opposites and yet the same? What are the psychological motives in humor? These and other questions will be the subject of the talk, including a few jokes along the way. The cost is $25 with a membership discount.
On Saturday, Apr. 8 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, Hollis will conduct a workshop “Darker Self: Shadow Confrontations In Personal and Public Life.” This subject includes one of Jung’s richest ideas, the Shadow, which is frequently cited and appropriated without much understanding of its richness and complexity. Indeed, “Shadow work” is the single most important thing we can do for our relationships, our children, and our society. The question becomes “What is my Shadow, and how may I bring it into awareness?” The workshop will utilize journaling exercises designed to make us more conscious. The cost is $95.
Both events are being held at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. Call the JungHaus at 614-291-8050 or visit their site www.jungcentralohio.org for more information
South Side Settlement House Annual Celebration of Poetry
Original oil paintings by noted Columbus artist Roman Johnson; a Poet Laureate of the United States; a Pulitzer Prize winner – and on Tuesday, Apr. 11, a MacArthur Fellowship (genius award) recipient. The Wexner Center should be so lucky, but it’s South Side Settlement House that has attracted all of this artistic and literary prominence.
Eleanor Wilner, an Ohio born poet, translator, scholar and activist will be the featured poet in the “Fourth Annual Celebration of Poetry and Poets” on Tuesday, Apr. 11. Ms. Wilner’s work has appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Southern Review, and she is the former editor of The American Poetry Review. Her fifth book of poetry, Reversing the Spell: New and Selected Poems is in bookstores now. Her book on visionary imagination, Gathering the Winds and her many volumes of poetry have earned her a reputation as one of the most vital and original voices in American poetry.
The program includes a reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Teaford followed by a reading at the South Side Settlement House, 310 Innis Ave. The reading, which begins at 8:00 pm is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a discussion of her poetry and book signing. The reception and benefit is scheduled prior to the reading at the Teaford home at 6:00 pm. The reception will allow poets, readers and supporters to meet Ms. Wilner and talk with her about her work. All of the $100 ticket price for the reception will benefit The Endowment Fund of the Settlement. Invitations may be ordered by calling 614-444-9868.
Ohio Statewide Peace Rally: End The Iraq War
The Central Ohio Peace Network is sponsoring a Statewide Peace Rally in protest to the continuing presence of our soldiers in Iraq and to demand an end to the Iraq War. The rally will be held at the Statehouse, rain or shine, on Saturday, March 18, 2006. There are a number of supporting events scheduled on Friday, March 17 through Monday, March 20. Among these activities will be an activist gathering with music, poetry, and open stage at Victorian Midnight Cafe, 251 W. Fifth Ave., on Friday, March 17 beginning at 6:00 pm. On Saturday, March 18, an Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace will begin from Noon until 1:00 pm at St. John’s Evangelical Christian Church, 59 E. Mound St., followed by a march to the Statewide Peace Rally at 1:30 pm. The rally will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Following the rally, a Peace Salon is scheduled at the Free Press Office, 341 S. Third and Mound St. from 5:00 pm until Midnight. Little Brothers, 1100 N. High St. in the Short North, will be hosting a get-together the following day, sponsored by the Cultural Creative Progressives, from 1:00 until 5:00 pm in an effort to continue networking – with open stage and music. All scheduled activities and times, as well as transportation and housing details, are on the Columbus Progressive Alliance Web site www.cpanews.org or email email@example.com for information.
Soulful Standards: Jeanette Williams Joins the Jazz Arts Group Quartet
Jeanette Williams, who began her professional singing career with Hank Marr at the age of 14, will join the Jazz Arts Group Quartet at the Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus on Sunday, April 2, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in the final CityMusic Chamber Music Series concert of the season. The last time Williams was featured, it was a standing-room only affair. Her roots in gospel music and the blues have given her a rich and powerful voice that is soulful and stirring. Enjoy the great jazz standards as performed by four of Central Ohio’s finest jazz artists. Joining Williams are David DeWitt on keyboards, Derek DiCenzo on bass, and Louis Tsamous on drums. Doors open at Noon. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Call 614-228-6224 or visit the CityMusic site at www.CityMusicColumbus.org Ticket outlets in the Short North include the Cookware Sorcerer, 688 N. High St., and Joy of Soy in the North Market.
JungHaus Second Saturday Coffee and Conversation
Informal discussion exploring the concepts of Carl Jung and post-Jungians is offered by The C. G. Jung Association of Central Ohio in the JungHaus, 59 West Third Ave., the second Saturday of each month. These meeting are free and open to the public. The topic for discussion on Mar. 11, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. facilitated by Kathleen Hooper is “Connection of Body and Soul.” Discussion will include how we use the body armour – tool of the Jungian Shadow – to block consciousness and wholeness. An exploration of ways to bring body, mind and soul into balance will be the focus of discussion. The JungHaus facility also includes a bookstore, library, and staff of analysts. Regular lectures by Jungian scholars are sponsored by the Jung Association. Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Call 614-291-8050 for more information or visit their Web site at www.jungcentralohio.org
Friends of Goodale Park 2005 Annual Report: 2005 has been another full year for the Friends of Goodale Park
In early January, the panel of judges who were appointed by the Friends of Goodale Park and the BrickStreet Arts Association selected the Tête-à-Tête Falls design submitted by local artist Malcolm Cochran from among the four finalists as the winning design for the public art/water feature to be placed in the Goodale Park lake.
Tête-à-Tête Falls is a two-part, two-sided water feature which will be constructed of split-face granite block. Water pumped to a trough at the top of the form will cascade over semicircular weirs on the interior sides of the structure creating twin waterfalls. On the back sides, water will flow over and down the stepped, convex forms creating different and variable water displays on all surfaces. Central to this concept is the desire to create a year-round water feature and one that will improve the water quality of the lake.
Fund raising began in earnest following the selection of the final design and so far two significant grants have been received: one from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the other from the Columbus Foundation under its Neighborhood Partnership Program. In addition, a sizeable donation was received from an anonymous donor. Additional fund raising continues and additional grants will be sought with construction projected for late 2006 or the spring of 2007.
Sidewalks, Surfaces, and Terrace
In addition to the sculpture falls project, FGP worked closely with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department to finish the design work for the upgrade of sidewalks throughout the park. As a result, construction occurred in the spring to eliminate a number of unnecessary sidewalks and to add several new ones to improve pedestrian circulation and handicap access throughout the park. In addition, brick paved terraces were added to both sides of the shelter house which will vastly improve its usability for groups and events. The terraces will ultimately receive light fixtures and wrought iron fencing as funds become available. During the summer, the C&RP Depart-ment rebuilt all of the tennis courts in the park with new surfaces, new fencing and new nets.
Again this year, FGP worked with Director Paul Redman and his staff of the Franklin Park Conservatory to design our flower beds. The Conservatory donated several flats of bedding plants in addition to the truck load of annuals FGP purchased from DeMonye’s Nursery so that all five of our annual beds had flowers. Of course the execution of the designs and the maintenance of the beds were accomplished only through the work of the volunteers who helped set them out and helped weed them throughout the summer. However, the job of planting and maintaining flower beds can always use additional volunteers.
During 2005 we continued to recruit a point person(s) for each of the annual beds. While we still do not have all the beds assigned, those who did take on the task did a great job. The point person may help with initial planting but more importantly is in charge of keeping the bed weeded throughout the summer. So if you would like to get your hands dirty and become a Goodale Park bed point person please contact Stan Sells by calling 614-299-4202.
Another priority was to improve the appearance of the beds around the lake. Consequently, we had several weeding events throughout the summer and fall where we concentrated on cleaning up those beds and as a result significantly improved their appearance – thanks again to volunteer labor.
During the fall – and with the considerable assistance of our newest Board member, Rick Frantz – FGP has begun the task of completing a comprehensive inventory of all of the trees in Goodale Park. The inventory includes detailed species and cultivar information on each tree as well as descriptor information of size, shape, condition and exact location. The inventory is being loaded into a special software data base which will be maintained by CRPD. While the inventory progressed well throughout the fall, the inventory will not be completed until 2006.
During the year, one additional memorial bench was purchased with a designated memorial plaque. Four new trees were added to the park and Community Festival (ComFest) purchased three memorial trees, planted four new varieties of Water Lotus in the lake, and added shrubs, perennials, annuals and plant materials to the lake beds and perennial beds.
Also during the year, FGP received a number of significant donations as memorials honoring the memory of recently deceased individuals.
In support of ongoing park maintenance as well as the sculpture/falls project, the Friends held its Annual Holiday Gala on December 7 at the home of Mark Sroufe and Bradley Weatherford at 158 Buttles Ave. Mark and Brad’s home was beautifully decorated for the season, and the event was attended by over 100 persons. Food for the event was donated by area restaurants and businesses and raised over $3,000.
During 2005, the Board of the Friends of Goodale Park regretfully accepted the resignations of Terry Sherburn and Doug Swartz. Rick Frantz was recruited as a new Board member. Board members include: Stan Sells, President; Pat Lewis, Vice President; Andy Klein, Treasurer; Greg Maynard, Don Damron, Steve Covert, Todd Law, Rick Frantz and Paul Cianelli.
Annual Pasta Dinner Cookin’ at St. Francis of Assisi Church
Mark your calendars now! The ever-popular Annual Pasta Dinner at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Victorian Village will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, from noon until 7 p.m., the Saturday before Ash Wednesday. Freshly prepared food includes penne pasta with meatball, salad, roll, dessert and drink, as well as homemade goodies available for purchase at the bake sale. An afternoon lineup of entertainment begins at noon with local favorites Andy Launer and Arnett Howard delighting diners with their keyboard and horn standards until 2 p.m. Fitness/dance instructor Mary Bova-Ervin, along with the Grandview Jolly Steppers dance troupe, is scheduled to present a lively show of feet from 4 to 5 p.m. Other performers include a flute duet with Julia Phillips and Renee Lareau, the St. Francis of Assisi Choir, and Andrew Willis on piano. There is plenty of free parking, and the cost is only $8 for adults and $5 for children. No reservations are required, and carryout is available for those who want to help out the church but would prefer to enjoy their meal at home or simply want to stop by and purchase home-baked, mouth-watering prized cookies, cakes, and pies created by members of St. Francis. It’s a FUN fund-raiser! All proceeds benefit St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Hope to see you there! St. Francis of Assisi Church is located at 386 Buttles Ave., west of Neil at the corner of Harrison Ave. Call 614-299-5781 for more information.
First-rate Play Scheduled at United Methodist Church
The King Avenue United Methodist Church and the Powell United Methodist Church will be presenting the play Mass Appeal, a two-person comedy by Bill C. Davis starring Grayson Atha and Marcus Atha (both United Methodist Church ministers) the weekend of Feb. 10 - 12, 2006. The production will be held in Powell on Friday, Feb. 10, and in Columbus on Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 12. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. The play follows the story of an older priest assigned to guide a young seminary student. Although set in his ways and faced with the challenge of their generational and ideological differences, the priest eventually experiences a transformation of his beliefs through the grace of their friendship. A first-rate play, according to The New York Times, a “wise, moving, and very funny comedy about the nature of friendship, courage and all kinds of love.” Mass Appeal speaks directly to issues in our society concerning sexuality, faith, and honesty. The Friday performance will be held at the Powell United Methodist Church, 825 E Olentangy St. in Powell. Their number is 614-847-3703. The Saturday and Sunday productions will be staged in the King Avenue United Methodist Church at the corner of Neil and King Avenues in Columbus. For additional information or directions, call 614-424-6050. In lieu of tickets a free will offering will be accepted to support the children of Haiti and the Drama Ministry in the United Methodist Church.
Alpaca Your Bags For South America: Food and Fun at Global Gallery in the Short North
Global Gallery in the Short North invites you to learn all about fair trade in South America. Pet a real Alpaca, enjoy fine South American dishes and see what fair trade products can do for artisans in Bolivia, Ecuador, Columbia and Peru. Activities for all ages, live music y divertido! Global Gallery is located at 682 N. High St. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, from 3-6 p.m. Call 614-621-1744 for more information.
Fiery Foods Festival at North Market on Saturday, February 18
A Heat Wave is coming to the North Market on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, in the form of their third annual Fiery Foods Festival. Hot and spicy foods will be featured throughout the market all day long. Piquant foods to be highlighted include bushels of peppers and other produce, spicy ethnic specialities, chili bread, chocolate covered chili almonds, cheeses, mustards, ice cream, zippy cookies and more. A new competition, the Chef Chili Challenge will pit local chefs against one another as contenders for the title North Market Chili Champ, a trophy and $200 in gift certificates. Live south-of-the-border inspired music, freebies for kids like maracas, sombreros and balloons, cowboy rope tricks are among other activities. To participate in the Amateur Salsa Competition, Customer Chili Cook-off, or chili eating contest, call the Market at 614-463-9664 or visit their Web site at www.northmarket.com
Coffee and Conversation: JungHaus Discussion of Fear
Informal discussion exploring the concepts of Carl Jung and post-Jungians is offered by The C. G. Jung Association of Central Ohio in the JungHaus, 59 West Third Ave., the second Saturday of each month. These meeting are free and open to the public. The topic for discussion on Feb. 11, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. facilitated by Faith Payton is Fear. Some say most of our thoughts and feelings come from fear and most of our decisions are based on fear. Can we change the way we think and feel about our relationships, work, and life in general? Is it possible to become fearless? Find out. The JungHaus exhibits bimonthly shows in its gallery. Currently showing is “Looking Back,” painting, collage, and assemblage by Sandra Aska. The Jung-Haus facility also includes a bookstore, library, and staff of analysts. Regular lectures by Jungian scholars are sponsored by the Jung Association. On Feb 24 and 25 Susan L. Olson, an analyst, will conduct a lecture and workshop on dreams at Mount Carmel Hospital, 5975 E. Broad St. JungHaus hours are 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Call 614-291-8050 for more information or visit their Web site at www.jungcentralohio.org
CityMusic Brings Carpe diem String Quartet to the Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus on Sunday, February 26
The Carpe Diem String Quartet is scheduled to perform at the Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2:00 p.m. as part of the Chamber Music Series organized by CityMusic. The Quartet is a new group formed this past year by violinists Charles Wetherbee and Tatiana Vertjanova, violist Korine Fujiwara and cellist Wendy Morton, all members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. After a decade or more of collaboration in multiple ensembles, the principals formed Carpe Diem to share their passion for chamber music and expand their national and international visibility. They are now recognized as one of the most engaging chamber groups in Central Ohio. The Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus is located at 161 N. High St. in Downtown Columbus. Arrive early to enjoy fine food and beverages that can be purchased prior to the performance. Share a table with friends. All concerts are non-smoking. The doors open at 12:30. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Call 614-228-6224 or visit www.CityMusicColumbus.org. Ticket outlets in the Short North include the Cookware Sorcerer, 688 N. High St., and Joy of Soy in the North Market.
Hubbard Kids Learn Cancer Prevention in Pilot Program
Hubbard Elementary School is currently the site of an innovative pilot program aimed to teach kids about cancer prevention. The program is part of a new strategic partnership between Columbus-based Road of Life - Cancer Prevention for Kids, and City Year, a national community service organization. The curriculum, created by Road of Life's staff and reviewed by a panel of teachers and child development experts, is delivered by City Year college-aged mentors during after-school programs. The mentors engage students in activities to improve knowledge of nutrition, fitness, the dangers of tobacco use, and to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Road of Life intends to use the program at Hubbard School as a model to expand their curriculum to schools across the U.S. The program has so far received glowing reviews from teachers and students, and mentors report that students are engaged by the material. Early evaluations show encouraging results in changing student views of diet, fitness, and smoking. The success of the pilot program has led both City Year and Road of Life to anticipate a strong partnership for the future. For more information, or to get involved in Road of Life's movement to take this program national, contact Road of Life Communications Director Audra Gatts at 614-221-1235 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Gala Raises Funds for Park Projects
Despite the cold temperatures, the comradery and festivities were warm and inviting at the Friends of Goodale Park Annual Gala held the evening of December 7, 2005 at the home of Bradley Weatherford and Mark Sroufe. The home was beautifully decorated and enjoyed by the 100+ attendees. And the food and drink was great and plentiful. Thanks to the following businesses who contributed so generously to make the event possible: Abbracci, Anthony Thomas Candy, Basi Italia, Betty’s Food & Spirits, Burgundy Room, Element, Europia, Giant Eagle, Grapes of Mirth, Hyde Park, Lemongrass, NorthStar Cafe, Piece of Cake, Pistachio, Rigsby’s, Rossi, Spinelli’s Deli, Skully’s Music-Diner, Union Station Video Cafe. Door prizes were also offered by Hair Color Experts, Bodega Cafe, Torso, and Chris Zuelke, D.J. Coon and Sharon Young of Dooley and Company. A special thanks to Bruce Dooley and his associates who recruited the incredibly tasty culinary contributions that were enjoyed that evening. The Gala raised over $3,000 which will be split between park improvement projects and the Tete-a-Tete Waterfall sculpture.
Icebox Music Series at Acme
Since Acme Art’s relocation to the neighborhood behind the old Shell Station at 5th and High, Icebox Music Series Program Director Gerard Cox has used this venue to bring versatile music by local and touring musicians into the area for the betterment of the arts community. The programming includes free jazz, avant-rock, conscious hip-hop, electronica and more.
Icebox Schedule for January 2006:
Yukijurushi, a different take on Bossa Nova, focusing on modern hypnotic Brazilian folk forms with vocalist Tatsuya Nakatani. Held on Thurs., Jan. 12, 9 pm.
The 2nd January show is NYC downtown gurl improvisers Mary Halvorson and Jessica Pavone (guitar and viola, respectively), featuring local Larry Marotta. Held Sun., Jan. 15, 9 pm. Tickets are $7 Students $5 with a portion of the proceeds going toward local and international charities.
Regular JazzGig on Wednesdays: POOMA (Jason Branscum and Derek DiCenzo), 9 pm - 1 am.
Acme Art, 1230 Courtland Ave., is located behind the old Shell Station, 5th and High. Visit www.iceboxshows.com or call Gerard 614-397-6185.
Friends of the North Market
Please support your local public market by joining the Friends of the North Market. Established in 1876, the North Market is the last remaining public market in Central Ohio. It continues to thrive because of those who support the things the North Market offers to the community.Things like:
• Fresh, local, high-quality foods and products
• Authentic ethnic food offerings
• A Saturday farmers’ market that sustains local agriculture
• Personal interaction between shoppers and knowledgeable merchants
• Social interaction among a diverse base of customers
• Preservation of a historic building
• Community events that are both entertaining and educational
The North Market has many supporters who value its contribution to this community. We invite you to become an official “Friend of the North Market.”
As a “Friend” you are entitled to:
• A T-shirt designed exclusively for Friends of the North Market
• Opportunities to volunteer
• Advanced notice of special events and opportunities
• Special discount coupons
• North Market newsletter delivered to your home
• Email updates
• Listing on the Friends of the North Market page www.northmarket.com
Annual Membership Dues (with gift)
$30 Individual (T-shirt)
$50 Family (T-shirt or tote bag)
$20 Students/ Seniors (T-shirt)
$100 Corporate (T-shirt and tote bag)
$150 Market Benefactors (T-shirt and tote bag)
To join, stop by the Market and pick up an application or join online at our site www.northmarket.com.
C. G. Jung Association “Modern Symbols” Lecture
“Eternal truth needs a human language that alters with the spirit of the times. The primordial images undergo ceaseless transformation and yet remain ever the same, but only in a new form can they be understood anew. Always they require a new interpretation if, as each formulation becomes obsolete, they are not to lose their spellbinding power." Carl Jung, The Psychology of Transference.Our world is increasingly one of images. The most powerful images are symbols. They are manifested in the leading brands we buy, the top-rated TV programs and films we watch, the popular celebrities and politicians of culture. Despite their importance and overriding presence, few are aware of symbols and how they shape our world. Learning to “read” modern symbols is one of the most important things we can do to increase our understanding of our world. The C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio (JACO) is proud to present “Modern Symbols: Reading the World Around Us” with John Fraim. The combined lecture and slide presentation will be given on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, from 2 - 4 pm in the Burkhart Chapel of First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. The event is open to the public. Paid pre-registration by Jan. 26 is $15. At the door: $20. Two (2) CEUs are available for counselors, social workers and psychologists ($5.00 fee for non-members).
John Fraim is recognized as a leading expert on symbolism and is the creator of www.symbolism.org, the Internet’s #1site for symbolism. Head of a marketing consulting firm and author of the book Battle of Symbols, one of his recent projects was consultant for Imagine Entertainment and their upcoming film version of The DaVinci Code scheduled for release in May 2006. Fraim grew up in Los Angeles and is a graduate of UCLA and Loyola Law School. He currently resides in Upper Arlington. To register please mail check payable to JACO to 59 W. 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 43201 or call 614-291-8050 to pay by credit card. For more information on the presentation or other JACO programs please contact JACO at 614.291.8050, email JungACO@core.com, or visit Web site www.jungcentralohio.org.
Local Theater Artists to Collaborate on Bride of 24 Hours
This January, 2006, six brand-new short plays will be fully written, produced, rehearsed, and performed in a span of just 24 hours.
The Bride of 24 Hours will feature the talents of over 30 of Columbus’ best and brightest theater artists, who represent a diverse array of local theater companies, including members of BlueForms Theatre Group, MadLab, Foolish Bison Players, Phoenix Theatre Circle, Actors’ Theatre, Total Theatre, CATCO, Red Herring, Columbus Children’s Theatre, and Gallery Players. This is the first “24 Hour Theatre” event to be staged in Columbus in over two years, and it promises to be the best one yet.
“In the past, we’ve had difficulty finding rehearsal space for so many people to rehearse simultaneously all day long,” said Brant Jones, the producer of the show. “Those rehearsal spaces we did find tended to be scattered all over town, so it was a real challenge to coordinate all these crazy schedules.
“But the opportunity to work in a big space like the Columbus Performing Arts Center will allow all of us to rehearse under the same roof. This should help make an otherwise chaotic day run a little more smoothly, not to mention it’ll be a lot more fun to have everyone working so closely together.”
For the uninitiated, here’s a quick breakdown of a typical "24 Hours" schedule:
At 8 pm on Friday, Jan. 13, a group of artists including six playwrights, six directors, 18 actors, and an assortment of technical crew will gather in the Van Fleet Theatre at the Columbus Performing Arts Center on Franklin Ave. All the actors are required to arrive in costume, bearing a prop of their choice. Six teams each consisting of one writer and director and three actors will be randomly teamed up.
The playwrights then go off to write, often into the wee hours of the morning. They leave the theater with poloroid snapshots of their three actors, prop and costume, which they are required to incorporate into a 10-15 minute short play.
At 8 am on Saturday, Jan. 14, the writers return to the Center where they’ll have about an hour to meet with their respective directors and go over any notes or revisions. At 9 am the actors meet with their directors and work for the rest of the day doing tablework, blocking, memorizing, and rehearsing. At 3 pm, tech rehearsals with each team begin in the Van Fleet Theatre, where actors and crew will work out their lighting and sound cues and iron out any other technical requirements. Time is of the essence, because Bride of 24 Hours will start promptly at 8:00 pm!
Because this is a special engagement, there will be no reservations or presales. Recommended for audiences over age 16.
BlueForms Theatre Group presents
Bride of 24 Hours
Saturday, January 14 at 8:00 pm
Columbus Performing Arts Center
549 Franklin Avenue
Tickets: $8.00 - $20.00 “pay what you can!” Sorry, no reservations
For more info call 614-975-3764, or visit www.blueforms.info
Friends of Goodale Park Gala
The Annual Friends of Goodale Park Holiday Gala will take place Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and will be available at the door. This year’s Gala will take place at 158 Buttles Avenue, the Victorian Village home of Bradley Weatherford and Mark Sroufe and will help raise money for Goodale Park, Columbus’ oldest city park. Dine on some of the Short North’s best food and take in the fine art collection and decor of this elegant resident adjacent to Goodale Park. Highlights of the home include a large mural in the dining room based on works by 19th-century landscape artist George Inness and re-created by Mike Altman and Steve Galgas, painters of the Short North’s version of American Gothic. Décor also features an art collection of Randall LaGro, Ron Arps, Lui Liu and Santiago Perez as well as antique chandeliers from Argentina, France, and the old Deshler Hotel. The Friends of Goodale Park Gala is an annual neighborhood tradition you won’t want to miss – a great way to meet your neighbors, dine on food from Columbus’ finest restaurants, party in a beautiful home decorated for the holidays, and make a contribution to Goodale Park.
For more information, call Victorian Village Society at 614-228-2912.
Icebox Music Series and Holidaze Reception at Acme
The Icebox Music Series, which began in 2004 as a multi-venue creative music series, continues to maintain a strong presence in the Short North with its upcoming schedule in December at Acme Art, 1230 Courtland Avenue. Since Acme Art’s relocation to the neighborhood behind the old Shell Station at 5th and High, Icebox Program Director Gerard Cox has used this venue to bring versatile music by local and touring musicians for the betterment of the arts community. The programming includes free jazz, avant-rock, conscious hip-hop, electronica and more.
Icebox Schedule for December 2005: Tom Abbs, Frequency Response – jazz accompanying film – on Friday, Dec. 2. Recording artists IsWhat?! with Claire Daly, a night of jazz hip-hop will be staged on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Finally, Friday, Dec. 16, Chicago musicians David Boykin and Nicole Mitchell will bring progressive Chicago jazz to Columbus. Tickets are $7 for the Dec. 2 program and $10 for those on Dec. 7 and 16, with a portion of the proceeds going toward local and international charities. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit www.iceboxshows.com or call Gerard Cox at 614-397-6185.
Acme Holidaze Reception
On Saturday, Dec. 17, Acme Art is having a Holidaze Party for its members and the public to celebrate the new space at 1230 Courtland Avenue at 5th and High. There will be local live bands and DJ’s spinning. Doors will open beginning at 7:00 p.m. and the gathering will continue throughout the evening.
“Hark, the Herald Angel” at Fourth Ave. Christian Church
The Fourth Avenue Christian Church, located at Neil and Fourth Avenues, invites the public to a performance of secular and religious songs by adults and children. The songs are intertwined within a story of an angel who continually asks, “Why are you doing all this practicing?” They eventually realize they are warming up for the huge event of proclaiming the birth of Jesus. The production will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Call 614-294-5959.
Bacon, Eggs, and Rail Breakfast Group
1000 Friends of Central Ohio (1KCO), a citizen-based grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about Central Ohio growth and development issues (including light rail) is hosting a presentation by Elaine Roberts, president and CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, on Wednesday, Dec. 14. 2005, at 7:30 a.m. in the North Market at 59 Spruce Street. Roberts will provide an overview of the Transporation Network at Columbus Regional Airport. I000 Friends is proactively working with grant money and transporation authorities to help envision and promote better transporation alternative awareness in the Central Ohio region. Visit their site at www.1kco.org or contact Marilyn Baker at 614-507-6550 or email@example.com more information. Breakfast is available for a small fee.
Benevolence Café Classes Continue
Looking for ways to create holiday gifts? Benevolence Cafe, 41 W. Swan Street, is offering two classes with Shannon Brewster in December for those interested in personalizing their holiday gift giving. On Monday, Dec. 5, learn how to create clean-burning soy candles (including chocolate mint scented). On Monday, Dec. 12, discover the secret of making your own herbal glycerin soap. In both of these classes, you will learn how essential oils and aromatherapy aid in self healing, and discover how to create unique blends. The cost is $35, including supplies and a complimentary dinner. Classes begin at 6:00 p.m. Call the Cafe at 614-221-9330 or Shannon at 614-477-7247 to enroll.
Del’s Bread is offering two cooking classes this month at Benevolence Cafe: On Wednesday, Dec. 7 “Easy Vegan Recipes For Holiday Entertaining” will offer party planning tips as well as instruction in simple preparation of party food such as Sushi Rolls, Nepali Peanut Salsa with Baked Crisped Lavash Chips, Millet Nut Balls with Sweet Mustard Sauce, Spinich Leek and Pine Nut Rolls and Chickpea Patties with Cucumber Tahini Sauce. On Wednesday, Dec. 14 “A Great Holiday Feast from A Vegan Kitchen” will offer the opportunity to create healthy celebration food anyone can enjoy, including Puree of Leek and Red Pepper Soup, Savory Vegetable Strudel, Creamy Herb Sauce, Roasted Vegetables, and Pear Cranberry Tart. The cost is $45. 48-hour advance registration and payment are required. Send check made payable to Del’s Bread, 359 E. Kelso, Columbus OH 432020. Credit cards accepted by calling 614-262-4291.
JungHaus Holiday Gathering, Art Exhibit and Discussion
Informal discussion exploring the concepts of Carl Jung and post-Jungians are offered by The Jung Association of Central Ohio in the JungHaus, 59 West Third Ave., the second Saturday of each month. These meeting are free and open to the public. The topic for discussion on Dec. 10, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. is Ken Wilber: Who Is He and What Does He Have to Tell Us? Philosopher Ken Wilber is considered by some a genius – others, too far out to be taken seriously. Deepak Chopra calls Wilber “one of the most important pioneers in the field of consciousness.” Join in a lively discussion of Wilber’s controversial life and work, and find out why it could change your life! At noon, following the discussion, a holiday gathering with an opening reception for 13 Jung Association members exhibiting artwork in the JungHaus gallery – including the work of Gus Brunsman III, star photographer for the Short North Gazette – will be held until 3:00 p.m. The JungHaus exhibits bimonthly shows in its gallery. The facility also includes a bookstore, library, and a staff of Jungian analysts. Regular lectures by Jungian scholars are sponsored by the Jung Association. Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Call 614-291-8050 for more information or visit their Web site at www.jungcentralohio.org
Temples of the Holy East: Tuluyhan Ugurlu at Riffe Ctr.
Pianist-composer Tuluyhan Ugurlu will perform his latest work, Temples of the Holy East, on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, in the Vern Riffe Center’s Capitol Theatre downtown. A symphonic work with 19 parts, Temples of the Holy East embraces ethnical music in a universal style. The composition is performed with instruments of Western music, but in a style of classical New Age describing the mysticism of the East. Born in Istanbul in 1965, Ugurlu began studying piano when he was 4 years old and completed his doctoral degree in Vienna, concentrating on ethnical classical New Age. He received international recognition with his albums Go With God and Verses From Holy Books I & II. In Turkey, Ugurlu became famous with the soundtrack album of Istanbul Beneath My Wings. His last two albums are Beyazit’ta Zaman (solo piano live) and Symphony Turk, a synthesis of classical western and eastern music. The concert, sponsored by the Scioto Educational Foundation, begins at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11 in the Vern Riffe Center’s Capitol Theatre, 55 E. State St. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-326-0869. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or telephone Ticketmaster at 614-431-3600
Thurber House Book Feast
Publishers nationwide have donated hundreds of brand-new, current books in all categories – best sellers, books on tape, cookbooks, inspirational, 2006 calendars, children’s books, educational toys and more – which Thurber House will sell at deeply discounted prices. All proceeds benefit programming at Thurber House. The sale will be held at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. on Mon., Dec. 12, 2005, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.. Free and open to the public. Parking free after 6:00 p.m. at meters on Jefferson Avenue. Call 614-464-1032 or visit www.thurberhouse.org
Inner City Performing Arts Poetic Circle
Trilogy of Love, a play about bittersweet love featuring local actors and writers from Columbus – Joan Moos, Lisa Farmer, Edna Farmer, Betty Bleen, and Mark Stoll – under the direction of Joanne R. Hollman, will be staged at the Columbus Museum of Art Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m (doors open at 6:00 with earlybird prizes). Tickets are $5. Email email@example.com for more information.
The Face of Forgiveness
Rev. Johannes Christian, blinded and disfigured by the random act of a teenager who threw a cannonball-size rock from an overpass that crashed through his car windshield while driving along I-70, will be speaking at the Neil Avenue Baptist Church, 1385 Neil Ave,, on Sunday Nov. 13, 2005, during the 11am morning church service. Christian will discuss his new book, The Face of Forgiveness, in which he recounts his struggle to survive and, by God’s grace, how he was able to find the strength to forgive the very person who left him without sight and permanently disfigured. Christian, pastor of Adoration and Peace Baptist Church on the Near East Side, was driving home July 9, 2001, from Peoria, Ill., after attending a family christening when the incident occurred. For more information, call the Neil Avenue Baptist Church at 614-421-7867.
Benevolence Café Class“30-Minute Meals”
If the idea of coming home from a hard days work and preparing dinner for an hour doesn’t seem like your bag of tea, then this class is for you. Staff from Del’s Bread will be offering tips for healthy, great tasting recipes prepared in 30 minutes or less. Create and sample a variety of delicious dishes at Benevolence Café, 41 W. Swan St., on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Cost: $45.00. 48-hour advance registration and payment are required. Send check made payable to Del’s Bread, 359 E. Kelso, Columbus OH 43202. Credit cards accepted by calling 614-262-4291.
The Icebox Music Series at Acme Art
The Icebox Music Series, dedicated to providing a forum for creative music in Columbus, will present three concerts in November at Acme Art’s new location in the Short North neighborhood. Michael Bettine’s Gongtopia, a 60-gong solo concert followed by an open session with local improvising musicians, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Bettine has worked as a percussionist and composer for over 30 years. His music draws on the traditions of cultures from around the world. Tickets are $10/$5 for students. Legendary Detroit tenor saxophonist Faruq Z. Bey, along with The Northwoods Improvisers, will perform for the first time in Columbus on Friday, Nov. 11. Doors open at 9:00 pm and tickets are $10/$5 for students. On Saturday, Nov. 19, Rocco DiPietro’s The Prison Dirges, a multimedia project incorporating the local composer’s experiences as a prison social worker is scheduled with doors opening at 9:00 pm. Tickets are only $5. All concerts are currently scheduled at Acme Art, 1230 Courtland Ave., behind the old Shell Station at 5th and High across from High Five. Refreshments and ample parking are available. Visit www.iceboxshows.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gerard at 614-397-6185.
Coffee and Conversation at the JungHaus
Informal discussion exploring the concepts of Carl Jung and post-Jungians are offered by The Jung Association of Central Ohio in the JungHaus, 59 West Third Ave., the second Saturday of each month. These meeting are free and open to the public. The topic for discussion on Nov. 12, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. is The Song of Birds: Tarot Minor Arcana Birds, an exploration of The Shining Tribe deck and the Minor Arcana. There will be an examination of the suit of Birds (Swords in traditional tarot decks) and the air energy it represents. Illustrative slides and discussion will be facilitated by Michael Bauza. The tarot is a deck of 78 picture cards that has been used for centuries to reveal hidden truths. More and more people are seeking ways to blend inner and outer realities so they can live their lives more creatively, and they have discovered in the tarot a powerful tool for personal growth and insight. The JungHaus also has a gallery with bimonthly shows, a bookstore, library, and a staff of Jungian analysts. Regular lectures by Jungian scholars are sponsored by the Jung Association. Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Call 614-291-8050 for more information or visit their Web site at www.jungcentralohio.org
St. Mark Lutheran Church 120th Anniversary Celebration
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 95 West Fifth Ave., is inviting the public to attend their 120th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 10:00 a.m. The sermon will be delivered by Rev. John Michles, followed by a free spaghetti dinner for anyone who attends. Reservations are requested, but not required. Call 614-299-2514 or email email@example.com
Blue Hand Yoga Chant
Longtime Short North resident Lynda McClanahan will be hosting an evening of Western-style yoga chanting and meditation, accompanied by the Full Bliss Orchestra, at the Clintonville-Beechwold Resource Center, 14 W. Lakeview, on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event is free. Chanting (Kirtan) is a part of the path of devotional or Bhakti yoga. Kirtan (call-and-response chanting) incorporates the audience into the performance, a practice that has gained much popularity in this country through devotees such as Krishna Das, hailed by The New York Times as “chant master of American Yoga.” Kirtan is for everyone. There are no prerequisites – no religious beliefs or cultural backgrounds are needed to experience and participate. The evening’s concert will include the ancient chants of India, both traditional call and response with the audience as well as solo evocations and western-style performance pieces. Lynda McClanahan speaks regularly at the New Thought Spiritual Learning Center in Westerville and facilitates yoga chants throughout the greater Columbus area. For more information about the program, call Lynda at 614-294-6948.
Annual Winter Festival at Montessori School
Saint Joseph Montessori School is gearing up for its Annual Winter Festival to be held on the weekend of Dec. 3-4, 2005. This year’s theme, “A Gathering at the Short North Pole,” invites participants into the warmth of the Short North holiday spirit while providing an invigorating reminder of the winter weather ahead! Among the festivities offered both Saturday and Sunday are a silent auction, craft tables and art sales. On Saturday, enjoy refreshments and entertainment while browsing for the perfect holiday gift, then continue the evening at the Short North Holiday Hop. Special famly events on Sunday include arts and crafts to make and buy, games, Santa pictures, music, raffles, a bake sale and more. All events are held at Saint Joseph Montessori School, 933 Hamlet St., next to Sacred Heart Church. Parking is available in the lot. Admission is free. Hours are 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, with the evening portion intended for adults as part of the Holiday Hop. Hours on Sunday, Dec. 5 are Noon to 5:00 p.m., with events designed for the family. Call Jim at 614-291-8644 for information.In other news, Donna Barton, principal of St. Joseph Montessori School since 1987, has been chosen as the 2005-2006 Distinguished Principal for the Diocese of Columbus. Barton has served over 35 years at SJMS, first as a teacher, and then as principal for the past 18 years. While under her leadership, the school has twice been honored with the Blue Ribbon School Award granted by the U.S. Department of Education, placing it among the top half per cent of all elementary schools in the country. Barton oversaw a 1993 expansion with the addition of a new building to house the library and administrative offices. Most recently, she helped renegotiate a lease extension with the Diocese that will keep SJMS in Italian Village through 2035.
North Market Holiday Open House & Craft Extravaganza
A day of special entertainment and unique shopping will be offered this holiday season at the North Market, 59 Spruce Street, on Saturday, Dec. 3. The second level will be devoted to at least 25 vendors offering arts and crafts from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. For those interested in participating, download an application from the North Market Web site at www.northmarket.com or call Mary at 614-463-9664.
Winterfair: 29th Annual Juried Sale of Fine Crafts
For almost 30 years, the Ohio Designer Craftsmen (ODC), a nonprofit promoting awareness of fine craft, has gathered together hundreds of artists from across the country to market fine craftwork in their annual juried Winterfair sale. Works of clay, glass, fiber, metal, and wood will be on display at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in the Ohio Exposition Center Thursday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005. Artists will be selling their wares directly to customers, offering shoppers the opportunity to learn about how the work was made. Unlike crowded, noisy malls, Winterfair provides a relaxed atmosphere without the commercialism. Functional ceramic ware, wooden cooking untensils, dazzling beaded jewelry and silk jackets can be found in one place. A wheel-thrown ceramic platter for the perfect hostess or a blown glass vase for the new homeowner make beautiful gifts. A lovely selection of fine jewelry, leather purses and silk scarves will be found. From fun and funky to elegant and sophisticated, Winterfair offers a wonderful selection of unique, handcrafted items all in one location. Hours are Thursday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 4, 12 - 5 p.m. Admission $7, under 12 free. Visit www.ohiocraft.org
Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus Annual Joy! Concert
CGMC returns to the King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave., on December 1-3 for their sixth annual holiday JOY! concert featuring traditional and contemporary holiday music, both sacred and popular. The premiere performance of Solstice, a suite in four movements by Assistant Director Tim Sarsany, will be included in the performance. The work celebrates the season by weaving together Native American music and chants from various tribes, evoking spiritual and universal beliefs such as fellowship and community. Four performances of Joy! will be offered Thursday, Dec. 1 - Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8:00 p.m. with a matinee on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, available through TicketMaster. Call 614-431-3600 or visit www.ticketmaster.com The Choir’s first holiday CD Joy! will be released this month. To order the CD or to listen to the tracks, visit their Web site at www.cgmc.com.
Elevator Brewery Presents Russian Virtuouso
Stas Venglevski, a virtuoso of the bayan, or Russian accordion, one of the most beloved folk instruments in Russia, will be performing at the Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus, 161 N. High Street downtown, on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:00 p.m. Venglevski was recently featured on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. His last concert with the CityMusic Chamber Series brought the audience to its feet and garnered gushing praise from a Dispatch reviewer who designated Venglevski an “outstanding musician.” Stas will be joined by mandolin master Mikhail Litvin, who has been a soloist with many of Europe’s finest orchestras. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students/seniors. Call 614-228-6224 or visit www.CityMusicColumbus.org. Ticket outlets in the Short North include the Cookware Sorcerer, 688 N. High St., and Joy of Soy in the North Market. All concerts are non-smoking. Food and beverage can be purchased prior to the performance. Doors open at 12:30.
Dinner and Talent Show
Yoga on High is calling all musicians, singers, dancers, visual artists, performance artists, actors, comedians, and entertainers of all types to participate in their annual talent show on Friday, October 28, 2005. Last year brought some amazing talent together, and Yoga on High is hoping that this year’s event will attract an equally impressive and enthusiastic group. Let’s see what you can do besides trikonasana! A potluck dinner will begin the evening at 7:30 pm followed by the talent show at 8:30 pm. Bring a vegetarian dish to share plus your own serving utensils. Plates, cups, and tableware will be supplied by Yoga on High. Each person receives roughly five minutes to show their stuff during the talent show, so this will be an interesting, fun, fast-paced, and entertaining time for all. The event is free and open to the general public. Yoga on High is located at 1081 N. High Street in the Short North. Contact the front desk at 614-291-4444 with your name and a description of your talent. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Goodale Park Cleanup Day
Join Friends of Goodale Park on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon for their Fall Cleanup Day. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy the fresh air, make a few friends, and a get a good workout pulling annuals and preparing the flower beds for winter. Meet in the Park Gazebo at 9:00 a.m. – and don’t forget to bring gloves and a trowel! In other news, Friends of Goodale Park was one of 12 community organizations recognized and honored last month by the Columbus City Council for their hard work and commitment to enhancing the parks of the Columbus area for the enjoyment of all residents. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the planting and maintenance of Goodale Park this summer! Want to learn more about the Friends of Goodale Park? Call Friends President Stan Sells at 614-299-4202 or email him at email@example.com
50th Annual Columbus International Festival
A passport to travel around the world without leaving Columbus. “One Small World,” the 50th Annual Columbus International Festival organized by The Columbus Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is scheduled to be held next month in the Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 300 West Broad Street downtown, Nov. 4 through Nov. 6. For almost half a century, the Columbus International Festival has been a window to the world, a link to our ethnic roots as a nation of immigrants and a model for cross-cultural cooperation. It provides opportunities for the younger generation and families to learn more about their heritage as well as cross-cultural understanding. Networking with international organizations and businesses is an added bonus. About 200 exhibitors – representing over 80 countries and service organizations – prepare ethnic food, share their crafts, and provide educational material. A Celebrity Variety Show will kick off the festival with proceeds directed toward the disaster relief fund. Watch as participants, in dazzling native costumes march in the “Parade of Nations.” See mimes and roving entertainers. Folk Dance Lessons are provided in two venues and other informal areas. The Children’s Global Activity area offers hands on projects for children and families to enjoy. Free health screenings and travel tips are offered in celebration of wellness and healthful living. A prize will be offered for the most poignant festival memory submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to 614-487-1300 or by mail: 1395 W. 5th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212.
Cellist at Elevator Brewery
CityMusic will open its 2005-06 Chamber Music Series with the world-renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the historic Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus, 161 N. High Street just south of the Short North. Israeli-born Matt Haimovitz has established himself as one of classical music’s most adventurous artists, making headlines with his path-breaking performances of Bach’s 6 Suites for Cello Solo, given in intimate clubs and coffee houses across North America and the U.K. to great acclaim.
Award-winning Violinist Andy Simionescu, who shares Haimovitz’s interest in presenting unusual programs in non-traditional venues, will be joining the cellist for this performance. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Season and individual tickets can be ordered by calling CityMusic at 614-228-6224 or order online at www.CityMusicColumbus.org. In the Short North district, ticket outlets include the Cookware Sorcerer, 688 N. High Street and Joy of Soy in the North Market at 59 Spruce Street.
Coffee and Conversation at the JungHaus
Informal discussions exploring the concepts of Carl Jung and post-Jungians are offered by The Jung Association of Central Ohio, 59 West Third Ave., the second Saturday of each month. These meetings are free and open to public. The topic for discussion on Oct. 8 at 10:00 a.m. is “Soul Collage™ for the Curious,” which will explore the unconscious through art by talking about the process of making collages from pictures found in magazines, etc. and how the images you choose have actually chosen you to reveal a deeper self. Call 614-291-8050 for more details.
SNNF Community Leadership Award Nominations Due
The Short North Neighborhood Foundation (SNNF) is accepting nominations for its Fifth Annual Community Leadership Award. The award is granted to an individual who has made a significant contribution to advance the creative spirit, diversity and vitality of the Short North and its surrounding neighborhoods. Past recipients of the award include the late Eva Mahaffey, Norman Dolder, Richard Sensenbrenner, and Italian Village resident Larry Brown – recognized in 2004 for nearly a quarter century of work in the revitalization and preservation of his neighborhood. Among other achievements, Brown and a group of concerned citizens were able to thwart the early efforts of McDonalds from setting stake at First and High in the 1980s. To submit a nominee, complete the official form available on the SNNF Web site at www.snnf.org or type no more than two single-spaced pages utilizing their format. The deadline for the nomination is October 10, 2005. For more information call Dan Koch, SNNF President at 614-421-2020 or Nancy Bohman, SNNF Communications Chair at 614-888-3297 or email Nancy at email@example.com
In other news, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation has agreed to make a $50,000 grant contribution to support the SNNF’s “Creating Encounters in Urban Art and History” campaign. The grant will fund the creation of a pocket park on High Street at Lincoln, directly adjacent to Bank One’s office. Bank One is an affiliate of JPMorgan Chase.
Friends of Library Booksale
The Northside Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, located at 1423 N. High Street, will be having its annual Friends of the Library Booksale beginning on Thursday, Oct. 20. The sale offers a unique collection of items including a large selection of children’s books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape and reference material. Check out the great deals! The sales benefit the library. A two-hour preview sale for Friends of the Library members will run from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. Become a Friend by joining at the sale or by calling 614-645-2275. Sales on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, October 21, 22, and 24 are open to the general public from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. BOOKSALE DATES: Presale: Thursday, Oct. 20, 5pm -7 pm; General Sale: Friday, Saturday, Monday, Oct. 21, 22, and 24, 10 am - 5 pm
North Market Harvest Festival
The North Market will celebrate the autumn growing season with fall produce, pumpkin contests, music, children’s activities and entertainment at the North Market Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8 beginning at 8 a.m. Bushels of fresh, locally grown pumpkins, squash, apples, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and lettuces, along with cider, honey, farmhouse cheese and hardy mums are amongst the many fall items that will be available at the Market. Returning to the Festival this year are different categories of customer pumpkin baking contests: Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bread/Muffin, and Pumpkin Cookie. The first-place winner in each category will receive $50 in North Market gift certificates. Home-baked entries will also be available for puchase, with proceeds benefiting the North Market Development Authority. To register or for more information, call Mary at 614-463-9664 or click on www.northmarket.com.
St. Francis Concert: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
St Francis of Assisi Church in Victorian Village will be presenting a concert, “Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs,” featuring the St. Francis of Assisi Choir on Sunday, October 16 at 2pm. The concert is free and open to the public and will be followed by a light reception. The verse from St. Paul’s well-known letter to the Church of Ephesus serves a springboard: “be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and playing to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.” The concert includes psalm settings by Vaughan Williams, Ippolitav-Ivanoff and Mozart, as well as Gregorian Chants. Experience three spirituals, each from a distinct tradition. Enjoy two movements of a mass in the Congolese style. Listen to the voice of praise expressed through the voice of instruments, both solo and in ensemble, with works of Haydn, David Schack, J.S. Bach, Howells, and Giovanni Gabrieli. St. Francis of Assisi Church is located at 386 Buttles Avenue west of Neil Avenue. For more information, call 614-299-5781.
2Co’s Fall Fireball Fundraiser
The 2005 Annual Fundraiser to benefit 2Co’s Cabaret in the Short North will be held at the Valley Dale Ballroom, 1590 Sunbury Road, on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:00 p.m. The Fall Fireball Fundraiser will mix live and silent auctions with a dance party and Vegas-style Casino to create an unforgettable night of fun and entertainment, hosted by the casts of Shadowbox Cabaret and 2Co’s Cabaret, now in its sixth year of operation. Last year’s event was cut short by a power outage caused by a nearby car wreck. The financial loss was difficult to sustain and both 2Co’s and Shadowbox have had to tighten their belts to make ends meet. Patrons are encouraged to indulge themselves and have fun with their attire. Whether you come in a glamorous costume, club gear or a tux and top hat, the range of styles at the Fall Fireball Fundraiser promises to surpass all expectations! Admission for this year’s event is $30 per person. Limited seating is available through VIP tables only for up to eight people for $300. For more information, and ticket purchase call 614-416-7625. Also, donations are accepted and can be made payable to ShadowArt Productions, 164 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219. Information is available at www.shadowboxcabaret.com
Italian Village Park Project Community Cookout
The Italian Village Park, located behind Haiku restaurant at Hubbard and High Streets, will be undergoing a face lift with the help of the Italian Village Society and MSI Design Associates. The original park design was implemented in the early ‘80s with the help of Carl Proto, a community activist to whom the park was dedicated. The Society would like to incorporate as many suggestions as possible into the new design and has arranged a meeting and community cookout in the Italian Village Park on Tuesday, August 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for that purpose. Some suggested plans for future changes include raised flower beds, a bocce ball court, decorative fencing, and the reduction of cement surfaces. Please come and enjoy the free food and entertainment, and ice cream – courtesy of Emack and Bolios – while sharing your thoughts and suggestions with your neighbors. For information, call Sylvia at 614-294-6213 or firstname.lastname@example.org
North Market 14th Annual Farmers’ Festival
The North Market is holding its 14th Annual Farmers’ Festival on Saturday, August 20, 2005, from 8:00 to 5:00. There will be a huge selection of fresh and locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, flower and plants. Children’s activities include a puppet show, face painting, balloons, visiting farm animals and more. For adults, food demonstrations and recipes, all day entertainment, as well as the Annual Amateur Jelly and Jam contest. You can become a contestant by signing up now. First place is a $100 North Market gift certificate. Space is limited, so call Mary at 614-463-9664 to reserve yours now.
Real Estate Projects Crop Up in Italian Village
Eleven 3-story single family homes with six different floor plans are being built between Punta alley and East 3rd Avenue in Italian Village by The New Victorians home builders. The expected delivery on the first unit of the project – titled The Renaissance of Italian Village – is scheduled for late summer 2005. Another Italian Village project under the direction of The New Victorians is the construction of four condos on N. 6th Street – in the vicinity of $200,000 to $300,000 homes. The expected delivery date for the first townhouse is early fall. These properties are being marketed by Joe Armeni of RE/MAX City Center, Realtors. For a tour or information, call Joe at 614-291-7555.
Blessing of the Animals Service and Picnic
The King Avenue Church in Victorian Village is offering a service and animal blessing in the Goodale Park Gazebo on August 28, 2005, at 10:45 a.m. This is a time to thank God for the gift of all creation, particularly our pets who bring us such comfort, love and joy. You are invited to bring your pet to the service, but cats and dogs must be kept on a leash, turtles in a box, etc. There will also be a time to remember pets who have died. Bring a single flower to be placed in a communal vase for that purpose. If you wish to sit down, please provide your own folding chair or blanket. The service will be followed by an all-church picnic with prepared food. You may stay in the park as long as you like, but congregants must be out of the shelter house by 1:30. Shuttle transportation is available from the Church at King and Neil Avenues with a return shuttle after the picnic. Call 614-424-6050 or visit www.kingave.org for more information.
Architect Firm in Short North Receives Gold Medal Award
WSA Studio, 350 E. First Ave., established in 1970 by Robert N. Wandel and Thomas O. Schnell, was granted the annual Gold Medal Firm Award by the American Instutute of Architects’ Ohio chapter, the highest honor AIA Ohio bestows. The award recognizes a firm for consistently producing distinguished architecture, and for service to AIA, the profession and society. With more than 20 awards for superior design under their belt, WSA Studio (formerly Wandel Schnell Architects Studio) has a history of recognized excellence, including projects such as Knowlton Hall, School of Architecture and Meiling Hall at The Ohio State University. They offer a full range of services – the design of corporate offices and headquarters, educational facilities, churches, centers of commerce, housing and recreational facilities.
33rd Annual Greek Festival
A Labor Day weekend tradition celebrating food and culture of Greece will be held at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on the corner of Goodale and High Streets, September 2 through 5, 2005. Friday and Saturday’s festival hours are 11:00 a.m. to midnight; Sunday the festival is open from noon to midnight; and Monday it is open from 11 a.m. to 7p.m. Adult admission is $4.00, senior citizen admission is $3.00 and children under 12 are admitted free. For information visit their Web site at www.greekcathedral.com or call 614-224-9020.
Goodale Park Weeding
The Friends of Goodale Park are offering another opportunity for you to get your hands dirty and pull a few (or maybe many) weeds in the Park on Saturday, July 23 beginning at 9:00 am. Volunteers will meet at the pond area and work on pond beds and annual beds. Please join us for an hour or two that morning. Bring a hand trowel and gloves. The more who help, the better the park looks. If you have questions, call Stan at 614-299-4202.
CityMusic Hires General Manager
CityMusic recently announced the appointment of Carter Martin as General Manager, a newly created position for the organization. Martin, a resident of Columbus since 1999, previously served for four years as Company Manager for BalletMet Columbus. He holds a Masters Degree in Arts Administration from Columbia College in Chicago. Prior to his arrival in Columbus, he served for eight years as Operations Manager with the Steans Institute for Young Artists, the professional training arm of Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, North America’s oldest summer festival of the arts. “I’m excited to become a part of an organization that fills such a unique niche in the artistic life of Columbus,” said Martin. “I look forward to working with Steve Rosenberg and the CityMusic board on expanding our community outreach and continuing to bring new audiences to both chamber and world music”. Steve Rosenberg, founder and former Executive Director of CityMusic since 1983, will assume the new role of Artistic Director. “The addition of Carter Martin to the staff is a significant step in the direction of growth and stability for CityMusic,” said Rosenberg. CityMusic is dedicated to presenting the Columbus community with unique programs of cultural enrichment and education in the musical arts. Its mission is to expand the musical horizons of Central Ohio residents by presenting chamber and world music performances in traditional and non-traditional venues. They also provide musical outreach to inner-city children and young adults in and around the Short North district through choral training, workshops, and community performances with professional musicians. To fulfill this mission, CityMusic operates the M.O.R.E music program for inner-city youth, the CityMusic Chamber Series and the CityMusic World Music Series. For information, call 614-228-6224.
Creating Soy Candles Class at Benevolence Cafe
Benevolence Cafe in the Short North is offering a class for those interested in creating soy candles, a favorite among environmentally conscious people because, unlike paraffin candles, soy candles are not made from petroleum. Soy candles last 50% longer, are much easier to clean up, and produce about 90% less soot than paraffin candles. They also distribute more aroma – the oil lowers the melting point which translates into cooler burning candles and faster scent dispersion. The class with Shannon Brewster, a landscape and garden designer from Urban Wilds Ltd, will be held on Sunday, July 10 from 3-5 pm at Benevolence Cafe, 41 W. Swan St. between North Market and Greek Orthodox Church. Class cost is $25. Kits available for purchase. Sign up with Shannon 614-477-7247 or call the Cafe at 614-221-9330.
Mary Martineau Joins North Market
Former Short North Business Association executive director Mary Martineau has accepted the position of marketing director for the North Market. Martineau replaces Michele Mooney who will be working with Whole Foods Market, a natural foods store scheduled to open in the northwest area of Columbus.
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