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Retired teachers to sing at Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 211 North Merkle Road, will host The CEA-R Notes, a choir made up of Columbus retired teachers, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m.
Much of this program will help get you in the mood for the upcoming Christmas season. Following the program refreshments will be served.
Capital Big Band Concert, Christmas Festival
The Capital University Big Band will perform its annual American Hit Parade Show at Nov. 16 at 8 p.m., in Mees Hall.
This year's show, produced and directed by Lou Fischer, will feature Capital University vocalists Amber Fisher, Emily Fischer, Catherine Collins and Matt Opachick. The Rock Ensemble directed by Mark Lochstampfor, will make a guest appearance, and Ray Eubanks also will perform.
The event is free but tickets are required. They are available now at the Mees Hall Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 236-7178 for information.
Tickets for Capital University's Christmas Festival 2007, "All Things Bright and Beautiful," will go on sale to the general public starting Nov. 5.
Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens (age 62 and older). A $2 handling fee will be processed per order for purchased tickets. Phone orders will not be accepted until Monday, Nov. 12.
There is a limit of 10 tickets total per purchase. Christmas Festival ticket sales will be handled by through Capital's box office, located in Mees Hall, 1 College and Main. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Due to the length of the Christmas Festival concert, the event is not appropriate for infants and small children. For information or to order tickets by phone beginning Nov. 12, call 236-7178.
Friends of Alum Creek annual meeting
The Friends of Alum Creek & Tributaries (FACT) annual elections meeting and potluck dinner and year in review will take place Nov. 8 at 6:30 pm St. Mary of the Springs campus, 2330 Airport Drive, Columbus, Room 1 at Martin de Porres Center.
The mission of Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries (FACT) is to preserve and protect the quality and beauty of the Alum Creek watershed and promote environmentally responsible recreation, educational opportunities, and citizen participation at many levels.
For details on this event, contact Kim Williams, FACT Watershed Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 409-0511.
Information about FACT can be found via www.friendsofalumcreek.org.
Reynoldsburg city auction
Reynoldsburg will conduct a city auction Nov. 9 starting at 10 a.m. at 7232 E. Main St. Items to be sold include bicycles, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers and other computer-related items, small office furniture and supplies, cameras, cell phones and radios, recreation sports equipment and clothing.
For a complete list of items available, visit www.ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us.
Carpe Diem String quartet to perform at Bexley Library
The Carpe Diem String Quartet will perform in the auditorium of Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St., Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. Members of the quartet are Columbus Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Charles Wetherbee, CSO violist Korine Fujiwara, CSO violinist Robert Firdman, and CSO cellist Wendy Morton.
East Columbus Christian Church annual bazaar
The East Columbus Christian Church, 1055 McNaughten Road, will hold its annual bazaar, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be crafts, white elephants, plants, food, homemade pies. Call 614-861-6220 for information.
Whitehall Recreation programs
"Young Rembrandts" drawing classes will be offered through Whitehall Parks and Recreation at Community Park, 402 N. Hamilton Road Nov. 7 through Dec. 5. The class is for ages 6-13 and held on Wednesdays 6-7 p.m. Cost for the five-week class is $30. Register at Community Park. For information, contact Abby Bryan at 626-0026.
There is still time to sign up for Whitehall Youth Basketball League at Community Park. The league is for grades 1-6. Registration will be Nov. 3 and 10 between 10 a.m. and noon. Cost to play is $50. For information, contact Terry Gee at 475-5719 or Brian Boxill 491-4094.
Is your son or daughter interested in hockey? Sign them up for NHL Blue Jacket Street Hockey League. League plays on Thursday nights at Etna Road School This league is a great lead-up activity to ice hockey. However, this is not roller hockey. Kids between 7 and 13 are eligible, and cost is $20. All equipment is provided. Sign up at Whitehall Community Park.
A new style of exercise class is now available at Community Park. Move Your Body will combine Zumba (Latin-based dance moves), ab and glute workout and traditional aerobics. The classes will be on Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 at a cost of $3 per class. The instructor will be Janet Jenkins, an employee at DSCC.
Bexley Music Parents citrus fruit sale
Bexley Music Parents announces its fall Indian River Citrus Sale to sustain and improve the excellence of Bexley's instrumental and vocal music programs.
Student musicians are taking orders until Nov. 5 for boxes of navel oranges, juice oranges, tangelo, grapefruits and mixed oranges/grapefruits, at 10 lbs. for $15; 20 lbs. for $20 and 40 lbs. for $30.
Gift boxes for delivery to family, friends and business associates outside the Columbus area are available.
On-line orders can be placed at http://www.bexleymusicparents.org. Freshness is guaranteed. Contact Suzanne Marilley at 237-5245 for information.
Meeting on future of Jeffrey Mansion Nov. 14
The City of Bexley's Jeffrey Mansion Commission will hold a public meeting, "Jeffrey Mansion: The Next 100 Years," Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at 165 N. Parkview Ave., to discuss the future of the landmark that is home to the parks and recreation department.
Topics to be discussed include recreation and cultural programming and implications for the property, parking, alcohol use at the mansion for private events and preservation of the park-like setting. The planning group MSI will share concepts of what programming changes might look like.
The Jeffrey Mansion Commission was formed to develop a long-range plan for the restoration of the mansion as a community center. The plan will include programming, physical changes, if necessary, estimated costs, proposed financing and a plan to maintain the property.
Bexley Schools All-District Art Show
The work of Bexley student artists will be exhibited in the annual All-District Art Show, running through Nov. 21. Artists from all five Bexley schools will be represented in the show, which hangs in the Diamond Arts and Technology Wing, the Donald Wynkoop Student Gallery and the Bexley High School Main Lobby at the Cassingham Complex, 326 South Cassingham Road.
A wide range of media, both two and three-dimensional, is included in the All-District Art Show, including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, mixed-media, basketry, mask-making, relief sculpture, and fiber arts.
Main St. Synagogue groundbreaking set for Nov. 4
The community is invited to attend the groundbreaking for the new Congregation Torat Emet / Main Street Synagogue on Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, at 2375 E. Main St., just west of the Bexley Public Library.
On Sept. 22, 2001, Congregation Torat Emet / Main St. Synagogue was founded by over seventy families led by Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein and Jon and Susie Diamond and the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Howard Zack. Today, Congregation Torat Emet / Main St. Synagogue is a congregation of nearly two hundred families and growing.
The new 30,000 square-foot facility's exterior was designed in proportion to the measurement of The Ark of the Covenant. The sanctuary building, which is the congregation's sacred space for prayer and religious services, is a contemporary reflection of Solomon's Temple. The building also incorporates space for an atrium / social hall, library, youth, education and administrative areas, kosher kitchens, and other meeting areas.
For information on Congregation Toret Emet / Main St. Synagogue or the groundbreaking, call the synagogue office at 238-6778.
Eastmoor Academy to stage short comedies "All in the Timing"
Eastmoor Academy High School will present "All in the Timing," a collection of eight short comedies, Nov. 3 at 7:30 pm. in the auditorium at 417 S. Weyant Ave.
The production includes "Sure Thing," about a man who can do no wrong when picking up a woman; "Philadelphia," with a young man stuck in a world where he cannot get what he wants; "Variations on the Death of Trotsky," in which the Russian revolutionary dies again and again; "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread," in which the minimalist composer orchestrates simple dialogue into a musical performance; "So Tell Me About This Guy," where two girls discuss the odd behavior of a new man; "Intermission," about a new Broadway playwright who is nervous about his play's premiere; and "Scruples," following three female leg models as they prepare for a pantyhose commercial.
Tickets for the production are $5.
Upcoming plays include "The Wiz," an Eastmoor tradition staged every four years. This production will be staged Feb. 27-29. Elementary school students will be able to audition as Munchkins. Call 365-6158 for information.
Bexley Festival of the Arts seeking young artisans
The Kids' Gift Gallery, part of the Bexley Festival of the Arts, showcases Bexley children's creativity, artistic talent, and entrepreneurial spirit, giving them opportunities to create and sell their own hand-made work.
The Gallery will be open Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Montrose Elementary and each booth must be staffed by at least one adult and child. A booth costs $15, with proceeds benefit the district's Artists in the School Programs.
Visit the Montrose website for info at www.montrosePTO.org .
Jeffrey Shop Hop supports Bexley recreation scholarships
The Jeffrey Mansion, a Bexley landmark and home to the city's Parks and Recreation Department at 165 N. Parkview Ave., will host the Jeffrey Shop Hop IV, Nov. 10-11.
The Shop Hop raises funds for scholarships for programs offered through Bexley Recreation to children from Bexley and surrounding neighborhoods.
Due to corporate support on behalf of American Electric Power and Pistacio Vera, 100 percent of all proceeds raised directly benefit the Parks and Recreation Department Scholarships and Programs.
On the evening of Nov. 9, the Shop Hop will begin with a Jaxxy Patron Preview Party from 6-10 p.m. and will include an exclusive shopping opportunity, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts provided by Pistacio Vera, and beverages. Musical entertainment from JAZZMARY and valet parking will also be a part of the Patron event. Admission to the Patron Party is $50 per person. Reserve tickets by calling 236-2550, or at www.Jeffreyshophop.com.
The Shop Hop features exclusive retailers such as Karen Spector's Designs from Dublin, The Collection from Powell, Tickled Pick from London, Ohio, and more. The Hop runs November 10-11 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. On Saturday, children's crafts will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children at the mansion. Admission to the shopping event is $5, and is good for admission each day for the event.
Bishop Hartley High School open house
Bishop Hartley High School invites all 7th and 8th grade students and their parents to its Fall Open House on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the school's gymnasium at 1285 Zettler Road in Columbus..
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from the administration, visit with teachers, and meet with guidance counselors, will also be able to receive information about activities and athletics and experience the nationally recognized technology program.
Students and parents can inquire about the school's Campus Ministry and service learning programs, and visit the newly expanded and renovated St. James the Greater Chapel.
Call 237-5421 for information.
'60s coffeehouse benefits Mid-Ohio Food Bank
Bexley High School graduate and radio journalist Bill Cohen will host his annual "Spirit of the 60s" coffeehouse to benefit the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at King Ave., Methodist Church, 299 W. King Ave. at Neil Avenue.
Cohen, who has been hosting the events for 22 years, will lead a candelit, year-by-year journey through the era, with live folk songs, news reports of Sixties happenings, displays of anti-war buttons and posters, and fashions.
The audience will be challenged with Sixties trivia questions and awarded 1960s-themed prizes.
Proceeds from the suggested $10 donation will go to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.
Refreshments will be available at no charge. The program is suitable for adults and mature teens.
Columbus International Festival Nov. 3-4
The 52nd annual Columbus International Festival will take place Nov. 3, from 10 a.m.-10 pm., and Nov. 4, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St.
The theme of the event is "Peace Through Understanding," and will include a global marketplace with more than 200 booths representing more than 80 countries, offering food, crafts and educational materials.
Other activities include a health fair with free screenings, yoga, pilates and aerobics, and folk dance instruction to international music, a Parade of Nations, bands and roving entertainers and children's activities.
Tickets are $5 if purchased before Oct. 20. Admission at the door is $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, $2 for children ages 6-12, and free for those 5 and under. Group rates are available.
Visit the web site at www.DiscoverOhio.com/ColumbusInternationalFestival for bargain tickets and coupons. Exhibitors can still sign up.
The Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center, at 1125 College Ave., has provided the following announcements:
New Mothers Circle starting
A new Mothers Circle will be starting in late November, with a "sneak peek" session about Chanukah set for Nov. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the JCC North, 1985n Swansford Drive, Dublin.
The Mothers Circle is a nine-month class for women of differing backgrounds who are raising Jewish children. It provides hands-on education in Jewish rituals, practices, and ethics, with an emphasis on childrearing. Class topics include: Making Jewish Choices, The Jewish Home, Mitzvot, Passover, When Children Ask, and more.
Ongoing session dates and times will be determined by participant availability during that meeting. For information about the Mothers Circle, contact Lindsay Folkerth, Mothers Circle coordinator, at 559-6228 or email@example.com.
Actor Allan Rich conducts workshop during Jewish Bookfair
Allan Rich - once a blacklisted actor during the McCarthy era, and now enjoying featured and supporting roles in such television shows as "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "CSI," as well as feature films such as "Amistad" and "Quiz Show" - will present an actors workshop at the JCC of Greater Columbus on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m.
Theater students and actors, as well as the general public, are invited to attend this free workshop, to be held in the JCC's Roth-Resler Theater.
Over the years, Rich has taught his organic approach to acting to such Hollywood luminaries as Jamie Lee Curtis, Rene Russo, Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Mick Jagger and Larry Miller.
On Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m., Rich will present his book, "A Leap from the Method: An Organic Approach to Acting," as part of the JCC's annual Jewish Bookfair.
The JCC Jewish Bookfair presents the works of Jewish authors or Jewish themes during a three-week long event. Authors of many of the books presented will be making appearances at the JCC Jewish Bookfair, including Rich.
The book, which serves as a basis for his workshops, provides an insider's view of actors and acting - the process, the people, and ultimately, the leap from the method proposed by the legendary Constantin Stanislavsky. The ideas contained in this book can be applied to the salesman, the politician, the physician or anyone who deals with the public and presents him or herself to other people.
For information about the Actors Workshop, call Jared Saltman at 231-2731. For more information about the JCC Jewish Bookfair, visit the JCC website at www.columbusjcc.org.
Holiday Bazaar vendors sought
The JCC Early Childhood Parent committee is seeking vendors for its annual Holiday Bazaar Nov. 18. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Holiday Bazaar showcases the work of artisans from across central Ohio. Each vendor has the opportunity to display and sell their goods during the bazaar, which is free and open to the community.
For information on becoming a Holiday Bazaar vendor, call 237-5223, ext. 102.
Gallery Players season continues with "Mazel and Schlamazel"
Gallery Players has announced its 59th season. The productions being staged at the JCC of Greater Columbus for the 2007-2008 Gallery Players season are:
•"Mazel and Schlamazel," Dec. 7-16. "Mazel and Schlamazel" is a classic musical tale of good versus evil as Mazel, the spirit of good luck, and his entourage of Lucky Charms face off against Schlamazel, the spirit of bad luck, and his henchmen, the Jinxes.
•"South Pacific," Feb. 23-March 9, with auditions Dec. 16-19. "South Pacific" is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II based on two short stories by James A. Michener from his book "Tales of the South Pacific." It is generally considered to be one of the greatest musicals of all time, and a number of its songs, such as "Bali Ha'i," "Younger than Springtime," and "Some Enchanted Evening," have become worldwide standards.
•"Brooklyn Boy," May 17-June 1, with auditions March 16-18. "Brooklyn Boy," a drama written by Donald Margulies, is a story about what happens when the marginally successful writing career of middle-aged author Eric Weiss begins to take off with the publication of his novel.
Season subscriptions present a savings of 30 percent off of the single ticket price for all four shows. Season tickets are $30 per JCC member, $45 per non-member, $25 per JCC Senior member, and $40 per senior non-member. (Tickets for individual shows are $12 for JCC members, $18 for nonmembers, $10 for senior members, $16 for senior non-members, $8 for students, and $10 per ticket for groups of 10 or more.)
Those interested in making contributions to support the theater may become a JCC Patron of the Arts. Patron levels are $100 (with the patron receiving two tickets to one show), $250 (four tickets to one show), $500 (two subscriptions) and $1,000 (four subscriptions).
For information on season subscriptions or becoming a JCC Patron of the Arts, visit the Gallery Players website at jccgalleryplayers.org, or call 559-6248.
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