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•Reformation Lutheran Church, 1355 S. Hamilton Road, will host a free Easter Egg Hunt Saturday March 22 at 1. Please come at least 10 minutes early to register for the larger prizes. There will be candy-filled eggs, and also eggs containing prize tags for smaller prizes. Children will be grouped by age: 0-2 year olds, 3-4 year olds, 5-7 year olds, and 8-10 year olds. Open to the community. For info, call 235-4995.
•Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave, will hold Holy Week services starting with Palm Sunday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday worship will at 10:30 a.m.
•Eastview United Methodist Church, 1045 Ross Road, announces the following Holy Week services; Easter Sunrise Service, 8:00 a.m., Easter Breakfast immediately following the Sunrise service, traditional morning worship service, 10:00 a.m. with Sunday school for nursery through grade 6 at 10 also. For additional information, contact the church office at 235-7895.
Bexley program on safe schools
rescheduled for April 7
The March Bexley Schools' Parent Education session, "Building a Safe and Respectful School Climate: Parents and Teachers Working Together," which was canceled because of snow, has been rescheduled for April 7 at 7 pm. in the Bexley High School library at 326 South Cassingham Road.
The program, led by Bexley's school counselors, will show parents how to help children understand and prevent cruel, disrespectful behavior and learn to develop respectful friendships.
Parents will learn how to:
•Respond to a children when they have been a target of bullying
•Respond to children when they have bullied another child
•Communicate with the school when a child has been involved in a bullying situation
•Teach a child what to do as a bystander
•Consider one's own behavior as a good role model
•Encourage healthy friendships and increase resiliency
Parents will also hear briefly about the district's new policy concerning anti-harassment, anti-hazing and anti-bullying, which was approved by the Board of Education in December 2007.
Benefit for leukemia patient includes silent auction
A benefit for Mikala Paulk, a girl who has been undergoing treatment for leukemia for the past 18 months, will be held April 11 at 7 p.m. at Vineyard Community Church, 15187 Palmer Road, Reynoldsburg.
Admission is free but donations will be taken to see performers including Ryan Flannery, the Walker Family, India Franklin, Mark and Chase Potter, the Watkins Memorial Vocal Ensemble, the Pickering High School North Theatre and the Apple Core Four of the Singing Buckeyes.
A silent auction will also be held with items including a football singed by Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel, a souvenir hockey stick signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets, a breakfast tour of Sunny 95 radio studio and homebaked pies.
Check donations can be made out to the Mikala Paulk Benefit Account, in careof the Huntinton National Bank, 36 W. Broad St., Pataskala, Ohio 43062.
Reynoldsburg schools kindergarten registration March 31-April 4
The Reyoldsburg school district will hold registration for kindergarten for the 2008-09 school year March 31 through April, from 9:30 to 3 p.m. at the home schools.
Registration is open to children who will be 5 by Sept. 30 and who reside within the district.
Parents should bring the child's original birth certificate, immunization records, a driver's license or photo identification, proof of residency and custody orders, if applicable.
For information on district boundaries, visit the web site www.reyn.org for the appropriate link. Contact the home school for additional information.
Tax assistance at Whitehall
AARP Tax Aides will be available at the Whitehall Senior Center, 4924 Etna Road every Monday through April 7 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be accepted. Call the center at 501-8593 to make an appointment.
Also, in order to participate in the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, a 2007 tax return must be filed, even for taxpayers who would not normally be required to file. Taxpayers who did not need to file in 2006 will receive a letter in mid to late March from the IRS with additional information.
Author and physicist to speak
at Capital University
Lawrence Krauss, a Case Western Reserve University physicist known for his best-selling books using laymen's terms to explore the universe's deepest scientific complexities, and for his defense of science as a vocal opponent of "intelligent design," will give a lecture at Capital University on March 31.
Krauss will present "Nonsense, Non-Science, and Science: From Aliens to Creationism" at 7 p.m. in the Bridge of Learning, located in room 260 of Ruff Memorial Learning Center. The event, sponsored by Capital's Honors Program, Behavioral Sciences Department and Provost's Office, is free and open to the public.
Krauss has written seven books, including "Beyond Star Trek" and "The Physics of Star Trek," and dozens of opinion/editorials for national newspapers and magazines.
SWACO Emerald Awards ceremony
SWACO Emerald Awards will be an event of May 7 at the Hilton Inn at Easton beginning at 11:30 a.m. Information is at www.swaco.org/Emeralds.aspx or by calling 871-5100. Tickets for the luncheon are $25 per person or a table of ten for $250. Guest speaker will be actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr.
Whitehall Library bilingual
The Whitehall Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library, at Broad Street and Yarling Road, invites you to join us for our weekly Bilingual Story Time and hear stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish and English.
Our fun, interactive program will help children get ready to read and develop language and social skills in both Spanish and English. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is offered every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Bexley Library children's programs
Registration is now being taken for Bexley Public Library's spring 2008 children's programs, set to begin the week of March 31. There is no fee for participating in any of the programs.
Babytime is a program for children ages 9 to 24 months and their caregivers. The 20-minute programs feature songs, bounces, and stories, and meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Toddler Storyhour is a half-hour program for 2-year-olds and an adult, and meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Programs will include stories, fingerplays, and simple craft projects.
Three to five-year-old children may participate in Preschool Storyhour held on Mondays at 2 p.m., Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Programs last about 45 minutes and include stories, crafts, games and songs.
"Explorers Club," an hour-long program for kindergarteners through third graders, will begin April 9 and meets on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
All programs, except for Explorer's Club, require pre-registration. Call the Children's Department at 231-2878 for more information and to register.
Bexley Schools kindergarten enrollment April 1-2
Parents of children who will be five years old by September 30, 2008 and who live within the City of Bexley may enroll their children in the Bexley City School District's kindergarten program Tuesday, April 1, for students with last name beginning with A-M and on Wednesday, April 2, for students with last name beginning with N-Z.
Registration on both days will be from 9 - 11 a.m. or from 1- 3 p.m. at the area elementary schools.
Parents should bring the child's original birth certificate (to be copied) and proof of residency to their elementary school. It ishelpful to bring the child's immunization records at this time. Also bring custodial papers if this applies.
For information on early entrance for kindergarten or first-grade, or intra-district enrollment, call Dr. Anne Hyland at 231-7611.
Knights of Columbus Women's
Club card party & style show
The Knights of Columbus Women's Club, Reynoldsburg will host their Annual Card Party and Style Show on Tuesday, March 25, at St. Pius X School Gym, 1061 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg, from 7-10 p.m.
Tickets are $8 and include door prizes, dessert buffet, appetizers, coffee, tea and punch. A silent auction and raffle will be held. Fashions will be provided by Fashion Bug, 2857 Taylor Road, S.W., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Bring your own cards or games.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling Dee Ansbro at 759-7876.
Shadywood baseball league
The Shadywood Baseball League, which includes t-ball for ages 5 and 6 through Little League for ages 11-13, is holding sign-ups at Angelina's Villa, 5450 E. Livingston Ave., Saturdays through March from noon to 3 p.m.
Cost of registration is $25 for t-ball, $50 for coached-pitched baseball for ages 7-8, and $60 for kid-pitch for 9-10-year-olds and for Little League. Games are played in May and June. For information, contact Charles Rogers at 866-7874.
Easter egg hunts
The Bexley Celebrations Association and the Parks and Recreation Department will hold its Easter egg hunt March 22 at noon at Jeffrey Park, 165 N. Parkview Ave.
The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department has scheduled Easter egg hunts for children and teens March 22 at the following locations:
•Barnett, 1184 Barnett Road, 10 a.m. for ages 3-11. There will be a teen flashlight hunt for ages 12 and up March 21 at 6:30 p.m.
•Driving Park, 1100 Rhoads Road, 10 a.m. for ages 12 andunder.
•Far East, 1826 Lattimer Drive (near Walnut Ridge High School), 10 a.m. for ages 11 and under.
•Schiller Park, 1069 Jaeger St., German Village, 10 a.m., for ages 10 and under. Teens can meet in the gym for instructions for their outdoor hunt.
•The Reynoldsburg VFW Post 9473 will sponsor an Easter egg hunt March 22 at 1 p.m. at Huber Park.
The Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center, at 1125 College Ave., has provided the following announcements. Information is available at www.columbusjcc.org.
Jewish educator-author to speak
Ron Wolfson, a Jewish educator and author of "The Spirituality of Welcoming" and "God's To Do List," will be the featured speaker at this year's annual Gaynor Lecture Series on April 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Following the lecture, he will be available to sign copies of his books, which also will be on sale in the lobby.
His current book, "God's To Do List," is written for middle school students and up. The book and the lecture will appeal to families, youth preparing for Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, and young adults, said Melanie Butter, event coordinator.
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. To make a reservation, contact Butter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singer Justin Roberts to entertain preschoolers April 6
Justin Roberts, whose popular recordings for preschoolers include "Willy Wasd a Whale" and his most recent, "Meltdown," will present a concert Sunday, April 6, at 4 p.m. at the JCC. The concert is presented by the JCC's three preschools and the JCC Children, Youth, and Camping Department.
Roberts began his career as the leader of an indie rick band by night and a Montessori preschool by day before recording songs for young children.
His videos can be seen on the preschool cable channel, Noggin. His albums have earned four Parents Choice Gold Awards, and he has been written up in numerous magazines and newspapers - ranging from The New York Times to Sesame Street Parents magazine.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children if purchased by April 1, and $15 for adults and $5 for children after that date.
For information, including sponsorships, contact Talis at email@example.com or 559-6289.
Artist David Moss to hold residency, exhibit in April
Internationally renowned artist David Moss will be in Columbus this spring for a week-long residency that opens a month-long exhibition of his work at the JCC.
A native of Dayton, Moss now resides in Israel, where his art has progressed from two-dimensional calligraphy to three-dimensional objects and even buildings infused with Jewish content.
While in Columbus, from April 3 to 9, Moss will give lectures and conduct workshops at the Columbus Museum of Art, OSU Libraries, Columbus Jewish Day School, Columbus Torah Academy, and the JCC.
David Moss' extraordinary calligraphy, papercuts, bookmaking, and designs infuse traditional Jewish rituals and texts with meaning for contemporary audiences. His stories, demonstrations, and workshops are sure to provide wonder and insights for those who are familiar with Jewish traditions and those who are not," said Dr. Carole Genshaft, Adjunct Curator of Education at the Columbus Museum of Art
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