Community calendar for Eastside Messenger
•Eastview United Methodist Church, 1045 Ross Road will hold their annual rummage sale on Friday, May 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 3 from 9 to 3 p.m. The United Methodist Men will hold their garage sale on Saturday, May 3 from 9 to 3 p.m. Come and shop our wide variety of treasures! For additional information, call 235-7895.
•Church of the Redeemer, United Methodist, 235 McNaughten Road, Columbus, invites you to a community Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, May 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner costs $6 per adult and $ 3.50 per child and includes spaghetti, home made sauce, fresh garden salad, garlic breadstick, home made dessert, and beverage. For more information, call the church office at 861-7160.
•The 20th annual Creative Christian Ministries Conference will be May 2-3 at the Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Road.
There will be professional instructors, performers and supply dealers at the church for two days doing lectures and shows. The goal is to assist people in the arts by using methods such as clowning, ventriloquism, balloons, illusions and juggling. On May 2 there will be a free gospel performer stage show at 7 p.m.
The conference is open to anyone interested. For additional information, contact Jeff Eno at 740-366-1427 or Paul Ricksecker at 419-422-4137. The conference is made possible through the International Fellowship of Christian Magicians.
AARP to open WorkSearch office
for seniors in Whitehall
In order to serve the needs of a growing number of individuals 55 years and older, AARP Foundation WorkSearch has opened a second office. On May 2, from 9-1 p.m., AARP Foundation WorkSearch will celebrate the opening of this office at 5300 E. Main Street, Whitehall, in the second floor conference room.
The public is invited to participate in our effort to change the lives of mature workers living on low income.
The AARP Foundation WorkSearch is AARP's affiliated charity operating under a Federal grant to assist older workers on low incomes with their job search. This funding provides AARP Foundation WorkSearch with the ability to provide temporary on the job experience, and training for qualified older workers.
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from the AARP Foundation WorkSearch program, contact Janet Aselin at 322-0600.
Reynoldsburg Lions Club turkey shoot benefits charities
The Reynoldsburg Lions Club will host their annual spring turkey shoot every Sunday now through May 18 at 13685 Basil Road. The event will be held from 10 am until 2 pm. Shots are $2.50 each with prizes of bacon, turkeys or ham. Special shoots are available for $ 4-$7 with prizes of special cut of meats such as rib eye steaks.
To reach the grounds, take Route 40 East nine miles east of Reynoldsburg and turn south on York Road and travel two miles.
The Lions Club will also be providing food and beverages on site so come hungry and enjoy the day. Bring your shot gun, but no sleeved guns are allowed.
This is one of the largest fundraiser of the year for the Lions Club. The Reynoldsburg Lions Club is a non-profit organization that raises money for local charities including Reynoldsburg Special Olympics, Reynoldsburg Helping Hands and to assist with the prevention of blindness. Proceeds from these event will benefit local charities.
For information, please contact Bob Martin, at 861-8811.
Bexley's Relay for Life collecting
cell phones, donations
Bexley's Relay for Life is collecting old cell phones to recycle and raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Drop old phones at any Bexley school. Relay for Life is set for June 6-7at the Bexley High School track. For information, contact Jennifer Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent discussion on teens
Bexley Schools continues its yearlong Parent Education Series with a program April 28 at 7 p.m .with Dr. Elise Berlan from Nationwide Children's Hospital, "Healthy Discussions about Adolescent Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors."
She will address how parents can effectively communicate with their adolescents about sexual development. The event will take place at the Cassingham complex.
Buffalo Wild Wings benefit for
Buckeye battling cancer
On May 1, area Buffalo Wild Wings will be donating 10 percent of all food purchases to the Dan Potokar family of Grove City. Potokar is on the OSU football team, and is battling cancer.
A silent auction will take place at every location at 8 p.m. Locations include Whitehall, Dublin, Gahanna, German Village, Georgesville, Delaware, Polaris Parkway, Graceland, Lane and High, Marysville and Worthington.
Knights of Columbus Armed
Forces Day cook-out
The Knights of Columbus Council 5253 will have their 3rd Annual Armed Forces Day Parish Cook-Out on May 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the St Pius X School cafeteria, 1061 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg.
Dinner will include brats, hamburgers and hotdogs with bake beans, potato salad, chips, cookies and beverage. Price is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors and $2.00 for children.
All proceeds to benefit religious vocations. If you are in the military, just show your ID or come in uniform and you can eat for free.
Reynoldsburg Reach public meeting schedule
The Reynoldsburg school district has scheduled a series of public meetings to gather input on the configuration of new buildings following the passage of a bond issue in March.
Officials are considering four options for a second high school and a seventh elementary school.
•A traditional high school for grades 9-12.
•One high school building for grades 9-10, and the other for grades 11-12.
•Small "schools of choice" within the high school buildings focusing on different academic areas.
•A traditional elementary school or a magnet "school of choice."
All meetings will take place at 7 p.m. Locations and dates are:
•April 29, Graham Road
•May 1, Hannah Ashton MS
•May 6, Rose Hill
•May 8, Baldwin Road JH
•May 13, Taylor Road
•May 15, Slate Ridge
•May 22, French Run
•May 29, Reynoldsburg High
Fraternal Order of Police has
scholarship fundraiser, raffle
The Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary Capital City No. 5 is planning its annual fundraising dinner, silent auction and presentation of the Sgt. Marc Muncy Scholarship May 7 at the Columbus Police Academy, 1000 North Hague Ave. Dinner will be served from 5:30-8 p.m.
Proceeds from the event benefit the FOP Auxiliary, which supports law enforcement officers throughout Franklin County through their fundraising efforts, political involvement and support of officers and their families during a time of crisis.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children, or $35 for a family of four or more. To purchase tickets, contact Becky Muncy at 614-580-4574 or e-mail SgtMuncyScholarship@yahoo.com.
The Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary Capital City No. 5 is raffling off a 2008 Honda Civic LX, provided by Roush Honda, in conjunction with the Sgt. Marc Muncy Memorial Scholarship Program.
The cost is $20 for one raffle ticket or $50 for three raffle tickets. A minimum of 1,500 tickets must be sold or it will become a 50/50 drawing, and a maximum of 2,000 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be conducted May 7, and you need not be present to win.
All proceeds benefit the Sgt. Marc Muncy Memorial Scholarship Fund. Muncy was a Columbus Police officer who died in the line of duty in 1995.
The family, in conjunction with the FOP
Tickets will be sold at the Wednesday "bike nights" at Quaker Steak and Lube, 8500 Lyra Drive in Columbus, on April 16, 23 and 30.
To purchase raffle tickets, contact Becky Muncy at 614-580-4574 or e-mail SgtMuncyScholarship@yahoo.com.
Auditions for play "Sweet as
Suguh in M'Tee"
Auditions for Hit the Ground Running's production of "Freedom, Sweet as Suguh in M'Tee" will be held April 28 and 29 at the gateway Wellness Center, 112 Jefferson Ave., from 8-9:30 p.m., for actors and dancers ages 18 to 65.
Those auditioning should be ready to perform a two-minute dance composition and a one-minute monologue, as well as a cold reading.
This play focuses on a little-known argument between Harriett Tubman (the "Moses" of the Underground Railroad), and Sojourner Truth about Truth's trip to Washington, D. C. to thank President Lincoln for signing the Emancipation Proclamation, and reasons for Tubman's refusal to participate.
The play also concentrates on the kinds of treatment endured by African-Americans and the progress made despite institutionalized ill-treatment - from the days of the Civil War to the present.
The play will be performed June 12, 13, and 14, 2008, at 8 p.m. in the Gateway Wellness Center.
Tickets will be $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, in advance, and will cost $25 and $20 respectively at the door. Children under age 12 will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult.
AT&T fundraiser to benefit
Kae Ave. Elementary
A new fundraising endeavor has announced by Larry Morgan of AT&, benefiting Kae Avenue Elementary School in Whitehall.
Through the remainder of the school year, when anyone switches over to AT&T the company will donate up to $225 for home phone, high speed Internet and U-Verse digital TV. The school will receive $50 for home phone service, $75 for Internet and $100 for U-Verse. All proceeds will be used to purchase new playground equipment. You do not have to have a child at Kae Avenue to participate. For more information, contact Morgan at 886-7207 or by email at email@example.com.
Bexley Women's Club House &
Garden Tour, Gala
The Bexley Women's Club will host its first Bexley House & Garden Tour and Gala celebrating Bexley's centennial year. The invitation-only Gala on Saturday, June 21, will begin at 4 p.m. at the Governor's Residence with a welcoming by Ohio's First Lady, Frances Strickland.
Gala guests will have an opportunity to tour the residence and grounds before moving on to other residences and gardens on the tour. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Bexley Gateway complex, and will wrap up at 8:30 p.m. Gala reservations can be purchased for $75 per person and will be limited in availability (first-come-first-served).
On Sunday, June 22, a ticketed House & Garden Tour will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special hourly guided tours of the Governor's Heritage Gardens will be available, although the mansion itself will not be open for the public tour on Sunday. Additional tour tickets are $15 in advance ($20 on the day of tour) and will be available on-line beginning April 15 at www. bexleywomen.org and at select retail locations beginning May 10.
The proceeds from this landmark event will provide scholarships to high school seniors who reside in Bexley and undergraduate students nationwide. Over the past 70 years, the Bexley Women's Club has supported more than 700 students with over $300,000 in scholarships.
For information, visit www.bexleywomen.org.
BEF Friend of Education nominations sought
The Bexley Education Foundation is seeking nominations for its Friend of Education award.
The Friend of Education award is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to public education in Bexley and is not a current employee of the district. Nominations must be returned to the Board of Education office by April 28.
The awards, including the Educator of the Year, will be presented at the Education Appreciation Banquet on May 21. For information or an application, visit www.bexleyeducationfoundation.org.
Whitehall Library bilingual
The Whitehall Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library, at Broad Street and Yearling 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.
The Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center, at 1125 College Ave., has provided the following announcements. Information is available at www.columbusjcc.org.
Rabbi-psychotherapist to talk about raising kids today
In partnership with the JCC of Greater Columbus and Nationwide Children's Hospital, noted psychotherapist Rabbi M. Gary Neuman will be presenting an audience interactive talk, "Raising Children in a Turbulent World," at the JCC on June 2, at 8 p.m.
His presentation is part of the LaDor VaDor ("Generation to Generation") Inaugural Educational Series, sponsored by the Columbus Jewish Foundation.
Rabbi Neuman is the creator of the internationally recognized Sandcastles Program for children of divorce, and author of "Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce the Sandcastles Way" and "Emotional Infidelity, How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage and Other Secrets to a Great Marriage."
His work has received national media coverage, including multiple appearances on Oprah, the Today Show, the View, and NPR, as well as appearances on Dateline, NBC Nightly News, CBS Weekend News and Good Morning America.
His presentation at the JCC will be given in a talk show setting in order to enable the audience opportunities to ask questions and engage in a dynamic conversation. The public is invited to attend the event, after which Rabbi Neuman will be available to autograph copies of his books, which also will be for sale in the JCC lobby.
For information, visit the JCC website at www.columbusjcc.org, or call 231-2731.
JCC to commemorate 63rd
Musician Arkady Gips and emcee Tatyana Yassenov will lead the annual Victory Day commemoration event on May 7, at 6 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Columbus.
"We will never forget what the American soldiers did for us during World War II," said Raisa Patlashenko, director of the JCC's Russian Acculturation program. "This year, we celebrate the 63rd anniversary of Victory Day by remembering those who lost their lives during the war and rejoicing in the victory that freed Europe."
The event will include a memorial service with candle lighting ceremony and entertainment. Cost is $13 per person and the public is invited. RSVP by Friday, May 2, by contacting Patlashenko at 559-6215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Baby, What a Deal!" sale for new moms, kids
The Early Childhood Parent Committee of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Columbus will hold its annual "Baby What a Deal!" sale on May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the JCC, 1125 College Ave., Bexley.
The event - designed especially for new mommies and kids - will have gently used items for kids, including clothing (size 7 and under), bedding, toys, maternity wear, books, and furniture for sale.
Proceeds will support the children and teachers of the JCC College Avenue's Early Childhood Program. To donate items or volunteer for the event, contact Taryn Terwilliger at 559-6295, or visit the JCC website at www.columbusjcc.org.
One month free for new members
who sign up in April
New members who join the JCC in April will get 13 months of membership for the price of 12. Full year membership includes: heated indoor and outdoor pools, The Diamond Family Fitness Center and all cardiovascular, strength and free weight equipment, racquetball and tennis courts, free water and group exercise classes including Zumba and Spinning, locker rooms and family changing rooms, gymnasium with a walking/running track.
Membership also offers access to (for an additional fee): Daycare and Preschool, Summer Camp, Swim lessons, Youth and Adult Sports leagues, Yoga and Pilates, personal trainers and massage services, Passover Camp for kids K-8, School's out Days and afterschool programs for grades K-6, Middle school activities, babysitting and more.
As an added bonus, JCC members who refer new full year members will receive a $25 JCC gift card.
Call Member Services Director Linda Starr at 559-6229, or Member Services Assistant Janet Schwarz at (614) 559-6227 for rates and additional information, or visit the JCC website at www.columbusjcc.org.
JCC closes for Passover
In observance of Passover, the JCC will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27.
In addition, the JCC kitchens will be closed immediately after the LifeCare Alliance lunches are served on Friday, April 18 until Monday, April 28.
Gallery Players to stage
Gallery Players, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus' theatre group, will present "Brooklyn Boy," May 17-June 1.
"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.
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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