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All Hallow's Eve at Ohio Village
All Hallow's Eve, the popular historic Halloween event sponsored by The Ohio Historical Society, returns to the Ohio Village in Columbus, on Saturdays, Oct. 20 and 27. Pumpkin carving, 19th-century crafts and games, a museum of oddities, soul cakes, mini-pumpkins for the kids and storytelling by bonfire will be among the many treats in store for visitors.
Additional spirited favorites at the event include the Dancer of Mystery, Halloween fortunes and the eccentric Krazy Kate, a lost soul.
New this year is a 19th-century shadow puppet show performed by Common Stock, a historical entertainment group. The event concludes with the spooky retelling by bonfire of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," brought to life with the infamous horseback rides of Ichabod Crane, the schoolteacher in the famous story, and the Headless Horseman.
Children activities at All Hallow's Eve will feature searching for the golden pumpkin, fortunetelling with apple peels, walking a maze and playing games such as tug of war and "three luggies."
Bunnicula, the vampire-bunny that sucks the juice out of vegetables from the popular children's book series, will make a special appearance at the reading of "Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery." The event is recommended for children ages 8 and above.
The event is from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is $11 per adult and $8 per child, ages 6 through 12. Parking is $4 per vehicle.
Ohio Historical Society members receive a discount of $2 per person and free parking. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or in advance by calling 297-2266 or 1-800-686-1541.
Ohio Village is a recreated town of the 19th century and is located next to the Ohio Historical Center at I-71 and East 17th Ave. in Columbus. For more information, including December holiday events, call 297-2300, 800.686.6124 or visit www.ohiohistory.org .
"Rent" star Adam Pascal performs at Southern Theatre
| Adam Pascal
Adam Pascal will perform his interpretation of Broadway songs-as well as original modern rock songs from his solo albums "Model Prisoner" and "Civilian"-when CAPA welcomes him to the Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St., October 10 at 8 pm.
In 1996, Pascal made an unforgettable Broadway debut as Roger in "Rent." He followed "Rent" with the lead role Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice's hit musical "Aida" in 2000, and the role of the emcee in the Tony-winning revival of "Cabaret."
Since then, he has successfully mixed his original dream of being a rock star with a flourishing career on stage and screen, with roles in the movie adaptation of "Rent," "SLC Punk!" and "School of Rock."
He appeared on the CBS drama "Cold Case" and has two more movies slated for this year, "Goyband" and "American Primitive."
Tickets are $25 at the Ohio Theatre Ticket Office (39 E. State St.), any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
To charge by phone, call 431-3600 or 469-0939. The Southern Theatre ticket office will open two hours prior to the performance. Students between the ages of 13-19 may purchase $5 High Five tickets while they are available.
Fall festival in Whitehall
A fall festival, sponsored by City of Refuge Baptist Church and the City of Whitehall, will be held Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. in the former Big Bear parking lot at 4750 E. Main St.
Admission is free and the event will include candy, games, inflatable jump houses, a Ferris wheel, hay ride, food, and prizes.
Try-outs for eastside U10 baseball team
Try-outs for the Irish Eastside U10 travel baseball team, for children 9 and 10 years old, who will not be 11 before May 1, 2008, will be held Oct. 6 from 1-4 p.m. at the Shadywood baseball complex, 4841 E. Livingston Ave., next to Walnut Ridge High School. Parents need to stay during the try-outs.
Those trying out should bring a glove, wear baseball pants and a shirt with a number on the back.
For information contact Jeff Kirkbride at 348-0960 or Julie Wagenbrenner at 565-0410.
Jewish Singles Over 40 get-together
Jewish singles in their 40s and 50s are invited to attend a get-together for music and drinks at Smith& Wollensky at Easton Oct. 19 from 8-10 p.m.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hadassah hosts Roll and Stroll to Three Creeks Park
On Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., Hadassah is sponsoring a Family Roll and Stroll for Hadassah members, prospective members and Hadassah associates at Three Creeks MetroPark.
The Three Creeks trail is 14 miles on flat terrain, now accessible from the Bexley bike path. At 1:30 p.m., Brad Blair will lead a group from the Kroger's parking lot on Main Street, in Bexley, down the bike path to Three Creeks MetroPark.
At 2 p.m., David Roseman will be waiting for participants at the Three Creeks' Bixby Road shelter house. David and Brad will lead the group through the Three Creeks Metro Park bike trails.
Drinks and paper goods will be provided, but participants are asked to bring parve snacks as well as Frisbees, balls, croquet and other games.
The Bixby Road shelter house can be reached from South Hamilton and SR 317 by turning right onto Bixby. The shelter can be seen from the parking lot.
There is no fee, but registration is required. To RSVP, call Susie Blair at 253-1661 or Sandra Roseman at 890-7410. The rain date is October 14.
For information about Hadassah, visit www.columbus.hadassah.org or contact Arlene at the Hadassah office at 235-8111.
Willis Park Civic Association to meet Oct. 10
The next meeting of the Willis Park Civic Association will be held on Oct. 10, at Liberty Christian Academy at 4938 Beatrice Drive at 6 p.m.
The civic association members will be introduced to the new Community Liaison Officer, Officer Rebecca Houston. Robert A. Beatty, Jr., from the Columbus City Attorney's office, will be present to explain how the city attorney's office can help with concerns in the neighborhood.
Also present at the meeting will be Council member Andrew J. Ginther, head of the Public Safety Committee, to hear our concerns and address them.
The transfer of property from the Columbus School Department to the Recreation and Parks Department for the creation of a neighborhood children's playground will be presented and volunteers to help in the final planning will be sought. The finalization of the Willis Park Gateway Project will be made with finalization on or before Oct. 17.
Help in planning a Bike Safety Class for neighborhood children (April or June 2008) and planning for a neighborhood Crime Free Night (August 2008) will be sought.
A volunteer will also be sought to become editor for a neighborhood newsletter to be brought out once or twice a year. The newsletter will be distributed via e-mail. E-mail addresses from all residents will be asked for the newsletter and for meeting notices. You may also sign up for meeting notices and newsletters at the Willis Park Block Watch & Civic Association's website located at http://email@example.com/
Bexley mayoral candidates' night at library
A Bexley mayoral "candidates' night" will be held in the auditorium of Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St., on Oct, 11 at 7 p.m. All candidates for mayor of Bexley have been invited and will respond to questions from the audience.
The event is co-sponsored by the library and the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce and will be moderated by David Isaacs. All Bexley voters are encouraged to attend.
International music featured at Bexley Library
A program of international music performed by Arkady Gips, violin, Cheri Papier, flute, Mikhail Popov, piano, and Lucy Smirnov, voice, will be given in the auditorium of Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St., on Oct. 7 at 3 p.m.
The program is the first in Bexley Public Library's 2007-2008 Tea at Three music series. There will be no admission charge. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m., when tea will be served.
Bishop Hartley to host "Hair Folly-Cles" fundraiser
Bishop Hartley High School will host the comedy "Hair Folly-Cles at Our Lady of Perpetually Glorious Hairdos," starring humorist Pat Wynn Brown and featuring members of the school's administration, faculty and staff, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. at the school at Livingston Avenue and Zettler Road.
Profits from the show will support funding for a new stained glass window, altar, ambo and tabernacle stand for the school's newly renovated St. James the Greater Chapel.
"Hair Folly-Cles" is a one women show centering on the wonders and miracles of 1960s bouffant hairdos in a Catholic school setting.
Tickets purchased by Sept. 30 are $20 per person, and $10 for students. For reservations contact Kathy Arnold at 855-0241 or visit www.bishop-hartley.org.
Eastview United Methodist concert series
Eastview United Methodist Church, 1045 Ross Road, Columbus, will host a concert series on four Sundays in October at 3 p.m. Admission is free.
•Oct. 7, the Aladdin Chanters present a mix of Broadway show tunes, patriotic music, rock and roll and inspirational vocal music.
•Oct. 14, The One-More Time String Band, entertaining with mountain and folk music and gospel fiddle music.
•Oct. 21, jazz pianist Mark Flugge and flutist Lisa Jeller, presenting a concert of classical and jazz selections.
•Oct. 28, harpist Miriam Weber Brown and flutist Valorie Adams performing a concert of classical and Broadway music.
Reynoldsburg Civic Club to hear from fire chief
The Reynoldsburg Civic Club will meet Oct. 2 at noon at Shade's on the Canal, in Canal Winchester,
Following lunch, Truro Twp. Fire Chief Jerry Folz will present a program titled "United We Stand." A business meeting will follow.
For information call 866-8607.
Reynoldsburg Schools hosts Parent to Parent workshop
Reynoldsburg Schools will offer a Parent to Parent workshop, Tuesdays, Oct. 2-30, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Reynoldsburg High School, 6969 E. Livingston Ave.
The series will address issues of adolescence, including trust, discipline, drugs and alcohol, the Internet, safety, personal values and parenting strategies.
To register call 501-4000.
Whitehall Halloween Walk
Whitehall Community Celebration Association (WCCA) will be sponsoring the annual Halloween Walk Oct. 27 from 1-3 p.m. It will begin at the fire station, 390 S. Yearling Road, Whitehall. There will be volunteers on hand to safely escort the children.
Whitehall Historical Society to tour Statehouse
The Whitehall Historical Society members will take a tour of the State House Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. Member will meet at the Capital State Room on the north end of the first floor, and can park in the garage.
Ron Keller will conduct a one hour tour after a 15 minute film prior to the tour. If you want to carpool, meet at Whitehall Community Park parking lot at 5 p.m. For information, call 670-4470 and leave a message.
Jim Gelbort is asking for any information about the former Green Acres Pre-School that was located at 265 Robinwood Avenue circa 1955-1956. Anyone with information can contact him at 773-960-7707 (Chicago) or firstname.lastname@example.org. He would like any information available about the school, how long it operated and the owners at the time.
Bexley Natural Market 30th Anniversary Festival
The Bexley Natural Market, 508 N. Cassady Avenue, will hold its 30th Anniversary Festival Oct. 7, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in front of the store. There will be local vendors, organic and specialty items, children's activities and live music.
Columbus School for Girls' Jubilee Marketplace
Columbus School for Girls' "Jubilee! Marketplace," the 15th annual "ultimate shopping trip" featuring over 50 vendors showcasing a variety of unique items from around the world, will be held Oct. 5-7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school at 56 S. Columbia Ave., Bexley. Admission is $5.
The event is the Columbus School for Girls' largest annual fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the Columbus School for Girls Scholars Fund.
Jazz @ Jubilee will be held Oct. 5 from 6:30 9:30 p.m., with live jazz performed by The Derek DiCenzo Quartet and a selection of light hors d'oeuvres.
"The American Girl Fashion Show" will take place Oct. 6 and 7 at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Admission is $20. "The American Girl Fashion Show" is a fun-filled afternoon for girls and their families, friends, and favorite dolls with a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions and, afterwards, elegant refreshments, enter to win door prizes.
For information visit www.csgjubilee.com or call 252-1999.
Bexley High Volley for a Cure to fight breast cancer
The Bexley High School girls' volleyball team will be working and playing hard to raise money to help cure breast cancer, culminating in a match against Granville High School on Oct. 2, in the Bexley High School gymnasium, 326 South Cassingham.
According to Bexley parent Anna Wernicke, whose daughter, senior Barb, plays on the team. and who is helping coordinate the activities, players hope to increase awareness of breast cancer among high school students, staff and the community and to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Admission to the Granville match, which starts with a 5 p.m. freshman game, is free for fans wearing pink "Volley for the Cure" event t-shirts. Team members are selling the shirts for $5 and will offer the shirts at the door on Oct. 2.
In addition, team members are selling pink lions which will paper the walls of the gymnasium during the match. For $1 each, buyers can memorialize or honor friends or family members who have fought breast cancer.
Before, during and after the volleyball match, the team will offer a raffle of donated items, including a Vera Bradley tote bag from Bexley Stationer, a C.D. case, perfume, and others. Event organizers plan a "serve for a pizza" and other fun activities as well.
For more information about Volley for the Cure, contact Anna Wernicke at email@example.com or phone 235-3262.
Volunteers needed for Alum Creek clean-up
A Friends of Alum Creek Academy Park area clean-up will be on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Volunteers and community based organizations are needed to help clean up the Alum Creek river banks and roadside, trail, and park areas near Nelson Road between East Broad and East Main streets.
Participants will meet at Academy Park's north parking lot at 250 S. Nelson Road, one-fourth mile south of East Broad Street.
This event is in conjunction with the 14th annual National Public Lands Day.
Columbus City Council member Priscilla Tyson is scheduled to make a brief presentation to the watershed groups and join in on a special canoe tour of the Alum Creek river, starting at 10 a.m. Tyson serves as chair of council's recreation and parks committee.
FACT has formally adopted this sensitive and heavily traveled park riverside area through a partnership with Keep Columbus Beautiful, conducting at least three cleanups a year with this being the last big one planned here for 2007.
A commemorative poster, suitable for framing, will be offered to the first 50 volunteers.
Attendees should dress with hats and sturdy shoes. Work gloves, trash bags, beverages, and snacks are provided. Depending on the weather,wading may be done to retrieve debris or trash from the streambed.
Reynoldsburg Police Department celebrates 50th with open house
The Reynoldsburg Police Department will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the station at 7240 E. Main St.
An opening ceremony with remarks from Jim Gilbert of the Fraternal Order of Police, Mayor Bob McPherson and Police Chief Dave Suciu will take place on the front steps of the police/public safety building.
The event will include guided tours of the station, a shooting range demonstration, digital fingerprinting for children, and SWAT and detective displays.
McGruff and Crime Dog, Teddy Trooper and the Keystone Kops will entertain, and 104.9 The River radio will provide music.
The Reynoldsburg Division of Police will host a blood drive during the anniversary celebration. The blood mobile take donations from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. Appointments can be made by contacting the American Red Cross at 1-800-GIVELIFE or Cheryl Kristy at 322-6932.
Capital University Theatre, Conservatory of Music programs
Capital University's Theatre Program, and Conservatory of Music will hold the following events during the 2007-2008 academic year:
Capital University Theatre
•"Uncloaked," complied, adapted and directed by Communication Professor Dan Heaton, Oct. 11-14.
In "Uncloaked," Heaton looks at the various versions and psychological underpinnings of the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. Although the show deals with a classic fairy tale, this performance is not appropriate for children.
•"Little Shop of Horrors," the musical about a flower shop schlep and the man-eating plant he creates by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, Nov. 15-18.
•"Twelfth Night," a comedy by William Shakespeare, Feb. 14-17.
•One-Act Play Festival, a series of student-directed plays, April 17-20.
Thursday and Friday performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday performances are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m.
All performances are held in the Cabaret Theatre, located in the basement of the Harry C. Moores Campus Center. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $4 for student and senior citizens. Admission is free for students with a current Capital I.D. For more information, call 236-7174.
Conservatory of Music
•Homecoming Choral concert, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Chamber Winds concert, Oct. 16, 8 p.m. in Huntington Recital Hall.
•High Street Four, Oct. 17, 8 p.m. in Huntington Recital Hall.
•Capital University's Ensemble-in-Residence, Carpe Diem, concert, Oct. 28 7:30 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Tuba Ensemble concert, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Early Music In Columbus, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Capital University/Bexley Community Orchestra concert, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. in Mees Hall
•Percussion Ensembles concert, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Reading Band and Honors Band Festival, Conservatory of Music Symphonic Winds concert, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Reading Band and Honors Band Festival, Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony concert, Nov. 10, 1:15 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Big Band Show, Nov. 16-17, 8 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Nov. 18, Community Music School Junior Winds concert, 2 p.m. in Mees Hall; Flute Choir concert, 3 p.m. in Huntington Recital Hall; Columbus Symphonic Youth Band, 3 p.m. in Mees Hall; Clarinet Choir, 7:30 p.m. in Huntington Recital Hall.
•Capital University Christmas Festival in Mees Hall, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 2 at 3:30 p.m.
•Brass Choir concert, Dec. 4, 8 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Chamber Winds concert, Dec. 5, 8 p.m. in Huntington Recital Hall.
•University Bands "Concerto Concert," Dec. 7, 8 p.m. in Mees Hall.
•Community Music School Youth Choir Concert, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. in Mees Hall.
All music events are free except the Early Music programs, Christmas Festival and Women in Music performances. For information call 236-6411.
The Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center, at 1125 College Ave., has provided the following announcements:
JCC to dedicate Zusman building & open member art show
On Oct. 7 at 12:30 p.m., the dedication and official opening of the Zusman Building will be held, highlighted by the affixing of mezzuzot by Rabbis Howard Zack and Naphtali Weisz, and recognition of benefactors Larry and Leonore Zusman.
The multi-purpose building, made possible by the Zusmans, primarily will be used for the JCC Summer Camp and after-school Kaleidoscope group. In addition, the building will be available for rental, including private receptions, bar and bat mitzvah parties and proms.
Also on Oct. 7, the JCC Juried Member Art Exhibit will open. More than 20 pieces were selected from among 50 entries of artistic works by JCC members for the exhibit, which will be on display in the JCC lobby through Nov. 4. It is the first time the JCC has staged such an exhibit by members.
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.
Sports Spectacular continues with sports writer, awards
The 20th annual Sports Spectacular will kick off the second half of the split-format event Oct. 22 for an evening of recognition and celebration honoring Dr. Fred Davidorf, Allan Byer and David Kass.
The Sports Spectacular, co-chaired this year by Jon Meyer and Eric Wasserstrom, is one of the city's premiere fundraisers for JCC programs.
On Oct. 22, the JCC will welcome Jeremy Schaap, host of ESPN's "Outside the Lines" and author of "Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History." He is a regular contributor to Nightline and ABC World News Tonight and has been published in Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, Time, Parade, and the New York Times. Schaap also is the author of "Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics."
Schaap will be the keynote speaker of a night that will be highlighted by the presentation of the Charles Solomon Award to Dr. Fred Davidorf and the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony of Allan Byer and David Kass.
For information on sponsorships or to purchase tickets, contact Sheila Cline at the JCC at (614) 559-6225 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery Players announces theatre season
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:
•"Jerry's Girls," Oct. 13-28. "Jerry's Girls" is a musical revue based on the songs of composer Jerry Herman in productions including "Hello, Dolly!," "Mame," "Mack and Mabel" and "La Cage Aux Folles."
•"Mazel and Schlamazel," Dec. 7-16, with auditions Oct. 21-23. "Mazel and Shlamazel" 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 Shlamazel, 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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