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EVENTS • SERVICES May/June 2017

Submission Deadline 20th of the Month
Local non-profits in the Short North and directly adjacent areas are given free listings on first-come first-serve basis.
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E-mail margaret@shortnorth.com or call Margaret at 614-251-0656 or mail to the Short North Gazette, PO Box 8071, Columbus, OH 43201

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SHORT NORTH BLOCK WATCH: A web-based community engagement resource serving Italian and Victorian Villages, Harrison West, Dennison Place, The Circles, and High Street business district, to share information, foster collaboration, promote safety. Real world meetings are held a few times a year. www.shortnorthblockwatch.org and FB.

ITALIAN VILLAGE SOCIETY MEETINGS: Monthly meeting 2nd Tuesday: MAY 9; JUN 13; JUL 11 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Jeffrey Park Community Ctr., 233 E. 1st Ave. The IVS is a forum for neighborhood issues such as business and residential development, traffic, and safety. Membership is available to anyone wanting to promote and invest in the community. Membership as low as $5/yr for students. www.italianvillage.org

SHORT NORTH CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETING: Public meeting covering neighborhood issues and projects. Paid membership is not required to attend. Everyone is welcome. All members in good standing may vote on issues. Held monthly the third Thurs. 7-8 p.m. in Goodale Park shelterhouse. Scheduled MAY 18; JUN 15. Call 614-228-2912. www.shortnorthcivic.org

HARRISON WEST SOCIETY MEETING: Fast-paced, no-obligation monthly meetings covering vital neighborhood issues and planning for neighborhood get-togethers. Held at 7 p.m. in the Harrison Park Condos Community Center, 575 W. 1st Ave. every third Wednesday. Scheduled on MAY 17; JUN 21. Visit www.harrisonwest.org

SHORT NORTH PARENTS MEET-UP: Meet parents and kids from the neighborhood. Very casual way to introduce you and your family to others. Plan playdates, exchange emails, just chat. Real world meetings are held monthly. Visit Short North Parents FB for updates and conversation.

FRIENDS OF GOODALE PARK VOLUNTEER WORKDAY: Come work with neighbors to help improve the quality of Goodale Park. Gloves and tools are available, but if you can bring your own it is greatly appreciated. Meet at the shelterhouse on Annual Planting Day Sat., MAY 13 from 9a to Noon; Pre-festival cleanup on Sat., JUN 10, 9a to Noon; and Weekday Workday on Tues., JUN 20, 6-8p. Weather update posted the morning of the event on FB, Twitter, and goodalepark.org. volunteercoordinator@goodalepark.org

ITALIAN VILLAGE STREETS COMMITTEE: Our goal is to make our neighborhood streets “complete streets” in the sense they should unite our neighborhood, not divide it, and safely accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit riders and adjoining residents as well as vehicular traffic. We address such issues as parking, crosswalks, lighting, street trees, promoting storm water management and Blueprint Columbus, sidewalk amenities, signal timing, one-way vehicular traffic and development as it affects our neighborhood’s streets and sidewalks and their safe use. Held at Seventh Son Brewing, 1101 N. 4th St. monthly on the last Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm: MAY 25; JUN 29. Visit www.italianvillage.org

COLUMBUS WOMEN’S CHORUS: Spring concert The Strength of Women. Columbus's only feminist chorus will perform music written by women for everyone, text from Eleanor Roosevelt to Lady Gaga, Malala Yousafzi to Sojourner Truth, blues to Tin Pan Alley, and much more. There will be music for all, a sing-along, and snacks at intermission. Kids are welcome. Handicap accessible. Scheduled Sun., MAY 21 at 3 p.m. at King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Avenue at Neil. Tickets: $15 online or by mail. Discounts for groups and at door. Visit www.colswomenschorus.org

GLOBAL GIFTS WORLD TRADE DAY CELEBRATION: A day-long celebration of Fair Trade on Sat., MAY 13. Free, family-friendly event offering baked goods to sample, live music from Joanie Calem, Franklinton Prep’s World Music Steel Drum Ensemble, Chris and Rose, and DJ Scarlo Wapittaluigi. Enjoy artwork by Peruvian painter Armando Buitron. Free gift with a purchase. Call 614-621-1744 to learn more.

GLOBAL GIFTS VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: Help support fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable economic opportunities for people all around the world, by volunteering at Global Gifts, a nonprofit Fair Trade retail marketplace for handmade goods crafted by artisans from over 40 countries. Orientations scheduled Sat., MAY 20 and Sat., JUN 24 from 10-11am at 682 N. High St. For more information or to schedule an alternative time email amy@globalgiftsft.com

JUNG ASSOCIATION COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: Conversations at JungHaus are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at 59 W. Third Ave. from 10a to Noon. Free, donations welcome. MAY 13: A Conversation by Valerie Cumming: Revealing a pivotal conversation in a midlife marriage, an unrehearsed staged reading of our guest's 15-minute play illuminates Jungian "chemistry' and alchemy. A second reading with different actors may show subtle influences shaping meaning and emotion, foreclosing liminal space. JUN 10: Women's Issues for a New Generation. Gail Ukockis, PhD, educator/author/social worker: Join Gail to discuss resurgence of age-old prejudices. Are there effective methods to dismantle or face them gracefully? Where do we find support? Common ground to reframe the issues as global human isues? Visit www.jungcentralohio.org

COMFEST PLANNING MEETINGS: Join and help plan ComFest 2017. Planning meetings are held at the residence house in Goodale Park (enter from N. Park St.).Thurs., May 4 (Membership Meeting), 7:30 p; Wed., May 10, 7:30p; Sun., May 21, 1 p; Thurs. Jun 1, 7:30p; Thurs., Jun 8, 7:30p; Wed., Jun 14, 7:30p; Tues., Jun 20, 7:30p; Thurs., Jun 22 Final set up on site. Everyone welcome. Join in and help. www.comfest.com

GODMAN GUILD TAI CHI CLASSES: Godman Guild offers free weekly Tai Chi classes. It is an 8-form Yang family style. Each session has a warmup, form instruction, short meditation and a few minutes for a cup of herbal tea. Classes begin MAY 11 through JUL 27 at 6 – 7 pm, mostly on Thursdays. No classes on Jun 1 or Jul 6. To register call 614-294-5476 ext. 106. The Godman Guild is located in Weinland Park just north of Fifth Avenue at 303 E. Sixth Avenue

ST. JAMES TAVERN PRIDE RAINBOW TAP TAKEOVER: Third annual benefit for Stonewall Columbus. June is Pride Month, and St. James Tavern is celebrating with an all-rainbow tap handle night on Thurs., JUN 1. Special beers will be on tap and a portion of the sales will go to Stonewall. Come out for a pint and show support for our LGBT community. Bring CASH please because $5 at the door will get you a ticket that you can redeem for a draft beer or well drink AND enter you into a RAFFLE to win prizes. Located at 1057 N Fourth St. Call (614) 294-0064 for information.

7TH ANNUAL ST. JAMES TAVERN SHORTS FESTIVAL JULY 3: Once again OGP presents an alternative to the Red White & Boom festivities downtown. Short plays by OG Production players begins at 7pm, Mon. JUL 3 before Red White & Boom. Fun times always. Located at 1057 N. Fourth St.

PRIDE FESTIVAL JUN 16-18: The largest pride event in the Midwest will be held on Fri., in Bicentennial and Genoa Park, 233 Civic Center Dr., where festivities begin at 4 p.m. on Fri., JUN 16 and continue until 11 p.m.Hours on Sat., JUN 17 are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Pride Parade will kick off at 10:30 a.m. on Sat., JUN 17 at TBA. Attend Pride Brunch on Sun., JUN 18 11a - 1p at Columbus Athenaeum, 32 N. 4th St. Visit www.columbuspride.org or call 614-299-7764 for more information and updates.

JUNG ASSOCIATION BAUZA LECTURE: Dreams and the Dynamics of Transformation presented by Richard Sweeney, Ph.D. He will explore how dreams and fantasy images manifest the creative, inspirational and healing aspects of our being. Scheduled JUN 2 and 3 at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. Visit www.jungcentralohio.org or call 614-291-8050. See writeup page 28.

SHORT NORTH ROTARY CLUB: Meetings for the Short North Rotary Club are held in the lower level of Denmark, 463 N. High St., IN THE MORNING at 7:30 a.m. on Tues., MAY 2 and 16 and JUN 6 and 20 with snacks, happy hour specials, a cash bar, special guests. Rotary engages in humanitarian service, high ethical standards, and work for peace and goodwill in local and international communities. Contact person is Terry Traxler at 614-783-2233 or terry@martin-traxler.com. Visit www.shortnorthrotary.org and FB

TRAILBLAZERS: The Trailblazers is a program at Stonewall Columbus for LGBTQ adults ages 50+. Events include seminars, computer workshops, the Trailblazer NL, and social outings at least once a month where members meet at the Center and get a ride to the theater or concert, and then finish up at Union Cafe for discounted food/drinks. Off the Couch and Into the Gym Trailblazers Spring Workout: MAY 4 @ 1p - JUN 8 @ 2:30p. 6 Week Series, every Thurs. @ Thompson Recreation Center. 1189 Dennison Ave. Free parking in lot. Price: $10 for class or $40 for year membership to all Rec and Parks Facilities. RSVP Online or call Riana at (614) 299-7764. Zack Davis, Thompson Center trainer will teach us how to use the weight lifting and the aerobic equipment in the Thompson Gym. Sharon Kellum will take over training following Zack. For more information go to www.stonewallcolumbus.org/trailblazers

NEW MUSIC CONCERT FREE: Part of the New Music at Short North Stage series sponsored by the Johnstone Fund for New Music. Le Marteau sans Maitre, by Pierre Boulez, Wed., JUN 7, 7 p.m., at Short North Stage Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St. Free street parking after 6p weekdays on south side of Fifth Ave. west of High. Call 614-725-4042, visit www.shortnorthstage.org

PIZZUTI COLLECTION ARTIST TALK: We're so thrilled to welcome acclaimed artist Kanishka Raja to Columbus and the Pizzuti Collection on Thurs., MAY 25 at 7pm for an insightful talk about his work and experiences. Mark your calendars for this special evening; you'll be able to explore the current exhibition, Visions From India, and learn more about Raja's compelling and thoughtful practice and work. The event is free with general admission, and free to members and students.Space is limited. Please RSVP to Programs Coordinator Mark Zuzik at mzuzik@pizzuticollection.org or 614-300-3542.

AFTER HOURS @ PIZZUTI COLLECTION: Pacesetters After Hours is scheduled Thurs., JUN 8 from 6p to 9p. FREE* cocktail party for 21 and over emerging collectors and cultural enthusiasts. Grab a colleague or two and connect with fellow art lovers and cultural enthusiasts. Enjoy the incredible art of the exhibition, mingle with fellow members of the community, all while enjoying refreshments from local patrons. Complimentary admission is made possible by support from PNC Arts Alive! Located at 632 North Park St. Visit www.pizzuticollection.org

OPEN MIC AT HOUSE BEER: The new owner of House Beer at 843 N. High St. is featuring an Open Mic Night every WEDNESDAY starting at 8 p.m. Visit www.myhousebeer.com or call 614-670-8095 for more information.

SHORT NORTH STAGE: Seminar: An Exit Left Production: An Exit Left Production. In Seminar, a provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy. Featuring Ella Palardi, Cody Schmid. Megan Lear, R. Jordan Estoseand Stefan Farrenkopf WARNING: This production contains strong language and nudity. Fri., JUN 9, JUN 16 (8p) and Sat., JUN 10, JUN 17 (8p), Sun., JUN 11, (Noon), JUN 18 (2,7p). The Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St. Tickets $15-20. Call 614-725-4042, visit www.shortnorthstage.org

SHORT NORTH STAGE: Angels in America--Millenium Approaches (Part One) Part One of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer-Prize and Tony-Award-winning exploration of how the AIDS crisis impacted fictional characters in the 1980s. Millenium Approaches introduces the characters as they embark on their journeys through the epidemic. Our production of both parts marks the 30th anniversary of the approval of the first drugs to turn the tide against a plague that the Millennial generation can only imagine. Collaborating with the puppet masters of Dayton’s Zoot Theatre Company, we will bring both towering plays to radically re-imagined life with large puppets co-mingling with the characters to help create the fantasia inherent in author Tony Kushner’s audacious masterpiece. NOTE: Part One will play in repertoire with Part Two June 29-July 2, allowing you to see both parts the same weekend—or even the same day—if you prefer. Thurs., JUN 1 - Sun., JUL 2. The Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St. Tickets $25-42. Call 614-725-4042, visit www.shortnorthstage.org

SHORT NORTH STAGE: Angels in America – Perestroika (Part Two) Jun 15–Jul 2 Perestroika steers the characters introduced in Millennium Approaches from the opportunistic eighties to a new sense of community in the nineties. NOTE: Part Two will play in repertoire with Part One the weekend of June 29-July 2, allowing you to see both parts the same weekend—or even the same day.

COLUMBUS CHILDREN’S THEATRE: Disney's The Lion King KIDS: The tale of Simba, a young lion prince who just can’t wait to be king of the African Pride Lands. He goes on a journey as he comes of age and fights a formidable enemy to fulfill his destiny to be king and restore joy to all the animals. The African Savannah comes to life on stage with an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring tale. This vibrant show brings traditional African styles & rhythms to life here in Columbus! The importance of family, friendship, and courage are explored with humor and emotion in this entertaining and electrifying musical. 1 act with no intermission, 30 minutes, Recommended for ages 5+. Performed at McConnell Arts Center. Staged JUN 29 - JUL 2. Call 614-224-6672 or visit www.colschildrenstheatre.org for schedule.

COLUMBUS RUNNING CLUB: Big downtown group run that meets every Saturday at the Columbus Running Co. in the Short North at 765 N. High St. for a 8-10 a.m. run through the city: all abilities, paces, distances. Short North Speed Work group run is every Wednesdays at 6 p.m: best for intermediate to advanced runners. Call 614-947-7717 or visit www.runningcompany.com

COLUMBUS ART WALKS: Self-guided walks with maps and audio tours of several districts including the Short North are available from Columbus Public Health. Download the map or audio description online at http://publichealth.columbus.gov/artwalk.aspx Call the main number 614-645-2646 with the site
extension to access information about artistic, historical and architectural sites. Signs have been posted at the various sites.

CULTURAL ARTS CENTER TALKS: Conversations & Coffee. Bringing together artists and those who love art in a relaxed setting. Free program with coffee held each Thursday at CAC from 12-1 p.m. MAY 11: Art 360: New Works, Hani Hara, Marc Lincewicz, April Sunami with Charles L. Bluestone, curator, Main Gallery. MAY 18: Art 360: New Works, Lynda McClanahan, Ardine Nelson, Josh Sutton with Charles L. Bluestone, curator, Main Gallery. MAY 25: AJ Vanderelli, oil painter. JUN 1:  Columbus Recreation and Parks Children’s Art: “Kaleidoscope: Keep Kids Creative in Columbus” Loft Galler; JUN 8: No C&C, preparing for the Arts Festival (June 9-11); JUN 15: Ele Ruman-Allen, Artist, Intaglio Prints (Drypoint), “Moments Near the Farm”; JUN 22: Bruce Robinson, Oil, Plywood, and Mixed Media Assemblages, “Configurations”, Main Gallery; *JUN 29: *Special Evening Artist Talk featuring Visiting Workshop Artists Fred Zweig, Susan Mahan and Curtis Benzle, 5pm-7pm; (No afternoon talk on this day) CAC is located at 139 W. Main St. Visit www.culturalartscenteronline.org

SIX STRING CONCERTS: Joshua Davis with Callaghan. Joshua Davis writes songs that blend the roots of American music with gritty rock n' roll and vintage soul. British singer-songwriter Callaghan combines sounds from Americana, folk and pop and a vocal that earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Norah Jones. Staged Saturday, MAY 20 at Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave. Doors open at 7:30p, concert at 8p. Tickets $22 advance, $25 door, $15 Students, $5 Youth. Visit www.sixstring.org to find artists’ websites, photos and song clips or call 866-890-5451.

LITTLE ROCK BAR Open Stage Comedy: Everybody’s a Comedian at 8:30p on Wednesdays with host Travis Hoewischer, editor of 614 Magazine. Rock Your Cock Off Karaoke Tuesdays at 9p. Join Cougarbait Kevin for fun, frivolity, and $3 drafts all night. Located at 944 N. 4th Street. Call 614-824-5602 or visit www.littlerockbar.net

GODMAN GUILD TAI CHI CLASSES: Godman Guild offers free weekly Tai Chi classes. It is an 8-form Yang Family style. Each session has a warmup, form instruction, short meditation and a few minutes for a cup of herbal tea. Classes begin MAY 11 through JUL 27 at 6 – 7 pm, mostly on Thursdays. No classes on Jun 1 or Jul 6. To register call 614-294-5476 ext. 106. The Godman Guild is located in Weinland Park just north of Fifth Avenue at 303 E. Sixth Avenue

ROTARY CLUB: Meetings for the Short North Rotary Club are held in the lower level of Denmark in the Yankee building, 463 N. High St., IN THE MORNING at 7:30 a.m. on Tues., MAR 7 and 21 and APR 4 and 18 with snacks, happy hour specials, a cash bar, special guests. Rotary engages in humanitarian service, high ethical standards, and work for peace and goodwill in local and international communities. Contact person is Terry Traxler at 614-783-2233 or terry@martin-traxler.com. Visit www.shortnorthrotary.org and FB

COLUMBUS FOOD ADVENTURES: Short North Food Tour begins at the North Market followed by stops at six food venues. The 1.5 mile tour starts at 11 a.m., rain or shine and is offered every Friday and Saturday. The cost $58, includes tastings at 6-7 stops, a historical overview of the neighborhood, and a guide with plenty of culinary knowledge. Visit www.columbusfoodadventures.com or call 614-440-3177 for more info or private tour.

THE SHRUNKEN HEAD: Be a part of the acoustic open mic night at 8p on Wednesday. Signup from 7:15 -7:45. Comedy open stage is every Monday at 9p. Karaoke Tuesdays at 9p. Located at 251 W. Fifth Ave. Call 614-299-2295 or visit www.theshrunkenhead.net

TRAILBLAZERS: The Trailblazers is a program at Stonewall Columbus for LGBTQ adults ages 50+. Events include seminars, computer workshops, the Trailblazer NL, and social outings at least once a month where members meet at the Center and get a ride to the theater or concert, and then finish up at Union Cafe for discounted food and drinks. Upcoming theatre outings: Fri., APR 28 (Ballet Met Romeo and Juliet at Riffe Theatre); Sun., APR 30 (CATCO Henry Ford’s Model E at Riffe Theater). For more information go to www.stonewallcolumbus.org/trailblazers

AFTER HOURS @ PIZZUTI COLLECTION: Pacesetters After Hours is scheduled Thurs., APR 13 from 6p to 9p. FREE* cocktail party for 21 and over emerging collectors and cultural enthusiasts. Grab a colleague or two and connect with fellow art lovers and cultural enthusiasts. Enjoy the incredible art of the exhibition, mingle with fellow members of the community, all while enjoying refreshments from local patrons. Complimentary admission is made possible by support from PNC Arts Alive! Located at 632 North Park St. Visit www.pizzuticollection.org

THOMPSON RECREATION CENTER: Offerings include a wide variety of classes and activities: arts, crafts, painting, basketball (adult/teens), boxing, Capoeria, cheerleading, Chen taiji, ceramics, drawing, football, games, grappling, ice hockey, judo, Muay Thai, self-defense, soccer, hockey (street and ice), video games, weight room, zumba. Located at 1189 Dennison Ave. Call 614-645-3082

COLUMBUS RUNNING CLUB: Big downtown group run that meets every Saturday at the Columbus Running Co. in the Short North at 765 N. High St. from 8-10 a.m. run through the city: all abilities, paces, distances. Short North Speed Work group run is every Wednesdays at 6 p.m: best for intermediate to advanced runners. Call 614-947-7717 or visit www.runningcompany.com

PARADISE GARAGE WEEKLY RIDE: Paradise Garage hosts a weekly road shop ride on Thursday nights at 6:30p and Sunday mornings at 9:30a. These rides leave from Paradise Garage 921 N. High St. The Thursday rides split into A and B groups. The B group is a no-drop ride, but you should be able to maintain 18mpr. Rides vary between 30-40 miles long. The Sunday ride is a 'C' level, meaning a pace of 14mph of about 25 miles. Helmets required, lights are encouraged year round, required for night riding.Come prepared with flat repair tools, food, and anything you may need. Check FB page for current ride status. We will try and post any cancellations with over an hour’s notice. Visit Paradise Garage Racing on Facebook, 614-299-0899 or info@paradisegarage.com

VAUGHN WIESTER’S JAZZ ORCHESTRA: Every Monday night, the 21-piece Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra plays at the Clintonville Woman’s Club, 3951 N. High St. just north of the Park of Roses. Guest vocalists and instrumental soloists are occasionally featured. Come and go any time between 7:30 and 10:45. (7:15 for best seats). Casual and congenial. Seating at tables or row chairs. Setups, snacks and pop are sold; you can BYOB. $10, $5 students. Ample parking.

SIX STRING CONCERTS: Big Little Lionswith Shawna Caspi. Big Little Lions is the ferocious songwriting duo of Helen Austin and Paul Otten. Their songs are a dynamic fusion of feel-good and deep emotion that leave the listener with a strong emotional reaction. Staged Friday, APR 7 at Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave. Doors open at 7:30p, concert at 8p. Tickets $22 advance, $25 door, $15 Students, $5 Youth. Visit www.sixstring.org to find artists’ websites, photos and song clips or call 866-890-5451.

WORLD TAI CHI AND QIGONG DAY CELEBRATION AT GOODALE PARK: World Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) Day 2016 is on Sat. APR. 29. There will be a public event held by the gazebo (west of the pond) in Goodale Park. Starting at 10am, various forms and styles of Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) will be performed together and in groups and taught for free. All Tai Chi and Qigong teachers, students, and practitioners, plus other healing artists and those that are interested, are invited and encouraged to participate. For more information about the WTCQD celebration at Goodale Park contact Darryl or Ro-z Mendelson at 614-263-9022. For more information about World Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) Day visit the following sites: worldtaichiday.org wiki/World_Tai_Chi_and_Qigong_Day

WILD GOOSE CREATIVE FIGURE DRAWING AND MORE: Top-notch community arts organization located at 2491 Summit St. just south of Hudson offers concerts, workshops and meetings for creative folks: writing, painting, performing arts, craft classes, knitting, drawing and more. Regular offerings include Figure Drawing for $7 (to help cover cost of hiring a live model). The session is 7-9p the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month only. APR 5 and 19; MAY 3. Most events free. Visit www.wildgoosecreative.com

THOMPSON RECREATION CENTER: Offerings include a wide variety of classes and activities: arts, crafts, painting, basketball (adult/teens), boxing, Capoeria, cheerleading, Chen taiji, ceramics, drawing, football, games, grappling, ice hockey, judo, Muay Thai, self-defense, soccer, hockey (street and ice), video games, weight room, zumba. Located at 1189 Dennison Ave. Call 614-645-3082

COLUMBUS RUNNING CLUB: Big downtown group run that meets every Saturday at the Columbus Running Co. in the Short North at 765 N. High St. for 8-10 a.m. run through the city. Call 614-947-7717 or visit www.runningcompany.com

COLUMBUS ART WALKS: Self-guided walks with maps and audio tours of several districts including the Short North are available from Columbus Public Health. Download the map or audio description online at http://publichealth.columbus.gov/artwalk.aspx Call the main number 614-645-2646 with the site extension to access information about artistic, historical and architectural sites. Signs have been posted at the various sites.

PARADISE GARAGE WEEKLY RIDE: Paradise Garage hosts a weekly road shop ride on Thursday nights at 6:30p and Sunday mornings at 9:30a. These rides leave from Paradise Garage 921 N. High St. The Thursday rides split into A and B groups. The B group is a no-drop ride, but you should be able to maintain 18mpr. Rides vary between 30-40 miles long. The Sunday ride is a 'C' level, meaning a pace of 14mph of about 25 miles. Helmets required, lights are encouraged year round, required for night riding.Come prepared with flat repair tools, food, and anything you may need. Check FB page for current ride status. We will try and post any cancellations with over an hour’s notice. Visit Paradise Garage Racing on Facebook, 614-299-0899 or info@paradisegarage.com

COLUMBUS FOOD ADVENTURES: Short North Tour begins at the North Market followed by stops at six food venues. The 1.5 mile tour starts at 11 a.m., rain or shine and is offered every Friday and Saturday. The cost $55, includes tastings at 6-7 stops, a historical overview of the neighborhood, and a guide with plenty of culinary knowledge. Visit www.columbusfoodadventures.com or call 614-440-3177 for more info or private tour.

VAUGHN WIESTER’S JAZZ ORCHESTRA: Every Monday night, the 21-piece Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra plays at the Clintonville Woman’s Club, 3951 N. High St. just north of the Park of Roses. Guest vocalists and instrumental soloists are occasionally featured. Come and go any time between 7:30 and 10:45. (7:15 for best seats). Casual and congenial. Seating at tables or row chairs. Setups, snacks and pop are sold; you can BYOB. $10, $5 students. Ample parking

NORTHSIDE LIBRARY

HOMEWORK HELP CENTER OPEN
Located in a modular unit at the Hubbard Mastery School, 104 W. Hubbard Ave., for K-12 students. Open Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. CML is working to identify a nearby temporary location for other services.

KROGER LOT DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP LOCATION
Patrons can pick up reserves, drop off materials and browse a small selection of high-interest titles at the modular unit in the Kroger Store lot at High St. and W. 7th Ave.

For more information, call (614) 645-2275 or visit www.columbuslibrary.org The Northside Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library located at 1423 N. High St., just north of King Ave. is closed for a year while constructing a new facilty.

CLASSIFIED and SKILLED SERVICE

NLG BUSINESS SERVICES: Personal and business accounting, bookkeeping, tax preparation, tutoring services, money management and other services. Located at 3360 E. Livingston Ave., Suite 3 B-4. Call 614-316-8890 or 614-622-4315. Email finance1.nlg@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE: Irina Boubeleva, LMT. Sport Massage, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, Pregnancy, Russian Medical. In the Short North Greystone at 815 N. High St., Ste M. Parking lot south of building. Call 614-571-7190 or email altmedservices.com

HEALING WAYS, Massage Therapy: Christine McDevitt, LSW, LMT. Located in Clintonville at 3474 N. High Street, Suite D, one block north of E.N. Broadway. Call 614-261-6464. www.healingwaysmassage.com

SELL US YOUR VINYL RECORDS, LP’s, CD’s, DVD’s and stereo equipment. Cash in in a flash! 1155 N. High St. Thunderpussy.com 614-421-1512

CLASSICAL DRAWING AND OIL PAINTING CLASSES at Cooley Studios 870 N. High St., Ste 11 in Worthington. www.cooleystudios.com or email cooley21@gmail or call Michael at 614-547-7900.

RUNOHIO: YOUR SOURCE FOR RUNNING WWW.RUNOHIO.COM

MENDING/SEWING: No job too small! Alterations, repairs (zippers, whatever), custom clothing, costumes. Everything from bridal to business to beach. Over 40 years experience. Reasonable. Call Maube at 614-578-5364. Visit www.fittingimagemor.com

MENDELSON MASSAGE THERAPY: Since 1975, Ro-z Mendelson (former co-owner of Monkeys Retreat) has devoted himself to the study of classical Chinese arts and is now a licensed massage therapist offering Chi and Chinese massage, Trigger Point, Acupressure, Deep Tissue Massage and traditional Swedish Massage. Call to schedule an appointment at 100 E. Duncan St. in Clintonville. 614-353-5280 or email Ro-z@ro-z.com.

PIANO TUNING AND SERVICE: University-trained technician with over 35 years experience serving Central Ohio. Call Richard Dacks at 614-582-5825 or 740-363-4103 or email radacks@aol.com

PLASTER RESTORATION • DRYWALL REPAIR: Local musician/sculptor apprenticed in drywall and old-time plaster work, including hawk and trowel texturing. 20-plus years of quality workmanship. Drywall repair tasks include cracks, holes and general structural wear and tear as well as finishing services on remodeling. Reasonable rates. Glowing references. Photos and portfolio available. Call D. E. Davis at 614-571-0202 or email sivad323@yahoo.com

OHIO WHOLISTIC ACUPUNCTURE AND HERBS: Daniel Miller, L.Ac., Dipl.OM. Fully licensed graduate with master’s in acupuncture and oriental medicine from South Baylo University in Los Angeles with post-training. Free consultation. Located in Worthington at 6463 Proprietors Rd. visit www.OhioWholisticAcupuncture.com or call 614-888-9303.

ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN SERVICES: Logos, Adverts, T-shirt Design Visit studiofordyce.com

REDI QUIK SIGNS: Indoor, outdoor, custom projects, T-shirts, installations. Over 20 years experience: Giving you the most since 1994. Owner Millard Draudt. Located downtown at 123 E. Spring St. Call 614-228-6641 or visit www.rediquik.com

TOM AND JERRY’S AUTO SERVICE, 1701 Kenny Road (near campus), 614-488-8507, Brakes • Exhaust • Timing Belts • Batteries • Tires • Transmission • more. 12 Month/12,000 Mile Warranty. Extended Warranties • Need a Tow? Call 499-6043 or 299-0141 www.tomandjerrysauto.com

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