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EVENTS • SERVICES July/August 2017

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GARDEN OF DREAMS: SHORT NORTH STAGE ANNUAL GALA: It opens at 6:30 with a Champagne Welcome, followed by elegant appetizers catered and served by the fabulous Lindey’s Restaurant of German Village, along with specialty drinks at our cash bar. At 8 pm enjoy a musical preview of Short North Stage’s upcoming season featuring some of our favorite cast members. Browse and bid on some exciting Silent Auction items. Take a chance on raffles and a wine-pull. Finally, cap the evening at 9 p.m. with a cabaret performance by a Broadway leading man. It’s a sure to be a dreamy time at the Garden Theater. Held Sat., AUG 26 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St. Tickets $100 per person. Call 614-725-4042, visit www.shortnorthstage.org

WALK THROUGH GOODALE PARK: Another walk through Goodale Park with historian Terry Sherburn organized by the Columbus Historical Society. He will talk about park history and display placards bering historic photos of the park to allow the group to compare then and now images with the way it looks today. This second walk is the result of a popular June event where demand exceeded the number of available spots. Held Tues., AUG 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at goodale Park, 101 Buttles Avenue. The event is free but registration is required as space is limited. To register go to Event Brite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/goodale-park-then-and-now-tickets-36614717606

GOODALE PARK MUSIC SERIES: The ninth-annual Goodale Park Music Series kicks off in July with an exciting lineup of Columbus musicians playing free Sunday shows in Goodale Park. The family-friendly concert series spotlights a diverse range of sounds, from rock to pop to bluegrass to funk. All shows run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. rain or shine. The lineup features these Columbus performing acts: July 9: HEBDO (adventure folk) • July 16: The Deeptones • July 23: Yellow Paper Planes • July 30: Bummer • Aug. 6: Counterfeit Madison with Mary Lynn • Aug. 13: Noe Salsa Project • Rain date: August 20 All shows take place at the Goodale Park gazebo from 12:30 to 2 p.m. A variety of food carts will sell food and drink each week. Follow Goodale Park Music Series on Facebook at facebook.com/goodaleparkmusicseries for additional details through the summer.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: Come hang out with neighbors, enjoy free food and drink, and learn how to make our community a safer place. Featuring sandwiches and sides from Challah food truck, refreshing J-Pops, a bicycle safety presentation from YayBikes, water balloons, and a chance to meet amazing Columbus police officers who keep our neighborhood safe - and who might introduce us to some of their horses or bikes and police cars. Held Tuesday, AUG 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Goodale Park Shelter House. www.shortnorthcivic.org

TM MEDITATION INTRODUCTION AT NEW NORTHSIDE LIBRARY: You are invited to a special introductory talk, “A Vision of Possibilities,” on the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique Wed., AUG 16 at 2p and 7p. Admission is free and open to the public. Learn why TM is effective for stress and anxiety, how it improves brain function and memory, why it’s easy to practice and works from the start. This objective overview provides a bridge for discussing the holistic personal growth associated with expansion of consciousness. Presentations by Sharon Penko and Cary Davis, Certified TM teachers. Contact spenko@tm.org/Columbus and cary.davis@tm.org/Columbus. Held at the Northside Library, meeting room #1, 1423 N. High St.

VIBHA GALHOTRA ARTIST TALK: Visions From India artist Vibha Galhotra will present a talk about her life and work at the Pizzuti Collection. The New Delhi based conceptual artist makes work that centers on the environmental impact of industrialization, commercial growth, and overpopulation in our global world. The consequences and repercussions of ecological crises are elegantly addressed Galhotra's large scale sculptures made from ghungroos (tiny decorative bells). Scheduled Thurs., July 20 at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public and included with general admission costs. Free to members and students. Please RSVP to Mark Zuzik at mzuzik@pizzuticollection.org or 614-300-3542. Visit www.pizzuticollection.org

SHORT NORTH END OF SUMMER SALE: Short North businesses will be participating in an End-of-Summer Sale beginning with a sidewalk sale from Noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, followed by in-store sales throughout the following week until Sunday, August 20, 2017. The sale is an annual event when merchants sell the remainder of their summer products. It’s an opportunity that any thrifty shopper would not want to miss. Put on your walking shoes, have lunch, stop for a sweet treat and coffee and get some great bargains. Visit the Short North Alliance website www.shortnorth.org to learn more.

SEWING CIRCLE: Learn to sew with us. All materials provided in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment for all ages. Make a simple pin cushion on our sewing machine or try hand sewing with an embroidery project or bring your own. Get to know your neighbors and get creative. Safety needles for children or new-to-sewing available. Held at Northside Library 1423 N. High St. on Sat., JUL 22 at 1 p.m.; Wed., AUG 30 from 6-8p. Call the Weinland Park Community Civic Association at 614-859-2075 for more information.

CONCERT IN THE GARDEN WITH THE SHAZZBOTS: A free outdoor concert from the kid-friendly band The Shazzbots at the Godman Guild community garden, 303 E. Sixth Ave. on Sat., AUG 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. . Come and listen to them sing "Milkshake," "Button Pushin'," "Space Captain," and many other hits. While at the concert, free vision checks for children will be provided by the Lower Lights Christian Health Center. REGISTER: Call 614-294-5476 Ext. 158 or email StandUp2017@godmanguild.org REGISTER: Call 614-294-5476 Ext. 158 or email StandUp2017@godmanguild.org visit www.facebook.com/godmanguild

CITYWIDE ART WALKS AND LANDMARK TALKS: A collaboration of the Landmarks Foundation and Columbus Public Health offers free hour-long tours led by expert historians and guides exploring the art, history and architecture of Columbus neighborhoods. Art Walks are offered on scheduled Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. Rain dates are the following Sundays at 7 p.m. July 10: Discovery District (Jefferson Ctr/ Thurber House), 77 Jefferson Ave •July 17: University District (King Ave Methodist Church), 299 King Ave• July 24: Capitol Square (St. Joseph’s Cathedral), 212 E Broad St • July 31: Brewery District (King Gambrinus statue), 601 S Front St • August 7: Near East (Columbus Public Health), 240 Parsons Ave • August 14: Short North (Goodale Park Elephant Fountain), 120 Goodale Blvd Coming Fall 2017, four new Culture Walks will explore the spirit of some of Columbus’ most historic neighborhoods through the experiences and stories of residents both past and present. More details to come. www.columbuslandmarks.org

WALKS AND TALKS AT GOODALE PARK: Tours begin at 6:30 p.m. with a 30-minute walk followed at 7 p.m. by a 60-minute talk (45-minute presentation followed by questions) in the Caretaker’s Residence. The two tree tours will be all-walking tours. Guests are asked to meet at the northwest entrance of the Caretaker’s Residence in the center of Goodale Park. All tours and presentations are free and open to the public. Here is the lineup: JULY 12: Plein Air Painting Examples of their activities can be found at www.centralohiopleinair.com JULY 19: Ohio Wildlife Center Presentation. The featured speaker is Stormy Gibson, director of Education. JULY 26: Summer Tree Tour. AUGUST 9: Vertical Gardens: A plant craft experience. You will learn Vertical Gardening 101 as well as get your hands dirty with a friend or spouse while you build your own vertical garden frame to take home. OCTOBER 18: Autumn Tree Tour. For a complete description visit https://www.facebook.com/friendsofgoodalepark/

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: JUL11, AUG 8, SEPT 12 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 JUL 20; AUG 17; SEPT 21. 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 JUL 19; AUG 16; SEPT 20. Visit www.harrisonwest.org

HARRISON WEST PARK CLEANUPS: The HWS is looking for volunteers to help keep neighborhood green spaces trash-free, weed-free and blooming. Doughnuts at the Saturday event. The Wednesday Cleanup and Cocktails offers some socializing at a local eatery after the work. Saturdays in the Park (9-11a): JUL 29, Harrison West Pk; AUG 26, Harrison Pk. Cleanup and Cocktails, Wednesdays (6-7:30p) JUL 26, Harrison West Pk; AUG 23, Harrison Pk. Visit www.harrisonwest.org or email Bob Mangia at parks@harrisonwest.org for more information.

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: 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 for cleanups: Sat., AUG 12, 9a to Noon. Sat., SEPT 9, 9a to Noon. 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: JUL 27; AUG 31; SEPT 28. Visit www.italianvillage.org

SCREEN ON THE GREEN: The Short North Civic Association kicks off the 9th season of Screen on the Green movies at Goodale Park. Presented on a 30-foot inflatable screen with high-quality sound, the movies are accompanied by pre-movie short films and a variety of mobile food options plus homemade desserts from the Hubbard Mastery School’s PopUp BakeShop. As a new treat this year, series supporter Grandview Theater & Drafthouse will be selling popcorn. Located at the softball diamond in the park’s SW corner. All screenings are free and open to the public. The screening starts at sunset, and food is available at least one hour before showtime. JUL 21: Clue [1985] 8pm; AUG 18: Singin’ in the Rain [1952] 8pm SEPT 15: Pee-wee-s Big Adventure [1985] 7p. Attendees encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights. No rain dates. Visit facebook.com/shortnorthcivic

45th ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral’s annual festival is scheduled over Labor Day weekend, Fri., SEPT 1 through Mon., SEPT 4. Experience the culture and ancestry of Greece and the Orthodox Christian faith as expressed through the many foods and activities offered: exhibits, tours, dining, entertainment, cooking and dancing instruction, shops with food, books, art, jewelry, clothing, gifts, music and more. The cathedral is located at 555 N. High St. Hours are Fri & Sat 11-Midnight; Sun. 12-12; Mon. 11-7. Admission is good for the entire weekend: Adults: $5, Seniors $4, Kids under 12 free. Credit cards are accepted at most booths. Call 614-224-9020 or visit www.columbusgreekfestival.com for more information.

VOLUNTEER AT GLOBAL GIFTS: Help support Fair Trade by volunteering at nonprofit Global Gifts located at 682 N. High St. Volunteers gain retail experience while learning about the artisans and farmers who produce high quality and handmade jewelry, home decor, clothing, coffee, chocolate, and more. Stop by the store or email our Volunteer Coordinator at amy@globalgiftsft.com for more information about volunteering. Scheduled orientations will be held on Sat. JUL 29 and AUG 26 from 10-11 a.m. but are also available by appointment. Visit www.globalgiftsft.com or Global Gifts Short North on FB to learn more.

COLUMBUS CHILDREN’S THEATRE: Shrek the Musical JR.: Everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and finds true acceptance along the way. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. One-act musical. No intermission, 70 Minutes. Recommended for everyone age 5 and up. ?Performed at the Park St Theatre. Staged JULY 6-16. Call 614-224-6672 or visit www.colschildrenstheatre.org for schedule.

SUMMER FLEA: The quarterly open-air market is scheduled at Seventh Son Brewing, 1101 N. 4th St., on Sun., AUG 6 from 11a - 5p. All Fleas feature friends from throughout central Ohio selling a wide variety of handmade jewelry, original artwork, antiques, vintage clothing, quality records, unique crafts, and much, much more. To volunteer or receive more info email columbusflea@gmail.com. Proceeds benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank. See Columbus Flea on FB or Wordpress

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. JUL 8: Thresholds, Liminality, and Functioning in Transcendence: The reality of living In-Between. Join Mike Schaefer for an exploration of liminal space, the space in-between everything, where whatever is living is alive. Is this the space of Individuation? AUG 12: Jung Squares the Circle: Mandalas: Linda Meadows shows how Mandalas are our shamans, taking us on vision quests to the subconscious. What is their origin? How are they like Indra’s pearls and how can they encircle us to wholeness? SEPT 9: Narcissism and Process Drama: Katherine Burkman’s 2016 book, The Drama of the Double, suggests that doubling is based in narcissism. She will present a process drama workshop using non-threatening acting exercises that lead to writing exercises resulting in a play. Or almost a play. Visit www.jungcentralohio.org

COMFEST FOLLOW-UP AND PLANNING MEETINGS: Join and help plan ComFest 2018. Planning meetings are held at the residence house in Goodale Park (enter from N. Park St.). Sun., Jul 23, 1:00p; Wed., Sept 13, 7:30p; Tues., Sept 26, 7:30p; Tues., Oct 17, 7:30p; Wed., Oct 25, 7:30p; Thurs., Nov 9, 7:30p, Nov 19, 1:00p; Thurs., Dec 7, 7:30p. Everyone welcome. Join in and help. www.comfest.com

YOGA ON HIGH BOOK CONVERSATIONS: Every month join Yoga on High at 1081 N. High St. to talk about a book or podcast on a range of topics relevant to our lives today to educate, engage, challenge and inspire. Each discussion is led by a different woman. JUL 25: Survival at Auschwitz by Primo Levi. AUG 27: This Common Secret: My journey as an abortion doctor, by Dr. Susan Wicklund. SEPT: TBA. OCT 22: Strangers Drowning: Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help. NOV: Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert. Meetings from Noon to 1 p.m. with a $5 donation. Visit www.yogaonhighfoundation.org or call 614-291-4444.

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

SHORT NORTH STAGE: Please Shuffle The Cards: A unique presentation that includes projection equipment to bring close-up magic to the stage, you’ll never look at card magic the same way ever again. Erik Tait is an award-winning comedian and magician who’s been described as acerbic, wickedly funny, and refreshingly honest about his dishonesty. Arrive early to give the cards a mix yourself so you can be a part of the mind-bending finale. Thurs., JUL 6 - Sat., JUL 8; and Thurs., JUL 13 - Sat., JUL 15 (9p). The Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St. Tickets $15. Call 614-725-4042, visit www.shortnorthstage.org

SHORT NORTH STAGE: New Vision Dance Company: Taking Root: New Vision Dance Co. presents their fourth annual weekend of dance at the Garden Theater. Take Root with them in Act 1 as they plant twisted tales of love, obsession and the dark side. Stay grounded for Act 2 as they open up to the light side with whimsical and lovely pieces created by Melissa Gould. Join them as they add to the artistic ambiance of the Short North and share their love for the performing arts with you. Fri., JUL 21 (8p), Sat., JUL 22 (2 and 7p). Held at the Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St. Tickets $15. Call 614-725-4042, visit www.shortnorthstage.org

SHORT NORTH STAGE: Cleopatra by Charles Busch. That master of camp, Charles Busch, turns his outrageous comic lens on the turbulent life of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, in this Columbus Immersive Theater production—a benefit for Short North Stage. Busch evokes both 1930’s Hollywood epics and the grand 19th Century romantic theatre of Sarah Bernhardt in his typically raunchy but hilarious style. Opening with her teenage seduction of the Roman leader Julius Caesar and continuing through her volatile tragic romance with Mark Antony and to her ultimate death, Busch’s Cleopatra has echoes of the many great stars that have played her on stage and on film. Adult language and situations. Fri., JUL 28 (8p), Sat., JUL 29 (3 and 8p), Sun., JUL 30 (3p), Fri., AUG 4 (8p), Sat., AUG 5 (3 and 8p), Sun., Aug 6 (3p). Held at the Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St. Tickets $25. Call 614-725-4042, visit www.shortnorthstage.org

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

NEW MUSIC CONCERT FREE: The third annual VIVO Music Festival returns to Columbus with a series of immersive and imaginative chamber music events from August 21 to September 3. One is presented in collaboration with the Johnstone Fund for New Music. This free concert highlights works by Gérard Grisey, a French 20th-century composer who pioneered the genre of spectral music. Held Wed., AUG 30, 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. For dates and places of other concerts, visit vivofestival.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.

COLUMBUS CHILDREN’S THEATRE YOUNG ADULT ENSEMBLE: SPRING AWAKENING: Spring Awakening is an exhilarating rock musical about the trials and tribulations of growing up. Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each other's arms, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel together through the fraught and rocky path of adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. Two-act musical with intermission, 120 Minutes Performed at the Park St Theatre WARNING: This show is Rated R. It contains mature/sexual language, themes and content not suitable for children. The intention of this production is to give young actors an opportunity to apply their advanced training to a professional-level production which tackles difficult subject matter through a highly artistic medium. Staged AUG 2-13.Call 614-224-6672 or visit www.colschildrenstheatre.org for schedule.

GIN AND VODKA FESTIVAL AT CONVENTION CENTER: A premier Columbus Gin and Vodka Festival hosted by Michael Brothers Entertainment Group will occur on Sat. AUG 19 from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St. Over 100 different types of gins and vodkas will be available for sampling at representative booths. Tickets: Designated Drivers ($20); Genll ($45); VIP ($65). VIP allows early entry, 15 drinks/ samples, and appetizers in the VIP lounge. Visit cbusginandvodkafest.com to purchase tickets or email Sam Michael at info@cbusginandvodkafest.com - and tell him the Short North Gazette sent you.

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. CAC is located at 139 W. Main St. JUL 13: Dave Bening, ceramic artist, Serious Black. JUL 20: Amandda Leigh Tirey, oil painter, Of Space and Blood, Main Gallery artist; JUL 27: Linwood L. Nichols, Loft Gallery artist, ceramics and painting, Imagination and Inspiration Visit www.culturalartscenteronline.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

PAINTING CONVENTION: HOOT (Heart of Ohio Tole painters) will be holding their 37th convention “Cooking Up Some Painting Fun,” AUG 14-19 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Tole painting is decorative painting, originally done on tin surfaces but no longer restricted to any particular surface. The convention offers painting classes in a variety of skill levels and mediums, an art show, and a sales floor with dozens of booths displaying craft supplies. The large exhibit sales floor is open to the public beginning at 10 a.m. Thurs. - Sat. Admission: $10 on Thurs. and Fri., $7 on Sat.; $15 (3days). No pets, carts, or strollers. www.heartofohiotole.org or call 614-863-1785.

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., JUL 18 and AUG 1 and 15; SEPT 5 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

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

38th ANNUAL JAZZ & RIB FEST: This highly anticipated summertime tradition offers both jazz and rib connoisseurs the finest in music and barbecue. Relocating this year to both sides of the Scioto River in Bicentennial, West Bank and Genoa Parks, the festival offers three days of continuous jazz by renowned international and local musicians while barbecue pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken and more. Savor the best ribs from around the country as 23 award-winning barbecue teams compete for “Best Ribs” bragging rights. FREE EVENT. Fri., JUL 21 (11-11), Sat., JUL 22 (11-11), Sun., JUL 23 (11-8:30). Visit www.HotRibsCoolJazz.org or call 645-7995

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. For more information go to www.stonewallcolumbus.org/trailblazers

AFTER HOURS @ PIZZUTI COLLECTION: Pacesetters After Hours is scheduled Thurs., JUL 13 and AUG 10 from 6 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

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.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: Celebrate God’s creatures with King Avenue United Methodist Church on Sun., AUG 20 at 6 p.m. in Whetstone Park, 3923 High St. The Blessing of the Animals, an annual tradition with United Methodist, welcomes everyone and their favorite pet(s) to the service. All creatures, large and small, are welcome. After the service, the Capital City Chorus will be performing at the Park of Roses Gazebo beginning at 7pm. For more information, call 614-424-6050. Visit www.kingave.org

FREE PRESS SECOND SATURDAY SALON: Enjoy food, drink, music, art, good friends and acquaintances for socializing, networking, relaxing, having fun. Salon held from 6:30 to Midnight at 1021 E. Broad St., east side door.Scheduled JUL 8, AUG 12, SEPT 9. Park in rear and on street. Call 614-253-2571 or visit www.freepress.org

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. JUL 19 and AUG 2 and AUG 16. Most events free. Visit www.wildgoosecreative.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

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.

CLASSIFIED and SKILLED SERVICE

ACUPUNCTURE • HERBAL MEDICINE: Michael Barr, LAc, DAOM. Visit parkavenueholistic.com or call 614-723-9327.

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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