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HUBBARD LANTERN FESTIVAL: The Hubbard Lantern Festival will be Sun., FEB 11 from 3-5 p.m. Join Hubbard Mastery School for an afternoon celebrating Chinese culture! Enjoy crafts, games, readings, performances, lion dance, food, and more. Experience the Columbus City School for the Short North and surrounding neighborhoods, as well as other students across the district, during this free, fun event. Located at 104 W. Hubbard Ave. Call 614-365-5564 or visit or for more information.

SHORT NORTH PARENTS MEETUP: 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 regularly. Visit Short North Parents FB for updates and conversation.

ITALIAN VILLAGE SOCIETY MEETINGS: Monthly meeting 2nd Tuesday: JAN 9; FEB 13; MAR 13 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Jeffrey Park Community Ctr., 233 E. 1st Ave. The IVS is a forum for neighborhood issues: 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.

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 Thursday 7-8 p.m. in Goodale Park shelterhouse. Scheduled JAN 18 (Winter Party TBA); FEB 15; MAR 15. Call 614-228-2912.

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 JAN 17; FEB 21; MAR 21. Visit

ITALIAN VILLAGE COMPLETE STREETS IMPLEMENTING COMMITTEE: Make our neighborhood streets complete streets, uniting the neighborhood, not dividing it, and safely accommodating pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit riders and adjoining residents as well as vehicular traffic. Focus on 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. At Seventh Son Brewing, 1101 N. 4th St. monthly last Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm: JAN 25; FEB 22; MAR 29. Visit

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. and FB.

JANE’S MIC NIGHT: HEAR JANE ROAR: All welcome to attend and listen to women sharing their stories. “Women’s lives are real, and what they experience is legitimate and sincere (actual, authentic, undeniable). The hope is these stories will bring validation and hope to all women.” Held every other month. Meet on Thurs., JAN 18, 7p.m. at Stone Village, 139 East 2nd Ave. Several women are scheduled to present. Refreshments provided. Visit

WEINLAND PARK SEWING CIRCLE: Learn to sew with us! All materials provided in a fun, friendly, and relaxed environment for all ages. Make a simple applique project with our sewing machine or try hand sewing with an embroidery project or bring your own project. Get to know your neighbors and be creative! Safety needles for children or new-to-sewing available. More information at

ART STUDIO CLEARANCE SALE: The Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s 20th annual Art Studio clearance sale is FEB 2-3 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds Lausche Building on 17th Ave. NOT a “starving artist” sale! 140 Ohio Designer Craftsmen artists, including some of your Winterfair favorites, offering new work, discontinued designs and overstock items at reduced prices. Limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art and craft works at reduced prices. Jewelry, pottery, wearables, glass, photography, painting and more will be sold directly from the artist. Hours: Sat, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sun. 12–5 p.m. Admission: $6; ODC members and children 12 and under free. Call (614) 486-4402 or visit

ST. FRANCIS ANNUAL MARDI GRAS PASTA DINNER: Enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and good company at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Mardi Gras Pasta Dinner on Sat., FEB 10 from Noon to 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall, below the Church, 386 Buttles Ave. (in Victorian Village). Enjoy penne pasta with meatballs and homemade sauces, cash wine bar and live entertainment, plus a silent auction, raffle and bake sale. Tickets will be sold at the door: prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Vegetarian options and carry-out orders are also available. Call 614-299-5781 or visit

KING AVENUE PLAYERS:Our Town by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. STAGED MAR 8-11 with director, Hillary Billups. Showtimes nightly at 7:30p, with a 3p matinee Sunday. A free-will offering is accepted. Held at King Avenue United Methodist Church,
299 King Ave. For more information visit or call (614) 424-6050.

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.)Thurs., JAN 4, 7:30p; Sun., JAN 21, 1p; Sun., FEB 11, 1p; Tues., FEB 27, 7:30p; Thurs., MAR 1, 7:30p, LOGO CONTEST. Everyone welcome. Join in and help.

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 often featured. Come and go any time between 7:30 and 10 p.m. (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. Visit

SHORT NORTH STAGE: The Performers (A Romantic Porn-Star Comedy) What happens in Vegas when two high-school friends—and the women in their lives—reconnect at the Adult Film Awards? This farce with an X-Rated vocabulary focuses on Lee, a tabloid journalist, who attends the awards to interview his old friend Mandrew, now an adult film star. Meanwhile, Lee’s fiancee Sara seeks relationship advice from Mandrew’s wife Peeps. When the night takes an unexpected turn and relationships are threatened, adult film stars Chuck Wood and Sundown step in to lend a hand. FEB 1-18. Held at the Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St. Tickets $32. Call 614-725-4042, visit

WINTER FLEA: The quarterly open-air market is scheduled at Strongwater Food and Spirits, 401 W. Town St., on Sun., FEB 4 from 11a - 5p. All Fleas feature friends from throughout central Ohio selling a variety of handmade jewelry, artwork, antiques, vintage clothing, quality records, unique crafts, and much more. Email to volunteer. 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. JAN 13: Enhance Relationships through Vulnerability: Dr. Dave Nickel delves into the costs of not being vulnerable, the barriers to using the language of vulnerability, and the deeper connections, greater intimacy and authenticity that arise from being vulnerable. FEB 10: Healing Ourselves through Healing the Environment: Susann Moeller, poet and editor of anthology Open Earth, uses writing as therapy and differentiates Nature Poetry from EcoPoetry. She guides us in making ourselves whole again through lending our voices to the voiceless. MAR 10: Eros + Logos, a House Undivided: Explore Eros and Logos energies and learn how to self-identify imbalances. Use some of the ancient tools of yoga (breath practice, chair yoga poses and meditation) to cultivate and embody both energies. Led by Stacie Stormer, Yoga Teacher/Counselor and JACO Member. Visit or call 614-291-8050.

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

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 first Tues., 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. Confirm schedule with contact person Terry Traxler at 614-783-2233 or email Visit and FB

NEW MUSIC CONCERT FREE: Mantra Percussion-Timber. Held Wed., FEB 21, 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. See page 28. Visit

COLUMBUS CHILDREN’S THEATRE Little Red Riding Hood: Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house Little Red goes! But this spunky red-caped girl runs into a lot more than the Wolf in this fairytale forest. One of the Three Little Pigs, Snow White, Rapunzel, and even a Steward with a glass slipper cross her path on her way. Based upon the Grimm Brothers’ story, this joyous rendition of the classic fairytale is an action-packed hour filled with lots of laughs and some fun audience participation. Recommended for age 6 and up. Staged JAN 11-28. at Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St. Call 614-224-6672 or visit for schedule and pricing.

COLUMBUS CHILDREN’S THEATRE Jack and Phil, Slayers of Giants Inc.: You know the English fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk – imagine the story happening today with a comedic twist. Jack is the popular kid in Chewsville who enlists the assistance of his nerdy neighbor, Phil, to help save his home from foreclosure. The pair travels across their hometown to a pawn shop where they exchange Jack’s family heirloom watch for “magic beans” and a sage warning. Once the beans grow into the largest beanstalk anyone has ever seen, the friends begin a dividing quest involving golden objects, a talking harp, fame-crazed parents and a man-eating giant. Adventure and excitement abound in this modern-day fairytale.Recommended for age 6 and up. Staged FEB 15 - MAR 11 at Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St. Call 614-224-6672 or visit for schedule and pricing.

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: GLOBAL GIFTS: Give back in a far-reaching way! Global Gifts is a nonprofit fair trade shop in the Short North Arts District and is currently looking for volunteers. If you're interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, email our volunteer coordinator at Scheduled volunteer orientations will be held on Sat., JAN 27 and Sat., FEB 24 from 10-11am at Global Gifts, 682 N. High St. and are also available by appointment. Visit or Global Gifts Short North on FB to learn more.

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 or call 614-670-8095 for more information.

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

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. Trivia Tues & Thurs at 7p. Located at 251 W. Fifth Ave. Call 299-2295 or visit

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

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 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. CAC is located at 139 W. Main St. JAN 11: Youth Inspired and Painted Mural in Olde Town East Community, presented by Chosen Youth and Program Manager Solomon Garner of LeaderSpark. JAN 18: Judy Rush, fiber artist and Michael Halliday, abstract expressionist, Main Gallery artists, I Felt; You Paint. JAN 25: Cultural Arts Center Celebrates 40 Years! Part I archival presentation. FEB 1: Brook A. O. Slobodien, artist, Alternative Firing: Exploration in Ceramics, with instructor Eric Rausch. FEB 8: Uncommon Goodness: Fresh Herbs & Spice Blends Meet Chocolates – uniquely flavored confections just in time for St. Valentine’s Day, Melissa Camp, flavor cultivator and owner of Coco Cat Bakery and Chocolates, North Market with Todd Camp, artist and owner. FEB 15: Sho Nakamura, presenter, Joy of Photography: How to Self-Publish Photography Books for Free. FEB 22: The Cultural Arts Center Celebrates 40 Years! Part II Visit

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

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

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 JAN 13, FEB 10. Park in rear and on street. Call 614-253-2571 or visit

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. JAN 3 and 17; FEB 7 and 21. Most events free. Visit

ALDUS SOCIETY: A group devoted to books and the printed arts. On Thurs., JAN 11, Aldus Collects: In one of the most popular events each year, six Aldus Society members will share their current collecting passions and treasures.? FEB 8: “Women Obstinate in Mischief”: Commonplacing Femininity in Meisei University’s Shakespeare First Folio, presented by Alan B. Farmer, associate professor of English at Ohio State University. Held at 7:30 in the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. Free/open to the public. Parking is available behind the center as well as in the State Auto lot off of N. 11th St. Socializing begins at 7 p.m. Call 614-268-6222 or visit

WRITERS INK WRITING GROUP: 20-year-old group open to new and experienced writers, all genres. Held 3rd Sunday each month. Guest speakers and open mic. Visit or contact Nora Holt at 614-493-3298 and

GREAT EXPECTATIONS POETRY GROUP: Sharing poetry once a month, 10 months a year at a member’s home or public library. Led by Rose Ann Spaith. For more information, contact Nora Holt at 614-493-3298 and

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 or call 614-440-3177 for more info or private tour.



Family Story Time: Thurs 11-11:30am. Ages 0-6. Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to teach your child early literacy skills!

Ready for Kindergarten Class: Wed 5-5:30pm Ages 3-5 and caregivers. Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.

Reading Buddies: Tues and Wed 4:30-5:30pm. Grades K-3. Be a better reader with one-on-one reading-15 minutes at a time.

Homework Help Center: Mon-Th 4-7pm, Fri 3-6pm. Grades K-12. Get free help with homework along with computers, school supplies and friendly staff and volunteers to help.

The Lab Jr.: Thurs 4:30pm-5:30pm. Ages 7-11. Explore a topic of the month through fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels at Learning and Books (L.A.B.).

The Lab: Mon 4:30pm-5:30pm. Ages 12-17. Explore a topic of the month through fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels at Learning and Books (L.A.B.).

Special one time event: Lyn Ford: Let's Throw Stories! (A Gbae Se!) These tales are rooted in African and African American folktale traditions, shared with small percussive instruments, call and response, and lots of interaction. All ages. February 1, 4:30-5:30pm.

For more information, call (614) 645-2275 or visit The Northside Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library located at 1423 N. High St., just north of King Ave.


BEST INVESTMENT AUTO DETAILS: Award-winning service for vehicle detailing. 2565 Indianola Avenue, Columbus. Call John C. Lytle at 614-404-5331 or email Also ask about notary services.

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

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.

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

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


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

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

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

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 or call 614-888-9303.

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

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

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

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