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EVENTS • SERVICES November/December 2017

Submission Deadline 20th of the Month
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FRIENDS OF GOODALE PARK 30TH ANNIVERSARY HOLIDAY GALA: Mingle with neighbors, meet new friends, and help support your park at the Friends of Goodale Park’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks, and participate in a silent auction featuring donated artwork and goodies from local artists and merchants.The 30th Anniversary Holiday Gala will be held Wed., DEC 6, 6 to 9p at Cocoa Manor, 76 Buttles Ave. (corner of Buttles and Park).Tickets are $50 presale and $60 at the door or by check made out to “Friends of Goodale Park” and mailed to PO Box 8266, Columbus OH 43201 (please indicate “FGP Annual Holiday Gala” in the check memo). Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $60 by check, cash, or credit card. All proceeds benefit FGP’s efforts to preserve, maintain Columbus’ oldest (and best!) city park. We will have a list of all ticket purchasers at the door the evening of the event. Visit www.goodalepark.org

WOMEN’S CHORUS: Central Ohio’s only feminist chorus, Columbus Women’s Chorus, will present “Sing Me to Heaven” featuring an eclectic mix of classical, folk, popular, and Tin Pan Alley arrangements for women's voices. Sun. NOV 19 at 3 p.m. in King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave. Tickets $15 on the website or at the door. Children 12 and under free. Sliding scale available at the door. Visit www.colswomenschorus.org or call 614-636-3541 for more information.

COLUMBUS GAY MEN’S CHORUS: Joy! Make the Yuletide Gay. Join CGMC as they set the earth aglow with the sights, sounds, and songs that make the holidays such a special time of year. There are several ways to get individual tickets to the 27th Season: The CAPA Box Office (55 E State Street – Ohio Theatre; By phone at 614-469-0939; Online through Ticketmaster. Tickets: $23.90 ($20 plus $3.90 Ticketmaster fees), $25 at the door. Concert held at King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave. on Fri., DEC 8 at 8p, Sat, DEC 9 at 2 and 8p. An additional performance is at 6p on Sun., Dec. 10 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Visit columbusgaymenschorus.com

MAGPIE CONSORT: The Magpie Consort, a mixed ensemble of 12-18 voices, mostly sung a cappella, will perform at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 386 Buttles Ave. in Victorian Village on Sat., DEC 9 at 7:30 p.m. Always diverse and unique in repertoire, the consort will feature chant, both ancient and contemporary, and a capella vocal works by Pinkham, Ticheli, Cherwien, Rheinberger, Carocciolo and others. Tickets $10 at the door - sliding scale for those in need. Visit www.magpieconsort.org

ST. JAMES TAVERN FUNDRAISER FOR CHOICES: Join the reopened St. James Tavern as they tap a few kegs from Rhinegeist Brewing and raise money for CHOICES, a center for victims of domestic violence. The merchandise table provides donations as well as St. James’ 20 percent of all evening sales. Scheduled Thurs., NOV 16 from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy Rhinegeist’s core beers and a couple fun and funky beers on tap. Located at 1057 N. Fourth St. on corner of Detroit. Visit www.stjamestavern.com

31ST ANNUAL DOLLHOUSE AND MINIATURE SHOW: 31st annual Columbus Miniature Show and Sale on Sat., NOV 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1220 Bethel Road. Dollhouses were once the most common product of miniature enthusiasts, the hobby has become much more varied. Raffles, magazines door prizes, grab bags, exhibits, and lots more fun! Visit columbusminiaturesociety.org and Facebook or call 614-792-2723.

NOVEMBERFEST @ THE COLUMBUS GIFTED ACADEMY: The Columbus Gifted Academy will hold its 3rd Annual NovemberFest at its new Short North location, the old Everett Middle School, 100 W. 4th Ave. on Fri., NOV 17. from 6 to 8 p.m. Carnival games for the whole family, food trucks, a YouTube Jukebox. Local crafters and student artisans will sell their wares. Visit columbusgiftedacademy.com

LEVENTHAL ARTIST PROGRAM 2017 FEATURES FILMMAKERS: Israeli filmmaker Oded Hirsch and screenwriter Jim Burnstein of the University of Michigan are taking part in programs including screenings and a workshop in November. Burnstein will offer three public programs NOV 16-17 at the Jewish Community Ctr., Ohio Union (OSU), and McConnell Arts Center. Info at www.film-studies.osu.edu/leventhal-artists-program

FRIENDS OF GOODALE PARK 30th ANNIVERSARY GALA: Mingle with neighbors, meet new friends, and help support your park at the Friends of Goodale Park’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks, and participate in a silent auction featuring donated artwork and goodies from local artists and merchants. The Friends of Goodale Park 30th Anniversary Holiday Gala will be held: Wed., DEC 6, 6 to 9 p.m. Cocoa Manor, 76 Buttles Ave. (corner of Buttles and Park) Tickets are $50.00 presale and $60 at the door or by check made out to “Friends of Goodale Park” and mailed to PO Box 8266, Columbus OH 43201 (please indicate “FGP Annual Holiday Gala” in the check memo). Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $60 by check, cash, or credit card. All proceeds benefit Friends of Goodale Park’s efforts to preserve, maintain and enhance Goodale Park — Columbus’ oldest (and best!) city park. Please note that you will not receive a printed ticket for this event. We will have a list of all ticket purchasers at the door the evening of the event. www.goodalepark.org

BILL COHEN’S SPIRIT OF THE ‘60s COFFEEHOUSE: Civil rights sit-ins. Bell-bottoms. Anti-war marches. Student Power. Afros. Mini-skirts. Hippies. Riots. Space flights. The generation gap. Those hallmarks of the turbulent 1960’s will be rekindled Fri., NOV 10 at this year’s annual “Spirit of the ‘60’s Coffeehouse” at 7:30 p.m. at King Avenue Methodist Church, 299 W. King. Proceeds from the suggested $10 donations (at the door) will go to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Refreshments will be available at no extra charge. Free parking. Get there early for a good seat. The program is suitable for ADULTS and MATURE TEENS. For more information, visit www.billcohensings.org or email BillCohen@columbus.rr.com

WINTERFAIR: Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s fine art and craft fair, is just around the corner. Held at the Ohio Expo Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds, 717 E. 17th Ave., Fri., DEC 1 -through Sun., DEC 3, the fair will attract more than 400 artists from across the country featuring ceramics, glass, wearable art, jewelry, sculpture, painting and photography. Winterfair offers a colorful alternative shopping experience. A complete directory of participants and images of their work is available at www.winterfair.org. Fair hours are Fri. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $7, free for members and children 12 years and under. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. For more information, see www.winterfair.org.

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.

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.

ITALIAN VILLAGE SOCIETY MEETINGS: Monthly meeting 2nd Tuesday: NOV 14; DEC 12; JAN 9 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. 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 Thursday 7-8 p.m. in Goodale Park shelterhouse. Scheduled NOV 16; DEC 21; JAN 18. 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 NOV 15; DEC; 20; JAN 17. Visit www.harrisonwest.org

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: NOV 30; DEC 28; JAN 25. Visit www.italianvillage.org

KIDS CODE PROGRAM: Do you have a child that is interested in computers and learning to code? Kids ages 8-12 are invited to join Tech Talent South for an afternoon of code on Tuesdays from 4pm-5:30pm during a free 4-week Kids Code Program on NOV 7, 14, 21, 28. To join all 4 sessions, you will need to register for each week separately. Held at the Northside Library, 1423 N. High St. If you have any further questions, contact Community Organizer Evelyn Van Til evelyn@techtalentsouth.com. Visit www.techtalentsouth.com

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., NOV 16, 7p.m. at Stone Village, 139 East 2nd Ave. Four women are scheduled to present. Refreshments provided. Visit www.hearjaneroar.org

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. Held at the Northside Library, 1423 N. High St., on Sat., OCT 14 and NOV 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. On Sat., SEPT 13 meet at 4th Street Farms, 1377 N. 4th St, to make a banner for the grape pergola. More information at www.umbrellagirlproductions.com

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

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. CAC is located at 139 W. Main St. NOV 2: Great Tips for Great Sales, with presenters Nancy Colvin, communications and marketing specialist for the City of Columbus, Todd Camp, assistant arts administrator for CAC. NOV 9: One- of-a-Kind Clay Bowls for Mid-Ohio Food Bank’s Empty Bowls Fundraiser: Eric Rausch, ceramics instructor with students. NOV 16: Loft Gallery Show, Ceramic Challenge: Tea for Too. Sandra Lang, curator with Eric Rausch, ceramics instructor. NOV 30: Marcella McCurdy-Lee, MBA, ABD, dancer ethnographist, The Dance of Diversity. DEC 7: Eileen Woods, artist using text and fabric, Main Gallery exhibit Rust to Dust: Frayed Opulence and Luxuriant Ruin. DEC 14: Julie Zickefoose, author, illustrator of Letters from Eden, The Bluebird Effect, and Baby Birds: Awakening reader to the astonishing things birds and animals think and do. DEC 21: Susan Schubert, presenter, Food Art: Celebrating Holidays. Visit Visit www.culturalartscenteronline.org

SHORT NORTH STAGE: Christmas in Columbus: Return of the Elf: Welcome the Holidays again with our seasonal extravaganza, Christmas in Columbus. This year’s tale features Gideon the Elf returning to the city to save it from the clutches of his evil cousin Simeon. All ends well in this joyful spectacle that will brighten December with favorite songs and a large cast of singers and dancers. DEC 7 - 17 (Thurs-Sun) Matinees Sat and Sun. Held at the Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St. Tickets $25. Visit www.shortnorthstage.org

SHORT NORTH STAGE: Dreamgirls. This electric megawatt of a Broadway musical inspired the hit 2006 movie starring Beyonce. Based loosely on the Supremes, it follows a fictional 1960s girl group, The Dreamettes, on their roller coaster journey to the top of the record charts. Filled with belting, high-energy songs and slick musical numbers, Dreamgirls promises fantastically entertaining theater along with some seismic emotional jolts. OCT 26 - NOV 26. Held at the Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St. Tickets $30-$44. Call 614-725-4042, visit www.shortnorthstage.org

12TH CRAFTIN’ OUTLAWS ALTERNATIVE CRAFT FESTIVAL: More than 100 regional vendors selling hip handmade wares: clothing, handbags, jewelry, paintings, posters, ceramics, knitted accessories, stuffed animals, soap, letterpress stationery, home décor. Sign u for workshops. The fair will be held Sat & Sun., NOV 11-12 from Noon to 6 p.m. at Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St. Admission free. Craftin’ Outlaws aims to support independent artists and provide an alternative to mass-produced products. craftinoutlaws.com

HOLIDAY HOP: Celebrate the Holidays on DEC 2 along with thousands of visitors who converge on the Short North business strip to celebrate art and partake in an evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping, and cosmopolitan holiday fun. Though many shops are open earlier, the event officially starts at 4p and runs to 10p with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later. Held along North High, from Goodale Blvd. to Fifth Avenue. Call 614-299-8050 or visit www.shortnorth.org

PIZZUTI COLLECTION FAMILY DAY: An art-filled day with the family featuring activity books, crafting, and gallery journeys. Explore all three floors featuring the current exhibitions, Lines/Edges: Frank Stella On Paper and Pair: Glen Bladridge & Alex Dodge. It's a fantastic opportunity to gather with the family for a full day of arts programming. Sat., NOV 25 and DEC 9, 11a to 5p. Pizzuti Collection, 632 N. Park St. Free admission. Visit www.pizzuticollection.org or call 614-280-4004.

NEW MUSIC CONCERT FREE: Wired: Transient Canvas. Transient Canvas is elevating the roles of bass clarinet and marimba by commissioning new repertoire that expands the limits of their instruments. World premieres by Dan VanHassel (with generous funding from the Johnstone Fund For New Music) and Kirsten Volness (with funding from The Boston Foundation's Live Arts Boston grant).Held Wed., NOV 15, 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. Visit johnstonefund.org

COLUMBUS CHILDREN’S THEATRE Mr. Scrooge: A tradition returns to Columbus Children’s Theatre this holiday season with Mr. Scrooge, written by CCT’s artistic director William Goldsmith. This is the story you know and love presented in a family-friendly, hour-long performance. Join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, and dozens of other colorful characters as we watch Ebenezer Scrooge change his ways when he learns the true meaning of Christmas. Bring your entire family and see how this heart-warming classic fills audiences with joyous holiday spirit! Recommended for age 6 and up. Staged NOV 24 - DEC 23. at Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St. Call 614-224-6672 or visit www.colschildrenstheatre.org for schedule and pricing.

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: GLOBAL GIFTS: Help support Fair Trade and gain retail experience at the same time. Global Gifts is a nonprofit shop, located at 682 N. High St. Volunteers work alongside staff members to assist and ring up customers, check in new orders (first look at cool artisan-made goods!), and share artisan stories with customers. Give back in a fun environment with interesting people. Email volunteer coordinator (amy@globalgiftsft.com) with questions or to set up a different orientation time. Scheduled time is Sat., NOV 18, 10-11am. Visit www.globalgiftsft.com or Global Gifts Short North on FB to learn more.

BOLLINGEN LECTURE: JUNG ASSOCIATION: Visit www.jungcentralohio.org to learn all about the lecture and workshop organized by the Short North-based Jung Association of Central Ohio entitled “Mapping the Languages of the Soul,” a weekend, archetypal journey exploring music of deep blues and metaphors of everyday life. It is presented by Mark Winborn, a Jungian psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist based in Memphis, TN. The program will be held DEC 1 and DEC 2 at Goodwill Industries in the Grandview Yard vicinity. The public is invited to sign up for one, two, or all three sessions. Call 614-291-8050 or visit www.jungcentralohio.org for more information.

JUNG ASSOCIATION WORKSHOP, Discovering the Gift of the Shadow: A three-session workshop exploring how the shadow is formed and manifests in our lives, and what it means to embrace it, is scheduled at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd, on NOV 2, 9, and 16 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Janice Bachman, a Columbus Jungian analyst, will conduct the workshop. Registration and details at www.jungcentralohio.org or 614-291-8050.

AFTER HOURS @ PIZZUTI COLLECTION: Pacesetters After Hours is scheduled Thurs., NOV 16 and DEC 14 from 6 to 9p. FREE* cocktail party for 21 and over emerging collectors and cultural enthusiasts. Connect with fellow art lovers and cultural enthusiasts. Enjoy 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 N. 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

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.). Wed., Sept 13, 7:30p; Tues., Sept 26, 7:30p; Tues., Oct 17, 7:30p; Wed., Oct 25, 7:30p; Nov 19, 1:00p; Thurs., Dec 7, 7:30p; Jan 4, 7:30p. Everyone welcome. Join in and help. www.comfest.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

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., SEPT 14 and OCT 12 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. www.pizzuticollection.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 OCT 14, NOV 11. Park in rear and on street. Call 614-253-2571 or visit www.freepress.org

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 terry@martin-traxler.com. Visit www.shortnorthrotary.org and FB

Registration and details at www.jungcentralohio.org or 614-291-8050.

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. SEPT 20; OCT 4 and 18. Most events free. Visit www.wildgoosecreative.com

Call 614-268-6222 or visit www.aldussociety.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.

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 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

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 NOV 11, DEC 9. Park in rear and on street. Call 614-253-2571 or visit www.freepress.org

FREE PRESS ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY: You are invited to help honor local community activists at the annual Free Press Awards Event. Held at Woodlands Tavern, 1200 W. Third Ave. on Mon., NOV 13 at 6 p.m. Performances by Chicken Hawk Bird Getters, Connie Harris, Victoria Parks, Dan Dougan and Brian Cash Griffin. Tickets $10 or $5 low income. Visit www.freepress.org or call 614-253-2571.

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

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 299-2295 or visit www.theshrunkenhead.net

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

WRITERS AND POET GROUPS: Writers' Ink Writing Group: 20-year-old writing group, open to all genres, new and experienced writers, third Sunday afternoons of each month, all 12 months of the year. Always a guest speaker and open mic. Visit www.writersink85.com. Contact Nora Holt to learn more noraholt1@aol.com or call 614-493-3298. Great Expectations Poetry Group: Meets once a month, 10 months a year from 10a.m. to noon at a members home or a public libary, sharing poetry and poetry of many well-known poets. Rose Ann Spaith, head of Great Expectations. Contact Nora Holt to learn more noraholt1@aol.com or call 614-493-3298.

NORTHSIDE LIBRARY

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

Ready for Kindergarten Class: Wed 5-5:30pm A free 30-minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to “play school.” 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. 15 minutes of one-on-one reading practice for students kindergarten-third grade.

Homework Help Center: Mon-Th 4-7pm, Fri 3-6pm. After school homework help for kindergarten through 12th grade students.

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

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

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

BEST INVESTMENT AUTO DETAILS: Award-winning service for vehicle detailing. 2565 Indianola Avenue, Columbus. Call John C. Lytle at 614-404-5331 or email ljclytle@aol.com. 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 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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