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Short North Neighborhood Events/News • MAY/JUNE 2017
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Art Walks and Landmark Talks
The fifth year of Art Walks and Landmark Talks, a collaboration of the Landmarks Foundation and Columbus Public Health, begins in May. Free hour-long tours are led by expert historians and guides exploring the art, history and architecture of Columbus neighborhoods. This year’s line-up includes 14 walks, kicking off on Monday, May 1 with the Riverfront/Scioto Mile Art Walk at the Cultural Arts Center. Art Walks are offered on scheduled Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. Rain dates are the following Sundays at 7 p.m.
May 1: Riverfront/Scioto Mile (Cultural Arts Center), 139 W. Main St
May 8: Clintonville (North Broadway Methodist Church), 32 E. North Broadway
May 15: Arena District (Arch Park), 240 W. Nationwide Blvd
May 22: Near South (Driving Park Library), 1442 Livingston Ave
June 5: Highland West (St. Aloysius Church), 2165 W. Broad St
June 12: German Village (Livingston Ave Methodist Church), 200 E. Livingston Ave
June 19: Merion Village (St. Leo’s Church), 221 Hanford St
June 25: Franklinton (Avondale Elementary School), 141 Hawkes Ave
July 10: Discovery District (Jefferson Center/ 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
Announcing a new series of walks from Columbus Landmarks and Columbus Public Health! 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
ComFest Wants You!
By Connie Everett
ComFest is just a few weeks away (June 23-25), and volunteers are needed. The festival is and has always been operated tip to toe by volunteers from the community rather than by paid staff. Organizers volunteer their time throughout the year to plan the event; musicians and artists volunteer their talent; community leaders and activists volunteer their expertise to lead workshops; and citizens volunteer a few hours of time during the event to make it all run smoothly.
© photo by michael gruber
This is a simplified but accurate overview of how ComFest works. Volunteers are needed to set up and tear down tents and structures, pour beer, sell merchandise, assist stage managers in moving bands on and off stage, work on clean up/recycling teams, and maintain the mellow to keep everyone safe throughout the weekend. ComFest provides volunteers with a tee shirt displaying the current 2017 logo and slogan, and a token for each hour of service good for vendor food and beverages.
Volunteerism is a major part of the ComFest message and experience. Since 1972 the festival has been an ongoing experiment in democracy and consensus building, self-determination and commitment to community, and promoting progressive principles. Money made from the festival is given back in gifts and grants to the city and non-profit community organizations. ComFest truly belongs to the entire community.
Volunteers claim to have more fun at ComFest. Participation at the “work” level makes one part of the Community Festival family and often prompts people to get more involved in festival planning year round. New skill sets are gained and new friends are made. The festival runs better and lasts another year. It is a win-win for everyone!
So, sign up now for your volunteer shift at ComFest. Go to comfest.com to secure the day, time, and job you want.
ComFest 2017 June 23 - 24 - 25 Visit www.comfest.com
Wheeler Dog Park Reopens
The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department opened half of Wheeler Dog Park on April 3. The park, located at 725 Thurber Dr. W. behind Giant Eagle, was closed in December to preserve the turf for future grass growth. The city will rotate the open area between two sections every 30 days in order to preserve the grass, otherwise the ground becomes
barren and muddy and hazardous in wet weather. The 4-acre lot is small enough and popular enough to experience unusually high usage for such a small area. It is the first dog park in the city to be entirely closed for reseeding.
Doo Dah Parade and Party Volunteers Needed
On July 4, 2017, at 1 p.m. on the streets of the Short North, Victorian Village, and Italian Village, the 34th Annual Doo Dah Parade will once again celebrate liberty and lunacy and freedom of speech, through humor. InVoluntary help is needed to make things a little more DisOrganized.
Doo Dah needs volunteers for a lot of humane positions such as parade monitoring (InSecurity), distributing posters, setting up barricades, and the most coveted job of all, clean up and trash patrol.
If you have ever wanted a position where you get a whistle and a T-shirt for a volunteer job, that feels like you herded wild cats and a greased hog all day, then you need to contact Mz Doo Dah and get signed up. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Short North Foundation Grant applications due June 6
As part of its continuing mission to support advancements in the Short North, the Short North Foundation is now accepting requests for grants between $500 and $2,500 from area organizations with projects taking place in or around the neighborhood. Specifically, the Foundation seeks capital projects that benefit Short North area residents, unite Short North neighborhoods, and incorporate or preserve public works of art and architecture.
The deadline to submit a grant proposal is Monday, June 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. Projects requiring multiple-year funding will be considered. Past projects that have been funded by the Foundation include tree plaques in Goodale Park, flowerbeds in Italian Village Park, Gate restoration in Goodale Park, and the Short North Pocket Parks Campaign.
Grant guidelines and an application form are available at shortnorthfoundation.org
RUMMAGE SALES: May and June
King Avenue United Methodist Spring Rummage Sale • MAY 12-13
The United Methodist Women organization at the King Avenue United Methodist church has been working hard for months gathering merchandise for their major fundraiser, the biannual rummage sale. Proceeds from the sales are donated to local, national, and international organizations. Clothing, jewelry, housewares, collectibles, furniture, home decor, books, puzzles, games and kids toys are for sale. Enjoy a selection of baked items, quiche, pecan and fruit pies.
WHAT: Church Rummage Sale • WHEN: Friday, May 12 from 9am - 3pm • Saturday, May 13 from 9am - 1:30pm
WHERE: King Avenue United Methodist Church 299 King Avenue • CONTACT: www.kingave.org (614) 424-6050
Short North Yard Sale • JUNE 3
The Short North Civic Association will host this year’s Short North Yard Sale on Sat., JUN 3 from 9 to 3. The daylong treasure hunt takes place in and around the Short North, including Victorian Village, Harrison West, Italian Village, Dennison Place, and The Circles. Residents can participate by registering their sale or join in with several neighbors and have an even bigger event. More than 180 homes participated in last year’s sale, making it the largest neighborhood yard sale in Columbus. Register online at www.shortnorthcivic.org. Check back often for the up-to-date list of registered sales.
WHAT: Short North Neighborhood Yard Sale • WHEN: Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • WHERE: Short North neighborhoods • CONTACT: www.shortnorthcivic.org (614) 228-2912
Hubbard Mastery School Bazaar
Sign up to be a vendor during the Annual Short North Yard Sale on June 3
The Hubbard Mastery School will be hosting a bazaar during the Short North Yard Sale on Saturday, June 3. The school, located at 104 W. Hubbard Ave., will open its doors and playground to vendors and yard-salers who would like a space to sell their wares during the neighborhood sale, which takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, throughout the Short North. Vendors will be located on the playground and inside of the school building.
Booth fees at the school are $30 for the day, paid in advance, with 100 percent of that cost benefiting the Hubbard School PTO. Supporting a quality, affordable, nearby school in the area is important to keeping our neighborhood family friendly. Vendors are expected to bring their own tables, chairs, set up, and display items. A 10’ x 10’ tent is permitted. The application deadline is Monday, May 29. Visit FriendsofHubbard.org to sign up
Those who have yard sales (or who would like to drop off goods they no longer need or want) are welcome to stop by from noon to 4pm when a staffed Goodwill Columbus donation truck will be stationed in the parking lot.
RENT A BOOTH or ATTEND
WHAT: Hubbard Mastery School Bazaar • WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2017 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. • WHERE: 104 W. Hubbard Avenue • CONTACT: www.friendsofhubbard.org • EMAIL email@example.com • CALL (614) 365-5564
Yoga on High Book Conversations
Yoga on High Foundation is hosting monthly conversations centered around books and podcasts. These discussions are open to the public. 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. Each discussion will be led by a different woman from the community. The objective is to encourage conversation that will educate, engage, challenge and inspire.
Yoga Train by Lara Falberg
Date: June 8, 2017, 7:30p-9:00p
Facilitator: Lara Falberg
Cost: $5 donation to the Yoga on High
Foundation Prison Programs
Survival at Auschwitz by Primo Levi
Date: July 25, 2017, 12:00p-1:30p
Facilitator: Katherine Sweat
Cost: $5 TBA
This Common Secret: My journey
as an abortion doctor by Dr. Susan
Date: August 27, 2017, 12:00p-1:30p
Facilitator: Sabrina White
$5 donation to Chicanos por la Causa
Date: September TBA
Facilitator: Sarah Dryer
Strangers Drowning: Impossible
Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the
Urge to Help
Date: October 22, 2017, 12:00p-1:30p
Facilitator: Marybeth Hamilton
$5 donation to ACLU
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Facilitator: Karen Jones
CONTACT: (614) 291-4444 • www.yogaonhighfoundation.org
Dick Sweeney Lecture on Dreams, Transformation
Richard J. Sweeney
The Jung Association of Central Ohio (JACO) is hosting its second annual Bauza Lecture in June. The lecture series was established in honor of Claire Bauza, an artist and charter member whose vital contributions include creating the original JACO gallery in 1990 as well as facilitating dream groups and donating countless hours of her time, talent and
energy to the organization.
Jungian analyst Richard J. Sweeney will present this year’s lecture, “Dreams and the Dynamics of Transformation,” at the Cambridge Boulevard campus of First Community Church on Friday, June 2 followed by a one-day workshop Saturday, June 3.
Sweeney has been in private practice at the JungHaus on W. Third Avenue in the Short North for over 20 years. He holds a doctoral degree in psychology and religion from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He also holds a diploma in analytical psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich, and is a member of their international faculty. He lives in Columbus with his wife, Ellen, also a Jungian analyst.
Sweeney’s professional journey began when he was appointed to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 1974. He served for nineteen years before leaving the priesthood in 1993. In an interview with the Short North Gazette for a profile a couple years ago, he described his decision to become a secular counselor: “As a priest, I felt called to help people; I felt that I was helping them build a relationship with God. That changed to helping them find their authentic selves. I began to see that the two were the same.”
Jungians examine dreams to see what inner wisdom they reveal. Sweeney will explore how dreams and fantasy images manifest the creative, inspirational and healing aspects of our being. The program will also consider how dreams express what C.G. Jung called “the transcendent function” that promotes both personal and societal transformation.
WHAT: Annual Bauza lecture and workshop: Dreams and the Dynamics of Transformation • WHEN: Lecture Friday, June 2 (7-9p) • Workshop Saturday, June 3 (9a-1:15p) • WHERE: First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd • COST: $35 - $55 (Friday only); $65 - $85 (Saturday only); $85 - $105 (Full Weekend) • CONTACT: (614) 291-8050 • www.jungcentralohio.org • firstname.lastname@example.org
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