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Short North Neighborhood Events/News NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

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ComFest Planning 2018 Festival: Grants, applications, meeting dates alert

The ComFest planning committees are gearing up for the 2018 festival. It is time to start marking calendars and considering how to get involved.
Community Organizations, check into ComFest’s Grant Program. Each year, a portion of festival profits feeds a grants fund for the community. Small grants up to $2500 are available to non-profit organizations for special projects. A committee determines the monies to be given away each year. Details and applications are online. The application deadline is January 16, 2018.

Applications for performers, workshops and speakers are online now. Organizations should apply to present workshops, seminars, symposia, discussion groups and forums. Performers of music, dance, theater, poetry, and comedy are needed. Speakers addressing current issues and trends in the community are encouraged to apply. Final date for applications is March 1, 2018.

Check the ComFest website regularly for Street Fair applications (deadline for community organizations, artisans, and vendors is April 20 every year), the annual logo contest, volunteer needs and applications, and other announcements.

The General Planning Committee meets twice a month in Goodale Park Residence House. The meeting dates and times are listed on the website. All GP meetings are open to the public. All organizing is done by volunteers. No special skills are required – though welcome. ComFest is looking for people with a progressive perspective and community spirit. Information about ComFest, its history, its statement of principles, meeting dates and applications are available at ComFest.com. grant application deadline 1-16-18 www.comfest.com

The Magpie Consort: December 9, 2017: Songs for the Christmas Season

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 Saturday, December 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.

WHAT: The Magpie Consort • WHERE: St. Francis of Assisi Church, 386 Buttles Avenue• WHEN: Sat., December 9, 7:30 p.m.• TICKETS: $10 at the door, sliding scale. www.magpieconsort.org

Women's Chorus November 19 at UMC

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. Staged Sunday, 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

Italian Village Society Potluck and Election

Want to play a bigger role in Italian Village? The Italian Village Society assists residents, tenants, landowners, and business people within Italian Village in meeting their civic needs and having their voices heard in city, county, state, and federal governments, and in other organizations. Two new trustees will be elected this December during their holiday potluck. Celebrate with neighbors and bring a side dish, dessert, or salad to share. Regular meetings are open to the public and held the second Tuesday of each month. Join up online at www.italianvillage.org

WHAT: Society Potluck & Election • WHERE: Jeffrey Park Foundry, 233 E. First Avenue• WHEN: Tues., December 12, 6:30pm • CONTACT: Audra Wheeler, president audrawheelerhomes@gmail.com

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