Financial Wellness - Black Lifestyle Empowerment
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Financial Wellness - Black Lifestyle Empowerment

The Financial Wellness Lifestyle Initiative is dedicated to helping African American men take pride in learning how to expand their use of money by enhancing their perception about personal finances, entrepreneurship, investments and more!

This Initiative will create a platform for open dialogue about money matters, connect families with financial resources and teach them how to generate and leverage income properly. We will emphasize the importance of removing the stigma that’s often associated with conversations about money and advocate for programs that address the science of using money as a tool.

This event will take place at the new Martin Luther King Branch located across from East High School.

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Mansa Men: Health.Wealth.Mindfulness (Young Male Development Program)
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Mansa Men: Health.Wealth.Mindfulness (Young Male Development Program)

  • ECDI: Economic & Community Development Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mansa Men is a FREE personal development program that positions young Black men for success at work and at home through mindfulness, skills development, and exposure to strong Black male role models within the hospitality and entrepreneurship fields. During monthly training sessions participants will be taken through programming that increases their ability to perform on the job and in life. Each session, participants will be provided with training and guidance in the areas of healthly living, mindfulness, and entrepreneurship.

The goals of the Mansa Men program is to provide young men (aged 13-18) with the opportunity to learn skills necessary to be healthy in mind, body and spirit, to cope with new and at times high stress situations, and to feel empowered to start their own business. Using a lens of trauma-informed care, Mansa Men has been specifically curated to provide high impact training over a short period of time – meditation and yoga to center the mind in the midst of change/crisis; soft skills development to encourage leadership, self-empowerment, and preparation for a multitude of environments; and hard skills to prepare them for success in an industry with a relatively low barrier to entry, increasing the likelihood of employment upon program completion.

The program will run every 4th Saturday from October 2018 thru June 2019.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BEYOND EVENTBRITE: VISIT rebrand.ly/mansamen - you must register your son via this link and attend one of the mandatory sessions in order to be considered for this experience.

Mansa Men - the name defined. The program name was derived from Mansa Musa who ruled the Mali Empire in the 14th century and his land was laden with lucrative natural resources, most notably gold. He is known as the richest man in history. Mansa means king, emperor, or sultan. A name defines character and we would like instill in these young men the reality that they are rich in mind, body and spirit and they naturally possess the resources within them to achieve any and all of their life goals and choices.

This program is a collaboration between Maroon Arts Group, Willowbeez SoulVeg, and Food Fort and is funded by Columbus' My Brother's Keeper Initiative.

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Drug Drop-Off
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Drug Drop-Off

Protect Your Family and the Environment.  Unused or unwanted medicines can harm families, the community and the environment. Drugs can be abused (accidentally or intentionally) and flushing them poses the threat of chemicals entering our lakes, rivers, streams and drinking water. Bring your unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription and over-the counter pills to Columbus Public Health.

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Parent University - First Class
Oct
29
5:15 PM17:15

Parent University - First Class

Parent University is a 5 session program designed to serve as a parental engagement tool to assist parents in acquiring the necessary resources to become great partners, advocates, and coaches for their children to achieve academic success. This year’s Parent University will start October 29th and run through March 25th. Participants are expected to attend all 5 sessions. Your registration helps us to plan for dinner, childcare, and bus transportation to Eastgate Elementary.* Please register by Thursday, October 25th.

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Homebuyer Education Training
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Homebuyer Education Training

  • University Hospital East Wallace Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn each step of the home buying process:

How to find a home and negotiate a contract
How to apply for a mortgage loan
What lenders look for when approving you for a mortgage
How to budget to buy a home
How to understand your credit
What happens during the closing process
How to be a successful homeowner

Register at www.homeportlearning.org

Call 614-221-8889 x134 for more information.

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Renaissance MAGIC!
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Renaissance MAGIC!

Produced and presented by the Lincoln Theatre Association, Renaissance MAGIC! is an original work of musical theatre set to the music of the intellectual, social, and artistic explosion of the early 1900s known as the Harlem Renaissance. Showcasing an all-local cast and creative team, this enchanting time-travel retrospective educates and entertains through acting, song, and dance, paying homage to the glorious rebirth of the African-American arts. 

Set in Harlem, New York, during the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance, Renaissance Magic! follows a family of performing artists as they celebrate and participate in the explosion of African-American arts going on around them. However, young Ella, a whiz in science and math, struggles to find her place within her family’s new-found focus on artistic expression. While grudgingly attending a heritage festival, Ella asks her favorite uncle, “If you had three wishes, what would they be?” His answer, those three wishes, lay the groundwork for this magical, musical journey of discovery through the Harlem Renaissance.

Written by Alexis Wilson, arranged by Karen Williams Hubbard, choreographed by Quianna Simpson, and directed and produced by Lincoln Theatre General Manager Suzan Bradford, this original work of musical theatre showcases the music of the Harlem Renaissance with professional performers and participants of the Lincoln Theatre’s education programs. 

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Renaissance MAGIC!
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Renaissance MAGIC!

Produced and presented by the Lincoln Theatre Association, Renaissance MAGIC! is an original work of musical theatre set to the music of the intellectual, social, and artistic explosion of the early 1900s known as the Harlem Renaissance. Showcasing an all-local cast and creative team, this enchanting time-travel retrospective educates and entertains through acting, song, and dance, paying homage to the glorious rebirth of the African-American arts. 

Set in Harlem, New York, during the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance, Renaissance Magic! follows a family of performing artists as they celebrate and participate in the explosion of African-American arts going on around them. However, young Ella, a whiz in science and math, struggles to find her place within her family’s new-found focus on artistic expression. While grudgingly attending a heritage festival, Ella asks her favorite uncle, “If you had three wishes, what would they be?” His answer, those three wishes, lay the groundwork for this magical, musical journey of discovery through the Harlem Renaissance.

Written by Alexis Wilson, arranged by Karen Williams Hubbard, choreographed by Quianna Simpson, and directed and produced by Lincoln Theatre General Manager Suzan Bradford, this original work of musical theatre showcases the music of the Harlem Renaissance with professional performers and participants of the Lincoln Theatre’s education programs. 

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Renaissance MAGIC!
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Renaissance MAGIC!

Produced and presented by the Lincoln Theatre Association, Renaissance MAGIC! is an original work of musical theatre set to the music of the intellectual, social, and artistic explosion of the early 1900s known as the Harlem Renaissance. Showcasing an all-local cast and creative team, this enchanting time-travel retrospective educates and entertains through acting, song, and dance, paying homage to the glorious rebirth of the African-American arts. 

Set in Harlem, New York, during the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance, Renaissance Magic! follows a family of performing artists as they celebrate and participate in the explosion of African-American arts going on around them. However, young Ella, a whiz in science and math, struggles to find her place within her family’s new-found focus on artistic expression. While grudgingly attending a heritage festival, Ella asks her favorite uncle, “If you had three wishes, what would they be?” His answer, those three wishes, lay the groundwork for this magical, musical journey of discovery through the Harlem Renaissance.

Written by Alexis Wilson, arranged by Karen Williams Hubbard, choreographed by Quianna Simpson, and directed and produced by Lincoln Theatre General Manager Suzan Bradford, this original work of musical theatre showcases the music of the Harlem Renaissance with professional performers and participants of the Lincoln Theatre’s education programs. 

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Nov
4
4:30 PM16:30

Author Presentation: Lost Restaurants of Columbus

LIMITED SEATING ENGAGEMENT

Listen to authors Christine Hayes and Doug Motz (Lost Restaurants of Columbus) explore Cbus history through restaurants of the past.

Sunday, November 4th at 4:30pm
Park Towers - Social Room - 1st Floor
1620 E Broad St, Columbus

PARKING is available on the city streets.
FREE ADMISSION but this RSVP is required (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsmQYvtTd7pzjI2ZH0SGKeVOSKT5Mq48w3-CPlfQMbYOtDsQ/viewform)

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Homebuyer Education Training
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Homebuyer Education Training

  • University Hospital East Wallace Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn each step of the home buying process:

How to find a home and negotiate a contract
How to apply for a mortgage loan
What lenders look for when approving you for a mortgage
How to budget to buy a home
How to understand your credit
What happens during the closing process
How to be a successful homeowner

Register at www.homeportlearning.org

Call 614-221-8889 x134 for more information.

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Columbus City Schools Facilities Task Force Community Meeting @ East High School
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Columbus City Schools Facilities Task Force Community Meeting @ East High School

Brought together by Interim Superintendent Dr. John Stanford, the 2018 Facilities Task Force, comprised of volunteer family, community, and business stakeholders, will assist in reviewing data and making recommendations on schools and administrative buildings the Board of Education might consider for closing. The recommendations might also include changes in attendance boundaries, enrollment, and/or grade configurations for schools.

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Columbus City Council Housing & Eviction Workshop
Oct
4
4:30 PM16:30

Columbus City Council Housing & Eviction Workshop

"Education is vital to help tenants understand their rights and responsibilities. These workshops will help prevent families from losing their homes,” said Columbus City Councilmember Jaiza Page, chair of the Housing Committee.

To help provide resources for residents, Councilmember Page, The Legal Aid Society of Columbus and Columbus Next Generation are hosting workshops to discuss information and assistance on housing and evictions. 

Thursday, October 4
Driving Park Library
1422 E. Livingston Avenue
4:30-6pm

In Franklin County, nearly 18,000 eviction notices are filed each year making the eviction court the busiest in the state. Staggering statistics, such as this, led Councilmember Jaiza Page to prioritize affordable housing and keeping families in their homes.

Topics covered include:

  • Eviction notices

  • Available rental assistance program(s)

  • Tenant rights

  • Landlord responsibilities

  • Escrow services

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CCF7: Power - Creative Control Fest
Sep
28
to Sep 29

CCF7: Power - Creative Control Fest

Join us for CCF7: POWER.  September 28-29, 2018 in Columbus, OH and learn about how creatives like you are helping change the course in expanding industries.  Connect, Create, Build...Power.  Speakers.  Workshops.  Vendors.  Connection.  For more information and to register go to: www.creativecontrolfest.com.

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Bronzeville Growers Market: An Urban Farm Stand Experience for Adults and Youth
Sep
27
3:00 PM15:00

Bronzeville Growers Market: An Urban Farm Stand Experience for Adults and Youth

  • Bronzeville Growers Market (corner of 17th) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Thursday, 3-6 pm (August 16 - September 27, 2018).  Fresh Ohio Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit, Baked Goods.  Special them activities: Health (Sep 13); Seniors (Aug 16; Sep 20); Gardening (Aug 23; Sep 27); Youth (Sep 6).  Harvest Festival: August 30.  The Ohio State University Hospital East Demonstration Food Truck: September 27.  Sponsor: Bethany Presbyterian Church.  Partners: Maroon Arts Group, Linden Garden Association, Yellowbird Foodshed, The Ohio State University Hospital East.

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Back Stage at the Lincoln
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Back Stage at the Lincoln

Visual Artist Showcase Thursday, September 20, 7 pm Talle Bamazi, Shelbi Harris Roseboro, and Antoinette Savage will each share their art and creative processes followed by a Q&A. A sampling of their work will also be on display. Born in Kara, Togo, West Africa, Talle Bamazi is a visionary and painter with a mission to show the world that Africa means more than violence—it has a soul and a purpose. He uses his artistic gifts to educate, instruct, and instill value in the past, as the past dictates the future. Inspired by life, love, and community, Shelbi Harris-Roseboro’s artistic genesis lies in color and culture. She continues to push artistic boundaries through new mediums and creative collaboration. Antoinette Savage’s work is a collection of memories of the lives of her ancestors, designing dolls and wearable art with recycled fabric and found objects. She loves using bright, bold, “Kool-Aid”-colored fabric scraps as the signature palette of her artistic expression. Tickets on sale for $10.

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Bronzeville Growers Market: An Urban Farm Stand Experience for Adults and Youth
Sep
20
3:00 PM15:00

Bronzeville Growers Market: An Urban Farm Stand Experience for Adults and Youth

  • Bronzeville Growers Market (corner of 17th) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Thursday, 3-6 pm (August 16 - September 27, 2018).  Fresh Ohio Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit, Baked Goods.  Special them activities: Health (Sep 13); Seniors (Aug 16; Sep 20); Gardening (Aug 23; Sep 27); Youth (Sep 6).  Harvest Festival: August 30.  The Ohio State University Hospital East Demonstration Food Truck: September 27.  Sponsor: Bethany Presbyterian Church.  Partners: Maroon Arts Group, Linden Garden Association, Yellowbird Foodshed, The Ohio State University Hospital East.

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Bronzeville Growers Market: An Urban Farm Stand Experience for Adults and Youth
Sep
13
3:00 PM15:00

Bronzeville Growers Market: An Urban Farm Stand Experience for Adults and Youth

  • Bronzeville Growers Market (corner of 17th) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Thursday, 3-6 pm (August 16 - September 27, 2018).  Fresh Ohio Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit, Baked Goods.  Special them activities: Health (Sep 13); Seniors (Aug 16; Sep 20); Gardening (Aug 23; Sep 27); Youth (Sep 6).  Harvest Festival: August 30.  The Ohio State University Hospital East Demonstration Food Truck: September 27.  Sponsor: Bethany Presbyterian Church.  Partners: Maroon Arts Group, Linden Garden Association, Yellowbird Foodshed, The Ohio State University Hospital East.

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Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

TEDx King-Lincoln Bronzeville

THE BACKDROP
The King-Lincoln Bronzeville District is a historically African American area in Columbus, Ohio. Originally known as Bronzeville by the residents of the community, it was rebranded as the King-Lincoln District by former Mayor Michael B. Coleman in hopes of revitalizing and highlighting the historical significance of the district. Home to the historic Lincoln Theater and the King Arts Complex, this near east side neighborhood was the heart of an affluent African-American business and entertainment district in the 1930s and ‘40s. The name TEDx King-Lincoln Bronzeville commemorates the history and contemporary vibracy of the area.

Although there are many great TEDx events in the midwest there aren’t any that are intentional about pushing to the surface the ideas, narratives and hard work everyday diverse people are creating, sharing and living to make their neighborhood a better place. Our goal is to highlight the unique and creative lives of this diverse neighborhood and show how their experiences connect to national and global narratives and solutions.

Held at the home of the Tigers, East High School provides a perfect venue as a heart of this neighborhood. Live speakers will include physicians, researchers, and creative activists, such as Dr. Deena Chisolm of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Dr. Carlotta Penn of The Ohio State University, Carnell Willoughby of Willowbeez SoulVeg, and Sheri Neale of Maroon Arts Group (MAG) respectively. With CREATE as the theme, TEDxKLB will prove that a neighborhood’s history is not destined to be lost in the midst of gentrification and that culturally-focused creative placemaking can be led by neighbors. This trailblazing event will demonstrate how this neighborhood is a microcosm of innovation that can be replicated across the country and the world.

OUR AUDIENCE
The event will cater to King-Lincoln residents and frequent visitors of the area. Our attendees are parents, educators, entrepreneurs, visual artists, performers, and business owners. Our audience is also global with the incomparable reach of the TEDx platform.

Since the beginning of the TEDx program in 2009, nearly 15,000 events have been held in every corner of the globe. And now, a new TEDx milestone has been reached: one billion views of TEDx Talks.

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Courthouse to the Community Event
Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

Courthouse to the Community Event

Councilmembers Jaiza PageMichael Stinziano, and the City's Department of Neighborhoods, are hosting “Courthouse to the Community” resource fairs throughout Columbus.  These events aim to connect residents with local court services.  "Council is always looking for ways to engage with residents out in the community," said Page. "This is another opportunity for us to help provide vital resources and information."

"These events highlight wonderful services that are readily available to residents to help them meet their needs,” said Stinziano. “The local courts, along with a number of providers, contribute to the health and safety of our neighborhoods, and Council is committed to our continual investment in them.”

Representatives from the City, County and non-profit organizations include but are not limited to:

  • Columbus City Attorney’s Office, including the Domestic Violence Unit
  • Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
  • Franklin County Municipal Court
  • Franklin County Municipal Clerk of Courts 
  • Franklin County Municipal Court Landlord-Tenant Services
  • Franklin County Environmental Court
  • Franklin County Justice Expo and Health and Wellness Fair
  • Franklin County Juvenile and Domestic Court
  • Franklin County Public Defender Office
  • Franklin County Probation Department 
  • Franklin County Self Help Resource Center
  • Franklin County Small Claims Division  
  • Mediation Clinic and Research      
  • Community Mediation Services
  • The Legal Aid Society of Columbus   
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Bronzeville Growers Market: An Urban Farm Stand Experience for Adults and Youth
Sep
6
3:00 PM15:00

Bronzeville Growers Market: An Urban Farm Stand Experience for Adults and Youth

  • Bronzeville Growers Market (corner of 17th) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Thursday, 3-6 pm (August 16 - September 27, 2018).  Fresh Ohio Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit, Baked Goods.  Special them activities: Health (Sep 13); Seniors (Aug 16; Sep 20); Gardening (Aug 23; Sep 27); Youth (Sep 6).  Harvest Festival: August 30.  The Ohio State University Hospital East Demonstration Food Truck: September 27.  Sponsor: Bethany Presbyterian Church.  Partners: Maroon Arts Group, Linden Garden Association, Yellowbird Foodshed, The Ohio State University Hospital East.

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Bronzeville Growers Market: An Urban Farm Stand Experience for Adults and Youth
Aug
30
3:00 PM15:00

Bronzeville Growers Market: An Urban Farm Stand Experience for Adults and Youth

  • Bronzeville Growers Market (corner of 17th) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Thursday, 3-6 pm (August 16 - September 27, 2018).  Fresh Ohio Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit, Baked Goods.  Special them activities: Health (Sep 13); Seniors (Aug 16; Sep 20); Gardening (Aug 23; Sep 27); Youth (Sep 6).  Harvest Festival: August 30.  The Ohio State University Hospital East Demonstration Food Truck: September 27.  Sponsor: Bethany Presbyterian Church.  Partners: Maroon Arts Group, Linden Garden Association, Yellowbird Foodshed, The Ohio State University Hospital East.

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NES HOP: MLK Mural Making and Story Sharing
Aug
25
11:30 AM11:30

NES HOP: MLK Mural Making and Story Sharing

  • Columbus Metropolitan Library - Martin Luther King Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You will have the opportunity to gather as a community with a local artist and create a mural in honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.. In addition, we will have members from CULYP sharing and read stories to any kids in attendance. Bring your favorite book or  grab one off the shelf, it is a great time to get into a good book​​​​​​​

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NES Hop: Cheer for Chlorine with author Blake Washington
Aug
25
10:30 AM10:30

NES Hop: Cheer for Chlorine with author Blake Washington

  • Columbus Metropolitan Library - Martin Luther King Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you are a fan of reading, science, and fun, this is the event for you! During this hour of fun and learning, author and scientist Blake Washington will do a reading while conducting interactive experiments with all those in attendance!! The first 40 attendees will receive a FREE copy of one of her books, either Cheer for Chlorine and Hooray for Helium!

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Bronzeville Growers Market: An Urban Farm Stand Experience for Adults and Youth
Aug
23
3:00 PM15:00

Bronzeville Growers Market: An Urban Farm Stand Experience for Adults and Youth

  • Bronzeville Growers Market (corner of 17th) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Thursday, 3-6 pm (August 16 - September 27, 2018).  Fresh Ohio Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit, Baked Goods.  Special them activities: Health (Sep 13); Seniors (Aug 16; Sep 20); Gardening (Aug 23; Sep 27); Youth (Sep 6).  Harvest Festival: August 30.  The Ohio State University Hospital East Demonstration Food Truck: September 27.  Sponsor: Bethany Presbyterian Church.  Partners: Maroon Arts Group, Linden Garden Association, Yellowbird Foodshed, The Ohio State University Hospital East.

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