2018 Near East Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy Graduation
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

2018 Near East Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy Graduation

  • The Columbus Foundation, Davis Hall (map)
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Join us as we celebrate the graduation of the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Academy Cohort at Davis Hall, at the Columbus Foundation! Hear from the graduates and the projects they’re pursuing to transform the Near East Side Community. Please register at www.eastpact.org/2018-nla-graduation

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Homebuyer Education Training
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Homebuyer Education Training

  • University Hospital East Wallace Auditorium (map)
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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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Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

Columbus Crossing Borders Project Exhibit: Official Opening

  • Broad Street Presbyterian Church - Palmer Hall (map)
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The Columbus Crossing Borders Project Exhibit is coming to Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205.

Monday, November 5 - Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Palmer Hall.  This traveling exhibition of paintings by 34 local artists is based on stories told by refugees and in response to the anti-immigration sentiment and racism in our country. The group exhibition is installed as a mural, with elements of each painting reaching into the next artwork. On Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., the exhibit officially opens with a showing of their documentary film, Breathe Free, with a Q&A session after.

Learn more at: www.columbuscrossingbordersproject.com.

Exhibit Show Hours: Monday – Friday, 11 am to 4:30 pm and Sundays, 9 am to 12:30 pm.

 

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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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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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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
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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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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Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Opiates in the Black Community

Opiate Crisis Community Connectors Presents: Opiates in the Black Community. You are invited to an open dialogue about opiates in the black community. We have invited County Commissioners, School Board members, ADAMH Board members, Public Health officials, Ministers, Imams, Columbus Police, Franklin County Sheriffs, Columbus Fire Department, Columbus City Council, the Mayor’s office, mental health agencies, chemical dependency agencies and others! Please come be a part of the dialogue.

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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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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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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)
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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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NEAC District 1 Community Meeting - Long St. Development Plans
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

NEAC District 1 Community Meeting - Long St. Development Plans

Attention Community Members: 

As many of you know there is new development planned for the former McNabb Funeral Home site- 823 E. Long St., at N. Monroe Ave and E. Long Street at the North West corner. Borror Development and Kingsley Co. will be leading the development of the site and will be presenting to the community this week. 

Please save the date and pass this information to other Community Groups and anyone who is interested in attending. The meeting will serve as a great opportunity to learn more about the project, and hear plans directly from the developers of the site. The event is free and open to the public.

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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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Oct
25
11:00 AM11:00

Council and Age-Friendly Columbus to Host Senior Housing Stabilization Roundtable

Who:
President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano
Age-Friendly Columbus Director Katie White
State Representative Hearcel Craig
Senior Services Roundtable Vice Chair Fran Ryan
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging Specialist Patty Callahan
Near East Area Commissioner Lela Boykin

When:
Thursday, October 25, 2018
11am  

Where:

Central Community House
1150 E. Main Street, Columbus, OH 43205

What:

A panel discussion focused on how the housing market, stagnant income growth and rising property taxes affect Columbus' senior citizens' ability to age-in-place. The discussion will highlight current programs and resources available to combat this growing crisis and seek ways the City can help seniors facing displacement.

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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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