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December 6, 2019
Simply Living Community Update Newsletter: Celebrate Local!

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Climate Strike at Statehouse TODAY (Dec 6) at 12 noon at the McKinley Statue
In the wake of September's strike, we have seen no change from our political leaders. On Friday, December 6th at 12 PM we will strike again, at the statehouse.  Our voices cannot be silenced, we as constituents will be heard. We will not rest until we have a new green deal. Pledge your support. Event info HERE.

See the recent blog post on the SL website: How Much CO2 Is Embedded in Products? 
Wow. I
t turns out that 40% of emissions come from the production and delivery of commodities in industrial value chains. This comes from the Rocky Mountain Institute and confirms Simply Living's concerns about excessive shopping for ever more stuff in our consumer culture. Please share the blog post.


Simply Living Holiday Gathering is next Thursday (12-12) I'm hearing from the planners that the food will include Hummus, Baba aGnoush, Vegan Bruschetta, Tea-based cranberry winter cocktail, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and lots more, not including what YOU will bring. BYOBeverage - we're open, you decide! I hear the raffle will include gift certificates from OTC (Over the Counter)... FreeCycled Gifts: Bring something old or new, yet usable. Look for more on Facebook and social media this week. Board spokeswoman Jenee Murphy put it this way, "Come as you can, come as you are, and be easy. We’ll spread the love and keep it warm for those who are able to join, and for those spreading love in other places, too."

Is DEEP ADAPTATION the next phase in dealing with the climate emergency? Come find out this coming Monday, December 9 - 7:30 - 9 at the Northwood High Bldg. We'll share a fascinating video and have a deep discussion about just what adaptation might mean.. Led by.Art Yoho, founder of the Bliss Run Mindfulness Community.
 
The wave of the future is on the local level. Don't waste your heart and mind trying to pull down what is already destroying itself. But come into where you're almost below the radar and reorganize life. We want communities where we live and work and fight for the future.
~ Joanna Macy
Deep AdaptationMONDAY, DECEMBER 9
7:30 PM

DEEP ADAPTATION: VIDEO INTERVIEW
WITH VANESSA ANDREOTTI  + DISCUSSION

Northwood High Bldg - Community Room 100
2231 N High St Columbus 43201
FREE, Donations Appreciated

A gathering to learn and explore "Deep Adaptation" as an approach to navigating the crises of climate change and failing institutions.
 

How do we face the deep levels of change happening right now, in our lifetimes? Climate change, deteriorating ecosystems, species extinctions, political divisions, and business as usual running an unsustainable global economy - it can be overwhelming, and some of us are asking what it is going to take for us to cope, to adapt, and yes, change how we live.
 

Picture of Vanessa AndreottiWe will show a video interview with a powerful thought leader, Vanessa Andreotti (pictured below). She is the Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change at University of British Columbia and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education. She has extensive experience working across sectors internationally in areas of education. You are welcome and encouraged to view it before we meet: https://youtu.be/Pyz_qOs96nA

Art Yoho will join us in the Q&A discussion. Art brings his experience internationally and his leadership locally in the Bliss Run sangha, based on the practices of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Note: Curious about Simply Living or just want to know more? Come early at 6:30 pm for a Meet Simply Living event where you will learn about our origins and current programs. Q&A with Chuck Lynd.
Both meetings  are free. Light refreshments will be provided.

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
~ Jackson Brown, Jr.

Holiday Open House green wreath backgrounTHURSDAY,DECEMBER 12
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Simply Living's Annual

HOLIDAY GATHERING
Cohatch Upper Arlington - the Overlook
1733 W Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43221
RSVP Available Monday on Eventbrite


Plan to meet old friends, make new ones, and network with our community of individuals who share your values. Bring a friend!

Raffle!  You will have a chance to win gift certificates, movie passes, and other cool items now being assembled.

Optional! Come as you are but if time permits feel free to bring appetizers, desserts, and "holiday cheer." Simply Living will provide alcohol-free punch and some snacks. Wear an ugly holiday sweater or a snazzy one (you will be judged :)  It's our tradition as well to bring a treasure you no longer need and take someone else's home with you. 

FREE but please register on Eventbrite to help us plan for drinks and refreshments. All are welcome. Donations always appreciated. Updates on our Facebook and Meetup pages.

If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear. ~ Joanna Macy

Selected Highlights in this week's Community Update!
 
See the Learn section  
> Monthly Food Swap (12-7), Free Winter Composting Demo (12-8), Natural Stress and Anxiety Relief workshop (1210) at City Folks Farm Shop (12/3) + Food Swap (12/7)
Lily Kunning offers Holiday Herbal Gift Making workshop (112-7) + The Art of Medicine Making Series announced for 2020
Blue Rock Station hosts a Winter Open House on Jan 4 from 1-3 pm
Read more in the Learn section

See the News section 
Get the FALL EDITION of the Simply Living Newsletter! 
Link to the Simply Living DVD Collection available to borrow for SL members
> Polyfaces: the Joel Salatin film is streaming FREE this weekend only.
> Interfaith Prayer Gathering and Potluck to explore Caring for the Earth theme (12-8)
> Useful Links include 1)
Where to sign the Cbus Bill of Rights petition (12-16) 2) Activist call to protect our local democracy and let communities control plastic bags, and more 3)  the ARC of Appalachia announced their Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
> Earth 911 -Building a Resilient Future podcast, a quiz on prepping a sustainable yard, and Tips to Heal Naturally.
Read more in the News section

See the Community section 
Promotion of our FABULOUS Community RADIO Stations!
> Care & Share Time Bank Potluck & Program featuring annual Local Talent Variety Show (12-15)
> Columbus Underground's Mega Weekend links to events this weekend!  Highlights in YELLOW
> Connie Hammond's e-newsletter helps you get involved in progressive causes and issue!
 Read more in the Community section


See the Arts & Culture Section  
> Square Dancing venues are updated with future events
> Java Central Coffee House presents Lil Red & the Rooster (12-7) + link to more Holiday live music events
> Literary Events: Poetry Discussion & Open Mic at Westerville Library (12-17)
> December Art Fair Open House (12-7) hosted by Mary Jane Quick

Westerville Art League presents 15 local artists at Java Central
> Annual Winter Solstice event at Summit UMC + a shout out to host Rita Carnevale


SEE the Local Foods Section 
> Worthington Farmers market features Granola (and much more) (12-7)
> Vegan Pop-Up event at the Ching Ter Maitreya Temple (12-15)
> A useful, transparent, informative, colorful report from Freshtown Farm - not to be missed!
> The 41st OEFFA Conference in Dayton is now OPEN for Registration!

Read more in the 
Local Foods section

LEARN

Simply Living Sustainable U organizes workshops/classes in Central Ohio that
train and educate people about sustainability topics and practices including:


Food • Urban Homesteading • Health and Wellness • Energy Solutions
Green Building  • Finance • Transportation • Economics
Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at,
we don't see what goes on underground - as they grow roots.
Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty.
But we don't see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty.
In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree.
~ Joyce Meyer

Upcoming Events
City Folk's Farm Shop
4760 N. High St.
Columbus OH 43214
Phone 614-946-5553

http://cityfolksfarmshop.com/
SEE All Classes HERE

 

Monthly Food Swap at City Folk’s
Sat Dec 07, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The Monthly Food Swap is back! Bring in your handmade, home made, home grown food and edible items! Baked goods, herbs and veggies from the garden, and home preserved items are all welcome! Be ready to answer questions about your methods, practices and ingredients. Please don’t be offended is someone doesn’t want to trade with you, all of our diets vary widely and all are accepted. All trades happen at the discretion of the owner of the items and all owners of items are responsible for their items. Swapping starts at the big front table promptly at 1pm, so come ready! This is a great way to try new foods and meet new people! RSVP HERE

Free Winter Composting Demo at City Folk’s
Dec 08, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join Paisley from Sunbury Urban Farm to talk about winter composting! Learn different methods, like bokashi, to keep composting all winter long. We have everything you need in the shop to get you started! RSVP HERE

Natural Stress and Anxiety Relief
Dec 10, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
$25
Anxiety and stress can wreak havoc on the body and can do serious damage if not kept in check. There are lots of natural remedies that can help curb that anxiety, like herbs and essential oils. Come learn how to use these to deal with stress and make it more manageable, naturally. We will try sample some teas and test some essential oils to find what is most beneficial for you. Everyone attending this class will go home with an essential oil roller ball customized to their needs. This class is taught by local Herbalist Brandy James of Rainbow Bee. The cost of this class is $25 and preregistration is required as space is limited. Be prepared for holiday stress!  RSVP HERE
Sassafras annual Holiday Gift Making clasSATURDAY DECEMBER 7
1 - 3 PM
HOLIDAY HERBAL GIFT MAKING
Lily Kunning, Community Herbalist
757 Garden Rd, Columbus 43214
More info on Classes/Events:
https://www.lilykunning.com/

Learn to make scrumptious body care that delight your beloveds! All healthy body care that use no cheap fillers, harmful synthetics, and only the best all natural ingredients.

This class is a benefit for Sassafras, a non-profit dedicated to preserving holistic health and folkways for future generations. This DIY make and take is super-fun and the spirit of play permeates- this would be a fun class to take with friends!

The class will be taught by Lily Kunning, Columbus' community herbalist. She will teach the techniques needed to make a sugar scrub, lip balms, and a creamy lotion. In addition to hands-on instruction, students will take home  ahndout with recipes to make more at home, 5 lip balms, 2 lotions, and 2 sugar scrubs (all in cute gift-ready packaging). All proceeds from this class benefit Sassafras and is an all-volunteer effort!
 

The Art of Medicine Making series by Lily Kunning

Blue Rock Station
40-acre Sustainability Center
Blue Rock Station, LLC
1190 Virginia Ridge Road
Philo, OH  43771
Phone 740-674-4300
https://www.bluerockstation.com/

 



 

Podcasts, Make a Wreath, Open House...
When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine, an often humorous podcast on living sustainably with Annie and Jay Warmke
is broadcast and streamed on Fridays at 11:30 am and Saturdays at 8:30 am on WGRN.org 94.1 FM in Columbus. The podcast is also available through your favorite podcast app.

Winter Open House January 4th 1 pm to 3 pm at Blue Rock Station, home of 
the first earthship east of the Mississippi River.  Learn how the house operates in the winter, enjoy high tea, and a conversation with Ohio pioneers Annie and Jay Warmke. Registration is required at www.bluerockstation.com.

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. ~ Jim Rohn
Bring your Loyalty Card to any Simply Living film, meetup, class, or event and get it punched. When all ten holes are punched you will receive a $50 credit toward any classes or workshops sponsored by Simply Living. Available to all Simply Living members.
BUSINESS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
NEWS
Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet has free access
to the sum of all human knowledge. ~ Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
Click for the FALL 2019 Issue of SIMPLY NEWS!
Click for the Simply Living DVD Collection. Scroll down to view titles. To borrow a DVD, email Chuck or call 614-354-6172.
Polyface farmPOLYFACES: THE FILM STREAMING FREE THIS WEEKEND

To celebrate World Soil Day, Polyface Farms is offering FREE streaming ONLY until SUN 8 DEC at 22:00 EST 
Go to http://www.polyfaces.com/free/ and put in discount code - worldsoilday

Simply Living members may borrow the DVD. Contact Chuck@SimplyLiving.org or call/text 614-354-6172.
IACO LOGO Interfaith Assoc of Central OhioSUNDAY DECEMBER 8
5 - 6 PM + POTLUCK 6 - 7:30 PM
INTERFAITH PRAYER GATHERING AND POTLUCK
Theme: Caring for the Earth, Our Shared Home: with Our Heads, Hearts, and Hands
Peace Lutheran Church
455 Clark State Rd, Gahanna OH 43230
RSVP to office@iaco.org by December 1.
 
The 4th Annual Interfaith Prayer Gathering & Potluck is being held by the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio (IACO) and Interfaith Power and Light. 

Join us as we look at our planet from the perspective of nine different faiths. During the potluck we will ask people to share ways to live more sustainably and to make a commitment to make at least one change in the following months. See the event flyer HERE.
 
Bring a dish to share for a potluck meal to follow the service. 

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available! Contact office@iaco.org for details.  

Useful Links
Columbus Community Bill of RightsWhere can you sign the Columbus Community Bill of Rights Petition?
December 16, 2019, 6: 00 – 7:30 PM
Columbus Metro Library, Shepard Branch, Meeting Room 1, 850 N. Nelson Rd, Columbus, 43219.  61 W. Town St. Columbus, OH 43222 
The Columbus Community Bill of Rights is a citizen-initiated charter amendment for the city of Columbus. It will give us the right to protect our Water from toxic, radioactive Frack Waste dumping in our Water supply.  More info at  ColumbusBillofRights.org or Facebook.


 
Protect Democracy in Ohio! No on Senate Bill 222! (from Sierra Club)
Local democracy is being threatened at the Statehouse through the interest of Big Oil and Gas. Senate Bill 222 would take away the power of local decision makers to govern their communities as they see fit.  This bill aims to take away the constitutionally-granted authority of local governments to establish fees on single-use plastic bags, bottles, and a large swath of other items.
     If passed, SB 222 would needlessly and unlawfully restrict the authority of local government officials, and would remove a means for curbing waste generation and litter in our environment and neighborhoods. 
TAKE ACTION!
Take action today by supporting democracy, future generations, and sustainable practices. Say NO to Senate Bill 222!

15th Annual Wildflower PilgrimageDreaming of Spring?
WILDFLOWER PILGRIMAGE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

https://arcofappalachia.org/annual-wildflower-pilgrimage/
This Year's Pilgrimage Theme:

Storytellers – A Celebration of Women, Nature, & Art  
 
Evening speakers: videographer Laura Hughes;  artists  Ann Geise, Sue King, & Karen Kline;  photographer Kathryn Cubert; poets & orators Jay Jackson & Wendy McVicker; and musician: Sarah Goslee Reed
 
$165/person for the Full Pilgrimage Weekend, Lodging is not provided, please check our lodging page for options.
Of all the wonderful things in the universe, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof. ~ Julie Moir Messervy

Building a Resilient Future Podcast

In this podcast, we talk with author Alice Hill about her new book: Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption, where she lays out the issues that will define our lives and public policy for the next century.

Read More

 

 

Sustainable Yard Prep Quiz 

In this Earth911 Quiz, we’ll challenge your knowledge of home energy use and the ways trees and hedges can help manage your power consumption.

Read More

 

 

 

 

 

5 Tips to Heal Naturally

Many traditional healing techniques help heal the body without pharmaceuticals. There are many ways to prevent illness and allow our bodies to heal naturally. Let’s explore how to get started.

Read More
 
COMMUNITY
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
~ A. Philip Randolph

 
Take me to the listing of weekly and monthly events!
Care and Share Time Bank photosSUNDAY DECEMBER 15
6:30 - 8:30  PM
CARE & SHARE TIME BANK
POTLUCK 6:30 pm
PROGRAM: 7:15 pm
SHARING OUR TALENTS!

First Unitarian Universalist Church
93 W Weisheimar Rd, Columbus OH 43214
Contact: Vilvi <vilvivannak@gmail.com>
Please bring a food to share. Recipes are appreciated. Bring items you no longer need for the sharing table. 
December Program
:  Our talented members are signing up as I write this. Expect music, poetry, stories, even a juggler! This Variety Show is becoming an annual holiday event.

For more info on the Time Bank and the poster, visi the website here
https://hourworld.org/bank/?hw=1057
Tune into our fabulous, diverse, local community radio stations!
 
      The Green Renaissance Network 94.1

WGRN FM 94.1  Listen Live on your radio or listen online. Download podcasts! Scroll down the home page and check out their awesome SCHEDULE!   

WCRSFM.org 92.7 or 98.3 on your radio dial or listen online. Check out the SCHEDULE!  



Get them PRE-SET in your vehicle. WCRS features News in the morning and WGRN offers News in the afternoon. Diverse Music and Voices you won't hear anywhere else in Cbus!
 

To support the Free Press Network --

the Free Press newspaper, websites, WGRN and WCRS community radio and other media ventures -- with a monthly donation!
Become a patron on Patreon!

Columbus Underground Mega Weekend!
Lazarus Santa, Lights, Winterfest, It’s Lit, Actually, Shopping & More!

Compiled by Anne Evans. Full CU Website listings HERE.
Lazarus Santa

Visit the Lazarus Santa on Saturday! Photo by Anne Evans

Welcome to the weekend! Ready for the holidays? Looking for fun holiday events you can do with your family and friends? We’ve been sharing our favorite Local Gift Ideas! See you on Sunday at Brewed! Party for NYE with us at Hadley’s or at Balboa & Grandview Cafe! Below are some top picks for the weekend and find links to daily lists. 

HOLIDAY EVENTS

-Dublin lights their tree, as does Clintonville
-The Ohio Statehouse lights their tree and has a holiday festival
-Make & Take a Holiday Item at Think Like an Artist
-Explore Conservatory Aglow
-Go to Free Festive Fridays at Columbus Commons
The Gateway celebrates the holidays on Friday with It’s Lit Actually
-Check out the Orange Line Holiday Train Exhibit
-Go on a UA Holiday Tour of Homes
-Enjoy the Lazarus Santa

ART & CULTURAL EVENTS

-The Drexel has a COCOA BAR & PJ PARTY! with The Polar Express
-The Children’s Theater presents Rapunzel
-Go Home for the Holidays with the beautiful sounds of jazz
Lipstick by Lane Stanley opens at Madlab
-Watch A Christmas Story for free
-The Symphony brings you Holiday Pops
-The Wexner Center has a weekend of fun family activities with Zoom: Family Film Festival 2019
Lindsay Gallery celebrates 20 years
-934 Gallery has a show of Edible art

SHOPPING EVENTS

-Shop the Holiday Hop in the Short North
-Explore the 12 Elves of Dublin
-Shop Winterfair
-3060 Artworks hosts a Holiday Artisan Market
-Wild Cat Gift & Party hosts Midnight Madness Extravaganza!
-Get amazing holiday presents at CCAD Art Fair & Marketplace
-Shop Craftin’ Outlaws at Columbus Museum of Art
-Find Cool Things at Little Flea in Old North (Holiday Pop-Up)
-Go Shop Bexley Holiday Hop
-Shop Not Your Mama’s Craft Market at Village Lights
-Shop German Village Makers Market
-Go to Village Lights

MORE THINGS TO DO

-Shop Winterfair
-Hear music in a mansion
-The Vanderelli Room brings in Unsolicited Advice
-Have a roaring fun time at What the Fuzz
WinterFest returns to Bicentennial Park
Zaftig Brewery Has Opened
-Ohio Village turns into Dickens of a Christmas
-Check out Last Podcast on the Left
Watershed Distillery Nocino Fest

Mega Weekend gives you a great list of events this weekend in Columbus, so you can be in the know! Looking for more things to do? Here’s a list of events for Thursday, for Friday, for Saturday, and Sunday

There’s always more in the Events Calendar

Connie HammondGET ACTIVE!  Items below are selected from the Columbus Peace Newsletter edited by Connie Hammond (pictured at left).

Email cmhammond11@att.net to subscribe or share meeting info.

Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:00 PM.  Sunrise Columbus Climate Strike.  This is a new group of young people in Columbus.  They would appreciate your support.  Location:  Ohio Statehouse.  For more information, contact Russell, Seal <russell.1223@buckeyemail.osu.edu>

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 6:00 – 8:30 PM.  Breathing While Black.  Black people are mindful of their skin color even when doing mindless activities. We learn to be hypervigilant about our black bodies while...dancing, selling bottled water, napping in a dorm, mowing the lawn, going to the store, walking through a neighborhood.  More than 1 in 6 Black individuals who are pulled over or stopped on the street have interactions with law enforcement multiple times over the course of a year. Here’s the truth: it’s growing increasingly difficult to catch our breath as Black people.  But realities of breathing while Black go far deeper than just law enforcement. With pervasive racial inequalities that manifest for those throughout the African Diaspora, the belief that black lives have less value than white lives is more than just words on paper — it’s a stark reality for many.  Join the Columbus African Council and other community partners for a critical conversation on redefining the Black experience. Together, we can work to address systemic racism and develop strategies to make Black empowerment a priority across the African Diaspora.  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library – Main, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus 43215.  Facebook.

December 19, 7:00 - 7:30 PM.  Tamale Fundraiser for Central Ohio Worker Center.  This is a chance to learn about Central Ohio Worker Center and the Immigrant Justice Committee and enjoy delicious tamales (mole, salsa verde, salsa roja) and learn about the Central Ohio Workers Center and the work of the Immigrant Justice Committee.  Tamales are $3.00 each, $30.00/dozen.  First come, first serve.   Location:  Maynard Avenue United Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Ave, Columbus 43202.  Facebook.

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  How Courts Work and Their Importance with Indivisible Westerville.  Join Indivisible Westerville & Indivisible OH12 for a presentation from the Ohio Fair Courts Alliance! The courts impact nearly every aspect of our daily lives, and yet, many people have little understanding of how the courts work, how judges are selected or why it is important to take action to ensure fair and impartial courts. Feel free to bring a friend! More information on Facebook

Columbus Area Community Event Lists


Columbus Free Press Activists Calendar Editor Bob Roehm posts online and in the monthly print edition.
Columbus Peace Network Calendar Editor Connie Hammond keeps up with political events, meetings
Columbus Underground Calendar Editor Anne Evans - we post much of her awesome Mega Weekend!
Simply Living Calendar of Weekly/Monthly Community Events Editor Chuck Lynd - text only listings.
WCBE Arts & Life Calendar 
BUSINESS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
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ARTS & CULTURE

Your body is your subconscious mind and you can’t heal it by talk alone.
~ Candace Pert

SQUARE - CONTRA DANCING IN COLUMBUS
Wild Goose Creative Square Dancing
2491 Summit Ave Cbus 43202
Big Scioty Contra Dancing
First Congregational Church
444 East Broad St. Cbus 43215

All Soles at First UU Church

93 W Weisheimer Rd Cbus 43214


Wild Goose Creative
(First Friday of the Month)

Friday, December 6
https://www.wildgoosecreative.com/





Contra DancersBig Scioty Dance Schedule
https://bigscioty.com/dance-schedule/

Friday, December 6 – Sunday December 8 – WINTER WARMUP
Workshops and Contra Dancing  (Location – Worthington Community Center,
345 East Wilson Bridge Rd  43085


contra dancing feetAll Soles Contra & Square Dance

Friday, December 13
Jeanie & the Dreamers and Gaye Fifer

https://firstuucolumbus.org/connection/all-soles/


 

Java Central in WestervilleSATURDAY DECEMBER 7
7 - 10 PM,

LIL' RED & the ROOSTER
JAVA CENTRAL
20 S. STATE ST, WESTERVILLE 43081
P: (614) 839-0698
E: info@java-central.com
Lil Red and the Rooster
Click HERE for info about upcoming holiday Music events Dec 14, 21, and 28
 
FRIDAYS – Acoustic Open Mic, welcoming everyone with musical talent and/or aspirations to sing and play – considered one of the best around. Note: sign-ups begin at 6PM and fill up quickly!
SATURDAYS – Professional performances by groups or individual singers and musicians. Eclectic genres range from rock, folk, pop, bluegrass, jazz – and more!
ACOUSTIC JAM w/ JOHN MORGAN – every Tuesday, 8PM – 9:30PM
SONGWRITER CIRCLE w/ DICK PLUNK – every 2nd Wednesday, 7PM – 9PM
It is not just do do do. It is not just be be be. It is do be do be do. ~ Amit Goswami

book open for a readingREADINGS + LITERARY EVENTS
Readings in Local Bookstores, Bars, Cafes, Colleges 
SEE NITA SWEENEY'S CALENDAR

Events listed here: 
https://nitasweeney.com/calendar/category/write-now-events

Poetry Discussion & Open Mic

Tuesday, December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

 

Westerville Public Library – Conference Room
126 S. State Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Share your work with members of the Westerville Poetry Group and discover ways others are writing and publishing poetry. Following an open discussion, you are invited to present your own writings or favorite works by other poets or to simply listen.

http://westervillelibrary.org/events

Here are links to more events in some of our local bookstores!

Gramercy Books in Bexley (2424 E Main St 43209) From author talks to a monthly book club to poetry readings, find it here.
The Book Loft in German Village (631 South Third Street 43206) We work with a wide variety of authors each year in our store and many off-site venues across the city. 
Two Dollar Radio Headquarters in Columbus South Side (1124 Parsons Ave 43206) The family-run cafe and bookstore brought to you by local indie press Two Dollar Radio!
Kafe Kerouac in University District (2250 N High St 43201) Kafe Kerouac hosts a plethora of musical acts, poets, speakers, interest groups, and the like. 

December Art Fair Open House 
[Hosted by SL member Mary Jane Quick] 
Sat Dec 7 from 12 PM – 5 PM

134 Garden Rd, Columbus, OH 43214-2159


Stop by and support local women artists!  More HERE

    Barb Huebner (Pending) Photography

    Jan Solari-Come up and see my etchings...Pastels of the Female Form

    Helen Yee-Abstract Painting

    Mary Jane Quick-Encaustic and Mixed-Media
Art Exhibit at Java Central
Rita CarnevaleA shout out to Simply Living member Rita Carnevale for hosting this annual Celebration of the Light (see panel below). Rita Inow operates "Her Sacred Space" at her new space at 4701 Olentangy River Rd. Suite 201a.and she continues to offer 10% off for her services through the end of the year. Packages include cranial sacral massage, transformational healing and card consultation readings. Rita says, "I now takes credit cards, so you can call for purchases and even buy GIFT CERTIFICATES in time for Christmas which I can mail or you can pick up at the space. And look for my offerings of ceremony and movement classes coming in January."  winter solstice
You don't need to do everything. Do what calls your heart; effective action comes from love. It is unstoppable, and it is enough. ~ Joanna Macy
Art Makes Columbus ColumbUS Makes ArtArt Makes Columbus ColumbUS Makes Art
Keep up on all the events, organizations, artists and their stories! Subscribe to their monthly newsletter and the Mid-Month Events E-Blast!
They showcase diverse perspectives and depth of talent in our Columbus arts community.

Calendar of Shadowbox Live events HERE. See CAPA events HERE.

LOCAL FOODS

Scoop O' Granola logoSATURDAY DECEMBER 7
9 AM - 12 PM

WORTHINGTON INDOOR
FARMERS MARKET

The Shops at Worthington Square 
7227 N High St,

Worthington, Ohio 43085i

By popular request, we've got GRANOLA! This Saturday, enjoy the toothsome treat when you visit our special guest, Scoop O’ Granola.

Granola makers, Patrick and Liz, are known around Mount Vernon for their small-batch quality and inspired and seasonal flavors like cranberry apple walnut, simply cinnamon and carrot cake.

More info on Website and Facebook. . The Market is a project of the Old Worthington Partnership

Season's Eating! Vegan Pop-Up

Columbus Vegan Meetup

Sunday, December 15, 2019 
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM   


Ching Ter Maitreya Temple
2891 E DUBLIN GRANVILLE RD
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Vegan Food | Cruelty-Free Products | Live Music | Live Shirt Printing TIS THE VEGAN. Need a little help to get ready for your holiday? Come join the last Vegan Pop-Up of the year! Eat/shop/drink, and get merry at the Season’s Eatings! Vegan Pop-Up!,...
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Thursday, February 13 > Saturday, Feb 15, 2020
OEFFA 41ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE

Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, OH
Registration Now Open for Ohio Sustainable Food and Farm Conference

Registration is now open for Ohio's premier educational and networking event for ecological farmers, backyard growers, and others committed to sustainable agriculture, local food, and green living.

"This year's event features speakers and sessions dedicated to creating a climate to change agriculture," said OEFFA Program Director Renee Hunt. "Cultivating a resilient, just, and sustainable agricultural system can help farmers mitigate their climate risks, and address our global crisis."
Online registration is now open at www.oeffa.org/conference2020.

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