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Friday, August 25, 2017
Simply Living Community Update Newsletter: Celebrate Local!
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NEWS
Quick TakesThe New Date for BUS IT! Simply Living Rides COTA is Sept 30!

SWACO Adds 2 New Recycling Drop-Off Locations 
Franklin County Dept of Jobs and Family Services, 1721 Northland Park Ave.& The Soldiery, 4256 North High St.


Click on the Community Link to see weekend events listed by Columbus Underground.

Podcast of the Week: Rewriting Our Cultural Narrative with Dr. William Rees
How big is your ecological footprint? Probably bigger than you think. As an originator of ecological footprint analysis, population ecologist William Rees provides some fascinating, and surprising insights.Conversation Earth podcasts are also aired on WGRN.org, our local Green Renaissance Network station.

The Update editor moved to NE Columbus near Blendon Woods last week. Super busy. Open House Sunday as we try to sell our Delaware "solar home." 

New quotes added next week!

From the Earth We Come to the Earth we return in between we gardenTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
6 - 8 PM

SIMPLY LIVING MEETUP:
ENCHANTING URBAN GARDEN TOUR

Home at 1424 Bryden Rd, Columbus OH 43205

$10 Donation

Come for a magical tour of an outstanding urban garden.  (Photo of garden coming soon.) See what can happen when an artist’s imagination is applied to a once challenging setting. Come for conversation, light hors d’ oeuvres, and a glass of lovely! Register on Eventbrite. Updates on Facebook and Meetup.

Request boxJoe Bonnell Needs Temporary Room to Rent 
My requirements are very few for the room. I’m looking for a separate bedroom, ideally with a separate bathroom but not required. Kitchen privileges and willing to share cooking/dishwashing responsibilities. Looking for rent under $500/month. I am a non-smoker. I do have a car but mostly ride my bike to work so having a place to park my car is a bonus. I have no pets but enjoy having them around. Would like to stay within 10 miles of OSU campus. I won’t know when I’ll be moving in until my house is sold but hoping that will happen soon. Will be leaving Columbus permanently around December 15.
NOTE: Joe is a Program Director for Watershed Management in SENR (School of Environment and Natural Resources) under Jeff Sharp. Joe is moving to the Dominican Republic to start a permaculture farm outside Santiago. His wife and two boys are already and Joe stayed behind to finish out the year at OSU and to sell their house in Hilliard. As soon as the house is sold, he will need a temporary place to live until mid-December. Please contact Joe at <bonnell.8@osu.edu). Thank you!

Carol Zamonski Needs a Free Fridge and Delivery
I'm managing a rental property for Yiling Tien's young adult kids.  We rent rooms in the duplex building to international graduate students.  The tenants need a second fridge in the basement because the current one is old and small. I've asked the owners if we can buy a second fridge for the basement and the answer was no.  The only way to get one is for it to be completely free and delivered without charge. There are 5 people living in the house (142 Clinton St 43202) using only one small fridge. If you or someone you know can help, contact Carol Zamonski  614 653-1502 or email doro@copper.net.

Jodi Kushins Needs Investors in a Nature Immersion Community School in Columbus!
Jodi Kushins <jkushins@hotmail.com> is an innovator! She has a passion for urban farming (e.g., her Over The Fence Urban Farm in Clintonville) and last year she founded the Red Oak Community School with a nature-inspired curriculum that is in high demand and has outgrown its current space. A partnership with Sunbury Urban Farm's recently acquired 15.5 acre property in NE Columbus has created a unique opportunity to develop the Red Oak Community School on this site. Interested in this investment opportunity?  Even if you aren't, consider checking out their request on Semble, an organization that helps nonprofits raise investment funds through the rollover of retirement investments for a set period of time. They seek a five year loan with up to 5% return on investment. The investor determines what interest rate they want and can choose down to 0% to have their loan make the most impact. With these funds, the school and the farm will create a much needed resource in Columbus!

Volunteers Needed for Curbside Composting Service in OSU Area
Ray Leard <rayleard@innovativeorganicsrecycling.com> of innovative Organics Recycling about ready to launch a 200 member pilot project to study the feasibility of having curbside composting pick up service offered year round in the neighborhoods adjacent to OSU.  We need 5 volunteers to each pass out 200 flyers – every 3rd residents door. No talking, just hanging. Might take  2 hours. How about it?  Can you or someone you know help this important project?
The Empathic Civilization is emerging. A younger generation is fast extending its empathic embrace beyond religious affiliations and national identification to include the whole of humanity and the vast project of life that envelops the Earth. ~ Jeremy Rifkin

Photo of Dianne Kadonaga holding sign about the Little Free Library Grand OpeningSATURDAY, AUGUST 26
2 - 4 PM

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY
GRAND OPENING POTLUCK SNACK PARTY
Sunny Glen Garden
3507 Sunny Glan Place, Columbus 43224

Stephen Lovejoy and Dianne Kadonaga will host a Grand Opening Potluck Snack Party for their LITTLE FREE LIBRARY. The outdoor celebration will include family-friendly book crafts and garden refreshments. Linda Hart, a local author, will be onsite to sign her book, Thesaurus of the Senses (a word garden series), and talk about her experience writing and self-publishing. You are invited to bring a book or two to swap or stock the Little Free Library and/or a garden related snack to share. 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
In the front yard:
2:00 pm - Book swap
2:15 pm - Ribbon cutting ceremony
In the backyarden:
2:30 pm - Linda Hart talk on writing and publishing a book
3:00 pm - Permaculture food garden & wildlife habitat tour
3:30 pm - Bookcrafts & Garden Refreshments / Snack Potluck

Get all the details on the Facebook event page HERE.

Image of drum circleSUNDAY, AUGUST 27
6:30 - 8 PM

WOMEN'S DRUM CIRCLE
SUMMIT @ 16TH UMC
82 East 16th Ave, Columbus 43201
Contact: Gwen Uetrecht

Join us for an evening of lightly facilitated spiritual sharing, wisdom and drumming! Please bring your own drum if you have one; there will be instruments available if you don’t. Feel free to bring a song, prayer, poem or reading to share with the group. Donation basket will be passed to cover the cost of using the church. NO DRUMMING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! Park in the rear, enter through the door off the parking lot. The circles will be held in the church sanctuary. For more information email gwen.uetrecht@gmail.com.

Chasing Coral text over coral reef imageSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
7 PM

CHASING CORAL
First Unitarian Universalist Church
93 W. Weisheimar Rd, Columbus 43214

FREE

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. A Netflix original documentary. Trailer HERE. Q&A following the film. Free tickets on Eventbrite.  Updates on Facebook.

Image of tree canopy sunset cloudsSATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
9 AM - 1:15  PM

AGING WITH INTENTION:
WORKSHOP SERIES FEATURES DIALOG AND PRACTICE GROUPS
Goodwill Industries Headquarters
1331 Edgehill Rd, Columbus 43212

Cost: $60; $50 JACO Members

Explore how aging can be a creative and courageous act, a path to wholeness - how inner beauty can emerge in the midst of inevitable physical limitations. Workshop presented by the Jung Assoc of Central Ohio (JACO). Carl Jung studied the psychology of the second half of life, its challenges and opportunities.  We will apply his lessons, and those of later thinkers and writers, in the Aging with Intention series, launched with an opening workshop on led by John P. Schuster.  Dialog/practice groups, led by JACO members Phil Meeks, Virginia Macali, Linda Meadows, Pat Schmitt, will be scheduled for further study and practice on ‘aging with intention’. Flyer with more information and details about the presenter HERERegister HERE or call 614.291.8050.

Al Gore with earth backgroundMONDAY, OCTOBER 16
6:45 - 9:15 PM

OSU ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES
AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER
FREE + Free Pizza & Beverages
Chemical & Biomoleclular Engineering & Chemistry Room 130

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Discussion Leaders Heather Taylor-Miesle, Executive Director, Ohio Environmental Council and Peter Curtis, Professor of Ecology, OSU Dept. of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. More on the 6 entire film series HERE 

The most unrealistic person in the world
is the cynic, not the dreamer. ~ Paul Hawken
SUMMER Edition of Simply News Now Online
Sustainability Works book coverCheck out the lead article in our Summer Newsletter: Community Education for Sustainable Living, by Simply Living Board Member Amy Ceccoli.

And on Page 3 find out how local businesses and workplaces can get involved.  Sustainability Works: Rethinking Business as Usual is now available as a Lunch + Learn discussion course. Interested? Contact AmyCeccoli@gmail.com. 
You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Simply Living's Three Themes
Simplifiying Our Lives, Greening the Earth, Healing to Wholeness

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

BUS WITH BIKE IN FRONT  NEW DATE! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
10 AM - 3 PM

BUS IT! SIMPLY LIVING MEETUP RIDES COTA!
Meet at the Simply Living Office
2350 Indianola Ave Columbus 43202

Become a Sustainable traveler around town! Join Mariellen Miller in the Simply Living office to learn about COTA schedules, routes and figuring it all out. Bring your Smart Phone if you have one! Mariellen will lead us on a bus trip around the city learning how to navigate the COTA system. Purchase a day-pass at Kroger or Giant Eagle or bring a pocketful of singles and let’s go! Park on the street or in the Maynard Street lot across from our office. Reserve your ticket HERE. Space is limited. Updates on Facebook and Meetup.

We are learning that the earth functions like an invisible organism. We are the various cells of one living being. Those who work to save the earth are its antibodies. ~ Jeremy Rifkin
Fox picture in arctic FRIDAY AUGUST 25
6:30 - 8 pm
 ARCTIC WILDLIFE  IS
AUGUST 
BOOK CLUB TOPIC

Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd Delaware OH 43015 

$10 for the Year; No Registration Needed
Explore literary works in a lively discussion on topics ranging from agriculture, nature writers and homesteading.  If you would like to learn more about available books related to a particular subject, librarian Liz Barker will help you discover a treasure of great reading. Meets on the 4th Friday of each month. Register by calling 740-363-2548 or visit their website HERE.
Columbus Veg Fest logo with leaf image and knife and forkSATURDAY AUGUST 26
10 AM - 5 PM
 COLUMBUS VEG FEST 2017
COLUMBUS VEGAN MEETUP GROUP

Whetstone Community Center 
3923 N. High St. Columbus 43214 
The Columbus VegFest is a day of education promoting sustainable living, healthier bodies and a more compassionate society. The festival features more than a dozen health & activism speakers, veg friendly exhibitors, kids activities & more!  Find out more details here: http://www.cbusvegfest.com/ and on Facebook HERE.

Drug Safe Worthington : educate, prevent, supportMONDAY, AUGUST 28
6 - 8  PM

PANEL TO DISCUSS BULLYING, DRUG USE, MENTAL HEALTH
Worthington Kilbourne High School
1499 Hard Rdm Columbus OH 247 

FREE!

A panel of experts & school district personnel will focus on the topics of bullying, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (”ATOD”) and mental health. Kids are welcome, but discussion content is intended for adults. Free dinner will be provided thanks to our local faith-based community! During the speaker panel, kids ages 5-15 may participate in life-sized board game challenges, run by Super Games. We'll have middle school students perform a short skit called "Turn Around" to introduce the panel segment on ATOD and other relevant topics. RSVP HERE.  Future events are tentatively scheduled for September 25, 2017; October 23, 2017; November 27, 2017; January 22, 2018; February 26, 2018; March 19, 2018; and April 23, 2018. 

Suppositories or BolusesWEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6
7 - 9 PM

SUPPOSITORIES
WORKSHOP BY BOLINE APOTHECARY
15 W Dunedin Rd Columbus 43214
$35

Learn why this method of medicine administration is really effective, and when to choose a suppository over something swallowed or topical. This is one of the most fun classes in the medicine maker series. We learn not only how to make them, but which ingredients to choose to make a great bolus. We will make them and take them home along with recipes and tips. Class is $35 and pre-registration is necessary.Register here  NOTE: Venue for the workshop will be identified when you register.

Stratford Ecological Center SignSEPTEMBER EVENTS
STRATFORD ECOLOGICAL CENTER
Worthington Kilbourne High School
3083 Liberty Rd, Delaware OH 43015
740-363-2548 or info@stratfordecologicalcenter.org SEPTEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR 

 

Fall Woodcarving Series
This 4 week series will meet on Tuesdays Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26.You will create your own wood art pieces suitable for display or gifting for family or friends.  All experience levels are invited. We will learn safety and basic woodcarving techniques such as sharpening and cut types. For ages 16 and up. $10 per person. Additional costs if you need materials (determined during first session). Register at www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org.

Arm Knitting Saturday Sept. 9th, 10-11:30am
Have you too seen those comfy chunky arm knitted blankets? Come learn how to make one yourself! Enjoy this class and leave with the skills to make blankets and scarves. What to bring: chunky yarn size 5or 6. $10/person, ages 10 & up. Advanced registration required. 

DEADLY EXCAHNAGE Ending U.S. Israeli Police  RelationshipsFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 |
7 PM

PALESTINE STUDY GROUP:
DEADLY EXCHANGE TEACH-IN

Maynard Avenue United Methodist Church
2350 Indianola Ave Columbus 43202

Dr. Amy Shuster will present a teach in on the Jewish Voice for Peace Deadly Exchange Campaign. This campaign exposes the deadly falsehood that violence against some communities will create security for others and is perpetuated by the policies of both the U.S. and Israeli government. One of the most dangerous places where the regimes of Trump and Netanyahu converge are in exchange programs that bring together police, ICE, border patrol, and FBI from the US with soldiers, police, border agents, etc from Israel. In these programs, “worst practices” are shared to promote and extend discriminatory and repressive policing in both countries including extrajudicial executions, shoot-to-kill policies, police murders, racial profiling, spying and surveillance, deportation and detention, and attacks on human rights defenders. After the presentation, Dr. Shuster will lead a discussion on how we can achieve real security in our community. Light refreshments provided. Details and updates available HERE.

The children and nature movement is fueled by this fundamental idea: the child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable. ~ Richard Louv
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 Sustainable U! Available to all Simply Living members.
COMMUNITY
The environment is the most important, the most fundamental, civil-rights issue.... Four out of every five toxic-waste dumps in America is in a black neighborhood. ~ Robert Kennedy, Jr.
AUGUST FESTIVALS 
SELECTED FROM COLUMBUS UNDERGROUND
See Full List HERE
2017 Free Outdoor Concerts in Columbus Area HERE!
Thanks to Simply Living member Pat Marida for compiling this list.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11
7 - 9 PM

CARE & SHARE TIME BANK ORIENTATION 
First Unitarian Universalist Church, Room 7
93 W. Weisheimer Rd Columbus 43214
Contact: Alice.Faryna@gmail.com 

Join us for our monthly orientation session for new time bank members and for anyone who would like a refresher on the computer-based tracking system, hOur World. Simply Living members who join the time bank can volunteer for SL and receive CSTB "Hours" that can be used to access any member services listed in the Time Bank..Contact: Simply Living coordinator VilviVannak@gmail.com.See the flyer for more updates. For more on time-banking and how it work, cli8ck HERE.
 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17
6:30 - 8:30 PM

CARE & SHARE TIME BANK POTLUCK 
 
First Unitarian Universalist Church
93 W. Weisheimer Rd Columbus 43214

Join us for our monthly potluck starting at 6:30 pm, followed by our program at 7:15 pm. Topic TBA. We encourage participants to attend a monthly Orientation (usually the Monday before the Sunday potluck) to become familiar with how the Time Bank works. Simply Living members who join the time bank can volunteer for SL and receive CSTB "Hours" that can be used to access any member services listed in the Time Bank..Contact: Alice.Faryna@gmail.com or Simply Living coordinator vilvivannak@gmail.com. See the flyer for more updates. For more on time-banking and how it work, cli8ck HERE.

Imagine that you are riding a bicycle. Where are you going? Why are you going by bicycle? Who is riding with you? How does the world look to you? 

 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
1:30 PMBicycle sillouette

 BLESSING OF THE BICYCLES
SUMMIT ON 16TH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
82 E. 16TH AVE  COLUMBUS 43201
614-291-3324 OR SUMC@SUMMITUMC.ORG

We invite you to join us for an interfaith "Blessing of the Bicycles" ceremony, a celebration of our diverse cycling community and of our various experiences with bicycles. This will be a time to reflect on the reasons folks in our community choose to bike and to talk about our view of the world from the seat of a bicycle. Remembering how biking has affected our lives and transformed our lifestyles, we will bless and encourage one another. Prayers and good thoughts will be offered for peace and safety in our streets and for respect among diverse modes of transportation. Our decision to bike matters. It matters to the earth. It matters to our city. It matters to our bodies. It is a sacred decision.

Bringing Creativity to CommunityWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
6:30 - 9:30 PM 

JAMMED TO JAMMING: BRINGING CREATIVITY TO COMMUNITY
EPICENTER EVENT SPACE
2100 MORSE RD COLUMBUS 43229
FREE  REGISTER HERE

Creativity tells your truth, and is expressed in countless ways. This fun, experiential workshop will cause you to encounter, evoke, and embody your creativity through greater self awareness, letting go of what holds you back and moving forward into action. Experience creativity in a new way, incorporating it into your everyday life. During the workshop, participants will also complete a creative expression that will be presented to an organization in our community. This workshop is intended for the creative and not (yet) creative alike. Register now, seats are limited. Dress comfortably, and feel free to bring water and snacks. Facebook page HERE. Hosted by LeslieAttwooll@gmail.com.

Columbus Underground Mega Weekend!
Urban Scrawl, Shakespeare and Star Wars, Iconoclash, Johnny Cash & more!
photo of artists working on canvasses at the Urban Scrawl event in Franklinton
Columbus Food Truck Festival moves to Scioto Mile and Bicentennial Park. What do you want to try?.
Columbus Underground's Mega Weekend 
Compiled by Ann Evans every week. CU Website listings 
HERE.

Friday
Have you tried Tiger + Lily yet? Or checked out the children’s book illustrations at the Riffe Gallery? CATCO is Kids presents SHAKESPEARE AND STAR WARS: VERILY, A NEW HOPEFourth Fridays continue in Westerville. Chef Alana Shock is cooking up a tomato stack dinner at Jorgensen Farms. Close out the Rhythm on the River season with a free performance by BalletMet. Do some Latin dancingRestart House Music brings the original crew to Brothers Drake. ComedySportz has some improv shows through the weekend. Columbus Summer Beerfest is happening at Express Live! on Friday and Saturday. Park Street Festival is back this Friday and Saturday. Grandview Theater and Draft House starts a new series: Le 90’s, showing Clueless. Or, go to Studio 35 and watch The New Hollywood: Classic Hits – The Thing. Participate in a Late Summer’s Local Harvest Dinner Party at The Kitchen. Craft Brew at the Zoo is happening. Stop by Hammond Harkins Galleries for an opening reception for Chasing Masters: Mark Bush and Dennison Griffith. Check out the lineup for Local ‘n Live at the Gateway. The Big Room Bar celebrates two years. Best of Shadowbox Live continues. It’s the final weekend for MadLab’s vibrant play Counter/Top.

Saturday
Urban Scrawl takes places Saturday and Sunday in Franklinton. There are plenty of Farmers Markets to shop. Take a watercolors class with artist Yao Cheng. Get on the schedule to do yoga with cats. The Milo-Grogan Community Center hosts the 2nd Annual Think Make Live youth summit. Enjoy the first Somali Culture Festival at Northland Performing Arts Center. Popular series HOOT is at the Gateway Film Center with a back to school theme. Councilmember Stinziano hosts community hours. Learn to sew a bag at Sew to Speak. Head to Canal Winchester for #PunkAGMUSA2017 and Official Grand Opening of BrewDog Columbus. Learn what bitters can do for your body. Attend an arm balance workshopBreathe Carolina plays at Dahlia. Iconoclash presents The Cars & Talking Heads Dance Party at Ace of Cups. Start learning the moves to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Hip hop party O-GEE is going down at Copious. Bruce Campbell’s book signing is sold out, but The Sick World of Doctor Show presents: THE BEST for BRUCE and is hoping he will attend! Head to the Scioto Audubon for a Community Rock Climbing Festival. Ohio Village invites you to March Through Time. Celebrate the India Festival, happening at the Ohio Expo Center. It’s the final Grandview Hop of the season. The Summer Session is also in Grandview. Nite Owl Theatre returns to Studio 35 with FROM DUSK TILL DAWN. It’s the last Lobster Days at Hills Market Downtown. Ill Mannered Brewing celebrates two years. Are you doing the Buckeye Bar Crawl? Check out a Tribute to Johnny Cash with live music, whiskey, and bourbon flights at Soul at The Joseph. Westgate Farmers Market hosts a farm to table dinner fundraiser. Laughing Ogre Comics hosts the AfterShock Tour, featuring Joe PruettMojoflo performs at Natalie’s. Shop the Craft Market at Tremont Center. Are you watching Mayweather vs McGregor? Do Fox and The Yoga. Cheer on the Columbus Crew SC.

Sunday
Experience the topiaries at the Franklin Park Conservatory. The Smithery invites you to a Make & Take Metal Stamping event. Enjoy a Six Word Stroll and Share through the Short North and the murals. Rock of Ages has their final performances at Shadowbox Live. Studio 35 has more New Hollywood: Classic Hits with MASH. The Main Library hosts Carnegie Author Series with Kimberla Lawson Roby. TRISM hosts a Summer Campus Bazaar. Shop the Peddler’s Picnic. Take a drum lesson with Ryan Brown, drummer of Dweezil Zappa.

There’s always more in the Events Calendar! If you have something you want to highlight, post it in the comments!

Other Columbus Area Community Event Lists

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ARTS & CULTURE

It's not possible to present an accurate picture of our culture without all the voices of the people in the culture. So at the emerging level, you can't have a good survey art show without women and artists of color. ~ Frida Kahlo

Bob StudzinskiPhoto Documentary of Standing Rock Now Online

Our own Bob Studzinski, Simply Living's internationally renowned photographer, documented the heroic Standing Rock encampments where Native Americans faced off with North Dakota state police, including some troopers sent from Ohio. Witness the drama of Standing Rock in Bob's photo exhibit HERE.  

Photo of 5-member indie folk band, Bohemian HighwaySATURDAY, AUGUST 26
7 - 10 PM
BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY
INDIE FOLK BAND

JAVA CENTRAL COFFEE HOUSE
20 S. State St Westerville OH 43081
BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY! - FOLK BAND - An exciting, contemporary singer/songwriter folk band featuring Beki Test on vocal and guitar, Mike Neely on guitar, mandolin and Irish whistle, Carl Yaffey on banjo, Karl Wohlwend on bass, and Nina Hawranick on vocals. Great musicianship and top vocals! Check out their story, sample their music, read their lyrics, and find their upcoming gigs HERE.
Great Food Great Misic Great Fun Hot Times Festival The Spirit of ColumbusFRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY! 
SEPTEMBER 8-9-10


HOT TIMES 
COMMUNITY ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Columbus Public Health Dept Grounds|
240 Parsons Ave @ Main St
Hot Times! Our mini-Comfest (Friday eve is always the Comfest Volunteer Appreciation Party) features Three Stages of music, poetry, drumming and dance. It's FREE and totally organized by volunteers! This year's Guest National Act is Nikki Hill. Honored Artists for Hot Times 2017 are Barbara Fant and Michael Vanderdoes. Don't miss the poetry slam facilitated by the great Is Said. Of course, come for the Street Fair - Community and Regional vendors will be selling Arts, Crafts & Rare Treasures, containing everything from clothing, jewelry and books, to face paint, incense, soaps and drums. There is also a nice assortment of food & beverages. Community Organizations join in to educate the public about their various works. This year the largest Art Car Show in Ohio with special guests including Haider Ali, "The King of Pakistani Truck Painting". There will be drum circles, creative kid's activities, cultural games, and the annual Children's Parade! Get all the details on the website HERE and the Facebook event page, including the full 3-day schedule HERE.
Corporate globalists and the corporate empires they serve may be at the cutting edge of technological innovation, but socially and environmentally they are relics of a bygone era of imperial colonial rule, elite privilege, and state-sanctioned plunder. ~ David Korten
photo of Dwight SmithAUGUST EDITION
NITA SWEENEY'S
WRITE NOW NEWSLETTER
 Nita Sweeney tracks the poetry and literary scene and makes it easy to find out where and when events are happening.Sample Below. Click for details.
  1. Robert Roman Reading – Sunday, August 27th from 2: - 3 pm
    Delaware Main Library, 84 East Winter St. Delaware, OH 43015 740-362-3861
  2. Dwight E. Smith Reading – Monday, August 28th at 7:pm  Gramercy Books 2424 East Main Street Bexley , OH 43209
  3. Kristen Lepionka Reading – Wednesday, August 30th at 7:pm  Gramercy Books 2424 East Main Street Bexley , OH 43209

LOCAL FOODS

The time has come to reclaim the stolen harvest and celebrate the growing and giving of good food as the highest gift and the most revolutionary act. ~ Vandana Shiva
Worthington Farmers Market Organizers with Maureen and DanSATURDAY AUGUST 26
8 AM - 12 NOON
 WORTHINGTON FARMERS MARKET
646 N. High St. Worthington 43085
Pictured at left are some of the organizers of the Worthington Farmers Market. In front, Simply Living members Maureen Zorndorf and Dan Barash are long time volunteer supporters. Celebrating 30 years as the largest farmers market in central Ohio. Come for the amazing variet of food, music buskers, Pilate innovators will be on hand today. Have you signed up for the Compost Exchange? More on Website & Facebook.
Clintonville Farmers Market n front of Global GallerySATURDAY AUGUST 26
9 AM - 12 NOON
 CLINTONVILLE
FARMERS MARKET

3531 N. HIGH ST.(AT DUNEDIN) C-VILLE 43214

Here is a link to a handy map of the Clintonville Farmers Market where you see the producers and their locations. More info on the Clintonville Farmers Market Website and on Facebook.

Basic income is not a utopia, it's a practical business plan for the next step of the human journey. ~ Jeremy Rifkin

farmers market woman shoppingSELECTED LIST OF
FARMERS MARKETS 
IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
FROM COLUMBUS UNDERGROUND

FULL ANNOTATED LISTING HERE 
The list is current as of May 23, 2017

All Life Community Market, Held June 1st through October 26th on Thursdays, from 4pm-7pm.
Bexley Farmers’ Market, Intersection of Dawson and Main Streets, Thursdays from 4-7pm.
Bexley Natural Market, 508 N. Cassady Ave. in their parking lot. Wednesdays 3pm-7pm
Clintonville Farmers’ Market. N. High Dunedin, 9am - 12pm
Easton Farmers Market, Town Square behind Brio Tuscan Grill, Each Thursday from 4pm-7pm,
Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers’ Market, Wednesdays, 3:30pm–6:30pm.
Franklinton Farm Stand, Thursdays: 3pm-6:30pm, Fridays: 3pm-6:30pm, Saturdays: 10am-1pm.
Merion Village Farmers’ Market, NEW LOCATION! 1297 Parsons Ave.,Thursdays 5 to 7:30pm.
New Albany Farmers’ Market, 200 Market Square, Every Thursday 4pm-7pm,
North Market Farmers’ Market, 59 Spruce St., Saturdays 8am,
Pearl Market Downtown Columbus (Summer), Every Tuesday & Friday from 10:30am-1 pm
Powell Farmers Market, 240 N. Liberty St. Every Saturday from 9am-12pm..
Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market,UA Senior Ctr, 1945 Ridgeview Road. Wednesday 3 – 6pm
Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market, Wednesdays, from 3pm – 6pm
Westgate Farmers Market Open the 1st and 3rd Saturdaysfrom 9am-1pm.
Worthington Farmers Market  646 N. High St. 8am – 12pm.
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