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November 23, 2019
Simply Living Community Update Newsletter: Celebrate Local!


To create a compassionate and sustainable world through personal, community and cultural transformation


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Community Education for Sustainable Living
Simply Living Sustainable U classes & workshops, Earth Institute courses on environmental topics, monthly documentary films, meetups held at local businesses and organizations - join us to socialize, learn, build community and co-create a joyful, compassionate, and sustainable future!
the local skinny red backgroundThe (NEW) Local Skinny 
Performance artist Billy Talen is the genius behind our film at Studio 35 Sunday at 2 pm. What Would Jesus Buy? is a catchy title but Rev Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Choir give us a serious message along with the humor. Simply Living is the only organization that links our shopping addiction to the consumer culture and its impact on our values as well as the environment. Can't make it Sunday? Stream it with friends and family on YouTube. What better way to kick off the holidays and share their true spirit?

In the same vein, Bill Cohen and friends are giving a Gratitude Concert the Friday after Thanksgiving. Bill sees it as an alternative to the Black Friday shopping frenzy.  7 pm at the Maynard Ave Methodist Church. 

Correction.. our Simply News (paper copy) listed the wrong address for our annual Holiday Open House. Our membership in the Cohatch family of central Ohio coworking facilities inspired us to host the event at the Cohatch in Upper Arlington - the Overlook, located at 1733 W Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43221. Join us there on Thursday, December 12th and stop in anytime from 4:30 - 7:30 pm.  Details announced in the panel below

Simply Living Member Cindy Lanese recently shared a number of resources that address "Deep  Adaptation" - a concept that calls us to explore the challenges we face in this time of climate crisis, mass extinction of species, and an unsustainable global economy running on fossil fuels. How will we navigate these changes as individuals, as communities, as participants in co-creating the future?  I posted a blog on the SL website: Breaking the Trance: Can Simply Living Become the New Normal?  Please read it and reply with your own thoughts. 

To further engage our community on this topic, we invite you to join us on Monday, December 9 at 7:30 pm at the Northwood High Bldg for Deep Adaptation: A Video Interview with Vanessa Andreotti. Simply Living member Art Yoho will help lead a discussion after the video. Details are in a panel below.

2 - 4 PM

Simply Living's Documentary Films and Local Solutions

Studio 35 Cinema and Drafthouse
3055 Indianola Ave, Columbus 43202
Suggested Donation $7 or $5 Members


The documentary follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping gospel choir on a cross-country tour. Through retail interventions at the Mall of America, corporate exorcisms at WalMart, and some good oldfashioned preaching, Reverend Billy (actor Bill Talen) reminds us that we have lost the true meaning of Christmas.

Simply Living hosts this screening at the start of holiday shopping to connect the dots between our addiction to shopping and credit card debt and the environmental consequences of the consumer culture.

Q&A discusion will follow the film. RSVP on Eventbrite. Updates on Facebook and Meetup

Earthaluja! The earth wants YOU! ~ Rev Billy (William Talen, Author, Performance artist)
Deep AdaptationMONDAY, DECEMBER 9
7:30 PM


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:

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.

At our most elemental, we are not a chemical reaction, but an energetic charge.
Human beings and all living things are a coalescence of energy in a field of energy connected to every other thing in the world. ~ Lynne McTaggart

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

Simply Living's Annual

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

Please save the date and 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. 

More details will be filled in next week!  And for now, we wish you Happy Thanksgiving!

NOTEOur LEARN Section Includes a wide variety of events related to the goal of transitioning to a future rooted in ecological values. Expanding our knowledge and awareness (films, meetups, presentations, etc.) as well as practical skills (workshops and hands on trainings) are all included.
Selected Highlights in this week's Community Update!
See the Learn section  
> Awakening the Healer Within by local Homeopathy expert Rosana Domingues (Tonight 11/22)
> DIY Lawn Mower Maintenance workshop at Columbus Garden School (11-23 + repeat on 12/18)
> Mandala Rock Painting workshop at City Folks Farm Shop (12/3) + Food Swap (12/7)
Simply Living Nov Film: What Would Jesus Buy? (11/24) Studio 35 - Donation at door or RSVP HERE

Lily Kunning offers Holiday Herbal Gift Making workshop + The Art of Medicine Making Series announced for 2020
Blue Rock Station hosts a wreath making workshop (11-30) and 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
Interfaith Prayer Gathering and Potluck to explore Caring for the Earth theme (12-8)
> Useful Links include 1)
Bill McKibben article in Yes! Magazine, 2)
Sierra Club screen of Film on Ohio Coal town *bought* by AEP (12-2)  3) Start a SOKIND Registry for gifts of time, experience and used items. 4) Art Fair Open House featuring local women artists (12-7) 5) We Don't Have Time, a new social media platform on Climate Change and 5) short video on the Pluralist Commonwealth 
> Earth 911 - articles on End of Meet & Dairy? How Much Food Do We Waste? and Landscape Design to Handle Stormwater
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  
> Java Central Coffee House presents String Theory, an acoustic rock band (11-23)
> The Wonderhills Americana/Indie
band from Indiana featured at Cbus Folk Music society Concert Series (11/30)
Westerville Art League presents 15 local artists at Java Central (11-24)
Square Dancing venues are updated with future events
> Literary Events: Deirdre Bair featured at Thurber House Evening with Authors (11/26)
> Bill Cohen's GRATITUDE concert offers alternative to Black Friday buying frenzy (11-29)
Read more in the Arts & Culture section

SEE the Local Foods Section 
> Worthington Farmer's Market features Thanksgiving Market Day (11-23) 
> Clintonville Farmers Market  features carrots from the Peace Love and Freedom Urban Farm (11-23)
> Both markets are working together
to help the gofundme effort to help Ben of the Sippel Family Farm
The Bexley Natural Market is offering locally made ICE CREAM. You can still pre-order farmed turkeys
> The 41st OEFFA Conference in Dayton is now OPEN for Registration!
Read more in the 
Local Foods section


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
When we are aware of our inner-growth potential yet have no pretensions about
ourselves, when we are vulnerable, then we can change. ~ Amit Goswami

Rosana DominguesFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
7 - 8 PM

3110 N HIGH ST, CBUS 43202
$5 Cash at the Door

Homeopathy is a Wholistic approach to Health Care and one of the 4 pillars of Alternative Medicine. It is a Natural Healing Modality concerned with the 3 levels of the being: Physical, EmotionaL, Mental

It is based on the Law of Similars that states that a substance that can provoke symptoms on a healthy person can also cure those symptoms in the sick.

Homeopathy uses ultra-diluted natural substances from the 3 kingdoms in Nature to tune up the Vital Force of the body and bring back balance to the whole system.

In this lecture I will introduce you to how to recognize some of these substances and match them to your symptoms so you can try it at home for your most common acute ailments with the help of a guiding book and a homeopathic remedy kit.

In infectious diseases Homeopathy does not aim to kill bacteria or viruses as antibiotics but to increase your defense cells so your own body can do it with an improved immune system. For more background on Rosana visit: HERE.

1 - 3  PM


Columbus Garden School
1350 E Cooke Rd, Columbus 43224

Register HERE
Did you know that most lawn mower problems are avoided through basic maintenance? Get the information you need to properly maintain your lawn mower for the cutting season -- and to prepare it for winter storage. This hands-on class begins with an overview of lawn mower parts and accessories. Learn about air filters, spark plugs, belts, and oil types. Uncover the mysteries of 2-cycle vs. 4-cycle engines! And finally, learn how to tell when -- and how -- your mower blades need to be sharpened.
     This class is for beginners and/or the "mechanically-challenged." Yes, YOU can do this! Save money and build skills by learning to take care of your own lawn equipment. Attendees will take home informational handouts. Note: We'll have a similar DIY class for snowblowers on 12/8/19.
     INSTRUCTOR: Brian Novotny owns the Green Guru Consulting Group and has been involved in the landscaping industry since graduating high school. His background includes extensive outdoor power equipment sales and repair. Helping others make appropriate power equipment choices is the goal of the Green Guru Group. Brian enjoys spending time with his family outside and helping in the community around town.

Blue Rock Station
40-acre Sustainability Center
Blue Rock Station, LLC
1190 Virginia Ridge Road
Philo, OH  43771
Phone 740-674-4300



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 94.1 FM in Columbus. The podcast is also available through your favorite podcast app.

Learn to make a wreath or over the door swag from beautiful natural materials with Annie Warmke at Blue Rock Station on November 30th at 1 pm.  Tea and a treat will also be served. Registration is required:  $15 fee per person.

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

We no longer live life. We consume it. ~ Vicki Robin
We can’t just consume our way to a more sustainable world. ~ Jennifer Nini

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


mandala rock paintingMandala Rock Painting
Tues Dec 03, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Come join local artist Candis James for a fun night out and learn a new skill. In this relaxing class you will discover your inner talent while creating a beautiful mandala design on a natural stone. You will receive step-by-step instructions by a local artist. No previous art experience is necessary.  All of the materials that you will need to create your artwork are provided. Display your completed art-stone in your home or garden or gift it this season to someone special. Tickets are $35 and preregistration is required. Note: Please wear old clothing or bring a smock or shirt to protect your clothing.

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

SEE All Classes and Events (Mandala Rock Painting, Free Compost Demo, more) HERE

Upcoming Events
256 w 4th Ave. - 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43201
Phone 614-432-7553

Practical Meditation and Discussion
Sunday, November 17, 1:00-2:30 PM
FREE; donations welcome.
Join us for a meditation practice, where we all discuss different approaches and tips for an at home meditation. Discussion will be inspired by ongoing references to Jon Kabat-Zinn's book: “Wherever You Go, There You Are”. Bring a snack to share.

Yoga & Meditation for Children
Mondays, November 4 to November 25, 4:00-4:45 PM.
$35 for full month; $10 for individual classes.  Open to children ages 6 to 12.
Children will be introduced to yoga and meditation in an age-appropriate manner, incorporating play, dance and song. Children will be encouraged to find their own voices and develop leadership as they collaborate and help direct other children through poses. Sipra Pimputkar has taught yoga to adults and children in Columbus for over three decades and is excited to share this experience with your child.

New class: Nia
Mondays, 7:30-8:30 PM
$15 drop-in; new student deals available!
Discover the Joy of Nia®! Drawing on the wisdom of dance, martial arts and healing arts, Nia is a fun workout for the body, mind and spirit, done barefoot (shoes are fine) to soul-stirring music. Nia advocates doing things the easy way instead of the hard way. It is easily modified to fit anybody of any age and background. Taught by Rona Puntawe, the class will leave you energized, refreshed and with a smile on your face!

Thanksgiving Day Yoga
Thursday, November 28, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Center yourself for the holiday - join Sipra for a free, one-hour yoga class on Thanksgiving Day Morning. Bring friends & family! Register in advance on our website to ensure a spot.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. ~ Jim Rohn
Sassafras annual Holiday Gift Making clasSATURDAY DECEMBER 7
1 - 3 PM
Lily Kunning, Community Herbalist
757 Garden Rd, Columbus 43214
More info on Classes/Events:

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

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.
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.
Clintonville Home for Sale - Open House Sunday - Pics and Details HERE
From Simply Living member Judith Coletti...
     I have nurtured a beautiful organic landscape for 30 yrs, and will miss communing with all the mature trees including beautiful Princeton Sentry Gingko, Hoopsi Blue Spruce, Jade Chamaecyparis, Stewartia, Carolina Silverbell.  The house is open and full of streaming light that connects to the beautiful landscaping.Our street is full of caring interesting people cultivating community and enjoying diversity.  Our home is a few doors down from Mother's Peace Urban Farm. I worked with the energy consultant, John Robbins, and implemented many of his recommendations, including high quality insulated windows and an Icynene insulation blanket over attic floor.  So warm and cozy in winter.  The very dry basement is sealed with Green Bldg Supply's clear non-toxic Penetrating Sealer.  Whenever possible, we used non-toxic paints and sealers. I already miss walking out the front door and down the hill and into the park for our daily walks.  
I look forward to passing this house on to someone who will enjoy all the perks of our great neighborhood. 
Carolyn Harding Interviews
Jonathan Beard and David Harewood

Carolyn Harding interviews Jonathan Beard and David Harewood, organizers for Everyday People for Positive Change, a citizen ballot initiative committee seeking to improve Columbus City Council.  From thie website: “We believe our city council and our elections should be structured in such a way so that council members are accountable to ordinary citizens. We believe in fair and competitive elections for a responsive and representative council.” Background on Beard and Harewood HERE
IACO LOGO Interfaith Assoc of Central OhioSUNDAY DECEMBER 8
5 - 6 PM + POTLUCK 6 - 7:30 PM
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 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 for details.  

Useful Links
From Bill McKibben... Click here to read the new article I co-wrote with Tamara Toles O'Laughlin about why Big Oil needs to pay for the harm done to our communities and climate. Then, share it with your friends and network to help us popularize this idea.

MON DEC 2  Cheshire, Ohio Documentary Film Screening  6-8 pm
  Ohio Beyond Coal 131 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215
AEP did a 20 million-dollar deal to buy the town after their coal plant begins emitting a blue-plume. But not all their residents were ready to move. Now only a few residents remain and ithey continue their fight for ther health, the environment and their home.' Excellent! More HERE.

Start a SoKind Registry
SoKind is the only online gift registry designed to promote gifts of time, experience, and  secondhand/used items over material gifts. Go directly to the Sokind Registry <> to learn learn more, and find one near you or start one!

Sat Dec 7 Art Fair Open House  [Private ·Hosted by Mary Jane Quick] 12 PM – 5 PM
134 Garden Rd, Columbus, OH 43214-2159
Stop by and support local women artists!  More HERE
    Robin Gilbert-Not Your Usual Jewelry and Wall Art made from stone, bone, shell, horn, wood, clay, metal and found objects
    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

We Don’t Have Time are currently building the world’s largest social media network for climate action. Together we can solve the climate crisis. But we are running out of time.
Most psychologists treat the mind as disembodied, a phenomenon
with little or no connection to the physical body. Conversely,
physicians treat the body with no regard to the mind or the emotions.
But the body and mind are not separate, and we cannot treat one without the other.
~ Candace Pert

The End of Meat and


By all measures, commercially produced meat is bad for the environment but for meat lovers, tofu can be a hard sell. 

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How Much Food Do

We Waste?

A study by the SaveOnEnergy team found that the average person in the U.S. wastes 231 pounds of food annually. This creates a lot of lost opportunity. Here's how to help.

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Landscape Design to

Handle Stormwater

Seasonal storms do not have to ruin your lush landscaping and can be naturally filtered to avoid harmful runoff. There are many ways you can handle stormwater while maintaining an environmentally friendly and attractive landscape.

Read More

There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society,
where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster,
and where less can be more. ~ Gaylord Nelson (Earth Day Founder)

Take me to the listing of weekly and monthly events!
Care and Share Time Bank photosSUNDAY DECEMBER 15
6:30 - 8:30  PM
POTLUCK 6:30 pm
PROGRAM: 7:15 pm

First Unitarian Universalist Church
93 W Weisheimar Rd, Columbus OH 43214
Contact: Vilvi <>
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
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! 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!
Holiday Shopping, Nick Offerman, Ladies 80’s, Letters to Santa, and More!

Compiled by Anne Evans. Full CU Website listings HERE.
Holiday Lights

Wildlights begins at the Columbus Zoo on Friday, November 15, 2019. Photo by Grahm S. Jones

Welcome to the weekend! You’ve come to the right place to find fun events in Columbus to plan your weekend with. There are lots of fun dance parties this weekend. Make a Thanksgiving dinner reservation. Below are some top picks for the weekend and find links to daily lists.


-On Friday, mail your letters to Santa
-Shop the Thread Holiday Preview Party at Grandview
Wildlights continues at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
-Shop for Soulful Gifts at King Arts Complex
-Friday, Easton lights its tree-Catch Nick Offerman at the Palace
-Shop Not Your Mama’s Big Holiday Market in the Short North
-Gahanna turns on the Holiday Lights on Sunday afternoon


Les Misérables is on Broadway this week
-CATCO’s Home is worth a view
Holiday Hoopla opens at Shadowbox Live!
-CCAD shows Aquarians with Ben Fritz
-Capital Pride Band plays its fall concert, Angels in the Architecture
-Support the Red Herring Theatre
-Hear Music in a Mansion


-Dance to the 2000s at the Mess Around
Kountry Wayne is at the Funny Bone
-Attend Columbus’ 6th Annual Tribute to The Last Waltz
-Check out a Modern Magic Show
-Attend Jimi Hendrix Tribute night
-Dance to some Yacht Rock at Sailin’
-Go goth at CHURCH
-Laugh with The Second City
Ladies 80s returns
-Go to Homecoming with Mall Bangs
Funkdefy brings da funk!


-Public forum on police chief finalists
Dane Terry performs at the Wex
-Shop Thanksgiving Markets at German VIllage or Bridge Park
-Final Tailgateway of the season!
CBJ vs. Detroit
-Eat at the VegBash
-Hike to an eagles nest
-Buy some citrus
-Check out a penthouse suite
OSU vs. Penn State
-Check out the 
Howliday Bazaar

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 to subscribe or share meeting info.


Friday, November 22, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 PM.  Impeachment Rally – Indivisible OH15.  Accentuate the end of the second week of impeachment hearings. Push forward to let the public and our Congress know we will not stand by and allow Trump's criminal treasonous actions. We will briefly recap the evidence and testimony that has been presented before we march to Senator Portman's office to deliver messages demanding Portman support country over party. If you want to go up to Portman's office please prepare your statement. We will follow with a picket parade around the statehouse.  Location:  The Ohio Statehouse, Columbus.  Facebook.

Friday, November 22, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Onda Latina Ohio:  Break the Cage.  All are welcome to Onda Latina Ohio's open mic night with featured guest Paola Quiñones. Spaces will fill fast, so please arrive early if you have a five minute or under performance to share.  This month, we're excited to welcome first-time Onda Latina performer Paola Quiñones to talk to us about her journey as an accidental triple minority in the Midwest. A Mexican diesel technician originally from Los Angeles, California, she was raised in two starkly different homes and has been "pushed to revisit the veracity of childhood truths and prejudices."  Location:  Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit St., Columbus 43202.  Facebook

Friday, November 22, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Public Launch:  Columbus Freedom Coalition.  Last December, CPD swat officer Eric Richards brutally shot and killed 16-year-old Julius Tate Jr. Yet while Julius' family lives with the fallout of his death, Richards continues to work in Columbus without consequence. Time and time again the state gets away with murder, and we must take a stance. As a coalition, we are organizing Columbus OH to fight racist, state-sanctioned violence; to build a future without police or prisons; and to find justice for Julius Tate Jr., his family, and all those who have been harmed at the hands of the police state.  To get involved with this work and learn more about it, join the launch of this work Friday, November 22, at Driving Park Rec Center from 6-8 PM. Food, childcare, and ASL interpretation will be provided. Bring any friends and family members - all are welcome.  Facebook

Monday, November 25, 2019, 7:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.  Program: Screening of Out of Wonder/Poems Celebrating Poets (77 minutes).  Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award-winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wonder. Mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen. We will begin the meeting with a discussion about responding to trolls:  Have you been trolled for something you posted on Facebook or Twitter?  Or for a letter to the editor?  One of our members recently received a threatening letter in response to a letter published by The Columbus Dispatch.  Hear how this member responded and participate in a short discussion to identify ways a person or we as a group could respond to trolling. Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. For information about COFP, visit our website at

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 7:00 PM.  Worthington Interfaith Neighbors. Sharing Our Stories – the Philippines, Aireen Dizon Vigilia Aguilar.  Aireen Aguilar was born in Manila, Philippines, the daughter of a lawyer/municipal judge and a provincial nurse supervisor. Though she and her two brothers were raised in Philippines, Aireen chose to follow the footsteps of her aunts, uncles, and cousins by coming to the United States.  As a registered nurse, Aireen worked in a variety of settings. Though she is now retired, since 1998 she has been involved in medical mission work in Philippines, Mexico, Ethiopia and Cambodia. Aireen states that, “To be a nurse is my passport to improve myself and experience other cultures and traditions and to see this beautiful world.” All are welcome. There is no charge for this program.  Location:  Old Worthington Library, 820 High Street.  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 
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Intention appears to be something akin to a tuning fork,
causing the tuning forks of other things in the universe
to resonate at the same frequency. ~ Lynne McTaggart

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

All Soles Contra & Square Dance
Saturday, November 30
Rocky Fork String Band and Kate Power

Wild Goose Creative
(First Friday of the Month)

Friday, December 6

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


7 - 10 PM,

P: (614) 839-0698
String Theory Acoustic Rock band
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
Love often leads to healing, while fear and isolation breed illness. ~ Candace Pert
7:30 PM

An Alternative to the
Black Friday Buying Frenzy

Maynard Ave Methodist Church
2350 Indianola Ave. Columbus OH 43202
$10 Donation
 Friends.  Freedom.  Food.  Music. Jobs.  Parents. Children.  Pets. Laughter.  Emotions. And dozens of other things.  We all have so much to be thankful for --- everyday, not just Thanksgiving Day. So join Bill Cohen as he sings a unique concert of songs that express gratitude for all that we have. 
It’s the 6th year Bill is presenting this musical theme.

Playing piano and guitar, he’ll sing songs linked to a wide variety of folks --- John Denver, the Weavers, Phil Ochs, Louis Armstrong, Don McLean, and others.  Even Johnny Appleseed, Jiminy Cricket, and the “old ladies” on the TV show, “Golden Girls.” 

 On several songs, Ann Fisher will add beautiful flute accompaniment, David Maywhoor will add the beat on percussion, and Joe Lambert and Joanne Blum will add soothing vocal harmonies.

Besides the music, we’ll hear some thoughtful quotes, reminding us of our many many blessings on Planet Earth.  No sermons here but words of inspiration and emotion from sources as varied as Jesus, Albert Schweitzer, Rod Serling, Gandhi, Einstein, and Buddha.   While most Americans will be rushing to the mall to buy stuff, this concert will focus on aspects of our lives that are much more important to us.  In fact, often, they’re not “things" at all.
We’ll be asking for $10 per person donations at the door.  Proceeds will go to help Bill’s wife Randi make her annual winter trek to the Dominican Republic.  That’s where she serves as a volunteer translator for the International Medical Alliance of Tennessee, a team of doctors and nurses who provide free basic medical care to impoverished Haitian workers who live and work just inside the D.R. border.

For a 10 minute video preview of the concert, go to  and look for the gratitude video.
Youthful Band in Spotlight at Folk Music Concert
Bluegrass, folk, country, pop, singer-songwriter, and Americana.  Mix all those musical styles together, and you have the Wonderhills! The five 27-year-olds say their original songs are “inspired by the wooded hills of southern Indiana.”  Although they’re all young, their band is now in its 9th year, touring the nation.

It is not just do do do. It is not just be be be. It is do be do be do. ~ Amit Goswami

Deirdre Bair author of Parisian LivesREADINGS + LITERARY EVENTS
Readings in Local Bookstores, Bars, Cafes, Colleges 

Events listed here:

Thurber House Evenings with Authors: Deirdre Bair

November 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Columbus Museum of Art

480 E Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Presenting Sponsor: The Ohio State University Libraries

National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair spent 15 remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir. In 1971, Bair secured access to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. Seven years of intimate conversations resulted in Samuel Beckett: A Biography, which won the National Book Award. Bair’s next subject was Simone de Beauvoir. The catch? De Beauvoir and Beckett despised each other. Bair hid out in the back rooms of Paris cafés as she worked with the difficult de Beauvior to create another groundbreaking biography. Bair’s new book, Parisian Lives, revisits these experiences with never-before-told anecdotes and details that were impossible to publish at the time.

Author’s Table Dinner
Interested in having dinner with Deirdre Bair? Call 614-464-1032 x11 for tickets to the Author’s Table Dinner. You will share a great meal with the author, talk about her work in a more intimate setting, and get reserved seating at the event.

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. 

Art Exhibit at Java Central
Love often leads to healing, while fear and isolation breed illness. ~ Candace Pert
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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.


Thanksgiving day at worthington markdetSATURDAY NOVEMBER 23
9 AM - 12 PM


The Shops at Worthington Square 
7227 N High St,

Worthington, Ohio 43085i

Don't be a turkey and miss out on all the fresh Thanksgiving fixins available from the farmers and artisans at the Worthington Farmers Market! Gobble up your dinner rolls, fresh greens, sweet potatoes, pies, apple cider, cheese and charcuterie, turkey and all of your holiday favorites for your family's feast! We're open 9am-12pm inside The Shops at Worthington Place.

The Worthington Farmers Market will be closed on Saturday, November 30 to celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend with our families. More info on 
Website and Facebook. . The Market is a project of the Old Worthington Partnership

We can truly see that consciousness is operating creatively
even in biology, even in the evolution of species.
~ Amit Goswami
9 AM - 12 PM

3519 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
CFM HERE on Facebook

This Saturday is all about the carrots at Peace Love and Freedom Urban Farm. Farmer Milan said he'll have one hundred pounds of these orange beauties at $5/lb, $9/2 lbs, and $13/3 lbs. Time to stock up!
Ben Sippel on the farmThe Clintonville and Worthington Farmers Markets are coming together as a market community to help one of our original producers, Ben and Lisa of Sippel Family Farm. Ben has been battling melanoma since 2015 and undergone six different treatments. This year has been particularly difficult trying to balance energy, health, and maintaining the financial stability of the farm. The Clintonville and Worthington Farmers Market communities of friends, family and local food lovers can make a difference.To participate, visit their GoFundMe page
Food Co-op products and produce     Turkeys eating grass
508 N. Cassady Ave. Bexley, OH
M-F 9-8, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5

Turkeys are available for preorder now!

We are excited to announce that we are working with Greenlee Family Farms and Bowman & Landes Farms to offer you fresh, never frozen turkeys! Both turkey farmers are stewards of the land, allow free range pasture grazing, eats non-GMO Organic grain, never given antibiotics or hormones or sulfa drugs. 
Greenlee Family Farms is 105 miles away from the store. We are lucky to have access to a portion of their small flock of 150 turkeys. Turkeys from Greenlee Farm are raised on the grass and moved from pasture to pasture to take advantage of the best grass. 
Bowman & Landes Farms is 70 miles away from the store. Because this flock is a large turkey farm, you can choose a smaller or a larger turkey.

How To Order: 
  1. Come into the store
  2. Choose your Turkey farm/ variety and your preferred size
  3. Put down a $20 deposit 
We will be offering three varieties of fresh turkeys: 
Greenlee Family Farms
Fresh, Pasture-Raised, Whole Turkey, fed NON-GMO Project Verified Feed for $3.89 per lb
Bowman & Landes Fresh, Free Range, Whole Turkey for $2.99 per lb
Bowman & Landes Free Range, Whole Turkey, fed NON-GMO Project Verified Feed for $3.89 per lb
Thursday, February 13 > Saturday, Feb 15, 2020

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

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