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Sunday, July 19 - Noon - 2:00 PM.   Remembering the 51 days in Gaza – Protest.   Last year in July, Israel murdered thousands of Palestinians during a war that lasted 51 days! On this day the people around Ohio gathered in the thousands and marched the streets of Columbus demanding Peace for Palestine! Join us again on this day to remember the countless lives lost and to continue to demand justice for the Palestinians!!!  Location:  Ohio Statehouse.  https://www.facebook.com/events/724831790979095/

 

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 6:00 PM.  Disciples of Christ Vigil at Wendy’s.   Columbus is proud to host the Disciples of Christ General Assembly this weekend. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has been a long-time supporter of Coalition of Immokalee Workers in the fight for fair food.  While in town, the Disciples of Christ are hosting a vigil outside of the Wendy's on Woodruff & High (2020 North High St.) to urge the fast-food giant to join the Fair Food Program for farmworker justice.  For more information, please contact us at OhioForFairFood@gmail.com.  Location:  Gathering at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 30 W. Woodruff and proceeding to the vigil at 2020 North High St.  (Woodruff and High). 

 

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 6:30 PM (Potluck), 7:15 PM (Program).  Care & Share Time Bank Meeting and Potluck.  Program:  Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) discussion courses are designed to encourage systems thinking and inspire participants to make positive changes in their own lives. Pam Patsch will tell us about this opportunity,offered through Simply Living, to create transformative change in our communities. Please bring a dish to share and your own tableware.  For more information, call Alice 614-560-1732.  information, please visit the Care and Share Time Bank (CSTB) website or on FacebookLocation:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer, Clintonville. 

 

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 PM.  Chadwick Arboretum Open House and encore Solar House Tour.   Sustainable Clintonville invites you for a tour of the enCORE Solar House and stay for the Arboretum Open House! In addition to the EnCORE Solar House, see Research Lake, Pollinator Garden, the Butterfly Waystation, 1000's of Native Trees. Master Gardeners will be there to answer questions. Ice Cream Floats will be available, and Music by the Patchwork Parlor Band! Location: Chadwick Arboretum North Site, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, 43201. Chadwick Arboretum Contact: Suzanne Csejtey <suzanne@cedar-waxwing.com> for more information about Sustainable Clintonville or just come to the event. 

 

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  The Divine Feminine and Mary Magdalene.  PowerPoint Presentation by Pam Highlen.  Location:  North Congregational United Church of Christ, 2040 West Henderson Road, Blue Room.  For more information, please contact Sharon at izzi2sharon@hotmail.com   

 

Monday, July 20, 2015, 7:00 PM.   Central Ohio Solar and Smart Grid Cooperative.  Location:  First UU Church, 93 West Weisheimer Road.  Please check the meet up site to verify.  Sign up at meetup for more information.

 

Monday, July 20, 2015, 5:00 PM.  Support CCBOR at Columbus City Council meeting.  If enough signatures are validated, the city clerk will hand the petition to city council.  At that point, the initiative will be assigned to a committee for review and the city attorney will review it.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights leaders and members plan to attend this meeting and speak.   If you can, please attend the July 20th city council meeting with us for support.  Click here for more information on the council meeting.  Location:  Council Chambers, 90 West Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.

 

Monday, July 20, 2015, 7:30 PM.  Youth Beat Radio on WCRS.   This week Youth Beat Radio will air a special episode featuring one of our local Congressional leaders, Representative Joyce Beatty.  Tune in to hear advice for getting involved in local government, perspectives on youth issues, current legislation affecting young people, and opportunities to visit Washington DC. Tune in Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on WCRS  102.1 and 98.3 FM or listen online at www.wcrsfm.org.   Youth Beat Radio is sponsored by The School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, Ohio State University Extension, and the Puffin Foundation West.   Location: WCRS 102.1 and 98.3 FM on your radio dial. Program and podcasts here.   For more information, contact youthbeat@osu.edu.

 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 7:00 PM.  Mixing Edibles and Ornamentals.  Dr. Mark Miller, Community Outreach and Education Manager, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens In this presentation, we’ll take an innovative approach to making your garden truly functional. Join us as we learn about a wide range of topics revolving around mixed-use gardens. Some of the themes we’ll visit are: “Mixing and Matching Edibles and Ornamentals”, “Cultural Considerations”, “Space Issues”, “Making Your Edibles Attractive”, “Companion Planting”, “Crop Rotation”, “Making Your Garden Truly Low-Maintenance”, and “Attracting the Good Guys”. 

Dr. Mark Miller is a graduate of The Ohio State University (Horticulture/Environment & Natural Resources). He is a past president of and currently serves on the board of Friends of the Topiary Park, has served as Auctions Host for Friends of Chadwick Arboretum for the past 17 years, and is a Life Member of the North American Association of Environmental Education. Dr. Miller has over 30 years’ experience in landscape design, and we are proud to welcome him back to present for us for the second year in a row.  This event will be preceded by a 30 minute tour of Goodale Park.  Meet at the Caretaker’s Residence at 6:30 for the tour.

For more information contact Brenda Hosey at bhosey1@columbus.rr.com  Location:  Goodale Park, Caretakers Residence.  This event made possible by a grant from Borror Properties, Short North Living. 

 

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 8:00 PM.  Move To Amend Internet Radio.  Listen to it streaming at:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/movetoamend and click on “Live.”  Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution.  This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.  Listen in every Thursday - previous programs can also be accessed at the website. 

 

Friday, July 24, 2015, 7:00 PM meeting, 8:00 PM screening.  Meet Simply Living + Film: Economics of Happiness.  Newcomers and veterans are welcome to come learn about Simply Living and our current programs from 7 - 7:45 pm, followed by light refreshments. Then at 8 pm, we will screen The Economics of Happiness, the best film ever on the transition from economic globalization to local economies and community revitalization. Trailer and more info here: theconomicsofhappiness.org. Come to either or both events. Free.  Donations welcome. Location: Northwood High Bldg, Room 100, 2231 N. High St 43201. Free parking in “R’ spaces in rear lot. Contact Chuck.Lynd@gmail.com or call 614-354-6172. 

 

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10:00 AM.  Strategy Session for Immigrants and Refugees.  You are invited to a gathering on civic engagement and social action. This will be an opportunity to meet and organize strategically about identified issues facing the Central Ohio immigrant/refugee community: Voter Engagement, Employment/Wage Theft, Youth/School Issues, Transportation (COTA), Housing.
This workshop is an intentional space for the IMMIGRANT and REFUGEE communities of Central Ohio. 
Allies: please contact us if you would like to help/support this event -
CentralOhioWorkerCenter@gmail.com

Location:  Bhuntanese/Nepali Community of Columbus (BNCC), 4646 Tamarack Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43229.  Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/819885414768473/

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.   Recycle PURGE All In One Dropoff.  Come to purge your unwanted and not needed stuff! The following organizations will be onsite to accept your donations to be reused, recycled or disposed of responsibly: SWACO - HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE; Franklinton Cycle Works- BICYCLES, PARTS AND ACCESSORIES; Goodwill- CLOTHING & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS; and Community Computer Alliance- ELECTRONICS AND ACCESSORIES.   Location: The Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus 43211.  Download the full list of acceptable items here. Receive a buy one get one free admission on July 25th to the Ohio History Center by presenting the Green Purge coupon. Event volunteers needed! Volunteer shifts run from 7:45am-11:00am and 10:45am-2:15pm helping to direct traffic and assist in unloading donations from vehicles. Contact Erin at emmiller@columbus.gov or 645-0815. More info here

 

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 4:30 PM.   Mary Magdalene Service.   This year (unlike past years) Call To Action Columbus will be joining with the North Congregational United Church of Christ, 2040 W Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH on Saturday July 25 for a Contemplative Memorable Event honoring Mary Magdalene.  Prelude begins at 4:30pm.  Service starts promptly at 5pm.  A light Middle Eastern meal will follow at 6pm.  Suggested donation for the Service & Feast is $10.  Reservations can be made by contacting the North Congregational UCC (614 451 1835 or skinzer@midohio.twcbc.com).     4:30 pm, Saturday July 25, North Congregational UCC, 2040 W Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH.  More information:   http://www.cta-columbus.org/node/52   Contact Sharon Izzi for any additional information at izzi2sharon@hotmail.comCall To Action Columbus  www.cta-columbus.org  Seeking an inclusive Catholic Church.

 

July 28, 2015, 7:30 PM.  Free Press FREE Fourth Tuesday Film:  Two Blue Lines.  Local filmmaker Tom Hayes will be present to discuss the issues covered in his brilliant new documentary that explores the passionate debate among Israeli citizens about their government's Occupation of Palestine. The film deftly splices together dueling creeds, and the result is electrifying, because it’s a split so rarely displayed on U.S. screens. The movie shows competing views of Judaism: a religious entitlement to land versus a spiritual commitment to freeing the oppressed, asking whether Jews are safer segregated or connected to other humanity. As several people of conscience remind us, seeking a purely physical security exposes a people to the "more dangerous" moral hazard of "re-enacting what happened to us"--even becoming "animals."  Followed by discussion.  Location: Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St., Bexley.  614-253-2571, colsfreepress@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 12:00 PM.  MEET BERNIE SANDERS, CANDIDATE FOR U.S. PRESIDENT.   This will be an opportunity for supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders, and those who want to learn more about his candidacy, to meet each other and get to know Bernie better.  There will be light refreshments and Senator Sanders will make a live presentation through telepresence (sic).
Location:  60 Kenyon Brook Drive, Worthington, OH 43085.  More about this event and to sign up go to
https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/wts.   This event is limited to 150 people, but there are other events happening all over!  Find other events happening near you, and RSVP to join us for this historic night.

 

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:00 noon.   Rally for Climate at Ohio Statehouse.  In June of 2014 Governor Kasich dismantled Ohio's incredibly successful clean energy program. Ohio's efficiency and renewable energy standards had saved Ohio families and businesses millions by investing in clean energy, and helped reduced air pollution. Unfortunately, what's good for our pocketbooks and health isn't so good for the big utilities' bottom lines, so they worked to gut these programs. The proposed Clean Power Plan will reduce carbon emissions at power plants and increase development of clean energy. The fossil fuel industry is counting on you to stay home instead of coming out to support this show of force on climate change. It's time for Ohio to lead on clean energy and climate change for our health and our economy.. Location: Ohio Statehouse, West Lawn, SE Corner of High and Broad Sts, Columbus, Ohio 43212. 

 

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 10:30 AM.  MedicareTuns50.org National Day:  American as Apple PIE.  Protect, Improve, Expand.  Press Conference and March. As Medicare turns 50, the Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans and National Nurses United (NNU) are organizing events at the Ohio Statehouse.   Gather at the Statehouse West Plaza on the public walk – there will be speakers and music – and signs (provided by NUU) will be distributed for a walk to Rob Portman’s office to demand unequivocal support for Medicare.  The press will be held at the Ohio Statehouse Ladies Gallery.   Contact: Kurt Batement, Progressive Democrats of America at kurt.pdamerica@gmail.com or 614-562-1066.  Look for updates to this event at https://www.healthcare-now.org/medicares-anniversary/50th/events/#OH  

 

August 6-9, 2015.  Hiroshima 70 – A Time to Reflect and Commit – Peace, Planet, People, Profit.   

·          August 6 - Peace Vigil at Goodale Park Gazebo and Pond, Park Street and Buttles Avenue, Northeast side of the park. Beginning 7:30 p.m. for a sunset ceremony marking the 70thyear of Nuclear bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

·         August 8 - Peace Conference at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 Weisheimer Road, Beechwold, Columbus, Ohio. The event is 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., which includes conversation to explore paths of PEACE, PLANET, PEOPLE, and PROFIT – History calls US to Resist Wars and Oppression.  The conference resource people include John Carlane, Greg Elich, Julie Hart, Ruben Herrera, Kevin Kamps, Janet McLaughlin, Marc Simon, Aramis Sundiata, and Harvey Wasserman. 

·         August 9 – World Premier of Taubes VII (Hiroshima Set) by Rocco DiPietro.  Public Concert featuring original music by local composer Rocco Di Peitro and musicians that reflect on reflection and commitment to a world of peace, justice, and ecological balance. Featuring Weiyi Pan (gu zheng), Larry Marotta (guitar), David Nelson Tomassaci (trombone), Romulo Vazquez (Asian instruments), and Rocco DiPietro (piano).  The concert will be in Columbus Mennonite Church, Clintonville, Columbus, Ohio, 35 Oakland Park Avenue.

Contact: Mark D. Stansbery, 614-252-9255, walk@igc.org, for details.