Sunday, November 18, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 Pm.  Simply Living Book Club.  Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over The American Meal. Our Fall selection is Pandora’s LunchBox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal, by Melanie Warner. Copies are available from the library, including free audio downloads. Used copies are available fvery inexpensively from Discussion will end by 5 pm. Those wishing to stay may enjoy a vegan buffet from Portia. Donations are accepted. The book club is Free, but registration is required on Eventbrite. Limited to 15. Location:  Portia's Café, 4428 Indianola Ave, Columbus 43214.  For further information email Updates on Facebook and Meetup,


Sunday, November 18, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Care and Share Time Bank Community Potluck and program.  Bring something tasty to share with others and, if you wish, bring a card with the ingredients so all our varied diet preferences can be accommodated.  If it is a special dish you believe will be particularly well received bring a copy of the recipe. We are developing a CSTB "Cookbook" and are always pleased to add new dishes to the selection! Bring your own reusable plates if you can, to reduce the washup necessary after the event.  We try to avoid single-use materials, wherever possible!  If you have something you no longer want that others may appreciate, bring it to the "sharing table".  We only request that, if it doesn't find a new home, please take it home with you.  (We don't have a used product dispensing system!)  You can look forward to a fun and informative program.  Location:  First UU Church, Fellowship Hall, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus, OH 43214.  For more information, contact Michael Greenman or Alice Faryna

Monday, November 19, 2018, 7:00 PM.  The Truth:  Lost at Sea.  Join us for this screening of a riveting documentary (58 minutes) about the 2010 Freedom Flotilla, produced by Rifat Audeh.  Rifat is a Palestinian born in Canada who has studied in the UK.  He is a survivor of this ill-fated humanitarian mission taking medical aid to Gaza who was on board one of main ships, the Mari Marmara.  Rifat will join us by Skype following the screening for a question and answer session.  Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace Central Ohio and the Progressive Peace Coalition.  See the trailer here.  Location:  Northwood High Building, 2231 N. High St., Columbus, Room 100.  Facebook.   


Monday, November 19, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  BQIC New Member meeting.  We invite Black LGBTQIA+ people from all backgrounds to join BQIC! ABOUT BQIC: Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus works toward the liberation of Black queer, trans, and intersex people from all walks of life through direct action, community organizing, education on our issues, and creating spaces to uplift our voices.  DETAILS: Come out to our first new member info session to learn about BQIC's revamped mission and principles, where we're going, and how to get involved! We will also do a short interactive game where we'll get to know each other.  Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library- Parsons Branch, 1113 Parsons Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43206.  RSVP for FREE DINNER from Nola Way:


Friday November 23, 2018, 7:30 – 9:00 PM.  Songs Of Gratitude:  An Alternative To The Black Friday Buying Frenzy.  Bill Cohen sings a unique concert of folk and popular songs that express gratitude for all that we have:  friends, family, freedom, art, music, nature, and more.  Clues to the song list — John Denver, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Appleseed, Phil Ochs, The Golden Girls, Don McLean, Peter Paul and Mary, and others. For more info, contact Bill at (614) 263-3851 or

Location:  Maynard Ave Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Ave, Columbus 43202.  $10 Suggested donation (any contribution is welcome). 


November 29, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Columbus DSA Business Meeting.   Open to all, this meeting is to coordinate our activities, discuss chapter business, and hear committee updates. Location:  Northwood High Building, Room 100, 2231 N High St Columbus, OH.  For more information, contact


Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  PUCO AEP Renewable Energy Proposal Public Hearing.  The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has scheduled a public hearing on AEP's proposal for 900mw of renewable energy in Ohio, including 400mw of solar in Appalachian Ohio. It's critical we pack the house and PUCO hears from Ohioans like you who want more clean energy and the jobs that come with it here in the Buckeye State!  If approved, AEP will move forward with developing 900mw of solar and wind energy in Ohio for use by its Ohio customers! This will lower energy bills. create clean energy jobs, and help to make Ohio a leader in clean energy, while providing reliable energy that doesn't pollute our air and water.  Ohioans overwhelmingly support a transition to clean energy. Now it's imperative that these supporters show up on December 4th and make their voices heard!  Please attend this important hearing and speak up in support of Ohio's clean energy future! If you have questions, contact Becca Pollard:  More information on Facebook.  


Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  Speak Peace With Compassionate Communication
Compassionate Communication Center Of Ohio (CCCO).
 What is Compassionate Communication? Come find out! This Meetup group gathers on the1st Thursday of the month. Join us for this FREE and engaging personal practice of Compassionate-Nonviolent Communication (NVC), the Language of the Heart, led by Compassionate Communication facilitators. Open to both beginners and experienced practitioners. NVC was developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., an American Psychologist, and is based on Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.'s principles of nonviolence -our natural state of compassion. More information HERELocation:  2350 Indianola Ave, Columbus 43202.  Located in the in the upper level of the Maynard Ave United Methodist Church, on the corner of Indianola and Maynard Ave. 


Sunday, December 9, 2018, 4:30 - 7:00 PM.  3rd Annual Interfaith Prayer Gathering and Potluck (Interfaith Association of Central Ohio).  Loving our Neighbors:  Addressing Poverty with Our Heads, Hearts, & Hands.  In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity.  Bring covered dish to share - with ingredients listed on index card.  Location:   St. Philip Episcopal Church, 166 Woodland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203-2771.  (Ample parking available in parking lot behind church).  Kindly RSVP by December 7 to  Additional faith or peace based organizational cosponsors are invited. Suggested donation is $50. To cosponsor, please contact Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia of IACO at


Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.  Speakers:  Jim Leonard and Dan and Barbara Lehman – Reflections from a CPT Delegation to Palestine/Israel. This summer Jim Leonard and Dan and Barbara Lehman participated in a Christian Peacemaker Teams delegation to Palestine/Israel.  Come listen as they share about the experience of being there and witnessing the impact of oppression and the resulting conflict.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus 43223.  Facebook.  


Thursday, February 21, 2019, 1:00 PM.  Legislative Day.  Promoting our Proposal to legislators to introduce and pass on a fair transparent parole process.  Location:  Ohio Statehouse, Columbus.  Facebook.  


January 12, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Democracy School.  Bring your own brown bag lunch, snacks & coffee will be provided, cost $30.  Event bright link coming soon at  Location:  Northwood-High Building, room 100, 2231 N. High St, Columbus 43201.