Community Calendar

"2015 TALENT HUNT"   Omega Psi Phi Fraternity   Saturday, March 28   East High School   4:00PM   Columbus area high school students will perform in the areas of vocal and instrumental music, dance, speech and art to win scholarship money.   For details, call (614) 531-7748 or (614) 563-6443 or e-mail mcs35789@sbcglobal.net or sfrench693LG@yahoo.com. 

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"SEAN CARNEY'S BLUES FOR A CURE SPRING SHOW"   Heather Pick Music Program at the James   Friday, April 3   Park Street Saloon   7:00PM   Sean Carney and Shaun Booker are among the performers singing the blues to raise money for the Heather Pick Music Program.   For details, call (614) 906-4700 or log on to http://www.bluesforacure.com.

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"KICK BUTT COLUMBUS"   Keep Columbus Beautiful   Saturday, March 28   Wolfe Park   8:30AM - 2:00PM   Help keep Columbus beautiful by joining this highway ramp cleanup event.   For details, log on to www.keepcolumbusbeautiful.org.

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"ALL-STAR SATURDAY BASKETBALL AND EASTER EGG HUNT"   Metropolitan Youth Foundation   Saturday, April 4   Bruce Howard Recreation Center   9:30AM   This free family event includes a large community Easter egg hunt, a full day of basketball competition, health screenings, face-painting and food.   For details, call (614) 258-0400 or log on to www.allstarsaturday.com.

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"CINDERELLA"   BalletMet Columbus   March 20-29   Capitol Theatre   Be swept away by this enchanting new production of a fairy tale classic.   For details, log on to www.balletmet.org.

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 "MD CAMP"   OSU College of Medicine   Deadline:  April 1   High school students interested in a career in medicine can find out how tough medical school can be.   For details, e-mail MDCamp2015@gmail.com or log on to http://medicine.osu.edu/students/.

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"ALL-OHIO STATE FAIR BAND AND YOUTH CHOIR"   Ohio State Fair   Deadlines:  March 27 and March 31   The Ohio State Fair is looking for talented young musicians and vocalists for the band and the choir.   For details, log on to www.ohiostatefair.com.

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"WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT"   YWCA Columbus   Wednesday, April 1   Greater Columbus Convention Center   12:00OM   Seven outstanding women will be honored for their accomplishments.   For details, log on to www.ywcacolumbus.org.

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"THE POWER OF WORDS"   Lincoln Theatre Association   Thursday, March 26   Lincoln Theatre   6:00PM   This 90-minute multi-media presentation will include historic video excerpts demonstrating the momentous power of words.  Local poets will be part of a panel discussion.   For details, log on to www.lincolntheatrecolumbus.com.

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"FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL"   Columbus Children's Theatre  March 12-29   512 Park Street, Columbus   Fancy Nancy and her friends are going to be performing in their very first show and Fancy Nancy is certain she's going to be picked to be a mermaid.  Does her wish come true?   For details, call (614) 224-6672 or log on to www.columbuschildrenstheatre.org.

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"B.R.A.V.E."   The Hope and Liberation Coalition     Exhibit runs March 3 - April 19   Cultural Arts Center, King Arts Complex, The MAC of Worthington, ZenCha Tea Salons (Short North and Gay Street)   5:00PM - 9:00PM  This five-venue opening reception for the art exhibit BRAVE is to promote awareness and prevent human trafficking via the arts.   For details, e-mail info@hopeandliberationcoalition.com or facebook.com/hopeliberationcoalition.com, or twitter@HLCoalition.

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"LENTEN FISH FRY"   St. Michael Church   Fridays through March 27   5750 North HIgh Street, Worthington   5:00PM - 8:00PM   Bring your family for good food, friendship and fellowship and support parish needs.   For details, call (614) 885-7814.

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"FREE TAX PREPARATION"   IMPACT Community Action   January 26-April 15   Eligible Franklin County residents can get help with their tax preparations.   For details, call (614) 221-2255 or log on to www.impactca.org.

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"ECHOES IN TIME THEATRE"   Ohio History Center   March 14, 21, and 28   800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus   1:00PM and 3:00PM   "The Solo Flight of Jerrie Mock" is a one-woman performance about Jerrie Mock's flight around the world.   For details, log on to www.ohiohistory.org.

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"HOME RUNS FOR THE RANCH"   Buckeye Ranch   Support the Buckeye Ranch by pledging one-dollar for every home run hit by the Columbus Clippers.   For details, log on to www.buckeyeranch.org.

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 "VIETNAM VETERANS DINNER"   Vietnam Veterans of America Buckeye State Council   Monday, March 30   All Occasions Catering, Waldo   6:30PM   The theme of this dinner:  "Celebrating We Came Home and Remembering Those Who Did Not".  For details, call (740) 990-0380, or (740) 816-5374.

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"OPERATION EASTER EGG DROP"   The Purple Door Church   Saturday, March 28   Grove City YMCA   10:00AM   Children will have 30,000 eggs to hunt for at this free event.   For details, call (614) 439-8558.

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"A DREAM DEFERRED"   New Harvest Urban Arts Center   March 27-29   Ohio History Center   This event presents dramatic selections from celebrated African American authors of the 1950's.   For details, call (800) 686-6124 or log on to www.ohiohistory.org.

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 "FREE MOVIE SCREENING"   Christian Spiritualist Temple   Saturday, March 28   77 South Sixth Street, Columbus   7:00PM - 9:30PM   The epic silent movie, "King of Kings", will be screened with organ accompaniment.   For details, log on to www.christianspiritualisttemple.org.

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"INSIDE TRACK SERIES"   Jazz Arts Group   Friday, March 27   Lincoln Theatre   8:00PM   Enjoy the Latin rhythms of Ritmos Unidos.   For details, call (614) 469-0939 or log on to www.jazzartsgroup.org.

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"CHILD CHECK"   Early Childhood Resource Network   Wednesday, April 8   Reynoldsburg Church of the Nazarene   9:30AM - 1:30PM   ECRN offers free developmental screenings in the areas of motor, speech, language and social skills for children ages one month through 5 years.   For details, call (614) 543-9000, ext. 218 or 216.

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"COLUMBUS AVANT-GARDE ART AND CRAFT SHOW"   Hope Holow   Saturday, March 28   St. Agatha's Parish Hall   10:00AM - 4:00PM   This event features almost 100 vendors with unconventional and innovative crafts for the modern shopper.   For details, log on to www.avantgardeshows.com.

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"BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY"   The Davis-Shai House   Saturday, March 28   301 Central Parkway, Heath   9:00AM - 12:00PM   Children ages 2 to 10 can enjoy breakfast and fun activities.   For details, log on to www.davisshaihouse.com.

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"THE SOORLEYS"   LIFE Vinyard Church   Friday, March 27   620 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus   7:00PM   This Australian fun-folk band will perform.   For details, log on to https://lifevinyardchurch.cloverdonations.com/soorleys/.

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"YOU CAN SUCCEED BUSINESS LUNCHEON"   Young Women in Transition   Saturday, March 28   777 High Street, Worthington   12:15PM - 2:00PM   Take time out for lunch and meet successful individuals whose lives have positively changed others.   For details, call (614) 209-4441 or e-mail 4youth@excite.com.

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"HEALING AFTER DIVORCE"   Self-Protection Seminars   Monday, March 30   Driving Park Library, Columbus   6:30PM - 7:30PM   An attorney offers practical advice about divorce.   For details, e-mail quickiedivorceus@gmail.com.

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 "TODD BELL LECTURE SERIES BREAKFAST"   Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male   Thursday, April 2   OSU Auxiliary Gym   7:30AM - 8:45AM   Alex Shumate is the keynote speaker.   For details, log on to http://go.osu.edu/bnrcbreakfast.

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"PASTA DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION"   Trinity Catholic 8th Grade   Saturday, March 28   1600 North Hague Road, Columbus   4:30PM-7:30PM   Enjoy a delicious pasta dinner and silent auction while supporting Trinity Catholic School 8th grade students raising money for their trip to Washington DC.   

For details, log on to https://www.facebook.com/TrinityCatholic8thGradePastaDinner.

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"FUND-RAISING EVENT"   Horn of Hope   Saturday, March 28   OSU Hale Hall   6:00PM - 8:00PM   This event is designed to raise money to provide water back packs to families in the Horn of Africa.   For details, call (614) 619-7588 or e-mailhibaqay@gmail.com.

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"MARIJUANA POTPOURRI"   Columbus Metropolitan Club   Wednesday, April 1   Columbus Athletic Club   12:00PM - 1:15PM   A panel will discuss the marijuana legalization debate.   For details, call (614) 464-3220 or log on to www.columbusmetroclub.org.

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