Community Calendar

"CRIMSON AND CREME HOLIDAY SOIREE"   Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.   Friday, December 19   Hyatt Regency Columbus   Enjoy a night of dancing and entertainment and support the work of St. Stephen's Community House.   For details, log on to www.dstholidaysoiree2014.eventbrite.com.

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"BLACK NATIVITY:  I'M STILL HERE"   Nia Performing Arts Theater Company   Saturday, December 20   Northland Performing Arts Center   2:00PM and 7:00PM   This gospel song play celebrates the birth of Jesus.   For details, call (614) 440-9858 or e-mail NiaPerformingArtsInc2014@yahoo.com.

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"USA DIVING WINTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS"   Greater Columbus Sports Commission    December 16-21   McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, OSU   Six Olympians are amont the 150 divers who will compete for national titles.   Log on for details.   www.columbussports.org.

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"THE NUTCRACKER"   BalletMet Columbus   December 12-27   Ohio Theatre, Columbus   This holiday classic features unforgettable characters, entertaining choreography, exquisite costumes and scenery and live music from the Columbus Symphony.   For details, call (614) 469-0939 or log on to www.balletmet.org.

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"FREE COMMUNITY MEAL"   Central Baptist Church   Sunday, December 21   1955 Frank Road, Columbus   12:30PM-2:00PM   Franklin County residents who need a little help this winter can enjoy a free community meal.   For details, call (614) 279-3115 or log on to www.centralbaptistcolumbus.org.

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"SONGS OF THE SEASON"   Short North Stage   December 11, 12, 13, 14, 18   The Garden Theatre, Columbus   Some of the city's favorite musical and comedy performers will take the stage to celebrate the season.   For details, log on to www.shortnorthstage.org.

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"BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER"   Columbus Children's Theatre   November 28 - December 21   512 Park Street, Columbus   This delightful comedy tells the story of a couple trying to put on a church Christmas pageant while dealing with some children who create havoc wherever they go.   For details, call (614) 224-6672 or log on to www.ColumbusChildrensTheatre.org.

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"HOLIDAY DRIVE"   The Center for New Beginnings Shelter and Services   November 1 - December 18   The Citadel, Newark   Students and staff at The Citadel are collecting canned goods, sugar, coffee and cereal for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.   For details, call (859) 322-8110 or e-mail tsnyder@laca.org.

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"ANNUAL HOLIDAY PROGRAM"   Mansion Day School   Thursday, December 18   Lincoln Theatre   6:15PM   For details, e-mail mdsoffice@mansiondayschool.org.

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"MAD MAD MEN HOLIDAY CONCERT"   McConnell Arts Center   Thursday, December 18   777 Evening Street, Worthington   8:00PM - 10:00PM   Members of the Phil Dirt and the Dozers band will perform hits from the Great American Songbook.   For details, call (614) 431-0329, e-mail arts@mcconnellarts.org, or log on to www.mcconnellarts.org.

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"HEALTH EDUCATION CLASSES"   Memorial Health   Friday, December 19   Memorial Hospital, Marysville   9:00AM and 2:00PM   An exercise physiologist helps participants understand the symptoms and risk factors of clinical depression.   For details, log on to www.memorialohio.com.

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"CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE"   Polaris Taekwondo   Deadline:  Saturday, December 20   8211 Green Meadows Drive, Lewis Center   Polaris Taekwondo is collecting toys for the kids of Delaware County.   For details, call (740) 602-0528 or e-mail masterbaker@polaristkd.com.

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"GENERAL ELECTION FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS"   IMPACT Community Action   Friday, December 19   700 Bryden Road, Columbus   9:00AM - 5:00PM   This election is being held to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors that will represent the North Central communities of Columbus and Franklin County.   For details, call (614) 453-1624 or log on to http://www.impactca.org.

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"SCOTT ANTIQUE MARKET"   Ohio Expo Center   December 20 - 21   Bricker Building   This indoor market features aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items.   For details, log on to http://www.scottantiquemarket.com.

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"NEW YEAR'S PARTY"   YMCA Camp Willson   December 30 - January 1   2732 County Road 11, Bellefontaine   There will be plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, including horseback riding, archery, sledding and tubing.   For details, call (800) 423-0427 or log on to www.ymcacampwillson.org.

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"PROJECT GREEN LIGHT"   Women2Women and Rahabs Hideaway   Sunday, January 11   Help end human trafficking by buying a green light bulb and lighting up your house.   For details, log on to www.thegreenlightproject.net.

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"A BRITISH TWELFTH NIGHT CELEBRATION"   Early Music in Columbus   January 3 and 4   First Congregational Church, Columbus   Celebrate 12th Night with music from the 12th through 17th century.  For details, call (614) 861-4569 or log on to www.earlymusicincolumbus.org.

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"FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S PROGRAM"   Alvis House   Help children whose parents are caught up in the criminal justice system.   For details, log on to www.alvishouse.org.

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"THE URBAN LANDSCAPE:  A TALE OF GRANDEUR AND ABANDONMENT"   Ohio Arts Council   November 6 - January 11   Riffe Gallery   This exhibit explores the perspectives of 16 Ohio artists through original works of art that reflect on the fundamental nature of city life.   For details, call (614) 644-9624 or log on to www.riffegallery.org.

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"HOLIDAY FAMILY DAYS"   Pizzuti Collection   November 30 and December 28   632 North Park Street   Gather your family for an admission-free Sunday bursting with color at Pizzuti Collection.   For details, log on to www.pizzuticollection.org.

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 "ALMOND ZIGMUND"   Columbus College of Art and Design   Through January 8   Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus   Zigmund's work combines crisp geometry, vivid color and intricate patterns.   For details, log on to http://www.ccad.edu/events-2014/zigmund.

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"STICKY/DUSTY/WET"   Columbus Museum of Art   Through March 9   This exhibit features works by Matthew Brandt.   For details, call (614) 221-4848 or log on to www.columbusmuseum.org.

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"TRANFIGURATIONS:   MODERN MASTERS FROM THE WEXNER FAMILY"   Wexner Center   Through December 31   In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Wexner Center presents an exhibition of the personal collection of Les and Abigail Wexner.   For details, log on to http://wexarts.org.

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"HOLIDAY CHEER SWIM MEET"   Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio   December 19-21   Columbus Academy Natatorium   See more than 370 of Central Ohio's best swimmers, 18 and under, and donate a toy to the Salvation Army.   For details, e-mail tmagin0049@wideopenwest.com.

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"HELP THE AUDUBON NATURE CENTER"   Grange Insurance Audubon Center   Deadline:  December 31   Support the nature-based education programs for children.  Your donation will be matched by the Ingram White Castle Foundation.   For details, call (614) 545-5475 or log on to www.grangeinsuranceauduboncenter.org.

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"BLOOD DRIVE"   Whitehall United Methodist Church   Tuesday, December 23   525 Bernhard Road, Columbus   2:00PM - 7:00PM   Give the gift of life.   For details, call (800) RED-CROSS or log on to www.redcrossblood.org.

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"CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT WORSHIP"   Lamb of God Lutheran Church   Wednesday, December 24   4925 Sunbury Road, Columbus   7:00PM   For details, log on to www.LambofGodColumbus.org.

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