Community Calendar

"JEFFERSON AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS"   WBNS-10TV   Deadline:  February 13   Nominate your favorite super volunteer who does great things for the community for a 2015 Jefferson Award.  For details, log on to www.10tv.com.

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"FIGHTING TO SAVE LIVES"   Maria Tiberi Foundation/Stefanie Spielman Fund   Wednesday, February 11   Villa Milano, Columbus   5;30PM   Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Buster Douglas fight with a dinner, a viewing of the fight, and a reception with Buster Douglas and Chris Spielman.   For details, call (614) 792-5600, ext. 308, or e-mail JMilgrom@EventMarketingStrategies.com.

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"100 YEARS OF FRANK SINATRA"   Jazz Arts Group   February 5 - 8   Southern Theatre, Columbus    Dwight Lenox, Dee Daniels, and Phil Clark join the Columbus Jazz Orchestra in paying tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes.   For details, call (614) 294-5200 or log on to www.jazzartsgroup.org.

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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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"ARTIST PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP"   Lincoln Theatre Association   Saturday, January 31   Lincoln Theatre, Columbus   8:30AM - 3:30PM   This free, one-day informational workshop is for local artists, arts organizaions, and individuals interested in developing their performing arts product for the stage.   For details, call (614) 719-6746, e-mail sbradford@capa.com, or log onto www.lincolntheatrecolumbus.com.

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"HOMELESS TO HOME:  INVEST, COLLECT, VOLUNTEER"   Community Shelter Board   Become a Housing Hero by donating $30 a month and collecting much-needed items for the new shelter.   For details, log on to www.fromhomelesstohome.org.

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"SELF PROGRAM"   Columbus Recreation and Parks   S.E.L.F., Students Eating, Learning and having Fun, is an after-school food program for children ages five to 18.   For details, log on to http://columbus.gov/recreationalandparks/programs.

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"SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE CSO"   Columbus Symphony Orchestra   Tuesday, January 27   Ohio Theatre   7:00PM - 9:30PM   Amateur musicians are invited to sit with and play with members of the CSO in a professional rehearsal setting.   For details, log on to http://www.columbussymphony.com/education/side-by-side/.

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"HEAR AND NOW:  MARJA MILLS"   Worthington Public Libraries   Thursday, January 29   McConnell Arts Center, Worthington    6:00PM   Her Marja Mills, a former Chicago Tribune reporter, discuss her book "The Mockingbird Next Door:  Life with Harper Lee".   For details, call (614) 431-0329 or log on to www.mcconnellarts.org.

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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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"TAP YOUR TREES"   The Dawes Arboretum   January 31    Visitors Center   9:00am - 12:00PM    In this interactive class, you'll learn the entire process of making maple syrup.   For details, call (800) 44DAWES or log on to www.dawesarb.org.

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"CAPTURING CAMELOT"   Capital University   January 19 - March 25   The Schumacher Gallery   Stanley Tretick's iconic images of the Kennedys will be on display.   For details, call (614) 236-6319.

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 "BUCKEYE LAKE WINTERFEST"   Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce   Saturday, January 31   Dawn   The weekend of events include music, art exhibits, activities, and deals at local restaurants.   For details, visit the Buckeye Lake Winterfest Facebook page. 

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"THE SECRET GARDEN"   Worthington Kilbourne High School   January 30 and 31   1499 Hard Road, Columbus   7:30PM   This musical is based on the classic children's book.   For details, e-mail wkhstheatreprogram@gmail.com.

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"OH, CANADA:  BEST NEIGHBOR, BIGGEST OPPORTUNITIES"   Columbus Metropolitan Club   Wednesday, January 28   Downtown Athletic Club, Columbus   12:00PM - 1:15PM   Ohio's ties with Canada go 'way beyond hockey.   On the panel to discuss the relationship:  the Consulate General of Canada, and reps from Columbus 2020.   For details, call (614) 464-3220 or log on to www.columbusmetroclub.org.

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"WONDERBALL"   Columbus Museum of Art   Saturday, January 31   480 East Broad Street, Columbus   8:30PM - 12:30AM   Celebrate creativity at CMA's exciting new party featuring food, drinks, and beats by top Columbus DJ's.   For details, call (614) 629-0362 or e-mail info@cmaohio.org.

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"THE GIFT IN YOU TRIVIA GAME SHOW"   KJ's Abundance and SELAH   Saturday, January 31   Columbus Performing Arts Center   Two teams will compete in a friendly game of trivia with questions highlighting African-American and Women's history.   For details, call (614) 313-4442 or log on to www.selahdance.org.

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"I AM THE CITY OF UPPER ARLINGTON"   The City of Upper Arlington   Monday, January 26   Municipal Services Center   5:00PM - 7:30PM   The annual state of the city address will highlight UA's accomplishments and goals.   For details, call (614) 583-5040 or log on to www.uaoh.net.

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"COLUMBUS DEATH CAFE"   Death Cafe   Thursday, January 29   2985 North High Street, Columbus   7:00PM - 8:45PM   This event provides a comfortable place to explore topics on death and dying while drinking tea and eating cake.   For details, e-mail columbusdeathcafe@gmail.com or log on to www.deathcafe.com.

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"ABRAHAMIC TRADITIONS DINNER"   Niagara Foundation   Thursday, January 29   Martin de Porres Center   6:30PM - 8:50PM   This event features addresses by Rev. Richard A. Burnett, Mr. Imran Malik, and Rabbi Feivel Strauss.   For details, e-mail ohio@niagarafoundation.org.

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 "YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSTITUTE PROGRAM"   National CEO Leadership Institute   Deadline:  Monday, January 26   Young people, ages 13 - 19, can learn how to launch and grow their own businesses.   For details, call (614) 806-5683 or e-mail chcaffey@aol.com.

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"JOHNNY HUNT MEN'S CONFERENCE SIMULCAST"   First Baptist Church, Ashville   Friday, January 30   State Route 316 East   6:30AM - 12:30PM   The topic:  "Win from Within:  Feel the Force of Forgiveness".  For details, call (740) 971-7246.   

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 "ALONG THE RIVER"   Ohio History Center   Saturday, January 31   800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus   6:00PM   Immerse yourself in a collection of readings based on the lives of Americans of African heritage who lived in the South and made the long journey North.   For details, call (800) 686-1541 or log on to www.ohiohistory.org.

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"OFFERINGS FROM THE SOUTHWEST"   Ohio Craft Museum   Sunday, February 1   1665 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus   1:00PM - 4:00PM   Opening reception featuring a gallery talk with Dorothy Gill Barnes.   For details, call (614) 486-4402 or log on to www.ohiocraft.org.

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"BENEFIT PARTY"   Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio   Thursday, January 29   Champps, 1827 Olentangy River Road   6:00PM   This event features a complimentary sampling of Champps's signature dishes and signature drinks.  10% of sales for the entire day will go to the Ronald McDonald House.   For details, call (614) 298-0833 or log on to www.champps.com.

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"COLUMBUS SOUPER BOWL CHICKEN SOUP COOK-OFF"   The Brotherhood of Congregation Beth Tikvah   Saturday, January 31   6121 Olentangy River Road, Worthington   5:00PM - 7:00PM   Sample hot soup and warm challah and help provide scholarships to send children to summer camp.   For details, call (614) 885-6286 or log on to http://www.bethtikvahcolumbus.org.

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