Community Calendar

"MARCH MADNESS HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO"   Making A Difference, Inc./OSU College of Nursing   Saturday, March 7   Eldon and Elsie Ward Family YMCA   10:00AM - 2:00PM   This event is designed to promote healthier lifestyles among Near East Side residents through fun and engaging family activities.   For details, call (614) 253-1880 or e-mail aledmondson@gmail.com.

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"BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE"   Big Brothers Big Sisters   Saturday, March 7   Columbus Square Bowling Palace   8:00AM - 5:00PM   Form a team and rent some shoes for a day of bowling fun.   For details, log on to www.Bowl-Big.org.

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"ARTIST PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP"   Lincoln Theatre Association   Saturday, March 14   769 East Long Street, Columbus   8:30AM - 3:30PM   This free workshop is open to local artists, representatives from arts organizations 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 on to www.lincolntheatrecolumbus.com.

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"A NIGHT OF COMEDY AND MUSIC"   Youth to Youth International   Friday, March 6   Grange Insurance Audubon Center   7:30PM - 10:30PM   Comedian Rocky LaPorte is the headliner at this event to benefit Youth to Youth, a drug prevention and youth leadership non-profit organization.   For details, log on to www.youthtoyouth.net.

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"B.R.A.V.E."   The Hope and Liberation Coalition   Reception:  Thursday, March 5   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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"TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOP"   Music Together   March 6 - 8   Helping Hands Center, Columbus   This early childhood music and movement program is training parents, students, teachers who want an overview of music development.   For details, log on to www.musictogether.com.

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"PBJ AND JAZZ"   Jazz Arts Group   Saturday, March 7   The Lincoln Theatre   10:00AM and 11:30AM   This concert for kids and families features the Jazz Daddies Jam.   For details, call (614) 294-5200 or log on to www.jazzartsgroup.org.

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"HAIR"   Standing Room Only Theatre Company   March 6 - 15   Columbus Performing Arts Center   This rock musical features hits like "Aquarius", "Let the Sun Shine In", and "Good Morning, Starshine".   For details, log on to www.srotheatre.org.

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"MAD DOG AND ENGLISHMAN"   Shadowbox Live   March 4 - 8   Shadowbox   Shadowbox partners with Jazz Arts Group in this tribute to Joe Cocker.   For details, call (614) 416-7625 or log on to www.shadowboxlive.org.

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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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"BACKSTAGE AT THE LINCOLN"   Lincoln Theatre Association   Thursday, March 5   769 East Long Street   7:00PM   Debra  James Tucker performs at this special concert on the stage of the Lincoln Theatre.   For details, call (614) 719-6746 or log on to www.LincolnTheatreColumbus.com.

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"SONGS OF STRUGGLE"   Church Women United   Friday, March 6   North Baptist Church, Columbus   7:00PM - 8:30PM   Recall the era, 1960-65, when blacks and whites marched together and sang together in fight for civil and human rights.  Bill Cohen and Paisha Thomas perform songs from that eras.   For details, call (614) 263-3851.

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"ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENT"   New Albany Chamber of Commerce and Community Computer Alliance   Thursday, March 5   Church of the Resurrection, New Albany   2:00PM - 6:00PM   You can donate most all electronic devices, computers, laptops, cell phones, etc.   For details, log on to www.ccompa.org.

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"JOB FAIR"   Goodwill Columbus   Thursday, March 5   358 South Hamilton Road, Gahanna    9:00AM = 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 4:00PM   Job-seekers can interview for positions in Goodwill's retail program.   For details, log on to www.goodwillcolumbus.org.

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"THE MEETING"   March 6 - 8   The Lincoln Theatre   769 East Long Street, Columbus   This stage play features a hypothetical meeting between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   For details, call (614) 754-0684 or long on to www.themeetingatthelincoln.info.

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"HOMELESS TO HOME:  DONATE"   Community Shelter Board   Donate to the Community Shelter Board's movement from homeless to home by becoming a Housing Hero.   For details, log on to www.fromhomelesstohome.org.

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"PIERCE TO THE SOUL"   King Arts Complex   Thursday, March 5   867 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus   7:00PM   This one-man show celebrates what would have been the 123rd birthday of renowned local folk artist Elijah Pierce.   For details, call (614) 645-5464 or log on to www.thekingartscomplex.com.

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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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"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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"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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"TUSKEGEE AIRMEN EXHIBIT"   National Museum of the US Air Force   This exhibit honors a group of African Americans who fought for equality as they battled for their country during WWII.   For details, call (937) 255-4704 or log on to www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.

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"CELEBRATING 40 YEARS"   Columbus Council on World Affairs   Tuesday, March 3   Hilton Columbus Downtown   12:00PM - 1:00PM   This event recognizes the outstanding global contributions of local leaders and K-12 educators.   For details, call (614) 229-4599 or log on to www.columbusworldaffairs.org.

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"CHILD CHECK"   Early Childhood Resource Network   Wednesday, March 11   St. John Lutheran Church   9:30AM - 1:30PM   ECRN offers free developmental screening for children ages one month through five years.   For details, call (614) 543-9000.

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"NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY"   Nationwide Children's Hospital   Through March 3   Buy a balloon icon at area IHOP's and support the work at Nationwide Children's Hospital.   For details, log on to http://www.nationwidechildrens.org.

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 "25TH ANNIVERSARY RED CARPET EVENT"   Marysville Schools   Wednesday, March 4   Marysville High School   6:30PM - 8:30PM   Marysville Schools will celebrate 25 years of outstanding after-school programming.   For details, call (937) 578-6135.   

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"BLUE FOR THE NIGHT"   Race for Hope   Wednesday, March 4   The Boat House at Confluence Park   5:30PM   This event kicks off Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.   For details, call (614) 761-2403 or e-mail therace4hope@gmail.com.

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"WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?"   Columbus Metropolitan Club   Wednesday, March 4   Downtown Athletic Club   12:00PM - 1:15PM   This luncheon discussion features David Harrison, president of Columbus State Community College.   For details, call (614) 464-3220 or log on to www.columbusmetroclub.org.

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"SPRING RELA"   Rela   Wednesday, March 4   Aladdin Shrine Center   7:30AM - 9:00AM   Lee Strobel is the guest speaker at this event.   For details, call 9614) 336-3905 or log on to www.relaleadership.com/spring.

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