January 24, 2015
January 23, 2015
January 20, 2015
Free breastfeeding support group. Topic: Why Breastfeed?
January 19, 2015
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Columbus Area Arts Council presents Coretta Scott King and the Fight for Freedom at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 19, 2015 in The Commons, 300 Washington Street, Columbus. This event is provided free of charge to the community.
Coretta Scott King and the Fight for Freedom tells the story of the woman behind the man. Born in Alabama, Coretta Scott King overcame childhood adversity in the segregated South and attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. A talented singer, she would go on to play an integral role in the American Civil Rights movement, not only as the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, but as an independent woman. She was an inspiration to the nation and the world. Coretta Scott King and the Fight for Freedom is produced by the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati and performed by ArtReach, the Theatre’s touring company. It is a dramatic theatrical production with music and is particularly relevant for young people in grades 3-8. As with all previous Martin Luther King, Jr. Day performances, it is an intergenerational program that will be enjoyed by all ages.
Now in its third year, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day performance is offered to the community as a way to spark conversation about civil rights, social justice, and equality. Observed on the third Monday of January, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday that marks the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. Coretta Scott King and the Fight for Freedom comes with educational resource materials that teachers can utilize in their classrooms. Tami Sharp, program director of the Arts Council, has reached out to local educators to have this play incorporated into the discussion of civil rights and social justice in area classes. “We ask teachers to encourage their students to attend the performance. As an incentive, we hope teachers will provide an opportunity for extra credit for those students who attend,” said Sharp.
Sharp noted this event is held on a federal holiday when area schools are closed. The study guide is available on the Arts Council’s website at http://www.artsincolumbus.org/programs/martin-luther-king-jr-event/.
Sponsorship for this year’s performance is generously provided by the African American Fund of Bartholomew County and Taylor Bros. Construction Co., Inc.
The Columbus Area Arts Council is a public, not-for-profit corporation supported by private donations, the City of Columbus, the State of Indiana through the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
January 14, 2015
Columbus North is hosting a Financial Aid Night in Erne Auditorium. Parents of high school seniors planning on applying for financial aid are encouraged to attend, parents of all high school students are encouraged to attend. Jennifer Chandler, Director of Financial Aid and scholarships at IUPUC will be the speaker. Learn about the FAFSA and get your questions answered about financial aid and scholarships.
January 6, 2015
Free breastfeeding support group. Topic: Breastfeeding Advantages
December 7, 2014
December 6, 2014
We’ll see you downtown for the most magical time of the year! Thomasson, Thomasson, Long & Guthrie presents QMIX Christmas Musical Fireworks! This family tradition of fireworks set to your favorite holiday tunes continues right after the Festival of Lights Parade at 7:30!
It’s time to light up the night and spread holiday cheer! The Festival of Lights Parade, thanks to Old National Bank, is a fun, family tradition that steps off at 6:00 pm. Immediately following the parade turn your attention to the sky for Thomasson, Thomasson, Long and Guthrie presents QMIX Christmas Musical Fireworks!
Break out the recipes, gather the ingredients and roll out the dough! It’s time to start baking cookies for the 10th Annual Cookie Contest. On Saturday, December 6, bring your delectable entries to Mutual Savings Bank, 80 E. Jefferson Street in Franklin. The contest will be divided into three age divisions: Children, ages 12 and under; Teens, ages 13 to 17; and adults, ages 18 and older. Purdue Extension Services of Johnson County will judge cookie entries. The winner in each age division will be awarded $50 courtesy of Mutual Savings Bank.
Cookie Contest Schedule:
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Cookie entries accepted
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Storytime with Mrs. Claus
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Enjoy the Holiday Lighting Parade
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Craft Time with Mrs. Claus and all Cookies Displayed
New this year! Ribbons will be awarded in each age division for the following categories: 1. Best presentation on plate 2. Best uniformed style 3. Best flavor 4. Best topping, icing or decoration 5. Best originality 6. Best level of difficulty Contest sponsored by Johnson County Public Library, Friends of Johnson County Public Library and Mutual Savings Bank. You don’t want to miss this annual tradition! Register for the cookie contest online at www.pageafterpage.org/cookiecontest or on the day of contest.
For more information, please contact Pam Caito at 317-738-2957.