October 1, 2014
This group will meet the first Wednesday or every month at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church from 6:00-8:00 in Room 2102.
Angels of Hope hopes to reach out to those who have walked the same path and together, work to restore hope for the future.
The Healthy Communities Initiative and its Domestic Violence Action Team in partnership with Turning Point Domestic Violence Services is preparing to host the third annual Men Take a Stand event in honor of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Helping to promote an end to violence, the City of Columbus will be lighting the Second Street bridge with purple lights and Domestic Violence Action Team members are installing purple lights on the downtown trees.
Men Take a Stand is designed to recognize men in the community who have pledged to be positive male role models for healthy relationships. The event runs from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Oct. 1 on the steps of City Hall in downtown Columbus. Male members of the community who have made the pledge will have their names called and stand together to demonstrate that domestic violence is not just a women’s issue. Jeffery Bucholtz, a speaker and trainer from the national organization We End Violence, will offer a brief presentation.
The event is open to the public and any gentleman who wishes to be recognized and join the group is welcome. In order to be recognized, please email your name and any work affiliation to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 30. Learn more about the Domestic Violence Action Team at www.whatsyourreach.org. Contact Marla Morse, email@example.com or 513-376-2833.
The Haitian Ministry of St. Anthony Parish, Morris, is sponsoring its eighth annual family fun night that includes a silent auction, a family dance and a free will soup and salad dinner Saturday, October 11, at the church’s Schad Hall from 5 to 11 PM. Every cent of the money raised will go toward helping the people of Gandou, Haiti, perhaps the poorest community of its size in the Western Hemisphere. Articles to be auctioned include a bit of everything, gift certificates, baskets, tickets to sporting events, artistic crafts, toys and much more. The best soup of the evening, as selected by popular vote, will receive a prize. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a crock pot full of their favorite soup and join in the competition. Anyone wanting more information about the Gandou Ministry or the silent auction is welcome to attend its next general meeting in the basement of St. Anthony’s Schad Hall Wednesday, October 8, at 6:30 PM. They can also visit www.gandouministry.com.
September 30, 2014
To be covered – When and how to enroll in Medicare; details on all of the components of Medicare; review making changes with your coverage in the future; illustrate the costs of Medicare and more. Each attendee receives a printed handout of the important issues regarding their Medicare choices. Presenter Scott Donahue is employed by Medicare Simplified, an independent, non-profit organization. Registration required at mybcpl.org or call 379-1266.
September 29, 2014
We all know that is best to avoid sugar, but what does sugar actually do to our health? How does sugar affect our physical and emotional well being? Are you sugar sensitive? What strategies and alternatives could we use instead? Join homeopath Katia Martinhoto find out more about this sweet and biter ingredient and get motivated to make small changes to benefit your well being.
The Indiana Artists Club annual Member Exhibition, now open, features up to 100 pieces in a variety of media and styles, including pastels, oils, watercolors, acrylics and more. Most of the artwork is for sale.
A free opening reception, with light refreshments, will be held at the Columbus Learning Center on Saturday, October 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Shawn Thomas Dingwerth, executive director of the Richmond Museum of Art and author, will speak at the reception at 6:30 p.m. about his new book, “The Richmond Group Artists.” Copies of the book, which tells the untold story of a group of artists who developed a distinctive impressionistic style which transformed Richmond into an important center for art in the Midwest, will be available for purchase and signature.
The exhibition runs through December 30, 2014. It is free and open to the public, Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 10 p.m. on Monday – Thursday through Dec. 15. For more information, visit http://www.indianaartistsclub.org/member-exhibition/ or call Columbus Learning Center at (812) 314-8507.
Help Raise the Bar on financial literacy! During September candy bars will be available at Columbus Centra Credit Union branches for a $1 donation. Proceeds will support financial literacy programs provided by Centra Foundation to second grade and high school students. The programs help children learn important money management skills. You can eat chocolate and help! Call 812-314-0285 to learn more.
September 27, 2014
Join us to learn more about Girl Scouts. Free and open to families with Girls in grades 2-8.
Teacher-Blogger Training Camp
Date: Saturday September 27th
Time: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Place: Fairfield Inn & Suites in Seymour, IN
The Teacher-Blogger Training Camp is a short conference designed to help teachers create and share materials with other teachers using a blog, TeachersPayTeachers, and social media. Participants should have some basic technology skills such as uploading digital images to a computer and using the Internet. However, blogging experience or creating products is not a requirement for attending.
Many teachers have begun using TeachersPayTeachers and blogging to supplement their income and provide many benefits to their classroom. I’d love to share the benefits that blogging could have on your classroom as well as how to get started with you at the Teacher-Blogger Training Camp.
To register, go to facebook.com/theprimarygal.
Cost: $40 per person or $60 per group of two!