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|Selected Highlights in this week’s Community Update!
See the Learn section and make plans to join us Tuesday, April 24th at the Drexel when we screen FOOD FOR CHANGE: The Story of Cooperation in America. Learn about the innovative Job Guarantee program proposed by the Sanders Institute to fulfill the dream of FDR and MLK. Dr. Jane Sanders interviews Dr. Stephanie Kelton, Chief economist on the Senate Budget Committee. Plan to seeWASTED: The Story of Food Wasted produced by Anthony Bourdain. Finally, Sign up for the Simply Living Team and have some fun in the new Drawdown EcoChallenge for three weeks (April 4-25). It’s a brilliant collaboration between the Paul Hawken research project and the Northwest Earth Institute. It will inspire you to sign up for the Simply Living Book Club which has selected Drawdown as its next book selection!
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See the News section for info on a free Summer Arts Camp organized by OSU’s Urban Arts Center. The theme this year is Recycling and Art. Interfaith Power and Light is promoting an Earth Day Climate Prayer on Sunday, April 22nd at 12 noon. An Open House is planned at the Leaves of Life Integrative Wellness Center where you can experience a raft of free alternative therapies. AEP is offering $50 for your old fridge, and throwing in some LEDs as well. Get Sauced for SOUP is a fun way to have a drink at Land Grant Brewing and raise money (20% of your drinks tab) for a grant to support Spring SOUP: South Side.
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See the Community section for Columbus Underground’s Mega Weekend! Lots of family opportunities for Easter Egg hunts this weekend! Simply Living never endorses candidates but we were pleased to see that one Congressional hopeful came out in favor of a tax on carbon to address global warming. The All Life Center calendar highlights the Community Reiki and Relaxation Clinic on Saturday afternoon, March 31.
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See the Arts & Culture section for local entertainment events! Theater events include Available Light Theater’s latest production: EVERY BRILLIANT THING. Last weekend to see Mountaintop at the Short North Stage. about MLK the last night before he was assassinated. Link to upcoming plays at MadLab, CATCO, and Columbus Civic Theater. Catch The Detours Band and Caroline and Dad on Saturday at Java Central. Nita Sweeney’s poetry calendar lists upcoming April readings at the Poetry Forum at Bossy Grrls Pinup Joint. Plan ahead to enjoy upcoming concerts with Bohemian Highway, Dave Hawkins, Tom Rush, and the Folk Ramblers.
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SEE the Local Foods section and plan to attend one of the numerous cooking classes offered by Local Matters in April. The Columbus Folk Music Society is booking performers weekly at the Worthington Farmers Market. Edible Columbus magazine is featured as our Website of the Week – well deserved! The online experience is every bit as useful and informative as the print magazine.
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