Simply Living’s Weekly Update of Community News, Events, & Resources

Friday, February 23, 2017

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Selected Highlights in this week’s Community Update!
Karyn Deibel says she is offering her TRAGER®FOR DAILY LIFE movement class for FREE “to promote personal peace in this time of turmoil.”  It’s next Tuesday (7-8:30pm) at Northwood High Bldg. This is just one of many reasons Karyn will receive Simply Living’s Carol Fisher Civic Engagement Award on Saturday at our annual meeting. Y’all come tomorrow to honor Karyn and Vilvi and find out new directions for Simply Living!  And hey, pick up a free copy of the latest Yes! Magazine!  Details below.

See the Learn section for the We Dig Ohio 2018 Urban Agriculture and Community Garden Summit. Power Forward Ohio offers energy geeks a chance to interact with PUCO and electric grid experts.
Don’t miss the latest film on “extreme energy,” To the Ends of the Earth next Tuesday at the Drexel.
Read more details in the Learn section

See the News section for these events
Summer Camps! Columbus Parent has a wonderful list of local camping opportunities and an EXPO at the Zoo on March 3rd. Arts, Nature, Science, ++
Humor break! Enjoy the Daily Show’s take on pollution in our Great Lakes…
Green Columbus is giving away TREES.
Ohio Interfaith Power & Light has tickets for a SOLAR Raffle! They will be available Tuesday at the Drexel movie! Go Solar!
Read more details in the News section

See the Community section for Columbus Underground’s Mega Weekend!
Check out the March Calendar of events at the All Life Center, including the nextFull Moon Drumming on March 1st.
The APTE Summit at OSU announced their entrepreneurial speakers!
Vernal Pool Monitoring starts March 16 at Stratford Ecological Center.
Read more in the Community section

See the Arts & Culture section for local entertainment events!
The Avalon Nine Trio version is at Java Central and the Blues Swing band will be featured at the Folkside Coffeehouse Saturday Feb 24.
Tom Rush will be the headliner at the Columbus Folk Festival in May.
Read more in Arts & Culture section

SEE the Local Foods section for the next Seed Swap at Local Matters. March Cooking classes at L-M are also listed. Yoga at the Worthington Farmers Market.The All People’s Fresh Market is opening soon on the South Side. Check out the Michael Brownlee video talk on “Igniting the Local Food Revolution.”
Read more in the Local Foods section

Simply Living bread and soup image Saturday February 24
2 – 5 pm

Simply Living’s 26th Annual Meeting
First Unitarian Universalist Church
93 W. Weisheimer Rd, Cols, OH 43214

The event is free but please register on Eventbrite
All are welcome as we gather to celebrate our past work, enjoy a potluck luncheon, and outline the Board’s “break out” plans for 2018! Our Simply Living values are needed now more than ever. Help us spread the word to friends via email and social media. Join us on Facebook and our growing numbers on Meetup!

We are very pleased to announce that Karyn Deibel will be honored this year with the Carol Fisher Award for Civic Engagement!  Karyn’s diverse career and achievements as a chef, healer, Compassionate Communicator,Trager practitioner, community rights advocate and environmentalist are matched only by her wise presence and peaceful being.

In addition, the Board has created a new award for the Outstanding Volunteer of the YearWe are delighted to honor Vilvi Vannak as the first recipient of this award. Vilvi has been our tireless volunteer recruiter for Comfest, and serves as our liaison to the Care & Share Time Bank.  You can read the full press release for the Annual Meeting HERE. Come congratulate our award winners and enjoy a potluck reputed to be the best – and healthiest – in Columbus!
The event is free but please register on Eventbrite. See you there!

Joy doesn’t betray but sustains activism. And when you face a politics that aspires to make you fearful, alienated and isolated, joy is a fine initial act of insurrection. ~ Rebecca Solnit
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