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

Friday, March 23, 2018

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Selected Highlights in this week’s Community Update!

See the Learn section and make plans to join us Tuesday March 27 for the Simply Living Meetup with Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 Campaign. Even if you go to the March for Our Lives, make time to hear the brilliant economist, Dr. Fadhel Kaboub of Denison present “Paying for Social Justice: A Better World is Possible” at the Main Library from 12:30 – 2:30 pm Saturday. Lily Kunning is doing a workshop on Planning for a Medicinal Garden. Try to decide on Monday April 16: go to Sustainability through Reinvention. the signature event for the Environmental Professionals Network at OSU, or the Bi-Partisan Climate Solutions Panel, also at OSU.  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!
Read more details in the Learn section

See the News section and discover that 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. Check out the schedule of fascinating films in the Columbus International Film & Animation Festival. It’s time to plan and sight up for your Earth Week service site. Two statewide conferences in Columbus in April – Move To Amend (4/7) keynote by Mary Jo Kilroy andSPAN Ohio with a keynote by Dennis Kucinich.
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See the Community section for Columbus Underground’s Mega Weekend!  Do you notice the cigarette butts and trash around the freeways? Kick Butt Columbus is launching the 10th year of volunteers to Keep Cbus Beautiful. It starts at Wolfe Park. Michael Greenman is introducing the Care & Share Time Bank at a near east side church, organized by new Simply Living Board member Lynn Stan.
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See the Arts & Culture section for local entertainment events!  On Saturday the First Annual Spring POWWOW organized by Cheryl Johncox gives you, and the kids, an opportunity to engage with our Native American community. The awesome BluesSwing band is doing a benefit concert for SPAN Ohio. TheMountaintop, about MLK the last night before he was assassinated, starts this weekend at Short North Stage. Catch Grassahol and their upbeat bluegrass Americana sound Saturday night at Java Central. Nita Sweeney’s poetry calendar is back with March readings. Bob Olfenbuttel’s poem, Mystic Tides, finds the deeper meaning in the back and forth of a child swinging. child in the swing. Plan ahead to enjoy upcoming concerts with Bohemian Highway, Dave Hawkins, Tom Rush, and the Folk Ramblers. Go deep with Monsters of the Unconscious presented by the Jung Association.
Read more in the Arts & Culture section

SEE the Local Foods section and plan to attend one of the numerous cooking classes offered by Local Matters in April. Last day before the We Dig Ohio 2018 Urban Agriculture and Community Garden Summit. Heirloom Seed Kits for kids are still available from Interfaith Power & Light. The Advance Wellness Center and This Week Community News will be at the Worthington Indoor Farmers Market Saturday.  March 24 is a busy day at Stratford Ecological Center – 5 events include organic gardening workshops, a Seed Swap, and workshops to help you Start Seedlings and Go Native with plants in your yard.
Read more in the Local Foods section

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