Weekly Update of Community Events, News, Workshops, Arts & Culture, Local Foods, Quotes, and More!

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Selected Highlights in this week’s Community Update!

See the Learn section We’re excited about our next two movies: Minimalism and Jeremy Rifkin’s Third Industrial Revolution.  What do these two documentaries have in common?  Reinventing the way we live – one as individuals, and the other in our communities. Herbalist Lily Kunning has three upcoming workshops in May and we include a link to June classes and beyond. Sierra Club is partnering with the Climate Reality Project to offer an all-day training to learn how to push our community leaders to commit to 100% renewable energy.  OSU and MORPC are collaborating on a forum to discuss Building Resilient Communities in a Changing Climate. Both collaborations are free and open to the public. 
Read more details in the Learn section

See the News section for our Short Takes – first, Simply Living is MOVING to a Coworking space! Follow a link to Stratford’s calendar to discover May workshops. COMFEST rewards their volunteers and now there is an APP for navigating June 22-24 at Goodale Park. Find an exhibit at the Urban Arts Space. Get  involved with Keep Wayne Wild.and learn about their summerbioblitz. There are multiple ways to celebrate World Fair Trade Day and we cover Global Gifts and the King Arts Complex. Attend a Solar Info Session at Stratford and save $$$. The Brunch Feed Your Soul from Available Light Theater promises to be unique and a LOT of FUN!
Read more details in the News section

See the Community section for the Free Press Second Saturday Salon whereTim Chavez will explain why to boycott Wendy’s. The  Care & Share Time Bank potluck on May 20 will feature Karyn Deibel’s Trager movement demonstration.  Columbus Underground’s Mega Weekend is packed as usual. Thanks to Upper Arlington for compiling an awesome list of local festivals.
Read more in the Community section

See the Arts & Culture section for local poetry, plays, music and more. Saturday head for Troubadour Farm in Galena for an awesome outdoor festival of music and healing.  Rick Bare will perform at Java Central in Westerville on Saturday.  Fred Andrle and Charlene are called out for their reading at the May 20 Peripatetic Poets at Global Gallery coffeehouse. ORPHANS opens this weekend at the Columbus Civic theater. It’s your last chance to see The Dreamat Shadowbox on Sunday. Local plays and theaters were updated in what is becoming a regular feature. Bill Cohen has a new concert: The Joys and Oys of Growing Older. Summer Camp for Kids by Kids is open and recruiting.  Read more in the Arts & Culture section

SEE the Local Foods section for events at the Worthington and Clintonvillefarmers markets. The Kids Garden Club meets next Wednesday at Over the Fence Farm. Want to explore new farmers markets? Columbus Underground’s awesome list is your guide.
Read more in the Local Foods section



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