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All youth are welcome to join by gathering Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. for craft-making at 1251 Bryden Rd./Kwanzaa Playground. If bringing a group please RSVP by calling 614-252-3157 or email!


Neighbors! Please gather in your front yards or the sidewalks on Bryden Road between Wilson and Parsons to cheer on our youth as they become stars of their own Columbus Children’s Parade marching for peace! Kids will leave from Kwanzaa Playground at 11:30 a.m. and walk down Bryden, then down Parsons, and to the Hot Times Festival. You can join the fun! Pass out candy or stickers…  Blow bubbles… Play music…

Free Jazz Concert – Thursday, Sept. 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

In conjunction with the 2017 Hot Times Kate Schulte Tribute, jazz giants James Carter, Kidd Jordan, and D.D. Jackson will join Columbus-based artists including The Jazz Poetry Ensemble, Debra James Tucker, and Transit Arts for a free outdoor concert on the grounds of the English Center for Art & Community at 1251 Bryden Rd. The team from Blick Art Sawmill will be on site to work with children to create masks/props and a banner for the September 9 Children’s Parade. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets and join in the fun! 

Also Coming up:

Summer Block Party – Friday, Sept. 15, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Join us for food, music and community on the grounds of First English Lutheran Church, 1015 E. Main St.

Fun-for-All Saturdays – Saturday, Sept. 23, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 

Free activities at Central, 1150 E. Main St. Respite care/play dates for young children. Programs for teens/adults include Yoga (10:15), Parenting Group, arts/crafts and more. Call for program times and details.

Community Dinner – Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Free, hot meal among neighbors. All are welcome at our main facility, 1150 E. Main St.


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