Christian Spirituality Examiner: Monday, Jan. 7, through Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013
National Hobby Month—Jan. 1-31, 2013
Picking up a new hobby is a great way to kick-off the New Year. Whether you choose exercise and some other health activity, such as hiking, biking, skating, swimming, walking, skiing, bowling, all these heart healthy activities provide great ways to improve your health and put some fun in your life. It is important that your hobby is enjoyable, so that it will be easier to stick to.
For those who prefer more sedentary activities, there are number of activities associated with reading: going to the library, joining a Book Club or discussion group, subscribing to your local newspaper or Internet publication, such as Examiner.com. Learning a new board game, such as chess or Parcheesi or checkers or Scrabble or something you’ve never played before, can also be fun.
Look for an article related to National Hobby Month, along with a profile on David Green, the founder of Hobby Lobby, a nationwide store specializing in arts/crafts supplies, picture frames and much more.
Cabin Fever Weekends—Jan. 12-13, 2013
Location: Ohio History Center/Ohio Village
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday noon-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults $10. Seniors $9. Children 6-12 $5.
Address: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, 43211
Winter weather getting you down? The public is invited to come and play with the entire family during Cabin Fever Weekends. Enjoy shows, historical characters, crafts and more every Saturday and Sunday. Plus, learn fascinating stories behind many of the exhibits in the museum. Remember, you can come as often as you like for free when you become a member.
Jazz Arts Group: PBJ & Jazz with Sean Carney & the Sean Carney Band—Jan. 10, 2013
The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus is pleased to return to the Lincoln Theatre for the 2012-2013 season of the Jazz Academy's PBJ & Jazz concert series presented by Bob Evans Farms. PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus' finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are hosted by former Columbus Music Hall owner and retired music educator Rebecca Ogden - and are a great introduction to live music for the youngest audience member. Children receive a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, juice and a cookie (provided by Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland).
Exhibit: Innovators & Inventors: The Black Inventors—Jan. 10-14, 2013
Location: The King Arts Complex
Hours: Monday-Sunday noon-7 p.m.
Address: 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus, 43203
America is known throughout the world for the creative genius of its people. This exhibition highlights contributions by the genius of African American inventors who contributed to the reshaping of the mechanical world and inventions used every day. From the ironing board, shoe last, lemon squeezer to the stop light and gas mask, the accomplishment are rarely known that many African Americans impacted the world while overcoming poverty, lack of education and racial prejudice.
Innovatively fusing traditional ethnic music with state-of-the-art rhythms, the work of Deep Forest was best typified by their 1993 smash "Sweet Lullaby," which brought together the contemporary sounds of ambient techno with the haunting voices of the Pygmies of the central African rain forest. The project was primarily the work of the French keyboardists and programmers Eric Mouquet and Michael Sanchez after the latter returned from Africa with boxes of records he'd picked up across the continent.