April 04, 2008
Short North Goes Green. Jeffrey Place Celebrates.

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The Short North is going green for April's Gallery Hop this weekend. And Jeffrey Place couldn't be more excited! As supporters of the eco friendly lifestyle, Jeffrey Place is celebrating our neighbors green themes.

We have teamed up with Huntington Bank and Roll Bicycle to provide another fun, and entertaining event for you this weekend. Learn about how accessible our neighborhood is, even without a car! Wondering where you can get to in just a 10 minute bike ride? In this neighborhood- anywhere you want to be!

Join us for refreshments and wine as you gear up, or wind down your Gallery Hop adventure. Learn more about being green, the Short North and Jeffrey Place!

What: Gallery Hop and Jeffrey Place's Green Celebration
Where: Huntington Storefront 662 N. High St.
When: April 5th, 2008 6:00-9:00pm
Who: Everybody!! Bring your family, friends, neighbors, people you hardly talk to, that coworker you've always wanted to hang out with. Whoever you are, you're bound to love Gallery Hop!

March 01, 2008
What To Do In Our Neighborhood: March

March Event Spotlights:

Build Wealth with Real Estate

Happy hour event and presentation by Joseph Recchie, CEO of real estate development firm Community Building Partners. Thursday March 27, 2008 at Spice Bar in the Arena District

You don't have to be Donald Trump to build a nice little nest egg by buying real estate. Shelter is one of the three basic needs, so why line the pockets of a landlord when your shelter could be earning you extra income? Joseph Recchie, CEO of Community Building Partners will explain how owning a home is like having the income of a second job- without all the work!

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Stop by Spice Bar Thursday, March 28th to get all of the details. Joseph Recchie will give an informative presentation on the ins and outs of making real estate work for you, today! Whether you're in Columbus, Chicago, Houston, or beyond, learn the tools of the trade and get a head start on home buying and wealth building.

Happy Hour specials, free food, and lots of mingling will follow the presentation. Don't miss this first installation in Jeffrey Place's Last Thursday's happy hour event series!


Last Thursday's Happy Hour: Give Yourself a Raise- March 28th, 2008
Spice Bar; 491 N. Park St; 614-297-7448; www.jeffreyplace.com

St. Patrick's Day Spotlight

Irish Family Reunion
The whole city turns green for a day. The St. Patrick's Day parade will start in the arena district and end, in true Irish style, with a party! Get your Irish gear and your Irish beer and join in this open family reunion. Don't miss the crooning bagpipes, the rocking Hooligans or the entertaining Irish dancers!Whether you're shouting “Kiss my I’m Irish”, or “I’m not Irish but you can Kiss me anyways," you're invited. Throw on some Green and add an “O” to the beginning of your name. And for the day, experience the luck of the Irish.

Irish Family Reunion
 
March 17, 2008
Veterans Memorial; 300 W. Broad St; 221-4341;
www.shamrockclubofcolumbus.com

Our neighborhood offers a little something for everyone. Take a look at some of the best it has to offer and start planning your month now! Whether you're looking for an art show, a magic show, an auto show, or an Irish show - you can find it in Columbus!

Taking Shelter- Now until April 5, 2008
Columbus College of Art & Design; 107 N. Ninth St; 614-224-9101;
www.ccad.edu
This fantastic exhibit portrays photos, sculptures, social interventions and other forms of media covering the vast topic of shelter, homes and homelessness. Participate in this artistic discussion of an important issue by acclaimed artists such as Anthony Hernandez, McCallum & Tarry, Jackie Sumell, Jonathan Calm and more.

Currents:Jason Salavon- Now until May 4th, 2008
Columbus Museum of Art; 480 E. Broad st.; 614-221-4848;
www.columbusmuseum.orgHailing from the windy city, Jason Salavon uses video and photographs to bring together art, technology and daily life. Using software he creates masses of communal material for presentation,. His work references mainstream media, annual sales reports and even census data.  Forging ahead a the forefront of a new genre, Salavon's work is the art of the 21st century. Don’t miss your opportunity for a preview of what’s next in art!

Columbus International Auto Show - March 8-16, 2008
Greater Columbus Convention Center; 400 N. High St.; www.columbusconventions.com
www.columbusautoshow.com

Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghini, oh my! Where can you see all the finest in international cars all under one roof? The International Auto Show, of course! Do you collect Aston Martins like ties? Or perhaps you visit the Benz dealership the way art lovers visit the Louvre? Whether you are in the market for a new chariot, or just in love with cars, the International Auto Show will not disappoint. With comedian shows, appearances by Jim Tressel, Clint Bowyer the Cat in the Hat, and Columbus Zoo residents this event will excite and please the entire family. For a full event line up, or preview of the cars on exhibit, check out the website. But for the real deal, stop on by to see your dream car, up close and personal!

David Copperfield- March 26, 2008
Palace Theatre; 34 W. Broad St; 614-431-3600;
www.ticketmaster.com
Hailed as one of the greatest entertainers of the 21st century, David Copperfield continues to astound audiences all over the world in his latest national tour. Join Copperfield at the Palace Theatre as he captivates, astounds and entertains the young and old alike!

The Magician’s Nephew: performed by Columbus Children’s Theatre- March 13-20, 2008
Park Street Theatre; 512 N. Park St.; 614-224-6672;
www.colschildrenstheatre.org
Based on C.S. Lewis’ classic of the same name, this play contains all of the drama and fantasy for which the author of The Chronicle’s of Narnia is most famous. Join the Columbus Children’s Theatre as they weave the tale of the young Digory and his friend Polly as they traverse mythical kingdoms and enchanted lands.

Aladdin- performed by BalletMet March 7-16, 2008        Genie


Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center; 77 S. High St.; 614-229-4848;
www.balletmet.org
Lose yourself in the magical world of genies, princesses, sultans and evil sorcerers. Root for the young Aladdin as he faces down the evils of this world and beyond. Whether you’re familiar with the book or the popular Disney movie, don’t miss the opportunity to see this old favorite in a new light. Brought to the stage by the same artistic directors that did Alice in Wonderland in 2006, Gerard Charles and Steven Anderson, have out done themselves. This world premier of Aladdin is sure to wow you and your family.

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CAPA; Ohio Theatre; 39 E. State St; 614-469-0939;
www.capa.com
You’ll never look at your kitchen broom in the same light. Watch as this international percussion sensation takes ordinary objects and turn them into fantastic musical instruments. Imagine an entire percussion ensemble created with only zippo lighters! This experience is sure to captivate, and leave you begging for more! Don’t miss this explosive one-of-a-kind performance!

Second City Touring Company: One Nation Under Blog- March 21, 2008
CAPA; Southern Theatre; 21 E. Main St.; 614-469-0939;
www.capa.com
Serving as the farm team for Saturday Night Live, Second City is the birthplace of some of the most famous comics of our time. From John Belushi and Dan Akroyd, to Mike Meyers and Chris Farley, to Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert, Second City breeds funny. Don’t miss today’s cast of tomorrow’s hits, in this hilarious revue addressing current events, relationships, politics and family life. It’s in Columbus for one night only, and you’ll be able to say “I knew them when..” !

Paying Attention- Until March 29, 2008
Ohio Art League; 954 N. High St.; 614-299-8225;
www.oal.org
Kathleen Pepicello uses the spiral as the basis for the in depth examination of genocide in Africa. Pepicello utilizes a variety of different surfaces, materials and techniques to question the world’s inability to conquer this raging illness in our society.

Adi Nes: Biblical Stories- Now until April 13, 2008
Wexner Center for the Arts; 1871 N. High St; 614-292-3535;
www.wexarts.org
Adi Nes is one of Israel’s most famous photographers. His provocative staged portraits and tableaux have made him a critically acclaimed artist. This exhibition includes 11 images from his most recent body of work. Drawing on the abandonment of the characters in the Old Testament, he places these familiar figures into scenes of contemporary homelessness. His work speaks to a Jewish history of displacement as well as the universal feelings of abandonment, loss and the inherent right to have a home.

C-Note Art Show- March 7-8, 2008                         100_bill
JunctionView Studios, Grandview; www.cnoteartshow.com

Organizer Ashely Voss set one guideline for this innovative art show: every item must be priced at $100. More than 170 artists are participating, and including their work in this fun event. Painters, mixed media artists, photographers, and more are showing and selling their work, for the set price of a c-note. Come find the perfect piece of art for your home this weekend. Support the next Picasso without losing your shirt in this one-of-a-kind event.

St. Baldrick’s Cancer Research Fundraiser- March 14, 2008      Bald_2                         Lodge Bar; 165 W. Vine St.; 614-221-2824                                        
Need to trim some inches off your hair? Thinking of getting ready for spring with a new head shave? Or maybe you just want to show your support for the brave cancer patients of Columbus? No matter the reason, St. Baldrick’s  Cancer Research wants your locks of hair. The Lodge Bar is hosting this event to help raise money for cancer research. Participants can have their locks shaved for cancer patients, and receive a free gift bag for their generosity. Join in the silent auction as Ohio State items are sold off for charity. Food and drink specials will be available as well. So have some fun, and do some good at the same time!

Third Thursday- March
Short North; www.shortnorth.org
Do you count down the days until Gallery Hop every month! Due to the overwhelming popularity of the monthly Gallery Hop, the Short North businesses have agreed to extend their open hours on the third Thursday of every month, creating the "Third Thursday" series that is being kicked off this month. Take a break from your work week, or start getting ready for your weekend, with a nice dinner out, perhaps some drinks, and of course, a little shopping!

Gallery Hop- First Saturday of the Month- March 1st, 2008
Short North; www.shortnorth.org
Brave the cold, and join your fellow Columbus fans in the Short North for the March Gallery Hop. Duck into one of the fabulous pubs and bars on High St. for a quick drink to help keep you warm! Stay tuned for news of April's Gallery Hop. Starting in April, the Short North businesses will keep one running theme for each month. Keep watch for April's theme- but I'll give you a hint- it's so great, Jeffrey Place will be kicking off their parties once again!

February 01, 2008
What To Do In Our Neighborhood: February

Spotlight Events for February

When the Levees Broke, A Requiem in Four Acts. Directed by Spike Lee: February 1-29th, 2008
Wexner Center for the Arts; 1871 N. High St.; Free
Tauted as the "most thorough account of the disaster in Katrina" Spike Lee looks at the aftermath in New Orleans of the devastating Hurricane Katrina. This Emmy award winning documentary portrays the grief, loss and inspiring hope our fellow Americans have suffered and endured. Lee portrays a piece of American history that everybody should know about.
For more information, movie times, etc. visit www.wexarts.org or call 614-292-3535

Fiery Foods Festival: February 16th, 2008
The North Market; Vine Street; Hot Food, Hot Music. Hot Fun!
From 8am- 4pm join the North Market for this hot and spicy fiesta! With cooking demonstrations, chili cook offs, live music and free give aways, this is the perfect way to stave off the February chills. Have a family? Bring them down to enjoy the live Caribbean music and free maracas, sombreros and chili-pepper shaped cookies! Single? Join Columbus Alive and the North Market for a spicy cooking class for singles from 2:00-4:00! Learn how to really heat up the kitchen this year!
For more information about this hot and spicy event visit www.northmarket.com.

100 Years of Jazz: From Ragtime to BeBop and Beyond. Performed by the Columbus Jazz Orchestra: February 13-17th, 2008
Southern Theatre; 21 E. Main St; $35- $48.00
Called a "tour de force" of a concert, this CJO program will take you on a trip from ragtime to the blues, through the swing age and right through BeBop. Ragtime legend Terry Waldo and the "young lion" Roy Hargrove, join the CJO as they capture the majesty, mood and legacy of this truly American music; Jazz.
Visit www.jazzartsgroup.org or call 614-294-5200 to get your tickets or to find out more about this musical journey through history!

Images of New York Art Exhibition- February 1st, 2008
Substance for Fashion Conscious People; 783 N. High St.
Looking for an insight into people and their natural urban environments? Join us at this art exhibit featuring the photography of Mark Bair, "Images of New York." While growing up in San Fransisco and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Bair gained a true appreciation for the beauty of the natural landscape. He has taken that appreciation and turned it into a truly inspiring exhibit showcasing the beauty of the man made landscape of New York City.
For more information about this fantastic exhibit visit www.shopsubstance.com

Spike Lee: 25th Hour- February 16, 2008
Wexner Center for the Arts; 1871 N. High St.; 7:00-9:00pm; Admission $5.00-$7.00
Watch one of Spike Lee's most celebrated films as Edward Norton portrays a convicted drug dealer spending his last day of freedom before serving a seven year sentence. The film was one of the first to acknowledge the aftermath of 9/11. Enjoy the film as it examines the complex relationship between New York city and its inhabitants.
For more information and to get your tickets today call 614-292-3535 or visit www.wexarts.org.

The Labyrinth of Desire- Ohio State University: February 14- March 1, 2008
Roy Bowen Theatre; 1849 Cannon Dr.; $10-$15
Come see the OSU thespians put on the high energy romantic comedy that examines desire, friendship and identity. Watch as this tale of intrigue and the mysteries of life unravel in the Labyrinth of Desire.
For show times and more information visit www.theatre.osu.edu or call 614-292-2295

Arnold Sports Festival: February 29- March 2nd, 2008
He promised. And he did not disappoint. Arnold is back. The world's largest multi-sport fitness weekend will feature thirty seven events including twelve Olympic sports! More than 17,000 athletes will participate as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Lorimer celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Arnold Classic. The Arnold Fitness EXPO boasts 650 booths providing everything the sports enthusiast could ever want. Don't miss on this event you won't get another opportunity for another year!

When the Levees Broke, A Requiem in Four Acts. Directed by Spike Lee: February 1-29th, 2008
Wexner Center for the Arts; 1871 N. High St.; Free
Tauted as the "most thorough account of the disaster in Katrina" Spike Lee looks at the aftermath in New Orleans of the devastating Hurricane Katrina. This Emmy award winning documentary portrays the grief, loss and inspiring hope our fellow Americans have suffered and endured. Lee portrays a piece of American history that everybody should know about.
For more information, movie times, etc. visit www.wexarts.org or call 614-292-3535

Lovestruck- Ravel to Sinatra performed by BalletMet: February 8-16th, 2008
Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center; $25-$44
This romantic program is just in time for Valentine's Day. With pieces choreographed by world renowned choreographer Twila Tharp like the "Sinatra Suite" and others created by Heinz Poll like the Bolero set to the inspiring music of Ravel, this show is a sure hit. BalletMet has even included selections from their own groundbreaking 30x30! Don't miss this fantastic program performed by this fabulous ballet company. Bring your significant other for a romantic date, or grab some friends for a night on the town. Either way you are guaranteed a fabulous experience.
To get your tickets, or for more information visit www.balletmet.org or call 614-229-4848

Edna Boies Hopkins: Now until March 2nd, 2008
Columbus Museum of Art; 480 E. Broad St.
This fantastic exhibit will only be on display for the rest of February. So don't miss this limited time event. The wife of Ohio artist James Roy Hopkins, Edna developed her own unique talent and had a stunning career with woodblock prints. Her brilliant career was cut short arthritis, but her legend lives on. Come see this exhibition showcasing fifty of Hopkins' best woodblock prints. These beautiful pieces range from floral compositions to figural works that depict scenes from Appalachia to Paris.
Visit www.columbusmueseum.org or call 614-221-6801 to start planning your visit!

Footloose the Musical performed by the Center Stage Players: February 22- March 2, 2008
Axis Nightclub and Theatre; 775 N. High St.; $12.50-$15.00
You watched Kevin Bacon shake it in the blockbuster hit movie. Now see the Center Stage Players perform the musical based on the hit movie. Join Ren as he faces the challenges a new town, new friends and new enemies. And take away some fantastic dance moves while you're at it!
Get your tickets today by visiting www.csp5.com or call 614-306-0447.

Murfaro's Beautiful Daughters performed by the Columbus Children's Theatre: February 14-24th, 2008
Park Street Theatre; 512 N. Park St; $9-$13.00
Bring your family to see the Columbus Children's Theatre weave the African tale of Mufaro and his two daughters. Let these fabulous storytellers take you on a journey as two polar opposites vie for the title of queen. A true battle of good vs. evil, this story will take you on a journey of adventure, betrayal, honor and the meaning of self worth.
For more information or to purchase your families tickets today call 614-224-6672 or visit www.colschildrenstheatre.org.

Harlem Gospel Choir- CAPA: February 21-22nd, 2008
Southern Theatre; 21 E. Main St; $25-$29.50
Spend an evening with definitive gospel choir in America. This collaboration of the very best Harlem choirs have to offer, will entertain you and inspire you with foot stomping and hand clapping beats. Join them for an evening of the blues, jazz and gospel. Plan on a truly unforgettable evening.
To start your plans, visit www.capa.com or call CAPA at 614-469-0939

Kiss and Tell a Vox Concert. performed by the Columbus Gay Men's Choir: February 15-16th, 2008
Columbus Performing Arts Center; 549 Franklin Ave; $20
Check out this groundbreaking musical collaboration between the Columbus Gay Men's Choir and the ProMuscia Orchestra. What's better than one fabulous musical group? Two, naturally!
Wondering how you can attend? Wonder no more. Visit www.cgmc.com or call 614-228-2462 today!

January 01, 2008
What To Do In Our Neighborhood: January

The holidays are over, but for better or worse, that doesn't mean your schedule is any less busy! Run your errands in the Short North. With so many fabulous shops, you are sure to get everything you need! Grab breakfast at the Short North's newest addition, Tasi's. Don't forget to pick up thank you notes at On Paper for those Christmas gifts, or perhaps a bottle of wine from Europia for your next get together with friends! Need something to add to your calendar? Read on- because we've got the perfect activity for you, your family, friends, date, etc!

January Event Spotlight:

Chef Series Cooking Classes
January 9- ongoing throughout First Quarter of 2008; North Market
614-464-9664; www.northmarket.com

Have you ever had a truly scrumptious dinner while out, and wished you could cook that well? Have you ever wished you could cook like the master chef's in Columbus? Here's your chance! The North Market has created a fantastic workshop that will last over the next few months. Six of Columbus's premier chefs host a series of classes in the Dispatch Kitchen of the North Market. Learn from masters like John Dornback of Basi Italia, or Paul Yow of Barcelona. For a mere class fee of $50 you can become the top chef you've always wanted to be. Wow your friends and family with new recipes, techniques and mouth watering skills!

Interested in the stores and restaurants mentioned above? Stay tuned to the Jeffrey Journal and the Jeffrey Place website for full length spotlights on our neighbors! Our neighborhood is what makes Jeffrey Place so unique. And we are proud of our community! Keep reading for some of the fascinating events going on in Columbus!

Gallery Hop; the Short North
January 4th, 2008
It might be cold outside, but don't let that stop you from enjoying the January Gallery Hop in the Short North. Come see why everyone is raving about the area! Grab a scrumptious dinner at R.J. Snappers, and then shoot over to Mac's for a brew, or down the street to Rigsby's for a cocktail. Don't forget to grab some gourmet dessert at Jini's! After your meal, stroll down the street and check out the new items the fabulous boutiques are showcasing. Make sure you mark your calendar now for next month's gallery hop, and join the Jeffrey Place staff at the Huntington Bank for wine and refreshments!

The Wedding Singer; the Musical
January 8-13th, 2008; Palace Theater
614-431-3600; www.broadwayacrossamerica.com
Did you miss the original comedic film featuring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore? Or perhaps you didn't, and New Jersey rock star wannabe Robbie Hart won your heart with his not-quite star quality. Come see the Broadway hit inspired by this hilarious love story showcasing the very best music and fashion of the 80S!

Grande Winter Ball
January 26th, 2008; Ohio Statehouse
Free; 888-OHIO; www.ohiostatehouse.org
The art of ballroom dancing is not dead. In fact it's thriving in Columbus- and you are invited to dance! Civil War re-enactors; The Ohio State Battery are hosting this ballroom dancing gala at the Ohio Statehouse. Come dressed in the period, or just as you are and learn how to reel and waltz or just sit back and enjoy this unique scene. Stop envying Jane Austen movies, and come take a whirl around the ballroom yourself!

The BFG; the Phoenix Theater for Children
January 18-27th, 2008; Capitol Theater Riffe Center
$10-$20; 614-469-0939; thepheonixonline.org
Based on the Roald Dahl classic book about a big friendly giant, the BFG, tells the story of an orphan and a giant and the adventures they encounter after meeting. Hilarious, touching and riveting, this master story teller won't disappoint you and your family. Come see the talented thespians of the Phoenix Theater weave a tale of magic, friendship and individuality.

Greater Columbus Golf Show
January 11-13th, 2008; Veteran's Memorial
614-221-4341; www.northcoastgolfshow.com
Have your Saturdays been dull with the lack of golf and good weather? Have you missed clutching that nine iron, teeing off and yelling "Fore!"? Get ready to shed those winter blues, the 2008 golf season is ready to begin! Come on down to Vet's Memorial for the first Columbus golf show of the year. Check out the newest wares in golfing, and get yourself ready for another great year of golfing! Don't miss the free door prizes that accompany every admission!

Columbus is Fashion
January 12, 2008; Bar of Modern Art (BOMA)
614-226-4614; doors open at 9pm
Are you a fashionista? Do you wish you were? Come see this fabulous showcase of local designers and boutiques specializing in premium denim, graphic tees, and street couture. Participants include Choonamils, Industry Standards, Jwork Ltd., N'Threads, Milk Bar, Red Planet X, Revamp and Phenology. A portion of the proceeds from this benefit will go to the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at OSU. Come see the latest and greatest in local urban wear! Be the fashion forward friend in 2008!

Know of an event that you think the Jeffrey Place Community would like? Did you have a really good experience in downtown Columbus or in the Short North? Let us know! We would love to hear from you- Email your event, suggestion, or testimonial to laura@jeffreyplace.com.

December 12, 2007
BIA Holiday Quarterly Lunch & Tour at Jeffrey Place

Founded over 60 years ago, the esteemed Building Industry Association- BIA- is an organization comprised of professionals in the home buying and building field. It consists of members from every aspect of the field including single and multiple family homebuilders, developers, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers and service professionals doing business in the central Ohio area.

The BIA is holding it's quarterly lunch and tour for a Sales and Marketing Council Networking event this Friday at the Jeffrey Place site. From 11:30-2:00pm on Friday December 14th, over 60 BIA members and guests will mingle, eat and learn about new ideas and projects.

Our own managing director of Community Building Partners, Doug Ervin, is the guest speaker, speaking to the group from 12:00-12:30. A tour of the site will follow, including our Courtyard Townhome model, our North Block vignette, and our soon to be completed Loft 1 building.

For more information about the BIA or this SMC holiday event visit www.biahomebuilders.com!

December 12, 2007 in In the News, Spotlights, Things To Do | Permalink
December 08, 2007
Cupcake Decorating Contest and Sweet Sale for a Good Cause

When: December 8th, 2007
Where: Demonstration Kitchen of the North Market on Vine St.

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Everyone had a blast at the Cupcakes For a Cause event at the North Market this weekend. Teams of kids from all over Columbus decorated cupcakes to sell. All of the supplies were generously donated by the Surly Girl Saloon and all of the proceeds went towards the Children's Hunger Alliance!

Thanks to all of the families that participated, the North Market customers who donated for the cause, and Surly Girl Saloon and the North Market for helping make such a great event possible!!

Click the link below for more pictures of the kids having fun and the fabulous cupcakes they decorated!!

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The kids made some beautiful holiday cupcakes for the Sweets Sale after the event. Don't you wish you had one of these to gobble up!?

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Our own Sara Smith had a lot of fun with the kids too!

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And of course there was some playing around at the North Market!

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One of our teams: Bella and Penny with some of the cupcakes. Good job, girls!

December 05, 2007
What To Do In Our Neighborhood: December

Kid_in_winter           December Events:

Spotlight:

Cupcake Decorating Contest and Sweet Sale for a Good Cause
When: December 8th, 2007
Where: Demonstration Kitchen of the North Market on Vine St.
For More Information: 297-7448 or www.jeffreyplace.com or email sara@jeffreyplace.com

Bring the kids down to the North Market on Saturday, December 8th for scrumptious cupcakes and a fun family event, all of which support the Children's Hunger Alliance.

Let the kids decorate cupcakes in the second level of the North Market in the demonstration kitchen. They can add their own holiday flair with sprinkles, candies, icing and love. The cupcakes will then be entered into a special holiday decoration contest!

The cupcakes and decorations have been generously donated by Surly Girl Saloon, a fabulous bar and restaurant located right here in the Short North. The contest entries (the decorated cupcakes) will be on sale after the event with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Children's Hunger Alliance.

Come decorate your holiday cupcakes, or just swing by to pick up your own Sweets for a Cause. Help out your community while satisfying that sweet tooth. A real holiday treat for you and your family, from Jeffrey Place!

Jeffrey Place re-usable grocery bags will also be on sale for $2.00 at the Cupcake event this Saturday. 100% of the profits from the bags go to the Children's Hunger Alliance as well. Help Jeffrey Place help our neighborhoods. Because we believe that "community" doesn't stop at the end of our street!

Click below for more December events in our neighborhood!

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks and more
When: Throughout December
Where: Nationwide Arena
For More information: www.bluejackets.com

WNCI presents Jingle Balls; ft. the Backstreet boys, Cobie Caillat and One Republic
When: December 12-13, 2007
Where: LifeStyles Pavillion

Trans Siberian Orchestra
A fusion of traditional and contemporary musical styles. This performance is a holiday favorite fro many Columbus families. Make it a new tradition in your family this year!
When: December 27, 2007
Where: Nationwide Arena
For More Information: www.trans-siberian.com

Mayhem & Mystery Dinner Theatre: A Holiday Harmony- Crooning with Scrooge
When: now through December 27, 2007
Where: Spaghetti Warehouse
For More Information: www.mayhemmystery.com

Holiday Tours on Capitol Square
When: December 31, 2007
Where: Ohio Statehouse; State St. and High St.
For More Information: www.ohiostatehouse.org

Gordon Lee: Urban Legends v. 3.0
When: now through December 15, 2007
Where: Columbus College of Art and Design 107 N. Ninth St. Columbus
For More Information: 224-9101 or www.ccad.edu

COSI's Holiday Science of the Season
When: now through December 31, 2007
Where: COSI Columbus 333 W. Broad St.
For More information: 228-2674 or www.cosi.org

CATCO presents: The Santaland Diaries
Don't miss this one man, one act play based on the true accounts of humorist David Sedaris' experiences as an elf in Macy's Santaland.
When: now through December 23, 2007
Where: Studio Theatre, Riffe Center 77 S. High St.
For more information: 469-0939 or www.catco.org

MadLab: Too Much Christmas
When: now through December 22, 2007
Where: MadLab 105 N. Grant Ave.
For More Information: www.madlab.net

Choir Concerts in the Statehouse Crypt
Local students from throughout Columbus serenade lunchtime audiences in the Crypt of the Statehouse. School choirs from Bexley to Olentangy Liberty to the Columbus Torah Academy are in the list of fabulous entertainers in December
When: December 3-21, 2007
Where: the Crypt of the Ohio Statehouse State St. and High St.
For more information: visit www.ohiostatehouse.org for the full December line up

BalletMet: The Nutcracker
Join Clara as she experiences the fantastical lands of sugar plum fairies and rat kings. This beautiful ballet is sure to become a holiday favorite for you and your family.
When: December 8-23, 2007
Where: Ohio Theatre 39 E. State St.
For More Information: www.balletmet.org

St. Joseph Cathedral Concert Series: Handel's Messiah
When: December 9, 2007
Where: St. Joseph Cathedral 212 E. Broad St.
For More Information: www.saintjosephcathedral.org

Village Lights
Tour the holiday lights of one of Columbus' most beautiful neighborhoods: German Village. As the only neighborhood in Columbus that compares to the density of Jeffrey Place, take in the beautiful urban scene and get a great idea of the community we are building right here in Italian Village!
When: December 9, 2007 6:00pm-10:00pm
Where: German Village
For More Information: www.germanvillage.com

Harlem Globetrotters
The Globetrotters have entertained American basketball fans for 82 years and counting. Bring your family downtown to see some of the most skilled ball handlers in the world as they entertain families with basketball skills and tricks even LeBron James can admire.
When: December 28, 2007
Where: Nationwide Arena
For More Information: www.nationwidearena.com

A Soulful Christmas
When: December 29, 2007
Where: Ohio Theatre 39 E. State St.
For More Information: 645-0642 or www.thekingartscomplex.com

First Night Columbus
When: December 31, 2007
Where: Downtown Columbus
For More Information: www.firstnightcolumbus.com

November 30, 2007
December 0ffers the Most Festive Gallery Hop Yet

The Holiday Hop is upon us. Although it's not quite a winter wonderland outside, the December Holiday hop couldn't be more in the holiday spirit. The Short North businesses are decking out their respective stores in hopes of winning the December storefront decorating contest. Each store will unveil their fantastic and creative designs on Saturday, December 1st, so don't miss this festive scene!

Jeffrey Place has teamed up with our partner Huntington Bank to decorate the storefront at 662 High St. Just like the green designs and green scenes you will find on our site- there will be no shortage of green at the Huntington store this December. Stop by during gallery hop to see the eco friendly Holiday designs, and enjoy some wine and refreshments, on us!

December is one of the best Gallery Hop's of the year. Get that perfect present for that special someone at one of the fabulous boutiques on High St. Enjoy a scrumptious dinner at any of the great establishments, or just have a drink to help stay warm as you meander down the street to take in the holiday decorations and energy filled atmosphere.

As a part of our Jeffrey Place community, you and your loved ones are welcome to join us for wine, refreshments and holiday cheer from 6:00-9:00 on Saturday at the Huntington store at 662 N. High St. We look forward to seeing you there! 

November 30, 2007 in In the News, Things To Do, Urban Living | Permalink
November 24, 2007
Real vs. Fake: Which Tree is Greener

The turkey is gone, the stuffing has been devoured. Thanksgiving plates have been washed and out-of-town visitors have bid adieu. It's now time to turn to the next holiday. As the holiday music and decorations awaken from their long hibernation, everyone is preparing for the December holidays that mark the end of another year. As you start to break out the holiday decorations for this festive season, it's a good time to think about how to make those decorations green. Of course, I don't just mean green as in the Christmas-y color, but green as in environmentally conscious.

In Real vs. Fake: Which Tree is Greener Susan Fornoff of the San Fransisco Chronicle illustrates the ongoing debate about which decorations are truly better for our environment. Read some statistics, facts and arguments for both sides of this interesting and allusive debate. Click here to get some eco friendly ideas for your holiday decorations.


Real vs. fake: Which tree is greener?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

November 04, 2007
November Events in Our Neighborhood

Bundle up and come on out of that house! There are too many fun things to do this month to be caught sitting at home staring at your walls. TiVo your favorite show, and come downtown to enjoy a concert, a movie or a fun day at our local market! This month don't forget to pick up your stylish re-usable sack, learn how to brine and roast your turkey and cheer on Ohio State!!

November 11th- 7:00PM- Dakshina Ensemble featuring Kadri Gopalnath and Rudresh Mahanthappa- One of the many fascinating events offered by the Wexner Center this month, these fabulous musicians enchant audiences with their Indian influenced jazz. A post-bop style ensemble serenades audiences this month with the sounds of double-reed instruments, guitars, violins, electric sitars and saxophones. Don't miss this truly innovative and captivating performance. For more information about this septet, or other great events the Wexner Center is offering, visit www.wexarts.org.

November 17th, 2007- Eco-Friendly grocery sack Give-Away- North Market- Getting ready for Thanksgiving can be a chore. But the North Market certainly can make it fun! Come down to this local market and get your goodies to make your holidays great. While you are there, replace your ugly, commonplace, plastic grocery bags with new, re-usable grocery sacks! The Jeffrey Place staff will be handing out these bags for a donation of $1 (or more if you would like) to the Children's Hunger Alliance. 100% of our proceeds will go to this deserving organization to help them with their holiday needs. We at Jeffrey Place are trying to do our part to help our Earth and our Community. Come on out and join us! Don't miss these stylish, eco-friendly bags- and your chance to help make everyone's holiday a great one!!

For more events in our neighborhood in November click the link below!

November 1st- November 17th, 2007- The Trojan Women 2.0- The Ohio State University Theatre- See this famous play by Euripides, performed by the local and fabulous OSU thespians. This famed work of art features a world reduced to disarray and anguish. Come see why Euripides is considered the master of tragedy. Admission is $10-$15 and performances are Thursdays-Saturdays 7:30-9:30 and Sundays 3:00-5:00pm Call 614-292-2295 or visit http://theatre.osu.edu for more information and to reserver your seats!

November 10th, 2007- 9:00-5:00pm- Holiday Food Festival- North Market- Don't miss this annual holiday food festival at the North Market. Just in time for  your holiday season filled with parties, dinners, friends and family. Whether you are looking for crepe recipes, live music or gingerbread house decorations- you and your family will find it at this fun festival. Picking a holiday wine? Need tips on how to brine and roast your turkey? Don't miss the cooking demonstrations you need, check out the demonstration schedule at www.northmarket.com.

November 11th- 7:00PM- Dakshina Ensemble featuring Kadri Gopalnath and Rudresh Mahanthappa- One of the many fascinating events offered by the Wexner Center this month, these fabulous musicians enchant audiences with their Indian influenced jazz. A post-bop style ensemble serenades audiences this month with the sounds of double-reed instruments, guitars, violins, electric sitars and saxophones. Don't miss this truly innovative and captivating performance. For more information about this septet, or other great events the Wexner Center is offering, visit www.wexarts.org.

November 17th, 2007- Eco-Friendly grocery sack Give-Away- North Market- Getting ready for Thanksgiving can be a chore. But the North Market certainly can make it fun! Come down to this local market and get your goodies to make your holidays great. While you are there, replace your ugly, commonplace, plastic grocery bags with new, re-usable grocery sacks! The Jeffrey Place staff will be handing out these bags for a donation of $1 (or more if you would like) to the Children's Hunger Alliance. 100% of our proceeds will go to this deserving organization to help them with their holiday needs. We at Jeffrey Place are trying to do our part to help our Earth and our Community. Come on out and join us! Don't miss these stylish, eco-friendly bags- and your chance to help make everyone's holiday a great one!!

November 17th- 3:30pm- OSU takes on the University of Michigan in the Big House. Enough Said.

November 18th, 2007- (and throughout November)- Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings- It's Ohio vs. Michigan month as our hometown team takes on the Detroit Red Wings. Visit www.bluejackets.com to see other dates and times for Blue Jacket games throughout November. Cheer on your hockey team as they battle Detroit, St. Louis and more.

November 29, 2007- December 2, 2007- Columbus International Children's Film Festival- Expand your horizons and that of your family! Introduce your kids to other parts of the world in one of their favorite mediums- film! The featured movies at this family friendly festival introduce experiences, concerns and  languages from around the world. This year the films presented offer documentaries, animation and more from all over the globe! Call 614-292-3535 or visit www.wexarts.org for more information.

Throughout November- 8:00AM- 5:00PM- Columbus ReWired- Interested in mass transit? Wondering what potential a growing city like Columbus has for public transportation? Check out the entries in the AIA Columbus sponsored competition. Candidates were asked to think "critically and respond to general conditions and potentials for Columbus' mass transit systems." the competition was juried in September by local and national professionals and winners and other selected entries are now on display in the Banyard Gallery in Knowlton Hall on Ohio State's campus (at 275 W. Woodruff Ave.) Check out these innovative ideas and see what direction Columbus could be heading in in our future!

December 1st, 2007- Gallery Hop- Short North- It's not technically in November- but we wouldn't want you to miss one of the best gallery hop's of the year! The December gallery hop is the perfect time to pick up unique gifts for your loved ones, and celebrate the end of another great year! Bundle up, and bring your friends and family downtown to enjoy the winter wonderland of High Street. The local businesses will be participating in a storefront decorating contest- so come see the fantastic and creative designs this artistic community comes up with!

Join the Jeffrey Place staff at the Huntington storefront for a fantastic display, free food and free wine! Stop by for some scrumptious hors d'oeuvres on your way to dine at one of the fabulous establishments in the Short North. Or swing by for some wine to keep you warm as you window shop. Keep an eye right here at www.jeffreyplace.com for more reminders for this fun event!

Know of a cool event that you think we missed?! Help us get the word out. Our community is interested in your event!! Email your suggestions, events and thoughts to laura@jeffreyplace.com.

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