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By · July 5th, 2006 · City Lights
The Best of S.O.S. Art

A retrospective of S.O.S. Art, an annual art show and event of sociopolitical expression for peace and justice since 2003, is on exhibit at the University Galleries, 628 Sycamore St. The show includes 2D and 3D artworks on peace and justice by 50 Greater Cincinnati artists. "S.O.S. Art Retrospective: Selections, 2003-2005" runs through Sept. 8. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-4p.m. Saturdays.

Glory in the Morning

The Miami Group Sierra Club hosts the annual Morning Glory Ride on Aug. 6 at Sawyer Point, downtown. As many as 2,000 riders are expected to participate in the ride, known as the largest bike ride in the Greater Cincinnati area. Columbia Parkway will be closed during the early morning hours to accommodate the event. All bike riders, from advanced cyclists to families to biking enthusiasts, are welcome to participate. The 26-mile athletic course begins at 5 a.m.

and the 10-mile leisure course starts at 6 a.m. Both loops begin and end at Sawyer Point and can be done by anyone with a bicycle. The cost is $35 for adults and $20 for ages 14 and under. Riders receive Morning Glory Ride T-shirts and gourmet breakfast on the river from 6--9 a.m. Participants may register online at www.morninggloryride.org or at Sawyer Point the day of the ride.

Activists' Brunch

The Quarterly Get-Together Brunch for Peace and Justice Groups is from 10 a.m.-noon July 8 at Peaslee Neighborhood Center. Abdul Bilal will give a presentation on the theme, "Violence among African American males: Its causes and what can be done to address it and resolve it." A discussion will follow, and a potluck brunch begins at noon. For more information, contact Saad Ghosn at Saad.Ghosn@uc.edu

Support for Darfur

Nick Clooney speaks at a prayer service for the people of Darfur, Sudan at 7:30 p.m. July 19 at Mother of God Church in Covington, Ky. For more information, contact srdorothy@insightbb.com. Clooney, a newspaper columnist, recently returned from a visit to the region.

Turn Ohio Blue

The Hamilton County Democratic Party is conducting voter contact every day through Nov. 7 to engage Democrats, identify supporters, persuade voters and get out the vote. To sign up, contact James Wolf at jnewyouth@aol.com or 513-505-0565.

Kids Peace Camp 2006

A free day camp for kids ages 6-12 meets 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 10-21 at Walnut Hills Christian Church. For more information, call 513-579-8547 or write info@ijpc-cincinnati.org.



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