Parents for Public Schools holds the first of four parent forums this year with Superintendent Rosa Blackwell from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the new Midway School in Westwood, 3156 Glenmore Ave. All Cincinnati Public Schools parents are invited to attend the meeting to ask questions, state concerns and make suggestions directly to the new superintendent. For future meeting dates or more information about Parents for Public Schools, visit www.cincinnatiPPS.org.
Curing a Disabled Health Care System
An outspoken critic of the current U.S. health care system delivers the University of Cincinnati's 2005 Hutton Lectureship on Ethics. Dr. Marcia Angell, a senior lecturer on social medicine at Harvard Medical School and former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, speaks on "Fixing a Broken Health-Care System," noon-1:30 pm. Nov. 9 in UC College of Medicine's Kresge Auditorium, 231 Albert Sabin Way. The lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged. For more information or to register, call 513-588-0910 or visit www.med.uc.edu.
Insure Every Ohioan
Cincinnati Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) meets at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church to gauge the status of a petition drive to implement comprehensive health care coverage for every Ohioan. For more information, call Bob Park at 513-237-5235.
Post-Election Analysis Forum
The Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus hosts its annual post-election analysis forum at 7 p.m.
Nov. 17 at Walnut Hills Christian Church, 1438 E. McMillan St. Panelists include CityBeat's Stephanie Dunlap, The Cincinnati Enquirer's Greg Korte and Jerry Tolliver of WDBZ (1230AM). The forum is free and open to the public; parking is available in the rear lot. For more information, contact Kathy Helmbock at 871-2874.
EarthSave Gives Thanks with Peter Block
EarthSave Cincinnati celebrates Thanksgiving with a presentation on "Restoring Community Through Commitment" by organizational consultant Peter Block at 4 p.m. Nov. 20 at Off the Avenue Studios, 1546 Knowlton St. in Northside. Bring your own plates, cups, utensils and a vegan dish to share. For more information call 513-929-2500 or visit http://cincinnati.earthsave.org.
Fundraiser for Project Connect
Project Connect, an educational program serving homeless children, holds its eighth annual fundraiser from 7 p.m. to midnight Nov. 18 at the Drees Pavilion at Devou Park in Covington. The program features tunes from Savvy, dinner by the bite, a silent auction and a raffle. Project Connect serves homeless children in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties, providing tutoring, transportation to and from school, academic and educational enrichment programs and social services. For more information about the benefit, call Ann Gibson at 513-236-7398. For more information about Project Connect, to volunteer or make a donation, call 513-363-1060.
How Iraq Impacts Ohio
The Dayton chapter of the American Friends Service Committee presents a multimedia exhibit on the impact on Ohio of the Iraq war and occupation. "Eyes Wide Open Ohio: Beyond Fear, Toward Hope" shows from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 25-26 at the Miami Monthly Meeting White Brick Meeting House, 169 South Fourth St. in Waynesville. The exhibit features memorials such as a set of combat boots for each of the more than 90 Ohio military members who have died in Iraq and is slated to travel all over the state, focusing on rural areas not often exposed to such a display. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, visit www.afsc.net/ewoohio.html or call 937-278-4225.
Drinking for Progress
Drinking Liberally, an informal, an inclusive Democratic drinking club, meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. You don't have to be a policy expert and this isn't a book club; just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics. After roaming the first Tuesday of every month, the group regularly settles back into The Comet in Northside. For more info, contact Chris Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wear Black for Peace
Ever since the Bush regime launched its unprovoked invasion of Iraq more than two years ago, the Women in Black have maintained a vigil calling for peace. Participants -- men and children are welcome, too -- are encouraged to wear black or dark clothes. The weekly peace protest is from 5-6 p.m. Mondays on the grassy island at the corner of Vine Street and Central Parkway.