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
Insure Every Ohioan
Post-Election Analysis Forum
EarthSave Gives Thanks with Peter Block
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.