97X COMMUNITY GALLERY AND ARTISAN GROUP -- A virtual gallery of digital art, photography, sculpture, poetry, food and art has opened its doors on the pages of firstname.lastname@example.org. ... Rapidly heading Toward a New CAC with an ongoing exhibition featuring the architectural plans of Zaha Hadid. ... 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 115 E. Fifth St., Downtown. 513-345-8415.
DAYTON ART INSTITUTE -- Is accepting submissions to be considered for an exhibition in the Regional Artists Gallery. Those interested should submit no more than 10 slides, a slide description list, artist's statement, C.V. and SASE. Send entries to: The Dayton Arts Institute, Regional Artists Gallery c/o Shayne McConville, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton OH 45405. 937-223-5277. DAYTON ART INSTITUTE -- Explores The Glory of the Silk Road: Art from Ancient China, which will showcase materials discovered along the ancient Silk Road. Among the 176 rare treasures are gold, silver, gilt bronze, jade, clay, silk, paper, sculptures, ceramics, paintings, textiles and manuscripts. Through May 11. $12-$5. ... See works from the special exhibition The Glory of the Silk Road and use the forms as inspiration for your own clay forms in Sculpture Along the Silk Road. Through March 22. $100; $90 members. ... Kids ages 6-10 get creative with the Creation Station, an exploratory gallery walk and art-making activities. 10:30 a.m.-noon daily. Through March 22. $30; $25 members. ... 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; open Thursdays until 9 p.m. 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH. 937-223-5277.
THE GREENWICH -- Looking for artists to display original works in their exhibition space, "Upstairs at the Greenwich." Ideal for 2-D works, it features professional lighting, hardwood floors and white walls. Please send $10, 10 slides, an artist statement and a SASE if you want slides returned, to: The Greenwich, 2440 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati OH 45206. For more information, call Laura Hollis at 859-291-0460.
PALMER COSMETIC DENTISTRY ART GALLERY -- Is looking for works from local artists to display in the office for a show and sale. Former featured artists were B.B. Hall and Lynch Bittlinger. Send slides and resume to: Katie Caccavari, Palmer Cosmetic Dentistry Art Gallery, 340 Thomas More Pkwy., Suite130, Crestview Hills KY. 859-441-7924.
WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS -- Now accepting entries for the 8th annual Ohio Short Film & Video Showcase. Entries must be independently produced, no longer than 20 minutes and produced in Ohio within the last 18 months. All entries (one per person) should be submitted on videotape, though any format may be screened at the May 17 showcase. Entry deadline is March 28. For entry forms or more information, call 614-688-3307 or 614-292-7617. WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS -- Makes some Notations n Franz West's ongoing 2Topia on the Lower Level and Lawrence Weiner's Until It Is at Mirror Lake Hollow. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday. $3; $2 students/seniors/groups; free from 5-9 p.m. Thursdays. Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., Columbus. 614-292-3535.
BASE GALLERY -- Looking for diverse musicians to perform at their Final Friday events. 513-721-BASE. BASE GALLERY -- Looking for diverse, new visual artists-members to join the co-op. Interested applicants should submit at least 10 slides/photos and a resume or bio to BASE Gallery Membership, 1227 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. Initial fees are $80; monthly fee s $35 to exhibit on a regular basis. 513-721-BASE.
CINCINNATI CAMERATA -- The group seeks new voices to fill openings in the bass, tenor and alto sections (proficient site-reading and ability to match timbre imperative). Call Christian Miller to arrange an audition. 859-491-2362.
CINCINNATI METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA -- Currently seeking viola, cello and bass players. Contact Kellie Williams at 859-647-9375.
CIRCLE SINGERS -- The local adult community chorus is expanding and invites area music lovers to join. All voices welcome, particularly tenor and bass. No auditions required. Repertoire includes Broadway, Classical, Spiritual and Folk, Patriotic and more. Rehearsals are 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Cottingham Retirement Community, 3995 Cottingham, Sharonville. 513-777-1481 or 513-755-2607.
THE FOREST-AIRES -- Is seeking new members. Rehearsals are Wednesday mornings and Monday evenings. Babysitting available. 1175 Burney Lane, Anderson Twp. For more information contact Kim at 513-474-1711.
KINGSMEN -- One of the area's most colorful male choruses s looking for new members over 21. Rehearsals: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Zion United Church, Montgomery Road, Norwood. 513-825-1103 or 513-891-8381.
NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION -- The Dayton/Cincinnati chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International invite songwriters to perform their original acoustic material the second and fourth Thursday of the month 7-10:30 p.m. Historic Clermont Inn, 180 E. Main St., Batavia. 513-231-0163.
SHAPE NOTE SINGERS -- Beginning and experienced singers welcome to this recreational singing group. Four-part, a cappella, early American traditional singing. 4:30-7:30 p.m. second Sunday of the month. Walnut Hills Christian Church, 1438 E. McMillan Ave., Walnut Hills. 513-861-1137.
SWEET ADELINES -- These women are welcoming new female singers to perform four-part "barbershop-style" harmony at community events. Rehearsals are 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Valley Temple, 145 Springfield Pike, Wyoming. 513-624-0535.
SYCAMORE SINGERS, INC. -- After nearly 30 years, this chorus enjoys having new members. Rehearsals are 7 p.m. Mondays. Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road, Montgomery. For more information, call 513-984-0055 or 513-703-6223.
BLUES ALLEY CAT -- This independently-produced "popera" about Over-the-Rhine is currently holding auditions for actors, singers and dancers. There are parts for children too -- including a male lead role. Hiring for production crew is also underway. Send resumes and headshots to: Blues Alley Cat, 67 Mulberry St., Cincinnati OH 45202. 513-521-1164.
CHILDREN'S AUDITIONS -- Children's auditions are being held for an upcoming production of Winnie the Pooh. Ages 17 and up for major roles; 8 and up for extras. Daily. Through March. 23. Call 513-929-9554 or 513-307-4842 for more info.
CINCINNATI AREA PUPPETRY GUILD -- Seeks puppeteers of all skill levels to perfrom short adult-themed puppet acts for their upcoming puppetSLAM! Cincinnati in April. The slam is a fund raiser for the guild. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
EDUCATIONAL THEATRE ASSOCIATION -- Is looking for volunteers to do mailings, data entry, clerical work and other miscellaneous help. 513-977-4763, ext. 236.
KNOW THEATRE TRIBE -- Volunteers are needed for work in directing, grant writing, publicity, editing, costuming, set design and construction, lighting, sound, graphic designing, stage managing, house managing, stagehands and much more. Experience is a plus, but not necessary. Stipends available for most positions. Flexible works schedule. KNOW THEATRE TRIBE -- Needs two African-American males ages 20s-50s for their upcoming production of Two Trains Running in April. Stipend paid. KNOW THEATRE TRIBE -- Needs a stage manager for their upcoming production of This is Our Youth in May. Stipend paid. Call 513-300-KNOW for details.
NONAME THEATRE -- Is looking for a few good members and volunteers. 513-662-5654.
NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY -- Holds auditions for their upcoming summer dinner theater productions of Something's Afoot, Ten Little Indians and Dracula: the Untold Story. Prepare a one-minute comedic monologue and a comedic song from a musical comedy. Audition times are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Second floor of the Fine Arts Building. 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Nunn Drive, Highland Heights. 859-572-5433. NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY -- NKU's Department of Music presents Remembrances, a concert featuring Betty Douglas on flute and piccolo, and pianist Min Sun Park. The concert includes works by Kuhlau Fauré, Lam, Koechlin and Prokofiev. 8 p.m. Wednesday. Free. NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY -- Artist-in-Residence Sergi Polusmiak and his students perform in concert, featuring works by Beethoven, Liszt, Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Scriabin.
PEE-AIR ENTERTAINMENT -- The local indie feature film project, "Expensive Collaborations," seeks financial backing, cast,production crew, co-producers, company sponsorship, artists of all kind and much more talent. Initial casting seeks two African-American female co-stars, ages 18-30; one Caucasian female co-star, ages 18-20. Call to set up an audition appointment. 513-787-6247.
RENEGADE GARAGE PLAYERS -- Volunteers are needed for this theater group involving people with and without disabilities. 513-328-6300.
RISING PHOENIX THEATRE COMPANY -- Seeks ushers, box office attendants, office helpers, rehearsal assistants, set builders, painters, errand-runners, sewers and others to assist in the six show (eight performances each) season. Ushers and others receive free admission to professional productions. All ages encouraged to apply. Located in Middletown. 513-705-4131.
SHOWBOAT MAJESTIC -- Auditioning for their production of Brigadoon. Seeking 18 men and women from ages 18 and up. Be sure to bring current headshot and resume. 7-10 p.m. Sunday, March 23 and 7-10 p.m. Monday, March 24. Covedale Center for Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Covedale. 513-241-6550.
CONTESTS & GRANTS
FALLEN HEROES SCHOLARSHIP FUND -- This fund helps to provide educational grants to families of fire-fighters who have died in service. For applications and information, call 1-877-453-FIRE.
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH CONTEST -- University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College invites high school students to submit their best verse. Students may enter up to three poems, typed, no longer than one page. Entries must be sent through a high school teacher to: Rhonda Pettit, English Department, Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati OH 45236-1096. Submission deadline is April 28. 513-745-8319.
RELIGIOUS POETRY CONTEST -- Sponsored by the New Jersey Rainbow Poets, this contest invites Cincinnati poets to submit one poem of 21 lines or less to: Free Poetry Contest, 103 N. Wood Ave., PMB 70, Linden, NJ 07036. Or enter online www.rainbowpoets.com. There are 50 prizes up for grabs, totaling nearly $5000. Entry deadline is April 12.
RIVERBANK POETRY PROJECT'S SIXTH ANNUAL STUDENT POETRY COMPETITION -- Butler County students between the ages of 8-21 are invited to enter this competition promoting young peoples' interest in poetry and writing. All participants will receive a certificate while three winners will be identified in each of four categories. Winners will read their entries at the Riverbank Poetry Project session on May 13. Forms available at www.riverbankpoetry.com. Deadline is March 20. 513-863-8873.
T-FAL PERFECT BAKER RECIPE CONTEST -- Open to non-professional baking enthusiasts, 18 years or older, the contest calls for people to submit three original baking recipes in one of three categories: Cakes, Muffins/Quick Breads or Cookies. Thirty finalists will be selected, 10 in each baking category. Grand prize includes a trip for two to New York City. Entry forms are available via a self-addressed stamped envelope to T-Fal Perfect Baker Contest, Po. Box 396, Pine Brook, New Jersey 07058-0396. Deadline is April 25.
TEEN WRITING CONTEST -- Writers ages 11-18 are invited to enter the Lane Libraries' Teen Writing Contest. This year's theme is "Yesterday's Tomorrows." Entry deadline in March 19. For guidelines and information, call 513-894-6557 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA LOCAL GRANTS -- Faith-based and secular community-based organizations are eligible for grants up to $10,000 to go toward community and service programs. A mandatory workshop on the grant process takes place 9 a.m.-noon March 27 at the Community United Methodist Church in Hyde Park. 513-381-1954.
ALL BOOKS FOR CHILDREN BOOK DRIVE -- Help a child learn to love reading. Donate a new or gently used book at any Starbucks Coffee location in Cincinnati. Sponsored by Emmanuel Community Center, the book drive runs from March 19 through April 22.
DUNAMIS OF FAITH WORLD MINISTRIES -- The non-profit organization is looking for home-school supplies (books, houses, computers, checks, money orders, vouchers, etc.) for needy families. Donations can be sent to: Dunamis of Faith World Ministries/The Church in Cincinnati, P.O. Box 46908, Cincinnati OH45246. For more information, call 513-961-9995.
GOODWILL -- Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries has partnered with Braxton's Cleaners (located in Burlington, Florence, Fort Mitchell, Richwood) to create drop-off centers for clothing, shoes and linens. 859-586-9595.
KATEY BRICHTO RELIEF FUND -- A fire destroyed the home of this teacher/writer, causing her to lose her dogs and cat, family heirlooms, all her lesson plans, among other possessions. The Cincinnati Writer's Project is organizing a collection for her. Donations can be made to Katey Brichto at the following address: c/o Kate Brauer, 7419 Briarpatch Lane, Cincinnati OH 45208.
ABILITIES FIRST -- Seeks volunteers to assist with residential activities and outings, offer one-on-one assistance and friendship to a person with a disability and help in the inclusion preschool/daycare. Also seeks help making curtains and bedspreads for residents' rooms. Middletown. 513-423-9496 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACLU OF OHIO -- Volunteers are needed for the Southwest Chapter of the ACLU of Ohio. Their interests are in areas of the First Amendment, lllegal search, privacy, racial equality, women's rights, employment rights, student rights, gay and lesbian rights, prisoner's rights and police abuse. 513-588-4235 or email@example.com.
ACTION AUCTION -- WCET48 is looking immediately for volunteers to fill a variety of positions for the station's annual fundraiser. The event airs April 24 through May 3, but much behind-the-scenes work needs to be done prior. 513-345-6530.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY -- Seeks volunteers to fill retail-type positions for the Discovery Shop. ... Also looking for young professionals to start a Young Professionals Commitee. 11117 Kenwood Road, Kenwood. 513-891-1600. Daily.
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION -- Seeks volunteers for clerical support, data entry and special events support for the area office in West Chester. 513-759-9330. Daily.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION -- Seeks volunteer nurses, LPNs, nursing students, paramedics and EMTs to help conduct blood pressure screenings and cardio-vascular and stroke risk assessments. 513-281-4048 or Tharper@heart.org.
THE ARTERY -- The Artery, a non-profit community art center in Newport, seeks volunteers for special and upcoming projects. Opportunities available in exhibition installation, clerical work, education, fundraising, renovation, etc. If interested, contact Laura Hollis, director, at 859-431-8151 or www.newportartery.org.
ARTS CONSORTIUM OF CINCINNATI -- The ACC's Linn Street and Union Terminal Facility need volunteers to assist with special events, act as docents and more. 513-381-0645 or 513-381-0916.
ASSE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM -- This program, which provides academic year exchange programs in the U.S. for students around the world, is looking for volunteers to serve as area representatives in one's community. If interested, call Sharon Stevenson at 740-494-9849.
AVON WALK FOR BREAST CANCER -- Do your part in fighting against breast cancer by volunteering for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, even if only for five hours per week. For more information, call Rob Raucci at 513-984-0229 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Daily.
BAYLEY PLACE NURSING AND RETIREMENT HOME -- Seeks volunteers to transport residents to and from activities, help them with shopping and be their friend. Also seeks help in the gift shop. Delhi. 513-347-5500. Daily.
BEECH ACRES -- Seeks childcare providers and group facilitators for parent support groups in Westwood, Lincoln Heights, Downtown, English Woods, West Chester, Blue Ash and Millvale. Training and ongoing support are provided. 513-231-6630.
BOONE COUNTY CASA -- Boone County Court Appointed Special Advocates needs adult volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. Training provided. 859-334-3154.
BRANDON BLAIR YOUTH INC. -- Seeking tutors to help at-risk youth. Also needs volunteers to do yard work and work at festivals. South Fairmont. 513-244-7675. Daily.
BRIGHTON CENTER -- The center is seeking volunteers for Local Emergency Assistance Program for needy families. Volunteers can spend as little as two hours weekly or monthly to distribute or shelve clothes, or to bag food commodities. Volunteers are able to work 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday - Friday. Call 859-491-8308, ext. 2032. ... Volunteers needed to assist with tutoring or mentoring youth, providing activities for seniors, marketing, fundraising, painting and beautification projects, clerical duties, emergency assistance, activities for school-age children and more. Volunteers also needed for landscaping, lawn maintenance, home repairs and building projects. Newport. 859-491-8303, ext. 2026.
BROOKSIDE -- Seeks volunteers to work n the day care, help with recreational activities, assist with outings, read to residents and entertain residents. Mason. 513-398-1020.
BROWN COUNTY HELPING HANDS -- Help sort clothes and take inventory of the food pantry. Georgetown. 937-378-6942.
BROWN COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL -- Seeks volunteers to serve as drivers for drivers for clients. Georgetown. 937-378-6603. Daily.
CAMPUS CALIFORNIA TG -- New non-profit organization recruiting volunteers to train for work at development projects in Africa. 530-467-4082 or www.cctg.org. Daily.
CARACOLE -- Cincinnati's only non-profit agency, providing safe, secure and affordable housing for persons living with HIV/AIDS, seeks volunteer caregivers at residence. Training is provided. Other volunteer opportunities are available. 513-761-1480.
CARMEL MANOR -- Volunteers needed 5:30-7 p.m. daily to help feed residents their evening meal. Fort Thomas. 859-781-5111 or email@example.com.
CEDAR VILLAGE -- Seeks volunteers to visit with residents and to transport residents to and from activities, lead residents in activities and entertain residents. Mason. 513-336-3162 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CENTER FOR CHEMICAL ADDICTIONS TREATMENT -- Needs volunteers to work in the garden. West End. 513-381-6672 or email@example.com.
CENTRAL CLINIC -- Needs volunteers to work in the consignment shop. Corryville. 513-861-8666 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Daily.
CHILD FOCUS -- Needs volunteers to assist with the Head Start preschool program. Clermont County. 513-528-7224 or www.child-focus.org. Daily.
CHILDREN'S THEATER -- Seeks volunteers to work during daytime school performances. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 513-569-8080, ext. 17.
CHURCHES ACTIVE IN NORTHSIDE -- Help collect food, household and hygiene items for Northside residents. 513-591-2246.
CINCINNATI ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND -- Volunteers are needed to read to blind or print-impaired and provide transportation form some clients and staff members. Training and ongoing support is provided. 513-487-4217.
CINCINNATI OBSERVATORY CENTER -- Training will be provided to volunteers interested in becoming astronomy assistants, early childhood teachers, librarians or historical archivists. 513-321-5186.
CIVIC GARDEN CENTER -- The nonprofit organization promoting gardening and environmental responsibility seeks volunteers for gardening, horticultural research, reception desk, garden shop sales and hands-on gardening education in elementary schools. 513-221-0981.
GLAD HOUSE/UMADAOP OF CINCINNATI -- These organizations are working together to offer support to youth ages 6-17. They're seeking volunteers 18 or older to serve as mentors and offer guidance to these youth as soon as possible. For more information, call Edwina Wooley at 513-636-5459.
INTERNATIONAL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER -- Seeks volunteers to teach English to international adult students. Teaching experience is not necessary. Training is available. 513-354-5714.
RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM -- Adults 55 and over are encouraged to use their life and job skills to help children and other adults in the areas of education, literacy, health, nutrition and public safety. Locations found throughout Greater Cincinnati. Training is provided. Hours are varied. 513-354-5704.
ARTSPIKE MAGAZINE -- ArtSpike magazine is looking for editors, layout artists, sales personnel and writers interested in the production of a new arts-driven print publication. For more information, go to www.artspike.com.
CINCINNATI RECREATION COMMISSION -- CRC's Aquatic Division is looking for 370 responsible people for lifeguarding and managerial positions at their 41 summer pool facilities. Lifeguard training provided for anyone 15 or older. For an application, call 513-357-POOL.
FLICKER CLEVELAND -- This bi-monthly film festival is now accepting Super 8 and 16mm short films. Requirements: It must originate on film, and should be less than 15 minutes long. You can also submit transfers to 1/2-inch VHS tapes. No entry fee. Send SASEs with submissions to: Flicker Cleveland, P.O. Box 14897, Cleveland OH 44114-0897.
KARMATICA -- Karmatica is a group that studies the power of the mind and intuition. Meetings will be held every other Monday from 7-9 p.m. Reservations are required. P.O. Box 324, Lebanon OH 45036. E-mail email@example.com or www.karmaticaforu.com.
MT. ADAMS BOOKSTORE AND WINE SHOP -- Wine tasting 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 4-7 p.m. Saturdays. ... Live, acoustic music, no cover, 8:30 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays. ... Breakfast buffet: 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays and Sundays. ... Weekday light lunches 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. 1101 Gregory St., Mount Adams. 513-241-9009.
OHIO SHORT FILM & VIDEO SHOWCASE -- Columbus, Ohio's Wexner Center is now accepting entries for their eighth annual showcase of short films and videos from area artists. Entries must be independently produced, 20 minutes or less in length, made in Ohio within the last 18 months. One entry per person; works submitted to past showcases will not be accepted. Deadline for entries is March 28. For more information or to obtain an entry form for the May 17 showcase, call 614-688-3307.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS -- The cross-genre group needs entries in their unpublished Romance, Mystery and Science-Fiction categories. RWA membership not required. For more information, visit www.rmfw.org/framesX.htm.
S.O.S. -- SERVICE ON SATURDAY -- Northern Kentucky University Office of Student Development sponsors this day of community service at four locations: cleaning an inner-city school in Cincinnati; making puppet theaters for the NKU Child Development Center; cleaning up a local park with an at-risk youth group; and arts and crafts with senior citizens at a nursing home. Meet in the University Center lobby. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. If you're interested in volunteering, call 859-572-6514.:
SITWELL'S COFFEE HOUSE -- Is looking for artists, poets and musicians. ... Got an old book or magazine? Sitwell's accepts your literary hand-me-downs. ... C'mon get happy at another Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. ... Start your day off right Sundays with a Belgian Waffle Breakfast. ... Weekday lunch specials 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ... Enjoy drink specials and award-winning sandwiches. ... Non-smoking section now available. ... Hours: 8-2 a.m. daily. Mon-Sun. 324 Ludlow Ave., Clifton. 513-281-7487.
TEEN DISCUSSION GROUP -- Will meet to discuss today's issues as well as go on field trips, visit colleges, party and have fun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month. Free. PNC Bank Building, 7162 Reading Road, Suite 606, Roselawn. 513-731-3227.
TRAINED MONKEY PRESS -- Is accepting poetry, prose and unpretentious art for inclusion in TMP Broadsides. Send all inquiries and submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 381, Covington KY 41012.
UNDERNEATH CINCINNATI -- This local film and video exhibition is accepting submissions on 8mm, 16mm and VHS. Initial submissions on VHS only. Send submissions to: P.O. Box 19928, Cincinnati OH 45219.