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Growth, Not Sprawl

Help our region decide how to best use its land. The Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) and its Land Use Commission host a series of public meetings to educate the public about their work and to get input on proposed goals, objectives and policies for helping local governments plan for future growth. The meeting for Hamilton County is 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at OKI, 720 East Pete Rose Way, Suite 420. Meetings for Butler, Campbell and Dearborn counties follow throughout the week. For more information, contact Allen Freeman at 513-621-6300. See a copy of the commission's' latest report at www.oki.org.

NU Group for Neighborhoods

A new consortium seeks to overcome the barriers of geography, class and race in order to advance the common causes of all Cincinnati's 52 neighborhoods. In addition to identifying goals and objectives, the first organization meeting of Neighborhoods United will explore neighborhood empowerment, the role of neighborhoods in the city's decision-making, crime and crime's underlying causes. The meeting is 7-8:30 p.m. March 17 at Old Saint George Church in University Heights. For more information, contact Cliftonite Brian Garry at 513-221-5537 or Robert Pace of Avondale at 513-861-2900.

Sustainable Urban Gardening

EarthSave Cincinnati presents a program on "Sustainable Urban Gardening" featuring representatives from Village Green, Gorman Heritage Farm and the Civic Garden Center. The program starts at 6 p.m. March 20 at Off the Avenue Studios, 1546 Knowlton St. in Northside. Please take a vegetarian, preferably vegan, dish to share as well as your own plates, cups and utensils. A $3 donation is requested of non-members. For more information contact 513-929-2500 or earthsave@nuvox.net. Learn more about EarthSave at http://cincinnati.earthsave.org.

ACLU on the Collaborative

The American Civil Liberties Union, one of the plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit that led to the Collaborative Agreement, presents an update on the agreement halfway through its five-year implementation. The discussion starts at 7 p.m. March 23 at the Greater Cincinnati Urban League, 3458 Reading Road. Admission is free, but please RSVP to contact@acluohio.org or call 216-472-2220.

Gather to Strengthen Communities

National People's Action gathers in Washington, D.C. April 22-24. The 33-year-old multi-racial/ethnic, intergenerational and non-partisan coalition gathers hundreds of local community organizations that volunteer their time to make communities safer, healthier and more environmentally stable. In the past few years National People's Action has addressed predatory lending, community reinvestment, housing, Immigrants' rights, family farm Issues, job training and employment, youth issues, education and neighborhood safety. For more information, visit www.npa-us.org.

The Lawyer Who Won Choice For Women

Enjoy "Cocktails and Conversation" with the attorney who successfully argued Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973. Sarah Weddington speaks at 6:30 p.m.

April 6 at The Phoenix. The event is sponsored by Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio, which is selling tickets for $20, or $10 with student ID. A $50 ticket includes a reception, which will be preceded by a signing of A Question of Choice, Weddington's account of that landmark trial. For more information, contact Stephanie at 513-721-7635 or sstreich@ppswo.org.

Politics and Pitchers

Drinking Liberally, an informal, inclusive weekly Democratic drinking club, meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside. 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. For more information, contact Chris Berger at cberger4@cinci.rr.com.

Building Peace Week by Week

Women in Black hold a vigil for peace on the corner of Vine Street and Central Parkway from 5-6 p.m. every Monday. All are welcome and encouraged to wear dark clothing. Grailville hosts prayer vigils for peace 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, followed by Friday's Lie of the Week rally from 4-6 p.m. on the corner of Calhoun Street and Clifton Avenue. For more information, call the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center at 513-579-8547 or visit Growth, Not Sprawl

Help our region decide how to best use its land. The Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) and its Land Use Commission host a series of public meetings to educate the public about their work and to get input on proposed goals, objectives and policies for helping local governments plan for future growth. The meeting for Hamilton County is 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at OKI, 720 East Pete Rose Way, Suite 420. Meetings for Butler, Campbell and Dearborn counties follow throughout the week. For more information, contact Allen Freeman at 513-621-6300. See a copy of the commission's' latest report at www.oki.org.

NU Group for Neighborhoods

A new consortium seeks to overcome the barriers of geography, class and race in order to advance the common causes of all Cincinnati's 52 neighborhoods. In addition to identifying goals and objectives, the first organization meeting of Neighborhoods United will explore neighborhood empowerment, the role of neighborhoods in the city's decision-making, crime and crime's underlying causes. The meeting is 7-8:30 p.m. March 17 at Old Saint George Church in University Heights. For more information, contact Cliftonite Brian Garry at 513-221-5537 or Robert Pace of Avondale at 513-861-2900.

Sustainable Urban Gardening

EarthSave Cincinnati presents a program on "Sustainable Urban Gardening" featuring representatives from Village Green, Gorman Heritage Farm and the Civic Garden Center. The program starts at 6 p.m. March 20 at Off the Avenue Studios, 1546 Knowlton St. in Northside. Please take a vegetarian, preferably vegan, dish to share as well as your own plates, cups and utensils. A $3 donation is requested of non-members. For more information contact 513-929-2500 or earthsave@nuvox.net. Learn more about EarthSave at http://cincinnati.earthsave.org.

ACLU on the Collaborative

The American Civil Liberties Union, one of the plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit that led to the Collaborative Agreement, presents an update on the agreement halfway through its five-year implementation. The discussion starts at 7 p.m. March 23 at the Greater Cincinnati Urban League, 3458 Reading Road. Admission is free, but please RSVP to contact@acluohio.org or call 216-472-2220.

Gather to Strengthen Communities

National People's Action gathers in Washington, D.C. April 22-24. The 33-year-old multi-racial/ethnic, intergenerational and non-partisan coalition gathers hundreds of local community organizations that volunteer their time to make communities safer, healthier and more environmentally stable. In the past few years National People's Action has addressed predatory lending, community reinvestment, housing, Immigrants' rights, family farm Issues, job training and employment, youth issues, education and neighborhood safety. For more information, visit www.npa-us.org.

The Lawyer Who Won Choice For Women

Enjoy "Cocktails and Conversation" with the attorney who successfully argued Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973. Sarah Weddington speaks at 6:30 p.m. April 6 at The Phoenix. The event is sponsored by Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio, which is selling tickets for $20, or $10 with student ID. A $50 ticket includes a reception, which will be preceded by a signing of A Question of Choice, Weddington's account of that landmark trial. For more information, contact Stephanie at 513-721-7635 or sstreich@ppswo.org.

Politics and Pitchers

Drinking Liberally, an informal, inclusive weekly Democratic drinking club, meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside. 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. For more information, contact Chris Berger at cberger4@cinci.rr.com.

Building Peace Week by Week

Women in Black hold a vigil for peace on the corner of Vine Street and Central Parkway from 5-6 p.m. every Monday. All are welcome and encouraged to wear dark clothing. Grailville hosts prayer vigils for peace 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, followed by Friday's Lie of the Week rally from 4-6 p.m. on the corner of Calhoun Street and Clifton Avenue. For more information, call the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center at 513-579-8547 or visit www.ijpc-cincinnati.org.

Free Tax Help

For the 24th year, students from Thomas More College offer free income tax assistance for low-income and elderly taxpayers. Help is available from 1-3 p.m. at the Contact Center, 1227 Vine St., this Sunday and March 27. Help is also available at 1-3 p.m. at the Covington Community Center, 1650 Russell St., March 20 and April 3. For more information, contact Jodi Schroeder at 859-344-3344.

 
 
 
 

 

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