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COMMUNITYEVENTS Columbus, Ohio July 25 -August 5, 2018 The Ohio State Fair It’s time for the annual exhibits, rides, food, entertainment and family fun at the Ohio State Fair. This year’s line-up of entertainment includes Trevor Noah, host of the popular Daily Show as well as popular recording artists TLC, En Vogue and the Commodores. Location: Ohio State Fair Address: 717 E. 17th Avenue 43211 Time: Varies by date Admission: Visit the website for admission prices Web: https://ohiostatefair.com/ August 2,9, &16, 2018 20th Annual Heritage Concert Series Once known as the “Cradle of Jazz,” the Mount Vernon corridor of the King Lincoln District is the place to be every Thursday in July and August. Performances from local, regional and national musical artists will keep it hot with jazz, classical R&B, inspirational and blues! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and relax in the beautiful, breezy ambiance of Mayme Moor Park. A food court and reserved tables on the patio are available. Location: King Arts Complex Address: 867 Mount Vernon Avenue, 43203 Time: Varies by date - check website for specific times Admission: Free (except for reserved tables) Web: www.thekingartscomplex.com August 11, 2018 National African American Male Wellness Walk/Run In 2017, the National African American Male Wellness Walk/ Run hosted more than 20,000 people a and conducted more than 800 individual health screenings. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness for preventable health diseases through health screenings during the main event. For more information, call 614-754-7511. Location: Livingston Park Address: 760 Livingston Avenue 43207 Time: 7 – 11:30 AM Admission: Free Web: www.aawalk.org August 18, 2018 12th Annual African American Arts Festival A Salute to Aganju The Urban Cultural Arts Foundation presents the two days of family fund filled with music, poetry, art and dance. A community mural painting project will be led by wellknown local artist Queen Brooks. The event also offers art workshops, vendors and food. For more information, call 614-252-7525. Location: William H. Thomas Art Gallery Address: 1270 Bryden Road, 43205 Time: 11 AM – 7 PM Saturday, August 18 Admission: Free Web: www.galleryinthehood.com

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August 19, 2018 5th Annual Free Back to School Haircuts, Styles and Supplies Giveaway The Successful Barber Organization and Ota Phi theta Fraternity, Ince., Alpha Eta Omega Chapter have once again partnered with barbers, cosmetologists, community leaders and organizations to sponsor free haircuts, styles, food and school supplies for local families. Reservations at www.BackToSchool.eventbrite.com are encouraged to assure adequate supplies are available. Location: Barnett Community Recreation Center Address: 1184 Barnett Road 43227 Time: 2 – 6 PM Admission: Free (Reservations are encouraged) Web: www.BackToSchool.eventbrite.com August 25, 2018 Third Annual Think Make Live Youth Summit At this summit, attendees will engage in a lively opening session hosted by young community leaders. Following the opening session, youth will have an opportunity to participate in two empowering workshops. Adults will be able to share in a community session with a diverse panel of experts. Vendors with educational resources and employment opportunities will be available throughout the summit. This event is sponsored by Radio One Power 107.5, Opportunity Youth United and Red Door BBQ. Location: Milo-Grogan Community Recreation Center Address: 862 East 2nd Avenue 43201 Time: 11 AM – 4 PM Admission: Free Web: www.thinkmakelive.org September 6 – 9, 2018 2018 Black Alumni Society Reunion Calling all OSU Black Alumni! Registration is now open for a weekend full of fun and fellowship. The events will kick-off with a reunion mixer on Thursday, September 6 followed by a gala and after party on Friday, September 7. The Alumni will gather for a tailgate and to cheer for the Buckeyes as they take the field against Rutgers. The festivities end on Sunday, September 9 with breakfast and worship services. For more information about event locations and times, go to: https://blacksociety.alumni.osu. edu/2018-black-alumni-reunion/. Cost is $135 for members and $150 for non-members. September 14, 15 & 16, 2018 2nd Annual Columbus Caribbean Festival Join in the fun as Central Ohio celebrates the culture and heritage of the Caribbean islands. Experience everything the Caribbean culture has to offer including reggae, dancehall, soca and calypso. Attendees are welcome to dress in Caribbean costume. For more information, call 614-354-4166. Location: Scioto Mile Address: 233 South Civic Center Drive Time: 4 PM Admission: Free Web: info@celebritystyleevent.com

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