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Older Adult Resource Help Desk

Do you have questions about Medicare plans? Are you wondering what resources are available in Upper Arlington to help you or a family member age in place? Stop by and speak to the Upper Arlington Commission on Aging about your questions on the second Tuesday of each month from March through May.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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Explore Italy with Two Wandering Women

Two Wandering Women set out to explore Italy from the central Umbrian region, then south to the Amalfi Coast. Their travels take you from the religious icons and backstreets of Assisi to the underground caves or Orvieto. Cross the narrow land bridge to walk the ancient byways o the deserted village of Civita Di Bagnoregio - travel writer, Rick Steves’ favorite hillside village in Italy. Visit the coastal towns and villages of Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, and Ravello where medieval villas, Byzantine architecture and ruins of Roman Emperor Tiberius’ last refuge make history come alive. Further south, the ancient temples of Paestum are the best examples of Greek architecture outside of Athens. A fascinating look at the famous volcanic ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum is included along with a visit to the Eternal City of Rome.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Great Women in Art History: Louise Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun

Learn about this remarkable French painter who was one of the few women of the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe to have a successful career in painting. Vigee LeBrun was the portraitist of Marie Antoinette, but, unlike her famous patron, survived the French Revolution and went on to have a career painting portraits of European aristocrats and artists well into the 1800’s. We will look at Vigee LeBrun’s most famous portraits and discuss her lively self-portraits, which were surprisingly controversial at the time. Ann Shifflet from Columbus College of Art and Design presents.

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Family Books and Build

Children and caregivers join us for stories, building and fun! Each month we’ll read a couple of stories to start, then the building will begin with our LEGO and LEGO Duplo blocks. We provide books and blocks as inspiration, then your child gets hands-on building time. Please note, children will not be able to keep their creations. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each event.

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:15am

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Writing from a Small Publisher Perspective

Are you hoping to publish a full-length book with a commercial publisher? Learn how to submit your manuscript to a publisher, and what to expect once you’ve put it in the mail. What do you need to keep in mind before submitting your book? What does a publisher look for? What happens after a title is selected for publication?

Ann Starr from Bexley’s Upper Hand Press will speak about her experience as a small publisher, and offer ideas that can help you feel more confident in the submissions process.

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Babytime Class

For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These skills will help children build vocabulary, recognize objects, and build a foundation for reading and learning. Some baby signs will be incorporated in this storytime. (Thursdays only)

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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Tales for Twos and Threes Class

For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes and stories teach children how sounds and letters relate to reading and will build a foundation for future learning. Interaction with instructors and other children encourages social development and allows caregivers to connect.

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

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