Health / Lifestyles

Healthy Garden, Healthy You: Composting

Think you don’t have time or space for composting? Anyone can compost! Learn how simple composting can be. We’ll explore various composting methods and take a look at modern innovations that provide new alternatives. Join Lisa Metcalf, City of UA Horticulturist, for a fun and interesting session on the basics of composting. Help the environment and turn your kitchen and yard waste into a product you can use!

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Menopause: Myths and Miracles

It is a common myth that women have to suffer through menopause, and it is simply not true! Join Dr. Heather Hirsch for an informative session that will demystify the myths and fears relating to the treatment of some of the most bothersome menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, brain fog, and sexual changes. At the end of this hour long session you will feel better educated and hopefully excited to embark on this joyous chapter of your life. Come with questions, a notebook, and possibly a friend.

Dr. Heather Hirsch completed a two year fellowship program at the Cleveland Clinic in Menopause and Midlife and is now a physician and professor focusing on internal medicine and women’s health at The Ohio State University.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Healthy Garden, Healthy You: Pruning Your Shrubs and Trees the Right Way

Join Nancy Heber for a demonstration with live branches to show the correct way to prune so your plants will thrive and look beautiful! Do you have a particular shrub that you’re wondering about? You can bring a cut branch (no longer than 30 inches) to the class. Also included in this session is a discussion of how to properly “deadhead” your flowering plants to prolong their bloom time.

Nancy Heber is an emeritus horticulture instructor for National Garden Clubs and has been a resident of UA since 1961. Nancy’s yard has been featured on multiple garden tours of Upper Arlington and Columbus through the years. Additionally, she has two nature photography books in publication. One is about gray squirrels and the other is about the metamorphosis of the Monarch butterfly.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Community Book Discussion: How to Raise an Adult

Join counselors from Jones Middle School and Hastings Middle school to discuss “How to Raise and Adult” by Julie Lythcott-Haims. In this book, Lythcott-Haims highlights the ways in which over-parenting harms children, their stressed out parents, and society and large. The author offers practical strategies that allow children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner strength that are necessary to succeed in life. Lythcott-Haims is a mother of teens and is the former Dean of Freshman at Stanford University.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Community Book Discussion: How to Raise an Adult

Join counselors from Jones Middle School and Hastings Middle school to discuss “How to Raise and Adult” by Julie Lythcott-Haims. In this book, Lythcott-Haims highlights the ways in which over-parenting harms children, their stressed out parents, and society and large. The author offers practical strategies that allow children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner strength that are necessary to succeed in life. Lythcott-Haims is a mother of teens and is the former Dean of Freshman at Stanford University.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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Healthy Garden, Healthy You: Planting a Garden to Attract Bees and Butterflies

Butterflies always provide a whimsical delight when seen in the garden. Monarch butterflies are particularly enjoyed! Bees are a “must” in the garden as pollinators for those of us who have a vegetable garden. Come learn what plants to grow if you want to encourage these insects to call your garden home.

Presented by Nancy Heber. Nancy Heber is an emeritus horticulture instructor for National Garden Clubs and has been a resident of UA since 1961. Nancy’s yard has been featured on multiple garden tours of Upper Arlington and Columbus through the years. Additionally, she has two nature photography books in publication. One is about gray squirrels and the other is about the metamorphosis of the Monarch butterfly.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Near-Death Experiences: The Ultimate Journey

Linda Manley, emergency nurse practitioner, will share her work and research on near-death experiences (NDEs).

Linda Manley has over 20 years of research in near-death experiences. She will explore triggers and common elements of NDEs, offer helpful advice for friends and family, and share personal stories.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Live Green in 2017!

Looking to go a little greener in 2017? Check out the GreenSpot program. The program recognizes households (and businesses) that adopt sustainable practices. You commit to at least two actions in conserving water, conserving energy, and reduce/reuse/recycle. As a member you will receive a GreenSpot decal for you house, have your own personalized GreenSpot dashboard on the website, receive ideas (more than 60!) of how to go sustainable and can be eligible for discounts on rain barrels, compost bins, or native plants/trees. It is easy being green with GreenSpot.

Presented by David Celebrezze, Columbus GreenSpot coordinator. David is responsible for working with, and encouraging, businesses and households to adopt sustainable practices through the many GreenSpot programs. David has more than a decade of experience with environmental, conservation, and sustainability related issues. In the spring time he can be found in season wetlands (vernal pools) collecting data on salamanders and fairy shrimp.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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