Friends Theater

The Peace Corps: What's it All About?

The Peace Corps is now 55 years strong, and accepts all ages of volunteers from 21 to 80. Volunteers will talk about their first hand accounts of service in the 3rd world. Come hear about their experiences and learn how you might become a volunteer or learn about other ways that you can support the Peace Corps’ goals.
Gail and Mike Messick, long standing Upper Arlington residents with multiple years of service, will lead the discussion.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Practical Parenting: Marijuana - The facts, the risks and how to prevent use

You may have heard a variety of claims about marijuana in the media or in everyday conversation. As a parent, making sense of conflicting messages related to marijuana can be confusing. Accurate and balanced information about marijuana is more complex than the simple statements you often hear. Learn about factual information that is based on scientific research. In addition, we’ll discuss local and national trends related to substance abuse among our youth. Understand what factors put our youth at risk for use and what we, as a community, can do to strengthen protective factors to prevent or delay the onset of using substances.

Presented by counselors from Syntero in partnership with The STAND Project.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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The Battle of Lake Erie

The Battle of Lake Erie marks a significant place in history and is the only major naval battle ever fought on Lake Erie. During the battle, nine vessels of the United States Navy defeated and captured six vessels of the British Royal Navy. An important victory for the U.S. during the War of 1812, it ensured American control of the lake for the rest of the war and allowed the Americans to recover Detroit. The battle established the longest undefended border between two countries anywhere in the world that has continued for over 200 years. Join UA resident Jim Cowardin for a discussion of this historic battle.

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

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Listen Columbus -- Live at the Library

Come and treat yourself to the wonderful music of local talent Lisa Bella Donna. Her music consists of a unique blend of extended composition and dynamic improvisation. Infusing elements of jazz, modern classical, and classic electronic music. Lisa’s music is also featured on Listen Columbus, our new local music streaming service.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Art History: The Harlem Renaissance - part 2

We will continue to examine the work of the Harlem Renaissance, this time focusing on two female artists: sculptor Augusta Savage and painter Lois Mailou Jones. These women faced significant hurdles in their careers, both as women and African-Americans. Their work is fascinating for how it addresses these issues while integrating Modernism, traditional African artistic elements and their own unique visions. Presented by CCAD instructor Ann Shifflet.

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

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Practical Parenting: Helping Your Child Develop Coping Skills to Combat Stress

Children are experiencing symptoms of stress and anxiety at younger ages than ever before. Learn how to recognize and respond to your child’s worries and fears. Topics will include: Helping your child develop cognitive skills to develop a more realistic and flexible mindset, managing negative self-talk and putting things into perspective, learning mindfulness skills to calm your child’s anxious mind and get out of the cycle of worry and rumination, stress management skills to teach your child to take care of himself everyday with relaxation, self-soothing and pleasurable activities, and learning behavior skills for your child to stop avoiding fear and confront anxiety in a safe way.

Presented by counselors from Syntero in partnership with The STAND Project.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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Family Movie and Popcorn

Come enjoy a Saturday afternoon movie in our theater. We’ll show a newly released to DVD movie with a G or PG rating that is geared toward a young audience. We’ll provide the popcorn and candy, and you may bring your own drink with a lid. Children ages 9 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult. Title will be available two weeks prior. Free tickets are required and will be available 20 min. before movie starts while supplies last.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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