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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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Healthy Garden, Healthy You: Bonsai Basics

Have you ever wondered about the Japanese art of miniature tree culture? Bonsai is a fascinating blend of horticulture and design. Many have heard the word, but are unsure what it means. This introductory session combines history, botanical principles and artistic elements to help you understand and appreciate the artistry of bonsai.

Mark Passerrello has been growing bonsai for nearly 30 years. An interest in Japanese culture and plants combined to spark a lifelong hobby. Mark is a longtime member and current president of the Columbus Bonsai Society.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Healthy Garden, Healthy You: Garden Photography

The great thing about photographing a beautiful flower, bird, butterfly or bee is you can enjoy the experience and its beauty at a later time, plus providing you with a lasting memory. Learn how to make the best use of nature’s elements to enhance the image you want to take. A “handout” will help you remember all the easy techniques that produce a prize winning photograph!

Nancy Heber is a prize winning photographer whose work has been exhibited in various galleries.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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