Friends Theater

Family Movie and Popcorn

Bring the family to enjoy some of the newest G or PG movies for younger audiences released to DVD. 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, April 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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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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Columbus, Ohio: Two Centuries of Business and Environmental Change

Join Mansel Blackford for a discussion about how a major midwestern city developed economically, spatially, and socially, and what the environmental consequences have been, from its founding in 1812 to the present day. He’ll share stories of Columbus’s evolution from an isolated frontier village to a modern metropolis which remains one of the few thriving cities in the Midwest.

Mansel Blackford is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at The Ohio State University.

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Tuesday, April 25, 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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Live at the Library -- Closet Mix

We concludes our Live at the Library series with a performance by indie rock band, Closet Mix. “Closet mix plays low key indie rock that combines superior musicianship and laid-back vocals. Each song is built from well-crafted songwriting and exhibits impressive instrumentation. Their album titled 01 ep is featured on www.listencolumbus.com, our own local music streaming service.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Post-Impressionism: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Best-known today for his late 19th century posters advertising the entertainment scene in Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec lived a remarkable life. We will discuss his revolutionary approach to lithographic posters depicting the Montmartre night life, the influence of Japanese prints on his work, and how his physical challenges seemed to affect his career. We will also look at Toulouse-Lautrec’s paintings, many of which show a great degree of experimentation with color, material and subject matter.

Presented by Ann Shifflet, instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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