Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a Community Celebration Day 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10.
The hospital is located at the corner of Livingston and Parsons Avenues in Columbus.
The day will feature hospital tours, interactive activities, storytelling, COSI science kiosks, “Touch a Truck” and animal visitors from the Columbus Zoo.
GET READY FOR SUMMER – With Ohioans eager to enjoy the summertime weather, Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor is encouraging people to conduct an insurance review of their summertime activities to help prevent against a financial setback if an unfortunate incident were to occur.
“Summer in Ohio is about enjoying all of the great outdoor activities our state has to offer,” Taylor said. “As you plan your summertime activities, you should take time to make sure your insurance needs are met with the policies you currently have.”
Taylor said it is important to talk with your agent and let them know about any lifestyle changes you may have experienced and whether or not your coverage is adequate for your summertime plans.
ASHLAND PLANS PHOTO CONTEST – The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University is hosting a call for entries for a regional juried exhibition of photographs, both traditional and digital, that will be featured in an exhibition titled “Ashland – New Photography.”
The exhibition will feature two categories: photographs taken by artists 18 and over plus a special category for young artists 17 years and younger. Cash awards will be given to Best in Show in each category as well as two honorable mentions.
The exhibition is only open to artists residing in Ashland County. A maximum of two entries for $15 are allowed per artist 18 years and older, while the entry fee is waived for younger artists.
All work must be original art conceived and executed solely by the artist within the last two years. All artwork must be matted and framed properly and work previously exhibited at the Coburn Gallery is not eligible. Entries will be juried from the actual artworks.
The delivery of entries will be on Tuesday, June 19, from 12 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, June 20, from 12 to 4 p.m. The exhibit runs from June 29 through July 31, 2012. There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. with the awards announced at 6:30 p.m. Declined artworks may be picked up on Friday, June 22, from 12 to 4 p.m.
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