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Off the Cuff: Four Today

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Here are four spontaneous events for Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 for you to enjoy!

La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus
Venue: Drexel Theatre

October 28th
7:30 PM

The Columbus Film Council and The Columbus Free Press present:

A Columbus International Film + Video Festival Early Bird Screening Event
La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus

72 minutes
Mark Kendall

Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day.

Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs. This film follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.


hourhappyminds-mediumHour of Happy Minds
Venue: Live Happier Loft

October 28th
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Meditation and mindfulness have been proven to help us reduce anxiety and Live Happier. AND sometimes it is just hard to sit still long enough to meditate. The Hour of Happy Minds provides a way to EASE yourself in to the practice of mindfulness. 30 minutes of a silent mindfulness activity (labyrinth tracing, coloring mandalas, playing with zen gardens or using glitter jars) followed by group discussion on the joys and challenges of the process.

Trust me…meditating is hard for me too–but I have found this 30 minute practice to be life changing!

Halloween Lantern Walking Tour – Fort Hayes
Venue: Ft. Hayes Shot Tower

October 28th
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Meet us at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower for our ever-popular lantern walking tour on the fabulous Fort Hayes campus. A chance to recapture the mystery of a fall evening with the crunch of autumn leaves, the promise of sweet treats, and the thrill of a story that makes even your own house seem haunted when you return home. Meet at the Shot Tower. Bring flashlight if possible or help carry one of our lanterns. Ticket are $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Not a member of Columbus Landmarks? Join today to enjoy our many events at a discount throughout the year.

Night of Wine: Wine Tasting
Venue: DenmarkFace_book_night_of_wines-medium

October 28th
7:00 PM

Denmark’s North Room is hosting a Night of Wine, wine tasting and light hors d’oeuvres. Three local wine distributors in conjunction with the Secret Cellar on High, will provide a section of twenty red and wine wines that while exceptional in quality are moderately priced. These wines will also be available for purchase. Garry White the Executive Chef and GM for Denmark will be creating the appetizers. Garry White has been nationally published for his exceptional work in pairing food with beverages. Cost is $16 for 20 wine samples and hors d’oeuvres. Tuesday at 7:00 PM, 463 North High Street, lower level (use side door) Columbus, Ohio. Reservations are available but not required.