Friday, November 5, 2004

Artists reach out to Purcell Marian students

In the schools

EAST WALNUT HILLS - Several local artists will visit Purcell Marian High School as part of the Artists Reaching Classrooms program.

M. Katherine Hurley will visit the school Monday followed by Howard Wells on Nov. 16 and Terrence Hammonds on Dec. 7.

The program is being provided to Art IV students through the Purcell Marian Art Department in collaboration with the Taft Museum.

Artists Reaching Classrooms is a collaboration of the Taft Museum of Art, the Art Academy of Cincinnati and Pendleton Art Center. The program reaches out to high school students interested in art.

Ursuline performers present 'Oklahoma!'

BLUE ASH - The Ursuline Stage Company presents Oklahoma! Thursday through Nov. 14 at Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road.

More than 100 students will participate on stage and behind the scenes to recreate the Western plains in the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical.

Theater director Ron Blankenbuehler and musical director Robin Bierschenk will lead the cast and crew.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Cost is $10 for adults and $8 for students. For reservations call (513) 791-5791 ext. 266.

Veterans' Breakfast at Roger Bacon High

The American government classes at Roger Bacon High School will host their annual Veterans' Breakfast next week, to be attended by about 80 veterans and 100 students.

The event allows students to learn about the military and warfare from the men and women who experienced it first-hand, and to honor the veterans who have sacrificed to preserve the freedoms we enjoy.

The highlight of this year's breakfast will be the awarding of a diploma to veteran Harold Kraus, Class of 1953, who left to serve in the military during his senior year and was unable to graduate.

Japanese educators taking notes on culture

Twelve Japanese educators are visiting Ohio schools through December to learn about American culture, daily life, social issues and the education system.

Two local teachers are participating in the program. Susan Meyers of St. Clare Elementary and Robert Bonnici of Mother of Mercy High School will host teachers in their homes through the end of November.

The teachers are brought to Ohio by the Institute for Japanese Studies at Ohio State University and the Ohio Department of Education. The program is sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education.

Seven Hills hosting coffee for parents

The Seven Hills School will host two coffees Tuesday and Wednesday for parents whose children will enter prekindergarten through Grade 5 in 2005-2006.

Parents will have the opportunity to observe classes, tour the campuses, and talk with faculty as well as learn about the academic program and extended day and holiday care.

Seven Hills Doherty School, 2726 Johnstone Place, will host its coffee at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Seven Hills Lotspeich School, 5400 Red Bank Road, will host its at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

For reservations or more information call (513) 271-9027.

St. Cecilia planning PTO spaghetti dinner

OAKLEY - St. Cecilia will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the school, 4115 Taylor Ave.

The event is a fund-raiser for the Parent/Teacher Organization.

Guests can dine in or carry food out.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

Fall Fling Sunday at McAuley High

COLLEGE HILL - McAuley High School will hold its annual Fall Fling from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in the school cafeteria, 6000 Oakwood Ave.

The event is sponsored by the McAuley Alumnae Association and includes homemade crafts, home-party representatives, raffles, split-the-pot, and food.

For more information call (513) 681-1800.

Spartan Blood Drive at Roger Bacon today

ST. BERNARD - Roger Bacon High School students, staff and alumni will participate in the school's semiannual Spartan Blood Drive today.

The blood drive, which was first held during the 1976-1977 school year, is the oldest continuous blood drive sponsored by a Cincinnati high school.

The event will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the school's auditorium, 4320 Vine St.

For an appointment call (513) 641-1300 or e-mail

Perry Schaible, Janinne Thompson

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