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Exhibits Come to Life During “A Night at the Museum,” Heritage Hall, Marion County Historical Society, Marion, OH

Marion – On March 24 and 25, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Marion County Historical Society will present the 11th Annual “A Night at Heritage Hall,” a fun-filled evening of self-guided flashlight tours throughout Heritage Hall, a historic 1910 Federal Post Office converted into the Heritage Hall Museum. For hardy adventurers who take the opportunity to experience Marion County, Ohio, and National history, it is a night with surprises around every corner. Intrepid explorers find over 40 characters each night ranging from Native Americans and Pioneers to Presidents and even soldiers on patrol. The event is at 169 East Church Street, Marion, Ohio 43302.

As visitors tour by flashlight (provided) around every corner and in the most unusual places they will meet historical personalities from many different eras and walks of life. Characters vary from year to year, but one can expect everything from Vietnam, Civil War, WWI or WWII soldiers to Native Americans, pioneers, U.S. Presidents, inventors and local historical personalities.

Visitors can meet Civil War soldiers who regale them with tales of war and glory. Guests may converse with a president or two, join a Temperance march, meet John Philip Sousa, the American composer and conductor known for American military and patriotic marches, or visit with Annie Oakley. Also, watch out for a tall, lean, Delaware Indian, by the name of Thomas Lyons. Thomas is known all over north-central Ohio for his exploits in many battles including the Battle of Fallen Timbers. The event, inspired by the movie “Night At the Museum” inserts each guest into the position of a night watchman at the Heritage Hall Museum where they discover that all the exhibits come to life after the sun sets.

Advance tickets are available at $7 per person nonmembers and $3.50 for MCHS members. Send check or money order to Night at Heritage Hall, 169 East Church Street, Marion OH 43302 (be sure to specify which night). Deadline for preregistration is March 22. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.marionhistory.com or by paying at the museum by cash, check or money order. Tickets are available at the door, the evenings of the event, at $8 per person nonmembers and $4 MCHS members.

For more information call the Marion County Historical Society at 740-387-4255. Located at169 East Church Street, Marion OH 43302. Heritage Hall is the headquarters of the Marion County Historical Society.

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Web: www.marionhistory.com

Event Location: 169 East Church Street, Marion, Ohio 43302

Admission: Advance tickets are available at $7 per person nonmembers and $3.50 for MCHS members. Send check or money order to Night at Heritage Hall, 169 East Church Street, Marion OH 43302 (be sure to specify which night). Deadline for pre-registration is March 22. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.marionhistory.com or by paying at the museum by cash, check or money order. Tickets are available at the door, the evenings of the event, at $8 per person nonmembers and $4 MCHS members.

Web: www.marionhistory.com

Contact: Gale E Martin, mchs@marionhistory.com, (740) 387-4255

Description: On March 24 and 25, 2017, from 7 PM to 9:00 PM, the Marion County Historical Society will present the 11th Annual “A Night at Heritage Hall,” a fun-filled evening of self-guided flashlight tours throughout Heritage Hall, a historic 1910 Federal Post Office converted into the Heritage Hall Museum. For hardy adventurers who take the opportunity to experience Marion County, Ohio, and National history, it is a night with surprises around every corner. Intrepid explorers find over 40 characters each night ranging from Native Americans and Pioneers to Presidents and even soldiers on patrol. The event is at 169 East Church Street, Marion, Ohio 43302. As visitors tour by flashlight (provided) around every corner and in the most unusual places they will meet historical personalities from many different eras and walks of life. Characters vary from year to year, but one can expect everything from Vietnam, Civil War, WWI or WWII soldiers to Native Americans, pioneers, U.S. Presidents, inventors and local historical personalities. Visitors can meet Civil War soldiers who regale them with tales of war and glory. Guests may converse with a president or two, join a Temperance march, meet John Philip Sousa, the American composer and conductor known for American military and patriotic marches, or visit with Annie Oakley.

‘Sinatra’ sings on March 26

Come listen to the songs made famous by beloved American icon Frank Sinatra, as the MAC pays tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” through the musical renderings of Bobby Floyd (piano), Phil Clark (vocals/sax), Derek DiCenzo (bass) and Aaron Scott (drums).

Sinatra was an American singer, actor and producer who became one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. He captured the hearts of people across generations with his dazzling voice, sentimental lyrics and colorful personal life; having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, he grew to be one of the best-selling musical artists of all time. With his array of hit songs, albums, and roles in dozens of films, Sinatra was an integral part of American culture in the 40s, 50s and 60s, but his legacy lives on, as beloved in memory as it was during the height of his popularity. Join us at the McConnell Arts Center for a celebration of that legacy and enjoy the music that so captivated the world.

Next On View: 2017 Ohio Governor’s Youth Arts Exhibition; March 26 – May 21

Artist Reception: Sunday, April 2nd; 1-3 p.m.

The Skin Cancer Foundation Shares Three Ways

to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk in 2017

Make Everyday Sun Safety Your New Year’s Resolution

New York, NY – The beginning of a new year is typically when people assess their health and vow to improve their well-being. Resolving to take better care of your skin is a great place to start: after all, it is the body’s largest organ. Even though skin cancer is the world’s most common cancer – one in five Americans will develop the disease – it is also highly preventable.

“Skin cancer is mainly a behavioral disease and it is strongly linked to sun exposure­ – about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with ultraviolet rays from the sun,” said Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, president of The Skin Cancer Foundation. “Proper sun protection should be a priority year-round because UV rays are present every day, even when it’s cold or overcast.”

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends three critical steps to take in 2017 to help lower skin cancer risk.

1. Cover Up

Clothing is the best defense against skin cancer, and the more skin you can cover, the better. But not all clothing is created equally: tight-knit fabrics (like denim) and synthetic materials (like polyester) offer better sun protection than loosely-woven fabrics and natural materials. Wear a broad-brimmed hat to protect your face, head and neck. To protect your eyes and the sensitive skin around them, wear UV-blocking sunglasses.

2. Use Sunscreen Every Day

Studies have shown that daily use of an SPF (sun protection factor) 15 or higher sunscreen reduces the risk of developing melanoma by 50 percent. Sunscreens come in many formulas – including sprays, lotions and oils – so everyone can find one that fits their lifestyle. For daily use, choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. For extended outdoor activity, choose a water-resistant, broad-spectrum formula with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply one ounce of sunscreen to your body 30 minutes before going outside and reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating. When sunscreen shopping, look for The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation, which assures consumers that a sun protection product performs as its label claims.

3. Check in With Your Skin

Skin cancers can be disfiguring and even deadly if allowed to progress. That’s why early detection is so important – skin cancer is very treatable if detected in its early stages. However, the five-year survival rate for patients* whose melanoma has spread to distant organs is only 17 percent. If detected early, before the cancer has spread, the survival rate jumps to 98 percent. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends examining your skin from head-to-toe monthly, and seeing a dermatologist once a year for a professional skin exam. If you spot anything new or changing, make an appointment to see your doctor right away.

For more information about skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment, visit SkinCancer.org.

*Based on SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2012.

About The Skin Cancer Foundation

The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and research. Since its inception in 1979, the Foundation has recommended following a complete sun protection regimen that includes seeking shade and covering up with clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses, in addition to daily sunscreen use. For more information, visit SkinCancer.org.

AARP ANNOUNCES THE TOP 10 MOVIES FOR GROWNUPS OF 2016

The List of Films That Appeal to a Grownup Audience Spotlights

Family Ties, Grownup Love and Longtime Friendship

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 10, 2016) – Sully, Jackie, Fences, Silence and Loving are among this year’s Top 10 Movies for Grownups, according to the editors and movie critics of AARP The Magazine, whose Movies For Grownups® initiative spotlights the best writing, acting, and filmmaking that resonates with audiences with a grownup state of mind.

The Top 10 list features iconic films that pay homage to historical periods, life experiences, and contemporary topics that appeal to grownup audiences. The editors of AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest-circulation magazine with over 37 million readers and the definitive voice of the 50-plus population, carefully selected the films, which are also featured in an online slideshow at www.aarp.org/entertainment/movies-for-grownups/.

“The 50-plus movie audience has a unique perspective on the impact relationships have on our lives,” says Myrna Blyth, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director for AARP Media. “This year’s Top 10 list tackles the subject of complex human relationships from all angles—family ties, grownup love, and longtime friendship among them. Most importantly, it’s a wonderfully eclectic mix of the year’s most appealing, entertaining, and thought-provoking films for the 50-plus moviegoer.”

In selecting 2016’s Top 10 Movies for Grownups®, AARP The Magazine’s editors focused on exemplary work by filmmakers, actors, and cinematic artists who are 50-plus—as well as themes and subjects of particular interest to an audience with a grownup perspective. They are: Arrival; Fences; Hello, My Name is Doris; Jackie; La La Land; Lion; Loving; Manchester by the Sea; Silence; Sully.

The year’s Top 10 Movies for Grownups offers a preview of AARP’s upcoming 16th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, recognized as a bellwether for the Academy Awards, with categories including Best Actor, Actress and Director. The year’s best picture honoree will be chosen from the Top 10 list. All of the 2016 winners will be honored at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills on Monday, February 6, 2017.

With weekly news and reviews, nationwide screenings, and an annual awards event, Movies for Grownups continues to champion movies for grownups, by grownups. For more information about AARP’s Movies for Grownups® Awards, go online to www.aarp.org/moviesforgrownups.

The annual Movies for Grownups® Awards raises funds for AARP Foundation, AARP’s affiliated charity, which helps struggling people 50-plus in Los Angeles and around the country transform their lives through programs, services and vigorous legal advocacy. The foundation works to ensure that low-income older adults have nutritious food, functional and affordable housing, steady income, and strong and sustaining social bonds.

AARP Foundation is active in Los Angeles. It is working with the Motion Picture &Television Fund (MPTF) to develop programs to reduce social isolation among older people, by keeping them connected with their friends, families and neighborhoods. AARP Foundation also is the founding sponsor of L.A. Kitchen, where California produce considered “waste” is used to make healthy meals for those in need.

About AARP The Magazine

With more than 37 million readers, AARP The Magazine is the world’s largest circulation magazine and the definitive lifestyle publication for Americans 50-plus. AARP The Magazine delivers comprehensive content through health and fitness features, financial guidance, consumer interest information and tips, celebrity interviews, and book and movie reviews. AARP The Magazine was founded in 1958 and is published bimonthly in print and continually online. Learn more at www.aarp.org/magazine/. Twitter: twitter.com/AARP

About AARP:

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities’ by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.

Hello!

How does a man remain looking sharp when his hair starts to go? According to the Feb/March issue of AARP The Magazine, men who are balding should opt for a cue ball top, set off by a well-trimmed goatee and mustache. Who are five bald & beautiful men sporting this look? Damon Wayans, Montel Williams, Peter Gabriel, Billy Joel and Ben Kingsley.

AARP The Magazine has interesting items in every issue. Please let us know if we can provide you with any additional material/information.

Women’s Board of the Columbus Museum of Art Presents

Decorators’ Show House

In a new twist on a popular tradition, Decorators’ Show House (DSH) takes up residence at the Columbus Museum of Art April 23 through May 14, 2017. DSH@CMA, a first-of-its-kind event, features local designers transforming CMA galleries into creative living spaces. DSH@CMA will welcome back many favorite designers from past Decorators’ Show Houses and debut several exciting new designers. CMA Women’s Board has presented the Decorators’ Show House biennially since 1975.

DSH will also feature opportunities and related events that celebrate great design. On April 22, you can be among the first people to see DSH at the festive Preview Party and ribbon cutting. Carolyn Englefield, acclaimed interior designer and Interiors Editor at Veranda magazine, will also attend the Preview Party before making her featured guest speaker presentation on Sunday, April 23. Additional details and tickets for these and other related events will be available online on March 1.

DSH@CMA is open during regular Museum hours. Tickets are $20 before April 23 and $25 after that date. Tickets for special events are sold separately and will be available beginning March 1, 2017. Please visit columbusmuseum.org/dsh for details and to purchase tickets. All proceeds support the Museum’s art and education programs.

Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Henry D. and Carol B. Clark, Hermann Vorys, Fred Sands Family, Sayre Charitable, and James W. Overstreet funds of The Columbus Foundation provide ongoing support. CMA, Schokko Art Café, and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and until 9:00 pm every Thursday. Museum admission is $14 for adults; $8 for seniors and students 6 and older; and free for members, children 5 and younger. Special exhibition fees may also apply. Admission is free for all on Sundays. PNC Free Sundays presented by PNC Arts Alive is made possible through a grant from the PNC Foundation. CMA charges a flat rate of $5 for parking in the Museum’s East Gay lot. CMA members and visitors to Schokko Art Cafe and the Museum Store will enjoy free parking when they show a Museum ID or receipt to the admissions desk. For additional information, call 614.221.6801 or visit www.columbusmuseum.org.

American Currents To Open At Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On March 17, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will debut a new exhibition, American Currents (The Music of 2016), in the museum’s ACM Gallery. The exhibit chronicles the latest chapter in country music’s ever-evolving story through a behind-the-scenes look at some of last year’s most significant moments in country, Americana, and bluegrass music.

The big stories of the year just past will be represented by artifacts from the Americana Music Association, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Earls of Leicester, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton, Natalie Hemby, Sierra Hull, Jason Isbell, Miranda Lambert, Jim Lauderdale, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, William Michael Morgan, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Dolly Parton, Margo Price, John Prine, RaeLynn, Chris and Morgane Stapleton and Randy Travis. Among the artifacts:

  • Jason Aldean’s Baldwin denim jacket and Gap shirt worn on the cover of his 2016 album, They Don’t Know.
  • Natalie Hemby’s handwritten lyrics to “Keeper of The Flame.” Cowritten by Hemby, Miranda Lambert, and Liz Rose, the song appeared on Lambert’s 2016 album, Weight of These Wings.
  • William Michael Morgan’s 2006 Washburn D160N guitar, signed by some of his songwriting partners and heroes, including Dean Dillon, Gary Nicholson, and Jeff Silvey.
  • Maren Morris’s Zhivago gown worn by Morris for her performance of “My Church” at the 2016 CMA Awards.
  • Dolly Parton’s gown with lace and rhinestone overlays and matching Christian Louboutin pumps, worn during her acceptance of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 CMA Awards.
  • Margo Price’s 1956 Gibson LG-3 acoustic guitar, given to by her great uncle Bobby Fischer, a Nashville songwriter with songs recorded by George Jones, Reba McEntire, Conway Twitty and others

“I am both humbled and excited about being recognized in the Museum’s look back at 2016,” said William Michael Morgan. “It is a dream come true to have items from my life and career included in the new exhibit, and being put next to one of my all-time biggest influences, Keith Whitley, is unreal.”

The annual American Currents exhibit provides an up-to-date snapshot of the state of country music so that visitors will not only learn about the history of country music through the museum’s permanent exhibition, Sing Me Back Home, but also experience how the music continues to evolve today. From industry award winners and influential songwriters, to emerging artists and country music legends, American Currents is one of the museum’s most dynamic exhibitions.

For more information about the exhibit, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and in 2015 welcomed over one million patrons, placing it among the ten most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio BTM, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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