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Ohio Lesbian Archives Reopens The celebration of the grand re-opening and 17th anniversary of the Ohio Lesbian Archives is from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at its new home at Clifton United Methodist Ch

Oct 4, 2006 at 2:06 pm

Ohio Lesbian Archives Reopens

The celebration of the grand re-opening and 17th anniversary of the Ohio Lesbian Archives is from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at its new home at Clifton United Methodist Church. For more information, call 256-7695 or write [email protected].

Former President Speaks

Ricardo Maduro, president of Guatemala from 2001 through 2005, addresses the World Affairs Council of Greater Cincinnati at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Bankers Club, downtown. His theme will be, "Business, Democracy and Poverty." Tickets are $40 for members and $50 for others. To make reservations, contact 513-621-2320 or [email protected].

Nobel Winner on Globalization

Derek Walcott, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature, speaks at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Schiff Family Conference Center in the Cintas Center at Xavier University.

His theme will be, "The Impact of Globalization on Caribbean Life and Culture." Admission is free.

Who Are the 'Invisible Poor?'

Kathryn Campbell Zielinski of People Working Cooperatively presents a lecture on Cincinnati's "invisible poor" at 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Northern Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Springfield Township. Admission is free. For more information, call 513-931-6651.

Learn to Lobby

You get on the elevator and recognize the state senator from your district. You have about 30 seconds to introduce yourself and give the senator information about your cause. Can you do it? The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati presents a workshop to help you develop short, concise messages that convey the most important points about your issues. "The Elevator Speech: Developing Messages for Advocacy meets from 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 6 at the Health Foundation Fund Conference Facility. The registration fee is $20 per person for non-profits and $200 per person for the market rate. For more information, call Vanessa James at 513-458-6656.

Benefit for Beasts

The Walk for Animals, a fundraiser for Farm Sanctuary, is at noon Oct. 14 at Eden Park, beginning at the gazebo next to Mirror Lake. Participants solicit pledges for the event. Prizes go to top collectors. Founded in 1986, Farm Sanctuary operates two farms, one in Watkins Glen, N.Y. and one in Orland, Calif. The sanctuary in Watkins Glen is the home of "Cincy Freedom," the cow that escaped a Cincinnati slaughterhouse two years ago and spent several days eluding captors in Clifton's Mt. Storm. To register or contribute, contact Mike or Shon Chaffee at 859-586-8503 or [email protected].

Preservationists Host Annual Forum

Stanley A. Lowe, vice president for community revitalization with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will speak at the Cincinnati Preservation Association's 11th Annual Fall Forum. His topic is, "Strong Neighborhoods, Great City: Planning, building, working together." The noon luncheon is Oct. 13 in the Hall of Mirrors at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Tickets are $40. To make a reservation or for more information, call 513-721-4506 or write [email protected].

Build a New World

Xavier University's second annual Vision of Hope speaker series is based on the theme, "Five Pillars of a New World Building," explored in a video by Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J., director of Peace and Justice Programs at XU. Each session meets from 7-9 p.m. The topics are "Economic Democracy," Oct. 10, in Kelley Auditorium in Alter Hall; "Democratic World Order," Jan. 22, in the Schiff Family Conference Center at the Cintas Center; "Human Rights," Feb. 11 in the Schiff Family Conference Center; and "Nonviolence," March 19, in a location to be announced. Admission is free.

The Mayor's Available

Mayor's Night In is a program that invites citizens into the office of Mayor Mark Mallory Office to talk about whatever is on their minds. The schedule is 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 10 and 24, Nov. 4 and 15 and Dec. 5 and 19.

Registration Deadline Nears

The last day to register to vote in Ohio for the general election is Oct. 10. Voter registration forms are available at any public high school, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles office or public library. For more information about new voting rules, including ID requirements, visit

Kentucky Women's Commission Meets

The Kentucky Commission on Women's 2006 NKY Regional meeting is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Edgewood campus of Gateway Community & Technical College. The meeting is for every woman and girl in NKY as well as the men and boys who respect and support women and girls. For more information, call 859-442-1189.

Teen Legal Clinics

The first Teen Legal Clinic is set to open in Cincinnati. The clinic will offer legal assistance to teens with unmet civil or educational needs that increase their risk of dropping out of school. The clinic will be staffed by an attorney from the Children's Law Center, the sponsor of the clinic. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation provided funding. The clinic has 2 locations and times: 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays at Visions Community Services, 425 Ezzard Charles Drive, Wednesdays and 2-5 p.m. Thursday at Victory Neighborhood Services Agency, Inc. 736 McMillan St.