The young ladies at Columbus School for Girls will welcome vendors, chefs and actors into their hallways, gymnasiums and dining rooms. Their sports bags, instruments and tablet PCs will be tucked away to make room for unique gift items, a silent auction and a theater set. You won't believe the magical transformation when you enter Columbus School for Girls' campus for Jubilee, during the second weekend of October.

The young ladies at Columbus School for Girls will welcome vendors, chefs and actors into their hallways, gymnasiums and dining rooms. Their sports bags, instruments and tablet PCs will be tucked away to make room for unique gift items, a silent auction and a theater set. You won't believe the magical transformation when you enter Columbus School for Girls' campus for Jubilee, during the second weekend of October.

Fun and unique! Columbus School for Girls will offer an exquisite shopping venue for you and your friends on Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 11. Over 40 vendors from all over the country will present unique items for everyone on your holiday gift list. Tickets are $5 and may be used all weekend from 10 a.m. 5 p.m.

Thrill and excitement! Join us for our Gala evening full of music, food, and fun on Friday, October 9, from 7-10 pm. The bidding will begin on exciting silent auction items, and gently used handbags will make fun and exciting grab bags filled with gift items or gift cards. Thirteen local chefs will present delicious menu items while you peruse the Marketplace. Gala tickets are $300 per couple.

Authors and illustrators! Meet the writers and creative artists behind some of our favorite youth titles. Book signings available in the Marketplace bookstore:

Friday night Gala, October 9, 7 - 10 p.m.
Richard Cowdrey, illustrator, Bad Dog, Marley, by John Grogan, www.rcowdrey.com

Saturday, October 10, 12 - 2 p.m.
Cheryl Bardoe, author, Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas, www.cherylbardoe.com

Sunday, October 11, 12 - 2 p.m.
Asma Mobin-Uddin, My Name is Bilal, A Party in Ramadan, www.asmamobinuddin.com
Action and drama! The Phoenix Theater for Children will present The Paper Bag Princess, a book by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko, adapted for the Stage by Steven C. Anderson. The last time Phoenix partnered with Jubilee was during the debut of the Jubilee event 17 years ago! Shows will be held at noon and 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday followed by a "back stage" party with refreshments, raffle prizes and fun. This performance is appropriate for boys and girls ages 4 to 10 and will be an opportunity for both young and old will enjoy this modern day fairytale with a delightful twist. Show tickets are $25.
Proceeds from ticket sales, Friday night Gala and 15 cents of every dollar spent on merchandise in the Marketplace will be used for scholarships. Currently, one-fourth of our students benefit from the Jubilee scholarship money through financial aid.

For information, call (614) 252-1999. To order tickets, visit www.csgjubilee.com.