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Now that's funky

Jazz Arts Group's Inside Track series returns to the historic Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, April 3, to present an evening of high-octane "supafunkrock" delivered by the Crescent City's Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.
Rare indeed is the artist with the virtuosity to draw the unqualified respect of some of the most iconic legends in jazz and the ability to deliver a high-energy funk rock show capable of mesmerizing international rock stars. Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews is one such artist - and there is no one else like him.
Tickets for all Inside Track concerts are on sale now for $25 (orchestra) and $30 (loge) and are available by phone at (614) 469-0939 and through all Ticketmaster outlets. Call (614) 294-5200 or visit for more information.
The Inside Track music series is presented by the Jazz Arts Group with media support from The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Alive, CD101 and WCBE 90.5 FM.

Ohio Parent Advocacy & Consulting

Ohio Parent Advocacy & Consulting offers help to families of children with learning disabilities. Their goal is to inform parents about the special education process and to help them become more knowledgeable about accommodations and services that may be appropriate for their children

Services include:
Review reports and assessments and provide feedback. Assist families to become familiar with special education law/IDEA and the rights of parents of children (preschool to grade 12) with special needs. Collaboration in the development of a child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Regulation and implementation of IEPs and 504 plans. Attend meetings with parents and school administrators. Connect families with local services to assist children with transitions into the community. Give presentations at conferences, support group meetings, etc. Provide ongoing consultation and support.
For more information about Ohio Parent Advocacy & Consulting, or to schedule a meeting, please call Lisa Perez at (614) 781-7851, or e-mail Visit the website at

Register your daughter for Momentum 2010!

Columbus School for Girls is honored to be hosting the State of Ohio Momentum 2010: Young Women's Summit on March 7. The day, in honor of International Women's Day on March 8, is geared for girls ages 12 to 18, and promises to be a wonderful experience. The speakers and events will focus on economics, education and health and complement the women's program planned for downtown Columbus on March 8. Speakers for the March 7 Summit include: Governor Strickland, First Lady Frances Strickland, Kim deGroh from NASA, Andrea Cambern from Channel 10, and numerous STEM and business women from around the state. Register your daughter as soon as possible to ensure a spot (spaces are limited). To register and access the conference schedule, visit

Baby Bonanza & Kid's Expo!

Ohio's largest maternity, baby and child expo returns this year as a 2-day event on April 10 and 11 at Veterans Memorial. You will have the opportunity to visit with a wide variety of exhibitors and discover new products and services, attend educational seminars for parents, enjoy family-friendly entertainment and visit the new Green Pavilion featuring organic and eco-friendly products! Check out the Dad's Challenge, Diaper Derby Races and interactive play areas. Each day, the first 50 mom visitors will receive a free Mommy Gift Bag and all dads will receive the book ABC's for Expectant Dads, by Todd Barrett Lieman. Go to for more information, including a schedule of events and ticket information.