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For Immediate Release

Oct. 1, 2009

Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or Lesley King Fry (419) 995-8671

Ohio State Lima announces PALS events

Autumn quarter line-up includes dancing, music and education

The quarterly Performing Arts and Lecture Series (PALS) will showcase bellydancers, musical trios and a children’s writer and take a closer look at the issue of consent in relationships. All events are on the shared campus of The Ohio State University at Lima and James A. Rhodes State College beginning in October.

All events are free and open to the public.

Sacred Shimmy Bellydancers

12:30 p.m., Mon., Oct. 5, 2009, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts

Sacred Shimmy is a collective of Columbus dancers who seek to inspire dancing, adventure and creativity in others. The troupe presents American Tribal Style Bellydance, a West Coast improvisational dance that draws heavily from the dance cultures of North Africa, India and the Middle East.

Sex Signals, a play

12:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 7, 2009, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts

The play Sex Signals incorporates improvisational comedy, education and audience interaction while taking a provocative look at dating, sex and the core issue of consent. The play explores tensions in dating that can lead to assault, but also offers encouragement to the audience to provide safer and healthier interpersonal sexual relationships.

Quelque Chose Musical Trio

12:30 p.m., Mon., Nov. 2, 2009, Reed Hall 160

Quelque Chose is an ensemble dedicated to performing familiar works for violin, horn and piano; exploring the unfamiliar by-ways of the repertoires; and presenting arrangements of music by American composers. The group blends each of their musical idioms to create concerts hailed as lively and entertaining by the Toldeo Blade. Greg Kostraba on piano, Robert Garcia on horn and Rico McNeela on violin will perform.

Writer Margaret Peterson Haddix

12:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 5, 2009, in Science 100

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of more than 20 books for kids and teens, including the Shadow Children series, and a former journalist. She grew up on a farm near Washington Court House before she went on to Miami University in Oxford where she earned degrees in English, Journalism, Creative Writing and History. She has worked as a reporter, copy editor, community college instructor and freelance writer.

PALS events are free and open to the public and are sponsored by The Ohio State University at Lima and Rhodes State College.

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Editors’ Note: photos available.