Jazz Night, featuring Lincoln High School's Jazz Bands I and II, will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the cafeteria.

A Mother's Day golf outing will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7, at the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course, 220 Olde Ridenour Road.

Cost is $15 per person and includes breakfast foods from Caf Creekside and the Bread Basket, nine holes of golf, a cart and a special gift for each mother.

Call Gahanna Municipal Golf Course at (614) 342-4270 to reserve a tee time. A credit card is required to register.

For more information, call Gahanna Parks & Recreation at 342-4250 or visit www.gahanna.gov.

The Gahanna Lincoln High School renaissance action team will host "It's A Great Day to be a Lion" on Friday, April 29.

The day will be dedicated to celebrating Gahanna Lincoln High School students, staff and faculty.

Students will share throughout the day "Why it's a Great Day to Be a Gahanna Lion" on the announcements, between classes and elsewhere.

The majority of the events will occur prior to school, from 7 to 7:35 a.m., when a celebration in the lobby will have various clubs greeting the student body as they arrive at school, cheering, with music provided by a disc jockey.

"Overall, it will be an extreme spirit day for Gahanna Lincoln," said Tara Liston, GLHS senior and renaissance action team member.

Middle School West will host a curriculum-night event called "Cruisin' the Curriculum" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, throughout the school building.

The evening will begin with casual dining at the Lion Luau (cafeteria), sponsored by school partners: Bravo!, Skyline Chili, Cane's, Rita's, Hoggy's, the Original Pizza Pan, City Barbeque and Smoothie King.

Family members then will have the opportunity to "cruise" through classrooms to discover how learning occurs in the content areas and related arts.

Activities will include SMART Math to see how students interact in math class via SMART Boards; Poetry Jam, with students sharing their poetry and lyrics set to music in a coffee-house atmosphere showcasing student artwork; math-card games, using cards to play multiple games that build number sense and mathematical thinking in a fun way; Sensational Cells, with participants learning the organization of life by using both traditional microscopes and new hand-held "proscopes" that interface with a computer; and Commit to be Fit, with personal trainers, physical education teachers and students discussing the importance of leading a life of fitness.

The inaugural Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau annual meeting was held April 5 at the Creekside Conference & Event Center.

Karen Eylon, GCVB director, said three GCVB annual awards were presented, including community supporter of the year, Mount Carmel; tourism partner of the year, Gahanna Soccer Association; and ambassador of the year, Sadicka White.

The keynote speaker was Jonett Haberfield, owner of Taste of Ohio and co-chair of Dickens Victorian Village.

- Marla Kuhlman