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ATTENTION! 4th OF JULY INFORMATION
The UA Civic Association has announced the 2014 parade theme!
"YOU ARE A GRAND OLD FLAG"
  

PLANNING A FLOAT? If your class is having a reunion and planning to have a class float, you must complete the application form and send it in by the deadline of June 13, 2014.

See details of all the UACA 4th of July activities here. The 2014 Fourth of July events, including the parade, UAAA Block Party, and the Upper Arlington fireworks, will take place on Friday, July 4, 2014.

Red White and Boom will take place downtown on Thursday, July 3, 2014..
   

 
  
Planning your class reunion can seem like an overwhelming task. UAAA will do whatever possible to help our reunion chairpersons. On this page, we'll share suggestions that may be of help to the organizers. Please let us know if you have suggestions that we can post here as well. Thank you!
  
PARTY VENUES
 
Amelito Mirolo Barn - UA
Boat House at Confluence Park / River Club
The Bogey Inn
Bravo Cucina Italiana
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Hollywood Casino
La Scala Italian Bistro
Makoy Center - Hilliard
Medallion Club
Moretti's of Arlington
Ohio Stadium Facility Rentals
Ohio State University Golf Course Clubhouse
Ohio State Universitry Women's Crew Facility
Old Bag of Nails
Pointe Tavern
Raymond Memorial Golf Course Reception House
Rusty Bucket - Lane Avenue
Schmidt's Sausage Truck
Scioto Country Club
St. Agatha Parish Hall
UA Pub - Jason Eisenhauer, UAHS '95, Owner 614-206-2261
University Plaza Hotel
Yabo's Tacos
Varsity Club
        
LODGING
THE BLACKWELL INN AND CONFERENCE CENTER AT OSU
A simple craftsman design aesthetic. Contemporary amenities to keep you comfortable and pampered. The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center, the only hotel on The Ohio State University campus, allows you more than your typical full-service, upscale hotel stay—we offer an experience.

From sophisticated meeting and event centers to comfortable guest rooms and easy access to the university's state-of-the-art recreational facilities, we are the ultimate hotel for group and solo travelers alike. With complimentary airport transportation and close proximity to the downtown arts & entertainment district of Columbus, Ohio, the Blackwell Inn matches convenience and comfort for an unparalleled stay.

The Blackwell is offering a special discounted rate to all Upper Arlington High School alumni from July 2 - 6, 2014. The special rate of $119 + tax per night includes overnight accommodations, valet parking, and a full breakjfast buffet for 1 or 2 perople (additional breakfast buffets may be purchased at an additoinal charge).

When making your reservation, please use the UA Alumni Code of BEARS.

Visit the Black Inn and Conference Center Web site
     
THE HOMEWOOD SUITES ON LANE AVENUE
HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON® ON LANE AVENUE IN UPPER ARLINGTON
  

Are you looking for a great place for you or your classmates to stay when in town for your class reunion?We recommend the Homewood Suites on Lane Avenue, a Hilton property.

The hotel opened in the fall of 2013, and is located on Lane Avenue, directly across the street from the shopping center. It is close to all your favorite spots in Upper Arlington!

The Homewood Suites offers two kinds of suites:

1. KING BED STUDIO SUITE : This one-room suite has a king bed, a fully equipped kitchen, and a lovely bath! There is a sleeper sofa in the living area.

2. KING BED SHOTGUN STUDIO SUITE: This suite has separate living room/kitchen and bedroom areas, as well as a lovely bathroom. There is a sleeper sofa in the living area. There are (2) 32" TVs: one in the living area and one in the bedroom.

Both suites are spacious and beautiful, with lovely kitchens that feature cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, and dishes, pots, pans, etc. One 32" TV. Very comfy for a several-night stay.

HOTEL AMENITIES

The hotel has an indoor pool, a workout room, a complimentary full breakfast buffet, and a parking garage.

The most important amenity is its CONVENIENCE! It is dangerously close to Tommy's Pizza and Graeter's ice cream, too! It's also within walking distance of several popular restaurants and many great stores along Lane Avenue.

TO RESERVE A SUITE BY PHONE, call the local number, 614-488-1500 or dial the Homewood Suites main number 1-800-CALL-HOME.

Visit the Homewood Suites lane Avenue Web site here.

  
VICTORIAN VILLAGE GUEST HOUSE

Lisa Craig Morton, Class of 1980, has a wonderful suggestion for a lovely place to stay when you come to Columbus for your class reunion!

Lisa and her husband, Jeff, own and operate the Victorian Village Guest House, which is located in Victorian Village on Neil Avenue. Conveniently located to Arlington, Grandview Heights, OSU, Arena District, Short North and Downtown Columbus, the Victorian Village Guest House offers a 950 square foot luxury suite tastefully appointed with antiques and modern amenities. The suite includes a full kitchen, private bath, bedroom with queen-sized bed and great room with soaring 17 foot ceilings. Situated in the rear lawn of the Morton’s completely renovated 1895 Queen Anne style home, the guest house provides privacy & delightful 2nd story views of the lawn, patios & perennial gardens. A peaceful retreat in an urban setting, Victorian Village Guest House is truly the best of both worlds.

Visit the Victorian Village Guest House Web site.

   
ENTERTAINMENT / BANDS
THE RAVENS!! UA'S HALL OF FAME "OLDIES" BAND AVAILABLE FOR REUNIONS

The Ravens, Central Ohio's longest continuously-playing "oldies" band, continues to entertain groups of all ages with great dance music that spans the generations. The popular five-piece group continues to play for community events, non-profit fund-raisers and corporate outings. However, the band particularly enjoys playing music of the 60's & 70's for Upper Arlington reunion groups. Depending on a reunion committee's program format and budget, The Ravens can perform a single 45-minute rock 'n roll show/anthology or play two or three hours of music for dancing. Flexibility and fun is their hallmark.

Original Ravens band members Jim Davis '63 and Gary Hughes '63 retired in 2005, and the band now includes the following musicians: Jeff Shaw '64 (alto and tenor sax); John Workman '64 (guitar); Jeff Hersey (keyboards) Doug Yoder (bass guitar); and Joe Armstrong (drums).

Founded in 1961 by four Upper Arlington High School students, The Ravens were recently featured in the local stage performance of "Rock and Roll Forever" and were inducted into the Columbus Nightclub Band Hall of Fame in 2003 before a crowd of 1,500 at Aladdin Shrine Auditorium. In July 2004, the Upper Arlington Alumni Association recognized The Ravens and leader and founding member Jeff "Sloopy" Shaw (UA '64) as Distinguished Alumni of the Year. In 1989, the band was inducted into the Columbus Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame and was featured on a WTVN-Radio special. Many UA alums will recognize the band for its frequent appearances in the UA Independence Day Parade or as featured pre-fireworks or block party entertainment.

The Ravens have traveled throughout the Midwest and East, performing with the Kingsmen of "Louie Louie" fame and have also worked with Britain's Eric Burden and the Animals ("House of the Rising Sun"), Major Lance ("Monkey Time'), Len Barry ("One-Two-Three") and the Dovells ("Bristol Stomp"). The Ravens own 1966 recording of "Are You A Boy or Are You A Girl?" was brought back in 1991 on a compact disc collection entitled "The Sounds of Summer: The Pebbles Series, Volume III produced and distributed nationally by a Burbank, California record company. The Ravens also bring back memories of dances at Valley Dale Ballroom, The Ohio Union, the old Club Gloria, the Button Club in the Seneca Hotel & The Bowery Club on West Fifth Avenue.

Although the band's forte is classic rock from the 60's & 70's, The Ravens can also perform smooth jazz and standards for cocktails or dinner music. So be a part of the tradition ... the fun ... and let the good times roll as The Ravens take you back in their time capsule to the good times and great sounds of yesteryear!

For further information or to book the band for a special event or promotion, email Jeff Shaw or call him at 614-581-1080. You can also visit the Ravens on Facebook.
   

AGENT 99 BAND - GREAT MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUR REUNION

Agent 99 brings years of performance experience to the stage, along with a vastly diverse song list that includes everything from Baby Boomer classics to current pop rock offerings, with a emphasis on non-stop, high energy fun. Band members, pictured left to right are: Michael Beard, Mike Allen, Nancy Hughes (UAHS 1975), Joe Ciardelli and Bruce MacLaughlin. (Click photo to enlarge.)

Agent 99 is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Their traveling party moves throughout Central Ohio and beyond - from the game day Varsity Club stage on Ohio State campus to Lake Erie venues and back again, with clubs, events, festivals, wedding receptions and corporate shindigs dotting the map, along the way. Their combination of versatile playlist, tight musicianship and singular vocals, are only exceeded by their genuine sense of fun that draws the audience into the show - come along for the ride!

For more information, please contact Nancy Grossman Hughes (Class of 1975).

See the Agent99 web site and the Agent 99 Facebook page.

NOTE from Ellen Clark, Class of 1969 on November 20, 2010: Just came home from a wedding where Agent 99 played and they were phenomenal, playing all the favorites from various decades and getting everyone up on the dance floor (even me!) to dance! The young ones and the white-haired grammas and grampas alike were out there shakin' it. I highly recommend Agent 99 and would like to look into having them do our next reunion!
  

THE PROFESSORS: GREAT MUSIC FROM THE 60's

Barry Hayden, Bruce Roberts, Don Groner, Clay Biggs and Billy Zenn never outgrew rock and roll - they just got really good at it!

Meet the professors. Featuring Barry Hayden-former front man for the legendary Ohio group, The Dantes, along with some of central Ohio's most experienced players, the professors play the music of the 1960's: the music that changed the world and defined a generation.

Polished, professional and decidedly high energy, these guys aren't a tribute act; they're the real deal, and the music they make is as vital today as it was back when hearing it for the first time made them want to pick up instruments and mics.

Simply put, the professors rock, with a family-friendly show that feels as fresh and new as anything you're likely to hear in a cutting edge podcast, including classics by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Byrds, The Animals, The Kinks, The Who and many more. They call it "fully tenured rock and roll". You'll call it "amazing."

Email Marilyn Sweeney or call 614.436.8655
Visit the professors' web site.
Read a press release about the professors
  

     
 
         
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