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Events and programs
State Rep. Michael Stinziano's Community Office Hours, 6 to 8 p.m. April 15 at the Bexley Starbucks, 2450 E. Main St. District 18 constituents are invited to share their thoughts on issues and problems. For more information call Stinziano's office at 614-466-1896.
Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus, ninth annual lecture on World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue, 7 p.m. April 17 in the Jessing Center at the Pontifical College Josephinum, 7625 N. High St. German theologian Gunda Werner-Burggraf, a faculty member of the Department of Dogmatic Theology at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, will present "Theology After Auschwitz: Abrahamic Perspectives." The lecture is free and open to the public; reservations are not required. For directions or information, contact the Academic Dean's Office at the Josephinum at 614-885-5585.
Meet and Greet for TWIG, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children's Hospital, 6 to 8 p.m. April 16 at the Wine Bistro in Upper Arlington, 1750 W. Lane Ave., Suite 100. Prospective members are invited for complimentary hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to learn more about membership. In central Ohio, more than 800 volunteers make up more than 70 individual TWIG groups. TWIG groups operate independently as well as participate together in larger events including the annual TWIG Bazaar during the holidays and Pumpkinpalooza. For reservations contact Cindy Laux at 614-355-0819.
Columbus School for Girls, Prospective Parent Coffees, 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 17 and 18 in the Alumnae Living Room, 56 S. Columbia Ave, Bexley. The April 17 event is for parents of girls age 3 to grade 5; the April 18 program is for parents of prospective students entering grades 6-12. Attendees will meet with school division leaders. Campus tours will include the opportunity to view classes in session and visit CSG's new Wellness and Athletics Complex. For more information contact the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.
March of Dimes Women's Board, annual fashion show, 6:30 p.m. April 19, at Via Vecchia, 485 S. Front St. in the Brewery District. This year's event, "Caring Causes, Chic Styles," will highlight women's and men's clothing lines from Thread on Grandview, food by Catering by Scott/Via Vecchia and entertainment. Live and silent auctions and raffle packages also will be offered.
Women's Board of the Columbus Museum of Art, 20th anniversary Decorators' Show House, April 23 through May 12 at 21 S. Parkview Ave., Bexley. The event kicks off with a 1920s-themed Preview Party, "Roaring into the Show House 2013," from 6 to 9 p.m. April 20. The party features the music of Avalon Nine, signature drinks, food inspired by the 1920s, and vintage clothing and cards. Tickets are $100 per person; $175 per couple. The Decorators' Show House will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance or $20 if purchased at the door.
Congregation Tifereth Israel, a "Welcome to Kindergarten" party for kindergarten-bound preschoolers, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 12, 1354 E. Broad St. Students and parents are invited to learn more about the congregation's religious school as well as take part in activities such as "supreme sundae building." Participants need not be a member of Tifereth Israel. For reservations, due May 3, contact Ellen Kozberg at 614-253-8523, ext. 110.
Criterium Liszkay Engineers, free home buyers seminar, 7 p.m. May 7 and 9 for part one, May 14 and 16 for part two, in the East Main Professional Building, 5300 E. Main St., Suite 203. Seminar will cover what a home inspector looks for, helping prospective home buyers to eliminate houses with major problems. Each session is 90 minutes long. Seating is limited. For reservations call Miriam at 614-418-7200.
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, Huntington Hearing Health Program in partnership with Huntington Bank, offering free hearing screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, 510 E. North Broadway. Screenings will be offered to those ages 5 and older throughout 2013. To schedule appointments, call 614-261-5452.
Auxiliary to the Franklin County Chapter of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, luncheon, noon April 16 at Brookside Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road. Joe Blundo, Columbus Dispatch columnist, will speak. Guests are invited. For reservations call Jean at 614-262-7071.
Boy Scout Troop 166, 7:30 p.m. every Monday evening at Bexley United Methodist Church, 2657 E. Broad St. New and returning Scouts welcome. Monthly outings and active summer High Adventure program.
Boy Scout Troop 603, 7 p.m. every Tuesday in the undercroft at St. Catharine Church, 500 S. Gould Road. Programming includes day outings, camping, wilderness survival, team building, leadership skills, community service and projects. Participants include students from St. Catharine, Bexley City Schools, Bishop Hartley High School, St. Charles Preparatory School and surrounding areas.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Columbus Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave. The program focuses on networking opportunities. For more information, contact Dean Curry at 614-635-0639.
The Pilot Club of Columbus, 6:15 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Holiday Inn City Center, 175 E. Town St. This civic service organization focuses on improving the quality of life of people with brain-related disorders and disabilities. Call Teddi at 614-539-6293.
Book Club, 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month, October through May, at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.
QuECK (Quilting, Embroidery, Crocheting and Knitting), 9 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month, at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.
Quilting Etc. meets at 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.
Berwick Civic Association, 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1555 S. James Road. Visit 614berwick.com.
The Kiwanis Club of Berwick, noon Thursdays at Berwick Party House, 3250 Refugee Road. Buffet lunch is $9. Call David Barrett at 614-866-7309.
Bexley Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at Wing's Restaurant, 2801 E. Main St.
Rotary Club of Whitehall-Bexley, noon every Friday at the Columbus Country Club, 4831 E. Broad St.
Consumer and Family Advisory Council, 4:30 to 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the ADAMH Board of Franklin County, 447 E. Broad St. Call 614-222-3743.
Caregiver Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m., each third Wednesday of the month at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, 174 E. Long St. Topics include the hiring of in-home help, qualifying for homecare programs and dealing with the everyday stresses of caregiving. Free, with free parking. Registration is necessary; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277.
Families In Touch, a support group for families and friends of adults affected by mental illness, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Jewish Family Services, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Jewish Family Services, 1070 College Ave. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Danielle Ruben at 614-559-0110.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Jewish Family Services, 1070 College Ave. Open to those caring for someone with memory loss. Call Amanda Ripke at 614-271-1475.
The Bexley Board of Education meets monthly in the Bexley High School Community Room, 328 S. Cassingham Road. For the meeting schedule, visit http://bexleyschools.org/domain/72.
Bexley City Council, 5:45 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Call City Hall at 614-559-4200 for meeting location.
Bexley Mayor's Court, 9 a.m. every other Friday in council chambers at City Hall, 2242 E. Main St.