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Events and programs
Sierra Club and Aveda, Rock for Water fundraiser, 7 p.m. May 4 at the Woodlands Backyard, 668 Grandview Ave. Guests Fresh Wreckage, William Reach and Far Away Strays will offer live music. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Ohio Sierra Club's Clean Water Campaign.
Women's Auxiliary Council of Nationwide Children's Hospital, informational dessert and coffee event for prospective members, 6:30 p.m. May 7 at Brookside Golf and Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road. The event is open to the public and for women interested in learning about and involvement in the four auxiliaries of Nationwide Children's: TWIG, Kinder Key, Pleasure Guild and the Women's Board. Members from each auxiliary will be present to give a brief overview of their organization and to answer questions. For reservations contact Brittany Keegan at 614-355-0854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbus School for Girls, Prospective Parent Coffees, 10:30 a.m. May 8 and 9 in the Alumnae Living Room, 56 S. Columbia Ave., Bexley. The first event is for parents of girls age 3 to grade 5, entering CSG's Program for Young Children and Lower School. The second coffee is for parents of girls entering grades 6-12, CSG's Middle School or Upper School. Attendees will meet with school division leaders, view classes in session and visit CSG's new Wellness and Athletics Complex. For reservations contact email@example.com or just walk in. For more information contact the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.
State Rep. Michael Stinziano Community Hours, 6 to 8 p.m. May 9 at the Bexley Starbucks, 2450 E. Main St. Stinziano (D-Columbus) invites constituents of District 18 to discuss the issues they feel are important. For more information call 614-466-1896.
Bexley Shop Hop, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11 at Jeffrey Mansion, 165 N. Parkview. A preview party with the theme "Disco Fever" is set for 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets for the preview begin at $40; tickets for the shopping event are $5 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Developmental Assets Resource Network. For more information, visit bexleyshophop.com.
Bexley Farmer's Market, 4 to 7 p.m. May 16 at Parkview and Main. It will continue from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through October. For more information visit bexleyfarmersmarket.com.
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 to attend the event. For reservations, due May 3, contact Ellen Kozberg at 614-253-8523, ext. 110, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lancaster Chorale, concert with the theme "Live, Laugh & Love," 3 p.m. May 5 at Faith Memorial Church, 2610 W. Fair Ave., Lancaster. The Lancaster-Fairfield Youth Choir, directed by Andrew Brown, and the Lancaster Community Band, directed by Judy Rehrer, will join the group for this performance. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens, $10 for students and military, and free for members of the military in uniform. Tickets are available by calling the chorale office at 740-687-5855.
Lancaster Men's Chorus, "Ham and Eggs" program to celebrate the show's 42nd anniversary, 8 p.m. May 8-11 in the Jeffrey Wagner Theatre at Ohio University-Lancaster. The first half of the show will be based on an original script written by chorus members and directed by Mark Loy. Chorus members are featured in concert during the second half of the show. Tickets are $7 for the May 8 show, $8 for all others. Tickets may be purchased from chorus members or by calling the State Farm Insurance office of Maureen Cefalu at 740-654-0332.
Beaux Arts, a Sniff. Swirl. Sip. wine tasting event, 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. May 16 at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St. The event will feature food, wine, chocolate, Cabernet and Fig Newtons. Wine and chocolates can be purchased at the event, along with raffle tickets. Admission tickets are $50 for museum members, $55 for nonmembers, can be purchased online at columbusmuseum.org.
Columbus Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis Walk, 4:30 p.m. June 22, at the Franklin Park Community Gardens. Take Steps is the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's national walk program to raise money for critical research and awareness about digestive diseases. To register, visit cctakesteps.org/columbus.
AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job-search assistance. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tools for Caregivers, "Preventing Burnout," 5:45 to 7 p.m. May 2 at the Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave. in Columbus. Patty Callahan, caregiver advocate of the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, will speak. This series is free and open to the community. To register visit http://toolsforcaregivers5.eventbrite.com or contact email@example.com or 614-559-0180.
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. Participants will learn the basics of what a home inspector looks for, helping prospective buyers eliminate houses with major problems before entering into a contract. Each session will last one and a half hours. 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.
Military Wives Club, luncheon, noon May 8 at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Sarah Goslee Reed of Mount Vernon will provide a program of songs focused on the positives in life. For reservations call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-877-6283 or Maabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.
Aldus Society, a central Ohio bibliophilic society, last meeting of its 2012-2013 program year, 7:30 p.m. May 9 at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. Stephen Gertz, the webmaster of the website www.BookTryst.com will present "From Athanasius Kircher to Ashton Kutcher: 350 Years of Strange, Unusual, Eccentric, and Just Plain Weird Books." Socializing begins at 7 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 614-299-1980 or visit aldussociety.com.
Ikebana International Columbus Chapter 84, annual membership luncheon, 11:30 a.m. May 17. Reservations are due May 7. For reservations and location information call 614-519-5536 or 614-837-3925.
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. For more information, visit Troop166.org.
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email email@example.com.
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 covered include the hiring of in-home help, qualifying for homecare programs and dealing with the everyday stresses of caregiving. Free and free parking is available. Registration is necessary; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.
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. Meeting subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Danielle Ruben at 614-559-0110 or visit mhafc.org.
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.
Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 11 a.m. Saturdays at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 Livingston Ave. Call Karl at 614-236-9979.
Adult Epilepsy Support Group, 6:15 to 8 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Riverside Health Center, 500 Thomas Lane. Call 614-315-0437.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-547-9788. Meadow Park Church of God is not affiliated with the DBSA.
Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-470-0397.
Families Anonymous, for parents of those with substance abuse or behavioral problems, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-885-5199 or 614-875-8695.
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.