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Events and programs
Bexley Education Foundation and the Bexley High School Alumni Association, open house for all Bexley alumni, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 5, at Bexley High School. Alumni and their guests may take student-guided tours of the building; refreshments will be offered. For more information, visit the website at bexleyeducationfoundation.org or call 614-338-2093.
Bexley Farmer's Market, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at Parkview and Main through October. For more information, visit bexleyfarmersmarket.com.
Blood Drive for the U.S. Military and Collection of Care Package Material for the Troops, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13 at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, 165 N. Yearling Road, east of the Defense Supply Center Columbus. Donors are asked to register online at www.militaryblood.dod.mil. Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information go to blooddriveforthetroops.org. The Blue Star Mothers of Central Ohio also will be collecting material for care packages. The Mothers will send 800 packages at the end of July to troops. In addition, the Troop and Family Assistance Center Specialists will be on hand.
Make-A-Wish 14th Annual Medical Mutual Columbus Walk for Wishes, 10 a.m. July 13, at Huntington Park and downtown Columbus. Participants can choose either a one- or three-mile walk to help grant wishes for children battling life-threatening medical conditions. A Finish Line Celebration filled with music, food and fun will be held at the conclusion of the walk. Walkers also have the opportunity to meet current and past Wish families. To register as an individual or team, visit wishwalkers.org. Every participant who raises $100 or more will receive an official T-shirt. For more information about this event, contact Chelsea Dobbs via phone 614-495-3713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio Chautauqua, July 16-20, at locations throughout Bexley. The five-day event offers a mix of education and entertainment with daily interactive workshops for children and adults. Musical performances and living history presentations will follow each evening under the red and white tent on Capital University's front lawn, located on Main Street just west of Memorial Gateway. All events are free and open to the public. For a full schedule of events, visit ohiochautauquabexley.com.
Ikebana International Columbus Chapter No. 84 Workshop, 9:30 a.m. July 19, at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Gary Barlow and Lewis Shupe, Ikenobo School of Ikebana, will be the presenters. For reservations, due July 9, call 614-864-6012.
Bexley Recreation and Parks Department, Bexley Youth Triathlon, with age divisions from under 6 to one for 13- and 14-year-olds, starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 17, at the David H. Madison Community pool and Jeffrey Park. The event is being offered with the help of a grant from the Bexley Community Foundation's Youth and Recreation Fund. For more information, call 614-559-4300 or send an email to Recreation@bexley.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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. For information on becoming a member, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.