Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and the Gamma Zeta Zeta Education Foundation, annual From Girls to Pearls Ball, 4 p.m. May 5 at the Makoy Center, 5462 Center St. in Hilliard. A reception begins at 3 p.m. Gene Harris, superintendent of Columbus City Schools, will serve as mistress of ceremonies. The 2013 class is 20 teens from Columbus City Schools and one each from Groveport Madison Local Schools, Pickerington Local Schools, Reynoldsburg City Schools and Westerville City Schools.
Groveport Garden Club, annual perennial plant auction, 6 p.m. May 7 at the Groveport Zion Lutheran Church on Main Street across from Kroger. Plants will be for sale, and baskets will be raffled off. A food buffet will be available at 6 p.m. with the auction beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays@One, a free arts and education program, 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Town Hall, 648 Main St., Groveport. Programs are geared toward adults, with several also being "kid-friendly." Advance registration is required; call 614-836-3333.
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 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. 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.
Gender Road Christian Church, indoor yard sale, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at the church, 5336 Gender Road, Canal Winchester. Proceeds benefit the church mission fund. A plant and flower sale will also take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 10-12 at the church.
Groveport Madison: We Inspire and Nurture Students (GM: WINS) will sponsor workshops for those caring for children from infants to age 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Groveport Madison Middle School North, 5474 Sedalia Drive. The May program will be "On to the Next Level: Transitioning to the Next Grade for Fifth-, Seventh- and Eighth-graders." Call 614-286-7127.
Reynoldsburg Lions Turkey Shoot, 10 a.m. Sundays through May 12 at 13685 Basil Road in Fairfield County. Call 614-378-9272.
Bloom-Carroll Kiwanis Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 27 in the Shear Art parking lot, during the Lithopolis Memorial Day Festival. Craft vendors are sought. Fees are $25 for a single booth (10x10), $50 for a double booth (20x10), $10 for electricity (limited) and $20 for a not-for-profit booth. Registration is required by May 15. For more information or to request an application, contact Joe Taylor at 614-519-8460.The Bloom Carroll Kiwanis Club supports the children of the Bloom Carroll community.
Canal Winchester's 2013 Music & Art in the Park, summer concert series, 6 to 9 p.m. May 17 at Stradley Place. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first album, this concert will feature Sweet Beats, four actor musicians dedicated to the recreation of Beatles music and Beatlemania. Other attractions include a fire, police and construction vehicle display and free balloon art. Live art demonstrations and a variety of exhibits by the Canal Winchester Art Guild will be available to view. All events offer fair-style food and non-alcoholic beverages, or guests can bring their own. Attendees are encouraged to bring portable chairs or blankets due to limited seating.
Historical Aircraft Squadron, annual open house, May 18 (rain date is May 19) at the Fairfield County Airport, 3266 Old Columbus Road, Carroll. Admission and parking are free. Events throughout the day include sky diving, display of Med-Flight's helicopter, an antique car show and Young Eagles plane rides for ages 8 to 17, A tethered hot air balloon sponsored by Keller Farms will be on site, with museum tours all day. Document shredding will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. (two box limit) sponsored by Taylor Chevrolet. Breakfast and lunch will be available. For more information call 740-653-4778.
Classes and workshops
Eagle Financial Solutions, free college financial planning workshop, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 9 at the Groveport Parks & Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road, Groveport. This workshop will show parents how to lower their "out-of-pocket" costs and get the maximum amount of financial aid. Ryan Fleming, a member of the National Association of College Funding Advisors, will speak. For reservations call 614-536-0246, or register online at eaglecollegeplanning. com using the registration code PRGP.
Life Line Screenings, May 4 at Heritage Baptist Church, 470 Groveport Pike, Canal Winchester. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Packages start at $159. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287. Advance registration is required.
American Red Cross, blood donation, 1 to 7 p.m. May 7 at Canal Winchester Middle School, 7155 Parkview Drive. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.
Bloom Carroll Kiwanis Club, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Greenfield Township Fire Department Community Room, 3245 Havensport Road, Carroll and the fourth Thursday of the month in the Stevenson meeting room at Wagnalls Memorial annex, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis. Service-minded individuals are invited to join. Call Joe at 614-519-8460.