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Events and programs

Conversations in the Humanities with Fred Andrle, 7 p.m. April 22, at the Old Worthington Library, 820 High St. The Ohio State University Humanities Institute and Worthington Libraries will present "Backyard Stargazing: A Nickel Tour of the Universe." Tom Burns, director of Ohio Wesleyan University's Perkins Observatory, will show star maps of the spring skies and discuss wonders that can be seen with unaided eyes or with binoculars. The program is free and open to the public.

Central Ohio Diabetes Association Family Fun Walk & Run, 9 a.m. April 27, at Genoa Park in downtown Columbus. In addition to participants, a number of volunteers are needed before, during and after the event. Volunteers will assist with event set-up and tear-down, staffing registration tables and other duties. Any interested parties should contact the Central Ohio Diabetes Association at 614-884-4400. Registration for walkers is $30 or $35 with T-shirt (family rates are available at $60 or $80 with T-shirts) For information on walking, go to CODAwalks.org or call 614-884-4400. This event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds will help support education programs, nutritional counseling, community detection, youth and camp programs and other services.

Columbus Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11, at St. Agatha's Parish Hall, 1860 Northam Road, Upper Arlington. Items include screen printed Columbus pride wear, antique jewelry repurposed into new accessories, handmade pizza cutters and wine bottle lights. Admission is $3, free for children under age 12. A portion of proceeds will benefit Columbus non-profit Charity Newsies, an organization that works to provide clothing for young school children. For more information, visit avantgardeshows.com.

Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St. Free parking. $10 general admission, $5 for students.

 

Health

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.

Zumba Gold Fitness, spring session, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Whetstone Recreation Center, 3923 N. High St. Programs include low impact Zumba, free weights and stretching. A Jazzy Tap class with basic routines is offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call 614-582-7428.

Beyond Healing-Living Well with Cancer, yoga sessions for people with cancer and their families, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at Grow Yoga, 1780 W. Fifth Ave. Free program of gentle poses and meditation for relaxation and stress reduction. For information, call Patti Petrella, facilitator, at 614-406-8941.

 

Meetings

Clintonville Woman's Club General Assembly, luncheon, noon April 26, at the club, 3951 N. High St. Following lunch, Susan Warrener Smith will present "Truth Against the World: Searching for the Spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright." For more information, call the club at 614-268-5825.

Poet and Writers Guild, 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 26 at Pearls of Wisdom, 3522 N. High St. Elizabeth Ann James, co-host of the guild, will lead a program in celebration of National Poetry Month. For more information, call Dotte at 614-263-9346 or Liz Ann, 614-267-3085.

Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Education Room of Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St., Columbus. Bring a dulcimer or call and ask about borrowing one. No need to be able to read music. For more information, contact Barb at 614-370-8183 after 5 p.m. or email barb@barbfeick.com.

Celebrating God's Answers to Life's Challenges, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays in the Clintonville area. Seekers and lovers of truth (SALT) are asked to call 614-262-4764 for more information.

Central Ohioans for Peace, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at the Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave. Call 614-436-3531.

Assistance League of Metro Columbus, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-404-8709 or visit ALColumbus.org.

Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. For more information, visit northwestkiwanis.com.

AmSpirit Business Connections--Atlas Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave., Columbus. Contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com.

 

Support groups

Widow/Widower Gathering, 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 26, in Room 104 at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Road. Jeri Diehl Cusack, executive committee member of the Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt Organization, will speak. Hollie Goldberg and Jeanne McGarry of Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services are facilitating this free group. For reservations due April 24, call Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 422.

Central Ohio Polio Network, providing support and information on post-polio syndrome, 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 4, at the Westerville MCL Restaurant, 76 E. Schrock Road. For information, contract Monica Wilford at 614-581-6979 or 614-337-0990.

Debtors Anonymous, a 12-step program for the financially challenged, 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Glen Echo United Presbyterian Church, 220 Cliffside Drive. Call 614-404-4827.

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