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Events and programs

Clintonville Woman's Club Luncheon and Spring Style Show, "Sail into Summer," 11:30 a.m. May 3, at the club, 3951 N. High St. This event is sponsored by the CWC Handcraft Interest Group. The menu will include salmon and chicken, garden rice pilaf, vegetable medley, fruit salad and an ice cream dessert. Coldwater Creek will share fashions, moderated by a representative from the Polaris Mall store. Tickets are $20 each. Reservations should be made with Betty Daniel at 614-267-1924.

Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed, Whetstone Park Honeysuckle Round Up, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 4, at Whetstone Park. Members of FLOW will be removing invasive honeysuckle from the park. The city of Columbus will be on hand with a chipper truck and chain saw crew, and volunteers are needed to haul branches from the cutting crew to the chipper truck. For more information, visit olentangywatershed.org.

First Sundays Together, 5 p.m. May 5, at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road, with an Italian-themed program. An hour-long musical offering by the Merrymakers will be followed by an Italian dinner. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 614-888-1955.

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.

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.

 

Classes and workshops

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 toolsforcaregivers5. eventbrite.com or contact toolsforcaregivers@jfscolumbus.org or 614-559-0180.

 

Health

American Red Cross, blood donation, noon to 6 p.m. April 26 at Immaculate Conception, 366 E. North Broadway. An additional drive is set for 1 to 6 p.m. April 27 at the Whetstone Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3909 N. High St. To schedule appointments call 1-800-733-2767.

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 set appointments, call 614-261-5452.

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.

Columbus Woman's Club, May meeting, noon May 2 at the club, 3951 N. High St. Lunch will be served; cost is $18. Dr. Patricia Stafford will present a program, "Keys To Renewed Energy and Wellness." For reservations call MarJean Keller at 614-451-4344.

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.

Columbus Home Economists in Home & Community, luncheon, 11:45 a.m. May 9, at the Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Drive. Joan Riegal will present the program, "The Quilts of GEE's Bend." The GEE's Bend quilt makers have become famous for their unique "fiber art," while their quilt making was for utilitarian purposes only. For reservations, due May 3, call 740-965-3889 or 614-459-1029.

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.

Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. The topic for May 14, will be "Is Design Important If No Other Product Does What Mine Does?" Cost is $36 per year for membership (payable at any time, not pro-rated for a partial year), $5 per meeting at the door. Call 614-470-0144 or visit inventorscolumbus.com.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact lifetreecafe@meadowpark.org.

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.

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, email nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

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

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 more information, contract Monica Wilford at 614-581-6979 or 614-337-0990.

Wesley Glen Family CAREgiver Group, noon May 14 at Wesley Glen Retirement Community, 5155 N. High St. The topic will be "The ABC's of Medication Management." Lunch is provided. Sessions aim to provide care, affirmation, respite and education for those looking after a loved one. All sessions are free and open to the public. Reservations should be made for lunch by calling 614-888-7492.

Thyroid Disorder Support Group, 1:30 p.m. May 19, at the Eye Center, 262 Neil Ave. For more information, call 614-431-6854.

Parkinson's Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the third floor multi-purpose room at the Forum at Knightsbridge, 4625 Knightsbridge Blvd. Call Dodie Wood at 614-481-8888.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 10:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Lauren Croman at 614-888-7492 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. A group also meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Call 614-459-7050.

Alzheimer's Men's Breakfast Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio chapter, 8:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Panera Bread-Clintonville, 4519 N. High St. Call Bill Keating at 614-481-4466.

Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1495 E. Morse Road. Open to parents, grandparents or siblings who have experienced the death of a child at any age, for any reason.

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.

Eating disorder support groups for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder support group and family and friends, 6:30 to 8 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except holidays), at the Center for Balanced Living, 445 E. Granville Road, Buildings M, N and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550 or visit thecenterforbalancedliving.org.

Cocaine Anonymous, for information on meetings, call 614-251-1122.

Mended Hearts of Central Ohio, a support group for heart patients, caregivers and heart-care professionals, the second Wednesday of every month at the Ross Auditorium at the Ohio State University Medical Center, 452 W. 10th Ave. Call Jeff Davidson at 614-580-1561.

Arthritis Peer Network, 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Panera Bread, 4519 N. High St. This group is designed for working adults to share and offer support. Call the Arthritis Foundation at 614-876-8200.

Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 N. High St. Individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, panic, fatigue, depression or fear are welcome. Freewill offerings accepted. For more information, contact Paul at 614-895-6760 or info@LowSelfHelpSystems.org.

Men and Women's Conversational English Group, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Fridays at Indianola Presbyterian Church, 1970 Waldeck Ave. Free sessions where international men and women can practice speaking American English in a comfortable, friendly group. Each individual, country, religion and culture will be respected. Contact Bob Patton at rpatton6@columbus.rr.com or Jack Kyle at 614-325-0208.

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