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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.
Forum featuring author Scott Alarik, 7:30 p.m. May 3 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer Road. The topic will be "Understanding and Appreciating Folk Music." Alarik, author of Revival: A Folk Music Novel, will discuss how to understand and appreciate folk music within America today.
Sierra Club and Aveda, Rock for Water fundraiser, 7 p.m. May 4 at the Woodlands Backyard, 668 Grandview Ave. There will be live music from guests Fresh Wreckage, William Reach and Far Away Strays. Tickets will be $8 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Ohio Sierra Club's Clean Water Campaign.
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 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.
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 20 teens from Columbus City Schools and one each from Groveport Madison Local Schools, Pickerington Local Schools, Reynoldsburg City Schools and Westerville City Schools. For more information visit zphibgzz.org/news.
Mental Health America of Franklin County, presentation of The MOMologues, an annual signature event supporting the organization's maternal mental health division, Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement for Moms, 7 p.m. May 10 at the Makoy Center, 5462 Center St., Hilliard. This Boston-based production featuring WOSU's Ann Fisher, AJ Casey, and theater veterans Melissa Muguruza and Sonda Staley, is a staged reading about the realities of motherhood. The evening also includes a cash bar, raffle and networking opportunities. Advance tickets are $30 each; $35 at the door. To purchase tickets, log on to momologuescolumbus.com or call 614-221-1441.
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.
American Red Cross, blood donation, noon to 6 p.m. May 7 at Clintonville Academy, 3916 Indianola Ave. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poet and Writers Guild, 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 24 at Pearls of Wisdom, 3522 N. High St. The program will feature the Whetstone High School Poetry Competition winners. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 on becoming a member, email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 CARE-giver Group, noon May 14 at Wesley Glen Retirement Community, 5155 N. High St. The topic will be "The ABC's of Medication Management." Lunch 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 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.
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.
MOMS Club of Clintonville, a social and support group for stay-at-home moms and their children. Email email@example.com or visit clintonvillemomsclub. yolasite.com.