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Wednesday June 26, 2013 8:37 PM

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Events and programs

Civitan Club of North Columbus, 2013 Park of Roses concert series, 7 p.m. Sundays in the Park of Roses gazebo, 3901 N. High St. The June 30 program will feature the Central Ohio Brass Band. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved into the park shelter house.

National Quilting Association, 44th Annual Quilt Show, June 27-29, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St. There will be an exhibit of 700 quilts with six special exhibits and a themed category of "Celebrate America!" Special events include seated dinners for the preview party, a Thursday Night Gathering with Rami Kim and the 26th Annual Little Quilt Auction held Friday evening. Register for classes, shop with more than 100 vendors, or stop by for a free lecture. For more information, visit www.nqaquiltshow.org.

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 at 614-495-3713 or chelsead@makeawishohio.org.

Clintonville Woman's Club, summer lunch series open to the community 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 17 and Aug. 21, at the clubhouse, 3951 N. High St. The July 17 event will be a Christmas in July event including a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, while the Aug. 21 luncheon will feature ham loaf and a side dish. There are options for entree or salad bar including beverage and roll priced separately or in combination. Dessert also is available. Reservations are encourage but walk-ins are accepted. Call ahead to reserve a card table. For more information, call the club at 614-268-5525.

Clintonville Farmers' Market, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Nov. 23 along North High Street, between Orchard Lane and West Dunedin Road. Additional hours of 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 14. More than 60 producers will be selling items ranging from fruits and vegetables to pasture-raised meats, along with cheese, honey and jams, baked goods, eggs, grains and cut flowers. For more information, call 614-341-7131.

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

American Red Cross, blood donation, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 30 at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.

Moving to the Beat: Ageless Grace, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, July 22 and 29 as well as Aug. 5, at Capital Park Family Health Center, 2365 Innis Road. The program, offered in partnership with Cancer Support Community Central Ohio and Heart of Ohio Family Health Center, will feature 21 exercises designed to help body and mind function with flexibility and efficiency. An African-style drummer will provide accompaniment. Participants ages 10 and older are invited; children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no fee. To register, call Capital Park at 614-416-4325 or CSCCO at 614-791-9510.

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.

 

Meetings

Poet and Writers Guild, 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 28 at Pearls of Wisdom, 3522 N. High St. The program will feature Larry Myers, who specializes in performance poetry. He will present The Scarves of the Assassins. For more information, call Dotte at 614-263-9346 or Liz Ann, 614-267-3085.

Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. 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.

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.

 

Support groups

Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, monthly lupus support group meeting, 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 1 at Park National Bank, 7140 N. High St., Worthington. The support group has an open, small-group environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families. Most discussions focus on the "how-to's" of living with a chronic illness. For information, contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit lupusgreaterohio.org.

Wesley Glen Family CAREgiver Group, noon July 9, at Wesley Glen Retirement Community, 5155 N. High St. The topic will be "Ask A Nurse." 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.

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