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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 July 7 program will feature the Greater Columbus Concert Band. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved into the park shelter house.

First Saturday at Green Lawn, 11 a.m. July 6, in the Huntington Chapel at Greenlawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave. Local attorney Phil Stichter will speak about William B. Thrall, one of 39 men who signed a petition in 1848 citing a need for a new burying ground in Columbus. Stichter is a descendant of Thrall, an editor of the Ohio State Journal. This program is free and open to the public. Fore more information about First Saturday and the Green Lawn Volunteers, call 614-266-5218.

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. 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.

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 encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. Call ahead to reserve a card table. For more information, call the club at 614-268-5525.



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.



Poet and Writers Guild, 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 26, at Pearls of Wisdom, 3522 N. High St. The program will feature Elizabeth Ann James. For 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.

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.


Support groups

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.

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.