The Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Union County Emergency Management Agency, 2014 National Weather Service Weather Spotter Course, 7 p.m. April 8, at the Buckeye Valley West Elementary School located at 61 N. Third St. in Ostrander. A meteorologist from the Wilmington Ohio National Weather Service Office will present this free course, offering information on the dangers of flooding, lightning, severe storms and tornado safety.

Events and programs

The Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Union County Emergency Management Agency, 2014 National Weather Service Weather Spotter Course, 7 p.m. April 8, at the Buckeye Valley West Elementary School located at 61 N. Third St. in Ostrander. A meteorologist from the Wilmington Ohio National Weather Service Office will present this free course, offering information on the dangers of flooding, lightning, severe storms and tornado safety. Anyone with an interest in learning about severe weather is encouraged to attend. Advance registration is requested by calling 740-833-2180.

Ohio State University Alumni Club of Delaware County, BuckeyeBlast, 6:30 p.m. April 8 at the Brookshire Banquet Facility, 405 Greif Parkway. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for this third annual scholarship fundraising banquet. Jon Waters, director of Ohio State's marching band, will be the featured speaker. There will be a pasta bar, which will include several pasta and sauce options, salad and dessert along with a cash bar. Other features include a silent auction with OSU merchandise and OSU football tickets. The banquet is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their Buckeye attire. Cost is $45 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under. There are options to purchase a full table for 10 people for $400 or half table for five people for $200.

Big Walnut Area Historical Society, presentation of the DVD Making History One day at a Time in Delaware County, 7:30 p.m. April 8, at the Myers Inn, northwest corner of South Columbus and Granville streets. A brief business meeting will precede the film. New county residents will get an overview of the county history while the film triggers memories for longtime residents. BWAHS meets the second Tuesday of each month with a program based on local history. All meetings are open to the public.

Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8736, Spring Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 in the Gerald Fletcher Veterans Hall of Sunbury VFW Post 8736, 435 McGill St., Sunbury. The public is invited.

Health

Delaware General Health District, free Tai Chi classes offered through the adult injury prevention program starting April 1, for adults age 60 and older, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Delaware Township Hall. Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance is a group program that focuses on improving functional ability, such as balance and physical function, to reduce fall-related risks and frequency. For more information or to register, contact Mitchell Briant, DGHD adult injury prevention coordinator, at 740-203-2054.

Delaware General Health District, mammogram screenings with the James Mobile Mammography Unit, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 16, at the Center for Older Adults, 800 Che-shire Road in Delaware. To make an appointment, call 740-203-2040. To be eligible, women must not be pregnant or nursing, have no symptoms and never had breast cancer, and be at least 35 years of age. Women between the ages of 35 and 39 must have a written prescription from their doctor. Medicare and most insurance plans cover the cost of the service. If Medicare or insurance is not available, call the Health District for assistance. Women without insurance coverage who wish to pay privately will need to provide $105 at the time of their appointment.

Meetings

Public Employees Retirees Inc. Delaware County Chapter, 1:30 p.m. April 7, at the Council for Oldler Adults, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. William Winegarner, PERI administrContact John McDavid at 740-625-5979.

Women's Club of Powell, 7 p.m. April 14, at Powell United Methodist Church, 825 E. Olentangy St. Barb Arnold, community outreach coordinator of the Franklin Park Conservatory, will present "Spring Container Gardening." All women in the Powell and surrounding area are invited.

Delaware County Bird Club, 7:30 p.m. April 28, at Ohio Wesleyan University, Schimmel-Conrades Science Center, Room 163. Conversation and refreshments begin at 7 p.m. Scott Albaugh, parks, recreation and wildlife program coordinator and instructor, Zane State College, will present "Spring Warblers." Parking is available next to the Selby Stadium on the east side of Henry Street and in the lot south of the Science Center next to Branch Rickey Arena.

Delaware Toastmasters, 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Columbus State Community College Delaware Campus, Moeller Hall 112, 5100 Cornerstone Drive. Anyone interested in improving their public speaking, presentation, or leadership skills is welcome.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Tim Hortons, 3700 Discovery Lane, Powell. It is part of a national network that offers a variety of topics that change weekly and focus on popular life issues. The program is free with no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available.

American Legion Col. Benson Hough Post 457, meets the fourth Thursday of the month, except November and December when meetings are on the second Thursday, at the post, 230 Otis St. Guests are invited. For information call adjutant Gene Fuller at 740-965-2111.

Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Gold Star Referral Club, 7:30 a.m. Mondays at Sunbury Town Hall, 51 E. Cherry St. Business networking group meets every Monday except holidays. Bring business cards, coupons, pamphlets, etc. Visitors are invited. Call Hal Holland at 740-972-8293.

American Legion Post 171, 7:30 p.m. and Auxiliary, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the post, 393 E. College Ave. Guests are invited. Call Mike Etling at 614-891-9388 or Kim Mann (Auxiliary) at 614-266-2695.

Harlem Township Zoning Commission, 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Harlem Township Firehouse, 3883 state Route 605 S.

Harlem Township Zoning Commission workshop meeting, 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Harlem Township Firehouse, 3883 state Route 605 S.

Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. on the second Thursday (except August) at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St., Dublin. Coffee available at 9:30 a.m. EGA is a national nonprofit organization which fosters the art of embroidery. Guests are invited.

Delaware County Home Economists, open to the county's practicing and retired home economics or family consumer sciences professionals, meets monthly, September through May. Membership dues are $10. To apply or for program information, call President Dee Allenspach at 614-436-9358.

Support groups

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Delaware and Morrow Counties, NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at 325 S. Sandusky St., Suite 301, Delaware. This support group, for people living with a mental illness, will be facilitated by trained volunteers who also live with a mental illness. The group helps people learn from shared experiences while offering an opportunity to share coping strategies and offer encouragement. There is no fee. For more information call 740-815-1767.

Tea & Tears-Westerville, a support group for family members of those facing a mental illness, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Church of the Messiah, Meeting House, 51 N. State St., Westerville. This group is led by Ron and Lori Richardson. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264(NAMI).

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis as well as their family members, meeting in Delaware and Reynoldsburg. Visit ccfa.org/chapters/centralohio for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Groups, 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Asbury United Methodist Church, 55 W. Lincoln Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Bernie Sanders at 740-363-1365 to verify. A second group meets at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Willow Brook at Delaware Run, 100 Delaware Crossing W. Call Heidi Reed at 740-201-5640.

Family Support Group, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at 325 S. Sandusky St., Suite 301. This group is for the families of those with a serious mental illness.

Delaware Area Parkinson Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Delaware Township Hall, 2590 Liberty Road. Contact Al and Barb at 740-363-3841.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weigh-in from 5:45 to 6:10 p.m. with meeting starting at 6:15 p.m. Mondays at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 41 Hodges Road. Call Loretta Smiley at 740-965-3416.

Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Fridays at Central College Presbyterian Church, 975 Sunbury Road.