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Events and programs

Sixth Annual Kayak for a Cure Columbus, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Genoa Park. Kayaks and gear will be provided for those who do not have their own. No experience is necessary, as professional guides will provide instruction. Paddleboards and canoes also are welcome. A light breakfast will be served prior to the paddle and lunch will be served following the paddle. All funds raised will be donated to the Nationwide Children's Center for Childhood Cancer Research. For more information go to http://kayakfor, click Register For Event or Donate Now. For questions email

Dog Wash, 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at 4716 Dunleary Drive, Dublin. To benefit Powell Animal Welfare Society. Donations accepted.

Dublin Pet Fair, 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Coffman Park Pavilion, 5568 Coffman Park Drive. The event will spotlight local rescue groups and shelters and pet-related vendors. Other features include free nail trims for pets, a visit from the Dublin K9 Unit, raffles and baked goods. A microchip clinic will be provided for a fee of $25. For more information contact

St. Charles Preparatory School Alumni Golf Outing, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Riviera Country Club in Dublin. The scramble event begins with a shotgun start. An $80 entry fee covers the round of golf, a cart, prizes, refreshments and picnic dinner. Registration is open to singles and foursomes.To sign up or sponsor a hole email St. Charles alumni director Louis J. Fabro at

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.


High Holiday Highlights Prep Class, hosted by J-Reach, 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Hilliard Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4772 Cemetery Road. The free program offers women of other religious backgrounds raising Jewish children within the context of an intermarriage/interpartnership a chance to learn about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur so they can honor them in a meaningful way with their families. The program is part of the Mothers Circle, free programs for women of other religious backgrounds created by Big Tent Judaism/Jewish Outreach Institute. Refreshments and childcare will be provided as needed. For directions or to RSVP, contact Becca Nitzberg at or 614-559-6215.


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.

Yoga classes for people who have been affected by cancer, 11 a.m. Mondays, 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, 10330 Sawmill Parkway, Suite 600. All equipment and programming are provided at no cost.


Accountant Information Market, Dublin-Powell Chapter, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie's, 3890 Presidential Parkway. CPAs are invited to meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187.

Northwest AMVETS Post No. 911, 7 p.m.meets the first Thursday of each month in the VFW Hall, 2436 Walcutt Road. Call 614-876-4817.

Essential to Leadership Toastmasters, noon to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays at Atrium II South Tower, first-floor conference room, 5455 Rings Road, Dublin. Visit

Rotary Club of Dublin-Worthington, noon Wednesdays at La Scala, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Road.

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

Christian Marketplace Network Dublin Chapter, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Friday of each month at LaScala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin Granville Road. Christians in the marketplace are invited for lunch, fellowship, prayer, networking and business presentations. Visitors are welcome. Call Aaron Weiss at 614-488-4717 or email

Northwest Civic Association, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, except July, at Meadow Park Church, 2425 Bethel Road.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Dublin Chapter, 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Panera Bread, 6665 Perimeter Loop Road. For more information, contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or email For general information visit

AmSpirit Business Connections-Dublin Metro Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 6665 Perimeter Loop Road. For more information, contact Jo Funderburg at 614-408-3730 or email at

Support groups

Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services' Low Vision Support Group, a monthly meeting for older adults with vision problems, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. Sandy Turner, executive director, from Voicecorp will present a program on the organization's services. New members are welcome. For information, call Maxine Gilgoff at 614-457-7876, ext. 358.