Check out the roundup of local events, activities, meetings, etc., for the coming week.

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Events

Spring Gala, sponsored by Columbus Academy, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the school, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road. Enjoy "South Beach" style with creative cuisine, signature drinks and house music. Tickets are available online at www.cagala.com.

Innniswood Spring Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Inniswood Metro Garden, 940 S. Hempstead Road. The sale will feature a broad selection of perennials, Earth Friendly roses and herbs. Sponsored by the Inniswood Volunteers and the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit.

Chicken Noodle Dinner, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corner Road. Menu includes chicken, noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, dessert and beverage. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Carryout available. Proceeds will benefit Camp Andrew, the church's annual youth camping program, and a mission trip to central Mexico. Call the church at (614) 471-2168.

Health

Medical Clinic, held by Vineyard Community Church, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the church, 15187 Palmer Road in Reynoldsburg. Free sports and school physicals, health screenings and treatment for non-emergency illnesses. VCC food pantry is also open at this time. Interested health-care professionals who would like to volunteer, call 740-927-7729.

Meetings

GRIN (Gahanna Residents in Need), 6:30 p.m. the last Thursday of the month at Mifflin Presbyterian Church, 123 Granville St. GRIN offers food pantry and financial assistance from 6-8 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month, 9 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Wednesdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month. For more information, email grin_gahanna@yahoo.com.

Gahanna Toastmasters, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at Good Samaritan Church, 620 McCutcheon Road. Call Alan Meisterman at 614-475-2898 or visit www.gahannatoastmasters.com.

Gahanna 9-12 Project, 10 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at Kemba Financial Credit Union, 555 Officenter Place. Meet other like-minded Americans looking to restore the foundation on which the country was founded.

Christian Marketplace Network Westerville Chapter, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Friday of each month at MCL Restaurant, 60 Westerville Square. Christians in the marketplace are invited to attend for lunch, fellowship, prayer, networking and business presentations. Visitors are welcome. Call Jerry King at 614-899-9870 or email Columbus-NE-Westerville@cmn-usa.org.

Capitol City Barbershop Chorus, 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Road.

La Leche League of Gahanna, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Gahanna Branch Library, 310 Granville St. Mothers and their nurslings and mothers-to-be are welcome to attend. Call Heather at 614-414-0555 or Barbara at 614-269-7181.

Community Bible Study, for women and children through sixth grade, 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays at Peace Lutheran Gahanna, 455 Clark State Road. Visit columbusnortheastcbs.org or call 614-855-9832.

Government

Gahanna City Council meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. at Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Road.

Mifflin Township trustees meet the third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at the township meeting hall, 155 Olde Ridenour Road.

Jefferson Township trustees meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the township hall, 6545 Havens Road.

Gahanna Civil Service Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Road.

Gahanna Parks and Recreation Board meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Road.

Gahanna Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Road.

Gahanna Landscaping Board meets at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Road.

Support groups

Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, 7-8:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Lutheran Ascension Church, 1495 E. Morse Road. Open to parents, grandparents or siblings who have experienced the death of a child at any age, for any reason.

Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 425 S. Hamilton Road. This is a 12-step, Christ-centered recovery program for any hurt, habit or hang-up. For adults 18 or older. Visit www.shepnaz.com under the ministries link or call 614-471-3368, ext. 24.

TOPS OH 512, a weight-loss support group, meets Thursdays at Mifflin Presbyterian Church, 123 Granville St. Weigh-ins start at 6 p.m.; the meeting begins at 6:15 p.m.

Mothers of School-Age Children (MOSAC), noon to 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at St. Matthews Church, Havens Corners Road. Call Kitty Bauman at 614-476-6110.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, at Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call 614-459-7050.

Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays, at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road. Call 614-895-1002.