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Events and programs
Central College Christian Academy and Central College Preschool, annual art show, 5 to7 p.m. April 18, at 975 S. Sunbury Road, Westerville. The public is invited to participate in hands-on art activities and to view more than 2,500 pieces of student artwork from children ages 21/2 years through fifth grade. This year's theme is "Art Feeds the Soul" and attendees are invited to bring food donations for the church's food pantry that serves 25 families per week. For more information, call 614-794-1123.
Reynoldsburg Lions Turkey Shoot, 10 a.m. Sundays through May 12, at 13685 Basil Road in Fairfield County. For information call 614-378-9272.
Zonta Club of Columbus, annual style show, brunch and silent auction, 10 a.m. April 13, at Wedgewood Golf and Country Club, 9000 Wedgewood Blvd. in Powell. The 2013 event is called "A Rose is Still a Rose," recognizing Zonta's international symbol of a yellow rose. Guests will view current spring fashions from Coldwater Creek, Faze and Mode Alise, modeled by Zonta members. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased by contacting Chris Jackson at 614-832-1231.
Earth Day Celebration with Gahanna Parks & Recreation, 10 a.m. April 20, at Woodside Green Park, 213 Camrose Court. Participants can volunteer their time to clean up the park and experience what Parks & Recreation has to offer through adventure activities such as fishing and archery. The outdoor adventures begins at noon. All ages welcome.
Columbus Walk MS, check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. April 20, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 9990 Riverside Drive in Powell. The Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting Walk MS to raise funds for local programs, services and medical research. For more information, call 1-800-344-4867.
Spiritual Reflection Series, "Just Park It...and Pray, with teacher, author and outdoor enthusiast Kevin Ryan, 1:30 p.m. April 21, at Blacklick Metro Park's Sassafras Shelter, located in the back reservable picnic area, 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg. The topic will be "Spring into Prayer." The second program, "Exercising a Spiritual Life," will be held at 1:30 p.m. May 19 at Blendon Woods Metro Park's Shadblow Reservable Area, 4265 state Route 161 E., Westerville. Both free events will a short spiritual reflection followed by a walking meditation.
TWIG 165 Quarter Auction, 2 to 4 p.m. April 27, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1200 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. so guests may purchase paddles, visit the direct sellers and view the auction items. Paddles are one number for $3 and three numbers for $5. Items to be auctioned are from various local businesses, direct sellers, home-based businesses and items donated by members of TWIG 165. Refreshments will be served. All proceeds will be donated to Nationwide Children's Hospital. For more information, contact Deb McCloy at 614-563-1165 or Pat VerBurg, 614-537-6223.
Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Organizing Expo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27, at the Funny Bone located in Easton Town Center. Speakers will address topics ranging from chronic disorganization to home inventory management to time management tips. The Organizing Expo is presented in partnership with Goodwill Columbus. Admission is $5 or free with a donation of electronic waste or other goods to Goodwill Columbus the day of the event.
Team I.A.G. (It's All Good), third annual Cruise-In at the Gahanna/New Albany Relay for Life, 8 a.m. to noon June 8, at the Gahanna Lincoln High School parking lot in front of the football stadium on Havens Corners. Registration for the cruise-in is from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost of $10 which includes a free meal ticket for all registrants. Dash plaques will go to first 50 registered vehicles, with awards presented at noon. The event will include music, food, raffles, 50/50 and family activities. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Team I.A.G. For cruise-in information, contact Steve Shepher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-905-1085 or Sue Horn at email@example.com.
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.
Criterium Liszkay Engineers, free home buyers seminar, 7 p.m. May 7 and 9, for part one, May 14 and 16 for part two, in the East Main Professional Building, 5300 E. Main St., Suite 203. Participants will learn the basics of what a home inspector looks for, helping them eliminate houses with major problems before entering into a contract. Each session will last one and a half hours. Seating is limited. For reservations, call Miriam at 614-418-7200.
American Red Cross, blood donation, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 15; noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16; 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Stone Ridge Donor Center, 337 Stone Ridge Lane. To schedule appointments, call 1-800-733-2767.
Medical Clinic, held by Vineyard Community Church, 6:30 to 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 also is open at this time. Interested health care professionals who would like to volunteer, call 740-927-7729.