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Events and programs
Gahanna Area Art League, art show with awarded prizes, through May 31 at Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Road. Works available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information contact Reta Sigal at 614-855-9896.
Columbus School for Girls, Prospective Parent Coffees, 10:30 a.m. May 8 and 9 in the Alumnae Living Room, 56 S. Columbia Ave., Bexley. The first event is for parents of girls age 3 to grade 5, entering CSG's Program for Young Children and Lower School. The second coffee is for parents of girls entering grades 6-12, CSG's Middle School or Upper School. Attendees will meet with school division leaders, view classes in session and visit CSG's new Wellness and Athletics Complex. For reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org or just walk in. For more information contact the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.
Reynoldsburg Lions Turkey Shoot, 10 a.m. Sundays through May 12 at 13685 Basil Road in Fairfield County. For information call 614-378-9272.
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 includes a free meal ticket. Dash plaques will go to first 50 registered vehicles, with awards 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. Contact Steve at email@example.com or 614-905-1085.
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 prospective buyers 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, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at the Mifflin Township Division of Fire, 475 Rocky Fork Blvd. Donations also will be accepted at the Stone Ridge Donor Center, 337 Stone Ridge Lane, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 6; noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7; 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9. 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.
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.
Wild Ones, 10 a.m. May 11 at the Innis House in Inniswood Metro Park, 940 Hempstead Road, Westerville. Barbara Kay Velez Barbosa will present "Growing Up to be a Wild One." Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Columbus Wild Ones members will bring plants, seeds and materials and children and adults will do hands-on activities. Bring a small hand trowel and gloves. Seedlings can be taken home and transplanted into flower beds. Information on creating and maintaining a Monarch Waystation also will be available. Children will receive a free poster.
Ikebana International Columbus Chapter 84, annual membership luncheon, 11:30 a.m. May 17. Reservations are due May 7. For reservations and location information call 614-519-5536 or 614-837-3925.
Women Today, a social and philanthropic organization in the greater Columbus area, 11:30 a.m. May 7 at the Lakes Country Club, 6740 Worthington Road, Westerville. Beth Weinhardt, local history coordinator at the Westerville Public Library, will describe how she helped Ken Burns and his team of researchers scour the archives for materials that could be used in the documentary Prohibition. For reservations, due May 1, call Karen at 614-339-3046 or JoAnn at 614-457-7048.
Military Wives Club, luncheon, noon May 8 at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Sarah Goslee Reed of Mount Vernon will provide a program of songs focused on the positives in life. For reservations call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-877-6283 or Maabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.
Gahanna Historical Society, 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at 101 S. High St. Log House tours are offered from 3 to 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. For more information go to gahannahistory.com.
Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce, 7:30 to 9 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. Meetings focus on a variety of business topics and include new member introductions at breakfast 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 to 8 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month, 9 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Wednesdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gahanna American Legion Post 797, 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4719, 75 W. Johnstown Road, Gahanna. All meetings are open to all eligible veterans. For more information on eligibility, call Malcolm Glasgow, post commander, at 614-476-3175.
Gahanna Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at VFW Post 4719, 75 W. Johnstown Road. Call Chuck Rees at 614-475-5557.
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 475-2898 or visit gahannatoastmasters.com.
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 in January each year to organize for that year and thereafter on an as needed basis. Agendas and minutes for all meetings are available online at gahanna.gov. For more information call the city clerk's office at 614-342-4090.
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.