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Events and programs
Gahanna Area Art League Paint Out, 9 a.m. to noon May 16 at the Ohio Governor's Mansion Garden. Participants must sign up early for this Plein Air workshop. The garden should have irises, cherry blossoms and daffodils in bloom. The league also is planning an All Day Art Display & Sale May 22 at the Gahanna Senior Center's May Ice Cream Social, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd., Gahanna. For more information call Reta Sigal at 614-855-9896.
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 is from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost of $10 includes a free meal ticket for all registrants. Dash plaques will go to first 50 registered vehicles. Awards will be 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.
American Red Cross, blood donation, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 13; noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14; 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 16, at the Stone Ridge Donor Center, 337 Stone Ridge Lane. To schedule appointments call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.
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. The program, "Growing Up to be a Wild One," will be given by Barbara Kay Velez Barbosa. Columbus Wild Ones members will bring plants, seeds and materials. Children and adults will do hands-on activities. Bring a small hand trowel and a pair of gloves. Seedlings can be taken home and transplanted into flower beds. Information on creating and maintaining a Monarch Waystation to attract butterflies also will be available. Children will receive a free poster. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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. For information go to GahannaAreaChamber.com.
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.
Shipwrights of Central Ohio, a group for ship modelers, 9 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month, Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. For information, visit shipwrightsofohio.org.
The Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Towers Hall at Otterbein University. All welcome. Call Jim Schultz at 614-794-1247 or visit centralohiocwrt.wordpress.com.
Community Bible Study, for women and children through sixth grade, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Peace Lutheran Gahanna, 455 Clark State Road. Visit columbusnortheastcbs.org or call 614-855-9832.
Sunrise Masonic Lodge 783, 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 211 W. Johnstown Road, Gahanna.
Kiwanis Club of Eastern Columbus, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at the VFW, 4100 E. Main St. Visit kiwanis.org.
Olde Gahanna Community Partnership, 8:15 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Olde Gahanna Sanctuary, 82 N. High St. Get progress reports on business and development issues. The group represents business and residents in the Olde Gahanna area. For more information, visit oldegahanna.com.
Gahanna Jaycees, 7 p.m. the last Monday of the month at Massey's Pizza, 261 Lincoln Circle.
Gahanna Historical Society, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the John Clark House, 101 S. High St. New members invited.
Gahanna Kiwanis Club, 6:30 p.m. the first, third and fourth Mondays of the month. All meetings are held at the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course, 220 Olde Ridenour Road. Call Frank Walker at 614-901-9935.
Gahanna Rotary Club, noon Wednesdays at the Jefferson Country Club, 7271 Jefferson Meadows Drive, Blacklick. Call Brad Schneider at 614-471-8444.
Rocky Fork-Blacklick Accord, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at New Albany Village Hall, 99 W. Main St.
Gahanna Black Parents Association, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Gahanna Lincoln High School, Room A160, 140 S. Hamilton Road.
New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email email@example.com.
AmSpirit Business Connections--Port Columbus Chapter, 8 a.m. Tuesdays at the Brook Hollow Conference Center, 676 Brook Hollow. Contact Frank Agin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Towne Centre Chapter, 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Logan's Roadhouse, 3969 Morse Crossing. The program focuses on networking opportunities. For more information, contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or email@example.com. For general information, visit amspirit.com.
Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Mount Carmel/St. Ann's Hospital, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except holidays) at the hospital, 500 Cleveland Ave., Westerville. Participants will receive information on diabetes and diabetes self-care activities. Those diagnosed with diabetes and their family members and friends are invited. Free. For more information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254. Meetings are subject to change.
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis as well as their family members, meeting in Reynoldsburg and Delaware. Visit ccfa.org/chapters/centralohio for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.
Colorectal Cancer Gathering, led by an oncology nurse navigator. The group is ongoing; join anytime. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.
Lymphedema Support Group, led by a certified lymphedema therapist and a registered nurse. The group is ongoing; join anytime. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.
Grief Process Support, led by hospice professionals. Various groups available. Call Mount Carmel Hospice at 614-234-0200.
Turning the Page on Cancer Book Club, led by registered oncology nurses. The group is ongoing; join anytime. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.
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. Adults 18 or older. Visit shepnaz.org under the Ministries link or call 614-471-3368, ext. 24.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 6:30 to 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.
Breast Cancer Support Group, led by a psychologist, social workers and registered nurses. The groups are ongoing; join any time. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 547-9788. Meadow Park Church of God is not affiliated with the DBSA.
Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-470-0397.
Families Anonymous, for parents of those with substance abuse or behavioral problems, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-885-5199.
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.