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Events and programs
Gahanna Area Art League, artwork display in collaboration with the Ohio Herb Education Center, throughout September in the herb center parlor, 110 Mill St. Visitors will be able to meet local artists. This is a free event. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Dorothy Garson Hadassah Bowling League, start of a new season, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 12, at Holiday Lanes, 4589 E. Broad St. Participants can arrive at 11:45 a.m. to eat lunch. Cost is $7.50 per day for league members, $3 for substitutes. These payments cover league expenses and a contribution to Hadassah Medical Organization. Women of all ages and levels of play are welcome, as are husbands, friends and non-bowlers who are guests. To sign up, call Audrey Brownstein at 614-237-2066 or Helene Goldmeier at 614-253-1675.
Hadassah Evening in the Sukkah, 7 p.m. Sept. 23, in the sukkah of a Bexley home. In celebration of Sukkot, Hadassah members and guests will meet for a program featuring Cantor Jack Chomsky of Congregation Tifereth Israel accompanied by pianist Martha Tepper. The cost to attend is $12, with additional donations appreciated. Prospective members can attend free of charge, but they must make a reservation. A reservation check should be sent to Hadassah, 2700 E. Main St., Suite 106, Columbus 43209. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. For information or to request a ride to the meeting, visit hadassah.org/columbus or call Arlene at the Hadassah office, 614-235-8111.
Sixteenth Annual Taste of Gahanna Halloween Party, sponsored by the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10, at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Road. Samples from some of the best restaurants in the Gahanna area will be offered, along with prizes, culinary competitions, costume contests and musical entertainment provided by the Columbus Community Orchestra. Highlighting the event is the "Chefs' Challenge," modeled after the television show Iron Chef. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 week of event and at the door, $10 for children ages 4 to 10, and free for age 3 and under. Reserved tables are available and recommended. For tickets and additional information, visit Taste.GahannaAreaChamber.com or call the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce at 614-471-0451.
Christ Child Society of Columbus, annual Red Wagon Fare luncheon, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16, at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Road. The event features a luncheon, a boutique of vendors from Central Ohio, Christ Child Society sweets, baked goods and crafts, as well as a style show provided by Chico's from the Shops at Worthington Place and Belles and Beaux Children's Boutique. Proceeds support the projects of the Christ Child Society. This year, Project Starfish, a tuition assistance program for the Christ Child-Child Care Center at St. Stephens Community House will be the focus of the event. Tickets for the luncheon are availableat christchildsocietycolumbus.org or by contacting any group member.
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.
Central Ohio CPR, babysitting course, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14, at 6260 Huntley Road. This course, for teens and preteens who are taking care of children, covers CPR and first aid, among many other topics. To register, visit centralohiocpr.com or call 614-562-7297.
Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program of the Ohio Department of Insurance, Medicare 101, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16, at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Those already enrolled or who will be new to Medicare in 2014 are invited to learn about their options and what is new to Medicare, including what is and is not covered, the costs, the ins and outs of Medicare prescription benefits and how to avoid becoming a victim of unscrupulous sales practices. This event is free; however, space is limited. Visit whv.org/calendar to register or call Anne Kuntz at 614-255-9182.
Diabetes Academy, presented by the Wexner Heritage Village Institute, 2 to 3 p.m. Mondays at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Patients with diabetes and their loved ones are invited for a free educational series taught by certified diabetes instructors. Topics are: Sept. 16, Diabetes & Staying Healthy: Eating healthy and staying active; Oct. 7, Diabetes & Nutrition: Cooking demonstrations and dietitian guidance; and Nov. 4, Insulin 101: The basics of insulin and how to us a flex pen. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Francesca Bryan at email@example.com or 614-559-0318. Registration can be completed online at whv.org.
American Red Cross, blood donation, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13, 14 and 16; noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 17; 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 and 19 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. Sept. 14, at Innis House in Inniswood Metro Park, 940 Hempstead Road, Westerville. Nate Elfner of Elfner Organic Lawncare will discuss all-natural fertilization, managing weeds without chemicals, soil health and other topics related to organic lawncare.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Port Columbus Chapter, 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Brook Hollow Conference Center, 676 Brook Hollow, Gahanna. AmSpirit Business Connections is a national organization that assists sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals succeed by creating a forum where they can exchange referrals with other sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals. AmSpirit Business Connections-New Albany/Gahanna Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Fridays at Scrambler Marie's, 5729 N. Hamilton Road. The program focuses on networking opportunities for small businesses and professionals. For more information, contact Dan Wolt at 614-419-9103.
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 Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at VFW Post 4719, 75 W. Johnstown Road. Call Chuck 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.
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