Events and programs
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 available by visiting christchildsocietycolumbus.org or by contacting any group member.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Give thanks. Walk. event, Nov. 23, at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. The event features a family friendly after party, including face painting, Games2U, magician, live music and more from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Registration is free, but participants are forming teams and raising money online at givethankswalk.org to earn incentives. These efforts support St. Jude in finding cures to save children battling cancer and other diseases.
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, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Element Winter Guards, informational meeting, 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 13, at the Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way. This organization teaches participants ages 5 to 23 years of age how to spin flags. The group is looking for members for the upcoming 2014 season, which includes competitions on Saturdays from January to March. Practice is held on Sunday afternoons. For more information, visit elementwinterguardboosters.com.
Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program of the Ohio Department of Insurance, "What's New in Medicare," 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16, at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Participants will find out about their options and what is new to Medicare in 2014, including what is and is not covered, the costs, prescription benefits and how to avoid becoming a victim of unscrupulous sales practices. While this event is free, space is limited. Contact Anne Kuntz at firstname.lastname@example.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 5 and older. To schedule appointments, call 614-261-5452.
Columbus Wild Ones, 10 a.m. Oct. 12, at Innis House at Inniswood Metro Park, 940 Hempstead Road, Westerville. Peter Lowe, the Native Landscape Manager at the Dawes Arboretum, will discuss how to properly identify trees using foliage shape, bark patterns, buds, seeds and fruit. He also will discuss why and how leaves turn colors and the best color choices for the home landscape as part of an educational tour.