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Events and programs
Ohio Dominican University's Panther Players, performances of A.R. Gurney's Sylvia, at 7 p.m. Nov. 8, 9, 15 and 16, as well as 2 p.m. Nov. 10, in the Matesich Theatre, located in Erskine Hall on ODU's main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road. General admission is $8 and children under 5 will be admitted free. Free parking is available in the Gold lot, located west of Sunbury Road.
Gahanna Area Art League, Fall 2013 Member Show, available for viewing throughout November at Gahanna City Hall, 200 N. Hamilton Road. The exhibit is representative of the art league's members' varied media and styles. City Hall hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Information on the artists, artworks, titles, medias and pricing are available at the show. For more information, call Reta Sigal at 614-284-1801.
St. Francis DeSales High School, annual open house, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10, 4212 Karl Road. There will be an opportunity to meet students and staff, learn about the school's curriculum, and receive scholarship and financial aid information. For more information, contact the admissions office at 614-265-3380.
Temple Israel Brotherhood, Arts, Crafts, Antiques Show-Holiday Bazaar, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17, at 5419 E. Broad St. More than 44 vendor display tables will feature items including Judaica, natural home cleaning products, jewelry, ceramics, glass, a bakery and other food items, candles, pet leashes, aprons, clothing items, wood crafts and toys, purses, paintings, silk screen pictures, photography, decorative gourd sculptures, decorative calendars and blankets. There will be food, raffled display gifts and a 50/50 raffle. Admission and parking will be free. Proceeds will benefit Temple Israel youth programming and BREAD. For more information, contact Mike Kravitz at 614-306-7121.
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 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Wellness Forum 2013 Fall Health Conference, Nov. 8-10, at Crown Plaza Columbus North Hotel, 6500 Doubletree Ave. Guest speakers include Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Laura Theodore. To register, call 614-841-7700.
American Red Cross, blood donation, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8, 9 and 11; noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 12; and 1 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14 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.
Six River Valley Chapter, Archaeological Society of Ohio, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, at Columbus State Community College, Westerville Center, 7233 Northgate Way, Westerville. Bret Ruby, archeologist/chief, resource management, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, will present "Mapping Hopewell Landscapes: Two Centuries of Landscape Studies at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park," an overview of early efforts to map the mounds and earthworks plus the results of some recent mapping efforts using LIDAR and magnetic survey. He will also provide an update on the status of the World Heritage Nomination.
Wild Ones, 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Innis House at Inniswood Metro Park, 940 Hempstead Road, Westerville. Mary Lewis, eco-manager and volunteer coordinator for the Ohio Heritage Gardens at the Govenor's Residence in Bexley, will present "Landscaping with Herbs." Her discussion will focus on how to use herbs in garden beds along with annuals, perennials and native plants also used as herbs. She will have a handout that lists herbs for landscaping and where to plant them. There will be a pesto demo that shows how to use and add pesto to create several different dishes.
Matthias Ridenour Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 11 a.m. Nov. 9, at Parkside at Wesley Ridge, 2225 State Route 256, Reynoldsburg. Cathy Nelson will present a program about the Underground Railroad in central Ohio. This program is free and open to the public. Funding for the program was made possible by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. To register, contact Ann Federer 614-460-1549.
Columbus Military Wives Club, noon Nov. 13, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be followed by a program featuring vocalist Johnny Steiner. For reservations, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-877-6283 or Mabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.
Gahanna Area Art League, November meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21, in the art room at the Gahanna Senior Center. Suzanne Accetta will be the guest artist. For more information about the GAAL, contact Reta Sigal at 614-284-1801.
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 qualified referrals with other sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals. Guests are welcome.
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, visit the website at 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 the website at 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.