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Events and programs
First Saturday at Green Lawn, 11 a.m. July 6 in the Huntington Chapel at Greenlawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave. Local attorney Phil Stichter will speak about William B. Thrall, one of 39 men who signed a petition in 1848 citing a need for a new burying ground in Columbus. Stichter is a descendant of Thrall, an editor of the Ohio State Journal. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about First Saturday and the Green Lawn Volunteers call 614-266-5218.
Actors' Theatre, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, through July 28 in Schiller Park. Parking is available in the Schiller Recreation Center paved parking lot and on city streets surrounding the park.
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, 11th annual Riverfest on Tour! Education Forum, 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 12 at MORPC, 111 Liberty St., Suite 100 in Columbus. The program is designed to help people of all income levels and abilities develop a connection and commitment to natural re-sources. The forum will focus on stormwater. Riverfest on Tour! activities will conclude with a family event from 5 to 9 p.m. July 26 at COSI, 333 W. Broad St. The event will include a film festival and many hands-on activities. COSI Family Friday Night offers reduced admission. For more information contact Amanda McEldowney at 614-233-4112.
Make-A-Wish 14th Annual Medical Mutual Columbus Walk for Wishes, 10 a.m. July 13 at Huntington Park and downtown Columbus. Participants can choose either a one- or three-mile walk to help grant wishes for children battling life-threatening medical conditions. A finish-line celebration filled with music, food and fun will be held at the conclusion of the walk. Walkers also have the opportunity to meet current and past Wish families. Every participant who raises $100 or more will receive an official T-shirt. For more information about this event, contact Chelsea Dobbs at 614-495-3713.
American Red Cross, blood donation, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 10 at Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.
Classes and workshops
Ask the Expert: Your Resource for Resume Writing, Interviewing, Networking-and More!, a program offered through New Directions Career Center and the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 9 to 11 a.m. July 23 at the main library, 96 S. Grant Ave. Participants are encouraged to ask pressing job search and career development questions in an event that is open to the public. Private, 15-minute sessions will be offered on a first come, first served basis.Call the New Directions Career Center at 614-849-0028, ext. 100.
Computer Basics, a 20-hour, one week program presented by New Directions Career Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 22-26 at the New Directions Career Center, 199 E. Rich St. The first six hours are underwritten by Connect Ohio and the remaining 14 hours of classroom instruction are supported by a PNC Bank Foundation grant. Participants learn key board basics and how to find and apply for available jobs. A suggested $10 fee covers processing of registration. The center assists individuals regardless of their ability to pay. For information call 614-849-0028 and dial 100.
Merion Village Association, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the MVA Information Center, 1330 S. Fourth St.
Schumacher Place Civic Association, 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Check schumacherplace.org under the community link for location.
Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. Cost is $36 per year for membership (payable at any time, not pro-rated for a partial year), $5 per meeting at the door. Call 614-470-0144.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Columbus Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave. The program focuses on networking opportunities. For more information, contact Dean Curry at 614-635-0639.
AmSpirit Business Connections-City Center Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the German Village Society, 588 S. Third St. The program focuses on networking opportunities. For more information contact Frank Agin at 614-476-5540.
Caregiver Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m., each third Wednesday of the month at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, 174 E. Long St. Topics covered include the hiring of in-home help, qualifying for homecare programs and dealing with the everyday stresses of caregiving. Free; free parking is available. Registration is necessary; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 11:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Bureau of Workers Compensation, 50 W. Spring St. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Anne Bare at 614-457-6003 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. A second group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Marion Franklin Recreation Center, 2801 Lockbourne Road. Call April Lee at 614-325-1297.