Events and programs
Annual Chicken Barbeque, 5 p.m. Sept. 1 at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road. Cost is $6.50 for adults, $4 for children. Paid reservations due by Aug. 27. Call 614-888-1955.
"Porcelain Passion" 2013 Ohio World Organization of China Painters State Show and Convention, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Courtyard by Marriott, 2350 Westbelt Drive. National and local artists, teachers, vendors, club displays and more. Conact C.J. Laster at 614-582-7732 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.
Blood drive, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road.
Early Childhood Resource Network, Child Check developmental screenings for children ages 1 month through 5 years, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 4456 Morse Road. The screenings cover the areas of gross motor, fine motor, speech and language and personal-social skills. A hearing screening is provided along with vision screenings for children older than age 3. Free. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 614-543-9000, ext. 218 or 216.
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.
Central Ohio Diabetes Association, free educational program with diabetes care advocate Amy Hayes, 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at 1100 Dennison Ave. The program, "Taking Control," will focus on diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies based on Hayes' extensive training and personal experience living with diabetes. For more information or to sign-up contact Jenny Shrodes at 614-884-4400.
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.
Workshops and classes
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. Sept. 17 at the Karl Road branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 5590 Karl Road. Participants are encouraged to ask job search and career development questions in an event open to the public. Private, 15-minute sessions will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information call the New Directions Career Center at 614-849-0028, ext. 100.
Northland Free Legal Aid Clinic, 6 to 8 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Christian Assembly, 4099 Karl Road. Consultations provided in minor criminal matters, including landlord-tenant disputes, domestic disputes, civil protection orders and mediations. No appointments are necessary. Enter at Door B. For more information, call Ellen at 614-261-8440, ext. 750.
Maize Manor Civic Association and Blockwatch, 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road. For more information call Lori Robinson at 614-262-0639.
Beaumont Civic Association and Blockwatch, 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the meeting room at the Northern Lights branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4093 Cleveland Ave. For information, call Donna at 614-261-6521.
Clinton Estates Civic Association and Blockwatch, 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Trinity United Church of Christ, 1180 Shanley Drive. Call Emmanuel Remy at 614-453-5007.
Northland Community Council Development Committee, 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month at the Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd. Public hearings on local development, rezoning and related topics. Call 614-325-8217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Salem Civic Association, 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, except for the December meeting which is the third Tuesday, at Salem Baptist Church, 5862 Sinclair Road.