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Events and programs
Central Ohio Diabetes Association Family Fun Walk & Run, 9 a.m. April 27, at Genoa Park in downtown Columbus. In addition to participants, a number of volunteers are needed before, during and after the event. Volunteers will assist with event set-up and tear-down, staffing registration tables and other duties. Any interested parties should contact the Central Ohio Diabetes Association at 614-884-4400. Registration for walkers is $30 or $35 with T-shirt (family rates are available at $60 or $80 with T-shirts) For information on walking call 614-884-4400. This event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds will help support education programs, nutritional counseling, community detection, youth and camp programs and other services.
Lancaster Men's Chorus, "Ham and Eggs" program to celebrate the show's 42nd anniversary, 8 p.m. May 8-11, in the Jeffrey Wagner Theatre at Ohio University-Lancaster. The first half of the show will be based on an original script written by chorus members and directed by Mark Loy. Chorus members are featured in concert during the second half of the show. Tickets are $7 for the May 8 show, $8 for all others. Tickets may be purchased from chorus members or by calling the State Farm Insurance office of Maureen Cefalu at 740-654-0332.
Columbus Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11, at St. Agatha's Parish Hall, 1860 Northam Road, Upper Arlington. Items include screen printed Columbus pride wear, antique jewelry repurposed into new accessories, handmade pizza cutters and wine bottle lights. Admission is $3, free for children under age 12. A portion of proceeds will benefit Columbus non-profit Charity Newsies, an organization that works to provide clothing for young school children. For more information, visit avantgardeshows.com.
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.
UALC: The Church at Mill Run, Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage seminar, 7 to 10 p.m. April 19, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 20, at 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard. This two-day video seminar helps couples deal with tough issues in a way that is nonthreatening. Cost is $40 per couple. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond Healing-Living Well with Cancer, yoga sessions for people with cancer and their families, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at Grow Yoga, 1780 W. Fifth Ave. Free program of gentle poses and meditation for relaxation and stress reduction. For information, call Patti Petrella, facilitator, at 614-406-8941.
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.
Northwest Columbus Christian Women's Club, spring fashion show and brunch, 10 a.m. to noon April 24 at Brookside Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road. A meet and greet period begins at 9:30 a.m. In addition to the show, Barbara Falls of Sylvania will present "How Crisis Provided Answers to Life's Most Important Questions." Cost of $17 is inclusive, payable by check or cash at the door. Reservations are necessary for brunch and due April 17. For reservations call Sandra Ellison at 614-395-5706 or email Diane Hendrickson at email@example.com.
Clintonville Woman's Club General Assembly, luncheon, noon April 26, at the club, 3951 N. High St. Following lunch, Susan Warrener Smith will present "Truth Against the World: Searching for the Spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright." For more information, call the club at 614-268-5825.
Grandview Cinema Discussion Group, 6:45 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. Fifth Ave. The program is discussion only; films are not shown at meetings. May's topic will be "Elements of Parody." For more information, call 614-486-7346.
Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. The topic for May 14, will be "Is Design Important If No Other Product Does What Mine Does?" 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.
Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Weekly videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. Topics change weekly and focus on popular life issues. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upper Arlington Grandview Gold Star Referral Club, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Marshall's, 1105 W. First Ave. Call Jim Bishop at 614-425-5735.
University Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave. Call President Kent Williamson at 614-451-2957.
Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. For more information, visit northwestkiwanis.com.
Tri-Village Sertoma, noon Wednesdays at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road. Potential new members invited. Call 614-274-5900.
Assistance League of Metro Columbus, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-404-8709.
Tri-Village Noon Lions Club, noon the first Tuesday of the month at the Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. All are invited. Call Brad Gambill at 614-374-9333.
Eating disorder support groups for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder support group and family and friends,6:30 to 8 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except holidays), at the Center for Balanced Living, 445 E. Granville Road, Buildings M, N and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550.
Grandview Heights City Council, 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays at the municipal building, 1016 Grandview Ave.
Widow/Widower Gathering, 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 26, in Room 104 at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Road. Jeri Diehl Cusack, executive committee member of the Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt Organization, will speak. Hollie Goldberg and Jeanne McGarry of Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services are facilitating this free group. For reservations due April 24, call Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 422.
People With Cancer Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. Elaine Manley, a registered nurse, leads this group for those with any type or stage of cancer. For information, call Manley at 614-499-1152.
Friends and Family of Those With Cancer Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. Valerie Milgrom, a registered nurse, will lead this group that shares the experience of caring for a loved one. For information, call Milgrom at 614-403-4881.
Parkinson's Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the third floor multi-purpose room at the Forum at Knightsbridge, 4625 Knightsbridge Blvd. Call Dodie Wood at 614-481-8888.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call 459-7050.
Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road. Call 614-895-1002.
Breast Cancer Support Group, led by a psychologist, social workers and registered nurses. The groups are ongoing; join any time. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7 to 9 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-547-9788. Meadow Park Church of God is not affiliated with the DBSA.
Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-470-0397.