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Events and programs
Assistance League, Metro Columbus Chapter, annual spring luncheon and fashion show, "Flowers, Fashion & Fun," 11 a.m. April 20 at the Makoy Center in Hilliard. A cash bar, luncheon, silent auction and a fashion show featuring spring and summer clothes from Chico's will be offered. Tickets, $35, should be purchased by April 12. The nonprofit, all-volunteer organization is dedicated to helping restore hope to women and children who have suffered adversity. All funds raised remain in Franklin County. For information or to purchase tickets, call 614-286-2945.
Bread & Circus Theatre Company, presentation of Joseph Robinette's adaptation of E. B. White's children's book, Charlotte's Web, 7 p.m. Fridays, April 12, 19 and 26; 8 p.m. Saturdays, April 13, 20 and 27; and 3 p.m. Sundays, April 14 and 21. All performances will be in Wold Hall (lower level) at Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2930 W. Broad St. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and students and free for children ages 6 and under. Reservations may be made by calling 614-464-6809. Tickets also are available online at bctco.org.
Meet and Greet for TWIG, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children's Hospital, 6 to 8 p.m. April 16 at the Wine Bistro in Upper Arlington, 1750 W. Lane Ave., Suite 100. Prospective members are invited for complimentary hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to learn more about membership. In central Ohio, more than 800 volunteers make up more than 70 individual TWIG groups. Groups operate independently as well as participate together in larger events, including the annual TWIG Bazaar during the holidays and Pumpkinpalooza. For reservations contact Cindy Laux at 614-355-0819 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbus School for Girls, Prospective Parent Coffees, 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 17 and 18 in the Alumnae Living Room, 56 S. Columbia Ave., Bexley. The first event is for parents of girls age 3 to grade 5; the second program is for parents of students entering grades 6-12. Attendees will meet with school division leaders. Campus tours will include the opportunity to view classes in session and visit CSG's new Wellness and Athletics Complex. For reservations, contact email@example.com. For more information contact the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.
March of Dimes Women's Board, annual fashion show, 6:30 p.m. April 19, at Via Vecchia, 485 S. Front St. in the Brewery District. This year's event, "Caring Causes, Chic Styles," will highlight women's and men's clothing lines from Thread on Grandview, food by Catering by Scott/Via Vecchia and entertainment. Live and silent auctions and raffle packages will be offered. To purchase tickets, go to marchofdimes.com/ohio/events.
Columbus Walk MS, check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. April 20 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 9990 Riverside Drive in Powell. The Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting Walk MS to raise funds for local programs, services and medical research. For more information, call 800-344-4867 or visit MSohiowalk.org.
St. Brendan Women's Club, 13th annual dinner and fashion show, 6 p.m. May 8. The program, "Paint the Town in Color," will feature fashions by Macy's. Cost is $30 per person. For reservations, which are due May 5, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hilliard Relay for Life, 2 p.m. June 15 through 8 a.m. June 16 at Hilliard Davidson High School, 5100 Hilliard Davidson Road. Teams from area businesses, organizations and schools will walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
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.
Riverside United Methodist Church, seminar on "ENCOUNTER: A Blueprint for the House of Prayer," 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at the church, 2701 Zollinger Road in Upper Arlington. Terry Teykl, a United Methodist pastor from Texas, will speak. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $20, with scholarships available. To register call 614-486-5201 or email@example.com.
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 nonthreatening way. Register at www.laughyourway.com. Cost is $40 per couple. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auxiliary to the Franklin County Chapter of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, luncheon, noon April 16 at Brookside Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road. Joe Blundo, Columbus Dispatch columnist, will speak. Guests are invited. For reservations call Jean at 614-262-7071.
Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. The meeting fee is $5 for non-members, $36 per year for members. Call 614-470-0144 or visit inventorscolumbus.com.
Northwest AMVETS Post No. 911, 7 p.m. meets the first Thursday of each month in the VFW Hall, 2436 Walcutt Road. Call 614-876-4817.
Hilliard Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Joint Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway.
Old Hilliardfest Planning Committee meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at various locations in Old Hilliard. For meeting information, visit oldhilliardfest.org.
Tri-Village Sertoma, noon Wednesdays at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road. Potential new members welcome. Call 614-274-5900.
Morning Business Network Exchange, 8 to 9 a.m. the second Friday of the month at Chick-fil-a of the Market at Hilliard, 1988 Hilliard Rome Road. Open to all current Hilliard Chamber of Commerce members. Call Libby Gierach at 614-876-7666 or email email@example.com.
Rotary Club of Hilliard, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, at Heritage Golf Club, 3525 Heritage Club Drive. Visit hilliardrotary.org.
Hilliard Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Hilliard Senior Center.
Rhythm Reelers Square Dance Club, 8 to 10:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month at Hilliard Presbyterian Church, 3600 Leap Road. Call Bill or Judy Podolski at 614-889-0223.
New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Sunflower Restaurant, 7370 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit sawmilltoastmastersclub.org. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.
AmSpirit Business Connections--Heritage Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Max & Erma's, 4279 Cemetery Road. The Hilliard Chapter, 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Jed's, 3799 Park Mill Run Drive. Contact Frank Agin at email@example.com for either group.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 9:30 a.m. on the third Friday of the month at the Hilliard Senior Center, 3810 Veterans Memorial Drive. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Dee Slee at 614-529-4991 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.
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.
Bereavement Support Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Northwest Masonic Temple, 2436 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. Elaine Manley, a registered nurse, facilitates this group offering compassionate and confidential support for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information, call 614-499-1152.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.
Survivors of Suicide (SOS), a weekly support group for people who have experienced the completion of suicide by someone they love, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Columbia Heights Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road. Call 614-565-3181.
Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome/Fibromyalgia meeting, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-457-5132 for more information.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays 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.
Overeaters Anonymous, 4 p.m. the first Friday of the month at Hilliard Presbyterian Church, 3600 Leap Road. Call Carol at 614-777-8596 or visit OA.org.
Ala-Teen and Al-Anon Support Groups, visit al-non.alateen.org to find meeting information.
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 or visit thecenterforbalancedliving.org.
Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 N. High St. Individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, panic, fatigue, depression or fear are welcome. Freewill offerings accepted. For more information contact Paul at 614-895-6760 or info@LowSelfHelpSystems.org.
The following meet in the Hilliard Municipal Building, 3800 Municipal Way, unless otherwise noted.
Mayor's Court, 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Norwich Joint Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway. Court hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Hilliard City Council, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. For agendas, visit hilliardohio.gov.
Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month and the fourth Tuesday, when necessary. For agendas, visit hilliardohio.gov.
Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month in council chambers.
Civil Service Commission, 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month in the mayor's conference room.
Shade Tree Commission, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the mayor's conference room.
Recreation and Parks Commission, 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month in council chambers.