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Events and programs

Hilliard United Methodist Church Rummage Sale, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 25 and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at Warehouse 839, 3691 Main St. A bake sale will be held April 25. Items include household goods, clothing, shoes, books, toys, tools, furniture and baked goods. Proceeds support mission projects.

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. Contact the Central Ohio Diabetes Association at 614-884-4400 or sign up online at www.volunteermatch.org. Registration for walkers is $30 or $35 with T-shirt. Family rates are available at $60 or $80 with T-shirts. Visit CODAwalks.org or 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.

Luther B. Turner Masonic Lodge, fish fry, 3 to 7 p.m. April 27 at the lodge, 2933 Valley View Road. Meals include fish, cole slaw and cake. Cost is $7 per person.Takeout meals available.

St. Brendan Women's Club, 13th annual dinner and fashion show, 6 p.m. May 8. The program will feature fashions by Macy's. Cost $30 per person. For reservations, due May 5, contact stbrwomensclub@gmail.com.

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 accessories, handmade pizza cutters and wine bottle lights. Admission is $3, free for children under age 12. A portion of proceeds will benefit Columbus nonprofit Charity Newsies, which provides clothing for school children. For more information, visit avantgardeshows.com.

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 and its efforts in cancer research and education. 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.

Health

American Red Cross, blood drive, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 11 at Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3500 Main St., Hilliard. Appointments are accepted at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Mention the RELC location. Walk-ins are welcome.

Meetings

Columbus Home Economists in Home & Community, luncheon, 11:45 a.m. May 9 at the Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Drive. Joan Riegal will present the program, "The Quilts of GEE's Bend." GEE's Bend quilt makers have become famous for their unique "fiber art," while their quilt making was for utilitarian purposes only. For reservations, due May 3, call 740-965-3889 or 614-459-1029.

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 members (not pro-rated for a partial year) or $5 per meeting. 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 info@hilliardchamber.org.

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. To join, email nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

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 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 frankagin@amspirit.com for either group.

Support groups

Central Ohio Polio Network, provides support and information on post-polio syndrome, 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 4 at the Westerville MCL Restaurant, 76 E. Schrock Road. For more information, contact Monica Wilford at 614-581-6979 or 614-337-0990.

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. 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.

Government

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.