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Events and programs
St. Brendan Womens' 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, due May 5, contact email@example.com.
First Saturday at Green Lawn, 11 a.m. May 4 in the Huntington Chapel in the middle of Green Lawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave. Jayne Davis of the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society will lead a program on gravestone rubbings. She will bring tools and will explain how to get started with this activity which many consider a hobby. Weather permitting, she later will lead the group in doing rubbings. For information on the Green Lawn Volunteers, contact the volunteer coordinator at 614-266-5218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and the Gamma Zeta Zeta Education Foundation, annual From Girls to Pearls Ball, 4 p.m. May 5 at the Makoy Center, 5462 Center St. in Hilliard. A reception begins at 3 p.m. Gene Harris, superintendent of Columbus City Schools, will be mistress of ceremonies. The 2013 class includes 20 teens from Columbus City Schools and one each from Groveport Madison Local Schools, Pickerington Local Schools, Reynoldsburg City Schools and Westerville City Schools. For information, visit zphibgzz.org/news.
Women's Auxiliary Council of Nationwide Children's Hospital, informational dessert and coffee event for prospective members, 6:30 p.m. May 7 at Brookside Golf and Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road. The event is open to the public and geared for women who are interested in learning about and involvement in the four auxiliaries of Nationwide Children's: TWIG, Kinder Key, Pleasure Guild and the Women's Board. Members of each will give a brief overview of their organization and answer questions. For reservations, contact Brittany Keegan at 614-355-0854 or email@example.com.
Columbus School for Girls, Prospective Parent Coffees, 10:30 a.m. May 8 and 9 in the Alumnae Living Room, 56 S. Columbia Ave., Bexley. The first event is for parents of girls age 3 to grade 5, entering CSG's Program for Young Children and Lower School. The second coffee is for parents of girls entering grades 6-12, CSG's Middle School or Upper School. Attendees will meet with school division leaders, view classes in session and visit CSG's new athletics complex. For reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org; walk-ins also are welcome. For information, contact the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.
Mental Health America of Franklin County, presentation of The MOMologues, an annual signature event supporting the organization's maternal mental health division, Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement for Moms, 7 p.m. May 10 at the Makoy Center, 5462 Center St., Hilliard. This Boston-based production featuring WOSU's Ann Fisher, AJ Casey, and theater veterans Melissa Muguruza and Sonda Staley, is a staged reading about the realities of motherhood. The evening also includes a cash bar, raffle and networking opportunities. Advance tickets are $30 each; $35 at the door. To buy tickets, go to momologuescolumbus.com or call 614-221-1441.
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 provides clothing for young school children. For more information, visit avantgardeshows.com.
Credit Union of Ohio, Hilliard Police, Norwich Fire Department and Nationwide Insurance, Bike Safety Day, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at its Hilliard branch, 5500 Britton Parkway. The event will include activities for children of all ages, including five bike safety stations, fire truck tours, face painting, free food and live music entertainment by the Shazzbots. Bike helmets will be given away to the first 50 children and one free bike will be given away during the event. Goody bags will be given away to all children who visit the bike safety stations. Those driving to the event are encouraged to park on Riggins Court or in the BMW parking lot at the end of Riggins Court. Visit bit.ly/CUOBike or call 614-340-1738.
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. For 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.
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 800-RED-CROSS. Mention the RELC location. Walk-ins are welcome.
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 membership (payable any time, not pro-rated for partial year), $5 per meeting at the door. 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 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. To join, 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 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.
Central Ohio Polio Network, providing 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 information, contact Monica Wilford at 614-581-6979 or 614-337-0990.
DivorceCare Support Group, a 13-week program that uses videos and group discussions to help work through the issues of divorce and begin the healing process, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, May 6 through Aug. 5, at Heritage Christian Church, 7413 Maxtown Road, Westerville. Participants can join at any time. The group will not meet on Memorial Day, May 27. For more information call 614-898-9412.
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 information, call 614-499-1152.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.