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Events and programs
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, visit 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 nonprofit Charity Newsies, an organization that works to provide clothing for young school children. 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 more information, call 800-227-2345 or visit 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 by calling 800-RED-CROSS. Mention the RELC location. Walk-ins are welcome.
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.