Events and programs
American Legion Post 614 American Legion Auxiliary Unit 614, Baked Chicken Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. May 17 at Hilliard Senior Citizens Center, 3810 Veterans Memorial Drive. Cost is $8. The public is invited for meals that include baked chicken, potatoes, vegetables, roll and dessert.
Hayden Baptist Church, all-you-can-eat country breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. May 18 at the church, 6729 Hayden Run Road, Hilliard. Breakfasts include scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, gravy, biscuits, pancakes, French toast, milk, coffee and orange juice. Cost is $5, $2.50 for children. Carryout will be available.
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. For more information, visit bit.ly/CUOBike or call 614-340-1738.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Fundraiser-Reception, 8 p.m. May 18 at Kitamu Coffee on Hilliard Rome Road. Hilliard resident Dani Davis has successfully worked with Ohio Gov. John Kasich on a proclamation to make May "Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month." In addition, Davis has created a collection of paintings and art pieces to promote awareness of the illness. The reception, showcasing Davis' artwork, will include an artist meet-and-greet, discussion of Davis' personal story with EDS and an opportunity to donate money to help fund a new research and treatment center. Several local musicians will provide entertainment. Davis' art will be on display throughout May.
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 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
Financial Planning Association of Central Ohio and New Directions Career Center, free workshop "Help! I Need Somebody: An Overview of Legal and Financial Resources," 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. May 29, at the career center, 199 E. Rich St. Suggested registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.
Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. 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 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 Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit sawmilltoastmastersclubs.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.
DivorceCare Support Group, 13-week program starting at 7 p.m. May 22, at Radiant Life Church, 7100 Post Road, Dublin. The sessions combine videos and group discussions to help with issues of divorce and separation and begin the healing process. Participants can join the group at any time. For more information, call 614-578-5380.
Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services' Widow/Widower Gathering, 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 24, at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Road, Room 104. Joyce Johnson, lung health outreach director with the Breathing Association, will present "Breathing, Laughing and Other Good Things." There is no fee. To register, call Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 422, by May 22.
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 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 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.