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Events and programs

Franklin County Public Health and the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine, low-cost rabies immunization clinic for dogs and cats, 1 to 3 p.m. June 27 at Windsor Park, 4330 Dudley Ave., Grove City. The cost is $5 per pet, cash only, with no appointments necessary. All dogs and cats must be on a leash or in an animal carrier. Dog licenses will be available for sale and the Capital Area Humane Society will provide microchip identification for $15 per pet. For more information, visit or call 614-525-3160.

Clintonville Woman's Club, summer lunch series open to the public, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16 and Aug. 20 at the clubhouse, 3951 N. High St. July's event will be Christmas in July, including a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The August luncheon will feature ham loaf with a hot side dish. Entree or salad bar (including beverage, roll and gratuity) options may be purchased either separately or in combination. Assorted desserts are $2 each. Carryout is available. Reservations are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Card tables may be reserved for games after lunch. For more information, call the club at 614-268-5525.

Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church, vacation Bible school, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 21-25 at 3500 Main St., Hilliard. Children ages 3 and up are invited. T-shirts will be available for $6. For more information, call 614-876-7926.

Make-A-Wish, 15th annual Medical Mutual Columbus Walk For Wishes, 10 a.m. July 26 at McFerson Commons, Arch Park, 218 West St., Columbus. Registration starts at 9 a.m., with families taking part in a one- or three-mile scenic walk to help grant wishes for children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Music and food will be available at the event's conclusion. To register as an individual or a team visit Participants who raise $100 or more will receive a T-shirt.

Heart of Ohio Tole Chapter, 34th annual convention "Hats Off to Painting," Aug. 11-16 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus. As part of the event, the chapter will offer painting classes in a variety of skill levels and mediums. A catalog of classes, with registration information, is available at For more information, call 614-863-1785.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program helps unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over secure 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, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 2 at the Hilliard Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4772 Cemetery Road. An additional drive is set for 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12 at Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3500 Main St., Hilliard. For appointments go to or call 800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins are welcome.

Classes and


Dublin Community Recreation Center, weekly line-dancing class for beginners, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sundays, 5600 Post Road. No line-dance experience necessary. Cost is $3 per class. A beginner/improver class will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays and a more advanced class at 2 p.m. Sundays. For more information, send an email to

New Directions Career Center, Working Moms: What Every Employer Needs You to Know, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. July 2 at the center, 199 E. Rich St. New Directions The program begins with a free continental breakfast. A registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. To register, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.

Art of Positive Parenting, 6 to 8 p.m. July 15, 22 and 29 at the Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club, 3111 Hayden Road. Cost is $75 per person, $125 per couple. To register, visit or call 614-224-0222, ext. 103. The class number is TP 14-12.


Columbus Military Wives Club, luncheon, 11:30 a.m. July 9 at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. The "Flag Lady" from the Flag Lady Store will speak. For more information or reservations, due one week in advance, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-837-6283 or Mabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.

Inventors Network, discussion of the invention process, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in Room 109, lower level of Kinney Hall, at the Columbus College of Art and Design, 470 E. Gay St. 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

Hilliard Kiwanis, 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Dave and Buster's, 3665 Park Mill Drive, Hilliard. Guests are invited. For more information, go to

Hilliard Memorial VFW Post 4931, 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at 2436 Walcutt Road.

Women's Mah Jongg Group, 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays at participants' homes in Hilliard. Call Roberta Cohen at 614-876-4245.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Weekly videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. Topics change weekly and focus on popular life issues. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact

Hilliard Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Joint Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway.

Old Hilliardfest Planning Committee, the second Tuesday of each month at various locations in Old Hilliard. For meeting information, visit

Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. on the second Thursday (except August) at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St., Dublin. Coffee available at 9:30 a.m. Guests are welcome. Go to or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

Tri-Village Sertoma, noon Wednesdays at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road. Potential new members welcome. Call 614-274-5900.

Rotary Club of Hilliard, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, at Heritage Golf Club, 3525 Heritage Club Drive. For information, visit

Hilliard Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Hilliard Senior Center.

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit for meeting times and locations. To join, email

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit 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 for either group.

Support groups

Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services, free widow and widower gathering, 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 27 at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Road, Room 104. This month's meeting topic is "Be Prepared." To register, call Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 422, by June 26. New participants are welcome.

Trinity United Methodist Church and Home Instead Senior Care, free Caregiver Support Group, 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 1 in the Chapelside Parlor at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1581 Cambridge Blvd. in Marble Cliff. Heather Galli, community-relations officer for the Upper Arlington Police Department, is scheduled to present, "Is It Time to Take the Keys?" Respite care will be available at the church. To reserve respite care, call Carol Savage at Home Instead, 614-486-6643. For information, call Gary Brand, director of older adult ministries, 614-488-0695.

Greater Columbus Area Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group, 10 a.m. to noon July 17, Conference Room 2 at Dublin Methodist Hospital, 7500 Hospital Drive. Free. An additional meeting is scheduled Oct. 25 in Conference Room 1 at the hospital. For more information, contact Marcia Eyre at 740-775-2262 or; Mare Hull at 614-793-1948 or; or Dawn Lowery, clinical voice pathologist Ohio ENT, at 614-538-2424, ext. 146, or

Guy's Night: Men Supporting Men, 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Cancer Support Community, 1200 Old Henderson Road. The group, facilitated by Larry Walters, Bryan Loveless and Ricky Kitchen, will focus on male-specific cancers and other cancer diagnoses. Topics include healthier living, improved quality of life and ways to cope with diagnosis and treatment. To register, call 614-884-4673.

Families in Touch, for families and friends of people with mental illness, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and the Twin Valley Behavioral Health, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, 2200 W. Broad St. Meetings are subject to change. Call Scott at 614-752-0333, ext. 5178, or visit

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.

Caregiver Support Group, for friends and family of those facing cancer, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. Free. For information, call 614-800-3819.

Bereavement Support Group, for those who have lost a loved one to cancer, at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. Free. Call 614-800-3819.

Parkinson's Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the third floor multi-purpose room at the Forum at Knightsbridge, 4625 Knightsbridge Blvd. Call Dodie Wood at 614-481-8888.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit

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.

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

Ala-Teen and Al-Anon Support Groups, visit 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 and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550 or visit

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


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

Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month and the fourth Tuesday, when necessary. For agendas, visit

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.

Norwich Township Board of Trustees, noon the first Tuesday of the month and 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at 5181 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard.