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. For more information, call 614-863-1785.
Events and programs
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 a $6 fee. For more information, call 614-876-7926.
Binns Elementary School open house, honoring teacher Sharon Pennell, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 26 at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 1100 S. Hague Ave. The fifth-grade classes of 1967 and 1968 at Binns are hosting this event to reminisce with Pennell, who taught at Binns and Wayne Avenue elementary schools. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Donations will be accepted. For reservations, due July 21, call Steve Scarpitti at 614-771-1452.
The 13th annual Hilliard 5K Run/Walk Nite Classic, 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive. The entry fee is $25 before July 17, $30 after. The event supports the Hilliard Davidson cross-country teams.
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 heartofohiotole.org. For more information, call 614-863-1785.
Friends of the Shelter, PupArt, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Drive. The event will feature music, art, appetizers and wine. Guests can take part in a silent auction of pet-related and other original artwork and meet adoptable dogs. Proceeds help support sick and injured dogs at the Franklin County Dog Shelter. For more information, contact Cheryl Mandell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Classes and workshops
New Directions Career Center, Job Loss Financial Strategies: How to Survive Unemployment Without Losing the Shirt off Your Back, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. July 30 at the center, 199 E. Rich St. Participants will learn to prioritize spending and access options. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. To register, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.Meetings
Lifetree Cafe Upper Arlington, 7 p.m. Mondays at 4770 Britton Parkway, Hilliard. Topics change weekly and focus on life issues. The topic for week of July 20 will be "To Frack or Not to Frack?" Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact James Mann at 614-451-4500.
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.
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.
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.
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 sites.google.com/site/columbusareaega or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.
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.
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.
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.
Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome. 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.Support groups
Overeaters Anonymous, 4 p.m. the first Friday of the month at Hilliard Presbyterian Church, 3600 Leap Road. Call Carol at 614-777-8596.
Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services, free widow and widower gathering, 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 25 in Room 104 at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Road. Refreshments will be provided by Arlington Court. To register, call Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 422, by July 23.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court. For adults who are struggling to manage life in the aftermath of a loved one's suicide, this group focuses on symptoms of grief and coping strategies. Free. For more information, call 614-889-5722.
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 mhafc.org.
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 multipurpose room at the Forum at Knightsbridge, 4625 Knightsbridge Blvd. Call Dodie Wood at 614-481-8888.
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.
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.
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.
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.