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Wednesday May 1, 2013 10:40 AM

Events and programs

Humanist Jewish Chavurah of Columbus, tour of the Rothko exhibit, 1:30 p.m. April 28 at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St. Admission is free on Sundays; participants should meet in the lobby. Robert Shapiro, a member of the group and a docent at the museum, will share information about the 37 featured works of art and the artist. For reservations, due April 26, call the HJCC voicemail, 614-285-4522 or email cbushumjudaism@gmail.com.

New Albany Founders Day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18, on the 2-5 NA Elementary School grounds on state Route 605. This free festival features carnival rides, mechanical bull ride, the Ethel Schleppi Memorial Art Show, New Albany Historical Quilt Display, a silent auction, food vendors and free inflatables. For more information, go to newalbanyfoundersday.com.

New Albany-based SunDown RunDown, is a start-up pitch event, 6 p.m. May 31, at the Varsity Club in Columbus. This event is a rapid-fire pitch session in which companies have five minutes to pitch their idea to an audience of investors, mentors and potential talent to help take their business to the next step. For more information, visit sundownrundown.org or email info@sundownrundown.org.

Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Organizing Expo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27, at the Funny Bone located in Easton Town Center. Speakers will address topics ranging from chronic disorganization to home inventory management to time management tips. The Organizing Expo is presented in partnership with Goodwill Columbus. Admission is $5 or free with a donation of electronic waste or other goods to Goodwill Columbus the day of the event.

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.

 

Classes, workshops

Employment for Seniors, Jobseekers Workshop Series for ages 65 and older, 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays starting April 29, at the Gahanna Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 310 Granville St. This workshop is intended for individuals 65 and older who are actively seeking part- or full-time employment. Topics include job searches, resume basics, using the Internet to find opportunities and transferring skills to new opportunities. Carol Ventresca, executive director of Employment for Seniors, and Sharon Hamersley, resume consultant and owner of the Resume Coach, will lead the sessions. For more information or to register, call the Employment for Seniors office at 614-863-1219.

Tools for Caregivers, "Preventing Burnout," 5:45 to 7 p.m. May 2, at the Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave. in Columbus. Patty Callahan, caregiver advocate of the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, will speak. This series is free and open to the community. To register, visit the website at toolsforcaregivers5.eventbrite.com.

 

Meetings

Six River Valley Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio, 7 p.m. May 2 in Room 424, Roush Hall, Otterbein University. Giuseppe Vercellotti, adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at Ohio State University, will describe the Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri, a collaboration between OSU and the University of Pisa. Participants are asked to bring some artifacts for display. For more information, go to ohiosrvc.org.

New Albany Community Garden, 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 7, in the garden at 20 Village Hall Road. Topics include planting summer gardens and Compost 101. The group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the first Tuesday evening of the month in the garden during fair weather and at the Plain Township Fire Department on Route 62 during bad weather. All meetings are free and open to the public. For information, visit facebook.com/newalbanycommunitygarden.

Easton-New Albany Chapter of the Accountant Information Market, 11:45 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Scrambler Marie's (order off menu), 5729 N. Hamilton Road. The group aims to sponsor programs that support the accounting profession through CPE classes and provide new networking opportunities for possible referrals to new clients and new client resources. For information, call 614-478-8187 or email john@accountantinformationmarket.com.

New Albany Chamber of Commerce meets the third Thursday of each month. Visit newalbanychamber.com for the meeting time and location. For reservations, call 614-855-4400 or email office@newalbanychamber.com.

Shipwrights of Central Ohio, a group for ship modelers, 9 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month, Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. For information, visit shipwrightsofohio.org.

New Albany Communicators, a Toastmasters International Club, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Nazarene Church, 6000 Johnstown Road. For more information, call Tammy O'Neill at 614-551-7146 or email jtkoneill@gmail.com.

American Legion Post 171, 7:30 p.m. and Auxiliary, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the post, 393 E. College Ave. Guests are invited. Call Mike Etling at 614-891-9388 or Kim Mann (Auxiliary) at 614-266-2695.

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

AmSpirit Business Connections-Towne Centre Chapter, 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Logan's Roadhouse, 3969 Morse Crossing. The program focuses on networking opportunities. For more information, contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or tom.anderson@excelleweb.com. For general information, visit amspirit.com.

 

Support groups

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 more information, contract Monica Wilford at 614-581-6979 or 614-337-0990.

Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Mount Carmel/St. Ann's Hospital, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except holidays) at the hospital, 500 Cleveland Ave., Westerville. Participants will receive information on diabetes and diabetes self-care activities. Those diagnosed with diabetes and their family members and friends are invited. There is no fee. For more information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254. Meetings are subject to change.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis as well as their family members, meeting in Reynoldsburg and Delaware. Visit ccfa.org/chapters/centralohio for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.

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

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month in Room 202 at New Albany United Methodist Church, 20 S. Third St. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Marisa Kress at 614-457-6003 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. For respite care, call 614-939-0350.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Franklin County and Concord Counseling, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd. Call Mary Kay Ansley at 614-882-9338, ext. 233. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm.

 

Government

New Albany Planning Commission, 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Village Hall, 99 W. Main St.

New Albany Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Village Hall.

New Albany Architectural Review Board, 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Village Hall.

New Albany City Council, 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Village Hall.

Rocky Fork Blacklick Accord, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Village Hall.

Plain Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Plain Township fire station, 9500 Johnstown Road.

Plain Township Zoning Commission, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Plain Township fire sta

Plain Township Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Plain Township fire station.

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