Events and programs
Columbus School for Girls, Prospective Parent Coffees, 10:30 a.m. May 8 and 9 in the Alumnae Living Room, 56 S. Columbia Ave., Bexley. The first event is for parents of girls age 3 to grade 5, entering CSG's Program for Young Children and Lower School. The second coffee is for parents of girls entering grades 6-12, CSG's Middle School or Upper School. Attendees will meet with school division leaders, view classes in session and visit CSG's new athletics complex. For reservations, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins also welcome. For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.
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, visit the website at newalbanyfoundersday.com.
New Albany-based SunDown RunDown, 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 information, visit sundownrundown.org or email email@example.com.
Beaux Arts, a Sniff. Swirl. Sip. wine tasting event, 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. May 16 at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St. The event will feature food, wine, chocolate, Cabernet and Fig Newtons. Wine and chocolates can be purchased at the event, along with raffle tickets. Admission tickets are $50 for museum members, $55 for all for others, and they can be purchased at columbusmuseum.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.
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. Visit facebook.com/newalbanycommunitygarden.
Wild Ones, 10 a.m. May 11 at the Innis House in Inniswood Metro Park, 940 Hempstead Road, Westerville. The program will be "Growing Up to be a Wild One" with Barbara Kay Velez Barbosa. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for this event. Columbus Wild Ones members will be bringing plants, seeds and materials. Children and adults will be doing hands-on activities for which they should bring a small hand trowel and a pair of gloves. Seeds will be taken home and seedlings can be transplanted plant into their flower beds. Information on creating a Monarch Waystation and how to maintain it to attract butterflies also will be available. Children will receive a free poster.
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 send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.