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Events and programs
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, a 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, 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 p.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, along with raffle tickets. Admission tickets, $50 for museum members, $55 for nonmembers, 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.
Columbus Sail and Power Squadron, "Trailering-For Women Only," part of the United States Power Squadron University seminar series, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at 8492 Cotter St., Lewis Center. This program covers state and local trailering regulations and requirements regarding brakes and hook-ups for safety chains. Fee is $15 for USPS members, $25 for nonmembers. Lunch is included. Registration required; visit columbussailandpower.org.
American Red Cross, blood donation, 2 to 8 p.m. May 14 at the Lifestyle Communities-The Villages at New Albany Park, 7070 Bayton Place. For appointments, call 800-733-2767.
Wild Ones, 10 a.m. May 11 at the Innis House in Inniswood Metro Park, 940 Hempstead Road, Westerville. For "Growing Up to be a Wild One" with Barbara Kay Velez Barbosa, Columbus Wild Ones members will bring plants, seeds and materials. Children and adults will do hands-on activities; bring a small hand trowel and gloves. Seeds can be taken home and transplanted into flower beds. Information on creating and maintaining a Monarch Waystation to attract butterflies also will be available. Children will receive a free poster. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
New Albany Community Garden, 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 sponsors 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 more information call 614-478-8187 or 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.
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 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.
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. To join, email email@example.com.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Towne Centre Chapter, 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Logan's Roadhouse, 3969 Morse Crossing. The program focuses on networking opportunities. Contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Free. 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.
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.
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 station.
Plain Township Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Plain Township fire station.