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Events and programs

The Worthington Independent Senior Living Community, fundraiser for Outward Bound for Veterans, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 6, at its facility, 1201 Riva Ridge Court in Gahanna. The event will feature a yard sale with hot dogs and balloons. Outward Bound helps soldiers re-acclimate to society through wilderness courses that draw on the healing power of teamwork and challenge. For more information or to make a donation, visit or call 1-866-467-7651.

Humanist Jewish Chavurah of Columbus, Humanistic Shabbat with discussion, 6 p.m. July 12, in the community clubhouse at the Woods at Sugar Run, 5545 Armstead Ave., New Albany Rabbi Adam Chalom, a scholar and widely traveled lecturer on Humanistic Judaism, will present "Say What You Believe: Humanistic Judaism and Jewish Integrity. Although there is no charge for the dinner, guests must RSVP to Linda Wolf by July 8 by calling 614-855-3484 or sending email to Those wishing to attend the discussion only are asked to RSVP by July 9.

Make-A-Wish 14th annual Medical Mutual Columbus Walk for Wishes, 10 a.m. July 13, at Huntington Park and downtown Columbus. Participants can choose either a one- or three-mile walk to help grant wishes for children battling life-threatening medical conditions. A Finish Line Celebration filled with music, food and fun will be held at the conclusion of the walk. Walkers also have the opportunity to meet current and past Wish families. To register as an individual or team, visit Every participant who raises $100 or more will receive an official T-shirt. For information, contact Chelsea Dobbs at 614-495-3713 or email

Third Annual Mark and Dan Barren Family Fund Golf Outing and Family Dinner, 2 p.m. for golf Aug. 2, at the New Albany Links Golf Club, 7100 New Albany Links Dr. Dinner will be held at 7 p.m. Cost is $125 per person for golf, $75 for Columbus Academy staff, with dinner included. Dinner is $25 per person otherwise. To register, contact Scott Watters at or call 614-855-7735. The fund will provide financial aid to qualified student athletes at Columbus Academy as well as help fund a 529 plan for the children of Coach Mark Barren.

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.



Plain Township Fire Department, community/workplace CPR class for residents of Plain Township and New Albany, 6 to 8 p.m. July 24. This class is intended for the layperson wanting to obtain lifesaving CPR skills, with a focus on administering chest compressions, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and adult and infant choking. The class is free to residents of Plain Township and New Albany. The registration deadline is July 19. Registration forms are available at For more information, contact the station at 614-855-7370.



Six River Valley Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio, 7 p.m. July 11 in Room 213, Roush Hall at Otterbein University. Martha Otto, curator emerita, Ohio Historical Society, will present "Cahokia: America's First City." Closest parking lots are across the street on Grove, behind the building, and west on Park.

AmSpirit Business Connections-New Albany/Gahanna Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Fridays at Scrambler Marie's, 5729 N. Hamilton Road. The program focuses on networking opportunities for small businesses and professionals. For more information, contact Dan Wolt at 614-419-9103.

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. Visit

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

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

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

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

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 for meeting times and locations. To join, email

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


Support groups

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. For information, visit for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.

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

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.