Wexner Heritage Village, 2013 Clergy Appreciation Breakfast in recognition of Pastoral Care Month, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 24, at 1151 College Ave., Columbus. Clergy members of all faiths are invited to this free program. Chaplain (Col.) Rabbi Mitchell Ackerson, Commander of the 114th Chaplain Detachment, based in Los Alamitos, Calif., and director of pastoral care of the Lifebridge Health System in Baltimore, Md., will present "The Health Care Chaplain and the Local Clergy: A Vital, Crucial and, by Necessity, Unequal Partnership." Kosher dietary laws will be observed.
Events and programs
Humanist Jewish Chavurah of Columbus, trip to view the George Bellows exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art, 11 a.m. Oct. 20, at the museum, 480 E. Broad St. The group will have a private tour of the exhibit, followed by a lunch at 1 p.m. at Due Amici Restaurant. The tour and admission to the museum are free. To make reservations, contact Linda Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Bellows" in the subject line or call 614-855-3484.
Wexner Heritage Village, 2013 Clergy Appreciation Breakfast in recognition of Pastoral Care Month, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 24, at 1151 College Ave., Columbus. Clergy members of all faiths are invited to this free program. Chaplain (Col.) Rabbi Mitchell Ackerson, Commander of the 114th Chaplain Detachment, based in Los Alamitos, Calif., and director of pastoral care of the Lifebridge Health System in Baltimore, Md., will present "The Health Care Chaplain and the Local Clergy: A Vital, Crucial and, by Necessity, Unequal Partnership." Kosher dietary laws will be observed. To register for the breakfast, contact Anne Kuntz at email@example.com by Oct. 21.
The 5K Run and Walk to Cure Psoriasis Columbus, third annual event designed to raise awareness and raise money to support the effort to find a cure, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27, at Bexley High School, 326 S Cassingham Road. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. This event also features a 1K walk, along with a free indoors Family Fun Fest that follows the run. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. Appearing on the skin most often as red scaly patches, psoriasis is chronic, painful, disfiguring and disabling. Visit the website npf.donordrive.com/event/columbus or contact Deborah Barnard via phone at 800-723-9166, ext. 410.
Church of the Resurrection-New Albany, 16th annual Hollyday Craft Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2, at 6300 E. Dublin Granville Road. Other features include a bake sale, a cafe, a raffle and door prizes. Admission is $1. No strollers please.
Columbus School for Girls, open house for parents and prospective students preschool age through grade 12, 1 p.m. Nov. 3, at the CSG Campus, 65 S. Columbia Ave., Columbus. Guests will learn about CSG academic programs, participate in classroom demonstrations and tour the facilities. For reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Give thanks. Walk. event, Nov. 23, at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. The event features a family-friendly after party, including face painting, Games2U, magician and live music from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Registration is free, but participants are forming teams and raising money online at givethankswalk.org to earn incentives. These efforts support St. Jude in finding cures to save children battling cancer and other diseases.
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.Health
American Red Cross, blood donation, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital, 7333 Smiths Mill Road. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.Meetings
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 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. For more information, contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912.
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.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Port Columbus Chapter, 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Brook Hollow Conference Center, 676 Brook Hollow, Gahanna. AmSpirit Business Connections is a national organization that assists sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals succeed by creating a forum where they can exchange qualified referrals with other sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals. Guests are welcome.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 and 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.
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.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, 6:30 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.