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Events and programs

St. Gabriel Radio and Columbus area band Living Water, performance of the concert narrative On a Night Like This, 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Matesich Theater on the campus of Ohio Dominican University. On a Night Like This considers the many participants in the story of Jesus' birth. The presentation is open to the public and is appropriate for all age groups. Tickets are free, but reservations are requested. For reservations, visit

Koleinu Choir, Hanukkah party, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8, at Wexner Heritage House, 1151 College Ave. Hanukkah cookies will be served. Families are encouraged to join the residents of WHH for dancing and singing. This free event is sponsored by Hadassah. Call 614-235-8111.

New Albany Chamber of Commerce, annual Delta Awards & Holiday Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 12, at Bob Evans Headquarters, 8111 Smith's Mill Road. This event will showcase the Delta Award winners, as well as honor retiring board members and announce incoming board members. Cost is $30 for members, $35 nonmembers or others at the door. For reservations, which are required, go to For more information, call 614-855-4400.

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

New Directions Career Center, An Employer Perspective: 10 Things Job Seekers Need to Know About Employment Trends in a Changing Job Market, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Dec. 4, at 199 E. Rich St. The event begins with a continental breakfast. A $10 registration fee is payable at the door; however, fee reductions and waivers are available to those who qualify. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100. 

Wexner Heritage Village Spiritual Life Team, information session and training luncheon for the Nadav Spiritual Volunteer Program, noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 10 and March 11, at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Zusman Hospice Jewish Chaplain Rabbi Debbie Lefton will lead the session. This program pairs trained volunteer visitors with long-term care, independent and assisted living residents on the WHV campus, as well as unaffiliated individuals in central Ohio, who seek a spiritual confidant to explore issues such as faith, the afterlife, religious values and beliefs. No experience is necessary. Those interested in participating should contact Lefton at 614-559-0243.



Columbus Military Wives Club, luncheon, noon Dec. 4, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11 a.m. The program will be the Olentangy Men's Choir. Club members' husbands are invited. For more information or reservations, necessary a week in advance, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-876-6283 or Mabel Edwards, 614-866-2625.

Capital University Alumnae Chapter, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, in the Weiler Room of the Harry C. Moores Campus Center. Gary Brown, fine art professor emeritus, will present "47 Years of Having Fun" and Sandy Johnson Packer, class of 1968, will present "Life and Work as an Artist." Hostesses will be Dottie Winter, chairwoman; Julia Danison and Shirley Wynkoop.

Kiwanis Club of New Albany, 7 to 8 a.m. p.m. the first and third Wednesdays at the Bob Evans Restaurant in New Albany and 6 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays at Marriott Courtyard in New Albany. Kiwanis is a nonprofit service club that focuses on serving the children of the community and the world.

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.

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 and open to the public. For more information, 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.

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.

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 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.