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Columbus School for Girls, CSG: All Girl, By Design, A Celebration of Student Learning for Prospective and Current CSG Families, 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 26, at the school, 56 S. Columbia Ave. Parents and prospective students preschool age through grade 12 are invited, as well as current CSG families, to attend this celebration highlighting CSG's curriculum and programs. Prospective families may arrive at 1 p.m.; current families at 1:30 p.m. Register online at by clicking on the "Visit CSG-CSG Admission" tab. For more information, contact the office of admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre event, 7 p.m. Feb. 1, at the JCC, 1125 College Ave. Cloak and Dagger will perform its SpyBall: Death of a Secret Agent dinner theater. After a cocktails and appetizer hour featuring a cash bar, a four-course kosher buffet-style dinner will be served at 8 p.m. as part of the interactive performance. Tickets range from $50 to $250, with proceeds to help support the JCC programs and services. For tickets, visit or call 614-231-2731.

Ohio Dominican University, College Goal Sunday, 2 p.m. Feb. 9, in Erskine Hall on the university's main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road. The free program is designed to help students apply for federal financial aid, with financial aid professionals available to answer questions. Volunteers will help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This event is presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents. Register at or by calling 614-251-4778.

J Street, launch of Columbus chapter with a book club-style discussion, 7 p.m. Feb. 10, at the Columbus Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave. The Columbus chapter of the national pro-Israel, pro-peace movement, will consider Israeli columnist Ari Shavit's bestseller, My Promised Land. The event will be moderated by Ohio State history professor Robin Judd and will be co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus and the Melton Center for Jewish Studies of The Ohio State University. The chapter is being co-chaired by Isaiah Shalwitz and Cantor Jack Chomsky and Ted Fisher will lead the group's political activities. The event is open to the public.

Concord Counseling Services, fourth annual He'ART of Concord art show and sale, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, at 700 Brooksedge Blvd., Westerville. This free event, open to the public, will showcase art in numerous media from more than 20 clients and friends of Concord. Original paintings, photographs, drawings, fabric art, jewelry and pottery will be included. Artists who are clients of Concord receive all proceeds of any pieces sold. For reservations, email

All Saints Episcopal Church in New Albany, Holy Land Tour from Sept. 6-13. Only 40 reservations will beaccepted and minimal deposits must be recieved on or before March 1. Tour includes round-trip airfare from Columbus, hotel, two daily meals, ground transportation and taxes and related fees (tips not included). Contact Charlie Evranian at or call 614-855-8267.

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.


American Red Cross, blood donation, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Temple Beth Shalom, 5089 Johnstown Road. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to

Classes and


Wexner Heritage Village Spiritual Life Team, information session and training luncheon for the Nadav Spiritual Volunteer Program, noon to 1 p.m. 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 or


Kiwanis Club of New Albany, 7 to 8 a.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.

New Albany Rotary Club, 8:05 a.m. on the first and second Wednesday of each month at the Rusty Bucket,180 Market St., New Albany. The group also hosts monthly socials from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Rusty Bucket. For membership information, contact Joe Evans, president, at 614-975-7355.

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. Go to

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. Contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or For general information, visit

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 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, 6:30 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.