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Events and


New Albany Farmers Market, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Sept. 4, at 200 Market Square. Vendors will offer fresh food and produce from local farmers. Local artists will be featured. For information, go to

New Albany Parks and Recreation and Eagles Pizza, summer movie series, dusk July 11 and Aug. 15, at the Wexner Pavilion, 7600 Swickard Woods Blvd. Guests can bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to the free film presentations. Alcohol, pets and glass containers are prohibited. Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. with music and free popcorn. Featured films include The Lego Movie on July 11 and Back to the Future on Aug. 15. Park near the pavilion and at the K-1 building.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, second annual Bike MS Central Ohio Challenge, July 12, starting at New Albany High School, 7600 Fodor Road. Route options include 30, 50 and 95 miles, with rest stops along the way. Registration is $30 and riders are responsible for meeting a $150 fundraising minimum. Participants must be at least 12 years old. First-time riders receive free registration with the code NEWRIDER2014. For information, visit or call 216-503-4183.

Citizens for Humane Action Animal Shelter, annual Picnic with the Pups, 4 to 8 p.m. July 12 at the shelter, 3765 Corporate Drive. More than 50 vendors will be on hand. Other features include food and beverages, live music, a bounce house, dog games, canine behavior demonstrations and a microchip clinic. Adoption specials on CHA animals, which include cats and kittens for $5 and dogs and puppies for $25, will be offered from noon to 8 p.m.

Taste of New Albany 2014, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, at Market Square and Market Street between 180 and 220. Approximately 25 restaurants and 18 vendors will participate at this annual community event. The restaurants provide food samples for the attendees and a team of judges that determines winners in select award categories. The New Albany High School jazz band will be the opening entertainment followed by Dwight Lenox and the Lenox Avenue Express. For more information, go to

Fourth annual Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern Poker Run and Community Family Fun Fest Bucket Run, 1 p.m. Aug. 23 at Rusty Bucket Westerville, 400 Polaris Parkway. Registration begins at 9 a.m. for the poker run at A.D. Farrow Co. Harley Davidson at Northstar. The fully escorted motorcycle ride will go to Rusty Bucket restaurants in New Albany, Upper Arlington, Dublin and Westerville. The event will benefit Kinder Key of Nationwide Children's Hospital, New Albany Police Foundation and the Delaware FOP Lodge 56 and the Rusty Bucket Ohio ProStart Scholarship Fund. Go to

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program helps unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over secure 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 donations, 2 to 8 p.m. July 10 at the New Albany Farmers Market, 200 Market St. For appointments, call 800-733-2767 or go to

Classes and


Ikebana International Columbus Chapter 84, workshop led by Louise Bennett of the Ohara School of Ikebana, 9:30 a.m. July 18 at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Reservations are due July 8. For information or to register, call 614-866-5010 or 740-587-4116.

Heart of Ohio Tole Chapter, painting class, July 19, at the Northeast Conference Center, 4140 Executive Parkway, Westerville. Social time and check in will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m., followed by a meeting, lunch and painting session until 4 p.m. Helen Maurer from Dublin will teach an owl project using fabric paint. Lunches are available to order for $6. First-time attendees are asked to call or email Jan Pohlman, at 419-286-2353 or for class and surface information. For more information, visit or call 614-863-1785.

New Directions Career Center, Job Loss Financial Strategies: How to Survive Unemployment Without Losing the Shirt off Your Back, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. July 30 at the center, 199 E. Rich St. Participants will learn to prioritize spending and access options. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. To register call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.


New Albany Communicators, a Toastmasters International Club, 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Nazarene Church, 6000 Johnstown Road. For more information, contact Jonathan Cooney at 816-616-0466 or, or Steve Guenther at 614-581-4289 at All are welcome.

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.

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 will host a monthly social 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. 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. Contact Dan Wolt at 614-419-9103.

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. 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. Visit

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 614-890-4050 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

Capitol City Chorus (Barbershop), rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays at First Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna. Visit

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, or visit

Support groups

GOALS (Giving Those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Another Lifestyle) Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the third and fifth Wednesdays of July in Room 317 at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. This group is co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Anxiety and Behavioral Health Services. Meetings are subject to change. Call Megan at 614-221-1441 to confirm. For information, go to

Families In Touch, a support group for families and friends of adults affected by mental illness, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Concord Counseling, 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd., Westerville. Meeting subject to change. Call Marilyn at 614-882-9338, ext. 227, to confirm or visit

Depression Support Group, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 7 to 8:30 p.m., the first and third Mondays of the month at the Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Megan to confirm at 614-221-1441 or visit

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Concord Counseling, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd. Call Marilyn at 614-882-9338, ext. 227, to confirm. Meetings subject to change.

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 and 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.


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.