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Events and programs

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

Columbus Bonsai Society, annual show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20 at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden, 1777 E. Broad St. Members will display many examples of the miniature trees they have trained and nurtured. Workshops will be held. A demonstration of bonsai-care and styling techniques will be given at 1 p.m. on each day of the show. Admission is free and open to the public, however, a freewill donation will be accepted.

Columbus Museum of Art, docent program open houses, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 22 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 31 at 480 E. Broad St. Current docents and museum staff will answer questions and provide tours through the galleries. Participants complete a nine-month training process. Docent candidates must commit to two years of touring and continuing education after training. Applications are due Aug. 8. Call 614-221-4848 or visit

Temple Israel, Good as New Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3 at 5419 E. Broad St. New and gently used items will available as part of this event, organized by the Women of Temple Israel after a decade-long hiatus. All items, from furniture and housewares to electronics, toys, clothing and jewelry are strictly cash and carry on the spot. Proceeds will support the Temple Israel Religious School. For more information, contact

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 determine 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, visit the website at

New Albany Parks and Recreation and Eagles Pizza, summer movie series, dusk 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 film will be Back to the Future. Parking is available near the pavilion and at the K-1 building.

Fourth annual Rusty Bucket 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. This will be a fully escorted motorcycle ride 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/Delaware FOP Lodge 56 and the Rusty Bucket Ohio ProStart Scholarship Fund. For information, go to

Friends of the Shelter, 5K for K9s, 9 a.m. Sept. 20 at the beach parking area of Alum Creek State Park in Delaware. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $30. Register online at Proceeds help support sick and injured dogs at the Franklin County Dog Shelter.

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.


Classes and workshops

Art Therapy for Kids: Dream Catchers, 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 24 at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. With a focus on the process rather than the product, this group provides a supportive, nonjudgmental environment to explore grief, develop new awareness and insight, and grow toward healing. No art experience is required and all materials will be supplied. Call 614-559-0350 or email to register.

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 10:00 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 email 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 email, 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 helps sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals succeed by creating a forum where they can exchange qualified referrals with others. 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.

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.

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

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.

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. For information, go to

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


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.

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.

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.