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Events and programs
First Sundays Together, 5 p.m. May 5, at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road, with an Italian-themed program. An hour-long musical offering by the Merrymakers will be followed by an Italian dinner. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 614-888-1955.
Beechcroft High School Boys' Basketball and Football Programs, first mulch and flower sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11, at the school, 6100 Beechcroft Road. Both programs will be taking mulch orders in neighborhoods north of Morse and south of Schrock roads through May 2. Bags (at 2 cubic feet) of premium dark brown, black and red mulch are available for $3.50. Prepaid orders can be picked up from 9 to 1 p.m. May 11. Funds raised will go toward replacing old equipment, purchasing shoes, providing team meals, reducing the costs for athletic camps and acknowledging scholar athletes. For additional information, contact 614-893-9512.
Central Ohio Diabetes Association Family Fun Walk & Run, 9 a.m. April 27, at Genoa Park in downtown Columbus. In addition to participants, a number of volunteers are needed before, during and after the event. Volunteers will assist with event set-up and tear-down, staffing registration tables and other duties. Any interested parties should contact the Central Ohio Diabetes Association at 614-884-4400 or sign up online at volunteermatch.org. Registration for walkers is $30 or $35 with T-shirt (family rates are available at $60 or $80 with T-shirts) For information on walking, go to CODAwalks.org or call 614-884-4400. This event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds will help support education programs, nutritional counseling, community detection, youth and camp programs and other services.
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.
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, Huntington Hearing Health Program in partnership with Huntington Bank, offering free hearing screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, 510 E. North Broadway. Screenings will be offered to those ages 5 and older throughout 2013. To schedule appointments, call 614-261-5452.
Workshops and classes
Employment for Seniors, Jobseekers Workshop Series for ages 65 and older, 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays starting April 29, at the Gahanna Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 310 Granville St. This workshop is intended for individuals 65 and older who are actively seeking part- or full-time employment. Topics include job searches, resume basics, using the Internet to find opportunities and transferring skills to new opportunities. Carol Ventresca, executive director of Employment for Seniors and Sharon Hamersley, resume consultant and owner of The Resume Coach, will lead the sessions. For more information or to register, call the Employment for Seniors office at 614-863-1219.
Ask the Expert: Your Resource for Resume Writing, Interviewing, Networking-and More!, a program offered through New Directions Career Center and the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 9 to 11 a.m. May 21, at the Karl Road Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 5590 Karl Road. Participants are encouraged to ask pressing job search and career development question in an event that is open to the public. Private, 15-minute sessions will be offered on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call the New Directions Career Center at 614-849-0028, ext. 100.
Northland Free Legal Aid Clinic, 6 to 8 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Christian Assembly, 4099 Karl Road. Consultations provided in minor criminal matters, including landlord-tenant disputes, domestic disputes, civil protection orders and mediations. No appointments are necessary. Enter at Door B. For more information, call Ellen at 614-261-8440, ext. 750.
Clintonville Woman's Club General Assembly, luncheon, noon April 26, at the club, 3951 N. High St. Following lunch, Susan Warrener Smith will present "Truth Against the World: Searching for the Spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright." For more information, call the club at 614-268-5825.
Military Wives Club, luncheon, noon May 8 at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Sarah Goslee Reed of Mount Vernon will provide a program of songs focused on the positives in life. For reservations, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-877-6283 or Maabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.
Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Education Room of Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St., Columbus. Bring a dulcimer or call and ask about borrowing one. No need to be able to read music. For more information, contact Barb at 614-370-8183 after 5 p.m. or email email@example.com.
Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. The topic for May 14, will be "Is Design Important If No Other Product Does What Mine Does?" Cost is $36 per year for membership (payable at any time, not pro-rated for a partial year), $5 per meeting at the door. Call 614-470-0144 or visit inventorscolumbus.com.
Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Weekly videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. Topics change weekly and focus on popular life issues. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beaumont Civic Association and Blockwatch, 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the meeting room at the Northern Lights branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4093 Cleveland Ave. For information, call Donna at 614-261-6521.
Northland Community Council Development Committee, 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month at the Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd. Public hearings on local development, rezoning and related topics. Call 614-325-8217 or email email@example.com for more information.
North Linden Area Commission, 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Fedderson Recreation Center, 3911 Dresden St.
Clinton Estates Civic Association and Blockwatch, 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Trinity United Church of Christ, 1180 Shanley Drive. Call Emmanuel Remy at 614-453-5007.
Salem Civic Association, 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, except for the December meeting which is the third Tuesday, at Salem Baptist Church, 5862 Sinclair Road.
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.