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Events and programs

Sierra Club and Aveda, Rock for Water fundraiser, 7 p.m. May 4 at the Woodlands Backyard, 668 Grandview Ave. There will be live music from guests Fresh Wreckage, William Reach and Far Away Strays. Tickets will be $8 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Ohio Sierra Club's Clean Water Campaign.

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.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and the Gamma Zeta Zeta Education Foundation, annual From Girls to Pearls Ball, 4 p.m. May 5 at the Makoy Center, 5462 Center St. in Hilliard. A reception begins at 3 p.m. Gene Harris, superintendent of Columbus City Schools, will serve as mistress of ceremonies. The 2013 class 20 teens from Columbus City Schools and one each from Groveport Madison Local Schools, Pickerington Local Schools, Reynoldsburg City Schools and Westerville City Schools. For more information visit

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.

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.


Workshops and classes

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.



For-Mel Women's Club, luncheon and last meeting for 2012-2013, May 6 at the Fisherman's Wharf, 1611 Polaris Parkway. Those unable to attend should call Sue at 614-888-9958. There will be a planning meeting for 2013-2014 at 7 p.m. June 3. Those unable to attend should call Ginger at 614-891-3550.

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.

Maize Manor Civic Association and Blockwatch, 6:30 p.m. May 8 at the Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road. Courtney Rowland will present "The Don't Shoot Program." For more information call Lori Robinson at 614-262-0639.