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Events and programs

Promised Land Christian Preschool, In-house open house event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 at Christian Fellowship Church, 5970 Godown Road. For more information call Nicole Pound at 614-459-5673 or go to promisedlandchristianpreschool.org.

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 www.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 www.CODAwalks.org or call 614-884-4400. This event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds help support education programs, nutritional counseling, community detection, youth and camp programs and other services.

Columbus Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 at St. Agatha's Parish Hall, 1860 Northam Road, Upper Arlington. Items include screen printed Columbus pride wear, antique jewelry repurposed into new accessories, handmade pizza cutters and wine bottle lights. Admission is $3, free for children under age 12. A portion of proceeds will benefit Columbus non-profit Charity Newsies, an organization that works to provide clothing for young school children. For more information visit avantgardeshows.com.

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.

 

Classes, workshops

UALC: The Church at Mill Run, Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage seminar, 7 to 10 p.m. April 19 and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 20 at 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard. This two-day video seminar helps couples deal with tough issues in a way that is nonthreatening. Register at www.laughyourway.com. Cost is $40 per couple. For more information contact marriage@ualc.org.

West Interfaith Legal Clinic, 5:30 to 7 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, the Church at Mill Run, 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard. The Legal Clinic offers free legal advice and is available to anyone 250 percent above the poverty level or below. The Legal Clinic is a combined effort of Serving Our Neighbors Ministries and the Columbus Bar Association.

 

Health

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.

Beyond Healing-Living Well with Cancer, yoga sessions for people with cancer and their families, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at Grow Yoga, 1780 W. Fifth Ave. Free program of gentle poses and meditation for relaxation and stress reduction. For information, call Patti Petrella, facilitator, at 614-406-8941.

 

Meetings

North Columbus Republican Women, 11 a.m. April 19 at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3909 N. High St. Speakers will be two candidates for city council, Brian Bainbridge and Greg Lawson. They will be on the ballot for the May primary. For more information call Tammy at 614-848-5198.

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.

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 to 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 barb@barbfeick.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 lifetreecafe@meadowpark.org.

North Outerbelt Amspirit, 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. Call Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or email tom.anderson@excelleweb.com.

Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. Call Joe Sonderman at 614-294-2328. For more information, visit northwestkiwanis.com.

Rotary Club of Dublin Worthington, noon Wednesdays at La Scala, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Road.

 

Support groups

Widow/Widower Gathering, 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 26 in Room 104 at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridge-view Road. Jeri Diehl Cusack, executive committee member of the Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt Organization, will speak. Hollie Goldberg and Jeanne McGarry of Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services are facilitating this free group. For reservations due April 24, call 614-457-7876, ext. 422.

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