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Events and programs

Clintonville Woman's Club Luncheon and Spring Style Show, "Sail into Summer," 11:30 a.m. May 3. This event is sponsored by the CWC Handcraft Interest Group. The menu will include salmon and chicken, garden rice pilaf, vegetable medley, fruit salad and an ice cream dessert. Coldwater Creek will share fashions, moderated by a representative from the Polaris Mall store. Tickets are $20 each. Reservations should be made with Betty Daniel at 614-267-1924.

Forum featuring author Scott Alarik, 7:30 p.m. May 3 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer Road. The topic will be "Understanding and Appreciating Folk Music." Alarik, author of Revival: A Folk Music Novel, will discuss how to understand and appreciate folk music within America today.

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.

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, Spring Tea, noon to 4 p.m. May 4 at the shop in the Kenny Centre Mall. There will be a strolling fashion show, entertainment and refreshments. The event will feature vintage accessories, freshly ironed linens and hats. All proceeds benefit cancer research and programs. For more information call 614-457-4227.

Mental Health America of Franklin County, presentation of The MOMologues, an annual signature event supporting the organization's maternal mental health division, Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement for Moms, 7 p.m. May 10 at the Makoy Center, 5462 Center St., Hilliard. This Boston-based production featuring WOSU's Ann Fisher, AJ Casey, and theater veterans Melissa Muguruza and Sonda Staley, is a staged reading about the realities of motherhood. The evening also includes a cash bar, raffle and networking opportunities. Advance tickets are $30 each; $35 at the door. To purchase tickets, log on to momologuescolumbus.com or call 614-221-1441.

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.

 

Classes and workshops

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

American Red Cross, blood donation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.

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

Columbus Home Economists in Home & Community, luncheon, 11:45 a.m. May 9 at the Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Drive. Joan Riegal will present the program, "The Quilts of GEE's Bend." The GEE's Bend quilt makers have become famous for their unique "fiber art," while their quilt making was for utilitarian purposes only. For reservations, due May 3, call 740-965-3889 or 614-459-1029.

Aldus Society, a central Ohio bibliophilic society, last meeting of its 2012-2013 program year, 7:30 p.m. May 9 at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. Stephen Gertz, the webmaster of the website www.BookTryst.com will present "From Athanasius Kircher to Ashton Kutcher: 350 Years of Strange, Unusual, Eccentric, and Just Plain Weird Books." Socializing begins at 7 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 614-299-1980 or visit aldussociety.com.

Northwest Area Progressives, monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at various locations in Grandview Heights. Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. Participants can get involved in political action and community service projects in the Grandview and northwest Columbus area. For more information contact nwaprogressives@gmail.com.

Northwest Area Progressives Donkeys and Donuts, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Luck Bros. Coffee House, 1101 W. First Ave., Grandview Heights. Participants meet for informal and lively discussion about politics and current events. For more information contact nwaprogressives@ gmail.com.

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 barb@barbfeick.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 information, visit northwestkiwanis.com.

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

Accountant Information Market, Worthington-Westerville chapter, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie's, 6152 Cleveland Ave. CPAs are invited to meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187.

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Sunflower Restaurant, 7370 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit sawmilltoastmastersclub.org. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

 

 

Support groups

Thyroid Disorder Support Group, 1:30 p.m. May 19 at the Eye Center, 262 Neil Ave. Call 614-431-6854.

Parkinson's Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the third floor multi-purpose room at the Forum at Knightsbridge, 4625 Knightsbridge Blvd. Call Dodie Wood at 614-481-8888.

People With Cancer Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. Elaine Manley, a registered nurse, leads this group for those with any type or stage of cancer. For information, call Manley at 614-499-1152.

Friends and Family of Those With Cancer Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. Valerie Milgrom, a registered nurse, will lead this group that shares the experience of caring for a loved one. Call Milgrom at 614-403-4881.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Call 614-459-7050.

Bereavement Support Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Northwest Masonic Temple, 2436 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. Elaine Manley, a registered nurse, facilitates this group offering compassionate and confidential support for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Call 614-499-1152.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Franklin County, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, in Room 317 at Worthington Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. Call Tonya Fulwider at 614-221-1441.

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