The Women's Club of Powell will host the Candy Cane Holiday Gala at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell.

The Women's Club of Powell will host the Candy Cane Holiday Gala at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell.

"This is our second annual Christmas event -- a social gathering for our club or people interested in joining," said club member Linda Tischer.

Social time will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The event is open to all women living in Powell and surrounding areas. Cost for the dinner and entertainment is $25 for members and $30 for others. Reservations must be made by Monday, Dec. 1, by contacting Jill Wood at jillwood@columbus.rr.com.

The club also has a newly formed volunteer group whose community outreach project is providing Christmas stocking gifts for the residents of Abbington Assisted Living Facility on Sawmill Parkway, Tischer said.

Women interested in participating in support of senior citizens can bring any of the following items to the holiday gala: candy, body lotion, slipper socks, cereal snack bars and small tissue packages.

For the first time, the club will participate in the Holidays in Powell celebration, held in the Municipal Building on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Women's Club members will host a gift bag station where children attending the celebration can decorate gift bags.

"It's a way to help out and get involved in the community," Tischer said.