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Events and programs

Powell Chamber of Commerce, Lunch and Learn, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25, at the Village Green (Powell Municipal Building) East Community Room, 47 Hall St. Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin and Powell Police Chief Gary Vest will present “Identity Theft and How to Prevent It.” Cost is $15 for members, $20 nonmembers of the chamber. The event will be limited to 40 attendees. Register by visiting powellchamber.com and selecting the EVENTS tab or contact the chamber office at 614-888-1090.

Youth Philharmonic of Central Ohio, Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. April 1, in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall on the campus of Otterbein University, 30 S. Grove St. in Westerville. The concert will feature selections from Les Miserables and Pirates of the Caribbean. Also on the program is a string piece written by one of the musicians with arrangements for winds by another musician. Graduating seniors from the orchestra will be honored. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit ypco.webs.com.

The 12th annual Ohio Botanical Symposium, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 5, at Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Road. Event sponsors include the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Nature Conservancy and Ohio State University. Keynote speaker Robert F. Naczi, curator of North American Botany at the New York Botanical Garden, will present “The Flora of Northeastern U.S. and Adjacent Canada.” Other speakers include David Brandenburg of the Dawes Arboretum and Eric Burkhart of Penn State University. The symposium will also feature a multi-media show and displays from a variety of private and public conservation organizations and vendors. The $40 attendance fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast, buffet lunch and refreshments during the breaks. Registrations will be accepted until April 2. To register, visit ohiodnr.com/dnap or contact Rick Gardner at 614-265-6419.

Powell United Methodist Church Lily Circle, women’s retreat, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6, at the church, 825 E. Olentangy St. Singer, speaker and worship leader Jennifer Shaw will lead the retreat, “Make Me an instrument: Being Transformed to be Useable by God.” The cost of $35 includes a light breakfast and a boxed lunch. For more information or to register, contact the church at 614-847-3703.

March of Dimes Women’s Board, annual fashion show, 6:30 p.m. April 19, at Via Vecchia, 485 S. Front St. in the Brewery District. This year’s event, “Caring Causes, Chic Styles,” will highlight women’s and men’s clothing lines from Thread on Grandview, food by Catering by Scott/Via Vecchia and entertainment. Live and silent auctions and raffle packages also will be offered. To purchase tickets, go to marchofdimes.com/ohio/events.

Women’s Board of the Columbus Museum of Art, 20th Anniversary Decorators’ Show House, April 23 through May 12, at 21 S. Parkview Ave. in Bexley. The event kicks off with a 1920s themed Preview Party, Roaring into the Show House 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. April 20. The party features the musical stylings of Avalon Nine, signature drinks, food inspired by the 1920s, and vintage clothing and cards. Tickets are $100 per person, $175 per couple. The Decorators’ Show House will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance at columbusmuseum.org or $20 if purchased at the door.

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.

 

Health

American Red Cross, blood donation, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30; noon to 6 p.m. Monday, April 1; 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2; and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Polaris Donor Center, 1327 Cameron Ave. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.

Yoga classes for people who have been affected by cancer, 11 a.m. Mondays, 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, 10330 Sawmill Parkway, Suite 600. All equipment and programming are provided at no cost.

Adult walk-in clinic, 7:30 to 9 a.m. weekdays at the Delaware General Health District clinic, 3 W. Winter St. Free and low-cost health screenings and immunizations. Clients seeking cholesterol checks are asked to phone the clinic at least a day ahead; the number is 740-203-2040.

Council for Older Adults, free New to Medicare class for individuals who are turning 65 years old and plan to enroll in Medicare, 10 a.m. to noon, the second Wednesday of each month, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Center for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road in Delaware. Delaware County residents will learn about traditional Medicare Parts A & B benefits as well as how to cover the gaps. For more information, call 740-363-6677. Register for the class at growingolder.org.

 

Meetings

Public Employees Retirees Inc., Delaware County Chapter, 1:30 p.m. April 1, at the Council for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. The program will focus on planning and growing. For more information contact John McDavid at 740-625-5979 or jormc@embarqmail.com.

Women’s Club of Powell, 7 p.m. April 8, in the gathering room at Powell United Methodist Church, 825 E. Olentangy St. Michele DeSantis will present “From Blooms to Bouquets: Flower Arranging Tips and Techniques.” An arrangement raffle will follow the program.

Olentangy Rotary Club, breakfast meeting 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. the first, third, fourth and fifth Thursday of the month and social hour 6 to 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, at Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell. Visit OlentangyRotary.org or call Steve Ussery at 614-764-8993.

Accountant Information Market, Dublin-Powell Chapter, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie’s, 3890 Presidential Parkway. CPAs are invited to meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187.

Delaware Toastmasters, 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month in Moeller Hall 112 at Columbus State Community College’s Delaware campus, 5100 Cornerstone Drive. For more information, visit delaware.toastmastersclubs.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.

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.

The Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Towers Hall at Otterbein University. Allwelcome. Call Jim Schultz at 614-794-1247 or visit centralohiocwrt.wordpress.com.

AmSpirit Business Connections, Powell Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Shamrock Golf Club, 4436 Powell Road. For information, contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or tom.anderson@excelleweb.com. For general information, visit amspirit.com.

Kiwanis Club of Powell, 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at Liberty Tavern, 50 S. Liberty St. Call Lynn Hanna at 614-885-7309 or Don Grubbs at 614-804-8916.

Lewis Center-Polaris Rotary, 7:45 to 9 a.m. every Friday for breakfast, at the North Pointe Conference Center (Nationwide facility) at the corner of state Route 750 and U.S. 23. Call Mark Robertson at 740-548-4739.

Powell Sertoma Club, noon Wednesdays at Liberty Tavern, 50 S. Liberty St. Call Dave Betz at 614-202-0235.

Olentangy Area Senior Citizens, 11:45 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Orange Township Hall, 1680 E. Orange Road. Each meeting starts with a potluck or catered luncheon; a business meeting and entertainment follow. Blood pressure checks available from 10 to 11:30 a.m. New members are invited; dues are $15 a year. Call 740-879-3233.

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

Delaware County Home Economists, open to the county’s practicing and retired home economics or family consumer sciences professionals, meets monthly, September through May. Membership dues are $10. To apply or for program information, call President Dee Allenspach at 614-436-9358 or email deespach@msn.com.

 

Support groups

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis as well as their family members, meetings in Delaware and Reynoldsburg. Visit ccfa.org/chapters/centralohio for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Concord Counseling, 774 Parkmeadow, Westerville. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Call Bev Phipps at 614-882-9338 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

MOMS Club of Powell NE, a national nonprofit organization for stay-at-home moms, offers monthly meetings with child care, daily activities at low or zero cost, play groups and holiday parties. Contact Valerie at 614-985-3026  or email powellmomsne@gmail.com.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.

Delaware Area Parkinson’s Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Delaware Township Hall, 2590 Liberty Road. Call Al or Barb Ulrich at 740-363-3841.

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-547-9788. Meadow Park Church of God is not affiliated with the DBSA.

MOMS Club of Lewis Center SE Chapter, a nonprofit support group for stay-at-home moms, is seeking new members who live south of Orange Road, east of South Old State Road and north of Lazelle Road. All meetings are held during the day; mothers may bring children. Contact Sherry at moms_club_membership@yahoo.com or visit momscluboflewiscenter.com.

Eating disorder support groups for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder support group and family and friends, 6:30 to 8 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except holidays), at the Center for Balanced Living, 445 E. Granville Road, Buildings M, N and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550 or visit thecenterforbalancedliving.org.

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