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Events and programs
Olentangy Rotary, lecture featuring Roger Blackwell discussing "The Economy, What's Really Going On," 6:30 p.m. April 25, at the Bridgewater Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Parkway in Powell. Blackwell is an American marketing expert, with experience as a marketing professor at Ohio State University, and has also taught at Stanford University, Cape Town University in South Africa, and Guelph University in Canada. Entry fee of $20 includes hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. For information, go to OlentangyRotary.org.
The Goddard School, Children's Expo and Open House, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27, at 8542 Owenfield Drive, Powell. The preschool, which serves children from six weeks to 6 years of age, will provide activities such as face painting, sports, arts and crafts and givaways. As supporters of the Susan B. Komen's Race for the Cure, a silent auction and raffle of donations from community sponsors will be held throughout the event. Families also will receive free registration when they enroll by April 27. For more information, call 740-657-1300.
Columbus Walk MS, check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. April 20, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 9990 Riverside Drive in Powell. The Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting Walk MS to raise funds for local programs, services and medical research. For more information, call 1-800-344-4867.
Greater 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.
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 or $20 if purchased at the door.
Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross, blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25, at 8760 Orion Place, Suite 110. To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767.
Central Ohio American Red Cross, blood donation, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20; noon to 6 p.m. Monday, April 22; 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23; and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Polaris Donor Center, 1327 Cameron Ave. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767.
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.
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 email@example.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 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.
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.
Central Ohio Polio Network, providing support and information on post-polio syndrome, 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 4 at the Westerville MCL Restaurant, 76 E. Schrock Road. For more information contract Monica Wilford at 614-581-6979 or 614-337-0990.
Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Mount Carmel/St. Ann's Hospital, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except holidays) at the hospital, 500 Cleveland Ave., Westerville. Participants will receive information on diabetes and diabetes self-care activities. Those diagnosed with diabetes and their family members and friends are invited. There is no fee. For more information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254. Meetings are subject to change.