Events and programs
Greater Powell Area Chamber of Commerce, community recycling drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 in the parking lot of 47 Hall St., Powell. Residents and businesses can drop off old, unwanted or broken electronics for recycling and refurbishing, as well as documents for shredding and gently used building materials for donation to Habitat for Humanity. A $5 donation is suggested for electronics and a there is a $20 fee charge for tube-type TVs, and CRT computer monitors. Fee covers the cost of removing hazardous materials. Document shredding will be provided by Royal Document Destruction. A $25 donation for up to 200 pounds of material is requested. For more than 200 pounds (up to five bankers boxes), contact the chamber for a quote. Delaware County Habitat for Humanity will accept donations of gently used building materials (including paint), and furniture in resale condition. No baby furniture or mattresses.
Women's Auxiliary Council of Nationwide Children's Hospital, informational dessert and coffee event for prospective members, 6:30 p.m. May 7 at Brookside Golf and Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road. The event is open to the public and geared for women who are interested in learning about the four auxiliaries of Nationwide Children's: TWIG, Kinder Key, Pleasure Guild and the Women's Board. Members of each auxiliary will give a brief overview of their organization and answer questions. For reservations contact Brittany Keegan at 614-355-0854.
Beaux Arts, a Sniff. Swirl. Sip. wine tasting event, 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. May 16 at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St. The event will feature food, wine, chocolate, Cabernet and Fig Newtons. Wine and chocolates can be purchased at the event, along with raffle tickets. Admission tickets are $50 for museum members, $55 for nonmembers.
Central Ohio American Red Cross, blood donation, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4; noon to 6 p.m. Monday, May 6; 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7; and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Polaris Donor Center, 1327 Cameron Ave. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.
Women's Club of Powell, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 4 at the Wedgewood Country Club, 9600 Wedgewood Blvd. Spring brunch and installation of officers. The program, "Breakfast with Tiffany's," will feature a jewelry style show by Jeff Garrett of Tiffany's at Easton. Advance tickets are required. Call Marge Sanik at 740-548-6039.
Worthington Hills Garden Club, noon May 8 at Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. Ken Cochran, program director of the Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, will present "Secrest Arboretum and Gardens: How Does Sustainable Gardening Apply to its Objectives?" Registration begins at 11 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $19. Reservations are required. Call 614-288-4668. Guests are welcome.
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." 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.
Wild Ones, 10 a.m. May 11 at the Innis House in Inniswood Metro Park, 940 Hempstead Road, Westerville. Barbara Kay Velez Barbosa will present "Growing Up to be a Wild One." Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Columbus Wild Ones members will bring plants, seeds and materials; children and adults will do hands-on activities. Bring a small hand trowel and gloves. Seedlings can be taken home and transplanted into flower beds. Information on creating and maintaining a Monarch Waystation will be available. Children will receive a free poster.
Powell Liberty Historical Society, 7 p.m. May 13 at the Martin-Perry House on Powell Road at Grace Drive. Barbara Brown, an interpreter for the Ohio Village, will present a program on Ohio farm life during the mid-1800s. Call 614-889-1182.
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.
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.
The Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Towers Hall at Otterbein University. All welcome. Call Jim Schultz at 614-794-1247 or visit centralohiocwrt.wordpress.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.
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.
DivorceCare Support Group, a 13-week program that uses videos and group discussions to help work through the issues of divorce and begin the healing process, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, May 6 through Aug. 5, at Heritage Christian Church, 7413 Maxtown Road, Westerville. Participants can join at any time. The group will not meet on Memorial Day, May 27. For more information call 614-898-9412.