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Events and programs

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, 11th Annual Riverfest on Tour! River Explorations, 3 p.m. July 14 starting at the Big Meadows Picnic Area at Highbanks Metro Park, 9946 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center. The program is designed to help people of all income levels and abilities develop a connection and commitment to natural resources. Bring wading shoes to explore the Olentangy River. Call 614-846-9962 for details.

Liberty Township Powell Y Block Party, 6 to 8 p.m. July 19 at Arbor Ridge Park. Snacks, games and activities will be included. The next party will be 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 10 at Adventure Park. For more information contact Michele Cannell at mcannell@ymcacolumbus.org or 740-881-1058.

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

Central Ohio American Red Cross, blood donation, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6; 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9; and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Polaris Donor Center, 1327 Cameron Ave. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.

Moving to the Beat: Ageless Grace, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, July 22 and 29 as well as Aug. 5 at Capital Park Family Health Center, 2365 Innis Road. The program, offered in partnership with Cancer Support Community Central Ohio and Heart of Ohio Family Health Center, will feature 21 exercises designed to help body and mind function with flexibility and efficiency. An African-style drummer will provide accompaniment. Participants ages 10 and older are invited; children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. To register call Capital Park at 614-416-4325 or CSCCO at 614-791-9510.

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

Powell Liberty Historical Society, 7 p.m. July 8 at the Martin-Perry House on Powell Road at Grace Drive. Misti Spillman will discuss "Reviving Cemeteries: Making Them Relevant in Local History." Spillman has been a History Corps member at the Ohio Historical Society this past year and led Liberty Middle School students in a research project on veterans in the Powell Cemetery. For information call 614-889-1182.

Six River Valley Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio, 7 p.m. July 11 in Room 213, Roush Hall at Otterbein University. Martha Otto, curator emerita, Ohio Historical Society, will present "Cahokia: America's First City." Closest parking lots are across the street on Grove, behind the building, and west on Park.

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.

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit sawmilltoastmastersclubs.org. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

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. All welcome. 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

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. For information on becoming a member, email nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

 

Support groups

Central Ohio Sleep Disorders Support Group, 2 to 4 p.m. July 21 at the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute, 4975 Bradenton Ave. in Dublin. Dr. Asim Roy will present "Living with Narcolepsy: Managing Symptoms and Much More" in the first hour and open up the topic for discussion. The second hour will feature members' discussions. To register call 614-766-0773 or info@sleepmedicine.com. Registration is requested but not required.

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 through Aug. 5 at Heritage Christian Church, 7413 Maxtown Road, Westerville. Participants can join at any time. For information call 614-898-9412.

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. Free. For more information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254. Meetings are subject to change.

MOMS Club of Powell-Northwest, a nonprofit daytime support group for stay-at-home moms, is open to those who live in Powell south of Home Road, east of Riverside Drive, north of Powell Road and west of Liberty Road. The chapter offers monthly meetings with childcare, playgroups, weekly activities, parties and a monthly Moms Night Out. For information email momsclubpowell nw@yahoo.com.

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.

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 Route 23 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.

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.

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.

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.

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