Christ Child Society of Columbus, annual Red Wagon Fare luncheon, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16, at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Road.

Events and programs

Christ Child Society of Columbus, annual Red Wagon Fare luncheon, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16, at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Road. The event features a luncheon, a boutique of vendors from Central Ohio, Christ Child Society sweets, baked goods and crafts, as well as a style show provided by Chico's from the Shops at Worthington Place and Belles and Beaux Children's Boutique. Proceeds support the projects of the Christ Child Society. This year, Project Starfish, a tuition assistance program for the Christ Child-Child Care Center at St. Stephens Community House will be the focus of the event. Tickets for the luncheon are available by visiting or by contacting any group member.


Central Ohio American Red Cross, blood donation, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28, noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 30, 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 and 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 3, at the Polaris Donor Center, 1327 Cameron Ave. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767.

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 information, call 740-363-6677. Register at


Columbus Woman's Club, luncheon, noon Oct. 3, at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St. Dr. ChrisAnne Gordon will speak on Trauma and Brain Injury. Cost is $19. Members can still request Buckeye memorabilia from BUCK-ICON if they missed the sale during last month's meeting. For reservations, call MarJean Keller at 614-451-4344.

Worthington Hills Garden Club, noon Oct. 9, at the Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd., Worthington. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with a business meeting set for 11:30 a.m. There will be a luncheon and program. Angelika Nelson, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at Ohio State University, will present "Changes in the Bird Community. Cost is $19. Advanced reservations are required and can be made by calling 614-288-4668. Guests are invited.

Columbus Home Economists in Home & Community, luncheon meeting, noon Oct. 10, at the Worthington Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 773 High St., Worthington. The program, "Creating Consumers: Home Economists in the 20th C.," will be presented by a panel of HEIB members who will compare their roles in the 1960s and 1970s with 21st century challenges and changes. Jo Ann Helmlinger will be the moderator. Reservations, due Oct. 5, can be made by calling either 614-457-5915 or 740-965-3889. Guests are welcome.

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 or call Steve Ussery at 614-764-8993.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Tim Hortons, 3700 Discovery Lane, Powell. This is a weekly, interactive experience that includes an hour of scheduled videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. The program is free with no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, email

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 Dela-ware campus, 5100 Cornerstone Drive. For more information, visit

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Support groups

Tea & Tears-Westerville, a support group for family members of those facing a mental illness, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Church of the Messiah, Meeting House, 51 N. State St., Westerville. This group is led by Ron and Lori Richardson. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264 (NAMI).

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.

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 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.

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

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.