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Events and programs

Anti-Bullying Workshop designed for middle and high school students (all ages welcome), 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at New Hope Church, 4739 W. Powell Road. Local youth leadership training organization LeaderSpark will lead this free program. Visit newhopeworship.com.

Drug Take Back Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26, in the Powell Police Department Lobby, 47 Hall St. The police department will accept residents' unwanted and unused prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs. The take-back service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Pills must be removed from bottles and should be placed in plastic bags before arrival. Empty pill bottles, liquids, intravenous solutions and syringes will not be accepted. For more information, call 614-885-5005, ext. 1119.

Candy by the Carload, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26, in the Village Green parking lot, 47 Hall St. Local businesses and organizations will set up booths and car trunks filled with candy, toys and other Halloween goodies as children are invited to fill their bags with treats. Powell will observe Beggar's Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Concord Counseling Services, Sip of Concord wine tasting, 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1, at Little Turtle Golf Club in Westerville. Cost is $50 per person. A variety of wines will be paired with food to enhance each vintage, including chocolate.The event is sponsored by OhioHealth and funds raised will help people with emotional challenges. Tickets are available at concordcounseling. weshareonline.org/ShinetheLight or by calling Concord at 614-882-9338.

Helping Horses Help Kids Trick or Treat Gala, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 1, at the Medallion Club, Westerville. Dinner, entertainment, live and silent auction, adult trick or treat stations. Proceeds will benefit the PBJ Connections scholarship fund. PBJ Connections provides professional mental health and behavioral health therapy for youth and families using horses. For reservation information, contact Holly at 740-925-7543 or holly@pbjconnections.org.

Columbus Medical Association Alliance, A VIP Party fundraiser, 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Dr. Shelley Meyer, wife of Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer, is scheduled to speak. Activities include a silent auction, boutique of vendors, bake sale, raffle, style show and luncheon. Cost is $50 per person. All proceeds benefit the Medical & Nursing Student Scholarship Fund. Recognition of the 2013 scholarship recipients also will take place. For information, call 614-240-7410.

 

Health

Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross, blood donation, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19, at Midas Powell, 9595 Galloway Dr., Powell, and 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28, at Lewis Center United Methodist Church, 1081 Lewis Center Road. To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767.

Central Ohio American Red Cross, blood donation, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19, noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 20, 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 and 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 23 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, 1200 Old Henderson Road. 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 growing older.org.

 

Meetings

Olentangy Rotary Club, Thursday for Breakfast meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell. For information 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. It is part of a national network that offers a variety of topics that change weekly and focus on popular life issues. The program is free with no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, email lifetreecafe@meadowpark.org.

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.

Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. on the second Thursday (except August) at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St., Dublin. Coffee available at 9:30 a.m. EGA is a national nonprofit organization which fosters the art of embroidery. Guests are invited. For more information, go to sites. google.com/site/columbusareaega or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

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. 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

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.

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 momsclubpowellnw@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 Misty at Moms_Club_Membership@yahoo.com or visit momscluboflewiscenter.com.

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