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Events and programs

Liberty Township Powell Y Health Fair, 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 at the Liberty Township-Powell YMCA, 7798 N. Liberty Road. Open to the community, with vendors focused on helping the community succeed in its wellness efforts. Vendors may contact Laurie Collins at 740-881-1058 or lcollins@ ymcacolumbus.org.

Health

Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross, blood donation, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at Tyler Run Elementary School, 580 Salisbury Drive, Powell. An additional drive is set for 1 to 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 10700 Liberty Road, Powell. To make an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

Central Ohio American Red Cross, blood donation, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 4, noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 6, 2 to 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and 1 to 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Polaris Donor Center, 1327 Cameron Ave. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.

Delaware General Health District, Healthy U course on Chronic Disease Self-Management, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 15 through Feb. 19 at the Center for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road in Dela-ware. Free workshop is for those dealing with diabetes, asthma, arthritis, heart disease and other lifelong conditions. Topics include dealing with frustration, fatigue, pain and depression; exercise; medication use and nutrition. Participants will receive a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions. Those who complete all six sessions will receive a Kroger gift card. For more information or to register, contact Melissa Smetiouk R.N. of the Delaware General Health District at 740-203-2048 or by email at msmetiouk@ delawarehealth.org. Deadline for registration is Jan. 3.

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

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. Wednesdays at Tim Hortons, 3700 Discovery Lane, Powell. Topics change weekly and focus on popular life issues. Upcoming topics include: Jan. 8, "Dangerous Food: Is Your Supermarket Killing You?," featuring a film about Joel Salatin, author of several books including Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front and Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer's Guide to Farm Friendly Food; Jan. 15, "Mysteries of Mental Illness: One Woman's Struggle to Regain Her Life," featuring a film about Karen McCracken, author of Breaking Free From OCD, Jan. 22, "Care for Caregivers: Meeting the Unique Needs of Those Who Sacrifice for Others," featuring a screening of the short film Life in Reverse; and Jan. 29, "Where Is God When Life Turns Tough?," featuring a film about John Stumbo, a healthy ultra-marathoner who was suddenly attacked by an undiagnosable, life-threatening illness. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information go to meadowpark.org or lifetreecafe.com.

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 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, 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

Men and Grief, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month, at Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive. This group confronts the distinct issues men face in grieving, discussing strategies and tactics for coping and progressing. The group is sponsored by OhioHealth as part of its Community Bereavement Services Program. To register or for information call 614-566-5377.

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. 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. Free. For information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254.

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.

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.

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

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 and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550 or visit thecenterforbalancedliving.org.

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