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Events and programs
Meet and Greet for TWIG, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children's Hospital, 6 to 8 p.m. April 16, at the Wine Bistro in Upper Arlington, 1750 W. Lane Ave., Suite 100. Prospective members are invited for complimentary hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to learn more about membership. In central Ohio, there are more than 800 volunteers who make up more than 70 individual TWIG groups. TWIG groups operate independently as well as participate in larger events as a whole organization including the annual TWIG Bazaar during the holidays and Pumpkinpalooza. For reservations, contact Cindy Laux at 614-355-0819 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Coffees with Upper Arlington City Manager Ted Staton, 3 p.m. April 16, at Carsonie's on Lane. Residents are invited to discuss the community and any issues of importance to them. Additional details can be found at uaoh.net. For more information, contact the city manager's office at 614-583-5040.
Columbus School for Girls, Prospective Parent Coffees, 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 17 and 18, in the Alumnae Living Room, 56 S. Columbia Ave, Bexley. The first will be offered for parents of girls age 3 to grade 5, the second for prospective parents of girls entering grades 6-12. Attendees will meet with school division leaders. Campus tours will offer attendees the opportunity to view classes in session and visit CSG's new Wellness and Athletics Complex. For reservations contact email@example.com. For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.
March of Dimes Women's Board, annual fashion show, 6:30 p.m. April 19, at Via Vecchia, 485 S. Front St. in the Brewery District. This year's event, "Caring Causes, Chic Styles," will highlight women's and men's clothing lines from Thread on Grandview, food by Catering by Scott/Via Vecchia and entertainment. Live and silent auctions and raffle packages will be offered. To purchase tickets, go to marchofdimes.com/ohio/events.
Assistance League, Metro Columbus Chapter, annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, "Flowers, Fashion & Fun," 11 a.m. April 20, at the Makoy Center in Hilliard. There will be a cash bar, luncheon, silent auction and fashion show featuring spring and summer clothes from Chico's. Tickets for $35 should be purchased by April 12. The chapter, a nonprofit, all volunteer organization, is dedicated to helping restore hope to women and children who have suffered adversity. All funds raised by the chapter remain in Franklin County. For information or to purchase tickets, call 614-286-2945.
Women's Board of the Columbus Museum of Art, 20th Anniversary Decorators' Show House, April 23 through May 12, at 21 S. Parkview Ave. in Bexley. The event kicks off with a 1920s themed Preview Party, Roaring into the Show House 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. April 20. The party features the musical stylings of Avalon Nine, signature drinks, food inspired by the 1920s, and vintage clothing and cards. Tickets are $100 per person, $175 per couple. The Decorators' Show House will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance at columbusmuseum.org or $20 if purchased at the door.
St. Brendan Womens' Club, 13th Annual Dinner and Fashion Show, 6 p.m. May 8. The program will have a theme of "Paint the Town in Color," with fashions by Macy's. Cost $30 per person. For reservations, due May 5, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Beyond Healing-Living Well with Cancer, yoga sessions for people with cancer and their families, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at Grow Yoga, 1780 W. Fifth Ave. This is a free program of gentle poses and meditation for relaxation and stress reduction. For information, call Patti Petrella, facilitator, at 614-406-8941.
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, Huntington Hearing Health Program in partnership with Huntington Bank, offering free hearing screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, 510 E. North Broadway. Screenings will be offered to those ages 5 and older throughout 2013. To schedule appointments, call 614-261-5452.
Auxiliary to the Franklin County Chapter of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, luncheon, noon April 16, at Brookside Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road. Joe Blundo, Columbus Dispatch columnist, will speak. Guests are invited. For reservations, call Jean at 614-262-7071.
Women Today, a social and philanthropic organization within the greater Columbus area, 11:30 a.m. May 7 at the Lakes Country Club, 6740 Worthington Road, Westerville. Beth Weinhardt, local history coordinator at the Westerville Public Library, will describe how she assisted Ken Burns and his team of researchers scour the archives for materials that could be used in the documentary Prohibition. For reservations, due May 1, call Karen at 614-339-3046 or JoAnn at 614-457-7048.
Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Weekly videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. Topics change weekly and focus on popular life issues. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. Meeting fee is $5 for nonmembers, $36 per year for members. Call 614-470-0144 or visit inventorscolumbus.com.