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Events and programs

The Art Of Living Well Upper Arlington Spring Break Gospel Music and Art Series, Solomonrain Presents "An Evening with Abbie Stands," 7 to 9 p.m. April 25 at the Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road. The program features a special opening performance by Shelly Morris. Karen Burkhart, with an opening performance by guest Steve Dethloff, will be featured April 26. For ticket information call 614-212-3398.

Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce's Older Adult Resource Group, lunch and learn event for area seniors, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2 at MCL Restaurant & Bakery, 3160 Kingsdale Center. Officer Heather Galli will speak about personal safety and self-defense for seniors. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees can purchase lunch; complimentary cookies will be provided. For reservations call the chamber at 614-481-5710.

Clintonville Woman's Club Luncheon and Spring Style Show, "Sail into Summer," 11:30 a.m. May 3. Sponsored by the CWC Handcraft Interest Group. The menu will include salmon and chicken, garden rice pilaf, vegetable medley, fruit salad and an ice cream dessert. Coldwater Creek will share fashions, moderated by a representative from the Polaris store. Tickets are $20 each. Make reservations with Betty Daniel at 614-267-1924.

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, Spring Tea, noon to 4 p.m. May 4 at the shop in the Kenny Centre Mall. There will be a strolling fashion show, entertainment and refreshments. The event will feature vintage accessories, freshly ironed linens and hats. All proceeds benefit cancer research and programs. For more information call 614-457-4227.

St. Brendan Womens' Club, 13th annual dinner and fashion show, 6 p.m. May 8. The program, "Paint the Town in Color," will feature fashions by Macy's. Cost $30 per person. For reservations, due May 5, contact

Columbus Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 at St. Agatha's Parish Hall, 1860 Northam Road, Upper Arlington. Items include screen-printed Columbus pride wear, antique jewelry repurposed into accessories, handmade pizza cutters and wine bottle lights. Admission is $3, free for children under age 12. A portion of proceeds benefits Columbus non-profit Charity Newsies, which provides clothing for school children. For more information visit

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.


Clintonville Woman's Club General Assembly, luncheon, noon, April 26 at the club, 3951 N. High St. Following lunch, Susan Warrener Smith will present "Truth Against the World: Searching for the Spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright." For more information call the club at 614-268-5825.

Columbus Woman's Club, May meeting, noon May 2 at the club, 3951 N. High St. Lunch will be served; cost is $18. Dr. Patricia Stafford will present a program, "Keys To Renewed Energy and Wellness." For reservations call MarJean Keller at 614-451-4344.

Women Today, a social and philanthropic organization in 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 helped Ken Burns and his research team scour the archives for materials for the documentary Prohibition. For reservations, due May 1, call Karen at 614-339-3046 or JoAnn at 614-457-7048.

Columbus Home Economists in Home & Community, luncheon, 11:45 a.m. May 9 at the Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Drive. Joan Riegal will present the program, "The Quilts of GEE's Bend." GEE's Bend quilt makers have become famous for their unique "fiber art," while their quilt making was for utilitarian purposes only. For reservations, due May 3, call 740-965-3889 or 614-459-1029.

Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Education Room of Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St., Columbus. Bring a dulcimer or call to ask about borrowing one. No need to be able to read music. For more information contact Barb at 614-370-8183 after 5 p.m. or email

Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. The topic for May 14 will be "Is Design Important If No Other Product Does What Mine Does?" Cost is $36 per year for membership (payable at any time, not pro-rated for a partial year), $5 per meeting at the door. Call 614-470-0144 or visit

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. For more information, contact