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Events and programs

Grove City High School Class of 2003 10-Year Reunion, June 8, 2013, at the Hollywood Casino in Columbus, 200 Georgesville Road. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Visit sites.google.com/site/ gchs2k3 for details.

Connect Ohio and YMCA Central Ohio, Every Citizen Online free basic computer and Internet training program, at the Hilltop YMCA/Cherry Creek multipurpose facility, 600 Fox Ridge St. The ECO program is open to any Ohio adult. Curriculum includes six hours of training. To register call 614-878-7260 and ask for Mary.

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.


Columbus Cancer Clinic, mammograms, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10, 14, 17, 21 and 28 at the clinic offices, 1699 W. Mound St. Exam cost is $105. Mammogram fees can be submitted to the patient's Medicare, Medicaid or insurance plan. Services are provided regardless of ability to pay. Advance appointments are required and may be scheduled by calling 614-263-5006.

American Red Cross, blood donation, from 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 13 at the Westbelt Donor Center, 4327 Equity Drive. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.

Central Ohio Diabetes Association, a "Cooking Matters For Diabetes: The Family Edition" series for school-age children and their parents on the topic of healthy eating, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 10 through Feb. 14 at 1100 Dennison Ave. This free program will cover self-sufficiency in the kitchen, including knife skills and reading labels. Participants will learn how to make a healthy meal for a family of four on a $10 budget. Each team takes home a bag of groceries after each class so they can practice the recipes taught that day. Registration is required and space is limited; call 614-884-4400.

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, Huntington Hearing Health Program in partnership with Huntington Bank, offering free hearing screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, 510 E. North Broadway. Screenings will be offered to those ages 5 and older for the remainder of the 2012 calendar year. To schedule appointments call 614-261-5452.


Westland Senior Citizens, 11 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Columbia Heights Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road. All are welcome. For more information, call 614-870-6476.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6065, 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Prairie Township Senior Center, 4616 W. Broad St. The Ladies Auxiliary meets the same time. For more information, call Will Davis at 614-309-0171.

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.

Support groups

Multiple Sclerosis-Columbus Family and Friends Group, providing support to family and friends who have a loved one with MS, 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at 500 Thomas Lane, Room E, behind Riverside Hospital. For information call Sandy at 614-443-5926.

Eating disorder support groups for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder Support Group and Family & 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, N and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information call 614-293-9550 or visit thecenterforbalanced living.org.

Survivors of Suicide (SOS), a weekly support group for people who have experienced the completion of suicide by someone they love, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Columbia Heights Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road. Call 614-565-3181.

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

Families in Touch, for families and friends of people with mental illness, co-sponsored by the Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare Community Support Network, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at 2200 W. Broad St. Call Janet Mueller at 614-752-033, ext. 5178.

Adult Epilepsy Support Group, 6:15 to 8 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Riverside Hospital Conference Center, 500 Thomas Lane. Call 614-315-0437.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call 614-459-7050.

Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road. Call 614-895-1002.

Bone Marrow Transplant Support Group, 1 to 2 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month in Room 322 at James Cancer Hospital, 300 W. 10th Ave. To register, call 614-293-9152.

Breast Cancer Support Group, led by a psychologist, social workers and registered nurses. The groups are ongoing; join any time. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Central Ohio Chapter, Adult Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at City Barbecue, 5979 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. Call 614-889-6060.

Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-470-0397.

Families Anonymous, for parents of those with substance abuse or behavioral problems, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-885-5199 or 614-875-8695.

Lupus Education Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at Mount Carmel East Hospital, 6001 E. Broad St. Call 614-876-8200.