Events and programs
Central Ohio Diabetes Association Family Fun Walk & Run, 9 a.m. April 27 at Genoa Park in downtown Columbus. In addition to participants, a number of volunteers are needed before, during and after the event. Volunteers will assist with event set-up and tear-down, staffing registration tables and other duties. Contact the Central Ohio Diabetes Association at 614-884-4400 or sign up online at www.volunteermatch.org. Registration for walkers is $30 or $35 with T-shirt (family rates are available at $60 or $80 with T-shirts) For information on walking go to www.CODAwalks.org or call 614-884-4400. This event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds will help support education programs, nutritional counseling, community detection, youth and camp programs and other services.
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.
Classes and workshops
New Directions Career Center, free resume review sessions, 10 a.m. to noon May 2 at the Westland Area Library, 4740 W. Broad St. NDCC volunteers will help job seekers revise their resumes in 15-minute allotments. Advance registration is required. For more information call the library's Technology Desk at 614-878-1301, ext. 604.
Computer Basics, a 20-hour, one-week program presented by New Directions Career Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20-24 at 199 E. Rich St. The first six hours are underwritten by Connect Ohio and the remaining 14 hours of classroom instruction are supported by a PNC Bank Foundation grant. Participants learn key board basics including how to use a mouse to navigate the desktop and learn how to use the computer to find and apply for available jobs. A suggested $10 fee covers processing of registration; however, the center assists individuals regardless of their ability to pay. For more information call 614-849-0028 and dial 100.
American Red Cross, blood donation, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 at Columbia Heights United Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road. Donations also will be accepted from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, and Thursday, April 25, at the Westbelt Donor Center, 4327 Equity Drive. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.
Early Childhood Resource Network, free developmental Child Check screenings for children ages 1 month through 5 years, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 8 at Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Road. Free screenings in the areas of gross motor, fine motor, speech and language and personal-social skills are offered. A hearing screening is provided, along with vision screenings for children older than 3 years. Resource information is provided for those who may need assistance. Appointments are required and can be set by calling 614-543-9000, ext. 218.
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 set appointments, call 614-261-5452.
American Legion Galloway Post 799, 7:30 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at the Prairie Township Firehouse, 23 Maple Drive, Columbus. For information, contact Mike Winland at 614-209-6852.
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.
AmSpirit Columbus Chapter, Business Professionals, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave. The program focuses on networking opportunities. Contact Terry Hoover at 614-252-5241.
Grove City "Dine and Share" Grief & Loss Support Group, 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month in the Fireside Room at Grove City United Methodist Church, 2650 Columbus St. The evening begins with a potluck dinner, followed by a sharing group at 7:15 p.m. Participants can take part in the dinner or just the group program.
Family Safety & Domestic Violence Advocacy Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month at the Pinnacle Community Center, 1710 Harbor Mist Drive, Grove City. For information, contact Audry Hardy at 1-888-463-5758.