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Events and programs
First Saturday at Green Lawn, 11 a.m. May 4 in the Huntington Chapel in the middle of Green Lawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave. Jayne Davis of the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society will lead a program on gravestone rubbings. She will have a basket of tools she uses and will explain how to get started with this activity which many consider a hobby. Weather permitting, she will lead the group in doing rubbings after her presentation. For information on the work of the Green Lawn Volunteers contact the volunteer coordinator at 614-266-5218 or email@example.com.
Sierra Club and Aveda, Rock for Water fundraiser, 7 p.m. May 4 at the Woodlands Backyard, 668 Grandview Ave. Guests Fresh Wreckage, William Reach and Far Away Strays will offer live music. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Ohio Sierra Club's Clean Water Campaign.
Mental Health America of Franklin County, presentation of The MOMologues, an annual signature event supporting the organization's maternal mental health division, Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement for Moms, 7 p.m. May 10 at the Makoy Center, 5462 Center St., Hilliard. This Boston-based production featuring WOSU's Ann Fisher, AJ Casey, and theater veterans Melissa Muguruza and Sonda Staley, is a staged reading about the realities of motherhood. The evening also includes a cash bar, raffle and networking opportunities. Advance tickets are $30 each; $35 at the door. To purchase tickets, log on to www.momologuescolumbus.com or call 614-221-1441.
Columbus Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis Walk, 4:30 p.m. June 22, at the Franklin Park Community Gardens. Take Steps is the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's national walk program to raise money for critical research and awareness about digestive diseases. To register, visit cctakesteps.org/columbus.
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 and 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.
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 the New Directions Career Center, 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 along with 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, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, and Thursday, May 2, at the Westbelt Donor Center, 4327 Equity Drive. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.
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 scheduled 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 schedule 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.
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 inventorscolumbus.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. For more information, contact Terry Hoover at 614-252-5241 or email@example.com.
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 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caregiver Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m., each third Wednesday of the month at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, 174 E. Long St. Topics covered include the hiring of in-home help, qualifying for homecare programs and dealing with the everyday stresses of caregiving. There is no cost and free parking is available. Registration is necessary; contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277 or via email at email@example.com.
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, N and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550 or visit thecenterforbalancedliving.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.
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. 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 BBQ, 5979 E. Main St., Rey-noldsburg. 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.
Pro-Mom (Parent Resource Organization-Mothers on Mothering), a nonprofit volunteer organization for mothers and children, offers parent education courses, organized child-centered activities, support and social opportunities for families. Meets the third Monday of every month. Call Colleen Hull at 614-844-6374.