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Events

Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association, presentation of the 1922 silent classic Robin Hood featuring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., dusk July 25 at Green Lawn Abbey, 700 Greenlawn Ave. Shawn Kenney will provide live musical accompaniment on a large theater organ on the Abbey lawn so guests can see and hear the film as it was originally intended. Admission of $5 includes popcorn. Beverages will be available for purchase. Bring a blanket or chair for seating. All proceeds to benefit the restoration of Green Lawn Abbey. Rain date is July 26.

Binns Elementary School Open House, honoring teacher Sharon Pennell, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 26 at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 1100 S. Hague Ave. The fifth-grade classes of 1967 and 1968 at Binns are hosting this event to reminisce with Pennell, who taught at Binns and Wayne Avenue elementary schools. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Donations will be accepted. For reservations, due July 21, call Steve Scarpitti at 614-771-1452 or email stevescarpitti@wowway.com.

Make-A-Wish, 15th annual Medical Mutual Columbus Walk For Wishes, 10 a.m. July 26 at McFerson Commons, Arch Park, 218 West St., Columbus. Registration starts at 9 a.m., with families taking part in a one- or three-mile scenic walk to help grant wishes for children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Music and food will be available. Walkers also have the opportunity to meet current and past wish families. To register as an individual or a team visit ohio.wish.org. Participant who raise $100 or more will receive an official T-shirt.

Columbus Public Health, Farmers' Markets, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14 at 240 Parsons Ave. More than 20 area farmers will offer locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhood residents and participants of the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program and the Ohio Direction Card. Go to publichealth.columbus.gov.

Hilltop Kiwanis Club and Franklin County Childrens Services, Stuff the Bus school supply drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2930 W. Broad St. Participants are asked to help stuff a school bus with donated items as part of a school supply drive for FCCS youth and area school children. Needed items include crayons, rulers, lunch boxes, scissors, pocket folders, glue sticks, No. 2 and jumbo pencils and erasers, among others. For information, call 614-286-8246 or 614-276-8045 or email LHoffman65@ columbus.rr.com.

Classes

Ask the Expert: Your Resource for Resume Writing, Interviewing, Networking -- and More!, a program offered through New Directions Career Center and the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 9 to 11 a.m. July 22 and again Aug. 26 at 96 S. Grant Ave. Participants are encouraged to ask job search and career development questions during the public event. Private, 15-minute sessions will be offered on a first come, first served basis. For more information call the New Directions Career Center at 614-849-0028, ext. 100.

New Directions Career Center, Job Loss Financial Strategies: How to Survive Unemployment Without Losing the Shirt off Your Back, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. July 30 at the center, 199 E. Rich St. Participants will learn to prioritize spending and access options. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. To register call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.

Health

American Red Cross, blood donations, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21 at the Westland Area Library, 4740 W. Broad St. Donations also will be accepted from 1 to 7 p.m. July 21 and 24 at the Westbelt Donor Center, 4327 Equity Drive. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.

Mount Carmel Moms2B, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Community Health Resource Center on the campus of Mount Carmel West, 793 W. State St. Moms2B is a community program working to empower women in high risk neighborhoods throughout Columbus. The group works to help women deliver healthy babies to help reduce racial disparities and infant mortality. Beginning this year, Mount Carmel's Welcome Home Program will serve any of the women in the Moms2B program, providing a nurse that would go to a new mother's home, for free, after her baby is born. These visits usually happen within 14 days of discharge and will happen as quickly as possible if the mother is having breast feeding issues or other concerns.

Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Additional sessions are available from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Wednesday and the third Monday of each month. Enrollment options, prescription drug plans and their benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes and long-term care insurance will be discussed. The free, confidential, one-on-one service is being offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. To make an appointment, call Anne at 614-795-0927.

Mount Carmel Health System, Walk with a Doc program, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. the first and third Saturday of the month through Nov. 15 at Dodge Park and Community Center, 667 Sullivan Ave. The walks are free for anyone interested in improving their health. A doctor will be on hand to answer questions and talk with others. For more information, go to walkwithadoc.org/mountcarmelgrovecity.

Meetings

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 614-878-8996.

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 at the same time. For more information, call Will Davis at 614-309-0171.

Support groups

Families in Touch, for families and friends of people with mental illness, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and the Twin Valley Behavioral Health, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, 2200 W. Broad St. Meetings are subject to change. Call Scott at 614-752-0333, ext. 5178, or visit mhafc.org.

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 info@hopehealinghouse.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; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277 or via email at coaaa@coaaa.org.

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 and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550 or visit thecenterforbalancedliving.org.

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

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 BBQ, 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.

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.

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