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Friday June 14, 2013 10:27 PM

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Events and programs

Blendon Masonic Lodge 339, fundraising spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. June 14 at 130 S. State St. Proceeds will support the Ohio Special Olympics.

Westerville Community Church, annual rummage sale and cafe, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15 at 770 County Line Road at Spring Road. Items for sale include books, furniture, electronics, sporting goods, clothing for all ages, household goods, exercise equipment, crafts, home decor and more. Lunch items will be available at the cafe. Proceeds help pay for the church's 2013 youth/adult mission trip to work with Habitat for Humanity in Birmingham, Ala.

Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Network, fourth annual Uptown Shuffle, starting with a pre-party celebration at 6:30 p.m. June 21 at the Old Bag of Nails Pub, 24 N. State St., and end with an after-party celebration beginning at 8 p.m. at the same location. The Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt sends teams along different routes through Uptown Westerville. Participation is $25 per person. Entrants can register as a four- to six-person team or as individuals to be placed with a team. For more information or to register, call the chamber office at 614-882-8917 or email Erin Glaser at eglaser@westervillechamber.com.

First Delaware Buckeye Golf Classic, organized by the Ohio State University Alumni Club of Delaware County, 1 p.m. June 23 at Bent Tree Golf Course in Sunbury. Four-person scramble with a shotgun start. Fee of $89 per person includes green and cart fees, range balls, two drink tickets, box lunch and a tailgate buffet following the golf. Door prizes, raffle and a silent auction will be offered. For the tailgate buffet only, the cost is $18 per person. Register by four-some online at benttreegc.com under the online store. Singles can register by sending a check/money order payable to the OSU Alumni Club of Delaware County in care of Maurine Strom, 4999 Hawthorne Valley Drive, Westerville, OH 43082.

International Luncheon and Heritage Parade, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 233 S. State St., Westerville. Keynote speaker Leroy Z. Boikai, past president of the Liberian Association in Columbus, will discuss Liberia, where freed slaves were sent from America. Artwork, vendors, activities for children and a cultural dress parade will be included. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children either in advance at the church or at the door. For more information, call St. Matthew's at 614-882-2706.

Westerville South High School Class of 1983, 30th reunion, July 13. The main event will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Old Bag of Nails, 24 N. State St. A golf event and wine tasting will also be held on Saturday for alumni and their guests/spouses. For more information send an email to Rick Bannister at rbanny3@gmail.com or call 614-891-9957.

Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business luncheon, 11:30 a.m. July 17 at the Lakes Golf and Country Club, 6740 Worthington Road, Westerville. Kristyn Hartman, news anchor for WBNS-10TV, will speak. Registration and networking will start at 11 a.m. Cost is $25 for chamber members, $35 for non-members, with lunch included. The deadline to register is July 15. Attendees are asked to support the "Back To School" project that Westerville Caring and Sharing is coordinating by bringing back packs (without wheels), blue or black dry erase markers, three-subject spiral notebooks or hygiene products such as toothpaste and hair gel. For registration call 614-882-8917.

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.

 

Health

Moving to the Beat: Ageless Grace, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, July 22 and 29 as well as Aug. 5 at Capital Park Family Health Center, 2365 Innis Road. The program, offered in partnership with Cancer Support Community Central Ohio and Heart of Ohio Family Health Center, will feature 21 exercises designed to help body and mind function with flexibility and efficiency. An African-style drummer will provide accompaniment. Participants ages 10 and older are invited; children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. To register call Capital Park at 614-416-4325 or CSCCO at 614-791-9510.

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.

 

Meetings

Still Going Strong Seniors, 11:30 a.m. June 20 in McVay Fellowship Hall at the Church of the Messiah United Methodist Church, 51 N. State St. The program will be a potluck luncheon. Bring a side dish to share and individual place setting. Drinks will be provided.

Westerville Quilt Guild, 7 p.m. June 25 at the American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave., Westerville. Rita Fishel, owner of the Creations Sew Clever Quilt Shop at 192 S. Paint St. in Chillicothe, will discuss how to use Creative Grids rulers. She also will bring a supply of books that she has authored. The rulers and books will be available for purchase. The "Orphan-Block" Challenge Bags are due at this meeting. Members should bring their creation to the meeting.

American Legion Post 171, 7:30 p.m. and Auxiliary, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the post, 393 E. College Ave. Guests are invited. Call Mike Etling at 614-891-9388 or Kim Mann (Auxiliary) at 614-266-2695.

Westerville Noon Prayer Meeting, noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, at the Westerville Alliance Church, 75 E. Schrock Road, Westerville.

Shipwrights of Central Ohio, a group for ship modelers, 9 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month, Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. For information, visit shipwrightsofohio.org.

Franklin 524 Toastmasters Club, 7 to 8 a.m. Thursdays at the Vineyard Church Community Center, 6000 Cooper Road. Visit franklin524toastmasters.com.

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit sawmilltoastmastersclubs.org. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

Accountant Information Market, Worthington-Westerville chapter, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie's, 6152 Cleveland Ave. CPAs are invited to meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187.

Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Towers Hall at Otterbein University. All welcome. Call Jim Schultz at 614-794-1247 or visit centralohiocwrt.wordpress.com.

Huber Ridge Area Association, 7 p.m. first Thursday of the month at Blendon Township Senior Center, 6330 Hempstead Road. Contact President@huberridge.org or huberridge.org.

Westerville Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave. Visit westervillelions.org or call Don Mullen at 614-882-3465.

Westerville Rotary Club Sunrise, 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Wednesdays, third floor of the Old Bag of Nails, 24 N. State St. For more information, call Diane Conley at 614-579-3303.

Westerville Noon Rotary Club, noon Thursdays, at Villa Milano on Schrock Road.

Westerville Kiwanis Club, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, at the Westerville Public Library. For information, call 614-898-9616.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Westerville Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Thursdays, at Toukan & Co., 575 Charring Cross Drive. For information, contact Gina Winterstein at 614-794-3500 or gina@panageanetworks.com.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Pulsar Chapter, 11;15 a.m. Thursdays, at O'Charley's, 1425 Polaris Parkway. For information contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or tom.anderson@excelleweb.com. For general information, visit amspirit.com.

Westerville Sertoma Club, 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Panera Bread, Maxtown and Polaris. Visitors are welcome. Call Dave McConnell at 614-457-6233 for further information.

Westerville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7883, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the American Legion Building, 393 E. College Ave. Call Walt Mays at 614-330-2703.

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

Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, monthly lupus support group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 18 at Panera Bread, 782 N. State St., Westerville. The support group is an open, small-group environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families. Most discussions focus on the "how-to's" of living with a chronic illness. For more information, contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit lupusgreaterohio.org.

DivorceCare Support Group, a 13-week program that uses videos and group discussions to help work through the issues of divorce and begin the healing process, 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 5 at Heritage Christian Church, 7413 Maxtown Road, Westerville. Participants can join at any time. For more information call 614-898-9412.

Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Mount Carmel/St. Ann's Hospital, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except holidays) at the hospital, 500 Cleveland Ave., Westerville. Participants will receive information on diabetes and diabetes self-care activities. Those diagnosed with diabetes and their family members and friends are invited. There is no fee. For more information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254. Meetings are subject to change.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd., Westerville. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Bev Phipps at 614-882-9338 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

Pet Loss Support Group, for those mourning the loss of a beloved animal companion, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Villa Angela Care Center, 5700 Karl Road. Call Dorothy Hall at 614-895-3416.

Arthritis Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Westerville Senior Center, 310 Main St. Call Ann Bailey at 614-882-5709.

Families in Touch, for families and friends of persons with mental illness, 10 a.m. to noon second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Concord Counseling Services, 700 Brooksedge Blvd. Call 614-882-9338. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm.

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.

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays at Faith Covenant Church, 3607 Dempsey Road. Call Gayle at 614-933-8745 or visit the website OA.org.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Franklin County and Concord Counseling, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd. Call Mary Kay Ansley at 614-882-9338, ext. 233. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weigh in from 5:45 to 6:10 p.m. with meeting starting at 6:15 p.m. Mondays, at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 41 Hodges Road. Call Loretta Smiley at 740-965-3416.

Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 N. High St. Individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, panic, fatigue, depression or fear are welcome. Freewill offerings accepted. For more information contact Paul at 614-895-6760 or info@LowSelfHelpSystems.org.

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