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Book Signing Event, with author Jordan W. Wei, 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Book Loft of German Village, 631 S. Third St., German Village. Wei, a resident of Westerville, will sign copies of his book, Precursory Apologetics, which discusses the essence of modern life, including elusive understandings necessary for any comprehensive worldview.

Westerville Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Rick Helwig will present "Ghost Towns of Central Ohio."

Columbus School for Girls, CSG: All Girl, By Design, A Celebration of Student Learning for Prospective and Current CSG Families, 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at the school, 56 S. Columbia Ave. Parents and prospective students preschool age through grade 12, as well as current CSG families, are invited to this celebration of CSG's curriculum and programs. Prospective families may arrive at 1 p.m.; current families at 1:30 p.m. Register online at columbusschoolforgirls.org by clicking on the "Visit CSG-CSG Admission" tab. For more information contact the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.

Delaware County Habitat for Humanity, orientation session for new volunteers, 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Habitat office, 305 Curtis St., Delaware. To register call Linda Warren at 740-363-9950, ext. 222.

Ohio Dominican University, College Goal Sunday, 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in Erskine Hall on the university's main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road. This free program will help students apply for federal financial aid, with experts available to answer questions. Volunteers will help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents. Families are encouraged to register at ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or by calling 614-251-4778.

Concord Counseling Services, fourth annual He'ART of Concord art show and sale, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at 700 Brooksedge Blvd., Westerville. Free public event will showcase art by more than 20 clients and friends of Concord. Original paintings, photographs, drawings, fabric art, jewelry and pottery will be included. Artists who are clients of Concord receive all proceeds of any pieces sold. For reservations email barbarashepherd@concordcounseling.org or development@concordcounseling.org or call 614-882-9338.

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

Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross, blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at Bank/America Practice Solutions, 600 Cleveland Ave., Westerville. For an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross, blood donation, noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at Otterbein University, 100 W. Home St. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.

Free Meditation Sessions for the New Year, free Isha Kriya meditation session to learn a daily practice and hear about the benefits of yoga, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29 in Meeting Room B at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. For more information, contact Columbus@IshaUSA.org or 614-233-1892.

SilverSneakers FLEX Senior Stretch, indoor class for women only, 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Feridean Commons, 6885 Freeman Road, Westerville. SilverSneakers FLEX classes are free for SilverSneakers members. Fee is $5 for non-members. For more information call 614-271-7230.

 

Meetings

Still Going Strong Seniors, 1 p.m. Jan. 27 in the McVay Fellowship Hall of Church of the Messiah United Methodist Church, 51 N. State St. Jeff Mackey will discuss wills and elder care. The meeting will be canceled if Westerville City Schools are closed due to snow.

Westerville Quilt Guild, 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the American Legion Hall, 293 E. College Ave., Westerville. Meet and greet begins at 6:30 p.m. Vickie Melvin will give a short presentation about this year's Fun With Fabric Activities. Shannon Bartlett will discuss needle felting or fabric dyeing. Visitors are welcome.

Women Today, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 4 at Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Road. Motion expert Barbara Free will present "Let's Move," about keeping fit and energized. For more information and/or reservations, due Jan 28, call Marge at 614-433-9903 or Barbara, 614-844-3946. New members welcome.

North Star Club Toastmasters, 6:15 p.m. every second and fourth Monday of the month at 8800 Lyra Drive, Room 102. Participants focus on improving speaking skills. For information, visit 3552.toastmastersclub.org.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Port Columbus Chapter, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Brook Hollow Conference Center, 676 Brook Hollow, Gahanna. AmSpirit Business Connections helps sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals succeed by exchanging qualified referrals with others. Guests are welcome.

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.

Sea Scout Ship 468, 6:45 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road. For more information call Nancy Peto at the Simon Kenton Council Scout office, 614-306-9768.

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors 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 meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187.

Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable, 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, 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. For general information on AmSpirit, visit amspirit.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

Tea & Tears-Westerville, a support group for family members of those facing a mental illness, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Church of the Messiah, Meeting House, 51 N. State St., Westerville. This group is led by Ron and Lori Richardson. Registration is not required. For more information call 614-501-6264(NAMI).

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. Those diagnosed with diabetes and their family members and friends will receive information on diabetes and diabetes self-care activities. Free. 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.

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