Ohio Dominican University, College Goal Sunday, 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in Erskine Hall on the university's main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road. The free program helps students apply for federal financial aid, with financial aid professionals available to answer questions. Volunteers will help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This event is presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents. Families are encouraged to register by calling 614-251-4778.
Events and programs
Buckeye Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf and Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere, silent auction to benefit DWAVE, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15, at the Columbus Colony House II Multipurpose Room on Colony Drive in Westerville. The event will feature a three course Italian dinner and live entertainment. Auction items include hand-crafted works, fine jewelry, art and gift certificates. Cost is $35 per person, with a deadline of Feb. 1 for the purchase of tickets. No tickets will be available at the door. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dwaveohio.org or www.bradohio.com.
Ohio Dominican University, College Goal Sunday, 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in Erskine Hall on the university's main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road. The free program helps students apply for federal financial aid, with financial aid professionals available to answer questions. Volunteers will help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This event is 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.
Methodist Theological School in Ohio Schooler Institute on Preaching, featuring Mark Kelly Tyler and Timothy Eberhart, Feb. 10 and 11 at 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware. Tyler is senior pastor of the Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia and a fully affiliated faculty member at MTSO. Eberhart was recently appointed assistant professor of theology and ecology at MTSO. The event is offered to the public without cost, however, registration is required. A complete schedule and online registration form are available at www.mtso.edu/schooler. MTSO is offering one CEU credit for a $25 administrative processing fee.
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. This free event, open to the public, will showcase art in numerous media from 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-882-9338.
Paws to Party, benefiting CHA Animal Shelter, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Westin Columbus, 310 S. High St. The 10th annual wine tasting features wine samples, unlimited hors d'oeuvres, more than 85 silent auction items, an opportunity to mingle with CHA adoptable pets and the premier of CHA's new video produced by Space Junk Media. Live music will be provided by OnThatNote. Tickets, at $95 for individuals and $90 for CHA members, can be purchased by going to the event page at chaanimalshelter.org.
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
Inner Engineering Class, free introductory discussion, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Westerville Conference Center, 98 Commerce Park Drive. Classes that help participants engineer a lasting transformation that brings greater clarity, emotional balance, health and productivity, will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 8 and 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. For more information contact Columbus@IshaUSA.org, 614-233-1892, or www.innerengineering.com/ColumbusIE.html.
Columbus Sail & Power Squadron, public boating course, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Feb. 15 through March 1, at Goodwill Industries 1331 Edgehill Drive. Check-in is 7:30 a.m. Feb. 15. Topics include boating safety, elementary seamanship, small boat handling, adverse conditions, weather, rules of the road, an introduction to charting, piloting and coastal navigation and Ohio laws. Class is for power boaters, sail boaters, large and small boaters and new boaters. Anyone born after 1981 must have proof of boater education to operate or to supervise youth operators on individual watercraft or boats with motors in excess of 10 horsepower. Ohio's Mandatory Education Law does not change operator age requirements; both must be met. For course details and to register, visit columbussailandpower.org.Health
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
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 creating a forum to exchange 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 614-890-4050 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.
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.
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.
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.