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Events and programs

Worthington Historical Society Quality Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Old Rectory, 50 W. New England Ave. Dozens of quality book donations will be available to the public at reasonable prices. Almost all of the books are illustrated and include history books, biographies, art history, literature, cookbooks of every type, books on travel, early American architecture and interior design in the 1800s. For more information, email info@worthingtonhistory.org or call 614-885-1247.

Humanist Jewish Chavurah of Columbus, tour of the Rothko exhibit, 1:30 p.m. April 28 at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St. Admission is free on Sundays; participants should meet in the lobby. Robert Shapiro, a member of the group and a docent at the museum, will share information about the 37 featured works of art and the artist. For reservations, due April 26, call the HJCC voicemail, 614-285-4522 or email cbushumjudaism@gmail.com.

Clintonville Woman's Club Luncheon and Spring Style Show, "Sail into Summer," 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 3 at 3951 N. High St. This event is sponsored by the CWC Handcraft Interest Group. The menu will include salmon and chicken, garden rice pilaf, vegetable medley, fruit salad and an ice cream dessert. Coldwater Creek will share fashions, moderated by a representative from the Polaris Mall store. Tickets are $20 each. For reservations, call Betty Daniel, 614-267-1924.

Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed, Whetstone Park Honeysuckle Round Up, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4 at Whetstone Park. Members of FLOW will remove invasive honeysuckle from the park. The city of Columbus will be on hand with a chipper truck and chain saw crew; volunteers are needed to haul branches from the cutting crew to the truck. For more information visit olentangywatershed.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.

Health

American Red Cross, blood donation, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at Worthington Christian Church, 8145 N. High St. To schedule appointments call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, Huntington Hearing Health Program in partnership with Huntington Bank offers free hearing screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 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

Clintonville Woman's Club General Assembly, luncheon at noon, Friday, April 26 at 3951 N. High St. Following lunch, Susan Warrener Smith will present "Truth Against the World: Searching for the Spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright." For more information call the club at 614-268-5825.

Columbus Woman's Club, May meeting, noon May 2 at the club, 3951 N. High St. Lunch will be served; cost is $18. Dr. Patricia Stafford will present a program, "Keys To Renewed Energy and Wellness." For reservations call MarJean Keller at 614-451-4344.

Six River Valley Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio, 7 p.m. May 2 in Room 424, Roush Hall, Otterbein University. Giuseppe Vercellotti, adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at Ohio State University, will describe the Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri, a collaboration between OSU and the University of Pisa. Participants are asked to bring some artifacts for display. For more information go to ohiosrvc.org.

Worthington Area Nurses Association, annual luncheon, 11:30 a.m. May 7 at Scrambler Marie's restaurant, 8679 Sancus Blvd., Columbus. Pat Rudolph will present the scholarship to the student nurse who was chosen as this year's recipient after she explains the selection process. For more information: 614 885-3283.

Women Today, a social and philanthropic organization within the greater Columbus area, 11:30 a.m. May 7 at the Lakes Country Club, 6740 Worthington Road, Westerville. Beth Weinhardt, local history coordinator at the Westerville Public Library, will describe how she helped Ken Burns and his research team scour the archives for materials for the documentary Prohibition. For reservations, due May 1, call Karen at 614-339-3046 or JoAnn at 614-457-7048.

Columbus Home Economists in Home & Community, luncheon, 11:45 a.m. May 9 at the Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Drive. Joan Riegal will present the program, "The Quilts of GEE's Bend." The GEE's Bend quilt makers have become famous for their unique "fiber art," while their quilt making was for utilitarian purposes only. For reservations, due May 3, call 740-965-3889 or 614-459-1029.

Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Education Room of Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St., Columbus. Bring a dulcimer or call to ask about borrowing one. No need to be able to read music. For more information contact Barb at 614-370-8183 after 5 p.m. or email barb@barbfeick.com.

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.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Weekly videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. Topics change weekly and focus on popular life issues. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact lifetreecafe@meadowpark.org.

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.

AmSpirit Worthington, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 99 Worthington Mall. Contact Gina Winterstein at gina@panageanetworks.com.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Premier Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Tuesdays at the Northwoods 1 Building in Worthington. For information, contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or via e-mail at tom.anderson@excelleweb.com. For general information, visit amspirit.com.

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Sunflower Restaurant, 7370 Sawmill Road. Visitors welcome; visit sawmilltoastmastersclub.org. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday of each month. Meeting times and locations vary. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com. For information on becoming a member, email nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

Support groups

Central Ohio Polio Network, provides support and information on post-polio syndrome, 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 4 at the Westerville MCL Restaurant, 76 E. Schrock Road. For more information contact Monica Wilford at 614-581-6979 or 614-337-0990.

Grief Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. for six weeks starting May 9 at St. Michael Church, 5750 N. High St., Worthington. A Christian-based manual, suggested readings and handout material will be available. Participants will have the opportunity to share with others in a similar situation. C.G. Jones and Mary Ann Koncal are the facilitators. To register call Jones at 614-846-2361 or the parish office at 614-885-7814.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 9:30 a.m. on the first Friday of the month at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Chris Goodson at 614-459-0477 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. Respite care available; call leader.

Parkinson's Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the third floor multi-purpose room at the Forum at Knightsbridge, 4625 Knightsbridge Blvd. Call Dodie Wood at 614-481-8888.

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. Free. For more information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254. Meetings are subject to change.

Depression Support Group, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 7 to 8:30 p.m., the first and third Mondays of the month at the Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Also 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at North Central Mental Health Services, 1301 N. High St. For information, visit mhafc.org.

Bereavement Support Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Northwest Masonic Temple, 2436 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. Elaine Manley, a registered nurse, facilitates this group offering compassionate and confidential support for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. For information, call 614-499-1152.

Alzheimer's Support Group, Adult Children, 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. Call Emily Jones at 614-499-3411 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

Cocaine Anonymous, for meeting information, visit caohio.org or call 614-251-1122.

Weathering the Storm, a support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one due to violence or other tragic means, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court. Free. Registration required. Call 614-889-5722.

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.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.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, N and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550 or visit thecenterforbalancedliving.org.

Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays, at Maple Grove United Methodist Church in basement room 6, 7 W. Henderson Road. For more information, call David at 614-895-1002.

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-547-9788. Meadow Park Church of God is not affiliated with the DBSA.

Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome/Fibromyalgia meeting, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Linda at 614-457-5132 for more information.

Emotions Anonymous, 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road. For more information, call 614-470-0397 or visit emotionsanonymous.org.

Overeaters Anonymous, for meeting information, visit the website OA.org.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Franklin County, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, in Room 317 at Worthington Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Tonya Fulwider at 614-221-1441 or visit mhafc.org.

MOMS Club of Northwest Columbus meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2480 W. Dublin-Granville Road. Call Amy at 614-459-4877 or Angela at 614-538-0061.

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