Women's Auxiliary Council of Nationwide Children's Hospital, informational dessert and coffee event for prospective members, 6:30 p.m. May 7 at Brookside Golf and Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road.

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Events and programs

Clintonville Woman's Club Luncheon and Spring Style Show, "Sail into Summer," 11:30 a.m. May 3 at the club, 3951 N. High St. 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 Fashion Place store. Tickets are $20 each. Reservations should be made with Betty Daniel at 614-267-1924.

Forum featuring author Scott Alarik, 7:30 p.m. May 3 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer Road. The topic is "Understanding and Appreciating Folk Music." Alarik, author of Revival: A Folk Music Novel, will discuss how to understand and appreciate folk music within America today.

Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed, Whetstone Park Honeysuckle Round Up, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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, and volunteers are needed to haul branches from the cutting crew to the truck. For more information visit olentangywatershed.org.

Sierra Club and Aveda, Rock for Water fundraiser, 7 p.m. May 4 at the Woodlands Backyard, 668 Grandview Ave. Guests Fresh Wreckage, William Reach and Far Away Strays will offer live music. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Ohio Sierra Club's Clean Water Campaign.

Women's Auxiliary Council of Nationwide Children's Hospital, informational dessert and coffee event for prospective members, 6:30 p.m. May 7 at Brookside Golf and Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road. The event is open to the public and for women who are interested in learning about and involvement in the four auxiliaries of Nationwide Children's: TWIG, Kinder Key, Pleasure Guild and the Women's Board. Members from each auxiliary will be present to give a brief overview of their organization and to answer questions. For reservations contact Brittany Keegan at 614-355-0854 or brittany.keegan@nationwidechildrens.org.

Columbus School for Girls, Prospective Parent Coffees, 10:30 a.m. May 8 and 9 in the Alumnae Living Room, 56 S. Columbia Ave., Bexley. The first event is for parents of girls age 3 to grade 5, entering CSG's Program for Young Children and Lower School. The second coffee is for parents of girls entering grades 6-12, CSG's Middle School or Upper School. Attendees will meet with school division leaders, view classes in session and visit CSG's new Wellness and Athletics Complex. For reservations contact jblackburn@columbusschoolforgirls.org or just walk in. For more information contact the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.

Beaux Arts, a Sniff. Swirl. Sip. wine tasting event, 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. May 16 at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St. The event will feature food, wine, chocolate, Cabernet and Fig Newtons. Wine and chocolates can be purchased at the event, along with raffle tickets. Admission tickets are $50 for museum members, $55 for nonmembers, can be purchased online at columbusmuseum.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.


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.


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 team of researchers scour the archives for materials that could be used in the documentary Prohibition. For reservations, call Karen at 614-339-3046 or JoAnn at 614-457-7048.

Worthington Hills Garden Club, noon May 8 at Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. Ken Cochran, program director of the Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, will present "Secrest Arboretum and Gardens: How Does Sustainable Gardening Apply to its Objectives." Registration begins at 11 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $19. Advanced reservations are required and can be made by calling 614-288-4668. Guests are welcome.

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." 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.

Aldus Society, a central Ohio bibliophilic society, last meeting of its 2012-2013 program year, 7:30 p.m. May 9 at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. Stephen Gertz, the webmaster of the website www. BookTryst.com will present "From Athanasius Kircher to Ashton Kutcher: 350 Years of Strange, Unusual, Eccentric, and Just Plain Weird Books." Socializing begins at 7 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 614-299-1980 or visit aldussociety.com.

Wild Ones, 10 a.m. May 11 at the Innis House in Inniswood Metro Park, 940 Hempstead Road, Westerville. The program will be "Growing Up to be a Wild One" with Barbara Kay Velez Barbosa. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for this event. Columbus Wild Ones members will bring plants, seeds and materials. Children and adults will do hands-on activities for which they should bring a small hand trowel and a pair of gloves. Seeds will be taken home and seedlings can be transplanted into their flower beds. Information on creating a Monarch Waystation and how to maintain it to attract butterflies also will be available. Children will receive a free poster.

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 and 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.

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.

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 information contract 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.

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, May 6 through Aug. 5, at Heritage Christian Church, 7413 Maxtown Road, Westerville. Participants can join at any time. The group will not meet on Memorial Day, May 27. For more information call 614-898-9412.