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Events and programs
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Central Ohio, annual meeting with featured speaker Josh Slocum, executive director of the National Funeral Consumers Alliance, 1 p.m. May 11, at the Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave. Slocum's topic is "What Ever Happened to Pine Boxes?." Slocum, who helped draft a bill that would extend Federal Trade Commission consumer protection rules to cemeteries, crematories and funeral merchandise vendors, co-authored the book Final Rights, with Lisa Carlson. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit funeralsohio.org.
Spirituality Network, Living Faith Award Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. May 16, at the Harry C. Moores Center on the campus of Capital University, 1 College and Main. Several local individuals will be recognized. Yvette McGee Brown will be the keynote speaker. For more information, contact Pat Gibboney at 614-228-8867.
Beaux Arts, a Sniff. Swirl. Sip. wine tasting event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.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 Sail and Power Squadron, "Trailering-For Women Only," part of the United States Power Squadron University seminar series, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at 8492 Cotter St., Lewis Center. This program covers state and local trailering regulations and requirements regarding brakes and hook-ups for safety chains. Fee is $15 for USPS members, $25 for nonmembers. Lunch is included. Registration required; visit columbussailandpower.org.
American Red Cross, blood donation, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16 at Linworth Alternative High School, 2075 Dublin-Granville Road. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.
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.
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 be bringing plants, seeds and materials. Children and adults will be doing 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 plant 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.
Worthington Libraries Board of Trustees Personnel Committee, 4 p.m. May 13 in the Old Worthington Library Conference Room, 820 High St. Other related meetings include: Finance/Operations Committee, 4 p.m. May 14 in the Old Worthington Library Conference Room, and the library board, 7 p.m. May 21 in the Northwest Library Meeting Room, 2280 Hard Road. All meetings of the Worthington Libraries Board of Trustees and its committees are open to the public. For more information call 614-807-2610.
Worthington Women's Club, annual spring luncheon, 11 a.m. May 21, at the Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd.S. Modealise from Shops at Worthington Place will provide a fashion show with modeling by members. Reservations are necessary and must be purchased by May 15. Send checks for $20 to Therese McLean, 7526 Saunderlane Road, Columbus, OH 43235-1823. For information, call 614-889-7944.
Worthington Hills Woman's Club, 11 a.m. May 22, at the Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. A business meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and a program. The Times Past Vintage Dancers will perform dances from four eras, beginning with the Regency Era, 1793-1825, and ending with the Swing Era.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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.