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Events and programs
Cougar Craze Carnival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14 at Beechcroft High School, 6100 Beechcroft Road. The event will feature a bounce house, dunk tank, inflatable maze, competitive games, prizes, face painting and food. Admission is free; tickets must be purchased for games. Proceeds benefit Beechcroft High School student-athletes. Hosted by the Beechcroft High School Athletic Booster Club. Visit bhssports.com for information.
Golf Classic and Birthday Blast!, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 at Glow Putt Indoor Mini Golf, 161 Granville St., Gahanna. Eddie the therapy donkey will celebrate his birthday with coloring, crafts, snacks and cake. Miniature golf will be available for $7 for adults and $5 for children. Proceeds will go directly to PBJ Connections; providing professional mental and behavioral health therapy using horses and donkeys, for local kids and families. For more information, visit pbjconnections.org.
Free ProMusica concert, 11 a.m. April 30 at the Karl Road branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 5590 Karl Road. The event will include music and stories following the themes of under the seas, into the woods or outer space. For more information, visit promusicacolumbus.org/family-concerts.
Cleanup events, 10 a.m. to noon, May 14 and June 11. Visit nextdoor.com to view details on the event and locations for litter cleanup in 19 neighborhoods across Northeast Columbus and New Albany. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn your park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 at Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 400 W. Whittier St., Columbus. The free event will include opportunities to play games, participate in nature activities, rock climb and hike, and will go on rain or shine. For more information, email email@example.com.
Healthy Kids Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 at the North YMCA, 1640 Sandalwood Place, Columbus, featuring games, swim evaluations, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and an obstacle course. For information, call 614-885-4252 or visit ymcacolumbus.org/hkd.
Good Shepherd Free Store, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (doors close at 12:30 p.m.) on the third Saturday of each month at Church of the Good Shepherd, United Methodist, 6176 Sharon Woods Blvd. Donations and registrations are accepted from 10 to 11 a.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Call 614-891-5043 .
Legal Aid Society, Northland area free legal advice clinic, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Haimerl Center, owned by the Lutheran Ascension Church, at 1421 Morse Road. Individuals and families with gross household income at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level can meet with a pro bono attorney, who will answer questions and provide referral options as appropriate. This clinic can serve U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens. Call LASC a 614-224-8374.
Mid-Ohio Boogie Club, swing dance club, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at 1960 Schrock Road, Columbus. Dance lessons from 7 to 8 pm., with dancing to follow. Singles and couples as well as beginners are invited. Membership is $35 per year; cover charges are $8 for guests, $3 for members. Go to midohioboogieclub.org or call 614-939-1844.
Maize Manor Civic Association and Blockwatch, 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road. For more information, call Jennifer Adair at 614-929-5088.
Clinton Estates Civic Association and Blockwatch, 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Trinity United Church of Christ, 1180 Shanley Drive. Call Emmanuel Remy at 614-453-5007.
Northland Community Council development committee, 6:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month at the Franklin County Job and Family Services office building, 1721 Northland Park Ave. Call 614-325-8217 for information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem Civic Association, 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at Salem Baptist Church, 5862 Sinclair Road.
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.
Shipwrights of Central Ohio, a group for ship modelers, 9 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of each month at Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. For information, visit shipwrightsofohio.org.
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.
Northland Community Council, 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Friendship Village of Columbus, 5800 Forest Hills Blvd. Call 614-325-8217 or email email@example.com.
Forest Park Civic Association, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, locations and topics vary. Call 614-325-8217 or email info@ fpcivic.org.
Franklin 524 Toastmasters Club, 7 a.m. every Thursday at the Vineyard Community Center, 6000 Cooper Road. Visit524.toastmastersclubs.org for information.
Karmel Woodward Park Civic Association, 6:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Valley Forge Elementary School, 1321 Urban Drive. Call William Logan at 614-846-1089 or email him at KWPcivic@gmail.com for more information.
Sharon Woods Civic Association, 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Church of the Good Shepherd, 6176 Sharon Woods Blvd. Call John Kirkpatrick at 614-890-5417.
Northland Kiwanis Club, 6:15 p.m. the second and the fourth Mondays of the month at Friendship Village of Columbus, 5800 Forest Hills Blvd. Call 614-479-3256.
Myasthenia gravis support group, noon to 2 p.m. April 30 at the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, Columbus. For more information, or to find out about June awareness activities, call 614-732-5930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org..
Central Ohio Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the Wesley Glen Guild Center, 5155 N. High St., Columbus. AllCall 614-396-4938 for more information.
Schizophrenics Anonymous, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd. Call Marilyn at 614-882-9338, ext. 227, to confirm or visit mhafc. Meetings subject to change.
Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 149C at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-470-0397 or visit emotionsanonymous.org.
Compassionate Friends, grief support after the death of a child, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus. For more information, call 614-882-8986.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.
Pet Loss Support Group, 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.
Cocaine Anonymous, for information on meetings, call 614-251-1122 or visit caohio.org.
Mended Hearts of Central Ohio, for heart patients, caregivers and heart-care professionals, the second Wednesday of every month at the Ross Auditorium at OSU Medical Center, 452 W. 10th Ave. For information, call Jeff Davidson at 614-580-1561 or visit mendedheartscentralohio.org.
Overeaters Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road. Call Diane at 614-898-5447. Visit OA.org.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, Central Ohio Chapter, 12:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Gillie Senior Recreation Center, 2100 Morse Road. Call Marty Cameron at 614-457-6003 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.
Breast Cancer Support Group, led by a psychologist, social workers and registered nurses. The groups are ongoing; join any time. Call Mount Carmel St. Ann's at 614-898-8517.
Families Anonymous, for parents of those with substance abuse or behavioral problems, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-885-5199 or 614-875-8695.