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Events, programs

Trinity Seminary Choir, concert, 8 p.m. April 15 in the Gloria Dei Worship Center on Trinity Lutheran Seminary's campus, 2199 E. Main St., Bexley. The 50-voice choir will perform Haydn's Mass in B-flat Major alongside a chamber orchestra and soloists. Admission is free. Freewill offerings accepted. For more information, visit

Columbus Bonsai Society, meeting, 2 p.m. April 17 at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus. Ken Huth of Ken's World of Bonsai will lead a workshop. A variety of trees will be available for purchase. For more information, call 614-634-3435.

Beyond the Walls: A Symposium on Mass Incarceration, Public Policy and Reentry, 3 to 8 p.m. April 20 at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 E. Main St., Bexley. Sponsored by the Payne Theological Seminary Anderson Ecumenical Institute. The symposium will focus on the issue of mass incarceration and explore strategies used by clergy to combat discrimination and support effective reentry. Glenn E. Martin, head of Just Leadership U.S.A., will give the keynote address. For more information, please visit

Pre-Passover Dinner, 5:30 p.m. April 20 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave. Cost is $16 for adult members, $22 for nonmembers and $10 for child members ages 3-8, $15 for nonmember children. Children younger than 3 are free. To reserve a space, call 614-559-6276 or email before April 15. For more information, visit

Monty's 5K fundraiser, 7:30 to 10 a.m. April 23 at Montrose Elementary School, 2555 E. Main St., Bexley. Proceeds benefit the Montrose Elementary PTO's playground fund and the Chase Gage Memorial Scholarship Fund. Cost is $25. For more information, visit

Repose of Lincoln and Civil War Encampment, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29 at the Ohio Statehouse West Plaza and Rotunda, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus. Civil War re-enactment group the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A, will provide an honor guard for a replica of Abraham Lincoln's casket. An encampment will also be set up on the front lawn to demonstrate Civil War life. Event is free. For more, visit

Jazz It Up, fundraiser for the band, choir and orchestra programs in Bexley schools, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 30 in the Harry C. Moores Campus Center at Capital University, 1 College and Main, Columbus. Event will feature music by the Dave Powers Trip and Bexley student jazz musicians along with a silent auction, food and a cash bar. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. To purchase, visit

Statehouse student art exhibition, through April 30 in the Ohio Statehouse Map Room, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus. Presented by the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education. The Ohio Statehouse will feature artwork by students in grades K-12 from Ohio public schools. Admission is free. For more information, visit

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

East High School Class of 1966, 50th reunion, 6 p.m. June 10-11 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Airport, 2886 Airport Drive. For more information, call 614-475-5453.

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, household hazardous waste mobile collection event, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 25 at the Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus. Residents are encouraged to bring their old lawn chemicals, paint strippers, acids, insecticides and other hazardous chemicals and waste for recycling and environmentally safe disposal. A complete list of accepted materials is available at Additionally, SWACO provides free disposal services year-round at a permanent drop-off location at 645 E. Eighth Ave., Columbus.

Speak Up for Children Breakfast, 7:15 to 9 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, 50 N. Third St. Sponsored by the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County. The breakfast helps raise awareness and funds for CASA, which advocates for abused and neglected children in Franklin County. For additional information, email


Mended Hearts Central Ohio, heart medications discussion, 6 p.m. April 21 at the Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave., Columbus. Pharmacists will discuss information on medications including cholesterol management, heart failure and coronary artery disease. For more information, call 614-580-1561 or visit

Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Additional sessions are available from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Wednesday and the third Monday of each month. Enrollment options, prescription drug plans and their benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes and long-term care insurance will be discussed. The free, confidential, one-on-one service is being offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. To make an appointment, contact Monica at 614-559-5502.


Berwyn East Academy, board of directors meeting, 6 p.m. April 20 at the school, 1850 Bostwick Road. Additional meeting dates are May 18 and June 15. Meetings are open to the public. For more information visit

Bexley Moms, a support group for mothers who live in the 43209 area code, seeks to include and connect mothers with one another and give them meaningful ways to engage in their communities while they care for their children. Activities include child-friendly activities, Moms Night Out and service projects that benefit local mothers and children. For more information, go to

Mothers of Preschoolers, 6:30 to 9 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Life Vineyard Church, 620 Alum Creek. The group offers fellowship and support for expectant mothers and mothers of young children. Childcare is provided for a fee of $2 per child.

Boy Scout Troop 166, 7:30 p.m. every Monday evening at Bexley United Methodist Church, 2657 E. Broad St. New and returning Scouts welcome. Monthly outings and active summer High Adventure program. For more information, visit

Boy Scout Troop 603, 7 p.m. every Tuesday in the undercroft at St. Catharine Church, 500 S. Gould Road. Programming includes day outings, camping, wilderness survival, team building, leadership skills, community service and projects. Participants include students from St. Catharine, Bexley City Schools, Bishop Hartley High School, St. Charles Preparatory School and surrounding areas.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Columbus Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave. The program focuses on networking opportunities. For more information, contact Dean Curry at 614-635-0639 or

Book Club, 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month, October through May, at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.

QuECK (Quilting, Embroidery, Crocheting and Knitting), 9 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month, at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.

Wave of Color, a session of watercolor painting, 2 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.

Quilting Etc., 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.

Berwick Civic Association, 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1555 S. James Road. Visit

The Kiwanis Club of Berwick, noon Thursdays at Berwick Party House, 3250 Refugee Road. Buffet lunch is $9. Call David Barrett at 614-866-7309.

Bexley Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at Wing's Restaurant, 2801 E. Main St.

Rotary Club of Whitehall-Bexley, noon every Friday at the Columbus Country Club, 4831 E. Broad St.

New Neighbors League of Greater Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, informal monthly coffees in members' homes and monthly book clubs for women who have moved to the Columbus Metro areas within one year of relocation. Visit for meeting times and locations. For information email

Consumer and Family Advisory Council, 4:30 to 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the ADAMH Board of Franklin County, 447 E. Broad St. Call614-222-3743.

Support groups

NAMI Connection, a peer support group for adults living with mental illness of any kind, noon to 1:30 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at Ohio State University East, Talbot Hall, 1492 E. Broad St. This group is free and meets for 90 minutes once a month. NAMI Connection offers a casual environment and the facilitators are individuals who are in recovery themselves. No registration or enrollment is required. For more information call NAMI Franklin County at 614-501-6264.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pathway Clubhouse, 1203 E. Broad St. Meetings subject to change. Call Steve to confirm at 614-468-1967 or visit

Caregiver Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m., each third Wednesday of the month at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, 174 E. Long St. Topics covered include the hiring of in-home help, qualifying for homecare programs and dealing with the everyday stresses of caregiving. Free and free parking is available. Registration is necessary; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277 or via email

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Jewish Family Services, 1070 College Ave. Open to those caring for someone with memory loss. Call Amanda Ripke at 614-271-1475.

Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 11 a.m. Saturdays at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 Livingston Ave. Call Karl at 614-236-9979.

Adult Epilepsy Support Group, 6:15 to 8 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Riverside Health Center, 500 Thomas Lane. Call 614-315-0437.

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.

Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-470-0397.


The Bexley Board of Education meets monthly in the Bexley High School Community Room, 328 S. Cassingham Road. For the meeting schedule,

Bexley City Council, 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Call City Hall at 614-559-4200 for meeting location.

Bexley Mayor's Court, 9 a.m. every other Thursday in council chambers at City Hall, 2242 E. Main St.