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Events and programs

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

Jewish Bookfair presentation, 7 p.m. May 2 at Congregation Beth Tikvah, 6121 Olentangy River Road, Worthington. Lee Mandel, author of Unlikely Warrior: A Pacifist Rabbi's Journey from the Pulpit to Iwo Jima, will speak. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus. Tickets are $8 for JCC members, $10 for nonmembers and $5 for seniors. For more information or to purchase, visit

Victory Day celebration, 7 p.m. May 5 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave., Columbus. Members of the Ukrainian and Russian communities will commemorate Victory Day with a memorial prayer, candle lighting, dinner and music. World War II veterans will be honored for their service. For reservations, due April 28, call 614-559-6214 or email

Teen Awards celebration, 7 p.m. May 9 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave., Columbus. The JCC will recognize local Jewish teens, community youth groups and organizations. For more information or to register, email

Family FUNdraiser, 9 a.m. to noon May 15 at the Jeffrey Mansion Memorial Shelter House, 165 N. Parkview Ave., Bexley. The family of a 5-year-old Colin Ceballos of Bexley, who was diagnosed last May with Wilm's Tumor, a type of cancer that forms in the kidneys, is celebrating a year free from cancer by hosting a fundraiser for pediatric cancer research. Event will feature a scavenger hunt, family walk and games. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children. Proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research at Nationwide Children's Hospital. For more information or to donate, visit

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 more information, email 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 or


Berwyn East Academy, board of directors meetings, 6 p.m. May 18 and June 15 at the school, 1850 Bostwick Road. 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.

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.

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

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, 3776 S. High 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.