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Delaware General Health District, car seat inspections by appointment only, 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18, at Orange Township Fire Station 361, 7700 Gooding Blvd., Delaware. For registration information on either event, email

Special Olympics Ohio, 2015 Polar Plunge, Feb. 21, at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium in Powell. As part of the Polar Plunge experience, participants obtain monetary pledges and then agree to jump or slowly crawl into cold water. A minimum in pledges, depending on age and location, is required to participate. Guests will be charged a $10 zoo entry fee. Individuals and groups are welcome; personalized online fundraising pages are available. Information and links to registration are available at or by calling Special Olympics Ohio at 614-239-7050. All money raised benefits Special Olympics athletes in Ohio.

Harlem Township Heritage, antique roadshow, 4 to 7 p.m. March 10, in the Community Room in the back of the Harlem Township Firehouse in Center Village, 3883 S. state Route 605, Galena. Steve Bemiller of Garth's Auction House in Delaware will provide identifications and appraisals of items brought in. HTH is requesting a donation of $5 for each item to be identified or appraised with all funds raised going to preservation work in township cemeteries. Light refreshments will be available. This event is open to the public.

Delaware County Genealogical Society, free research assistance, 10 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the Local History/Genealogy Room at the Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St. Those who are new to genealogy or have questions can receive help in their research. For more information, contact or 740-369-4375.

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. weekdays.

Classes, workshops

Delaware General Health District, Matter of Balance classes, 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays, March 2 through April 20, at the Center for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road in Delaware. These eight-week classes are free and focus on teaching adults age 60 and older different non-strenuous exercises that will help improve balance. Participants also have the opportunity to talk with classmates about experiences and learn ways to reduce the fear of falling. Additional sessions are planned for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, April 9 through May 28 and Oct. 1 through Nov. 19, as well as 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 5 through Sept. 23. Registration is required to participate. Contact Mitchell Briant, DGHD adult injury prevention coordinator, at 740-203-2054 or

East Ohio Methodist Federation for Social Action, in partnership with the East Ohio MFSA and the Methodist Theological School of Ohio, "Ending Violence Against Women and Children" workshop, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 18, in the Alford Centrumat the theological school, 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware. Drew University Theological School professor Traci C. West will lead the program. Registration fee of $10 includes lunch. An information sheet and registration form are available at Seminary and campus ministry students may register at no cost. The registration deadline is April 10.


SilverSneakers FLEX Strength and Balance, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Feridean Commons, 6885 Freeman Road, Westerville. These classes are free for SilverSneakers members, $5 per class for non-members. For more information, call 614-271-7230.


Delaware County Retired Teachers Association, spring meeting, noon March 13, at Willow Brook Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way, Delaware. The program will feature a speaker from Honor Flight, an organization that sends World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials. The cost for lunch will be $12. Spouses are invited. For reservations, due March 8, call Carolyn Tarantine at 614-895-9861 or email

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5:45 p.m. Thursdays at Zion United Church of Christ, 51 W. Central Ave, Delaware. The program starts with weigh in, meeting follows at 6:30 p.m. Contact Georgeanna Mills at 740-881-4497 for information.

Delaware County Veterans Service Commission, 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Wolf Building, 149 N. Sandusky St., Delaware. For more information, call 740-833-2010.

Self Advocates of Delaware County Board, 6 to 7 p.m. first Wednesday of the month in the Community Room at the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center. For more information, email Mindy Garverick at

Ohio Aktion Club, a service organization for adults with disabilities in Ohio, in relationship to the Kiwanis Club of Delaware, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Alpha Group, 1000 Alpha Drive, Delaware. For more information, contact Jim Cornett at

People First of Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 6 to 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month (except for May) at Creative Foundations, 57 N. Sandusky St. For more information, contact Tiffany Bowen at

American Legion Col. Benson Hough Post 457, meets the fourth Thursday of the month, except November and December when meetings are on the second Thursday, at the post, 230 Otis St. Guests are invited. For information, call adjutant Gene Fuller at 740-965-2111 or email

Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Gold Star Referral Club, 7:30 a.m. Mondays at Sunbury Town Hall, 51 E. Cherry St. Business networking group meets every Monday except holidays. Bring business cards, coupons, pamphlets, etc. Visitors are invited. Call Hal Holland at 740-972-8293 or email

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.

Harlem Township Zoning Commission, 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Harlem Township Firehouse, 3883 state Route 605 S.

Harlem Township Zoning Commission workshop meeting, 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Harlem Township Firehouse, 3883 state Route 605 S.

Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. on the second Thursday (except August) at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St., Dublin. Coffee available at 9:30 a.m. EGA is a national nonprofit organization which fosters the art of embroidery. Guests are invited. For more information, go to or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

Shipwrights of Central Ohio, a group for ship modelers, 9 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month, Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. For more information, visit

The Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at in Towers Hall on the Otterbein University campus. All are invited. Call Jim Schultz at 614-794-1247 or visit

Delaware County Home Economists, open to the county's practicing and retired home economics or family consumer sciences professionals, meets monthly, September through May. Membership dues are $10. To apply or for program information, call President Dee Allenspach at 614-436-9358 or email deespach@

Support groups

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Delaware and Morrow Counties, Connection Recovery Support Group for adults with mental illness, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Annie's Outreach/Safe Harbor, 325 S. Sandusky St., Suite 305, Delaware. This support group is facilitated by trained volunteers who also have a mental illness. The Connection Recovery Support Group offers encouragement through shared experiences. There is no fee or registration to attend. For more information, call 740-815-1767 or visit

Tea & Tears-Westerville, a support group for family members of those facing a mental illness, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Church of the Messiah, Meeting House, 51 N. State St., Westerville. This group is led by Ron and Lori Richardson. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264(NAMI).

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis as well as their family members, meeting in Delaware and Reynoldsburg. Visit for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Groups, 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Asbury United Methodist Church, 55 W. Lincoln Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Bernie Sanders at 740-363-1365 to verify. A second group meets at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Willow Brook at Delaware Run, 100 Delaware Crossing W. Call Heidi Reed at 740-201-5640.

Family Support Group, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at 325 S. Sandusky St., Suite 301. This group is for the families of those with a serious mental illness.

Delaware Area Parkinson Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Delaware Township Hall, 2590 Liberty Road. Contact Al and Barb at 740-363-3841.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weigh-in from 5:45 to 6:10 p.m. with meeting starting at 6:15 p.m. Mondays at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 41 Hodges Road. Call Loretta Smiley at 740-965-3416.

Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Fridays at Central College Presbyterian Church, 975 Sunbury Road.