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Events and programs

Expo-Ohio Farm Toy and NASCAR Collectibles Show, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30 in the Ohio Building at the Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave. in Columbus. The show will feature, for sale or trade, new and old farm toys, collectibles, NASCAR and racing memorabilia, Barbie dolls, Matchbox toys and other items. Admission is $2, free for ages 6 and younger with an adult. Mention the show when parking and pay $5. For more information, call 941-228-1745.

American Red Cross, blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Hilliard branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4772 Cemetery Road. For appointments, call 800-733-2767 or go to

BMI Federal Credit Union, How to Save for College workshop, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13, at its Dublin branch, 6165 Emerald Parkway. The program presented by Capstone Wealth Partners will focus on 529 College Savings Plans and other options. To register, visit or call 614-707-4000.

Midwest College Planning, free Paying for College workshop for parents of college-bound students, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Hilliard branch of the Columbus Metropolian Library, 4772 Cemetery Road. Topics include how to identify available grants, loans and scholarships and how to submit related paperwork. Go online to

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program helps unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over secure employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training 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.


Hilliard Toastmasters Club, 7 to 8 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 3500 Main St., Hilliard. Toastmasters is a self-paced program for improving speaking, presentation and leadership skills. For information, call Patty Black at 614-563-3196 or visit

Hilliard Kiwanis Club, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Heritage Golf Club, 3235 Heritage Club Drive, Hilliard. Programs involve community service and youth programs with the schools in Hilliard. For membership information, visit

Connections and Coffee, 8 to 9 a.m. the second Friday of the month at Scrambler Marie's, 3939 Britton Parkway. Open to Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce members. Call Libby Gierach at 614-876-7666 or email

Mothers of Preschoolers at Scioto Ridge UMC, 9 to 11 a.m. the second Monday of the month with a second group meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, at the church, 4343 Dublin Road, Hilliard. MOPS helps mothers of children from birth through kindergarten connect for friendship, support and continued growth and learning as parents. Child care will be provided. For information, email or visit

Hilliard Memorial VFW Post 4931, 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at 2436 Walcutt Road.

Hilliard Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Joint Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway.

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Jackson Township office, 3756 Hoover Road, Grove City. Meetings are open to all with an interest in honoring the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic. For more information, go to

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. Guests are welcome. Go to or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

Tri-Village Sertoma, noon Wednesdays at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road. Potential new members welcome. Call 614-274-5900.

Rotary Club of Hilliard, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, at Heritage Golf Club, 3525 Heritage Club Drive. For information, visit

Hilliard Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Phyllis A. Ernst Senior Center in Hilliard.

Buckeye Bop Club, swing dance club, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at the Emerald City Ballroom, 2809 Festival Lane, Dublin. Lessons are offered from 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing follows. Partners are not necessary and beginners are welcome. Membership is $25 per year; cover charges are $8 for guests, $5 for members. For more information, go online to

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 central Ohio within one year of relocation. Visit for meeting times and locations. To join, email

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Sawmill Lanes, 4825 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

AmSpirit Business Connections -- Heritage Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Max & Erma's, 4279 Cemetery Road. Contact Frank Agin at

Support groups

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus West Church of God, 147 Gladys Road. Use Inah and Palmetto entrance. Meetings subject to change. Call Megan at 614-221-1441 to confirm or visit

Celebrate Recovery, a Bible-based and balanced program to help people overcome their hurts, habits and hangups, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Cypress Church, 377 Alton Darby Creek Road, Galloway. For more information, visit or call 614-878-8192.

Guys' Night: Men Supporting Men, 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Cancer Support Community, 1200 Old Henderson Road. Leaders Larry Walters, Bryan Loveless and Ricky Kitchen focus on male-specific cancers and other cancer diagnoses. Topics include healthier living, improved quality of life and ways to cope with diagnosis and treatment. To register, call 614-884-4673.

Families in Touch, for families and friends of people with mental illness, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Twin Valley Behavioral Health, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, 2200 W. Broad St. Meetings are subject to change. Call Scott at 614-752-0333, ext. 5178, or visit

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 9:30 a.m. on the third Friday of the month at the Phyllis A. Ernst Senior Center, 3810 Veterans Memorial Drive. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Dee Slee at 614-529-4991 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

Parkinson's Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the third-floor multipurpose room at the Forum at Knightsbridge, 4625 Knightsbridge Blvd. Call Dodie Wood at 614-481-8888.

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

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.

Overeaters Anonymous, 4 p.m. the first Friday of the month at Hilliard Presbyterian Church, 3600 Leap Road. Call Carol at 614-777-8596 or visit

Ala-Teen and Al-Anon Support Groups, visit to find meeting information.

Eating disorder support groups for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder support group and family and friends, 6:30 to 8 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except holidays), at the Center for Balanced Living, 8001 Ravines Edge Court. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-896-8222 or visit thecenterforbalanced

Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 N. High St. Individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, panic, fatigue, depression or fear are welcome. Freewill offerings accepted. For more information, contact Paul at 614-895-6760 or


The following meet in the Hilliard Municipal Building, 3800 Municipal Way, unless otherwise noted.

Mayor's Court, 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Norwich Joint Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway. Court hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Hilliard City Council, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. For information, visit

Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month and the fourth Tuesday, when necessary. For information, visit

Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month in council chambers.

Civil Service Commission, 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month in the mayor's conference room.

Shade Tree Commission, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the mayor's conference room.

Recreation and Parks Commission, 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month in council chambers.

Norwich Township Board of Trustees, noon the first Tuesday of the month and 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at 5181 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard.