Get Off Your Can 5K, A Race Against Hunger, April 12, at the New Albany Links Golf Club, 7100 New Albany Links Drive. The event will benefit the Village Coalition Against Hunger.
Columbus Chapter of Hadassah, Miriam's Cup luncheon, 11:30 a.m. April 1, at the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave. The event will honor Ohio Jewish Communities Executive Director Joyce Garver Keller. The guest speaker is Paul Casamassimo, chief of dentistry at Nationwide Children's Hospital and chairman of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Cost to attend is $50, with sponsorships available for $100-$2,500. Register at hadassah.org/columbus/miriamscup. For information or to request an invitation, call Arlene at the Hadassah office, 614-235-8111.
Get Off Your Can 5K, A Race Against Hunger, April 12, at the New Albany Links Golf Club, 7100 New Albany Links Drive. The event will benefit the Village Coalition Against Hunger. For information, go to newalbanyumc.com.
New Directions Career Center, Women of Promise fundraiser, 6 to 8 p.m. April 17, at Limited Brands Inc., 3 Limited Parkway, Columbus.The 2014 Woman of Promise winner will be recognized. Also featured will be live entertainment, appetizers and a cash bar, a silent auction of more than 150 items and a live auction. Tickets, $50, $110 for patrons, may be purchased at newdirectionscc.org. For sponsorship opportunities or more information, contact development director Linda Warden at 614-849-0028, ext. 110.
Art in Bloom, April 25-27 at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St. The event will feature the theme East Meets West. Events include a Moulin Rouge-inspired opening reception April 25, a presentation of Russian gardens by artist, lecturer, photographer and author Elizabeth Murray and a Russian-inspired tea April 26, and a French-inspired Jazz Brunch April 27. A "round-trip" ticket is $145 and an express pass is available for $125. Call 614-221-6801.
Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization and Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere, third annual Race to Eliminate Sexual Violence 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m. April 26 at Wolfe Park in Bexley. Registration is $27.50 until the week of the race, when the fee increases to $32.50. Registration includes a T-shirt and a goodie bag. Register at premierraces.com.
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, 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. Monday through Friday.Health
American Red Cross, blood donations, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 31 at the New Albany Methodist Church, 20 Third St. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767.
Urban Zen, session on care for the caregiver, 2 to 3:30 p.m. May 9 at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Urban Zen is a pioneering new therapy that combines yoga, reiki massage, breathing techniques and aroma therapy to reduce stress and anxiety, increase restfulness and restore focus and calm. Participation is limited to 10. To register, call 614-559-0350.Meetings
Kiwanis Club of New Albany, 7 to 8 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays at the Bob Evans Restaurant in New Albany and 6 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays at Marriott Courtyard in New Albany. Kiwanis is a nonprofit service club that focuses on serving the children of the community and the world.
New Albany Rotary Club, 8:05 a.m. on the first and second Wednesday of each month at the Rusty Bucket,180 Market St., New Albany. The group also will host a monthly social from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 19 at the Rusty Bucket. For membership information, contact Joe Evans, president, at 614-975-7355.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Port Columbus Chapter, 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Brook Hollow Conference Center, 676 Brook Hollow, Gahanna. National organization helps sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals succeed by creating a forum where they can exchange qualified referrals with others. Guests are welcome.
AmSpirit Business Connections-New Albany/Gahanna Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Fridays at Scrambler Marie's, 5729 N. Hamilton Road. The program focuses on networking opportunities for small businesses and professionals. For more information, contact Dan Wolt at 614-419-9103.
Easton-New Albany Chapter of the Accountant Information Market, 11:45 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Scrambler Marie's (order off menu), 5729 N. Hamilton Road. The group sponsors programs that support the accounting profession through CPE classes and provide new networking opportunities for possible referrals to new clients and new client resources. Call 614-478-8187.
New Albany Chamber of Commerce, meets the third Thursday of each month. Visit the website at newalbanychamber.com for the meeting time and location. For reservations, call 614-855-4400.
New Albany Communicators, a Toastmasters International Club, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Nazarene Church, 6000 Johnstown Road. For more information, call Tammy O'Neill at 614-551-7146.
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 614-890-4050 or Kim Mann (Auxiliary) at 614-266-2695.Support groups
Widow to Widow: What Friends, Relatives and People Who Care Should Know, 11 a.m. to noon April 4 at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. This group will explore topics that address the initial shock of becoming a widow, tools to rebuild your life and moving on with a new normal. Participants are invited to attend all or some of the programs that take place the first Friday of the month. To register, contact 614-559-0350.
Families In Touch, a support group for families and friends of adults affected by mental illness, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Concord Counseling, 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd., Westerville. Meeting subject to change. Call Jennifer at 614-882-9338, ext. 235.
Depression Support Group, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 7 to 8:30 p.m., the first and third Mondays of the month at the Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Meetings subject to change. Call Megan at 614-221-1441.
Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Concord Counseling, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd. Call Mary Kay at 614-882-9338, ext. 233. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm.
GOALS (Giving Those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Another Lifestyle) Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays in Room 317 at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. This group is co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Anxiety and Behavioral Health Services. Meetings are subject to change. Call Megan at 614-221-1441 to confirm.
Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Mount Carmel-St. Ann's Hospital, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except holidays) at the hospital, 500 Cleveland Ave., Westerville. Participants will receive information on diabetes and diabetes self-care activities. Those diagnosed with diabetes and their family members and friends are invited. Free. For more information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254. Meetings are subject to change.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis and their family members, meeting in Reynoldsburg and Delaware. Visit ccfa.org/chapters/centralohio for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month in Room 202 at New Albany United Methodist Church, 20 S. Third St. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Marisa Kress at 614-457-6003 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. For respite care, call 614-939-0350.Government
New Albany Planning Commission, 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Village Hall, 99 W. Main St.
New Albany Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Village Hall.
New Albany Architectural Review Board, 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Village Hall.
New Albany City Council, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Village Hall.
Rocky Fork Blacklick Accord, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Village Hall.
Plain Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Plain Township fire station, 9500 Johnstown Road.
Plain Township Zoning Commission, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Plain Township fire station.
Plain Township Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Plain Township fire station.