Columbus School for Girls, 2015 Scholars Gala, 7:30 p.m. April 25 at the Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph, 620 N. High St. Live music, a collaborative art project, live and silent auctions, high-end raffle packages, food from the Guild House and cocktails will be featured. A Gallery Reception for Gallery Level Sponsors begins at 6:30 p.m. Attire is cocktail. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at columbusschoolforgirls.org. For information, contact Mary Pat Martin at 614-252-0781, ext. 301, or mpmartin@columbusschoolforgirls.org.

Events and programs

Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere, ShenaniGames event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 at Wolfe Park in Bexley. Four-person teams will compete in feats of skill, strategy and silliness. Cost is $30 per team member, $120 per team. The donation is tax deductible and will help provide financial support for Ohio victims of sexual violence. To register, go to dwaveohio.org. For information, call 614-678-5476.

Columbus School for Girls, 2015 Scholars Gala, 7:30 p.m. April 25 at the Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph, 620 N. High St. Live music, a collaborative art project, live and silent auctions, high-end raffle packages, food from the Guild House and cocktails will be featured. A Gallery Reception for Gallery Level Sponsors begins at 6:30 p.m. Attire is cocktail. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at columbusschoolforgirls.org. For information, contact Mary Pat Martin at 614-252-0781, ext. 301, or mpmartin@columbusschoolforgirls.org.

Mah Jongg-a-Thon, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 26 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave. Mah Jongg, brunch and door prizes will be featured at this fundraiser benefiting the JCC's Senior Services Department. All skill levels are welcome. For reservations, due April 20, contact Julie Wasserstrom at 614-559-6214 or jwasserstrom@columbusjcc.org.

Kiwanis Club of New Albany, Trivia Night, 7 p.m. May 9 at the Church of the Resurrection Ministry Center, 6300 E. Dublin-Granville Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Those interested in playing are asked to form teams of six to 10 members. Cost per player is $25 and includes food, soda and three beer tickets. For additional information, contact Debbie Moore at dsmoore100@att.net or Fred Yun at fyun@insight.rr.com or 614-656-7001.

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.

Classes and workshops

Healthy New Albany, "The American Potager" presented in collaboration with the New Albany Community Garden and Franklin Park Conservatory, 7 p.m. April 20 at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany, 150 W. Main St. Mark Miller, education manager at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, will speak about how to create an ornamental vegetable or kitchen garden that is aesthetically pleasing. Admission will be free.

Project Welcome Home Troops Power Breath Meditation Workshop, April 30 - May 4, at the All Life Center for Integrative Being in Delaware. This free workshop is open to all Columbus-area military veterans, and service members. Sessions will be from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. weeknights and 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The workshop is an interactive mind-body resilience building program for veterans and service members; offering practical breath-based tools that decrease the stress, anxiety and sleep problems that many veterans and service members experience. The cornerstone of the workshop is the Power Breath Meditation practice, a set of specific rhythmic breathing patternswhich release trauma from the body and mind. The practice of this technique brings deep mental and physical relaxation which has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety, anger, sleeplessness and depression. The workshop builds a framework for resilience and empowerment, and develops self-awareness, connectedness and community as well as a positive outlook. To register, contact Leslye Moore at leslye.moore@pwht.org or 208-409-7806. Visit www.pwht.org for more program information.

Ikebana International Chapter 84 of Columbus Ohio, workshop featuring Japanese flower arranging in the Ikenobo school of Ikebana, 9:30 a.m. to noon April 17 at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Non-members are welcome. Call Carol Hammond at 614-261-1412 to make reservations.

Ohio Herb Education Center, Salad Herbs, 1 to 2 p.m. April 18 and again from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 28 at 110 Mill St. Participants will learn about the greens that thrive when lettuce wilts, where to find them and how to grow them. Cost is $25, $20 for Gahanna residents. To register, call 614-342-4250.

Health

American Red Cross, blood donations, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18 at the New Albany 2-5 Elementary School, 87 N. High St. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767.

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 all others. Participants can enter a monthly drawing for a free spa facial. For more information, call 614-271-7230.

Meetings

Kiwanis Club of New Albany, 7 to 8 a.m. the first and third Fridays at Scrambler Marie's, 5729 N. Hamilton Road, and 6 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays at Marriott Courtyard in New Albany. For more information, email dsmoore100@att.net.

New Albany Communicators, a Toastmasters International Club, 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Nazarene Church, 6000 Johnstown Road. For more information, contact Jonathan Cooney at 816-616-0466 or president-1293730@toastmastersclubs.org, or Steve Guenther at 614-581-4289 or vped-1293730@toastmastersclubs.org. All are welcome.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Port Columbus Chapter, 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Brook Hollow Conference Center, 676 Brook Hollow, Gahanna. This national organization helps sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals succeed by creating a forum where they can exchange 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. 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 Wednesdays 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 provides networking opportunities. Call 614-478-8187 or email john@accountantinformationmarket.com.

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 information, visit shipwrightsofohio.org.

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.

Capitol City Chorus (Barbershop), rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays at First Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna. For information, go to capitolcitychorus.org.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Towne Centre Chapter, 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Logan's Roadhouse, 3969 Morse Crossing. The program focuses on networking opportunities. Contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or tom.anderson@excelleweb.com.

Support groups

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 at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd., Westerville. Meeting subject to change. Call Marilyn at 614-882-9338, ext. 227.

GOALS (Giving Those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Another Lifestyle) Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of April 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.

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. Call Megan to confirm 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 Marilyn at 614-882-9338, ext. 227, to confirm. Meetings subject to change.

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. 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 Tricia Bingham 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 first and 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 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.