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Events and programs
New Albany Symphony Orchestra, Peter and the Wolf, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 6 and 3 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road in New Albany. Music director Luis Biava will conduct. Tickets for Feb. 6 are $6, and all seating is general admission. Tickets for Feb. 7, with reserved seating, range from $11 to $19 in advance, or $13 to $21 Feb. 7. Tickets are available at 614-469-0939; at ticketmaster.com; at any Ticketmaster outlet; or at the McCoy before the show.
The Mershad Digital Experience, showings of Sleepless in Seattle at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and The Notebook at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road. Admission is free. For information, go to mccoycenter.org.
Fluttering Families Sweetheart Dance, for children with special needs, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. Tickets must be purchased in advance at flutteringfamilies.org.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, regional office hours, 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the New Albany branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 200 Market St. Voter registration forms and election information will be available.
CAPA presents Al Jarreau, 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany. Tickets are $31-$56, available at the CAPA Ticket Center, 39 E. State St.; all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com; or by phone at 614-469-0939 or 800-745-3000.
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.
Wills and Estate Planning, free seminar with attorney Raymond Eichenberger, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the meeting room at the Gahanna branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 310 Granville St. Topics include tax-rule changes, contents of a will, methods of avoiding probate, living trusts, powers of attorney and medical directives. To register, email Ikelaw@aol.com.
Women's Institute for Financial Education, nonprofit divorce workshop, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Saturday of every month except December, at 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd., Columbus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The sessions, for women contemplating a divorce or in the midst of a divorce, will be led by a marriage-and-family therapist, a financial adviser and a family-law attorney. Topics include the emotional, financial and legal aspects of divorce. Free, but registration is recommended. Register at secondsaturdaycolumbus.com. For more information, contact Kitty Hedges at 614-545-4015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SilverSneakers FLEX Strength and Balance, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Feridean Commons, 6885 Freeman Road, Westerville. 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.
Kiwanis Club of New Albany, 7 to 8 a.m. the first and third Fridays at Scrambler Marie's, 5729 N. Hamilton Road, and 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays at Rusty Bucket, 180 Market St. For more information, email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Steve Guenther at 614-581-4289 or email@example.com.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Port Columbus Chapter, 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Brook Hollow Conference Center, 676 Brook Hollow, Gahanna. The national organization helps sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals succeed by creating a forum to exchange referrals with others. Guests 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. To join, email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit amspirit.com.
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. Meetings subject to change. Call Marilyn at 614-882-9338, ext. 227, to confirm or visit mhafc.org.
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 Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. An additional group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at North Central Mental Health, 1301 N. High St. Call Megan to confirm either meeting at 614-221-1441. Meetings subject to change. For information, visit mhafc.org.
POEM (Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms) Pregnancy-Postpartum Support Group, meetings held twice a month at Northwest Counseling Services, 1560 Fishinger Road, Upper Arlington. These meetings, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, are subject to change. Call Tonya at 614-221-1441 for dates and times. For more information, visit mhafc.org.
GOALS (Giving Those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Another Lifestyle) Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, in Room 314 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. For information, go to mhafc.org.
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 or visit mhafc.org. Meetings are 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. Visit ccfa.org/chapters/centralohio for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.
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.
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.