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Events and programs
2016 Nth Degree Inspiration House Preview Party, 5 to 10 p.m. May 14 at 7805 Fenway Road, New Albany. The house will showcase designer features by Nth Degree along with solo and ensemble performances by the New Albany Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds from the event and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the house benefit the symphony. Tickets are $25. To purchase, visit nthdegreehome.com.
ABBA the Concert with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. May 15 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany. An ABBA tribute group will team with the symphony orchestra to perform hits, including "Mamma Mia," "Dancing Queen," "Winner Takes All," "Waterloo" and "S.O.S." Tickets are $31-$61 at the CAPA Ticket Center, 39 E. State St.; all Ticketmaster outlets; ticketmaster.com; and 614-469-0939 or 800-745-3000.
Tale as Old as Time performance, 8 p.m. May 14 and 2 p.m. May 15 at the Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Columbus. The concert will include selections from Disney animated feature films including "Beauty and the Beast," "Frozen," "Cinderella," "The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King" and "Tangled." Tickets are $25-$68 and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center, all Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call 614-469-0939 or 800-745-3000.
Unchained Fashion Show, 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. May 16 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany. Unchained is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing awareness to and ending human trafficking. Tickets are $16.82 per person. For information, visit bit.ly/1UxzQCX.
C-Suite Speaker Series Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25 at Creekside Conference & Event Center, Suite 300, 101 Mill St., Gahanna. Hosted by the New Albany Chamber of Commerce, EMH&T president Sandy Doyle-Ahern will speak on solution-oriented consulting in a changed economy. To register, visit bit.ly/1Y5SMXI.
Cleanup events, 10 a.m. to noon, May 14 and June 11. Visit nextdoor.com to view details on the event and locations for litter cleanup in 19 neighborhoods across Northeast Columbus and New Albany. For more information, email email@example.com.
Parental Alienation Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 14 at Panera Bread, 8704 Owenfield Drive, Powell. This group is for those who have lost a relationship with a child through an adversarial divorce. For more information, go online to sites.google.com/site/centralohiopa.
Speak Up for Children Breakfast, 7:15 to 9 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, 50 N. Third St. The breakfast helps raise awareness and funds for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County, which advocates for abused and neglected children in Franklin County. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit casacolumbus.org.
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.
Classes and workshops
Second Saturday-Free Divorce Workshop, "What Every Woman Needs to Know About Divorce," 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Saturday of every month except December, at 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd., Columbus. The nonprofit Women's Institute for Financial Education offers this program. There is no cost to attend, but registration is recommended as workshops fill up quickly. To register go to secondsaturdaycolumbus.com. For more information contact Kitty Hedges at 614-545-4015 or email@example.com.
New Albany Rotary Club meeting, 8:05 a.m. the first and second Wednesdays of each month at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany, 150 W. Main St. Socials held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every third Wednesday at the Rusty Bucket, 180 Market St., New Albany. For more information, call 419-305-7932.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, or Steve Guenther at 614-581-4289 or firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, 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. Meeting 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.