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Events and programs
A&F Challenge fundraiser, 5 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Abercrombie & Fitch home office, 6301 Fitch Path, New Albany. The event will include an optional 5K race, a party with unlimited food and drinks from local vendors, live music and family activities. Proceeds benefit the SeriousFun Children's Network. The cost is $65 for the party and race, $50 for the party only, $25 for ages older than 2 and free for ages 2 and younger. VIP tickets also are available. For more information or to register, visit anfchallenge.org.
Reagan's Hope Concert Fundraiser, 7 p.m. Sept.1 in the Ministry Center of the Church of the Resurrection, 6300 E. Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany. Community musicians will perform in a concert to benefit research into Sanfilippo syndrome. Tickets are $35 and include three wine samples and food. To purchase tickets, visit wyandottewinery.com.
New Albany Farmers Market, 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 8 at Market Square, 200 Market St. Purchase goods from more than 50 merchants, listen to live music and see chef demonstrations. For more information, visit healthynewalbany.org.
State of New Albany Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at the New Albany Country Club, 1 Club Lane. The annual State of the City Breakfast gives the community an opportunity to hear local government, business, civic and economic leaders recap the past year and unveil future plans. Hosted by the New Albany Chamber of Commerce. The cost is $25 for chamber members and $35 for nonmembers; tables of eight are available for $180. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2bxSMxD.
Golf for the Arts, 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at the New Albany Country Club, 1 Club Lane. The New Albany Arts Council is hosting a golf fundraiser, including awards, a silent auction and raffles. For more information, call 614-775-6222, email email@example.com or visit newalbanyarts.org.
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.
Family Fun Day, noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at New Albany High School, 7600 Fodor Road. The event will feature music, food, a 50/50 raffle and children's activities. Registration for an open cruise-in car show will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the entry fee is $10 per car. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family. Proceeds will benefit the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and the New Albany Special Olympics.
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
Free college-planning workshop, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the New Albany branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 200 Market St. The workshop will show parents how to reduce college costs and get the maximum amount of financial aid. Registration is required. For reservations or more information, call 614-536-0246 or register online at eaglecollegeplanning.com using the registration code PRGA.
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. Free, but registration is recommended as workshops fill up quickly. To register, go to secondsaturdaycolumbus.com. For information, contact Kitty Hedges at 614-545-4015 or email@example.com.
New Albany Rotary Club, 8:05 a.m. on the first and third 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 fourth Wednesday at the Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern, 180 Market St. For more information, call 419-305-7932.
Kiwanis Club of New Albany, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays at the Villas of Rocky Fork clubhouse, 5400 Rose Hedge Drive, Westerville. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Albany Communicators, 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at New Albany First Church of the Nazarene, 6000 Johnstown Road. A Toastmasters International club. For more information, call 614-204-2283 or 614-440-1994 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Neighbors League of Columbus offers group activities and social events for new residents of central Ohio. The group's purpose is to bring together new neighbors to establish friendships and assist in the adjustment to new surroundings. The fee to join is $60. For more information, call 614-636-6652, email email@example.com or visit newneighborscolumbus.com.
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 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.
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, 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd., Westerville. A support group for families and friends of people with mental illness. Meetings subject to change. To confirm, call 614-22-1141 or visit mhafc.org.
Maternal mental-health support group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. every first and third Thursday of the month in Suite LL7 at Columbus Birth & Parenting, 6649 N. High St., Worthington. A Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms support group for mothers beyond the postpartum period with children from toddlers to teens. Sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County. Meetings subject to change. For more information, call 614-221-1441 or visit mhafc.org.
Giving Obsessive-Compulsives Another Lifestyle friends and family support group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month in the Browning Lounge at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. Sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County. Meetings subject to change. For more information or to RSVP, call 614-221-1441 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.
Schizophrenics Anonymous, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd., Westerville. Meetings subject to change. Call 614-221-1441.
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 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.