FTK5K (For The Kids), a glow in the dark 5K run and fun run, 7 to 11:30 p.m. April 12 at Olentangy Liberty High School, 3584 Home Road. This community event is open to anyone in the Olentangy district. The event will have glow areas with black lights and UV liquid will be sprayed on the runners. Other features include live music by Liberty students, food, games and families sharing their children's stories related to Nationwide Children's Hospital. The OLHS Service and Interact Club is hosting this event to raise money for Nationwide Children's oncology wing.
Events and programs
FTK5K (For The Kids), a glow in the dark 5K run and fun run, 7 to 11:30 p.m. April 12 at Olentangy Liberty High School, 3584 Home Road. This community event is open to anyone in the Olentangy district. The event will have glow areas with black lights and UV liquid will be sprayed on the runners. Other features include live music by Liberty students, food, games and families sharing their children's stories related to Nationwide Children's Hospital. The OLHS Service and Interact Club is hosting this event to raise money for Nationwide Children's oncology wing. To register go to helpmakemiracles.org/event/ OLHS/.
Columbus 2014 Great Amazing Race, an annual family-oriented foot race based on the reality series, The Amazing Race, 2 to 5 p.m. May 10 at Highbanks Metropark in Lewis Center. Teams of two people, adults and children in grades K-12, race around a mile-long course with up to eight stations. Clues provided at each station direct teams to perform tasks or complete an obstacle course that focuses on teamwork in order to advance. Contestants should be prepared to get wet and dirty. Adult teams also are welcome. Medals will be awarded in various categories, and the 25 best teams will qualify for the championship race and a chance to win $2,000. Walk-ups on the day of the race will be accepted, but advance registration is encouraged as the race is limited to 120 teams. Online registration cost is $40 per two-member team.Health
Delaware General Health District, free Tai Chi classes offered through the adult injury prevention program starting April 1 for adults age 60 and older, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Delaware Township Hall. Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance is a group program that focuses on improving functional ability, such as balance and physical function, to reduce fall-related risks and frequency. For more information or to register, contact Mitchell Briant, DGHD adult injury prevention coordinator, at 740-203-2054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liberty Township Powell YMCA, injury prevention seminar with Ohio State University physical therapists, 10 to 11 a.m. April 5 at the YMCA, 7798 N. Liberty Road. Participants will learn some safety techniques for indoor and outdoor cycling and swimming. Guests also can ask a physical therapist about specific concerns in preventing injury and how to safely work out. For more information contact Michele Cannell at 740-881-1058.
Delaware General Health District, A Matter of Balance classes, 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays, May 5 through June 30, at the Center for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. Free sessions will teach participants non-strenuous exercises that will help improve balance. Classes are open to Delaware County residents age 60 and older. Additional sessions are set as follows: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 7 through Sept. 25 and Oct. 1 through Nov. 19; 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 6 through Sept. 24. For more information, contact Mitchell Briant, DGHD adult injury prevention coordinator, at 740-203-2054.
Central Ohio American Red Cross, blood donation, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29, noon to 6 p.m. March 31, 2 to 7 p.m. April 1, 1 to 7 p.m. April 3 at the Polaris Donor Center, 1327 Cameron Ave. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.
Yoga classes for people who have been affected by cancer, 11 a.m. Mondays, 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, 1200 Old Henderson Road. All equipment and programming are provided at no cost.
Adult walk-in clinic, 7:30 to 9 a.m. weekdays at the Delaware General Health District clinic, 3 W. Winter St. Free and low-cost health screenings and immunizations. Clients seeking cholesterol checks are asked to phone the clinic at least a day ahead; the number is 740-203-2040.
Council for Older Adults, free New to Medicare class for individuals who are turning 65 years old and plan to enroll in Medicare, 10 a.m. to noon, the second Wednesday of each month, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Center for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road in Delaware. Delaware County residents will learn about traditional Medicare Parts A & B benefits as well as how to cover the gaps. For more information, call 740-363-6677.Meetings
Public Employees Retirees Inc. Delaware County Chapter, 1:30 p.m. April 7 at the Council for Oldler Adults, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. William Winegarner, PERI administrator, will present the program. For more information contact John McDavid at 740-625-5979 or jormc@ embarqmail.com.
Worthington Hills Garden Club, luncheon, noon April 9 at Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. The program will be "New Varieties of Top Performing Low Maintenance Annuals." Pam Bennett will present results from her research plots at Ohio State University Extension. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with a business meeting at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $19. Advanced reservations are required. Call 614-288-4668. Guests are welcome.
Olentangy Rotary Club, Thursday for Breakfast meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell. For information call Steve Ussery at 614-764-8993.
Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Tim Hortons, 3700 Discovery Lane, Powell. It is part of a national network that offers a variety of topics that change weekly and focus on popular life issues. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For information go to meadowpark.org or lifetreecafe.com.
Accountant Information Market, Dublin-Powell Chapter, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie's, 3890 Presidential Parkway. CPAs are invited to meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187.
Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. on the second Thursday at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St., Dublin. Coffee available at 9:30 a.m. EGA is a national nonprofit organization which fosters the art of embroidery. Guests are invited. For more information, go to sites. google.com/site/columbusareaega or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.
Delaware Toastmasters, 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month in Moeller Hall 112 at Columbus State Community College's Dela-ware campus, 5100 Cornerstone Drive. For more information, visit delaware.toastmastersclubs.org.
Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit sawmilltoastmastersclubs.org. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.
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 614-891-9388 or Kim Mann (Auxiliary) at 614-266-2695.
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.
AmSpirit Business Connections, Powell Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Shamrock Golf Club, 4436 Powell Road. For information, contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912.
Kiwanis Club of Powell, 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at Liberty Tavern, 50 S. Liberty St. Call Lynn Hanna at 614-885-7309 or Don Grubbs at 614-804-8916.
Lewis Center-Polaris Rotary, 7:45 to 9 a.m. every Friday for breakfast, at the North Pointe Conference Center (Nationwide facility) at the corner of state Route 750 and U.S. 23. Call Mark Robertson at 740-548-4739.
Powell Sertoma Club, noon Wednesdays at Liberty Tavern, 50 S. Liberty St. Call Dave Betz at 614-202-0235.
Olentangy Area Senior Citizens, 11:45 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Orange Township Hall, 1680 E. Orange Road. Each meeting starts with a potluck or catered luncheon; a business meeting and entertainment follow. Blood pressure checks available from 10 to 11:30 a.m. New members are invited; dues are $15 a year. Call 740-879-3233.
New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations.
Delaware County Home Economists, open to the county's practicing and retired home economics or family consumer sciences professionals, meets monthly, September through May. Membership dues are $10. To apply or for program information, call President Dee Allenspach at 614-436-9358.Support groups
Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 29 and 10:30 a.m. to noon May 17 at the Northwest Library on Hard Road in Columbus.
Men and Grief, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month, at Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive. This group confronts the distinct issues men face in grieving, discussing strategies and tactics for coping and progressing. The group is sponsored by OhioHealth as part of its Community Bereavement Services Program. To register or for more information call 614-566-5377.
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis as well as their family members, meet in Delaware. Visit ccfa.org/ chapters/centralohio for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.
MOMS Club of Powell-Northwest, a nonprofit daytime support group for stay-at-home moms, is open to those who live in Powell south of Home Road, east of Riverside Drive, north of Powell Road and west of Liberty Road. The chapter offers monthly meetings with childcare, playgroups, weekly activities, parties and a monthly Moms Night Out.
MOMS Club of Powell NE, a national nonprofit organization for stay-at-home moms, offers monthly meetings with child care, daily activities at low or zero cost, play groups and holiday parties. Contact Valerie at 614-985-3026.
MOMS Club of Lewis Center South Chapter, a nonprofit support group for stay-at-home moms, is seeking new members who live south of Orange Road, west of Sunbury Road, north of Lazelle Road, east of Route 23 in Lewis Center and Westerville. Weekly activities for mothers and their children are offered as well as a monthly Moms Night Out. All meetings are held during the day; mothers may bring children.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Concord Counseling, 774 Parkmeadow, Westerville. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Bev Phipps at 614-882-9338 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.
Delaware Area Parkinson's Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Delaware Township Hall, 2590 Liberty Road. Call Al or Barb Ulrich at 740-363-3841.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-547-9788. Meadow Park Church of God is not affiliated with the DBSA.
Eating disorder support groups for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder support group and family and friends, 6:30 to 8 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except holidays), at the Center for Balanced Living, 445 E. Granville Road, Buildings M and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550.