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Events and programs
Dyslexia simulation, 6 p.m. April 18 at the Delaware Area Career Center, 4565 Columbus Pike. The simulation will allow attendees to get an understanding of what it's like to live with dyslexia. To sign up, visit bit.ly/1WLEoDh.
Passport Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30 at the Lewis Center Post Office, 393 E. Orange Road. Post office staff will help with the process of applying for a passport. Bring necessary documentation. No appointment is necessary. For a list of requirements, visit passports.state.gov.
Healthy Kids Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 at Liberty Township/Powell YMCA, 7798 N. Liberty Road, Powell. The event will include free swim evaluations, Zumba, yoga, pony rides, live animals, Blue Jackets street hockey, the Olentangy Liberty cheerleaders, face painting, car seat safety checks, lightsaber relay races, a craft table and games. For more information, call 740-881-1058.
Jane Memorial Concert series, 2 p.m. April 30 at Highlands Presbyterian Church, 6909 Smoky Row Road, Columbus. Steve DeNiro on violin, Christine Lee on cello and Hector Garcia on piano will perform Beethoven's Ghost and Paul Schoenfield's Cafe Music piano trios. For more information on this free concert, visit highlands-presbyterian.org.
The Piece Corps Quilt Guild show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16 at the Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W. Cherry St. Event will feature demos, displays of charity projects and a showing of story quilts. This year's fundraiser quilt supports the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women heart health initiative. Admission is $4. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Day volunteer service day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18-22 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at the Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Road, Delaware. The center is seeking volunteers to plant trees in celebration of Earth Day. To sign up, visit earthday-columbus.org/home.php.
Earth Day observation, 1 p.m. April 20 in the Alford Centrum, Methodist Theological School, 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware. Timothy Van Meter, associate professor of Christian education and youth ministry, will give a lecture. A planting of fruit trees and a lunch will take place immediately afterward. The lecture and planting is free; lunch will be $5. For more information, visit mtso.edu.
M.E.E.K. Quartet concert, 7 p.m. April 22 at the Warrensburg United Methodist Church, 1025 state Route 257, Delaware. There will be a root beer tasting after the concert. For more information, visit facebook.com/warrensburgumc.
Bargain book fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 at Orange Branch Library, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware. There will be a Friends of the Delaware County District Library members-only event from 6 to 8 p.m. April 22 with an opportunity to join the group to gain early access. Suggested donations are $2 for hardcover books and $1 for softcover. FOL bags may be purchased and filled for $12, or refill previously purchased FOL bags for $8. For more information, visit delawarelibraryfriends.org.
Central Ohio Symphony, Rock the Symphony III fundraiser, 7 p.m. April 23 at SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. Activities include both live and silent auctions, as well as four rounds of trivia. Tickets are $40 per person, $75 per couple. Attendees also may buy a table for eight for $280. Admission includes hors d'oeuvres; one drink ticket per person for beer, wine or soft drinks; a cash bar and dessert. Tickets are available at the symphony office, 24 E. Winter St., Delaware, or by calling 740-362-1799.
Pollinators seminar, 8:30 a.m. to noon April 16 at the Delaware County Board of Elections building, 2079 U.S. Route 23 N., Delaware. Almost 80 percent of the 1,400 crop plants grown around the world require pollination by insects and other animals, but the pollinators future is in question. Cost is $10 for advance registration, $15 at the door. To register, call 740-833-2030 or email email@example.com.
Women's Institute for Financial Education, nonprofit divorce workshop "What Every Woman Needs to Know About Divorce," 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 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, geared toward women who are contemplating or amid divorce. There is no cost to attend, but registration is recommended as workshops fill up quickly. To register, visit secondsaturdaycolumbus.com. For more information, call Kitty Hedges at 614-545-4015 or email kmh@hamilton capital.com.
American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16, noon to 6 p.m. April 18, 2 to 7 p.m. April 19 and 1 to 7 p.m. April 21 at the Polaris Donor Center, 1327 Cameron Ave., Lewis Center. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767.
Delaware General Health District, In Your Neighborhood Clinic, 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 18 at the Georgetown Village Square Retirement Center, 100 Georgetown Drive, Delaware, and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 27 at SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware.. For more information, call 740-368-1700.
Matter of Balance, 3 to 5 p.m. April 18 and 25 at SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. For more information, call 740-368-1700.
Delaware General Health District, childhood immunization clinics, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. April 21 and 28 as well as 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the Delaware General Health District's offices, 3 W. Winter St. For more information, call 740-368-1700.
Ganzhorn Gathering Group, for those who have a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, 5 to 6 p.m. April 21 at the Ganzhorn Suites Welcome Center, 10330 Sawmill Parkway, Suite 200, Powell. Topics include maintaining a meaningful relationship with a loved one, tips and techniques for effective communication and how to cope with changing needs. There is no fee. For reservations call Anne Farley at 614-505-7351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 nonmembers. For more information, call 614-271-7230.
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 call the clinic at least a day ahead at 740-203-2040.
SourcePoint, New to Medicare class, free for Delaware County residents who want to learn more about their Medicare options, 10 a.m. to noon, typically the first Saturday and the second Wednesday of each month, and 6 to 8 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road in Delaware. Medicare mini-workshops also are available to help residents complete a plan comparison, as well as learn more about supplements. Register for the class at MySourcePoint.org. For more information, call 740-203-2382.
Amspirit Powell Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Scrambler Marie's, 3980 Presidential Parkway, Powell. For more information, visit amspiritpowell.com.
STEM Sisters, 4 to 5:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Berkshire Middle School, 2869 S. 3 B's and K Road, Galena. The club is for girls from Olentangy middle schools to design and build robots to help better the world.
Olentangy Area Senior Citizens, 11:45 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Orange Township Hall, 1680 E. Orange Road. Each meeting features a potluck or catered luncheon, a business meeting and entertainment. Blood pressure checks are available from 10 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the meeting. Membership dues are $15 annually. For more information, call 614-204-5289.
Creative Hands Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, 9:30 a.m. to noon the second Tuesday of the month at Trillium Place, 3500 Trillium Crossing (Independent Activity Room). The guild's purpose is educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint. Stitchers of all levels are invited. For more information, call Pat at 614-885-0856 or email email@example.com.
Olentangy Rotary Club, Thursday for Breakfast, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell. For more information, call Steve Ussery at 614-764-8993.
AmSpirit Business Connections Scioto Chapter, networking meeting, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Scrambler Marie's, 3980 Presidential Parkway, Powell. This group of business professionals provides business referrals and helps participants grow their business. For more information, call Dan Miller at 614-557-9276.
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.
Delaware County Veterans Service Commission, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Wolf Building, 149 N. Sandusky St., Delaware. For more information, call 740-833-2010.
Self Advocates of Delaware County Board, 6 to 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the Community Room at the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center. For more information, email Mindy Garverick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio Aktion Club, a service organization for adults with disabilities in Ohio, in relationship to the Kiwanis Club of Delaware, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Alpha Group, 1000 Alpha Drive, Delaware. For more information, email Jim Cornett at jimcornett@ alphagroup.net.
People First of Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 6 to 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month (except for May) at Creative Foundations, 57 N. Sandusky St. For more information, email Tiffany Bowen at Tiffany@PFO54.com.
Buckeye Bop Club, swing dance club, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at the Emerald City Ballroom, 2809 Festival Lane, Dublin. Lessons are offered from 7 to 8 p.m., with dancing to follow. Partners are not necessary and beginners are invited. Membership is $25 per year; cover charges are $8 for guests, $5 for members. For more information, visit v4.buckeyebopclub.org.
Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Sawmill Lanes, 4825 Sawmill Road. Visitors are invited; visit sawmill.toastmastersclubs.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 the third Saturday of each month, Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. For more information, visit shipwrightsofohio.org.
Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. the second Thursday (except August) at Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St., Dublin. Coffee available at 9:30 a.m. EGA is a national nonprofit organization that fosters the art of embroidery. Guests are invited. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/columbusareaega or Columbus Area Chapter EGA on Facebook.
Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Towers Hall at Otterbein University. All are invited. Call Jim Schultz at 614-794-1247 or visit centralohiocwrt.wordpress.com.
AmSpirit Business Connections, Powell chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Shamrock Golf Club, 4436 Powell Road. For more information, call Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912, email tom.anderson@excelleweb. com or visit amspirit.com.
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. Route 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.
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 the Columbus metro area within one year of relocation. Visit newneighborscolumbus. com for meeting times and locations. For more information, email nnlcolumbus@ yahoo.com.
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.
Columbus Folk Dancers, recreational international folk dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Summit on 16th United Methodist Church. First-time guests may participate at no cost. For directions, visit recfolkdancecolumbus.org/ CFD. Email Leslie at ljsdancer@ gmail.com or call 614-262-7248, or Ann at annkangas336 @gmail.com or 614-267-8183.
Sawmill Baptist Church and Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio, cancer support group in the Powell/Liberty Township area, 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the church, 10635 Powell Road, Powell. All of the meetings will be led by licensed mental-health professionals who are specifically trained in Cancer Support Community philosophy, methodology and administration. The Rev. David Nuhfer, Sawmill Baptist's pastor, will be available upon request for those seeking additional spiritual encouragement. This ministry to open to anyone, regardless of religious background. For more information, call the church at 614-764-1141 or email email@example.com, or Cancer Support Community at 614-884-4673 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Myasthenia gravis support group, noon to 2 p.m. April 30 at the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, Columbus. For more information or to find out about June awareness activities, call 614-732-5930 or email email@example.com.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Concord Counseling, 706 Brooksedge Road, Westerville. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Teresa Lembach at 614-882-9338 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. An additional group meets at 10 a.m. Thursday at Willow Brook at Delaware Run, 100 Delaware Crossing W. For more information, call Heidi Reed at 740-201-5640.
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Delaware and Morrow Counties, Connection Recovery Support Group for adults with mental illness, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Annie's Outreach/Safe Harbor, 325 S. Sandusky St., Suite 305, Delaware. This support group is facilitated by trained volunteers who also have a mental illness. The Connection Recovery Support Group offers encouragement through shared experiences. There is no fee or registration to attend. For more information, call 740-815-1767 or visit namiofdel-mor.org.
Men and Grief, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 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.
Tea & Tears-Westerville, a support group for family members of those facing a mental illness, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Church of the Messiah, Meeting House, 51 N. State St., Westerville. This group is led by Ron and Lori Richardson. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264.
Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Mount Carmel/St. Ann's Hospital, 6:30 to 8 p.m. 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. There is no fee. For more information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254. Meetings are subject to change.
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. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Call Valerie at 614-985-3026 or email powellmomsne@ gmail.com.
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 and east of U.S. Route 23 in Lewis Center and Westerville. There are weekly activities for mothers and their children as well as a monthly Moms Night Out. All meetings are held during the day; mothers may bring children. Email Misty at Moms_Club_Membership@yahoo.com or visit momscluboflewiscenter.com.
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis as well as their family members, meetings in Delaware and Reynoldsburg. 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.
Delaware Area Parkinson's Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at 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 alliance.
Eating disorder support groups for those with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, along with their 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, 8001 Ravines Edge Court. Free; donations are accepted. For more information, call 614-896-8222 or visit thecenterforbalancedliving.org.