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Events and programs
Delaware County Habitat for Humanity orientation session, 6 p.m. July 21 at the Habitat for Humanity offices, 305 Curtis St., Delaware. This is a meeting with an overview of Habitat and the ways volunteers can get involved. Visit bit.ly/1Ne7HZN or call 740-363-9950, ext. 222.
Feed-a-Family Block Party, 7 to 10 p.m. July 22 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive S., Lewis Center. Tickets are $60; Front Porch Sponsorships, which include two tickets and a program listing, are $150. To purchase, visit bit.ly/29uapQP.
Ride Your Heart Out fundraiser, 2:30 p.m. July 23 at the Polaris Mall, 1500 Polaris Parkway. CycleBar Powell will host an event to support the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The $50 donation fee includes a reserved bike at the event, three free rides at CycleBar Powell, 4020 Powell Road, and a tank top. All proceeds will benefit the AHA. To sign up, visit powell.cyclebar.com.
Westerville Quilt Guild meeting, 7 p.m. July 26 at the American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave., Westerville. Annette Beachy and Amy Kormula will demonstrate how to create fabric bowls. New members are invited.
Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett performance and workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Unity Church of Delaware, 4277 Columbus Pike. Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett will perform at 10:30 a.m. A luncheon and workshop, "Touching the Infinite: Self Mastery Through Creativity," will be held afterward. Visit unitydelawareohio.org.
Dance academy open house, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Arts Castle, 190 W. Winter St., Delaware.
Historic home tour, 10 a.m. Aug.13 at 6509 Olentangy River Road. Tour a historic house and learn about the plans for its restoration. The homeowners also will host a Korean martial arts demonstration, present samul nori music and have produce for sale. For more information, email email@example.com.
AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing 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. weekdays.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dublin Community Recreation Center, weekly line-dancing class for beginners, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sundays, 5600 Post Road. This class will introduce people of all ages to modern social line dancing, with no line-dance experience necessary. Cost is $3 per class. This class is being offered in addition to a beginner/improver class from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays and a more-advanced class at 2 p.m. Sundays. Music for this class is not limited to country. For more information, email email@example.com.
Mended Hearts of Central Ohio, 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave., Columbus. The meeting will focus on using spices in place of salt when cooking. Sixty heart patients and caregivers will meet to learn and support one another. For more information or reservations, call 614-580-1561 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 Jan Niesz at email@example.com or call 614-895-7284.
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 or email deespach@ msn.com.
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. For more information, email Leslie at ljsdancer@ gmail.com or call 614-262-7248, or Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-267-8183.
Greater Columbus spasmodic dysphonia support group, 10 a.m. to noon July 30 at Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians, Suite A, 974 Bethel Road, Columbus. Attendees will hear about the latest research and treatment options. Topics also will include how to use communication tools such as Dragon speech software, Skype and Facetime. Sponsored by the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association. Free. For more information, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, 6 to 7:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at 560 Sunbury Road, Suites 11 and 12, Delaware. The 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 email@example.com.
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.