Westerville Garden Club, informational presentation on "All Season Garden," 7 to 8 p.m. March 12, at the Westerville Community Center on Cleveland Avenue. Topics will include how to create a garden that provides non-stop color beauty and enjoyment all year round. The program is free but sign up through the center is appreciated.

Events and programs

Westerville Garden Club, informational presentation on "All Season Garden," 7 to 8 p.m. March 12, at the Westerville Community Center on Cleveland Avenue. Topics will include how to create a garden that provides non-stop color beauty and enjoyment all year round. The program is free but sign up through the center is appreciated.

Westerville American Association of University Women, 7 p.m. March 12 at the Eye Surgical and Medical Care Building, 550 S. Cleveland Ave. Parking is off of Copeland Mill Road. Cathy Nelson from the Ohio Heritage Council will speak on the Underground Railroad in Ohio. For more information go to AAUWOhWesterville.wordpress.com.

Delaware General Health District, car seat installation checks with no appointment necessary, 9 a.m. to noon March 14, at the Genoa Township Fire Station, 7049 Big Walnut Road, Galena. Another session of car seat checks, by appointment only, is set for 4 to 7 p.m. March 18, at the Liberty Township Fire Station, 10150 Sawmill Road, Powell. For more information, call 740-368-1700.

Heartland of Uptown Westerville, presentation on kidney health from DaVita, 2 to 3 p.m. March 18, at Heartland of Westerville, 1060 Eastwind Drive. Refreshments, desserts and door prizes are included. For reservations, due two days prior, call 614-312-6104 or email Justin.Lackey@hcr-manorcare.com.

Still Going Strong Seniors, 1 p.m. March 23 in McVey Fellowship Hall at Church of the Messiah United Methodist Church, 51 N. State St. There will be bingo and a pizza party. If Westerville City Schools are closed due to weather, the meeting will be canceled.

Westerville Quilt Guild, 7 p.m. March 24 at the American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave., Westerville. The program will be a Demonstration Carrousel. Participants will learn about making labels, disappearing nine-patch blocks, continuous bindings, big stitch quilting and how to make a block in five minutes. New members are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for meet and greet.

Ohio Business Expo, an outreach event for minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses, 8 a.m. March 25, at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Road. State officials are hosting informational sessions to help promote the state's Minority Business Enterprise and Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity programs and to give businesses the opportunity to learn how to do business with the state. There will be workshops and time for networking. Online registration is encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. To register or learn more about this event, visit the Ohio Department of Administrative Services' website at das.ohio.gov/OBERSVP or call 614-466-8380.

Eleventh Annual Lecture on World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue, sponsored by the Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus, 7 p.m. April 15, in the Alford Centrum on the campus of Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware. Vasudha Narayanan, distinguished professor of religion at the University of Florida, will present "Religions of India in America." The lecture is free and open to the public, with no reservations required. For directions or information, contact Paul Numrich, professor in the consortium, at 740-362-3443 or pnumrich@mtso.edu.

Otterbein University, second annual 5K for K-9 Cancer Run/Walk, 9 a.m. to noon April 25, at Otterbein University's Cross Country course, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the race starts at 10 a.m. and the 5K and one-mile walks start at 10:30 a.m. The advance registration entry fee is $20 without an event T-shirt, $25 with a T-shirt. On-site registration fee is $25 without a T-shirt, $30 with a T-shirt. Anyone can also be a virtual participant and run or walk anywhere, anytime for a registration fee of $30, which includes an event T-shirt, shipping and handling included. The event, organized by Otterbein's Sport Management Club members, will benefit clinical investigation of the diagnosis and treatment of canine cancer. In addition to the 5K run, the event will feature dog contests, paw print art, a silent auction, educational materials, informational presentations and dog and pet-related exhibitors/vendors. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For information or to register, visit otterbein.edu/Events/5kk9cancerrunwalk.

Classes, workshops

Conway Center for Family Business, Keys to Engaging and Motivating Non-Family and Family Employees in Your Family Business, 7:30 to 9 a.m. March 19, in Alumni Hall at Ohio Dominican University, 1216 Sunbury Road. Skip Murray, of Murray Associates, and a panel of family business leaders will help participants explore and discover some of the challenges in keeping both family and non-family employees motivated and productive. Cost is $35, free for Conway Center members. For reservations, contact Heather Howell at Admin@FamilyBusinessCenter.com or 614-253-4820. Family business leaders attending for the first time may attend as guests.

Ikebana International Columbus Chapter 84, Japanese Art of Flower Arranging workshop, 9:30 a.m. to noon March 20, at the Franklin Park Conservatory Veridian Room, 1777 E. Broad St. The various schools of Ikebana will be reviewed along with a review of materials used and appropriate containers to use for each style. Guests are welcome. For reservations contact Jean Jankowski at 740-587-4116 or John Price, 740-763-3635.

East Ohio Methodist Federation for Social Action, in partnership with the East Ohio MFSA and the Methodist Theological School of Ohio, "Ending Violence Against Women and Children" workshop, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 18, in the Alford Centrumat the theological school, 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware. Drew University Theological School professor Traci C. West will lead the program. Registration fee of $10 includes lunch. An information sheet and registration form are available at mtso.edu/endingviolence. Seminary and campus ministry students may register at no cost. Registration deadline April 10.


Delaware General Health District, neighborhood clinic, 11 a.m. to noon March 12 and 1:30 to 4 p.m. March 18 at the Genoa Township Hall, 5111 S. Old 3C Highway, Westerville. For more information, call 740-368-1700.

American Red Cross, blood donations, 2 to 7 p.m. March 16 at Annehurst Elementary School, 925 W. Main St. Additional drives are set for 2 to 7 p.m. March 16 at Westerville Christian Church, 471 E. College Ave., and noon to 6 p.m. March 17 at Grace Lutheran Church, 100 E. Schrock Road. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.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 non-members. For more information, call 614-271-7230.


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.

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.

Franklin 524 Toastmasters Club, 7 to 8 a.m. Thursdays at the Vineyard Church Community Center, 6000 Cooper Road. Visit franklin524toastmasters.com.

Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Towers Hall at Otterbein University. All welcome. Call Jim Schultz at 614-794-1247 or visit centralohiocwrt.wordpress.com.

Huber Ridge Area Association, 7 p.m. first Thursday of the month at Blendon Township Senior Center, 6330 Hempstead Road. Contact President@huberridge.org.

Westerville Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave. Visit westervillelions.org or call Don Mullen at 614-882-3465.

Westerville Rotary Club Sunrise, 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Wednesdays, third floor of the Old Bag of Nails, 24 N. State St. For more information, call Diane Conley at 614-579-3303.

Westerville Noon Rotary Club, noon Thursdays, at Villa Milano on Schrock Road.

Westerville Kiwanis Club, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, at the Westerville Public Library. For information, call 614-898-9616.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Westerville Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Thursdays, at Toukan & Co., 575 Charring Cross Drive. For information, contact Gina Winterstein at 614-794-3500.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Pulsar Chapter, 11;15 a.m. Thursdays, at O'Charley's, 1425 Polaris Parkway. For information, contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912.

Westerville Sertoma Club, 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Panera Bread, Maxtown and Polaris. Visitors are welcome. Call Dave McConnell at 614-457-6233 for further information.

Westerville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7883, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the American Legion Building, 393 E. College Ave. Call Walt Mays at 614-330-2703.

Support groups

Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, monthly lupus support group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 17, at Donatos Pizza, 861 N. State St., Westerville. The support group is an open, small-group environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families. Most discussions focus on the how-to's of living with a chronic illness. For more information, contact the foundation at 440-717-0183.

Westerville Area Parent Support Team, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Wednesday at the Church of the Messiah, 51 N. State St., Westerville. NAMI Franklin County hosts this group is for parents or caregivers of preschool and elementary-school aged children with mental health challenges. For more information contact NAMI Franklin County at 614-501-6264.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 7 p.m. on 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.

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.

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 317 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.

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(NAMI).

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. Meetings 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. There is no fee. For more information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254. Meetings are subject to change.

Pet Loss Support Group, for those mourning the loss of a beloved animal companion, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Villa Angela Care Center, 5700 Karl Road. Call Dorothy Hall at 614-895-3416.

Arthritis Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Westerville Senior Center, 310 Main St. Call Ann Bailey at 614-882-5709.

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.

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays at Faith Covenant Church, 3607 Dempsey Road. Call Gayle at 614-933-8745.