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What's happening on the Westside
Paper recycling at Parkview
Parkview United Methodist Church, 344 S. Algonquin Ave., is providing the community with recycling bins for paper products. Bring newspapers, magazines, junk mail, etc., to the green and yellow bins in the church parking lot. No cardboard or phone books will be accepted. Questions, call 875-7231.
Exercise for seniors
Seniors are invited to exercise on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 55 Pasadena Ave. Men and women aged 50 to 90 and up have exercised at the facility since 2001. The instructor leads each session with warm-ups, play balls, resistance bands, hand weights, some low-impact aerobics and balance activities. Each participant can adapt the routine to his/her comfort level. The cost is $35 for each eight-week session. Call the instructor, Lori Vazquez, at 989-4595 with questions.
VFW Post 6065
VFW Post 6065 will hold their meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings last about one hour and are held at the Prairie Township Senior Center, 4616 West Broad St. Those interested in getting involved or volunteering time should attend a meeting. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 6:30 p.m. The motivations of the VFW are patriotic, historical, and educational. They strive to perpetuate the memory and history of their dead, and to assist their widows and orphans. Call Will Davis at 309-0171 for further information.
Golden Age Center
The Salvation Army Golden Age Center, 2300 W. Mound St., invites anyone aged 60 or over to attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for lunch, crafts, movies, BINGO, games, health and fitness, and fun. Call Ellen Marvin, senior director, at 274-7600, ext. 108, one day in advance to reserve lunch for $1.25 per day. Fee for expenses is $9 per month.
MOPS at Cypress Wesleyan
Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton Darby Creek Road in Galloway, will host Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) on Monday evenings 6:30 - 8 p.m. and Tuesday mornings 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. For more info or to register for MOPS, go to the Web site: www.cypressonline.net/what we do/women/mops or call the church 614-878-8192.
Awana Clubs for boys and girls, from three-years-old to sixth grade, will be held Wednesdays, from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. at Briggs Road Baptist Church, 3231 Briggs Road. Call 272-7430 for more information.
American Legion Post 799
American Legion Post 799 holds their monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Prairie Township Fire Station, 123 Inah Ave. The Post is actively focusing on fund raising activities, family activities for the younger generation, setting up a Sons of the Legion auxiliary and increasing the ladies auxiliary.
The American legion is dedicated to supporting veterans and our country and is a non-profit organization. For more information, call Commander Ben Aycock at 614-878-0069.
Free meals offered
The Church of the Lamb of God, 2216 Sullivant Ave., offers free meals on the fourth Saturday of each month.
PTSC exercise programs
The Prairie Township Senior Center hosts the following exercise programs that are free and open to the public:
•Mondays - 10:30 a.m., aerobics; 2 p.m., line dance
•Tuesdays - 10 a.m., gentle stretchers
•Wednesdays - 10:30 a.m., body conditioning
•Fridays - 10 a.m., gentle stretchers
For additional information, call the center at 878-5110.
FHHS class of 1989
Franklin Heights High School class of 1989 is searching for members for the 20th reunion, to be held May 2, at 6 p.m. at Frog Bear & Wild Boar. The cost is $35 per person. Contact Nancy Rawlins Juarez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-805-0004.
Friends Worship Center hosts senior group
Senior citizens are invited to a seniors group at Friends Worship Center, 3030 Clime Road, on the second Tuesday of each month from 12-2:30 p.m. The event will feature a light lunch, games and fellowship. There is no cost, but registration is required. Contact Martha at 875-8297, Juanita at 279-2382 or Debbie at 274-6505.
Briggs class of 1979
Briggs High School class of 1979 will hold its 30th reunion on Oct. 3. For more information, contact Kim Burke Collins at email@example.com or Cindy Hale Seeley at 875-5167.
West High class of 1969
The West High School class of 1969 will hold its 40th class reunion on Aug. 29 at JP's Barbeque at Bolton Field. For more information, contact Robin (McMillen) Gray at 870-8905 or Bea (Dodson) Bailey at 871-0335.
PTSC Lunch and Learns
The Prairie Township Senior Center, 4616 W. Broad St., is sponsoring Lunch and Learn sessions during the month of April. All sessions begin at noon, include lunch, and are free and open to the public. For information and reservations, call 878-5110. Dates and topics are as follows:
•April 29, Red Cross and medical alert programs.
•May 13, the best way to care for your feet.
FHHS students receive journalism award
Franklin Heights High School juniors Sarnell Breedlove and Katelyn West, along with senior Katie Littlefield, received a James L. McCann Excellence in Journalism award from the Ohio Capital Conference Academic League for their work in the 2007-2008 FHHS yearbook.
FH students take top honors at DECA competition
Fourteen marketing technology students from Franklin Heights High School competed at the state level of DECA competitions.
Arika Kesterson, a senior, placed third in the entrepreneurship event and earned a trip to the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., where she will compete at the highest level. This conference will attract over 15,000 students, advisors, and business leaders from all over the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Germany.
Catie Crouse, a senior, was recognized as a state finalist in the marketing test event.
FHHS class of '64
The Franklin Heights High School class of 1964 will hold its 45-year class reunion Sept. 25-27. The weekend events will include a football game, dinner at China Bell and picnic at Gantz Park in Grove City. For additional information, contact Donna Dean at 882-9369 or 499-5560.
West High class of '89
West High Class of 1989 will hold their 20 year reunion on June 5-6. Contact Cathy Skaggs at 305-1843 or e-mail at WestHighClassof89@ymail.com for more information.
Westland ROTC fund raiser
The Westland High School junior ROTC will be holding a fund raiser sponsored by the Texas Roadhouse, 1770 Hilliard Rome Road, on May 12, from 4-10 p.m. Present this article during that time and 10 percent of your bill will be donated to the ROTC for their summer leadership program.
West Broad registration event
West Broad Elementary will host Parents for incoming Kindergartners for the 2009/10 school year on May 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. The event gives parents a chance to see the school, meet the staff and register. To register, parents must provide the child's birth certificate, immunization record, social security card, address verification and custody papers if applicable.
Briggs baseball golf outing
The Briggs High School baseball team will host their annual golf outing on May 17 at Foxfire Golf Course, 10799 State Route 104, Lockbourne. Check in will be at 12:30 with the tee time at 1:30.
The cost for this fund raiser is $65 per person with prizes for money holes, longest drive, longest putt, closest to the pin, 50/50 raffles, door prizes and golf bag raffle.
Deadline for player or team registration will be May 8. For questions or more informaiton, contact Herb Sharfenaker at 893-7477; HJS13@yahoo.com or Brock Mullins at 406-2156; firstname.lastname@example.org.
West High reunion
The West High School class of 1979 will hold its 30 year reunion on June 20 at The Aladdin Shrine Center (across from Easton.) from 6 p.m. to midnight. Come as you are. Tickets are $35 per person. Contact Dino Melfi at 276-5927 for information and reservations.
Westland Senior Citizens
The Westland Senior Citizens will meet May 14 at 11 a.m. at Columbia Heights United Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road. The guest speaker will be Kristy Eckert of Capital magazine. A potluck will follow. For information call 830-0134.
Westgate Blockwatch will meet April 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Parkview Methodist Church. Guest speakers will be: Jennifer Davis of the American Red Cross who will address fire safety and tornado preparedness; Sgt. Joe Orton; and code enforcement officer Ken Ramos. New Columbus Police Chief Walter Distelzweig may also attend. For information call 272-2650.
Scouts empower girls
Girl Scout Troop 2390 is sponsoring a day of empowerment for girls ages 7-13. The theme for this event is "Becoming a Powerful Girl." Girls will attend and participate in sessions that will help them make healthful food choices; they will learn the importance and benefit of physical fitness, and how to be safe online. The event will be May 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 3452 First Ave. in Urbancrest. There is no cost for the event, however, registration is required and onsite registrations will be accepted. For more information, call Alicia Wiggins at 539-9095 or Jevelyn Smith at 277-0175.
Folk Festival at Darby
The Central Ohio Folk Festival will be held May 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. and May 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park.
Enjoy free concerts, jam sessions and kids' activities including the instrument petting zoo. Bring acoustic instruments and join in jams and song circles. A nominal fee is required to participate in musical workshops and to hear a concert by Matt Watroba, host of the national radio program "The Sing Out! Radio Magazine" and Kitty Donohoe, singer, performer and writer who merges her Irish and American roots in her work. The event is sponsored by the Columbus Folk Music Society and Metro Parks.
For more information visit www.cfms-inc.org.
Free hot food at Hoge
The Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2930 W. Broad St., will serve a free hot meal on May 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. There will be food, music and a message. All are welcome. For additional informaiton, contact the church office at 276-5433.
Westgate United Methodist Church, 61 S. Powell Ave., will host a senior luncheon on May 12 at noon. Open to the public. Donations accepted.
TARC team at nationals
The Westland High School Team America Rocket Challenge (TARC), funded by a $1,000 mini-grant form the South-Western City School District Educational Foundation, has qualified for national competition. Team members attending the qualifying launches are: Alex Lehar, Zhi Mai, and James Flanders; team members who designed the craft are: Cory Wirtz, Esteylon Martinez, Nathan Collins; other team participants: Derek Gross, Justin Harris, and Connor McGlone.
West High reunion
The West High School class of 1959 will hold its 50 year class reunion on July 10-12 at the Marriott at Tuttle Place. Members of athe January class should call Joyce Pickens Fridley at (614) 836-5134; members of the June class should call Bill Clark at (740) 745-5010 or e-mail email@example.com; or Nancy Graham Boehm at (614) 875-5141.
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