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DivorceCare recovery seminar and support group will meet at CypressWesleyanChurch, 377 Alton-Darby Creek Rd., in Galloway each Sunday at now through Nov. 18. There will also be one session held the morning of Sept. 29, with childcare provided.
DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) will be offered at the same time on Sundays andchildren, ages 5 through 12 are welcome to attend if you are in the DivorceCare class.There is also other children’s programming offered for infants through 12th grade.To register or to receive more information, please call Debbie Brisentine at the church office, 878-8192 ext. 238.You can also check out the DivorceCare Web site,www.divorcecare.orgfor information on both DivorceCare and DC4K.
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The PrairieTownshipSeniorCenter hosts excercise programs free of costs throughout the week. The schedule is as follows:
Mondays - , Low Impact Aerobics
Tuesdays - , Gentle Stretchers
Wednesdays - , Conditioning Exercise
Fridays - , Gentle Stretchers
These programs are provided through a grant from Mt.Carmel hospital. For additional information, call 878-5110.
Awana youth program
ImmanuelBaptistChurch’s Awana youth program begins Sept. 18 and runs through April on Tuesdays from to This program is for children in kindergarten through eight grade. Joining is free, but a handbook for the year costs around $6.
Awana is a Christian ministry that teaches Bible verse memorization to children in central Ohio and in churches around the world. Special events are sprinkled throughout the Awana year, like holiday celebrations, Bible quizzing, a miniature regatta boat race, games competitions, and a small scale Grand Prix car race. All activities are carefully supervised by Immanuel’s church members. ImmanuelBaptistChurch is located at 3417 Palmetto St. at Derrer Road near WestgatePark. If you would like more information about the church or the Awana program,call 274-2687.
Shaunti Feldhahn, best-selling author of "For Women Only," will be the featured speaker at the Cypress Wesleyan Church Women's Dinner on Oct. 16. Call the church at 878-8192 or visit the Web site for more info at www.cypressonline.net.
Committee members needed
The Greater Hilltop Area Commission seeks community members to serve on various committees for the 2007-2008 commission term. Committee members do not have to be members of the full commission. Interested persons can learn about the commission and get more information online at www.TheGHAC.com.
Awana Clubs for boys and girls, from three-years-old to sixth grade. These clubs meet on Wednesdays, from , at BriggsRoadBaptistChurch, 3231 Briggs Road. Call 272-7430 for more information.
BYF day trip
Join the BYF (Best Years Fellowship 55-plus Adult Ministries) Group at CypressWesleyanChurch for a day trip to the CreationMuseum and the Newport Aquarium on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Cost is $50 per person. Call the church at 878-8192 or visit the Web site for more info at www.cypressonline.net.
Women’s Bible Studies
Women’s Bible Studies at CypressWesleyanChurch for fall include "A Women's Heart - God's Dwelling Place" and "Daniel: Lives of Intregrity; Words of Prophesy." Both works are by Beth Moore. Classes offered on Thursday mornings and evenings, and Sunday evenings. Call the church at 878-8192 or visit the Web site for more info at www.cypressonline.net.
GriefShare at local church
GriefShare recovery support group will be hosted by CypressWesleyanChurch in Galloway each Sunday at through Dec. 9.The class will meet in the DistrictCenter, 457 Alton-Darby Creek Road (the brick building north of the church, close to the railroad tracks).
Children’s programs are being offered at the same time for infants through 12th grade at no cost.To register or to receive more information, call Debbie Brisentine at the church office, 878-8192 ext. 238, or visit the GriefShare Web site, www.griefshare.org.
West High Alumni Golf
The West High School Alumni Association will host a golf outing on Oct. 5 at the Phoenix Golf Links in Grove City. Registration starts at and a shotgun start begins at The cost for the event is $50 per person, which includes golf, cart, meal and door prizes. The money raised will go towards athletics at WestHigh School.
For complete information, go to the West High Alumni Web site at www.westhighalumni.com.
Free healthy living courses
The Franklin County Commissioners will host a series of free lunch hour courses geared towards helping residents and county workers enjoy healthier lives.The courses will be held each Wednesday through the end of the year and are open to the public. Those who attend the courses will receive lessons on healthy activities such as golf, ballroom dancing, cooking, exercise and more. Each session begins at in the first floor lobby of the Franklin County Courthouse, 373 S. High Street. For the schedule of classes, visit www.FranklinCountyOhio.gov/Commissioners.
Flu and pneumonia shots
The DodgeSeniorCenter, 667 Sullivant Ave., will be giving flu and pneumonia shots, on Friday, Oct. 12, from , or Tuesday Oct. 23, Bring Medicare or personal health insurance card, or pay $28 for the flu shot.First come, first served.
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The DodgeSeniorCenter, 667 Sullivant Ave., is hosting a Halloween luncheon,Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Cost is $6 per person. Reservation deadline is Oct. 19.Wear a disguise, try to win a prize in the balloon and cookie decorating contests.
The DodgeSeniorCenter, 667 Sullivant Ave., is taking a Longaberger Basket Company trip, Thursday, Oct. 4, at Cost is $8 per person. Sign up at hostess desk.
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The DodgeSeniorCenter, 667 Sullivant Ave., is hosting Wednesday Night Square Dance, every Wednesday in October from Cost is $2 perperson. No reservation required.
Diabetes and You
Diabetes and You, will be held at the DodgeSeniorCenter, 667 Sullivant Ave., onThursday, Oct. 18, at This program is free of charge, no reservation required. Presenters are Sharon Ritchie and Shannon Yang, from the Columbus Public Health Department. Blood Pressures will also be taken.
12 Step Recovery program
FriendsWorshipCenter, 3030 Clime Rd., will host “12 Step Recovery: Celebrate Recovery” for all addictions including co-dependency every Thursday from Come early, stay late for fellowship. For more information, call 279-1892 or 395-6309.
Glenwood UMC festival
GlenwoodUnitedMethodistChurch, at the corner of Valleyview Road at Hague Ave., will hold its annual Fall Harvest Festival from on Saturday, Oct. 6. The festival will feature crafts, flea market booths, a theme basket auction, lunch food, bake sale, Bloodmobile and other activities and entertainment. For information call 777-9902.
New MOPS group
A MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group sponsored by Life In Christ Fellowship will begin meeting monthly in the NewLifeNazareneChurch located at 2020 State Route 142 NE, West Jefferson. Moms will enjoy a light breakfast and two hours of adult conversation, discussions, crafts, and fun. Their preschool children are lovingly cared for in the MOPPETS program with stories, crafts, fun and snacks. This year’s theme is “The Home Factor.” Meeting times are on the third Wednesday of each month September through May (no meeting in December). Interested moms should contact Pam at 614-853-2532 or Lois at 614-878-3535 for more information and to receive a registration form. MOPS is an international organization designed to meet the distinct needs of preschool moms who share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be!
Living with Epilepsy
The Living with Epilepsy symposium, presented by RiversideMethodistHospital and the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio, will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, from to at RiversideMethodistHospital, 3545 Olentangy River Road. Cost will be $10 per person, and includes lunch and the seminar; $40 per person, for professional credit.
Contact Nancy Brantner at 261-1100 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Columbus Literacy Council
The Columbus Literacy Council is holding an Information Session about tutoring and other volunteer opportunities on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from The session will take place at the Columbus Literacy Council office, 195 N. Grant Ave. To register, call Norma Wetzel at 221-5013.
St. Cecilia Craft Show
The St. Cecilia PTO Fall Craft Show is Saturday,Oct. 13 from Items will include handcrafted items, baked goods, lunch, raffle and free admission. This event will be held in the ParishCenter located behind the church at 434 Norton Road. Interested vendors, call Kim Kowal at 851-9098.
Register now for Life University classes offered at Cypress Wesleyan Church on Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. Classes offered are: “Discovery Seminar,” a four-week information/membership class beginning Oct. 14; “Pause: Because Everybody is Tempted,” a four-week class based on Andy Stanley’s messages beginning Nov. 11, “The 7 Most Important Things You Can Ever Know,” with Pastor Ted Smith, beginning Oct. 14; “Parenting 101,” with Children’s Ministries Director Kathy George, beginning Oct. 28; “Becoming a Friend of the Faithful God – A Precept” (Kay Arthur) Study of Abraham, is offered on Monday nights beginning Oct. 1. Children’s programming is available at no charge for Sunday evening classes, and our middle school and high school Storm worship rallies are from 6-8 p.m. Call the church at 878-8192 ext. 227 for more info or to get registered.
Westland class of 1997
Westland High School class of 1997 will hold its 10-year reunion on Oct. 13 at the Lodge Bar, 165 Vine St., at 7 p.m. Wristbands for admittance to the private room can be picked up at the door. Contact Nikki Olsen at 506-5718 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Briggs band alumni
Looking for past members of the BriggsHigh School marching band, flag corp. andmajorettes for a homecoming reunion. Contact Teresa Wamsley-Baker at email@example.com or 419-3358.
Baked Steak Dinner
The annual Baked Steak Dinner will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 4227 Broadway, Grove City, on Saturday, October 6, from to Tender baked steak with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cole slaw or applesauce, rolls, beverage, and homemade pie are all included in the price of $8.50 per adult and $3.50 per child. Advance tickets are available for a discount of $.50 per ticket. Contact the church office at 875-4322 for reservations.
“Aglow,” A network of Caring women, will meet on Oct. 9, at The Potter’s House, 3220 Lowell Dr., at Continental Breakfast will be served at a cost of $5.00. The speaker will be Annette Glasgow. Her topic will be, “God Will Transform Your Valley of Problems into a Door of Hope.” For reservations and more information, call 263-0607 or 889-1708, by Friday, Oct. 5.
Military prayer service
On Sunday, Oct. 7 at , Alkire Road Church of Christ, 2779 Alkire Road, will host a prayer service for our men and women serving in the military. A special invitation is extended to the families of those serving.Come and bring with you the information on your family member.Pictures and addresses will be nice also.There will be a board to display their information.There will be no collections taken.Evening service will follow at For more information, call the office at 875-1028.
Camp Chase Blockwatch will hold their fall meeting on Tuesday,, Oct. 9, at , at the Hilltop Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, located at 511 S. Hague Avenue. The meeting will be held in the large meeting room. In attendance will be officers from the police department’s Strategic Response Bureau, a representative from Home Depot with home safety items and presentation, and Mr. Mark Young, assistant director of recreation and parks will share information regarding the start of a dog park on the Westside. Camp Chase Blockwatch boundaries are S. Chase to Westmoor (not including Westmoor), Broad Street to Sullivant Avenue, but all from the area are welcome.Call Pam Weaver, co-coordinator, at 279-4801 or e-mail Coordinator Lisa Graizer firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s time for the last cleanup of the year for WestgatePark,sponsored by Camp Chase Blockwatch, Saturday, Oct. 6, from (early birds can arrive as early as ). Meet at the recreation center’s parking lot doors and dress for dirt!Sponsors will supply all cleaning items including gloves and trash bags. There will be a canvass of the park to pick up trash and trimming bushes and cleaning up the planting areas around the recreation center. Members of The Friends of Westgate Park will be on hand to talk about how to get involved in the beautification of the park. Call Sue Laughlin at 278-9350 or e-mail Lisa Grazier at email@example.com for more information.
Plans are underway to form a Ladies Auxiliary Group at AM VETS Post 300.All post members are asked to participate in this open enrollment.All women that are related to a Post 300 member (grandmother, mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt) are encouraged to join and support our military families.Please contact the Post Commander, Barbara Megoloff, at 614-276-8083 for more information.Remember, all good deeds start with the family.
The South-WesternCitySchool District will sponsor its annual College Fair onOct. 9 from to at WestlandHigh School, 146 Galloway Road. The program will provide important information to assist high school students and parents in making decisions concerning higher education choices following high school graduation. Representatives from colleges, universities, technical schools, and branches of the military will be in attendance. All are welcome to attend the college fair. Attendees will have the opportunity to gather information on a variety of choices. A representative from The Ohio State University will host two financial aid sessions during the event. For further information contact, Rachel Wonnacott at 851-7016 or ChristinaShore at 851-7015.
Annual Fall Sale
The Presbyterian Women of Hodge Memorial Church are having the annual Fall Sale on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, from to Areas include flea market items, clothing, jewelry, many books, toys, games, bake sale, etc. Lunch room from to each day.
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PrairieTownshipSeniorCenter is sponsoring free “Lunch and Learn” sessions during the month of October. These sessions begin at at the center, 4656 W. Broad St., include lunch and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 878-5110.
The schedule for October is as follows:
•Oct. 3 - Jim Hogan of Edward Jones will present “Financial Information”
•Oct. 17 - Sheila Price of Mount Carmel will discuss Medigold
•Oct. 24 - Beverly Drudy of Amity Care will discuss “Home Care”
•Oct. 31 - Brenda Held of Held International will present “Gifts Galore”
The PrairieTownshipSeniorCenter, 4656 W. Broad St., will host the following free seminars:
•Oct. 2, - A representative from the Attorney General’s office will speak on consumer fraud and predatory lenders.
•Oct. 4, - Cheryl Whitten from SunsetCemetery will discuss pre-planning.
•Oct. 9, 2 and - HBW, Columbus will present “Getting the Most Out of Your Savings Bonds.”
•Oct. 15, - Nick Turkas, Director of the Arthitis Foundation will present “Arthritis Answers.”
•Oct. 23, - “Candidates Night” with FranklinCounty Consortium for Good Government. Meet and greet the candidates, followed by candidate debates.
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The PrairieTownshipSeniorCenter, 4656 W. Broad St., will be holding a “Soup-er” Saturday, open to the public, on Oct. 20 at . Potato and vegetable soup and salad will be served for a $2.50 donation. For more information, call 878-5110.
St. PaulLutheranChurch, 55 Pasadena Ave., will hold a Fall Bazaar on Oct. 13 from There will be local crafters, a chili cook-off, bake sale, homemade noodles, and lunch to eat-in or take-out. For more information, call 878-4715 or 771-8685.
Darby Township High School Alumni Reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Mt.SterlingCommunity Center. Anyone who has attended or taught at DarbyTownshipHigh School, Derby, Ohio, may attend. To register or for more information, call (740) 474-7964, (740) 869-3441, or (614) 875-5473.
The West Columbus Women’s Club luncheon will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at , at the Heritage Golf Club House, 3525 Heritage Club Dr., Hilliard. Cost is $14, babysitting is free. Reservations and cancellations are required are required for the luncheon and nursery. Guests will be speaker Lisa Haley, and vocalist Sandy Sherrill. There will also be a bazaar. Call Betty at 851-3222 or Audra at 777-5578.
2007 Camp Meeting
The HilltopCommunityFullGospelChurch, 179 N. Huron Ave., will host the 2007 Camp Meeting, Oct. 7-11. Bishop Dusan Pobee of , W. Africa, will be the guest speaker. Each night will be packed with praise and worship, ministry nuggets and preaching. Nightly services will begin at For more information, call 279-3345.
Homes on the Hill
Homes on the Hill CDC, 12 S. Terrace Ave., will hold a two-session homebuyer education course, “A Home of Your Own,” geared towards first-time home buyers. The course is open to the public and free of charge. The workshop will cover topics ranging from financial literacy, credit and mortgage loans, how to choose a realtor, home inspections and the closing process. Guest speakers will include area professionals in the fileds of lending, real estate and housing. Registration is required, call 275-4663 ext. 106. The sessions are scheduled for Oct. 1, 8 and 15, from
There will be a senior luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at , at WestgateUnitedMethodistChurch, 61 S. Powell Ave. The menue will feature chicken stroganoff with alfredo sauce, and there will be group singing and entertainment. Open to the public, donations accepted.
BR’s fall theatre production
Bishop Ready High School’s fall theatre production ofNeil Simon’s “Fools” will take to the stage on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.; Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.; Oct. 21 at 2 and 7 p.m. The production will take place at BishopReadyHigh School, Salisbury Road at Mound Street, on the Westside. Cost will be $8 for adults; $7 for those 65 of age and over; $6 for students; children 5 years of age and under will be admitted free. Ample free parking is available at the school. For more information, call BishopReadyHigh School, at 276-5263.
PUMC Baked Steak Dinner
ParkviewUnitedMethodistChurch, 344 S. Algonquin Ave., will have their annual Baked Steak Dinner on Friday, Oct. 19. Serving times are and The cost of dinner is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Reservations are required and may be madeuntil Oct. 16 by calling875-0393 or the church, at 274-8431.
FHHS Band Bazaar
Franklin Heights High School Band Boosters will hold its annual Holiday Crafts Bazaar Dec. 1, from , at FranklinHeightsHigh School, 1001 Demorest Road.
Crafters of all kinds are needed to set up tables and sell their wares. Tables are $25 each, plus a charge of $2 if electricity is needed. Reserve your space today by calling Deb Kakos at 275-4480. The craft bazaar is an annual fundraiser for the Franklin Heights High School Marching Band and is sponsored by the Band Boosters. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Franklin Heights Marching Band.