Whats happening on the Westside


Be sure to read the Westside Messenger to find out what’s going on in your neighborhood! To submit events and announcements to this section, e-mail information to westside@columbusmessenger.com.


DivorceCare seminar

DivorceCare recovery seminar and support group will meet at Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton-Darby Creek Rd., in Galloway each Sunday at 6 p.m. 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 and  children, 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.org  for information on both DivorceCare and DC4K.


PTSC exercise programs

The Prairie Township Senior Center hosts excercise programs free of costs throughout the week. The schedule is as follows:

Mondays – 10 a.m., Low Impact Aerobics

Tuesdays – 9:30 a.m., Gentle Stretchers

Wednesdays – 10 a.m., Conditioning Exercise

Fridays – 10 a.m., Gentle Stretchers

These programs are provided through a grant from Mt. Carmel hospital. For additional information, call 878-5110.


Awana youth program

Immanuel Baptist Church’s Awana youth program begins Sept. 18 and runs through April on Tuesdays from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. 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. Immanuel Baptist Church is located at 3417 Palmetto St. at Derrer Road near Westgate Park. If you would like more information about the church or the Awana program,  call 274-2687.


Women’s Dinner

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

Awana Clubs for boys and girls, from three-years-old to sixth grade. These clubs meet on Wednesdays, from 6:45-8:30 p.m., at Briggs Road Baptist Church, 3231 Briggs Road. Call 272-7430 for more information.


Women’s Bible Studies

Women’s Bible Studies at Cypress Wesleyan Church 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 Cypress Wesleyan Church in Galloway each Sunday at 6 p.m. through Dec. 9.  The class will meet in the District Center, 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.


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 11:30 a.m. 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 Dodge Senior Center, 667 Sullivant Ave., will be giving flu and pneumonia shots, on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., or Tuesday Oct. 23, 3-6 p.m. Bring Medicare or personal health insurance card, or pay $28 for the flu shot.  First come, first served.


DSC Halloween lunch

The Dodge Senior Center, 667 Sullivant Ave., is hosting a Halloween luncheon,  Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 11:30 a.m. 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. 


DSC square dancing

The Dodge Senior Center, 667 Sullivant Ave., is hosting Wednesday Night Square Dance, every Wednesday in October from 6-8 p.m.  Cost is $2 per  person. No reservation required.


Diabetes and You

Diabetes and You, will be held at the Dodge Senior Center, 667 Sullivant Ave., on  Thursday, Oct. 18, at 9:30 a.m. 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

Friends Worship Center, 3030 Clime Rd., will host “12 Step Recovery: Celebrate Recovery” for all addictions including co-dependency every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Come early, stay late for fellowship. For more information, call 279-1892 or 395-6309.


Columbus Literacy Council

The Columbus Literacy Council is holding an Information Session about tutoring and other volunteer opportunities on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. 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 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Items will include handcrafted items, baked goods, lunch, raffle and free admission. This event will be held in the Parish Center located behind the church at 434 Norton Road. Interested vendors, call Kim Kowal at 851-9098.


Life University classes

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 nikki790103@yahoo.com for more information.


Briggs band alumni

Looking for past members of the Briggs High School marching band, flag corp. andmajorettes for a homecoming reunion. Contact Teresa Wamsley-Baker at briggsbandalumni@aol.com or 419-3358.


Ladies Auxiliary

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.         


PTSC “Lunch and Learn”

Prairie Township Senior Center is sponsoring free “Lunch and Learn” sessions during the month of October. These sessions begin at 11 a.m. 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. 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”


PTSC seminars

The Prairie Township Senior Center, 4656 W. Broad St., will host the following free seminars:

•Oct. 9, 2 and 7 p.m. – HBW, Columbus will present “Getting the Most Out of Your Savings Bonds.”

•Oct. 15, 1 p.m. – Nick Turkas, Director of the Arthitis Foundation will present “Arthritis Answers.”

•Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. – “Candidates Night” with Franklin County Consortium for Good Government. Meet and greet the candidates, followed by candidate debates.


PTSC “Soup-er” Saturday

The Prairie Township Senior Center, 4656 W. Broad St., will be holding a “Soup-er” Saturday, open to the public, on Oct. 20 at noon. Potato and vegetable soup and salad will be served for a $2.50 donation. For more information, call 878-5110.


Fall Bazaar

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 55 Pasadena Ave., will hold a Fall Bazaar on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 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.


WCWW luncheon

The West Columbus Women’s Club luncheon will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 12-1:45 p.m., 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.

call 279-3345.


BR’s fall theatre production

Bishop Ready High School’s fall theatre production of  Neil 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 Bishop Ready High 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 Bishop Ready High School, at 276-5263.


PUMC Baked Steak Dinner

Parkview United Methodist Church, 344 S. Algonquin Ave., will have their annual Baked Steak Dinner on Friday, Oct. 19. Serving times are 4-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.

 The cost of dinner is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Reservations are required and may be made  until Oct. 16 by calling  875-0393 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 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Franklin Heights High 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.


Daughters of the American Revolution

The next meeting of the Ann Simpson Davis Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will be held on Oct. 13. It will be held at Salvis Bistro, 1323 St. James Lutheran Lane, in Hilliard. There will be a brief luncheon at 11:30 a.m., followed by a field trip to the Pennsylvania House, a historic national road museum in Springfield. Reservations can be made by calling Terri Sippel at 777-8934.


St. Stephen to hold bazaar

St. Stephen the Martyr Church, 4131 Clime Rd., will hold thier annual “Mistletoe and Holly Bazaar” on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be crafts, baked goods, raffles and door prizes. Lunch and snacks will be available. For more information, call Jo at 279-5434 or Barb at 351-0784.


VCC Christmas Bazaar

Valleyview Church of Christ, 2450 Valleyview Dr., will hold a Christmas bazaar on Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be arts and crafts, door prizes, food vendors, a bake sale and a silent auction. Tables are available to rent for $10 each. Contact Norma at 276-5731.

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