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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.

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.

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 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.


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.


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.


WCCWC luncheon

The West Columbus Christian 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.

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.


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.


SWCS candidates night

The South-Western Council of PTAs will host a school board candidates night on Oct. 23 at Brookpark Middle School, 2803 Southwest Blvd. in Grove City, beginning promptly at 7 p.m. All South-Western City School District Board of Education candidates have been invited to participate in this forum. Candidates will be given the opportunity to respond to questions submitted in writing by the audience. This is a moderated event, therefore no verbal interaction between the audience and the candidates will take place. No campaign literature is to be distributed that evening and no buttons or other campaign promotions are to be worn.


HUMC Women’s Bazaar

Hilltop United Methodist Church Women’s Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at the J. Ashburn Junior Youth Center, 85 Clarendon Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Ruth Middlebrooks, at614-515-1217 or Melody Williams, pastor, at 279-8086.


All Ages Talent Show

The Dodge second annual All Ages Talent Show will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. Call 645-8151 for details.


Honoring our veterans

The Dodge Senior Center will host an “Honoring our Veterans” breakfast, Monday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. The cost is $4, veterans eat free with some proof. Sign up at hostess desk by Nov. 8.

Free hearing tests

Dodge Senior Center is holding free hearing tests and screenings on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. by appointment only. Call Hope at 261-5452. Free hearing aids are available for those who qualify.


All Members Reception

Dodge Senior Center is hosting an All Members Reception on Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. Entertainment will be “The Gingersnaps,” a lively dance team. Light refreshments will be furnished. There is no cost for the event and reservations are not required.


Thanksgiving Luncheon

Dodge Senior Center’s annual Thanksgiving Luncheon will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $6. Reservation deadline is Nov. 9. Call 645-8151.


Senior Council meeting

Dodge Senior Center will hold a senior council meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 1:15 p.m. All members are invited.


Homes on the Hill

Homes on the Hill is hosting a “Free Financial Management and Energy Efficiency Workshop for Current Homeowners,” on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Homes on the Hill CDC, 12 S. Terrace Ave. (in Hilltop Lutheran Church). This free workshop will focus on energy efficiency and financial management for homeowners. The class will include do-it-yourself tips on making your home more energy efficient, as well as financial advice on how to use the money saved on utility bills to build wealth.

Presenters will include Ms. Pam Learman, Outreach and Education Specialist with the Ohio Consumers’ Council, and Ms. Gayle Warren-Calloway, founder of BTFC Company, a non profit financial consulting enterprise. Homes on the Hill housing counselors will also be present to consult individually with homeowners. This class is free and open to the public. The workshop may meet the educational requirements for some refinancing programs. To register or for more information, call Homes on the Hill at 275-4663.


Chili and Stew Dinner

Crossroads UMC, 1100 Hague Ave., is holding their annual all-you-can-eat Chili and Stew Dinner Oct. 26 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

CLC information session

The Columbus Literacy Council is holding an information session about tutoring and other volunteer opportunities on Nov. 9 from 1-2:30 p.m. The session will be held at the CLC office, 195 N. Grant Ave. To register, call Norma Wetzel at 221-5013.

Operation Hilltop Cleanup

The Friends of the Hilltop is sponsoring its third neighborhood clean up of the year as part of the Operation Hilltop Cleanup program. The cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to noon. Contact Sue Laughlin at 353-7549 or suelaughlin@sbcglobal.net if you would like to participate.


Best Years Fellowship

Adults ages 55 and over are invited to attend the Best Years Fellowship luncheon at Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton-Darby Creek Road, on Nov. 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the Cypress Café. Special guest Marlene Holdren will speak on “Living the Extra-Ordinary Life!” Cost is $5, reservations can be made by calling the church at 878-8192 ext. 227. Reservation deadline is Nov. 4.

Girls’ Night Out

Cypress Wesleyan Church will host a Girls’ Night Out at the Mustard Seed on Nov. 7. Stop by any time between 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a relaxing evening just for women! Invite a girlfriend, coworker, or neighbor for a cup of coffee or a sandwich. No charge for this event except for food and beverages. Call 878-8192 ext. 227 with questions.

Westgate Halloween party

Westgate Recreation Center, 455 S. Westgate Ave., will host their annual Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. Costumes are recommended. The party will be divided into four age groups and is for children ages 11 and under. There will be a haunted house, arts and crafts, carnival games, costume judging and refreshments. Call 645-3264 for more information.

PTSC craft bazaar

The Prairie Township Senior Center, 4656 W. Broad St., will be holding their annual craft bazaar on Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Features will include hand-made crafts, Santa Claus, a bake sale, lunch and a Chinese raffle. For information on table rental, call 878-5110.

Harvest Party

Abundant Life Tabernacle, 35 Derrer Road, is having a Harvest Party on Oct. 31 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. There will be games, face painting, food and prizes for a minimal cost followed by a puppet show. For more information please email admin@abundantlifetabernacle.net or call 614-279-5433. No costumes.


Bette’s Christmas Barn

Parkview United Methodist Church, 344 S. Algonquin Ave., is holding “Bette’s Christmas Barn,” on Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be gently used and unusual Christmas decorations, novelties, collectibles and small knick-knacks, as well as lunch. Proceeds go toward the Women’s Mission Projects.

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