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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aglow meeting

“Aglow, a network of caring women” will meet at 9:45 a.m on Nov. 14, at the Potter’s House, 3220 Lowell Dr. in Columbus. A continental breakfast will be served for $5. Speaker will be Karen Jackson of Refreshing Springs Ministries. She will speak on “How to Enter into God’s Rest.” The reservation deadline is  Nov. 10. For reservations and more information, contact Nancy Martin, at 875-5388; Ann Joseph, at 889-1708; or Elaine Heilman, at 263-0607.

Veteran’s Day Service

Crossroads UMC, 1100 S. Hague Ave., is holding a special Veterans Day Service Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. There will be a special guest speaker, Kurt Kaiser, a Columbus fireman and Iraq War Veteran.

Flu clinic

Southwest Public Libraries is making flu shots available to the public as a special service to the community. Children ages 12-17 will be immunized with a parent’s consent. Pregnant women must have a written order of a physician. Cost for the flu shot is $25. Interim Healthcare accepts cash, checks, Medicare Part B, Medigold, or Anthem Senior Advantage. You must bring your card. Financial Assistance is also available to those on Medicaid and to those who meet low-income and high-risk criteria from the Adult Immunization Coalition of Central Ohio. The Flu Clinic is scheduled at the Westland Area Library, 4740 W. Broad St.,  on Monday, Oct. 29, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

No appointment is needed. For more information, please call Southwest Public Libraries, Human Resources, 875-6716, ext. 158.

Grand Knight 2007

Bishop Ready High School’s annual fundraiser will be held on Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. This year’s theme is “Grand Knight 2007: A Knight in the USA.”

The evening will feature food, drinks, music, games of chance, a silent auction and reverse raffle with a grand prize of $5,000. Cost is $65 and admits two people, those 21 and older only. Proceeds benefit the Bishop Ready Financial Assistance Program.

For more information, call Bishop Ready High School at 276-5263.

World Community Day

Church Women United of Columbus and Franklin County presents World Community Day on Nov. 2. Registration is at 1 p.m., with a 1:30 p.m. service, at Asbury North United Methodist Church, 1586 Clifton Ave.  The program, “Embracing Justice Under God’s Tent,” is an interfaith worship service that focuses on biblical examples of displacement, homelessness, and refugees.  Attendees are encouraged to bring small size toiletries and/or personal items for residents at a local family shelter.  Light refreshment will be served after the service.

Senior luncheon

There will be a senior luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 12 p.m. at Westgate United Methodist Church, 61 S. Powell Ave. The entertainment will feature Steve Stone sharing experiences and slides of his climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Open to the public. Donations accepted.

Health Fair and Blood Drive

Briggs Road Baptist Church, at 3231 Briggs Road, is hosting a Health Fair and Blood Drive on Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The flu shot will be available for those over 50, as well as those over the age of 18 with a chronic condition. The Health Fair will also feature cholesterol screenings, blood sugar screenings, blood pressure checks and body fat analysis. A doctor will be present. Call 272-7430 for for information.

GUMC turkey dinner

The Glenwood United Methodist Church, 2833 Valleyview Dr., will be serving their annual turkey dinner on Thursday, Nov. 8. The dinner features roast turkey with all the trimmings, including home-baked pie and cake for dessert, and will be served from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12, children aged 5 and under are free.

Paper recycling program

Parkview United Methodist Church’s paper recycling program is beginning its fifth year. Newspapers, junk mail, catalogs, and more can be dropped in the green and yellow recycling bins in the church’s parking lot, at 344 S. Algonquin Ave. No cardboard or telephone books.

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.

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.          

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