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What's happening on the Westside (Updated September )
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 email@example.com.
Music, Message and Meal
There will be a free hot meal served at Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2930 W. Broad St., on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 6-7 p.m. as a part of Hoge’s HM3 (Music, Message and Meal) program. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the church at 276-5433 or log on to hogepresby.org.
The Children’s Drumline will perform at Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2930 W. Broad St., on Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. This is to kick off and celebrate the new year of children’s and adult Sunday School classes. Contact the church office at 276-5433 with questions.
Fall Harvest Festival
Glenwood United Methodist Church, at the corner of Valleyview Drive and Hague Avenue, will hold its annual Fall Harvest Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 3. The festival will feature crafts, flea market booths, a theme basket auction, lunch food, a bake sale, Bloodmobile, the Greater Columbus Concert Band and other activities and entertainment. For information call 777-9902 or 272-0093.
A Taste of India
St. Marks United United Methodist Church, 5200 Sullivant Ave., will host A Taste of India on Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. The event costs $12 for adults, $6 for children six to 12 years of age, and is free for children under six. It will feature food, entertainment and fellowship. Tickets will be sold in advance. For tickets, contact Hallie Reed at 274-2656.
Aglow to meet Sept. 8
Columbus Aglow International will meet Sept. 8 at the Potters House, 3220 Lowell Dr., at 9:45 a.m. The cost is $5 and includes a continental breakfast. Guest speaker and psalmist Victoria Wooten will be delivering a message and singing.. For reservations, call 879-7253 or 451-4068.
Local students receive BalletMet scholarships
Columbus residents William Davenport, Lia Ferguson, and Diamond Williams and Galloway resident Lindsey Birnbrich are among more than 55 Central Ohio children who have received scholarships to the BalletMet Dance Academy for the 2009-2010 school year, which began in Aug. 31. The Academy Scholarship Program offers Central Ohio students opportunities for quality dance education and training at one of the country’s top five dance-training centers affiliated with a professional company.
A time for healing prayers
The Galloway Presbyterian Church is hosting a time for healing prayers on Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the church sanctuary. This event is part of an international day for healing minds, bodies, and souls.
The church is located at the corner of Hall and Galloway roads, 6191 Hall Road. Call 878-5015 for more information.
Wilshire Heights Block Watch to meet
Wilshire Heights Block Watch will address safety issues when it meets Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Hilltop branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 511 S. Hague Ave.
Sgt. Ron Kemmerling of the Columbus Division of Police, Strategic Response Bureau, Community Liaison West, will discuss motor vehicle safety, including how to report drunk or speeding drivers to the police.
In addition, representatives from the Columbus Division of Fire will speak on fire prevention. Several smoke detectors will be distributed in a free raffle.
The boundaries for Wilshire Heights Block Watch are Hague Avenue to Crescent Road, and Sullivant Avenue to Eakin Road.
For more information, contact Kathy Hoke, coordinator, 614-276-5562, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free pancake breakfast
Abundant Life Tabernacle, 35 Derrer Road, is having a free pancake breakfast on Sept. 20, from 9 - 10 a.m. in the hospitality center. For additional information, e-mail email@example.com or call 279-5433.
Lincoln Village clean up
The Lincoln Village/West Broad Clean and Safe Community Project has scheduled a neighborhood clean up for Oct. 17. Volunteers should meet at the Lincoln Lodge at 8:30 a.m. for a hot breakfast. Clean up will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Any student participating in the cleanup will receive a community service certificate.
Westland Senior Citizens
The Westland Senior Citizens will meet on Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. at Columbia Heights United Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road. Sandi Latimer will speak about Green Lawn Cemetery. A potluck lunch will be served at noon. For more information, call 830-0134.
Westland Senior Citizens
The Westland Senior Citizens will meet on Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. at Columbia Heights United Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road. Dan Patton will speak on Isreal. A potluck lunch will be served at noon. For more information, call 830-0134.
The Mom Connection
Cypress Women’s Ministries invites you to join The Mom Connection (for moms with infants through kindergarten age).
Do you need someone to talk to, confide in, and who understands you daily struggles? Encouragement, inspiration, and guidance during this crazy yet critical stage of mothering? Information that is practical and relevant to the life of a mother? A place to come and relax, while your children are lovingly cared for?
Groups begin Sept. 21 or 22 at Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton Darby Creek Road. Register at www.cypressonline.net or call 878-8192 for more info.
Westland class of ‘79
Westland High School class of 1979 will hold its 30th reunion Nov. 28 at Oakhurst Country Club, 3223 Norton Road in Grove City, from 6:30-10 p.m. Cost is $38 per person or $76 per couple. Mail payment and contact info by Nov. 1 to: Westland 79, P.O. Box 82, Galloway OH 43119. For more info contact Gretchen Connors at 614-774-4654 or Lorri Seedle at 740-739-0677.
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 next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 8. Anyone interested in joining the legion should attend. For more information, contact Vernon Hall at 828-9914 or Bill Catheey at 226-5606.
Westland Area Commission
Westland Area Commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Doctors Hospital, 5100 W. Broad St. The commission boundaries are I-270 to the north, Hellbranch Run to the west and Johnson Road/Big Run South to the south. To find out more, log on to www.westlandareacommission.com.
Free clothing and lunch
New Hope Church, 3060 W. Broad St., will provide free women’s, men’s and children’s clothing Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free lunch will be provided. All are welcome.
Rock on the Hill
Rock on the Hill will provide free after school fun for Westside kids every Wednesday, from 4-6 p.m., starting Sept. 9, at 2500 W. Broad St. Activities include snacks, art projects, games and help with homework.
Bus transportation will be provided from West Broad Elementary, but parents must pick children up by 6 p.m.
Now enrolling first grade through fifth grade. Call 233-5829 and speak with director Carmen Ator.
GriefShare recovery support group will be hosted by Cypress Wesleyan Church in Galloway each Sunday at 6 p.m., Sept. 13 through Nov. 15. The class will meet in the District Center, 457 Alton-Darby Creek Road. The class is free, there is a $12 workbook fee – scholarships are available. Free childcare is provided for those with young children. To register or to receive more information, call Debbie Brisentine at 878-8192 ext. 225 or visit www.griefshare.org.
DivorceCare recovery seminar and support group will meet at Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton-Darby Creek Road, each Sunday at 6 p.m., Sept. 13 through Nov. 22. There will also be one session held on Saturday, Sept. 26. DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) will be offered at the same time for children ages 5-12. The classes are free, however, there is a charge to cover the workbook ($12 for DivorceCare and $15 per child for DC4K, scholarships available). Childcare will also be provided for children not attending the DC4K classes. To register or for more information, call Debbie Brisentine at 878-8192 ext. 225 or visit www.divorcecare.org.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Cindy Hale Seeley at 875-5167.
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.
Free meals offered
The Church of the Lamb of God, 2216 Sullivant Ave., offers free meals on the fourth Saturday of each month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 questiions.
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.
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