Events and programs
Humanist Jewish Chavurah of Columbus, trip to view the George Bellows exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art, 11 a.m. Oct. 20, at the museum, 480 E. Broad St. The group will have a private tour of the exhibit, followed by a no host lunch at Due Amici Restaurant at 1 p.m. The tour and museum admission will be free. For reservations, contact Linda Wolf at email@example.com with 'Bellows' in the subject line or call 614-855-3484.
Wexner Heritage Village, 2013 Clergy Appreciation Breakfast in recognition of Pastoral Care Month, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 24, at 1151 College Ave., Columbus. Clergy members of all faiths are invited to this free program. Chaplain (Col.) Rabbi Mitchell Ackerson, Commander of the 114th Chaplain Detachment, based in Los Alamitos, Calif., and director of pastoral care of the Lifebridge Health System in Baltimore, Md., will present "The Health Care Chaplain and the Local Clergy: A Vital, Crucial and, by Necessity, Unequal Partnership." Kosher dietary laws will be observed. For information or to register, contact Anne Kuntz at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 21.
The 5K Run and Walk to Cure Psoriasis Columbus, third annual event designed to raise awareness and raise money to support the effort to find a cure, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at Bexley High School, 326 S Cassingham Road. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. This event also features a 1K walk for those who may not want to complete a 5K, along with a Family Fun Fest that follows the run. The fest is free and indoors. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. Appearing on the skin most often as red scaly patches, psoriasis is chronic, painful, disfiguring and disabling. For more information, visit the website at npf.donordrive.com/event/columbus or contact Deborah Barnard at 800-723-9166, ext. 410.
Bexley's Beggar's Night, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, throughout the community. Volunteers are assigned to streets throughout Bexley to help patrol and watch for anything suspicious. Participants can be assigned to their own street or any other location in the city. Those who are interested in volunteering can register in person at Jeffrey Mansion, 165 N. Parkview.
Columbus School for Girls, open house for parents and prospective students preschool age through grade 12, 1 p.m. Nov. 3, at the CSG Campus, 65 S. Columbia Ave., Columbus. Guests will learn about CSG academic programs, participate in classroom demonstrations and tour the facilities. For reservations, contact email@example.com or call the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.
Town Hall with District 18 state Rep. Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus), 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, at the Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St. The topic will be the fall legislative calendar, including Medicaid expansion. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, call Stinziano's office at 614-466-1896.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Give thanks. Walk. event, Nov. 23, at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. The event features a family friendly after party, including face painting, Games2U, magician, live music and more from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Registration is free, but participants are forming teams and raising money online at givethankswalk.org to earn incentives. These efforts support St. Jude in finding cures to save children battling cancer and other diseases.
AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job-search assistance. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
New Directions Career Center, Divorce Planning 101, sponsored by the Financial Planning Association, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Oct. 30, at 199 E. Rich St. Women are invited to learn how to secure assets and plan for their financial future. Suggested $10 registration fee is payable at the door. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100. Additional information is available at newdirectionscc.org.
Better Body Fitness Boot Camp for Women, one free week of classes offered at various locations and times around Columbus. Workouts include elements of cardio, strength, flexibility, balance, core and more. All fitness levels are accommodated. Nancy Eisenman, certified personal trainer, leads the classes. For more information, call 614-747-1704 or visit foreverfitbynancy.com.
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, Huntington Hearing Health Program in partnership with Huntington Bank, offering free hearing screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, 510 E. North Broadway. Screenings will be offered to those ages 5 and older throughout 2013. To schedule appointments, call 614-261-5452.
Capital University Alumnae Chapter, 2 p.m. Oct. 21, in the Schneider Multipurpose Room of the Harry C. Moores Campus Center. David Belcastro, professor of religion and philosophy, will present the program, "Religion at Capital Today." Hostesses will be Esther Panning, chairwoman; Judy Valentine; Mary Ann Wiedenheft and Eileen Young.
Boy Scout Troop 166, 7:30 p.m. every Monday evening at Bexley United Methodist Church, 2657 E. Broad St. New and returning Scouts welcome. Monthly outings and active summer High Adventure program. For more information, visit Troop166.org.
Boy Scout Troop 603, 7 p.m. every Tuesday in the undercroft at St. Catharine Church, 500 S. Gould Road. Programming includes day outings, camping, wilderness survival, team building, leadership skills, community service and projects. Participants include students from St. Catharine, Bexley City Schools, Bishop Hartley High School, St. Charles Preparatory School and surrounding areas.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Columbus Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave. The program focuses on networking opportunities. For more information, contact Dean Curry at 614-635-0639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pilot Club of Columbus, 6:15 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Holiday Inn City Center, 175 E. Town St. This civic service organization focuses on improving the quality of life of people with brain-related disorders and disabilities. Call Teddi at 614-539-6293.
QuECK (Quilting, Embroidery, Crocheting and Knitting), 9 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month, at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.
Quilting Etc. meets at 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.
Berwick Civic Association, 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1555 S. James Road. Visit 614berwick.com.
The Kiwanis Club of Berwick, noon Thursdays at Berwick Party House, 3250 Refugee Road. Buffet lunch is $9. Call David Barrett at 614-866-7309.
Bexley Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at Wing's Restaurant, 2801 E. Main St.
Rotary Club of Whitehall-Bexley, noon every Friday at the Columbus Country Club, 4831 E. Broad St.
New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email email@example.com.
Consumer and Family Advisory Council, 4:30 to 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the ADAMH Board of Franklin County, 447 E. Broad St. Call 614-222-3743.
Grief Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays in October and December at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Wexner Heritage Village's Zusman Hospice coordinates this group led by qualified, experienced counselors. There is no fee. For more information about Zusman Hospice's bereavement support services, call 614-559-3050.
Tea & Tears, a support group for family members of those facing a mental illness, meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Main Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus. This group meets in the third floor meeting room and is led by Rachelle Martin. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264(NAMI).
Caregiver Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m., each third Wednesday of the month at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, 174 E. Long St. Topics covered include the hiring of in-home help, qualifying for homecare programs and dealing with the everyday stresses of caregiving. Free and free parking is available. Registration is necessary; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.
Families In Touch, a support group for families and friends of adults affected by mental illness, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Jewish Family Services, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Jewish Family Services, 1070 College Ave. Meeting subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Danielle Ruben at 614-559-0110 or visit mhafc.org.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Jewish Family Services, 1070 College Ave. Open to those caring for someone with memory loss. Call Amanda Ripke at 614-271-1475.