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Events and programs

Civitan Club of North Columbus, 2013 Park of Roses concert series, 7 p.m. Sundays in the Park of Roses gazebo, 3901 N. High St. The series concludes Sept. 1 with the Clintonville Community Band and the C'Ville Songsters. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved into the park shelter house.

Community Leaders Forum, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer Road in Clintonville. The program, "God Loves Uganda: A Film Showing," explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The presentation will be followed by a discussion of the ideas within the film. This forum is free and open to the community.

League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus, public forum "Reflections on the Non-Voter," 7:15 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St. Bill Cohen, former Ohio Statehouse Bureau news chief, will be featured. The forum is free and open to the public. The forum will be preceded by a social hour at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $27, with advance reservations required. For information and reservations, contact the League of Women Voters at 614-837-1089.

Clintonville Farmers' Market, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Nov. 23 along North High Street, between Orchard Lane and West Dunedin Road. More than 60 producers will sell items ranging from fruits and vegetables to pasture-raised meats, along with cheese, honey and jams, baked goods, eggs, grains and cut flowers. For more information call 614-341-7131.

Christ Child Society of Columbus, annual Red Wagon Fare luncheon, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Road. The event features a luncheon, a boutique of Central Ohio vendors, Christ Child Society sweets, baked goods and crafts, and a style show provided by Chico's from the Shops at Worthington Place and Belles and Beaux Children's Boutique. Proceeds support the projects of the Christ Child Society. This year, Project Starfish, a tuition assistance program for the Christ Child-Child Care Center at St. Stephens Community House, will be the focus.

Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St. Free parking. $10 general admission, $5 for students.

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.


Classes, workshops

Central Ohio CPR, babysitting course, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at 6260 Huntley Road. This course, for teens and preteens who are caring for children, covers CPR and first aid, among many other topics. Call 614-562-7297.

Art of Positive Parenting, "Parents Who Parent Separately," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 3 through Nov. 7, at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road. Cost is $75 per person. To register call 614-224-0222, ext. 103, using class number TP 13-20.



American Red Cross, blood donation, 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Whetstone Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3909 N. High St. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.

Alzheimer's Association Lecture, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. Dr. Charles Dolph will present "Coping Strategies for Dealing with Stress." The cost of $5 includes lunch. CEU credit is available to social workers for a cost of $10. Attendees are encouraged to bring their loved ones living with memory loss to the respite program called "The Club." For more information call 800-272-3900.

Universal Low Vision Aids, demonstration of Dragon naturally speaking voice dictation and new low vision products, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 6, at 1350 W. Fifth Ave., 112. Free refreshments, door prizes and food from Five Guys will be available. For more information, call 614-224-6465.

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.

Beyond Healing: Living Well with Cancer, yoga sessions for people with cancer and their families, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at Grow Yoga, 1780 W. Fifth Ave. Free program of gentle poses and meditation for relaxation and stress reduction. For information, call Patti Petrella, facilitator, at 614-406-8941.



Columbus Woman's Club, luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St. James Cotton, former Ohio State University Buckeye, on behalf of the BUCK-ICON FOUNDATION, will offer Buckeye fans the opportunity to purchase premier and exclusive Ohio State collectibles, accessories and memorabilia. Sale proceeds will benefit the Columbus Woman's Club Philanthropic Fund supporting Creative Living, several Central Ohio Food Pantries, and various other charities. The public is invited to participate in the sale even if unable to attend the luncheon. Luncheon cost is $18. Reservations can be made by calling Marjean Keller at 614-451-4344.

Clintonville Woman's Club Evening Group, 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Clubhouse, 3951 N. High St. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by a program on heart health. The speaker will be Jeff Davidson from Mended Hearts of Central Ohio. This event is open to the public. For reservations call Joyce Willeke at 614-268-2860.

Poet and Writers Guild, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Pearls of Wisdom, 3522 N. High St. The program will feature poet Deborah Strozier. For more information, call Dotte at 614-263-9346 or Liz Ann, 614-267-3085.

Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. Cost is $36 per year for membership (payable at any time, not pro-rated for a partial year), $5 per meeting at the door. Call 614-470-0144.

Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Education Room of Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St., Columbus (west entrance off of parking lot). Bring a dulcimer or call to ask about borrowing one. No need to read music. There is no fee. For more information contact Barb at 614-848-5041.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available.

Celebrating God's Answers to Life's Challenges, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays in the Clintonville area. Seekers and lovers of truth (SALT) are asked to call 614-262-4764 for more information.

Central Ohioans for Peace, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at the Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave. Call 614-436-3531.

Assistance League of Metro Columbus, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-404-8709.

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday.

Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center.

AmSpirit Business Connections--Atlas Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave., Columbus.


Support groups

Wesley Glen Family CAREgiver Group, noon Sept. 10 at Wesley Glen Retirement Community, 5155 N. High St. The topic will be "How to Deal with Difficult Behaviors." Lunch is provided. Sessions aim to provide care, affirmation, respite and education for those looking after a loved one. All sessions are free and open to the public. Reservations should be made for lunch by calling 614-888-7492.

Parkinson's Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the third-floor multi-purpose room at the Forum at Knightsbridge, 4625 Knightsbridge Blvd. Call Dodie Wood at 614-481-8888.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 10:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Lauren Croman at 614-888-7492 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. A group also meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Call 614-459-7050.

Alzheimer's Men's Breakfast Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio chapter, 8:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Panera Bread-Clintonville, 4519 N. High St. Call Bill Keating at 614-481-4466.

Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1495 E. Morse Road. Open to parents, grandparents or siblings who have experienced the death of a child at any age, for any reason.

Debtors Anonymous, a 12-step program for the financially challenged, 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Glen Echo United Presbyterian Church, 220 Cliffside Drive. Call 614-404-4827.

Eating disorder support groups for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder support group and family and friends, 6:30 to 8 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except holidays), at the Center for Balanced Living, 445 E. Granville Road, Buildings M, N and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550.

Cocaine Anonymous, for information on meetings, call 614-251-1122.

Mended Hearts of Central Ohio, a support group for heart patients, caregivers and heart-care professionals, the second Wednesday of every month at the Ross Auditorium at the Ohio State University Medical Center, 452 W. 10th Ave. Call Jeff Davidson at 614-580-1561.

Arthritis Peer Network, 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Panera Bread, 4519 N. High St. This group is for working adults to share and offer support. Call the Arthritis Foundation at 614-876-8200.

Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 N. High St. Individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, panic, fatigue, depression or fear are welcome. Freewill offerings accepted. For more information contact Paul at 614-895-6760.

Men and Women's Conversational English Group, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Fridays at Indianola Presbyterian Church, 1970 Waldeck Ave. Free sessions where international men and women can practice speaking American English in a comfortable, friendly group. Each individual, country, religion and culture will be respected. Contact Jack Kyle at 614-325-0208.

Depression Support Group, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 7 to 8:30 p.m., the first and third Mondays of the month at the Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Also: 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at North Central Mental Health Services, 1301 N. High St.

Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome/Fibromyalgia meeting, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Linda at 614-457-5132 for more information.

MOMS Club of Clintonville, a social and support group for stay-at-home moms and their children.

Overeaters Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road. Also: 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Carol at 614-777-8596.

Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road. For more information, call David at 614-895-1002.

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-547-9788. Meadow Park Church of God is not affiliated with the DBSA.

Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-470-0397.

Families Anonymous, for parents of those with substance abuse or behavioral problems, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-885-5199 or 614-875-8695.