The 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Jan. 21, in the Greater Columbus Convention Center's Battelle Grand Ballroom. Individual tickets are available for $35. For more information, call 614-252-0868.
Events and programs
Christian Fellowship Church, "Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery, 21st Century Challenges and Solutions," noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 18, at the church, 5970 Godown Road. The program will feature Judge Paul M. Herbert, who developed Changing Attitudes to Change Habits Court, a jail diversion program for women victimized by human trafficking. Topics will include the warning signs related to human trafficking and what can be done to protect women and girls. Doors open for lunch at 11:15 a.m. Cost is $10. For registration information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-459-5673 by Jan. 13.
The 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Jan. 21, in the Greater Columbus Convention Center's BattelleBattelle Grand Ballroom. First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens Senior Pastor DeForest Soaries Jr. will be the keynote speaker. Other features include the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Choir, the Columbus Children's Choir and a dance performance. Individual tickets are available for $35. Tables for 10 may also be purchased. Checks may be made payable to the Martin Luther King Breakfast Committee, Inc., and sent to P.O. Box 83134, Columbus, Ohio 43203. An order form is available at mlkjrbreakfast.com. Tickets may be purchased until 5 p.m. Jan. 18, unless the event sells out before that time. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information, call 614-252-0868.
Columbus Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays from November through March at the Charity Newsies Headquarters, 4300 Indianola Ave. Products such as winter vegetables, honey, maple syrup, Mennonite baked goods (pies, breads, cinnamon rolls, fry pies), artisan soaps, farm fresh eggs, vegetarian soul food, made while you wait gluten free doughnuts, hot sauces, sweet breads, cookies, apothecary, beef, turkey, pork and chicken will be available. The market host some cooking demonstrations throughout the season. For more information, call 740-387-3580 or visit columbuswinterfarmersmarket.com.
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.Classes, workshops
Two Men and A Truck, Getting Ready for Your Move seminar, 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 11 at 5083 Westerville Road, Columbus. Cathy Van Volkenburg, a professional organizer, with Accent on Organizing, will be the speaker. This is open and free to the public. Attendees must register by contacting Carly Turcu at email@example.com or calling 614-901-1570, ext. 154.
Ask the Expert: Your Resource for Resume Writing, Interviewing, Networking-and More!, a program offered through New Directions Career Center and the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Karl Road Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 5590 Karl Road. Participants are encouraged to ask pressing job search and career development question in an event that is open to the public. Private, 15-minute sessions will be offered on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call the New Directions Career Center at 614-849-0028, ext. 100.Health
American Red Cross, blood donation, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 27 and 1 to 7 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Whetstone Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3909 N. High St. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767.
National Alliance on Mental Illness, Family to Family classes, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 7 through March 25, at COVA, 3770 N. High St. Family-to-Family is a 12-week class of education and support for family members of an adult who has a mental illness. For more information, call 614-501-6264.Meetings
Poet and Writers Guild, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 28, at Pearls of Wisdom, 3522 N. High St. The program will be an open reading. For more information, call Dotte at 614-263-9346 or Liz Ann, 614-267-3085.
Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Weekly videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. Topics change weekly and focus on popular life issues. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. on the second Thursday (except August) at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St., Dublin. Coffee available at 9:30 a.m. EGA is a national nonprofit organization which fosters the art of embroidery. Guests are invited.
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 or visit inventorscolumbus.com.
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 after 5 p.m. or email email@example.com.
Discipling Converts to Become Soldiers in God's Army, Northland area. 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 or visit ALColumbus.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. For more information, visit northwestkiwanis.com.
AmSpirit Business Connections--Atlas Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave., Columbus. Contact Frank Agin at email@example.com.Support groups
Compassionate Friends, Providing Grief Support after the Death of a Child, 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus. For more information, call 614-882-8986.
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.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at COVA, 3770 N. High St. NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which participants learn from each others' experiences, share coping strategies and offer encouragement. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264.
Cancer Support Group, for anyone living with cancer, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. There is no fee. For information, call 614-800-3819.
Caregiver Support Group, for friends and family of those facing cancer, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. There is no fee. For information, call 614-800-3819.
Bereavement Support Group, for those who have lost a loved one to cancer, at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. There is no fee. For information, call 614-800-3819.
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.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.
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 and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550 or visit thecenterforbalancedliving.org.
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.
Cocaine Anonymous, for information on meetings, call 614-251-1122 or visit caohio.org.
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 or visit mendedheartscentralohio.org.
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 designed 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 or info@LowSelfHelpSystems.org.
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 Bob Patton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 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. For information, visit mhafc.org.
MOMS Club of Clintonville, a social and support group for stay-at-home moms and their children. Email email@example.com or visit clintonvillemomsclub.yolasite.com.
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.