Coming up

Friday January 31, 2014 6:02 PM

Events and programs

Immaculate Conception School, open house and kindergarten registration, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at 366 E. North Broadway. Student ambassadors will provide guided tours. Parents, teachers and representatives of school clubs will be on hand to discuss available programs. For details on items needed for kindergarten registration or registration for other grades, visit For more information call 614-267-6579.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program, tax preparation for low and middle income households, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays Feb. 4 through April 15, at the Whetstone Community Center, 3923 N. High St. Five trained and certified tax preparers will be available to help area residents with 2013 federal and state tax returns on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge for this service. Taxpayers are reminded to bring last years tax returns and all their tax related documents for 2013. For more information, call AARP at 1-888-227-7669 or visit the AARP website at for locations and schedules for other sites.

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 and workshops

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.

Baby Boomers and Beyond Fitness Classes, Thursdays starting Jan. 16, at the Whetstone Community Center, 3923 N. High St. Sessions include Zumba Gold Fitness from 6 to 7 p.m. and Beginner Jazzy-Tap from 7 to 8 p.m. To register, call 614-645-3217. For information, call 614-582-7428.



100 Women Who Care-Columbus Metro, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Rusty Bucket Restaurant, 7800 Olentangy River Road. The organization is designed to raise money efficiently and quickly for local, non-profits and worthwhile causes. For more information go to or contact Lucinda Kirk at

Clintonville Woman's Club, general assembly luncheon, noon Jan. 24 at the club, 3951 N. High St. A speaker from the Columbus Police Department will offer the latest information on women's safety and the issue of human trafficking. For more information call the club at 614-268-5525.

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. Upcoming topics include: Jan. 16, "Mysteries of Mental Illness: One Woman's Struggle to Regain Her Life," featuring a film of Karen McCracken, author of Breaking Free From OCD; Jan. 23, "Care for Caregivers: Meeting the Unique Needs of Those Who Sacrifice for Others," featuring a screening of the short film Life in Reverse; and Jan. 30, "Where is God When Life Turns Tough?," featuring the filmed story of John Stumbo, a healthy ultra-marathoner who was suddenly attacked by a life-threatening illness. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact

Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth 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 information, contact Barb at 614-848-5041 or email

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

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


Support groups

Central Ohio Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Support Group, 1 p.m. Jan. 21, at the Wesley Glen Guild Center, 5155 N. High St. Donald Smith, occupational therapist, will speak on "Gluten Intolerance and its Effect on Fibromyalgia." The public is welcome, and there is no fee to attend.

Guy's Night: Men Supporting Men, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, at Cancer Support Community, 1200 Old Henderson Road. The group, facilitated by Larry Walters, Bryan Loveless and Ricky Kitchen, will focus on male-specific cancers and other cancer diagnoses. Topics include healthier living, improved quality of life and ways to cope with diagnosis and treatment. Meetings will continue on the second Tuesday of the month. To register, call 614-884-4673.

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 29, at the Northwest Library on Hard Road in Columbus. For more information, email