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Events and programs

Clintonville Woman's Club General Assembly, Founders' Day program and lunch, noon Feb. 28, at the club, 3951 N. High St. Members Betty Daniell and Carolyn Hill, will provide a presentation on the history and memories of the Clintonville Woman's Club. For more information, call the club at 614-268-5525.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, panel discussion, "Courageous Conversations for Life's Transitions," 1 to 3 p.m. March 2 at the church, 93 W. Weis-heimer Road. A panel will provide information related to health care and end of life decisions. Guests are invited. For more information contact the church office at 614-267-4946.

The Power of Women's Giving, 6 to 9 p.m. March 4 at Ohio State University Hillel, 46 E. 16th St. The event is presented by Ohio State Hillel in partnership with Jewish Federation of Columbus, Columbus Jewish Foundation, JCC of Greater Columbus, Columbus Jewish Historical Society, Ohio Jewish Communities, Melton Center for Jewish Studies, OSU Mershon Institute for Security Studies, OSU Department of Political Science, and American Friends of NATAL-Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War. The evening will feature an opening mixer, a panel discussion and a dessert reception. This event is free but registration is required. To reserve a space, call OSU Hillel at 614-294-4797 or email

Ohio Dominican University, bilingual tax return preparation service for qualified individuals through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, through April 12, at ODU's main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, in Erskine Hall, rooms 201, 202 and 205. Times are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, closed March 12 and 15, for spring break. Accounting students at ODU will provide free assistance for those with low-to-moderate income (generally $51,000 and below) and with special credits, including earned income tax credit, child tax credit and credit for senior citizens. To make an appointment, call HandsOn Central Ohio at 211 in Franklin County or 614-221-2255, and ask to speak with the VITA scheduler.

Fairy Goodmothers, Cinderella's Closet Boutique, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 as well as April 5 and 12, at the Columbus City Schools Enrollment Building on the Fort Hayes Campus, 430 Cleveland Ave. High school students in need will be able to choose formal wear from thousands of new and gently-worn prom dresses, jewelry and shoes at no cost. Appointments are being accepted in advance, with registration forms available at Group appointments for schools, churches and community groups will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9, and can be reserved through the Fairy Goodmothers website. Proof of high school attendance is required for entry, either a high school ID, grade card or a recent paper or project.

Youth to Youth, "The CAMP 2014," a middle school leadership overnight event, March 15 and 16, at Recreation Unlimited, 7700 Piper Road, Ashley. This event is open to any Franklin County student in grades six through. Participants will leave the camp with the skills to avoid tobacco, alcohol and other drugs and are encouraged to get involved in programs that will support their leadership skills. Cost is $20 per student, discounted from $52 thanks to donations from Youth to Youth alumni. Bus transportation will be provided from various locations for $10 per student. To register, go to or contact Kevin Rigby at 614-586-7963 or krigby@ for an application.

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 hosts some cooking demonstrations throughout the season. For more information, call 740-387-3580 or visit

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

Two Men and A Truck, "Prepping for Your Move" seminar, 9 a.m. to noon March 8, at its office, 5083 Westerville Road, Columbus. Topics include calculating what supplies will be needed, how to put boxes together and what to do with valuables. Cathy Van Volkenburg from Accent on Organizing will discuss organizing your home before and after your move. Junk King also will be present to discuss getting rid of unwanted items. This is open and free to the public. Attendees must register by contacting Carly Turcu at carly.turcu@ or 614-901-1570, ext. 154.

Adult Swim Lessons, noon to 12:45 p.m. and 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays starting March 8 at Wesley Glen Retirement Community, 5155 N. High St. Participants will learn to swim in Wesley Glen's 4-foot deep heated pool. Limited spots are available. To register and receive pricing information, call 614-396-4938.


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. The topic for Feb. 27, will be "God and Gays: An hour of civil conversation," featuring the filmed stories of Jeff Chu, author of Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America, and Christopher Yuan, author of Out of a Far Country. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact

Worthington Area Nurses Association, 9:30 a.m. March 4, at the Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd. John Ramirez will talk about Senior Transition Services. All area nurses and others interested in the topic are welcome. For more information, call 614-885-3283.

Columbus Woman's Club, meeting, 11:30 a.m. March 6, at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St. Chris Parsons, program director for Columbus Arthritis Foundation, will present Arthritis 101. Cost is $18. For reservations, due March 1, call MarJean Keller at 614-451-4344. For more information, go to

Columbus Home Economists in Home & Community, luncheon, noon March 13, at Westminster Thurber's Victorian Dining Room, 717 Neil Ave., Columbus. Dr. Rosana Domingues, Homeopathic Care Center and School of Homeopathy, will present "Homeopathy-Awaken the Healer Within: Homeopathy Can Help." For reservations, due March 10, call 614-457-5915. Guests are welcome.

Inventors Network, discussion of the invention process, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in Room 109, lower level of Kinney Hall, at the Columbus College of Art & Design, 470 E. Gay St. The program for March 11, will be "Anatomy of a Patent Application and Update on Leahy-Smith America Invents Act." 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

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. For more information, go to or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

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 more information, contact Barb at 614-848-5041 or email

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

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email

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

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

Support groups

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

Guy's Night: Men Supporting Men, 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month 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. To register, call 614-884-4673.

Men and Grief, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month, at Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive. This group confronts the distinct issues men face in grieving, discussing strategies and tactics for coping and progressing. The group is sponsored by OhioHealth as part of its Community Bereavement Services Program. To register or for more information, call 614-566-5377.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 or visit

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 or visit

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.

WoW (Widows or Widowers) Club, second Saturday of the month, call Mary at 614-309-0804.