Storytellers of Central Ohio, Fireside Tales 2014, 2 p.m. April 6 at the Ohio History Center, Ohio Village Church, Interstate 71 and 17th Avenue. Annual event celebrates the art of storytelling and the oral tradition. Open to anyone who can comprehend and appreciate a 90-minute concert of stories. Music will be performed by local musicians Jackie LaMuth, Mike Powers and Larry Staats. A donation of $5 is requested. For more information contact Frank McGarvey at 614-268-0532.

Events and programs

Storytellers of Central Ohio, Fireside Tales 2014, 2 p.m. April 6 at the Ohio History Center, Ohio Village Church, Interstate 71 and 17th Avenue. Annual event celebrates the art of storytelling and the oral tradition. Open to anyone who can comprehend and appreciate a 90-minute concert of stories. Music will be performed by local musicians Jackie LaMuth, Mike Powers and Larry Staats. A donation of $5 is requested. For more information contact Frank McGarvey at 614-268-0532.

St. Michael Church Lenten Fish Fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays through April 11 at the church, 5750 N. High St., Worthington. Dinners include fries, cole slaw, apple sauce, roll and beverage. Cost is $8 for a regular meal, $6 for small dinners or dinners of macaroni and cheese; $1 for clam chowder and desserts. Handicap seating, drive-through and carryout service are available. St. Michael Council 11445, Knights of Columbus sponsors this event. For more information call 614-885-7814.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program, tax preparation for low and middle income households, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 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. This service is free. 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 aarp.org/taxaide for locations and schedules for other sites.

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. 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.

Columbus Metropolitan Quilters, "The Art of it All" quilt show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 28 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 at the Haimerl Center, 1421 Morse Road. More than 100 quilts, vendors, a quilters' 'Garage Sale' boutique, a silent auction and food for purchase will be featured. Admission is $5. For more information go to cmquilters.org.

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.

Health

Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, free workshop "Understanding the Healing Power of Tai Chi Chuan," 11 a.m. April 12 at 1200 Old Henderson Road, Columbus. Free and open to the public. Dan Lucas, longtime Tai Chi facilitator at Cancer Support Community and workshop instructor, will focus on how the exercise promotes feelings of serenity and well-being, achieved by performing gentle movements that reduce stress and tension, improve posture and balance and increase muscle strength. Attendees are encouraged to register by April 8 by calling 614-884-4673.

Early Childhood Resource Network, free Child Check screenings for children ages 1 month through 5 years, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 9 at the Northland Church of Christ, 4581 Cleveland Ave. The screenings cover the areas of gross motor, fine motor, speech and language and personal-social skills. A hearing screening also is provided along with vision screenings for children over 3 years. ECRN follows up with families who may need assistance in finding resources. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 614-543-9000, ext. 218 or 216.

Workshops

The Gardeners of Weedin', 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for five sessions starting April 5 at the University Baptist Church, 50 W. Lane Ave. A fee of $15 covers sessions on Milk Jug Seed Starting, Square Foot Gardening, Creating Hypertufa Planters, Downy Mildew on Impatiens, and Perennial Division/Propagation, along with snacks and beverages. To register contact Diana Morrison at 614-795-6703.

Meetings

Clintonville Woman's Club General Assembly, luncheon, noon March 28 at the club, 3951 N. High St. A musical performance by George Kalbouss, singer and pianist will follow lunch. For more information call the club at 614-268-5525.

Worthington Area Nurses Association, 9:30 a.m. April 1 at the Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd. Representatives from the German Village Connection will discuss the options for senior citizens to stay in their homes rather than having to move to an assisted living or nursing home facility. All area nurses and others interested in the topic are invited. For more information call 614-885-3283.

Columbus Woman's Club, luncheon and program, April 3 at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St. Judy Plenunik of Angels Welcome Bed & Breakfast in Milan, Ohio, will present "Special Angels." Columbus Woman's Club supports Creative Living for handicapped students at Ohio State University. For reservations call MarJean Keller at 614-451-4344.

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 topic for April is "Intellectual Property Economics 101: Failing to Plan and Planning to Fail." 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.

Columbus Folk Dancers, recreational international folk dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Summit on 16th United Methodist Church. First-time guests can participate at no cost. For directions go to recfolkdancecolumbus.org. For additional information contact Leslie at 614-262-7248, or Ann at 614-267-8183.

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.

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.

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. Free. For more information, contact Barb at 614-848-5041.

Christ Living Stones Rebuilding the Wall of Separation Between Truth and Error, formerly Discipling Converts to become Soldiers in God's Army, Northland area. For more information call 614-262-4764.

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.

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

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 29 and 10:30 a.m. to noon May 17 at the Northwest Library on Hard Road in Columbus.

Central Ohio Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the Wesley Glen Guild Center, 5155 N. High St., Columbus. All are welcome. Call 614-396-4938 for more information.

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, focuses 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.

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. Call Megan to confirm at 614-221-1441. 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. Call Mary to confirm at 614-299-6600, ext. 2073. Meetings subject to change.

GOALS (Giving Those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Another Lifestyle) Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays in Room 317 at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. This group is co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Anxiety and Behavioral Health Services. Meetings are subject to change. Call Megan at 614-221-1441 to confirm.

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.

POEM (Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms) Pregnancy-Postpartum Support Group, meetings held twice a month at Northwest Counseling Services, 1560 Fishinger Road, Upper Arlington. These meetings, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, are subject to change. Call Tonya at 614-221-1441 for dates and times.

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. Free. 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. Free. 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. Free. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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