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. This annual event celebrating the art of storytelling and the oral tradition is 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. This annual event celebrating the art of storytelling and the oral tradition is 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, April 4 and 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.

Northwest United Methodist Church, discussion of homelessness, 6:30 p.m. April 6, at the church, 5200 Riverside Drive. The program is designed to raise awareness and discuss what can be done to help those living without adequate shelter. Elfi Di Bella, president and CEO of the YWCA Columbus, will lead the conversation, which is free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served starting at 6 p.m., and childcare will be provided during the program. New or gently used, sturdy backpacks will be collected for the homeless. For reservations or more information, visit nwumc.com or contact the church office at 614-451-2825.

Presentation of "Screwtape and Westboro," 11 a.m. April 12 at the Newman House, 64 W. Lane. Richard Rolwing, president of the National Institute for the Study of the Declaration of Independence, located in Reynoldsburg, will speak.

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. 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.

Goodwill Columbus, e-Cycling Drive, 9 a.m. to noon April 26, at Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Lane. This event is being held in cooperation with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, the Columbus Clippers, WBNS-10TV and The Columbus Dispatch. Unwanted computers, small appliances and other electronics will be accepted from the public and used to create work opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers through Goodwill. Goodwill Columbus adheres to Responsible Recycling standards but does not accept liability for lost or confidential data or software. Donors are responsible for backing up any valuable information and erasing sensitive data from computer hard drives before dropping them off. Participants will receive a goody bag with items from event sponsors.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis Walk, 4:30 p.m. June 21, at Franklin Park Community Gardens. This family-friendly event also includes games, music and food.

Heart of Ohio Tole Chapter, 34th Annual Convention "Hats Off To Painting," Aug. 11-16, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus. As part of the event, the chapter will offer painting classes in a variety of skill levels and mediums. Other features of the convention include free demonstrations, a gift shop and an art show. For more information, call 614-863-1785.

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

Alzheimer's CARE Training Workshops, developed by Home Instead Senior Care, 2 p.m. April 9 at Worthington Christian Village, 165 Highbluffs Blvd. The workshop, which is open to the public, will teach caregivers and other family members how to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves while caring for their loved one. To register call 740-363-5720 or 614-486-6643.

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. It is 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.

Asian American Community Services, annual Asian Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26, at Bethel International United Methodist Church, 1220 Bethel Road. The event, designed to help the disadvantaged Asian population in central Ohio, will feature screenings for cholesterol, vision, hearing, blood pressure and asthma, among others. Informational booths on subjects such as Medicare, dental hygiene and driving safety will be set up. Other features include cooking demonstrations and T'ai Chi demonstrations.

Classes and 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.

Two Men and a Truck, Prepping for Your Move seminar, 9 a.m. to noon April 12, at Two Men and a Truck's office, 5083 Westerville Road, Columbus. Topics include what supplies are needed, what boxes to use for which items and what to do with valuables. Cathy Van Volkenburg from Accent on Organizing will discuss organizing before and after a move. Marta Hughes from Junk King will discuss getting rid of unwanted items. This is open and free to the public. Attendees must RSVP to Carly Turcu carly.turcu@twomen.com or 614-901-1570, ext. 154.

Art of Positive Parenting, "Parents Who Parent Separately," 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 23 through May 28, at Action for Children, 78 Jefferson Ave. Cost is $75 per person. To sign up and pay, visit positiveparents.com or call 614-224-0222, ext. 103. The class number is TP 14-16.

Ikebana Columbus Chapter 84, luncheon-demonstration, 9:30 a.m. April 25, at the University Plaza Hotel, 3110 Olentangy River Road. The program will feature Ohara School Grand Master Ingrid Luders. Registration and a continental breakfast buffet will open at 9 a.m. Cost is $45. In addition, Luders will conduct an Ohara School Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 26, at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Flowers will be provided, with participants asked to bring an Ohara container, scissors and Kenzan. Cost is $20. Fee for the lunch and the workshop together is $60. For reservations for either program or both, contact Jan Stein at 614-864-5109 by April 15.

New Directions Career Center, Head of Household: Financial Survival Tips for the Single Parent, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. April 30, at the center, 199 E. Rich St. New Directions Career Center is sponsoring the seminar which is facilitated by a member of the Financial Planning Association of Central Ohio. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. To register, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.

Meetings

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 options for senor citizens to stay in their homes rather than having to move to an Assisted Living or Nursing Home facilities. All area nurses and others interested in the topic are invited. Call 614 885-3283.

Aldus Society, 7:30 p.m. April 10, at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. Joy M. Kiser, author of the book America's Other Audubon, will discuss her work in researching the life of Circleville native, Genevieve Estelle Jones who started to work on a reference book (entitled Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio) that would identify birds' nests and eggs, something that ornithologist John James Audubon had left out of Birds of America. Informal socializing begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For information, call 614-299-1980.

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 information, contact Leslie at 614-262-7248.

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.

Christ Living Stones Rebuilding the Wall of Separation Between Truth and Error, formerly Discipling Converts to become Soldiers in God's Army, Northland area. 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, 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 to attend. Call 614-396-4938 for 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, 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. 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. 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.

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.

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.

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 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. Contact Jack Kyle at 614-325-0208.

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.

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