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Events and programs

Clintonville Farmers' Market, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Nov. 22, along North High Street, between Orchard Lane and West Dunedin Road. The market features seasonal, locally-produced, freshly-harvested food, ranging from fruits and vegetables, poultry, pasture-raised meats, cheese, honey and jams to baked goods, eggs, grains and cut flowers. The Wednesday market runs through Aug. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit the market information table to exchange debit card and Ohio Direction Cards EBT/SNAP for market tokens. Some producers accept Seniors and WIC coupons, as well.

Summer Girl Scout Troops, for girls in grades K-2, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays in July at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4133 N. High St. For information, contact Elizabeth Smith at WhetstoneSU@

NAMI Family Reunion, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 12, at the Wolfe Park Shelter House, 1911 E. Broad St. The event will include a resource fair, with local agencies providing information. Food and beverage will be provided, with vegetarian options available. For reservations, due July 4, call 614-501-6264 or email to mail@namifc. org and provide a number of how many will be attending.

Columbus Landmarks Foundation, Union Cemetery Walking Tour, 10 a.m. to noon July 12, starting at the front of Amaranth Abbey, 316 W. Dodridge. The program is Stories in Stone: The Public Art of Cemetery Iconography and Design. For more than 200 years, Union Cemetery has served Clinton Township and Greater Columbus. Buried here are pioneers and early settlers, civic leaders and ordinary citizens, and Ohio State University notables and athletic greats. Walking tour will include both the old and new sections Cost is $10 for foundation members, $15 nonmembers. For more information, go to

Citizens for Humane Action Animal Shelter, annual Picnic with the Pups, 4 to 8 p.m. July 12, at the shelter, 3765 Corporate Drive. More than 50 vendors will be on hand. Other features include food and beverages, live music, a bounce house, dog games, canine behavior demonstrations and a microchip clinic. Adoption specials on CHA animals will be going on from noon to 8 p.m., which includes cats and kittens for $5 and dogs and puppies for $25.

Clintonville Woman's Club, summer lunch series open to the public, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16 and Aug. 20, the clubhouse, 3951 N. High St. July's event will Christmas in July, including a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The August luncheon will feature ham loaf with a hot side dish. There are options for entree or salad bar (including beverage, roll and gratuity) to be purchased either separately or in combination. Assorted desserts are $2 each. Carryout is available. Reservations are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Card tables may be reserved for games after lunch. For more information, call the club at 614-268-5525.

Helping Hands Center for Special Needs, fifth annual golf outing, July 18, at Bent Tree Golf Club, 350 Bent Tree Road, Sunbury. The outing, organized as a four-person scramble, costs $125 for individuals, $400 for a foursome. Fees include 18 holes of golf, carts, a continental breakfast and an awards luncheon. Families or friends of golfers may attend the awards luncheon only at $10 per person. Helping Hands Center is a nonprofit organization serving the educational and therapeutic needs of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. For information, call 614-262-7520, ext. 107, email or visit helpinghandscenter. com.

Epidemek, presentation of "The Restorative Circle: A Circle with a Purpose, noon July 19 at the Gladden Community House, 183 Hawkes Ave. Speakers will be the Rev. Jerome Mccoy and Timothy Richardson. The focus will be on community activities, with victims and families that come together to make a difference. A $15 donation is requested, payable at the door. Deadline to register is July 14. For more information go to Epidemek on Facebook.

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

Ikebana International Columbus Chapter 84, workshop led by Louise Bennett of the Ohara School of Ikebana, 9:30 a.m. July 18, at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Reservations are due July 8. For information or to register, call 614-866-5010 or 740-587-4116.

Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, New Patient Education Class, 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 12, in Room 1066 at Martha Morehouse, 2050 Kenny Road. The class is not limited to newly diagnosed patients, although that is its main focus. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit

Matthew Alloway and Steve Devlin, educational presentation by Clintonville Chamber members, "Long-Term Care Funding Options and In Home Care Choices for Baby Boomers and Beyond," 6 to 7 p.m. July 24 at the Whetstone Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3909 N. High St. This will include a brief educational presentation and a question and answer session. For more information, call 614-989-7579.


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. 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 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/CFD. For information contact Leslie at ljsdancer@ or 614-262-7248, or Ann at annkangas336@ or 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. The topic for week of July 6 will be "When Anxiety Strikes: Compassion, Peace, and Understanding," healthy ways to cope with anxiety and panic attacks, with psychologist Kelly Breen Boyce and Cheryl Eresman, who describes her experiences. 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 more information, contact Barb at 614-848-5041 or email marxolin@

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 or visit

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

Columbus Audubon Society, 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September through April, at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center in the Scioto-Audubon Metro Park, 505 W. Whittier St. The group provides opportunities for members and other nature enthusiasts to learn about and enjoy all wildlife with an emphasis on birds. The meetings include a short program at 7 p.m., refreshments and door prizes at 7:15 p.m. followed by a main speaker at 7:30 p.m. Go to for more information.

Support groups

GOALS (Giving Those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Another Lifestyle) Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the third and fifth Wednesdays of July 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. For information, go to

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. To register, 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. For information, visit

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. For information, visit

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.

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.