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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 more information contact Elizabeth Smith at

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 the old and new sections. Cost is $10 for foundation members, $15 nonmembers. For 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, 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 be Christmas in July, including a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The August luncheon will feature ham loaf with a hot side dish. Options for entree or salad bar (including beverage, roll and gratuity) may 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, 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

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

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 additional information contact Leslie at or 614-262-7248, or Ann at 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 13 will be "If Only: Living with Regret," how to overcome regrets and make peace with the past. The program will feature the filmed story of Chad Arnold, a man whose need for an organ transplant prompted his brother to volunteer to be a donor. Arnold's brother died as a result of the surgery; Arnold survived. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact

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 com/site/columbusareaega 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. Free. For more information, contact Barb at 614-848-5041 or email

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 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

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 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. 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 are subject to change. Call Tonya at 614-221-1441 for dates and times.

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. Call Lauren at 614-888-7492 before attending to verify 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-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, at the Center for Balanced Living, 445 E. Granville Road, Buildings M and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. 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.

Cocaine Anonymous, for information, call 614-251-1122 or visit

Men and Women's Conversational English Group, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Fridays at Indianola Presbyterian Church, 1970 Waldeck Ave. Free sessions during which international men and women can practice speaking American English in a comfortable, friendly group. Contact Bob Patton at rpatton6@ 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 clintonvillemomsclub.

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.

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