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.
Operation Christmas Child, OCC Project Leader Enrichment Event, 9:30 to 11 a.m. July 19, at Centerpoint Church, 7750B Green Meadows Drive, Lewis Center. OCC volunteers will teach participants how to bring the program to their church or organization, explain the filling of shoeboxes with gifts for children and share stories of how they touch the lives of the children receiving them around the world. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse. To register, contact Julie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbus Bonsai Society, annual show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20, at the Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Garden, 1777 E. Broad St. Members will display many examples of the miniature trees they have trained and nurtured. Workshops will take place, and three vendors will be on site, offering a wide range of plant stock, pottery and tools needed for bonsai work. A demonstration of bonsai care and styling techniques will be given at 1 p.m. on each day of the show. Admission is free and open to the public; however, a freewill donation will be accepted.
Columbus Historical Society, 2014 Columbus City Tour Series, starting at 9:30 a.m. July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20 and Oct. 18, at the society gallery, 333 W. Broad St. and COSI. Participants will travel through downtown with its historical centerpiece, the Ohio Statehouse; the new Columbus Commons; the Short North Arts District; German Village; the Arena District; Olde Towne East; the Discovery District; and Franklin Park. Tours last two and a half hours and cost $30 per person, $27 for senior citizens, $24 for members of the Columbus Historical Society (unlimited ticket purchases for members). Registration and payment in advance are required. For reservations, call 614-224-0822.
St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church, annual Serbian Festival, noon to 10 p.m. July 26, at the church, 1840 N. Cassady Ave. The church's grounds will be transformed into a Serbian village, featuring ethnic foods such as roasted lamb, handmade sausage, cabbage rolls and apple strudel. Soft drinks, domestic and international liquor, beer and wine also will be available for purchase. Live music by Orkestra Lira of Detroit will accompany kolo (circle) dancing and singing. Admission is $4, free for children under age 12. For information, contact email@example.com.
Clintonville Woman's Club, summer lunch series open to the public, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 20, the clubhouse, 3951 N. High St. The 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.
New Life United Methodist Church, 12th Annual Buckeye Season Kickoff Party, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 26, at Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Road. Heisman trophy award recipient Archie Griffin is scheduled to be the speaker. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door, $15 for children ages 6-16, free for children under age 6. The event will raise funds which provide food, clothing, free medical care and spiritual support for those in need. For information go to newlifeunitedmethodistchurch.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.
AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job-search assistance. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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.
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 20, will be "To Frack or Not to Frack?" Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 inventorscolumbus.com.
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 email@example.com or 614-262-7248, or Ann at annkangas336@ gmail.com or 614-267-8183.
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 sites.google.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. There is no fee. For more information, contact Barb at 614-848-5041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ALColumbus.org.
New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit newneighborscolumbus. com for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email email@example.com.
Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. For more information, visit northwestkiwanis.com.
AmSpirit Business Connections -- Atlas Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave., Columbus. Contact Frank Agin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 columbus.audubon.org for more information.
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 mhafc.org.
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, 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.
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 mhafc.org.
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 mhafc.org.
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 coafg.org.
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.
Cocaine Anonymous, for information on meetings, call 614-251-1122 or visit caohio.org.
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 or info@LowSelfHelpSystems.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 or visit OA.org.
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 emotionsanonymous.org.
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.