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Events and programs

Bishop Watterson O'Connor/Gleich Alumni Volleyball Tournament, Aug. 10, at Bishop Watterson High School 99 E. Cooke Road. To register, go to bishopwatterson.com, click on alumni then upcoming events. Contact Tournament Director Chuck Gleich with questions at cgleich@columbus. rr.com.

Columbus Historical Society, Historical Dinner Club, 6 p.m. Aug. 12, at Alana's Food & Wine, 2333 N. High St. The club will feature a favorite Columbus restaurant, the Clarmont, reimagined for one night only by Chef Alana Shock. The evening includes a talk about the restaurant and there will be artifacts. Each guest will take home a special surprise. Reservations are $125 per person, with proceeds benefiting the society. Reservations are limited to 40. For more information, go to columbushistory.org.

CHA Animal Shelter, 24th annual Dog Jog, 9 a.m. Aug. 17, at McPherson Commons in Columbus. The event consists of a 5K run/walk as well as a one-mile family fun walk. Participants can either bring their own dog to run or walk with or rent a CHA dog. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Fee is $25 for CHA members, $35 for other participants in advance, or those who register the day of the event. All proceeds go toward the care of the great dogs and cats at CHA Animal Shelter. For information, go to chaanimalshelter.org.

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 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.

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

Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, New Patient Education Class, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 9, in Room 1066 at Martha Morehouse, 2050 Kenny Road, Columbus. Basic information about managing lupus is provided. 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 lupusgreaterohio.org.

Classes, workshops

Global Warming\Climate Change Forum and Workshop, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Momentum98, 3509 N. High St., Columbus. Participants are invited to learn about developments to address climate change, what the current situations are and what stands others are taking. Organic food and drinks will be provided at no charge. For reservations call 614-268-1568. Sessions will continue from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, with a focus on research, brain storming and developing plans, and working toward food consumption reduction.

Meetings

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. For more information, contact lifetreecafe@meadowpark.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. The topic for Aug. 12 is Commercializing Your Invention. Cost is $36 per year for membership (not pro-rated for a partial year), $5 per meeting at the door. Call 614-470-0144 or visit inventorscolumbus.com.

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@gmail.com.

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 ALColumbus.org.

Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. For 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 frankagin@amspirit.com.

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 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 information.

Support groups

Syntero-Northwest Counseling Services Worthington Widowhood Support Group, a monthly meeting for men and women who have been widowed, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. The group leader is Owen Pollack. This month's topic is What Matters to You? What is Your Philosophy of Life? with Hollie Goldberg from Syntero. Refreshments will be provided by the Laurels of Worthington. For reservations, due Aug. 20, call 614-457-7876, ext. 422.

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group of Central Ohio, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 27, at the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road. The group also will be participating in a fundraising walk for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America at 10 a.m. Nov. 2 in Slate Run Park in Asheville. For more information, go to MGWALK.org or email j.eickholt@aol.com.

Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services' Low Vision Support Group, a monthly meeting for older adults with vision problems, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 25, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. This month the group will receive information about two community resources, Voice Corps and Talking Books. New members are welcome anytime. For more information, call Maxine Gilgoff, of Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 358.

GOALS (Giving Those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Another Lifestyle) Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of August 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. 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 Megan to confirm either meeting at 614-221-1441. 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.

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 rpatton6@columbus.rr.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 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 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.

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