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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. 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.
Girl Scout of Ohio's Heartland, informational meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 10, at the Northside Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 1423 N High St. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/ColumbusGS.
Columbus Literacy Council and Lady Butterflies, the Central Ohio Adult Spelling Bee, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18, at the Columbus Downtown High School, 364 S. Fourth St. Teams of three will compete in rounds, working together to determine the spelling for each word. There will be opportunities to purchase Stress Bee-Lief Cards, Buzz Bucks, a chance to eliminate other teams with Stingers, and more. Teams must include participants age 21 and older and pay a $60 entry fee. Registration is due Sept. 12. For more information, go to ladybutterflies.org.
Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20, in the parish hall at St. Agatha Church, 1860 Northam Road, Columbus. More than 100 vendors are scheduled to participate. A portion of the proceeds from this show will benefit the charity Local Matters, a non-profit dedicated to introducing the community to healthy, affordable and sustainable food through education and other programs. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under age 12. For more information, contact Becki Cooper at email@example.com.
Columbus Historical Society, 2014 Columbus City Tour Series, starting at 9:30 a.m. 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.
Columbus Walk to Defeat ALS, 11 a.m. Sept. 21, at Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. Registration for this 1.5-mile walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. For more information, go to walktodefeatals.org or contact Liz Glazer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spiritual Storytelling Share, 7 p.m. Sept. 25, at Journeys Of Wisdom, 6161 Busch Blvd., No. 310, Columbus. Debbie Keri-Brown will lead this gathering, providing a casual forum to share inspirational stories or stories of divine intervention. Keri-Brown will share many of her own stories as well. Prior storytelling experience is not required. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 614-888-1240.
New Directions Young Professionals, Fashion Forward for a Good Cause, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25, at 199 E. Rich St. The event will feature fall fashion seminars; tips for hair, make-up and accessories; a raffle and silent auction; and shopping at B's Boutique. All proceeds benefit the clients of New Directions Career Center. Tickets are $20 for NDYP members, $25 for non-members. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Caroline Woliver at 614-849-0028, ext. 111.
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
Hypnosis For Weight Loss, Personal Goals, Profit, & Fun, 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 21, at the Whetstone Community Center, 3923 N. High St. Cost is $35 per person, with a $10 materials fee. Chris Halbohm, founder and director of Buckeye Hypnosis, will be the instructor. Register online at whetstonepark.org or by calling 614-645-3217.
Fearless Falling Classes, starting Sept. 8 at the Whetstone Community Center. Sessions, which are Tai-chi based and designed to improve balance and awareness, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Cost is $30 for seven weeks. For more information go to www.fearlessfalling.com.
Helping Hands Center, a non-profit organization with a mission to meet the educational and therapeutic needs of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, hosting Music Together programs with Flour Integrated Therapy and Sensory Solutions, 4:15 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 18 through Nov. 20, at the center, 2500 Medary Ave. Children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat and participate in music. For registration and fee information, to complete a registration form or to learn more about the program, call 614-262-7520 or visit helpinghandscenter.com.
New Directions Career Center, College Financing for Adults: How to Spend Less, Get More, and Navigate Lending Minefields, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Sept. 24, at the center, 199 E. Rich St. Participants will learn how to prioritize spending and access options. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. To register, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.
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 available. For information, contact email@example.com.
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 Sacred Harp Singers, 4 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Sundays at St. James Episcopal Church, 3400 Calumet St., Columbus. New members are invited to this participatory singing experience; learn the four shape note system and sing early American hymns published in the Sacred Harp. Loaner books available. For more information, go to columbussacredharp.org or call Laura at 614-270-9160.
English Country Dancers of Columbus, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month October through June at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, corner of North High Street and Clinton Heights Avenue. From July to September, the group meets on the third Sunday only. First night is free, after that a donation of $2 is welcome. For information, go to bigscioty.com/english.html or call Sue at 614-263-9501.
Heather 'N' Thistle Columbus Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, social classes, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. most Thursdays from September to June at Gates-Fourth United Methodist Church, 1234 Fourth St. Participants learn the ballroom dances of Scotland. Beginners welcome at all times, with no partner needed. For information, go to rscdscincinnati.org and click on Columbus under "Member Groups" or call Laura at 614-270-9160.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-262-7248, or Ann at annkangas336@gmail. com or 614-267-8183.
Poet and Writers Guild, 6:30 to 8 p.m. the fourth Friday of the month at Pearls of Wisdom, 3522 N. High St. For more information, call Dotte at 614-263-9346.
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 Monday of each month in the Education Room of Wesley Glen (by the swimming pool)), 5155 N. High St., Columbus. 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 email@example.com, 614-848-5041 or 614-530-8827.
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.
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.
Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio, Pancreatic Cancer Networking and Support, 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month beginning Sept. 4, at Cancer Support Community, 1200 Old Henderson Road. Pancreatic cancer survivors, including those in active treatment, are encouraged to join this group that will provide a forum for asking questions, meeting others and sharing stories. Patricia Summers, a registered nurse and experienced oncology nurse, is the leader. There is no fee. To register, visit CancerSupportOhio.org or call 614-884-4673.
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. Sept. 18 at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. Ann Metarrese, dietitian from the Laurels of Worthington, will present "Cooking for One." The Laurels of Worthington will provide refreshments. Owen Pollack is the group leader. For reservations, due Sept. 17, call 614-457-7876, ext. 422.
Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services' Low Vision Support Group, a monthly meeting for older adults with vision problems, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. Angie Daff and William Meltzer of the Worthington Public Library will provide information information about the library's resources for people with low vision. New members are invited. For more information, call Maxine Gilgoff of Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 358.
Myasthenia Gravis Support Group of Central Ohio, 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 email@example.com.
GOALS (Giving Those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Another Lifestyle) Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 in Room 149C 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.