Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus, ninth annual lecture on World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue, 7 p.m. April 17 in the Jessing Center at the Pontifical College Josephinum, 7625 N. High St.

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Events and programs

Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus, ninth annual lecture on World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue, 7 p.m. April 17 in the Jessing Center at the Pontifical College Josephinum, 7625 N. High St. German theologian Gunda Werner-Burggraf, a faculty member of the Department of Dogmatic Theology at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, will present "Theology After Auschwitz: Abrahamic Perspectives." The lecture is free and open to the public; reservations are not required. For directions or information, contact the Academic Dean's Office at the Josephinum at 614-885-5585 or

Assistance League, Metro Columbus Chapter, annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, "Flowers, Fashion & Fun," 11 a.m. April 20, at the Makoy Center in Hilliard. There will be a cash bar, luncheon, silent auction and fashion show featuring spring and summer clothes from Chico's. Tickets for $35 should be purchased by April 12. The chapter, a nonprofit, all volunteer organization, is dedicated to helping restore hope to women and children who have suffered adversity. All funds raised by the chapter remain in Franklin County. For information or to purchase tickets call 614-286-2945.

Meet and Greet for TWIG, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children's Hospital, 6 to 8 p.m. April 16, at the Wine Bistro in Upper Arlington, 1750 W. Lane Ave., Suite 100. Prospective members are invited for complimentary hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to learn more about membership. In central Ohio, there are more than 800 volunteers who make up more than 70 individual TWIG groups. TWIG groups operate independently as well as participate in larger events as a whole organization including the annual TWIG Bazaar during the holidays and Pumpkinpalooza. For reservations, contact Cindy Laux at 614-355-0819 or

Columbus Walk MS, check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. April 20, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 9990 Riverside Drive in Powell. The Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting Walk MS to raise funds for local programs, services and medical research. For more information, call 1-800-344-4867 or visit

John Behling Watercolor Society, An Evening Of Brushstrokes and Cinema featuring watercolor art and music from films, 6 to 9 p.m. April 21, at Meadowbrook Christian Fellowship, 6608 Dublin Center Drive.

Dublin Chamber of Commerce Staff Appreciation Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 24, at the Wedgewood Golf & Country Club in Powell. Guests are invited for a gourmet lunch, chair massages from Massage Envy and the chance to win door prizes. In addition, all attendees will learn the craft of jewelry making from the experts at 1 Stop Bead Shop, and will design a special item. Tickets are $26 per person or $210 for a corporate table of eight, which includes newsletter and event program recognition. Businesses can also promote their company by sponsoring a table-top display or donating a door prize. To make a reservation, call the Dublin Chamber at 614-889-2001 or visit

Promised Land Christian Preschool, In-House Open-House event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25, at Christian Fellowship Church, 5970 Godown Road. For more information, call Nicole Pound at 614-459-5673 or go to

Women's Board of the Columbus Museum of Art, 20th Anniversary Decorators' Show House, April 23 through May 12, at 21 S. Parkview Ave. in Bexley. The event kicks off with a 1920s themed Preview Party, Roaring into the Show House 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. April 20. The party features the musical stylings of Avalon Nine, signature drinks, food inspired by the 1920s, and vintage clothing and cards. Tickets are $100 per person, $175 per couple. The Decorators' Show House will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance at or $20 if purchased at the door.

Classes and workshops

Berean Bible Church, Art of Marriage Conference, 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 12, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13, at the church, 7541 Dublin Road. The program includes a variety of elements that help the principles come to life through stories, real-life testimonies and humorous vignettes. A manual is included. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is $40 per couple and available online at

Riverside United Methodist Church, seminar on "ENCOUNTER: A Blueprint for the House of Prayer," 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13, at the church, 2701 Zollinger Road in Upper Arlington. Terry Teykl, a United Methodist pastor from Texas, will speak. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $20, with scholarships available. To register, call 614-486-5201 or

UALC: The Church at Mill Run, Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage seminar, 7 to 10 p.m. April 19 and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 20, at 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard. This two-day video seminar helps couples deal with tough issues in a way that is nonthreatening. Register at laughyour Cost is $40 per couple with an Early Bird Discount through April 8. For more information, contact


Central Ohio American Red Cross, blood donation, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 16, at Atrium II, 5455 Rings Road. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767.

Yoga classes for people who have been affected by cancer, 11 a.m. Mondays, 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, 10330 Sawmill Parkway, Suite 600. All equipment and programming are provided at no cost.


Auxiliary to the Franklin County Chapter of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, luncheon, noon April 16, at Brookside Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road. Joe Blundo, Columbus Dispatch columnist, will speak. Guests are invited. For reservations, call Jean at 614-262-7071.

Dublin Women's Philanthropic Club, general meeting, 7 p.m. April 22, at the Dublin Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road. The guest speaker is Christy Walsh from Wardrobe Therapy. For more information, go to

Dublin Garden Club, 7 p.m. April 24 at the Oakland Nursery-Dublin, 4261 W. Dublin-Granville Road. Oakland Nursery staffers will present a program on new perennials for 2013. The meeting is free and open to the public. For information visit

Women Today, a social and philanthropic organization within the greater Columbus area, 11:30 a.m. May 7, at the Lakes Country Club, 6740 Worthington Road, Westerville. Beth Weinhardt, local history coordinator at the Westerville Public Library, will describe how she assisted Ken Burns and his team of researchers scour the archives for materials that could be used in the documentary Prohibition. For reservations, due May 1, call Karen at 614-339-3046 or JoAnn at 614-457-7048.

Accountant Information Market, Dublin-Powell Chapter, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie's, 3890 Presidential Parkway. CPAs are invited to meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187.

Northwest AMVETS Post No. 911, 7 p.m.meets the first Thursday of each month in the VFW Hall, 2436 Walcutt Road. Call 614-876-4817.

Essential to Leadership Toastmasters, noon to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays at Atrium II South Tower, first-floor conference room, 5455 Rings Road, Dublin. Visit

Rotary Club of Dublin-Worthington, noon Wednesdays at La Scala, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Road.

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Sunflower Restaurant, 7370 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

Christian Marketplace Network Dublin Chapter, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Friday of each month at LaScala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin Granville Road. Christians in the marketplace are invited for lunch, fellowship, prayer, networking and business presentations. Visitors are welcome. Call Aaron Weiss at 614-488-4717 or email

Kiwanis Club of Dublin, 7 p.m. Mondays at Mary Kelley's, 7148 Muirfield Drive. Call 614-889-9007 or visit

Kiwanis Club of Greater Dublin, noon Tuesdays at Mary Kelley's, 7148 Muirfield Drive. For more information, call 614-717-4910 or visit

Northwest Civic Association, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, except July, at Meadow Park Church, 2425 Bethel Road.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Dublin Chapter, 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Panera Bread, 6665 Perimeter Loop Road. For more information, contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or email

AmSpirit Business Connections-Dublin Metro Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 6665 Perimeter Loop Road. For more information, contact Jo Funderburg at 614-408-3730 or email at

Wesley Davids American Legion Post 800 of Dublin, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Mary Kelley's, 7148 Muirfield Drive. All veterans are welcome. Call 614-214-6451 or email

Support groups

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Dublin Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Heather Mudgett at 317-313-4316 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Franklin County, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday in Room 317 at Worthington Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Tonya Fulwider at 614-221-1441 or visit

Bereavement Support Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Northwest Masonic Temple, 2436 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. Elaine Manley, a registered nurse, facilitates this group offering compassionate and confidential support for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information, call 614-499-1152.

Better Breathers Club of Dublin Pulmonary Support Group, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. the third Monday of the month, at Dublin Methodist Hospital in Conference Room One, 7500 Hospital Drive. For more information, call Anne at 614-544-8338.

Weathering the Storm, a support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one due to violence or other tragic means, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court. Free. Registration required. Call 614-889-5722.

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

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

Better Breathers Club of Dublin, 6 to 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month in the front lobby conference room of Dublin Methodist Hospital. Monthly topics will be discussed. Enjoy new friendships and support. Free and open to anyone diagnosed with any pulmonary disease, their loved ones and caregivers. Light refreshments are provided, along with door prizes. Wheelchair accessible.