Events and programs
Sixth Annual Kayak for a Cure Columbus, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24, at Genoa Park. Kayaks and gear will be provided for those who do not have their own. No experience is necessary, as professional guides will provide instruction. Paddleboards and canoes also are welcome. A light breakfast will be served prior to the paddle and lunch will be served following the paddle. All funds raised will be donated to the Nationwide Children's Center for Childhood Cancer Research. For more information, go to kayakforacure.org/ events/columbus/, click Register For Event or Donate Now. For questions, email email@example.com.
Dublin Pet Fair, 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8, at the Coffman Park Pavilion, 5568 Coffman Park Drive. The event will spotlight local rescue groups and shelters and pet-related vendors. Other features include free nail trims for pets, a visit from the Dublin K9 Unit, raffles and baked goods. A microchip clinic will be provided for a fee of $25. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Charles Preparatory School Alumni Golf Outing, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8, at Riviera Country Club in Dublin. The scramble event begins with a shotgun start. An $80 entry fee covers the round of golf, a cart, prizes, refreshments and picnic dinner. Registration is open to singles and foursomes.To sign up or sponsor a hole, email St. Charles alumni director Louis J. Fabro at email@example.com.
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.
Classes and workshops
High Holiday Highlights Prep Class, hosted by J-Reach, 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 25, at the Hilliard Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4772 Cemetery Road. The free program offers women of other religious backgrounds raising Jewish children within the context of an intermarriage/interpartnership a chance to learn about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur so they can honor them in a meaningful way with their families. The program is part of the Mothers Circle, a suite of free programs for women of other religious backgrounds created by Big Tent Judaism/ Jewish Outreach Institute. Refreshments and childcare will be provided as needed. For directions or to RSVP, contact Becca Nitzberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-559-6215.
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, Huntington Hearing Health Program in partnership with Huntington Bank, offering free hearing screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, 510 E. North Broadway. Screenings will be offered to those ages 5 and older throughout 2013. To schedule appointments, call 614-261-5452.
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.
Aglow International of Plain City, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, at St. Joseph Activity Center, 670 W. Main St., Plain City. Sid and Bev Bradley, founders and directors of Remnant Ministries International, will speak. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Teresa Mullins at 614-878-1187.
Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. 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.
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 1276053.toastmastersclubs.org.
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 Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit sawmilltoastmastersclubs.org. 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 Columbus-NW-Dublin@cmn-usa.org.
Kiwanis Club of Dublin, 7 p.m. Mondays at Mary Kelley's, 7148 Muirfield Drive. Call 614-889-9007 or visit dublinkiwanis.com.
Kiwanis Club of Greater Dublin, noon Tuesdays at Mary Kelley's, 7148 Muirfield Drive. For more information, call 614-717-4910 or visit greaterdublinkiwanis.com.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday of each month. The league is a social organization whose purpose is to bring together new residents of the Columbus metropolitan area to make friends while adjusting to their new surroundings. NNLC offers a variety of special interest groups and activities. For information on becoming a member, email nnlcolumbus@ yahoo.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. 26 at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. Sandy Turner, executive director, from Voicecorp will present a program on the organization's services. New members are welcome anytime. For more information about the group, call Maxine Gilgoff of Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 358.
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 mhafc.org.
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.
Cocaine Anonymous, for meeting information, visit caohio.org or call 614-251-1122.
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 mendedheartscentralohio.org.
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.
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.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics, 8 p.m. every Thursday at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road.
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, N and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550 or visit thecenterforbalanced living.org.
At A Loss, support group for parents who have lost a child, 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court. Call 614-889-5722 for more information.
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 614-457-5132 for more information.
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, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. For more information, call 614-470-0397 or visit emotionsanonymous.org.
MOMS Club of Dublin, Southeast Chapter, meets the second Friday of each month at the Worthington Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road. For meeting times, email momsclubofdublinse@ yahoo.com.
Meetings are held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 5200 Emerald Parkway, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are subject to change. For confirmation, call the Dublin Clerk of Council at 614-410-4436.
Architectural Review Board, 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Board of Zoning Appeals, 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month.