Christian Fellowship Church, "Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery, 21st Century Challenges and Solutions," noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 18, at the church, 5970 Godown Road. The program will feature Judge Paul M. Herbert, who developed Changing Attitudes to Change Habits Court, a jail diversion program for women victimized by human trafficking.

Events and programs

Christian Fellowship Church, "Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery, 21st Century Challenges and Solutions," noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 18, at the church, 5970 Godown Road. The program will feature Judge Paul M. Herbert, who developed Changing Attitudes to Change Habits Court, a jail diversion program for women victimized by human trafficking. Topics will include the warning signs related to human trafficking and what can be done to protect women and girls. Doors open for lunch at 11:15 a.m. Cost is $10. For registration information, contact or call 614-459-5673 by Jan. 13.

Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Lunch and Learn Series, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16, at the Dublin Chamber, 129 S. High St. in Historic Dublin. Local business experts are featured during each session to share tips, offer professional guidance and answer questions. The topic Jan. 16 will be Traditional vs. Social Media Prospecting -- Where is the Balance?, with Holly Zoba, senior vice president of hospitality sales, Signature Worldwide. Registration is $20 per person for chamber members and $35 for nonmembers, and includes a light lunch. Registrations must be made at least two days prior to the event. Visit or call the chamber at 614-889-2001 for more information or to register.

Columbus Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays from November through March at the Charity Newsies Headquarters, 4300 Indianola Ave. Products such as winter vegetables, honey, maple syrup, Mennonite baked goods (pies, breads, cinnamon rolls, fry pies), artisan soaps, farm fresh eggs, vegetarian soul food, made while you wait gluten free doughnuts, hot sauces, sweet breads, cookies, apothecary, beef, turkey, pork and chicken will be available. The market host some cooking demonstrations throughout the season. For more information, call 740-387-3580 or visit

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.


American Red Cross, blood donation, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Dublin Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 75 N. High St. An additional drive is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 31 at Dublin Methodist Hospital, 7500 Hospital Drive, Dublin. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to

Crosswoods Pediatrics, Walk with a Doc program, 10 a.m. every Thursday at Coffman Park, 5568 Emerald Parkway. Meet at Coffman Pavilion. The walks are free for anyone interested in taking steps to improve their health. A doctor will be on hand to answer any questions and talk with people during the event. For more information, call 614-645-1260.

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, 1200 Old Henderson Road. All equipment and programming are provided at no cost.


Kiwanis Club of Greater Dublin, noon on the first, second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Bogey Inn, 6013 Glick Road. The group meets for breakfast at 7:45 a.m. on the third Tuesday at Sunnystreet Cafe, 7042 Hospital Drive in the Kroger Center. Guests are welcome. For more information call Walt Buss at 614-203-5706.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Tim Hortons, 3700 Discovery Lane, Powell. It is part of a national network that offers a variety of topics that change weekly and focus on popular life issues. The program is free with no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, go to or

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.

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.

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.

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 Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

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 Connections Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at Sunny Street Cafe, 7042 Hospital Drive. For more information, contact Kate Mikhail at 614-493-8322 or send an email to

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

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

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.

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.