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. . Cost is $10. Contact soldford@ godowncfc.org 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. The topic 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. Visit DublinChamber.org or call the chamber at 614-889-2001 for more information or to register.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, Old Columbus Jews Telling Jokes-karaoke-style joke fest, 8 p.m. Jan. 18, at the JCC, 1125 College Ave. The event honors the life and comedy of the late Sam Gordon, a jokester and JCC regular. Emcee Marcie Golden will tell a few of her own jokes in between introducing other performers. A cash bar and refreshments will be available. Tickets are $30 per person or $25 each for groups of 10 or more. For tickets or more information, call 614-231-2731 or visit jccgalleryplayers.org.
NextGen Dublin, Financial Success for Young Professionals Panel & Networking Event, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 23, at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road, Dublin. This group, created by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce for young professional businessmen and women ages 21-39, provides opportunities for professional development and networking. For more information or to register for an event, visit DublinChamber.org/nextgen or call the Dublin Chamber at 614-889-2001.
Classes and workshops
Faith Community Church, "Soul Care for Children," 11:30 a.m. Sundays starting Jan. 12 at Faith Community Church, 5762 Wilcox Road. The class will be led by the Rev. Ryan Pflum and will cover a number of topics, including the foundations of spiritual parenting, what can be learned from children in the Bible and Christian tradition, the role of the church in caring for children, and spiritual formation in the family. For more information, visit the church website, fccdublin.com.
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 Dr. in the Kroger Center. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Walt Buss at 614-203-5706.
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. Upcoming topics include: Jan. 9, "Dangerous Food: Is Your Supermarket Killing You?," featuring a filmed story of Joel Salatin, author of several books including Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front and Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer's Guide to Farm Friendly Food; Jan. 16, "Mysteries of Mental Illness: One Woman's Struggle to Regain Her Life," featuring a film of Karen McCracken, author of Breaking Free From OCD, Jan. 23, "Care for Caregivers: Meeting the Unique Needs of Those Who Sacrifice for Others," featuring a screening of the short film Life in Reverse; and Jan. 30, "Where is God When Life Turns Tough?," featuring the filmed story of John Stumbo, a healthy ultra-marathoner who was suddenly attacked by a life-threatening illness. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact email@example.com.
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.
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 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.
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 Dr. For more information, contact Kate Mikhail at 614-493-8322 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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. Jan. 16 at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. This month's topic is "Let's Get Acquainted." The speakers will be Mia Hall and Owen Pollack, Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services. There is no fee. To register, call Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 422, by Jan. 14.
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.
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.
Bereavement Support Group, for those who have lost a loved one to cancer, 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.
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 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 and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550 or visit thecenterforbalancedliving.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 Dublin Recreation Center, 5200 Emerald Parkway. For meeting times, visit momsclubofdublinse.webs.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.