Events and programs
Friends of the Sawmill Wetlands, Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 6 at the Sawmill Wetlands State Wildlife Education Area. Enter at Sawmill Place Boulevard adjacent to Whole Foods Market. Displays and informational sessions from the Ohio Historical Society, the Worthington Library and National Wildlife Federation will be featured. Guests can visit with hawk and kestrel ambassadors from the Ohio Wildlife Center and take a tour on the boardwalk with guides from Wild Birds Unlimited. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a dedication ceremony of the Monarch Way Station and a Monarch release with Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks. There also will be opportunities to learn about volunteer opportunities to help control invasive plant species and litter. Admission is free, with all ages welcomed.
Dublin Farmers' Market, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, rain or shine, through Sept. 24 at Oakland Nurseries, 4261 W. Dublin Granville Road. For information, contact market manager Jaime Moore at 614-327-0102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dublin Pet Fair, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21, at Coffman Park Pavilion, 5568 Coffman Park Drive in Dublin. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and funds for area animal rescues and animal shelters, and to provide an educational and entertaining event for the public. Local veterinarians will provide a microchip clinic, and the Dublin K-9 Unit will demonstrate its skills. Local agility groups and canine assistance programs will host demonstrations, and a canine parade with several contests for dogs and their humans will take place. A number of pet-related vendors, a raffle and bake sale to benefit the rescues present also will be featured. Admission is free. For more information, contact Susan Willis at email@example.com or 614-792-5903.
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.
Junior League Bargain Box, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4, at Goodwill Columbus' Grandview-area corporate headquarters, 1331 Edgehill Road, Grandview. In addition to having a new venue for the sale, Junior League's 450 members will also utilize Goodwill's six retail stores in Franklin County to collect Bargain Box donations up the time of the event. Items being collected include linens, towels, pans, baby clothes, toys and purses. Proceeds from the event will support the Junior League's community projects, including the Kelton House Museum and Garden, Adopt-a-Backpack for Children and Kids in the Kitchen. Unsold items will be donated to Goodwill and sold in its retail stores.
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, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing, 5043 Tuttle Crossing Blvd. An additional drive is set for 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Sells Middle School, 81 W. Bridge St. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.
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, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Fridays, Sept. 19 through Nov. 21, at Flourish, 30 Northwoods Blvd. 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.
Thank Dog Bootcamp, a fitness program that combines a workout with basic obedience for both dogs and their people, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Homestead Park and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Wendy's Corporate Campus on Dublin-Granville Road. Each hour-long class combines cardiovascular training, obedience training and strength training. Dogs remain on-leash. For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
Dublin Community Recreation Center, weekly line dancing class for beginners, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sundays, 5600 Post Road. This class will introduce people of all ages to modern social line dancing, with no line dance experience necessary. Cost is $3 per class. This class is being offered in addition to a Beginner/Improver class from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays and a more advanced class at 2 p.m. Sundays. Music for this class is not limited to country alone. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tolles Career & Technical Center, orientations for adult basic literacy education classes, Sept. 16-18 and Nov. 4-6, at the center, 7877 U.S. 42, Plain City. These classes are free to eligible students looking to improve skills in reading, writing and math. The classes help prepare students for the GED test and to prepare for postsecondary training. English for Speakers of Other Languages classes are available for non-native English speakers 18 or older on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. They are free classes, but students must attend orientation to enroll. Class registration will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 11, at The Church at Mill Run, 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard. For more information or to register for classes, visit tollestech.com or contact email@example.com or 614-873-4666, ext. 4248.
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 are available. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dublin A.M. Rotary, 7:30 a.m. Fridays at the Country Club at Muirfield, 8715 Muirfield Drive, Dublin. For more information, go to dublinam.org or call Michael Blackwell at 614-479-3173.
Kiwanis Club of Dublin, 6:30 p.m. on the first, second, and fourth Mondays of the month at the Bogey Inn, 6013 Glick Road. The group performs service work at the Dublin Food Pantry at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. The Food Pantry is located at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St. in Dublin. For more information, call Greg Ruff at 614-975-7185.
LCP/L Wesley G. Davids Post 800, Dublin American Legion, 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Iaconos on Dublin Road in Shawnee Hills. All veterans are welcome. For more information, contact Jeff Noble at 614-214-6451.
OCLC Toastmasters, noon the first and third Thursdays of every month at OCLC Inc., Private Dining Room, 6565 Kilgour Place, Dublin. Visitors are welcome. For more information, go to oclctoastmastersclubs.org.
American Legion Memorial Post 614, 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, in the Rice Room of the Safety Services Building, 5181 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard.
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.
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 email at 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.
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.
Greater Columbus Area Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 25, in Conference Room 1 at the hospital. at Dublin Methodist Hospital, 7500 Hospital Drive. There is never any cost to be part of a National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association Support Group. Participants are invited to hear about the latest research and treatment options for SD, and to ask other patients about how they cope. For more information, contact Marcia Eyre at 740-775-2262 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Mare Hull at 614-793-1948 or email@example.com; or Dawn Lowery, Clinical Voice Pathologist Ohio ENT, at 614-538-2424, ext. 146, or Loweryd@ohpin.com.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court. This support group, for adults who are struggling to manage life in the aftermath of a loved one's suicide, focuses on symptoms of grief and coping strategies. There is no fee. For more information, call 614-889-5722.
Families In Touch, a support group for families and friends of adults affected by mental illness, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Dublin Counseling, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Syntero-Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin. Meeting subject to change. Call Amanda at 614-889-5722 to confirm, or visit mhafc.org.
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. Call Megan to confirm at 614-221-1441 or visit mhafc.org.
Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, in Room 317 at Worthington Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Megan at 614-221-1441 or visit mhafc.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.