Events and programs
Humanist Jewish Chavurah of Columbus, trip to view the George Bellows exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art, 11 a.m. Oct. 20, at the museum, 480 E. Broad St. The group will have a private tour of the exhibit, followed by a no host lunch at Due Amici Restaurant at 1 p.m. The tour and museum admission will be free. For reservations, contact Linda Wolf at email@example.com with 'Bellows' in the subject line or call 614-855-3484.
Wexner Heritage Village, 2013 Clergy Appreciation Breakfast in recognition of Pastoral Care Month, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 24, at 1151 College Ave., Columbus. Clergy members of all faiths are invited to this free program. Chaplain (Col.) Rabbi Mitchell Ackerson, Commander of the 114th Chaplain Detachment, based in Los Alamitos, Calif., and director of pastoral care of the Lifebridge Health System in Baltimore, Md., will present "The Health Care Chaplain and the Local Clergy: A Vital, Crucial and, by Necessity, Unequal Partnership." Kosher dietary laws will be observed. For information or to register, contact Anne Kuntz at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 21.
The 5K Run and Walk to Cure Psoriasis Columbus, third annual event designed to raise awareness and raise money to support the effort to find a cure, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27, at Bexley High School, 326 S Cassingham Road. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. This event also features a 1K walk for those who may not want to complete a 5K, along with a Family Fun Fest that follows the run. The fest is free and indoors. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. Appearing on the skin most often as red scaly patches, psoriasis is chronic, painful, disfiguring and disabling. For information, visit npf.donordrive.com/event/columbus or contact Deborah Barnard at 800-723-9166, ext. 410.
National Kidney Foundation, annual Columbus Kidney Walk, 8 a.m. Oct. 27, at the Columbus Commons. This is a non-competitive fundraiser open to all ages. Entertainment, food and a Kid's Corner will be provided. The foundation has set a goal of $100,000. For more information and registration, visit kidneywalk.org.
Town Hall with District 18 state Rep. Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus), 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28, at the German Village Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St. The topic will be the fall legislative calendar, including Medicaid expansion. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Call Stinziano's office at 614-466-1896.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Give thanks. Walk. event, Nov. 23, at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. The event features a family friendly after party, including face painting, Games2U, magician, live music and more from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Registration is free, but participants are forming teams and raising money online at givethankswalk.org to earn incentives. These efforts support St. Jude in finding cures to save children battling cancer and other diseases.
Ask the Expert: Your Resource for Resume Writing, Interviewing, Networking-and More!, a program offered through New Directions Career Center and the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 22, at the Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. Participants are encouraged to ask pressing job search and career development questions. Private, 15-minute sessions will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the New Directions Career Center at 614-849-0028, ext. 100.
Computer Basics, a 20-hour, one week program presented by New Directions Career Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21-25, at the New Directions Career Center, 199 E. Rich St. The first six hours are underwritten by Connect Ohio and the remaining 14 hours of classroom instruction are supported by a PNC Bank Foundation grant. Participants learn keyboard basics along with how to use a mouse, and learn how to use the computer to find out about available jobs and apply for them. There is a suggested $10 fee to cover processing of registration; however, the center assists individuals regardless of their ability to pay. Call 614-849-0028 and dial 100.
New Directions Career Center, Divorce Planning 101, sponsored by the Financial Planning Association, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Oct. 30 at 199 E. Rich St. Women are invited to learn how to secure assets and plan for their financial future. Suggested $10 registration fee is payable at the door. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100. Additional information is available at newdirectionscc.org.
Capital University Alumnae Chapter, 2 p.m. Oct. 21, in the Schneider Multipurpose Room of the Harry C. Moores Campus Center. David Belcastro, professor of religion and philosophy, will present the program, "Religion at Capital Today." Hostesses will be Esther Panning, chairwoman; Judy Valentine; Mary Ann Wiedenheft and Eileen Young.
Merion Village Association, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the MVA Information Center, 1330 S. Fourth St.
Schumacher Place Civic Association, 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Check schumacherplace.org under the community link for meeting location.
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.
New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. To join, email email@example.com.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Columbus Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave. The program focuses on networking opportunities. For more information, contact Dean Curry at 614-635-0639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AmSpirit Business Connections-City Center Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the German Village Society, 588 S. Third St. The program focuses on networking opportunities. For more information contact Frank Agin at 614-476-5540 or email@example.com. For general information, visit amspirit.com.
Grief Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays in October and December at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Wexner Heritage Village's Zusman Hospice coordinates this group led by qualified, experienced counselors. There is no fee. For more information about Zusman Hospice's bereavement support services, call 614-559-3050.
Tea & Tears, a support group for family members of those facing a mental illness, meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Main Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus. This group meets in the third floor meeting room and is led by Rachelle Martin. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264(NAMI).
Caregiver Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m., each third Wednesday of the month at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, 174 E. Long St. Topics covered include the hiring of in-home help, qualifying for homecare programs and dealing with the everyday stresses of caregiving. Free, and free parking is available. Registration is necessary; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 11:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Bureau of Workers Compensation, 50 W. Spring St. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Anne Bare at 614-457-6003 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. A second group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Marion Franklin Recreation Center, 2801 Lockbourne Road. Call April Lee at 614-325-1297.
Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Franklin County, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Pathway Clubhouse, 1203 E. Broad St., Columbus. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Steve Willey at 614-251-7820 or visit mhafc.org.
Depression Support Group, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at North Central Mental Health Services, 1301 N. High St. For information, call Mary Brennen-Hofmann at 614-299-6600, ext. 2073 or visit mhafc.org.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.
Mended Hearts of Central Ohio, a support group for heart patients, caregivers and heart-care professionals, the second Wednesday of each 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.
Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road. Call 614-895-1002.
Breast Cancer Support Group, led by a psychologist, social workers and registered nurses. The groups are ongoing; join any time. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.
Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at United Methodist Church for All People, 946 Parsons Ave. For more information, call David at 614-895-1002.
Cocaine Anonymous, for information on meetings, call 614-251-1122 or visit caohio.org.
CORDS (Cancer Overcomers Receiving Deliverance Support) meets 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Road. Contact Glenn Mueller at 614-277-1609 or email@example.com.
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, noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays at UMC for All People, 946 Parsons Ave. For more information, call 614-470-0397 or visit emotionsanonymous.org.
Families Anonymous, for parents whose children have substance abuse or behavioral problems, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-885-5199 or 614-875-8695.
Narcotics Anonymous, 5 p.m. Fridays at UMC for All People, 946 Parsons Ave. For more information, call David at 614-895-1002.