First Saturday at Green Lawn, 11 a.m. Nov. 1, in the historic Huntington Chapel at Green Lawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave. The War of 1812 and its effect on central Ohio is the topic. Thirty-two central Ohioans who participated in that war 200 years ago are buried at Green Lawn. Local historian Leslie Blankenship, who does presentations in period costume, will be the speaker. For more information, call 614-444-1123 or visit greenlawncemetery.org.

Events and programs

First Saturday at Green Lawn, 11 a.m. Nov. 1, in the historic Huntington Chapel at Green Lawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave. The War of 1812 and its effect on central Ohio is the topic. Thirty-two central Ohioans who participated in that war 200 years ago are buried at Green Lawn. Local historian Leslie Blankenship, who does presentations in period costume, will be the speaker. For more information, call 614-444-1123 or visit greenlawncemetery.org.

St. Charles Preparatory School, annual open house for all eighth-grade boys and their parents, 1 p.m. Nov. 3, in the school's Robert C. Walter Student Commons, 2010 E. Broad St. in Bexley. There will be an opportunity to speak with faculty members, coaches, students, alumni and advisory board members. School and campus tours will be conducted and refreshments served. For more information, call the school's secretary at 614-252-6714, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Book Signing Event, author Sarah Stefaniak, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 7, at the Book Loft of German Village, 631 S. Third St., Columbus. Stefaniak, a resident of Galena, will sign copies of her book, My Supplier.

Aldus Society, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. Eric Johnson, curator of early books and manuscripts at Ohio State University's Thompson Library, will speak on "Deconstructing and Reconstructing a Medieval Bible." He will discuss the life of the Hornby-Cockerell Bible which is an example of a rare Bible likely produced in Paris in the 1220s. The Bible survived intact until 1981 when it was sold at auction and 440 of its leafs were placed for sale. Currently the Bible is being re-assembled both physically and digitally. Admission is free open to the public. For more information, call Joe Perko, publicity chairman, at 614-299-1980 or visit aldussociety.com.

Temple Israel Brotherhood, Arts, Crafts, Antiques Show-Holiday Bazaar, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at 5419 E. Broad St. More than 44 vendor display tables will feature items including Judaica, natural home cleaning products, jewelry, ceramics, glass, a bakery and other food items, candles, pet leashes, aprons, clothing items, wood crafts and toys, purses, paintings, silk screen pictures, photography, decorative gourd sculptures, decorative calendars and blankets. There will be food, raffled display gifts and a 50/50 raffle. Admission and parking will be free. Proceeds will benefit Temple Israel youth programming and BREAD. For more information contact Mike Kravitz at 614-306-7121.

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.

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.

Health

Living and Loving with Mental Illness: A Melissa's Institute Outreach Program, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 4, at the Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St., Columbus. The program will include a presentation of the Lifetime original movie, Call Me Crazy, produced by Jennifer Aniston, and a panel discussion focused on recognizing the signs of mental illness and how to assist a loved one. Cost is $5 general admission, free for those with valid student identification.

Classes, workshops

New Directions Career Center, Money Matters: A Financial Literacy Boot Camp, sponsored by the Financial Planning Association, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11, at 199 E. Rich St. Participant are invited to examine where they are after the economic downturn and to create a personal, individualized plan for financial success. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100. Additional information is available at newdirectionscc.org.

Ikebana International Columbus Chapter No. 84, workshop led by Kishie Matsushio, Ikenobo School of Ikebana, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 15, at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus. Reservations are due Nov. 5. To sign up, call 614-866-5010 or 614-864-5109.

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. Nov. 26 at the Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. Participants are encouraged to ask pressing job search and career development question in an event that is open to the public. Private, 15-minute sessions will be offered on a first come, first served basis. For more information, 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. Nov. 18-22, 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 key board basics along with how to use a mouse to navigate the desktop, 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. For more information, call 614-849-0028 and dial 100.

Meetings

Matthias Ridenour Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 11 a.m. Nov. 9, at Parkside at Wesley Ridge, 2225 state Route 256, Reynoldsburg. Cathy Nelson will present a program about the Underground Railroad in central Ohio. This program is free and open to the public. Funding for the program was made possible by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. To register, contact Ann Federer 614-460-1549.

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 nnlcolumbus@yahoo.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 dean@currysolutions.com.

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 frankagin@amspirit.com. For general information, visit amspirit.com.

Support groups

Grief Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays in 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 coaaa@coaaa.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 gmueller465@hotmail.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.