March of Dimes Women's Board, annual fashion show, 6:30 p.m. April 19, at Via Vecchia, 485 S. Front St. in the Brewery District.
Events and programs
March of Dimes Women's Board, annual fashion show, 6:30 p.m. April 19, at Via Vecchia, 485 S. Front St. in the Brewery District. This year's event, "Caring Causes, Chic Styles," will highlight women's and men's clothing lines from Thread on Grandview, food by Catering by Scott/Via Vecchia and entertainment. Live and silent auctions and raffle packages also will be offered. To purchase tickets, go to marchofdimes.com/ohio/events.
Sip of UA, annual wine and beer tasting event to benefit the Upper Arlington Special Olympics, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 12, at St. Agatha Church Parish Hall, 1860 Northam Road. Register at eventbrite.com, or for ticket availability, call Jill Hess at 614-561-1321 or email email@example.com. RSVP by April 1. Casual business dress. Light appetizers will be served. Attendees must be 21 or older.
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.Classes, workshops
Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Stewards of Children, a comprehensive sexual abuse prevention training program, 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 6, at 1235 Northwest Blvd. This program is designed for organizations that serve children and adolescents, staff, volunteers, parents and any interested adults. There is a suggested donation of $10, and scholarships are available. Child care is available with advance registration. To register, call 614-486-0267 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Riverside United Methodist Church, seminar on "ENCOUNTER: A Blueprint for the House of Prayer," 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13, at the church, 2701 Zollinger Road in Upper Arlington. Terry Teykl, a United Methodist pastor from Texas, will speak. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $20, with scholarships available. To register, call 614-486-5201 or email@example.com.
UALC: The Church at Mill Run, Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage seminar, 7 to 10 p.m. April 19, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 20, at 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard. This two-day video seminar helps couples deal with tough issues in a way that is nonthreatening. Register at www.laughyourway.com. Cost is $40 per couple with an Early Bird Discount through April 8. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Health
American Red Cross, blood donation, from 1 to 7 p.m. April 2, at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767.
Beyond Healing-Living Well with Cancer, yoga sessions for people with cancer and their families, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at Grow Yoga, 1780 W. Fifth Ave. Free program of gentle poses and meditation for relaxation and stress reduction. For information, call Patti Petrella, facilitator, at 614-406-8941.
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, Huntington Hearing Health Program in partnership with Huntington Bank, offering free hearing screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, 510 E. North Broadway. Screenings will be offered to those ages 5 and older throughout 2013. To schedule appointments, call 614-261-5452.Meetings
Grandview Cinema Discussion Group, 6:45 p.m. April 3, at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. Fifth Ave. The topic will be Schindler's List (1993). The program is discussion only; films are not shown at meetings. May's topic will be "Elements of Parody." For more information, call 614-486-7346.
Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays 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 email@example.com.
Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. The meeting fee is $5 for non-members, $36 per year for members. Call 614-470-0144 or visit inventorscolumbus.com.
Upper Arlington Grandview Gold Star Referral Club, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Marshall's, 1105 W. First Ave. Call Jim Bishop at 614-425-5735.
University Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave. Call President Kent Williamson at 614-451-2957.
Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. For more information visit northwestkiwanis.com.
Tri-Village Sertoma, noon Wednesdays at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road. Potential new members invited. Call 614-274-5900.
Assistance League of Metro Columbus, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-404-8709.
Tri-Village Noon Lions Club, noon the first Tuesday of the month at the Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. All are invited. Call Brad Gambill at 614-374-9333.
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. For information on becoming a member, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AmSpirit Crosswoods, 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Champps Restaurant, 161 E. Campus View Blvd. For contact Gina Winterstein at 614-794-3500 or e-mail email@example.com. For general information visit amspirit.com.
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, N and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550 or visit thecenterforbalancedliving.org.Government
Grandview Heights City Council, 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays at the municipal building, 1016 Grandview Ave.Support groups
People With Cancer Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. Elaine Manley, a registered nurse, leads this group for those with any type or stage of cancer. For information, call Manley at 614-499-1152.
Friends and Family of Those With Cancer Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. Valerie Milgrom, a registered nurse, will lead this group that shares the experience of caring for a loved one. For information, call Milgrom at 614-403-4881.
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. The April meeting will be held at 2 p.m. April 10 due to special speaking presentation.
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; 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.
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. Also: 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, 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 every month at the Ross Auditorium at OSU Medical Center, 452 W. 10th Ave. Call Jeff Davidson at 614-580-1561 or visit mendedheartscentralohio.org.
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 Linda at 614-457-5132 for more information.
Overeaters Anonymous, for meeting information, visit OA.org.
Cocaine Anonymous, for meeting information visit caohio.org or call 614-251-1122.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call 459-7050.
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.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7 to 9 p.m. the fourth Tuesday 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, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-470-0397.
Families Anonymous, for parents of those with 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.