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. The program will feature Judge Paul M. Herbert, who developed Changing Attitudes to Change Habits Court, a jail diversion program for women victimized by human trafficking.
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. The program will feature Judge Paul M. Herbert, who developed Changing Attitudes to Change Habits Court, a jail diversion program for women victimized by human trafficking. Topics will include the warning signs related to human trafficking and what can be done to protect women and girls. Doors open for lunch at 11:15 a.m. Cost is $10. For registration information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-459-5673 by Jan. 13.
Columbus Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays from November through March at the Charity Newsies Headquarters, 4300 Indianola Ave. Products such as winter vegetables, honey, maple syrup, Mennonite baked goods (pies, breads, cinnamon rolls, fry pies), artisan soaps, farm fresh eggs, vegetarian soul food, made while you wait gluten free doughnuts, hot sauces, sweet breads, cookies, apothecary, beef, turkey, pork and chicken will be available. The market host some cooking demonstrations throughout the season. For more information, call 740-387-3580.
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
New Beginnings: Ten Steps That Every Job Seeker Must Make in the New Year, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Jan. 8, at New Directions Career Center, 199 E. Rich St. New Directions Career Center is sponsoring the seminar which is facilitated by a member of the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door, however, fee reductions and waivers are available to those who qualify. To register, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.Health
American Red Cross, blood donation, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767.
Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Volunteer Kathy Markus, a Medicare outreach specialist for the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, will hold open office hours to discuss enrollment options, prescription drug plans and their benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes and long-term care insurance. The free, confidential, one-on-one service is being offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Markus at 614-645-8557.Meetings
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.
AmSpirit Crosswoods, 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Champps Restaurant, 161 E. Campus View Blvd. For information, contact Gina Winterstein at 614-794-3500.Government
Grandview Heights City Council, 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays at the municipal building, 1016 Grandview Ave.
Marble Cliff Village Council, 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Village Hall, 1600 Fernwood Ave.Support groups
National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which participants learn from each others' experiences, share coping strategies and offer encouragement. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264.
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.
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.