Buckeye Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf and Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere, silent auction to benefit DWAVE, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15, at the Columbus Colony House II Multipurpose Room on Colony Drive in Westerville. The event will feature a three course Italian dinner and live entertainment. Auction items include hand-crafted works, fine jewelry, art and gift certificates. Cost is $35 per person, with a deadline of Feb. 1 for the purchase of tickets. No tickets will be available at the door.
Events and programs
Buckeye Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf and Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere, silent auction to benefit DWAVE, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15, at the Columbus Colony House II Multipurpose Room on Colony Drive in Westerville. The event will feature a three course Italian dinner and live entertainment. Auction items include hand-crafted works, fine jewelry, art and gift certificates. Cost is $35 per person, with a deadline of Feb. 1 for the purchase of tickets. No tickets will be available at the door. For tickets, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dwaveohio.org or www.bradohio.com.
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 hosts some cooking demonstrations throughout the season. For more information call 740-387-3580 or visit columbuswinterfarmersmarket.com.
Columbus February Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 at St. Agatha's Parish Hall, 1860 Northam Road. Featured items include paintings, rustic home decor, glass lawn art, fabric pottery and jewelry. Admission is $3, free for children under age 12. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hope Hollow, offering lodging that supports patients, families, and friends affected by cancer. Parking is free. For more information visit the website at www.avantgardeshows.com.
Upper Arlington Lutheran Church at Mill Run, Love and Respect Video Marriage Conference, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 28 and 8:45 a.m. to 2;15 p.m. March 1, 3500 Mill Run Drive. This DVD-based weekend retreat features Emerson and Sarah Eggerich. Cost is $15 per person through Feb. 17, $20 per person after that date. An additional $5 per person will be collected at the door to cover costs of dessert Friday, continental breakfast and box lunch on Saturday. For more information or to register visit the website at www.ualc.org/marriage.
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
Babyboomer Winter Evening Dance Classes, Wednesdays starting Feb. 5, at the Grandview Parks and Recreation Department, 1515 W. Goodale Blvd. Sessions include: Zumba Gold, 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.; Line Dancing, 6:20 to 7 p.m.; and Tap Class, 7: to 8 p.m. For more information call 614-488-3111 or 614-582-7428.
Job Search Success for Seasoned Workers, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Feb. 5 at New Directions Career Center, 199 E. Rich St. New Directions Career Center sponsors the seminar facilitated by a Human Resources Association of Central Ohio member. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. Fee reductions and waivers are available to those who qualify. To register call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.
Columbus Sail & Power Squadron, public boating course, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Feb. 15 through March 1, at Goodwill Industries 1331 Edgehill Drive. Check-in is 7:30 a.m. Feb. 15. Topics include boating safety, elementary seamanship, small boat handling, adverse conditions, weather, rules of the road, an introduction to charting, piloting and coastal navigation and Ohio laws. This class is designed for power boaters, sail boaters, large and small boaters and new boaters. Anyone born after 1981 must have proof of boater education to operate or to supervise youth operators on individual watercraft or boats with motors in excess of 10 horsepower. Ohio's Mandatory Education Law does not change operator age requirements; both must be met. For course details and to register, visit columbussailandpower.org.Health
Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Starting in February, additional sessions will be available from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Wednesday and the third Monday of each month. Enrollment options, prescription drug plans and their benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes and long-term care insurance will be discussed. The free, confidential, one-on-one service is offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. For an appointment, call Anne at 614-795-0927.Meetings
Grandview Cinema Discussion Group, 6:45 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. The program is discussion only; films are not shown at meetings. The Feb. 5 topic will be a compare and contrast discussion of Gimmie Shelter (1970) and Medium Cool (1969). The topic for March 5 will be Excalibur (1981). For more information call 614-486-7346.
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.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
Guy's Night: Men Supporting Men, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Cancer Support Community, 1200 Old Henderson Road. The group, facilitated by Larry Walters, Bryan Loveless and Ricky Kitchen, focuses on male-specific cancers and other cancer diagnoses. Topics include healthier living, improved quality of life and ways to cope with diagnosis and treatment. Meetings continue on the second Tuesday of the month. To register call 614-884-4673.
Men and Grief, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month, at Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive. This group confronts the distinct issues men face in grieving, discussing strategies and tactics for coping and progressing. The group is sponsored by OhioHealth as part of its Community Bereavement Services Program. To register or for more information call 614-566-5377.
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.
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. 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.
Cancer Support Group, for anyone living with cancer, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. Free. For information, call 614-800-3819.
Caregiver Support Group, for friends and family of those facing cancer, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. Free. For information, call 614-800-3819.
Bereavement Support Group, for those who have lost a loved one to cancer, at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. Free. For information, call 614-800-3819.
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.