Storytellers of Central Ohio, Fireside Tales 2014, 2 p.m. April 6 at the Ohio History Center, Ohio Village Church, Interstate 71 and 17th Avenue. This annual event celebrates the art of storytelling. The oral tradition is open to anyone who can comprehend and appreciate a 90-minute concert of stories. Music will be performed by local musicians Jackie LaMuth, Mike Powers and Larry Staats. A donation of $5 is requested. For more information contact Frank McGarvey at 614-268-0532.

Events and programs

Ohio Dominican University, bilingual tax return preparation service for qualified individuals through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, through April 12 at ODU's main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, in Erskine Hall, rooms 201, 202 and 205. Times are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Accounting students at ODU will provide free assistance for those with low-to-moderate income (generally $51,000 and below) and with special credits, including earned income tax credit, child tax credit and credit for senior citizens. For an appointment call HandsOn Central Ohio at 211 in Franklin County or 614-221-2255.

St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 16th annual "Best Fish Fry Dinner in Town!," fish fry dinners for Lent, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, through April 11, at the church, 1600 N. Hague Ave. Dinners include fried ocean perch or baked cod, fries or baked potato, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls and homemade desserts. Cost is $9.50 for adults, $9 for seniors, $4.50 for children ages 10 and younger and free for those under 3. Seconds are free. Free coffee is provided; pop and beer are available for a fee. Carryout meals are available at the door. For information call the parish office at 614-279-1690.

Storytellers of Central Ohio, Fireside Tales 2014, 2 p.m. April 6 at the Ohio History Center, Ohio Village Church, Interstate 71 and 17th Avenue. This annual event celebrates the art of storytelling. The oral tradition is open to anyone who can comprehend and appreciate a 90-minute concert of stories. Music will be performed by local musicians Jackie LaMuth, Mike Powers and Larry Staats. A donation of $5 is requested. For more information contact Frank McGarvey at 614-268-0532.

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization and Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere, third annual Race to Eliminate Sexual Violence 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m. April 26 at Wolfe Park in Bexley. This event was created to raise awareness and provide information about sexual violence, to financially support victim service agencies and create social change. Advance registration is $27.50 up until the week of the race, when the fee increases to $32.50. Registration includes a T-shirt and a goodie bag.

The Salvation Army Student Fellowship Asbury University Brass Band and Vocal Ensembles, God and Country concert, 7 p.m. April 12, at the Church at Mill Run, 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard. The free performance will feature special guest Mark Ridenour, assistant principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Brass Band of Columbus will round out the evening.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program helps unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over secure 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, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Health

Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, free workshop "Understanding the Healing Power of Tai Chi Chuan," 11 a.m. April 12 at 1200 Old Henderson Road, Columbus. It is free and open to the public. Dan Lucas, longtime Tai Chi facilitator at Cancer Support Community and workshop instructor, will focus on how the exercise promotes feelings of serenity and well-being, achieved by performing gentle movements that reduce stress and tension, improve posture and balance and increase muscle strength. Attendees are encouraged to register by April 8 by calling 614-884-4673.

Classes, workshops

The Gardeners of Weedin', 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for five sessions starting April 5 at the University Baptist Church, 50 W. Lane Ave. A fee of $15 covers sessions on Milk Jug Seed Starting, Square Foot Gardening, Creating Hypertufa Planters, Downy Mildew on Impatiens, and Perennial Division/Propagation, along with snacks and beverages. To register contact Diana Morrison at 614-795-6703.

Ikebana Columbus Chapter 84, luncheon-demonstration, 9:30 a.m. April 25 at the University Plaza Hotel, 3110 Olentangy River Road. The program will feature Ohara School Grand Master Ingrid Luders. Registration and a continental breakfast buffet will open at 9 a.m. Cost is $45. In addition, Luders will conduct an Ohara School Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 26 at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Flowers will be provided. Participants are asked to bring an Ohara container, scissors and Kenzan. Cost is $20. Fee for the luncheon event and the workshop together is $60. For reservations for either program or both, contact Jan at 614-864-5109 by April 15.

New Directions Career Center, Head of Household: Financial Survival Tips for the Single Parent, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. April 30 at the center, 199 E. Rich St. New Directions Career Center is sponsoring the seminar which is facilitated by a member of the Financial Planning Association of Central Ohio. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. To register call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.

Art of Positive Parenting, "Parents Who Parent Separately," 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 23 through May 28, at Action for Children, 78 Jefferson Ave. Cost is $75 per person. To sign up and pay, visit positiveparents.com or call 614-224-0222, ext. 103. The class number is TP 14-16.

Health

Asian American Community Services, annual Asian Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at Bethel International United Methodist Church, 1220 Bethel Road. The event, designed to help the disadvantaged Asian population in central Ohio, will feature screenings for cholesterol, vision, hearing, blood pressure and asthma, among others. Informational booths on subjects such as Medicare, dental hygiene and driving safety will be set up. Other features include cooking demonstrations and T'ai Chi demonstrations. For more information go to aacsohio.org.

Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Additional sessions are 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

Clintonville Woman's Club General Assembly, luncheon, noon March 28 at the club, 3951 N. High St. A musical performance by George Kalbouss, singer and pianist, will follow lunch. For more information call the club at 614-268-5525.

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 topic for April 2 will be Excalibur (1981). For more information call 614-486-7346.

Columbus Woman's Club, luncheon and program, April 3 at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St. Judy Plenunik of Angels Welcome Bed & Breakfast in Milan, Ohio, will present "Special Angels." Columbus Woman's Club supports Creative Living for handicapped students at Ohio State University. For reservations call MarJean Keller at 614-451-4344. For more information go to columbuswomansclub.com.

100 Women Who Care, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. April 15 at the Rusty Bucket Restaurant, 7800 Olentangy River Road. The organization was started in November 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Miss., as a way of raising money efficiently and quickly for local nonprofits and worthwhile causes. The group meets four times per year for one hour, with members nominating a nonprofit to be one of three presenters at the next meeting. Groups present an overview of their work with members ultimately voting to donate $100 per meeting to the winning organization. For more information go to columbus100wwc.weebly.com or email columbuswwc@gmail.com.

Inventors Network, discussion of the invention process, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in Room 109, lower level of Kinney Hall, at the Columbus College of Art & Design, 470 E. Gay St. The topic for April is "Intellectual Property Economics 101: Failing to Plan and Planning to Fail." 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.

Columbus Folk Dancers, recreational international folk dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Summit on 16th United Methodist Church. First-time guests can participate at no cost. For directions go to recfolkdancecolumbus.org. For additional information contact Leslie at ljsdancer@gmail.com or 614-262-7248, or Ann at annkangas336@gmail.com or 614-267-8183.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays 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 lifetreecafe@meadowpark.org.

Northwest Area Progressives, monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at various locations in Grandview Heights. Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. Participants can get involved in political action and community service projects in the Grandview and northwest Columbus area. For more information contact nwaprogressives@gmail.com.

Northwest Area Progressives Donkeys and Donuts, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Luck Bros. Coffee House, 1101 W. First Ave., Grandview Heights. Participants meet for informal and lively discussion about politics and current events. For more information contact nwaprogressives@gmail.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.

Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. on the second Thursday (except August) at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St., Dublin. Coffee available at 9:30 a.m. EGA is a national nonprofit organization which fosters the art of embroidery. Guests are invited.

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 nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

AmSpirit Crosswoods, 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Champps Restaurant, 161 E. Campus View Blvd. For contact Gina Winterstein at 614-794-3500 or email gina@panageanetworks.com. For general information visit amspirit.com.

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

Grief Support Group, 10 a.m. April 5 at First Community Village -- The Chelsea, 1800 Riverside Drive. For more information, contact Tiffany Bassler at 614-233-2157.

POEM (Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms) Pregnancy-Postpartum Support Group, meetings held twice a month at Northwest Counseling Services, 1560 Fishinger Road, Upper Arlington. These meetings, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, are subject to change. Call Tonya at 614-221-1441 for dates and times.

Central Ohio Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the Wesley Glen Guild Center, 5155 N. High St., Columbus. All are welcome to attend. Call 614-396-4938 for more information.

Guy's Night: Men Supporting Men, 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month 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. 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 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 or via email at coaaa@coaaa.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.

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. Meetings subject to change. To confirm call Mary at 614-299-6600, ext. 2073. 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.