Check out the roundup of local events, activities, meetings, etc., for the coming week.

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Events

Diversity in Science Day, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at COSI, 333 W. Broad St. Learn about scientists from every continent and many cultures. Try out some of the advances they helped make as COSI opens its new exhibit, "Race: Are We So Different?"

Vaughan Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra performs big band jazz at 7:30 p.m. every Monday at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St. Admission is $10 general, $5 students. Ample parking.

Workshops and classes

Northland Free Legal Aid Clinic, 6-8 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Christian Assembly, 4099 Karl Road. Consultations provided in minor criminal matters, civil protection orders, mediations. No appointment necessary. Use Door B to enter. For information, call Ellen at 261-8440, ext. 250.

Meetings

Clintonville Woman's Club, noon Friday, Jan. 27, at the clubhouse, 3951 N. High St. Following lunch, the Make-a-Wish Foundation will give a presentation. Lunch reservations required. Call (614) 268-5525.

Clinton Estates Civic Association and Blockwatch, 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Trinity United Church of Christ, 1180 Shanley Drive. Call Emmanuel Remy at (614) 453-5007.

Christian Marketplace Network Westerville Chapter, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Friday of each month at MCL Restaurant, 60 Westerville Square. Visitors are welcome. Call Jerry King at (614) 899-9870 or email Columbus-NE-Westerville@cmn-usa.org.

Salem Civic Association, 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at Salem Baptist Church, 5862 Sinclair Road. Call Bill Unger at 436-3751.

Soroptimist International of Northeast Suburban Franklin County, 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Mifflin Township Administrative Building, 155 Olde Ridenour Road.

American Legion Young-Budd Post 171 and Auxiliary, 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the post, 393 E. College Ave. in Westerville. Guests are welcome. Call Mike Etling at (614) 891-9388.

Northland Community Council Development Committee, 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month at the Minerva Park Community Center, 2829 Minerva Lake Road. Public hearings on local development, rezoning and related topics. Call 325-8217 or email info@myncc.org for more information.

Northland Community Council, 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Friendship Village of Columbus, 5800 Forest Hills Blvd. Call 325-8217 or email info@myncc.org.

Forest Park Civic Association, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, locations and topics vary. Call 325-8217 or email info@fpcivic.org.

Franklin 524 Toastmasters Club, 7 a.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at The Vineyard, 6000 Cooper Road. Visit www.Franklin524Toastmasters.com, or call Sally at (614) 523-2169.

Karmel Morse-Manor Civic Association, 6:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at

Valley Forge Elementary School, 1321 Urban Drive. Call William Logan at (614) 846-1089 for more information.

Amspirit Pacesetters Chapter, noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, at 2531 Tiller Lane in Columbus. Call Frank Hamilton at (614) 939-9623 for more information.

Sharon Woods Civic Association, 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Church of the Good Shepherd, 6176 Sharon Woods Blvd. Call John Kirkpatrick at 890-5417.

Waltham Civic Association, 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Minerva Park United Methodist Church, 4930 Cleveland Ave.

Northland Kiwanis Club, 6:15 p.m. the second and the fourth Mondays of the month at Friendship Village of Columbus, 5800 Forest Hills Blvd. Call (614) 479-3256.

Central Ohioans for Peace, 7 p.m. Mondays at the Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave. Visit www.centralohioansforpeace.org or call 436-3531.

Columbus Northeast Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Monaco's, 4555 Cleveland Ave. Call 447-8470 or visit www.columbusnortheastlions.com.

North Linden Area Commission, 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Linden Elementary School, 2626 Cleveland Ave.

Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries (FACT), 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every other month at Ohio Dominican University, 1216 Sunbury Road. Call 409-0511 or visit www.friendsofalumcreek.org.

Inventors Network meets to discuss the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. Call 470-0144 or visit www.inventorscolumbus.com.

New Neighbors League of Columbus, luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit www.newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. To join, email nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

Power Lunch Columbus, a weekly workplace lunch-hour ministry, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, at the Ohio Theatre. Rev. Charles Montgomery officiates. Free. For more information, call Kimberly Montgomery at (614) 206-7962.

Support groups

Hearing Loss Support Group meets at Whetstone Public Library. Meeting times vary with library scheduling. Call (614) 861-7956 or email cohear@aol.com for more information.

Cocaine Anonymous, 8 p.m. Saturdays in the Medical Building at Riverside Health Center, 500 Thomas Lane. Visit caohio.org or call (614) 251-1122.

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 www.mendedheartscentralohio.org.

Compassionate Friends, an organization assisting families following the death of a child, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every second Tuesday at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road. For more information, visit www.tcfcolumbusoh.org.

Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 N. High St. Call Paul at (614) 895-6760 or email info@lowselfhelpsystems.org.

Cliffside 12 & 12, an Alcoholics Anonymous group, 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at Glen Echo Presbyterian Church, 220 Cliffside Drive. Open meeting; anyone may attend. Call (614) 253-8501.

MOMS Club of Westerville South, last Thursday of the month at Church of the Good Shepherd, 6176 Sharon Woods Blvd. Call Lisa Moss at 882-2823.

Overeaters Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road. Call Diane at (614) 898-5447. Visit the Web site at www.OA.org.

Depression Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at North Central Mental Health Services, 1301 N. High St. Call Mary Brennen-Hoffman at (614) 299-6600, ext. 2073.

Families In Touch, co-sponsored by North Central Mental Health Services, for family members and friends of teens/young adults with mental illness, 6-7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 1301 N. High St. Call Don Schmidt at 299-6600, ext. 2129.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 6:30-8 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 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 St. Ann's at (614) 898-8517.

Columbus Chapter of the National Stuttering Project (NSP), 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the J. Leonard Camera Rehabilitation Center, 2050 Kenny Road. Free. Call 447-8568.

Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4-5 p.m. Saturday and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 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 885-5199 or 875-8695.

Fibromyalgia/Pain Management Group, 7:30-9 p.m. every Tuesday at the Columbus Chiropractic Center, 5870 Cleveland Ave. Call Phyllis Ritter at 898-9479.

Obsessive-Compulsive/OCA Support Group meets at 8 p.m. every Wednesday, North Central Mental Health Building, 1301 N. High St. A 12-step program for anyone who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Call Larry Robinson at 870-6786.

Parkinson Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Forum at Knightsbridge, 4625 Knightsbridge Blvd. Call John Gabel at 761-3130.

Thyroid Cancer Support Group meets from 10:30-noon the second Saturday of the month at the Victorian Village Health Center, first floor, 1132 Hunter Ave. Call 436-5411.