Events and programs
Columbus School for Girls, CSG: All Girl, By Design, A Celebration of Student Learning for Prospective and Current CSG Families, 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at the school, 56 S. Columbia Ave. Parents and prospective students preschool age through grade 12 are invited, as well as current CSG families, to attend this celebration highlighting CSG's curriculum and programs. Prospective families may arrive at 1 p.m.; current families at 1:30 p.m. Register online at columbusschoolforgirls.org by clicking on the "Visit CSG-CSG Admission" tab. For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.
City of Upper Arlington, annual State of the City Address, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road. City leadership will provide a review of 2013 and take a look ahead to upcoming projects for 2014. The evening will include the Community Awards program and a Community Fair, featuring exhibits from various organizations and city departments. Light refreshments are served. For more information visit uaoh.net or call the city manager's office at 614-583-5040.
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 from the event will be donated to Hope Hollow, offering lodging that supports patients, families, and friend affected by cancer. Parking is free. For more information, visit avantgardeshows.com.
Upper Arlington Civic Association, UA Stage, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19, at Upper Arlington High School, 1650 Ridgeview Road. Current UA senior citizen residents are invited to a free dinner and dress rehearsal performance of In The Heights. Dinner is set for 4;30 to 5:45 p.m., with the musical starting at 6 p.m. Registration runs through Feb. 7, and is capped to the first 400 registrants. Call 614-583-5320 to reserve a seat as advance registration is required.
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 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.
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. Upcoming topics include: Jan. 23, "Care for Caregivers: Meeting the Unique Needs of Those Who Sacrifice for Others," featuring a screening of the short film Life in Reverse; and Jan. 30, "Where is God When Life Turns Tough?," featuring the filmed story of John Stumbo, a healthy ultra-marathoner who was suddenly attacked by a life-threatening illness. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Women Today, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 4, at Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Road. Barbara Free, an expert in motion, will present the program, "Let's Move," discussing how to keep fit and energized. For more information and/or reservations, due Jan 28, call Marge at 614-433-9903 or Barbara, 614-844-3946. New members are invited to this social and philanthropic organization.
Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month in the Education Room of Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St., Columbus (west entrance off of parking lot). Bring a dulcimer or call to ask about borrowing one. No need to read music. There is no fee. For more information, contact Barb at 614-848-5041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inventors Network, discussion of the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. 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.
Northwest AMVETS Post No. 911, 7 p.m. meets the first Thursday of each month in the VFW Hall, 2436 Walcutt Road. Call 614-876-4817.
Upper Arlington Grandview Gold Star Referral Club, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Marshall's Restaurant, 1105 W. First Ave. Call Jim Bishop at 614-425-5735.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Arlington Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rusty Bucket, 1635 W. Lane Ave. Contact Dean Curry at 614-635-0639.
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 welcome. 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 or visit ALColumbus.org.
Tri-Village Noon Lions Club, noon the first Tuesday of the month at the Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. Call Scott Stevenson at 614-451-6313.
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, will focus on male-specific cancers and other cancer diagnoses. Meetings will continue on the second Tuesday of the month. To register, call 614-884-4673.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at Riverside United Methodist Church, 2701 Zollinger Road. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Ardith Nolte at 614-457-1627 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.
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.