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Events and programs
Upper Arlington Farmers' Market, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 24 at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Road. Locally produced fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and dairy items will be sold rain or shine.
Scioto Wealth Advisors, second annual Shred Event and Fall Clean Up, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 5 at 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd., west parking lot. Amvets will be on site for donated items, with tax receipts provided. For more information call Erica or Cheryl at 614-459-0122.
Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in the parish hall at St. Agatha Church, 1860 Northam Road, Columbus. More than 100 vendors will participate. A portion of the proceeds from this show will benefit the charity Local Matters, a nonprofit dedicated to introducing the community to healthy, affordable and sustainable food through education and other programs. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under age 12. For more information contact Becki Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upper Arlington High School Cheerleaders, cheer clinics for grades K-5, 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 and Dec. 14, in addition to a Middle School Boot Camp for grades 6-8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7. Registration is due Sept. 15, and space is limited. For registration information contact Liz Auge at 614-457-6368.
Junior League Bargain Box, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Goodwill Columbus' Grandview-area corporate headquarters, 1331 Edgehill Road, Grandview. In addition to having a new sale venue, Junior League's 450 members will also utilize Goodwill's six retail stores in Franklin County to collect Bargain Box donations. Items collected include linens, towels, pans, baby clothes, toys and purses. Proceeds will support the Junior League's community projects, including the Kelton House Museum and Garden, Adopt-a-Backpack for Children and Kids in the Kitchen. Unsold items will be donated to Goodwill and sold in its retail stores.
AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program helps unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over find 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.
American Red Cross, noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 4081 Reed Road. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767.
Leadership UA, 2014-2015 Adult Community Leadership Program, starting Sept. 18 and concluding May 7. For more information and to view a calendar or download an application go to leadershipua.org or contact email@example.com.
New Directions Career Center, College Financing for Adults: How to Spend Less, Get More, and Navigate Lending Minefields, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Sept. 24 at the center, 199 E. Rich St. Participants will learn to prioritize spending and access options. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. To register call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.
Upper Arlington Women's Club, kick-off meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 25. Melanie Brown of the Upper Arlington Historical Society will speak about the history and uniqueness of the city and provide a sneak peek into the celebrations planned for its upcoming centennial year. For more information go to uawomensclub.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. 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.
Lifetree Cafe Upper Arlington, 7 p.m. Mondays at 4770 Britton Parkway, Hilliard. Topics change weekly and focus on life issues. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact James Mann at 614-451-4500.
Columbus Sacred Harp Singers, 4 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Sundays at St. James Episcopal Church, 3400 Calumet St., Columbus. New members are invited to this participatory singing experience; learn the four shape note system and sing early American hymns published in the Sacred Harp. Loaner books available. For more information go to columbussacredharp.org.
English Country Dancers of Columbus, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month October through June at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, corner of North High Street and Clinton Heights Avenue. From July to September, the group meets on the third Sunday only. First night is free, after that a donation of $2 is welcome. For information go to bigscioty.com/english.html.
Heather 'N' Thistle Columbus Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, social classes, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. most Thursdays from September to June at Gates-Fourth United Methodist Church, 1234 Fourth St. Participants learn the ballroom dances of Scotland. Beginners welcome at all times, with no partner needed. For information go to rscdscincinnati.org.
Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Education Room of Wesley Glen (by the swimming pool)), 5155 N. High St., Columbus. Bring a dulcimer or call to ask about borrowing one. No need to read music. Free. For more information, contact Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-848-5041.
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.
American Legion Memorial Post 614, 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, in the Rice Room of the Safety Services Building, 5181 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard.
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 or email email@example.com. For general information, visit amspirit.com.
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.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Moppets (children newborn through kindergarten), 9 to 11 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church. Contact Christine@mcwherter.com or 614-921-9907.
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.
Central Ohioans for Peace, 7 p.m. Mondays, at the Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave. Visit centralohioansforpeace.org or call 614-436-3531.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit sawmilltoastmastersclubs.org. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.
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/CFD. For additional information contact Leslie at email@example.com or 614-262-7248, or Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-267-8183.
Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio, Pancreatic Cancer Networking and Support, 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month beginning Sept. 4 at Cancer Support Community, 1200 Old Henderson Road. Pancreatic cancer survivors, including those in active treatment, are encouraged to join this group that will provide a forum for asking questions, meeting others and sharing stories. Patricia Summers, a registered nurse and experienced oncology nurse, is the leader. Free. To register, visit CancerSupportOhio.org or call 614-884-4673.
Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, Upper Arlington lupus support group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Road. The support group is an open, small-group environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families. Most discussions focus on the how-to's of living with a chronic illness. For more information, contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit lupusgreaterohio.org.
Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services' Low Vision Support Group, a monthly meeting for older adults with vision problems, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. Angie Daff and William Meltzer of the Worthington Public Library will provide information about the library's resources for people with low vision. New members are invited. For more information call Maxine Gilgoff of Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 358.
Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services, free Widow/Widower Gathering, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Road, Room 104. Michele Stokes, from OhioHealth Gerlach Center for Senior Health, will present "Memory Matters." Brooke Justiniano of Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services is the group facilitator. To register, call Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 422, by Sept. 25. New participants are invited.
Myasthenia Gravis Support Group of Central Ohio, 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 at the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road. The group also will participate in a fundraising walk for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America at 10 a.m. Nov. 2 in Slate Run Park in Asheville. For more information, go to MGWALK.org or email email@example.com.
GOALS (Giving Those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Another Lifestyle) Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in Room 317 at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. This group is co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Anxiety and Behavioral Health Services. Meetings are subject to change. Call Megan at 614-221-1441 to confirm. For information go to mhafc.org.
Families In Touch, a support group for families and friends of adults affected by mental illness, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Dublin Counseling, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Syntero-Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin. Meeting subject to change. Call Amanda at 614-889-5722 to confirm, or visit mhafc.org.
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.
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.
Depression Support Group, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 7 to 8:30 p.m., the first and third Mondays of the month at the Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Megan to confirm at 614-221-1441 or visit www.mhafc.org.
Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, in Room 317 at Worthington Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Megan at 614-221-1441 or visit mhafc.org.
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. For information visit mhafc.org.
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.
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.
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.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.
Cocaine Anonymous, for meeting information, 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 mendedheartscentralohio.org.
Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 N. High St. Individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, panic, fatigue, depression or fear are welcome. Freewill offerings accepted. For more information contact Paul at 614-895-6760 or info@LowSelfHelpSystems.org.
Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays, at Maple Grove United Methodist Church in basement Room 6, 7 W. Henderson Road. For more information, call David at 614-895-1002.
Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome/Fibromyalgia Support, 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.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays 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, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. For more information, call 614-470-0397 or visit emotionsanonymous.org.
Overeaters Anonymous, from meeting information, visit the website OA.org.
Tri-Village Co-Dependents Anonymous, a 12-step support group, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 2015 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 22. Open to the public. Call 614-487-0785.