Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus, ninth annual lecture on World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue, 7 p.m. April 17 in the Jessing Center at the Pontifical College Josephinum.

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Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus, ninth annual lecture on World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue, 7 p.m. April 17 in the Jessing Center at the Pontifical College Josephinum, 7625 N. High St. German theologian Gunda Werner-Burggraf, a faculty member of the Department of Dogmatic Theology at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, will present "Theology After Auschwitz: Abrahamic Perspectives." The lecture is free and open to the public; reservations are not required. For directions or information, contact the Academic Dean's Office at the Josephinum at 614-885-5585 or

Assistance League, Metro Columbus Chapter, annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, "Flowers, Fashion & Fun," 11 a.m. April 20, at the Makoy Center in Hilliard. There will be a cash bar, luncheon, silent auction and fashion show featuring spring and summer clothes from Chico's. Tickets for $35 should be purchased by April 12. The chapter, a nonprofit, all volunteer organization, is dedicated to helping restore hope to women and children who have suffered adversity. All funds raised by the chapter remain in Franklin County. For information or to purchase tickets, call 614-286-2945.

Zonta Club of Columbus, annual style show, brunch and silent auction, 10 a.m. April 13, at Wedgewood Golf and Country Club, 9000 Wedgewood Blvd. in Powell. The 2013 event is called "A Rose is Still a Rose," recognizing Zonta's international symbol of a yellow rose. Guests will view current spring fashions from Coldwater Creek, Faze and Mode Alise, modeled by Zonta members. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased by contacting Chris Jackson at 614-832-1231 or

Meet and Greet for TWIG, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children's Hospital, 6 to 8 p.m. April 16, at the Wine Bistro in Upper Arlington, 1750 W. Lane Ave., Suite 100. Prospective members are invited for complimentary hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to learn more about membership. In central Ohio, there are more than 800 volunteers who make up more than 70 individual TWIG groups. TWIG groups operate independently as well as participate in larger events as a whole organization including the annual TWIG Bazaar during the holidays and Pumpkinpalooza. For reservations, contact Cindy Laux at 614-355-0819 or

Columbus School for Girls, Prospective Parent Coffees, 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 17 and 18, in the Alumnae Living Room, 56 S. Columbia Ave, Bexley. The first will be offered for parents of girls age 3 to grade 5, the second for prospective parents of girls entering grades 6-12. Attendees will meet with school division leaders. Campus tours will offer attendees the opportunity to view classes in session and visit CSG's new Wellness and Athletics Complex. For reservations, contact For information, contact the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.

Worthington Historical Society Quality Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Old Rectory, 50 W. New England Ave. Dozens of quality book donations will be made available to the public at reasonable prices. Almost all of the books are illustrated and include history books, biographies, art history, literature, cookbooks of every type, books on visiting other countries and those focused on early American architecture, interior designs in the 1800s. For more information, contact the society at or by calling 614-885-1247.


Auxiliary to the Franklin County Chapter of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, luncheon, noon April 16 at Brookside Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road. Joe Blundo, Columbus Dispatch columnist, will speak. Guests are invited. For reservations, call Jean at 614-262-7071.

Worthington Republican Women's Club, noon April 17 at Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. S. The speaker will be Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy. For information, call president Ruth Coons at 614-431-9868.

Support groups

Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Support Group of Central Ohio, 11:30 a.m. April 17, at the Wesley Glen Wellness Center, 5155 N. High St. Morgan Patten, program manager of the Arthritis Foundation, will speak. Parking is available at the back of the building off Fenway Road. The public is invited, and no reservations are necessary. For information, call Chris at the Wellness Center, 614-396-4944.