Worthington News

Coming up

Wednesday January 8, 2014 6:58 AM

Events and programs

Christian Fellowship Church, "Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery, 21st Century Challenges and Solutions," noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at the church, 5970 Godown Road. Judge Paul M. Herbert, who developed Changing Attitudes to Change Habits Court, a jail diversion program for women victimized by human trafficking, will speak. Topics will include warning signs related to human trafficking and what can be done to protect women and girls. Doors open for lunch at 11:15 a.m. Cost is $10. For registration information contact soldford@godowncfc.org or call 614-459-5673 by Jan. 13.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, Old Columbus Jews Telling Jokes, a karaoke-style joke fest, 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at the JCC, 1125 College Ave. The event honors the life and comedy of the late Sam Gordon, a jokester and JCC regular. Emcee Marcie Golden will tell a few of her own jokes while introducing other performers. A cash bar and refreshments will be available. Tickets are $30 per person or $25 each for groups of 10 or more. For tickets or more information, call 614-231-2731 or visit jccgalleryplayers.org.

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.

Meetings

Wild Ones, 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3909 N. High St. Cheryl Harner will present "Butterflies as Indicators -- If Your Butterflies Could Speak." Participants will learn how to provide a habitat where butterflies abound and birds come to feast. Harner is an avid gardener and life-long wildflower and butterfly enthusiast whose volunteer work includes longtime leadership in Greater Mohican Audubon Society and Richland County Master Gardeners.

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. 9, "Dangerous Food: Is Your Supermarket Killing You?," featuring a film about Joel Salatin, author of several books including Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front and Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer's Guide to Farm Friendly Food; Jan. 16, "Mysteries of Mental Illness: One Woman's Struggle to Regain Her Life," featuring a film about Karen McCracken, author of Breaking Free From OCD, 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 a filmed about 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 lifetreecafe@meadowpark.org.

Aldus Society, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. The group, devoted to books and the printed arts, will hear brief presentations by four of its members who will discuss and present examples of their personal collecting interests. Socializing begins at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 614-299-1980 or visit aldussociety.com.

Worthington Noon Lions Club, noon on the first and third Mondays of the month at the Worthington Holiday Inn. Programs include lunch and a speaker. In addition to collecting used eyeglasses, the group supports library projects, provides free eye screening clinics, donates to pilot dogs and a food pantry. For information, call Bob Scheetz at 614-889-6209 or John Butler, 614-523-3500.

Worthington AM Rotary, 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. S., Columbus. For information visit www.wamr.org or Call Ellen Dorle at 614-880-0064.

Rotary Club of Dublin Worthington, noon Wednesdays at La Scala, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Road.

Accountant Information Market, Worthington-Westerville chapter, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie's, 6152 Cleveland Ave. CPAs are invited to meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187.

AmSpirit Worthington, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 99 Worthington Mall. Contact Gina Winterstein at gina@ panageanetworks.com.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Premier Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Tuesdays at the Northwoods 1 Building in Worthington. For information, contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or via e-mail at tom.anderson@ excelleweb.com. For general information, visit amspirit.com.

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. For more information, go to sites.google. com/site/columbusareaega or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second 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. Free. For more information contact Barb at 614-848-5041 after 5 p.m. or email barb@barbfeick.com.

North Outerbelt Amspirit, 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. Call Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or email tom.anderson@excelleweb.com.

Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. Call Joe Sonderman at 614-294-2328. For information, visit northwestkiwanis.com.

Support groups

Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services, Worthington Widowhood Support Group, a monthly meeting for men and women who have been widowed, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. This month's topic is "Let's Get Acquainted." The speakers will be Mia Hall and Owen Pollack, Syntero/ Northwest Counseling Services. There is no fee. To register, call Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 422, by Jan. 14.

Central Ohio Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Support Group, 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Wesley Glen Guild Center, 5155 N. High St. Donald Smith, occupational therapist, will speak on "Gluten Intolerance and Its Effect on Fibromyalgia." Free and open to the public.

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.

Compassionate Friends, Providing Grief Support after the Death of a Child, 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus. For more information call 614-882-8986.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 9:30 a.m. on the first Friday of the month at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Chris Goodson at 614-459-0477 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. Respite care available, call leader.

Alzheimer's Support Group, Adult Children, 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. Call Emily Jones at 614-499-3411 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

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.

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 thecenterforbalanced living.org.

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.

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. There is no fee. 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.

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.

Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Mount Carmel/St. Ann's Hospital, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except holidays) at the hospital, 500 Cleveland Ave., Westerville. Participants will receive information on diabetes and diabetes self-care activities. Those diagnosed with diabetes and their family members and friends are invited. Free. For more information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254. Meetings are subject to change.

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. Also: 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at North Central Mental Health Services, 1301 N. High St. For information, visit mhafc.org.

Cocaine Anonymous, for meeting information, visit caohio.org or call 614-251-1122.

Weathering the Storm, a support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one due to violence or other tragic means, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court. Free. Registration required. Call 614-889-5722.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.

Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays, at Maple Grove United Methodist Church in basement room 6, 7 W. Henderson Road. For information, call David at 614-895-1002.

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.

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.

Emotions Anonymous, 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road. For information, call 614-470-0397 or visit emotionsanonymous.org.

Overeaters Anonymous, for meeting information, visit the website OA.org.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association 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 Tonya Fulwider at 614-221-1441 or visit mhafc.org.

MOMS Club of Northwest Columbus meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2480 W. Dublin-Granville Road. Call Amy at 614-459-4877 or Angela at 614-538-0061.

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