Buckeye Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf and Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere, silent auction to benefit DWAVE, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15, at the Columbus Colony House II Multipurpose Room on Colony Drive in Westerville. The event will feature a three course Italian dinner and live entertainment. Auction items include hand-crafted works, fine jewelry, art and gift certificates. Cost is $35 per person, with a deadline of Feb. 1 for the purchase of tickets. No tickets will be available at the door. For tickets, email retreatbrad@ gmail.com or visit www.dwaveohioorg or www.bradohio.com.
Events and programs
Buckeye Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf and Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere, silent auction to benefit DWAVE, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15, at the Columbus Colony House II Multipurpose Room on Colony Drive in Westerville. The event will feature a three course Italian dinner and live entertainment. Auction items include hand-crafted works, fine jewelry, art and gift certificates. Cost is $35 per person, with a deadline of Feb. 1 for the purchase of tickets. No tickets will be available at the door. For tickets, visit www.bradohio.com.
Columbus Chapter of Move to Amend Introductory Forum, 2 to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3909 N. High St. This local affiliate of the national Move to Amend organization is calling for a U.S. constitutional amendment to reverse several U.S. Supreme Court decisions during the past century. The free public session will include a movie, Legalize Democracy, and an open discussion.Classes and workshops
Fearless Falling Classes, 9:30 a.m. Mondays, 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. Fridays at the Whetstone Community Center, 3923 N. High St. The Tai-Chi-based classes are designed to improve balance and awareness and teach how to fall safely. For information, call 614-645-3217.
Columbus Sail & Power Squadron, public boating course, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Feb. 15 through March 1, at Goodwill Industries 1331 Edgehill Drive. Check-in is 7:30 a.m. Feb. 15. Topics will include boating safety, elementary seamanship, small boat handling, adverse conditions, weather, rules of the road, an introduction to charting, piloting and coastal navigation and Ohio laws and rules. This class is designed for power boaters, sail boaters, large and small boaters and new boaters. Ohio's Mandatory Education Law does not change operator age requirements; both must be met.Meetings
Worthington Area Nurses Association, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd. Dr. Penny Marzalik of Mount Carmel college of Nursing, will discuss "The Future of Nursing." All area nurses and anyone interested are welcome to attend. For more information call 614 885-3283.
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. Jan. 30 topics: "Where is God When Life Turns Tough?," featuring a film about John Stumbo, a healthy ultra-marathoner suddenly attacked by a life-threatening illness.
Worthington Hills Garden Club, luncheon, noon Feb. 12 at the Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd., Worthington. Jeff Ramsey, executive director of the Imbabazi Orphanage, will present "Rwanda, What's Happening," giving an update on the orphanage gardens to which the garden club donates seeds each year. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a business meeting at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $19. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 614-288-4668. Guests are welcome.
Sharon Memorial Hall Board Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at 137 E. Dublin-Granville Road. Open to the public. For more information call 614-846-3255.
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.
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.
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 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. Free. For more information, contact Barb at 614-848-5041.
North Outerbelt Amspirit, 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. Call Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912.
Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. Call Joe Sonderman at 614-294-2328.
Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.Support groups
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, 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. Meetings will continue on the second Tuesday of the month. To register call 614-884-4673.
Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 29 at the Northwest Library on Hard Road in Columbus.
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.
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.
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. Free. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.