The 57th Buckeye Model Trains and Railroad Artifacts Show and Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 at the Ohio Expo Center, Lausche Building, 17th Avenue and Interstate 71. Items to be featured include model railroad components, railroad china, lanterns and keys. Admission is $7, free for children under age 12.

Events and programs

The 57th Buckeye Model Trains and Railroad Artifacts Show and Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 at the Ohio Expo Center, Lausche Building, 17th Avenue and Interstate 71. Items to be featured include model railroad components, railroad china, lanterns and keys. Admission is $7, free for children under age 12.

Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere, ShenaniGames event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19, at Wolfe Park in Bexley. Four-person teams will compete in feats of skill, strategy and silliness. Food trucks from Tortilla and Skyward Grille will be on hand. Cost is $30 per team member, $120 per team. This donation is tax deductible and will help raise awareness and provide financial support for Ohio victims of sexual violence. For more information, call 614-678-5476.


The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, New Patient Education Class, 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 18, in Martha Morehouse Room 1066, 2050 Kenny Road. The class is not limited to newly diagnosed patients, though that is its main focus. Individual differences and confidentiality are respected. Registration is required. For more information, contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit

American Red Cross, blood donations, 3 to 9 p.m. April 22 at the Humanist Community of Central Ohio, 1550 Old Henderson Road. For appointments or more information, call 1-800-733-2767.

Classes and workshops

BMI Federal Credit Union, Identity Theft workshop, 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 18, at its Dublin branch, 6165 Emerald Parkway. The free workshop will cover the warning signs of identity theft, how to reduce risk and what to do if identity information is stolen. To register, visit or call 614-707-4000.

Remember When Heritage Creations, "You Can Succeed" Business Workshop, 10:30 a.m. April 18, in Worthington. The program, to benefit Young Women in Transition, will focus on entrepreneurial keys to success and provide opportunities to meet successful individuals and community advocates. To register, call 614-209-4441.

Project Welcome Home Troops Power Breath Meditation Workshop, April 30 - May 4, at the All Life Center for Integrative Being in Delaware. This free workshop is open to all Columbus-area military veterans, and service members. Sessions will be from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. weeknights and 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The workshop is an interactive mind-body resilience building program for veterans and service members; offering practical breath-based tools that decrease the stress, anxiety and sleep problems that many veterans and service members experience. The cornerstone of the workshop is the Power Breath Meditation practice, a set of specific rhythmic breathing patternswhich release trauma from the body and mind. The practice of this technique brings deep mental and physical relaxation which has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety, anger, sleeplessness and depression. The workshop builds a framework for resilience and empowerment, and develops self-awareness, connectedness and community as well as a positive outlook. To register, contact Leslye Moore at or 208-409-7806. Visit for more program information.

Military Veterans Resource Center, Veterans Career Workshop, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22, at the center's office, 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Road. Job-seeking veterans and spouses are invited for individual career assessments, mock interview sessions and tips on resume and cover letter writing. The workshop is free for participants, with lunch included. Participants must register in advance by contacting Velecia Luckette at 614-636-4622 or


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. April topics include: April 16, How Do I Know What God Wants Me to Do?; April 23, Inside the Gun Debate: To Hunt? To Defend? To Assault?; and April 30, Isolated and Alone: Imprisoned in Iran. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available.

100 Women Who Care, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. April 21, at the Rusty Bucket Restaurant, 7800 Olentangy River Road. Members meet four times a year to hear from three organizations about their work-missions. Members commit to donate $100 per meeting to one organization based on a vote. For more information, go to

PROBUS, an organization for retirees with professional or business backgrounds, 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the MCL Cafeteria in the Kingsdale Center in Upper Arlington. Members choose their own meals, then listen to the guest speaker for the month. Dues are $15 per year. For more information, call 614-486-4769.

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 or call Laura at 614-270-9160.

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 or call Sue at 614-263-9501.

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 and click on Columbus under "Member Groups" or call Laura at 614-270-9160.

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 direction, go to For additional information, contact Leslie at or 614-262-7248, or Ann at or 614-267-8183.

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. There is no fee. For more information, contact Barb at or 614-530-8827.

Northwest Area Progressives, monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at various locations in Grandview Heights. Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. Participants can get involved in political action and community service projects in the Grandview and northwest Columbus area. For more information, contact

Northwest Area Progressives Donkeys and Donuts, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Luck Bros. Coffee House, 1101 W. First Ave., Grandview Heights. Participants meet for informal and lively discussion about politics and current events.

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 or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

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.

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.

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

Support groups

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 25, at the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road. For more information, call Jane 614-732-5930.

Greater Columbus Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group, 10 a.m. to noon April 25, at Ohio ENT, 974 Bethel Road in Columbus. The group discusses research and treatments related to SD and how other patients cope on a daily basis. There is no fee. Participants should enter on the right side of building towards the back. For more information, contact Marcia Eyre at

Grief Support Group, featuring a Christian-based manual, suggested readings and handout material, 6:30 to 8 p.m. for six weeks beginning May 4 at St. Michael Church, 5750 N. High St., Worthington. Co-facilitators are C.G. Jones and Mary Ann Koncal. For more information or to register call Jones at 614-846-2361 or the parish office at 614-885-7814.

Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio, Pancreatic Cancer Networking and Support, 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month 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. There is no fee. To register, call 614-884-4673.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court. This support group, for adults who are struggling to manage life in the aftermath of a loved one's suicide, focuses on symptoms of grief and coping strategies. There is no fee. For more information, call 614-889-5722.

Central Ohio Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the Wesley Glen Guild Center, 5155 N. High St., Columbus. All are welcome to attend. Call 614-396-4938 for more information.

Depression Support Group, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Syntero, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Syntero-Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin. Call Amanda to confirm at 614-889-5722, ext. 222, or visit An additional group meets from 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call 614-459-7050.

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.

Hearing Loss Support Group meets at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Meeting times vary with library scheduling. Call 614-861-7956 or email for more information.

Cocaine Anonymous, for information on meetings, call 614-251-1122.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics, 8 p.m. every Thursday at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road.

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.

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.

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, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 149C at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-470-0397.

OCDconnect (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), a free, faith-based support group of women, 5 to 7 p.m., the first and third Sundays of each month at 979 High St., second floor. Contact Judy Lair 614-893-5603.

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.