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Events and programs

MadLab, presentation of "It's All Been Done Radio Hour," 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at 227 N. Third St., Columbus. A live, modern comedy show in the style of old-timey radio serials will be performed again on Oct. 8, Nov. 19 and Dec. 10; dates for the 2017 season will be announced soon. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit

Artist Stacy Leeman, exhibition of paintings in "Vermont Meditations," Sept. 1-25 at the Sharon Weiss Gallery, 20 E. Lincoln Street in the Short North. The series of paintings, Darrow's Words, attempt to prove that the language of paint can be as potent as the language of words. An opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 4. Gallery hours are Thursdays, noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit

Bexley High School Alumni Tennis Tournament, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at the high school tennis courts on Stanwood Avenue. The tournament will be doubles format, single elimination with a consolation bracket; at least one player on each doubles team must be a Bexley High School alumnus. This free community event will feature local food trucks and activities for children. An exhibition match begins at 1 p.m.; an awards ceremony will follow immediately. Registration for the tournament is $35 per player. To enter or to become a sponsor, contact the foundation at 614-338-2093 or

Main Event, films and other activities, starting at sunset on Capital University's Main Lawn, 1 College and Main. Live music and food trucks are also featured. The last program of the season, set Sept. 9, features Inside Out (G). For additional information, visit

"Land and Sky" exhibition, through October in the main lobby of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave. The exhibition will feature the work of painter Marty Kalb. An artist reception will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 11. For additional information, call 614-559-6233 or email

Wexner Heritage Village, Lawrence D. Schaffer Memorial Lecture: Preventing Financial Elder Abuse, 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the WHV Huntington Education Center, 1151 College Ave. David M. Kessler, an investigator with the Fairfield County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, will speak. The event is free and open to the public. For reservations, contact Debbie Melser at or 614-559-0331.

Ohio Eggfest, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at Jeffrey Park & Mansion, 165 N. Parkview Ave. Go to

"Becoming Dr. Ruth," 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave. Ruth Westheimer, better known as Dr. Ruth, will perform "Becoming Dr. Ruth," a play based on her life. After the performance, she will be available for a Q&A session and book signing. Tickets are $40 for center members and $45 for nonmembers; tickets are not included in season subscription packages. Visit

Bexley Farmers' Market, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through the end of October at Dawson and Main. Vendors such as Dan the Baker, Hirsch Fruit Farm, and Bexley residents, Sweet Thing Gourmet, are scheduled to participate with other vendors of fresh-from-farm produce and meat. Market visitors are encouraged to bike or walk to market when able, but when driving they should park north of Main Street. Visit


South Bexley Neighborhood Association, 7 p.m. Sept. 1 in the council chambers at Bexley City Hall, 2242 E. Main St. Nancy Beck of the Bexley Historical Society will speak at 7:30 p.m.

Mended Hearts of Central Ohio, 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave., Columbus. Dr. Ray Hershberger will present "Living to Age 100." Sixty heart patients and caregivers will meet to learn and support one another. For more information or to RSVP, call 614-580-1561 or email

Bexley Moms, a support group for mothers who live in the 43209 area code, seeks to include and connect mothers with one another and give them meaningful ways to engage in their communities while they care for their children. Activities include child-friendly activities, Moms Night Out and service projects that benefit local mothers and children. For additional information, go to

Mothers of Preschoolers, 6:30 to 9 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Life Vineyard Church, 620 Alum Creek. The group offers fellowship and support for expectant mothers and mothers of young children. Childcare is provided for a fee of $2 per child.

Boy Scout Troop 166, 7:30 p.m. every Monday evening at Bexley United Methodist Church, 2657 E. Broad St. New and returning Scouts welcome. Monthly outings and active summer High Adventure program. For more information, visit

Boy Scout Troop 603, 7 p.m. every Monday in the undercroft at St. Catharine Church, 500 S. Gould Road. Programming includes day outings, camping, wilderness survival, team building, leadership skills, community service and projects. Participants include students from St. Catharine, Bexley City Schools, Bishop Hartley High School, St. Charles Preparatory School and surrounding areas.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Columbus Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave. The program focuses on networking opportunities. For more information, contact Dean Curry at 614-635-0639 or

Book Club, 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month, October through May, at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.

QuECK (Quilting, Embroidery, Crocheting and Knitting), 9 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month, at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.

Wave of Color, a session of watercolor painting, 2 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.

Berwick Civic Association, 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1555 S. James Road. Visit

The Bexley-Berwick Kiwanis Club, noon Thursdays at Berwick Party House, 3250 Refugee Road. Buffet lunch is $9. Call David Barrett at 614-866-7309.

Bexley Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at Wing's Restaurant, 2801 E. Main St.

Rotary Club of Whitehall-Bexley, noon every Friday at the Columbus Country Club, 4831 E. Broad St.

New Neighbors League of Greater Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, informal monthly coffees in members' homes and monthly book clubs for women who have moved to the Columbus Metro areas within one year of relocation. For more information, visit for meeting times and locations. Email

Consumer and Family Advisory Council, 4:30 to 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the ADAMH Board of Franklin County, 447 E. Broad St. Call 614-222-3743.

Support groups

Mental health support group, Wednesdays, through Nov. 16, in the Helen Zelkowitz Conference Room at Jewish Family Services, 1070 College Ave., Columbus. A free educational support group for families and caregivers of people with mental illness. Participants will learn about major mental illnesses, medications, coping skills and how to navigate the mental health treatment system. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Franklin County. Call 614-501-6264, email and visit

Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 11 a.m. Saturdays at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 Livingston Ave. Call Karl at 614-236-9979.

NAMI Connection, a peer support group for adults living with mental illness of any kind, noon to 1:30 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at Ohio State University East, Talbot Hall, 1492 E. Broad St. This group is free and meets for 90 minutes once a month. NAMI Connection offers a casual environment and the facilitators are individuals who are in recovery themselves. No registration or enrollment is required. For more information call NAMI Franklin County at 614-501-6264.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pathway Clubhouse, 1203 E. Broad St. Meetings subject to change. Call Steve to confirm at 614-468-1967 or visit

Caregiver Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m., each third Wednesday of the month at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, 3776 S. High St. Topics covered include the hiring of in-home help, qualifying for homecare programs and dealing with the everyday stresses of caregiving. Free and free parking is available. Registration is necessary; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277 or via email at

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

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Jewish Family Services, 1070 College Ave. Open to those caring for someone with memory loss. Call Amanda Ripke at 614-271-1475.

Adult Epilepsy Support Group, 6:15 to 8 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Riverside Health Center, 500 Thomas Lane. Call 614-315-0437.

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. Saturday and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-470-0397.


The Bexley Board of Education meets monthly in the Bexley High School Community Room, 328 S. Cassingham Road. For the meeting schedule,

Bexley City Council, 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Call City Hall at 614-559-4200 for meeting location.

Bexley Mayor's Court, 9 a.m. every other Thursday in council chambers at City Hall, 2242 E. Main St.