Events

Events

Christine's Christmas, a concert to benefit the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children's Hospital, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Dublin Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland-Croy Road. A reception will follow at Muirfield Village Golf Club, 5750 Memorial Drive. Tickets are $50 for adults and $20 for students and children. Visit nationwidechildren.org/christineschristmas or call (614) 355-0810.

Health

Free Memory Screenings, Monday, Nov. 30, at the Columbus Alzheimer Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Screenings are a first step toward early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, and are free and confidential. To schedule an appointment, call the center at (614) 459-7050 during the hours of 9 a.m.-noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Meetings

Central Ohioans for Peace, 7 p.m. Mondays at the Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave. Visit www.centralohioansforpeace.org or call 436-3531.

Assistance League of Metro Columbus, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call (614) 888-0220 or visit almetrocolumbus.org.

Inventors Network meets to discuss the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. The meeting fee is $5 for non-members and $36 per year for members. Call 470-0144 or visit www.inventorscolumbus.com.

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday of each month. The league is a social organization whose purpose is to bring together new residents of the Columbus metropolitan area to meet and make friends while adjusting to their new surroundings. NNLC offers a variety of special interest groups and activities. Exact meeting times and locations can vary--visit www.newneighborscolumbus.com. For information on becoming a member, e-mail nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com

The Right Connection-Clintonville Chapter, 8 a.m. Wednesdays, at Panera Bread, 4519 N. High St. Call Jason Meek at (614) 419-7873.

Power Lunch Columbus, a weekly workplace lunch-hour ministry, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, at the Ohio Theatre, 55 E. State St. Rev. Charles Montgomery officiates. Free. For more information, call Kimberly Montgomery at (614) 206-7962.

Support groups

Divorce Support, 2:30-4 p.m. Sundays beginning Nov. 29 at St. Michael Church, 5750 N. High St. This six-week program provides a positive environment of comfort and support where individuals can process the loss of a marriage. A book, suggested readings and handout materials will be available. To register, call Ms. Jones at 846-2361 or the parish office at 885-7814.

Widowhood Support Group, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Forum at Knightsbridge Columbus, 4590 Knightsbridge Blvd. A free lunch will be provided by Knightsbridge, and a tour of the facility will also be offered. Transportation will be provided--meet at the Griswold Center, 777 High St., by noon. Advance registration required. Call Jan Patton at 273-2961 by Monday, Nov. 30.

The Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation Central Ohio Chapter will begin meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Panera Bread, 6665 Perimeter Loop Road. All are welcome. Call Carol Eubanks at (614) 734-1577.

Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. Call Chris at (614) 842-6320.

Cliffside 12 & 12, an Alcoholics Anonymous group, 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at Glen Echo Presbyterian Church, 220 Cliffside Dr. This is an open meeting and anyone may attend. Call (614) 253-8501.

Depression Support Group, held by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 7-8:30 p.m., the first and third Mondays of the month at the Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Karen Berry at (614) 221-1441.

Hearing Loss Support Group, at Whetstone Public Library. Meeting times vary with library scheduling. Call (614) 861-7956 or e-mail cohear@aol.com for more information.

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.

MOMS Club of Clintonville, 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month. For information, e-mail clintonvillemomsclub@yahoo.com or visit www.geocities.com/clintonvillemomsclub.

"My" Food Allergy Support Group, for parents of children with life-threatening food allergies, meets monthly. Group maintains a private e-mail group for sharing support and ideas. For meeting information, contact Dena Friedel at dfriedel@insight.rr.com.

Overeaters Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road. Contact Diane at (614) 898-5447. Also: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Carol at (614) 777-8596 or visit the Web site at ww.OA.org.

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

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, at Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease.ĘCallĘ459-7050.

Breast Cancer Support Group, led by a psychologist, social workers and registered nurses. The groups are ongoing; join any time. Call Mount Carmel St. Ann's at (614) 898-8517.

Columbus Chapter of the National Stuttering Project, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the J. Leonard Camera Rehabilitation Center, 2050 Kenny Road. Meetings are free. Call 447-8568.

CORDS (Cancer Overcomers Receiving Deliverance Support) meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of the month at Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Road.ĘCall Linda Purcell at 875-2551 extension 264.

Couples pursuing adoption meet the second and fourth Monday of the month. For location and time, call Dee at 236-2678. Sponsored by RESOLVE of Ohio.

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) 441-9676.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus - Young Adults, 7-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Room 126 of Summit on 16th United Methodist Church, 82 E. 16th Ave. Also open all-age group. Free and open to the public. Call (614) 654-4823 or e-mail dbsa@netzero.net.

Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4-5 p.m. Saturday and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 470-0397.

Families Anonymous, for parents of those with substance abuse or behavioral problems, 7 p.m. Thursdays, at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 885-5199 or 875-8695.

Fibromyalgia/Pain Management Group, 7:30-9 p.m. every Tuesday, at the Columbus Chiropractic Center, 5870 Cleveland Ave. Contact Phyllis Ritter at 898-9479.

Obsessive-Compulsive/OCA Support Group meets at 8 p.m. every Wednesday, North Central Mental Health Building, 1301 N. High St. A 12-step program for anyone who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Call Larry Robinson at 870-6786.

Parkinson Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Forum at Knightsbridge, 4625 Knightsbridge Blvd. Call John Gabel at 761-3130.

Parents of children with epilepsy meet from 6-8 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Riverside Health Center. No fee. Childcare available if registered. Call 358-0874.

Single Mothers Support Group, women's outreach for women, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, at 1950-H N. Fourth St. Child care is provided.

Sister Friends Support Group, for women living with HIV/AIDS, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Passages, 823 1/2 E. Long St.

Thyroid Cancer Support Group meets from 10:30-noon the second Saturday of the month at the Victorian Village Health Center, first floor, 1132 Hunter Ave. Call 436-5411.

Young Adult Epilepsy Support Group, 2 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month at the Epilepsy Foundation, 510 E. North Broadway, Suite 400. Call 261-1100.