Check out the roundup of local events, activities, meetings, etc., for the coming week.
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Diversity in Science Day, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at COSI, 333 W. Broad St. Learn about scientists from every continent and many different cultures. Try out some of the advances they helped make as COSI opens its new exhibit, "Race: Are We So Different?"
Spaghetti Dinner, sponsored by the St. Michael Knights of Columbus #11445, 1:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at St. Michael Church, 5750 N. High St. Proceeds will support seminarians. Menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, roll, dessert and beverage. The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 6 to 12 and seniors aged 65 or older. Children 5 and younger are free. A drive-thru service will be available from 3:30-7 p.m.
Vaughan Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. every Monday at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St. This 21-piece orchestra performs big band jazz. Admission is $10 general and $5 for students. Ample parking.Meetings
Clintonville Woman's Club, noon Friday, Jan. 27, at the clubhouse, 3951 N. High St. Following lunch, the Make-a-Wish Foundation will give a presentation. Luncheon reservations required. Call (614) 268-5525.
The Pilot Club of Columbus, 6:15 the third Tuesday of the month at the Holiday Inn City Center, 175 E. Town St. This civic service organization focuses on improving the quality of life of people with brain-related disorders and disabilities. Call Teddi at (614) 539-6293.
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) 404-8709 or visit ALColumbus.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. Visit www.newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email email@example.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
Debtors Anonymous, a 12-step program for the financially challenged, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Glen Echo Presbyterian Church, 220 Cliffside Drive. Call (614) 404-4827.
Cocaine Anonymous, 8 p.m. Saturdays in the Medical Building at Riverside Health Center, 500 Thomas Lane. Visit caohio.org or call (614) 251-1122.
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 or visit www.mendedheartscentralohio.org.
Compassionate Friends, an organization assisting families following the death of a child, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every second Tuesday at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road. For more information, visit www.tcfcolumbusoh.org.
Arthritis Peer Network, 6:30-8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Panera Bread, 4519 N. High St. This group is designed for working adults to share and offer support. Call the Arthritis Foundation at (614) 876-8200.
Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 N. High St. Individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, panic, fatigue, depression or fear are welcome. Call Paul at (614) 895-6760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men's Conversational English Group, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Fridays, at Indianola Presbyterian Church, 1970 Waldeck Ave. Free sessions where international men can practice speaking American English in a comfortable, friendly group. Each individual, his country, religion and culture will be respected. Contact Bob Patton at email@example.com or Jack Kyle at 325-0208.
Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Support Group, 3-4:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. Free and open to the public. 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, sponsored 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. Also: 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at North Central Mental Health Services, 1301 N. High St. Call facilitator Mary Brennan-Hoffman at (614) 299-6600, ext. 2073.
Hearing Loss Support Group meets at Whetstone Public Library. Meeting times vary with library scheduling. Call (614) 861-7956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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, a social and support group for stay-at-home moms and their children. Email email@example.com or visit clintonvillemomsclub.yolasite.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. Call 459-7050.
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) 546-4180.
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. Call Linda Purcell at 875-2551 extension 264.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7-9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 547-9788. Meadow Park Church of God is not affiliated with the DBSA.
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 547-9788.
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 In Touch, co-sponsored by North Central Mental Health Services, for family members and friends of teens/young adults with mental illness, 6-7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 1301 N. High St. Call Don Schmidt at 299-6600, ext. 2129.
Families Anonymous, for parents of those with substance abuse or behavioral problems, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 885-5199 or 875-8695.
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.
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.