Imagine Productions, Best of Imagine: Volume 1 show, 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd. The program highlights each of the company's past 16 shows. Tickets are on sale at

Events and programs

Friends of the Sawmill Wetlands, Sawmill Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 at the Sawmill Wetlands State Education Area, located just west of The Andersons store on Sawmill Place Boulevard. Park in the Sawmill Wetlands parking lot with overflow parking in the lot adjacent to Whole Foods Market. Participants can build a pine cone bird feeder and, if snow is on the ground, look for animal tracks. Free. For more information email

Imagine Productions, Best of Imagine: Volume 1 show, 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd. The program highlights each of the company's past 16 shows. Tickets are on sale at

Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, annual Shrove Tuesday Spaghetti Dinner, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at 15 Clinton Heights Ave. The youth of Clinton Heights are making homemade sauce and meatballs to be served with the spaghetti, bread sticks, salad and drinks. Members of the congregation will provide desserts. Donations will be accepted, with proceeds to be given to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's World Hunger Appeal.

Clintonville Chamber of Commerce Happy Hour, 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Wine Bistro, 4416 N. High St. Register at or call 614-262-2790.

Maple Grove United Methodist Church, spaghetti dinner and silent auction, Feb. 13 in the church fellowship hall, 7 W. Henderson Road. The dinner has two seatings, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available in the church office for $10, $5 for children ages 12 and younger. The auction is from 5 to 8 p.m. For information call Mike or Lynne Matthaes at 614-261-3633.

Glass Axis, Glassquerade: Fire and Ice, a party and fundraiser for the nonprofit glass art studio, 7 p.m. to midnight Feb. 27 at 610 W. Town St. Activities will include glassblowing demos, silent auctions, an art raffle, a photo booth, a High Energy Glass Fashion Show, music and dancing. Free desserts and refreshments, a cash bar and a food truck, with a $5 voucher included in admission of $50 in advance, $60 at the door, will be offered. Cost is $40 for students and members. Reserved tickets are will-call, available at the Glass Axis entrance. For more information visit or call 614-291-4250.

Charity Newsies Pancake Breakfast, with Chris Cakes, 9 a.m. to noon March 5 at Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Ave. Cost is $10, $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee will be included. Proceeds will help Charity Newsies provide new school clothes to children in need.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Ohio Buckeye Chapter, Walk MS: Columbus, 9 a.m. April 9 at Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Lane. Check in will begin at 8 a.m. Fundraising support from the walk supports programs and services for people affected by MS. For information about walking, donating or volunteering, visit

Columbus Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month through March in the community room at Whetstone Community Center, 3923 N. High St. Winter vegetables such as squash, carrots, potatoes, spinach, onions, garlic, brussels sprouts and mushrooms will be available. Other items include meats, jams and jellies, pasta sauce, fresh breads, homemade cookies, hand pies, focaccia, herbal remedies, teas, body care, herb dips, honey, maple syrup and farm fresh eggs. Local bands will perform. For more information visit

Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St. Free parking. $10 general admission, $5 for students.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program helps unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over secure employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job-search assistance. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Classes, workshops

Ohio Dominican University and Education First Credit Union, free seminars on financial literacy, starting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center, Rooms 258-260, on ODU's main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road. This session, for university students and area residents, will focus on home buying. Additional sessions, available for high school students and their parents, will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the same location as follows: Feb. 27, College Funding; March 19, Money & Ethics; April 2, Preparing for Your Future; and April 23, Basic Money Management. The seminars will include short presentations, case analyses and projects on financial planning. Students who attend five or more seminars are eligible for ODU credit. Attendees of the 12:30 p.m. sessions will be entered to win a gift card and lunch will be provided free. To register for a seminar, email Tiffany Pirwitz at

Midwest College Planning, free Paying for College workshop for parents of college-bound students, 6:30 p.m. March 1 at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolian Library, 3909 N. High St. Topics include how to identify available grants, loans and scholarships and submit related paperwork. For more information go to

Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security and The Ohio State University Emergency Management, annual Tornado and Severe Weather Spotter Seminar by the National Weather Service, 9 a.m. March 5 at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road. Meteorologists from the NWS Forecast Office in Wilmington will discuss how to spot, report and prepare for tornadoes and other severe weather conditions. Training and parking are free. Register by the close of business Feb. 19 at; click "Register for the 2016 Weather Spotter Training."

Whetstone Folk Dancing, free recreational international folk dancing, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Whetstone Community Center in the dance room. No partner required. For more information contact Mike at or 614-592-4696.

Forum at Knightsbridge, Tai Chi classes, 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at 4950 Knightsbridge Blvd. Sessions are free and open to the public. To register call Barb Daily at 614-451-6793.


Clintonville Energy Collaborative, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave.

Aldus Society, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. Matt Kish, author of Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page, will discuss his artistic process and his visual interpretation of classics. Admission is free and open to the public. Informal socializing begins at 7 p.m. For more information call 614-268-6222 or visit aldussociety.

Wild Ones, 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 13 in the Community Room at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3909 N. High St. Lisa Ruschman, a naturalist and Home Certified Volunteer Naturalist member in Lake County, will discuss invasive earthworms and their impact on natural areas.

Columbus Area Boardgaming Society, on the first and third Fridays and second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 670 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Suite E, Worthington. Participants choose board games from the more than 1,000 options in the CABS library. The first visit is free. For a meeting schedule go to For more information email

Inventors Network, discussion of the invention process, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Ohio Business College, 4525 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard. Cost is $36 per year for membership (payable at any time, not pro-rated for a partial year), $5 per meeting for nonmembers at the door. Call 614-470-0144 or visit

Urban Beekeepers of Central Ohio, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1450 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. Membership for calendar year is $10. Participants will hear expert speakers, view demonstrations and join in activities. For more information email

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.

Mid-Ohio Boogie Club, swing dance club, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at 1960 Schrock Road, Columbus. Dance lessons from 7 to 8 pm.; dancing follows. Singles, couples and beginners are invited. Membership is $35 per year; cover charges are $8 for guests, $3 for members. For more information go to or call 614-939-1844.

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; 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 participate at no cost. For directions go to For additional information, contact Leslie at or 614-262-7248, or Ann at or 614-267-8183.

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. 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.

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. Free. For more information, contact Barb at or 614-530-8827.

Christ Living Stones Rebuilding the Wall of Separation Between Truth and Error, formerly Discipling Converts to become Soldiers in God's Army, Northland area. For more information, call 614-262-4764.

Central Ohioans for Peace, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at the Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave. Call 614-436-3531.

Assistance League of Metro Columbus, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at 400 W. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 170, Worthington. Call 614-404-8709 or visit

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 central Ohio within one year of relocation. Visit for meeting times and locations. For information email

Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. For more information, visit

AmSpirit Business Connections--Atlas Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave., Columbus. Contact Frank Agin at

Columbus Audubon Society, 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September through April, at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center in the Scioto-Audubon Metro Park, 505 W. Whittier St. Members and other nature enthusiasts learn about all wildlife with an emphasis on birds. The meetings include a short program at 7 p.m., refreshments and door prizes at 7:15 p.m. followed by a main speaker at 7:30 p.m. Go to for more information.

Support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m. Tuesday and Sunday as well as 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road.

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 Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. An additional group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at North Central Mental Health, 1301 N. High St. Call Megan to confirm either meeting at 614-221-1441. Meetings subject to change. For information, visit

GOALS (Giving Those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Another Lifestyle) Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, in Room 314 at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. This group is co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Anxiety and Behavioral Health Services. Meetings are subject to change. Call Megan at 614-221-1441 to confirm. For information go to

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 10:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Lauren Croman at 614-888-7492 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. A group also meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Call Marjorie Witkowski at 614-459-7050.

Alzheimer's Men's Breakfast Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio chapter, 8:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Panera Bread-Clintonville, 4519 N. High St. Call Matt Levering at 614-457-6003.

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 free group to ask questions, meet others and share stories. Patricia Summers, a registered nurse and experienced oncology nurse, is the leader. To register, visit or call 614-884-4673.

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. Call 614-396-4938 for more information.

Guy's Night: Men Supporting Men, 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Cancer Support Community, 1200 Old Henderson Road. The group, led 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. To register, call 614-884-4673.

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 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.

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. Meetings, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, are subject to change. Call Tonya at 614-221-1441 for dates and times. For information visit

Debtors Anonymous, a 12-step program for the financially challenged, 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Glen Echo United Presbyterian Church, 220 Cliffside Drive. Call 614-404-4827.

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 or visit

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

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 the Ohio State University Medical Center, 452 W. 10th Ave. Call Jeff Davidson at 614-580-1561 or visit

Arthritis Peer Network, 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Panera Bread, 4519 N. High St. This group is for working adults to receive and offer support. Call the Arthritis Foundation at 614-876-8200.

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 or

Men and Women's Conversational English Group, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Fridays at Indianola Presbyterian Church, 1970 Waldeck Ave. Free sessions allow international men and women to practice speaking American English. Each individual, country, religion and culture is respected. Contact Bob Patton at or Jack Kyle at 614-325-0208.

MOMS Club of Clintonville, a social and support group for stay-at-home moms and their children. Email or visit

Overeaters Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road. Also: 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Carol at 614-777-8596 or visit

Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 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 or visit

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 614-885-5199 or 614-875-8695.