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Events and programs
Franklin County Public Health and the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine, rabies immunization clinic for dogs and cats, 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds (Edwards Building), 4100 Columbia St., Hilliard. Cost is $5 per pet, cash only; no appointment is necessary. All dogs and cats must be on a leash or in an animal carrier. Dog licenses will also be available for sale and the Capital Area Humane Society will provide microchip ID's from 24 PetWatch at $15 each pet. For more information, visit myfcph.org or call 614-525-3160.
Congregation Beth Tikvah, 10th annual Chicken Souper Bowl Cook-off, 5 p.m. Feb. 6 at 6121 Olentangy River Road. Professional chefs and home cooks from across the Columbus area will compete to see whose soup and challah will win. Admission of $6 per adult and $4 for children 5 and older includes unlimited soup and challah samples, hours d'oeuvres, sweets and drinks. Music, games and a photo booth also will be featured. Children ages 4 and younger attend for free. Guests who bring a can of soup to donate will save $1 off admission. (One can/$1 per person.) All cans will be donated to the Holy Family Soup Kitchen. Proceeds help send Beth Tikvah children to Jewish summer camps. For more information call 614-885-6286.
Dublin Arts Council, "emerging: an exhibition of student artwork," through Feb. 19 in the council's gallery at 7125 Riverside Drive. Artwork created by students who live within Dublin City Schools' attendance area and students who have participated in DAC summer ARTcamps will be featured. The juried exhibition includes Best of Show and cash awards in five categories from kindergarten through grade 12 and the DCS POWER Plus program. The opening reception and the exhibition are free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 614-889-7444.
Special Olympics Ohio, 2016 Polar Plunge, Feb. 20 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Road, Powell. All money raised by Polar Plunge events benefits more than 23,000 Special Olympics athletes in Ohio. Participants obtain a minimum of $75 or $50 (students) in pledges and then jump into the Polar Plunge pool. Plungers must be at least 8 years old. Guests will be charged a $10 zoo entry fee. Others can participate through "Too Chicken to Plunge," raising a minimum of $30. All plungers receive a T-shirt, food and non-alcoholic beverages at a post-event party. Register at sooh.org or call 614-239-7050.
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. weekdays.
BMI Federal Credit Union, Financial Fundamentals workshop, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at its Dublin branch, 6165 Emerald Parkway. The free workshop will cover credit reports, budgeting and debt management. To register, visit bmifcu.org/calendar or call 614-707-4000.
Midwest College Planning, free Paying for College workshop for parents of college-bound students, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 75 N. High St. Topics include how to identify available grants, loans and scholarships and submit related paperwork. For more information go to midwestcollegeplanning.com.
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. The seminar, led by meteorologists from the NWS Forecast Office in Wilmington, will provide specialized training in how to spot, report and prepare for tornadoes and other severe weather conditions. Training and parking are free and open to the public. Registration deadline is the close of business Feb. 19. Residents can sign up at fcemhs.org.; click link "Register for the 2016 Weather Spotter Training."
Women's Institute for Financial Education, nonprofit divorce workshop "What Every Woman Needs to Know About Divorce," 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Saturday of every month except December, at 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd., Columbus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The sessions, for women contemplating a divorce or in the midst of a divorce, will be led by a marriage and family therapist, a financial adviser and a family law attorney. Topics include the emotional, financial and legal aspects of divorce. Free, but registration is recommended. Go to secondsaturdaycolumbus.com. For more information contact Kitty Hedges at 614-545-4015 or email@example.com.
Dublin Community Recreation Center, weekly line dancing class for beginners, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sundays, 5600 Post Road. This class will introduce people of all ages to modern social line dancing; no line dance experience necessary. Cost is $3 per class. This class is offered in addition to a Beginner/Improver class from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays and a more advanced class at 2 p.m. Sundays. Music for this class is not limited to country alone. For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Red Cross, blood donations, 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.
Crosswoods Pediatrics, Walk with a Doc program, 10 a.m. every Thursday at Coffman Park, 5568 Emerald Parkway. Meet at Coffman Pavilion. The walks are free for anyone interested in taking steps to improve their health. A doctor will be on hand to answer questions and talk with people. For more information call 614-645-1260.
Women Today, luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2 at Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Road. A speaker will discuss how to live a healthy lifestyle. New attendees are invited to join this social and philanthropic organization. For reservations, due Jan. 25, contact Marge at 614-433-9903 or Nancy at 740-548-5952.
Buckeye Bop Club, swing dance club, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at the Emerald City Ballroom, 2809 Festival Lane, Dublin. Lessons are offered from 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing follows. Partners are not necessary and beginners are welcome. Membership is $25 per year; cover charges are $8 for guests, $5 for members. For more information go to v4.buckeyebopclub.org.
Dublin Coffman Moms In Prayer, 8:15 a.m. Thursdays, Radiant Life Church, 7100 Post Road. This group of Christian mothers meets for one hour each week to pray for each member's child(ren), other students at the high school, as well as teachers, staff and school concerns. All prayer requests are confidential. For more information, contact Jeannine Gradeless at email@example.com or Mary Bosworth at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find a Moms in Prayer group for a different school, visit momsinprayer.org.
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 inventorscolumbus.com.
Creative Hands Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, 9:30 a.m. to noon on the second Tuesday at Trillium Place, 3500 Trillium Crossing (Independent Activity Room). The guild's purpose is educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint. Stitchers of all levels are welcome. For information contact Pat at 614-885-0856 or email@example.com.
Dublin A.M. Rotary, 7:30 a.m. Fridays at the Country Club at Muirfield, 8715 Muirfield Drive, Dublin. For more information go to dublinam.org or call Michael Blackwell at 614-479-3173.
Kiwanis Club of Dublin, 6:30 p.m. on the first, second, and fourth Mondays of the month at the Bogey Inn, 6013 Glick Road. The group performs service work at the Dublin Food Pantry at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. The Food Pantry is located at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St. in Dublin. For more information call Greg Ruff at 614-975-7185.
LCP/L Wesley G. Davids Post 800, Dublin American Legion, 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Iaconos on Dublin Road in Shawnee Hills. All veterans are welcome. For more information contact Jeff Noble at 614-214-6451.
OCLC Toastmasters, noon the first and third Thursdays of every month at OCLC Inc., Private Dining Room, 6565 Kilgour Place, Dublin. Visitors are welcome. For more information go to oclctoastmastersclubs.org.
Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Sawmill Lanes, 4825 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit sawmill.toastmastersclubs.org. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.
American Legion Memorial Post 614, 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, in the Rice Room of the Safety Services Building, 5181 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard.
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 sites.google.com/site/columbusareaega or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.
Accountant Information Market, Dublin-Powell Chapter, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie's, 3890 Presidential Parkway. CPAs are invited to meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187.
Essential to Leadership Toastmasters, noon to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays at Atrium II South Tower, first-floor conference room, 5455 Rings Road, Dublin. Visit 1276053.toastmastersclubs.org.
Rotary Club of Dublin-Worthington, noon Wednesdays at La Scala, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Road.
Northwest Civic Association, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, except July, at Meadow Park Church, 2425 Bethel Road.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Dublin Metro Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 6665 Perimeter Loop Road. For more information, contact Jo Funderburg at 614-408-3730 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. For information email email@example.com.
Mindful Living Group, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at Worthington United Methodist Church, Browning Lounge, 600 High St. Meetings are subject to change. Call Megan at 614-221-1441 to confirm or visit mhafc.org.
Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, in Room 314 at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. Meetings subject to change. Call Megan to confirm at 614-221-1441 or visit mhafc.org.
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 mhafc.org.
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. An additional group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Megan to confirm at 614-221-1441 or visit mhafc.org.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Dublin Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Heather Mudgett at 317-313-4316 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.
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 for dates and times. For information visit mhafc.org.
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.
Better Breathers Club of Dublin Pulmonary Support Group, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. the third Monday of the month, at Dublin Methodist Hospital in Conference Room One, 7500 Hospital Drive. For more information, call Anne at 614-544-8338.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.
Cocaine Anonymous, for meeting information, 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 the Ohio State University Medical Center, 452 W. 10th Ave. Call Jeff Davidson at 614-580-1561 or visit mendedheartscentralohio.org.
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 info@LowSelfHelpSystems.org.
Better Breathers Club of Dublin, 6 to 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month in the front lobby conference room of Dublin Methodist Hospital. Monthly topics will be discussed. Enjoy new friendships and support. Free and open to anyone diagnosed with any pulmonary disease, their loved ones and caregivers. Light refreshments are provided, along with door prizes. Wheelchair accessible.
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, 8001 Ravines Edge Court. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-896-8222 or visit thecenterforbalanced living.org.
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, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. For more information, call 614-470-0397 or visit emotionsanonymous.org.
MOMS Club of Dublin, Southeast Chapter, meets the second Friday of each month at the Dublin Recreation Center, 5200 Emerald Parkway. For meeting times, visit momsclubofdublinse.webs.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings are held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 5200 Emerald Parkway, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are subject to change. For confirmation, call the Dublin Clerk of Council at 614-410-4436.
Architectural Review Board, 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Board of Zoning Appeals, 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month.