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Events and programs

The Jubilee Museum, exhibition of "Memory of an Artist: The Personal Collection and Artwork of Father Harry Schneider," through Feb. 6 at 57 S. Grubb St. Highlights from Schneider's art collection, and his own artwork in jewelry, ceramics and works on paper are featured. Schneider assisted at a number of parishes including St. Matthew Parish (Gahanna) and Holy Spirit Parish (Columbus), was a founding member and a past president of the Liturgical Art Guild of Ohio and was an art instructor at St. Charles Preparatory School. For more information visit or call 614-600-0054. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per person.

Paws to Party, benefiting CHA Animal Shelter, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Columbus Athenaeum in the Olympian Ballroom, 32 N. Fourth St. The event includes dinner; unlimited wine, beer and appetizers; a silent auction with more than 100 items; music; and adoptable dogs featured on stage. Tickets, $90 for shelter members, $95 nonmembers, can be purchased by visiting the website at

Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, 2016 Ohio Statehouse Wedding Showcase, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at 78 S. High St. Join The Berwick, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, City Barbeque, L.A. Catering, Metro Cuisine, Milo's, Spagio and Two Caterers will be hosted by Event Source, All Occasions and Metro Cuisine. Parking is free in the Ohio Statehouse garage; all attendees receive a "Statehouse Swag Bag." The event is free and open to the public.

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. For information and links to registration, visit or call 614-239-7050.

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 other refreshments, a cash bar and a food truck, with a $5 voucher are included in admission of $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Cost is $40 for students and members. Reserved tickets are will-call at the Glass Axis entrance. For more information visit or call 614-291-4250.

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 begins at 8 a.m. The walk supports programs and services for people affected by MS. For information about walking, donating or volunteering, visit

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

Clayspace, Clay and Coffee, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays at 831 S. Front St. Participants create an original work of art with clay, such as a coffee mug or tiles. Clayspace provides instruction, materials and firing. Participants bring their own coffee. Cost is $40. For reservations, which are requested, call 614-449-8144.


Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Additional sessions are available from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Wednesday and the third Monday of each month. Enrollment options, prescription drug plans and their benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes and long-term care insurance will be discussed. The free, confidential, one-on-one service is offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. To make an appointment contact Monica at 614-559-5502 or


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. Free and open to the public. Informal socializing begins at 7 p.m. For more information call 614-268-6222 or visit aldussociety.

German Village SnB stitching group, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Stauf's, 627 S. Third St. All crafters are invited to join fellow knitters,crocheters etc. for an evening of conversation and coffee.

Merion Village Association, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the MVA Information Center, 1330 S. Fourth St.

Schumacher Place Civic Association, 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Check under the community link for meeting location.

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.

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Jackson Township Office, 3756 Hoover Road, Grove City. Meetings are open to all with an interest in honoring the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic. For more 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.

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 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.

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.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Pathway Clubhouse, 1203 E. Broad St. Meetings subject to change. Call Steve to confirm at 614-251-7820 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

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

AmSpirit Business Connections-City Center Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the German Village Society, 588 S. Third St. The program focuses on networking opportunities. For more information contact Frank Agin at 614-476-5540 or For general information, visit

Support groups

German Village Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Sundays, 7 a.m. weekday mornings and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Livingston Avenue United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave.

German Village Al-Anon, 5:30 p.m. Sundays at Livingston Avenue United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave. Family members and friends of alcoholics are invited.

Depression Support Group, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 7 to 8:30 p.m., the second and fourth Thursday of the month at North Central Mental Health, 1301 N. High St. Call Megan to confirm at 614-221-1441. Meetings subject to change. For information, visit

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

NAMI Connection, a free 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. NAMI Connection facilitators are in recovery themselves. No registration or enrollment is required. For more information call NAMI Franklin County at 614-501-6264.

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, 174 E. Long St. Topics covered include hiring in-home help, qualifying for homecare programs and dealing with the everyday stresses of caregiving. Free; free parking. Registration is necessary; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277 or via email at

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.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Marion Franklin Recreation Center, 2801 Lockbourne Road. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Tricia Bingham at 614-457-6003 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at United Methodist Church for All People, 946 Parsons Ave. For more information, call David at 614-895-1002.

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

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.

Narcotics Anonymous, 5 p.m. Fridays at UMC for All People, 946 Parsons Ave. For more information, call David at 614-895-1002.