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Events and programs
Simply Living meetup, 2:30 to 3:30 June 26 during ComFest, Goodale Park, 120 W. Goodale St., Columbus. The meetup is designed to demonstrate how to work toward the same goal: a healthy, sustainable and vibrant community and planet. Leaders from groups will have 5 to 10 minutes to share their work related to the environment, economy, equity and education. For more information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Truck Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 26 at the Ronald McDonald House, 711 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus. Local food trucks will donate 10 percent of their proceeds to Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Ohio. For more information, visit rmhc-centralohio.org/events.
Summer Fridays, noon to 1 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 26 on the Ohio Statehouse West Lawn, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus. A free lunchtime performing arts series. For more information, visit ohiostatehouse.org.
Ohio Statehouse grounds tour, 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30 starting at the West Lawn, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus. The free 45-minute tour will highlight the Statehouse's exterior architecture, monuments, Civil War cannons and foliage. For more information, visit ohiostatehouse.org.
Capitol anniversary celebration, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 16 at the Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board invites all Ohioans and visitors from across the country for a day of events and exhibits in celebration of the Statehouse restoration project's 20th anniversary. For more information, visit ohiostatehouse.org.
Doggy Sunday School, 10 a.m. to noon Sundays, through September at Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus. A fenced-in area on church grounds will be open for dogs and their owners to play in, weather permitting. Advance registration is requested. To register, visit livingston-church.org.
Speak Up for Children Breakfast, 7:15 to 9 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, 50 N. Third St. Sponsored by the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County. The breakfast helps raise awareness and funds for CASA, which advocates for abused and neglected children in Franklin County. For more information, email email@example.com or visit casacolumbus.org.
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 and 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, with participants bringing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mended Hearts of Central Ohio meeting, 6 p.m. July 14 at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave., Columbus. The meeting will focus on living with atrial fibrillation. Sixty heart patients and caregivers will meet to learn and support one another. For more information or to RSVP, call 614-580-1561 or email email@example.com.
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 schumacherplace.org 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. The group provides opportunities for members and other nature enthusiasts to learn about and enjoy 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 columbus.audubon.org 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 ohiosuv.com.
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 rscdscincinnati.org 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 columbussacredharp.org 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 www.bigscioty.com/english.html or call Sue at 614-263-9501.
Schizophrenics Anonymous, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pathway Clubhouse, 1203 E. Broad St., Columbus. The group is co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Columbus Area Inc. Meetings are subject to change; call to confirm at 614-468-1967 or visit mhafc.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Columbus Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays in 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 email@example.com.
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 frankagin@ amspirit.com. For general information, visitamspirit.com.
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 mhafc.org.
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 mhafc.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 about meetings, call 614-251-1122 or visit caohio.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.
Narcotics Anonymous, 5 p.m. Fridays at UMC for All People, 946 Parsons Ave. For more information, call David at 614-895-1002.