Presentation of "Screwtape and Westboro," 11 a.m. April 12 at the Newman House, 64 W. Lane. Richard Rolwing, president of the National Institute for the Study of the Declaration of Independence, located in Reynoldsburg, will speak.


Northwest United Methodist Church, discussion of homelessness, 6:30 p.m. April 6, at the church, 5200 Riverside Drive. The program is designed to raise awareness and discuss what can be done to help those living without adequate shelter. Elfi Di Bella, president and CEO of the YWCA Columbus, will lead the conversation, which is free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served starting at 6 p.m., and childcare will be provided during the program. New or gently used, sturdy backpacks will be collected for the homeless. For reservations or more information, visit or contact the church office at 614-451-2825.

Storytellers of Central Ohio, Fireside Tales 2014, 2 p.m. April 6, at the Ohio History Center, Ohio Village Church, Interstate 71 and 17th Avenue. This annual event celebrating the art of storytelling and the oral tradition is open to anyone who can comprehend and appreciate a 90-minute concert of stories. Music will be performed by local musicians Jackie LaMuth, Mike Powers and Larry Staats. A donation of $5 is requested. For more information, contact Frank McGarvey at 614-268-0532 or

Presentation of "Screwtape and Westboro," 11 a.m. April 12 at the Newman House, 64 W. Lane. Richard Rolwing, president of the National Institute for the Study of the Declaration of Independence, located in Reynoldsburg, will speak.

Goodwill Columbus, e-Cycling Drive, 9 a.m. to noon April 26, at Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Lane. This event is being held in cooperation with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, the Columbus Clippers, WBNS-10TV and The Columbus Dispatch. Unwanted computers, small appliances and other electronics will be accepted from the public and used to create work opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers through Goodwill. Goodwill Columbus adheres to Responsible Recycling standards but does not accept liability for lost or confidential data or software. Donors are responsible for backing up any valuable information and erasing sensitive data from computer hard drives before dropping them off. Participants will receive a goody bag with items from event sponsors.

Health programs

Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, free workshop "Understanding the Healing Power of Tai Chi Chuan," 11 a.m. April 12, at 1200 Old Henderson Road, Columbus. It is free and open to the public. Dan Lucas, longtime Tai Chi facilitator at Cancer Support Community and workshop instructor, will focus on how the exercise promotes feelings of serenity and well-being, achieved by performing gentle movements that reduce stress and tension, improve posture and balance and increase muscle strength. Attendees are encouraged to register by April 8, by calling 614-884-4673 or sending an email to


Spring Home Buyers Workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 5, at Credit Union of Ohio's Hilliard branch, 5500 Britton Parkway. Topics to be addressed for first-time home buyers include what to consider before buying, the mortgage loan process and what happens at closing. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. The free workshop is open to the public, but has limited seating. Those interested in attending need to register in advance by sending an email to reservations@ For those unable to attend the April 5 workshop, a mini-workshop will be held from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. April 10, at Credit Union of Ohio's campus branch, 1660 Neil Ave. Additional information can be found at


Aldus Society, 7:30 p.m. April 10 at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. Joy M. Kiser, author of the book America's Other Audubon, will discuss her work in researching the life of Circleville native, Genevieve Estelle Jones who started to work on a reference book (entitled Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio) that would identify birds' nests and eggs, something that ornithologist John James Audubon had left out of Birds of America. Informal socializing begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 614-299-1980 or visit

Inventors Network, discussion of the invention process, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in Room 109, lower level of Kinney Hall, at the Columbus College of Art & Design, 470 E. Gay St. The topic for April will be "Intellectual Property Economics 101: Failing to Plan and Planning to Fail." Cost is $36 per year for membership (payable at any time, not pro-rated for a partial year), $5 per meeting at the door. Call 614-470-0144 or visit

100 Women Who Care, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. April 15, at the Rusty Bucket Restaurant, 7800 Olentangy River Road. The organization was started in November 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Miss., as a way of raising money efficiently and quickly for local nonprofits and worthwhile causes. The group meets four times per year for one hour, with members nominating a nonprofit to be one of three presenters at the next meeting. Groups present an overview of their work with members ultimately voting to donate $100 per meeting to the winning organization. For more information, go to or email

Columbus Folk Dancers, recreational international folk dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Summit on 16th United Methodist Church. First-time guests can 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.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Weekly videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. Topics change weekly and focus on popular life issues. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact

Northwest Area Progressives, monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at various locations in Grandview Heights. Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. Participants can get involved in political action and community service projects in the Grandview and northwest Columbus area. For more information, contact

Northwest Area Progressives Donkeys and Donuts, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Luck Bros. Coffee House, 1101 W. First Ave., Grandview Heights. Participants meet for informal and lively discussion about politics and current events. For more information, contact

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 or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month in the Education Room of Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St., Columbus (west entrance off of parking lot). Bring a dulcimer or call to ask about borrowing one. No need to read music. There is no fee. For more information, contact Barb at 614-848-5041 or email

North Outerbelt Amspirit, 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. Call Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or email

Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. Call Joe Sonderman at 614-294-2328. For more information, visit

Rotary Club of Dublin Worthington, noon Wednesdays at La Scala, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Road.

Accountant Information Market, Worthington-Westerville Chapter, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie's, 6152 Cleveland Ave. CPAs are invited to meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187.

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday of each month. Meeting times and locations can vary-visit For information on becoming a member, email

Support groups

Grief Support Group, 10 a.m. April 5, at First Community Village -- The Chelsea, 1800 Riverside Drive. For more information, contact Tiffany Bassler at 614-233-2157.

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, 10:30 a.m. to noon May 17, at the Northwest Library on Hard Road in Columbus. For more information, email

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 to attend. Call 614-396-4938 for more information.

Families In Touch, a support group for families and friends of adults affected by mental illness, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Dublin Counseling, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month in Room 300 at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. Meeting subject to change. Call Amanda at 614-889-5722, to confirm or visit

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, in Room 317 at Worthington Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Megan at 614-221-1441 or visit

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

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 distinct 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.

Caregiver Support Group, for friends and family of those facing cancer, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. There is no fee. For information, call 614-800-3819.

Bereavement Support Group, for those who have lost a loved one to cancer, at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. There is no fee. For information, call 614-800-3819.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call 614-459-7050.

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

Hearing Loss Support Group meets at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Meeting times vary with library scheduling. Call 614-861-7956 or email for more information.

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

Weathering the Storm, a support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one due to violence or other tragic means, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court. Free. Registration required. Call 614-889-5722.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics, 8 p.m. every Thursday at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road.

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

Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays, at Maple Grove United Methodist Church in basement room 6, 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.

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.

Emotions Anonymous, 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road. For more information, call 614-470-0397 or visit

Overeaters Anonymous, for meeting information, visit the website at

OCDconnect (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), a free, faith-based support group of women, 5 to 7 p.m., the first and third Sundays of each month at 979 High St., second floor. Contact Judy Lair 614-893-5603.

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

WoW (Widows or Widowers) Club, second Saturday of the month, call Mary at 614-309-0804.