Upper Arlington Community Foundation, fourth annual Raise the Roof, 7 to 11 p.m. May 1, at the Amelita Mirolo Barn in Sunny 95 Park, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane. This UACF fundraiser features entertainment by Grassinine. Tickets are $50. To purchase tickets, go to uacommunityfoundation.com.
Events and programs
Columbus School for Girls, 2015 Scholars Gala, 7:30 p.m. April 25, at the Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph, 620 N. High St. Live music, a collaborative art project, live and silent auctions, high-end raffle packages, food from the Guild House and cocktails will be featured. A Gallery Reception for Gallery Level Sponsors begins at 6:30 p.m. Attire is cocktail. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at columbusschoolforgirls.org. For more , contact Mary Pat Martin at 614-252-0781, ext. 301.
Upper Arlington Community Foundation, fourth annual Raise the Roof, 7 to 11 p.m. May 1, at the Amelita Mirolo Barn in Sunny 95 Park, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane. This UACF fundraiser features entertainment by Grassinine. Tickets are $50.
Church Women United, 100th anniversary celebration and luncheon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 5100 Karl Road, Columbus. The guest speaker will be Rev. Rebecca Tollefson, executive director of the Ohio Council of Churches. Tickets are $25 per person. For reservations, call 614-237-1882.
Upper Arlington Farmers' Market, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, May 13 through Sept. 30, at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Road. Admission is free.
Upper Arlington 2015 Spring Fling, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16, at Sunny 95 Park, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane, Upper Arlington. The event features activities such as Touch A Truck, inflatable games, a fishing derby, arts and crafts activities, music and more. Admission is free.
Upper Arlington Wall of Honor Ceremony, 3 p.m. May 17, at the Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road. This annual event commemorates a deceased Upper Arlington resident based on one or more of the following requirements: was outstanding in achievement in the arts, professions, politics, science, education, sports, religion,commerce, philanthropy or public service; has a reputation that brings honor to the community; made a personal commitment and service to the community; or has had a lasting impact for the good of the community.
Central Ohio Transition Network, third annual Celebration of Age event, "Stylin' with Wine & Chocolate," 7 to 9 p.m. June 15, at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive, Lewis Center. TTN members who volunteered for various makeovers will show off their new look. The volunteers' stylists will share tips for clothes, jewelry and makeup for women over 50. Complimentary wine and chocolate will be available. Tickets can be purchased for raffle prizes, including style and makeover items. Register at bit.ly/CelebrationofAge2015. Cost is $25 for members, $35 nonmembers.
AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing 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
Columbus School for Girls, summer programs for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, June 15 through Aug. 7. Registration is open for The Explore Program! for children ages 3-5, morning programs with week-long themes for grades 1-3, morning programs with two course selections for grades 4-8, and afternoon programs with sports camps and experiential learning for grades 1-8. Upper School Programs are offered for rising freshmen through seniors who need extra support in a subject area or would like to receive academic credit. Credit courses are offered from June 15 through July 2 and July 6-24. Non-credit courses are offered during term 2. Extended care options are available. For more information, call Rachel Barends at 614-252-0781, ext. 435.Meetings
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. April topics include: April 23, Inside the Gun Debate: To Hunt? To Defend? To Assault?; and April 30, Isolated and Alone: Imprisoned in Iran. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available.
Women Today, 11:30 a.m. May 5, at Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. S. Mary Lewis, eco-manager and volunteer coordinator for the Ohio Heritage Gardens at the Governor's Residence, will speak on "How Glaciers and Geology Affect Plants in Ohio." New attendees are invited to join this social and philanthropic organization. For information, call Marge at 614-433-9903 or Barbara at 614-844-3946.
Columbus Military Wives Club, lunch at 11:30 a.m. May 13, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, Bexley. Vocalist Lowell Borcher will provide entertainment. For more information or reservation, needed a week ahead, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-831-6283 or Mabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.
PROBUS, an organization for retirees with professional or business backgrounds, 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the MCL Cafeteria in the Kingsdale Center in Upper Arlington. Members choose their own meals, then listen to the guest speaker for the month. Dues are $15 per year. For more information, call 614-486-4769.
Meandering Quilters, a group open to all skill levels, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at CompuSuites, 5000 Arlington Centre Blvd., Building 2 Lobby. Quilts and projects created are donated to Nationwide Children's Hospital, Godman Guild and Fisher House. For more information, contact Rena at 614-395-3342.
Northwest Toastmasters, 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Upper Arlington Main Library, 2800 Tremont Road. Visitors are welcome.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Arlington Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Chocolate Cafe, 1855 Northwest Blvd. Contact Dean Curry at 614-635-0639.
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 are invited to play board games from the more than 1,000 options in the CABS library. The first visit is free. For more information, email email@example.com.
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.
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 bigscioty.com/english.html 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 at all times, with no partner needed. For information, go to rscdscincinnati.org and click on Columbus under "Member Groups" or call Laura at 614-270-9160.
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. There is no fee. For more information, contact Barb at 614-530-8827.
Northwest AMVETS Post No. 911, 7 p.m. meets the first Thursday of each month in the VFW Hall, 2436 Walcutt Road. Call 614-876-4817.
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.
Upper Arlington Grandview Gold Star Referral Club, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Marshall's Restaurant, 1105 W. First Ave. Call Jim Bishop at 614-425-5735.
University Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave. Call President Kent Williamson at 614-451-2957.
Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. For more information, visit northwestkiwanis.com.
Tri-Village Sertoma, noon Wednesdays at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road. Potential new members welcome. Call 614-274-5900.
Assistance League of Metro Columbus, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-404-8709.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Moppets (children newborn through kindergarten), 9 to 11 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church. 614-921-9907.
Tri-Village Noon Lions Club, noon the first Tuesday of the month at the Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. Call Scott Stevenson at 614-451-6313.
Central Ohioans for Peace, 7 p.m. Mondays, at the Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave. Visit centralohioansforpeace.org or call 614-436-3531.
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 the Columbus Metro areas within one year of relocation. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit sawmilltoastmastersclubs.org. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.
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 additional information, contact Leslie at 614-262-7248, or Ann at 614-267-8183.Support groups
Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 25, at the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road. For more information, call Jane 614-732-5930.
The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, monthly Upper Arlington lupus support group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 4 at the Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Road. The support group is an open, small-group environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families. Most discussions focus on the how-to's of living with a chronic illness. For more information, contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit lupusgreaterohio.org.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group- 20s and 30s Social Group, quarterly at the Rusty Bucket, 1635 W. Lane Ave. Contact Marisa Kress at email@example.com for dates and times.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at Riverside United Methodist Church, 2701 Zollinger Road. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Ardith Nolte at 614-457-1627 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.
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 group that will provide a forum for asking questions, meeting others and sharing stories. Patricia Summers, a registered nurse and experienced oncology nurse, is the leader. There is no fee. To register, visit CancerSupportOhio.org or call 614-884-4673.
GOALS (Giving Those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Another Lifestyle) Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of April in Room 317 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. Call Amanda to confirm at 614-889-5722, ext. 222, or visit mhafc.org. An additional group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the first and third Mondays of the month at the Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Megan to confirm at 614-221-1441 or visit mhafc.org.
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, facilitated by Larry Walters, Bryan Loveless and Ricky Kitchen, will focus 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.
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 mhafc.org.
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.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which participants learn from each others' experiences, share coping strategies and offer encouragement. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264.
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.
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.
Cocaine Anonymous, for meeting information, 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 OSU 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.
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.
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.
Tri-Village Co-Dependents Anonymous, a 12-step support group, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 2015 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 22. Open to the public. Call 614-487-0785.