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Events and programs
"Making an Impression," 2 p.m. Aug. 27-28 at the Friends Theater in the Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Road. The production will feature two short comedies, "Fourteen" and "Appearances," and the dramatic monologue "Marks," all illuminating the significance of appearance in a woman's life. Admission is free. For more information, call 614-580-7607.
UA Fitness 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m. Sept. 17 at UA Fitness, 2100 Tremont Center,featuring a pre-race Zumba warmup and musical entertainment. Advance registration is $30 before Aug. 31 and $35 after; day-of registration is $40. Proceeds benefit nonprofit group Local Matters. For more information or to register, visit uafitness5k.com.
Autumn Joy flower show, 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Road, sponsored by NorWest Garden Clubs. Admission is free.
Dinner, wine and film, 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2001 Northwest Blvd. The Holy Trinity choir will host a dinner and wine tasting prior to showing the silent film "Phantom of the Opera," with organ accompaniment by Joshua Brodbeck. The movie will begin at 8 p.m. Attire suited to the 1920s is encouraged. For more information, visit bit.ly/2b21SYG.
Classes and workshops
The Happiness Class, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7 at Meers Inc. Consulting Psychologists, 3246 Henderson Road, Columbus. This free four-part class on happiness will run the first Wednesday of the month from September through December. Dr. Robert Gore will facilitate. For more information or to RSVP, call 614-451-0176 or visit meersinc.com.
Free Divorce Workshop, "What Every Woman Needs to Know About Divorce," 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Saturday of every month except December, at 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd. The nonprofit Women's Institute for Financial Education offers this program. There is no cost to attend, but registration is recommended. To register, go to secondsaturdaycolumbus.com. For more information, contact Kitty Hedges at 614-545-4015 or email@example.com.
Community blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at Zipline Logistics, 2300 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus. Participants will receive water, snacks, Columbus Zoo coupons and a $5 Amazon.com gift code. For an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "Zipline."
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.
Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon every first and third Monday at the Safelite Group Inc. corporate office, 7400 Safelite Way, Columbus. Members focus on improving public speaking skills. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit sawmill.toastmastersclubs.org.
Mended Hearts of Central Ohio, 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave., Columbus. Dr. Ray Hershberger will present "Living to Age 100." Call 614-580-1561 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Neighbors League of Columbus offers activities and social events for new central Ohio residents. The fee to join is $60. For information, call 614-636-6652, email email@example.com or visit newneighborscolumbus.com.
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. Visit 859.toastmastersclubs.org to confirm upcoming meeting dates and location.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Arlington Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Chocolate Cafe, 1855 Northwest Blvd. Contact Dean Curry at 614-635-0639 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For general information, visit amspirit.com.
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 a schedule, go to cabsgamers.org. For information, email email@example.com.
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., with dancing to follow. 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.
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. Loaner books available. For more information, go to columbussacredharp.org or call Laura at 614-270-9160.
Northwest AMVETS Post 911, 7 p.m. meets the first Thursday of each month in the VFW Hall, 2436 Walcutt Road. Call 614-876-4817.
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.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), for mothers of children newborn through kindergarten, 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church on Lytham Road. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Depression support group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at Syntero Inc.-Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin. Meetings subject to change. To confirm, call 614-221-1441 or visit mhafc.org.
Maternal mental health support group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. every first and third Thursday in Suite LL7 at Columbus Birth & Parenting, 6649 N. High St., Worthington, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County. Meetings subject to change. For more information, call 614-221-1441 or visit mhafc.org.
Bipolar peer support group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays in Room 158A, Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road, Columbus. The group is co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and the Peers Enriching Each other's Recovery Center. Meetings are subject to change; call to confirm at 614-221-1441 or visit mhafc.org.
Families in Touch support group, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Dempsey Family Education and Resource Center, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus. The group for families and friends of those with mental illness is co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and OhioHealth. Meetings are subject to change; call to confirm at 614-566-2638 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.
Mindful Living Group, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays at Wellness Now Group, Suite A, 5329 N. High St., Columbus. The group is sponsored by by Mental Health America of Franklin County. Meetings are subject to change; call to confirm at 614-221-1441 or visit mhafc.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.
Guys 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.