Ongoing events

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Baby Boot Camp - Polaris Mall

Meet other moms and get fit with this fitness program for pre/postnatal women and their children, presented by Danielle Duerksen;

8:30-9:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Polaris Mall, 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus; first class free; 614-226-2594, or, click on Ohio.

Baby Boot Camp - Rite Bite Wellness Center

Meet other moms and get fit with this fitness program for pre/postnatal women and their children,

presented by Danielle Duerksen; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday; Rite Bite Wellness Center,

171 Green Meadows Dr. S., Lewis Center; first class free; 614-226-2594, or, click on Ohio.

Barnes & Noble - Weekly Storytime

Preschool-age children and their adult friends will enjoy hearing their favorite stories as told by Barnes & Noble storytellers; 10:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday;

Barnes & Noble Easton, 4005 Townsfair Way, Columbus; for more information call 614-476-8489.

Columbus Hadassah — Jewish Mommies Playgroup

Meet other Jewish moms and kids for a monthly playdate for kids 4 and up; at various homes and locations around Columbus; mornings; 2700 E. Main St.; call 614-235-8111 for more information.

COSI Family Friday Night

COSI is open late the last Friday of every month; 5–9 p.m.; COSI Columbus, 333 W. Broad St.; $7 per person after 5 p.m., includes all of COSI plus an Extreme Screen movie, parenting workshops also available; 614-228-COSI or

Culinary Couples Night Out

Touch of Gourmet; 7 p.m.; second Friday of every month; 3931 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard; $59;


Chicago - The Field Museum - Mythical Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, & Mermaids

Examine the legend and science behind some of the most fascinating creatures ever invented; journey into the fabled world of creatures that have been part of the human experience for hundreds of years; March 21 through September 1, 9 a.m.- 5. p.m. daily; the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago;

Free Child Safety Lecture

Classes are held on the third Thursday of every month until December; 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; 6797 N. High St., Worthington. Please RSVP if you will be attending the lecture at 614-855-8443.

The Gadfly Cafe - Comedy Improv Workshop for Teenagers

Learn the art of improv like you've seen on Whose Line is it Anyway while

mingling with our professional improv troupe; no one over 19 will be admitted without a teenager; 6 p.m. every Wednesday; the Gadfly Cafe,

1126 1/2 N. High St., Columbus; free.

La Leche League of Clintonville

Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support; 7 p.m.; second Tuesday

of each month; Whetstone Branch,

Columbus Metropolitan Library; Suzanne, 614-267-2109 or Maureen,


La Leche League of Crosswoods

Mother-to-mother breastfeeding

support; 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.; third Tuesday of each month; Crosswoods Women's Health Center, 7400 Huntington Park Dr., Columbus; Allison, 614-901-3868.

La Leche League of Dublin

Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support; 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.; first Monday of each month; Dublin Presbyterian Church, 5775 Dublinshire Dr., Dublin; Margaret, 614-733-0098.

La Leche League of Reynoldsburg

Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support; 7:30 p.m.; second Tuesday of each month; Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Rd., Reynoldsburg; enter at rear of building and look for signs; 614-470-1555.

La Leche League of Westerville

Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support; 9:30 a.m.; second Tuesday of each month; Heritage Christian Church; 7413 Maxtown Rd., Westerville; 614-898-9955 for directions or phone help.

Latin American Literature in English Translation

Book club for teachers of English and the Columbus community; presented by OSU's Center for Latin American

Studies; 10 a.m. Saturdays; Barnes & Noble, 3280 Tremont Rd., Columbus; 614-459-0920 or

The Lima Company Memorial: A Remembrance of Spirit & Choice

This exhibit was created in memory of 22 fallen Marines and a Navy Corpsman from the Lima Company who lost their lives while serving in Iraq in 2005. The exhibit will be on display at the Ohio State House in the Rotunda at Broad and High Streets from May 23- November 11. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

M.O.M. -Mommies of Miracles A support community of mommies with medically compromised and/or developmentally disabled (MRDD) infants and children. Ongoing monthly gatherings. Visit: for the meeting schedule or call 740-503-9102 for information.

Mocha Moms

Support group for stay-at-home moms of color; Kavetta; 614-323-1217.

Mommies Time Out

Online Support Group-A fun group of moms who provide support and social activities for stay-at-home and working moms in the

Columbus area; includes playgroups, playdates, meet-ups, moms' night out, message boards and more;

MOMS Club of Bexley, Berwick & Eastmoor

Support group for moms; Becky, 614-306-5824 or

MOMS Club of Clintonville

Support group for stay-at-home moms; 9:30 a.m.; second Wednesday of each month; contact Bannon; 614-263-9167 or

MOMS Club of Dublin—Central

Support group for stay-at-home moms; 9:45 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month; Vineyard Church; 5400 Avery Rd., Dublin; call Kelly at 614-764-8008 or

MOMS Club of Dublin—West

Offers a variety of activities each month including monthly meeting, mom and tot activities, play groups, parties, and a moms' night out. For more information, call Lana at 614-437-9935, or e-mail

MOMS Club of Dublin—Southeast

Support group for stay-at-home moms; playgroups, service projects,monthly activities calendar; e-mail Susan at

MOMS Club of Gahanna—East

Support group for stay-at-home moms; call Cathy at 614-759-6137.

MOMS Club of Gahanna—West

Support group for stay-at-home moms;

MOMS Club of Hilliard—North

A social and support group for stay-at-home and part-time working moms and their children; playgroups, field trips, and moms' night out; 9:45 a.m.; first Thursday of the month; Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church, 4343 Dublin Rd., Hilliard;

MOMS Club of Hilliard—South

Support group for stay-at-home and part-time working moms; call Lauri at 614-850-5396 or e-mail

MOMS Club of Lewis Center—Southeast

A non-profit support group for stay-at-home moms; actively seeking new members who live south of Orange Rd., east of S. Old State Rd., and north of Lazelle Rd.; for membership information contact Gail at or

MOMS Club of New Albany

Support group for stay-at-home moms;

MOMS Club of NW Columbus and Upper Arlington

Support group for stay-at-home or

part-time working moms; second Wednesday each month; 614-388-9410 or

MOMS Club of Pickerington—North

Support group for stay-at-home moms; also serves Reynoldsburg and Pataskala; e-mail Rachel at .

MOMS Club of Pickerington—South

Support group for stay-at-home moms living south of Refugee Rd. in Pickerington or Canal

Winchester; 10 a.m.; fourth Wednesday of each month; Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Rd., Pickerington;

MOMS Club of Powell

Support group for stay-at-home moms; e-mail Stacie at

MOMS Club of Sunbury

Support group for stay-at-home moms; last Tuesday of each month; Sunbury United Methodist Church at the intersection of State Routes 36/37 and 3, Sunbury; April, 740-965-9830 or

MOMS Club of Westerville—Northwest

Support group for stay-at-home moms is looking for new mothers to join; Shannon,

MOMS Club of Westerville—South

Support group for stay-at-home moms; 10 a.m.; last Thursday of each month; Church of the Good Shepherd, 6176 Sharon Woods Blvd., Columbus;

MOMS Club of Worthington

Support group for stay-at-home moms; third Wednesday of the month; Worthington Presbyterian Church; email for more information.

MOPS Newark

Fellowship and support group open to all moms with children ages birth–5; 9:30 a.m.; second Friday of each month; First United Methodist Church, 88 N. Fifth St., Newark;

740-349-7020 or e-mail

Mothers & More, Chapter 51

Non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy; St. John's Episcopal Church, 700 N. High St., Worthington; call Janet at 614-888-4702 or e-mail

Mothers of Multiples East Columbus

Support and social group for mothers of multiples; 7 p.m.; third Thursday of each month; Church of the Redeemer United Methodist, 235 McNaughten Rd., Columbus;

Mothers Swapping Skills Group

Online notice board helps bring together moms who would like to exchange skills and services such as cooking, tutoring, babysitting, cleaning, carpooling and coaching; group is actively seeking women leaders for guidance; register at

"My" Food-Allergy Support Group

A group for parents of children dealing with life-threatening food allergies; we offer monthly meetings, occasional non-food family activities, and a private e-mail group for additional support, sharing of concerns, successes, coping strategies, resources and tools; Dena Friedel, e-mail

New Moms' Group

An opportunity for new mothers and their babies to meet and share

information; 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.; Tuesdays; Elizabeth Blackwell Center, 3635 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus; free; 614-566-4446.

Nisonger Center — Dual Diagnosis Clinic

This clinic provides mental health diagnosis, medication recommendations and psychological assessments for persons of all ages who have both a developmental disability and a mental illness; The Ohio State University, Nisonger Center, 357 McCampbell Hall, 1581 Dodd Dr., Columbus; Diana Boggs, 614-292-9780 or e-mail

Online Nanny Group

An online group for Columbus-area nannies that helps grow friendships and makes play dates;


Parent & Caregiver Support Group

Group empowers parents to regain a sense of control, well-being and stability when dealing with challenging or

troubled children; 6:45 p.m.; first and third Monday of each month; Andrews House, 39 W. Winter St., Delaware;


Parents Helping Parents

Eight-week program uses culturally-relevant principles as tools to help enhance individual parenting skills; transportation and free child care offered; dates and times vary;

St. Dominic Parish Center, 455 N. 20th St., Columbus; free; registration required; 614-372-3000 ext. 7350 or 7354.

Parents Morning Out Program

Taking applications for children ages 12 months to 4 years; 9:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.; Wednesdays; $15 per day; 614-766-5030 or e-mail

Parents Who Parent Separately

A parent-education program designed for single, divorced or

remarried parents in shared-parenting situations; 614-224-0222 ext. 103 or

Parents Without Partners North by Northwest Chapter #227

Non-profit, volunteer organization

of single, widowed, divorced, separated or never-married parents of all ages and backgrounds who are bringing up

children alone; 7:30 p.m; first and third Tuesdays of each month; St. John's Episcopal Church, 700 High St.,

Worthington; free;

Postpartum Outreach & Encouragement for Moms

Resources, information and support for women suffering from PPD; 7 p.m.; last Monday of each month; 1110 Chambers Rd., Columbus; We Care Network Building; look for the red awning; Therese, 614-451-3775.

Quilting African American Women's History: Our Challenges, Creativity, and Champions

The vitality of quilt making and resilient, creative spirit of Black women come alive, National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, Wilberforce; $1.50 for children, $4 for adults; through Nov. 8, 614-297-2300.

Speedy Sneakers Walking and Running Club for Women

We are committed to providing a comfortable, non-competitive and friendly atmosphere for our moms to work out. Sign ups are going on now for summer and fall workouts. For more information go to