Town Hall with District 18 state Rep. Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus), 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, at the Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St. The topic will be the fall legislative calendar, including Medicaid expansion. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, call Stinziano's office at 614-466-1896.

Events and programs

Columbus School for Girls, open house for parents and prospective students preschool age through grade 12, 1 p.m. Nov. 3, at the CSG Campus, 65 S. Columbia Ave., Columbus. Guests will learn about CSG academic programs, participate in classroom demonstrations and tour the facilities. For reservations, contact jblackburn@columbusschoolforgirls.org or call the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.

St. Charles Preparatory School, annual open house for all eighth-grade boys and their parents, 1 p.m. Nov. 3, in the school's Robert C. Walter Student Commons, 2010 E. Broad St. in Bexley. There will be an opportunity to speak with faculty members, coaches, students, alumni and advisory board members. School and campus tours will be conducted and refreshments served. For more information, call the school's secretary at 614-252-6714, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Town Hall with District 18 state Rep. Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus), 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, at the Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St. The topic will be the fall legislative calendar, including Medicaid expansion. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, call Stinziano's office at 614-466-1896.

TWIG Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10, in the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center. The bazaar features handmade items including jewelry, holiday ornaments and decorations and the Avenue of Trees and Wreaths. New this year, the bazaar will include handcrafted items from outside artisans. Other features include a silent auction, pick-a-prize, pictures with Santa and a holiday pantry. Admission is free, although attendees are encouraged to purchase an early shopping pass for $25. The pass allows entrance to the bazaar at 9 a.m. Patrons may visit NationwideChildrens.org/TWIG to purchase a pass or contact Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation at 614-355-0888. Proceeds will benefit the areas of greatest need at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Temple Israel Brotherhood, Arts, Crafts, Antiques Show-Holiday Bazaar, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at 5419 E. Broad St. More than 44 vendor display tables will feature items including Judaica, natural home cleaning products, jewelry, ceramics, glass, a bakery and other food items, candles, pet leashes, aprons, clothing items, wood crafts and toys, purses, paintings, silk screen pictures, photography, decorative gourd sculptures, decorative calendars and blankets. There will be food, raffled display gifts and a 50/50 raffle. Admission and parking will be free. Proceeds will benefit Temple Israel youth programming and BREAD. For more information contact Mike Kravitz at 614-306-7121.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Give thanks. Walk. event, Nov. 23, at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. The event features a family friendly after party, including face painting, Games2U, magician, live music and more from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Registration is free, but participants are forming teams and raising money online at givethankswalk.org to earn incentives. These efforts support St. Jude in finding cures to save children battling cancer and other diseases.

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

New Directions Career Center, Money Matters: A Financial Literacy Boot Camp, sponsored by the Financial Planning Association, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11, at 199 E. Rich St. Participant are invited to examine where they are after the economic downturn and to create a personal, individualized plan for financial success. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100. Additional information is available at newdirectionscc.org.

Ikebana International Columbus Chapter No. 84, workshop led by Kishie Matsushio, Ikenobo School of Ikebana, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 15, at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus. Reservations are due Nov. 5. To sign up, call 614-866-5010 or 614-864-5109.

Health

Better Body Fitness Boot Camp for Women, one free week of classes offered at various locations and times around Columbus. Workouts include elements of cardio, strength, flexibility, balance, core and more. All fitness levels are accommodated. Nancy Eisenman, certified personal trainer, leads the classes. For more information, call 614-747-1704 or visit foreverfitbynancy.com.

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, Huntington Hearing Health Program in partnership with Huntington Bank, offering free hearing screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, 510 E. North Broadway. Screenings will be offered to those ages 5 and older throughout 2013. To schedule appointments, call 614-261-5452.

Meetings

Wild Ones, 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Innis House at Inniswood Metro Park, 940 Hempstead Road, Westerville. Mary Lewis, eco-manager and volunteer coordinator for the Ohio Heritage Gardens at the Govenor's Residence in Bexley, will present "Landscaping with Herbs." Her discussion will focus on how to use herbs in garden beds along with annuals, perennials and native plants also used as herbs. She will have a handout that lists herbs for landscaping and where to plant them. There will be a pesto demo that shows how to use and add pesto to create several different dishes.

Columbus Military Wives Club, noon Nov. 13, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be followed by a program featuring vocalist Johnny Steiner. For reservations, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-877-6283 or Mabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.

Boy Scout Troop 166, 7:30 p.m. every Monday evening at Bexley United Methodist Church, 2657 E. Broad St. New and returning Scouts welcome. Monthly outings and active summer High Adventure program. For more information, visit Troop166.org.

Boy Scout Troop 603, 7 p.m. every Tuesday in the undercroft at St. Catharine Church, 500 S. Gould Road. Programming includes day outings, camping, wilderness survival, team building, leadership skills, community service and projects. Participants include students from St. Catharine, Bexley City Schools, Bishop Hartley High School, St. Charles Preparatory School and surrounding areas.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Columbus Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at 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 dean@currysolutions.com.

The Pilot Club of Columbus, 6:15 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Holiday Inn City Center, 175 E. Town St. This civic service organization focuses on improving the quality of life of people with brain-related disorders and disabilities. Call Teddi at 614-539-6293.

QuECK (Quilting, Embroidery, Crocheting and Knitting), 9 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month, at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.

Quilting Etc. meets at 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.

Berwick Civic Association, 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1555 S. James Road. Visit 614berwick.com.

The Kiwanis Club of Berwick, noon Thursdays at Berwick Party House, 3250 Refugee Road. Buffet lunch is $9. Call David Barrett at 614-866-7309.

Bexley Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at Wing's Restaurant, 2801 E. Main St.

Rotary Club of Whitehall-Bexley, noon every Friday at the Columbus Country Club, 4831 E. Broad St.

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

Consumer and Family Advisory Council, 4:30 to 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the ADAMH Board of Franklin County, 447 E. Broad St. Call 614-222-3743.

Support groups

Grief Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays in December at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Wexner Heritage Village's Zusman Hospice coordinates this group led by qualified, experienced counselors. There is no fee. For more information about Zusman Hospice's bereavement support services, call 614-559-3050.

Tea & Tears, a support group for family members of those facing a mental illness, meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Main Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus. This group meets in the third floor meeting room and is led by Rachelle Martin. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264(NAMI).

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 the hiring of in-home help, qualifying for homecare programs and dealing with the everyday stresses of caregiving. Free and free parking is available. Registration is necessary; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277 or via email at coaaa@coaaa.org.

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 Jewish Family Services, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Jewish Family Services, 1070 College Ave. Meeting subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Danielle Ruben at 614-559-0110 or visit mhafc.org.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Jewish Family Services, 1070 College Ave. Open to those caring for someone with memory loss. Call Amanda Ripke at 614-271-1475.

Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 11 a.m. Saturdays at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 Livingston Ave. Call Karl at 614-236-9979.

Adult Epilepsy Support Group, 6:15 to 8 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Riverside Health Center, 500 Thomas Lane. Call 614-315-0437.

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, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-470-0397.

Families Anonymous, for parents of those with substance abuse or behavioral problems, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-885-5199 or 614-875-8695.

Government

The Bexley Board of Education meets monthly in the Bexley High School Community Room, 328 S. Cassingham Road. For the meeting schedule, visit bexleyschools.org/domain/72.

Bexley City Council, 5:45 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Call City Hall at 614-559-4200 for meeting location.

Bexley Mayor's Court, 9 a.m. every other Friday in council chambers at City Hall, 2242 E. Main St.