Groveport Parks & Recreation, Fall Crafter's Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2, at the Groveport Recreation Center. Admission for shoppers is $1. Vendors of candles, jewelry, household Items, homemade crafts and holiday decor will be on hand. For more information, go to


Groveport Parks & Recreation, Fall Crafter's Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2, at the Groveport Recreation Center. Admission for shoppers is $1. Vendors of candles, jewelry, household Items, homemade crafts and holiday decor will be on hand. For more information, go to

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 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.

Franklin County 4-H Council, annual fundraising event, "A Taste of Ohio," 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15, at the Ohio State University Golf Club, 3605 Tremont Road. Celebrating Ohio as the birthplace of 4-H, the event will feature hor d'oeuvres, desserts and a silent auction. Some of the items in the auction showcase the talents of 4-H members in Franklin County as well as items obtained throughout the state. For ticket information, contact Trisha Rose at 614-337-1920 or via email at

Reynoldsburg Lions Turkey Shoot, 10 a.m. Sundays, through Nov. 24, at 13685 Basil Road. For information, call 614-378-9272.


Life Line Screening, Nov. 9, at Gender Road Christian Church, 5336 Gender Road in Canal Winchester. This event is being sponsored by Berger Health System. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs. Packages start at $159. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit lifelinescreening. com. Advance registration is required.

Classes, workshops

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.


Matthias Ridenour Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 11 a.m. Nov. 9, at Parkside at Wesley Ridge, 2225 state Route 256, Reynoldsburg. Cathy Nelson will present a program about the Underground Railroad in central Ohio. This program is free and open to the public. Funding for the program was made possible by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. To register, contact Ann Federer 614-460-1549.

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.

Canal Winchester Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10523, 7:30 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Community-Senior Center, 22 S. Trine St., Canal Winchester. Membership is open to any military combat veteran, regardless of race, rank, gender, etc. This is a non-drinking post. For more information, call Rick Williams at 614-735-0983 or Sam Armstead, 614-837-1315.

AmSpirit Business Connections--Canal Winchester Chapter, 8 a.m. Fridays at Re/Max One, 8233 Howe Industrial Parkway, Canal Winchester. The chapter is interested in identifying other professionals, business owners and sales professionals who wish to become involved with networking. Prospective members are invited to attend three complimentary meetings before joining and are encouraged to bring 30 business cards and to give a brief description of their businesses. For more information, contact Rick Wagner, president, at 614-203-3158. For general inquires regarding AmSpirit Business Connections, visit amspirit. com.

Bloom Carroll Kiwanis Club, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Greenfield Township Fire Department Community Room, 3245 Havensport Road, Carroll, and the fourth Thursday of the month in the Stevenson meeting room at Wagnalls Memorial annex, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis. Service-minded individuals are invited to join. Call Joe at 614-519-8460 .

Canal Winchester Gold Star Referrals, 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Bob Evans, 6085 Gender Road. The group meets to exchange referrals and discuss business. Call Paul Workmaster at 614-397-0591.

The Southeast 9-12 Project, 5 p.m. the second Wednesday and 7 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month. Meeting location varies. For information, call Mike Lyons at 614-561-4040.

Canal Winchester Rotary Club, noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday at Shade on the Canal Restaurant, 19 S. High St. Individuals interested in learning more about Rotary are invited to attend.

Boy Scouts Troop 316, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Brice United Methodist Church, 3160 Brice Road. Pack is seeking new members. For information or questions, call Tom McInnerney at 614-863-5221.

Indians Touchdown Club, 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the Canal Winchester High School, Room 174, at 300 Washington St. For more information, visit

Violet Grange 1949, 2 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Violet Township Office, 12970 Rustic Dr., Pickerington.

Destination: Canal Winchester networking group, 8 a.m. the third Friday of the month at Harvest Moon Coffee House, 7 N. High St.

Networking Luncheon, sponsored by the Canal Winchester Area Chamber of Commerce, 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Canal Winchester Senior Center, 22 S. Trine St. Reservations required. Cost is $12.

Support groups

12-STEP Life Recovery Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Gender Road Christian Church, 5336 Gender Road. Open to those coping with substance abuse and overeating, as well as their friends and family members.

Emotions Anonymous, meeting of a new chapter, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road N., Pickerington. There are no dues or fees required. Emotions Anonymous offers a 12-step program to help people cope with stress in daily living and to live a healthier emotional life. EA is not affiliated with any other organization.Members attend for various reasons, among them depression, anxiety, relationship problems and other emotional difficulties. For more information, call Paul at 614-562-5300.

GriefShare, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, 11775 Pickerington Road NW, Pickerington. Griefshare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. For more information, call 614-837-8824.

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.

AA, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Peace Christian Center, 88 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester. For information, call 614-837-6689.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Winchester Place, 36 Lehman Drive. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Michele Ross at 614-834-2273 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

Grief Support Group meets for lunch at noon the first Wednesday of the month at the Fairfield County District Library, 219 N. Broad St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Fairhope Hospice. Call 740-654-7077.

Reformers Unanimous International Addiction Abstinence, a faith-based program, 7 p.m. Fridays, Heritage Baptist Church, 470 Groveport Road. Call 614-837-6772.

FairHope Hospice & Palliative Care Inc. PALS Night, a free monthly grief support group for children and teens, 5 to 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 125 N. Eastwood Ave. in Lancaster. Open to those dealing with the loss of a parent, caregiver or sibling. Monthly activities include pet therapy, art activities, locomotor and song and music therapy. For more information, call 740-475-0699 or 800-994-7077.


Canal Winchester Village Council, 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at Town Hall, 10 N. High St.

Planning and zoning commission, 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Town Hall.

Old Town committee meetings, 5:45 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Town Hall.

Finance committee meetings, 5:45 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Town Hall.

Safety committee meetings, 9 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Town Hall.

Service committee meetings, 5:45 p.m. the third Monday of the month at Town Hall.

Landmarks commission, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Town Hall.

Madison Township Board of Trustees, 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Community Center, 4575 Madison Lane, Groveport.