Events and programs
Clintonville Farmers' Market, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Nov. 23, along North High Street, between Orchard Lane and West Dunedin Road. More than 60 producers will be selling items ranging from fruits and vegetables to pasture-raised meats, along with cheese, honey and jams, baked goods, eggs, grains and cut flowers. For more information, call 614-341-7131.
Bishop Watterson High School, Eagle Auction, Oct. 12, in the south addition of Bishop Watterson, 99 E. Cooke Road. This annual event includes music, dancing, food, and live and silent auction bidding. The theme this year is "We Are Watterson." Registration can be completed online at bishopwatterson.com.
Christ Child Society of Columbus, annual Red Wagon Fare luncheon, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16, at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Road. The event features a luncheon, a boutique of vendors from Central Ohio, Christ Child Society sweets, baked goods and crafts, as well as a style show provided by Chico's from the Shops at Worthington Place and Belles and Beaux Children's Boutique. Proceeds support the projects of the Christ Child Society. This year, Project Starfish, a tuition assistance program for the Christ Child-Child Care Center at St. Stephens Community House will be the focus of the event. Tickets for the luncheon are available by visiting christchildsocietycolumbus.org or by contacting any group member.
Community Leaders Forum, How Uninsured People Can Gain Access to Healthcare, 7 p.m. Nov. 6, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer Road in Clintonville. Those who are familiar with the procedures one should follow to gain healthcare access will be present. The programs are designed to help those who are worried about all basic forms of care, pre-exisiing conditions, difficulty in understanding healthcare language within policies, and/or who need financial help to acquire coverage. There is no fee. For more information, call the church at 614-267-4946.
Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St. Free parking. $10 general admission, $5 for students.
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.
Worthington Republican Women's Club, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Worthington Municipal Building, 6550 N. High St. The meeting begins with lunch, followed by a business meeting at noon and speakers at 12:45 p.m. Scheduled to attend are Judge Dan Hawkins, Municipal Court Judge, Environmental Division; Judge James Green, Municipal Court Judge; and John Oberle, Phillip Smith and Craig Mayton, Sharon Township Trustee candidates. The public is invited. For information, call president Ruth Coons at 614-431-9868.
Poet and Writers Guild, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25, at Pearls of Wisdom, 3522 N. High St. The program will feature poet Steve Abbott. For information, call Dotte at 614-263-9346 or Liz Ann, 614-267-3085.
Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. on the second Thursday at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St., Dublin. Coffee available at 9:30 a.m. EGA is a national nonprofit organization which fosters the art of embroidery. Guests are invited.
Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Education Room of Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St., Columbus (west entrance off of parking lot). 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 614-848-5041 after 5 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For information, contact email@example.com.
Celebrating God's Answers to Life's Challenges, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays in the Northland area. Seekers and lovers of truth (SALT) are asked to call 614-262-4764 for information.
Central Ohioans for Peace, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at the Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave. Call 614-436-3531.
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 or visit ALColumbus.org.
Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. For more information, visit northwestkiwanis.com.
AmSpirit Business Connections -- Atlas Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave., Columbus. Contact Frank Agin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Ohio Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Support Group, 1 p.m. Oct. 15, at the Wesley Glen Guild Center, 5155 N. High St. Dr. Carey Girgis will discuss stress management. Meetings are open to the public and are held at 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Chris at 614-396-4944.
Syntero, Northwest Counseling Services' Worthington Widowhood Support Group, a monthly meeting for men and women who have been widowed, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. Mia Hall, with Northwest Counseling Services, will lead the program, "Open Discussion: Accepting and Coping with Physical Limitations." The group is operated at no charge. To register, call Northwest Counseling at 614-457-7876, ext. 422, by Oct. 15.
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.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 10:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Lauren Croman at 614-888-7492 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. A group also meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Call 614-459-7050.
Alzheimer's Men's Breakfast Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio chapter, 8:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Panera Bread-Clintonville, 4519 N. High St. Call Bill Keating at 614-481-4466.
Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1495 E. Morse Road. Open to parents, grandparents or siblings who have experienced the death of a child at any age, for any reason.
Debtors Anonymous, a 12-step program for the financially challenged, 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Glen Echo United Presbyterian Church, 220 Cliffside Drive. Call 614-404-4827.
Cocaine Anonymous, for information on meetings, call 614-251-1122 or visit caohio.org.
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 the Ohio State University Medical Center, 452 W. 10th Ave. Call Jeff Davidson at 614-580-1561 or visit mendedheartscentralohio.org.
Men and Women's Conversational English Group, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Fridays at Indianola Presbyterian Church, 1970 Waldeck Ave. Free sessions where international men and women can practice speaking American English in a comfortable, friendly group. Each individual, country, religion and culture will be respected. Contact Bob Patton at email@example.com or Jack Kyle at 614-325-0208.
Depression Support Group, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 7 to 8:30 p.m., the first and third Mondays of the month at the Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Also: 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at North Central Mental Health Services, 1301 N. High St. For information, visit mhafc.org.
Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome/Fibromyalgia meeting, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Linda at 614-457-5132.
Overeaters Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road. Also: 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Carol at 614-777-8596 or visit OA.org.