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Events and programs

Clintonville Woman's Club, annual Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2, in the clubhouse, 3951 N. High St. Items from 36 vendors will be on display. Homemade candies, cookies and desserts also will be sold. Lunch will be available in the Ravine Room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with homemade soup, sandwiches, salads and desserts at nominal prices. Parking is free. For more information, contact the club at 614-268-5525.

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.

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.

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.


Classes and workshops

New Directions Career Center, Divorce Planning 101, sponsored by the Financial Planning Association, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Oct. 30, at 199 E. Rich St. Women are invited to learn how to secure assets and plan for their financial future. Suggested $10 registration fee is payable at the door. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100. Additional information is available at

College Disabilities Services Seminar, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, at the Grandview Heights High School Media Center, 1587 W. Third Ave. The program is geared toward college-bound students on an IEP and their families, providing questions and answers with college disabilities services representatives. For more information, contact Christine France



Medicare 101 and Senior Resources Presentation, 3 p.m. Oct. 30, at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road. Gina Giambri, a licensed independent agent, and Jacque Thorne-Harlan of Sweet Home Lifestyles will provide an overview of Medicare coverage, an explanation of Part D prescription coverage, supplement insurance and enrollment windows. Additional senior resources in the form of brochures and flyers from various agencies will be available to take home. The presentation is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For reservations, call 614-562-7039 or contact

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Community Conversations About Mental Health Action Forum, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, at Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave. Community leaders, educators, persons in recovery, veterans, family members, providers, students and others have been meeting to decide how they will take action to improve mental health in their families, schools and communities. This program will share action plans. For more information, call 614-501-6264.

Wellness Forum 2013 Fall Health Conference, Nov. 8-10, at Crown Plaza Columbus North Hotel, 6500 Doubletree Ave. Guest speakers include Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Laura Theodore. To register, call 614-841-7700.

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.



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 more information, call Dotte at 614-263-9346 or Liz Ann, 614-267-3085.

Worthington Area Nurses Association, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5, at the Linworth United Methodist Church,7070 Bent Tree Blvd. Erica Malis will speak on Poison Control. All area nurses and anyone interested in the topic may attend.

Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. on the second Thursday (except August) 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. For more information, go to com/site/columbusareaega or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

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

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 more information, contact

Discipling Converts to Become Soldiers in God's Army, Northland area. Call 614-262-4764 for more 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

Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. For more information, visit

AmSpirit Business Connections--Atlas Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave., Columbus. Contact Frank Agin at


Support groups

Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services' Low Vision Support Group, a monthly meeting for older adults with vision problems, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. Angie Daff, Homebound Service Associate, and William Meltzer, librarian, from the Worthington Public Library, will present "Library Resources for People with Low Vision." New members are welcome anytime. For more information, call Maxine Gilgoff of Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 358.

Wesley Glen Family CAREgiver Group, noon Nov. 12, at Wesley Glen Retirement Community, 5155 N. High St. The topic will be a "Caregiver Pampering." Lunch is provided. Sessions aim to provide care, affirmation, respite and education for those looking after a loved one. All sessions are free and open to the public. Reservations should be made for lunch by calling 614-888-7492.

Compassionate Friends, Providing Grief Support after the Death of a Child, 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus. For more information, call 614-882-8986.

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.

Cancer Support Group, for anyone living with cancer, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. There is no fee. For information, call 614-800-3819.

Caregiver Support Group, for friends and family of those facing cancer, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. There is no fee. For information, call 614-800-3819.

Bereavement Support Group, for those who have lost a loved one to cancer, at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. There is no fee. For information, call 614-800-3819.

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.