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.

Events and programs

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.

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.

Bishop Watterson High School, Fall Dinner, Nov. 13, at Brookside Country Club, 2770 W Dublin Granville Road. All past, present and future Bishop Watterson mothers are invited. Cost is $35 per person. All proceeds go to the Mothers of Alums tuition assistance fund. For more information, go to bishopwatterson.com, click Community then Mothers' Club.

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.

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

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 chris.france@ghcsd.org.

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

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.

Meetings

Greater Columbus Area Mortar Board Alumni Chapter, guided tour of the "Blues for Smoke" exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3, at 1871 N. High St. This interdisciplinary exhibit explores a range of contemporary art through the lens of the blues and "blues aesthetics." More than 40 artists working in a variety of mediums including music, literature, film and the visual arts are featured. Wexner Center docents will guide small groups through a customized tour of the exhibit. The cost is free to Mortar Board members, and guests are welcome. To join the tour, meet at the admissions desk of the Wexner Center for the Arts.

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 Woman's Club, luncheon, Nov. 7, at the club, 3951 N. High St. Four Harmony Sake Quartet, Sweet Adelines will entertain. The Columbus Woman's Club supports Creative Living at Ohio State University. For reservations, call MarJean Keller at 614-451-4344.

Poet and Writers Guild, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23, at Pearls of Wisdom, 3522 N. High St. The program will be an open reading. For more 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 (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 sites.google. com/site/columbusareaega or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. Cost is $36 per year for membership (payable at any time, not pro-rated for a partial year), $5 per meeting at the door. Call 614-470-0144 or visit inventorscolumbus.com.

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 barb@barbfeick.com.

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 lifetreecafe@meadowpark.org.

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.

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 membership information, email nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

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 frankagin@amspirit.com.

Support groups

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.

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 Dr. Call 614-404-4827.