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Events and programs

Third Annual Dublin Girl Scouts Knitting Clinic, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 at Sells Middle School, 150 W. Bridge St. in Dublin. This is a free event, but participants are asked to bring a skein of yarn (No. 4) to work on projects. Projects that are completed by Jan. 4, 2014, will be donated the James Cancer Hospital at OSU. Register at www.SignUpGenius. com, searching for the event with and click on 2013 Dublin Girl Scouts Knitting Clinic. For more information contact Carina Dacierno at the above email or 614-256-9953.

Anti-Bullying Workshop designed for middle and high school students (all ages welcome), 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at New Hope Church, 4739 W. Powell Road. Local youth leadership training organization LeaderSpark will lead this free program. Visit newhopeworship. com.

The City of Dublin Halloween Spooktacular, 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Dublin Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road. The free event features a Haunted Trail, Trunk or Treat Trail, demonstrations from The Turtle Lady and Bug Man, a professional pumpkin carver, crafts, music and a hay maze. A Monster Mash Dance for Dublin middle school students will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Worthington Hills Women's Club, 40th anniversary celebration, 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. S. The event, with the theme "Forty and Fabulous," will include dinner, dancing and singing with George Kalbouss. Cost is $18. For reservations visit The club meets once a month from September through May generally for lunch and occasionally for dinner followed by a program. A raffle is held at each meeting where proceeds benefit local women's charities such as Dress for Success and Worthington Food Bank.

Columbus Medical Association Alliance, A VIP Party fundraiser, 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Drive. Shelley Meyer, wife of Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer, is to speak. Activities include a silent auction, vendors, bake sale, raffle, style show and luncheon. Cost is $50 per person. All proceeds benefit the Medical & Nursing Student Scholarship Fund. Recognition of the 2013 scholarship recipients also will take place. For more information call 614-240-7410.

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 and


Central Ohio branch of the International Dyslexia Association, workshop on "Reading and Writing Difficulties in Children: Understanding Dyslexia," 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Dublin Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road. A documentary will be shown, followed by a discussion with a panel of dyslexia specialists. Information and resources for parents of any student who is struggling with reading, spelling or writing will be available.


American Red Cross, blood donation, 3:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at Dublin Baptist Church, 7195 Coffman Road. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcross

Crosswoods Pediatrics, Walk with a Doc program, 10 a.m. every Thursday at Coffman Park, 5568 Emerald Parkway. Meet at Coffman Pavilion. The walks are free. A doctor will be on hand to answer questions and talk with people. For more information call 614-645-1260.

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.

Yoga classes for people who have been affected by cancer, 11 a.m. Mondays, 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, 1200 Old Henderson Road. All equipment and programming are provided at no cost.


Dublin Women's Philanthropic Club, 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Montgomery Inn, 4565 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Dublin. Trends for Fall Style Show with fashions from Ann Taylor, Le Flair and Thread. Cash bar and appetizers available. Admission is free.

Dublin Garden Club, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Dublin Justice Center, 6565 Commerce Parkway, Dublin. Bethany Gray, lead volunteer for the city of Dublin's Bluebird Team, will present "Bringing Back the Bluebirds: Grassroots Conservation in Ohio's Parks and Yards." The meeting is free and open to the public.

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 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

Accountant Information Market, Dublin-Powell Chapter, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie's, 3890 Presidential Parkway. CPAs are invited to meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187.

Essential to Leadership Toastmasters, noon to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays at Atrium II South Tower, first-floor conference room, 5455 Rings Road, Dublin. Visit

Rotary Club of Dublin-Worthington, noon Wednesdays at La Scala, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Road.

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

Christian Marketplace Network Dublin Chapter, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Friday of each month at LaScala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Road. Lunch, fellowship, prayer, networking and business presentations. Visitors are welcome. Call Aaron Weiss at 614-488-4717 or email

Northwest Civic Association, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, except July, at Meadow Park Church, 2425 Bethel Road.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Dublin Connections Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at Sunny Street Cafe, 7042 Hospital Drive. For more information contact Kate Mikhail at 614-493-8322 or email at

AmSpirit Business Connections-Dublin Metro Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 6665 Perimeter Loop Road. For more information, contact Jo Funderburg at 614-408-3730 or email at

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday of each month. NNLC offers a variety of special interest groups and activities. Visit for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email nnlcolumbus@

Support groups

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the Dublin Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Heather Mudgett at 317-313-4316 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Franklin County, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday in Room 317 at Worthington Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Tonya Fulwider at 614-221-1441 or visit

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. Free. 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. Free. For information, call 614-800-3819.

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.

Better Breathers Club of Dublin Pulmonary Support Group, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. the third Monday of the month, at Dublin Methodist Hospital in Conference Room One, 7500 Hospital Drive. For more information, call Anne at 614-544-8338.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit

Cocaine Anonymous, for meeting information, visit or call 614-251-1122.

Weathering the Storm, a support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one due to violence or other tragic means, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court. Free. Registration required. Call 614-889-5722.

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 mendedheartscentral

Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 N. High St. Individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, panic, fatigue, depression or fear are welcome. Freewill offerings accepted. For more information contact Paul at 614-895-6760 or

Better Breathers Club of Dublin, 6 to 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month in the front lobby conference room of Dublin Methodist Hospital. Free and open to anyone diagnosed with any pulmonary disease, their loved ones and caregivers. Light refreshments are provided, along with door prizes. Wheelchair accessible.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics, 8 p.m. every Thursday at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road.

Eating disorder support groups for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder support group and family and friends, 6:30 to 8 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except holidays), at the Center for Balanced Living, 445 E. Granville Road, Buildings M and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550 or visit

At A Loss, support group for parents who have lost a child, 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court. Call 614-889-5722 for more information.

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 614-457-5132 for more information.

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, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. For more information, call 614-470-0397 or visit emotionsanonymous. org.