Events and programs
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 Nationwide Childrens.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.
Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Lunch & Learn Series, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 21, at the Dublin Chamber, 129 S. High St. in Historic Dublin. Ted Janusz of Janus Presentations will present "Time Refuses to be Managed -- How to Manage Yourself Instead." Professionals are invited to learn techniques to grow their business and sharpen their workplace skills while enjoying lunch. Registration is $20 per person for chamber members, $35 for nonmembers. Registrations must be made at least two days prior to the event. Visit DublinChamber. org or call 614-889-2001.
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 email@example.com.
Columbus Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays from November through March at the Charity Newsies Headquarters, 4300 Indianola Ave. Products such as winter vegetables, honey, maple syrup, Mennonite baked goods (pies, breads, cinnamon rolls, fry pies), artisan soaps, farm fresh eggs, vegetarian soul food, made while you wait gluten free doughnuts, hot sauces, sweet breads, cookies, apothecary, beef, turkey, pork and chicken will be available. The market host some cooking demonstrations throughout the season. For more information, call 740-387-3580.
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.
American Red Cross, blood donation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at Dublin Methodist Hospital, 7500 Hospital Drive. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.
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 for anyone interested in taking steps to improve their health. A doctor will be on hand to answer any questions and talk with people during the event. 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.
Interfaith Association of Central Ohio, Annual Membership Meeting, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Worthington Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road. Discussion will focus on activities of IACO during the 2012-2013 year as well as upcoming events. The Interfaith Council (the governing board) will consider any formal actions participants adopt during the membership meeting at its next session on Dec. 2. There is free parking in the parking lot on the library grounds. Persons who are not members are also invited and may contribute their minimum annual dues of $20 at the door. For more information call 614-849-0290.
Women's Club of Powell, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, at Powell United Methodist Church, 825 E. Olentangy St. David Jaramillo, head chef of the Wedgewood Golf and Country Club will present "Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner." All women in the Powell and surrounding area are invited. More information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org and womensclubofpowell.com. Tickets also be available for thr group's upcoming Candy Cane Gala to be held Dec. 9 at the Bridgewater Banquet Center. The social time will begin at 6:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
Worthington Hills Garden Club, luncheon, noon Nov. 13, at Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a business meeting set for 11:30 a.m. After the luncheon, Bruce Brethauer will present "Suitable Succulents for the Home and Garden." Cactus and other succulent plants easily grown and well suited for the indoors will be discussed. Cost is $19. Advanced reservations are required, and can be made by calling 614-288-4668. Guests are invited.
Dublin Women's Philanthropic Club, 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at Dublin Food Pantry, 81 W. Bridge St. The general meeting will be held in the parlor room located above the food pantry in Dublin Community Church. Members and guests are asked to bring new or gently used children's books for ages 2-10. The books will be donated to the food pantry for its new book case. For more information visit dublinwomensclub.org.
Aglow International of Plain City, 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the St. Joseph Activity Center, 670 W. Main St., Plain City. Lois Hoshor, pastor of the Firm Foundation Fellowship and author of five books, will speak. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Teresa Mullins at 614-878-1187.
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.
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.
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 1276053.toastmasters clubs.org.
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 sawmilltoastmastersclubs.org. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday of each month. The league is a social organization whose purpose is to bring together new residents of the Columbus metropolitan area to make friends while adjusting to their new surroundings. NNLC offers a variety of special interest groups and activities. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 Dr. For more information, call Anne at 614-544-8338.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.
Cocaine Anonymous, for meeting information, visit caohio.org 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 ohio.org.
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 info@LowSelfHelpSystems.org.
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. Monthly topics will be discussed. Enjoy new friendships and support. 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 thecenterforbalancedliving.org.
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.
MOMS Club of Dublin, Southeast Chapter, meets the second Friday of each month at the Dublin Recreation Center, 5200 Emerald Parkway. For meeting times, visit momsclubofdublinse.webs.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings are held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 5200 Emerald Parkway, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are subject to change. For confirmation, call the Dublin Clerk of Council at 614-410-4436.
Architectural Review Board, 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Board of Zoning Appeals, 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month.