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Events and programs

TWIG Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center. Handmade items including jewelry, holiday ornaments and decorations and the Avenue of Trees and Wreaths. New this year are 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.

Community Hours with District 18 state Rep. Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus), 5 to 6 p.m., Nov. 13 at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. Constituents are invited to discuss topics of importance to them. For more information, call Stinziano's office at 614-466-1896.

TriVillage Mentor League, "Two of a Kind," the 10th annual Bid & Benefit, 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at Our Lady of Victory Parish Center, 1559 Roxbury Road. A silent auction, food by Steven's Catering, a cash bar and music by several Grandview Heights musicians will be included. Cost is $40 per person. Call 614-255-7942.

Clintonville Woman's Club, annual Beat Michigan Brunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at the club, 3951 N. High St. Guests can prepare for the Ohio State University-Michigan football game with Shelley Graf and the OSU Alumni Band. Open to the public. Tickets are $20, $10 for children under age 10. Call Pat Uhrick at 614-505-6709 for reservations by Nov. 15.

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. Winter vegetables, honey, maple syrup, Mennonite baked goods (pies, breads, cinnamon rolls, fry pies), artisan soaps, farm fresh eggs, vegetarian soul food, gluten-free doughnuts, hot sauces, sweet breads, cookies, apothecary, beef, turkey, pork and chicken will be available. The market hosts cooking demonstrations throughout the season. Call 740-387-3580.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Give thanks. Walk. event, Nov. 23 at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. A family friendly after party, including face painting, Games2U, magician, live music and more will a held from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Registration is free, but participants are forming teams and raising money online at givethankswalk.org to earn incentives. These efforts support St. Jude in finding cures to save children battling cancer and other diseases.

The 2013 Columbus Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at St. Agatha's Parish Hall, 1860 Northam Road. Nearly 100 artists and crafters will sell original handmade items. Admission is $3, free for children under age 12. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Columbus non-profit Pets Without Parents. 

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, workshops

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. Participants can examine their circumstances after the economic downturn and create an individualized plan for financial success. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.

 

Health

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, Huntington Hearing Health Program in partnership with Huntington Bank, offers 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

Grandview Civic Welfare Club, 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Larry Larson Middle School commons, 1240 Oakland Ave. Spouses and guests are invited. Terry Eisele, associate professor at Columbus State Community College, will present "An Evening with a Graphic Novelist," focusing on what a graphic novel is, and discussing his graphic novel With Only Five Plums. Donations for the club's Fall Collection for Local Causes will be accepted.

Aldus Society, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. Eric Johnson, curator of early books and manuscripts at Ohio State University's Thompson Library, will speak on "Deconstructing and Reconstructing a Medieval Bible." He will discuss the life of the Hornby-Cockerell Bible, an example of a rare Bible likely produced in Paris in the 1220s. The Bible survived intact until 1981 when it was sold at auction and 440 of its leafs were placed for sale. Currently the Bible is being re-assembled both physically and digitally. Admission is free amd open to the public. For more information, call Joe Perko, publicity chairman, at 614-299-1980.

Grandview Cinema Discussion Group, 6:45 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. The program is discussion only; films are not shown at meetings. The Dec. 4 topic will be Dirty Harry (1971). For more information call 614-486-7346.

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.

Northwest Area Progressives, monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at various locations in Grandview Heights. Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. Participants can get involved in political action and community service projects in the Grandview and northwest Columbus area.

Northwest Area Progressives Donkeys and Donuts, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Luck Bros. Coffee House, 1101 W. First Ave., Grandview Heights. Participants meet for informal and lively discussion about politics and current events.

Upper Arlington Grandview Gold Star Referral Club, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Marshall's, 1105 W. First Ave. Call Jim Bishop at 614-425-5735.

University Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave. Call President Kent Williamson at 614-451-2957.

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

Tri-Village Sertoma, noon Wednesdays at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road. Potential new members invited. Call 614-274-5900.

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.

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.

Tri-Village Noon Lions Club, noon the first Tuesday of the month at the Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. All are invited. Call Brad Gambill at 614-374-9333.

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday.

AmSpirit Crosswoods, 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Champps Restaurant, 161 E. Campus View Blvd. For contact Gina Winterstein at 614-794-3500.

 

Government

Grandview Heights City Council, 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays at the municipal building, 1016 Grandview Ave.

 

Support groups

Caregiver Support Group, offered by Trinity United Methodist Church and Home Instead Senior Care, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Chapelside Parlor at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1581 Cambridge Blvd. in Marble Cliff. Group is for those caring for a loved one of any age. To reserve respite care at the church, call Carol Savage at Home Instead Senior Care, 614-486-6643. For information call Gary Brand, director of older adult ministries, 614-488-0695.

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.

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.

Caregiver Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m., each third Wednesday of the month at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, 174 E. Long St. Topics covered include hiring in-home help, qualifying for homecare programs and dealing with the everyday stresses of caregiving. Free; free parking is available. Registration is necessary; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277.

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. Free. 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. 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.

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.

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 OSU Medical Center, 452 W. 10th Ave. Call Jeff Davidson at 614-580-1561.

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 for more information.

Cocaine Anonymous, call 614-251-1122.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call 459-7050.

Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road. Call 614-895-1002.

Breast Cancer Support Group, led by a psychologist, social workers and registered nurses. The groups are ongoing; join any time. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7 to 9 p.m. the fourth Tuesday 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, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-470-0397.

Families Anonymous, for parents of those with substance abuse or behavioral problems, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-885-5199 or 614-875-8695.

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