Grandview Heights Holiday Tree Lighting, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Grandview PTO and Clay Cafe will offer ornament decorating at $5 for flat ornaments, $10 for ball ornaments. Sponsors include Grandview Parks & Recreation, MembersFirst Pathways Financial Credit Union and Grandview PTO. For more information call 614-488-3111.

Events and programs

Grandview Heights Holiday Tree Lighting, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Grandview PTO and Clay Cafe will offer ornament decorating at $5 for flat ornaments, $10 for ball ornaments. Sponsors include Grandview Parks & Recreation, MembersFirst Pathways Financial Credit Union and Grandview PTO. For more information call 614-488-3111.

Santa's Coming to Town, 11 a.m. Dec. 7, at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. Santa will visit the children of Grandview and Marble Cliff and a free picture will be taken of each child with Santa. For more information call 614-488-3111 or 614-486-2954.

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. The show is still accepting vendors. For more information email info@avantgardeshows.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. 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 hosts 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.

Classes, workshops

New Directions Career Center, An Employer Perspective: Ten Things Job Seekers Need to Know About Employment Trends in a Changing Job Market, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Dec. 4 at 199 E. Rich St. The event includes a continental breakfast. A $10 registration fee is payable at the door. Fee reductions and waivers are available to those who qualify. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.

Health

Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Volunteer Kathy Markus, a Medicare outreach specialist for the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, will hold open office hours to discuss enrollment options, prescription drug plans and their benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes and long-term care insurance. The free, confidential, one-on-one service is offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Markus at 614-645-8557.

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 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. The Dec. 4 topic will be Dirty Harry (1971). For more information call 614-486-7346.

Columbus Military Wives Club, luncheon, noon Dec. 4 at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11 a.m. The Olentangy Men's Choir will sing. Club members' husbands are invited. For more information or reservations, necessary a week in advance, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-876-6283 or Mabel Edwards, 614-866-2625.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Weekly videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. Topics change weekly and focus on popular life issues. The topic for Nov. 21 is Forgiving the Unforgivable, featuring the story of Louis Barrios, who publicly forgave his mother's murderer. No program Nov. 28 due to Thanksgiving. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information go to meadowpark.org or lifetreecafe.com.