Book Signing Event, with New Albany author Steve Doherty, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at Motts Military Museum Inc, 5075 S. Hamilton Road, Groveport. Doherty will be available to sign copies of his book, Operation King Cobra. The book is based on the true story of an American clandestine agent from Ohio.

Events and programs

Church of the Resurrection-New Albany, 16th annual Hollyday Craft Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2, at 6300 E. Dublin Granville Road. There will be more than 70 exhibitors of handmade items. Other features include a bake sale, a cafe, a raffle and door prizes. Admission is $1. No strollers please.

Columbus School for Girls, open house for parents and prospective students preschool age through grade 12, 1 p.m. Nov. 3, at the CSG Campus, 65 S. Columbia Ave., Columbus. Guests will learn about CSG academic programs, participate in classroom demonstrations and tour the facilities. For reservations, contact jblackburn@columbusschoolforgirls.org or call the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.

St. Charles Preparatory School, annual open house for all eighth-grade boys and their parents, 1 p.m. Nov. 3, in the school's Robert C. Walter Student Commons, 2010 E. Broad St. in Bexley. There will be an opportunity to speak with faculty members, coaches, students, alumni and advisory board members. School and campus tours will be conducted and refreshments served. For more information, call the school's secretary at 614-252-6714, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Book Signing Event, with New Albany author Steve Doherty, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at Motts Military Museum Inc, 5075 S. Hamilton Road, Groveport. Doherty will be available to sign copies of his book, Operation King Cobra. The book is based on the true story of an American clandestine agent from Ohio.

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. Visit the website at 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.

Franklin Church, annual turkey dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at 7171 Central College Road in New Albany. The menu features turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry salad, rolls and assorted pies. Beverages include coffee, iced tea and punch. Tickets, at $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 11 and younger, will be available at the door. Carry-out meals also will be available. For more information call 614-855-1391.

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.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Give thanks. Walk. event, Nov. 23, at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. The event features a family friendly after party, including face painting, Games2U, magician, live music and more 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.

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

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.

Meetings

Six River Valley Chapter, Archaeological Society of Ohio, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, at Columbus State Community College, Westerville Center, 7233 Northgate Way, Westerville. Bret Ruby, archeologist/chief, resource management, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, will present "Mapping Hopewell Landscapes: Two Centuries of Landscape Studies at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park," an overview of early efforts to map the mounds and earthworks plus the results of some recent mapping efforts using LIDAR and magnetic survey. He will also provide an update on the status of the World Heritage Nomination.

Matthias Ridenour Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 11 a.m. Nov. 9, at Parkside at Wesley Ridge, 2225 state Route 256, Reynoldsburg. Cathy Nelson will present a program about the Underground Railroad in central Ohio. This program is free and open to the public. Funding for the program was made possible by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. To register, contact Ann Federer 614-460-1549.

Columbus Military Wives Club, noon Nov. 13, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be followed by a program featuring vocalist Johnny Steiner. For reservations, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-877-6283 or Mabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.

Kiwanis Club of New Albany, 7 to 8 a.m. p.m. the first and third Wednesdays at the Bob Evans Restaurant in New Albany and 6 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays at Marriott Courtyard in New Albany. Kiwanis is a nonprofit service club that focuses on serving the children of the community and the world.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Port Columbus Chapter, 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Brook Hollow Conference Center, 676 Brook Hollow, Gahanna. AmSpirit Business Connections is a national organization that assists sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals succeed by creating a forum where they can exchange qualified referrals with other sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals. Guests are welcome.

AmSpirit Business Connections-New Albany/Gahanna Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Fridays at Scrambler Marie's, 5729 N. Hamilton Road. The program focuses on networking opportunities for small businesses and professionals. For more information, contact Dan Wolt at 614-419-9103.

New Albany Community Garden, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the first Tuesday evening of the month in the garden during fair weather and at the Plain Township Fire Department on Route 62 during bad weather. All meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, visit facebook.com/newalbanycommunitygarden.

Easton-New Albany Chapter of the Accountant Information Market, 11:45 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Scrambler Marie's (order off menu), 5729 N. Hamilton Road. The group aims to sponsor programs that support the accounting profession through CPE classes and provide new networking opportunities for possible referrals to new clients and new client resources. For information, call 614-478-8187 or email john@accountantinformationmarket.com.

New Albany Chamber of Commerce meets the third Thursday of each month. Visit newalbanychamber.com for the meeting time and location. For reservations, call 614-855-4400.

New Albany Communicators, a Toastmasters International Club, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Nazarene Church, 6000 Johnstown Road. For more information, call Tammy O'Neill at 614-551-7146 or email jtkoneill@gmail.com.

American Legion Post 171, 7:30 p.m. and Auxiliary, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the post, 393 E. College Ave. Guests are invited. Call Mike Etling at 614-891-9388.

Support groups

Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Mount Carmel-St. Ann's Hospital, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except holidays) at the hospital, 500 Cleveland Ave., Westerville. Participants will receive information on diabetes and diabetes self-care activities. Those diagnosed with diabetes and their family members and friends are invited. There is no fee. For more information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254. Meetings are subject to change.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis and their family members, meeting in Reynoldsburg and Delaware. Visit ccfa.org/chapters/centralohio for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month in Room 202 at New Albany United Methodist Church, 20 S. Third St. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Marisa Kress at 614-457-6003 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. For respite care, call 614-939-0350.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Franklin County and Concord Counseling, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd. Call Mary Kay Ansley at 614-882-9338, ext. 233. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm.

Government

New Albany Planning Commission, 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Village Hall, 99 W. Main St.

New Albany Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Village Hall.

New Albany Architectural Review Board, 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Village Hall.

New Albany City Council, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Village Hall.

Rocky Fork Blacklick Accord, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Village Hall.

Plain Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Plain Township fire station, 9500 Johnstown Road.

Plain Township Zoning Commission, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Plain Township fire station.

Plain Township Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Plain Township fire station.