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Events and programs

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.

Clintonville Woman's Club, annual Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2, in the clubhouse, 3951 N. High St. Items from 36 vendors will be on display. Homemade candies, cookies and desserts also will be sold. Lunch will be available in the Ravine Room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with homemade soup, sandwiches, salads and desserts at nominal prices. Parking is free. For more information, contact the club at 614-268-5525.

Community Leaders Forum, How Uninsured People Can Gain Access to Healthcare, 7 p.m. Nov. 6, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer Road in Clintonville. Those who are familiar with the procedures one should follow to gain healthcare access will be present. The programs are designed to help those who are worried about all basic forms of care, pre-exisiing conditions, difficulty in understanding healthcare language within policies, and/or who need financial help to acquire coverage. There is no fee. For more information, call the church at 614-267-4946.


Classes and workshops

West Interfaith Legal Clinic, 5:30 to 7 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, the Church at Mill Run, 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard. The Legal Clinic offers free legal advice and is available to anyone 250 percent above the poverty level or below. The Legal Clinic is a combined effort of Serving Our Neighbors Ministries and the Columbus Bar Association.



American Red Cross, blood donation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, 3535 Olentangy River Road. To schedule appointments call 1-800-733-2767.

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.



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. For more information, contact

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. For more information, contact

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 com/site/columbusareaega or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Education Room of Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St., Columbus (west entrance off of parking lot). Bring a dulcimer or call to ask about borrowing one. No need to read music. There is no fee. For more information, contact Barb at 614-848-5041 after 5 p.m. or email

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

North Outerbelt Amspirit, 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. Call Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or email

Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. Call Joe Sonderman at 614-294-2328. For more information, visit

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

Accountant Information Market, Worthington-Westerville chapter, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie's, 6152 Cleveland Ave. CPAs are invited to meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187.


Support groups

Widow/Widower Gathering, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25, in Room 104 at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridge-view Road. Linda Bal-deck, mindfulness practitioner, will present "Stress Management." Hollie Goldberg and Jeanne McGarry of Syntero/ Northwest Counseling Services are the facilitators. To register, call Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 422, by Oct. 23. New participants are welcome.

Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services' Low Vision Support Group, a monthly meeting for older adults with vision problems, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. Angie Daff, Homebound Service Associate, and William Meltzer, librarian, from the Worthington Public Library, will present "Library Resources for People with Low Vision." New members are welcome anytime. For more information, call Maxine Gilgoff of Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 358.