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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.

Soroptimist International of Columbus & Franklin, Women Helping Women Holiday Shopping Event, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7, at The Shops at Worthington Place (formerly Worthington Square Mall). Approximately 35 vendors will be on hand to sell their wares. The funds raised will allow SI Columbus its support of community entities such as Amethyst, Inc., CHOICES for Domestic Violence Awareness, and St. Vincent's Family Center. It will also benefit the group's award program so that women in college or returning to college will receive monetary awards to be used for their schooling needs. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Appetizers and finger foods are provided. A cash bar will be available and raffles and door prizes will be included. For ticket information, email


Classes and workshops

College Disabilities Services Seminar, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, at the Grandview Heights High School Media Center, 1587 W. Third Ave. The program is geared toward college-bound students on an IEP and their families, providing questions and answers with college disabilities services representatives. For more information, contact Christine France

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.



National Alliance on Mental Illness, Community Conversations About Mental Health Action Forum, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, at Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave. Community leaders, educators, persons in recovery, veterans, family members, providers, students and others have been meeting to decide how they will take action to improve mental health in their families, schools and communities. This program will share action plans. For more information, call 614-501-6264.

Wellness Forum 2013 Fall Health Conference, Nov. 8-10, at Crown Plaza Columbus North Hotel, 6500 Doubletree Ave. Guest speakers include Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Laura Theodore. To register, call 614-841-7700.

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.



Women Today, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 5, at the Brookside Golf and Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road. The program will include lunch and a Holiday/Winter Style Show presented by Christopher & Banks and modeled by club members. For more information and/or reservations, due Oct. 29, call Marge at 614-433-9903 or Barbara, 614-844-3946. New member are invited to join this social and philanthropic organization.

Worthington Area Nurses Association, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5, at the Linworth United Methodist Church,7070 Bent Tree Blvd. Erica Malis will speak on Poison Control. All area nurses and anyone interested in the topic may attend.

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 northwestkiwanis. com.

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


Support groups

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.

Caregiver Support Group, offered by Trinity United Methodist Church and Home Instead Senior Care, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 5 and Dec. 3, in the Chapelside Parlor at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1581 Cambridge Blvd. in Marble Cliff. Patty Callahan, aging specialist, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, will present Care For the Caregiver on Nov. 5. This support group is for all of those caring for a loved one of any age and is open to Trinity members and the public. There will be respite care available at the church. To reserve respite care, call Carol Savage at Home Instead Senior Care, 614-486-6643. For questions, call Gary Brand, director of older adult ministries, at 614-488-0695.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics, 8 p.m. every Thursday at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road.