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. People familiar with healthcare access procedures will explain basic forms of care, pre-existing conditions, healthcare policy language and how to access financial help. Free. For more information call the church at 614-267-4946.

Events and programs

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. People familiar with healthcare access procedures will explain basic forms of care, pre-existing conditions, healthcare policy language and how to access financial help. Free. 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 sell their wares. Funds raised will allow SI Columbus to continue its support of community entities such as Amethyst, Inc., CHOICES for Domestic Violence Awareness, and St. Vincent's Family Center. Funds also benefit the group's scholarship program for women in college or returning to college. 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 sicolumbus614@gmail.com.

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.

Bishop Watterson High School, Fall Dinner, Nov. 13 at Brookside Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road. All past, present and future Bishop Watterson mothers are invited. Cost is $35 per person. All proceeds go to the Mothers of Alums tuition assistance fund. For information, go to bishopwatterson.com, click Community, then Mothers' Club.

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 or via email at franklinco4hcouncil gmail. com.

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. College disabilities services representatives will offer information to college-bound students on an IEP and their families. For more information contact Christine France chris.france@ghcsd.org.

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 or below the poverty level. The Legal Clinic is a combined effort of Serving Our Neighbors Ministries and the Columbus Bar Association.

Health

Living and Loving with Mental Illness: A Melissa's Institute Outreach Program, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St., Columbus. The program will include the Lifetime original movie, Call Me Crazy, produced by Jennifer Aniston, and a panel discussion on recognizing the signs of mental illness and how to assist a loved one. Cost is $5 general admission, free for those with valid student identification. For more information about Melissa's House and the event, visit www.melissashouse.org.

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

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

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

Columbus Woman's Club, luncheon, Nov. 7 at the club, 3951 N. High St. Four Harmony Sake Quartet, Sweet Adelines will entertain. The Columbus Woman's Club supports Creative Living at Ohio State University. For reservations call MarJean Keller at 614-451-4344.

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 nwaprogressives@gmail.com.

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 nwaprogressives@gmail.com.

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 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. Free. For more information contact Barb at 614-848-5041 after 5 p.m. or email barb@barbfeick.com.

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

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.

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.

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit sawmilltoastmastersclubs.org. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

Support groups

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 UMC, 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 group is for anyone caring for a loved one of any age. Respite care will be available. To reserve respite care, call Carol Savage at Home Instead Senior Care, 614-486-6643. For information call Gary Brand, director of older adult ministries, at 614-488-0695.

Compassionate Friends, Providing Grief Support after the Death of a Child, 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus. For more information call 614-882-8986.

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.

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.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call 614-459-7050.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Franklin County, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, in Room 317 at Worthington Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Tonya Fulwider at 614-221-1441.

Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 N. High St. Individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, panic, fatigue, depression or fear are welcome. Freewill offerings accepted. For more information contact Paul at 614-895-6760.

Hearing Loss Support Group meets at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Meeting times vary with library scheduling. Call 614-861-7956 or email cohear@aol.com for more information.