Events and programs
Congregation Beth Tikvah, Veterans Shabbat Service, 7:15 p.m. Nov. 8, at 6121 Olentangy River Road. The featured speaker for the evening will be Beth Tikvah member and Lt. Cmdr. Arthur Davidson, who will present "The Almost Forgotten War: Reflections on World War II." Davidson served in World War II on the USS Gosselin in the Pacific.
Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Tikvah, annual Hanukkah Gift Shop Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10, at 6121 Olentangy River Road. The sale will offer gelt, dreidels, candles and gift wrap while featuring a new assortment of menorahs, activities for children and other collectibles. Judaica items such as jewelry and giftware also will be sold. The event is free and is open to the public. For more information, contact the temple office at 614-885-6286.
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. 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 more 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.
Clintonville Woman's Club, annual Beat Michigan Brunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24, at the club, 3951 N. High St. Guests are invited to get ready for the Ohio State University-Michigan football game with Shelley Graf and the OSU Alumni Band. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $20, $10 for children under age 10. Call Pat Uhrick at 614-505-6709 for reservations by Nov. 15.
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. Products such as 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 host some cooking demonstrations throughout the season. For more information, call 740-387-3580 or visit columbuswinterfarmersmarket.com.
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. This show will feature nearly 100 artists and crafters selling 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 on how to become a vendor, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.avantgardeshows.com.