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Events and programs

City of Upper Arlington, Drug Enforcement Administration National Drug Take-Back Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26, Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road. Residents of Upper Arlington and surrounding communities may safely dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs in their medicine cabinets. For more information, call the Police Division at 614-583-5197 or visit uaoh.net.

Community Meeting, future of renewable energy, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Friends Auditorium, Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Road. The Sierra Club and Upper Arlington Progressive Action are sponsoring this program related to new state legislation that would cut back Ohio's clean energy and energy efficiency standards. For more information contact Jim Fronk at jfronk3@gmail.com.

City of Upper Arlington Beggar's Night and Pumpkin Patrol, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. To help ensure the safety of children as they seek treats in the community, the Police Division coordinates Pumpkin Patrol. Marked city trucks with city employee volunteers patrol neighborhoods and are available to assist young children if they become lost, scared, hurt, or in other need of assistance.

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.

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.

Columbus Medical Association Alliance, A VIP Party fundraiser, 10 a.m. Nov. 6, at Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Dr. Shelley Meyer, wife of Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer, is scheduled to speak. Activities include a silent auction, boutique of vendors, bake sale, raffle, style show and luncheon. Cost is $50 per person. All proceeds benefit the Medical & Nursing Student Scholarship Fund. Recognition of the 2013 scholarship recipients also will take place. For more information, call 614-240-7410.

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.



American Red Cross, blood donation, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3660 Kenny Road. To schedule appointments call 1-800-733-2767.

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.



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 barb@barbfeick.com.

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 inventorscolumbus.com.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Weekly videos, stories and discussions that help build relationships. Topics change weekly and focus on popular life issues. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact lifetreecafe@meadowpark.org.

Northwest AMVETS Post No. 911, 7 p.m. meets the first Thursday of each month in the VFW Hall, 2436 Walcutt Road. Call 614-876-4817.

Upper Arlington Grandview Gold Star Referral Club, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Marshall's Restaurant, 1105 W. First Ave. Call Jim Bishop at 614-425-5735.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Arlington Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rusty Bucket, 1635 W. Lane Ave. Contact Dean Curry at 614-635-0639 or email dean@currysolutions.com.

University Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave. Call President Kent Williamson at 614-451-2957.

Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. For more information, visit northwestkiwanis.com.

Tri-Village Sertoma, noon Wednesdays at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road. Potential new members welcome. Call 614-274-5900.

Assistance League of Metro Columbus, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-404-8709 or visit ALColumbus.org.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Moppets (children newborn through kindergarten), 9 to 11 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church. Contact Christine@mcwherter.com or 614-921-9907.

Tri-Village Noon Lions Club, noon the first Tuesday of the month at the Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. Call Scott Stevenson at 614-451-6313.

Central Ohioans for Peace, 7 p.m. Mondays, at the Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave. Visit www.centralohioansforpeace.org or call 614-436-3531.

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. 

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.


Support groups

Widow/Widower Gathering, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25, in Room 104 at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Road. Linda Baldeck, 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.

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. 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.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at Riverside United Methodist Church, 2701 Zollinger Road. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Ardith Nolte at 614-457-1627 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

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. There is no fee. 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.

Tri-Village Co-Dependents Anonymous, a 12-step support group, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 2015 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 22. Open to the public. Call 614-487-0785.