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.

Events and programs

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.

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.

St. Charles Preparatory School, annual open house for all eighth-grade boys and their parents, 1 p.m. Nov. 3, in the school's Robert C. Walter Student Commons, 2010 E. Broad St. in Bexley. There will be an opportunity to speak with faculty members, coaches, students, alumni and advisory board members. School and campus tours will be conducted and refreshments served. For more information, call the school's secretary at 614-252-6714, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

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.

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.

TriVillage Mentor League, "Two of a Kind," the 10th annual Bid & Benefit, 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15, at Our Lady of Victory Parish Center, 1559 Roxbury Road. The event includes a silent auction, food by Steven's Catering and a cash bar. It also will feature several Grandview Heights musicians. Cost is $40 per person. Reservations may by made at tvmlbid2013.eventbrite.com or by calling 614-255-7942.

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.

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 info@avantgardeshows.com or visit avantgardeshows.com.

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.

Classes, 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 answers with college disabilities services representatives. For more information, contact Christine chris.france@ghcsd.org.

Meetings

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 at 614-451-4344.

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). Bring a dulcimer or call to ask about borrowing one. For more information, contact Barb at 614-848-5041 after 5 p.m.