Hadassah Hanukkah dinner and gift auction, 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at China Dynasty, 1677 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington. The parve meal will be served family style. Cost is $19. Reservation checks must be received by Nov. 26 at the Hadassah office, 2700 E. Main St., Suite 106, Columbus. Sandy Roseman and Merry Lynne Lincove will do their comedic auctioneer routine. Attendees are asked to bring nicely wrapped gifts (minimum value $15) for the auction. Raffle tickets will be sold at $5 each or five for $20, and Hadassah greeting cards will be available. Donated goods or services are welcome as raffle prizes and for the silent auction. The Hanukkah party is chaired by Stephanie Elliott. For additional information, visit hadassah.org/columbus or call 614-235-8111.

Events and programs

Hadassah Hanukkah dinner and gift auction, 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at China Dynasty, 1677 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington. The parve meal will be served family style. Cost is $19. Reservation checks must be received by Nov. 26 at the Hadassah office, 2700 E. Main St., Suite 106, Columbus. Sandy Roseman and Merry Lynne Lincove will do their comedic auctioneer routine. Attendees are asked to bring nicely wrapped gifts (minimum value $15) for the auction. Raffle tickets will be sold at $5 each or five for $20, and Hadassah greeting cards will be available. Donated goods or services are welcome as raffle prizes and for the silent auction. The Hanukkah party is chaired by Stephanie Elliott. For additional information, visit hadassah.org/columbus or call 614-235-8111.

Upper Arlington Winter Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Mallway Park. 2096 Arlington Ave. Caroling, carriage rides, a bonfire with s'mores, visits with Santa and the city tree lighting ceremony, ice sculpting demonstrations and live reindeer. Coffee and hot chocolate will be available from Starbucks of Upper Arlington; holiday specials and door prizes will be available from Mallway merchants.

Koleinu Choir, Hanukkah party, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Wexner Heritage House, 1151 College Ave. Hanukkah cookies will be served. Families are encouraged to join the residents of WHH for dancing and singing. This free event is sponsored by Hadassah. For more information, visit the website at hadassah.org/columbus or call 614-235-8111.

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. Nearly 100 artists and crafters will sell 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 email info@avantgardeshows.com or visit www.avantgardeshows.com.

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. 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 hosts cooking demonstrations throughout the season. For more information call 740-387-3580 or visit columbuswinterfarmersmarket.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

Art of Positive Parenting, Express parent education class, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 3-17, at Premier Sawmill Athletic Club, 3111 Hayden Road. Cost is $75 per person, $125 per couple. To sign up call 614-224-0222, ext. 103. Class number is TP 13-14. For more information go to positiveparents.com.

Health

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.

Meetings

Clintonville Woman's Club General Assembly, luncheon, noon Nov. 22 at the club, 3951 N. High St. After lunch the Sweet Adelines will perform. For more information call the club at 614-268-5525.

Columbus Military Wives Club, luncheon, noon Dec. 4 at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11 a.m. The Olentangy Men's Choir will sing. Club members' husbands are invited. For more information or reservations, necessary a week in advance, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-876-6283 or Mabel Edwards, 614-866-2625.

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 about borrowing one. No need to read music. Free. For more information contact Barb at 614-848-5041 after 5 p.m. or send an email to 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 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. The topic for Nov. 21 will be Forgiving the Unforgivable, featuring the story of Louis Barrios, who publicly forgave his mother's murderer. No program Nov. 28 due to Thanksgiving. Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information go to meadowpark.org or lifetreecafe.com.

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. For general information, visit amspirit.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. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

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

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. Dec. 2 at the Griswold Center, 777 High St., Worthington. The program is the group's free holiday luncheon, provided by PR Life Management and Mayfair Village. Reservations are required by Nov. 27. To register call the Griswold Center at 614-842-6320. 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. 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 information 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. 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.

Eating disorder support groups for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder support group and family and friends, 6:30 to 8 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except holidays), at the Center for Balanced Living, 445 E. Granville Road, Buildings M and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information call 614-293-9550 or visit thecenterforbalancedliving.org.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.

Cocaine Anonymous, for meeting information, visit caohio.org or call 614-251-1122.

Mended Hearts of Central Ohio, a support group for heart patients, caregivers and heart care professionals, the second Wednesday of every month at the Ross Auditorium at OSU Medical Center, 452 W. 10th Ave. Call Jeff Davidson at 614-580-1561 or visit mendedheartscentralohio.org.

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 or info@LowSelfHelpSystems.org.

Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays, at Maple Grove United Methodist Church in basement Room 6, 7 W. Henderson Road. For more information, call David at 614-895-1002.

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.