Events and programs
Upper Arlington Farmers' Market, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 24, at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Road. Locally produced fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and dairy items will be sold. The event will be held rain or shine.
Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St. Free parking. $10 general admission, $5 for students. Bill Dobbins, professor of jazz studies and contemporary media at the Eastman School of Music, and director of the school's Jazz Ensemble, will be the featured guest July 28. His many commissions have included several exclusively for the Famous Jazz Orchestra, some of which will be performed that night. A concession stand serves light snacks and drinks.
Clintonville Woman's Club, summer lunch series open to the public, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 20, the clubhouse, 3951 N. High St. The luncheon will feature ham loaf with a hot side dish. There are options for entree or salad bar (including beverage, roll and gratuity) to be purchased either separately or in combination. Assorted desserts are $2 each. Carryout is available. Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Card tables may be reserved for games after lunch. For more information, call the club at 614-268-5525.
Junior League Bargain Box, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Goodwill Columbus' Grandview-area corporate headquarters, 1331 Edgehill Road, Grandview. In addition to having a new venue for the sale, Junior League's 450 members will also utilize Goodwill's six retail stores in Franklin County to collect Bargain Box donations up the time of the event. Items being collected include linens, towels, pans, baby clothes, toys and purses. Proceeds from the event will support the Junior League's community projects, including the Kelton House Museum and Garden, Adopt-a-Backpack for Children and Kids in the Kitchen. Unsold items will be donated to Goodwill and sold in its retail stores.
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.
Lifetree Cafe Upper Arlington, 7 p.m. Mondays at 4770 Britton Parkway, Hilliard. Topics change weekly and focus on life issues. The topic for the week of July 27, will be "Miracles or Mere Coincidences?" Free; no registration required. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact James Mann at 614-451-4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbus Military Officers Wives Club, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 13, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd. The Innervision Trio will perform. For more information or to make reservations, due a week in advance, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-837-6283 or Mabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.
Northwest Toastmasters, 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Upper Arlington Main Library, 2800 Tremont Road. Visitors are welcome. Visit 859.toastmastersclubs.org to confirm upcoming meeting dates and location.
Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth 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 or email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, Upper Arlington lupus support group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Road. The support group is an open, small-group environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families. Most discussions focus on the how-to's of living with a chronic illness. For more information, contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit lupusgreaterohio.org.
POEM (Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms) Pregnancy-Postpartum Support Group, meetings held twice a month at Northwest Counseling Services, 1560 Fishinger Road, Upper Arlington. These meetings, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, are subject to change. Call Tonya at 614-221-1441 for dates and times. For information, visit mhafc.org.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which participants learn from each others' experiences, share coping strategies and offer encouragement. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264.
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.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-547-9788. Meadow Park Church of God is not affiliated with the DBSA.
Emotions Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. For more information, call 614-470-0397 or visit emotionsanonymous.org.