Check out the roundup of local events, activities, meetings, etc., for the coming week.

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Events

New Directions for Suburban Gardens, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. Free. Don Humphrey will discuss how to grow vegetables nine months of the year. Call (614) 842-6320.

Vaughan Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra performs big band jazz at 7:30 p.m. every Monday at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St. Admission is $10 general, $5 students. Ample parking.

Meetings

Worthington Area Nurses Association, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd. Dr. John Floor will discuss circulation and vein disorders. All area nurses and anyone interested in the topic are welcome to attend.

Fearbreakers Toastmasters will host a demonstration meeting at noon Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 8760 Orion Place, Suite 300. Prospective members are invited to learn about Toastmasters. Visit http://fearbreakers.freetoasthost.net/index.html.

Worthington Hills Garden Club, Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. Registration 11 a.m., business meeting 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon, program follows. Roger Seely will present, "Hosta-La-Vista and Other Cool Shade Plants." Reservations are $19. Call (614) 846-0170.

Christian Marketplace Network Lewis Center Chapter, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Asian Garden Buffet, 8633 U.S. Route 23 S., Lewis Center. Visitors are welcome. Call Steven Cox at (614) 476-9805 or email Columbus-N-LewisCenter@cmn-usa.org.

Accountant Information Market, Worthington-Westerville Chapter, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie's, 6152 Cleveland Ave. Call (614) 478-8187.

Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Ohio Health Medical Campus, 300 Polaris Parkway. Call Tim Maurice at (614) 818-9175 or visit centralohiocwrt.wordpress.com.

Inventors Network meets to discuss the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. Fee is $5 for non-members, $36 per year for members. Call (614) 470-0144 or visit www.inventorscolumbus.com.

Pulsar Chapter of AmSpirit, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. every Thursday, at 8425 Pulsar Place. Call Kellina Snyder at (614) 395-1228.

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, 11:45 a.m. on the first and third Mondays of every month at Flyers Pizza, 3967 Presidential Parkway. Visit sawmill.freetoasthost.us. Guests are welcome.

Dublin Worthington Rotary, noon Wednesdays at La Scala, 4119 W. Dublin-Granville Road.

Worthington Toastmasters, 7:30-9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays at the Worthington Municipal Building, 6550 N. High St. For more information, visit worthington.freetoasthost.com.

Worthington Alliance of African American Parents and Educators, 7-8:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Worthington Education Center, 200 E. Wilson Bridge Road.

AmSpirit Business Connections Cardinal Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at La Chatelaine French Bakery and Bistro, 627 High St. For more information, call Deborah Bonner at (614) 353-8458.

AmSpirit Business Connections, Enterprise Chapter, 7:30-8:45 a.m. Thursdays at La Chatelaine, 661 High St. Call Laura Vermilya at (614) 937-6281.

New Neighbors League of Columbus, luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. For meeting times and locations, visit www.newneighborscolumbus.com. To join, email nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com

Power Lunch Columbus, a weekly workplace lunch-hour ministry, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, at the Ohio Theatre. Rev. Charles Montgomery officiates. Free. For more information, call Kimberly Montgomery at (614) 206-7962.

Support groups

Worthington Widowhood Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. This month's meeting topic is, "Getting Acquainted with Traci" with Traci Hipsher of Northwest Counseling Services. Register by calling (614) 457-7876, ext. 422, by Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road. Call (330) 834-9066 or email ohiochaptermgf@att.net.

Hearing Loss Support Group meets at Whetstone Public Library. Meeting times vary with library scheduling. Call (614) 861-7956 or email cohear@aol.com for more information.

Solutions Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics, noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in Rooms 12-14 at All Saints Lutheran Church, 6770 N. High St.

Cocaine Anonymous, 8 p.m. Saturdays in the Medical Building at Riverside Health Center, 500 Thomas Lane. Visit caohio.org or call (614) 251-1122.

Weathering the Storm, a support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one by violence or other tragic means, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court. Free. Registration required. Call (614) 889-5722.

Compassionate Friends, an organization assisting families following the death of a child, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every second Tuesday at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road. For more information, visit www.tcfcolumbusoh.org.

Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 N. High St. Call Paul at (614) 895-6760 or email info@lowselfhelpsystems.org.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics, 8 p.m. every Thursday at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road.

Cliffside 12 & 12, an Alcoholics Anonymous group, 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at Glen Echo Presbyterian Church, 220 Cliffside Drive. Open meeting; anyone may attend. Call (614) 253-8501.

Eating Disorder Support Group and a group for family/friends, 6:30-8 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month in Building O on the OSU/Harding campus, 445 E. Granville Road. Free; donations are accepted. Call (614) 293-9550 or visit www.CenterForEatingDisorders.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 895-1002.

Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome/Fibromyalgia meeting, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Linda at (614) 457-5132 for more information.

Emotions Anonymous, 4-5 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road. For more information, call (614) 470-0397 or visit www.emotionsanonymous.org.

Overeaters Anonymous, noon Mondays and Wednesdays at All Saints Lutheran Church, 6770 N. High St. Call Nikki at (614) 899-0934 (Mondays) or Wendy at (614) 717-9447 (Wednesdays). Visit the Web site at www.OA.org.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Franklin County, 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays, in Room 317 at Worthington Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. Call Karen Berry at (614) 221-1441.

Families in Touch, co-sponsored by North Community Counseling Centers, for families and friends of persons with mental illness, 5:30-7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 N. High St., Room 300. Call Barb Chuko at 846-2588, ext. 2224.

MOMS Club of Northwest Columbus meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2480 W. Dublin-Granville Road. Call Amy at 459-4877 or Angela at 538-0061.

Mothers of Preschoolers, 9-11:15 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at Linworth Baptist Church, 6200 Linworth Road.

Worthington La Leche League, a nonprofit breastfeeding support group, meets at 10 a.m. the last Thursday of each month at the Northwest Library. Call Chris at 761-9798.

MOMS Club of Powell-South (Moms Offering Moms Support), for stay-at-home-moms, offers monthly meetings with child care and activities at low or no cost during the day. Dates and times vary; call Jen (614) 336-9455 or email powellmoms@yahoo.com.

OCDconnect (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), a free, faith-based support group of women, 5-7 p.m., the first and third Sundays of each month at 979 High St., second floor. Call Judy Lair (614) 893-5603.