Olde Worthington Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through October in downtown Worthington. More than 70 vendors participate, providing seasonal fruits and vegetables interspersed with flowers, plants and homemade foodstuffs. Parking is available behind the Worthington Inn and the Methodist church just one block south of the intersection of Routes 23 and 161. For more information, call 614-285-5341.

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Events and programs

Olde Worthington Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through October in downtown Worthington. More than 70 vendors participate, providing seasonal fruits and vegetables interspersed with flowers, plants and homemade foodstuffs. Parking is available behind the Worthington Inn and the Methodist church just one block south of the intersection of Routes 23 and 161. For more information, call 614-285-5341.

Worthington International Friendship Association, program "Inside Current Political, Social and Security Developments in the Middle East and North Africa," 7 p.m. June 25 at the Worthington Education Center, 200 E. Wilson Bridge Road. Alam Payind, director of the Ohio State University's Middle East Studies Center, will speak on the current political, social and security developments in Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon and Syria. Middle East Studies Center Assistant Director Melinda McClimans also will be present to speak on oil and global energy concerns in Iran.

Worthington Family Picnic and Fireworks Celebration, 4 to 11 p.m. July 4. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for a family picnic on the lawn of Thomas Worthington High School with food, live musical entertainment and Supergames. The fireworks will begin at 10 p.m, available for viewing from the picnic location on the front lawn or at the football stadium. The Worthington Family Picnic is sponsored by the Dublin-Worthington Rotary.

Worthington Historical Society Home and Garden Tour 2013, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. July 11, in the Riverlea neighborhood, West River Glen Drive. In June, pre-sale tickets will be available at the Old Rectory and Fritzy Jacobs for $12. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available at the Orange Johnson House and the Old Rectory for $15.

Taste of Worthington, 5:30 to 10 p.m. July 19, at the OfficeScape Corporate Center, 350 W. Wilson Bridge Road. The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce's 21st annual food sampling festival will be held rain or shine. Guests enjoy affordably priced ($1-$7) appetizers, entrees and desserts in a block party atmosphere then vote on their favorite restaurant dishes in the "Peoples Choice Awards." Soft drinks, bottled water, beer and wine also will be sold.

Health

Moving to the Beat: Ageless Grace, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, July 22 and 29 as well as Aug. 5, at Capital Park Family Health Center, 2365 Innis Road. The program, offered in partnership with Cancer Support Community Central Ohio and Heart of Ohio Family Health Center, will feature 21 exercises designed to help body and mind function with flexibility and efficiency. An African-style drummer will provide accompaniment. Participants ages 10 and older are invited; children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no fee. To register, call Capital Park at 614-416-4325 or CSCCO at 614-791-9510.

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.

Beyond Healing-Living Well with Cancer, yoga sessions for people with cancer and their families, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at Grow Yoga, 1780 W. Fifth Ave. Free program of gentle poses and meditation for relaxation and stress reduction. For information, call Patti Petrella, facilitator, at 614-406-8941.

Meetings

Central Ohio Sleep Disorders Support Group, 2 to 4 p.m. July 21, at the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute, 4975 Bradenton Ave. in Dublin. Dr. Asim Roy will present "Living with Narcolepsy: Managing Symptoms and Much More" in the first hour and open up the topic for discussion. The second hour will feature members' discussions. To register, call 614-766-0773. Registration is requested but not required.

Rotary Club of Dublin Worthington, noon Wednesdays at La Scala, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Road.

Accountant Information Market, Worthington-Westerville chapter, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie's, 6152 Cleveland Ave. CPAs are invited to meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187.

AmSpirit Worthington, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 99 Worthington Mall. Contact Gina Winterstein at gina@panagea-networks.com.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Premier Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Tuesdays at the Northwoods 1 Building in Worthington. For information, contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912.

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. Bring a dulcimer or call and ask about borrowing one. No need to be able to read music. For more information, contact Barb at 614-370-8183 after 5 p.m.

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.

North Outerbelt Amspirit, 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. Call Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912.

Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. Call Joe Sonderman at 614-294-2328.

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

Syntero, Northwest Counseling Services' Low Vision Support Group, a monthly meeting for older adults with vision problems, 2 to 3:30 p.m. June 24, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. The topic is "Breathing, Laughing and Other Good Things," with Joyce Johnson, lung health outreach director for the Breathing Association as speaker. New members invited.

DivorceCare Support Group, a 13-week program that uses videos and group discussions to help work through the issues of divorce and begin the healing process, 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 5 at Heritage Christian Church, 7413 Maxtown Road, Westerville. Participants can join at any time. For information, call 614-898-9412.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 9:30 a.m. on the first Friday of the month at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Chris Goodson at 614-459-0477 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. Respite care available, call leader.

Alzheimer's Support Group, Adult Children, 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Worthington United Metho-dist Church, 600 High St. Call Emily Jones at 614-499-3411 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

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.

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, N and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. Call 614-293-9550.

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.

Bereavement Support Group, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Northwest Masonic Temple, 2436 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. Elaine Manley, a registered nurse, facilitates this group offering compassionate and confidential support for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. For information, call 614-499-1152.