Events and programs
Worthington Hills Women's Club, 40th anniversary celebration, 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. S. The event, with the theme "Forty and Fabulous," will include dinner, dancing and singing with George Kalbouss. Cost is $18. For reservations visit worthingtonhillswomensclub.com. The club meets once a month from September through May generally for lunch and occasionally for dinner followed by a program. A raffle is held at each meeting where proceeds benefit local women's charities such as Dress for Success and Worthington Food Bank.
City of Worthington Beggars Night, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Children should stay within familiar areas and surroundings. Parents should map a route for their children and set time limits for the children to trick-or-treat. Children should travel in small groups with a parent chaperone.
American Red Cross, blood donation, 2 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.
North Columbus Republican Women, 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Whetstone branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3909 N. High St. There will be an election of 2014 officers. For more information call Marilyn at 614-262-2255 or Tammy at 614-260-4578.
Worthington Women's Club, noon Oct. 22 at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. The InnerVision Trio from the School for the Blind will provide the program. Visitors are welcome to attend and learn about the club's 30 interest groups that meet during the month. No general meeting will be held in November. Early sign up for the Dec. 3 Winter Luncheon is necessary.
Worthington Libraries Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Old Worthington Library meeting room, 820 High St. All meetings of the library board and its committees are open to the public.
Worthington Toastmasters, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22, at the Worthington Municipal Building, 6550 N. High St., second floor. Participants work on overcoming public speaking fears and honing leadership skills.
Rotary Club of Dublin Worthington, noon Wednesdays at La Scala, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Road.
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. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Group for Divorced and Separated Adults, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Oct. 23 at St. Michael Church, 5750 N. High St. This Christian-based six-week program provides a positive environment of comfort and support where individuals can process the loss of a marriage. A book, suggested readings and handout material will be available. To register call C.G. Jones at 614-846-2361 or call the St. Michael parish office at 614-885-7814.
Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services' Low Vision Support Group, a monthly meeting for older adults with vision problems, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. Angie Daff, Homebound Service Associate, and William Meltzer, librarian, from the Worthington Public Library, will present "Library Resources for People with Low Vision." Transportation is available for Worthington city residents; call the Griswold Center at 614-842-6320 to schedule a ride. New members are welcome anytime. For more information call Maxine Gilgoff of Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 358.
Compassionate Friends, Providing Grief Support after the Death of a Child, 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus. For more information call 614-882-8986.
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, at the Center for Balanced Living, 445 E. Granville Road, Buildings M and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. Call 614-293-9550.