Columbus Medical Association Alliance, A VIP Party fundraiser, 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Drive. Shelley Meyer, wife of Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer, is to speak. Activities include a silent auction, vendors, bake sale, raffle, style show and luncheon. Cost is $50 per person. All proceeds benefit the Medical & Nursing Student Scholarship Fund. The 2013 scholarship recipients will be recognized. For more information call 614-240-7410.

Events and programs

Columbus School for Girls, open house for parents and prospective students preschool age through grade 12, 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at the CSG Campus, 65 S. Columbia Ave., Columbus. Guests will learn about CSG academic programs, participate in classroom demonstrations and tour the facilities. For reservations contact jblackburn@ columbusschoolforgirls.org or call the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.

Columbus Medical Association Alliance, A VIP Party fundraiser, 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Drive. Shelley Meyer, wife of Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer, is to speak. Activities include a silent auction, vendors, bake sale, raffle, style show and luncheon. Cost is $50 per person. All proceeds benefit the Medical & Nursing Student Scholarship Fund. The 2013 scholarship recipients will be recognized. For more information call 614-240-7410.

Community Leaders Forum, How Uninsured People Can Gain Access to Healthcare, 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer Road in Clintonville. Those who understand the procedures to gain healthcare will be present. The programs explain basic forms of care, pre-existing conditions, healthcare policy language, and how to get financial help. Free. For more information call the church, 614-267-4946.

Soroptimist International of Columbus & Franklin, Women Helping Women Holiday Shopping Event, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 at The Shops at Worthington Place (formerly Worthington Square Mall). Approximately 35 vendors will sell their wares. Funds raised will allow SI Columbus to continue its support of community entities such as Amethyst Inc., CHOICES for Domestic Violence Awareness, and St. Vincent's Family Center. Funds also will benefit the group's scholarship program for women in college or returning to college. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Appetizers and finger foods are provided. A cash bar will be available and raffles and door prizes will be included. For ticket information email sicolumbus614@ gmail.com.

TWIG Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center. Handmade items including jewelry, holiday ornaments and decorations and the Avenue of Trees and Wreaths will be featured. New this year are handcrafted items from outside artisans. Other features include a silent auction, pick-a-prize, pictures with Santa and a holiday pantry. Admission is free, although attendees are encouraged to purchase an early shopping pass for $25. The pass allows entrance to the bazaar at 9 a.m. Patrons may visit NationwideChildrens.org/ TWIG to purchase a pass or contact Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation at 614-355-0888. Proceeds will benefit the areas of greatest need at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Bishop Watterson High School, Fall Dinner, Nov. 13 at Brookside Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road. All past, present and future Bishop Watterson mothers are invited. Cost is $35 per person. All proceeds benefit the Mothers of Alums tuition assistance fund. For information, go to bishopwatterson. com, click Community, then Mothers' Club.

Classes and workshops

College Disabilities Services Seminar, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Grandview Heights High School Media Center, 1587 W. Third Ave. College disabilities services representatives will provide information to college-bound students on an IEP and their families. For more information contact Christine France chris.france@ghcsd.org.

New Directions Career Center, Money Matters: A Financial Literacy Boot Camp, sponsored by the Financial Planning Association, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at 199 E. Rich St. Participants are invited to examine their financial circumstances after the economic downturn and to create an individualized plan for financial success. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100, or visit newdirectionscc.org.

Health

Wellness Forum 2013 Fall Health Conference, Nov. 8-10 at Crown Plaza Columbus North Hotel, 6500 Doubletree Ave. Guest speakers include biochemist Dr. T. Colin Campbell and vegetarian Laura Theodore. To register call 614-841-7700.

Meetings

Greater Columbus Area Mortar Board Alumni Chapter, guided tour of the "Blues for Smoke" exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at 1871 N. High St. The interdisciplinary exhibit explores a range of contemporary art through the lens of the blues and "blues aesthetics." Featured are more than 40 artists working in a variety of mediums including music, literature, film and the visual arts. Wexner Center docents will guide small groups through the exhibit. The tour is free to Mortar Board members, and guests are welcome. To join the tour, meet at the admissions desk of the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Worthington Area Nurses Association, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd. Erica Malis will speak on poison control. All area nurses and anyone interested in the topic may attend.

Six River Valley Chapter, Archaeological Society of Ohio, 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Columbus State Community College, Westerville Center, 7233 Northgate Way, Westerville. Bret Ruby, archaeologist/chief, resource management, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, will present "Mapping Hopewell Landscapes: Two Centuries of Landscape Studies at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park," an overview of early efforts to map the mounds and earthworks plus the results of some recent mapping efforts using LIDAR and magnetic survey. He also will provide an update on the status of the World Heritage Nomination.

Columbus Woman's Club, luncheon, Nov. 7 at the club, 3951 N. High St. Four Harmony Sake Quartet, Sweet Adelines will entertain. The Columbus Woman's Club supports Creative Living at the Ohio State University. For reservations call MarJean Keller at 614-451-4344.

Worthington Hills Garden Club, luncheon, noon, Nov. 13 at Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a business meeting set for 11:30 a.m. After the luncheon, Bruce Brethauer will present "Suitable Succulents for the Home and Garden." Cactus and other succulent plants easily grown and well-suited for indoors will be discussed. Cost is $19. Reservations are required. Call 614-288-4668. Guests are invited.

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 or via e-mail at tom. anderson@ excelleweb.com. For general information, visit amspirit.com.

Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. on the second Thursday (except August) at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St., Dublin. Coffee available at 9:30 a.m. EGA is a national nonprofit organization which fosters the art of embroidery. Guests are invited. For more information, go to sites.google.com/site/columbusareaega or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

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 to ask about borrowing one. No need to read music. Free. For more information contact Barb at 614-848-5041 after 5 p.m. or email barb@barbfeick.com.

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 lifetreecafe@meadowpark.org.

North Outerbelt Amspirit, 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. Call Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or email tom.anderson@excelleweb.com.

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

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

Support groups

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.

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 Methodist 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.

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.

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.