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Events and programs

Worthington Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays on streets in downtown Worthington. More than 70 vendors participate in the market, offering Ohio grown seasonal fruits and vegetables interspersed with flowers, plants and homemade foodstuffs. Parking is available behind the Worthington Inn and the Methodist church.

Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed Annual Meeting, 6 p.m. June 19, in the meeting room at the Whetstone Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3909 N. High St. FLOW members and the public are invited to learn about the group's accomplishments in the past year, and hear about new plans for projects in 2014. Members are encouraged to participate in board elections. Interested participants can take a tour of the Whetstone Prairie led by FLOW board member Andrew Heckler. For more information, go to olentangywatershed.org.

Worthington Historical Society Annual Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21, at the Old Rectory, 50 W. New England Ave., Worthington. The sale will feature antiques, collectibles, glassware and household items. Proceeds benefit the preservation and education efforts undertaken by the Worthington Historical Society. For information, contact the WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org or by calling 614-885-1247.

RecycleForce Columbus and Volunteers of America, e-Waste collection event and launch of their new collaboration, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21 at the Volunteers of America store, 3620 Indianola Ave., Indianola Plaza. Customers and donors can drop off electronics at any store on any day of the week. Consumer and business electronic products and equipment will be accepted, including computers, computer components, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, telephones, cell phones, cameras, chargers, power adapters, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, networking equipment, cable cords and connectors, lithium ion batteries, digital cable boxes, MP3 players, video game systems, stereo equipment, audio-video equipment, and small appliances. There is a $10 donation/ disposal fee for old CRT computer monitors and televisions 27 inches and under, and $20 for those larger than 27 inches. For information, go to recycleforcecolumbus.org.

Kelton House Museum & Garden, a community service of the Junior League of Columbus, will hold Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler, a gala to support the educational programs of the museum, 7 p.m. June 28, at 586 E. Town St. The theme, Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler, is inspired by New Orleans. Guests will enjoy music by Brian Michael Smith with the John Vermeulen Octet, New Orleans-inspired menu provided by food sponsor Gallo's Kitchen and Bar from Upper Arlington, cocktails and a silent auction with Louisiana-inspired offerings. Guided tours of the museum also will be included. Admission is $100 per person. Call 614-464-2022 or contact keltonhouse@cs.com for tickets.



American Red Cross, blood donations, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21 at New England Lodge No. 4, 634 High St. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767.


Classes and workshops

New Directions Career Center, Bankruptcy: Putting Your Financial World Back Together Again, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. June 25, at the center, 199 E. Rich St. New Directions Career Center is sponsoring the seminar which features attorney James Jeffery Jackson, a legal expert who specializes in addressing debt issues. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. To register, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.



Inventors Network, discussion of the invention process, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in Room 109, lower level of Kinney Hall, at the Columbus College of Art & Design, 470 E. Gay St. Cost is $36 per year for membership (payable at any time, not pro-rated for a partial year), $5 per meeting at the door. Call 614-470-0144 or visit inventorscolumbus.com.

Columbus Folk Dancers, recreational international folk dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Summit on 16th United Methodist Church. First-time guests can participate at no cost. For directions, go to recfolkdancecolumbus.org/CFD. For additional information, contact Leslie at ljsdancer@gmail.com or 614-262-7248, or Ann at annkangas336@gmail.com or 614-267-8183.

Lifetree Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays 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.

Sharon Memorial Hall Board Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at 137 E. Dublin-Granville Road. The schedule has changed for July. The July meeting, which would have been July 3, is set for July 10. Open to the public. For more information, call 614-846-3255.

Worthington Noon Lions Club, noon on the first and third Mondays of the month at the Worthington Holiday Inn. Programs include lunch and a speaker. In addition to collecting used eyeglasses, the group supports library projects, provides free eye screening clinics, donates to pilot dogs and a food pantry. For information, call Bob Scheetz at 614-889-6209 or John Butler, 614-523-3500.

Worthington AM Rotary, 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. S., Columbus. For information, visit wamr.org or Call Ellen Dorle at 614-880-0064.

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@ panageanetworks.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. 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 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 marxolin@gmail.com.

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

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, luncheon and panel discussion, noon to 2 p.m. June 21 at Brio Tuscan Grille on Polaris Parkway. Participants may bring one family member or friend. Contact j.eickholt@aol.com for more information.

Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services' Low Vision Support Group, a monthly meeting for older adults with vision problems, 2 to 3 p.m. June 23, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. This month's meeting topic will be "Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt." The speaker will be Jeri Diehl Cusack. Transportation is available for residents in the city of Worthington to be picked up from their homes; call the Griswold Center at 614-842-6320 to schedule. For information, call Maxine Gilgoff of Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services at 614-457-7876, ext. 358.

Greater Columbus Area Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group, 10 a.m. to noon July 17, Conference Room 2 at Dublin Methodist Hospital, 7500 Hospital Drive. There is never any cost to be part of a National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association Support Group. Participants are invited to hear about the latest research and treatment options for SD, and to ask other patients about how they cope. An additional meeting is set for Oct. 25, in Conference Room 1 at the hospital. For more information, contact Marcia Eyre at 740-775-2262 or meeyre@hotmail.com; Mare Hull at 614-793-1948 or hullmare@columbus.rr.com; or Dawn Lowery, Clinical Voice Pathologist Ohio ENT, at 614-538-2424, ext. 146.

GOALS (Giving Those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Another Lifestyle) Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays in Room 317 at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. This group is co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Anxiety and Behavioral Health Services. Meetings are subject to change. Call Megan at 614-221-1441 to confirm.

Families In Touch, a support group for families and friends of adults affected by mental illness, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Dublin Counseling, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month in Room 300 at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. Meeting subject to change. Call Amanda at 614-889-5722.

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.

Depression Support Group, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 7 to 8:30 p.m., the first and third Mondays of the month at the Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Megan to confirm at 614-221-1441.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, in Room 317 at Worthington Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Megan at 614-221-1441.

Guy's Night: Men Supporting Men, 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Cancer Support Community, 1200 Old Henderson Road. The group, facilitated by Larry Walters, Bryan Loveless and Ricky Kitchen, will focus on male-specific cancers and other cancer diagnoses. Topics include healthier living, improved quality of life and ways to cope with diagnosis and treatment. To register, call 614-884-4673.

Men and Grief, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month, at Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive. This group confronts the distinct issues men face in grieving, discussing strategies and tactics for coping and progressing. The group is sponsored by OhioHealth as part of its Community Bereavement Services Program. To register or for more information, call 614-566-5377.

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 or info@LowSelfHelpSystems.org.

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 and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-293-9550 or visit thecenterforbalanced living.org.

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.

Cancer Support Group, for anyone living with cancer, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. There is no fee. For information, call 614-800-3819.

Caregiver Support Group, for friends and family of those facing cancer, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. There is no fee. For information, call 614-800-3819.

Bereavement Support Group, for those who have lost a loved one to cancer, at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. There is no fee. For information, call 614-800-3819.

Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Mount Carmel/St. Ann's Hospital, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except holidays) at the hospital, 500 Cleveland Ave., Westerville. Participants will receive information on diabetes and diabetes self-care activities. Those diagnosed with diabetes and their family members and friends are invited. Free. For more information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254. Meetings are subject to change.

Cocaine Anonymous, for meeting information, call 614-251-1122.

Weathering the Storm, a support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one due to violence or other tragic means, 7 to 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.

Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays, at Maple Grove United Methodist Church in basement room 6, 7 W. Henderson Road. For 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.

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 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road. For information, call 614-470-0397 or visit emotionsanonymous.org.

Overeaters Anonymous, for meeting information, visit the website OA.org.

MOMS Club of Northwest Columbus, 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2480 W. Dublin-Granville Road. Call Amy at 614-459-4877 or Angela at 614-538-0061.