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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 just one block south of the intersection of Routes 23 and 161.

Worthington Presbyterian Church, ice cream social with a performance featuring the Ohio State University Alumni Band, 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9, on the Village Green, 773 High St.

Bishop Watterson O'Connor/Gleich Alumni Volleyball Tournament, Aug. 10 at Bishop Watterson High School 99 E. Cooke Road. To register, go to bishopwatterson.com, click on alumni then upcoming events. Contact Tournament Director Chuck Gleich with questions at cgleich@ columbus.rr.com.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, eighth annual Central Ohio Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 11, at Delaware Golf Club, 3329 Columbus Pike. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start accompanied by bagpipes at 10 a.m. The tournament is open to the public. Fee of $70 per golfer includes greens fee, cart rental, driving range, gift package, dinner, beverage tickets, awards and prizes. Chief Charlie Dickinson, retired Deputy Administrator of the United States Fire Administration, will serve as keynote speaker, discussing the work of the NFFF. For more information, contact Sam Parsons at 740-404-7664 or centralohioff@gmail.com.

Buckeye Military Moms, Blue Star Mothers of America, public packing party, 9 a.m. Aug. 16, at the Sharon Township Memorial Hall, 137 E. Dublin-Granville Road. For more information, email bluestarmothers9@gmail.com.

Clintonville Woman's Club, summer lunch series open to the public, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 20, the clubhouse, 3951 N. High St. The luncheon will feature ham loaf with a hot side dish. There are options for entree or salad bar (including beverage, roll and gratuity) to be purchased either separately or in combination. Assorted desserts are $2 each. Carryout is available. Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Card tables may be reserved for games after lunch. For information, call the club at 614-268-5525.



Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, New Patient Education Class, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 9, in Room 1066 at Martha Morehouse, 2050 Kenny Road, Columbus. Basic information about managing lupus is provided. The class is not limited to newly diagnosed patients, although that is its main focus. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit lupusgreaterohio.org.


Classes and workshops

Global Warming\Climate Change Forum and Workshop, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Momentum98, 3509 N. High St., Columbus. Participants are invited to learn about developments to address climate change, what the current situations are and what stands others are taking. Organic food and drinks will be provided at no charge. For reservations call 614-268-1568. Sessions will continue from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, with a focus on research, brain storming and developing plans, and working toward food consumption reduction.



Worthington Hills Garden Club, luncheon, noon Aug. 13, at Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. Laura Deeter, associate professor and coordinator of landscape horticulture, Ohio State University Wooster, will present "It's YOUR Garden." The program will present the design rules and the ways to break the rules to create the garden of your dreams. The cost is $19. Reservations are required by calling 614-288-4668.

Columbus Military Officers Wives Club, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 13, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd. The Innervision Trio will perform. For more information or to make reservations, due a week in advance, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-837-6283 or Mabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.

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. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, contact lifetreecafe@meadowpark.org.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2398, 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month at the Sharon Memorial Hall, 161 and Morning Street, Worthington. Call 614-888-6137.

Sharon Memorial Hall Board Meeting, 7 to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at 137 E. Dublin-Granville Road. Open to the public. 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. 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. 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@ 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. Visit amspirit.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

Syntero-Northwest Counseling Services Worthington Widowhood Support Group, a monthly meeting for men and women who have been widowed, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. The group leader is Owen Pollack. This month's topic is What Matters to You? What is Your Philosophy of Life? with Hollie Goldberg from Syntero. Refreshments will be provided by the Laurels of Worthington. For reservations, due Aug. 20, call 614-457-7876, ext. 422.

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group of Central Ohio, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 27, at the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road. The group also will be participating in a fundraising walk for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America at 10 a.m. Nov. 2 in Slate Run Park in Asheville. For more information, go to MGWALK.org or email j.eickholt@aol.com.

Syntero/Northwest Counseling Services' Low Vision Support Group, a monthly meeting for older adults with vision problems, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 25, at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. This month the group will receive information about two community resources, Voice Corps and Talking Books. Transportation is available for Worthington residents; call the Griswold Center at 615-842-6320 to schedule a ride. New members are welcome anytime. For more 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 Oct. 25, in Conference Room 1 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. 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, or Loweryd@ohpin.com.

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 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Syntero-Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin. Meeting subject to change. Call Amanda at 614-889-5722 to confirm, or visit mhafc.org.

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. For information, visit mhafc.org.

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 or visit mhafc.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.