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Events and


Otterbein University, Columbus Suburban College Fair, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Clements Recreation Center, 160 Center St. Representatives of 235 participating college and universities will answer questions about their institutions and programs, as well as their admission processes. Shuttle buses will be available from remote parking lots located at 33 Collegeview Road and 60 Collegeview Road. For more information, visit or contact Ben Shoemaker at 614-823-1544 or Phillipa Smith at 614-823-1533.

Clintonville Woman's Club General Assembly, luncheon, noon Sept. 25 at the club, 3951 N. High St. Following lunch, representatives from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium will give a presentation. For more information, call 614-268-5525.

Columbus Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at St. Agatha's Parish Hall, 1860 Northam Road. Nearly 100 handmade-juried artists and crafters will sell their items, ranging from bath and body products and modern art to jewely and home goods. A portion of the Columbus show proceeds will benefit the youth nonprofit YES Club. Tickets are $3 at the door, free for children under 12. For more information ontact Becki Silverstein at

St. Francis DeSales High School, annual Dance/ Majorette Camp for girls in grades K-8, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at 4212 Karl Road. Registration deadline is Sept. 21. For more information, contact Terisa Sites 614-267-7808 or Lisa Coyle at 614-325-8551. Registration forms can be found at under Announcements and Quick Links.

Worthington Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through October in downtown Worthington. Seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and homemade food items are featured. Parking is available behind the Worthington Inn and Worthington United Methodist Church.


American Red Cross, blood donations, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road. An additional drive is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Costume Vault, 100 Dillmont Drive. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to

Classes and


BMI Federal Credit Union, Social Security 101 workshop, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at its Dublin branch, 6165 Emerald Parkway. The free workshop will cover retirement benefits, eligibility and ways to get the most from benefits. To register, visit or call 614-707-4000.

Two Men and a Truck, free seminar on preparations for moving, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at 2414 Advanced Business Center Drive. Food and refreshments provided. This event is free and open to the public, however, reservations are requested by contacting or 614-747-3905.

Meers Inc., free class on "Happiness," 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 7-28, at 3246 Henderson Road. Led by Dr. Robert Gore, sessions include: The Biology of Happiness, Relationships and Happiness, Wealth and Well-Being and Meaning, Work and Happiness. For more information or to register, visit or call 614-451-0176.


Worthington-Linworth Kiwanis Club, program "What is Kiwanis?" at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Old Worthington Library, 820 High St. Free refreshments will be provided during this informational session about the groups' efforts locally and globally.

Women Today, luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe, 4784 N. High St. Mike Greene, reporter for the magazine Heart of Ohio, will speak. New attendees are invited to join this social and philanthropic organization. For reservations, due Sept. 28, contact Marge at 614-433-9903 or Nancy 740-548-5952.

Women Marines Association, Ohio-3 Florence Jelsma Fawley chapter, a veterans association specifically for women Marines, meets quarterly in the Columbus-Dayton area. For information, email

Columbus Area Board-gaming Society, on the first and third Fridays and second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 670 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Suite E, Worthington. Participants choose board games from the more than 1,000 options in the CABS library. The first visit is free. For a meeting schedule go to For more information email

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. For information 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. 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 or Call Ellen Dorle at 614-880-0064.

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

Anthem Toastmaster's Club, noon on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the multipurpose room at their offices, 6740 North High St., Worthington. The club gives members opportunities to practice public speaking in a safe and secure environment. Free parking is available in the lot behind the building. For more information go to and search for the club, No. 749-359.

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.

Buckeye Bop Club, swing dance club, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at the Emerald City Ballroom, 2809 Festival Lane, Dublin. Lessons are offered from 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing follows. Partners are not necessary and beginners are welcome. Membership is $25 per year; cover charges are $8 for guests, $5 for members. For more information go to v4.buckeyebopclub. org.

Clintonville Beginning Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Education Room of Wesley Glen (by the swimming pool), 5155 N. High St., Columbus. Bring a dulcimer or call to ask about borrowing one. No need to read music. There is no fee. For information, contact Barb at marxolin@ or 614-530-8827.

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

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@ For general information, visit

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

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

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Sawmill Lanes, 4825 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit sawmill.toastmasters Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

New Neighbors League of Greater Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, informal monthly coffees in members' homes and monthly book clubs for women who have moved to central Ohio within one year of relocation. Visit newneighbors for meeting times and locations. For information email nnlcolumbus@

Support groups

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered Columbus, support meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Stefanie Spielman Breast Cancer Center, 1145 Olentangy River Road. This free group is for people whose genetics predispose them and sometimes family members to hereditary breast, ovarian and other cancers. All diagnosed with this genetic variation are invited. For reservations, requested but not required, contact Laurie at

Central Ohio Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road. The group is raising money and awareness for MGFA at a walk on Nov. 8. For information, call Jane at 614-732-5930. All interested parties are welcome and there is no fee for the support group meetings.

Steps Toward Healing Grief Support Group, for adults who have lost a loved one, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 7 through Nov. 25 in the main lobby conference room at Dublin Methodist Hospital, 7500 Hospital Drive. Discussion will focus on healthy ways to express and cope with grief and loneliness. Free. Registration is required by calling 614-533-6060.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, in Room 314 at Worthington Methodist Church, 600 N. High St. Meetings subject to change. Call Megan to confirm at 614-221-1441 or visit

Depression Support Group, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Syntero, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Syntero-Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin. Call Amanda to confirm at 614-889-5722, ext. 222, or visit mhafc. org. An additional group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call Megan to confirm at 614-221-1441 or visit mhafc. org.

GOALS (Giving Those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Another Lifestyle) Support Group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, in Room 314 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. For information go to

Mindful Living Group, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at Worthington United Methodist Church, Browning Lounge, 600 High St. Meetings are subject to change. Call Megan at 614-221-1441 to confirm or visit

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. 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

Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 149C at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-470-0397 or visit

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, focuses 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

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

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.

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

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit

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.

Overeaters Anonymous, for meeting information, visit the website

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.