Upper Arlington Community Meeting, regarding celebration of the city's 100th birthday in 2018, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Friends Theater of Tremont Library, 2800 Tremont Road. This is the second community meeting hosted by the informal Centennial Task Force, comprised of representatives of various UA-based public and civic entities. The main focus will be brainstorming ideas for a centennial logo, tagline and more. Attendees also will hear about progress thus far and how to get involved. For more information visit uaoh.net/centennial or contact Megan Hoffman by emailing mhoffman@uaoh.net or by calling 614-583-5027.

Events and programs

Columbus Celtic Dancers, first class of a new season, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. The group is seeking new members, men and women age 18 and older. No previous dance experience is necessary and a partner isn't required. Classes are held every Monday in practice room number one in the basement of the Ohio Theater. Entrance is through the side door of the Ohio Theater, at the south end of the breezeway from State Street to Columbus Commons. Tuition is collected on a monthly basis. Dancers may choose to attend class, participate in performances, or compete against other adult dancers in regional competitions. For more information visit colmbuscelticdancers.com.

Upper Arlington Community Meeting, regarding celebration of the city's 100th birthday in 2018, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Friends Theater of Tremont Library, 2800 Tremont Road. This is the second community meeting hosted by the informal Centennial Task Force, comprised of representatives of various UA-based public and civic entities. The main focus will be brainstorming ideas for a centennial logo, tagline and more. Attendees also will hear about progress thus far and how to get involved. For more information visit uaoh.net/centennial or contact Megan Hoffman by emailing mhoffman@uaoh.net or by calling 614-583-5027.

The Little Garden Club of Columbus, flower show with the theme "Everything Old is New Again," 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Amelita Mirolo Barn, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane, Upper Arlington. There is no fee.

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 jewelry 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, contact Becki Silverstein at becki@ag-shows.com.

Upper Arlington Farmers' Market, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 30 at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Road. Locally produced fruits, vegetables, herbs, breads, pork, beef, flowers and dairy items will be featured. Specialty vendors will provide products such as beef jerky, organic dog food and dog treats, gourmet granola and soy candles. Admission is free.

Ohio Plein Air Society, Painting in the Park, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at Trouville, a condominium area at the corner or Tremont and Kenny roads in Upper Arlington. All painters, whether an OPAS member or not, are invited to paint anything you choose. This is an informal event and beginners are welcome. For more information, send an email to oliphant2211@gmail.com.

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, seeking volunteers to assist with customer donations, sales and merchandising, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Kenny Centre Mall. Stop by the shop for a volunteer application or contact Gayle Musick, manager, at 614-457-4227.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job-search assistance. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Health

American Red Cross, blood donations, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Road. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767.

Classes, workshops

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 meersinc.com or call 614-451-0176.

Meetings

Columbus Chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association, write-in and critique group oriented toward publishing short nonfiction pieces, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 in the cafe at Barnes & Noble, Lennox Town Center, 1739 Olentangy River Road. Participants socialize then write for about an hour. The group then critiques previously submitted nonfiction and poetry before ending the meeting with a discussion on where to publish the work. For more information, contact Nichole L. Reber at ChicagoWriter1@gmail.com.

Women Today, new member round-up and tailgate party, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at 6980 Andrew Hill Place (Maple Hill Retreat). Prospective new members are invited to learn about this social, philanthropic organization. For reservations and directions, call Barbara at 614-844-3946, or Dot, 614-846-9233.

PROBUS, an organization for retirees with professional or business backgrounds, 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the MCL Cafeteria in the Kingsdale Center in Upper Arlington. Members choose their own meals, then listen to the guest speaker for the month. Dues are $15 per year. For more information, call 614-486-4769.

Meandering Quilters, a group open to all skill levels, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at CompuSuites, 5000 Arlington Centre Blvd., Building 2 Lobby. Quilts and projects created are donated to Nationwide Children's Hospital, Godman Guild and Fisher House. For more information, contact Rena at 614-395-3342.

Northwest Toastmasters, 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Upper Arlington Main Library, 2800 Tremont Road. Visitors are welcome. Visit 859.toastmastersclubs.org to confirm upcoming meeting dates and location.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Arlington Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Chocolate Cafe, 1855 Northwest Blvd. Contact Dean Curry at 614-635-0639 or email dean@currysolutions.com. For general information, visit amspirit.com.

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

Inventors Network, discussion of the invention process, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Ohio Business College, 4525 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard. Cost is $36 per year for membership (payable at any time, not pro-rated for a partial year), $5 per meeting for nonmembers at the door. Call 614-470-0144 or visit inventorscolumbus.com.

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., with dancing to follow. 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.

Columbus Sacred Harp Singers, 4 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Sundays at St. James Episcopal Church, 3400 Calumet St., Columbus. New members are invited to this participatory singing experience; learn the four shape note system and sing early American hymns published in the Sacred Harp. Loaner books available. For more information, go to columbussacredharp.org or call Laura at 614-270-9160.

English Country Dancers of Columbus, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month October through June at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, corner of North High Street and Clinton Heights Avenue. From July to September, the group meets on the third Sunday only. First night is free, after that a donation of $2 is welcome. For information, go to bigscioty.com/english.html or call Sue at 614-263-9501.

Heather 'N' Thistle Columbus Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, social classes, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. most Thursdays from September to June at Gates-Fourth United Methodist Church, 1234 Fourth St. Participants learn the ballroom dances of Scotland. Beginners welcome at all times, with no partner needed. For information, go to rscdscincinnati.org and click on Columbus under "Member Groups" or call Laura at 614-270-9160.

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 more information, contact Barb at marxolin@gmail.com or 614-530-8827.

Northwest AMVETS Post No. 911, 7 p.m. meets the first Thursday of each month in the VFW Hall, 2436 Walcutt Road. Call 614-876-4817.

American Legion Memorial Post 614, 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, in the Rice Room of the Safety Services Building, 5181 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard.

Upper Arlington Grandview Gold Star Referral Club, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Marshall's Restaurant, 1105 W. First Ave. Call Jim Bishop at 614-425-5735.

University Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave. Call President Kent Williamson at 614-451-2957.

Northwest Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the MCL Cafeteria in Kingsdale Center. For more information, visit northwestkiwanis.com.

Tri-Village Sertoma, noon Wednesdays at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road. Potential new members welcome. Call 614-274-5900.

Assistance League of Metro Columbus, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-404-8709 or visit ALColumbus.org.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), for mothers of children newborn through kindergarten, 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church on Lytham Road. For more information, contact mops@ualc.org.

Tri-Village Noon Lions Club, noon the first Tuesday of the month at the Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. Call Scott Stevenson at 614-451-6313.

Central Ohioans for Peace, 7 p.m. Mondays, at the Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave. Visit centralohioansforpeace.org or call 614-436-3531.

Support groups

Central Ohio Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and 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.

Worthington Widowhood Support Group, a monthly meeting for men and women who have been widowed, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. This group, operated at no charge by Syntero Counseling, meets each month with leaders Owen Pollack and Brooke Justiniano. This month's topic is "Simple Soups." The speaker will be Anne Matarrese, dietitian at the Laurels of Worthington. Refreshments will be provided. For reservations, due Sept. 16, call Justiniano at 614-273-2952.

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 lauriea@facingourrisk.org.

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 mhafc.org.

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 mhafc.org.

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 mhafc.org.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group- 20s and 30s Social Group, quarterly at the Rusty Bucket, 1635 W. Lane Ave. Contact Marisa Kress at marisakress@gmail.com for dates and times.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at Riverside United Methodist Church, 2701 Zollinger Road. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Ardith Nolte at 614-457-1627 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio, Pancreatic Cancer Networking and Support, 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Cancer Support Community, 1200 Old Henderson Road. Pancreatic cancer survivors, including those in active treatment, are encouraged to join this group that will provide a forum for asking questions, meeting others and sharing stories. Patricia Summers, a registered nurse and experienced oncology nurse, is the leader. There is no fee. To register, visit CancerSupportOhio.org or call 614-884-4673.

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.

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.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which participants learn from each others' experiences, share coping strategies and offer encouragement. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264.

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.

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 thecenterforbalancedliving.org.

Tri-Village Co-Dependents Anonymous, a 12-step support group, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 2015 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 22. Open to the public. Call 614-487-0785.