Otterbein University String Orchestra, performance, 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 E. Schrock Road, Westerville. The group will perform music by Russian composers, including Arensky, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. Admission is free. For more information, visit

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Events and programs

Otterbein University, Early Music Ensemble presentation of the music of France from the 16th to 18th centuries, 8 p.m. Nov. 11 in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. The concert will feature recorders, viols, voices and harpsichord with a program of noels, dances and a bawdy song or two. This event is free and open to the public. For information, visit

Food insecurity forum, 12:15 p.m. Nov. 13 in McVay Hall at Church of the Messiah United Methodist, 51 N. State St., Westerville. Jill Clark, of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University, and Scott Marier, executive director of the Westerville Area Resource Ministry, will lead a discussion about food insecurity in Ohio.

Rural Chapel United Methodist Church, 55th annual turkey dinner, 12:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at 5860 Cheshire Road, Galena. The menu includes turkey, dressing, potatoes, applesauce, sweet potatoes, cranberries and green beans. Leftovers go to the Common Ground Free Store in Delaware for one of its weekly free dinners. Proceeds from the dinner benefit children's programs and the church's scholarship fund. Cost is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for ages 4-11, free for ages 3 and younger. Carryout is available. For more information, call 740-548-4389.

Otterbein University String Orchestra, performance, 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 E. Schrock Road, Westerville. The group will perform music by Russian composers, including Arensky, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Evening of Elegance, 6 to 11 p.m. Nov. 18 at The Medallion Club, 5000 Club Drive, Westerville. The event will include dinner and a live auction. Tickets are $50-$60; sponsorship opportunities are available. Hosted by the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce. Visit

"Uptown Scrooge," 1, 1:30, 2 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 26 through Dec. 18, starting at 23 E. College Ave. Presented by Good Medicine Productions and the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association, this interactive walking tour performance of "A Christmas Carol" will take audience members on Scrooge's journey. Each performance lasts approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and children. A portion of the proceeds directly benefits the programming of Good Medicine, which serves pediatric and senior living facilities. For tickets and more information visit

Otterbein University Percussion Ensemble, fall concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St., Westerville. The performance will include Nathan Daughtrey's "Fidget," Jason Baker's "Old Tyme Muster" and Phil Faini's "Afro-Amero." Attendance is free. For more information, visit


Delaware General Health District, In Your Neighborhood clinic, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Genoa Township Hall, 5111 S. Old 3C Highway, Westerville. For more information, call 740-368-1700.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Hope Church, 75 E. Schrock Road, Westerville. This is a nonprofit weight loss support group. For information call 614-891-3569.

SilverSneakers FLEX Strength and Balance, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Feridean Commons, 6885 Freeman Road, Westerville. These classes are free for SilverSneakers members, $5 per class for nonmembers. For more information, call 614-271-7230.

Classes and workshops

Second Saturday-Free Divorce Workshop, "What Every Woman Needs to Know About Divorce," 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Saturday of every month except December, at 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd., Columbus. The nonprofit Women's Institute for Financial Education offers this program. There is no cost to attend, but registration is recommended as workshops fill up quickly. To register go to For more information contact Kitty Hedges at 614-545-4015 or


Columbus Bonsai Society, 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. The program will be on driftwood, planning, creating and maintaining dead wood accents in bonsai. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Mark Passerrello at 614-634-3435.

Westerville Moms Group, details vary. Stay-at-home moms are invited to participate in playgroups, nights out and crafting events with other Westerville moms. Annual dues are $20. For more information, email

The New Neighbors League of Columbus offers group activities and social events for recent transplants to the Columbus area. The group's purpose is to bring together new neighbors in the greater Columbus area to establish friendships and assist in the adjustment to new surroundings. The fee to join is $60. For more information, call 614-636-6652, email or visit

Ye Olde Buzzards of Westerville, 9 to 10 a.m. on the second Tuesdays at Graeter's Ice Cream, 1 N. State St.

Mid-Ohio Boogie Club, swing dance club, 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays at the Winking Lizard, 100 Hutchinson Ave., Columbus. Dance lessons from 7 to 8 pm., with dancing to follow. Singles and couples as well as beginners are invited. Membership is $35 per year; cover charges are $8 for guests, $3 for members. For more information go to or call 614-939-1844.

North Star Club Toastmasters, 6:15 p.m. every second and fourth Monday of the month at 8800 Lyra Drive, Room 102. Participants focus on improving speaking skills. For information, visit

American Legion Post 171, 7:30 p.m. and Auxiliary, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the post, 393 E. College Ave. Guests are invited. Call Mike Etling at 614-890-4050 or Kim Mann (Auxiliary) at 614-266-2695.

Shipwrights of Central Ohio, a group for ship modelers, 9 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month, Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. For information, visit

Franklin 524 Toastmasters Club, 7 to 8 a.m. Thursdays at the Vineyard Church Community Center, 6000 Cooper Road. Visit

Urban Beekeepers of Central Ohio, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1450 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. Membership for calendar year is $10. Participants will learn from expert speakers, view demonstrations and join in activities. For more information email

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 For additional information contact Leslie at or 614-262-7248, or Ann at or 614-267-8183.

Sea Scout Ship 468, 6:45 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road. For more information call Nancy Peto at the Simon Kenton Council Scout office, 614-306-9768.

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.

Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Towers Hall at Otterbein University. All welcome. Call Jim Schultz at614-794-1247 or visit

Huber Ridge Area Association, 7 p.m. first Thursday of the month at Blendon Township Senior Center, 6330 Hempstead Road. Contact or

Westerville Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave. Visit or call Don Mullen at 614-882-3465.

Westerville Rotary Club Sunrise, 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Wednesdays, third floor of the Old Bag of Nails, 24 N. State St. For more information, call Diane Conley at 614-579-3303.

Westerville Noon Rotary Club, noon Thursdays, at Villa Milano on Schrock Road.

Westerville Kiwanis Club, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, at the Westerville Public Library. For information, call 614-898-9616.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Westerville Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Thursdays, at Toukan & Co., 575 Charring Cross Drive. For information, contact Gina Winterstein at 614-794-3500 or For general information on AmSpirit, visit

AmSpirit Business Connections-Pulsar Chapter, 11;15 a.m. Thursdays, at O'Charley's, 1425 Polaris Parkway. For information contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or For general information, visit

Westerville Sertoma Club, 7:30 a.m. Mondays at Panera Bread, Maxtown and Polaris. Visitors are welcome. Call Dave McConnell at 614-906-6233 for further information.

Westerville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7883, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the American Legion Building, 393 E. College Ave. Call Walt Mays at 614-330-2703.

Support groups

Families in Touch Support Group, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Dempsey Family Education and Resource Center, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus. The group for families and friends of those with mental illness is co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and OhioHealth. Meetings are subject to change; call to confirm at 614-566-2638 or visit

Maternal mental health, 6:30 to 8 p.m. every first Tuesday, Columbus Birth & Parenting, Suite LL7, 6649 N. High St., Worthington. A Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms support group for mothers beyond the postpartum period with children from toddlers to teens. Sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County. Meetings subject to change. For more information, call 614-221-1441 or visit

Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement for Moms pregnancy/postpartum support group, meets twice per month; call for location details. Sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County. Meetings subject to change; call 614-221-1441, or visit

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

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Concord Counseling, 706 Brooksedge Road, Westerville. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Teresa Lembach at 614-882-9338 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

Tea & Tears-Westerville, a support group for family members of those facing a mental illness, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Church of the Messiah, Meeting House, 51 N. State St., Westerville. This group is led by Ron and Lori Richardson. Registration is not required to attend. For more information call 614-501-6264 (NAMI).

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Concord Counseling, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd. Call Marilyn at 614-882-9338, ext. 227, to confirm or visit mhafc. Meetings subject to change.

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. There is no fee. For more information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254. Meetings are subject to change.

Pet Loss Support Group, for those mourning the loss of a beloved animal companion, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Villa Angela Care Center, 5700 Karl Road. Call Dorothy Hall at 614-895-3416.

Arthritis Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Westerville Senior Center, 310 Main St. Call Ann Bailey at 614-882-5709.

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, 8001 Ravines Edge Court. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-896-8222 or visit

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays at Faith Covenant Church, 3607 Dempsey Road. Call Gayle at 614-933-8745 or visit the website