The following programs, classes and events are offered by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, 777 Evening St. The MAC is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Late hours until 9 p.m. are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. Building admission and parking are free. For more information, visit mcconnellarts. org or call 614-431-0329.

The following programs, classes and events are offered by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, 777 Evening St. The MAC is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Late hours until 9 p.m. are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. Building admission and parking are free. For more information, visit mcconnellarts.org or call 614-431-0329.

* The Capital City Chamber Players, a group of professional classical musicians who live and work in central Ohio, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 31. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door. The program will include selections by Dvorak, Stravinsky and Wagner.

* The MAC will host the 2012 Governor's Region 1 Youth Art Exhibit through June 23. The adjudicated exhibit is open to all Ohio high school students and is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Education.

* Detroit-based singer-songwriter Benny Edwards will be in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6. Tickets are $8 online, $10 at the door, $5 for students, free for children under age 12.

* Birds of Worthington: Discovering in Our Own Backyard, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program, Wednesday, June 12. Dr. Bernard Master of Worthington, renowned birder, brings back this popular program that looks at interesting birds found in Worthington.

* Coffee House Jams are held at the MAC from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday. Grab a cup of coffee, fire up a laptop or just hang out in the gallery and listen to music. Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club leads on the first and third Tuesdays. Matt Ellis and the jazz orchestra "Standard Time" will perform on the second Tuesday of every month. Adam Schlenker and his guitar take over on fourth Tuesdays.

* The MAC writers group meets from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every other Friday. Read, share and offer feedback.