Forum at Knightsbridge, 2015 Summer Concert Series, featuring Trombones Plus, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 under the entrance canopy at 4590 Knightsbridge Blvd. The concert is free and open to the public. For reservations call 614-451-6793.
Events and programs
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.
Worthington Libraries has been selected to host the traveling exhibit, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," through Oct. 16 at the library, which has planned a number of special programs in conjunction with the Lincoln exhibit.
The Made LOCAL Marketplace Almost Autumn event, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Bridgewater Banquet Center, 10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell. The event, which will donate a portion of proceeds going to Flying Horse Farms, features 90 Ohio artists, crafters, food artisans, inventors and entrepreneurs. There will be a silent auction that includes gift baskets and gift certificates from several vendors and other Columbus shops and restaurants. Admission is free. For more information go to madelocalmarketplaceshows.com.
The first Joan Andrews Hays Help Cure Cancer Tennis Fundraiser, 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. S. The event will include drills, games, pickleball, prizes and food. Suggested donation is $75 per person, to benefit the Joan Andrews Hays Bile Duct Cancer Research Fund. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Racquet Club of Columbus. For information, email joanhaysfundraiser@ gmail.com.
Forum at Knightsbridge, 2015 Summer Concert Series, featuring Trombones Plus, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 under the entrance canopy at 4590 Knightsbridge Blvd. The concert is free and open to the public. For reservations call 614-451-6793.Health
American Red Cross, blood donations, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Ohio Auto Club, 90 E. Wilson Bridge Road. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767.Classes and workshops
BMI Federal Credit Union, Senior Scams workshop, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at its Dublin branch, 6165 Emerald Parkway. Presented by the Ohio Attorney General's office, the free workshop will cover the latest scams targeting the senior population and how to protect loved ones. To register, visit bmifcu.org/workshops or call 614-707-4000.
Naturally Healthy Dogs and Cats, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at Boline Apothecary, 15 W. Dunedin Road. Lily Kunning of Boline Apothecary, Annie Warmke of Blue Rock Station and Simply Living Sustainable University will offer this class on natural diets and supplementation for companion animals and pets. Natural flea and tick control and remedies for common ailments also will be discussed. Animals can be seen during the appropriate time slot, 2 to 3 p.m. for cats and 3 to 4 p.m. for dogs. Cost is $35. Tickets and more information can be found at bolineapothecary.com.
Conway Center for Family Business, educational program, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sept. 17 in Alumni Hall at Ohio Dominican University, 1216 Sunbury Road. The topic will be Developing a Successful Family Business Culture, presented by Donatos chairwoman Jane Grote Abell. She will share her strategies for creating a great culture in a family business and provide a sneak preview of her new book. The program is free for Conway Center members, $35 for nonmembers. Family business leaders attending for the first time may attend as a guest. For reservations, contact Heather Howell at Admin@FamilyBusiness Center.com or 614-253-4820.
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
Worthington Republican Women's Club, noon Sept. 16 at the Worthington Municipal Building, 6550 N. High St. Candy Brooks, Sean Demaree and Doug Foust, challengers for Worthington City Council seats and representatives for Nov. ballot Issues 2 and 3, preventing or enabling marijuana and hemp legalization in Ohio will be the speakers. The public is invited. For information, call president Ruth Coons at 614-431-9868.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 purpose of the club is to mentor public speaking skills by giving members opportunities to practice in a safe and secure environment. Free parking is available in the lot behind the building. For more information, go to toastmasters.org 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.
AmSpirit Worthington, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 99 Worthington Mall. Contact Gina Winterstein at gina@ panageanetworks.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. For general information, 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 email@example.com.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. There is no fee. 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 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.
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.
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 emotionsanonymous.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.