Leadership Worthington, 23rd annual Spelling Bee, March 10 in the auditorium at Worthington Kilbourne High School, 1499 Hard Road. The youth bee will start at 5 p.m. and the adult bee at 7 p.m. For information on registering or sponsoring a team visit leadershipworthington.org. Sponsorship payments are due Feb. 26, early payments received on or before Jan. 26 can save $25.

Events and programs

Nitro Foundation/Nitro's Ohio Army, screening of A Dog Named Gucci in conjunction with What Were We Thinking Films Inc., 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Studio 35, 3055 Indianola Ave. The film offers a look at four dogs and their owners who took on the system and changed the law regarding animal cruelty. Director Gorman Bechard, who won the 2015 ASPCA Media Excellence Award for his work on the film, will be in attendance for a post screening Q&A, as well as Nitro's owners, Liz and Tom, from New York. Proceeds from the screening will benefit Peace for Paws Ohio and Pet Promise.

Worthington Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 23 and 30 at the Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N. High St. Fresh produce, plants, meats and homemade foods, desserts and crafts are included. For more information call 614-285-5341.

Leadership Worthington, 23rd annual Spelling Bee, March 10 in the auditorium at Worthington Kilbourne High School, 1499 Hard Road. The youth bee will start at 5 p.m. and the adult bee at 7 p.m. For information on registering or sponsoring a team visit leadershipworthington.org. Sponsorship payments are due Feb. 26, early payments received on or before Jan. 26 can save $25.

Congregation Beth Tikvah, 10th annual Chicken Souper Bowl Cook-off, 5 p.m. Feb. 6 at 6121 Olentangy River Road. Professional chefs and home cooks from across the Columbus area will compete to see whose soup and challah will win. Admission of $6 per adult and $4 for children 5 and older includes unlimited soup and challah samples, hours d'oeuvres, sweets and drinks. Music, games and a photo booth will be featured.Children ages 4 and younger attend for free. Guests who bring a can of soup to donate will save $1 off admission. (One can/$1 discount per person.) All cans will be donated to the Holy Family Soup Kitchen. Proceeds will help send Beth Tikvah children to Jewish summer camps. For more information call 614-885-6286 or visit bethtikvahcolumbus.org.

Paws to Party, benefiting CHA Animal Shelter, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Columbus Athenaeum in the Olympian Ballroom, 32 N. Fourth St. The event will feature dinner; unlimited wine, beer and appetizers; a silent auction of more than 100 items; music; and adoptable dogs featured on stage. Tickets, $90 for shelter members, $95 nonmembers, can be purchased by visiting chaanimalshelter.org.

Special Olympics Ohio, 2016 Polar Plunge, Feb. 20 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Road, Powell. All money raised by Polar Plunge events benefits more than 23,000 Special Olympics athletes in Ohio. Participants obtain a minimum of $75 or $50 (students) in pledges and then jump into the Polar Plunge pool. Plungers must be at least 8 years old. Guests will be charged a $10 zoo entry fee. Others can participate through "Too Chicken to Plunge," raising a minimum of $30. All plungers receive a T-shirt, food and non-alcoholic beverages at a post-event party. Fpr information and links to registration, visit sooh.org or call 614-239-7050.

Columbus Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month through March in the community room at Whetstone Community Center, 3923 N. High St. Winter vegetables such as squash, carrots, potatoes, spinach, onions, garlic, brussels sprouts and mushrooms will be available. Other items include meats, jams and jellies, pasta sauce, fresh breads, homemade cookies, hand pies, focaccia, herbal remedies, teas, body care, herb dips, honey, maple syrup and farm fresh eggs. For more information visit columbuswinterfarmersmarket.com.

Classes, workshops

Meers Inc., Happiness class, 6 to 7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday, Jan. 27 through March 9, at 3246 Henderson Road. The free program is for anyone who wants to be happier or who is striving to overcome anxiety or sadness. Dr. Robert Gore leads the sessions. Meers also will host a free class on dreams and sleep from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Dr. Sasha Ribic, a psychotherapist at Meers, will present. To register, visit meersinc.com.

Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security and The Ohio State University Emergency Management, annual Tornado and Severe Weather Spotter Seminar by the National Weather Service, 9 a.m. March 5 at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road. The seminar, led by meteorologists from the NWS Forecast Office in Wilmington, will offer specialized training in how to spot, report and prepare for tornadoes and other severe weather conditions. Both training and parking are free. Registration deadline is Feb. 19. Sign up at fcemhs.org, click link "Register for the 2016 Weather Spotter Training."

Women's Institute for Financial Education, nonprofit divorce workshop "What Every Woman Needs to Know About Divorce," 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Saturday of every month except December, at 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd., Columbus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The sessions, for women contemplating a divorce or in the midst of a divorce, will be led by a marriage and family therapist, a financial adviser and a family law attorney. Topics include the emotional, financial and legal aspects of divorce. Free, but registration is recommended. Go to secondsaturdaycolumbus.com. For more information contact Kitty Hedges at 614-545-4015.

Meetings

Westerville Quilt Guild, 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave., Westerville. Terri Brown, owner of the Laughing Ewe Quilting and Rug Hooking Shop, will present the program, "Wool 101." New members are invited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for Meet and Greet.

Women Today, luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2 at Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Road. A speaker will give tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle. New attendees are invited to join this social and philanthropic organization. For reservations, due Jan. 25, contact Marge at 614-433-9903 or Nancy at 740-548-5952.

The Worthington Area Nurses, 10 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd. The program is "Cancer Support Community." Anyone interested is invited. For more information, call 614-885-5896.

Assistance League of Metro Columbus, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at 400 W. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 170, Worthington. Call 614-404-8709 or visit ALColumbus.org.

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 oh3@womenmarines.org.

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 www.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 club mentors public speaking skills by giving members opportunities to practice in a safe, secure environment. Free parking is available 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.

Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. on the second Thursday (except August) at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St., Dublin. Coffee available at 9:30 a.m. EGA is a national nonprofit organization which fosters the art of embroidery. Guests are welcome. For more information, go to sites.google.com/site/columbusareaega or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

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

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

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

Support groups

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, in Room 314 at Worthington United 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. 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. 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, led 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 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 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, 8001 Ravines Edge Court. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-896-8222 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 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 caohio.org or call 614-251-1122.

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

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.