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Events and programs

Chamber Music Connection Gala, in celebration of the 25th Annual Summer Festival, July 9 at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, 777 Evening St. Tickets are $75, $125 per couple, $25 for students. The event features performances by current students, alumni and guest artists as well as a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased online at cmc25gala/

Worthington United Methodist Church, screening of Glen Campbell, I'll Be Me, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 10 at 600 High St. The film chronicles Campbell's battle with Alzheimer's disease and his Goodbye Tour. This event is open to the public, sponsored by Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices.

Worthington Parks & Recreation Department, Concerts on the Green series, 7 p.m. Sundays on the Northwest Quadrant of the Village Green, corner of High Street and Dublin-Granville Road. These family-friendly concerts are free. Parking is available at Kilbourne Middle School, Griswold Center, Worthington Library, Huntington Bank, and the Worthington Presbyterian Church. In the case of inclement weather, concerts are canceled. Concerts include: July 10, Andy Shaw Band; July 17, New Basics Brass Band; July 24, Ladies of Longford; July 31, Songs at the Center; Aug. 7, Ohio State Band Alumni; Aug. 14.

Joe Mortellaro Golf Classic, 9 a.m. July 11 at Scioto Reserve Country Club, 7383 Scioto Parkway, Powell; Wedgewood Golf & Country Club, 9600 Wedgewood Blvd., Powell; The Country Club at Muirfield Village, 8715 Muirfield Drive, Dublin; and the Double Eagle Club, 6025 Cheshire Road, Galena. The event benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Ohio. Registration starts at $500. For more information or to register, visit

The Iguanas, 9 p.m. July 12, Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza, 5601 N. High St., Worthington. The Iguanas, a New Orleans Americana band, will perform live. For more information, visit

The Peach Truck Freestone Tour visit, noon to 1:30 p.m. July 15 at Strader's Garden Center, 9800 Dublin Road, Powell. The Peach Truck will sell Freestone Georgia peaches and Elliot pecans across Ohio as part of its fourth annual Freestone Tour. For more information, visit

Worthington Community Theatre, Seussical the Musical, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 15-31, at the McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Worthington. A family-friendly musical that revisits familiar Dr. Seuss characters, including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and JoJo. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. To purchase, visit For more information, visit

The Flying Squirrels performance, 2 p.m. July 17 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia St., Hilliard. The Flying Squirrels are a belly dance fusion troupe based at Worthington Community Center.

Full Sound Chamber Group performance, 1:30 p.m. July 19 at Worthington Christian Village, 165 Highbluffs Blvd., Columbus. The Full Sound Chamber Group is a string quintet comprising five brothers. Admission is free. For more information, call 614-846-6076.

Stroll with Spencer, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26, Aug. 30, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25 at The Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N. High St. Participants will take a guided walk with a fitness professional and have the opportunity to ask questions, get exercise tips and go home with warmup and cool-down exercises. The first 30 people will receive free lunch. For more information, call 614-738-8099.

Worthington Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May through October, in downtown Worthington. The event features seasonal fruits and vegetables interspersed with flowers, plants and homemade foodstuffs that vendors display on downtown sidewalks.

Classes and workshops

BMI Federal Credit Union, Asset Protection Planning, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 9 at its Dublin branch, 6165 Emerald Parkway. This free workshop will include information on safeguarding your estate from probate, taxes and long-term care. To register, visit or call 614-707-4000.

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


Worthington Linworth Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday at the Holiday Inn, 7007 N. High St., Worthington. For more information, visit

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

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

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 For more information, email

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 J Lui Restaurant & Bar, 668 N. High St. 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, 614-565-0790.

Worthington AM Rotary, 7:30 a.m. Fridays at Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. S., Columbus. For information visit or Call Ellen Dorle at 614-880-0064.

Rotary Club of Dublin Worthington, noon Wednesdays at La Scala, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Road.

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

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 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.

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

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 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 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 and click on Columbus under "Member Groups" or call Laura at 614-270-9160.

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.

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 or 614-530-8827.

AmSpirit Worthington, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 99 Worthington Mall. Contact Gina Winterstein at

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 For general information, visit

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 invited. For more information, go to 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

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

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

New Neighbors League of Greater Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, informal monthly coffees in members' homes and monthly book clubs for women who have moved to the Columbus Metro areas within one year of relocation. Visit for meeting times and locations. For information, email

Support groups

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16 at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, Columbus. For more information, email and specify MG in the subject line.

Bipolar Peer Support Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays in Room 158A, Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road, Columbus. The group is co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and the Peers Enriching Each other's Recovery Center. Meetings are subject to change; call to confirm at 614-221-1441 or visit

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

Mindful Living Group, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays at Wellness Now Group, Suite A, 5329 N. High St., Columbus. The group is sponsored by by Mental Health America of Franklin County. Meetings are subject to change; call to confirm at 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Cocaine Anonymous, for meeting information, visit or call 614-251-1122.

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

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.

Overeaters Anonymous, for meeting information, visit the website

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.