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Events and programs
Friends of the Sawmill Wetlands, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 3 at the Sawmill Wetlands State Education Area, on Sawmill Place Boulevard west of the light at Bent Tree Boulevard. Participants can learn about hawks from a naturalist from the Ohio Wildlife Center education department, visit the butterfly and take part in Wild Birds Unlimited birding talks on the boardwalk. Admission is free. Parking is available in the Sawmill Wetlands parking lot with overflow parking at nearby malls. For more information email info@FriendsOfTheSawmillWetlands.org.
Worthington Chorus, auditions, Sept. 11, 18 and 25 at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Worthington. Membership is open to all adults and teens in central Ohio; no experience is necessary. To schedule an audition, email the group's membership coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chorus rehearsals will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 11. For more information, visit worthingtonchorus.com.
Highlands Presbyterian Church, Second Sunday Concert Series, 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the church, 6909 Smoky Row Road. The concert will feature the music of Columbus-based composer, Michael Rene Torres. The program includes works for solo instruments and chamber ensembles. Admission free. For more information visit highlands-presbyterian.org.
The Irish Dance Association of Columbus, open house, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance, 4348 Tuller Road, Dublin. A free trial class will be offered from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Participants do not need to enroll in advance for the trial class. Children should be at least 4 years of age. Beginner classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays. For information go to richenstimm.com.
Governor's Cup Golf Tournament, 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Golf Club of Dublin, 5805 Eiterman Road. The event is the annual fundraiser for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Foundation. Entry is $125 per golfer; additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit ovhoff.com.
Worthington Trivia Challenge, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Salvation Army Chapel at Worthington Woods, 760 Worthington Woods Blvd. The challenge will consist of 20 teams of up to four members competing for points through five rounds of questions covering various trivia topics. A $200 cash prize will be awarded to the winning team, and food and drinks will be provided. Sponsorships are available. The cost to enter is $150 per team. Proceeds will be used to purchase Amtrykes, specialized therapeutic tricycles designed for children and adults with disabilities. For more information or to register, email email@example.com or call 614-433-7024.
Worthington Libraries' Family Reading Festival, 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N. High St. Parents, caregivers and teachers are invited to celebrate reading and the role it can play in the lives of children and families. Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George and Pinkalicious will greet guests. The event also will feature games, crafts, story times and information tables staffed by community agencies that serve children and families. Attendance is free.
Worthington Stamp Club, annual Fall Filatelic Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Holiday Inn-Worthington, 7007 N. High St. The event will feature United States and worldwide stamps, postcards and items of postal history. A youth table will provide free stamps for children. Admission and parking are free. For more information call 614-286-6032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistance League of Metro Columbus, Fall Social, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at The Barn, 5451 Edwards Farm Road, Dublin. The fundraiser will feature a wine pull, dining gift card tree and raffles. Proceeds benefit the league's philanthropic programs. Tickets are $25. To purchase, call 614-404-8709 or 614-937-3240.
Stroll with Spencer, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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, 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.
Worthington Area Nurses Association, 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd., Columbus. The program is "Sharing Your Story" by Janet Kory of the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging. For more information, call 614-885-5896.
Mended Hearts of Central Ohio, 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave., Columbus. Dr. Ray Hershberger will present "Living to Age 100." Sixty heart patients and caregivers will meet to learn and support one another. For more information or to RSVP, call 614-580-1561 or email email@example.com.
Worthington Hills Garden Club, luncheon, noon Sept. 14 at the Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. Darlene Sillick is the speaker. Registration is set at 11 a.m. with a business meeting at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20. For reservations, due Sept. 9, call 614-288-4668. Guests are invited.
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 ohiokiwanis.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 cabsgamers.org. For more information, email email@example.com.
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 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.
Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon every first and third Monday at the Safelite Group Inc. corporate office, 7400 Safelite Way, Columbus. Members focus on improving public speaking skills. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit sawmill.toastmastersclubs.org.
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 inventorscolumbus.com.
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.
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 v4.buckeyebopclub.org.
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 columbussacredharp.org 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 www.bigscioty.com/english.html 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 www.rscdscincinnati.org 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 recfolkdancecolumbus.org/CFD. For additional information contact Leslie at ljsdancer@ gmail.com or 614-262-7248, or Ann at annkangas336@ gmail.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-530-8827.
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 email@example.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 invited. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. For information, email email@example.com.
Nar-Anon family group, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road, Columbus. The support group is for those who are concerned that someone close to them may have a drug problem. For more information, call 614-383-8086.
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 mhafc.org.
Families In Touch, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Dempsey Family Education & Resource Center, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus. A free support group for adult family members and friends of those with mental illness. Each month features a new guest speaker. Sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and OhioHealth. Meetings subject to change. For more information or to confirm, call 614-566-2638 or 614-788-6115 or visit mhafc.org.
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 mhafc.org.
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 mhafc.org.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 thecenterforbalancedliving.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.
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.
Overeaters Anonymous, for meeting information, visit the website OA.org.
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.