Trick-or-Treat Night, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in the city of Worthington. Worthington schedules this event Halloween, Oct. 31 each year, no matter what day Halloween falls on. Columbus has the same time scheduled.
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The city of Worthington, Drug Take-Back Day with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Worthington Division of Police, 6555 Worthington Galena Road. Only pills will be accepted. No syringes, liquids or creams. For privacy, it is recommended that participants place the pills in a zip-lock bag and dispose of the bottle at home.
Trick-or-Treat Night, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in the city of Worthington. Worthington schedules this event Halloween, Oct. 31 each year, no matter what day Halloween falls on. The city of Columbus has the same time scheduled.
Veteran Career Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus. RecruitMilitary and Disabled American Veterans will host this free hiring event to help veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and spouses connect with employers. For more information, visit recruitmilitary.com.
Peace Corps Stories, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch, 96 S. Grant Ave. The event will feature two authors who have served in the Peace Corps as well as several Columbus-area returned volunteers retelling their experiences through stories. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books and Brews, 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 4 at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St. Attendees will be offered tastings of Ohio craft beer with food from local restaurants, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 for members of the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries and $40 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase, visit bit.ly/2dIGYva.
Clintonville Woman's Club Bazaar and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at the club, 3951 N. High St., Columbus. The event will feature crafts, quilts and baked goods for purchase. Lunch items will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 614-268-5525.
Holiday Show & Sale, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Nov. 12 and noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Whetstone Community Center, 3923 N. High St., Columbus. More than 50 members of the Clintonville Arts Guild will present work at the event. Artists will donate 10 percent of art sale proceeds to the community center. The guild also will accept donations of new or gently used nontoxic art supplies and materials for distribution to local organizations. For more information, visit facebook.com/clintonvilleartsguild.
Girls on the Run 5K, 9 a.m. Nov. 12 at the Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. Runners and walkers of all ages and levels are encouraged to register. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Girls on the Run scholarship fund, which aims to make the nonprofit's program accessible to all girls in the community, regardless of their ability to pay the registration fee. For information: girlsontherunfranklincounty.org/5k.
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.Meetings
Syntero's Low Vision Support Group, for older adults with vision problems, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. in Worthington. This month the topics this month are Central Ohio Transit Authority Outreach Services and Services from Voice Corp. The presenters are Virginia Giglio-Stump, COTA Outreach Services, and Amy Billerman, director of volunteer services from Voice Corp.
Women Today, a Mens' Invitational luncheon, Nov. 1, at LaScala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin Granville Road. Carolyn Peppe will be sharing information about the Honor Flight program for veterans. New attendees are invited to join this social and philanthropic organization. Reservation deadline is Oct. 24. For more information, contact Marge at 614-433-9903 or Nancy, 740-548-5952. Transportation may be available for Worthington residents to be picked up from their homes; call the Griswold Center at 614-842-6320. New members are welcome anytime. For more information call Maxine Gilgoff of Syntero at Mill Run at 614-301-0784.
Worthington Women's Club, noon Oct. 25 at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St. Judith Dann will speak on Victoria Woodhull, leader of the women's suffrage movement in 1872. Dessert will be served. For more information,visit worthingtonwomensclub.com.
Clintonville Woman's Club General Assembly, noon Oct. 28 at the group's clubhouse, 3951 N. High St., Columbus. The program will feature John Lowe, CEO of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. For more information, call 614-268-5525.
Grief support group, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at St. Michael Church, 5750 N. High St., Worthington. Attendees at this six-week group will receive a Christian manual, suggested readings and handouts. For more information or to register, call 614-846-2361 or 614-885-7814 or email email@example.com.
Worthington Area Nurses Association, 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd. The topic will be Electronic Health Information Services, with Janette Kelly as the speaker. The meeting is open to anyone interested. For more information call 614-885-5896.
Columbus Woman's Club, noon Nov. 3 at the Brookside Golf & Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. The program will include lunch and feature a presentation by Marlin Languis on memory recall. For more information or to register, call 614-451-4344.
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.
Clintonville Hammer Dulcimer Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. second Thursdays at the Wesley Glen Retirement Community, 5155 N. High St., Columbus. Attendees should bring their own hammer dulcimer. For more information, call 614-530-8827, email email@example.com or visit barbfeick.com/dulcimer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 J Liu 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 email@example.com or 614-262-7248, or Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-267-8183.
AmSpirit Worthington, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 99 Worthington Mall. Contact Gina Winterstein at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Support groups
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.
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 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 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.