The following programs, classes and events are offered by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, 777 Evening St. The MAC is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Late hours until 9 p.m. are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, visit mcconnellarts.org or call 614-431-0329.

The following programs, classes and events are offered by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, 777 Evening St. The MAC is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Late hours until 9 p.m. are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, visit mcconnellarts.org or call 614-431-0329.

* Art & Soul: An Intimate Portrait, Joe Anastasi, through Dec. 31; free. Anastasi created this series of paintings and drawings to build awareness and raise funds for the needs of the disadvantaged and homeless in our city. Anastasi is a member of the St. Agatha St. Vincent de Paul Society and for more than 10 years, he has worked, fed and raised funds for those in need.

* Worthington Community Theatre: "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol," 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-11; tickets $12 for adults, $10 for seniors/children. Famous fairy-tale characters will take on the roles of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." The Big Bad Wolf -- as Ebenezer Scrooge -- meets his old business partner Jacob Midas -- Marley -- who could turn anything to gold. This adaptation stays true to the spirit of the classic.

* "Mad, Mad Men Swinging Holidays," 8 p.m. Dec. 14-15; tickets $15 advance, $18 at door. Mark Frye and Tony Alfano are the Mad, Mad Men and have brought this holiday show to the center for five years in a row.

* "Renoir, Revered and Reviled," 7 p.m. Dec. 16; $12 advance, $15 at the door. This film -- based on the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia -- examines the direction Renoir took and why it provokes extreme reactions. A new production by Exhibition on Screen.

* Historical Worthington's Underground Railroad Lecture, 7 p.m. Jan. 10; free. Learn more about the history of the Underground Railroad in and around Worthington as well as African American history in the city, both before and after the Civil War. This lecture is presented in partnership with the Worthington Library and the Worthington Historical Society as part of the Worthington Martin Luther King Community Celebration.