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.

* Taking the High Road, Carol Hershey, through March 12; free. Hershey, owner and manager of Worthington's High Road Gallery, has been involved in artistic exploration rendered through a variety of styles with a focus on etchings, polymer clay portraits and pastels. This exhibition highlights Hershey's work as well as that of the other artists of the High Road Gallery. An opening reception is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 12.

* 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.

* FILM: The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch, 7 p.m. Jan. 13; $12 advance, $15 at the door. Award-winning director Phil Grabsky has released a fourth season of films. This feature is based on the critically acclaimed, once-only exhibition, Jheronimus Bosch -- Visions of a Genius at the Noordbrabants Museum.

* Hear and Now, Reginald Dwayne Betts, 7 p.m. Jan. 16; $12 advance, $15 at the door. A reception is set at 6 p.m. In 1996, Betts was a 16-year-old honor student when he participated in a carjacking. He was caught and sentenced to nine years in an adult prison. The anthology "The Black Poets," which he read while in solitary confinement, changed his life. Betts also will be speaking at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in Worthington, earlier in the day.

* Flippo -- Steely Dan's "Aja" album, plus more, 8 p.m. Jan. 20; $15 advance, $20 at the door. This evening of rock and roll also will feature the talents of vocalists Kay Harris, Ron Jenkins, Dan Rowan and Steve Kramer.

* Adam Rafferty and his Guitar, 8 p.m. Jan. 27; $20 advance, $25 at the door. Get tickets now to the "funky fingerstyle" show that is unique to Rafferty's playing.

* Soul Jazz Sunday A Tribute to The Great B3 Organ Players Jimmy McGriff and Jack McDuff, 3 p.m. Jan. 29; $20 advance, $25 at the door. Featuring the New Tony Monaco Quartet: Tony Monaco, B3 organ; Derek DiCenzo, guitar; Randy Mather, sax; and Aaron Scott, drums.