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Events and programs
Assistance League, Metro Columbus Chapter, annual spring luncheon and fashion show, "Flowers, Fashion & Fun," 11 a.m. April 20 at the Makoy Center in Hilliard. Event includes a cash bar, luncheon, a silent auction and fashion show featuring spring and summer clothes from Chico's. Tickets are $35 and should be purchased by April 12. This nonprofit, all-volunteer organization is dedicated to helping restore hope to women and children who have suffered adversity. All funds raised remain in Franklin County. For information or to purchase tickets call 614-286-2945.
Bread & Circus Theatre Company, presentation of Joseph Robinette's adaptation of E. B. White's children's book, Charlotte's Web, 7 p.m. Fridays, April 12, 19 and 26; 8 p.m. Saturdays, April 13, 20 and 27; and 3 p.m. Sundays, April 14 and 21. All performances will be in Wold Hall (lower level) at Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2930 W. Broad St. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 senior citizens and students, free for children ages 6 and under. For reservations call 614-464-6809.
City of Grove City and Keep Grove City Beautiful, rain barrel workshops for residents of Grove City and Jackson Township only, 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 13 at the Eagle Pavilion, 3670 Discovery Drive in Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Road. Additional sessions are planned for 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 24 and May 8 at the Eagle Pavilion. Topics covered include the importance of water conservation, the benefits of rain barrels and how rain barrels are made and installed. The workshop fee of $50 includes a ready-to-be installed, 60-gallon black rain barrel; participants should be prepared to take it with them. For an additional $10, participants can upgrade to a 60-gallon decorative rain barrel with diverter. Registration is required. Call the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department at 614-277-3050.
Adoption and Foster Care Information Program, 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the Grove City YMCA in conference room A, 3600 Discovery Drive. This free program will feature representatives of adoptive families, foster care families, adoption agencies, adoption lawyers, international adoption information and information on caring for those in orphanages in other countries. To register, call 614-506-5184 by April 21.
Meet and Greet for TWIG, an auxiliary of Nationwide Children's Hospital, 6 to 8 p.m. April 16 at the Wine Bistro in Upper Arlington, 1750 W. Lane Ave., Suite 100. Prospective members are invited for complimentary hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to learn more about membership. In central Ohio, more than 800 volunteers comprise more than 70 individual TWIG groups.Groups operate independently as well as participate together in larger events, including the annual TWIG Bazaar during the holidays and Pumpkinpalooza. For reservations, contact Cindy Laux at 614-355-0819.
March of Dimes Women's Board, annual fashion show, 6:30 p.m. April 19, at Via Vecchia, 485 S. Front St. in the Brewery District. This year's event, "Caring Causes, Chic Styles," will highlight women's and men's clothing lines from Thread on Grandview, food by Catering by Scott/Via Vecchia and entertainment. Live and silent auctions and raffle packages will be offered.
AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job-search assistance. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Fit Club, Thursday nights at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 3730 Broadway. 6:30 p.m., low-impact/low-intensity workout; 7:30 p.m., high-intensity workout. Bring yoga mat, resistance band and water. Workouts are video-based. Meet in the Our Lady Center gym.
Meetings and clubs
Grove City Roots Magic User Group, 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month in Room 204 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St. This group is for anyone wanting to learn more about the Roots Magic genealogy software program. Bring a laptop computer if possible (not required) and be prepared to share questions and experiences with the program. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Grove City Senior Center, meetings at 1 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays at 4330 Dudley Ave. The first meeting is held for business; the second meeting includes entertainment. Bingo and cards follow the meetings.
Grove City Arts Council, 6:30 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at the Visitors Center & Museum, 3378 Park St. in Grove City. For more information, call 614-670-2926.
Southwest Franklin County Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grove City Lions Club, 6:45 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2213 White Road.