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Events and programs
City of Grove City and Keep Grove City Beautiful, rain barrel workshops for residents of Grove City and Jackson Township only, 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 24 and May 8 at the Eagle Pavilion. Participants learn 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. To sign up, 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. The 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 for this free event email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-506-5184 by April 21.
Luther B. Turner Masonic Lodge, fish fry, 3 to 7 p.m. April 27 at the lodge, 2933 Valley View Road. Meals will include fish, cole slaw and cake. Cost $7 per person with take-out meals available. The public is invited.
Central Ohio Diabetes Association Family Fun Walk & Run, 9 a.m. April 27 at Genoa Park in downtown Columbus. In addition to participants, a number of volunteers are needed before, during and after the event. Volunteers will assist with event set-up and tear-down, staffing registration tables and other duties. Any interested parties should contact the Central Ohio Diabetes Association at 614-884-4400 or sign up online at www.volunteermatch.org. Registration for walkers is $30 or $35 with T-shirt (family rates are available at $60 or $80 with T-shirts) For information on walking go to www.CODAwalks.org or call 614-884-4400. This event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds help support education programs, nutritional counseling, community detection, youth and camp programs and other services.
Lancaster Men's Chorus, "Ham and Eggs" program to celebrate the show's 42nd anniversary, 8 p.m. May 8-11 in the Jeffrey Wagner Theatre at Ohio University-Lancaster. The first half of the show will be based on an original script written by chorus members and directed by Mark Loy. Chorus members are featured in concert during the second half of the show. Tickets are $7 for the May 8 show, $8 for all others. Tickets may be purchased from chorus members or by calling the State Farm Insurance office of Maureen Cefalu at 740-654-0332.
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.
Early Childhood Resource Network, free developmental Child Check screenings for children ages 1 month through 5 years, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 8 at Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Road. Free screenings in the areas of gross motor, fine motor, speech and language and personal-social skills are offered. A hearing screening is provided, along with vision screenings for children older than 3 years. Resource information is provided for those who may need assistance. Appointments are required; call 614-543-9000, ext. 218.
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. Participants should bring laptop computer if available (not required) and prepare 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 Sertoma Club, 7 a.m. the first Thursday of the month at Cracker Barrel on Stringtown Road and 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at China Bell on Stringtown Road. The club focuses on services to the speech and hearing-impaired community. All are invited.
Rotary Club of Grove City, 7:30 a.m. every Thursday in the Grand Ballroom at the Pinnacle Golf Club, 1500 Pinnacle Club Drive. Socializing begins at 7 a.m. Visit grovecityrotary.org.
Grove City Moms, a club for stay-at-home moms and their children, the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road. Contact Amy at Amyelise74@aol.com or 614-875-5859.
Grove City Noon Lions, noon on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at China Bell, 1947 Stringtown Road.
Grove City Lions Club, 6:45 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2213 White Road. All invited. Email Dave Dildine at email@example.com or call 614-565-0995.
Grove City Community Club, 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at 3397 Civic Drive. For club or building rental information, call Janet Hysell at 875-3819. For more information, visit grovecitycommunityclub.org.
Kiwanis Club of Grove City meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Emeritus at Pinnacle, 1305 Lamplighter Drive. Club members volunteer at Doctors West Hospital on the second Tuesday of the month, and a board meeting is held the fourth Tuesday. Call 614-875-8323.
Women's Civic Club of Grove City, 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Jackson Township Administration Building, 3756 Hoover Road. Guests invited. Meetings include speakers and refreshments. Visit womenscivicclubofgc.com.
West Columbus Civitan Club, 6 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of the month at Bob Evans, 1660 Georgesville Square. Call 800-248-4826.
AmSpirit Columbus Chapter, Business Professionals, 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave. The program focuses on networking opportunities. For more information, contact Terry Hoover at 614-252-5241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grove City "Dine and Share" Grief & Loss Support Group, 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month in the Fireside Room at Grove City United Methodist Church, 2650 Columbus St. The evening begins with a potluck dinner, followed by a sharing group at 7:15 p.m. Participants can take part in the dinner or just the group program.
Griefshare, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Grove City Church of God, 4325 Harrisburg Pike in Grove CIty. For more information, contact Kala Johnson at Kala.email@example.com.
Family Safety & Domestic Violence Advocacy Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month at the Pinnacle Community Center, 1710 Harbor Mist Drive, Grove City. For information contact Audry Hardy at 1-888-463-5758 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the E.L. Evans Senior Center, 4330 Dudley Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Paula Taliaferro at 614-871-4238 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.
Lupus support group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month, 3359 Park St., Grove City Library. Call Audry Hardy at 1-888-NOLUPUS, email email@example.com, or visit lupusgreaterohio.org.
Caregiver Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m., each third Wednesday of the month at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, 174 E. Long St. Topics covered include the hiring of in-home help, qualifying for homecare programs and dealing with the everyday stresses of caregiving. Free, and free parking is available. Registration is necessary; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survivors of Suicide (SOS), a weekly support group for people who have experienced the completion of suicide by someone they love, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Columbia Heights Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road. Call 614-565-3181.
MS Grove City Support Group, 7 p.m. the last Monday of every month at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St. Accessible to the disabled. Call Debbie or Chuck Shearer at 614-871-4800.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St.
Grove City Parkinson's support group, 1:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the E. L. Evans Senior Center, 4330 Dudley Ave. Snacks served. Call John Corbett 614-279-4984.
Overeaters Anonymous, 6 p.m. Tuesdays at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St. Call Sioux at 614-801-0519 or visit the web site OA.org.