TWIG 219 of Nationwide Children's Hospital, tasting of and learning about red and white wines produced at a local central Ohio Winery, 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 15 at Plum Run Winery, 3596 Broadway. The evening will feature nine pours of wine paired with flavor enhancing cheeses. Hors d'oeuvres, dessert and party favors will be included in the cost of $40 per person or $75 per couple. All proceeds will go to Nationwide Children's Hospital. Tickets are limited to 60 people. To purchase tickets contact Sue Andreas at 614-563-0475.

Events and programs

TWIG 219 of Nationwide Children's Hospital, tasting of and learning about red and white wines produced at a local central Ohio Winery, 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 15 at Plum Run Winery, 3596 Broadway. The evening will feature nine pours of wine paired with flavor enhancing cheeses. Hors d'oeuvres, dessert and party favors will be included in the cost of $40 per person or $75 per couple. All proceeds will go to Nationwide Children's Hospital. Tickets are limited to 60 people. To purchase tickets contact Sue Andreas at 614-563-0475.

Balloons & Tunes, Grove City's annual hot-air balloon festival, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 24 at Beulah Park, 3811 Southwest Blvd. Tethered balloon rides, glows and ascensions are all scheduled, weather permitting. The balloon glows begin at dusk on Friday and Saturday evenings. Balloon rides, launches and glows are subject to cancellation because of weather, including high wind. Live entertainment, childrens activities and other elements of the festival will continue even if the balloons are unable to launch. Admission and activities are free; parking is $5. For more information contact the Grove City Community Relations office at 614-277-3040.

Ohio State University's Program 60, registration information session, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 8, in the Barbie Tootle Room on the third floor of the Ohio Union at OSU. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and help in selecting a course of study. This session, sponsored by the Program 60 Association, will be an informal setting providing individual guidance on course selection and registration procedures for Ohio residents age 60 or older. Participants attend classes, at no cost on a non-credit, non-degree basis, tuition-free. The autumn term runs Aug. 21 through Dec. 3.

Sixth Annual Kayak for a Cure Columbus, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Genoa Park. Kayaks and gear will be provided for those who do not have their own. No experience is necessary, as professional guides will provide instruction. Paddleboards and canoes also are welcome. A light breakfast will be served prior to the paddle and lunch will be served following the paddle. All funds raised will be donated to the Nationwide Children's Center for Childhood Cancer Research. Participants who register before Aug. 10 will receive an event T-shirt. For additional information visit the event website at http://kayakforacure.org/events/columbus/, click Register For Event or Donate Now. For questions, send an email to ken@kayakforacure.org.

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 help. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Classes, workshops

Art of Positive Parenting, "Parents Who Parent Separately," 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 23 through Sept. 27, at Action for Children, 78 Jefferson Ave. Cost is $75 per person. To register, call 614-224-0222, ext. 103, using class number TP 13-22.

Diabetes Academy, presented by the Wexner Heritage Village Institute, 2 to 3 p.m. Mondays at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Patients with diabetes and their loved ones are invited for a free educational series taught by certified diabetes instructors Participants can take one class or take all four. Topics are: Aug. 5, Diabetes 101: Diabetes types and the risk factors; Sept. 16, Diabetes & Staying Healthy: Eating healthy and staying active; Oct. 7, Diabetes & Nutrition: Cooking demonstrations and dietitian guidance; and Nov. 4, Insulin 101: The basics of insulin and how to us a flex pen. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Francesca Bryan at fbryan@whv.org or 614-559-0318.

Health

Mount Carmel Health System, Walk with a Doc program, 9 a.m. Aug. 17, at the Mount Carmel Grove City Medical Center, 5525 Hoover Road. The walks are free for anyone interested in taking steps to improve their health. A doctor will be on hand to answer any questions and talk with people during the event.

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 george.e.biggs@gmail.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 grovecityhistory@gmail.com.

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 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 dave@dave-dildine.com.

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.