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Events and programs

Boo on Broadway, sponsored by Grove City Parks and Recreation, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, at the Grove City Town Center. The event features local businesses and civic organizations handing out treats from their doorways and tables lined up on Broadway, which is closed to traffic. Call 614-277-3050 for more information. Those who prefer the traditional trick-or-treat experience can go door-to-door from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Residents who choose to distribute treats should turn on their porch lights during this time.

First Saturday at Green Lawn, 11 a.m. Nov. 1, in the historic Huntington Chapel at Green Lawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave. The War of 1812 and its effect on central Ohio is the topic. Thirty-two central Ohioans who participated in that war 200 years ago are buried at Green Lawn. Local historian Leslie Blankenship, who does presentations in period costume, will be the speaker. For more information, call 614-444-1123 or visit

Grove City Community Club, Election Day Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at 3397 Civic Drive. Food includes sandwiches, chicken salad, sloppy joes, coneys, and soups such as vegetable, chicken noodle, bean. Various desserts also available. The public is invited.

Precious Hearts Orphan Care Ministry, Building Blocks Adoption Service, 10 a.m. Nov. 9, at Grove City Nazarene. To register for this free event, call 330-725-5521 or visit

TWIG Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10, in the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center. The bazaar features handmade items including jewelry, holiday ornaments and decorations and the Avenue of Trees and Wreaths. New this year, the bazaar will include handcrafted items from outside artisans. Other features include a silent auction, pick-a-prize, pictures with Santa and a holiday pantry. Admission is free, although attendees are encouraged to purchase an early shopping pass for $25. The pass allows entrance to the bazaar at 9 a.m. Patrons may visit to purchase a pass or contact Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation at 614-355-0888. Proceeds will benefit the areas of greatest need at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Franklin County 4-H Council, annual fundraising event, "A Taste of Ohio," 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15, at the Ohio State University Golf Club, 3605 Tremont Road. Celebrating Ohio as the birthplace of 4-H, the event will feature hor d'oeuvres, desserts and a silent auction. Some of the items in the auction showcase the talents of 4-H members in Franklin County as well as items obtained throughout the state. For ticket information, contact Trisha Rose at 614-337-1920 or via email at

Fall Craft and Vendor Show, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16, at 2140 Sonora Dr. Grove City. More than 30 vendors and crafters will be present. There will be free door prizes and a raffle benefiting Autism Speaks. For additional information, visit the Facebook page at

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Give thanks. Walk. event, Nov. 23, at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. The event features a family friendly after party, including face painting, Games2U, magician, live music and more from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Registration is free, but participants are forming teams and raising money online at to earn incentives. These efforts support St. Jude in finding cures to save children battling cancer and other diseases.

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.

Classes, workshops

New Directions Career Center, Money Matters: A Financial Literacy Boot Camp, sponsored by the Financial Planning Association, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11, at 199 E. Rich St. Participant are invited to examine where they are after the economic downturn and to create a personal, individualized plan for financial success. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100. Additional information is available at


Mount Carmel Health System, Walk with a Doc program, 8:30 a.m. Nov. 2, at the YMCA track. The walks, to be held the first and third Saturday through March, 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. For more information, go to

Early Childhood Resource Network, Child Check developmental screenings for those age 1 month to 5 years, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 6, at the Grove City YMCA, 3600 Discovery Dr. Screenings cover the areas of gross motor, fine motor, speech and language, and personal-social skills. A hearing screening is provided, along with vision screenings for children older than 3 years. ECRN follows up with families who may need assistance in finding resources to address issues. There is no fee; however, appointments are required. To schedule, call 614-543-9000, ext. 218 or 216.

Better Body Fitness Boot Camp for Women, one free week of classes offered at various locations and times around Columbus. Workouts include elements of cardio, strength, flexibility, balance, core and more. All fitness levels are accommodated. Nancy Eisenman, certified personal trainer, leads the classes. For more information, call 614-747-1704 or visit

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 and prepare to share questions and experiences with the program. For details, send an email to

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 details, 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. For more inforamtiom send an email to

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 Dr. Socializing begins at 7 a.m. Visit the website at

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 via email at or call 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 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

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 Dr. 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

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