Grove City Christmas Celebration, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, at Grove City Town Center. City-sponsored activities take place along Broadway between Grant Avenue and Grove City Road from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Activities include Santa visits at the Town Center Plaza; families can take their own photo or make a $5 donation to TWIG 184 benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital to receive one. Local choirs will perform and the Grove City Christmas Parade will step off at 5:30 p.m. Monetary, food or personal hygiene products will be collected for the Grove City Food Pantry, along with a toy or gift card donation for the Firefighters holiday toy drive.

Events and programs

Grove City Christmas Celebration, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, at Grove City Town Center. City-sponsored activities take place along Broadway between Grant Avenue and Grove City Road from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Activities include Santa visits at the Town Center Plaza; families can take their own photo or make a $5 donation to TWIG 184 benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital to receive one. Local choirs will perform and the Grove City Christmas Parade will step off at 5:30 p.m. Monetary, food or personal hygiene products will be collected for the Grove City Food Pantry, along with a toy or gift card donation for the Firefighters holiday toy drive.

Grove City Community Winds Concert, 11 a.m. Dec. 7, at Grove City High School, 4665 Hoover Road. The group will perform yuletide music. Admission is a canned good for the Grove City Food Pantry.

Mistletoe Market, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, Park Street west of Broadway. This holiday shopping market features creative gift items, decorations and treats in spaces including Town Center businesses, various outdoor tents and inside City Hall's lobby and Council Chambers. For general information and details on vending, concession sales and sponsorships, contact the Grove City Town Center at 614-539-8762 or info@grovecitytowncenter.org.

Christmas Home Tour, 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8, various locations and the Grove City Welcome Center & Museum, 3378 Park St. Fee is $10 per person; $8 for age 55 and older (proceeds benefit the Grove City Food Pantry and Emergency Services). Tickets will be sold during tour hours at the Grove City Welcome Center and Museum. Advance tickets may be purchased two weeks prior to the event at the Sommer House Gallery, 4038 Broadway. The Grove City Christmas Home Tour map and guide will be available the first week in December.

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, An Employer Perspective: Ten Things Job Seekers Need to Know About Employment Trends in a Changing Job Market, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Dec. 4, at 199 E. Rich St. The event begins with a continental breakfast. A $10 registration fee is payable at the door, however, fee reductions and waivers are available to those who qualify. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100. Additional information is available at newdirectionscc.org.

Health

Life Line Screening, sponsored by Berger Health System, Dec. 6, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road in Grove City. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk also is offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Packages start at $159. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit lifelinescreening.com. Advance registration is required.

Mount Carmel Health System, Walk with a Doc program, 8:30 a.m. the first and third Saturday of the month through March at the YMCA track. 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. For additional information, go to the website at walkwithadoc.org/mountcarmelgrovecity.

Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Volunteer Kathy Markus, a Medicare outreach specialist for the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, will hold open office hours to discuss enrollment options, prescription drug plans and their benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes and long-term care insurance. The free, confidential, one-on-one service is being offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Markus at 614-645-8557.

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 foreverfitbynancy.com.

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. For details, send an 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 Dr. Socializing begins at 7 a.m. Visit the website at 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 dave@dave-dildine.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 midwest@beol.net.

Support groups

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.johnson@yahoo.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 Dr., Grove City. For information, contact Audry Hardy at 1-888-463-5758.

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.

Compassionate Friends, Providing Grief Support after the Death of a Child, 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus. For more information, call 614-882-8986.

Tea & Tears, a support group for family members of those facing a mental illness, meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Main Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus. This group meets in the third floor meeting room and is led by Rachelle Martin. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264(NAMI).