Free Community Lunch, noon to 1:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at Bethel Lutheran Church, 4501 Hoover Road. Four-course lunch for those in need. Call 614-875-0510.

Events and programs

Free Community Lunch, noon to 1:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at Bethel Lutheran Church, 4501 Hoover Road. Four-course lunch for those in need. Call 614-875-0510.

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together, 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave. For more information, contact Tom Durflinger at 614-277-1765 or by email at

Grove City Adult Volunteer Fair, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave. Visit with representatives from dozens of local organizations to review and discuss their volunteer programs. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Event includes refreshments and raffle prizes. Call 614-277-3058 for information.

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.


American Red Cross, blood donation, 1 to 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Grove City Kingston School Community Drive, 3226 Kingston Ave. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767.

Classes, workshops

New Beginnings: Ten Steps That Every Job Seeker Must Make in the New Year, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Jan. 8 at New Directions Career Center, 199 E. Rich St. New Directions Career Center is sponsoring the seminar which is facilitated by a member of the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door, however, fee reductions and waivers are available to those who qualify. To register call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.


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 more information go to

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

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

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.

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. Send an email to