Events and programs
Kiwanis Club of Grove City, annual pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 22, at the Grove City United Methodist Church (purple door) 2684 Columbus St., Grove City. This all-you-can-eat breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee and milk. The cost is $6 per person at the door, $5 if purchased in advance from a Kiwanis member. Children ages 5 and under will receive a free meal.
Grove City Eastern Star, spaghetti dinner and bake sale, noon to 7 p.m. Feb. 22, at the Masonic Lodge, 3558 Park St., Grove City. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children.
Central Ohio Professional Education Council, along with the Better Business Bureau serving Central Ohio and Indiana Wesleyan University, hosting the first COPEC University event, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22, at Indiana Wesleyan University in Hilliard. COPEC University is an educational workshop series that connects the public with local experts. Topics include healthcare reform, social media training, health and wellness, estate planning, caring for family, financial planning, business marketing and taxes. There will be more than 30 workshops with special tracks for retirees, caregivers and business owners. Breakfast, lunch and beverages are included in the cost to attend, which is $25. The program is free for all active-duty military, reservists, military dependents and all honorably discharged veterans. Upon registration, use discount CODE: USVeteran. Proof of service must be shown upon arrival the day of the event for entry. To learn more or to register, visit copeceducation.org/university/.
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.
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, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
New Directions Career Center, Tax Help: How to Pay Uncle Sam Less Money and Put More Money in Your Pocket, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Feb. 26, at the center, 199 E. Rich St. New Directions Career Center is sponsoring the seminar which is facilitated by a member of the Financial Planning Association of Central Ohio. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. 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 details, go to 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. Starting in February, additional sessions will be available from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Wednesday and the third Monday of each month. Enrollment options, prescription drug plans and their benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes and long-term care insurance will be discussed. The free, confidential, one-on-one service is being offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. To make an appointment, call Anne at 614-795-0927.
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 more information, call 614-670-2926.
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 via email at Amyelise74@aol.com.
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.
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. 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.
Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, monthly Grove City support group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Grove City Library Community Room, 3359 Park St. The support group is an open, small-group environment that encourages discussion among patients and their families. Most discussions focus on the how-to's of living with a chronic illness. For more information, contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit lupusgreaterohio.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.
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).
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.
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 website OA.org.