Fishinger and Kenny Church of Christ, girls youth rally for grades 4-12, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 5, at 1130 Fishinger Road in Columbus. Sue Darby, executive director of the Downtown YMCA of Central Ohio, will present "Molding Girls of Integrity."

Events and programs

Fishinger and Kenny Church of Christ, girls youth rally for grades 4-12, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 5, at 1130 Fishinger Road in Columbus. Sue Darby, executive director of the Downtown YMCA of Central Ohio, will present "Molding Girls of Integrity." Group sessions organized by grade levels will follow the lessons. A women's class also is scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. A registration form and the complete schedule also are available online at fandk.org/girls-youth-rally. There is no cost, but the church is collecting books for Cranbrook Elementary School, paper products for the Mid-Western Children's Home and dimes for school supplies in Honduras. For more information, call 614-451-4886.

Hilliard Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4931, steak fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at 2436 Walcutt Road. Suggested donation of $16 includes a steak cooked to order, baked potato, salad bar, dinner roll, coffee and dessert. Additional soft drinks are available at customer's cost from the Canteen. The public is invited.

Christ Child Society of Columbus, annual Red Wagon Fare luncheon, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16, at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Road. The event features a luncheon, a boutique of vendors from central Ohio, Christ Child Society sweets, baked goods and crafts, as well as a style show provided by Chico's from the Shops at Worthington Place and Belles and Beaux Children's Boutique. Proceeds support the projects of the Christ Child Society. This year, Project Starfish, a tuition assistance program for the Christ Child-Child Care Center at St. Stephens Community House will be the focus of the event. Tickets for the luncheon are available by contacting any group member.

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

Rider and Reinke Financial Group, informational seminar to review the upcoming changes for the 2014 Health Insurance Exchange, 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 3, at the Heritage Golf Club in Hilliard. Questions about health-care reform and its impact on business will be the main topic. Guest speakers include Kevin Conrad, president of the Ohio Association of Health Underwriters, and Kevin Doorely of ADP will speak. Admission is free. To reserve a spot or for more information, call Jana Goulet at 614-876-7044 or email jgoulet@riderfg.com. Space is limited

Meetings

Hilliard Kiwanis, 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Iacano's Italian Restaurant, 5068 Cemetery Road. Guests are invited. For more information, go to hilliardkiwanis.com.

Hilliard Memorial VFW Post 4931, 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at 2436 Walcutt Road.

Women's Mah Jongg Group, 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays at participants' homes in Hilliard. For more information, call Roberta Cohen at 614-876-4245.

Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. Cost is $36 per year for membership (payable at any time, not pro-rated for a partial year), $5 per meeting at the door. Call 614-470-0144 or visit inventorscolumbus.com.

Hilliard Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Joint Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway.

Old Hilliardfest Planning Committee meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at various locations in Old Hilliard. For meeting information, visit oldhilliardfest.org.

Tri-Village Sertoma, noon Wednesdays at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road. Potential new members welcome. Call 614-274-5900.

Morning Business Network Exchange, 8 to 9 a.m. the second Friday of the month at Chick-fil-A of the Market at Hilliard, 1988 Hilliard Rome Road. Open to all current Hilliard Chamber of Commerce members. Call Libby Gierach at 614-876-7666 or email info@hilliardchamber.org.

Rotary Club of Hilliard, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, at Heritage Golf Club, 3525 Heritage Club Drive. For information, visit hilliardrotary.org.

Hilliard Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Hilliard Senior Center.

Rhythm Reelers Square Dance Club, 8 to 10:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month at Hilliard Presbyterian Church, 3600 Leap Road. Call Bill or Judy Podolski at 614-889-0223.

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. To join, email nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit sawmilltoastmastersclubs.org. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

AmSpirit Business Connections -- Heritage Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Max & Erma's, 4279 Cemetery Road. The Hilliard Chapter, 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Jed's, 3799 Park Mill Run Drive. Contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com for either group.

Support groups

GriefShare, a recovery support group and seminar series designed for those following the death of a loved one, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 29 through Dec. 15, in the lobby by the bookstore at Cypress Wesleyan Church, Alton Darby Campus, 377 Alton Darby Creek Road, Galloway. Register at cypressonline.net. For more information, call 614-878-8192.

Caregiver Support Group, for friends and family of those facing cancer, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Beyond Healing Holistic Cancer Support, 6460 Busch Blvd., Suite 137. There is no fee. For information, call 614-800-3819.

Parkinson's Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the third floor multi-purpose room at the Forum at Knightsbridge, 4625 Knightsbridge Blvd. Call Dodie Wood at 614-481-8888.Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.

Survivors of Suicide (SOS), a weekly support group for people who have experienced the completion of suicide by someone they love, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Columbia Heights Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road. Call 614-565-3181.

Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome/Fibromyalgia meeting, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-457-5132 for more information.

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-547-9788. Meadow Park Church of God is not affiliated with the DBSA.

Overeaters Anonymous, 4 p.m. the first Friday of the month at Hilliard Presbyterian Church, 3600 Leap Road. Call Carol at 614-777-8596 or visit OA.org.

Ala-Teen and Al-Anon Support Groups, visit al-non.alateen.org to find meeting information.

Eating disorder support groups for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder support group and family and friends, 6:30 to 8 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except holidays), at the Center for Balanced Living, 445 E. Granville Road, Buildings M and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 614-293-9550 or visit thecenterforbalancedliving.org.

Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 N. High St. Individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, panic, fatigue, depression or fear are welcome. Freewill offerings accepted. For more information, contact Paul at 614-895-6760 or info@LowSelfHelpSystems.org.

Government

The following meet in the Hilliard Municipal Building, 3800 Municipal Way, unless otherwise noted.

Mayor's Court, 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Norwich Joint Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway. Court hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Hilliard City Council, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. For agendas, visit hilliardohio.gov.

Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month and the fourth Tuesday, when necessary. For agendas, visit hilliardohio.gov.

Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month in council chambers.

Civil Service Commission, 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month in the mayor's conference room.

Shade Tree Commission, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the mayor's conference room.

Recreation and Parks Commission, 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month in council chambers.