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Events and programs
Operation Medicine Drop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at the Jackson Township Fire Station, 3650 Hoover Road, Grove City. Residents can bring in unwanted or expired medications for safe, legal and environmentally conscious disposal, no questions asked. Prescriptions, over-the-counter and pet medications in pill or powder form are accepted. For more information, call 614-277-3058 or visit grovecityohio.gov.
Sacred Women: Celebrating Courage, Survival and Transformation, 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 3 at the Grove City Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus St. The event will honor five area women and is intended to provide hope for people facing challenges. Proceeds benefit the Mount Carmel Foundation. Tickets are $25 for adults, free for ages 18 and younger. To purchase, visit bit.ly/1Ybk8vj.
Golf tournament fundraiser, noon July 23 at the Thorn Apple Country Club, 1051 Alton Darby Creek Road, Galloway. The event will feature a buffet dinner, prizes and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Central Crossing High School marching band. Cost is $85 per golfer or $320 per foursome. For more information or to register, call 614-313-6939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tale as Old as Time performance, 8 p.m. May 14 and 2 p.m. May 15 at the Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Columbus. The concert will include selections from Disney animated feature films including "Beauty and the Beast," "Frozen," "Cinderella," "The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King" and "Tangled." Tickets are $25-$68 and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center, all Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call 614-469-0939 or 800-745-3000.
Community Environmental Day, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 at the Jackson Township Administration Building, 3756 Hoover Road, Grove City. Dispose of bulk trash, tires, appliances and construction and landscape materials. Documents will be shredded securely. Cinco Electronics Recycling will accept computers, printers and monitors, with a $10 charge for all CRT monitors and a $20 charge for televisions. Hazardous materials, paint and chemicals will not be accepted. Habitat for Humanity MidOhio will collect new and used home goods and home-improvement building materials. For more information, call 614-277-3058.
Scioto Grove Metro Park grand opening, 10 a.m. May 6 at Scioto Grove Metro Park, 5172 Jackson Pike, Grove City. The event will feature activities for families.
Night of Praise and Worship, 6 p.m. May 1 at the Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Road. The evening will feature songs related to freedom. Free admission. Freewill offerings accepted benefiting the Ohio Women's Refuge. Recommended for ages 13 and older. For more information, visit ohiowomensrefuge.org.
Grove City High School class of 1966 50th reunion, July 30 at the China Bell Restaurant Event Center, 1947 Stringtown Road, Grove City. Invitations will be mailed this month. Anyone whose address has changed since the last reunion is encouraged to email their new address to email@example.com. For more information, ask to join the reunion's private Facebook page.
Chicken Noodle Dinner, 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 16 at the Grove City United Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus St. Cost is $8.50 for adults, $4 for ages 4-11 and free for children under 4. For tickets, call 614-875-5612 or go to the church office. Tickets also will be available at the door. For information, call 614-875-5612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklin Heights High School Class of 1966 reunion, Aug. 27. To learn the location of the reunion and to register, call 614-801-9059 or email email@example.com.
Speak Up for Children Breakfast, 7:15 to 9 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, 50 N. Third St. The breakfast helps raise awareness and funds for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County, which advocates for abused and neglected children. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit casacolumbus.org.
Spring Card Party, 11:30 a.m. April 21 at the Grove City Community Club, 3397 Civic Drive. Attendees will play a variety of card games and be served lunch. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased by March 31. To purchase tickets, call 614-875-3819 or 614-975-4443.
Bethel Lutheran Church, free community lunch, noon to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at 4501 Hoover Road. The meal is open to anyone in the community. For more information, contact the church at 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 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Heart medications discussion, 6 p.m. April 21 at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave., Columbus. Pharmacists will discuss information on medications including cholesterol management, heart failure and coronary artery disease. For information, call 614-580-1561 or visit mendedheartscentralohio.org.
Medicare counseling, 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. in Columbus. Additional sessions are 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. To make an appointment for the free, confidential service, contact Monica at 614-559-5502 or email@example.com.
College-planning workshop, 6:30 p.m. May 3 at the Grove City Library, 3359 Park St. Midwest College Planning will show parents of college-bound students how to manage the financial-aid process. Free. For more information or to register, visit midwestcollegeplanning.com.
Meetings and clubs
Grove City Fat Quarters Guild, quilting, 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St. An additional group, the St. John's Lutheran Quilters, meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays.
Grove City United Methodist Quilters, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday at the church, 2684 Columbus St. New members are welcome.
Toastmasters, 7 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at City Hall, 4035 Broadway in Grove City. Toastmasters International focuses on communication and leadership development. For information, contact Kathy Donavan at 614-370-5000.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Jackson Township Office, 3756 Hoover Road, Grove City. Meetings are open to all with an interest in honoring the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic. For more information, go to ohiosuv.com.
Toastmasters International, meetings open to residents of Grove City, Galloway, southwest Franklin County, Georgesville, Lilly Chapel, 7 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays at Crossroads United Methodist Church, rooms 8 and 9, 1100 S. Hague Ave. Meetings focus on elements of speaking, confidence and how to relate information to others in an atmosphere of camaraderie. For more information, contact Kathy Donavan at 614-370-5000.
Boy Scout Troop 392, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. John Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St. Contact Scoutmaster Andy Smith at 614-859-2665 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit grovecitytroop392.com.
Inventors Network, discussion of the invention process, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Ohio Business College, 4525 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard. Cost is $36 per year for membership (payable at any time, not pro-rated for a partial year), $5 per meeting for nonmembers at the door. Call614-470-0144 or visit inventorscolumbus.com.
Compassionate Friends of Washington Court House, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the Medical Arts Building II Classroom, 1510 Columbus Ave., Washington Court House. For more information, call 740-490-8393 or email email@example.com.
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 of the month 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 Welcome Center and 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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Club of Grove City, 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at Eagle Pavilion at Rotary Lake (behind the YMCA by Fryer Park). 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 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 Wednesdays of the month at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2213 White Road. Email Dave Dildine at email@example.com or call 614-565-0995.
Grove City Community Club, 7 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, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Talita's restaurant on Southwest Boulevard. Club members volunteer at Doctors 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.
Columbus Folk Dancers, recreational international folk dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Summit on 16th United Methodist Church. First-time guests can participate for free. For more information, contact Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-262-7248 or Ann at email@example.com or 614-267-8183.
AmSpirit Business Connections, Pinnacle Chapter, Business Professionals, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at O'Charley's restaurant, 1657 Stringtown Road, Grove City. Meetings provide networking opportunities. Contact Viola Workman at 740-304-2974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AmSpirit Business Connections, Phoenix Chapter, Business Professionals, 7:30 a.m. Fridays at O'Charley's Restaurant, 1657 Stringtown Road, Grove City. For more information, contact Bryan Mulvaney at 614-795-0196 or BryanMulvaney@gmail.com.
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 email@example.com.
Columbus Audubon Society, 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September through April, at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center in the Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 505 W. Whittier St. The group provides opportunities for members and other nature enthusiasts to learn about and enjoy all wildlife, with an emphasis on birds. The meetings include a short program at 7 p.m., refreshments and door prizes at 7:15 p.m. followed by a main speaker at 7:30 p.m. For information, visit columbus.audubon.org.
New Neighbors League of Greater Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, informal monthly coffees in members' homes and monthly book clubs for women who have moved to central Ohio within one year of relocation. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. To join, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grove City Dine and Share Grief Support Group, 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Grove City United Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus St. For more information, call Erma Clark at 614-875-5612.
Celebrate Recovery, a Bible-based and balanced program to help people overcome their hurts, habits and hangups, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Cypress Church, 377 Alton Darby Creek Road, Galloway. For more information, visit cypresschurch.tv or call 614-878-8192.
Griefshare, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Grove City Church of God, 4325 Harrisburg Pike in Grove City. Contact Kala Johnson at Kala.email@example.com.
Family Safety and 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. Contact Audry Hardy at 888-463-5758 or email 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., Grove City. 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.
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 include the hiring of in-home help, qualifying for home-care 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, 800-569-7277 or email@example.com.
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., Grove City. Snacks served. Call John Corbett 614-279-4984.
Overeaters Anonymous, 6 p.m. Tuesdays at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St., Grove City. Call Sioux at 614-801-0519 or visit OA.org.