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Events and programs

Memorial Day service, noon May 30 at Alton Cemetery on Alton Darby Creek Road, Galloway. The service will be conducted by American Legion Camp Chase Post 98.

Memorial Day service, 9:30 a.m. May 30 at Galloway Cemetery on Alkire Road. The service will be conducted by Grove City Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8198.

Westgate Home & Garden Tour, 2 to 6 p.m. June 11 at West Gate Lodge 623, 2925 W. Broad St., Columbus. Advance tickets cost $12 and day-of tickets cost $15. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

Farmers Market, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays, June-October at the West Gate Masonic Lodge, 2925 W. Broad St., Columbus. For more information, email or visit

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

Free car seat safety check, noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 at Mount Carmel West, 793 W. State St., Columbus, sponsored by the Mount Carmel Health System. Community members can have car safety seats inspected by certified car seat technicians who will also teach the proper way to install the seats.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed residents of Franklin, Delaware and Licking counties workers age 55 and older with securing employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job-search. 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.


West High School Class of 1981 35th reunion, July 30. Call 614-477-1192 or 614-561-9169 for information or email

Franklin Heights High School Class of 1966 reunion, scheduled Aug. 27. For location information or to register, call 614-801-9059 or email


Westland Senior Citizens, 11 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Columbia Heights Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road. All are welcome. For more information, call 614-878-8996.

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

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit

Adult Epilepsy Support Group, 6:15 to 8 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Riverside Methodist Hospital Conference Center, 500 Thomas Lane. Call 614-315-0437.

Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road. Call 614-895-1002.

Toastmasters International, meetings open to residents 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. For more information contact Kathy Donavan at 614-370-5000.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6065, 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Prairie Township Senior Center, 4616 W. Broad St. The Ladies Auxiliary meets the same time. For more information, call Will Davis at 614-309-0171.

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. Call 614-470-0144 or visit

American Legion Galloway Post 799, 7:30 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at the Prairie Township Firehouse, 23 Maple Drive, Columbus. For information, contact Mike Winland at 614-209-6852.

Support groups

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus West Church of God, 147 Gladys Road. Use Inah and Palmetto entrance. Meetings subject to change. Call Megan at 614-221-1441 to confirm or visit mhafc.

Celebrate Recovery, a Biblical and balanced program to help people overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Cypress Church, 377 Alton Darby Creek Road, Galloway. The public is invited. For information visit or call 614-878-8192.

Families in Touch, for families and friends of people with mental illness, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Twin Valley Behavioral Health, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, 2200 W. Broad St. Meetings are subject to change. Call Scott at 614-752-0333, ext. 5178, or visit

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, noon the second Monday of the month at the Dodge Recreation Center, 667 Sullivant Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Deanna Reiser at 614-940-5604 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

Grove City "Dine and Share" grief and loss support group, 6:30 p.m. 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.

Family Safety & Domestic Violence Advocacy Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at the Pinnacle Community Center, 1710 Harbor Mist Drive, Grove City. For information, call Audry Hardy at 1-888-463-5758 or email to

Eating disorder support groups, 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 information, call 614-293-9550 or visit

Bone Marrow Transplant Support Group, 1 to 2 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month in Room 322 at James Cancer Hospital, 300 W. 10th Ave. To register, call 614-293-9152.

Pro-Mom (Parent Resource Organization-Mothers on Mothering), a nonprofit volunteer organization for mothers and children, offers parent education courses, organized child-centered activities, support and social opportunities for families. Meets the third Monday of every month. Call Colleen Hull at 614-844-6374.