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Events and programs

Grove City finance meeting, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in City Hall, 4035 Broadway, Grove City. The meeting will cover income sources and expenditures, economic-development tools and the city's financial future. Hosted by Jeff Davis, chairman of Grove City Council's finance committee. Go online to bit.ly/290croY.

"How Will We Grow" public workshop, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 in the cafeteria at Jackson Middle School, 2271 Holton Road, Grove City. The GroveCity2050 steering committee will lead the interactive workshop on shaping future city policies. The event is open to everyone. Call 614-277-3004 or visit grovecity2050.org.

Central High School Class of 1966 50th reunion, Sept. 16-18. A dinner and dance will be held Sept. 17 at the Hollywood Casino Columbus, 200 Georgesville Road. Class members who have not received an invitation should email centralclassof1966@gmail.com. For more information, call 614-747-6281 or join the Central HS Class of 1966 Facebook group at bit.ly/1VXwTM3.

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 sfrank@casacolumbus.org or visit casacolumbus.org.

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 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Health

Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave., Grove City. Donors can receive a voucher to buy one Columbus Blue Jackets hockey ticket, get one free and a chance to win a Blue Jackets prize pack through Sept. 30. Call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.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. Contact Monica at 614-559-5502 or mmayer@whv.org.

Meetings and clubs

Touching Little Lives work group, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every third Friday at the Purple Door Church, 2684 Columbus St., Grove City. No meetings will be held in January or February. For more information, visit touchinglittlelives.org.

Toastmasters International, 7 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at City Hall, 4035 Broadway, Grove City. Toastmasters International is a worldwide educational organization that helps its members develop leadership and communication skills. Call 614-370-5000 or email kathleen. donavan@sbcglobal.net.

Grove City Fat Quarters Guild, quilting, 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St.

Grove City United Methodist Quilters, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday at the church, 2684 Columbus St. New members are welcome.

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.

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 troop.392.scoutmaster@gmail.com, 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 tcffayco@yahoo.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 grovecityhistory@gmail.com.

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. For information, 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 dave@dave-dildine.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 ljsdancer@gmail.com or 614-262-7248 or Ann at annkangas336@gmail.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 viola.workman@staples.com.

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 midwest@beol.net.

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 nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

Support groups

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.johnson@yahoo.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 info@hopehealinghouse.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 coaaa@coaaa.org.

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.