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Events and programs

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

Peach Truck Freestone Tour, 9 to 10:30 a.m. July 13 at Strader's Garden Center, 5500 W. Broad St., Columbus, selling freestone Georgia peaches and Elliot pecans. Visit for information.

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. Certified car seat technicians will also teach the proper way to install the seats.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county residents age 55 and over 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


Toastmasters International, 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, call Kathy Donavan at 614-370-5000.

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.

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.

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.

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 the Columbus Metro areas within one year of relocation. For meeting times and locations, visit

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 at no cost. Contact Leslie at or 614-262-7248, or Ann at or 614-267-8183.

Support groups

Schizophrenics Anonymous, 11 a.m. to noon Mondays at Community Support Network, 1810 Sullivant Ave.. The group is co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare. Meetings are subject to change; call to confirm at 614-641-4073 or visit

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

Families in Touch support group, 5:30 to 7 p.m. third Thursdays at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, 2200 W. Broad St. The group for families and friends of those with mental illness is co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare. Meetings are subject to change; call to confirm at 614-416-4135.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 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.

NAMI Connection, a peer support group for adults living with mental illness of any kind, noon to 1:30 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at Ohio State University East, Talbot Hall, 1492 E. Broad St. This group is free and meets for 90 minutes once a month. No registration or enrollment is required. For more information, call NAMI Franklin County at 614-501-6264.

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.

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

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. There is no cost and free parking is available. Registration is necessary; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250 or 1-800-569-7277.

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 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.

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.

Breast Cancer Support Group, led by a psychologist, social workers and registered nurses. The groups are ongoing; join any time. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.

Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 614-470-0397.

Families Anonymous, for parents of those with substance abuse or behavioral problems, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 614-885-5199 or 614-875-8695.

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.