Southwest Public Libraries board meeting, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Westland Area Library, 4740 W. Broad St., Columbus. The Southwest Public Libraries board of trustees will meet to discuss operations.

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Events and programs

Southwest Public Libraries board meeting, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Westland Area Library, 4740 W. Broad St., Columbus. The Southwest Public Libraries board of trustees will meet to discuss operations.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed residents of Franklin, Delaware and Licking counties workers 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.

Meetings

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 of the month 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.

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.

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 a year of relocation. For meeting times and locations, visit newneighborscolumbus.com. For information, email nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

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. 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 inventorscolumbus.com.

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

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. For additional information, contact Leslie at ljsdancer@gmail.com or 614-262-7248, or Ann at annkangas336@gmail.com or 614-267-8183.

Support groups

Schizophrenics Anonymous, 11 a.m. to noon Mondays at Community Support Network, 1810 Sullivant Ave., Columbus. 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 mhafc.org.

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. For information, visit cypresschurch.tv 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., Columbus. 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 or visit mhafc.org.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, noon on 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. 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 888-463-5758 or email to info@hopehealinghouse.org.

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 covered include the hiring of in-home help, qualifying for homecare programs and dealing with the everyday stresses of caregiving. There is no cost and free parking is available. Registration is necessary; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277 or via email at coaaa@coaaa.org.

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

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.

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.