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GriefShare recovery support group will be hosted by Cypress Wesleyan Church in Galloway each Sunday at 6 p.m., Sept. 13 through Nov. 15. The class will meet in the District Center, 457 Alton-Darby Creek Road. The class is free, there is a $12 workbook fee – scholarships are available. Free childcare is provided for those with young children. To register or to receive more information, call Debbie Brisentine at 878-8192 ext. 225 or visit www.griefshare.org.
DivorceCare recovery seminar and support group will meet at Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton-Darby Creek Road, each Sunday at 6 p.m., Sept. 13 through Nov. 22. There will also be one session held on Saturday, Sept. 26. DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) will be offered at the same time for children ages 5-12. The classes are free, however, there is a charge to cover the workbook ($12 for DivorceCare and $15 per child for DC4K, scholarships available). Childcare will also be provided for children not attending the DC4K classes. To register or for more information, call Debbie Brisentine at 878-8192 ext. 225 or visit www.divorcecare.org.
Free clothing and lunch
New Hope Church, 3060 W. Broad St., will provide free womens, mens and childrens clothing Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free lunch will be provided. All are welcome.
West High class of 1980
West High School class of 1980 is currently planning its 30th reunion and is looking for classmates. Contact Carol Wilcox Garrard at caro...@gmail.com or 266-6921, or Joni Mounts Penwell at jpen...@macb-law.com or 795-0356.
Aglow to meet
Aglow International will meet at 9:45 a.m. on Aug. 11 at the Potters House Church youth hall, 3220 Lowell Dr. in Columbus. The meeting cost is $5 per person and includes a continental breakfast. For reservations call 263-0607 or 879-7253.
Skate Park to host skateboarding competition
The Grove City Friends of the Skate Park will hold a skateboarding competition on Aug. 29 at the Grove City Skate Park. Proceeds from the competition will help pay for skate park maintenance and improvements as well as provide funds for future events.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. and is $10. The competition begins at 11 a.m. Participants will compete in one of four divisions: beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert. The street and bowl divisions will be judged by a panel of experienced skateboarders and prizes will be awarded to the top three places in these divisions. Skaters of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. The event is expected to attract skaters from across Ohio.
The skate park will be closed to non-participants for the duration of the competition.
In case of inclement weather, the contest will be held Aug. 30. Information about event cancellations can be accessed on the Parks and Recreation information line at 277-3060.
For additional information visit myspace.com/gcfriendsoftheskatepark or call 586-6691.
Back to School Rally
Abundant Life Tabernacle, 35 Derrer Road, is having a Back To School Rally Aug. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School on that day will begin at 9 a.m. This service will be oriented to children ages 5 – 11. E-mail pas...@abundantlifetabernacle.net or call 279-5433 with questions.
Westland Senior Citizens
The Westland Senior Citizens will meet on Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. at Columbia Heights United Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road. The speaker will be a representative from Darby Dan Farms. A potluck lunch will be served at noon. For more information, call 830-0134.
Westland Senior Citizens
The Westland Senior Citizens will meet on Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. at Columbia Heights United Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road. The speaker will be Chief Feustel of the Prairie Township Fire Department. A potluck lunch will be served at noon. For more information, call 830-0134.
St. James Brats Fest
St. James Lutheran Church, 5660 Trabue Road, will host its 26th annual Brats Festival, Aug. 7-9. The event will include a large craft show, live German music and dancing, and a special appearance by the Hilliard Community Band. Call Mike Walls at 777-5065 for more information.
Westland class of 1980
The Westland High School class of 1980 is planning a 30th class reunion. Contact Leanna (Lyon) Everett at LCEB...@aol.com or 6974 S.E. Harbor Circle Stuart, FL 34996 for information.
Ready class of 1984
Bishop Ready class of 1984 is having their 25 year reunion Aug. 8. Invitations have been sent out. To update your information or for questions, contact Angie Warner (DiSabato) at warn...@aol.com, or Mike Crawford at Craw...@sbcglobal.net.
Cougars looking for 1979 classmates
The Westland High School class of 1979 30-year class reunion committee is looking for graduates. Contact Lorri Seedle Varney at 740-739-0677 or Vicki Baumgardner Clifford at 614-205-0469. Those interested can also e-mail Michele Wegman-Stinson at bmle...@yahoo.com.
West High class of 1969
The West High School class of 1969 will hold its 40th class reunion on Aug. 29 at JPs Barbeque at Bolton Field. For more information, contact Robin (McMillen) Gray at 870-8905 or Bea (Dodson) Bailey at 871-0335.
FHHS class of ‘64
The Franklin Heights High School class of 1964 will hold its 45-year class reunion Sept. 25-27. The weekend events will include a football game, dinner at China Bell and picnic at Gantz Park in Grove City. For additional information, contact Donna Dean at 882-9369 or 499-5560.
Friends Worship Center hosts senior group
Senior citizens are invited to a seniors group at Friends Worship Center, 3030 Clime Road, on the second Tuesday of each month from 12-2:30 p.m. The event will feature a light lunch, games and fellowship. There is no cost, but registration is required. Contact Martha at 875-8297, Juanita at 279-2382 or Debbie at 274-6505.
Briggs class of 1979
Briggs High School class of 1979 will hold its 30th reunion on Oct. 3. For more information, contact Kim Burke Collins at coll...@sbcglobal.net or Cindy Hale Seeley at 875-5167.
PTSC exercise programs
The Prairie Township Senior Center hosts the following exercise programs that are free and open to the public:
•Mondays – 10:30 a.m., aerobics; 2 p.m., line dance
•Tuesdays – 10 a.m., gentle stretchers
•Wednesdays – 10:30 a.m., body conditioning
•Fridays – 10 a.m., gentle stretchers
For additional information, call the center at 878-5110.
Free meals offered
The Church of the Lamb of God, 2216 Sullivant Ave., offers free meals on the fourth Saturday of each month.
American Legion Post 799
American Legion Post 799 holds their monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Prairie Township Fire Station, 123 Inah Ave.
The American legion is dedicated to supporting veterans and our country and is a non-profit organization. For more information, call Commander Vernon Hall at 878-9914.
Awana Clubs for boys and girls, from three-years-old to sixth grade, will be held Wednesdays, from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. at Briggs Road Baptist Church, 3231 Briggs Road. Call 272-7430 for more information.
MOPS at Cypress Wesleyan
Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton Darby Creek Road in Galloway, will host Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) on Monday evenings 6:30 – 8 p.m. and Tuesday mornings 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. For more info or to register for MOPS, go to the Web site: www.cypressonline.net/what we do/women/mops or call the church 614-878-8192.
Golden Age Center
The Salvation Army Golden Age Center, 2300 W. Mound St., invites anyone aged 60 or over to attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for lunch, crafts, movies, BINGO, games, health and fitness, and fun. Call Ellen Marvin, senior director, at 274-7600, ext. 108, one day in advance to reserve lunch for $1.25 per day. Fee for expenses is $9 per month.
VFW Post 6065
VFW Post 6065 will hold their meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings last about one hour and are held at the Prairie Township Senior Center, 4616 West Broad St. Those interested in getting involved or volunteering time should attend a meeting. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 6:30 p.m. The motivations of the VFW are patriotic, historical, and educational. They strive to perpetuate the memory and history of their dead, and to assist their widows and orphans. Call Will Davis at 309-0171 for further information.
Exercise for seniors
Seniors are invited to exercise on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 55 Pasadena Ave. Men and women aged 50 to 90 and up have exercised at the facility since 2001. The instructor leads each session with warm-ups, play balls, resistance bands, hand weights, some low-impact aerobics and balance activities. Each participant can adapt the routine to his/her comfort level. The cost is $35 for each eight-week session. Call the instructor, Lori Vazquez, at 989-4595 with questiions.
Paper recycling at Parkview
Parkview United Methodist Church, 344 S. Algonquin Ave., is providing the community with recycling bins for paper products. Bring newspapers, magazines, junk mail, etc., to the green and yellow bins in the church parking lot. No cardboard or phone books will be accepted. Questions, call 875-7231.