Parent resource fair
The South-Western City School District Council of PTAs, along with the South-Western City School District Special Education Department present, The 2009 Parent Resource Fair. The program is scheduled for Nov. 17 at the South-Western Career Academy, 4750 Big Run South Road in Grove City. This program is open to the public and free of charge. It will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The PTA has invited many different groups and organizations to attend the fair. It is a time to gather information and speak with the various organizations in attendance. Parents are encouraged to bring their children with them as the Columbus Zoo will be on hand from 7:15 to 8 p.m. with a petting zoo.
For more information, contact Kerrie Marshall at 539-1802.
The Central Baptist Church, 1955 Frank Road, is having a revival meeting with Evangelist David Young Nov. 29 through Dec. 2. at various times. Children and youth programs will be also be conducted. For more information, contact the church at 279-3115.
Thanksgiving dinner assistance
The Steadfast Church in Grove City will offer Thanksgiving dinner assistance for families in need in the South-Western City Schools District. Church volunteers will cook and deliver meals consisting of turkey, mashed potatoes, a vegetable, cranberries and a dessert. All patrons have to do is heat and serve. There is a limited number of meals and it is a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call 871-1757.
Student reassignment meeting
A meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 16, at West High School, 179 S. Powell Ave., from 6-8 p.m., regarding the student reassignment and consolidation plan for Columbus City Schools.
Surviving the Holidays
If you are separated or divorced, the holidays can be a lonely, stressful and depressing time, but there’s hope. Join Cypress Wesleyan Church for an encouraging seminar to discover how to enjoy the holidays again. This will be presented on Dec. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the church, 377 Alton-Darby Creek Road. The event is free, however, there is a $5 charge for the workbook. RSVP by calling Debbie Brisentine at 878-8192, ext. 225, any weekday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations will be accepted through Dec. 1. Scholarships are available for the cost of the workbook.
WABA lunch meeting
The Westland Area Business Association will hold a lunch meeting Nov. 18, at noon, at Columbia Heights United Methodist Church. Cost is $6 per person, with food provided by UMC Church Women. The speaker will be Jeremy Frick on identity theft. RSVP by Nov. 13 to Ardis Offensend at 878-4466 or via e-mail, email@example.com.
Local writers hold workshop
Local writers Saundra Crum Akers and David Bell, will present a workshop on the building blocks of writing and characterization at the Hilltop library on Dec. 4, from at 3:30-6 p.m.
Bell has two books out and Akers has eight, most of which are set in small towns of southern Ohio.
South Wedgewood Blockwatch
The South Wedgewood Blockwatch will host a meeting Nov. 18 at the Big Run Park Sub Station, 7 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet neighbors and blockwatch captains. There will be safety handouts and door prizes. Spekers will include Officer Ken Ramos to discuss personal safety, a code enforcement officer, and Chief Walter Distelzweig.
Hoge harvest party
Hoge Memorial Church, 2930 W. Broad St., is hosting a harvest party Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include free food, games, a craft station, duck pond, ring toss, tattoo station and more. Call 276-5433 for more information.
Hoge hosts Thanksgiving
Hoge Memorial Church, 2930 W. Broad St., is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 26. Cooking starts at 11 a.m. and dinner will be served at 1 p.m. This meal is free and open to everyone.RSVP to Robin at 276-5433.
Free clothing and lunch
New Hope Church, 3060 W. Broad St., will provide free women’s, men’s and children’s clothing Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free lunch will be provided, all are welcome.
Military prayer service
The Alkire Road Church of Christ, 2779 Alkire Road will host a prayer service for men and women serving in the military on Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. A special invitation is extended to the families of those serving. Bring with you the information on your family member. Pictures and addresses will be nice also. There will be no collections taken.Evening service will follow at 6 p.m.
For more information, call 875-1028 or visit www.alkirechurchofchrist.com.
Do you or someone you know suffer from the addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, eating or any other addictions which makes your or their life unmanageable? There is a solution. Join Celebrate Recovery at Friends Worship Center, 3030 Clime Road, every Thursday at 7 p.m. or call 406-6616 or 570-9034.
Fight the Hike petition online
Fight the Hike Ohio, a newly formed coalition of citizens and civic leaders across the state opposing Ohio American Water’s (OAW) proposed rate increase, has sponsored an online petition. The petition can be found on the consumer advocacy group’s Web site, www.fightthehikeohio.com/petition.
Music, Message and Meal
There will be a free hot meal served at Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2930 W. Broad St., on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 6-7 p.m. as a part of Hoge’s HM3 (Music, Message and Meal) program. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the church at 276-5433 or log on to hogepresby.org.
Westland class of ‘79
Westland High School class of 1979 will hold its 30th reunion Nov. 28 at Oakhurst Country Club, 3223 Norton Road in Grove City, from 6:30-10 p.m. Cost is $38 per person or $76 per couple. Mail payment and contact info by Nov. 1 to: Westland 79, P.O. Box 82, Galloway OH 43119. For more info contact Gretchen Connors at 614-774-4654 or Lorri Seedle at 740-739-0677.
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. Anyone interested in joining the legion should attend. For more information, contact Commander Vernon Hall at 878-9914 or Vice Commander Bill Catheey at 226-5606.
Westland Area Commission
Westland Area Commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Doctors Hospital, 5100 W. Broad St. The commission boundaries are I-270 to the north, Hellbranch Run to the west and Johnson Road/Big Run South to the south. To find out more, log on to www.westlandareacommission.cocm.
Rock on the Hill
Rock on the Hill will provide free after school fun for Westside kids every Wednesday, from 4-6 p.m., at 2500 W. Broad St. Activities include snacks, art projects, games and help with homework.
Bus transportation will be provided from West Broad Elementary, but parents must pick children up by 6 p.m.
Now enrolling first grade through fifth grade. Call 233-5829 and speak with director Carmen Ator.
Friends 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.
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.
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.
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.