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Events

Tuesdays@One, a free arts and education program, 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Town Hall, 648 Main St., Groveport. Programs are geared toward adults, with several also being "kid-friendly." October programs include: Oct. 22, Apple Craft (supplies included). Advance registration is required; call 614-836-3333.

Groveport Parks & Recreation, Fall Crafter's Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2, at the Groveport Recreation Center. Admission for shoppers is $1. Vendors of candles, jewelry, household Items, homemade crafts and holiday decor will be on hand. Vendors must register by Oct. 24. For more information, go to groveportrec. com.

Groveport Cultural Arts Center, Family Movie and Halloween Fun, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, at KidSpace, 630 Wirt Road. Children's crafts and popcorn will be included. There is no fee. For more information, call 614-836-3333.

Wexner Heritage Village, 2013 Clergy Appreciation Breakfast in recognition of Pastoral Care Month, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 24, at 1151 College Ave., Columbus. Clergy members of all faiths are invited to this free program. Chaplain (Col.) Rabbi Mitchell Ackerson, Commander of the 114th Chaplain Detachment, based in Los Alamitos, Calif., and director of pastoral care of the Lifebridge Health System in Baltimore, Md., will present "The Health Care Chaplain and the Local Clergy: A Vital, Crucial and, by Necessity, Unequal Partnership." Kosher dietary laws will be observed. For information or to register, contact Anne Kuntz at akuntz@ whv.org by Oct. 21.

The 5K Run and Walk to Cure Psoriasis Columbus, third annual event designed to raise awareness and raise money to support the effort to find a cure, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27, at Bexley High School, 326 S Cassingham Road. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. This event also features a 1K walk for those who may not want to complete a 5K, along with a Family Fun Fest that follows the run. The fest is free and indoors. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. Appearing on the skin most often as red scaly patches, psoriasis is chronic, painful, disfiguring and disabling. For more information, visit npf. donordrive.com/event/columbus or contact Deborah Barnard at 800-723-9166, ext. 410.

Pickerington Community Chorus, looking for singers to join fall rehearsals, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road N. in Pickerington. This year the chorus will be performing the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah on Dec. 7. There are no auditions and participants do not need to be a resident of Pickerington to join. For more information, contact director Lisa Robinson-Boyer, at 614-805-9487 or man4258@msn.com. Additional information is available at pickeringtoncommunitychorus.com.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Give thanks. Walk. event, Nov. 23, at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. The event features a family friendly after party, including face painting, Games2U, magician, live music and more from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Registration is free, but participants are forming teams and raising money online at givethankswalk.org to earn incentives. These efforts support St. Jude in finding cures to save children battling cancer and other diseases.

Reynoldsburg Lions Turkey Shoot, 10 a.m. Sundays, through Nov. 24, at 13685 Basil Road. For information, call 614-378-9272.

 

Meetings

Violet Township Women's League, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 22, at the American Legion Hall, 7725 Refugee Road, Pickerington. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program theme is Community Service with guest speakers from Realty House and Fairfield County Family Jobs and Services. Members are asked to bring baby diapers for the charitable donation for the month. Membership is open to women from Violet Township, Pickerington and surrounding communities such as Pataskala, Reynoldsburg, Canal Winchester, Groveport, Baltimore, Carroll and Columbus. For more information, go to vtwl.org, email vtwl07@gmail.com or call Linda Fersch at 614-837-9749.

Canal Winchester Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10523, 7:30 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Community-Senior Center, 22 S. Trine St., Canal Winchester. Membership is open to any military combat veteran, regardless of race, rank, gender, etc. This is a non-drinking post. For more information, call Rick Williams at 614-735-0983 or Sam Armstead, 614-837-1315.

AmSpirit Business Connections--Canal Winchester Chapter, 8 a.m. Fridays at Re/Max One, 8233 Howe Industrial Parkway, Canal Winchester. The chapter is interested in identifying other professionals, business owners and sales professionals who wish to become involved with networking. Prospective members are invited to attend three complimentary meetings before joining and are encouraged to bring 30 business cards and to give a brief description of their businesses. For more information, contact Rick Wagner, president, at 614-203-3158. For general inquires regarding AmSpirit Business Connections, visit amspirit.com.

Bloom Carroll Kiwanis Club, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Greenfield Township Fire Department Community Room, 3245 Havensport Road, Carroll, and the fourth Thursday of the month in the Stevenson meeting room at Wagnalls Memorial annex, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis. Service-minded individuals are invited to join. Call Joe at 614-519-8460 or email joe@garnerinsurance.org.

Canal Winchester Gold Star Referrals, 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Bob Evans, 6085 Gender Road. The group meets to exchange referrals and discuss business. Call Paul Workmaster at 614-397-0591 or visit goldstarclubs.com.

The Southeast 9-12 Project, 5 p.m. the second Wednesday and 7 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month. Meeting location varies. For information, call Mike Lyons at 614-561-4040, email info@ses912. com or visit ses912.com.

Canal Winchester Rotary Club, noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday at Shade on the Canal Restaurant, 19 S. High St. Individuals interested in learning more about Rotary are invited to attend. Visit rotarycanalwinchester.org.

Boy Scouts Troop 316, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Brice United Methodist Church, 3160 Brice Road. Pack is seeking new members. For information or questions, call Tom McInnerney at 614-863-5221 or email tamcereng1989yahoo. com.

Indians Touchdown Club, 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the Canal Winchester High School, Room 174, at 300 Washington St. For more information, visit cwtouchdownclub.com.

Violet Grange 1949, 2 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Violet Township Office, 12970 Rustic Dr., Pickerington.

Destination: Canal Winchester networking group, 8 a.m. the third Friday of the month at Harvest Moon Coffee House, 7 N. High St. Visit destinationcw.org.

Networking Luncheon, sponsored by the Canal Winchester Area Chamber of Commerce, 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Canal Winchester Senior Center, 22 S. Trine St. Reservations required. Cost is $12.

 

Support groups

12-STEP Life Recovery Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Gender Road Christian Church, 5336 Gender Road. Open to those coping with substance abuse and overeating, as well as their friends and family members.

Emotions Anonymous, meeting of a new chapter, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road N., Pickerington. There are no dues or fees required. Emotions Anonymous offers a 12-step program to help people cope with stress in daily living and to live a healthier emotional life. EA is not affiliated with any other organization. Members attend for various reasons, among them depression, anxiety, relationship problems and other emotional difficulties. For more information, call Paul at 614-562-5300.

GriefShare, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, 11775 Pickerington Road NW, Pickerington. Griefshare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. For more information, call 614-837-8824 or visit www.picknaz.org.

Grief Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays in October and December at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Wexner Heritage Village's Zusman Hospice coordinates this group led by qualified, experienced counselors. There is no fee. For more information about Zusman Hospice's bereavement support services, call 614-559-3050.

AA, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Peace Christian Center, 88 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester. For information, call 614-837-6689.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Winchester Place, 36 Lehman Drive. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Michele Ross at 614-834-2273 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

Grief Support Group meets for lunch at noon the first Wednesday of the month at the Fairfield County District Library, 219 N. Broad St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Fairhope Hospice. Call 740-654-7077.

Reformers Unanimous International Addiction Abstinence, a faith-based program, 7 p.m. Fridays, Heritage Baptist Church, 470 Groveport Road. Visit the church's website at hbcministries.com or call 614-837-6772.

FairHope Hospice & Palliative Care Inc. PALS Night, a free monthly grief support group for children and teens, 5 to 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 125 N. Eastwood Ave. in Lancaster. Open to those dealing with the loss of a parent, caregiver or sibling. Monthly activities include pet therapy, art activities, locomotor and song and music therapy. For more information, call 740-475-0699 or 800-994-7077.

 

Government

Canal Winchester Village Council, 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at Town Hall, 10 N. High St.

Planning and zoning commission, 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Town Hall.

Old Town committee meetings, 5:45 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Town Hall.

Finance committee meetings, 5:45 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Town Hall.

Safety committee meetings, 9 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Town Hall.

Service committee meetings, 5:45 p.m. the third Monday of the month at Town Hall.

Landmarks commission, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Town Hall.

Madison Township Board of Trustees, 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Community Center, 4575 Madison Lane, Groveport.

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