Free Bird Walk, 9 a.m. Nov. 30 at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park, meet at the Nature's Barn, 20 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis. All skill levels are welcome. The walk will be "moderate," at 1-2 miles. Advance registration is appreciated, but not required. For more information or to register, call 614-837-1929.


Tuesdays@One, a free arts and education program, 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Town Hall, 648 Main St., Groveport. Programs are for adults, with several also being "kid-friendly." Advance registration is required; call 614-836-3333.

Free Bird Walk, 9 a.m. Nov. 30 at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park, meet at the Nature's Barn, 20 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis. All skill levels are welcome. The walk will be "moderate," at 1-2 miles. Advance registration is appreciated, but not required. For more information or to register, call 614-837-1929.

Lancaster Chorale, holiday concert, "A Babe is Born," at 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 132 S. High St. in Lancaster The concert will begin with the title selection by William Mathias, featuring organist, Paul Thornock. Other selections include Crown My Heart by James Whitbourn, Crown of Roses ... The Legend by Tchaikov-sky and Sir David Willcocks' See Amidst the Winter's Snow. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students and military personnel. Those in military uniform will be admitted free of charge. Tickets are available by calling the chorale office at 740-687-5855 or by emailing

Groveport Tree Lighting and Visit with Santa, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 on Main Street. Following the tree lighting ceremony, Santa will be at Town Hall, 648 Main St. Guests are invited for cookies and punch, along with a craft item.

Groveport Recreation, Dinner with Santa, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Groveport Recreation Center. Cost is $6 per person. The program includes a semi-formal dinner. Drinks will be provided. Other activities include photo with Santa, caroling, crafts, coloring and dancing. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Deadline to register is Dec. 1. Space is limited. Call 614-836-1000 for information.

Victorian Christmas, 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. The Many Strings Folk Trio will provide music as participants learn period dances, and sample refreshments and crafts from an earlier era of Ohio's history. Registration is not necessary. Free. For more information call 614-836-3333.

Ikebana International Columbus Chapter 84 Workshop, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Myrna Cordray, Sogetsu School of Ikebana, will lead the program. For reservations, due Dec. 3, call 614-326-0795.

Fairfield Heritage Association, 35th annual Candlelight Tour, "Sing We Now of Christmas," 6 p.m. Dec. 14, at eight historic churches in downtown Lancaster. Each church will present its own festive 15-minute music program. Wear comfortable shoes, dress warmly and bring a flashlight. A van will be provided for those who have walking difficulties. Ticket colors indicate where participants begin the tour. Advance tickets are available through Dec. 13 at a cost of $9 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased at the Georgian Museum, the Sherman House Museum, Fairfield National Bank Main Office and FNB banks in Kroger East, at Memorial Drive and in Meijer. Other ticket sites are Carnival Foods, Farmer's Country Store, Shaw's Restaurant & Inn, First Presbyterian and First United Methodist churches. On the day of the event, tickets are $10 for adults; children under 12, $3 and will be sold at the Sherman House Museum from noon to 5 p.m. and Georgian Museum from 1 to 5 p.m.; museum tours are included in the ticket price. Tickets may be purchased one-half hour before the tour at the First Presbyterian and First United Methodist churches.

Classes and workshops

New Directions Career Center, An Employer Perspective: Ten Things Job Seekers Need to Know About Employment Trends in a Changing Job Market, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Dec. 4 at 199 E. Rich St. The event begins with a continental breakfast. A $10 registration fee is payable at the door. Fee reductions and waivers are available to those who qualify. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100. Additional information is available at


Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Volunteer Kathy Markus, a Medicare outreach specialist for the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, will hold open office hours to discuss enrollment options, prescription drug plans and their benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes and long-term care insurance. The free, confidential, one-on-one service is being offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Markus at 614-645-8557.


Canal Winchester Area Historical Society, annual Christmas party, 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Frances Steube Community Center, 22 S. Trine St. The Treble Clefs will provide holiday music from the 1940s through 1960s. Refreshments will be provided, and all are invited. For additional information contact Joy Habegger at or visit

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

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

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

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 or visit

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

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

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 information, visit

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

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. No dues or fees. 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. Nondenominational group features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. For more information call 614-837-8824 or visit

Grief Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays in December at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Wexner Heritage Village's Zusman Hospice coordinates group led by qualified, experienced counselors. Free. 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.

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

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 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.


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.