Events and programs
Crossroads Church in Lithopolis and Lancaster, Easter Mega Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19, at the Canal Winchester High School football field. Children are invited to hunt for 25,000 eggs. The event also includes face painting, food and music. For more information, visit the church website, crossroads.tv.
National Barber Museum, annual Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. April 19, (rain or shine) in Stradley Park, located behind the Canal Winchester Municipal Building, 36 S. High St. All children up to the age of 12 years old are invited. There will be 120 dozen decorated hard boiled eggs, with special prize eggs in each age category: 4 and under, 5-8 and 9-12. For more information or sponsorship information, call 614-837-8400.
Destination: Canal Winchester, annual membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. April 22, at the Canal Winchester Frances Stuebe Community Center, 22 S. Trine St. The meeting will include the election of officers and directors and transacting such other business as may be brought before the meeting. All current Destination: Canal Winchester members and the general public are invited.
Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization and Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere, third annual Race to Eliminate Sexual Violence 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m. April 26, at Wolfe Park in Bexley. This event was created to raise awareness and provide information about sexual violence, to promote financial support of victim service agencies and create social change. Advance registration is $27.50 up until the week of the race, when the fee increases to $32.50. Registration includes a T-shirt and a goodie bag. For more information, email to race2elimSV@bravo-ohio.org.
Heart of Ohio Tole Chapter, 34th Annual Convention "Hats Off To Painting," Aug. 11-16, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus. As part of the event, the chapter will offer painting classes in a variety of skill levels and mediums A color catalog of classes, with registration information, is available at heartofohio tole.org. Other features of the convention include free demonstrations, a gift shop and an art show. For more information, call 614-863-1785.
Classes and workshops
Ikebana Columbus Chapter 84, luncheon-demonstration, 9:30 a.m. April 25, at the University Plaza Hotel, 3110 Olentangy River Road. The program will feature Ohara School Grand Master Ingrid Luders. Registration and a continental breakfast buffet will open at 9 a.m. Cost is $45. In addition, Luders will conduct an Ohara School Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 26, at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Flowers will be provided, with participants asked to bring an Ohara container, scissors and Kenzan. Cost is $20. Fee for the luncheon event and the workshop together is $60. For reservations for either program or both, contact Jan Stein at 614-864-5109 by April 15.
New Directions Career Center, Head of Household: Financial Survival Tips for the Single Parent, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. April 30, at the center, 199 E. Rich St. New Directions Career Center is sponsoring the seminar which is facilitated by a member of the Financial Planning Association of Central Ohio. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. To register, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.
Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Additional sessions are available from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Wednesday and the third Monday of each month. Enrollment options, prescription drug plans and their benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes and long-term care insurance will be discussed. The free, confidential, one-on-one service is being offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. To make an appointment, call Anne at 614-795-0927.
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, 614-837-1513.
Canal Winchester Gold Star Referrals, 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at O'Charley's, 6224 Gender Road. The group meets to exchange referrals and discuss business. Call Paul Workmaster at 614-397-0591.
AmSpirit Business Connections--Canal Winchester Chapter, 8 a.m. Fridays at O'Charley's, 6224 Gender Road, Canal Winchester. The chapter is interested in identifying business owners and sales professionals who wish to benefit from qualified referrals. Prospective members are invited to attend three complimentary meetings, encouraged to bring business cards and to give a brief description of their businesses. For more information, contact Rick Wagner, president, at 614-203-3158.
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, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis. Service-minded individuals are invited to join. Call Joe Taylor at 614-519-8460.
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.
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.
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.
Indians Touchdown Club, 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the Canal Winchester High School, Room 174, at 300 Washington St.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.