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Events and programs

Heritage Hall Senior Center, beginning art class for those age 60 and older, 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 1, 8, 15 and 22 in the arts and crafts room at Heritage Hall, 1058 E. Main St., Newark. The first class looks at shapes and shadows and art materials. Other sessions will involve drawing a photo subject chosen by the student. The remaining classes involve art details and shading. Fee of $35 includes a large drawing pad, starter set of art pencils, art eraser and other materials. To register call Dee Hall at 740-323-5940.

Museum at Buckeye Lake, training classes for anyone interested in volunteering as a tour guide for the Historic Cranberry Bog or as a crewmember on the Queen of the Lake tour boat, at the museum, 4729 Walnut Road. The training will take place at 7 p.m. April 9 for crewmembers, April 11 for bog guides. Both classes will be offered at 4 p.m. April 21 for those who cannot make weekdays. The guides will learn about the plants and the history of the bog, then participate in scheduled tours. Queen Crew volunteers assist with docking, greet passengers and help them on and off the boat. Volunteers must complete a boating safety course and must be over 18 years of age. To register call 740-929-1998.

Pataskala Relay For Life Survivor/Caregiver Dinner, 6 p.m. April 16, at the Central Ohio Technical College-Pataskala campus, 8660 E. Broad St., Reynoldsburg. The event includes dinner and dessert. Participants may share details of their cancer journey if they choose. For more information, contact Chris Knapp at

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job-search assistance. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Nutrition and Exercise Workshop, April 2 and 16 in the Licking Memorial Wellness Education Center at C-TEC, 150 Price Road in Newark. This program focuses on practical steps and guidance to develop a personalized weight loss plan, including recipe modification, smart grocery shopping, cooking demonstrations and beginning exercise. Licking Memorial Hospital dietitian Aundrea Parker and Licking Memorial physical therapist Kerri Marks will present. Follow the signs to student parking on Price Road and enter through the Boulevard entrance. The program is free; however, registration is required. Call 740-348-2527.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics Class, 6 to 8 p.m. April 3 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. A certified lactation consultant will be available for one-on-one questions. Cost is $20 per family. To register call 740-348-4346.

Friends and Family Infant and Child CPR Class for expectant parents and grandparents, 6 to 7 p.m. April 5 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. Although this class does not provide official certification, it focuses on basic life support and treatment for children who are choking. Cost is $5 per person. To register call 740-348-4346.

Safe Sitter, a hands-on seminar that prepares adolescents for the responsibilities of nurturing and protecting young children entrusted to their care, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 6 and 7 the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. Cost of the seminar is $40 for both days and includes the Safe Sitter Kit. Call 740-348-4341 to register.