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Events and programs

Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers, annual spring plant sale, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at the corner of Hudson Avenue and Elizabeth Street in Newark.

Licking County Genealogical Society, May meeting, 6 p.m. May 6 at the Licking County Administration Building, 20 S. Second St. Doors will be locked at 6:15 p.m. and no one will be admitted after that time. Licking County Recorder Bryan Long and his staff will present the program, "Research Land Records -- Licking County Recorder's Office Road Trip." Attendees are asked to bring a cash donation for the food pantry. Meetings are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. For more information call the LCGS Library at 740-349-5510.

Heath High School Class of 1993, 20-year reunion, July 26 and 27. Events include a casual gathering July 26 at Papa Boo's in Thornville, a golf outing July 27 at Raccoon International and a reunion dinner July 27 at the Newark Metropolitan Hotel. Cost for golf is $30 per person, cost for the dinner is $25 per person. Reservations are due July 12. To register send number of people attending each activity and checks payable to Heath Class of 1993 to Beth Kelly, 1898 Blue Jay Road, Heath, Ohio 43056.

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 - Friday.

Classes and


Criterium Liszkay Engineers, free home buyers seminar, 7 p.m. May 7 and 9 for part one, May 14 and 16 for part two, in the East Main Professional Building, 5300 E. Main St., Suite 203. Participants will learn the basics of what a home inspector looks for, helping prospective buyers eliminate houses with major problems before entering into a contract. Each session will last one and a half hours. Seating is limited. For reservations call Miriam at 614-418-7200.

Ohio State University Extension-Licking County, Dining with Diabetes classes, noon to 2 p.m. May 16, 21 and 23 at Kendal at Granville, 2158 Columbus Road SW, Granville. Dining with Diabetes is a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers. It also can benefit those wanting to learn about healthier eating. For information call the Extension office at 740-670-5315 or visit


Newborn Basics, 6 to 8 p.m. April 30, in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. Topics covered include newborn care, infant growth and development, ways to interact with infants, and infant and child safety. Participants also will be introduced to available support services. The cost is $10 per family. To register call 740-348-4346.

Childbirth Education Class, for expectant mothers, 6 to 9 p.m. May 3 and 17 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. The cost is $55 per couple. A childbirth educator will teach the class, focusing on ways to cope with labor, breathing exercises, postpartum care and newborn care. Advance registration is required, and class size is limited to 10 couples. An additional session is set for 6 to 9 p.m. May 14 and 21. For more information or to register, call 740-348-4346 or e-mail firstimpress-ions@LM

Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 14 in the auditorium at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St., in Newark. The group will be facilitated by an international board certified lactation consultants. To register, call 740-348-4346.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics Class, 6 to 8 p.m. May 15 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. Participants will learn the basics of breastfeeding, including the skills and techniques necessary for success. A certified lactation consultant will be available for one-on-one questions. Cost is $20 per family. To register call 740-348-4346, or email

Immunizations, 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays by appointment, Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road, Newark. For information, call 740-349-6535.


AmSpirit Business Connections -- Johnstown Chapter, 8:45 a.m. every Tuesday at the Hot Spot Coffee House, 94 W. Coshocton St. AmSpirit organizes professionals, business owners and sales professionals for the primary purpose of helping each other succeed by networking through an exchange of qualified business referrals. For additional information about the Johnstown chapter, contact Allison Speck at 740-966-3180. For general information, contact Frank Agin at 888-267-7474 or visit

Friday Night Frenzy, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Christian Endeavor UMC, 1415 Londondale Parkway in Newark. Enjoy an evening of fun and food. All ages invited. Call 740-344-2351.

Licking County Democratic Club, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Don Hill Licking County Administration Building, 20 S. Second St. in Newark.

The Licking Heights Athletic Boosters meet at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Licking Heights High School, 4000 Mink St. in Pata-skala.

Nar-Anon Family Group, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 80 Granville St. in Newark. Nar-Anon Family Group is a companion but separate program to Narcotics Anonymous. Meetings are open to family and friends of people who are using drugs. For more information, call Susan at 740-344-5963.

Support groups

Central Ohio Polio Network, provides support and information on post-polio syndrome, 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 4 at the Westerville MCL Restaurant, 76 E. Schrock Road. For more information contract Monica Wilford at 614-581-6979 or 614-337-0990.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, noon on the last Thursday of the month at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 75 McMillen Drive. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Beth Mueller at 740-344-0357 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time.

Survivors After Suicide, sponsored by Mental Health America, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the MHA offices, 65 Messimer Drive in Newark. Call 740-522-1341 or email

Schizophrenia Support Group, sponsored by Mental Health America of Licking County, noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 65 Messimer Drive in Newark.