Events and programs
Johnstown American Legion Post 254 and the Johnstown Wendy's, Burger Bash, 5 to 8 p.m. March 27. On that day, during those hours, Legion members will be at Wendy's to meet and welcome guests, while Wendy's will donate 15 percent of total sales to Post 254.
Public Lecture: Crimea, Russia and Ukraine, 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 27, at the Ohio State University at Newark. Sergei Zhuk from Ball State University will present a historical perspective of current events related to the crisis in Ukraine in the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center. The program is free and open to the public.
Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers and Ohio State University Extension, Spring Gardening Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29, at C-TEC, 150 Price Road, Newark. The keynote speakers will be Kim Todd, author of Tinkering With Eden, and Jessica Walliser, author of Good Bug, Bad Bug. Six other speakers will take part in three break-out sessions at the event, which also features a raffle and vendors. Tickets, at $35, include a continental breakfast and a soup-and-salad lunch. Tickets may be purchased at fourseasonsofgardening.com, or by calling 740-503-5108. Tickets will be available at the door.
Licking County Genealogical Society, general meeting, 1:30 p.m. April 6, in the first floor meeting room at the Newark Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark. Dinner reservations required by March 25. The 41st Annual Dinner and 22nd Anniversary First Families of Licking County will feature the program, "Finding the Hidden People," why there are hidden Native Americans and how they can be identified. Jeanne Eppley, also known as Snow Flower, author of My Family Tells This Story, will be the presenter. Those who do not want to attend the dinner can come to the presentation at 2:30 p.m. This is open to all; guests are invited. Meetings and events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise stated.
Relay for Life, trunk sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7, in the parking lot of the Church of the Ascension, 555 S. Main St., Johnstown. Relay organizers are seeking vendors for the event and will provide the advertising. Vendors may sell from the backs of their cars, vans or pickups. For more information or to reserve a space, call 740-924-7445 or email email@example.com. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the American Cancer Society.
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 heartofohiotole.org. Registration for classes opens April 1. Other features of the convention include free demonstrations, a gift shop and an art show. For more information, call 614-863-1785.
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.
The Licking County Health Department is at 675 Price Road.
Licking Memorial Hospital is at 1320 W. Main St., Newark. Meetings are in or begin in the first-floor conference rooms unless otherwise noted.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics Class, 6 to 8 p.m. April 2 at Licking Memorial Hospital. Participants will learn the basics of breastfeeding. 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 CPR Class, 6 p.m. March 27 at Licking Memorial Hospital. This program will instruct participants on how to respond in an emergency with CPR and perform hands-only CPR. This is not a CPR certification program; however, information on obtaining certification will be available. The program is free; however, registration is required, and space is limited. To register, call 740-348-2527.
Stork Tours, for expectant parents and those planning a pregnancy, 6 p.m. April 1 at Licking Memorial Hospital. The program includes a guided tour of the hospital's maternity floor. To register, call 740-348-4346.
Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group, 10 to 11 a.m. April 1, in the auditorium at Licking Memorial Hospital. The group will be facilitated by a certified lactation consultant, who will answer questions and provide resources as needed. The group, offered at no cost, is one of many First Impressions Programs offered throughout the year for mothers and mothers-to-be. To register, call 740-348-4346.
Friends and Family Infant and Child CPR Class, geared toward expectant parents and grandparents, 6 to 7 p.m. April 8, at Licking Memorial Hospital. Although this class does not provide official certification, it focuses on basic life support and treatment for children who are choking. Anyone who cares for young children is welcome to register. The cost is $5 per person. To register, call 740-348-4346.
Immunizations, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 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. For information, call 740-349-6535.
Blood pressure clinic, 8 a.m. to noon daily at the Licking County Health Department. Call 740-349-6535.
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. Games, music and food are free to all ages. Call 740-344-2351.
AmSpirit Business Connections--Johnstown Chapter, 8:45 a.m. every Tuesday at the Hot Spot Coffee House, 94 W. Coshocton St. Professionals, business owners and sales professionals network through an exchange of business referrals. For more information about the Johnstown chapter, contact Allison Speck at 740-966-3180. For general information, contact Frank Agin at 888-267-7474.
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.
Licking Heights Athletic Boosters, 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Licking Heights High School, 4000 Mink St. in Pataskala.
Bryn Du Governance Commission, 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Bryn Du Mansion property. Meetings are open to the public. Call 740-587-7053.
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. Lunch provided.
Nar-Anon Family Group, 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Shepherd Hill main building, 200 Messimer Drive, 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.
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.
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, Newark.