Licking Memorial Hospital has scheduled a Newborn Basics class from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the LMH first-floor conference room.

LMH offers class:

Newborn Basics

Licking Memorial Hospital has scheduled a Newborn Basics class from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the LMH first-floor conference room.

The class teaches parents-to-be about newborn care, infant growth and development, how to interact with babies and infant and child safety. Class participants also will learn about available support services.

The cost of the class is $10 per family. To register or for more information, call (740) 348-4346.


Art, wine events

coming up

Plans are under way for the Granville Art Affair and Rotary Wine Festival, to be held in June on the Great Lawn of the Bryn Du Mansion.

More than 100 artists will display their work from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. Original oils, watercolors, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, photography, printmaking and other fine art works will be offered. Admission to the third annual art sale is free.

Tickets to the second annual Rotary Wine Festival, to be held at the Art Affair on Saturday, June 11, are $40. They may be purchased from any Granville Rotary member, at Ross' Granville Market, the Granville Inn or Park National Bank's Granville office. They also may be purchased online for $42 at www.granvilleartaffair.com or at the gate on the day of the festival for $50.

The Rotary Winemaker's Dinner will be served on Friday, June 10, at the Bryn Du Mansion. Tickets are $125 and may be purchased from Rotary members or online at the Art Affair website.

This year's commemorative poster was designed by Dick Clase, a professional graphic designer. Clase, of Cincinnati, also won last year's inaugural poster contest. Posters are available for purchase online; visit the Art Affair website

For more information about the Winemaker's Dinner, call Leigh Ann Miller at (740) 587-7828 or e-mail lamiller2008@windstream.net. For more information about the Art Affair and Wine Festival, call Sandy Libertini at (614) 579-5743 or e-mail granvilleartaffair@roadrunner.com or call Melinda Moore at (740) 587-7954 or e-mail villagetoffee@windstream.net. For more information about the Granville Rotary, call Connie Hawk at (740) 349-3863 or e-mail Connie@thelcfoundation.org.


Car races set for

March 30 at Works

The Works: Center for History, Art & Technology will wave the green flag for the Spring Break Nationals on Wednesday, March 30.

National Trail Raceway will host the event, which runs from noon to 4 p.m.

Participating children will create race cars from K'NEX pieces in The Works' Go Lab! Cars then will compete with others on the track. National Trail will award trophies to the cars and "drivers" who claim the first-place and runner-up spots.

For more information, call (740) 349-9277 or visit www.attheworks.org.


Christian artist

to lead service

New contemporary Christian artist Chris Lawson will lead a Night of Worship at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the Midland Theatre in Newark. The doors will open at 6 p.m.

Lawson's new compact disc, "Be Lifted More," was released on iTunes March 18.

The Night of Worship is free.


Church to host

Gospel group

Victory Baptist Church will host Pine Ridge Boys in the first program of its spring concert series.

The Southern Gospel group is a deep bass and high tenor quartet. The concert begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 in the sanctuary of the church, 9564 Hazelton-Etna Road in Etna, near the intersection of Interstate 70 and state Route 310.

The church will serve light snacks, finger foods and desserts.

No admission will be charged, but an offering will be taken to defray the Pine Ridge Boys' expenses. For more information, call (740) 927-1060 or visit www.victorypataskala.com.


Pataskala library

names director

The Pataskala Public Library has announced that Jeffrey Rothweiler has been named the library's director/fiscal officer.

The appointment was effective as of Feb. 19.

The board also promoted two employees. Mary Kruse was named assistant director and Kelly Bird was named administrative assistant.

Rothweiler has been the library's fiscal officer since 2006. He has a bachelor of arts degree from the Ohio State University and is working on his master's degree in library and information science at Kent State University.