Check out the roundup of local events, activities, meetings and educational opportunities for the coming week.
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Helping the American Kestrels - Ohio's Smallest Falcon, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Kraner Nature Center, 10380 Fairview Road. Conservationist Dick Tuttle will share his work of monitoring kestrel nest boxes. For teens and adults. The cost is $5 per person. Call (740) 323-0520.
Coyotes, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Kraner Nature Center, 10380 Fairview Road. Marne Titchenell of the OSU Extension Program will discuss where coyotes come from, what they eat and whether humans should fear them. The cost is $10 per family and $3 for individuals. Call (740) 323-0520.
Open house, 4 to 9 p.m. every Friday at the Whistlepig Gallery on Main, 312 S. Main St. Free and open to the public. Art, refreshments and live music. Call (740) 739-1561.
All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Newark Maennerchor, 195 W. Orchard St. Dinner includes spaghetti, sauce, garlic bread, tossed salad. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 12-under. Call (740) 323-1163.Health
Newborn basics, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. Expectant parents will learn to care for their babies in the months after birth. Cost is $10 per family. To register, call (740) 348-4346.
Friends and family infant and child CPR, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Licking Memorial Hospital auditorium, 1320 W. Main St. Class focuses on basic life support and treatment for children who are choking. Cost is $5 per person. Call (740) 348-4346.
Making healthy dining choices, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the O'Neill Health Resource Center, 1320 W. Main St. Clinical dietitian Annmarie Thacker will speak. Space is limited. To register, call (740) 348-2527.
Community-education program, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, on the first floor at Licking Memorial Hospital. Dr. Connie Jenkins will discuss creating, maintaining and achieving New Year's resolutions. Registration is required. Call (740) 348-2527.
Breastfeeding basics class, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, on the first floor at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. Learn the basics of. A certified lactation consultant will be answer questions. Cost is $20. To register, call (740) 348-4346.
Sibling preparation class, 11 to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, on the first floor at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. The class will teach children ages 3-6 how to be big brothers or big sisters. The cost is $10 per family. Call (740) 348-4346.
Stork tour, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. Expectant parents and those planning a pregnancy are invited to take a guided tour of the maternity floor. To register, call (740) 348-4346.
Blood pressure clinic, 10 to 11 a.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road. Call (740) 349-6535.Meetings
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.
Licking Heights Athletic Boosters meet at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Licking Heights High School, 4000 Mink St.
Nar-Anon Family Group, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 80 Granville St. Nar-Anon Family Group is a companion to Narcotics Anonymous, open to family and friends of people who are using drugs. Call Susan at (740) 344-5963.
Land of Legend Woodcarvers Club, 5 p.m. workshop, 7 p.m. meeting the first Tuesday of each month at the First Baptist Church of Newark, 1000 Granville Road. Call Harry Limings at (740) 967-0660 for information.
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 587-0707.Support groups
Families Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Fridays at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1137 Sharon Valley Road, Newark. A support group for families of those suffering from addiction. Call 587-4510.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group, sponsored by Licking Memorial Hospital and Hospice of Central Ohio, 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road. Call (740) 344-0311.
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.
Survivors After Suicide, sponsored by Mental Health America, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the MHA offices, 65 Messimer Drive. Call (740) 522-1341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.