Check out the roundup of local events, activities and meetings for the coming week.

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Events

Using Backyard Herbs, 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Kraner Nature Center, 10380 Fairview Road. Learn simple ways to incorporate herbs into daily routines. $5 per adult. Call (740) 323-0520 or email mvs@ohionature.org.

March Hare, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Kraner Nature Center, 10380 Fairview Road. Featuring the eastern cottontail rabbit. See and pet a domestic rabbit. Cost is $3 individual, $10 family. Call (740) 323-0520 or email mvs@ohionature.org.

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

Basic life support class, 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 3, at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. A class to help healthcare professionals recognize emergencies, provide CPR, use an Automated External Defibrillator and relieve choking. $45 per person, including materials. To register, call Ronda Stegman at (740) 348-4343.

Stork tour, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, 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.

Friends and family infant and child CPR, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the auditorium at Licking Memorial Hospital. Class focuses on basic life support and treatment for children who are choking. Cost is $5 per person. Call (740) 348-4346.

Breastfeeding basics class, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. Learn the basics of breastfeeding. A certified lactation consultant will answer questions. Cost is $20. To register, call (740) 348-4346.

Childbirth education class, 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, March 12 and 19, at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. A childbirth educator will teach the class. Expectant mothers should bring a support partner, two pillows and a blanket.. Cost is $55 per couple. To register, call (740) 348-4346.

Lecture: The Art of Mindful Eating, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road. Free and open to the public. Registration requested at (740) 670-5315. Call Bruce Cramer at (740) 587-7053 to confirm information.

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 Genealogical Society, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the first-floor meeting room at Newark Library, 101 W. Main St. Deborah Lichtner Deal will present, "Citing Your Sources." Free and open to the public. Call (740) 349-5510.

Licking County Dairy Directors will meet for their annual banquet 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Highwater Congregational Church, 1213 Dutch Lane Road. Featuring speaker Ty Higgins of the Ohio Ag Network. Cost is $10 per person. Call (740) 670-5315.

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. A companion to Narcotics Anonymous, open to family and friends of people who are using drugs. For more information, 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 suicideprevention@mhalc.org.