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

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Friday Fling, 11 a.m. March 30 at Zerger Hall Senior Center, 745 E. Main St. Featuring Celeste Friedman with songs of the 1950s. Menu includes hamburgers, sides, ice cream sundaes. Reservations due by 5 p.m. March 26. Call (800) 452-0097 or (740) 345-0821.

Beginning Bird-watching Workshop, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Kraner Nature Center, 10380 Fairview Road. Margaret Bowman instructs. Cost is $5 per person. Call (740) 967-8320 or email

Beginning Bird-watching Walk, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Kraner Nature Center, 10380 Fairview Road. Margaret Bowman will help identify common birds of Ohio. Free. Call (740) 967-8320.

Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Saturday, March 31, at Kraner Nature Center, 10380 Fairview Road. Three sessions will be offered: 10 -11:30 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Includes wildlife display, crafts, egg hunt and photos with a real rabbit for ages infant to 11 years. Pre-register by calling (740) 967-8320 or emailing

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. Featuring 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. Spaghetti, sauce, garlic bread, tossed salad, iced tea and coffee. Cost is $7 adults, $3 children 12-under. Call (740) 323-1163.


Registration is open for spring exercise and wellness classes at the Granville Fellowship Senior Center, 130 North Granger St. Call (740) 587-1333.

Newborn basics, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, 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.

Caregiver Education Class, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Strawn Center, 126 W. Church St. Learn about dementias, including warning signs, symptoms, statistics and treatment. Free; donations welcome. Call (740) 345-5190 to register.

Staying Active with Arthritis, 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the O'Neill Health Resource Center, 1320 W. Main St. Physical therapist Kerri Marks will teach how to safely and effectively exercise with arthritis. Registration required. Call (740) 348-2527.