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Museum at Buckeye Lake, training classes for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer tour guide for the Historic Cranberry Bog or crewmember on the Queen of the Lake Tour Boat, at the museum, 4729 Walnut Road. The training will take place at 7 p.m. April 9 for crewmembers, April 11 for bog guides. For those who cannot make weekdays, both classes will be offered at 4 p.m. April 21. The guides will learn about the plants and the history of the bog then participate in scheduled tours. Queen Crew volunteers assist with docking, greet passengers and help them on and off the boat. Volunteers must pass a boating safety course and be over 18 years of age. To register, call 740-929-1998 or go to

2013 Business Expo, Summit Station Lions Club, 2 to 4 p.m. April 14 at 7600 Summit Road SW, Pataskala. Light refreshments and samples will be provided. The public is invited. For information, contact

Reynoldsburg Lions Turkey Shoot, 10 a.m. Sundays through May 12 at 13685 Basil Road in Fairfield County. For information, call 614-378-9272.

Ohio State University Extension and Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers, Spring 2013 Speakers' Series, CTEC Green Thumbs, April 16. Participants will learn how to plant large hanging baskets with 35 to 40 plants. Cost is $15 with an additional $10 for the basket, soil and plants. To register, call CTEC at 740-364-2333.

Pataskala Relay For Life Survivor/Caregiver Dinner, 6 p.m. April 16, at the Central Ohio Technical College-Pataskala campus, 8660 E. Broad St., Reynoldsburg. The event includes dinner and dessert. Participants may share details of their cancer journey if they choose. For more information, contact Chris Knapp at or 614-571-1591.

Newark Maennerchor, all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, 195 W. Orchard St., Newark. Cost is $7, $4 for children ages 12 and younger. For information, call 740-323-1163.

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. Certainrequirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Granville Senior Center

All programs take place at the Granville Fellowship Senior Center, 3825 Columbus Road, Granville, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 740-587-1333.

Mondays -- noon, free light lunches for adults ages 60 and older, call for reservations; 1:30 p.m., Delay the Disease.

Wednesdays -- noon, free light lunches for adults ages 60 and older, call for reservations; 1:15 p.m. Balance Class.

Thursdays -- 1 p.m., Beginners Mahjongg.

Fridays -- 12:30 p.m., Delay the Disease.


Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 9 in the auditorium at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. The group is facilitated by a certified lactation consultant, who will answer questions and provide resources as needed. Free. To register or receive more information about maternity services at LMH, call 740-348-4346.

Stork Tour, guided tour of Licking Memorial Hospital's maternity floor for expectant parents and those planning a pregnancy, 5:30 p.m. April 10 in the first-floor conference rooms, 1320 W. Main St. To register call 740-348-4346.

Childbirth Education Class, for expectant mothers, 6 to 9 p.m. April 12 and 19 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. The cost is $55 per couple. A childbirth educator will teach the class, focusing on ways to cope with labor, breathing exercises, postpartum care and newborn care. Advance registration is required, and class size is limited to 10 couples. An additional session is set for April 16 and 23. For more information or to register, call 740-348-4346 or e-mail firstimpressions@

Maternity Tour, 2 to 4 p.m. April 14 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. Parents-to-be are invited to learn about maternity services available, tour the maternity floor and receive a free copy of Heading Home with Your Newborn: from Birth to Reality. Refreshments will be served. To register for the free program, call 740-348-4346.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics Class, 6 to 8 p.m. April 17 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. Participants will learn the basics of breastfeeding. A certified lactation consultant will be available to answer one-on-one questions. Cost is $20 per family. To register, call 740-348-4346 or email

Immunizations, 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 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, 675 Price Road, Newark. For information, call 740-349-6535.

WIC Satellite Clinic, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 10 and 17 at the Pataskala YMCA West Branch, 355 W. Broad St. For information, call the Licking County Health Department at 740-349-6535.

Immunization Satellite Clinic, by appointment only, April 17 at the Pataskala West Licking Fire Department, 851 E. Broad St. For information ,call the Licking County Health Department at 740-349-6535.

Blood pressure clinic, 8 a.m. to noon daily at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road. Call 740-349-6535.

Medical clinic, held by Vineyard Community Church, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the church, 15187 Palmer Road in Reynoldsburg. Free work physicals, health screenings and treatment for non-emergency illnesses. Interested health care professionals who would like to volunteer, call 740-927-7729.


Johnstown Area Seniors, 10 a.m. April 8 at the Church of the Ascension, 555 S. Main St., Johnstown. This is a non-denominational group for those 55 years of age or older. Meetings begin at 10:30 a.m.; the program starts at 11 a.m. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. At this meeting, a gospel singing group will perform. Membership is a one-time $5 fee, and $5 at each meeting that includes lunch.

Licking County Board of Health, 6:30 p.m. April 16 in the Unity Board Room at Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road in Newark. For more information, call 740-349-6535.

Granville Fellowship Mahjong Group, 1 p.m. Thursdays at 3825 Columbus Road, Building G in Granville. The group is seeking new participants; no experience necessary. For more information, call 740-587-1333 or visit

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. Enjoy an evening of fun and food. All ages invited. Call 740-344-2351.

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

The Licking Heights Athletic Boosters meet at 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.

Support groups

Support group for parents of teens or adult children with bi-polar or borderline personality disorders, 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month at the Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Drive, Pickerington. The group also is open to those who have family members with other mental health disorders. Free. For information, email

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.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit

Nar-Anon Family Group, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 80 Granville St. in 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. 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 or email