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Events and programs
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 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. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Carol Strawn Center, "Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias" Caregiver Education Class," 1 to 3 p.m. April 24 at the Newark Public Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark. Topics include the basics about Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Parkinson's and Pick's disease and current treatments. The class is free for Licking County seniors ages 60 and older. A donation is requested for those under age 60. Advance registration is required to ensure availability of materials. To register call 740-345-5190.
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 Mahjong.
Fridays -- 12:30 p.m., Delay the Disease.
Childbirth Education Class, for expectant mothers, 6 to 9 p.m. April 16 and 23 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. For more information or to register, call 740-348-4346 or e-mail firstimpressions@LMHealth.org.
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, with a certified lactation consultant available to answer one-on-one questions. Cost is $20 per family. To register, call 740-348-4346 or email firstimpressions@LMHealth.org.
Friends and Family Infant and Child CPR Class, geared toward expectant parents and grandparents, 6 to 7 p.m. April 26 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. Although this class does not provide official certification, it focuses on basic life support and treatment for children who are choking. The cost is $5 per person. To register, call 740-348-4346.
Newborn Basics, 6 to 8 p.m. April 30, in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. Topics covered include newborn care, infant growth and development, ways to interact with infants, and infant and child safety. Participants will also be introduced to support services that are available. The cost is $10 per family. To register, call 740-348-4346.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics Class, 6 to 8 p.m. May 1, in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. A certified lactation consultant will be available for one-on-one questions. The cost for this class is $20 per family. To register, call 740-348-4346 or email firstimpressions@LMHealth.org.
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.