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Events and programs
Granville Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road, Granville. Megan Evans Daniels will share her experiences in researching her family history and how they led her to discover a great-great-grandfather who served as a three-term mayor of Granville and his daughter, the author of a book that she has republished. Free.
The 2013 Granville Turkey Trot, presented by St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Granville, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 28 starting at Opera House Park in downtown Granville. The race takes place rain or shine; dress appropriately. Registration is open through Nov. 27, at $30 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-13. Race-day registration is $35 for adults, $15 for children. The event benefits the Food Pantry Network of Licking County. For more information, visit granvilleturkeytrot.com.
Reynoldsburg Lions Turkey Shoot, 10 a.m. Sundays through Nov. 24, at 13685 Basil Road. For information ,call 614-378-9272.
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.
Alzheimer's Support Group/Family Education Workshop, 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Community Room at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 75 McMillen Drive, Newark. The program, Activities to Encourage Engagement Over the Holidays, will be presented by Home Instead. Light refreshments will be provided. Free. To register, call Bethany Watson at 740-344-0357, ext. 71.
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.
Ongoing events include:
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.
Flu vaccinations, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road, Newark, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Newark City Hall Council Chambers, 40 W. Main St. Adults should bring insurance cards to the clinic. The department has a limited amount of vaccine for high-risk adults who are unable to pay. For those without coverage who are not high-risk, a $25 fee is due at the time of service. To schedule an appointment for a child in need of flu or other vaccinations, call 740-349-6535.
Childbirth Education Class, for expectant mothers, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12 and 19 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St., Newark. The cost is $55 per couple. A childbirth educator will discuss topics such as ways to cope with labor, postpartum care and newborn care. Registration is required. Class size is limited to 10 couples. For more information or to register, call 740-348-4346 or email firstimpressions@LMHealth.org.
Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 12 in the auditorium at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St., Newark. The group is facilitated by a certified lactation consultant who will answer questions and provide resources. To register for the free group, or for more information about maternity services, call 740-348-4346.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics Class, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St., Newark. A lactation consultant will be available for 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, for expectant parents and grandparents, 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 22 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St., Newark. Although this class does not provide official certification, it focuses on basic life support and treatment for children who are choking. Anyone in the community who looks after young children can register. Cost is $5 per person. To register, call 740-348-4346.
Stork Tour, for expectant parents and those planning a pregnancy, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 27 beginning in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St., Newark. Participants are invited for a guided tour of the maternity floor. To register, call 740-348-4346.
Immunizations, 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 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. Nov. 13 and 20 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, Nov. 20 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 nonemergency illnesses. Health-care professionals who would like to volunteer, call 740-927-7729.
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. Games, music and food are free to all ages. Call 740-344-2351.
Johnstown Area Seniors, meeting and program, 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at Church of the Ascension, 555 S. Main St., Johnstown. This is a non-denominational group for those 55 years of age or older. A social gathering with coffee starts the day, with a meeting at 10:30 a.m., a program at 11 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. A $5 one-time admission fee is charged, along with a $5 fee for each meeting that includes lunch. The next meeting will be Dec. 9.
Licking County Board of Health, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Unity Board Room at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road, 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 granvillefellowship.org.
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.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Granville Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Thursdays at College Town House, 334 E Broadway, Granville. Contact Frank Agin at 614-476-5540 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit amspirit.com.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Moundbuilders Chapter, noon Thursdays at Heritage Hall, 1058 E. Main St., Newark. Contact Frank Agin at 614-476-5540 or email@example.com. For information, visit amspirit.com.
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 coafg.org.
Nar-Anon Family Group, 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Shepherd Hill main building, 200 Messimer Drive 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. For more information, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 in Newark.