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. Rain or shine; dress appropriately. Advance registration through Nov. 27, $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.

Events and programs

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. Rain or shine; dress appropriately. Advance registration through Nov. 27, $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.

Licking County Genealogical Society, annual Christmas party, 2 p.m. Dec. 1 in the first floor meeting room of the Newark Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark. William Milbrandt, vice president and program chairman, "History of the Christmas Tree, Wreath, Candy Canes, Mistletoe, Stocking, and Carolers." Light refreshments provided. Participants are asked to bring a monetary donation for the food pantry. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Licking County Master Gardeners, training for new volunteers, starting Feb. 4. Applications are being accepted from those with a strong interest in gardening who would enjoy sharing their interest. For more detailed information or an application, go to licking.osu.edu or call the Ohio State University Extension at 740-670-5315.

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.

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.

Health

Flu Vaccinations, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road, Newark. Adults should bring insurance cards. 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.

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. To register call 740-348-4346.

Childbirth Education Class, for expectant mothers, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St., Newark. The cost is $55 per couple. Topics include coping with labor, breathing exercises, guided imagery 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.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics Class, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St., Newark. A certified lactation consultant will be available for one-on-one questions. Cost is $20 per family. To register call 740-348-4346.

Friends and Family Infant and Child CPR class, for expectant parents and grandparents, 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 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 sign up call 740-348-4346.

Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 10 in the auditorium at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St., Newark. A certified lactation consultant will answer questions and provide resources as needed. Free. To register or for more information about maternity services at LMH, 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.

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.

Meetings

Violet Township Women's League, 7:15 p.m. Nov. 26 at the American Legion Hall, 7725 Refugee Road, Pickerington. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments. The program will be making a holiday snowman. Bring one holiday designed sock and scissors. Additional supplies will be provided. Guests are invited. Membership is open to women of all ages who live in Violet Township, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Canal Winchester, Groveport, Baltimore, Carroll and Pataskala. Visit www.vtwl.org or email vtwl07@gmail.com.

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. Dec. 9 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, plus $5 for each meeting that includes lunch.

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.

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. For more information, contact Frank Agin at 614-476-5540.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Moundbuilders Chapter, noon Thursdays at Heritage Hall, 1058 E. Main St., Newark. For additional information, contact Frank Agin at 614-476-5540.

Support groups

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.

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.

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.