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Events and programs

Pickerington Community Theatre, auditions for the musical version of The Wizard of Oz, April 27 and 28 at Pickerington Christian Church, 575 Diley Road. Performances are set for July 12-14, 19-21. Cast will include all ages. For more information go to

Pickerington Community Chorus, performance at 10 a.m. April 20 as part of the Pickerington Arbor Day celebration, at the covered bridge at Sycamore Creek Park on Lockville Road. The group also is planning a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. April 25 at the Max and Erma's on Hill Road. Those who have vouchers can have 20 percent of their food purchases for eating in or carryout donated to the group. Vouchers will be available at Kroger on Refugee Road and Hill Road and Giant Eagle on Refugee Road.

Violet Township Women's League Annual Style Show and Luncheon, 11 a.m. April 27 at Berwick Manor Party House, 3250 Refugee Road. Guest speaker Candice Lee will describe the clothing styles provided by JCPenneys and worn by VTWL members or friends. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased from VTWL members prior to the show. Raffle tickets for gift baskets/donations can be purchased prior to the show or at the door.This annual event raises money to present a $2,000 scholarship to three local seniors planning to attend college in the fall. For more information visit

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

TWIG 165 Quarter Auction, 2 to 4 p.m. April 27 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1200 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. so guests may purchase paddles, visit the direct sellers and view the auction items. Paddles are one number for $3 and three numbers for $5. Items to be auctioned are from various local businesses, direct sellers, home-based businesses and items donated by members of TWIG 165. Refreshments will be served. All proceeds will be donated to Nationwide Children's Hospital. For more information contact Deb McCloy at 614-563-1165 or Pat VerBurg, 614-537-6223.

Classes and workshops

Employment for Seniors, Jobseekers Workshop Series for ages 65 and older, 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays starting April 29 at the Gahanna branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 310 Granville St. This workshop is intended for individuals 65 and older who are actively seeking part- or full-time employment. Topics include: job searches, resume basics, using the Internet to find opportunities and transferring skills to new opportunities. Carol Ventresca, executive director of Employment for Seniors and Sharon Hamersley, resume consultant and owner of The Resume Coach, will lead the sessions. For more information or to register, call the Employment for Seniors office at 614-863-1219.


Women Today, a social and philanthropic organization within the greater Columbus area, 11:30 a.m. May 7 at the Lakes Country Club, 6740 Worthington Road, Westerville. Beth Weinhardt, local history coordinator at the Westerville Public Library, will describe how she helped Ken Burns and his team of researchers scour the archives for materials that could be used in the documentary Prohibition--How We Got There. For reservations, due May 1, call Karen at 614-339-3046 or JoAnn at 614-457-7048.

AmSpirit Business Connections, Diamond Chapter, 8 a.m. Wednesdays at MMA Insurance, 107 W. Columbus St., Pickerington. Free, structured, weekly referral exchange group. For more information, contact Frank Agin at

Pickerington Area Kiwanis, noon the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Old Bag of Nails, 797 Hill Road N. All welcome. Call David Stone at 614-837-7000.

The Southeast 9-12 Project, 5 p.m. the second Wednesday and 7 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month. Meeting location varies. Call Mike Lyons at 614-561-4040, email info@ses912. com or visit

Boy Scouts Troop 316, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Brice United Methodist Church, 3160 Brice Road. The troop seeks new members. For information, call Tom McInnerney at 614-863-5221 or email

Pickerington AmSpirit, 8:30 Fridays at Pizza Cottage, 1000 Old Diley Road. Business networking and referral group meeting. Visitors are welcome. Contact Gina Winterstein at 614-794-3500 or gina@panag-eanet

Reynoldsburg/Pickerington Rotary Club, weekly meeting, noon Tuesdays at Wesley Ridge Community Center, 2225 state Route 256. Visit or email for more information.

Violet Grange 1949, 2 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Violet Township Office, 12970 Rustic Drive, Pickerington.

Support groups

Teen Moms Support Group, 6 to 8 p.m. April 25 at Pickerington Christian Church, 575 Diley Road. This program is free and focuses on providing practical and emotional support for young moms. Children are welcome and refreshments will be provided. Contact Parents Addressing Teen Challenges at or 614-917-0148.