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Events and programs
Pickerington Community Theatre, auditions for the musical 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 pctshows.com.
Pickerington Community Chorus, performance at 7 p.m. May 4 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road N. The Spring Creek concert will be "Best of Broadway." Cost is $5 at the door. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. The group also is planning a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. May 4-6 at Uno's on Hill Road. Those with 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. Candice Lee will be the guest speaker and will describe the clothing styles provided by JCPenneys and worn by VTWL members and 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 can be purchased 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 vtwl.org.
Reynoldsburg Lions Turkey Shoot, 10 a.m. Sundays through May 12 at 13685 Basil Road in Fairfield County. For information call 614-378-9272.
Lancaster Chorale, concert, "Live, Laugh & Love," 3 p.m. May 5 at Faith Memorial Church, 2610 W. Fair Ave., Lancaster. The Lancaster-Fairfield Youth Choir, directed by Andrew Brown, and the Lancaster Community Band, directed by Judy Rehrer, will join the group for this performance. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens, $10 for students and military, and free for members of the military in uniform. Tickets are available by calling the chorale office at 740-687-5855.
East Columbus Community Church, concert featuring the Dixie Melody Boys, 7 p.m. May 3 at the church, 6926 Tussing Road. The program is geared toward all ages. For more information call 614-866-0097 or visit www.dixiemelodyboys.com.
Lancaster Men's Chorus, "Ham and Eggs" program to celebrate the show's 42nd anniversary, 8 p.m. May 8-11 in the Jeffrey Wagner Theatre at Ohio University-Lancaster. The first half of the show will be based on an original script written by chorus members and directed by Mark Loy. Chorus members are featured in concert during the second half of the show. Tickets are $7 for the May 8 show, $8 for all others. Tickets may be purchased from chorus members or by calling the State Farm Insurance office of Maureen Cefalu at 740-654-0332.
Gender Road Christian Church, annual indoor yard sale, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at the church, 5336 Gender Road, Canal Winchester. Proceeds benefit the church mission fund. In addition, a plant and flower sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 10-12 at the church.
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 for individuals 65 and older who are 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.
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.
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 research team 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.
Military Wives Club, luncheon, noon May 8 at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Sarah Goslee Reed of Mount Vernon will provide a program of songs focused on the positives in life. For reservations call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-877-6283 or Maabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.
AmSpirit Business Connections, Diamond Chapter, 8 a.m. Wednesdays at MMA Insurance, 107 W. Columbus St., Pickerington. Free, structured, weekly referral exchange group. For information, contact Frank Agin at frankagin@ amspirit.com.
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. For information, call Mike Lyons at 614-561-4040, email email@example.com or visit ses912.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Reynoldsburg/Pickerington Rotary Club, weekly meeting, noon Tuesdays at Wesley Ridge Community Center, 2225 state Route 256. Visit rpro-tary.com or email viperoffice@ viperprotectionservices.com.
Violet Grange 1949, 2 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Violet Township Office, 12970 Rustic Drive, Pickerington.
AA, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Peace Christian Center, 88 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester. For information, call 614-837-6689.
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 is also open to those who have family members with other mental health disorders. Free. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tyler's Light Loved Ones, a support group for families dealing with addictions, 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Amber Park Assisted Living Facility, 401 N. Hill Road. Visit tylerslight.com.
New Horizons Divorced/ Separated Support, 7 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of each month, at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Childcare is available only upon request. Contact Dr. Carl Wiley at 614-866-5864, ext. 142, or cwiley@ rumc.org.
Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. every Thursday at Rey-noldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 10:30 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday of the month at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Contact Eva Phillips at 614-860-0747 or emphillips email@example.com.
Celebrate Recovery, for people struggling with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:45 p.m. Mondays at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Includes dinner, fellowship, worship and free childcare to age 11. Contact Pastor Matt Wright at 614-866-9570 or celebraterecovery@ rumc.org.
Parkinson's Disease Support, 10:30 a.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, at the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, at 1636 Graham Road, in Reynoldsburg. Contact Carmel Jenkins at 614-861-2571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Michelle Crum at 614-457-6003 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. A group also meets at 10 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at Parkside at Wesley Ridge, 2225 state Route 256. Call Kathy Todd at 614-866-7212.