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Events and programs

Pickerington Central Tiger Football, scavenger hunt benefit, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11, with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. at Ridgeview Junior High School, 130 Hill Road S. Cost is $100 per team, with team size four to 10 people, plus one canned food item per team member. The event will benefit Tiger Football and the Pickerington Food Pantry.

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.

Fairfield County District Library Garret Players, performances Nelson Bond's adaptation of George Orwell's Animal Farm, being produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., 7 p.m. May 17 and 18, 2 p.m. May 19, on the third floor library, 219 N. Broad St. The library will not be open for business during the performance on Friday and Saturday. Performances are free with no tickets required, but first-come-first-served seating will be limited to 100 for each performance. The play is recommended for teens and adults. For more information, call 740-653-2745.

Historical Aircraft Squadron, annual open house, May 18, (rain date is May 19) at the Fairfield County Airport, 3266 Old Columbus Road, Carroll. Admission and parking are free. Events throughout the day include sky diving, display of Med-Flight's helicopter, an antique car show and Young Eagles plane rides for ages 8 to 17, A tethered hot air balloon sponsored by Keller Farms will be on site, with museum tours all day. Document shredding will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. (two box limit) sponsored by Taylor Chevrolet. Breakfast and lunch will be available. For more information, call 740-653-4778.

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.

 

Health

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

Pickerington Garden Club, tour of the gardens at Inniswood Metro Park, on May 15. Guests and visitors are invited. For more information contact Barbara Kochick 614-837-3951 or Libby Stearns 614-837-4455.

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

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.

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.

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.

Reynoldsburg/Pickerington Rotary Club, weekly meeting, noon Tuesdays at Wesley Ridge Community Center, 2225 state Route 256. Visit rprotary.com or email viperoffice@viperprotectionservices.com 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

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 support4family@hotmail.com.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. every Thursday at Reynoldsburg 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.

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.

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.

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 will meet at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road. Call Linda Wilcox at 614-284-5544.

Colorectal Cancer Gathering, led by an oncology nurse navigator. The group is ongoing; join anytime. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.

Lymphedema Support Group, led by a certified lymphedema therapist and a registered nurse. The group is ongoing; join anytime. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.

Grief Process Support, led by hospice professionals. Various groups available. Call Mount Carmel Hospice at 614-234-0200.

Turning the Page on Cancer Book Club, led by registered oncology nurses. The group is ongoing; join anytime. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.

FairHope Hospice & Palliative Care Inc. PALS Night, a free monthly grief support group for children and teens, 5 to 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 125 N. Eastwood Ave. in Lancaster. Open to those dealing with the loss of a parent, caregiver or sibling. Monthly activities include pet therapy, art activities, locomotor and song and music therapy. For more information, call 740-475-0699 or 800-994-7077.

Grief Support Group, sponsored by FairHope Hospice, meets for lunch at noon the first Wednesday of the month, at the Fairfield County District Library, 219 N. Broad St., Lancaster. Call 740-654-7077.

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