Events and programs
Pickerington's 2013 Summer Concert Series, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at the Sycamore Park Amphitheater. Guests can bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating at these free programs. Scheduled for the Aug. 18 show is the British Invasion, 1960s British rock.
Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society, Founders' Day Banquet, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Drive. Eric Wittenberg of Westerville will give a Civil War cavalry presentation. Cost is $16 for a dinner of pork loin, potatoes and other sides. Reservations are due Sept. 5 and can be made by sending a check to PVT Historical Society, PO Box 732, Pickerington 43147. For more information call Joan Heft at 614-837-5132.
Olde Pickerington Farmers' Market, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 26 at 89 N. Center St. Parking is at the intersection of North Center Street and Town Square Drive. For more information visit PickeringtonVillage.com.
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.
Classes and workshops
Bucks & Does Singles and Orbiting Squares Western Square Dance Clubs, free introductory square dances, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25 at the Whitehall Community Center, 402 N. Hamilton Road in Whitehall. Both couples and singles are welcome. Wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes. Square dance instruction will continue at this location on Wednesday evenings and is available on other nights at other central Ohio locations. For more information, go to www.cocdc.org and click on "Not a dancer yet?" or call 614-837-6974.
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.
Pickerington Garden Club, 1 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Pickerington Library on Opportunity Way. Esther Coyle, floral designer, will provide a demonstration on dried flower arrangements. Guests and visitors welcome. For more information contact Barbara Kochick at 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. For more information, contact Frank Agin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 info@ses912 .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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reynoldsburg/Pickerington Rotary Club, weekly meeting, noon Tuesdays at Wesley Ridge Community Center, 2225 state Route 256. Visit rprotary.com or email email@example.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.
Wesley Ridge Family CAREgiver Group, 11 a.m. Aug. 31 at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community, 2225 Taylor Park Drive. The topic is "Is it Time to Take the Keys?: How to Determine When Someone You Love Should Stop Driving." Lunch is provided. Sessions aim to provide care, affirmation, respite and education for those looking after a loved one. All sessions are free and open to the public. Reservations should be made for lunch by calling 614-759-0023.
AA, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Peace Christian Center, 88 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester. For information, call 614-837-6689.
Parent Support Group of Tyler's Light, 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1262 Hill Road N., Brookview Plaza. This group is for parents who have a child or children struggling with addiction. For more information go to tylerslight.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 Metho-dist Church, at 1636 Graham Road, in Reynoldsburg. Contact Carmel Jenkins at 614-861-2571 or cjenkins7550@ att.net.
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.
New Horizons Divorced/ Separated Support, 7 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of each month, at Rey-noldsburg United Metho-dist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Childcare is available only upon request. Contact Dr. Carl Wiley at 614-866-5864, ext. 142, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. every Thursday at Rey-noldsburg United Metho-dist 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 em email@example.com.
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. 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.