Events and programs
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. Send a check to PVT Historical Society, PO Box 732, Pickerington 43147. For more information call Joan Heft at 614-837-5132.
Single Parent Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at Violet Baptist Church, 8345 Blacklick Eastern Road. Parents can enjoy refreshments while their car is washed and vacuumed and had its fluids topped off. Children can meet Violet Township firefighters and see fire trucks up close. Law enforcement will offer free child fingerprint kits. Prize drawings will be held and pizza meals will be available to take home. Event is free. RSVP at violetbaptistchurch.org.
Mothers of Multiples East Columbus, Children's Clothing, Toy & Equipment Sale, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1200 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg. Early Bird shopping begins at 8:30 a.m. for a $2 fee. Cash or check only will be accepted. Parking is free. For information visit www.ecmom.org.
Olde Pickerington Farmers' Market, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 26 at 89 N. Center St. Parking is located at the intersection of North Center Street and Town Square Drive. For more information visit PickeringtonVillage.com.
Classes and workshops
Friendly Ties Western Square Dance Club, free Western Square and Round Dance lessons, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. beginning Sept. 10 at the Pickerington Senior Center, 50 Hereford Drive. Couples, singles and families are welcome, ages 8 and up. Wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes. For information call 614-836-6789.
Wills and Estate Planning Seminar, 7 p.m. Sept. 16 in the meeting room of the Reynoldsburg branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 1402 Brice Road. Attorney Raymond Eichenberger will discuss topics such as getting organized for estate planning, changes in estate tax laws, methods to avoid probate, living trusts, powers of attorney and medical directives. For information or to register email Ikelaw@aol.com or go to Ikelaw.com.
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.
Violet Baptist Church, "The Art of Marriage," 6 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at the church, 8345 Blacklick Eastern Road. For free registration visit VioletBaptistChurch.org.
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, Rah! Rah! Buckeye Day, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 3 at the Buckeye Hall of Fame, 900 Goodale Blvd. Beth Howe, Ohio State University's director of women's basketball, will share information about the program. Lunch will be served at noon. Participants are asked to wear scarlet and gray. New members are invited to join this social and philanthropic organization. For reservations call Marge at 614-433-9903 or Barbara at 614-844-3946.
Columbus Military Wives Club, noon Sept. 11 at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Musician Lowell Borchers will provide entertainment. For information or reservations call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-877-6283 or Mabel 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 more information, contact Frank Agin at email@example.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 info@ses 912.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 rprotary.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Teen Moms Support Group, 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Pickerington Christian Church, 575 Diley Road. This free program focuses on practical and emotional support. Children are welcome and refreshments will be provided. Contact pkpatch@ sbcglobal.net or 614-917-0148.
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. Make lunch reservations 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 Methodist Church, at 1636 Graham Road, in Reynoldsburg. Contact Carmel Jenkins at 614-861-2571 or email@example.com.
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 Reynoldsburg United Methodist 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.