Events and programs
Pickerington Community Theatre, Fifth Annual Charity Auction, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9, at Pizza Cottage, 1000 Old Diley Road in Pickerington. Items up for bid include Disney World tckets, Cincinnati Reds tickets, a Bobbie Carpenter signed OSU football, donations from area retailers and other vent tickets. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
Reynoldsburg Lions Turkey Shoot, 10 a.m. Sundays, through Nov. 24, at 13685 Basil Road. For information, call 614-378-9272.
St. Jude Children's Re-search Hospital, Give thanks. Walk. event, Nov. 23, at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. The event features a family friendly after party, including face painting, Games2U, magician, live music and more from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Registration is free, but participants are forming teams and raising money online at givethankswalk.org to earn incentives. These efforts support St. Jude in finding cures to save children battling cancer and other diseases.
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-Violet Township Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, in the lower level of the museum, 15 E. Columbus St. Reynoldsburg historian and author Richard Barrett will present "First Airplane to Land in Pickerington." Barrett will discuss early 1900 airplanes that frequented Ohio, including one that was forced to make an emergency landing in Pickerington. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, call 614-382-5989.
Six River Valley Chapter, Archaeological Society of Ohio, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, at Columbus State Community College, Westerville Center, 7233 Northgate Way, Westerville. Bret Ruby, archeologist/chief, resource management, Hope-well Culture National Historical Park, will present "Mapping Hopewell Landscapes: Two Centuries of Landscape Studies at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park," an overview of early efforts to map the mounds and earthworks plus the results of some recent mapping efforts using LIDAR and magnetic survey. He will also provide an update on the status of the World Heritage Nomination.
Matthias Ridenour Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 11 a.m. Nov. 9, at Parkside at Wesley Ridge, 2225 state Route 256, Reynoldsburg. Cathy Nelson will present a program about the Underground Railroad in central Ohio. This program is free and open to the public. Funding for the program was made possible by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. To register, contact Ann Federer 614-460-1549.
Columbus Military Wives Club, noon Nov. 13, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be followed by a program featuring vocalist Johnny Steiner. For reservations, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-877-6283 or Mabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.
Pickerington Garden Club, 1 p.m. Nov. 20, at the Pickerington Library on Opportunity Way. The program is "Holiday Decorating with Pine Cones." Guests and visitors welcome. For more information, contact Barbara Kochick at 614-837-3951 or Libby Stearns at 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.
Violet Grange 1949, 2 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Violet Township Office, 12970 Rustic Dr., Pickerington.
Emotions Anonymous, meeting of a new chapter, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road N., Pickerington. There are no dues or fees required. Emotions Anonymous offers a 12-step program to help people cope with stress in daily living and to live a healthier emotional life. EA is not affiliated with any other organization.Members attend for various reasons, among them depression, anxiety, relationship problems and other emotional difficulties. For more information, call Paul at 614-562-5300.
Wesley Ridge Family CAREgiver Group, 11 a.m. Nov. 30, at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community, 2225 Taylor Park Dr. The focus will be "All Things Medicare." 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.
GriefShare, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Pickerington Church of the Nazarene, 11775 Pickerington Road NW, Pickerington. Griefshare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. For information call 614-837-8824.
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.
AA, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Peace Christian Center, 88 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester. For information, call 614-837-6689.
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.
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.
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.