Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society, annual member meeting and Christmas potluck, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, lower level of the museum, 15 E. Columbus St. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert to share. The society will provide chicken, beverages and table service. After dinner, the group will vote on proposed changes to the society's constitution and bylaws then elect officers. For more information, call 614-382-5989.

Events and programs

Lancaster Chorale, holiday concert, "A Babe is Born," at 4 p.m. Dec. 1, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 132 S. High St. in Lancaster The concert will begin with the title selection by William Mathias, featuring organist, Paul Thornock. Other songs on the program include Crown My Heart by James Whitbourn, Crown of Roses...The Legend by Tchaikovsky and Sir David Willcocks' See Amidst the Winter's Snow. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students and military personnel. Those in military uniform will be admitted free of charge. Tickets are available by calling the chorale office at 740-687-5855 or by emailing tickets@lancasterchorale.com.

Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society, annual member meeting and Christmas potluck, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, lower level of the museum, 15 E. Columbus St. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert to share. The society will provide chicken, beverages and table service. After dinner, the group will vote on proposed changes to the society's constitution and bylaws then elect officers. For more information, call 614-382-5989.

Olde Pickerington Village Business Association, annual Olde Village Holiday, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6, in Olde Pickerington. Activities will include carriage rides, free children's crafts at at Hair Boutique, free Christmas surprise at Deblin Design, cookie decorating at BakerHouz on 8 and storytelling and book reading at Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society. Participants can visit with Santa with an optional 5-by-7 picture done by David Beckham Photography for $5. Proceeds benefit Faith Mission. The Village Tree Lighting will take place at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to pickeringtonvillage.com.

Fairfield Heritage Association, 35th annual Candlelight Tour, "Sing We Now of Christmas," 6 p.m. Dec. 14, at eight historic churches in downtown Lancaster. Each church will present its own festive 15-minute music program. Participants should wear comfortable shoes, dress warmly and bring a flashlight. A van will be provided for those who have walking difficulties. The colors of the tickets indicates where participants begin the tour. Advance tickets are available through Dec. 13, at a cost of $9 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased at the Georgian Museum, the Sherman House Museum, Fairfield National Bank Main Office and FNB banks in Kroger East, at Memorial Drive and in Meijer. Other ticket sites are Carnival Foods, Farmer's Country Store, Shaw's Restaurant & Inn, as well as First Presbyterian and First United Methodist Churches. On the day of the event, tickets will be $10 for adults; children under 12, $3 and will be sold at the Sherman House Museum from noon to 5 p.m. and Georgian Museum from 1 to 5 p.m.; museum tours are included in the ticket price. Tickets may be purchased one-half hour before the tour at the First Presbyterian and First United Methodist Churches.

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

Columbus Military Wives Club, luncheon, noon Dec. 4, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11 a.m. The program will be the Olentangy Men's Choir. Club members' husbands are invited. For more information or reservations, necessary a week in advance, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-876-6283 or Mabel Edwards, 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 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 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 tamcereng1989@yahoo.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 gina@panageanetworks.com.

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 Dr., Pickerington.

Support groups

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 Drive. 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 more 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. For more information, go to tylerslight.com.

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.