Events and programs
Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce, annual meeting, Feb. 8, at Hickory Lakes. Cost is $40 per person. Three awards will be presented: Business of the Year, New Business of the Year and the Doug Barr Award. The deadline for nomination forms to be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org is 5 p.m. Jan. 24. For more information, go to pickeringtonchamber.com
Pickerington Community Theatre, Second Annual Variety Show, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1, at Pickerington Christian Church, 575 Diley Road. Tickets are $15, and include a buffet dinner and the show. To make reservations, call 614-378-5767.
Ohio State University Extension, Fairfield County, 14th Annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 5, at Ohio State University, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. There will be morning and afternoon sessions focused on topics such as natural resource conservation programs, farmland preservation and taxation issues. A luncheon is set for noon. Registration fee of $50 is due Jan. 31. For more information, call 740-653-5419 or email email@example.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.
The Academy of Religious Studies, Inclusion with Molly King, 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 27, at Gender Road Christian Church, 5336 Gender Road, Canal Winchester. The program will provide a look into how churches and Sunday schools can be welcoming and effectively provide for families with special needs. King, director of Christian education and special needs ministries at GRCC, will lead this free workshop. To register, call Diana Morris or Myra Hayduk at 614-258-0376 or Gender Road Christian Church at 614-834-5973.
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.
Violet Township Women's League, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28, at the American Legion Hall, 7725 Refugee Road, Pickerington. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments. Members are requested to bring a guest to the meeting. The special program will be "Wardrobe Planning," highlighting latest colors and trends in fashion and accessorizing, presented by Chico's. Members are requested to bring children's hats, gloves, scarves for Fairfield Family Children's Services. Membership is open all women residing in Violet Township, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Canal Winchester, Groveport, Baltimore, Carroll and Pataskala. For more information, call Linda Fersch at 614-397-8434, visit vtwl.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Dr., Pickerington.
Therapy Group for Parents of Children With Addictions Issues, 7 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 3, at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road, Pickerington. Elaine Sturtz, licensed professional counselor of Peace Within Counseling Ministry, is the facilitator. The group will focus on the therapeutic issues of enabling, trust, rescue, boundaries, next steps and relapse. Fee is $25 To register, call Peace United Methodist Church at 614-837-3732 or Sturtz at 614-406-9544. Participants do not need to register in advance; just come to any or all of the sessions. The group is open to the community.
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.
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.