Reynoldsburg's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, 7 p.m. Dec. 2, at the city Municipal Building, 7232 E. Main St. Participants are invited to watch as city lights the tree, in addition to singing carols and drinking hot chocolate.

Events and programs

Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation, final event in the 2013 American Girl Tea Experience, 2 p.m. Nov. 30, at the Livingston House, 1792 Graham Road. The program will feature Rebecca Rubin, as participants learn about the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. There is a $15 fee for residents a $20 fee for non-residents. Those interested in registering for the program should call the recreation department at 614-322-6806.

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

Reynoldsburg's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, 7 p.m. Dec. 2, at the city Municipal Building, 7232 E. Main St. Participants are invited to watch as city lights the tree, in addition to singing carols and drinking hot chocolate.

St. Gabriel Radio and Columbus area band Living Water, performance of the concert narrative On a Night Like This, 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Matesich Theater on the campus of Ohio Dominican University. On a Night Like This considers the many participants in the story of Jesus' birth. The presentation is open to the public and is appropriate for all age groups. While tickets will be free, reservations are requested. For reservations go to or

Christmas on the Town, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7, in Olde Towne Reynoldsburg. Local merchants will offer specials and give-aways for adults and children. Guests can visit with Santa Claus, stop by the Secret Santa Shop, enjoy a carriage ride through Olde Reynoldsburg and sample seasonal treats that are offered throughout the day.

Ikebana International Columbus Chapter 84 Workshop, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13, at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Myrna Cordray, Sogetsu School of Ikebana, will lead the program. For reservations, due Dec. 3, call 614-326-0795.

Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society, Christmas dinner, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, at the MCL Cafeteria in Whitehall. For information, call Mark at 614-868-5354.

Free Bicycle Clinic, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Vineyard Community Church, 15187 Palmer Road S.W. Free minor repairs and free bikes. Bike donations accepted.

Classes, workshops

New Directions Career Center, An Employer Perspective: Ten Things Job Seekers Need to Know About Employment Trends in a Changing Job Market, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Dec. 4, at 199 E. Rich St. The event begins with a continental breakfast. A $10 registration fee is payable at the door; however, fee reductions and waivers are available to those who qualify. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100. Additional information is available at

Wexner Heritage Village Spiritual Life Team, information session and training luncheon for the Nadav Spiritual Volunteer Program, noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 10 and March 11, at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Zusman Hospice Jewish Chaplain Rabbi Debbie Lefton will lead the session. This program pairs trained volunteer visitors with long-term care, independent and assisted living residents on the WHV campus, as well as unaffiliated individuals in central Ohio, who seek a spiritual confidant to explore issues such as faith, the afterlife, religious values and beliefs. No experience is necessary. Those interested in participating should contact Lefton at 614-559-0243 or


Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Volunteer Kathy Markus, a Medicare outreach specialist for the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, will hold open office hours to discuss enrollment options, prescription drug plans and their benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes and long-term care insurance. The free, confidential, one-on-one service is being offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Markus at 614-645-8557 or

Grace Clinic, free medical clinic, 6 to 8 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays at East Side Grace Brethren, 7510 E. Broad St., Blacklick. The clinic is operated by an all-volunteer staff comprised of three physicians, five nurses, one physical therapist and four administrative staffers. No shots, stitches or pain medicines are administered however visitors can receive help for colds and flu symptoms and monitoring of blood pressure.

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.


Reynoldsburg Civic Club, noon Dec. 3, at the Jefferson Country Club. Gloria Patterson will serve as hostess, assisted by Barb Bauer, Linda Johnson and Del Thompson. Joyce Whippo will provide the devotions. Johnson also will present the program, "Music, Music, Music." Correspondence for the club can be sent to: the Reynoldsburg Civic Club, P.O. Box 1536, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068.

Marabar Garden Club, Gardener's Day Out Holiday Luncheon, Dec. 5 at the Davis-Shai House, 301 Central Parkway, Heath. There will be no gift exchange. To share a ride, meet at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church on Graham Road. Departure time is 10 a.m. For more information call Pat Speakman at 614-866-8715.

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-Port Columbus Chapter, 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Brook Hollow Conference Center, 676 Brook Hollow, Gahanna. AmSpirit Business Connections is a national organization that assists sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals succeed by creating a forum where they can exchange qualified referrals with other sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals. Guests are welcome.

Reynoldsburg Community Association, 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Wesley Ridge, 2225 state Route 256. New members invited. For more information, call 614-580-7218.

Reynoldsburg Masonic Lodge 340 F and AM, 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7350 Broadwyn Drive. Visit or call 614-866-8179. A monthly breakfast is held from 8 to 11 a.m. the last Saturday of the month. The public is invited.

Reynoldsburg Football Parents Association, 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month in the coaches' office at Reynoldsburg High School, 6699 E. Livingston Ave. Visit

The Reynoldsburg Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at City Barbeque, 5979 E. Main St. New members are encouraged to join this service organization. For more information, call David Risen at 614-864-9819.

The Reynoldsburg Raider Diamond Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at City Barbeque, 5979 E. Main St.

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 or visit

Widow or Widowers Club, 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Dr. Call Ruth at 740-964-6480.

Reynoldsburg Republican Club, 6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at the Reynoldsburg Public Safety Building. Visit for more information.

The Kiwanis Club of Eastern Columbus, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at the VFW, 4100 E. Main St. Visit the web site to find out what you can do to help serve the community in which you live.

Reynoldsburg Board of Education, 7 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month in city council chambers, 7232 E. Main St.

AmSpirit-Reynoldsburg Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the East Main Professional Campus, 5300 E. Main St., Suite 203. For more information, call Frank Agin at 614-476-5540 or For general information, visit

Reynoldsburg/Pickerington Rotary Club, weekly meeting, noon Tuesdays at Wesley Ridge Community Center, 2225 state Route 256. Visit or email for more information.

Boy Scouts Troop 316, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Brice United Methodist Church, 3160 Brice Road. The troop is seeking new members. For information or questions, call Tom McInnerney at 614-863-5221 or email

Community Prayer Meeting, 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Call 614-866-5864.

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email

Support groups

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.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis as well as their family members, meeting in Reynoldsburg and Delaware. Visit for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.