Events and programs
Reynoldsburg Truro Historical Society, open house, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at 1485 Jackson St., across from Hannah Ashton Middle School. There will be free admission to tour the museum and gift shop. Refreshments will be available. Visit www.rths.info or call Mark at 614-868-5354.
RecycleForce Columbus Inc., e-Waste Recycling Event, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19, at the Church of the Resurrection, 6300 E. Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany. Unwanted consumer and business electronic products and equipment at or nearing the end of their useful life will be accepted. These items include computers, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, tapes, CDs, stereos, telephones, cell phones, PDAs, cameras, chargers, power adapters, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines and small appliances (microwave, fitness equipment, vacuums, etc). Most collections are at no cost; however, RFC requests a $10 donation/disposal fee for CRT computer monitors and TVs. For a complete list of items accepted, visit recycleforcecolumbus.org.
Classes and workshops
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.
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 information or to make an appointment, contact Markus at 614-645-8557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. For information go to facebook.com/ pages/Grace-Clinic/ 143166422367543.
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.
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.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection, 7 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 14, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 530 McNaughten Road. NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which participants learn from each others' experiences, share coping strategies and offer encouragement. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264.
Greater Reynoldsburg Democratic Club, 7 p.m. Jan. 16, at the Truro Township Fire Station 162, 6305 E. Livingston Ave. For information, go to reynoldsburgdemocraticclub.org.
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 www.vtwl.org or email email@example.com.
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 Mason340.com 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 reynoldsburgfootball.com.
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 6:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ses912.com.
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 reynoldsburgrepublican.org for more information.
The Kiwanis Club of Eastern Columbus, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at the VFW, 4100 E. Main St. Visit the web site kiwanis.org 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 email@example.com. For general information, visit amspirit.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.
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 email@example.com.
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 newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ccfa.org/chapters/centralohio for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.
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 meets at 10 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at Parkside at Wesley Ridge, 2225 State Route 256. Call Kathy Todd at 614-866-7212.
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 email@example.com.
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Horizons Divorced/Separated Support, 7 to 8 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month, at the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Child care is available only upon request. Contact Dr. Carl Wiley at 614-866-5864 ext. 142 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays in the Richards Building at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road.
Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. every Thursday at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics, Al-Anon, 9 p.m. every Thursday at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church at 1636 Graham Road, Reynoldsburg. For information, visit coafg.org.
AA, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Peace Christian Center, 88 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester. For information, call 614-837-6689.
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.
Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 11 a.m. Saturdays at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 Livingston Ave. Call Karl at 614-236-9979.
Mothers of Multiples, for mothers and expectant mothers of twins, triplets and more, serving Pickerington, Reynoldsburg and east Columbus areas. Call Dee Gabe at 614-868-0497.
Overeaters Anonymous, for meeting information, visit OA.org.