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Events and programs

Ohio Dominican University, College Goal Sunday, 2 p.m. Feb. 9, in Erskine Hall on the university's main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road. The free program is designed to help students apply for federal financial aid, with financial aid professionals available to answer questions. Volunteers will help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This event is presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents. Families are encouraged to register at ohiocollegegoalsunday. org or by calling 614-251-4778.

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.

Health

American Red Cross, blood donation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Reynoldsburg Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 1402 Brice Road. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.

Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Starting in February, additional sessions will be available from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Wednesday and the third Monday of each month. Enrollment options, prescription drug plans and their benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes and long-term care insurance will be discussed. The free, confidential, one-on-one service is being offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. To make an appointment, call Anne at 614-795-0927.

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.

Meetings

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 vtwl07@gmail.com.

Reynoldsburg American Legion Post 798, 7 p.m. Feb. 13, at the Truro Township Fire Station on East Livingston Avenue. For information, contact Commander Dunn at 614-864-7781 or tdunn1@wowway. com, or visit alohio798.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 Mason 340.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 info@ses912. com 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 information.

The Kiwanis Club of Eastern Columbus, 7 p.m. Wed-nesdays, at the VFW, 4100 E. Main St. Visit kiwanis.org.

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 information, call Frank Agin at 614-476-5540 or frankagin@amspirit. com. 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 viperoffice@viperprotectionservices.com 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, call Tom McInnerney at 614-863-5221 or email tamcereng1989@ yahoo.com.

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

Support groups

Therapy Group for Parents of Children With Addictions Issues, 7 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 3, at Peace United Metho-dist 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.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection, 7 p.m. Tuesdays 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. Call 614-501-6264.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis and 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 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 celebraterecovery@rumc.org.

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 emphillips4@gmail.com.

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 cwiley@rumc.org.

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 cjenkins7550@att.net.

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.

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