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Events and programs
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, second annual Bike MS Central Ohio Challenge, July 12, starting at New Albany High School, 7600 Fodor Road. Route options include 30, 50 and 95 miles with rest stops along the way. Registration is $30 and riders are responsible for meeting a $150 fundraising minimum. Participants must be at least 12 years old. First-time riders receive free registration with the coupon code NEW RIDER2014. For information about riding or volunteering at Bike MS, visit MSohiobike.org or call 216-503-4183.
Citizens for Humane Action Animal Shelter, annual Picnic with the Pups, 4 to 8 p.m. July 12 at the shelter, 3765 Corporate Drive. More than 50 vendors will be on hand. Other features include food and beverages, live music, a bounce house, dog games, canine behavior demonstrations and a microchip clinic. Adoption specials on CHA animals will be offered from noon to 8 p.m., which includes cats and kittens for $5 and dogs and puppies for $25.
Book Signing Event, with author Phoebe Ann Siylor, 3 p.m. July 14 at the Reynoldsburg Senior Center Picnic, 1520 Davidson Drive, Reynoldsburg. Siylor, a resident of Mansfield, will be available to sign copies of her book, Molding Sharon.
Ohio Diversity Officers Collaboration, sixth annual Diversity Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25 on the shared campus of the Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College. The conference, "New Diversity Challenges and Solutions," will provide professionals at institutions of higher education with cutting-edge speakers and best practices presentations. The conference cost is $25. A reception will be held at Cherry Valley Lodge, 229 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, at 6 p.m. the evening prior. Contact Vorley Taylor at taylor.1051@ osu.edu or 740-366-9443.
Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Additional session is available from 10 a.m. to noon 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. No shots, stitches or pain medicines administered. Visitors can receive help for colds and flu symptoms and monitoring of blood pressure. 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. Health care professionals who would like to volunteer, call 740-927-7729.
Widow or Widowers Club, the second Saturday of each month at the Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive. Call Mary at 614-309-0804.
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 others. 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.
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 website kiwanis.org to find out what you can do to help serve your community.
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.
Capitol City Chorus (Barbershop), rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays at First Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna. For more information go to capitolcitychorus.org.
Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, Marcy Zitron lupus support group, 6 to 8 p.m. July 14 at Donatos Pizza, 2922 Noe Bixby Road. The support group is an open, small-group environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families. Most discussions focus on the how-to's of living with a chronic illness. For more information, contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit lupusgreaterohio.org.
HAMS: Harm Reduction for Alcohol meetings, 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month at Unitarian Universalist Congregation East, 1789 Lancaster Ave., Reynoldsburg. HAMS is a peer-led and free-of-charge support and informational group for anyone who wants to change their drinking habits for the better. More details are available at http://www.hamsnetwork.org/. Please note that the church is an alcohol- and drug-free facility.
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 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.