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Events and programs

St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church, annual Serbian Festival, noon to 10 p.m. July 26, at the church, 1840 N. Cassady Ave. The church's grounds will be transformed into a Serbian village, featuring ethnic foods such as roasted lamb, handmade sausage, cabbage rolls and apple strudel. Soft drinks, domestic and international liquor, beer and wine also will be available for purchase. Live music by Orkestra Lira of Detroit will accompany kolo (circle) dancing and singing. Admission is $4, free for children under age 12. For information, contact ststevansfestival@gmail.com.

Community-Wide Toiletry Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 26 at Family Video, 5304 N. Hamilton Road, and Kroger, 1365 Stoneridge Drive. Collection boxes will be set up for donations of soap, shower gel, toilet paper, tissues, shaving cream, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and razors. Donated items must be unopened and unused. Travel size items are also accepted. The drive will benefit 11 area organizations, such as Ohio Community Health Workers Association and the YWCA Family Center. For more information contact Felicia Shanklin at 614-836-4665 or by email at ladybutterflies@ yahoo.com.

Briarcliff Civic Association, 22nd annual Picnic and Meet Your Neighbor, 5 to 8 p.m. July 27, at the John F. Kennedy Park Gazebo. The association will provide hot dogs, ice cream, condiments and paper products. For more information, call Mary Shea at 614-861-4452.

Carsons and Barnes Circus, sponsored by the Reynoldsburg Lions Club, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. July 28 and 29, at Civic Park, 6801 Daugherty Drive. Admission will be adults $12, $6 for children. Free kids tickets available at either bigtopshow.com for online sales or Culver's on state Route 256 and Sunoco on Main Street.

Temple Israel, Good as New Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3, at 5419 E. Broad St. New and gently used items will available as part of this event, organized by the Women of Temple Israel after a decade-long hiatus. All items, from furniture and housewares to electronics, toys, clothing and jewelry are strictly cash and carry on the spot. Proceeds will support the Temple Israel Religious School. For more information, contact mmen1404@ yahoo.com.

 

Classes, workshops

New Directions Career Center, Job Loss Financial Strategies: How to Survive Unemployment Without Losing the Shirt off Your Back, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. July 30, at the center, 199 E. Rich St. Participants will learn how to prioritize spending and access options. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door. To register, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.

 

Meetings

Reynoldsburg Democratic Club, 7 p.m. July 24, at Truro Township Fire Station 162, 6503 E. Livingston Ave. For more information, go to ReynoldsburgDemocraticClub.org.

Columbus Military Officers Wives Club, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 13, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd. The Innervision Trio will perform. For more information or to make reservations, due a week in advance, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-837-6283 or Mabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.

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 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 info@ses912.com 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 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 frankagin@amspirit.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 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 or questions, call Tom McInnerney at 614-863-5221 or email tamcereng1989@yahoo.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 nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

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.

Health

Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Additional sessions are 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.

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.

 

Support groups

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 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 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.

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