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Events and programs

Lighthouse Counseling Services, Walk4HOPE, 9 a.m. Sept. 6, at Blacklick Woods Metro Park, 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg. This leisurely, guided two-mile walk is designed to provide a time of encouragement for those experiencing stresses of life. Registration fee of $25 includes a T-shirt. Register online at or call 614-337-1986.

First Heroes for Heroes 5K Obstacle Race Team Challenge, Oct. 5, at Civic Park, 1600 Daugherty Drive. Fee is $60 for a three-person team. Participants will have to climb, crawl, run, lift and more. All proceeds will benefit the Hope for the Warriors Foundation. Registration is open through the Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department website,

Free Bicycle Clinic, the first Wednesday of every month, April through September, at Vineyard Community Church, 15187 Palmer Road S.W. Free repairs of flat tires, brakes and chains and minor adjustments. For more information, call 740-927-7729.

Free Dog Obedience Training Clinic, first Wednesday of every month, April through September, at Vineyard Community Church, 15187 Palmer Road. Individuals and their dog will work on training techniques using a positive reinforcement approach. All dogs must be current on all their shots and all owners are responsible to clean up after their dogs. No vicious dogs are allowed. For more information, call 740-927-7729.

Classes, workshops

Wills and Estate Planning Seminar, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, in the meeting room at the Reynoldsburg Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 1402 Brice Road. Topics include changes in federal and state tax laws, contents of a will, avoiding probate and estate planning with living trusts. The seminar is free. For more information or to register, email or go to

New Directions Career Center, College Financing for Adults: How to Spend Less, Get More, and Navigate Lending Minefields, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Sept. 24, 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.

Ohio Dominican University, university-led Project Management Boot Camp, from 6 to 10 p.m. once a week starting Sept. 30, at its main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road. The nine-week program will be offered on four separate occasions during the year. It prepares students to take both the Project Management Professional and Certified Associate in Project Management Certification exams.The program may qualify for employer educational reimbursements. For more information, visit


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

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.


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 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 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 or visit

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 website 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, call Tom McInnerney at 614-863-5221 or email

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

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday for people who have recently moved to the Columbus Metro areas. For meeting times and locations, visit For information on becoming a member, email

Capitol City Chorus (Barbershop), rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays at First Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna. For more information, go to

Support groups

How it Works Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays in the gym at the Reynoldsburg Church of the Nazarene, 1340 Crest Road. Participants should park across Crest Road and use through the church's west entrance.

Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, Marcy Zitron lupus support group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, at the Southeast Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3980 Hamilton 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. Contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit

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 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 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