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Events and


Orbiting Squares Western Square Dance Club, free dance lessons, 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 and 24 at the Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corner Road, Gahanna. Dancing continues on Thursday evenings. Couples, singles and families are welcome, no partner necessary. Wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes. For more information call 614-837-6974 or 614-491-3476 or go to

The African American Interest Group of the Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, African American Interest Group 2015 Annual Conference, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Ohio History Connection, 800 E. 17th Ave. Genealogist Timothy N. Pinnick will present "Mining for Gold: Researching Ancestors in Coal Mining Towns and Black Newspapers" and "Using Manuscripts & Oral Histories in African American Research." Cost is $45. For registration information go to

Friendly Ties Western Square Dance Club, Family Reunion Party, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Drive. This event is an introduction to Western square dancing, round dancing and line dancing. Refreshments will be served. Free. For more information call 614-829-2117 or 614-866-1816.

Reynoldsburg High School Class of 1990 25-year reunion will be held Oct. 3 at LaScala in Dublin. For details, email

Family Pride Network of Central Ohio, LGBT Family Conference and Resource Fair, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road. The keynote address will be delivered by Ellen Kahn, director of the Children, Youth and Families Program at the Human Rights Campaign. Registration begins at 11 a.m., when attendees also can engage with professional resources such as adoption and foster care agencies, attorneys, financial planners, counselors, and places of worship. Registration is $5 per person for FPN members, $10 nonmembers. Attendees can join FPN for a $10 per year for the entire family at

Classes and


Wills and Estate Planning, free seminar, 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in the meeting room at the Gahanna branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 310 Granville St. Topics will include methods to avoid probate, living trusts, powers of attorney, medical directives and changes in tax regulations. For more information or to register email or visit

Services Specialists, workshop to help veterans improve their job search skills, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at Military Veterans Resource Center, 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Suite 350. The workshop will include resume and interview sessions and a one-on-one consultation. Veterans who have a resume should bring it. Participants must register in advance by contacting Herb Jones at 614-636-4634 or For additional information, visit


American Red Cross, blood donations, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Reynoldsburg Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 1402 Brice Road. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to

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 contact Monica at 614-559-5502 or

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 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. Health care professionals who would like to volunteer, call 740-927-7729.


Wild Ones, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 19, Monarch Rearing and Release at Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark. Shana Byrd will present information about Dawes Arboretum and share the methods used to rear wild monarchs from the egg stage to adulthood. For car pool information, contact Barbara Altenburg or call at 614-638-0442.

Reynoldsburg Democratic Club, meetings, the fourth Thursday of each month in the Truro Township Fire Station 162, 6305 E. Livingston Ave. For information contact

Widow or Widowers Club, 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive. For more information call Ruth at 740-964-6480.

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 helps sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals succeed by exchanging 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 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 learn how to help serve the 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 frankagin@ 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.

Women Marines Association, Ohio-3 Florence Jelsma Fawley chapter, a veterans association specifically for women Marines, meets quarterly in the Columbus-Dayton area. For information, email

Urban Beekeepers of Central Ohio, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1450 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. Membership for calendar year is $10. Participants will hear expert speakers, view demonstrations and join in activities. For more information email

Boy Scouts Troop 316, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Brice United Methodist Church, 3160 Brice Road. The troop seeks new members. For information or questions, call Tom McInnerney at 614-863-5221 or email

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

New Neighbors League of Greater Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, informal monthly coffees in members' homes and monthly book clubs for women who have moved to central Ohio within one year of relocation. Visit for meeting times and locations. For information 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

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 10 a.m. on the third Friday of the month at Parkside at Wesley Ridge, 2225 state Route 256. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Kathy Todd at 614-866-7212 or Sharon Waldo at 614-755-4952. An additional group meets at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road. For more information call Linda Wilcox at 614-284-5544.

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

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.

Celebrate Recovery, for people struggling with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:45 p.m. Mondays at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Contact the Rev. Matt Elliott at 614-866-9570 or

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

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

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

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