Check out the roundup of local events, activities, meetings, etc., for the coming week.

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Friday Fling, April 27 at Zerger Hall Senior Center, 745 E. Main St. in Newark. Featuring the music of Michael Provenzano, who specializes in the songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. Reservations are due by 5 p.m. April 23. Call (740) 345-0821 or (800) 452-0097.

Arbor Day Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road SE. Activities, educational displays and a special educational show for children. Free.

Nighttime Adventures, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Infirmary Mount Park Shelter No. 5, just south of Granville on state Route 37. Join Ohio Nature Education for a nighttime hike without flashlights. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Free. Email

Author Talk, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Newark Library, 101 W. Main St. Featuring mystery authors J. Michael Demko and Carolyn Williams. Books available for purchase and signing following the talk.

Spaghetti dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Nutcracker Family Restaurant, 63 E. Broad St in Pataskala. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Come before 5 p.m. and receive $2 off. 100 percent of proceeds will benefit the Pataskala Recreation Association pool project.

Great Granville Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5, in the Main Street Market and Opera House Park, and locations throughout Granville. To register, call St. Luke's Episcopal Church at (740) 587-0167 or stop by the parish house at 118 S. Main St., Monday through Friday.

Spaghetti dinner, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Moundbuilders VFW Post 1060, 469 Forry St. in Newark. The event is a fundraiser for an Eagle Scout project to assist veterans. Tickets are $5 and are available from David Andrews at (740) 364-9233 or

Open house, 4 to 9 p.m. every Friday at the Whistlepig Gallery on Main, 312 S. Main St. Free and open to the public. Featuring art, refreshments and live music. Call (740) 739-1561.

All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Newark Maennerchor, 195 W. Orchard St. Dinner includes spaghetti, sauce, garlic bread, tossed salad, iced tea and coffee. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Call (740) 323-1163.


Registration is open for spring exercise and wellness classes at the Granville Fellowship Senior Center, 130 North Granger St. Call (740) 587-1333 or visit

Lecture: Eating Healthy on the Run, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road. Free and open to the public. Registration requested at (740) 670-5315. Call Bruce Cramer at (740) 587-753 to confirm details.

Community education program, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. Richard Whitney of Licking Memorial Behavioral Health will discuss alcohol and drug addiction. Registration required. Call (740) 348-2527.

Childbirth education class, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 27, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28, at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. A childbirth educator will teach the class, focusing on the anatomy of pregnancy, ways to cope with labor, breathing exercises, guided imagery exercises, postpartum care and newborn care. Expectant mothers should bring a support partner, two pillows and a blanket. Class size is limited to 10 couples. Cost is $60 per couple. To register, call (740) 348-4346.

Newborn basics, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. Expectant parents will learn to care for their babies in the months after birth. Cost is $10 per family. To register, call (740) 348-4346.

Breastfeeding basics class, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. Learn the basics of breastfeeding, including the skills and techniques necessary for success. A certified lactation consultant will be available for questions. Cost is $20. To register, call (740) 348-4346.

Stork tour, 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. Expectant parents and those planning a pregnancy are invited to take a guided tour of the maternity floor. To register, call (740) 348-4346.

Friends and family infant and child CPR, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the auditorium at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. Although this class does not provide official certification, it focuses on basic life support and treatment for children who are choking. Cost is $5 per person. To register, call (740) 348-4346.

Lecture: "Sun Safety and Free Dermascan Screenings," 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road. Free. Registration is requested at (740) 670-5315. To confirm information, call Bruce Kramer at (740) 587-7053.

Blood pressure clinic, 10 to 11 a.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road. Call (740) 349-6535.


Friday Night Frenzy, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Christian Endeavor UMC, 1415 Londondale Parkway in Newark. Enjoy an evening of fun and food. All ages welcome. Call (740) 344-2351.

Walk by Faith, 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, and 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, at the Johnstown-Monroe High School track, 401 S. Oregon St. Program is sponsored by Faith Fellowship Church. The group will not meet if the temperature is below 40 degrees or if it is raining.

Licking County Democratic Club, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Don Hill Licking County Administration Building, 20 S. Second St. in Newark

The Licking Heights Athletic Boosters meet at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Licking Heights High School, 4000 Mink St. in Pataskala.

Nar-Anon Family Group, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 80 Granville St. in Newark. Nar-Anon Family Group is a companion, but separate program, to Narcotics Anonymous. For more information, call Susan at (740) 344-5963.