Granville Dental, the office of Dr. Mark Alexandrunas, will host a "Granville Easter Canned Food Drive" through March 29 at 121 E. Broadway.

Events and programs

Granville Dental, the office of Dr. Mark Alexandrunas, will host a "Granville Easter Canned Food Drive" through March 29 at 121 E. Broadway. Granville Dental, working in conjunction with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, will accept donations of canned goods and provide a matching donation to the food bank. All donors will be entered to win a Phillips Sonicare Flexcare toothbrush. Items most needed include canned fruit, vegetables, soup meat; peanut butter and diapers. For more information call 740-587-4891 or go to

Easter services, 7 and 10 a.m. March 31 at Heath United Methodist Church, 1149 Hebron Road. Additional services for Holy Week include a Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. March 28, and a Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. March 29. For additional information contact the church at 740-522-5155.

Easter services, 7 and 10:30 a.m. March 31 at Wagram United Methodist Church, 9535 Mink St. Additional services include Holy Monday, March 25; Stations of the Cross, Tuesday, March 26; Maundy Thursday and Sedar meal, March 28; and Good Friday Tenebrae service, March 29. An Easter Fellowship Breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. March 31, with Sunday school at 9 a.m. For information call 740-927-3017.

Disaster Preparedness, concerning people with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 27 at the Carol Strawn Center, 126 W. Church St., Newark. Sarah Morehouse of the American Red Cross and MaryAnn Aughinbaugh, LPN, will speak. Free. However, donations will be accepted. To register, call 740-345-5190.

Heritage Hall Senior Center, beginning art class for those age 60 and older, 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 1, 8, 15 and 22 in the arts and crafts room at Heritage Hall, 1058 E. Main St., Newark. The first class looks at shapes, shadows and art materials. Other sessions involve drawing a photo subject and studying art details. Fee of $35 includes a large drawing pad, a starter set of art pencils, an art eraser and other materials. To register, call Dee Hall at 740-323-5940.

Licking County Genealogical Society, 40th annual dinner and 21st anniversary of First Families of Licking County, 1:30 p.m. April 7. Dinner reservations are available at the LCGS library and at Advance reservations are required. The deadline is March 28. The program, "Researching Licking County Court Records," will be presented by William Markley, clerk for Licking County Records & Archives. New members will be inducted into the First Families of Licking County. For more information, call the LCGS library at 740-349-5510.

Museum at Buckeye Lake, training classes for Historic Cranberry Bog volunteer tour guides or crew members of the Queen of the Lake Tour Boat, at the museum, 4729 Walnut Road. Training will start at 7 p.m. April 9 for crewmembers, April 11 for bog guides. Classes for those who cannot make weekdays will be offered at 4 p.m. April 21. The guides will learn about the plants and the history of the bog, then participate in scheduled tours. Queen Crew volunteers assist with docking, greeting passengers and helping them on and off the boat. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age and complete a boating safety course. To register call 740-929-1998 or go to

Knights of Columbus Women's Club, Reynoldsburg, annual card party fundraiser, 7 to 10 p.m. April 2 in the gym at St. Pius X School, 1061 Waggoner Road. Activities include a silent auction, a raffle, two chances at a 50/50 raffle and a vintage jewelry resale. Live entertainment includes guitarist Lee Gilkerson. Participants are asked to bring their own cards and games. Tickets are $10 and include a chance at a door prize, dessert buffet, appetizers, coffee, tea and punch. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling Tina Banaski at 614-861-2601. Proceeds will benefit local charities.

Ohio State University Extension and Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers, Spring 2013 Speakers' Series, CTEC Green Thumbs, April 16. Participants will learn how to plant large hanging baskets with 35 to 40 plants. Cost is $15 with an additional $10 for the basket, soil and plants. To register call CTEC at 740-364-2333.

Pataskala Relay For Life Survivor/Caregiver Dinner, 6 p.m. April 16, at the Central Ohio Technical College-Pataskala campus, 8660 E. Broad St., Reynoldsburg. The event includes dinner and dessert. Participants may share details of their cancer journey if they choose. For more information, contact Chris Knapp at or 614-571-1591.

Newark Maennerchor, all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, 195 W. Orchard St., Newark. Cost is $7, $4 for children ages 12 and younger. For information, call 740-323-1163.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job-search assistance. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Granville Senior Center

All programs take place at the Granville Fellowship Senior Center, 3825 Columbus Road, Granville, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 740-587-1333.

Mondays – noon, free light lunches for adults ages 60 and older, call for reservations; 1:30 p.m., Delay the Disease.

Wednesdays – noon, free light lunches for adults ages 60 and older, call for reservations; 1:15 p.m. Balance Class.

Thursdays – 1 p.m., Beginners Mahjongg.

Fridays – 12:30 p.m., Delay the Disease.


Community Education program, basic CPR skills to help adults and children, 6 p.m. March 28 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. Ronda Stegman, Licking Memorial Community Training Center coordinator, will instruct. The program is free. Registration is required, and space is limited. To register call 740-348-2527.

Nutrition and Exercise Workshop, April 2 and 16 in the Licking Memorial Wellness Education Center at C-TEC, 150 Price Road in Newark. Program focuses on practical steps and guidance to develop a personalized weight loss plan, including recipe modification, smart grocery shopping, cooking demonstrations and beginning exercise. Licking Memorial Hospital dietitian Aundrea Parker and Licking Memorial physical therapist Kerri Marks will present. Participants should follow the signs to student parking on Price Road and enter through the Boulevard entrance. The program is free; however, registration is required. To register call 740-348-2527.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics Class, 6 to 8 p.m. April 3 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. A certified lactation consultant will be available for one-on-one questions. Cost is $20 per family. To register call 740-348-4346 or email

Friends and Family Infant and Child CPR Class, for expectant parents and grandparents, 6 to 7 p.m. April 5 in the first-floor conference rooms at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. 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.

Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 9 in the auditorium at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St. in Newark. The group is led by a certified lactation consultant who will answer questions and provide resources. Free. To register or for more information, call 740-348-4346.

Stork Tour, guided tour of Licking Memorial Hospital's maternity floor for expectant parents and those planning a pregnancy, 5:30 p.m. April 10 in the first-floor conference rooms, 1320 W. Main St. To register call 740-348-4346.

Immunizations, 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays by appointment, Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road, Newark. For information, call 740-349-6535.

WIC Satellite Clinic, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 10 and 17 at the Pataskala YMCA West Branch, 355 W. Broad St. For information call the Licking County Health Department at 740-349-6535.

Immunization Satellite Clinic, by appointment only, April 17 at the Pataskala West Licking Fire Department, 851 E. Broad St. For information call the Licking County Health Department at 740-349-6535.

Blood pressure clinic, 8 a.m. to noon daily at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road. Call 740-349-6535.

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.


Licking County Board of Health, 6:30 p.m. April 16 in the Unity Board Room at Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road in Newark. For more information call 740-349-6535.

Granville Fellowship Mahjong Group, 1 p.m. Thursdays at 3825 Columbus Road, Building G in Granville. The group is seeking new participants; no experience necessary. For more information, call 740-587-1333 or visit

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 invited. Call 740-344-2351.

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.

Bryn Du Governance Commission, 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Bryn Du Mansion property. Meetings are open to the public. Call 740-587-7053.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Granville Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Thursdays at College Town House, 334 E Broadway, Granville. For more information, contact Frank Agin at 614-476-5540 or For general information visit

AmSpirit Business Connections-Moundbuilders Chapter, noon Thursdays at Heritage Hall, 1058 E. Main St., Newark. For more information, contact Frank Agin at 614-476-5540 or For general information, visit

Support groups

Teen Mother Support Group, 6 to 8 p.m. March 28 at Pickerington Christian Church, 575 Diley Road. This program is focused on providing practical and emotional support for young mothers. Children are welcome and refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Parents Addressing Teen Challenges at or 614-917-0148.

Support group for parents of teens or adult children with bi-polar or borderline personality disorders, 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month at the Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Drive, Pickerington. The group also is open to those who have family members with other mental health disorders. Free. For more information, email

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, noon on the last Thursday of the month at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 75 McMillen Drive. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Beth Mueller at 740-344-0357 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. Lunch provided.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit

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. Meetings are open to family and friends of people who are using drugs. For more information, call Susan at 740-344-5963.

Survivors After Suicide, sponsored by Mental Health America, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the MHA offices, 65 Messimer Drive in Newark. Call 740-522-1341 or email

Schizophrenia Support Group, sponsored by Mental Health America of Licking County, noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 65 Messimer Drive in Newark.