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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 and shadows and art materials. Other sessions will involve drawing a photo subject chosen by the student. Remaining classes will involve art details and shading. Fee of $35 includes a large drawing pad, starter set of art pencils, art eraser and other materials. To register, call Dee Hall at 740-323-5940.

Museum at Buckeye Lake, training classes for anyone interested in volunteering as a tour guide for the Historic Cranberry Bog or as a crewmember on the Queen of the Lake tour boat, at the museum, 4729 Walnut Road. The training will take place at 7 p.m. April 9 for crewmembers, April 11 for bog guides. Both classes will be offered at 4 p.m. April 21 for those who cannot make weekdays. The guides will learn about the plants and the history of the bog, then participate in scheduled tours. Queen Crew volunteers assist with docking, greet passengers and help them on and off the boat. Volunteers must complete a boating safety course and be over 18 years of age. To register, call 740-929-1998 or go to

2013 Business Expo, Summit Station Lions Club, 2 to 4 p.m. April 14 at 7600 Summit Road SW, Pataskala. Light refreshments and samples will be provided. The public is invited. For information, contact

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.


Nutrition and Exercise Workshop, April 2 and 16 in the Licking Memorial Wellness Education Center at C-TEC, 150 Price Road in Newark. This 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. 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