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Events and programs

American Red Cross-Licking County, blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Licking County Administration Building, Meeting Room A, 20 S. Second St., Newark; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at Kaiser Aluminum, 600 Kaiser Drive, Heath; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at the United Church of Granville, 115 W. Broadway, Granville; 1 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Church of the Ascension Worship Center, Classrooms 3A-4B-2B, 555 S. Main St., Johnstown. For information or appointments, call 800-733-2767.

Licking County Historical Society, "Dancing Through the Decades," 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Buckingham Meeting House, Veterans Park, Sixth and Main streets, Newark. Everett McKee and the Motley Dance Club will perform dances from the past. After the show, the dancers will teach the audience some of the dances. Cost is $15 per person, $25 per couple. Tickets are available at the Buckingham House, at the door or by calling 740-345-4898.

East Central Ohio Audubon Chapter, winter program on "Magnificent Monsters of the Ice Age," 2 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Community Room of the Granville Public Library, 217 E. Broadway, Granville. The slide show will be presented by Robert C. Glotzhober, curator emeritus of natural history at the Ohio Historical Connection. The free event is for adults and children over the age of 10. Hot chocolate will provided. For information, contact Lyn Boone at 740-587-4728.

Licking County Park District, Saturday morning hike, 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Kraner Nature Center, Taft Reserve South, 10383 Fairview Road, Newark. Participants will look for signs of winter wildlife. Dress for the weather and terrain. Programs are free. For program dates and partnering organizations, visit lickingparkdistrict.com.

Miller Memorial United Methodist Church, Soup Supper, 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at 5241 Miller Church Road in Johnstown. Hot soups, sandwiches and homemade desserts will be offered. Donations will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit church mission projects.

Licking County Genealogy Society, 2 p.m. March 1 in Meeting Room A, first floor, Licking County Library-Main, 101 W. Main St., Newark. In addition to a general meeting, Cindy Thompson will present "Our Ellis Island Ancestors." The meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 740-349-5510.

Johnstown Area Seniors, meeting and program, 10 a.m. March 9 at Church of the Ascension, 555 S. Main St., Johnstown. The group is for those 55 years of age or older. A social gathering with coffee starts the day, with a meeting at 10:30 a.m., a program at 11 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. A $5 one-time admission fee is charged, along with $5 for each meeting that includes lunch.

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. Outdoor and indoor games, music and a potluck are included for all ages, free of charge. A euchre competition also is planned. Call 740-344-2351.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program helps unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over secure 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.

Ongoing events include:

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.

Health

Licking Memorial Hospital is at 1320 W. Main St., Newark. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held or begin in the first-floor conference rooms.

The Licking County Health Department is at 675 Price Road in Newark.

Newborn basics class, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at Licking Memorial Hospital. Topics covered include newborn care, infant growth and development, ways to interact with infants, and infant and child safety. Cost is $10 per family. To register, call 740-348-4346.

Prenatal breastfeeding basics class, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Licking Memorial Hospital. A board-certified lactation consultant will be available for one-on-one questions. Cost is $20 per family. To register, call 740-348-4346 or email firstimpressions@LMHealth.org.

Childbirth education class, for expectant mothers, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at Licking Memorial Hospital. 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 The cost is $55 per couple and lunch will be provided. The class is for both first-time mothers and mothers who want a refresher course. To register, call 740-348-4346 or email firstimpressions@LMHealth.org.

Stork tour, for expectant parents and those planning a pregnancy, 6 p.m. March 3 at Licking Memorial Hospital. The event includes a guided tour of the hospital's maternity floor. To register, call 740-348-4346.

Prenatal breastfeeding class, 6 to 8 p.m. March 4 at Licking Memorial Hospital. A certified lactation consultant will be available for questions. The cost for the class is $20 per family. To register, call 740-348-4346 or email firstimpressions@LMHealth.org.

Adult flu vaccinations, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Licking County Health Department. Residents can walk in and receive vaccinations with certain insurance companies billed for the service. Those without coverage who are not high-risk, or those covered by a company the department cannot bill, will be charged a $25 fee. To schedule an appointment for a child in need of flu or other vaccinations, call 740-349-6535.

Immunizations, 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. For information, call 740-349-6535.

Blood pressure clinic, 8 a.m. to noon daily at the Licking County Health Department. 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 nonemergency illnesses. Health-care professionals who would like to volunteer should call 740-927-7729.

Meetings

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 granvillefellowship.org.

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.

Licking Heights Athletic Boosters, 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. Contact Frank Agin at 614-476-5540 or frankagin@amspirit.com, or visit amspirit.com.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Moundbuilders Chapter, noon Thursdays at Heritage Hall, 1058 E. Main St., Newark. Contact Frank Agin at 614-476-5540 or frankagin@amspirit.com, or visit amspirit.com.

Support groups

Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group, 10 to 11 a.m. March 3 in the auditorium at Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St., Newark. A certified lactation consultant will answer questions and provide resources as needed. To register for this free program, call 740-348-4346.

Al-Anon, for families and friends affected by alcoholism, meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Pataskala United Methodist Church, 458 S. Main St. For more information, visit coafg.org/find-a-meeting.

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 740-403-4463 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. Lunch provided.

Nar-Anon Family Group, 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Shepherd Hill main building, 200 Messimer Drive 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.

Depression and Bipolar Support, sponsored by Mental Health America of Licking County, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the MHA offices, 65 Messimer Drive in Newark. For more information, go to mhalc.org or call 740-522-1341.

Peer Support for Adults with Mental Illness, sponsored by Mental Health America of Licking County, noon to 1 p.m. Fridays in the MHA offices, 65 Messimer Drive in Newark. For more information, go to mhalc.org or call 740-522-1341.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by Mental Health America of Licking County, 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the MHA offices at 65 Messimer Drive in Newark. For more information, go to mhalc.org.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support, sponsored by Mental Health America of Licking County, 7 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the MHA offices, 65 Messimer Drive in Newark. For information, go to mhalc.org or call 740-522-1341.

Autism Support Group, for parents and guardians of those who live with autism, sponsored by Mental Health America of Licking County, noon to 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at 65 Messimer Drive in Newark. For information, go to mhalc.org or call 740-522-1341.

Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, sponsored by Mental Health America of Licking County, 7 to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the MHA offices, 65 Messimer Drive in Newark. For more information, go to mhalc.org or call 740-522-1341.

Survivors of Trauma or Sexual Abuse, sponsored by Mental Health America of Licking County, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Mondays at the MHA offices, 65 Messimer Drive in Newark. For more information, go to mhalc.org or call 740-522-1341.

Survivors After Suicide Loss, sponsored by Mental Health America of Licking County, 7 to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the MHA offices, 65 Messimer Drive in Newark. For information, go to mhalc.org or call 740-522-1341.