Granville Historical Society, program on renowned historian and book collector Hubert Howe Bancroft, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road. Bancroft's great-great-granddaughter, Kim Bancroft, who abridged her ancestor's autobiography, Literary Industries: Chasing a Vanishing West, will speak about his Granville childhood. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bruce Cramer at 740-587-7053 or visit bryndu.com.

Events and programs

American Red Cross-Licking County, blood drives, 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 7714 Hazelton-Etna Road SW, Pataskala; 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Christ Lutheran Church, 732 Hebron Road, Heath; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 20 at Lowe's, 888 Hebron Road, Heath. For appointments, call 800-733-2767.

Granville Historical Society, program on renowned historian and book collector Hubert Howe Bancroft, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road. Bancroft's great-great-granddaughter, Kim Bancroft, who abridged her ancestor's autobiography, Literary Industries: Chasing a Vanishing West, will speak about his Granville childhood. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bruce Cramer at 740-587-7053 or visit bryndu.com.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, regional office hours, 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Licking County Public Library, 101 W. Main St. In addition to making voter registration forms and election information available, regional representatives will be on hand to answer questions and distribute materials to those interested in learning more about the other functions of the office.

Full Armor of God Baptist Church, free Family Funday Carnival, noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at 14454 E. Broad St., Reynoldsburg. The event will feature bounce houses, a dunk tank, cotton candy and other food items.

Licking County Genealogical Society, meeting, 2 p.m. Sept. 13 in Meeting Room A, first floor of the Licking County Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark. Sundra Peters will present "Kelly Family Tree." Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 740-349-5510.

PBJ Connections, Great Pairings: Helping Horses Help Kids Charity Event, 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Vault, 35 E. Gay St. Wine tastings, appetizers and a silent auction are scheduled. All proceeds go to providing mental health therapy services to youth and families. Tickets, at $75, can be purchased online at helpinghorseshelpkids.org. Each attendee will receive a wine glass and a gift pack.

Pink Strides Trail Run and Wellness Walk, 9 a.m. Sept. 19 at Infirmary Mound Park. The 5K course runs throughout the trails with changes in elevation; the one-mile walk is mostly flat. Registration is $25 before Sept. 4, $30 after. Register at lickingcohealth.org.

Licking County Historical Society Cake Decorating Contest for Johnny Clem's 164th birthday, 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 at Buckingham Meeting House and LCHS grounds, corner of North Sixth and West Main streets, Newark. The free event features free cake and ice cream, historical displays, music by Lewis Pride, old-fashioned games for kids and ice cream-making. Contest winner gets a prize. After judging, the cakes will be auctioned to benefit the D. Robert Tharp Scholarship Fund. Visit lchsoghio.org.

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. There also will be a euchre competition. Call 740-344-2351.

Classes and workshops

Gymnastics for preschool and school-age children, Sept. 8 through Oct. 24 at the Licking County Family YMCA Western Branch in Pataskala. Classes available for all skill levels. Registration opens Aug. 24 for full members and Aug. 26 for program members. Call 740-964-6522.

Licking County Health Department, child car-seat safety class, 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25, at 675 Price Road, Newark. Registration is required for either session. To sign up, call 740-349-6535.

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. Aug. 18, at Licking Memorial Hospital. The class instructs parents-to-be in topics such as newborn care, infant growth and development, and infant and child safety. To register, call 740-348-2527.

Prenatal breastfeeding class, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Licking Memorial Hospital. A certified lactation consultant will be available for one-on-one questions. Cost is $20 per family. To register, call 740-348-2527.

Childbirth education class, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at Licking Memorial Hospital. Topics include ways to cope with labor, breathing exercises, guidance for the support partner and interaction exercises. Advance registration is required, as class size is limited to 10 couples. Although it is recommended that women attend during their 28th to 32nd weeks of pregnancy, they are welcome to take the class at any point. To register, call 740-348-2527.

Stork Tour, for expectant parents and those planning a pregnancy, 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Licking Memorial Hospital. The program includes a guided tour of the maternity floor. To register for this free event, call 740-348-2527.

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. For those without coverage who are not high-risk or those covered by a company the department cannot bill, a $25 fee will be charged. To schedule an appointment for a child in need of flu or other vaccinations, call 740-349-6535.

Immunizations, 2 to 3:45 p.m. Mondays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:15 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.

WIC satellite clinic, by appointment, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Pataskala YMCA West Branch, 355 W. Broad St. For information, call the Licking County Health Department at 740-349-6474.

Immunization satellite clinic, by appointment only, Aug. 19 at the West Licking Fire Department, 851 E. Broad St., Pataskala. For information, call the Licking County Health Department at 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.

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.

Licking County Aging Program

These ongoing events take place in the banquet room, unless otherwise noted, at Heritage Hall Senior Center, 1058 E. Main St., Newark. For information, call 740-345-0821.

Mah Jong -- 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays.

Exercise classes -- 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Chair volleyball -- 10 a.m. Mondays and 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

Que-Me-In billiards -- 5:30 p.m. Thursdays in the lobby with two professional tables.

Country Music Fellowship Organization show -- 5:30 p.m. first and third Wednesday.

Brenda Sue's Opry Club -- 5:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday.

Bill and Friends singing and karaoke -- 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Friday in the dining room.

Meetings

Licking County Board of Health, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road, Newark. For 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.

Licking County Democratic Club, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Donald D. Hill 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

Partners in Breastfeeding Group, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 27 at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road, Newark. For more information, call 740-349-6535.

Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group, 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 1 in the Lactation Clinic, Room 340 of the Mother-Baby Unit on the third floor of Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St., Newark. A certified lactation consultant will answer questions and provide resources as needed. To register for the free group, call 740-348-2527.

Mental Health America of Licking County, free support group for teens in grades 6-12, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at MHA, 65 Messimer Drive, Newark. The intent is to offer an environment where young people can find friendship and support. Topics will include but are not limited to depression, anger, self-esteem, bullying and self-harm. Activities will utilize both written and art journaling. Group leaders will be Shari Johnston and Justina Wade.

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 will be 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.

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.