Licking County Genealogical Society, general meeting and annual potluck, 2 p.m. Jan. 3 in the first-floor meeting room of the Licking County Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert to share. The society will provide table service and beverages. Bill Markley will present the program, "How to Research at the Licking County Records and Archives." Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 740-349-5510.

Events and programs

Licking County Genealogical Society, general meeting and annual potluck, 2 p.m. Jan. 3 in the first-floor meeting room of the Licking County Library, 101 W. Main St., Newark. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert to share. The society will provide table service and beverages. Bill Markley will present the program, "How to Research at the Licking County Records and Archives." Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 740-349-5510.

American Red Cross-Licking County, blood drives, 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at Granville High School, 248 New Burg St., Granville; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Warner Library, 1179 University Drive, Newark. For appointments, call 800-733-2767 or visit the website at redcrossblood.org.

Licking Memorial Health Systems, Walk with a Doc, 9 a.m. Jan. 16 on the Licking County Family YMCA indoor track on West Church Street in Newark. Podiatrist Ralph Napolitano will discuss how to select athletic shoes. Healthy snacks and blood-pressure screenings will be provided. Free, but registration is required. Call 740-348-1572.

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. 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.

Classes and

workshops

American Red Cross of Licking County, basic life support for health-care providers, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at 143 S. 30th St., Newark. Cost is $75. Additional classes to be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 include: adult CPR-AED, $55; adult first aid-CPR-AED, $70; and adult and pediatric first aid-CPR-AED, $85. Registration is required. Call 800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class. Courses, times and locations subject to change.

Licking County Master Gardeners, volunteer training classes, beginning in February. Applicants should contact Lori Swihart at the Ohio State University Extension Office, 771 E. Main St., Newark, Ohio 43055. For more information, call 740-670-5322.

Mental Health America of Licking County's Bridges Out of Poverty program, Getting Ahead classes, 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays at 65 Messimer Drive, Newark, and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays (dinner and child care provided) at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 592 W. Main St., Newark, and 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Pataskala Grace Brethren Church, 3517 Headleys Mill Road, with dinner, child care and transportation assistance available. The free classes focus on breaking the cycle of poverty and creating positive changes in life. To sign up, call Donna Gibson at 740-788-0300.

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.

Stork tour, for expectant parents and those planning a pregnancy, 6 p.m. Jan. 5 at Licking Memorial Hospital. Participants will take a guided tour of the hospital's maternity floor. Free. To register, call 740-348-2527.

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

Friends and family infant CPR class, geared toward expectant parents and other caretakers, 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at Licking Memorial Hospital. Although this free class does not provide official certification, it focuses on basic life support. To register, call 740-348-2527.

Adult flu vaccinations, 8 a.m. to 4:30 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 shots or other vaccinations, call 740-349-6535.

Immunizations, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays by appointment, Licking County Health Department. For information, 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.

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

Granville Fellowship Mahjong Group, 1 p.m. Thursdays at 3825 Columbus Road, Building G in Granville. The group is seeking new participants; no experience is 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 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

Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group, 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 5 in the Lactation Clinic, Room 340 of the Mother-Baby Unit on the third floor of Licking Memorial Hospital at 1320 W. Main St., Newark. The group will be led by a certified lactation consultant, who will answer questions and provide resources. To register, 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.Topics include depression, anger, self-esteem, bullying and self-harm. Activities use 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 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.

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 additional, information, go to mhalc.org or call 740-522-1341.