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Baobab Blast, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 2-6 at Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church, 895 Old Diley Road. Free. Donations will be accepted for Heifer International. The week will include games, music, skits, Bible stories and crafts. Register by calling 833-1707.

Yard sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society Museum, 15 E. Columbus St. Table and tent space are available. Nonprofit groups receive free table space. Donations for the sale may be dropped off at the museum from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Call Leisa Coffman at (614) 829-2677 for information on renting tables and tents.

Pickerington Marching Band Festival, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Pickerington High School North Stadium, 7800 Refugee Road. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and students. The event will feature several competitive performances by marching bands from around Ohio. Proceeds are split between the Pickerington High Schools and support instrumental music programs. Individuals or businesses interested in advertising in the program should e-mail by Aug. 19.

Bloodmobiles, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at Sycamore Creek Church, 8100 Refugee Road. Call Kristy at (614) 920-4020 to schedule an appointment. An additional Bloodmobile will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Seton Parish, 600 Hill Road N. Call Becky at (614) 833-0482 to schedule an appointment. All presenting donors are eligible to win a $1,000 Marathon gas card.

Medical clinic, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Vineyard Community Church, 15187 Palmer Road, Reynoldsburg. Free sports and school physicals, health screenings and treatment for non-emergency illnesses are available. The VCC food pantry is also open at this time. Interested health care professionals who would like to volunteer, call (740) 927-7729.

Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society will hold its annual picnic Friday, Aug. 13, at the home of Gary and Barbara Taylor, Buckeye Lake. A boat tour of the lake will leave the dock at 4 p.m., with the picnic to follow. Reservations are required. Call Joan Heft at (614) 837-5132.

Central Ohio 9-12 Project, 5 p.m. the second Wednesday and 7 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month. Meeting location varies. For information, call Mike Lyons at (614) 561-4040 or e-mail

Pickerington AmSpirit, 8:30-9:45 a.m. every Friday at Pizza Cottage, 1000 Old Diley Road. This is a business networking and referral group meeting. Visitors are welcome. E-mail

Toastmasters at Pickerington, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Hill Road Kroger store. Call John Crawford at 833-0856.

Pickerington Lions Club, meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. For location and time, call 920-0800.

Reynoldsburg/Pickerington Rotary Club, noon Tuesdays at Wesley Ridge Community Center, 2225 state Route 256. Visit or e-mail for more information.

Pickerington Area Kiwanis Club, noon the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the Park Alley Tavern, 19 N. Center St. All are welcome. Call Deblin Jennings at (614) 833-3803.

Violet Grange, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Grange Hall, 36 Lockville Road.

Beta Sigma Phi-Xi Kappa Omega chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month. For meeting location and time or for membership information, call Norma at (614) 837-4265.

MOMS Club Pickerington North Chapter, 10 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road. This is a support group for stay-at-home moms living in Pickerington north of Refugee Road, Etna, Reynoldsburg and Pataskala. Outings, playgroups and more. E-mail or call Stephanie at (614) 787-4351.

Southeast Moms Group, 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road. For information, visit

Fairfield County Autism Resource Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Early Childhood Center, 1592 Granville Pike, Lancaster. Call 653-4489 or 862-6171.

Grief Support Group, sponsored by Fairhope Hospice, meets for lunch at noon the first Wednesday of the month, at the Fairfield County District Library, 219 N. Broad St., Lancaster. Call (740) 654-7077.