The Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society meeting will meet at 7:30 pm. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the lower level of the Historical Society Museum, 15 E. Columbus St. in Olde Pickerington Village.

The Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society meeting will meet at 7:30 pm. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the lower level of the Historical Society Museum, 15 E. Columbus St. in Olde Pickerington Village.

The topic will be “Rambling Willie.” Slides and stories of how Willie won fame and fortune in the 1980s will be presented by Philip S. Pikelny, currently a vice president and chief marketing officer for the Dispatch Printing Co. Pikelny is the co-author of “Rambling Willie: The Horse That God Loved.”

The meeting will include beverages and homemade desserts, compliments of historical society members.

Society membership is open to anyone interested in preserving and learning about local history. A family membership costs $10 and includes the remaining months of 2011 and all of 2012. For information, visit www.pickeringtonhistoricalsociety.com.

Free community seminars to provide information on wills, health care directives, medical expenses, investment planning and advance funeral planning will be offered in November, sponsored by the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home.

Seminars are planned for 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 550 Hill Road in Pickerington. An additional seminar will be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester.

The seminar will feature local attorneys Richard Ricketts and Brandon Teepes of the law firm Ricketts Co., Woody Winfree of Winfree Insurance and Financial Services and prearrangement specialist Pam Ulery.

Registration is requested. To reserve a seat, call (614) 837-7126.