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Events and


The 2015 Pickerington Area Chamber Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration, presented by Diley Ridge Medical Center, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Tall Timbers Banquet Center, 13831 National Road, Reynoldsburg. The theme is "A Night of Celebration!" Awards including Business of the Year, Rising Star (New Business) and the Doug Barr Safety Award will be given. A silent auction will also be held. Fee is $45 for members, $65 for nonmembers. For more information go to

Pickerington Community Theatre, auditions for its fourth annual variety show, 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church, 895 Old Diley Road. Participants of all ages can perform for less than five minutes. A piano is available but an accompanist is not guaranteed. Organizers will determine if the auditioner can perform the act and if the act is family-friendly. Forms are available for download at or can be completed at the audition. The show will be staged Feb. 27 at Pickerington Senior Center. Dinner is included.

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, 37th annual conference, Growing Right by Nature, Feb. 12-14 at Granville's middle and high schools. Keynote speakers include Lindsey Lusher Shute, executive director and co-founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition, and John Ikerd, author and sustainable agriculture advocate. Activities include workshops, a trade show, a seed swap, book signings and conferences for youth. For more information visit

Special Olympics Ohio, 2016 Polar Plunge, Feb. 20 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Road, Powell. All money raised by Polar Plunge events benefits more than 23,000 Special Olympics athletes in Ohio. Participants obtain a minimum of $75 or $50 (students) in pledges and then jump into the Polar Plunge pool. Plungers must be at least 8 years old. Guests will be charged a $10 zoo entry fee. Others can participate through "Too Chicken to Plunge," raising a minimum of $30. All plungers receive a T-shirt, food and non-alcoholic beverages at a post-event party. Contact or by calling 614-239-7050.

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.


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 non-emergency illnesses. Health care professionals who would like to volunteer, call 740-927-7729.


Pickerington Garden Club, presentation by guest speaker Steve Anderson on "Growing For the Farmers Market," 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Pickerington Library, 201 Opportunity Way. Guests are invited. For information call 614-837-3951 or 614-837-4455.

Support groups

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Linda Wilcox at 614-284-5544. An additional group meets at 10 a.m. on the third Friday of the month at Parkside at Wesley Ridge, 2225 state Route 256. For more information call Kathy Todd at 614-866-7212 or Sharon Waldo at 614-755-4952. For information regarding additional support groups in Fairfield County, contact Waldo.

Pet Loss Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way. The meetings are free and all are welcome. Jennifer Owens is the leader.

Parent Support Group of Tyler's Light, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tobin Center, 8233 Howe Industrial Parkway, Canal Winchester. This group is for parents who have a child or children struggling with addiction. For more information go to

AA, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Peace Christian Center, 88 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester. For information, call 614-837-6689.

Celebrate Recovery, for people struggling with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:45 p.m. Mondays at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Includes dinner, fellowship, worship and free childcare to age 11. Visit

Parkinson's Disease Support, 10:30 a.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, at the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, at 1636 Graham Road, in Reynoldsburg. Contact Carmel Jenkins at 614-861-2571.

Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. every Thursday at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 10:30 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday of the month at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Contact Eva Phillips at 614-860-0747.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit

Colorectal Cancer Gathering, led by an oncology nurse navigator. The group is ongoing; join anytime. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.