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Events and programs

Healing Rooms Of Pickerington, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at Trinity Family Life Center, 6389 Blacklick Eastern Road. Free, confidential prayer for physical, emotional or related concerns is available. Appointments accepted; walk-ins welcome. For more information call 614-837-8356.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing 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.

Serbian Festival, noon to 10 p.m. July 30, St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church, 1840 N. Cassady Ave., Columbus. Celebrate Serbia with St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church's annual Serbian Festival. Traditional Serbian food with be served along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. A tamburitza orchestra, Orkestar Lira, will play Serbian folk music. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children younger than age 12. Parking is free. For more information, visit

Impact Week, July 17-24 throughout central Ohio. The week will feature more than 100 events organized by Crossroads Church in Lithopolis. Events will take place in the Columbus area. For more information or a list of events, visit


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. Interested health care professionals who would like to volunteer, call 740-927-7729.

Classes and workshops

Free yoga classes, 7 to 8 p.m. July 21 and 10 to 11 a.m. July 23 at Vineyard Columbus -- East Campus, 333 Jericho Road, Pickerington.


Club iConnect, for ages 14 and older, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church, 895 Old Diley Road, Pickerington. The group is designed to develop a healthy focus on abilities and responsibilities for personal growth. Topics include personal safety, healthy relationships and future planning. For more information contact facilitators Dona Jagger at 740-862-4843 or, Gloria Moen at 614-501-0485 or or Julie Bruckelmeyer at 740-652-7220 or

Toastmasters at Pickerington, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the upstairs conference room at Kroger's, 1045 Hill Road N. Participants learn how to develop public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive club environment. Visit

Fairfield County Photography Club, 7 to 9 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road. Members share photographs and new techniques, with experience levels ranging from beginner to expert professional. Contact Joe Elliott at 614-249-6505 or for information.

Vineyard Columbus East Campus Church services, 9 and 11:30 a.m. Sundays, at 333 Jericho Road, Pickerington. The church has changed from one Sunday service to two, beginning Easter Sunday.

AmSpirit Business Connections, Diamond Chapter, 8 a.m. Wednesdays at MMA Insurance, 107 W. Columbus St., Pickerington. Free, structured, weekly referral exchange group. For more information, contact Frank Agin at

Pickerington Area Kiwanis, noon the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Rule 3, 650 Windmiller Drive. All welcome. Call David Stone at 614-837-7000.

The Southeast 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, email or visit

Pickerington AmSpirit, 8:30 Fridays at Pizza Cottage, 1000 Old Diley Road. Business networking and referral group meeting. Visitors are welcome. Contact Gina Winterstein at 614-794-3500 or

Reynoldsburg/Pickerington Rotary Club, weekly meeting, noon Tuesdays at Wesley Ridge Community Center, 2225 state Route 256. Visit or email

Violet Grange 1949, 2 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Violet Township Office, 12970 Rustic Drive, Pickerington.

New Neighbors League of Greater Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, informal monthly coffees in members' homes and monthly book clubs for women who have moved to the Columbus Metro areas within one year of relocation. Visit for meeting times and locations. For information email

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.

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 Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road, Pickerington. 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 or

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 or

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.

Lymphedema Support Group, led by a certified lymphedema therapist and a registered nurse. The group is ongoing; join anytime. Call Mount Carmel at614-546-4180.

Grief Process Support, led by hospice professionals. Various groups available. Call Mount Carmel Hospice at 614-234-0200.

Turning the Page on Cancer Book Club, led by registered oncology nurses. The group is ongoing; join anytime. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.

FairHope Hospice & Palliative Care Inc. PALS Night, a free monthly grief support group for children and teens, 5 to 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 125 N. Eastwood Ave. in Lancaster. Open to those dealing with the loss of a parent, caregiver or sibling. Monthly activities include pet therapy, art activities, locomotor and song and music therapy. For more information, call 740-475-0699 or 800-994-7077.

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.