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Events and programs

Labor Day Parade and Fish Fry, 10 a.m. Sept. 5 at Pickerington High School Central, 300 Opportunity Way. The Pickerington Lions Club will host a Labor Day parade and fish fry. The parade will begin at the PHS Central parking lot and ends at Ridgeview Junio High School. The fish fry will begin at 11 a.m. in the park. For more information, visit

"A Christmas Carol" auditions, 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at Pickerington High School Central, 300 Opportunity Way. The performance will be held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4. For more information, email

Max & Erma's Fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 14 at Max & Erma's Restaurants locations in German Village, Hilliard, Dublin, Westerville, Gahanna, Reynoldsburg and Pickerington. Anyone who presents the flier found online will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from their food sale to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus. For more information or to download the flier, visit

Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce September Membership Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Drive. This event will feature nonprofit chamber members set up for a meet and greet in a showcase format. The cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit

The Haunted Village, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society, 15 E. Columbus St. Trick-or-treaters are welcome to visit the upper level of the museum for candy. For more information, visit

Carnegie Library's 100th Birthday Party, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society, 15 E. Columbus St. The historical society and Pickerington Public Library will host a party with music, food and prizes.

The event also will feature an Andrew Carnegie re-enactor and 1916-era exhibitions. For more information, visit

Mobile Mammography and Bone Density screening, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Kristal & Forche Orthodontics, 130 W. Columbus St., Pickerington. Women can make appointments to be tested at OhioHealth's mobile mammography and bone density testing unit. Prescriptions are required for bone density testing. To make an appointment, call 614-566-1111 or 877-566-1112.

"The Adventures of Deuce Clarence Jones: Book 1-The Progenitors" author Andy Antijo, noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at Barnes & Noble, 1738 Hill Road N., Pickerington. Antijo and his dog, Deuce, will promote their book. For more information, call 614-751-0927.

"Center Courtship" author Liza Brown, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Barnes & Noble, 1738 Hill Road N., Pickerington. Brown will sign copies of her Ohio-based romance novel.

For more information, call 614-751-0927.

Classes and workshops

A Day of Athena Workshop and Awards Luncheon, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Hickory Lakes, 12495 Ault Road, Pickerington. Peg Tobin, 2015 Athena Leadership Award recipient, will present the workshop "Being You in a World of Difference." The cost is $65 for the workshop and awards luncheon, $30 for the luncheon only and $20 for students. For more information, 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.


Women's Health Coalition meeting, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at the OhioHealth Pickerington Medical Campus, 1010-1030 Refugee Road. Dr. Deepa Halaharvi, a board-certified general surgeon specializing in breast care and breast surgery, will speak. Hosted by the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce. Attendance is free for Women's Leadership Coalition members. For more information or to register, visit

Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 in the training room of Violet Township Fire Department, 8700 Refugee Road NW, Pickerington. John and Jayne Dye will showcase Civil War-era medical equipment. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit

Mended Hearts of Central Ohio, 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave., Columbus. Dr. Ray Hershberger will present "Living to Age 100." Sixty heart patients and caregivers will meet to learn and support one another. For information or to RSVP, call 614-580-1561 or email

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 for more information.

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. 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 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.