March is the time for the wearing of the green, especially in my home! It is a time to celebrate my husband's Irish heritage.

March is the time for the wearing of the green, especially in my home! It is a time to celebrate my husband's Irish heritage.

This brings to mind our trip to Ireland, where we saw so many shades of green that we lost count. This winter has made us all long to see green again. When we see green, we are reminded of growth and renewal.

That is what many of our classes at the Senior Citizens of Reynoldsburg (SCOR) offer -- a chance to learn something new or fine-tune a skill we already have.

Some of the classes offered are: beading with Judy Doran, card-crafting with Ruth Schillinger, crochet with Martha Taladay, quilting with Nancy Ockay and woodcarving. Brenda Mason teaches several classes, which include acrylic painting, fused glass, stained glass, watercolor and wire wrapping.

A writers workshop begins April 12 with Ann Monske. It is a memoir/creative nonfiction writing class that meets every Saturday from 12:30-3 p.m. The fee is $3 per person. Please call the center to reserve your space.

SCOR offers a current events discussion group with Bob Kaynes. This is an interesting program to keep abreast on what's happening locally and in the world. They meet the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month from 9:30-11 a.m.

SCOR has some guest speakers coming in April. John Arnold will be here Tuesday, April 15, at 2 p.m. He will explain MyCare Ohio, a new managed care program for those who may be eligible for Medicare and/or Medicaid.

On Thursday, April 17, at noon, representatives from Diabetic Supplies Inc. will conduct a shoe clinic. If you are diabetic, most insurance companies will provide a new pair of shoes every year. The shoe clinic will determine the correct shoe and will make sure your shoes are delivered to your door.

Friday, April 18, at 9 a.m., attorney Jim Hardgrove will discuss the current status of federal estate taxes. Jim is at SCOR every third Friday to enlighten us on different legal topics.

AARP Driving Training is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26. This is a classroom program designed to sharpen your driving skills and keep you current on any changes to driving laws. The cost for the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Please call to reserve your space.

It looks like a busy spring at SCOR. Even though St. Patrick's Day has come and gone, keep thinking green -- we are bound to see some green grass soon!

Debbie Mullarkey is a Reynoldsburg resident, a retired teacher and a longtime member of the Senior Citzens of Reynoldsburg.