Fifth annual Crafts Gone Wild!, interactive crafting event, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 13, at the Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit St. Local vendors will be selling goods in time for holiday shopping and there will swag bags for visitors. Visit craftsgonewild.net for more information.

Events

Fifth annual Crafts Gone Wild!, interactive crafting event, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 13, at the Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit St. Local vendors will be selling goods in time for holiday shopping and there will swag bags for visitors. Visit craftsgonewild.net for more information.

Compassionate Friends Worldwide, Candle Lighting Ceremony to remember loved ones who left too soon, 6 p.m. Dec. 14, at the Haimerl Center, 1421 Morse Road, Columbus. Light refreshments will be served. Participants are asked to bring a photo of their child to share. For more information, call 614-882-8986.

Grande Winter Ball, 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 31, Ohio Statehouse Atrium, 1 Capitol Square. The Civil War re-enactors of 1st Ohio Light Artillery Battery A will host this event for all ages. Guests are invited to dance, learn how to reel or waltz or just watch. Participants may dress in attire of the Civil War period or come as they are. For entry, a tax deductible donation of $10 per person or $15 per couple will be appreciated. For students, a donation of $5 will be appreciated. Space is limited; reservations and donations are due no later than Jan. 21. For more information, contact 614-728-4185.

Health

American Red Cross, blood donations, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 18, at Mount Carmel East Hospital, 6001 E. Broad St. For appointments, call 800-733-2767.

Medicare counseling, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Additional sessions are available from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Wednesday and the third Monday of each month. Enrollment options, prescription drug plans and their benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes and long-term care insurance will be discussed. The free, confidential, one-on-one service is being offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. To make an appointment, contact Monica at 614-559-5502.

Grace Clinic, free medical clinic, 6 to 8 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays at East Side Grace Brethren, 7510 E. Broad St., Blacklick. The clinic is operated by an all-volunteer staff comprised of three physicians, five nurses, one physical therapist and four administrative staffers. No shots, stitches or pain medicines are administered however visitors can receive help for colds and flu symptoms and monitoring of blood pressure.Go to facebook.com/ pages/Grace-Clinic/ 143166422367543.

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.

Meetings

Violet Township Women's League, holiday party, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 16, at the American Legion Hall, 7725 Refugee Road, Pickerington. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. In addition to holiday foods, the event will feature a gift exchange. Guests should bring a "white elephant" item or "regift" an item. Membership is open to women in Violet Township, Pickerington and surrounding communities. For more information, visit vtwl.org, email vtwl07@ gmail.com or call Linda Fersch at 614-397-8434.

Widow or Widowers Club, 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive. For more information call Ruth at 740-964-6480.

Reynoldsburg Community Association, 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Wesley Ridge, 2225 state Route 256. New members invited. For more information, call 614-580-7218.

Reynoldsburg Masonic Lodge 340 F and AM, 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7350 Broadwyn Drive. Visit Mason 340.com or call 614-866-8179. A monthly breakfast is held from 8 to 11 a.m. the last Saturday of the month. The public is invited.

Reynoldsburg Football Parents Association, 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month in the coaches' office at Reynoldsburg High School, 6699 E. Livingston Ave.

The Reynoldsburg Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at City Barbeque, 5979 E. Main St. New members are encouraged to join this service organization. For more information, call David Risen at 614-864-9819.

The Reynoldsburg Raider Diamond Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at City Barbeque, 5979 E. Main St.

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.

Reynoldsburg Republican Club, 6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at the Reynoldsburg Public Safety Building. Visit reynoldsburgrepublican.org for more information.

The Kiwanis Club of Eastern Columbus, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at the VFW, 4100 E. Main St. Visit the website kiwanis.org to find out what you can do to help serve the community in which you live.

Reynoldsburg Board of Education, 7 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month in city council chambers, 7232 E. Main St.

AmSpirit-Reynoldsburg Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the East Main Professional Campus, 5300 E. Main St., Suite 203. For more information, call Frank Agin at 614-476-5540.

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

Boy Scouts Troop 316, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Brice United Methodist Church, 3160 Brice Road. The troop is seeking new members. For information or questions, call Tom McInnerney at 614-863-5221.

Community Prayer Meeting, 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Call 614-866-5864.

Capitol City Chorus (Barbershop), rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays at First Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna.

Support groups

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 10 a.m. on the third Friday of the month at Parkside at Wesley Ridge, 2225 state Route 256. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Kathy Todd at 614-866-7212. An additional group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road. For more information call Linda Wilcox at 614-284-5544.

How it Works Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays in the gym at the Reynoldsburg Church of the Nazarene, 1340 Crest Road. Participants should park across Crest Road and use through the church's west entrance.

HAMS: Harm Reduction for Alcohol meetings, 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month at Unitarian Universalist Congregation East, 1789 Lancaster Ave., Reynoldsburg. HAMS is a peer-led and free-of-charge support and informational group for anyone who wants to change their drinking habits for the better. More details are available at http://www.hamsnetwork.org/. Please note that the church is an alcohol- and drug-free facility.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis as well as their family members, meeting in Reynoldsburg and Delaware. Visit ccfa.org/ chapters/centralohio for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.

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. Contact the Rev. Matt Elliott at 614-866-9570.

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.

New Horizons Divorced/Separated Support, 7 to 8 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month, at the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Child care is available only upon request. Contact Dr. Carl Wiley at 614-866-5864 ext. 142.

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.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics, Al-Anon, 9 p.m. every Thursday at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church at 1636 Graham Road, Reynoldsburg.

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

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 at 614-546-4180.

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.

Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 11 a.m. Saturdays at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 Livingston Ave. Call Karl at 614-236-9979.

Mothers of Multiples, for mothers and expectant mothers of twins, triplets and more, serving Pickerington, Reynoldsburg and east Columbus areas. Call Dee Gabe at 614-868-0497.