Eastside events for week of Jan. 9, 2011
MLK Jr. essay contest
Any young person between the ages of 7 and 18 is eligible to write an original essay for the 4th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest. Download an application at youthconnectionsinc.org. All entries must be postmarked by Jan. 26. The contest is sponsored by Youth Connections, Inc. For more information, call (614) 975-0532.
Library storytime schedule
The Reynoldsburg library, 1402 Brice Road, has released its storytime schedule for this winter (Jan. 10 through April 30):
Baby Laptime (birth - 18 months)
Tuesday - 11 a.m.
Toddler Storytime (18 months - 3 years)
Monday and Thursday - 10 a.m.
Preschool Storytime (3-6 years)
Tuesday - 10am /Wednesday - 11 a.m.
Family Storytime (all ages)
Saturday - 2 p.m.
Fairfield County Sheriff Dave Phalen wants the citizens of Fairfield County to be aware of a group of professional solicitors out of Las Vegas who have been contacting people either by phone or U.S. Mail soliciting donations to the “United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association” and other service organizations.
As sheriff of Fairfield County, the only sheriff’s organization that Phalen supports is the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association, which deals with concerns and legislative matters concerning the Sheriff’s Office of Ohio and law enforcement as a whole, according to a news release from the Office of the Sheriff.
Bread for the community
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 530 McNaughten Road in Columbus, distributes bread, bagels and other bakery produce as part of the Panera Bread “End of Day” program.
The Prince of Peace distribution is every Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m. All bread is given away free on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Everyone is welcomed.
Refuge of Hope Full Gospel Church is holding a ministry of couples that connect and bring strength to couples in these trying times.
The group meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month at 80 S. 6th St. For more information, call (614) 279-3345.
The following clinics are offered free through Vineyard Community Church: Computer repairs, chiropractor, medical, vision (require no insurance), legal, and auto (May-October).
The clinics are offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at Vineyard Community Church, 15187 Palmer Road SW, Reynoldsburg.
For more information or interested health care professionals who would like to volunteer should call (740) 927-7729, visit www.vineyard05.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Beginnings Animal Shelter will host Bingo on Wednesdays at the American Legion, 7725 Refugee Road, Pickerington. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and games start at 7 p.m. There will be a snack bar, Cookie Jar, great instants and Lucky Losers. For more information, go to www.newbeginningsas.org.
Parents’ Day Out
Parkview Presbyterian Church in Reynoldsburg is now accepting registration for its Parents’ Day Out Program.
The program is a Christian-based play group for 2- and 3-year-old children. The class meets on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Parkview Presbyterian Church is located on Livingston Avenue next to Blacklick Woods Metro Park.
For more information, call the church office at (614) 866-5451.