Around Pickerington

Red Cross blood drives

The Fairfield County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 121 W. Mulberry St., in Lancaster, will hold the following blood drives (for information call (740) 687-5585):

•April 28 – Bloodmobile at Power Shack, 2100 Yarmouth Drive, Pickerington from 1:30-7:30 p.m. Phone Sean at 614-322-1275 to schedule an appointment.  Open to the public and walk-ins are welcome. A month’s membership will be given to all presenting donors.

At the Pickerington Library

Activities at the Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way (call (614) 837-4104 or visit for information):

•Go Green at your library on April 26 at 2 p.m. Get tips on recycling, reducing and reusing to help our planet.

•PPL Book Club – Meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.  The book for April will be "March," by Geraldine Brooks, and the book for May will be "The Reader," by Bernhard Schlink.

•Stitch & Chat – Meets every third Saturday of the month at 2 p.m.  Bring your art or craft – knitting, drawing, scrap booking, etc. – and share ideas with others, as you work on your project.

•Sawtooth Sisters – Join the "Sawtooth Sisters" anytime between 6-8 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. Bring whatever sewing supplies and equipment you’ll need–whether needle & thread or your sewing machine.  


Pickerington Community Theatre’s production of "The Velveteen Rabbit" will hold auditions on May 2 at 7 p.m. and May 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Call backs and casting will take place May 4 at 2 p.m. A large cast of 18 to 20 is needed and the age group will range from 7 to 19. The play will run from open Aug. 22-31 for two weekends.For information visit

PCHS tennis fund raiser

Pickerington Central High School’s boys and girls tennis teams will hold a "giant parking lot sale" yard sale type fund raiser on May 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot at the corner of Hill Road and Opportunity Way across from the Pickerington Library. For information about the event call Terry LeVett at (614) 837-1812 for e-mail

Painting workshop

A floral workshop in oil with artist Patty Sykes, a certified Robert Warren instructor, will be offered at POP Arts 895 Diley Road, Pickerington, on April 24-26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Canvas and paints are included.  Cost is $80 per day or $225 for all three days.  Call 837-5303 or visit

Violet Twp. to form
park advisory committee

In response to a recent survey of Violet Township residents, the Violet Township trustees are organizing a park advisory committee.  

The trustees invite citizens of the township including Pickerington, to participate on the committee and to attend a meeting  about the committee on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Violet Township meeting room, 12970 Rustic Drive, Pickerington.  

The task of the group will be to study the advantages and disadvantages of forming a joint park district with the city of Pickerington, park land preservation, and green space initiatives.

Township officials state that residents have said park land and green spaces are important to the quality of life and for preserving the rural feel of the township. In order to provide ongoing programs and to expand the recreational opportunities, the trustees are requesting citizen involvement to develop a suggested plan for future generations.

For information call the township administrative offices at (614) 575-5556.

Plants & pancakes

The Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Drive, will hold its third annual plant sale in conjunction with the center’s pancake breakfast on April 26 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Arbor Day in Pickerington

On April 25 at 7 p.m. the Pickerington Tree Commission will celebrate Arbor Day with a ceremony at the Sycamore Park Arboretum.  This year’s Arbor Day tree is a redbud, which will be dedicated to Violet Township and its residents. This dedication will commemorate the township’s bicentennial celebration.

Pedal in the Park

The Violet Township Bicentennial Celebration Commission will hold Pedal In The Park on May 18 from 2-4 p.m. in the 58 acre Sycamore Creek Park located just off of Lockville Road across from Victory Park in Pickerington.  

Parents may bring their young children either to walk or ride on tricycles, wagons, scooters or bikes with training wheels. Each child will be given a passport and as they travel the creekside path and stop at stations along the way, they will receive stamps for their passport. The park itself has many points of interest including: the Zeller-Smith Covered Bridge, an arboretum, the Amphitheatre, Sycamore Creek Pond, and several playgrounds and shelter houses. This is a free event. For information go to or call (614) 382-5989.

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