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At the Pickerington Library

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

•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.  

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 www.violetbicentennial.com or call (614) 382-5989.


Pickerington Garden Club

A program featuring a field trip to Baker’s Acres will be presented at the Pickerington Garden Club meeting on May 21. Members and guests should meet at the Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way, at 10 a.m. For information call Barbara Kochick at (614) 837-3951 or Anna Weber at (614) 833-2358.


PASA soccer teams excel

The Pickerington Area Soccer Association (PASA) sent seven teams to the Middletown Blast tournament in March.

Five of the seven teams reached the championship game in their divisions with three of the squads – the U9 Girls Purple, the U10 Girls Purple, and the U13 PASA Flash Elite Boys – winning titles.

PASA has 23 Select teams with around 250 athletes as well as a recreation program with about 1,000 kids participating.

"We’re a big organization, but it’s a lot of fun," said Bobbi Lohiser of PASA.

For information on PASA, call 920-7972 or visit www.pasasoccer.org or e-mail pete@pasasoccer.org.

Wanted: Pickerington graduates from 1908-2008

This year’s Pickerington High School annual alumni banquet will be the 100th reunion banquet and the reunion committee is looking for everyone who graduated from Pickerington High School in the last 100 years, especially those who graduated 50 or more years ago. The banquet will be held at Pickerington High School Central June 7 with a social hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the Buckeye Blend barbershop quartet from 6:30-7 p.m., and dinner at 7 p.m..

The Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society will be open so alumni can look at Violet Township memorabilia as well as find their graduating class pictures through 1981.

As part of the 5K run/walk and children’s walks, a historic walk will start anywhere from 9-11 a.m. and will finish at 1 p.m.  It will include stops at 20 significant locations throughout Olde Pickerington Village. For information on the 5K run, one mile kids runs or the historic walk, go to www.violetbicentennial.com or call 614-382-5989. For information or to make reservations for the reunion, call 614-837-7507 or email nannylegrand@aol.com.

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