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):

•Feb. 9 – Bloodmobile at Pickerington Kroger, 1045 Hill Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment; walk-ins are welcome.

•Feb. 10 – Bloodmobile at Peace United Methodist Church 235 Diley Road Pickerington, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Phone Susan at 614-837-3732 to schedule an appointment; walk-ins are welcome.

Heroes breakfast

The American Red Cross of Fairfield County’s 2008 "Heroes Breakfast," will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 12 at the Eagles Event Center, 1936 E. Main St., Lancaster.  Tickets are $25. Call (740) 687-5585.

"Heroes" art winners

The American Red Cross of Fairfield County, a United Way agency announced that Joseph Achenbach of Amanda-Clearcreek received first place in the 2008 "Heroes Breakfast Art Contest," sponsored by the Lancaster Rotary Club and the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (DACO).

Second place went to Maggie Palsgrove of Bloom-Carroll and third place went to Julia Davenport, also from Amanda-Clearcreek.  

At the Pickerington Library

Activities at the Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way (see for information):

•Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. – "Give a Hoot about Owls!" Scott Felker from the Metro Parks will share his knowledge about owls. This program is open to all ages. No registration necessary.

•Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. – "Family & Friends CPR Program." This program is designed for family members and friends who want to learn basic CPR to be prepared for an emergency and do not require a certification card. A Family & Friends CPR book will be included in the registration fee of $10.00 per family. This program is open to ages 12 and up. Call the library to register at 614-837-4104 ext. 280.

•Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. – "Dangerous Young Boys Club. It’s a Secret!" This event is open to all daring young men in grades 1-6.  Barnes & Noble and the Pickerington Public Library announce the formation of the Pickerington Local Chapter of this new club with monthly activities based on the best selling book, "The Dangerous Book for Boys," by Conn & Hal Iggulden. Register by Feb. 13 at (614) 837-4104 ext. 280.

•Feb. 23 – "M & M’s + Math = Fun!" Fun math activities for ages 5 through first grade at 2 p.m. and grades 2-4 at 3 p.m. Registration required by calling the library (614) 837-4104 ext. 231.

POP Arts

POP Community Center for the Arts, 895 Old Diley Road in Pickerington, will offer the following classes through the American Safety and Health Institute:  

•Child and Babysitting Safety on Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.  Register by Feb. 14 at 833-9040. Cost is $20 and provides two year certification for employer or community work.  

•CPR/AED in the Community and Workplace on March 8 at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 per person and includes a two year certification for your work in the community or our workplace.  

•First Aid in the Community and Workplace on March 8 at 1 p.m. Includes a three year certification. Fee is $25, however, if both the CPR and First Aid are taken on the same day, the fee for both classes is $40. Blood borne pathogens can be included for $5. Register by  March 6 at 833-940 for either or both classes.

Pickerington Garden Club

Garden writer Chris Eirschele will present "Irises Small and Tall" at the Pickerington Garden Club’s Feb. 20 meeting at 1 p.m. in the Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way. For information call Barbara Kochick at (614) 837-3951 or Anna Weber at (614) 833-2358.

American Legion dinner

American Legion Post 283, 7725 Refugee Road, Pickerington, will host a steak dinner on Feb. 29 from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $10.

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