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):

•March 1 – Bloodmobile at the Pickerington Christian Church, 575 Diley Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone 302-561-4662 to schedule an appointment.  Open to the public and walk-ins are welcome.

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:  

•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.

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.

Celebrate Women

Christine Pelosi, author of "Campaign Boot Camp:  Basic Training for Future Leaders," will offer the keynote address during Celebrate Women, a day-long conference held in recognition of Women’s History Month at Ohio University-Lancaster Campus March 7. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with Pelosi speaking at 10:30 a.m.

Auditor of State Mary Taylor will deliver a luncheon keynote address at Ohio University Pickerington Center’s Celebrate Women conference, to be held on March 14, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The cost per conference, including lunch, is $25. Anyone choosing to attend both conferences will pay $40. Students may attend at $20 per conference or $35 for both days.

For information or to register for the event, call 654-6711 or 888-446-4468, ext. 624, or visit

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