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Marabar Hts. Garden Club
The Marabar Heights Garden Club meets at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1200 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg the second Thursday each month (except January) at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to all interested in gardening. Call Cheryl Kelly (614) 604-8632 or email ck031226@gmail.com.

MS support group
Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church hosts a Multiple Sclerosis support group from 10:30 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday of each month.

Joseph’s Coat
Joseph’s Coat, located at 240 Outerbelt St.#5, is a non-profit organization offering free clothing, personal care items and household goods to those in need. Furniture is also available by working through your licensed social worker and applying through josephs-coat.org. It is also an authorized organization for Infant Safe Sleep, supplying pack n’ plays to newborns. Hours are Saturday/Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday/Thursday 6-8 p.m.Register at Joseph’s Coat during open hours with identification for all family members that includes name and birth date, i.e. birth certificate, drivers or state ID licences, or guardianship papers.

Joseph’s Coat accepts gently used items, and new personal care items on Saturday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at dock door 6, rear of the building. Call (614) 863-1371 to donate basic gently used furniture or to volunteer. Visit Facebook or josephs-coat.org for information.

Living Legacy trees
Planting a tree and watching it grow can be a beautiful and long lasting way to commemorate an event or remember a loved one.

Through the Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department’s Living Legacy program, organizations and individuals can register to have a commemorative tree planted in one of the city’s six parks or other city owned public property where appropriate.

Under the Living Legacy program, a tree can be planted to: establish a tradition, celebrate the birth of a child, memorialize a loved one, commemorate a wedding, celebrate a graduation, as a Valentine’s gift, or to recognize the accomplishments of an individual, group or organization.The recipient and location are noted on a permanent standard plaque designed and fabricated by the city.

Applicants can choose from a variety of trees.

The cost is $200 per tree under the Living Legacy program. The parks and recreation department will order and plant the tree. The city will maintain the tree.

According to the program’s guidelines, a specific planting site may be requested by the donor and the city will try to fulfill that request if possible. If the donor does not specify a site, or the requested site cannot be accommodated, then the city staff will choose a planting site for the tree.

For information on the Living Legacy program, visit www.ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us and click on parks and recreation.

Historical Society
Museum open house
The Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society, 1485 Jackson St., Reynoldsburg, across from Hannah Ashton Middle School, holds its monthly open house March through November on the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum features free admission, arranged tours, The Gateway to Reynoldsburg, RHS Alumni Anniversary Hall, gift shop and refreshments. Visit www.rths.info for information.

At Blacklick Woods
The following activities will be held at Blacklick Woods Metro Park, 6975 E. Livingston Avenue, Reynoldsburg (meet at Nature Center unless otherwise noted):
•Jan. 20, 2 p.m.: Needles and Cones – Take a half mile walkand learn how to identify conifers. Meet at Ash Grove Picnic Area.
•Jan. 26 and Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m.: Wildlife Observation Night – Catch a glimpse of nocturnal critters through the viewing windows.
•Jan. 31, 6 p.m.: Blue Moon Hike – Take a 2 mile hike that will only happen once in a blue moon.
•Feb. 3, 2 p.m.: Frigid Fungi – Take a 1.5 mile walk to look for mushrooms that persist in winter.
•Feb 4 & 11, 10 a.m.: Whooo’s Courting? – Take 1 mile walk to search for barred owls.
•Feb. 10-11, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Animal Courtship Display – Discover some of the fascinating ways wild animals attract a mate.
•Feb. 24-25, 8a.m. to 6 p.m.: Weather Wonders Display – View our display of the mighty world of extreme weather.
•Feb. 25, 1 p.m.: Frozen Swamp – Break through the ice of the swamp to scoop up tiny swimmers.
Visit www.metroparks.net.

Keep Reynoldsburg
Beautiful meeting
Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Wesley Ridge Retirement Community’s Private Dinning Room, 2225 Taylor Park, Reynoldsburg, from 5:30-7 p.m. Email arleyowens@keepreynoldsburgbeautiful.org for information.

Slate Ridge Civic Assoc.
Slate Ridge Civic Association meets the third Sunday each month from 2-3 p.m. at Slate Ridge Office Park, Conference Room, 7514 Slate Ridge Blvd., Reynoldsburg.

Eastland Performing Arts
Eastland Performing Arts will present the following shows this season at 6699 Livingston Avenue, Reynoldsburg: The Best of Broadway,” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18; “The Reduc’d Wizard of Oz,” 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 9; “Tall Tales and Tiny Tails and Frisky Fun,” 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 10; “Nine to Five,” 7:30 p.m. March 15-17 and 3 p.m. March 18; “Choreographer’s Showcase,” 7 p.m. April 26; “Dance Du Jour,” 8 p.m. April 26; “Playwright’s Workshop,” 2 p.m. May 14; “First Looks Senior Performance Projects,” 2 p.m. May 17. Tickets range from free to $9. For information call (614) 501-4071.

Reynoldsburg Sr. Center
The Reynoldsburg Senior Center is located at 1520 Davidson Drive, Reynoldsburg. You must be at least age 55 to join and the cost is $15 per year for Reynoldsburg residents and $20 per year for all others.

The center offers exercise classes, ballroom dancing, line dancing, yoga, tai chi, Silver Sneakers, arthritis exercise, art classes, craft classes, card games, tone and stretch as well as Zumba Gold. Other activities include, chorus, cornhole, current events, darts, horseshoes, ice cream socials, pickle ball, ping pong, pool, mahjongg, potlucks, guest speakers, and a Summer Community Concert Series. The center also offers regular blood pressure checks and yearly flu shoots, as well as tax preparation. There is a travel program that features day trips around Columbus and Ohio. Several times a year there are extended trips outside the state or outside the country.

For information call (614) 866-5890.

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