Health and Recreation Calendar


Armory Activities

The Armory at 15 E. Second St. in London offers a full slate of activities for youths and adults. Call 740-852-1595.

• Joanie’s Ballet and Tap Class—adults and children, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Class times to be assigned at registration.

• Self Defense—Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. for 4-8 year-olds, 6:30 for 9-14 year-olds, and 7:340 for 15-year-olds through adults. Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m. for adults.

• Men’s Church Basketball League—Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Starts Jan. 12.

• Men’s Open Tuesday Basketball League—Deadline Jan. 15. Starts Jan. 27. First eight teams; $300 per team. Call 740-645-7861.

• Bodies in Motion (Pilates and Body Sculpting)—Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in West Jefferson, and 7:15 to 8 p.m. at West Jefferson United Methodist Church. Also, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and 6:15 to 7 p.m. at the Armory.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the Armory, and 6 to 6:45 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in West Jefferson.

• Kids In Motion (Gymnastics and Tumbling)—Tuesdays, 5:15 to 5:55 p.m., parent and child; 6 to 6:40 p.m., 3-4 year-olds; 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., 6-10 year-olds.

Thursdays, 10:45 to 11:25 a.m., 5-6 year-olds; 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., 3-4 year-olds.

Saturdays, 10 a.m., parent and child; 11 a.m., 5-10 year-olds; noon, 3-4 year-olds.

• First Aide and CPR—Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

• Babysitting Training—Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon.

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross has scheduled the following blood drives:

• Noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at Hurt-Battelle Memorial Library in West Jefferson. Call 1-800-GIVELIFE to register. Walk-ins are welcome.

• 1 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Mount Sterling Community Center. Call Kathy Beekman at 740-845-9939 to make an appointment. If you gave on or before Dec. 19, you are eligible to donate again.

Darby Creek Metro Park

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park is located at 1775 Darby Creek Dr. in Galloway, four miles off Route 40 just east of West Jefferson. For more information about the park or its programs, call 614-895-6365.

• Baby Bear Full Moon Hike, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. Join in for a four-mile moonlit hike through the winter woods. Meet at the Naturalist Office.

•Preschoolers: Bear Necessities, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. – Bring your teddy bears and learn about these furry mammals through storytelling, songs and a craft. Meet at Cedar Ridge Lodge.

• Family Special: Movie Night, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Come to the lodge for popcorn and a nature movie to chase away the winter blues. Meet at Cedar Ridge Lodge.

• Fireside Stories, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a hot beverage and a folk story as you gather around the fireplace. Meet at Cedar Ridge Lodge.

Diabetes Education Classes

The Madison County Diabetes Associ-ation, in conjunction with Bayer Health-Care, will sponsor diabetic education classes covering nutrition, carbohydrate counting, label reading and exercise:

• Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.—Meadowview Village Apartments, 338 W. Main St., Mount Sterling

• March 4 at 6 p.m.—Harley Room, Madison County Hospital, 210 N. Main St., London

• March 11 at 6 p.m.—dining room, Arbors West. 375 W. Main St., West Jefferson

• March 13 at 6 p.m., conference room, Mount Sterling Community Center, 164 E. Main St., Mount Sterling.

Cathy Spencer, R.N., a diabetic educator and Type 1 diabetic for over 21 years, will teach these free classes. Space is limited and reservations must be made by contacting Nena at 740-845-7232 or 614-879-9470 one week prior to the class you want to attend.

First Aid and CPR Classes

The American Red Cross in Madison County is hosting the following classes. For more information or to sign up, call 740-845-9939.

• Feb. 7—Infant and child CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Mount Sterling Community Center, 164 E. Main St., Mount Sterling, $35.

• Feb. 22—Bloodborne pathogens from 4 to 6 p.m. at Madison County Department of Family and Children, 52 S. Main St. in London, $30.

• Feb. 25—Adult CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Mount Sterling Community Center, 164 E. Main St., Mount Sterling, $30.

• March 6—First Aid from 5 to 9 p.m. at Hurt-Battelle Memorial Library, 270 Lilly Chapel Rd., West Jefferson, $30.

Girls’ Youth Basketball Tourney

The London Parks and Recreation Department will host a fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade girls’ basketball tournament in London. The tournament will take place on March 8-9. The deadline to enter is March 2. To enter a team or get more information, contact Darren Long at 740-852-7641 or

Mount Sterling Community Center Activities

For more on the following events at Mount Sterling Community Center, 164 E. Main St., call 740-869-2453 or send e-mail to

Jan. 21

• Open gym, 4 to 7 p.m.

• GED/ABLE classes, 6 to 9 p.m.

• MSYAA basketball practice, 7 to 8:30

Jan. 22

• Bible study, 9 to 10 a.m.

• Tutoring for third- through fifth-grade, 2 to 4 p.m.

• Food/clothing pantry, 4 to 7 p.m.

• TOPS, 6 to 6:45 p.m.

• MSYAA basketball practice, 7 to 8:30

• Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 to 9 p.m.

Jan. 23

• Adult sewing, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Adult counseling, 2 to 7 p.m.

• Open gym for ages 12 and under, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

• MSYAA basketball practice, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

• Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 24

• Food/clothing pantry, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Tutoring for third- through fifth-grade, 2 to 4 p.m.

• AAU basketball practice, 5 to 7 p.m.

• Incredible Years parenting class and dinner, 6 to 8 p.m.

• GED/ABLE classes, 6 to 9 p.m.

Jan. 25

• AAU basketball practice, 5:30 to 7

• Friday Night Live, 8:30 to 11 p.m.

Jan. 26

• MSYAA basketball games, 8 to 11 a.m.

• Sewing, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 27

• Sterling Grace church services, 6 to 8

• Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 to 8 p.m.

• Depression/Bipolar support, 8 p.m.

Vision Clinic

On Feb. 7, the Madison County/London City Health Department in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health will hold a free vision clinic for people up to age 21 who do not have vision coverage. If you suspect your child is having difficulty or just needs a routine exam, call to schedule an appointment, 740-852-3065.  The health department is located at 306 Lafayette Street in London.  

Weight Loss Support Groups

“Let’s Talk, New Beginnings” are weight loss support groups sponsored by the Madison County Diabetes Association. The groups are open to all adults free of charge. You do not have to be diabetic to attend.

The meetings are held on: Mondays at 6 p.m. at Arbors West in West Jefferson; Wednesdays at 2 p.m. at Madison County Senior Center, London; and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. at Plain City Public Library.  

For further information, contact Nena at 614-879-9470 or 740-845-7232.

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