Columbus Military Wives Club, luncheon, noon Dec. 4, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11 a.m. The program will be the Olentangy Men's Choir. Club members' husbands are invited. For more information or reservations, necessary a week in advance, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-876-6283 or Mabel Edwards, 614-866-2625.

Events and programs

Columbus Military Wives Club, luncheon, noon Dec. 4, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11 a.m. The program will be the Olentangy Men's Choir. Club members' husbands are invited. For more information or reservations, necessary a week in advance, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-876-6283 or Mabel Edwards, 614-866-2625.

Community Hours with District 18 state Rep. Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus), 5 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 25, at the Bexley Starbucks, 2450 E. Main St. Constituents are invited to discuss topics of importance to them. For more information, call Stinziano's office at 614-466-1896.

Hadassah Hanukkah dinner and gift auction, 6 p.m. Dec. 3, at China Dynasty, 1677 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington. The parve meal will be served family style. Cost is $19. Reservation checks must be received by Nov. 26, at the Hadassah office, 2700 E. Main St., Suite 106, Columbus. Sandy Roseman and Merry Lynne Lincove will do their comedic auctioneer routine. Attendees are asked to bring nicely wrapped gifts (minimum value $15) for the auction. Raffle tickets will be sold at $5 each or five for $20, and Hadassah greeting cards will be available. Donated goods or services are welcome as raffle prizes and for the silent auction. The Hanukkah party is chaired by Stephanie Elliott. For additional information, visit hadassah.org/columbus or call 614-235-8111.

Bexley Recreation Department and the Bexley Historical Society, annual Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7, at Jeffrey Mansion, 165 N. Parkview. The historical society decorates Jeffrey Mansion in period decor and holiday splendor, serving pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Cost is $5, $3 per child age 12 and under.

Koleinu Choir, Hanukkah party, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8, at Wexner Heritage House, 1151 College Ave. Hanukkah cookies will be served. Families are encouraged to join the residents of WHH for dancing and singing. This free event is sponsored by Hadassah. For more information, visit hadassah.org/columbus or call 614-235-8111.

Bexley Celebrations Association, tree lighting ceremony, 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15, at Drexel Circle, northeast corner. The event features Santa, candy canes, hot chocolate, cookies and holiday music. Mayor Ben Kessler and Santa light the tree, and Santa stays to talk to children. Participants are asked to bring food, clothing and toys for the Giving Tree.

Classes, workshops

New Directions Career Center, An Employer Perspective: Ten Things Job Seekers Need to Know About Employment Trends in a Changing Job Market, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Dec. 4, at 199 E. Rich St. The event begins with a continental breakfast. A $10 registration fee is payable at the door, however, fee reductions and waivers are available to those who qualify. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100. Additional information is available at newdirectionscc.org.

Wexner Heritage Village Spiritual Life Team, information session and training luncheon for the Nadav Spiritual Volunteer Program, noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 10 and March 11, at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Zusman Hospice Jewish Chaplain Rabbi Debbie Lefton will lead the session. This program pairs trained volunteer visitors with long-term care, independent and assisted living residents on the WHV campus, as well as unaffiliated individuals in central Ohio, who seek a spiritual confidant to explore issues such as faith, the afterlife, religious values and beliefs. No experience is necessary. Those interested in participating should contact Lefton at 614-559-0243.