Events and programs
Columbus School for Girls, CSG: All Girl, By Design, A Celebration of Student Learning for Prospective and Current CSG Families, 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 26, at the school, 56 S. Columbia Ave. Parents and prospective students preschool age through grade 12 are invited, as well as current CSG families, to attend this celebration highlighting CSG's curriculum and programs.Register online at columbusschoolforgirls.org by clicking on the "Visit CSG-CSG Admission" tab. For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 614-252-0781, ext. 310.
Bexley Community Book Club, panel discussion related to 2014 Selected Author Russell Banks, 7 p.m. Jan. 28, at the Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St. This Ohio State University Literary Panel, co-sponsored by the Ohio State University Creative Writing Program, will be moderated by 2006 Pulitzer finalist Lee Martin, who teaches creative writing at OSU. The book club is a program of the Bexley Education Foundation. For more information, call the foundation at 614-338-2093.
Bexley City Schools, World Cafe, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9, in the Bexley High School Library, 326 S. Cassingham Road. The topic will be "Myth-Busting and Breaking Stereotypes." This discussion, third in a series, is facilitated by Kimberly Brazwell, the district's student and community support specialist. Topics are selected by the participants, students in grades K-12 and community members.
J Street, launch of Columbus chapter with a book club-style discussion, 7 p.m. Feb. 10, at the Columbus Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave. The Columbus chapter of the national pro-Israel, pro-peace movement, will consider Israeli columnist Ari Shavit's bestseller, My Promised Land. The event will be moderated by Ohio State history professor Robin Judd and will be co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus and the Melton Center for Jewish Studies of The Ohio State University. The chapter is being co-chaired by Isaiah Shalwitz and Cantor Jack Chomsky and Ted Fisher will lead the group's political activities. The event is open to the public.
AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job-search assistance. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Free Meditation Sessions for the New Year, free Isha Kriya meditation session to learn a daily practice and hear about the benefits of yoga, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25, in the Bexley Public Library auditorium, 2411 E. Main St. For details, call 614-233-1892.