Events and programs
Soggy Dog Swim, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Big Splash, 2831 Southwest Blvd. Pups are invited to the pool the weekend after the human swimming season ends. Admission is $3 per dog; humans are admitted free. One pet is permitted per person. All breeds and sizes are welcome as long as the animal is spayed or neutered, is current on shots and is sociable with people and other dogs. For more information, call 614-277-3050.
Columbus All-Breed Training Club, Dog Daze Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at 2164 Williams Road, Obetz. Free event will feature pet-related vendors, games for children, dog agility demonstrations and games for dogs, educational presentations by veterinarians, massages for dogs and people and micro-chipping for pets. Families with well-behaved, leashed pets are invited. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grove City High School, Class of 1973 40-year reunion, Oct. 12 at JP's at Bolton Field. For information call Kathy Dolby at 614-204-8309.
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.
Grove City Western Squares, basic square dance lessons, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. starting Sept. 9 at the E.L. Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave., Grove City. The first two lessons are free. The cost for the 10-week session is $20 for Grove City residents and $22 for non-residents. Classes are open to all, including students, singles, couples and seniors. Traditional square dance attire isn't necessary. For more information call 614-851-8878.
Art of Positive Parenting, parent education class, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 15, at Columbus School for Girls, 56 S. Columbia Ave. Cost is $75 per person. To register call 614-224-0222, ext. 103, using class number TP 13-21.
Diabetes Academy, presented by the Wexner Heritage Village Institute, 2 to 3 p.m. Mondays at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Patients with diabetes and their loved ones are invited for a free educational series taught by certified diabetes instructors. Topics are: Sept. 16, Diabetes & Staying Healthy: Eating healthy and staying active; Oct. 7, Diabetes & Nutrition: Cooking demonstrations and dietitian guidance; and Nov. 4, Insulin 101: The basics of insulin and how to use a flex pen. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Francesca Bryan at 614-559-0318.