Five-year-old Elizabeth Szasz of Westerville will serve as the host child for the annual Stroll for Epilepsy, to take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jan. 30 at Polaris Fashion Place.

Resident serves as host child

Five-year-old Elizabeth Szasz of Westerville will serve as the host child for the annual Stroll for Epilepsy, to take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jan. 30 at Polaris Fashion Place.

Szasz, who was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 1 year old, has participated in the Stroll for Epilepsy for the past three years.

The stroll takes walkers through both levels of the Polaris Mall and features events for families and prize giveaways. Money raised will go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio, which provides free services for people with epilepsy in an effort to improve their quality of life, decrease fear and anxiety, and increase seizure control.

For more information, or to register for the stroll, visit the Epilepsy Foundation Web site at www.epilepsy-ohio.org.

Church collecting for Haiti relief effort

Lifeline Christian Ministries will accept donations for the earthquake relief effort in Haiti through Feb. 28.

Drop-off sites include Lifeline's Westerville headquarters at 184 Old County Line Road, all GFS stores and many fire stations and churches. A complete list is available online at www.Lifeline.org.

Items being collected in the drive include peanut butter, meats (canned or foil packaging), baby cereal, powdered infant formula, shoes, medical supplies, over-the-counter medicines, linens and towels.

With pre-approval, Lifeline can also accept medical supplies, medical equipment and prescription medicine. To donate these items, or for large corporate donations, contact Ben Simms at Ben@Lifeline.org.

Dee Dee Myers to lecture at Otterbein

Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers will lecture at Otterbein College Feb. 24 in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville.

Myers, the 2010 Pack Distinguished Lecturer and author of the book, "Why Women Should Rule the World," will speak on the same subject at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Myers served as the White House press secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1993-1994. She was the first woman and one of the youngest people ever to serve in that capacity.

A political analyst and commentator and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Myers also was an original consultant to the NBC series "The West Wing," for which she contributed story lines and technical advice.