The Westerville Parks and Recreation Department is at 350 N. Cleveland Ave. For more information and to register for the following programs, call the community center hotline at (614) 901-6500 or visit www.westerville.org.
• "Noon-lite" Madness, a New Year's Eve celebration for preschoolers, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at the community center. Crafts, entertainment and a countdown are planned. The cost is $3 per child at the door.
• Family Arts and Crafts is a drop-in class for families of preschoolers that will meet Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 15 and March 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. and Feb. 23 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cost is $3 per child.
• Poisoning information and prevention is the topic of a program to be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 or Feb, 17. The class will highlight incidents and costs of poisonings, how to poison-proof a home, avoid medication mistakes and what to do in a poisoning emergency. Pre-registration is required.
• The Winter Parks and Recreation Department brochure has been delivered to residents and is available for pick-up (at various locations, including the Westerville Community Center, Westerville Senior Center, Westerville City Hall, Westerville Public Library, Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau, as well as online at www.westerville.org.