Events and programs
Westerville Historical Society, volunteer training at the Hanby House Historic Site, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at Church of the Messiah, 51 N. State St., Westerville, Room 300. Persons interested in becoming a volunteer should contact site manager Pam Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 614-891-6289.
Westerville Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at Embassy Suites, 2700 Corporate Exchange Drive. The program, "The Give Back: Building better business by giving back!," will feature a panel discussion with Debra Penzone, Charles Penzone Salons; Janelle Simmons, Limited Brands and Lisa Hinson, Hinson Public Relations. Fee is $25 for chamber members, $35 for nonmembers. For registration, due Jan. 13, visit westervillechamber.com.
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.
Two Men and A Truck, Getting Ready for Your Move seminar, 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 11 at 5083 Westerville Road, Columbus. Cathy Van Volkenburg, a professional organizer, with Accent on Organizing, will speak. Free and open to the public. Register by contacting Carly Turcu at email@example.com or calling 614-901-1570, ext. 154.
Conway Center for Family Business, Top Ten Reasons Family Businesses Succeed, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Jan. 16 in Alumni Hall at Ohio Dominican University, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus. The program, the center's first of 2014, presented by Rider & Reinke Financial Group and Emens & Wolper Law Firm, will focus on 10 avoidable missteps that can trip up plans for the future and how to create a formal succession plan. Center members are admitted free, nonmembers pay $35. For reservations contact Heather Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-253-4820.
Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross, blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Heritage Christian Church, 7413 Maxtown Road. To make an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.
Delaware General Health District, neighborhood clinic, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Genoa Township Hall, 5111 S. Old 3C Highway. For more information call 740-368-1700.
SilverSneakers FLEX Senior Stretch, indoor class for women only, 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Feridean Commons, 6885 Freeman Road, Westerville. SilverSneakers FLEX classes are free for SilverSneakers members. Fee is $5 for non-members. For more information call 614-271-7230.
Wild Ones, 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Whetstone branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3909 N. High St. Cheryl Harner will present "Butterflies as Indicators -- If Your Butterflies Could Speak." Participants will learn how to provide a habitat where butterflies abound and birds come to feast. Harner is an avid gardener and life-long wildflower and butterfly enthusiast whose volunteer work includes longtime leadership in Greater Mohican Audubon Society and Richland County Master Gardeners.
Westerville Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Rick Helwig will present "Ghost Towns of Central Ohio."
North Star Club Toastmasters, 6;15 p.m. every second and fourth Monday of the month at the Strayer University Building, fourth floor, 8425 Pulsar Place. Participants focus on improving speaking skills. For information, visit 3552.toastmastersclub.org.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Port Columbus Chapter, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Brook Hollow Conference Center, 676 Brook Hollow, Gahanna. AmSpirit Business Connections is a national organization that assists sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals succeed by creating a forum where they can exchange qualified referrals with other sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals. Guests are welcome.
American Legion Post 171, 7:30 p.m. and Auxiliary, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the post, 393 E. College Ave. Guests are invited. Call Mike Etling at 614-891-9388 or Kim Mann (Auxiliary) at 614-266-2695.
Westerville Noon Prayer Meeting, noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, at the Westerville Alliance Church, 75 E. Schrock Road, Westerville.
Shipwrights of Central Ohio, a group for ship modelers, 9 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month, Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. For information, visit shipwrightsofohio.org.
Franklin 524 Toastmasters Club, 7 to 8 a.m. Thursdays at the Vineyard Church Community Center, 6000 Cooper Road. Visit franklin524toastmasters.com.
Westerville Noon Rotary Club, noon Thursdays, at Villa Milano on Schrock Road.