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Events and programs
Whitehall Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Summer Reading Club lunches for those ages 17 and younger, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. June 10-14, 4371 E. Broad St. The reading club will run June 8 through Aug. 3.
Whitehall Church of the Nazarene, offer of free fresh produce from the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, 3 to 6 p.m. June 11, at the church, 739 S. Yearling Road. Consumers should bring their own heavy duty bags, boxes or carts to carry bulk produce home. It will be a rain or shine market. For more information, contact Chris Perrot at 614-239-9377.
Whitehall Historical Society, presentation of "Popular Photography During the Civil War" with guest speaker Lisa Wood, 6:30 p.m. June 12 at the society's headquarters, 400 N. Hamilton Road. Wood is curator for visual resources for the Ohio Historical Society, and has worked with its photographic collections since 2001. The discussion will include the forms of photography that were most commonly used, how to identify them, and resources for additional information. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact the society at 206-309-8608.
Goodwill Columbus and RecycleForce Columbus, e-waste collection event, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27, at Goodwill, Black Creek Shopping Center, 6847 E. Broad St. The collection will include unwanted consumer and business electronic products and equipments nearing the end of their useful life, such as computers and their components, VCRs, DVD players, tapes, CDs, stereos, telephones, cell phones, PDAs, cameras, chargers, power adapters, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, ink and toner cartridges, networking equipment (servers, routers), cable cords and connectors, Lithium Ion (rechargeable) batteries, digital cable boxes, MP3 players, video game systems, stereo equipment, audio-video equipment, and appliances (microwave, fitness equipment, vacuums, etc). Goodwill Columbus does not accept televisions or monitors. However, RecycleForce Columbus will accept both for a $5 donation/disposal fee for computer monitors and televisions up to 27 inches and $10 disposal fee for those larger than 27 inches. For more information, visit recycleforcecolumbus.org or goodwillcolumbus.org.
Whitehall Parks and Recreation offers ongoing exercise classes at the Whitehall Activity Center, 402 N. Hamilton Road. Aerobics classes start at 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Yoga is offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Thursdays. Both drop-in classes cost $3 per visit. For more information, call 614-863-0121.
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.
American Red Cross, blood donation, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 at Mount Carmel East Hospital, 6001 E. Broad St. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.
Military Wives Club, luncheon, noon June 12, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Club member Claudia Foss will present "Health and Wellness." For more information or reservations, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-877-6283 or Mabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.
Book Club, 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month, October through May, at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.
QuECK (Quilting, Embroidery, Crocheting and Knitting), 9 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month, at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.
Quilting Etc. meets at 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave. Call 614-235-3451.
Consumer and Family Advisory Council, 4:30 to 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the ADAMH Board of Franklin County, 447 E. Broad St. Call 614-222-3743.
AmSpirit Business Connections-Columbus Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave. The program focuses on networking opportunities. For more information, contact Dean Curry at 614-635-0639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis as well as their family members, meeting in Reynoldsburg and Delaware. Visit ccfa.org/chapters/centralohio for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.
Caregiver Support Group, noon to 1 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m., each third Wednesday of the month at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, 174 E. Long St. Topics covered include the hiring of in-home help, qualifying for homecare programs and dealing with the everyday stresses of caregiving. Free; free parking is available. Registration required; caregivers can contact the agency at 614-645-7250, 1-800-569-7277 or via email at email@example.com.
Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Franklin County, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Pathway Clubhouse, 1203 E. Broad St., Columbus. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Steve Willey at 614-251-7820 or visit mhafc.org.
Mental Health Through Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 11 a.m. Saturdays at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 Livingston Ave. Call Karl at 614-236-9979.
Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics; for meeting information, visit coafg.org.
Families In Touch, a support group for families and friends of adults affected by mental illness, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County and Jewish Family Services, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Jewish Family Services, 1070 College Ave. Meeting subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Danielle Ruben at 614-559-0110 or visit mhafc.org.
Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Jewish Family Services, 1070 College Ave. Open to those caring for someone with memory loss. Call Amanda Ripke at 614-271-1475.
Mothers of Multiples, for mothers and expectant mothers of twins, triplets and more, serving Pickerington, Reynoldsburg and east Columbus areas. Call Dee Gabe at 614-868-0497.
Overeaters Anonymous, for meeting information, visit OA.org.
Whitehall Board of Education meets in regular session at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Board of Education offices, 625 S. Yearling Road, or one of the school buildings. For more information, go to the district's website, whitehall.k12.oh.us.
Whitehall City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Whitehall City Hall, 360 S. Yearling Road. Council committees meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays. For information, call City Council Clerk Carol Churchman at 614-237-8614.
Whitehall Building and Zoning Appeals Board tentatively sets hearings for 7 p.m. the second Monday at City Hall, 360 S. Yearling Road. Members meet only when cases are scheduled.
Whitehall Civil Service Commission meets at 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at 390 S. Yearling Road.