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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 17-21, 4371 E. Broad St. The reading club will run through Aug. 3. Other events: June 17, 11 a.m., Mimi Chenfled: Sing a Song with Me; June 18, 2:30 p.m., Erica Carlson Balloon Workshop; June 20, 2:30 p.m., Fun with Paint: Remix.
Ohio Chautauqua, July 16-20, at locations throughout Bexley. The five-day event offers a mix of education and entertainment with daily interactive workshops for children and adults. Musical performances and living history presentations will follow each evening under the red and white tent on Capital University's front lawn, located on Main Street just west of Memorial Gateway. All events are free and open to the public. For a full schedule of events, visit ohiochautauquabexley.com.
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 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, 2 to 7 p.m. June 19 at Whitehall United Methodist Church, 525 Bernhard Road. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.
Zusman Hospice, Go Talk to the Social Worker: Information for End-of-Life Care, 7 to 8 p.m. June 19 at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. The bereavement support staff of Zusman Hospice will discuss community resources available for dealing with end-of-life issues and Medicare and Medicaid hospice benefits. There is no fee. For more information call 614-559-3050.
Whitehall Historical Society, 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at 400 N. Hamilton Road, in a blue all-steel Lustron home. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 206-309-8608, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit freewebs.com/whitehallhistoricalsociety.
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 email@example.com.
Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, lupus support group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 18, at OSU Carepoint East, second floor, Conference Room 2151, 543 Taylor Ave. The support group is an open, small-group environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families. Most discussions focus on the "how-to's" of living with a chronic illness. For more information, please contact the foundation at 440-717-0183 or visit lupusgreaterohio.org.
Grief Support Group, offered through Zusman Hospice, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays in June at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. The group is led by experienced counselors, open to all who seek companionship on the path to healing. There is no fee. For more information, call 614-559-3050.
Young Moms Support Group, 6 to 8 p.m. June 28 at Pickerington Christian Church, 575 Diley Road. This program provides practical and emotional support for young and new moms. Children are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Parents Addressing Teen Challenges at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-900-5858.
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.
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.
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.