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Events and programs
Columbus Literacy Council, free ESOL classes, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 16 and 17, at the Whitehall branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4371 E. Broad St. To register, call 614-282-7661.
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.
Metropolitan Columbus Daylily Society, public sale of daylily plants from members' gardens, 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 17, at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Club members will be on hand in the lower level classroom area to assist visitors with selecting the colors, sizes and season of bloom to fit gardening needs. These hardy daylilies are normally not found in local garden centers. Admission is free; purchases can be made with cash, check or credit card. For more information, go to columbusdaylilies.us.
Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program of the Ohio Department of Insurance, Medicare 101, 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 22 and again from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Those already enrolled or who will be new to Medicare in 2014 are invited to learn about their options and what is new to Medicare, including what is and is not covered, the costs, the ins and outs of Medicare prescription benefits and how to avoid becoming a victim of unscrupulous sales practices. This event is free, however, space is limited. Visit whv.org/calendar to register or call Anne Kuntz at 614-255-9182.
Bucks & Does Singles and Orbiting Squares Western Square Dance Clubs, free introductory square dances, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25, at the Whitehall Community Center, 402 N. Hamilton Road in Whitehall. Both couples and singles are welcome. Come in casual clothing and comfortable shoes. Square dance instruction will continue at this location on Wednesday evenings and is available on other nights at other central Ohio locations. For more information, go to cocdc.org and click on "Not a dancer yet?" or call 614-837-6974.
American Red Cross, blood donation, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Church of the Redeemer United Methodist, 235 McNaughten Road. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767.
Diabetes Academy, presented by the Wexner Heritage Village Institute, 2 to 3 p.m. Mondays at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Patients with diabetes and their loved ones are invited for a free educational series taught by certified diabetes instructors. Topics are: Sept. 16, Diabetes & Staying Healthy: Eating healthy and staying active; Oct. 7, Diabetes & Nutrition: Cooking demonstrations and dietitian guidance; and Nov. 4, Insulin 101: The basics of insulin and how to us a flex pen. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Francesca Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-559-0318. Registration can be completed online at whv.org.
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. Call 206-309-8608, email email@example.com or go online to whitehallhistoricalsociety.weebly.com.
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.
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. Go to ccfa.org/chapters/centralohio for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.
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.
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.
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 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.