Events and programs
Columbus Literacy Council, free ESOL classes, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6, 7 and 13 at the Whitehall branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4371 E. Broad St. To register, call 614-282-7661.
Mothers of Multiples East Columbus, Children's Clothing, Toy & Equipment Sale, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1200 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg. Early Bird shopping begins at 8:30 a.m. for a $2 fee. Cash or check only will be accepted. Parking is free. For information visit ecmom.org.
Columbus All-Breed Training Club, Dog Daze Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at 2164 Williams Road, Obetz. This free event will feature pet-related vendors, games for children, dog agility demonstrations and games for dogs, educational presentations by veterinarians, massages for dogs and people and micro-chipping for pets. Families with well-behaved, leashed pets are invited. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
55 Plus Resource Expo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at Jeffrey Mansion, 165 N. Parkview Ave. Participants will receive a free lunch while getting the latest on area programs, services and activities specially designed for active adults aged 55 and over. Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler and Whitehall Mayor Kim Maggard will be cooking burgers on the grill from 11 a.m. to noon. Other features include live music, informational exhibits, vendor booths, door prizes and demonstrations of current exercise trends, art by local artists and ballroom dancing. This event is jointly sponsored by the Bexley Activities Club, Edwards Funeral Service and Wexner Heritage Village. There is no fee.
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.
Classes and workshops
Friendly Ties Western Square Dance Club, free Western Square and Round Dance lessons, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. beginning Sept. 10 at the Pickerington Senior Center, 50 Hereford Drive. Couples, singles and families are welcome, ages 8 and up. Wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes. For more information call 614-836-6789.
New Directions Career Center, Aging Wisely: How Older Workers Can Survive (and Thrive) in Today's Changing Workplace, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Sept. 4 at the center, 199 E. Rich St. New Directions sponsors the seminar which is facilitated by a member of the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio. The event begins with a continental breakfast. A $10 registration fee is payable at the door. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 614-849-0028, ext. 100, to register.
Art of Positive Parenting, parent education class, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 15, at Columbus School for Girls, 56 S. Columbia Ave. Cost is $75 per person. To register call 614-224-0222, ext. 103, using class number TP 13-21.
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, 2 to 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Buffalo Wings and Rings, 6325 E. Broad St. 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 information or to reserve a spot, contact Francesca Bryan at 614-559-0318.
Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program of the Ohio Department of Insurance, Medicare 101, 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.
Columbus Military Wives Club, noon Sept. 11 at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Musician Lowell Borchers will provide entertainment. For information or reservations call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-877-6283 or Mabel Edwards at 614-866-2625.
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.