Joseph's Coat of Central Ohio, spaghetti dinner and silent auction, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5, in the cafeteria at St. Pius X School, 1051 Waggoner Road in Reynoldsburg.

Events and programs

Whitehall Historical Society, yard sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29, at its headquarters, 400 N. Hamilton Road, within Whitehall Community Park. General dropoff time for donations is 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26. Donors can also contact the society to arrange alternate dropoff times at 206-309-8608.

Columbus Literacy Council, free ESOL classes, 10 to noon Sept. 27 and 28, at the Whitehall branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4371 E. Broad St. To register, call 614-282-7661.

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.

Joseph's Coat of Central Ohio, spaghetti dinner and silent auction, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5, in the cafeteria at St. Pius X School, 1051 Waggoner Road in Reynoldsburg. Sponsored by the Mount Carmel Foundation, this event raises money to help Joseph's Coat and its mission of helping individuals and families in need by providing free clothing, furniture, and household items. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, contact Messiah Lutheran Church at 614-866-4386 or email info@josephscoatofohio.org.

Falling for Local: An Ohio Artisian Market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12, and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 13, at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. This shopping experience features Ohio artists jewelry, accessories, home decor, clothing and stationery. For information, call 614-715-8000.

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.

Health

Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program of the Ohio Department of Insurance, "What's New in Medicare," 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 7, at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Participants will find out about their options and what is new to Medicare in 2014, including what is and is not covered, the costs, prescription benefits and how to avoid becoming a victim of unscrupulous sales practices. An additional session is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16. While this event is free, space is limited. Contact Anne Kuntz at 614-255-9182 to register.

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: Oct. 7, Diabetes & Nutrition: Cooking demonstrations and dietitian guidance; and Nov. 4, Insulin 101: The basics of insulin and how to use a flex pen. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Francesca Bryan at 614-559-0318.

Meetings

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.

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.

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.

Support groups

Grief Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays in October and December at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Wexner Heritage Village's Zusman Hospice coordinates this group led by qualified, experienced counselors. There is no fee. For more information about Zusman Hospice's bereavement support services, call 614-559-3050.

Tea & Tears, a support group for family members of those facing a mental illness, meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Main Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus. This group meets in the third floor meeting room and is led by Rachelle Martin. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call 614-501-6264(NAMI).

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.

Government

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.

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.