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Events and programs
Columbus Literacy Council, free ESOL classes, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 25, 26 and Nov. 1 and 2, at the Whitehall branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4371 E. Broad St. To register, call 614-282-7661.
City of Whitehall Fall Litter Clean Up Event, 10 a.m. Oct. 26, at Whitehall Community Park, 402 N. Hamilton Road. Volunteers will be split into teams and donate 90 minutes of their time picking up litter in various parks and along roadways in Whitehall. For more information, contact the development department at 614-237-8613.
Flu Clinic, free flu immunizations for ages 18 and older who are uninsured or unable to obtain shots, 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27, at Whitehall United Methodist Church, 525 Bernhard Road. For more information, call 614-863-4835.
City of Whitehall, Beggar's Night, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Children will be collecting treats throughout the community.
The 5K Run and Walk to Cure Psoriasis Columbus, third annual event designed to raise awareness and raise money to support the effort to find a cure, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27, at Bexley High School, 326 S Cassingham Road. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. This event also features a 1K walk for those who may not want to complete a 5K, along with a Family Fun Fest that follows the run. The fest is free and indoors. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. Appearing on the skin most often as red scaly patches, psoriasis is chronic, painful, disfiguring and disabling. For more information, visit npf.donordrive.com/event/columbus or contact Deborah Barnard at 800-723-9166, ext. 410.
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.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Give thanks. Walk. event, Nov. 23, at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. The event features a family friendly after party, including face painting, Games2U, magician, live music and more from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Registration is free, but participants are forming teams and raising money online at givethankswalk.org to earn incentives. These efforts support St. Jude in finding cures to save children battling cancer and other diseases.
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.
Columbus Military Wives Club, noon Nov. 13, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be followed by a program featuring vocalist Johnny Steiner. Call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-877-6283.
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.
New Directions Career Center, Divorce Planning 101, sponsored by the Financial Planning Association, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Oct. 30, at 199 E. Rich St. Women are invited to learn how to secure assets and plan for their financial future. Suggested $10 registration fee is payable at the door. Call 614-849-0028, ext. 100. Go online to newdirectionscc.org.