Columbus Literacy Council, free ESOL classes, 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 at the Whitehall branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4371 E. Broad St. To register, call 614-282-7661.

Events and programs

Columbus Literacy Council, free ESOL classes, 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 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.

Lancaster Chorale, holiday concert, "A Babe is Born," at 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 132 S. High St. in Lancaster The concert will begin with the title selection by William Mathias, featuring organist, Paul Thornock. Other selections include Crown My Heart by James Whitbourn, Crown of Roses ... The Legend by Tchaikovsky and Sir David Willcocks' See Amidst the Winter's Snow. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students and military personnel. Those in military uniform will be admitted free of charge. Tickets are available by calling the chorale office at 740-687-5855.

Ikebana International Columbus Chapter 84 Workshop, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Myrna Cordray, Sogetsu School of Ikebana, will lead the program. For reservations, due Dec. 3, call 614-326-0795.

WCCA Breakfast With Santa, 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at Whitehall Community Park. Breakfast will start at 9 a.m. Canned goods will benefit the Whitehall Food Pantries and donations will benefit the Whitehall Community Kids Christmas Program. A photographer will take pictures of children with Santa for $5. A Columbus Metropolitan Library staff member will read Christmas stories, and children can make crafts and vote on the best holiday lights in Whitehall.

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.

Classes, workshops

New Directions Career Center, An Employer Perspective: Ten Things Job Seekers Need to Know About Employment Trends in a Changing Job Market, 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Dec. 4 at 199 E. Rich St. The event begins with a continental breakfast. A $10 registration fee is payable at the door. Fee reductions and waivers are available to those who qualify. For more information, call 614-849-0028, ext. 100.

Health

Medicare Counseling, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Volunteer Kathy Markus, a Medicare outreach specialist for the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, will hold open office hours to discuss enrollment options, prescription drug plans and their benefits, Medicare Advantage plans, financial assistance programs for people with limited incomes and long-term care insurance. The free, confidential, one-on-one service is offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Markus at 614-645-8557.

Meetings

Columbus Military Wives Club, luncheon, noon Dec. 4 at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd., Bexley. Social time begins at 11 a.m. The program will be the Olentangy Men's Choir. Club members' husbands are invited. For more information or reservations, necessary a week in advance, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-876-6283 or Mabel Edwards, 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.

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.

Columbus Area Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, 10 a.m. on the second Thursday (except August) at the Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St., Dublin. Coffee available at 9:30 a.m. EGA is a national nonprofit organization which fosters the art of embroidery. Guests are invited. For more information, go to sites.google.com/site/columbusareaega or Facebook Columbus Area Chapter EGA.

Support groups

Grief Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays in December at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Wexner Heritage Village's Zusman Hospice coordinates this group led by qualified, experienced counselors. Free. 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 Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus. This group led by Rachelle Martin meets in the third-floor meeting room. Registration is not required. 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.

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.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Franklin County, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Pathway Clubhouse, 1203 E. Broad St., Columbus. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. Call Steve Willey at 614-251-7820.

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.

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.

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.

Mothers of Multiples, for mothers and expectant mothers of twins, triplets and more, serving Pickerington, Reynoldsburg and east Columbus areas. Call Dee Gabe at 614-868-0497.

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.

Whitehall Civil Service Commission meets at 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at 390 S. Yearling Road.