Orbiting Squares Western Square Dance Club, free dance lessons, 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 and 24 at the Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corner Road, Gahanna. Dancing continues on Thursday evenings. Couples, singles and families are welcome, no partner necessary. For more information, call 614-837-6974 or 614-491-3476 or go to OrbitingSquares.org.

Events and programs

Second Annual Heroes for Heroes 5K Obstacle Team Challenge, 8 a.m. Sept. 12 at Civic Park, 6800 Daugherty Drive. Cost is $60 per team, with first- through third-place awards for two and three person teams. All proceeds will benefit Hope for the Warriors. To register, go to premierraces. com/running-races-columbus-ohio.

The 2015 Multi-Stake Music Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Columbus South Stake Center, 2135 Baldwin Road, Reynoldsburg. Sally DeFord will be the guest speaker. For more information, go to stakemusic.weebly.com.

Lighthouse Counseling Services Inc., Walk4HOPE 2015, 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 Hempstead Road, Westerville. Participants in this leisurely 1-mile walk will help support the Lighthouse mission of bringing hope to troubled lives. Those who register by Sept. 4 will receive a T-shirt as part of the $25 registration fee. To register, go to lighthousepathway.org and follow the link to "Walker Sign-Up."

Orbiting Squares Western Square Dance Club, free dance lessons, 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 and 24 at the Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corner Road, Gahanna. Dancing continues on Thursday evenings. Couples, singles and families are welcome, no partner necessary. For more information, call 614-837-6974 or 614-491-3476 or go to OrbitingSquares.org.

The African American Interest Group of the Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, African American Interest Group 2015 Annual Conference, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Ohio History Connection, 800 E. 17th Ave. Genealogist Timothy N. Pinnick will be a featured speaker, presenting "Mining for Gold: Researching Ancestors in Coal Mining Towns and Black Newspapers" and "Using Manuscripts & Oral Histories in African American Research." Cost is $45. For registration information, go to fcghs-oh.org.

Classes and workshops

Wills and Estate Planning, free seminar, 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in the meeting room at the Gahanna branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 310 Granville St. Topics will include methods to avoid probate, living trusts, powers of attorney, medical directives and changes in tax regulations. For more information or to register, email Ikelaw@aol.com or visit Ikelaw.com.

Ikebana Workshop, led by Karen Shockey of the Sogetsu school of Ikebana, 9:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 18 in the Veridian Room at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Fee is $15 for members, $25 nonmembers. For reservations and a list of materials needed, call 740-587-4116 or 614-877-4984.

Health

American Red Cross, blood donations, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Mount Carmel East Hospital, 6001 E. Broad St. For appointments, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.

Grace Clinic, free medical clinic, 6 to 8 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays at East Side Grace Brethren, 7510 E. Broad St., Blacklick. The clinic is operated by an all-volunteer staff comprised of three physicians, five nurses, one physical therapist and four administrative staffers. No shots, stitches or pain medicines are administered however visitors can receive help for colds and flu symptoms and monitoring of blood pressure.

Meetings

Wild Ones, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 19, Monarch Rearing and Release at Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark. Shana Byrd will present information about Dawes Arboretum as well as sharing the methods used for rearing wild monarchs from the egg stage to adulthood. For car pool information, contact Barbara Altenburg bjaltenburg@ yahoo. com or call at 614-638-0442.

Reynoldsburg Democratic Club, meetings, the fourth Thursday of each month in the Truro Township Fire Station 162, 6305 E. Livingston Ave. For information, contact reynoldsburgdemocraticclub.org.

Widow or Widowers Club, 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive. For more information, call Ruth at 740-964-6480.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Port Columbus Chapter, 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Brook Hollow Conference Center, 676 Brook Hollow, Gahanna. AmSpirit Business Connections is a national organization that assists sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals succeed by creating a forum where they can exchange qualified referrals with other sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals. Guests are welcome.

Reynoldsburg Community Association, 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Wesley Ridge, 2225 state Route 256. New members invited. For more information, call 614-580-7218.

Reynoldsburg Masonic Lodge 340 F and AM, 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7350 Broadwyn Drive. Visit Mason340.com or call 614-866-8179. A monthly breakfast is held from 8 to 11 a.m. the last Saturday of the month. The public is invited.

Reynoldsburg Football Parents Association, 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month in the coaches' office at Reynoldsburg High School, 6699 E. Livingston Ave. Visit reynoldsburgfootball.com.

The Reynoldsburg Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at City Barbeque, 5979 E. Main St. New members are encouraged to join this service organization. For more information, call David Risen at 614-864-9819.

The Reynoldsburg Raider Diamond Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at City Barbeque, 5979 E. Main St.

The Southeast 9-12 Project, 5 p.m. the second Wednesday and 7 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month. Meeting location varies. For information, call Mike Lyons at 614-561-4040, email info@ses912.com or visit ses912.com.

Reynoldsburg Republican Club, 6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at the Reynoldsburg Public Safety Building. Visit reynoldsburgrepublican.org for more information.

The Kiwanis Club of Eastern Columbus, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at the VFW, 4100 E. Main St. Visit the website kiwanis.org to find out what you can do to help serve the community in which you live.

Reynoldsburg Board of Education, 7 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month in city council chambers, 7232 E. Main St.

AmSpirit-Reynoldsburg Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the East Main Professional Campus, 5300 E. Main St., Suite 203. For more information, call Frank Agin at 614-476-5540 or frankagin@amspirit.com. For general information, visit amspirit.com.

Reynoldsburg/Pickerington Rotary Club, weekly meeting, noon Tuesdays at Wesley Ridge Community Center, 2225 state Route 256. Visit rprotary.com or email viperoffice@viperprotectionservices.com for more information.

Women Marines Association, Ohio-3 Florence Jelsma Fawley chapter, a veterans association specifically for women Marines, meets quarterly in the Columbus-Dayton area. For information, email oh3@womenmarines.org.

Boy Scouts Troop 316, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Brice United Methodist Church, 3160 Brice Road. The troop is seeking new members. For information or questions, call Tom McInnerney at 614-863-5221 or email tamcereng1989@yahoo.com.

Community Prayer Meeting, 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Call 614-866-5864.

Support groups

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 10 a.m. on the third Friday of the month at Parkside at Wesley Ridge, 2225 state Route 256. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Kathy Todd at 614-866-7212 or Sharon Waldo at 614-755-4952. An additional group meets at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road. For more information, call Linda Wilcox at 614-284-5544.

How it Works Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays in the gym at the Reynoldsburg Church of the Nazarene, 1340 Crest Road. Participants should park across Crest Road and use through the church's west entrance.

HAMS: Harm Reduction for Alcohol meetings, 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month at Unitarian Universalist Congregation East, 1789 Lancaster Ave., Reynoldsburg. HAMS is a peer-led and free-of-charge support and informational group for anyone who wants to change their drinking habits for the better. More details are available at hamsnetwork.org/. Please note that the church is an alcohol- and drug-free facility.

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.

Celebrate Recovery, for people struggling with hurts, hang-ups and habits, 5:45 p.m. Mondays at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Contact the Rev. Matt Elliott at 614-866-9570 or celebraterecovery@rumc.org.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 10:30 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday of the month at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Contact Eva Phillips at 614-860-0747 or emphillips4@gmail.com.

Parkinson's Disease Support, 10:30 a.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, at the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, at 1636 Graham Road, in Reynoldsburg. Contact Carmel Jenkins at 614-861-2571 or cjenkins7550@att.net.

Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. every Thursday at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road.

Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics, Al-Anon, 9 p.m. every Thursday at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church at 1636 Graham Road, Reynoldsburg. For information, visit coafg.org.

AA, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Peace Christian Center, 88 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester. For information, call 614-837-6689.

Colorectal Cancer Gathering, led by an oncology nurse navigator. The group is ongoing; join anytime. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.

Lymphedema Support Group, led by a certified lymphedema therapist and a registered nurse. The group is ongoing; join anytime. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.

Grief Process Support, led by hospice professionals. Various groups available. Call Mount Carmel Hospice at 614-234-0200.

Turning the Page on Cancer Book Club, led by registered oncology nurses. The group is ongoing; join anytime. Call Mount Carmel at 614-546-4180.

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.

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.