Covenant Church, a new church launching on the southwest side of Columbus, will hold its grand opening service on Sunday, Sept. 26.

Covenant Church, a new church launching on the southwest side of Columbus, will hold its grand opening service on Sunday, Sept. 26.

Covenant will meet at 10 a.m. every Sunday inside Regal Cinemas, 1800 Georgesville Square Drive. Services include live modern worship, videos and a relevant message.

A fun and interactive experience is provided for children, from infants through fifth grade.

More information is available online at

The Women's Book of Central Ohio will launch its second edition at COSI at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30, at an event planned for women in the Columbus community.

The Women's Book is a print and online directory of local women leaders and resources.

It has more than 200 pages, featuring Columbus women and girls who are leaders in the community. Some of the women featured include a local mayor; a student from Columbus School for Girls; Sue Doody, president of Lindey's Restaurant; Debbie Penzone; Ellen Tressel; Gail Hogan; and Ann Fisher of WOSU Public Media.

Presenting at the event include Iris Cooper, Ohio Department of Development; Dr. Rebekah Gee, Tulane Medical School; and Cheryl Boyce, Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

Honorees at the event will be Mary Lazarus, Teckie Shackelford, Manju Sankarappa and Les Wright.

For more information, visit To register, visit

The 44th Annual All American Quarter Horse Congress will be held Oct. 1-24 at the Ohio Expo Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

Cost is $25 per vehicle for a one-day pass, and $70 per vehicle for the entire show. Fees are regardless of the number of people in a vehicle.

There are additional charges for special events, including Freestyle Reining, Equine Chronicle, Congress Masters events and Professional Bull Riding Tour events. Tickets to these events must be purchased in advance.

Visit the event Web site at www.oqha/congress for complete information.

Congregation Tifereth Israel, 1354 E. Broad St., will offer a free "crash course" in reading Hebrew beginning Monday, Oct. 4.

The class is being offered as part of an international initiative sponsored by the National Jewish Outreach Program. Classes will meet from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 1.

The class is designed for those with little or no knowledge of Hebrew, and will be taught by Rabbi Michael Ungar.

Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 29. The public is welcome. For more information or to register, call Kristin Bohardt at (614) 253-8523.

New Directions Career Center, 199 E. Rich St., will offer a four-week program for women beginning Oct. 4.

The program meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is ideal for women in transition. The focus is on developing skills to attain and maintain financial self-sufficiency.

NDCC is a non-profit organization, and assists individuals regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, call 849-0028, ext. 100.

In honor of German Heritage Week, a series of free programs will be offered from Oct. 12-15 at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 Grant Ave.

All workshops will be held in the third floor meeting room. The seminar schedule follows:

1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 12: "Beginning German Genealogy" with Robert Rau.

6:30 p.m. Oct. 12: "18th and 19th Century Tombstone Meanings and Markings" with Nancy Ottman.

1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 13: "History of the Germans in Columbus 1830-1918" with Andrew Miller.

6:30 p.m. Oct. 13: "Traveling in Germany When Doing Research" with Kenneth Smith.

1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 14: "How to Document and Organize Your Research" with Jayne Davis.

6:45 p.m. Oct. 14: "Germania German Social Society in Song and Dance." Children are welcome at this family event.

1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 15: "Preserving and Identifying Photos for Future Generations" with Neal Piek.

The Ohio Chapter of the Palatines to America German Genealogy Society will offer a seminar from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 4900 Sinclair Road. The fee is $45, with discounts for members and students.

To register, visit The deadline is Oct. 4.