Westerville Historical Society, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22, American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave. Mike Follin, head of interpretive services for the Ohio Historical Society, will portray Sean O'Shaughnessy in Saints Preserve Us! The Irish in America. For dinner reservations call 614-891-0821.

Events and programs

Westerville Historical Society, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22, American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave. Mike Follin, head of interpretive services for the Ohio Historical Society, will portray Sean O'Shaughnessy in Saints Preserve Us! The Irish in America. For dinner reservations call 614-891-0821.

The 29th Annual Snowflake Castle, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 2-3; 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4-6; and 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Everal Barn and Homestead at Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland Ave. Participants will work with an elf to make a wooden toy to take home and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Cost is $5 per child with parent. Reservations are required for all guests and children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Westerville Senior Center at 614-901-6560 to register.

Westerville Tree Lighting Ceremony, 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Westerville City Hall Municipal Building, 21 S. State St. Live holiday music and a candle lighting ceremony. The Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Westerville Parks & Recreation Department sponsor this event.

Westerville Uptown Merchants Association, Home for the Holidays, 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7. Uptown businesses stay open late for holiday shopping, along with holiday music and a visit from Santa Claus. For more information go to shopuptownwesterville.com.

Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Santa Crawl 2013, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 11 at Lynn Monstwil, DDS, 450 Alkyre Run Drive, Suite 26; Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St.; and Jimmy V's Grille and Pub, 1 S. State St. Cost is $15 for chamber members, $20 for potential members. To register go to westervillechamber.com. For more information call Erin Glaser at 614-882-8917.

Westerville Symphony Sounds of the Season, 8 to 10 p.m. Dec. 14 in Riley Auditorium at Battelle Fine Arts Center, Otterbein University. Assistant Conductor Jim Bates will lead a smaller chamber orchestra in a program of holiday-themed classical works and other yuletide favorites including audience sing-alongs. For more information go to westervillesymphony.org/events.

Victory Matrons Club Inc., Star Lite Cotillion, 57th Cotillion featuring 10 debutantes, 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Road. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. The 2012 Star Lite Cotillion Presentation will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $40 in advance and $45 at the door. For ticket information, visit victorymatrons.com.

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.


SilverSneakers FLEX Senior Stretch, indoors-women only class, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at Feridean Commons, 6885 Freeman Road, Westerville. SilverSneakers FLEX classes are free for SilverSneakers members. Fee is $5 for non-members. For more information call 614-271-7230.

Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross, blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 313 N. State St., Westerville, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. For an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross, blood donation, 1 to 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at Wilder Elementary School, 6375 Goldfinch Drive, Westerville. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, Huntington Hearing Health Program in partnership with Huntington Bank, offers free hearing screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, 510 E. North Broadway. Screenings will be offered to those ages 5 and older throughout 2013. To schedule appointments, call 614-261-5452.


Westerville Quilt Guild, annual Christmas/Holiday party, 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave., Westerville. Meet and greet begins at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting will be Jan. 28, 2014.

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 is 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.

North Star Club Toastmasters, 6:15 p.m. every second and fourth Monday of the month at the Strayer University Building, fourth floor, 8425 Pulsar Place. Participants focus on improving speaking skills. For information, visit 3552.toastmastersclub.org.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Port Columbus Chapter, 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Brook Hollow Conference Center, 676 Brook Hollow, Gahanna. AmSpirit Business Connections is a national organization that helps sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals succeed by exchanging qualified referrals with others. Guests are welcome.

American Legion Post 171, 7:30 p.m. and Auxiliary, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the post, 393 E. College Ave. Guests are invited. Call Mike Etling at 614-891-9388 or Kim Mann (Auxiliary) at 614-266-2695.

Westerville Noon Prayer Meeting, noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, at the Westerville Alliance Church, 75 E. Schrock Road, Westerville.

Shipwrights of Central Ohio, a group for ship modelers, 9 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month, Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. For information, visit shipwrightsofohio.org.

Franklin 524 Toastmasters Club, 7 to 8 a.m. Thursdays at the Vineyard Church Community Center, 6000 Cooper Road. Visit franklin524toastmasters.com.

Sea Scout Ship 468, 6:45 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road. For more information call Nancy Peto at the Simon Kenton Council Scout office, 614-306-9768.

Sawmill Road Toastmasters, noon the first and third Mondays of every month at Azteca Mexican Grill, 5925 Sawmill Road. Visitors are welcome; visit sawmilltoastmastersclubs.org. Members focus on improving public speaking skills.

Accountant Information Market, Worthington-Westerville chapter, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie's, 6152 Cleveland Ave. CPAs are invited to meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187.

Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Towers Hall at Otterbein University. All welcome. Call Jim Schultz at 614-794-1247 or visit centralohiocwrt.wordpress.com.

Huber Ridge Area Association, 7 p.m. first Thursday of the month at Blendon Township Senior Center, 6330 Hempstead Road. Contact President@huberridge.org or huberridge.org.

Westerville Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave. Visit westervillelions.org or call Don Mullen at 614-882-3465.

Westerville Rotary Club Sunrise, 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Wednesdays, third floor of the Old Bag of Nails, 24 N. State St. For more information, call Diane Conley at 614-579-3303.

Westerville Noon Rotary Club, noon Thursdays, at Villa Milano on Schrock Road.

Westerville Kiwanis Club, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, at the Westerville Public Library. For information, call 614-898-9616.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Westerville Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Thursdays, at Toukan & Co., 575 Charring Cross Drive. For information, contact Gina Winterstein at 614-794-3500 or gina@panageanetworks.com. For general information on AmSpirit, visit amspirit.com.

AmSpirit Business Connections-Pulsar Chapter, 11:15 a.m. Thursdays at O'Charley's, 1425 Polaris Parkway. For information contact Tom Anderson at 614-679-0912 or tom.anderson@excelleweb.com. For general information, visit amspirit.com.

Westerville Sertoma Club, 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Panera Bread, Maxtown and Polaris. Visitors are welcome. Call Dave McConnell at 614-457-6233 for further information.

Westerville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7883, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the American Legion Building, 393 E. College Ave. Call Walt Mays at 614-330-2703.

New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email nnlcolumbus@yahoo.com.

Support groups

Tea & Tears-Westerville, a support group for family members of those facing a mental illness, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Church of the Messiah, Meeting House, 51 N. State St., Westerville. Group is led by Ron and Lori Richardson. Registration isn't required. For more information call 614-501-6264(NAMI).