The Kodaly Institute at Capital University will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in Mees Hall, 1 College and Main.

Free concert at Capital

The Kodaly Institute at Capital University will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in Mees Hall, 1 College and Main.

The Kodaly Institute Women's Chorus and the Kodly Institute Mixed Choir will perform. All are welcome to attend.

CAHS slates fun walk

The Capital Area Humane Society will host the third annual "Defend Your Friend 5K Run/1K Fun Walk" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Homestead Park, 4675 Cosgray Road in Hilliard.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the CAHS Animal Cruelty Investigations program.

All runners, walkers and friendly dogs are welcome to attend. The entry fee is $20 per person for CAHS members. The non-member fee is $25, and each dog entered in the race is $5.

The first 250 registrants and 50 dogs will receive an event T-shirt or bandana. Prizes will be awarded immediately following the race.

Participants may also create teams and use an online fundraising page to raise more money.

Register online at or visit CAHS and fill out a form.

Cocktails for a Cause" gala

Dress for Success Columbus will host its first annual "Cocktails for a Cause" gala from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at COSI Columbus, 333 W. Broad St.

The event will raise awareness for Dress for Success and its mission to help central Ohio women on their paths to self-sufficiency.

The evening will feature a Speakeasy atmosphere, a Charleston dance performance by Nomel Dance Theatre, a fashion show presented by local boutiques, silent auction with works by local artists and live music by local jazz band Gruvment.

Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Festive cocktail attire is encouraged.

Tickets to the gala are $50, or $100 for VIP. VIP tickets include a 6 p.m. champagne reception. To purchase tickets, call (614) 291-0431 or visit

Swing for Sight Golf Tournament

The 2009 Swing for Sight Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Aug. 10, at the Columbus Country Club, 4831 E. Broad St.

The event benefits Prevent Blindness Ohio, a nonprofit organization that provides thousands of Ohioans with vision services and comprehensive eye care.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., with lunch to follow. The 18-hole shotgun start is scheduled for noon. The day will conclude with dinner and an awards ceremony.

Contests will include longest drive, closest to the pin, hole in one, blindfold putting and beat the pro.

Silver sponsorships are $2,200 and bronze sponsorships are $1,200. Additional sponsorship levels are available.

For more information, call Stacie Lehman at (614) 464-2020, ext. 105, or e-mail