The annual Art Studio Clearance Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Lausche Building on the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

The annual Art Studio Clearance Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Lausche Building on the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

The event will feature art and craft works by 150 artists. Items will be sold at approximately 20 to 40 percent below normal prices.

Items will include blown glass, fine wearables, wheel-thrown pottery, jewelry, painting and photography. Shoppers will be able to purchase directly from the artists, who can explain the ideas and processes that went into creating the work.

Admission is $6 for the general public. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.

New Directions Career Center, 199 E. Rich St., is offering scholarships to individuals interested in attending its core career development program in February.

Courses will be offered on a sliding fee scale.

Creating Career Options will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, and Wednesday, Feb. 3. The final class meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

Students will learn new ways to use their professional experience.

Advanced Career Techniques will provide information on résumé development, job search strategies, interviewing skills and salary negotiation methods. It will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8-10.

New Directions is a class for women seeking personal and professional transformation.

This four-week program will begin Feb. 17 and will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, until March 12.

For more information, or to register, call 849-0028, ext. 100.

The deadline for nominations for the 35th Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame has been extended to Friday, Feb. 12.

Each year, the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging recognizes 10 exceptional older adults for making significant contributions to the community.

Any individual or organization may nominate a resident of Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway or Union counties.

Nominees must be 60 years or age or older and a resident of Ohio for the past five years. A married couple may be nominated for one award if they are equally involved in the same activities.

For nomination forms, visit www.coaaa.org or call (614) 645-7250 or (800) 589-7277.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held in May.