State Rep. Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus), District 18 Community Hours, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14, at the Bexley Starbucks, 2450 E. Main St. Constituents are invited to discuss issues they feel are important. For more information, call Stinziano's office at 614-466-1896.

Events and programs

Falling for Local: An Ohio Artisian Market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12, and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 13, at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. This shopping experience features Ohio artists jewelry, accessories, home decor, clothing and stationery. For information, call 614-715-8000.

State Rep. Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus), District 18 Community Hours, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14, at the Bexley Starbucks, 2450 E. Main St. Constituents are invited to discuss issues they feel are important. For more information, call Stinziano's office at 614-466-1896.

Bexley Choral Society, fall concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 16, in the Schottenstein Theater at Bexley High School, 326 S. Cassingham Road. Members of the Choral Society include Bexley alumni, faculty and community members, as well as others with some affiliation to the Bexley City Schools Choral Department. The October performance will include Bexley school choirs as well, such as Bexley Middle School's seventh- and eighth-grade choirs and the Bexley High School Men's Glee, Women's Glee, Women's Chorale and Vocal Ensemble. For more information, send an email to bexleychoralsociety@gmail.com.

Bexley Farmer's Market, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at Parkview and Main through October. For more information, visit the website at bexleyfarmersmarket.com.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Give thanks. Walk. event, Nov. 23, at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. The event features a family friendly after party, including face painting, Games2U, magician, live music and more from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Registration is free, but participants are forming teams and raising money online at givethankswalk.org to earn incentives. These efforts support St. Jude in finding cures to save children battling cancer and other diseases.

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.

Health

American Red Cross, blood donation, 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Capital University, 745 Pleasant Ridge Ave. To schedule appointments call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.

Better Body Fitness Boot Camp for Women, one free week of classes offered at various locations and times around Columbus. Workouts include elements of cardio, strength, flexibility, balance, core and more. All fitness levels are accommodated. Nancy Eisenman, certified personal trainer, leads the classes. For more information, call 614-747-1704 or visit foreverfitbynancy.com.

Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program of the Ohio Department of Insurance, "What's New in Medicare," 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 7, at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Participants will find out about their options and what is new to Medicare in 2014, including what is and is not covered, the costs, prescription benefits and how to avoid becoming a victim of unscrupulous sales practices. An additional session is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16. While this event is free, space is limited. Contact Anne Kuntz at akuntz@whv.org or 614-255-9182 to register.

Diabetes Academy, presented by the Wexner Heritage Village Institute, 2 to 3 p.m. Mondays at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Patients with diabetes and their loved ones are invited for a free educational series taught by certified diabetes instructors. Topics are: Oct. 7, Diabetes & Nutrition: Cooking demonstrations and dietitian guidance; and Nov. 4, Insulin 101: The basics of insulin and how to use a flex pen. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Francesca Bryan at fbryan@whv.org or 614-559-0318. Registration can be completed at whv.org.

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, Huntington Hearing Health Program in partnership with Huntington Bank, offering 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. To schedule appointments, call 614-261-5452.

Meetings

Columbus Military Wives Club, noon Oct. 9, at Kensington Place, Lutheran Village, 1001 Parkview Blvd. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. The Just for Fun Quartet will provide entertainment. For reservations, call Ann Hallenbrook at 614-877-6283 or Mabel Edwards, 614-866-2625.

Boy Scout Troop 166, 7:30 p.m. every Monday evening at Bexley United Methodist Church, 2657 E. Broad St. New and returning Scouts welcome. Monthly outings and active summer High Adventure program. For more information, visit Troop166.org.

Boy Scout Troop 603, 7 p.m. every Tuesday in the undercroft at St. Catharine Church, 500 S. Gould Road. Programming includes day outings, camping, wilderness survival, team building, leadership skills, community service and projects. Participants include students from St. Catharine, Bexley City Schools, Bishop Hartley High School, St. Charles Preparatory School and surrounding areas.