The Conservatory of Piano will hold a series of recitals in June at the historic King Arts Complex, 867 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus.

The Conservatory of Piano will hold a series of recitals in June at the historic King Arts Complex, 867 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus.

Nearly 600 students will participate in the recitals, which are free and open to the public. A formal reception follows each recital.

Local students scheduled to perform include Canal Winchester residents Katie Howell and Alexis Thompson.

The recital schedule is available online at

Canal Winchester resident Sean Cleary, administrator at Lanfair Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care in Lancaster, has been chosen as the Long-term Care Administrator of the Year by the Ohio Health Care Association.

This statewide award is designed to honor those who excel in providing outstanding care while fostering a cooperative spirit of teamwork.

Cleary has 29 years of experience in long-term care. He has been the administrator at Lanfair for the past nine years.

He is a graduate of Ohio University with a dual degree in gerontology and therapeutic recreation.

The board of directors of the Fairfield County Fair has announced the entertainment schedule for the 2010 fair, to be held Oct. 10-16:

Monday, Oct. 11: Jason Michael Carroll Tuesday, Oct. 12: Horse pull; Steve Hall and the Shotgun Red Show Wednesday, Oct. 13: Horse racing; truck and tractor pull Thursday, Oct. 14: High school band parade; harness racing; combine demolition derby Friday, Oct. 15: Harness racing; auto demolition derby Saturday, Oct. 16: Harness racing; mule races; auto demolition derby

Carroll is a country performer who has opened for Brooks and Dunn, Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride. Tickets are priced at either $15 or $20, depending on seat location.

Tickets for Carroll's concert go on sale Tuesday, June 1, at the fair office. Tickets may also be purchased by calling (740) 653-3041.

Steve Hall and Shotgun Red tickets also go on sale June 1.

New Directions Career Center, 199 E. Rich St., is offering scholarships for individuals interested in participating in the center's core career development program in June.

These classes operate on a sliding fee scale. NDCC is a nonprofit organization that assists individuals regardless of their ability to pay.

The "New Directions" class is a four-week program exclusively for women. It will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 2-25.

"Creating Career Options" is open to men and women seeking new ways to use their professional experience. The class will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 21, through Wednesday, June 23, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26.

"Advanced Career Technologies" is designed for individuals seeking information on rsum development, job search strategies, interviewing skills and salary negotiation methods. It will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. June 28-30.

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

The Dr. Kvitko Golf Classic will be held Saturday, July 1, at Bent Tree Golf Club in Sunbury and Royal American Links in Galena.

The tournament benefits Golf for Life, a program sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio. Golf for Life provides one-on-one golf instruction by PGA professionals to children and adults with Down syndrome.

In recent years, DSACO held three separate tournaments. This year, the three have been rolled into one, named after Dr. Brian Kvitko, a Clintonville dentist and longtime supporter of DSACO.

Entry fees are $100 per person or $400 per team before June 1, or $125 per person or $500 per team after June 1. Hole sponsorships are $100. Fee includes breakfast, steak lunch, beer/beverages, green fees and cart.

To register, visit Questions may be directed to DSACO at (614) 263-6020 or

Plaques honoring the Whitehall-Bexley Rotary Club and one of its former members, the late G. Roger Wells, will be dedicated at noon Friday, June 4, at Pump House Park, East Main Street and Alum Creek Drive.

The Whitehall-Bexley Rotary Club donated $40,000 to assist with the cleanup and creation of the park, which was inaugurated in 2006.

Wells served as president of the Whitehall-Bexley Rotary Club in 1982 and '83. He also was district governor of Rotary's District 6690 in 1989 and '90. Wells was a landscape architect for Columbus Parks and Recreation and was instrumental in the design of Bicentennial Park. A walking park in Hilliard is dedicated to his memory.

Wells' wife, Susan, is an honorary member of the Rotary.