Fixari Family Dental will host its first annual Halloween Candy Buyback from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.

Fixari Family Dental will host its first annual Halloween Candy Buyback from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.

The event will take place at both offices, 4241 Kimberly Parkway in Columbus and 6441 Winchester Blvd. in Canal Winchester.

Every pound of donated Halloween candy will be sent to Operation Gratitude, an initiative of the California Army National Guard. The candy will then be sent to American troops serving overseas.

Each child who donates candy will be paid $1 per pound. Prizes will be awarded, and cookies and cider will be served.

The inaugural "Walk It Out for Diabetes" 5K mall walk and wellness fair will be held Sunday, Nov. 14, in conjunction with World Diabetes Day.

The walk will be held at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing in Dublin. Registration and packet pickup will begin at 9 a.m. The mall walk begins at 10 a.m., and the wellness fair will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Walkers will receive a goodie bag and food and beverages. The fair will include diabetes screenings, blood pressure screenings, diet/nutrition information and physical activity recommendations.

All proceeds will assist the Central Ohio Diabetes Association with diabetes awareness, education and providing summer camps for children in the community.

To register, visit www.walkitoutfordiabetes.org or call (614) 884-4400.

Worldstars East will hold its first Columbus-based performing arts competition on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Ohio Union, on the campus of The Ohio State University.

The competition begins at 10:30 a.m.

Aspiring performers and entertainers can compete for a chance to advance to national competitions and perform in front of professionals in the entertainment industry. There are six categories of competition: acting, dance, instrumental, modeling, vocal and variety arts. Each "act" or performance is 60 seconds in length, and competitors must be at least five years old.

One in 10 competitors is guaranteed to advance to the national competition, scheduled for Jan. 14-16, 2011 in Orlando.

For more information, visit www.worldstarseast.com.