The Conservatory of Piano celebrated September as National Piano Month at the first annual National Piano Month Festival.

The Conservatory of Piano celebrated September as National Piano Month at the first annual National Piano Month Festival.

The festival featured two concerts performed by central Ohio pianists of all ages. The concerts were held Sept. 21 and 28, in the recital hall at Graves Piano and Organ.

Dublin residents who participated in the festival were: A. Joshua Robinson, Hannah Streaty, Jeffrey Dalton Myers, Nathan Trinh, Kevin Zhu, Riley Kanthimathy Hennessy and Rowan Anikath Hennessy.

Jeffrey Zaslow, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal and co-author of "The Last Lecture," will speak Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Capitol Theatre, 77 S. High St.

Zaslow co-wrote "The Last Lecture" with Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch.

Pausch's lecture, first given at Carnegie Mellon shortly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, reveals an inspiring perspective on life and hope.

Tickets are available at www.cancer.org/thelastlecture, or by calling 1-888-227-6446, extension 3206.