Dublin will offer information and a field trip for anyone interested in volunteering around central Ohio.

Dublin will offer information and a field trip for anyone interested in volunteering around central Ohio.

The event, slated for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9, will begin with orientation followed by a bus ride with HandsOn Central Ohio to visit volunteer sites, including the Community Kitchen, a soup kitchen that serves more than 200 people for lunch daily.

At the Community Kitchen event, attendees will eat lunch with clients and learn about how service providers are helping people firsthand.

HandsOn Central Ohio is a nonprofit organization that pairs volunteers with organizations and connects people in need to services.

Dublin's volunteer event is for ages 16 and older, and registration is $15. To sign up for the event, visit Dublin.oh.us/volunteer.

The Salvation Army will hold its 26th annual "God and Country" concert at Dublin Jerome High School this year.

The April 16 event is free as part of the Salvation Army's way of thanking the community, concert committee chair Tom Trinter said.

"Part of the reason for having the concert series was to serve as a celebration for the community and allow the community to enjoy outstanding music," he said. "The Salvation Army has been grateful for a lot of the community support for all of the programs, and this is one special way for the Salvation Army to give back to the community in another fashion."

According to Trinter, the concert is funded through donations earmarked for the concert and through such sponsors as the American Legion.

The free concert that begins at 7 p.m. at the school, 8300 Hyland-Croy Road, will feature the Brass Band of Columbus and the New York Staff Band of the Salvation Army.

The New York Staff Band is a brass band with about 30 members and has toured internationally. The band comprises Salvation Army employees and students, Trinter said.

The staff band and brass band will play separately and together.

"I would describe (the concert) as an inspiring evening of brass-band music on God and country," Trinter said. "There's a spiritual theme and also patriotic themes. We are expecting to have the color guard from Lima Company. It's an evening of recognizing the values associated with God and country."

During the concert, a few young musicians will be recognized with the Brigadier Arthur B. Hill Music Scholarship.

A goodwill offering will be accepted.

The Dublin Foundation will hold a two-part grant workshop through the Dublin City Schools Community Education Program on April 26 and May 3.

Jennifer Dring, a member of the Dublin Foundation's board of governors, will lead the workshops on submitting grant proposals to funders, including the Dublin Foundation, which has a grant application deadline of May 15.

The April 26 and May 3 classes will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

For more information or to register for the workshops, look online at dublinschools.net/communityeducation.aspx.

Dublin is currently taking nominations for the 2011 Independence Day Grand Marshal.

Dublin residents who show love of their country and community by making it a better place can be recognized as the grand marshal at Independence Day festivities.

Grand marshal responsibilities include presiding over the annual parade, judging the float decorating contest, attending the evening concert and celebration at Coffman High School and judging the table decorating contest.

To submit a nomination, look online at Dublin.oh.us. Nominations must be completed by April 8.