People will be running and listening to live music, albeit probably not at the same time, Saturday at Creekside.

Jive Pilots will start playing jive, funk and reggae at 7 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m.

At 8 p.m. the Fright Night 5K, sponsored by www.ultrafit-usa.com, will begin at 8 p.m. Race night registration is available.

The race will begin at Creekside Plaza, run past the haunted graveyard, onto the specially lighted Gahanna Golf Course, and back to Creekside Plaza by way of a haunted forest. To register for this event, visit the Web site.

The other event in the coming week is scheduled for Nov. 5. Paws on the Plaza is a canine-friendly event in which businesses invite dog owners to bring their dogs inside and let vendors cater to them on the Creekside Plaza. That includes free claw trimming.

Tom Keenan and his students are picking up where others have left off.

The Interact Club, which Keenan advises, is working for a second year to pick up leaves for elderly residents who are unable to do it themselves.

There are also a number of private companies providing the service, but the Interact Club hopes to do it for those who can't afford it.

"We're going to have three pick-up Saturdays, this coming one, Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14," Keenan said.

Those needing the service should e-mail Keenan at keenandt@ghps.org.


Residents are being asked the help the Gahanna National Honors Society members collect canned goods from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 29.

This year, the NHS will collect in all the neighborhoods off Cherrybottom Road.

The cans will be donated to the Mid-Ohio FoodBank. The Gahanna National Honors Society consists of 75 seniors who have at least a 3.5 grade-point average and exhibit leadership and involvement throughout the school and community.

Last year, the NHS collected more than 1,500 pounds of canned goods.