The St. Matthew Home and School Association will holds its annual Hometown Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the school, 795 Havens Corner Road.

The St. Matthew Home and School Association will holds its annual Hometown Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the school, 795 Havens Corner Road.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Admission is $2 per adult. Children up to age 16 will be admitted free. Strollers will not be permitted at the bazaar.

Gahanna residents Christopher Keener and Theresa Russell will be among those participating in the Columbus Symphony Chamber Strings Orchestra fall concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Hughes Auditorium at Ohio State University.

The Chamber Strings Orchestra, an education program of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, is comprised of talented string players in grades 6-9.This ensemble benefits from a symbiotic relationship with Ohio State's School of Music students and the middle school-age members.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (614) 228-9600, ext. 1218.

Columbus Academy seniors Zalika Corbett of Columbus, Lindsay Hughes of Dublin and Ryan Wheeler of Blacklick have been named semifinalists in the 2010 National Achievement Scholarship Program.

They will compete with more than 1,600 black high school seniors for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards to be offered next spring.

Semifinalist status is based on performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test.