BalletMet will open its 2011-12 season with "OnDemand," a sampler of classical gems and contemporary works selected by BalletMet audiences and fans.

BalletMet will open its 2011-12 season with “OnDemand,” a sampler of classical gems and contemporary works selected by BalletMet audiences and fans.

Shows will be held in the company’s performance space at 322 Mount Vernon Ave. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Sept. 30, Oct. 1, Oct. 7 and Oct. 8; and 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 2.

“OnDemand” will feature 10 works, including music by artists such as Gershwin and Nick Drake.

For tickets, call (614) 586-8661.

The Grange Insurance Audubon Center will host Bluegrass, Beer and Birds Friday, Sept. 30, at the center, 505 W. Whittier St.

Event proceeds will benefit the center and its programs.

Music begins at 7:30 p.m. and will end at 10:30 p.m. Birding guides from Columbus Audubon will be on site, and representatives of the Ohio Wildlife Center will have live birds available for viewing from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

The Salty Caramels and Grassinine are scheduled to perform. Pizza and beer will be available.

Tickets are $15 per person and include 10 vouchers for food and beer. “Backstage pass” packages are available for $50 a person or $90 a couple.

Those with backstage passes can attend a pre-event at 6 p.m. and will receive preferred parking.

Tickets may be purchased online at giac-audubon.org or at the center at 505 W. Whittier St.

The new headquarters for the Franklin County Department of Animal Care and Control will officially open on Monday, Oct. 3, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

The $18-million, 48,350-square-foot facility is located at 4340 Tamarack Blvd.

The existing dog shelter at 1731 Alum Creek Drive will close at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, according to the department’s community relations manager, Susan M. Smith.

The shelter will be closed for adoptions over the weekend during the move.

Citizens who are searching for a lost dog will still be able to come to the old shelter between 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, to look for the animals.

The former shelter will remain open Monday, Oct. 3, through Wednesday, Oct. 5, with normal hours for lost dogs only during the transition.

Any dog missing prior to Oct. 3 will be held at the old shelter.

The old shelter will close permanently at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5.

“If your dog becomes lost on or after Oct. 3, please visit the new shelter on Tamarack Boulevard to look for it,” Smith advised.