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Events and programs
Grandview Avenue Farmers' Market, 10th season, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October, in the parking lot of Vino Vino, Grandview Avenue and Third. Hosted by the Wagenbrenner Co., operated by Pearl Alley Growers', with support from Fifth by Northwest Commission. The market offers farm fresh seasonal produce, honey, fresh herbs, cut flowers, handmade herbal soaps, and homemade jams and jellies. For more information contact Marcy Musson, market manager, at 419-674-4719.
The 2013 Columbus Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at St. Agatha Church's Parish Hall, 1860 Northam Road. Nearly 100 artists and crafters will sell original handmade items, from jewelry and candles to repurposed furniture and yard art. Admission is $3, free for children under 12. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Columbus non-profit Local Matters. For more information visit avantgardeshows.com.
Community Hours with state Rep. Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus), 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. Constituents of District 18 are invited to discuss issues of concern. For more information call Stinziano's office at 614-466-1896.
Christ Child Society of Columbus, annual Red Wagon Fare luncheon, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Road. Luncheon, vendors from Central Ohio, Christ Child Society sweets, baked goods and crafts, and a style show provided by Chico's from the Shops at Worthington Place and Belles and Beaux Children's Boutique. Proceeds support the projects of the Christ Child Society. This year, Project Starfish, a tuition assistance program for the Christ Child-Child Care Center at St. Stephens Community House will be the beneficiary. Tickets for the luncheon are available by visiting christchildsocietycolumbus.org or by contacting any group member.
AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed Franklin, Delaware and Licking county workers age 55 and over with securing employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job-search assistance. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Central Ohio CPR, babysitting course, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at 6260 Huntley Road. This course, for teens and preteens who care for children, covers CPR and first aid, among many other topics. To register visit centralohiocpr.com or call 614-562-7297.
American Red Cross, blood donation, 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org.
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, Huntington Hearing Health Program in partnership with Huntington Bank, offering free hearing screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, 510 E. North Broadway. Screenings will be offered to those ages 5 and older throughout 2013. To schedule appointments call 614-261-5452.
Grandview Cinema Discussion Group, 6:45 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. Fifth Ave. The program is discussion only; films are not shown at meetings. The October topic will be Alien (1979). For more information call 614-486-7346.
Inventors Network discusses the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. Cost is $36 per year for membership (payable at any time, not pro-rated for a partial year), $5 per meeting at the door. Call 614-470-0144 or visit inventorscolumbus.com.
Northwest Area Progressives, monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at various locations in Grandview Heights. Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. Participants can get involved in political action and community service projects in the Grandview and northwest Columbus area. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.