Third annual Mark and Dan Barren Family Fund Golf Outing and Family Dinner, 2 p.m. for golf Aug. 2, at the New Albany Links Golf Club, 7100 New Albany Links Dr. Dinner will be held at 7 p.m. Cost is $125 per person for golf, $75 for Columbus Academy staff, with dinner included. Dinner is $25 per person otherwise. To register, contact Scott Watters at 614-855-7735. The fund will provide financial aid to qualified student athletes at Columbus Academy as well as help fund a 529 plan for the children of Coach Mark Barren.

Events and programs

Third annual Mark and Dan Barren Family Fund Golf Outing and Family Dinner, 2 p.m. for golf Aug. 2, at the New Albany Links Golf Club, 7100 New Albany Links Dr. Dinner will be held at 7 p.m. Cost is $125 per person for golf, $75 for Columbus Academy staff, with dinner included. Dinner is $25 per person otherwise. To register, contact Scott Watters at watters772@gmail.com or call 614-855-7735. The fund will provide financial aid to qualified student athletes at Columbus Academy as well as help fund a 529 plan for the children of Coach Mark Barren.

Ohio State University's Program 60, registration information session, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 8, in the Barbie Tootle Room on the third floor of the Ohio Union at OSU. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and help in selecting a course of study. This session, sponsored by the Program 60 Association, will be an informal setting providing individual guidance on course selection and registration procedures for Ohio residents age 60 or older. Participants attend classes, at no cost on a non-credit, non-degree basis, tuition-free. The autumn term runs Aug. 21 through Dec. 3.

Columbus Wine Festival, presented by Giant Eagle, 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9, and 2 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10, at the Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Guests will have the opportunity to taste from more than 300 wines from around the world while those who prefer beer can enjoy a wide sampling in the International Beer Garden. Adult wine tasting tickets are $29 in advance and $35 at the door. There are no handling or processing fees for online orders. Admission tickets include a souvenir wine glass, 10 tastings, food and wine seminars, cooking demos, musical entertainment and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount. Additional tasting coupons may be purchased at the festival. Designated driver tickets are $10 in advance or at the door; those under 21 admitted free when accompanied by paid adult. This ticket includes two non-alcoholic drinks and a souvenir wine glass upon departure. For phone orders, call 877-772-5425. An additional $2 order processing/handling fee applies for phone orders. A portion of the festival's proceeds will benefit Franklin Park Conservatory.

New Directions Career Center, Fourth Annual Wine Tasting, 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 10. A small selection of tasteful items will also be available in a silent auction for discerning guests. Executive Director Linda Danter and her husband, Ken, open their Bexley home to benefit the clients of NDCC, a nonprofit organization which empowers women to achieve and maintain financial self-sufficiency. Tickets, at $75 per person.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Central Ohio Chapter, kick-off event for its 2013 Columbus Light The Night Walk, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, at the Embassy Suites, 2886 Airport Drive by the Columbus Airport. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. This event will give participants an opportunity to generate excitement about the fall walk, get fundraising tips and pick up fundraising supplies and materials. During a Light The Night Walk, participants carry illuminated balloons, white for survivors and patients, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer. This year's walk will be held Oct. 12 at John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park. For information, call Michelle Burris at 614-498-0430.

Greater Columbus Right to Life, Spiritus 2013 featuring the Rev. Walter Hoye II, 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Road. Dinner is $25, VIP Reception is $50 and includes dinner. To register, visit gcrtl.org or call 614-445-8508.

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.

Health

Wexner Heritage Village, Conversations Before the Crisis seminar, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 30, at its facility, 1151 College Ave. Those who are facing the challenges of caring for an aging parent or loved one are invited to a panel discussion on related issues. Topics include the essential elements of a long-term care plan, Hospice 101, what documents are needed to ensure a loved one's wishes are honored and how professional geriatric care management can reduce family stress. There is no fee. Space is limited, so reservations are requested by contacting Anne Kuntz at akuntz@whv.org.

Diabetes Academy, presented by the Wexner Heritage Village Institute, 2 to 3 p.m. Mondays at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave. Patients with diabetes and their loved ones are invited for a free educational series taught by certified diabetes instructors Participants can take one class or take all four. Topics are: Aug. 5, Diabetes 101: Diabetes types and the risk factors; Sept. 16, Diabetes & Staying Healthy: Eating healthy and staying active; Oct. 7, Diabetes & Nutrition: Cooking demonstrations and dietitian guidance; and Nov. 4, Insulin 101: The basics of insulin and how to us a flex pen. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Francesca Bryan at fbryan@whv.org or 614-559-0318.

Meetings

AmSpirit Business Connections-Port Columbus Chapter, Cross-Chapter Social, 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22, at Gordy's, 6150 S. Sunbury Road, Westerville. AmSpirit Business Connections is a national organization that assists sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals succeed by creating a forum where they can exchange qualified referrals with other sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals. The Port Columbus Chapter of AmSpirit Business Connections meets from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Brook Hollow Conference Center, 676 Brook Hollow, Gahanna. Guests are welcome.

AmSpirit Business Connections-New Albany/Gahanna Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Fridays at Scrambler Marie's, 5729 N. Hamilton Road. The program focuses on networking opportunities for small businesses and professionals. For more information, contact Dan Wolt at 614-419-9103.

New Albany Community Garden, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the first Tuesday evening of the month in the garden during fair weather and at the Plain Township Fire Department on Route 62 during bad weather. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Easton-New Albany Chapter of the Accountant Information Market, 11:45 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Scrambler Marie's (order off menu), 5729 N. Hamilton Road. The group aims to sponsor programs that support the accounting profession through CPE classes and provide new networking opportunities for possible referrals to new clients and new client resources. For information, call 614-478-8187.

New Albany Chamber of Commerce meets the third Thursday of each month. Visit the website at newalbanychamber.com for the meeting time and location. For reservations, call 614-855-4400.om.

New Albany Communicators, a Toastmasters International Club, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Nazarene Church, 6000 Johnstown Road. For more information, call Tammy at 614-551-7146.

American Legion Post 171, 7:30 p.m. and Auxiliary, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the post, 393 E. College Ave. Guests are invited. Call Mike Etling at 614-891-9388 or Kim Mann (Auxiliary) at 614-266-2695.

Support groups

Central Ohio Polio Network, providing support and information on post-polio syndrome, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Blendon Reserve Party House in Gahanna. For more information and directions, contact Monica Wilford at 614-581-6979 or 614-337-0990.

Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by Mount Carmel-St. Ann's Hospital, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except holidays) at the hospital, 500 Cleveland Ave., Westerville. Participants will receive information on diabetes and diabetes self-care activities. Those diagnosed with diabetes and their family members and friends are invited. There is no fee. For more information, call Suzanne at 614-865-7254. Meetings are subject to change.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, support groups for patients with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis as well as their family members, meeting in Reynoldsburg and Delaware. Visit ccfa.org/chapters/centralohio for times and dates or call 614-889-6060.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month in Room 202 at New Albany United Methodist Church, 20 S. Third St. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease. Call Marisa Kress at 614-457-6003 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. For respite care, call 614-939-0350.

Schizophrenics Anonymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Franklin County and Concord Counseling, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd. Call Mary Kay Ansley at 614-882-9338, ext. 233. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm.

Government

New Albany Planning Commission, 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Village Hall, 99 W. Main St.

New Albany Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Village Hall.

New Albany Architectural Review Board, 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Village Hall.

New Albany City Council, 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Village Hall.