Columbus Public Health, Farmers' Markets offer fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhood residents and participants of the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program and the Ohio Direction Card, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 on the lawn at 240 Parsons Ave. For more information visit publichealth.columbus.gov.

Events and programs

Columbus Public Health, Farmers' Markets offer fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhood residents and participants of the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program and the Ohio Direction Card, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 on the lawn at 240 Parsons Ave. For more information visit publichealth.columbus.gov.

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. This session, sponsored by the Program 60 Association, will provide 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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Performing and Cultural Arts Complex and Living Beyond Autism, presentation of Communicating Beyond Autism, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 at the arts complex, 867 Mount Vernon Ave. This program is designed to assist children with autism spectrum disorder to learn communication and life skills. Living Beyond Autism will provide iPads to 10 local deserving families coupled with a professional training sessions for both children and parents taught by Apple Store specialist. For more information visit livingbeyondaustism.org or call 614-975-5582.

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 call 614-445-8508.

Clintonville Woman's Club, Past Presidents and Trustees Luncheon, Raffle & Card Party, July 31 at the clubhouse, 3951 N. High St. This year's theme is Sunshine and Flowers. Lunch will feature a sandwich loaf entree with fruit salad and cheesecake. Tables for cards and board games are reserved. For more information contact Ginny Nunemacher at 614-263-9333. The club also is planning its annual Corn Roast and Bingo Party for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13. The menu includes corn on the cob, fried chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, homemade cookies and beverages. The price is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Dinner is served family style promptly at 6:30 p.m., followed by bingo. This event is open to the public. For reservations call Pat Uhrick at 614-505-6709 no later than July 31.

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 facing the challenges of caring for an aging parent or loved one are invited to a free 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. 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 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 use a flex pen. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Francesca Bryan at fbryan@whv.org or 614-559-0318.