Columbus Public Health, Farmers' Markets offering 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. 8, on the lawn at 240 Parsons Ave.

Events and programs

Columbus Public Health, Farmers' Markets offering 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. 8, on the lawn at 240 Parsons Ave.

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.

Woman's Life Chapter 800, cut-a-thon fundraiser to benefit CHOICES, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11, at Turning Heads Salon and Day Spa, 265 Lincoln Circle, Gahanna. The staff of Turning Heads will volunteer their time and skills to offer discounted hair and salon services with proceeds going toward efforts in eliminating domestic violence. Woman's Life Insurance Society will match up to the first $500 raised. The event also includes raffle prizes, gift bags to the first 100 people and complimentary refreshments.

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 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, 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, 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

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 614-559-0318.

Central Ohio Diabetes Association, free educational program with diabetes care advocate Amy Hayes, 6 p.m. Aug. 19, at 1100 Dennison Ave. The program, "Taking Control," will focus on diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies based on Hayes' extensive training and personal experience living with diabetes. For more information or to sign-up, contact Jenny Shrodes at 614-884-4400.

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.

Workshops and classes

Northland Free Legal Aid Clinic, 6 to 8 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Christian Assembly, 4099 Karl Road. Consultations provided in minor criminal matters, including landlord-tenant disputes, domestic disputes, civil protection orders and mediations. No appointments are necessary. Enter at Door B. For more information, call Ellen at 614-261-8440, ext. 750.

Meetings

Maize Manor Civic Association and Blockwatch, National Night Out, 6 p.m. Aug. 6, at the Maize Manor Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road. Food, games and a firetruck will be featured. Call Lori Robinson at 614-262-0639 with questions. The group meets regularly at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road.

Beaumont Civic Association and Blockwatch, 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the meeting room at the Northern Lights branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4093 Cleveland Ave. For information, call Donna at 614-261-6521.

Clinton Estates Civic Association and Blockwatch, 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Trinity United Church of Christ, 1180 Shanley Drive. Call Emmanuel Remy at 614-453-5007.

Northland Community Council Development Committee, 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month at the Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd. Public hearings on local development, rezoning and related topics. Call 614-325-8217.

Salem Civic Association, 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, except for the December meeting which is the third Tuesday, at Salem Baptist Church, 5862 Sinclair Road.

Sea Scout Ship 468, 6:45 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road. For more information, call Nancy Peto at the Simon Kenton Council Scout office, 614-306-9768.

Northland Community Council, 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Friendship Village of Columbus, 5800 Forest Hills Blvd. Call 614-325-8217.

Forest Park Civic Association, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, locations and topics vary. Call 614-325-8217.

Franklin 524 Toastmasters Club, 7 a.m. every Thursday at the Vineyard Community Center, 6000 Cooper Road.

Northland Kiwanis Club, 6:15 p.m. the second and the fourth Mondays of the month at Friendship Village of Columbus, 5800 Forest Hills Blvd. Call 614-479-3256.

Central Ohioans for Peace, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave. Call 614-436-3531.