The annual Labor Day Weekend Powwow will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, and run through the three-day weekend at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia St. in Hilliard.

The annual Labor Day Weekend Powwow will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, and run through the three-day weekend at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia St. in Hilliard.

Sponsored by the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio (NAICCO), the event features Native American music, dancing, arts, crafts and food. Dancers will make a grand entry at 1 p.m. each day and at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The weekend also includes demonstrations and sales by local and national native artisans.

Admission is $7 for adults; $3 for seniors and students; and free for children age 5 and younger. Weekend passes are available for $15.

Visitors should bring their own seating.

For more information, call (614) 443-6120.

The women's board of Franklin Park Conservatory will present its second "From Field to Table" fundraiser from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.

The al fresco dining event celebrates Ohio's harvest and benefits the conservatory's educational and gardening programs. The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvre on the Community Garden Campus. A multi-course dinner, prepared by local chefs, will be served in the Grand Mallway.

Seating is limited to 600 guests. Individual reservations are $300, with sponsorships available. Reservations close when the event is sold out, or on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

To make a reservation, call (614) 645-6402. Registration forms may also be downloaded online at www.fpconservatory.org.

Barbara McVicker, author of "Stuck in the Middle: Shared Stories and Tips for Caregiving Your Elderly Parents," will present two free lectures at the Westminster-Thurber Senior Community, 717 Neil Ave.

Lectures are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, or 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18.

McVicker will offer advice, hope and anecdotes.

To register to attend, call Joel Wrobbel at (614) 228-8888 or e-mail jwrobbel@westminister. oprs.org.

The Thurber House fall 2010 "Evenings with Authors" series will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave.

Thrity Umrigar will read from "The Weight of Heaven," her fifth and newest novel. The book explores the complexities of grief, relationships and a clash between cultures.

She will take questions from the audience and sign books following the reading. The event concludes with a coffee and cookies reception.

Umrigar is a journalist who has written for publications such as The Washington Post, The Plain Dealer and The Boston Globe.

She is an associate professor of English at Case Western Reserve University.

Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Discount tickets, priced at $15 dollars in advance and $18 at the door, are available for students and seniors. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (614) 464-1032 or visit www.thurberhouse.org.

The Sept. 27 reading will feature David Rakoff.