Bexley Farmer's Market, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at Parkview and Main through October. For more information, visit the website at

Events and programs

Bexley Farmer's Market, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at Parkview and Main through October. For more information, visit the website at

District 18 State Rep. Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus), Community Hours, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5, at the Bexley Starbucks, 2450 E. Main St. Constituents are invited to share ideas and discuss issues. For more information, call Stinziano's office at 614-466-1896.

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, are $75 per person.

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.

Lancaster Chorale, auditions for 2013-2014, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12, at First Presbyterian Church, 222 North Broad St., Lancaster, and 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 14, at First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St. This 32-voice professional choir, preparing for its 28th season, has openings for all voice parts. Singers are paid for rehearsal, travel and performance. Auditions are by appointment only, and are scheduled in 12-minute segments. Candidates should be prepared to perform a selection of their choice; it may be in any style and an accompanist will be provided. In the remaining time, candidates will vocalize to show the range and color of their voice and to demonstrate the ability for pitch recognition and retention. For more information, contact Mary Jane Campbell at 740-422-8199.

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 Dr. 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 more information, call Michelle Burris at 614-498-0430.

Bexley Recreation and Parks Department, Bexley Youth Triathlon, with age divisions from under 6 to one for 13- and 14-year-olds, starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 17, at the David H. Madison Community pool and Jeffrey Park. The event is being offered with the help of a grant from the Bexley Community Foundation's Youth and Recreation Fund. For more information, call 614-559-4300.

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.

Classes, workshops

Jewish Community Center, anti-bullying program being brought to Columbus by community advocate Susan Steinman and JCC Program Director Melanie Butter, 7 p.m. Aug. 13, at the center, 1125 College Ave. A presentation by Denise Koebcke, a teacher for more than 20 years and the creator and director of Team LEAD LLC, will begin a yearlong series. The free sessions are designed to be an interactive educational experience that gives parents, educators, counselors, and the community the tools to address bullying and social aggression. Additional programs are set Dec. 9, Jan. 27, Feb. 24 and March 3. In partnership with the JCC, this program is made possible by Matrix Integrated Psychological Services, the Bexley Education Foundation, and Bexley City Schools. For more information, call 614-231-2731.

Art of Positive Parenting, "Parents Who Parent Separately," 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 23 through Sept. 27, at Action for Children, 78 Jefferson Ave. Cost is $75 per person. To register call 614-224-0222, ext. 103, using class number TP 13-22. For more information, go to the website at


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.