Gahanna Lincoln High School Class of 1983 30-year reunion is planned for Aug. 9-10. For details, visit, click on Alumni and Class Pages.

Events and programs

Gahanna Lincoln High School Class of 1983 30-year reunion is planned for Aug. 9-10. For details, visit, click on Alumni and Class Pages.

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.

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. For more information go to

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 may taste from more than 300 wines from around the world; 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. Online orders include no handling or processing fees. 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. 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. For more details, visit

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 begins at 5:30 p.m. This event gives participants an opportunity to generate excitement about the fall walk, get fundraising tips and pick up fundraising supplies. 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 is Oct. 12 at John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park. For more information call Michelle Burris at 614-498-0430 or visit

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 or call 614-445-8508.

Sixteenth Annual Taste of Gahanna Halloween Party, sponsored by the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Road. Samples from some of the best restaurants in the Gahanna area will be offered, along with prizes, culinary competitions, costume contests and musical entertainment by the Columbus Community Orchestra. Highlighting the event is the "Chefs' Challenge," modeled after the television show Iron Chef. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 week of event and at the door, $10 for children ages 4 to 10, and free for age 3 and under. Reserved tables are available and recommended. For tickets and additional information visit or call the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce at 614-471-0451.

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.


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 or 614-559-0318. Registration can be completed online at

American Red Cross, blood donation, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 3; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5; noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6; and 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, and Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Stone Ridge Donor Center, 337 Stone Ridge Lane. To schedule appointments call 1-800-733-2767 or go to the website

Medical Clinic, held by Vineyard Community Church, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the church, 15187 Palmer Road in Reynoldsburg. Free sports and school physicals, health screenings and treatment for non-emergency illnesses. VCC food pantry also is open at this time. Interested health care professionals who would like to volunteer, call 740-927-7729.