Tony Burroughs will be the guest speaker at the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society's African American Interest Groups Fall Conference.

Tony Burroughs will be the guest speaker at the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society's African American Interest Groups Fall Conference.

The conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. The cost of $40 includes a box lunch.

For information, email AAIG

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County (CASA-FC) will host its 11th annual "Speak Up for Children" breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7. This year's event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom, 350 N. High St.

The one-hour breakfast will serve as an introduction to CASA-FC.

Guests will hear a variety of speakers and volunteers, as well as keynote speaker Deborah Pryce, a former congresswoman and an adoptive mother.

While the event is free, participants will be asked to consider making a commitment to CASA, either by making a pledge or donation, or by becoming a volunteer.

RSVPs are required for the breakfast. Call (614) 525-7450 or email casa@casa

Senior Repertory of Ohio will stage "Stars and Stripes," a musical tribute to America's veterans and military service personnel, in September.

Shows are planned for 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd, and for 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave.

This patriotic show celebrates the bravery and commitment of America's military men and women, and also celebrates the USO, which has entertained the country's military for 70 years.

Tickets range from $10 to $20, with a special $15 price for veterans and those who are currently serving in the military.

For more information, visit (614) 410-1137 or visit www.

The Columbus Museum of Art will present its second annual Art, Design and Antiques event Sept. 16-18.

The show features traditional and mid-century antiques, contemporary art and design, vintage clothing and estate jewelry in a premier market setting. More than 30 national dealers will offer outstanding collections of distinctive antiques, well-designed objects for the home and outstanding art.

Tickets at $10 for a one-day pass and $15 for a three-day pass and may be purchased online at

In addition to the market, visitors may purchase tickets for and participate in tours of private homes in Columbus and Cincinnati, a preview cocktail party, silent auction, fashion show of wearable art and luncheon, guest speaker will be Robert K. Wittman, author of "Priceless How I Went Undercover To Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures," and a display of classic automobiles.

All proceeds benefit the art museum.

Deaf Services Center officials in Worthington recently announced they will be holding a "Ride Deaf" Bike Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Glacier Ridge Metro Park in Dublin.Proceeds of the race will go back to Deaf Services Center's programs and services to benefit the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities and their families.

Registration for three different routes will begin at 7:30 a.m.The routes will include a 10-mile "Family Fun" ride and more challenging ones of 32 and 62 miles.

Bruegger's Bagels will provide bagels and drinks before the ride and Texas Roadhouse will serve lunch afterwards.

"DSC helps bridge the gaps in providing the critical and life-changing programs as we assist our consumers on a daily basis," according to spokeswoman Marsha Moore. "DSC is where communication happens every day with American Sign Language interpreting, community education, case management, advocacy, ADA technical assistance and other accessible services we provide to the deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and deaf-blind communities."

Deaf Services Center serves a 24-county region including Franklin, Delaware, Licking, Union, Fairfield and Muskingum counties.

For information about the event, go to and click on the banner for more details and to register for the ride, or e-mail Moore, director of public relations and marketing, at