The 2011 Arnold Sports Festival, slated for March 4-6, will feature its second annual Art at the Arnold competition.

The 2011 Arnold Sports Festival, slated for March 4-6, will feature its second annual Art at the Arnold competition.

Artists are invited to draw and paint scenes of athletes at the festival. Works will be displayed at the Arena Grand Movie Theatre.

Artists interested in participating in the juried event must enter by Dec. 3. Winners will receive cash prizes and will have an opportunity to sell their work.

Danny Griffith, president of Columbus College of Art & Design, will judge the contest.

Entry forms and more information are available online at A limited number of artists will be selected.

Get Behind the Badge will sponsor a "Hometown Fundraiser" to benefit Deputy Brandon Moore from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Dave and Buster's, 1554 Polaris Parkway.

Moore is employed in Morrow County, and was shot and critically injured Oct. 21. He is still hospitalized and will require extensive rehabilitation.

Tickets are $10 and include free food and non-alcoholic beverages. The evening will include a door prize raffle, a 50-50 raffle and a silent auction. Tickets will be available at the door.

Tax-deductible monetary donations may be made through GBTB. Send a check made out to Get Behind the Badge to 570 N. State St., Westerville 43082. Specify that the donation is for Moore in the memo line of the check.

For more information, visit or call Marissa at (614) 657-9907.

The Refectory, 1092 Bethel Road, is collecting canned goods and toiletries for the Near Northside Emergency Material Assistance Program through the end of November.

Anyone who donates a minimum of five canned goods or toiletries will receive a gift certificate good for $20 toward two dinner entrees or $10 toward two bistro entrees. The certificate is valid from January through March of 2011.

Anyone who would like to participate may drop off donations in the restaurant lobby. Donations will be accepted during regular business hours of 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Columbus Gay Men's Chorus is seeking nominations for its Forte Award.

The award will be given to an individual who exemplifies CGMC's vision and mission of "Voices Raised, Lives Changed." The chorus is dedicated to art and social justice/awareness, and the award will be given to an individual or couple who reflects the group's values and vision.

Past recipients include Jim Arter, a member of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and Jeff and Jody Sheimann, for their work with the Columbus AIDS Task Force's "Art for Life" events.

Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 30.

For more details, visit or call (614) 228-2462