Area walkers and runners can test their lungs to raise money for lung cancer research during the second annual LUNGevity 5K Walk and Run, to be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at North Bank Park, 311 W. Long St.

Area walkers and runners can test their lungs to raise money for lung cancer research during the second annual LUNGevity 5K Walk and Run, to be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at North Bank Park, 311 W. Long St.

The event is being held in the memory of photographer Frank Learner. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The timed 5K run begins at noon, and untimed 5K and 1K walks will begin at 1 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit lung cancer research.

A separate balloon launch will benefit the Mary Anne Kirkby Living with Lung Cancer Fund at Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

For registration fees and participation information, go online to

The Ohio Statehouse 150th Birthday Celebration Open House and Capitol Artists Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15.

In addition to the artists fair, activities will include a cake-cutting ceremony, an unveiling of the Ohio Civil War governors portraits, and tours of the Statehouse.

The artists fair will feature glass, jewelry, pottery and paintings, as well as samplings of food and wine from Ohio Proud Food and the Ohio Grape Industry Committee.

The cake will be cut in the Rotunda at noon. This event is free and open to the public.

All those in attendance will be invited to pose for an official commemorative photo. Visitors may also sign a large birthday card, which will become part of the Statehouse archive collection.

Ohioans are also invited to send birthday greetings. Greetings must be mailed by Nov. 8 to Ohio Statehouse 150th Birthday, Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus 43215. Digital greetings may be emailed to 150@csrab.state.

Each submitted birthday greeting will become part of the permanent collection of the Ohio Statehouse. Creativity is encouraged.

Parking is available in the Ohio Statehouse Underground Parking Garage.

Honor Flight Columbus will host its fourth annual reunion from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St.

The public is welcome to attend and salute the lives and contributions of World War II veterans.

The 17th annual Ohio Pen Show will be held Nov. 4-6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Columbus-Dublin, located at 600 Metro Place N.

The show will feature about 200 exhibitors from North America, Europe, Israel and the Pacific Rim. Pen enthusiasts can show, sell, buy and trade vintage and new pens.

The show will also feature free evaluations, an on-site repairman, nibs, ink, fine writing paper, seminars, workshops and more.

Giveaways will be held at 4 p.m. each day of the show.

Admission is $5. Children 11 and younger (accompanied by an adult) are free. The hours for the show are 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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The Franklin County 4-H Council will host a wine-tasting event from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Graystone Wine Cellar, 544 S. Front St.

The event will feature hors d'oeuvres, desserts and silent auction items from all over Ohio.

All of the money raised through sponsorship, donations and the purchase of tickets will go directly to educational programming, camp scholarships, youth recognition and the promotion of 4-H opportunities in Franklin County.

The $55 wine tasting package includes admission to the event, opportunity to participate in the auction, wine tastes, meal with dessert and non-alcoholic refreshments.

The $50 designated driver package includes all of the above, minus the wine tastes.

More information is available via Facebook at A Taste of Ohio Wine Tasting. Information is also available by calling Trisha Rose at (614) 337-1920 or emailing

Rotary Club of Columbus will present Dances of India, a showcase of classical, folk and Bollywood style dance forms, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Upper Arlington High School Auditorium.

A number of local dancers will be featured in this event, which benefits Columbus Rotary’s contribution to the PolioPlus program.

PolioPlus is a Rotary campaign that began in 1985 to eliminate polio throughout the world. Bill and Melinda Gates pledged $355 million to the campaign, and have challenged Rotarians around the world to raise $200 million.

Tickets for the event are $25 for adults, $10 for children.

Manaas Restaurant of Lewis Center will provide Indian cuisine in the cafeteria of the High School after the performance.

For more information or to order tickets, call the Rotary office at (614) 221-3127; tickets can also be purchased online via PayPal at