Events around Columbus in September and October

September 14
Women's Board of the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: From Field to Table

Cocktails, appetizers and dinner celebrating the local harvest. Proceeds benefit the education programs at the conservatory; begins at 6 p.m.
Price: $300
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., East Side
Contact: 614-645-5569,
FPConservatory.org

September 16
Riverside Methodist Hospital: Kitchen Kapers
Visit remodeled kitchens in Upper Arlington homes to benefit Riverside's Artist in Residence Program; begins at noon
Price: $20 in advance, $25 the day of the event
Location: Various homes in Upper Arlington
Contact: 614-544-4483, KitchenKapers.org

September 21
Columbus Food & Wine Affair: Grand Tasting
For the 10th anniversary, enjoy fine wines and food from local restaurants while taking in the sights of the conservatory; begins at 6 p.m.
Price: $130
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., East Side
Contact: 614-595-1387, FoodAndWineAffair.com

September 22
Columbus AIDS Task Force: Art for Life
An evening chaired by Dr. E. Gordon Gee with an art auction to support HIV and AIDS services; begins at 6 p.m.
Price: $100, $150 VIP
Location: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Downtown
Contact: 614-340-6715, ArtForLifeColumbus.org

September 23
Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence: The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day
Carnival rides, petting zoo, entertainment and more. Thirty of North America's top equestrian riders compete in a show-jumping grand prix; begins at 10 a.m.
Price: $20 adults, free for children ages 10 and younger
Location: Wexner Residence, 1 Classic Dr., New Albany
Contact: 614-939-3026, TheNewAlbanyClassic.com

September 27
Columbus Chamber: Clambake
Networking and seafood extravaganza; begins at 5 p.m.
Price: $85 Chamber members, $95 non-members; $680-$760 for table of eight
Location: Zoombezi Bay, 10101 Riverside Dr., Powell
Contact: 614-221-1321, Columbus.org

September 27
Rowe: The power of dance: An evening of confident style
A fashion show benefiting the Jack Roth Fund; begins at 7 p.m.
Price: $48 in advance, $60 at the door
Location: Call for information
Contact: 614-299-7693, RoweBoutique.com

September 28
The Women's Board of Central Ohio Diabetes Association: 2012 Gala
Support diabetes research at the 30th annual fundraiser, themed "Under the Tuscan Moon," with dinner, auctions and entertainment; begins at 7 p.m.
Price: $150
Location: Via Vecchia Winery, 485 S. Front St., Brewery District
Contact: 614-884-4400, Diabetes.org

October 5
Flying Horse Farms: Beneath the Stars
An evening event with appetizers and entertainment to benefit campers at Flying Horse Farms; begins at 7 p.m.
Price: $150
Location: The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave., Arena District
Contact: 614-505-6161, FlyingHorseFarms.org

October 11
Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus: Great Futures Start Here
An evening with dinner and speakers to benefit youth recreational and educational programs; begins at 6:30 p.m.
Price: $100, $2,500 for table
Location: Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom, Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Campus
Contact: 614-221-8830, BGCColumbus.org

October 14
Nationwide Children's Hospital: Torch Relay
The national relay event stops in Columbus for a 5K walk that benefits Nationwide Children's Hospital; begins at 8:30 a.m.
Price: $30, $5 for children 3-12, free for children under 3
Location: Livingston Park, 732 E. Livingston Ave., Olde Towne East
Contact: 800-409-2544, Torch-Relay.org

October 28
Panera Bread: Step Up for Stefanie
A 5K walk or 2-mile run to support breast cancer awareness and the Stefanie Spielman Fund; begins at 10 a.m.
Price: $15-$30
Location: Ohio Stadium, 411 Woody Hayes Dr., Campus
Contact: 614-416-7100, StepUpForStefanie.org

October 31
YWCA: Woman to Woman Luncheon
A networking luncheon for women; begins at 11:30 a.m.
Price: $125
Location: Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., Easton
Contact: 614-627-1224,
YWCAColumbus.org