Leaves aren't the only thing falling and needing attention this week.

COTA is dropping fares to zero on Friday for active and retired military veterans. In honor of Veterans Day, veterans can ride free all day Friday with their military ID or other proof of service.

Clean up by Eliminating Unproductive Marketing with Automation, a SunDown Group lunch and launch Friday at the Columbus Idea Foundry. Register with or without lunch, or even take your own.

Rake up election yard signs and recycle them on Saturday morning at the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department’s Bill McDonald Athletic Complex on Olentangy River Road. SWACO hosts the free event from 8 to 11 a.m.

Those who operate gas stations and convenience stores can learn how to rake in more profit at the Ohio Petroleum Contractors Association’s annual Petroleum & Convenience EXPO at the Little Bear Golf Club in Lewis Center on Nov. 15.

Seattle doesn’t only know how to clean up on coffee; the home of Starbucks also boasts Commute Seattle. Executive Director Jonathan Hopkins will share transit-friendly insights on smart transportation Nov. 16 at the 2017 Annual Meeting and Downtown Awards of Capital Crossroads & Discovery Special Improvement Districts.  Register online.

Fintech71 cleaned up with a stellar inaugural class, to be celebrated Nov. 16. Class members include Columbus’ SafeChain, winner of last month’s Rise of the Rest pitch competition.

Clean out the coat closet and drop off new or gently used coats to any Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern through Feb. 1 and they will be donated to the Salvation Army.

No need to mop up any red ink for the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. The Columbus nonprofit reports it will finish in the black for its eighth consecutive year. Bravo!