Let your artistic side out with Glass Axis, The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, and other Columbus organizations.

If you love sports, you don't have to be an athlete to find a job that lets you work in Columbus' growing sports industry. A little creativity and some quality networking can help-starting with a breakfast panel discussion Thursday morning at Franklin University. Register online for the event, one of Franklin's monthly Hall Leadership Lessons with the CYP Club.

Entrepreneurs who want to get creative with drones can gather some intelligence Friday at a luncheon sponsored by Innovate New Albany. Drones: Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Help Your Business Soar is part of the TIGER Talks Series offered by the tech startup incubator.

Indulge your inner artist this weekend when Glass Axis offers discount classes for making blown glass or glass bead holiday ornaments. Glass gifts from local artists will also be available during Glass Axis' annual holiday sale Friday through Sunday.

The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center promises to inspire new thinking with Growing Diversity CBUS Style on Dec. 15. Charles Hill, director of community outreach for Rev1, moderates a panel featuring BLK Hack, i.c.stars I *Columbus and Bunker Labs-Columbus. Rev1's portfolio last year included 30 percent women- and minority-led companies.

Details are still being worked out, but tickets will go on sale in January for the spring 2017 8th annual Columbus Creative Industry Mixer. The social event at Park Street Cantina combines art and entertainment and is expected to draw 1,000 creatives including directors, designers, TV personalities, stylists, models and talent agents as well as film, TV and music producers.

The American Quarter Horse Congress was golden when it celebrated its 50th anniversary during its October 2016 event in Columbus. Now it's seeking creative thinkers to help develop a theme for 2017. Concepts or even keyword suggestions are invited online.

And speaking of creative-check out the new website of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation. This will be the place to stay up-to-date on the CDDC's plans to continue improving Downtown along the Scioto River.