Here's a blizzard of events that you'll want to take part in rain or shine.

Whether March limps out meekly this week or exits in a roar of storms, April is shaping up with a blizzard of events that you’ll want to take part in rain or shine.

Wrapping up March’s Women’s History Month, WELD presents its annual keynote Thursday evening at the Hyatt Regency Columbus with courage-inspiring author Margie Warrell. She kicks off a 2017 theme of “Earned It. Own It.” for the Ohio Chapter of Women for Economic and Leadership Development. 

March melds into April with a big spring book sale at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library. Friends of the Library get first dibs on Thursday evening, with general sales Friday and Saturday and a clearance on Sunday.   

Rev1 Ventures presents its 3rd Annual Innovation Hop on April 13 to encourage networking with more than 30 high-growth startups. It’s a celebration of Columbus as a top city for scaling startups and an opportunity to meet the entrepreneurs who have helped the region earn that reputation.

You’ll want to pace yourself on April 19, with business events from early morning to evening.

Start the morning with the Columbus Chamber’s CEO insights with David Kaufman, president and CEO of Motorists Insurance Group. Columbus CEO will monitor #CEOInsights Twitter traffic that morning to pass along a question or two for him to address. Next up, the OSU Risk Institute, part of the Fisher College of Business, presents one of its Executive Education Series on Balancing Risk to Create Value. This 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. workshop, Identify, Plan, Protect: Using Cyber to Your Advantage, features Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine along with advice from former CIA and FBI operatives and digital experts from Battelle and OSU. You won’t need a second wind to finish the day at Startup Storytellers at the Columbus Museum of Art. A dozen inspiring entrepreneurs are sure to energize attendees with stories of their Leap into creating their own businesses. Keynoters will be Kevin and Katy Malhame, founders of Northstar Café, Brassica and Third & Hollywood,

Two opportunities to connect with new talent come on April 25. The morning marks Frost Brown Todd LLC’s LogisticsConnect conference, featuring Caster Connection Inc. founder and CEO Sally Hughes on creating corporate culture to retain a diverse staff. The afternoon offers The Columbus Region All-Industry Showcase and Career Fair at MAPFRE Stadium will serve job fillers and job seekers alike. 

Finish April strong with the first-ever Columbus YP week, April 24-30, a full schedule of networking mixers, leadership workshops, social outings and volunteer opportunities in central Ohio, organized by the CVP Club.