This Can’t Wait: Never Too Old, or Too Young

Some people naturally know how to approach just about any challenge. For the rest of us, there are seminars to learn new strategies. 

Those 50 and older can meet recruiters, attend workshops and get feedback on their resumes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Thursday’s 23rd Annual Senior Career Expo at the Fawcett Center. Many seniors find part-time work is preferable to full-time retirement.

SunDown Group offers a Lunch and Launch—Enhancing Your Soft Skills to be a Better Entrepreneur—on Sept. 8 at Cultivate in Grove City. Bring your own lunch or buy it there while learning people skills to create a successful startup culture.

Parents can get tips how to help children learn executive-functioning skills on Sept. 14 at Marburn Academy in New Albany. The session will be presented by New Hampshire psychologist Peg Dawson, co-author of a best-selling series, Smart But Scattered. Register online.

Looking the part is important, but Dress for Success Columbus also works year-round to help women prepare for career opportunities. It will celebrate 10 years of assisting 12,000 women at its Beyond the Suit Luncheon Oct. 20 Downtown at the Columbus Athenaeum.

Those 18 and older who can look and act the part are invited to audition later this week for Halloween-season roles at The Scareatorium in the Northland Plaza off E. Dublin-Granville Rd. Tryouts will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, with some free training available. Northland area strip malls nearby along Morse Rd. have found more year-round uses.

Go behind the scenes in more creative arts during the 2nd Annual Columbus Open Studio and Stage Oct. 7-8. Self-guided tours with 50 artists, 32 sites and seven stages are featured. The artists’ work will be displayed a month before at the Carnegie Gallery in the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library with an opening reception Sept. 7. Admission requires purchase of a map or a smartphone app.

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