Thurber House Evenings with Authors, Healthcare Achievement Awards & more October events.

There's something tantalizing about going somewhere that is otherwise off-limits, such as attending an event in the Columbus Museum of Art while it is otherwise closed for final touches on its expansion and renovation. The museum is officially closed until Oct. 22, but two Thurber House Evenings with Authors will still be hosted there this Wednesday and Oct. 13.

Also notable this week is the 9th Annual Legends and Legacies event Thursday evening at the Kings Arts Complex, honoring Mayor Michael Coleman, held in the facility's Pythian Theater, another renovated gem in the community.

Later in October, the Women's Small Business Accelerator features Elena Ford, Ford Motor Company executive and great-granddaughter of Henry Ford, at the WSBA's third annual Starting the Conversation on Oct. 20.

The ticket to a great event next spring begins with a nomination now for Columbus CEO's 2016 Healthcare Achievement Awards. Honors will be bestowed in six categories, and they're not just for traditional healthcare providers and practitioners. Deadline for all Healthcare Achievement Awards is Oct. 16.

Any individual or organization working to reduce the incidence of disease or make us healthier can be nominated for the Pathway to Population Health Award. The Healthcare Trailblazer is an award for innovative or entrepreneurial initiatives that improve the practice of medicine or delivery of care to patients. Those who donate their time, expertise and dollars to support local healthcare organizations, patients and the community may be nominated for Volunteer of the Year.

Finally, welcome to the neighborhood,Eleetus, which specializes in multidimensional motion-based gaming. The company has announced an expansion to the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center for a regional office and home base for Ohio expansion. Nice move for a moving new company!