It may be time to stock up on PB&J for lunchbox sandwiches, but more appetizing fare awaits.

It may be time to stock up on PB&J for lunchbox sandwiches, but more appetizing fare awaits. Columbus State Community College's 28th annual Taste the Future culinary showcase is set for Aug. 16. The fundraising event supports Columbus State students while this year honoring renowned Chef Hartmut Handke and global restaurant supplier Wasserstrom Companies. Columbus State prepares students for immediate careers as well as continuing education options.

As a new school year begins, corporate and community leaders such as Cardinal Health's George Barrett continue efforts to support local K-12 education. With interest high in the Nov. 8 levy request by Columbus City Schools, the Columbus Metropolitan Club presents a School Levy Primer in its Aug. 17 noon luncheon with Superintendent Dan Good and others.

Adult education options abound as well this fall. The John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University offers public sector professionals "Rocket Fuel for Your Career" in a Sept. 16 Glenn College Leadership Forum featuring public policy trends and insights.

Bone up on the special needs of small businesses with workshops from the federal Small Business Administration. An Aug. 25 Small Business Marketing seminar from 9 a.m. to noon in Columbus offers tips and tools for promoting your company.

Maybe you'd like to write for profit or pleasure? Help is available in Thurber House Fall 2016 Adult Writing Workshops, just east of Columbus State in the Discovery District.

No grading on the curve when it comes to comparing states on the tough subject of student debt. Personal-finance website WalletHub says Ohio is 10th from the bottom. Good thing Columbus ranks high nationally-pegged at 4th by among its 15 Best Big Cities for New Grads.

As school starts for local districts, so do the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Homework Help Centers. If they seem busy next week, the centers may just be getting a look from librarians visiting Columbus from all over the world.