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Columbus-based Americana singer Tim Grimm, firm and forthright as he is, has penned a few songs with real bite. And it just so happens that the concert slated at 7:30 p.m. Friday with Tim Grimm and the Family Band at the Brown County Playhouse is a fundraiser for the planned Polly’s Dog Park in Nashville. You can join Grimm and his wife Jan Lucas and and sons Connor and Jackson Grimm for a show meant to go to the dogs. Tickets are $27.50 and available at browncountyplayhouse.org and at the door.

Kyndal Gary, diagnosed with autism as a child, is again doing his best to educate others about the developmental disorder — this time during Disability Awareness Month. He and his sister Jaedyn Gary each will read from their recent books about autism awareness. Their free presentations, titled “Living With Andrew” (taken from the title of Jaedyn’s book) will be from 2 to 3 p.m. March 17 in the Red Room of the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. in downtown Columbus. Kyndal Gary illustrated both books. Proceeds from book sales go to the Autism Society of Indiana.

You can run for your own health, and improve the health of others at the Pink Power 5K Walk & Run beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive in Columbus. Proceeds go to the Mammography Assistance Program of the Breast Health Center, Columbus Regional Hospital. All finishers receive medals. Information: signmeup.com.

Brian Blair is a Republic reporter. He can be reached at 379-5672 or [email protected].

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