The Thurber House will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a host of festivities on the 115th birthday of noted humorist and Columbus native James Thurber.

The Thurber House will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a host of festivities on the 115th birthday of noted humorist and Columbus native James Thurber. The event includes dinner with special guest speaker Larry Doyle. Doyle won the 2008 Thurber Prize for American Humor for his debut novel I Love You, Beth Cooper (yes, it was a book before a movie with Hayden Panettiere), and was also a writer for Beavis and Butt-Head and writer-producer for The Simpsons - this guy knows funny. There'll also be a raffle including tickets to performances by ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, CATCO, BalletMet, Opera Columbus and Broadway Across America's performance of Hitchcock's The 39 Steps.