Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…6/28-6/30

Summer’s here and so is the fun!

👧🏻Tots on the Trails @ Blacklick Woods

6/28, 10 AM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Share a slow-paced half-mile walk with your toddler and discover nature together. Ages 1-4 Meet at Nature Center

👍🏻Free Commons for Kids – Going Green Day

6/28, 10 AM-1 PM

Our Commons for Kids series brings families from Central Ohio to the heart of Downtown Columbus, Friday mornings between June 7 and August 9. Each week, a variety of activities keeps the kids entertained, including inflatables, face painting, crafts and much more! 

Whether it’s learning how to plant your favorite fruits and vegetables or see how high you can climb on the climbing wall, join us for our Going Green Day!

Check out our website for a full list of activities: https://columbuscommons.org/events/commons-for-kids/

Admission is free. 

🦄KidX: The Life of Toys @ Polaris

10:30-12 PM

By Cheesecake Factory

Cowboys, spacemen an dollies, how fun! What’s your favorite toy? Join your favorite toy characters as we explore toys coming to life while singing, reading and dancing.  A cowboy, LOL Doll, unicorn, and solider will be attending as well!

Join us with for face painting, a balloon artist, giveaways, crafts, entertainers, Sunny 95 – Columbus, OH, activities and more!

🐺Mammals of Ohio Display @ Highbaks Metro Park

6/28, 12-2 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Learn how mammals survive through games and activities, videos, and displays. 

Meet at Nature Center

🦇Preschoolers: Going Batty @ Battelle Darby Metro Park

6/28, 1-2 PM

Learn about the world’s only flying mammal!

Meet us at the Nature Center

1415 Darby Creek Drive

Galloway, OH, 43119

👉🏻Sensory Art & Exploration: National Pudding Day @ Hoot Studio

6/28, 4-5 PM

337 West Olentangy Street, Powell

We’re celebrating National Chocolate Pudding Day a couple days late :). Join us as we paint, play, and of course eat pudding! 

This class is geared towards toddlers from 1.5-5 years old (but open to children younger and older- call to inquire) and is composed of various sensory stations for children to explore. A play coach leads the children through the 45 minute class while parents get to take a break in our cafe, win-win! Class admission includes 30 minutes of open play following class.  

🚦4th Fridays on the Lawn @ Westerville Library

6/28, 6-8 PM

126 S State St, Westerville

Follow the traffic signs through a family-friendly obstacle course that teaches safety with stop-and-go activities. Travel through tunnels and over bridges while putting out fires along the way during Uptown Westerville’s 4th Friday. 

Note: In the case of inclement weather, this event will be held in the Combined Meeting Rooms.

About 4th Fridays

Enjoy free wi-fi and parking, pick up your reserves or take a quick break from the crowds as library doors stay open until 9pm during 4th Fridays. Learn more.

The Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau is proud to sponsor Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Fridays on the fourth Friday of each month, April through September, in Uptown Westerville. Enjoy 100-plus street vendors, food carts, live entertainment, kids’ activities, extended hours in the Uptown shops and much more!

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Family Game Night @ wo.fifty.four

6/28, 7-10 PM

254 Agler Road, Gahanna

Bring along the whole family for a night of  board games, card games, table games, and if the weather is nice, outside games too!

🎥Friday Night Flicks: The Greatest Showman @ Sycamore Park Amphitheater

6/28,8:30-10 PM

150 Hereford Dr, Pickerington

FREE. Bring a blanket and chairs to enjoy a movie on the white barn with family and friends. Movie starts at dusk. 

🚐Nocturnal Family Tram Rides @Blendon Woods

6/28, 7:30-8:15

4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. 

Look for wildlife on an evening tour of the park.

🚒Touch-A-Truck (Service & Construction)

6/29, 10 AM-12 PM

130 N Granger St, Granville

Truck-A-Truck (Service & Construction) | #461420

Ages: All

Hands-on events for your young children. This opportunity will allow them to touch a firetruck, police cruiser and other larger than life vehicles. Touch, climb and explore, talk to the men and women that use them!

Infirmary Mound Park FREE

No Registration Required

🇺🇸Red, White and Bird! @ Deer Haven

6/29 and 6/30, 11 AM-5 PM

4183 Liberty Rd, Delaware

Drop in to meet some animals that sport our national colors in celebration of Independence Day! Enjoy crafts, activities, and refreshments. All ages. Free.

🦋Butterfly Pursuit @ Highbanks Metro Park

6/29, 11 AM-12 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Take a 2.5 Mile hike to find some of the most beautiful butterflies of the season and learn how to identify them. 

Meet at Nature Center 

🎭Shrek the Musical – Sneak Peek Performance @ Hilliard Library

6/29, 12-1 PM

4500 Hickory Chase Way, Hilliard

Come see a teaser performance of two scenes from the upcoming Hilliard Arts Council production of Shrek: the Musical. Meet the actors and do some fun crafts afterward.

🐷International Mud Day @ Blendon Woods

6/29, 12-2 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd

If you’re ready for some good, dirty entertainment, join us at our giant mud pit for activities and fun.

🎩Cosmic Comedy Magic Show

6/29, 1-2 PM

201 Opportunity Way, Pickerington

You won’t believe your eyes when Magician Gordon Russ presents his Cosmic Comedy Magic Show at Pickerington Main Library. Full of fast-paced fun and lots of audience participation, kids of all ages are sure to have a blast!

No registration is required.

https://pickeringtonlibrary.libnet.info/event/2153776

🐸Feed the Stream @ Battle Darby

6/29, 1-1:30 PM

Enjoy the fish feeding frenzy as you help feed them worms, crickets and minnows.

Meet us at the Nature Center

1415 Darby Creek Drive

Galloway, OH, 43119

🥖Built to Bake @ Slate Run Historical Farm

6/29, 2-4 PM

1375 State Route 674 N, Canal Winchester

Learn how a wood burning stove works and browse through our collections of 19th century cookbooks, while we prepare baked goods. For a complete listing of programs at Slate Run Living Historical Farm, go to www.metroparks.net .

🛍The Grandview Hop powered by ScriptDrop 

6/29, 5-9 PM

All Along Grandview Avenue From 1st Ave to 5th Ave, Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212

Grandview Avenue’s summertime sidewalk market and outdoor block party is back and planning for a great summer – including FOUR Saturdays! More than 4,000 attendees join us during each event – which are all free to attend and open to all ages.

The Hop takes place along Grandview Avenue between 1st and 5th Avenues, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the last Saturday of each month during the summer. The block party portion takes place in the street (we close down Grandview Avenue from 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue)!

Mark your calendar to join us:

• Saturday, June 29, 2019

• Saturday, July 27, 2019

• Saturday, August 31, 2019

• Saturday, September 28, 2019

What is The Grandview Hop? A half-mile stretch of Grandview Avenue buzzing with live music, local shopping, awesome art, delicious food & food trucks, a pop-up beer garden, and fun activities for all to enjoy from 5:00PM – 9:00PM on the last Saturday of the month in June, July, August, and September.

🎼Summer Concert Series @ Shops of Worthington Place

6/29, 6-8 PM

7227 N High St, Worthington

Shop to the sounds of our Summer Concert Series as the talents of these local musicians fills the air on these Saturdays in June from 6-8pm:

June 8

RedHotBux

June 15

MARIA CHELLIS

June 22

Columbus Music Workshop

June 29

PAT MICHAEL

Events subject to change without notice. 

For more information, contact drbgroupllc@drbgroupllc.com with subject line The Shops at Worthington Place Summer Concert Series.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Family Fun Night @ Highbanks Metro Park

6/29, 6-8 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Enjoy a campfire and explore nature at night through a variety of activities.

Meet inside Nature Center

🎼2019 Westerville Jazz Series @ Alum Creek Amphitheater

6/29, 6-8 PM

Jazz in Westerville is back this summer with great artists, food trucks and entertainment. Join us for all of the free performances at the Alum Creek Amphitheater, 221 W. Main St. The events begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

JUNE 22

Artists: Alexander Zonjic and Jeff Lorber

Food Truck: SmokeOut BBQ & Catering; Ajumama 

JUNE 29

Artists: Nexlevel Jazz and Nick Colionne

Food Trucks: Ninja bowl; Hogback Bbq Pit

JULY 6

Artists: Jessy J and Brian Simpson

Food Trucks: The Pit BBQ Grille; Tortilla Street Food; Ajumama

JULY 13

Artists: URBAN JAZZ COALITION

(Music and Arts Festival at Everal Barn at 5:30 p.m.)

JULY 27

Artists: Althea Rene Music Page and Eric Darius 

Food Trucks: Legacy Smokehouse; The Pit BBQ Grille

🎥Topiary Park Summer Movies

6/29, 8-11 PM

480 E Town St, Columbus

Date night idea…Join us for The Shawshank Redemption on the big screen under the stars. The first film of the 2019 Topiary Park Summer Movie Series, this classic book-to-film adaption was shot just north of Columbus in Mansfield. It celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Grab a blanket or bring a chair. All films start at dusk. 

🖌Summer Crafts @ Blacklick Woods

6/30, 12-4 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Stop by the nature center to make some crafts. Ages 4-14. 

🎈Easton’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Volunteer Fair

6/30, 1-4 PM

Celebrate Easton’s 20th Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe we’re turning 20. Your support throughout the years has allowed us to give back to the community for two decades, and we thank you. We’re celebrating this milestone with some of our amazing partners, including a 2019 Change For Charity recipient, Harmony Project, and A Kid Again, our first non-profit partner, and many more organizations that do tremendous good in our community. Come celebrate with us!

1:00-4:00PM – Volunteer Fair – Interested in volunteer opportunities? We will have multiple non-profit organization on-site to discuss ways you can volunteer in the community. Participating organizations include:

A Kid Again

After-School All-Stars Ohio

– Alvis House

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

CASA of Franklin County

Canine Companions for Independence

The Center for Family Safety and Healing

City Year Columbus

Community Kitchen, Inc.

Directions for Youth & Families

Furniture Bank of Central Ohio

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland

StarHouse

– Women2Women

3:00PM-4:00PM – Celebrate with Easton and the Harmony Project by enjoying birthday cupcakes and a harmonizing toast to Easton’s 20th Birthday!

🇺🇸Family Fun Fest @ Worthington Hills Elementary School

6/30, 4-7 PM

1221 Candlewood Dr, Columbus

You can find the full schedule, and other information, on the Worthington Hills Civic Association website at https://worthingtonhills.org/fourth-of-july-celebration/

🍎Gahanna Farmers Market @ Gahanna Veterans Memorial

6/30, 4-7 PM

75 W Johnstown Rd, Gahanna

Whether you’re starting a new diet or continuing good habits, the Gahanna Farmers Market has all the locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and dairy products you’ll need to stay healthy this summer. The market will also feature beautiful cut flowers, honey, jams/jellies, homemade biscotti, knife sharpening, and handmade artisan merchandise alongside a host of friendly faces, so mark your Sundays as Gahanna Farmers Market days!

Don’t forget to celebrate the peak of the growing season at the Cream of the Crop celebration on Sunday, August 11. This special event concludes National Farmers Market Week and will feature expanded activities, demonstrations, and samples of tasty produce!

🎼Sounds of Freedom

6/30, 6:30-8 PM

Alum Park Dr, Westerville

The Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University kicks off the 4th of July holiday with its free Sounds of Freedom concert on Sunday, June 30th at 6:30 pm.  The concert takes place at the Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park and is part of the Westerville Community Concert series.

Featured on this concert is Westerville’s very own Cabot Rea who will sing several selections, notably Aaron Copland’s “A Lincoln Portrait” and Peter Schickele’s “American Birthday Card”.  He will also sing several patriotic arrangements by James Kessler which includes gorgeous renditions of “American the Beautiful” and “God Bless America”.  The concert also has patriotic favorites like John Phillip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever”, and the iconic “Armed Forces Salute”.  We will also mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landing with a suite from the acclaimed HBO mini-series “Band of Brothers”.

These free summer concerts are favorites of the Westerville community every year and is a perfect opportunity to pack a picnic and kick off the 4th of July.

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