If you don’t wear yourself out from all the fun festivities today… scroll down for more fun going into the weekend.
📚First Friday Storytime @ Blendon Woods
7/5, 10 AM
4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. Columbus
For ages 2-6. Join us for some good books featuring animals and nature!
🦊KidX: Animals @ Polaris Fashion Place
7/5, 10:30 AM-12 PM
By the Cheesecake Factory
Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will teach your little ones various bits of knowledge about animals and nature around our area.
Join us for face painting, a balloon artist, giveaways, crafts, animal costume characters, Sunny 95 – Columbus, OH, activities and more!
🚣🏼♀️Friday Night Float @ Sharon Woods Metro Park
7/5, 6-9 PM
6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville
Stop by anytime and take a canoe out for a ride on the lake. Canoes and equipment provided. Kids must fit into a life jacket to ride.
🎥Uptown Movie Series @ Uptown Westerville
7/5, 8:30-11 PM
Join us for free, Friday movies on the City Hall lawn, 21 S. State St. Grab dinner in #UptownWesterville and then head to the courtyard with chairs or blankets to settle in for the show.
All movies begin at dusk.
Friday, June 21: A League of Their Own (PG)
Friday, July 5: My Fair Lady (G)
Friday, July 19: Inside Out (PG)
Friday, Aug. 2: Jurassic Park (PG-13)
Friday, Aug. 16: Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)
🎥Family Film Friday in the Park @ Sharon Meadows Park
7/5, 8:45 PM
5400 Foster Ave, Columbus
Please join us for a kid-friendly Family Film Friday In The Park. Please pack up the family and be there at dusk. We will have freshly popped popcorn for FREE n so please bring your favorite non-alcoholic beverage. Feel free to bring your picnic blankets and baskets, camper chairs, or whatever gear you need to enjoy an outdoor movie event. *PLEASE WATCH FOR UPDATES SHOULD THERE BE A RAIN-OUT OR OTHER LAST MINUTE OCCURRENCE THAT WOULD IMPACT OUTDOOR EVENTS.
🚣🏼♀️Canoe the Lake @ Sharon Woods
7/6 and 7/7, 9 AM-12 PM, 2-5 PM
6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville
Stop by anytime and take a canoe out for a ride on the lake. Canoes and life jackets provided. We have size infant – adult life jackets, so feel free to bring the whole family!
👨👩👧👦Family Game Day @ Plain City Library
7/6, 10 AM-5 PM
Drop in at the library to experience one (or more) of the new board and card games from our collection!
🙌🏼Family Fun Day – fundraiser to support NC4K @ Eastpointe Christian Church
7/6, 12-3 PM
745 N Waggoner Rd
On Saturday, July 6th, join Next Level Trainings as we host a “Family Fun Day!” fundraiser to support NC4K. The festivities will be family friendly and fun, for all to enjoy. Come by and get your face painted with your favorite animal, jump around in the bounce house, and dance the afternoon away with our amazing DJ. Hold on to your top hat as you play a fun filled round of corn hole or take your shot at winning a game of giant jenga.
100% of ticket sales, auction sales, and additional donations goes toward our goal of $100,000!
Tickets are $10 for Adults, and $5 for children 12 and under.
Be sure to check out the amazing silent auction. You’ll be sure to walk away a winner with all of the prizes Next Level Trainings students have collected. Together we can make an impact for Nellie’s Champions For Kids (NC4K) with an event goal of $6,000.
There will also be plenty of delicious food to enjoy, including pizza and popcorn with an icy beverage.
Food Donated By:
Raising Cane’s Chicken
All activities are included with ticket purchase.
NC4K works to ensure no kid fights cancer alone. NC4K’s mission is to provide support for pediatric cancer families living or being treated in the state of Ohio. NC4K supports families by providing financial support, emotional support, and events for play.
🐸For Families: Go Creeking @ Highbanks Metro Park
7/6, 2-3 PM
9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center
Explore the Olentangy River for some of the animals that live there.
Just a couple of reminders:
Kids should wear closed toed shoes for going into the creek./river. No flip-flops or crocs. Old tennis shoes tend to work well. Rain boots are okay, just be aware there are deeper puddles in the creek where water may overflow the top of the rain boot.
Kids should bring a complete change of clothes to change into after the creek portion of the program, including dry shoes. Towels are encouraged to help dry off after the creek portion.
Insect repellent is encouraged. Please put on insect repellent prior to coming to the park. Due to wind, applying bug spray near shelters or playgrounds can cause spray to accidentally drift into others eyes.
Meet in Big Meadows Picnic Area
💫Star Wars Party @ Tremont Library Upper Arlington
7/6, 2-3:30 PM
May the force be with you as you try new crafts, games, and all things Star Wars inspired! Drop in any time between 2-3:30 pm for this family fun day. Cosplay is encouraged.
💪🏻Animal Athletes @ Glacier Ridge Metro Park
7/6, 3-4 PM
9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City
Test your strength and agility on the obstacle course and learn about animals who have superior athletic abilities. Meet at the Shelter.
Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and athletic clothing!
🎈Grand Opening Pawty and Art Gallery @ Central Ohio Muttessori School
7/6, 4-8 PM
6540 proprietors rd, Worthington
Join us for Central Ohio Muttessori School’s Grand Opening Pawty! We are inviting you to come check out our newly renovated training facility by hosting an Art Gallery and more! Local artists who are making dog-themed art will be coming to decorate our walls and make their wonderful creations available to you! We will be featuring the below artists and more:
Mackenzie Marie Daulton- string art
Linda Rose- fairy gardens
Destiny Keener- paintings
Meghan Tora- paintings and more
L. Hetherington Studio Face and Body Art
Andrea Fox- The Art of Andrea Fox
We also have the pleasure of hosting a few of our wonderful local rescues to show of some adoptable pups and talk about their mission:
The North American Rescue Collective
Food will be available thanks to TLC Catering Company
Meet the owners and trainers of Central Ohio Muttessori School and ask training questions:
Tiffany Niederle Copley
This event is everyone friendly so bring the dog and bring the kids! We will have booths set up throughout the building with fun things to do for the whole family such as a doggy paw print paintings station, a kids art and drawing station, a photographer booth for pics, and more!
This is a FREE event like no other so don’t miss out! We can’t wait to see you there!
🎼2019 Westerville Jazz Series @ Alum Creek Amphitheater
7/6, 6-9 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.
Artists: URBAN JAZZ COALITION
(Music and Arts Festival at Everal Barn at 5:30 p.m.)
🦇Going Batty @ Blacklick Metro Park
7/6, 8:30-9:30 PM
6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg
Watch for bats flying and catching insects. Meet at Ash Grove Picnic Area.
🎥Movie Nights @ Huber Park Reynoldsburg
Hotel Transylvania 3
🐟Marine Mammal March @ Shale Hollow
7/7, 11 AM-5 PM
6320 Artesian Run, Lewis Center
Head out on the trail and discover the interesting lives of these amazing water bound animals. From 6 to 300,000 pounds, there is a lot of diversity to discover! All ages. Free.
🎈Tanabata Festival 七夕祭り @ Coffman Pavilion in Dublin
7/7, 2-6 PM
Celebrate Tanabata – the Star Festival – and the Japan-America relationship in Central Ohio at Coffman Park in Dublin on Sunday, July 7!
The traditional Japanese festival Tanabata takes place on the seventh month of the seventh day, believed to be the only day when the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi can meet. We’ll be holding a special celebration on this day, working together with local Japan-related organizations to hold a festival celebrating Japanese culture.
There will be musical performances, food, festival games, and more!
The festival is free and open to all.
Visit http://jas-co.org/event-3349223 for more information.
🔎For Kids: Scavenger Hunt @ Highbanks Metro Park
7/7, 2-4 PM
9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center
Stop by the Nature Center to pick up a nature scavenger hunt.
Complete the hunt for a small prize.
Meet at Nature Center
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