Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…6/7-6/9

🍩National Donut Day! @ Duck Donuts

6/7, 7 AM-9 PM

You’re invited to the sweetest beach bash of the year! Join us on National Donut Day, June 7, and enjoy a FREE classic donut! Our classic flavors include bare, cinnamon sugar and powdered sugar coated donuts – flavors that originated on the beaches of the Outer Banks when we first opened 12 years ago!

No purchase or coupon necessary. Redeemable in store only at participating locations on June 7, 2019. Limit one donut per guest, per day. Business hours vary by location.

🌳First Friday Storytime @ Blendon Woods

6/7, 10 AM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus

Join us for some good books featuring animals and nature!

🎵Kid’s Concert on the Green with Endless Recess @ Worthington Village Green

11 AM-12 PM

951 High St, Worthington

Bring the kids and boogie down on the Green to some of your favorite tunes!

🎈Free Commons for Kids – Pirate Day @ Columbus Commons

6/7, 10 AM-1 PM

160 S High St, Columbus

Ahoy, Columbus! We are so excited to bring back the Commons for Kids series this summer from 10 am to 1 pm. X marks the spot at the Commons so come jump on the inflatables or make a craft that can be a souvenir from your pirate voyage. We have something for every kid!

Please note, the carousel is closed for maintenance as of June 4. We will update here if it becomes available for Commons for Kids on June 7. 

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

🎩Baby & Toddler Prom @ Westerville Library

6/7, 2-3 PM

126 S State St. Westerville

Dress up your little one in their favorite outfit for an afternoon of music, dancing, crafts & photos. Black tie onesies optional. 

Be spontaneous! No registration required.

🖼The Columbus Arts Festival @ Scioto Mile

6/7-6/9

Civic Center Dr, Columbus

The Columbus Arts Festival, powered by American Electric Power, returns to the downtown riverfront to kick off summer with more than 250 professional juried visual artists, five performing art stages, a Hands on Activities Village, Big Local Arts (including visual arts and a local music stage), scores of food vendors including popular local food trucks, and local craft brews.

As always, the Festival is free and family friendly.

Learn more about the Festival, including Patron Party tickets, VIP packages and volunteer opportunities at https://www.columbusartsfestival.org/

🎵Creekside Live: Parrots of the Caribbean

6/7, 5-10 PM

117 Mill Street, Gahanna

Creekside Live presented by Lew Griffin Insurance

www.creeksidelive.com

5-7pm – Acoustic performers throughout Creekside District

7-10pm  – Parrots of the Caribbean (Jimmy Buffet Tribute)

Make plans to spend select Fridays this summer at Creekside Live, a summer concert series that has been rocking the Creekside Gahanna District since 2013. Enjoy new and returning bands, food and drinks while enjoying summer evenings in the park.

Presenting Sponsor – Lew Griffin Insurance 

Series Sponsor – Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation,  

Entertainment Sponsors – KEMBA Financial Credit Union,  Toyota Direct, Creekside Local Cantina 

Beverage Sponsors –  Noble Cut Distillery, Nostalgia Brewing

Event Sponsors – Universal Windows Direct, CD102.5, The Mug & Brush Barber Shop Creekside

Community Support Sponsors – Funtrail Vehicle Accessories

Select Fridays, June-August, 5-10pm

Rotary Stage @ Creekside, 117 Mill Street

🎥Family Film Friday in the Park @ Sharon Meadows Park

6/7, 8:45-10:30 PM

5400 Foster Ave, Columbus

Please join us for a kid-friendly Family Film Friday In The Park. For June 7th, see “Incredibles 2”. Please pack up the family and be there at dusk. We will have freshly popped popcorn for a $.50 donation so please bring your favorite beverage. Feel free to bring your picnic blankets and baskets, camper chairs, or whatever gear you need to enjoy an outdoor movie event. Movie Trailer available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5qOzqD9Rms  *PLEASE WATCH FOR UPDATES SHOULD THERE BE A RAIN-OUT OR OTHER LAST MINUTE OCCURRENCE THAT WOULD IMPACT OUTDOOR EVENTS. 

📚Storybook Village @ Ohio History Connection

6/8, 10 AM-5 PM

800 E 17th Ave, I-71 & 17th Ave

Meet Daniel Tiger, Curious George, Cinderella, Rapunzel and tons of other characters from favorite kids books and TV shows! 

More info: https://www.ohiohistory.org/storybook

$15/Adult; $13/Senior (60+); $9/Youth (7 – 12); Free/Child (6 & under)

Purchase an Ohio History Connection membership and get in an hour early plus get free admission! https://bit.ly/2HBJQtU

Sponsored by College Advantage, Ohio’s 529 Plan. Presented in partnership with WOSU Public Media and Columbus Metropolitan Library

💫Become an Astronomer: A Try It Together Workshop @ Tremont Library, Upper Arlington

6/8, 10:30-11:30 AM

Try-It Together Workshops presented by COSI invite early learners and their favorite adult to work through engaging STEM activities together. Become a scientist as you explore, measure, build, program, create, test, question, and learn. The workshop includes hands-on activities to explore together. Join us as we explore the universe around us in this exciting hands-on adventure! For ages 2-6.

📚Scholastic Read-A-Palooza @ Fundamentals Children’s Books

6/8, 11 AM-2 PM

25 W Winter St, Delaware

This summer, Scholastic is hosting a Read-A-Palooza Celebration and Dog Man & Clifford the Big Red Dog will be at Beanbag Books (Fundamentals) to help us celebrate!  We will be having a book drive and donate the collected books to a local charity still to be determined. There will also be crafts and activities while supplies last

🎩Have a Blast Magic @ New Albany Library

6/8, 11-11:45 PM

200 Market St. New Albany

Will Sedgewick the hedgehog blast off into space? See this magical comedy show that is sure to leave you giggling. With lots of surprises here and there, Sedgewick might stick around for the fun.

🎵PBJ & Jazz: Such Sweet Thunder @ Topiary Park

6/8, 12-1 PM

480 East Town Street, Columbus

Such Sweet Thunder features some of the Midwest’s finest jazz musicians paying loving tribute to the music of Duke Ellington and his musical partner Billy Strayhorn. This project is a labor of love sparked by Ryan Hamilton and Tony Gayle McClung, and brought to life by the fantastic musicians they’ve lined up. The band consists of Ryan Hamilton (trombone and arrangements), Jim Powell (trumpet), Michael Cox (alto saxophone, clarinet), Bryan Olsheski (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Mark Donavan (baritone saxophone, clarinet), Lucas Holmes (piano), John Allen (bass), and Tony Gayle McClung (drums, banjo).

PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park concerts are free and follow family story time at 11 a.m. in the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket. The noon concert will conclude with a hands-on art activity, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., presented by the Columbus Museum of Art.

The Topiary Park is located at 480 East Town Street in downtown Columbus. In the event of rain, all activities will be held inside the Columbus Metropolitan Library, adjacent to The Topiary Park, at 96 S. Grant Avenue in downtown Columbus.

🐢Going Creekin’! @Shale Hollow 

6/8 1-4 PM

6320 Artesian Run, Lewis Center

Slip on your hardy water shoes and explore the creek at Shale Hollow Park alongside a Naturalist. Discover rock formations, plants, fossils, & aquatic life as we explore areas of the park not currently open to the public. Ages 5+.

👛Second Saturdays @ Creekside

6/8, 4-9 PM

117 Mill St, Gahanna

On Saturday, June 8, the Creekside District will come alive with art, music, food trucks, and activities!  Start your summer off with fun at “2nd Saturdays,” a collaboration of events presented by Gahanna non-profit organizations and businesses.  Events include the Creekside Art Walk, Arts in the Alley, Meet the Maker, Creeks Edge Recreation, live music at Mug & Brush and more, see you at Creekside! 

🎵Summer Concert Series @ The Shops at Worthington Place

6/8, 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.

🎥Summer Movie in the Park, Ralph Breaks the Internet @ Whetstone

6/8, 7-11 PM

3923 North High Street, Columbus

Clintonville Rotary presents the annual movie in Whetstone Park.  This event is FREE and open to all. 

Find us in the lower meadow of the park. (You can’t miss it, really – look for giant movie screen!)

Bring a blanket or chair. Bring a picnic or snacks. (We will have some snack vendors on site as well.)   .. Oh, and bring the kids too!

Sorry – the park does not permit sale or consumption of alcohol

Sponsored by Dr. Kvitko & Associates.

Free Face Painting starts at 7:30pm Movie at Dusk (approx. 9pm) Opening remarks by 10TV’s Yolanda Harris!

🎥Movie Night @ Mcnamara Park

6/8, 8-10 PM

7049 Big Walnut Rd, Galena

2019 Dates: 

*June 8 – Leap!

*July 13- Wonder

*August 10- Lego Movie 2 

Movies begin at dusk at Genoa Township’s McNamara Park (7049 Big Walnut Road).

Gather early to picnic, enjoy the playground, trails and pre-movie entertainment including kids obstacle course provided by Genoa Township Fire Department. 

🐸Little Adventurers – Frogs @ Deer Haven

6/9, 1-3 PM

4183 Liberty Rd, Delaware

Explore nature with your little ones through fun seasonal activities and crafts in an informal setting. This month we will be talking about Frogs. Come prepared to get messy! Ages 0-5 with guardian. No Registration required. FREE.  

🌳Summer Fungi @ Blacklick Woods

6/9, 3-4 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Learn about the role of fungi in a forest and look for mushrooms on a 1.5-mile hike. Meet at the Nature Center.

🎈Sprouts Night Out @ Hilliard Station Park

6/9, 4 PM

4021 Main St, Hilliard

Bring the family for live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, and more!

June 9 with Endless Recess

August 18 with Mousetrap

Thank you to our sponsors:

Kiddie Academy of Hilliard, Marshall Family Orthodontics, Nationwide Children’s Hilliard Close To Home with Urgent Care, Scioto Orthodontics, Coldwell Banker, Japanese Automotive Service, and KEMBA Financial Credit Union.

🍎Gahanna Farmers Market

6/9, 4 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!

There will be NO Farmers Market on June 16th due to Blues and Jazz weekend. Need more information, or want to sell your products at the market? Send us a message over Facebook for a quicker response.

🍿Free Block Party @ Church in the Wild

6/9, 6-8 PM

736 Northfield Road, Westerville

Cotton candy, pop corn, bounce houses, inflatables, food, drinks, and much more! Kick off your summer with a free fun filled party your whole family will enjoy 

🎵The Reaganomics at Sounds of Summer!

6/9, 6:30-8 PM

Come and have some fun under the sun at Westerville’s Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater!! Best of all…it’s FREE!!

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