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Dear Columbus Parents, It’s summertime, when we all live a little looser, a little larger, and make time for all the good things in life. At least I try to, whether it’s the evening sit-out on the porch with a good book or the “take a random day off from work� for some unplanned fun. And it’s also the time of the year when many of us take the annual family vacation. Earlier this year, I had the chance to travel to Philadelphia with my son, now 15. Just the two of us driving 500 miles there and 500 miles back together. I’ll be honest: I was a little apprehensive, wondering if we still had that mother-son mojo that has served us well in the past. I need not have worried. Now, instead of zoning out by listening to music on the car stereo, we discovered we both enjoy listening to podcasts about science — and then talking

about it (gasp!). When I presented him with a very ambitious itinerary for our two full days in Philly, he stunned me by asking to squeeze in two more stops (one of them the Rodin Museum of sculpture, which turned out to be a definite highlight — although before you think we always aim that high, rest assured we also had to see the “Rocky Steps� and statue at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He didn’t want to go in the art museum, mind you. He just wanted to mingle outside with the other tourists doing their best Rocky poses next to that lovely statue.). The results of that journey are recorded herein with our Overnight Trippin’ story. (We’re already planning a mother-son journey to Washington, D.C., next year, so I can show him all the really cool stuff they don’t show the kids on their 8th grade trips!)

This issue also includes a story about an awesome backyard restaurant that the Keels family has set up every summer (this will be their third year for it). How many times did we all “play restaurant� when we were growing up? A lot, I’d bet. How many times did our parents welcome the entire neighborhood to join in and help serve real food? Probably not very often. That’s why I found the Keels parents’ brave whimsy worth spotlighting here (and the fact that they do it to raise money for good causes only makes it cooler). So hang loose this summer (just like our cover model Aurie on the Barrington Elementary School playground in Upper Arlington) and reconnect with your kids. The fun you share might just surprise you!

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Inspiring news for and about central Ohio parents! Got an inspiring tip for our next issue? Send it to jmantey@gmail.com with Parent Pulse in the subject line. Last June, Jennifer Hatfield and her 8-yearold son, Dallas, started volunteering at the Homeless Families Foundation. “After just a short time of working with the team at HFF and learning more about homelessness,” Hatfield said, “my heart broke and I knew I had to do something.” Hatfield started a social entrepreneurship project that sells stationery and donates a portion of the proceeds to local charities. Hatfield launched the most recent arm of her organization, Confetti of Hope, this spring. Confetti of Hope (confettiofhope.org) plans and

throws birthday parties for disadvantaged Columbus children, giving them “a day where they have no worries,” Hatfield said. Confetti’s first “Be the Light” day is this month, an opportunity designed for parents and kids to volunteer at local nonprofits together. “It will be an opportunity to teach our kids they can make an impact in the world,” she said. Interested? Call 567-203-3102 or visit the website to sign up. Goldfish Swim School, a Dublin facility dedicated to swimming lessons for infants and toddlers, opened in March. The Ohio branch joins the company’s lineup of locations in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois

and Pennsylvania. Goldfish offers classes for kids ages four months up to 12 years, and is known for its small class sizes — they maintain a 4-to-1 student-teacher ratio, giving parents peace of mind to surf the free WiFi while their fishies learn to swim. The niche subculture of making “zines” (aka “independent magazines”) has long been a tradition of creative independent art and thinking. The OSU Urban Arts Space is offering a zine camp for middle-school-aged kids from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 1418. Students will learn how to make their own zines with art, poems and stories. Register your budding revolutionary for Zine Camp at artsinohio. com/event/zine-camp.

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The Fam Five from Jim Fischer STORYBOOK NEIGHBORHOOD The Weinland Park neighborhood of Columbus, near the Ohio State University campus, has been celebrated in a brand-new story book, completed in partnership with the Wexner Center for the Arts. The Wex will mark the release of Weinland Park Story Book, which features drawings from more than 40 area artists — young and old, amateur and professional — with a family-friendly event June 29 (yeah, this is the July edition, but this late-June event is just too cool to not include). See the original artwork on display at the Godman Guild building, enjoy a free scoop of Jeni’s ice cream and celebrate part of what makes central Ohio a great place to live.

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A TOYMAKER’S TALE Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr. tells the classic tale from a new perspective — that of Geppetto, the toymaker/father. A musical designed to be performed by young actors, it features new songs by Oscar- and Grammy-award winner Stephen Schwartz. The New Albany Arts Council presents My Son Pinocchio Jr., its 15th annual summer production for kids age 9-15, July 11-13 at the McCoy Community Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10. McCoy Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany 43054, 614-469-0939, mccoycenter.org


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Hey parents — remember those “now how much would you pay” infomercials? Here’s the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus’ take on that concept. You’re looking for something to do with the kids, you can sneakily learn stuff in the process (like how cool jazz music is, what live music looks, sounds and feels like, for example), and it’s all in a great setting at the downtown Topiary Park. Yep, it’s PBJ & Jazz summer concerts for kids and families, and the July 12 edition features the Caribbean Jazz Quintet. Retired music educator Rebecca Ogden hosts these interactive concerts. So, how much would you pay? They’re free.

Newark’s Midland Theatre hosts the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Rapunzel July 26. If you haven’t been out to this beautifully restored theater, this is a good excuse to do so. This adaptation brims with silliness, as the yarn is woven with characters from other fairy tales as well on its way to a triumphant climb-ax. Tickets are $8-$13.

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BONUS: The CSO’s Picnic with the Pops series features the always-exciting combination of the orchestra and the Ohio State University Marching Band July 25-26. Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215, 614-228-8600, columbussymphony.com

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Columbus Symphony Pops conductor Albert-George Schram has always been one of The Beat’s heroes, but in this program he leads the orchestra in a celebration of heroes from screen and stage. Music from Star Wars, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter and more will be featured on this Popcorn Pops concert for families. Kids are welcome to come dressed as their favorite hero! These concerts always have loads of other fun stuff, from crafts and games to face painting to musical demonstrations and even the chance to make some music of your own. Columbus Commons gates open at 5:30 p.m. July 18; concert starts at 7 p.m. and runs for about one hour.

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NOTES FOR A RAINY DAY My Dad had a favorite saying, “Any day you can talk about is a good day!” That positive attitude is so needed in these days of instant gratification and reluctance to handle disappointments. How we adults respond to everyday situations has amazing effects on our children. As the song sings, “Accentuate the positive….” It’s raining today. O my! Picnics, ball games, outdoor festivals canceled. Children, it is NOT the end of the world. So many wonderful possibilities for this rainy day. Let’s check some of them on our Plan B! Clear your table. Spread it with packs of crayons, markers, watercolor paints, paper of different sizes. Create pictures, greeting cards, posters, cartoons. Don’t toss out that recyclable trash! Wash out those plastic containers, tubs, bottles. Save those toilet paper, paper towel cardboard tubes. Keep those empty oatmeal containers, coffee cans, fastfood mugs. Mix with old beads, feathers, scraps of color-

ful materials, pebbles…what wonderful sculptures can we create? Enjoy the playfulness of the creative process. Turn all of the above into homemade gifts for friends, neighbors and family. Play a variety of rhythmic music. Have a dance party. Drive or walk to the nearest library and enjoy the almost-daily special children’s programs offered in all of the branches. Drive or walk to the nearest park and observe the incredible world of animals, birds and trees from the warm, fascinating park nature centers. Bring little sketch books wherever you go and whatever you do to mark your days. Curl up together with a good book! Read to, read with, be with your children on a cozy chair or couch! Note: This column was inspired by a friend who called to say the rain ruined a whole day. Hope she changes her mind. Be ready with Plan B! Me? I’m enjoying the first item on Plan C: Taking a lovely walk in the rain.

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Something About 30s By Joel Oliphint

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urning 30 wasn’t that big of a deal for me. I had all the trappings of a 30-something when I was in my 20s: a wife, two kids, a dog, a minivan, a house, an unexplainable obsession with a dandelion-free front yard, etc. It was about time I turned 30, even though I was still routinely mistaken for a college student. True story: A door-todoor canvasser once asked me, toddler on my hip, if my mom or dad was home when I answered the door. Actually, it happened twice. The second time I wasn’t caught off guard; with a bruised ego but level head I realized a simple “No”

response would truthfully and effectively dispatch the canvasser from my porch. This month I turn 33, which isn’t really a milestone. But it does sound older. It feels older, too, and not just because I can’t keep up with 20-somethings on the basketball court like I used to. The 30s are not a new thing anymore. They’re familiar. I can already hear the chorus of parents in their 40s/50s/60s laughing at the absurdity of feeling old in your 30s; bear with me and remember these feelings are relative. I know 33 isn’t old. But it’s not quite young, either. The things that were in some ways abnor-

mal accomplishments in my 20s are now cultural assumptions. You’re 33 and married with two kids and a house and a (so-called) career? Big deal. You’ve been out of college for 10 years. My wife, Kate, and I recently reunited with some of our college friends for a reunion of sorts in Mexico sans kids. It was glorious, though, even without little ones, we all went to bed earlier, drank less and applied far more sunscreen than we would have 10 years ago. Perhaps it’s not so much my own age that’s making me feel older. It’s my kids. By the end of this month I’ll have 5-

and 7-year-olds. Kate and I can no longer lump ourselves in with “new” parents. We’ll celebrate 10 years of marriage this month, and we’re now seven years into this parenting thing. Liam, our oldest, can read and write. He’s tall enough to go on some waterslides and roller coasters. He plays sports. He gets embarrassed when we kiss him in public. (Just wait until he reads these columns!) Maggie, our youngest, took her first weeklong trip without parents in the spring, and in the fall she’ll start full-day kindergarten. Both kids in school. Every day. I remember feeling like

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“DOLL BONES” by Holly Black Middle-schoolers Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends forever. Recently their imaginative game with action figures and dolls has taken on a “ghostly” presence. If it is real, then that leaves them with only one choice: Return the “Queen” to her proper gravesite. If you like scary stories, lots of adventure and don’t mind a creepy doll that contains the remains of a dead girl tagging along, give this book a try! A 2014 Newbery Honor book that is a real page-turner and set in Ohio.

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“THE MOUSE AND THE MEADOW” by Chad Wallace The Mouse and the Meadow is a beautifully illustrated tale about a young mouse venturing out into the meadow and exploring his habitat. The narrative rhymes but doesn’t sacrifice an engaging story about the dangers of living in the meadow and finding friendship. This is a great book to read out loud due to the rhythm, rhyme and many opportunities to talk about the story from the detailed realistic illustrations. The author has cleverly added a section in the back of the book for parents to share facts about animals, nature and the meadow, such as, “Animals That Talk,” which describes how real animals communicate, unlike the young mouse in the story.

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Find out how a team of investigators, a teenage girl, her blind father and a few survivors from the Nazi death camps track, capture and bring to trial one of the most hated Nazis in history, Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann was responsible for carrying out Hitler’s orders to exterminate millions of Jews during World War II. Eichmann fled Germany after the war. A suspenseful tale of the mission orchestrated in the 1960s (before modern technology) including photographs, documents and an extensive bibliography. If you are a history buff or love investigative drama, this is a riveting story.

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Shopping for those back-to-school wardrobes can be tough on parents and children alike. It’s hard to reconcile what the kids want to wear with what you can afford. Squelch the squabbles by arming yourselves with these trend reports: We talked to industry experts and sussed out what’s “on trend” and what’s going to work with your budget.

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Trend 1: Comfort Suffer no more for fashion! For those who have shunned beauty for the sake of comfort, this is the year to have the best of both worlds. Senior design director of JCPenney’s children’s department Zia Taylor said, “Hoodies, leggings, athletic pants and shorts, crew neck sweatshirts and soft pants are all gaining in popularity.” With the resurgence of this fashionable athletic wear and a tendency toward looser clothing, students can embrace style on their own relaxed terms. Shown: Arizona Navy & Gray Letterman Jacket ($60) and the Arizona Gray Pant with White Stripes ($36) from JCPenney

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Trend 2: Patterns No longer is pairing zebra stripes with polka dots considered a fashion faux pas. In fact, this purposeful mismatching is encouraged for your budding style mavens. Sofia Wacksman, vice president of trend for Kohl’s Department Stores, advised, “Liven up your look by experimenting with global-inspired prints and mixing different textures.” So, go ahead and let your 4-year-olds dress themselves — or let your 14-year-old dress like a 4-year-old! With this trend, any wild pattern is fair game. Shown: Leopard Print Dress ($36) from American Apparel

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smartphone in her pocket with a data plan, or cable television. She couldn’t shop online. Purchases were planned. Budgets were made and stuck to. Monthly bills were kept to a minimum. “There’s been a massive shift in lifestyle in our country,” said Paul Gydosh, managing director of Kensington Wealth Partners in Columbus. “We drive much nicer cars and live in much nicer homes than our parents did at the same age.” Our elevated lifestyles and expectations have become so common, we don’t even see we’re living large, Gydosh said, and the true cost is high expenses — and lower savings. But if keeping up the trappings of a middle-class life is driving you to the poorhouse or keeping you from paying down debt or saving for what matters — such as retirement, emergencies and college for your children — it’s time to seriously reconsider what you need and what is a luxury. It could mean cutting cable, rolling back to “dumb” cellphones or eating more meals at home. In some cases, extreme changes might be necessary, such as moving to a smaller house, trading down to one less car or a used car, or sharing living space with extended family. Mind the pounds, not just the pennies: Cut large recurring expenses. For ideas, refer to Brian O’Connor’s book, The $1,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget Without Moving Under a Bridge or Living on Government Cheese. Just start now. “Life happens and, with no emergency fund, you end up digging the hole deeper and deeper,” DeMatteo said.

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ings account or piggy bank. Every dollar matters. “It might only be $100 at the end of the year, but that is enough to cover a flat tire,” DeMatteo said. “It’s money that doesn’t have to go on the credit card.”

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pper Arlington is a community built around many different hubs of activity — schools, churches, parks and unique shopping districts. UA’s Parks & Recreation Department helps nudge things along with its motto, “We Make Fun Happen,” and July is a big month for fun here. The Upper Arlington Civic Association, a nonprofit organization, organizes the city’s popular Fourth of July parade and fireworks (which do actually happen on July 4). And the Parks & Recreation Department sponsors a Summer Celebration: This year it happens July 17 in Thompson Park. The event includes inflatables, games, crafts, tethered hot air balloon rides, food and more. The city also hosts free movies and concerts in the parks. “It’s just a spirited community that understands they’re fortunate to have what they do. They’re willing to support the schools and events and keep them strong,” said Russ Golowin, who is president of the civic association, grew up in UA and is raising his two

children here. Becky Hajost, president of the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce, is partial to the Upper Arlington Public Library with its full slate of family fun. This summer, the three-library system will offer juggling, science and crafts events. Hajost also points to UA Crew, a scholastic rowing program, for unique fun. UA Crew regularly holds rowing events at Griggs Reservoir Park that are exciting to watch, she said. Hajost recommends coming in for an event but allowing time to visit the city’s eclectic shops and quality dining options. UA has a number of business districts, each with its own character. The Shops on Lane Avenue development is well-known: Anchored by the recently expanded Whole Foods Market (which offers children’s classes and kid-oriented special events), the plaza also is home to Larson’s Toys and Games, an iconic, family-owned toy store. Children (and adults) are encouraged to try out many of the

playthings before buying them. The “triangle” of Northwest Boulevard and Tremont and Zollinger roads is enjoying a renaissance of rebuilding and expansion in the Kingsdale Shopping Center. The Giant Eagle Market District is a massive grocery store and eatery with a full “colander” of events listed on its website. Parents can bring their children to the Eagle’s Nest — a drop-in play space — while they shop. The Eagle’s Nest also regularly organizes special events, many of which coincide with foodie happenings in the store. Nearby Schakolad Chocolate Factory is a chocolate-lover’s dream. Caffé DaVinci offers traditional pasta dishes such as lasagna, gnocchi and spaghetti. The eatery also serves homemade gelato. Just down Tremont Road is the Tremont Center, home to several longtime, much-loved businesses, including The Original Goodie Shop, a family-owned bakery known for its cinnamon sticks, decorated sugar cookies and fancy buckeyes; Huffman’s

Market, a full-service grocery store; and Chef-O-Nette, a family diner that offers classic diner dishes such as ham steak, pork chops, fried chicken and thick shakes made with real ice cream. Not too far from there is Lacrosse Unlimited, a one-stop shop for families who love their LAX. Reed Road also has unique businesses, including Penzeys Spices, a spice emporium with an art table for visiting children, and The Blowdry Cafe, which opened earlier this year and focuses on styling hair rather than cutting it. Hajost also recommends Nicola Restaurant & Bar, which offers recipes from several regions of Italy. Finally, the “Mallway” district next to Jones Middle School and Barrington Elementary School (with its great playground) offers a refreshing dose of sophistication, whether it’s from highend boutiques and florists or from South of Lane, a breakfast/lunch bistro that also carries antiques. And Tennis ltd has, for 35 years, been central Ohio’s home for all your tennis needs!


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As a child, Debbie Smith loved going to work with her dad, James Krenek, at his bakery in Upper Arlington. He had bought the Tremont Goodie Shop in the late 1960s. “He would tell me I had to take a nap first,” Smith recalled. “His shift started at midnight.” Smith would spend a few hours helping him measure and mix before going to sleep in the car. On many occasions, the father and daughter would head over to the Chef-O-Nette diner for breakfast after the sun came up. Years later, Smith’s children also grew up in the bakery. When her daughters were infants, their grandfather would weigh them on the bakery scales every time she brought them into the shop. When her dad retired, Smith took over the bakery and ran it for many years. In 2006, Smith stepped down and her sister, Doraine Cooper, and her husband, Paul, took over the business. When the recession hit, the Coopers fell behind on their bills and filed for bankruptcy. They closed the bakery in September 2009. Smith decided to give it another go and reopened the business under the name The Original Goodie Shop a month later. The community and former employees rallied around her and were instrumental in the reopening, Smith said. “It was amazing how the community pulled together,” she said. “People were purchasing things at the auction and giving them back to me. The store was just The Little Engine That Could.”

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How important is the community to the continued success of your business? This community is wonderful. I just love it. The people are supporting us because they know what can happen if you don’t support a small business. Our customers are loyal and they make the trip in.

Your daughters work with you. Emilie (Smith) manages the shop and Miranda (Smith) decorates cakes. What’s it like running a family business with your children? It’s awesome. I get to see my girls. I have a relationship with my daughters like no other. It’s their livelihood, and I want to see it continue. We recently met with a business consultant and developed a roadmap to follow to grow the business.

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You also decorate buckeyes. How did that start? That was one of my cake and cookie decorators. She started making OSU buckeyes with scarlet and gray tams. It just grew from that. We do buckeyes for the Kentucky Derby, Halloween and Christmas. We always have something unique.


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hen 7-year-old Adam Keels proposed turning the family’s deck into a restaurant two summers ago, his mom, Tricia, thought it sounded like a fun game to play. When he started writing a menu and setting prices, the Bexley mom decided to help him bring “Keels’ Backyard Restaurant” to life. Keels, a foodie and host of the Internet radio show No Chefs Allowed, agreed to cook the items on the menu and invite some family members to dine at Adam’s cafe. She got so into the planning, she invited a friend’s band to perform. When her husband, Chris, reminded her the restaurant was only catering to family and suggested she warn the band, she had another idea: “We get more people.” She began promoting the restaurant on Facebook and inviting friends and neighbors. She told Adam, now 9, and her other son,

Atticus, now 11, they could keep half of the earnings and would need to donate the rest to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Several weeks later, about 40 friends and neighbors attended the restaurant’s grand opening. They dined on pancakes, sliders and milkshakes made with blueberries the family picked on a farm in Mansfield. “I’m not a caterer. I just wing it,” Keels said. “The boys have been cooking with me since a young age. It was easy for me to go, ‘Sure, we can do that.’” The boys, their friends and their 4-year-old sister, Margot, waited tables — a job all the kids coveted. They raised about $200. “We didn’t bring in as much as we paid for the food but it was priceless. It was a priceless evening,” she said. “We’re so appreciative of what we’re provided every day, it’s completely worth it.” The following summer, the boys added pulled pork sliders and homemade sweet potato chips to

the menu. The family spent days preparing for the restaurant. They made bread and ground wheat flour for the pancakes. “I try to add nice little touches to the dishes,” she said. “We don’t skimp.” The neighbor kids offered to make lemonade and handle the drinks. The 2013 event attracted about 75 guests and raised almost $500. The Keels paid their boys $20 each and donated the rest to the Children’s Hunger Alliance. According to a Columbus Public Health spokeswoman, the agency does not require any permits for one-day events such as this one, where organizers charge a suggested donation rather than a set price. The best parts of the restaurant are “making the menus and waiting tables,” said Adam, whose mother told him he could have any job he wanted. He doesn’t mind donating most of the money because other people need it. “They don’t have food, and we do,” he said. “We give them money, and they can buy food.” The event serves as a great way to talk with children about helping other families, said Kelli Trinos-


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key, a neighbor and director of community and public relations at The Salvation Army of Central Ohio. She and her husband, Mark, dined at the restaurant and donated money to the cause. Her daughters, Tess, 9, and Mollie, 9, worked as servers. “We told them the money goes to feed families,” she said. “They were very excited to hear how much money was raised by everyone coming together.” The girls also loved “working” in a restaurant, Trinoskey said. The Keels make the experience very realistic by creating menus, providing order pads and giving bills to the diners.

Backyard at the Keels home last August “It’s a unique experience for them,” she said. “It’s so out of the box. They think it’s the coolest thing ever.” The kids take it very seriously, said Trinoskey, who had multiple children offer to take her order within moments of being seated at her table. (Families brought their own tables earlier in the day and set them up in the Keels’ corner lot.) Putting on the one-day event takes a lot of work, added Atticus. “We can’t do it all by ourselves. We have to have our neighbors help,” he said. “We start planning in

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early spring.” (They’re already working on this year’s event, which will take place in August.) Miles Smith pitched in last year as a waiter. The youngster found the job to be a lot of fun, even if keeping track of people’s orders was a bit of a challenge. “It was kind of a memory game trying to remember who ordered what,” the 9-year-old said. He was happy to serve the food because it tasted so good, Miles said. “I just liked that it was homemade instead of using big machines to make it,” he said.

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You could fly to Philadelphia from Port Columbus (round-trip fares are in the $250-$325 range), but driving the

Labor Day and then on weekends after Labor Day through December; it costs $2 per ride or $5 for an all-day pass. The public transit system, known as SEPTA (septa.org), is pretty easy to navigate: The one-day Independence Pass ($12 per individual or $29 for a family of up to five people) is a great bargain for getting around the city and beyond. We plan our visits to be either all-walking or all-transit days, and use the pass for the latter.

THE ALL-WALKING DAY The heart of Philly is the Old City district, which is dominated by Independence National Historical Park (nps.gov/inde). This four long-cityblock area is anchored by Independence Hall (and the Liberty Bell Center at the south end and the Independence Visitor Center and National Constitution Center at the north end). On the periphery of these are an almost overwhelming number of other sites you can visit. Anything in the national park is free to visit (but you do need to get a timed ticket to visit Independence Hall; visit nps.gov/inde for instructions). Most other sites outside the park charge nominal admission fees or offer guided tours for a modest cost.

Some of our “Other” favorites include: Christ Church where you can sit in George Washington’s pew (2nd Street above Market Street — NOT on North American Street like Google Maps will tell you; christchurchphila. org) and its Burial Ground where you can toss good-luck pennies on the graves of names you recognize (5th and Arch streets); the Benjamin Franklin Museum (316-318 Market St.; nps. gov/inde); the Betsy Ross House (239 Arch St.; historicphiladelphia.org); and Franklin Square (not exactly histori-

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I-70 to Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) route gives you the option of visiting other sites like Valley Forge, Gettysburg and the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania. Driving within Philadelphia, though — well, how do I put this? Try not to. Get yourself safely to a downtown hotel and leave the car there (on our last trip we stayed at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill (1 Dock St.; sheraton.com), which was perfectly situated for walking and public transiting; hotels along the Delaware River in the Penn’s Landing neighborhood also are close to the historical action). The city streets are narrow and often cobbled, parking is a challenge, and the highway system that intersects the city doesn’t have enough lanes to handle the traffic it bears (avoid the Schuylkill Expressway westbound especially). Bottom line: Use all the other transportation options you will have access to while visiting. The PHLASH bus (phillyphlash.com) runs throughout the downtown area daily from May through

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cal but the carousel and putt-putt golf might be a welcome break; 200 N. 6th St.; historicphiladelphia.org). Another must-do within this area is a meal at City Tavern (138 S. 2nd St.; citytavern.com). It’s a rebuilt version of the 1772 original, which was a favorite of John Adams and other members of the Continental Congress. The wait staff dresses in colonial garb, the water comes in heavy metal goblets, the menu tends toward lightened-up colonial fare and historically significant foods like Franklin’s tofu (he introduced the stuff to North America — who knew?).

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Parkway; rodinmuseum.org) are mustsees for the art lovers in the family (and a Columbus Museum of Art membership gets you into both for free). Then hop the 32 bus down to South Street and visit Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (1020 South St.; phillymagic gardens.org) — two city lots whose buildings have been hollowed out and tiled over in an exhilaratingly crazy mosaic of mirror pieces, ceramics, bottles, bike wheels and other “found” items. After that, you can continue east on South Street where you’ll have your pick of cheesesteak vendors: That’s the artery-clogging delicacy native to Philly (Jim’s Steaks, 400 South St., is probably the most authentic; Ishkabibble’s, 337 South St., the most unusual). A visit to the Philadelphia Zoo (3400 W. Girard Ave.; philadelphia zoo.org) is worth at least half a day: Like many other Philly institutions, it’s another “America’s first,” dating to 1859. It’s compact (42 acres; by comparison, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has 580), but packed with a superb primates collection, as well as really unusual nocturnal and rare/endangered species exhibits. A Columbus Zoo membership gets you a 50 percent discount on admission here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visitphilly.com: The city’s official visitor and travel site nps.gov/inde: The U.S. National Park Service website

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Photo credits: Christ Church Burial Ground, Rodin Museum and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens courtesy R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia; City Tavern and Liberty Bell courtesy J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia; Independence Hall courtesy G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia; Reading Terminal Market courtesy B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia; Franklin Institute courtesy The Franklin Institute Science Museum

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And then there’s the Other Philadelphia that family members of all ages will enjoy. Start your day with breakfast at the Reading Terminal Market (12th and Arch streets; reading terminalmarket.org): It’s like our North Market only much, much bigger. You can eat a cheap plate of apple-cinnamon French toast and turkey bacon at the counter of the Amish-run Dutch Eating Place, or snag a bag of Beiler’s Hand Rolled Doughnuts. The Franklin Institute (222 N. 20th St.; fi.edu) was one of the first science museums in the country, packed with COSI-like exhibitions (and COSI membership gets you free admission here). The two-story-tall marble statue of Franklin, though, is unique to Philly, as is the one-story-tall human heart you can walk through. Not too far from there is the Please Touch Museum (4231 Avenue of the Republic; pleasetouchmuseum.org), a children’s museum geared toward the 7-and-younger crowd: Their “big” claim to fame is the “walking piano” keyboard created by a local artist and featured in the movie Big. A COSI membership also gets you in free here. The Philadelphia Museum of Art (including the Rocky statue and steps; 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway; phila museum.org) and the Rodin Museum of sculpture (2154 Benjamin Franklin

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Our visit to Katzinger’s Delicatessen started with a debate about whether the sandwich named after former President Bill Clinton existed prior to his visit and was renamed after he tried it or if he invented the sandwich. The answer, we learned after reading the small print on the hanging menu board, is that Clinton created “President Bill’s Day at the Deli” ($10.50 for a half-sandwich) during a visit to the German Village eatery years ago. At Katzinger’s, the sandwiches are so huge that a half-sandwich is stuffed with enough meat, cheese and toppings to make a full meal. Any half-sandwich

can be upgraded to a whole sandwich for $3. My husband, who sees eye-to-eye with Bill when it comes to corned beef, ordered the sandwich with Swiss cheese and hot mustard on pumpernickel bread just as the former leader of the free world crafted it. The sandwich earned high praise from my husband, who routinely creates inventive “daddy sandwiches,” using leftovers or unexpected pantry items for the kids’ weekend lunches. Even though I’m always tempted to sample something new from the deli’s vast menu of more than 50 sandwiches, I usually end up ordering the same thing: Be’s Bustling Birdwich, a grilled

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coli soup ($2.70). It’s normally one of my favorites but I liked the matzo ball better. My parents let us order three different desserts to share. We tried the lemon bar ($2.50), the key lime pie ($4.75) and chocolate cake ($4.75). The cake was my favorite. I liked that it had whipped cream and a strawberry on it. I also really liked the lemon bar. I was worried that it might be very sour but it was very sweet. The other cool thing about Katzinger’s is they carry a lot of different flavors of potato chips. I tried Sweet Maui Onion flavor. I thought maybe they would taste like onion rings but they were much different. The onion flavor was very subtle. They had a sweet, tangy flavor. I like to go here because of the pickles, but my mom always complains about how expensive it is. Luckily, it’s one of my uncle’s favorite restaurants of all time. He sometimes suggests we go there when he comes to town to visit us. I’m hoping he pays a visit soon because I’m craving a dill pickle. The bathrooms were fine even though boys and girls have to share, which is a little weird.

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My brother and I call Katzinger’s “the pickle place” because the restaurant has two giant pickle barrels. The pickles are free and you can eat as many as you want. They’re really big so I recommend only taking one at a time. They come in two flavors: garlic and dill. I like dill the best. I like the sandwiches at Katzinger’s, and I’m very picky about sandwiches. In fact, I won’t let my mom put them in my lunchbox because I only like grilled sandwiches. I ordered a grilled cheese to which I added tomato. It was really cheesy. They serve the kids’ sandwiches on challah bread, which got nice and crunchy when it was grilled. They have all different kinds of bread there. Usually, there are samples that can be dipped in olive oil, which is fun and gives you something to do while you wait in line to order your food. My brother and I also split soup and fruit. I wasn’t sure what to think about the matzo ball because it looked strange. My mom and dad told me to try the soup — that it would taste like chicken noodle soup. The matzo ball tasted like a fluffy noodle and was great. I also really liked the broth because it was really flavorful and not greasy. We also ordered a cup of broc-

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($4.95). The restaurant also serves hot dogs ($4.50) and PB and preserves ($3.95). The boys enjoyed their sandwiches but went crazy over the matzo ball soup ($1.95 a cup). They loved the big matzo balls and the flavorful broth. The soup is just one of the traditional Jewish specialties the New York-style deli makes. Katzinger’s also serves latkes, noodle kugel and potato knish. They also gobbled up a side of fruit ($4.95) that was clearly fresh-cut and not canned. The restaurant, which also sells gourmet groceries, is a bustling place where kids can talk and be noisy without disrupting other diners. The restrooms are functional but not fancy. One of the unisex stalls has a changing station.

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sandwich of oven-roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Russian dressing. It’s usually served on rye bread, but I always ask for sourdough. I ordered a whole sandwich ($13.95) so I could take some home for lunch the next day. It didn’t disappoint. The creamy coleslaw paired with the tangy Russian dressing perfectly complemented the turkey. If your kids have trouble making decisions, you may want to peruse the menu ahead of time because the number of choices is a bit overwhelming. We visited during the week when the restaurant is less busy. It can get extremely crowded on the weekends, and you may have a line of people waiting for you to order. The deli also has a kids’ menu with typical options. Nick went with a grilled cheese sandwich, to which he added tomato ($4.45), and Alex had a turkey sandwich with cheese and lettuce

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clear, clean water that is clearly marked for diving.

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Upcycled Straw Bangles Summer is in full swing and nothing beats a cold water or lemonade on a hot day! These upcycled bracelets are a great way to get more life out of the straws you’ll

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THEY’VE MOVED! As of July 1, Wholly Craft has moved! They are now located at 3515 N. High St., one half-mile north of the original location, still on North High Street, still on the west side of the street, but now right near the site for the Clintonville Farmers’ Market. Be sure to check out the spacious new digs! OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, located at 3515 N. High St. The Who Clintonville shop features handmade goods thought this up from more than 100 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more! Hours of operation: 1-8 p.m., weekdays except Tuesdays when they’re closed, 12 noon-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to whollycraft.com or call 614-447-3445.

go through this season. Wash out and save your used straws — the more colorful, the better!

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1. Use the scissors to cut your straws into 1/2-

inch to 1-inch pieces. The pieces don’t have to be the same size — in fact, it’s better to have a variety of sizes!

2. Bend a pipe cleaner around your wrist about

the size you want your bracelet to be. Make sure you have enough room to slide it over your hand to put it on. Cut off any excess pipe cleaner.

3. These straw pieces will act as beads for your bangle bracelets. Slide them onto the pipe cleaner, alternating colors and sizes. Leave about a 1/2-inch on each end of the pipe cleaner bead-free.

4. Once you’ve filled the pipe cleaner, twist the

two ends together to form a circle. Twist the wire part of the pipe cleaner so it lays as flat as possible and slide a straw bead over it, so the sharp ends are covered.

5. Repeat to create as many bangles as you want to wear!


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W m We e are ar re e con co ontinuing tinu tin tinu nuing ng this thiis traditi th tio on with on ith m it my y 12-year-o old gr grand ndson nd so o w who o has c comp ompet ete te ed at ed at the the Stat St Sta tat tate ate Fa F ir r fo or r the e pa ast s six yea a 4-H H and and nd Youth out o uth th Art th Ar rt C Com Co om o mpet pet peti tition tion tio ti io ons. on s. W WE E LOV LO L OV VE E TH HE E FAIR! AIR A AI IR! IR R!!!!! - Da R Dad D a ad dw wo wou ou ou uld ld al ld alw lway l w way wa a ay ys g go o on on S Su Sund Sun und u nd nda ay y morni o ng ng gs st to o th he e fair ai REALLY R A REAL ALLY AL LL LY Y early yf for fo or o rt th he an an m mal a al l and produce exhibit ts s.. A At tt th he 1977 77 7 7 fair ai we got o a giant gia ant t poste o r/phot photo to ma mad de e at a sta stan st tand ne nea ar r the gran ra and and n stand se el lf, f my f, my br ro roth oth o th he er r an nd d sis ist iste st s te t er w wh hich ich I s ic st till ill ll hav have ave a ve v e to ot th thi this his h hiis sd day da ay a y. A At t 10 10a 10a 0am m, we c co ould d alm almo a lmo lm mos mo st t alw lway way ys s co cou oun un unt nt t on on dad ad to have ha h ve us over over r at th he Natur atu at ur ra al l Resou Res rces area fo or f fiishi sh hiin hin h ing ng g. Rides ide wou would wo ld come l ome late er. If If w we e were wer ere r re eal al ll ly lucky, y mom mw wou woul ou o uld br b ing us s bac co on nd d day ay. ay. y. - I coul cou oul uld ne neve ve ver er rc choo cho hoo ho oo o os se e just us st s to one ne memo ne me mem memory; em emo mo m ory ry; th ry; the Oh the Ohio Ohi O hiio hio h io St St Sta ta a at te t e Fair is s woven oven en n thr th t hr h rough ough ugh t th he t h ta apest ap estr es e st str s tr try of of my life life!! I am now now co ont on nt nti tinu inuing nuin uing t th h s trad radition t on w with th my ow own o wn w n ch hiildre h ldre dren en. I don don't 't tn need eed d a ma m pt to o wal walk wa k th he f fa airgr airg ir irg rg grou ounds a ound and nd ea ach ch t turn urn rn brin b gs sas sm m das sw we weet ee eet e m mome mom o ome me ment en nt t of ch childh hiildh il ldh ld ho ood oo od o db blis lis iss. s. I s see ee e em my yg gr ra r ran an andp dpar dpar dpa re ent en ents nt n nts ts enj enj en njoyin oyi oy o y ng bu butter tte ter te er rmi milk m lk k an nd dS Swi Sw w ss s c che he hee he ee ees ese s es sa andw an ndwiches n dwi es at the dw he dair airy yb ba arn. ar rn. By Smok mok mok okey Bear Bear, I vividl v v dly ly re ly ec call ca all t th hre ee el litt itt tle toe toe e hea he eads ds (all n now ow gr grown n-o -on one on ne be being me me)) won wond der eri ering riin ng g ho ow w he k knew ew o mes. me s. I can ca an f fee ee e el my my s sto to t om mac ma mach ac ch h dro dr rop a ro rop as sw we ea al all ll r ll ra race rac ac ac ce e dow do d ow o wn t th he G Giiant an a nt n t Slid Slide e,, a and nd the nd e ex xcit it te em me m en e nt as we f fiiil ll o ll ou our ur u r bag ags s with with h lo loot oot from al ll the displa displ spla pla la l ays … When n I th think of thin thi of t th he Fa he aiir a ir r,, I think nk ko of ff family family ily ly and an I smile mile! Th Thank ank yo yo you ou! ou u! - My favori u! f vori fa v vo te O te Oh hio h io io Stat Sta Sta ate Fair at r mem wh hen en n I w wa as a ab bou out out ut ten te t en e n years yea ye year ars o ar old in n 1198 19 98 86. 6. My wh who ol ole le l e fa fami fam f ami a am miily m ly wa as s there there her : mo mom m,, dad ad, d, s sis sist ist st ter ers s,, bro brother ther, u ther, un uncles nc cles cle le les es, an and d aunts. aunts. a s. Both my un ncles and dad da ad a d had tri tr ed ed their their hei l lu uck nu uc nume me er rous times ro times mes e at t the th ring ng g to oss os ss game game and and lost os o st. st t. I said I wa wanted nted nted t to t o try, and d the th y ug gh hed he ed e da at t me e,, bu ut t con ons onsi o ns de dere der dered ere ere er red themse th t hemse em mse mse selv lves l ves ve s "in "in indul dulg du d ulg u lg lgin ing ing" ng" ng" g me me w whe when wh he h hen en my my da dad ad a d pa paid a d for fo or me me to o pla la ay. y I won won on on th the f fiirst rst try! t I tosse ed al a l thr hree hre r rings aro roun oun o un und d the the tiiny ny n neck eck k of of th hat ha at a t gl las ass bo ott ttle t t an a and nd n dw won o on a stuff uff u ffe ed dog! It was s the best st t feeling ng g to see thei heir r fa f th t h a ne ew w sen ens ense ns nse n se of se of adm admi dm dmi mr ra rat rati ati a t on on on th them em. e m m.. I've I'v 've ve v et ta tak ake ak en n my tw two so son ns s nu umer um mer m er rous ou o us t m me es s n nce nc ce c et th hey hav h have e been bee en n bor orn orn n,, but thi this s ye year ar, a r my r, my sisters ers rs and rs d I ar are go oing ng g without wit our ou ur u r ch ld dr dren ren re en so tha en at a t we we c can an a n re rem remi emi minisc mi nisc ce a ab bo out ou u ut t our ou ch hil hi ildh dho d ho hoo h ood together! - I reme o remember m goi oing ng g eF Fa Fair air arw wit wi iit th m my y mot mot mo other he he er r and a dm an my y gr rand ra and a nd n dm mo moth oth her er er. r.. W We e wa al alk alke lke lke lk ed th the w wh hol ol ole le e pla plac p pl la lac la ac ce a an n nd dIl lov love ov o ove ve v ed e d th the he Fair Fair foo food. oo Th Th he e ga ga gam am me es s were were so much uc ch fun. Now t that at I am a mo mother I take ake ke e my y dau augh ug u gh g ht ter te er e r and an nd w we es see ee al ee ll l th he e sa ame me me att at attr a t ttr tt tr t ra acti ac act cti c ct tiio t ons. on n Th Th he eO Oh hio St hi tate Fair is s a Family ly tradit it t miiss ss s s the the he f fai fair aiir air ir is is l lik like iike ik ke m mis is ss sin sing si ing ng n g the th he e en end nd of nd of summ sum su umm um mm m mer. er. - We We love loved lov lo ed ed, d, lov lov lo ov ove ve ed,, loved ove ov o ved v ve ed ed A Ab Abr bra br aham ham ham ha m Lin Liin Li nc nco coln co oln and the th he C Ciiv Civ viil l War Encampment t! IIt t was s his st s tory ory come com me to me to life. We me met e Gen et Gene er ral ra al S Sh her h erman e an nw who wh ho h ot ta alk a l lk ked ed about bo bou out ou o ut tt th the he har ha h a d ar dsh dshi ds sh hiip ips ps of wa war a an and nd li l sten stened e to P President nt Linc nc n co cit ci te e his is Ge et etty tt tty ty ys sbur sbu sb bu bur bur rg Ad rg Addres dress res ss ... ho ow st tirr irri ir rri riing ng it wa was t to oh hea he ea e ar th ho os ose se wo word w wor ord o or rd r ds that that th at w we eh ha ave ve read e for year for years s.. My 12-year-old gra s ands ands an nd on n iis s fa fa as scinated dw with Ameri merican can n hist h or ory ry r y an and a nd n d this hsw his was wa as h as his is is f fa fav avo av or r te p pa ar rt t of t th he Oh Ohio hio io Stat ta tate at ate te e Fai Fa Fa aiiir r. / The Oh hio o Sta tate Fair has b year ye arly a rly f r fav av vori or o orit riit rit r ite e fo for o for ou ur fa ur family am mil mily iily ly … Siince inc nce n nc we we are e city ciiit c cit ity ty t yf fol fo ol olk, t t's 's sn nic nice ni iic ice ce c e to os see ee a ee al all ll l l of ft the he fa he arm rm an r animals. Fr anim Fro Fro rom th th pig races the s to o the Cho ho oir, fr oi from the e da dai airy barn to o th the e ar art e ex xh hibi ibi biits, ts, ts s t the h he e Fair Fa Fai F air air r is is jus ju j just ust st al alw a lw lways lways ay a ys a gu ys guar ara a aran ran an nt nte teed tee te eed ee e ed e dg goo ood t ti tim im me e toget get et ther he h her. er. er - I loo lo k forw rw wa a going oiin oin ing ing ng to to the th he f he fair fai fa air ai aiir r every ev eve ve er ry y ye ear, ar a ar, r it it' t's a year ye yea ear ar rl ly l y trad radiit tio tion ti iion on n fo fo or rm my ym mo moth oth th ther he er r an nd d I. I. I a am m an ad du ul l lt but it's th he o he one on ne n et thi th h ng gw we e still st s ill do o tog toge et ther her he e . We enj joy all the shows ws,, exh exhi hib hib ibi bits ts and d foo ood ood ood! o od! d - My t th hree ree ree re ee k kids kid id ids ds pa ds par p articipate ar tic tici t icipate ici pa p pat ate ted iin te n4 44-H -H H as as s so oon o oo o on n as th they t hey h he e w wer er re old enou enou en ou til th ti til the ey y we ere er re re to too t oo o oo ol old ld l d to to be me m m mb mbe mber be be er rs s!! Ou Ou ur r most ost me memo emo e em mo m or ra a ab abl bl le Oh Ohio o St tate ate t Fai Fa F aiir wa a was th the ye year that the th hree ree of re of th t m wo the won n 11 1 opp o ortu ort n niiti tie ies to co ome me to to the the Fair Fair to be e a pa pa ar art rt o rt of f4 44-H -H co -H com comp om o omp mpet mp eti e etit tit t it tio ion. ion on on. o n. W We ec cam came ca ame a me me ev eve e very y one one ne of t th ho os ose se s e 1111 day ays ays ys, y s, s my o olde old lde l de d est est st son on won fo ts t stan tan tand and nd n din iing ng n go of f th he e Day ay riibbo ibb bbo bo b on ns ns, s, o s, on one ne clo cl cloc c loc lo l o oc ck tr trophy ophy,, an oph and h ha ad ic ce c cr re ea eam am from am fro fro rom r om o m the th t he D he Da Dai a aiiry ir ry y Pro roducts Buil Bu ldin ng e eac ac a ch an and every t tim me! We ar re r ec co ontinu on tinuin ng this ng this h tra raditi diitio on with th t hm my y 12-y 22-ye -ye ye ea arar-o ar r ol r-o ld d gr rand ran and an nd dson son so nw wh who ho h ho ha has a as s co com comp com omp o mp m peted eted ted ed a at tt the th he h e Sta Stat Stat St t e Fa Fair Fair ir for or th he e pas ast st t six six x ye yea y ea ea 4-H H and d Yo out outh uth Ar ut uth Art A rt r t Com om o mp peti pet pe et eti e tiitio t tion ti tion io on o ns s. WE WE LO LOVE VE THE FAIR FAIR AIR! A R!!!!! - D R Da a wo ad wou oul ld d alw lway lwa wa w way ay a ys go go on on S Sun Sund un un und unday nd da ay y morni r ng gs to o th he e fa air ai ir REALLY ear rly for th the a animal a and nd pro p duce uce ce exhibit ts s.. At t the 1977 1977 19 77 fair aiir a ir w we e got got ot a gia giiia gian ant nt p poste ost os oste o s st ter/p t ter pho phot hot h oto made ot made ma de at a stan tan t ta and ne near ar th he e gr ran ra an and nd n dsta st stan s tan ta t a an nd self, se lf l f, my f, my brother roth r ot oth ther er an nd d sist is is iste st t te er which I s st till ll have ll e to ot thi th h hiis d day ay a . At At 110a 0 0a am am m,, we c co could ould ul ul ld d almo alm alm lmo most st alway l s count count t on on da ad d to have e us over r at at the e Natural atu l Reso esou es sources so ces are ea fo for f for fiish shin hiing. hing. g. Ride id ides de des d es wou e wo would wo ou uld d come ome la om at at ate te er. r. If If we we w wer er re rea al ll l lly ly ly l lu luc ucky u ky, m ky, mo mom om w om wou wo oul ou o ul u ld br brin ing ing ng us s ba ba ac c cond co nd da ay ay. y. - I c coul cou co oul ou o uld ul ld n ne ev ve ver e choo cho c ch h se just ju t one on ne n e me m memo ry; y; th the he O Ohio Oh hio h oS Sta St ta ate te Fa air iir r is is wo ove ov oven ve ven v en t thr th h hr ro oug ou ough ugh ug u gh g the tapestr tap ry o of f my life! l fe I am now cont onti tiin nui nuin nu uin ui u ing this th s tr rad ra ad adi diti dition tio tion ion wit with my with y ow ow own wn chi chi ch h ld ldr l ldre dre dre ren n.. I d don on't on t need ee ed dam ma ap to o wal wa w a k th he f fa air irgr irg rg r gr ro ou oun u un und nd n ds a an nd ea eac ch h turn urn rn bri br ngs br brin ngs gs a s sm m d a sw swee et e t mome ome o om m me en ch hiildh ldh ld dh d ho o b ss se e ee e my my gran andp an pa arents ar a re nt ts enj nj jo yiin yin y ing ng b bu utter te ter te er rm lk an lk and a nd n d Swiss cheese dwiches at the h da airy air n.. B idl rec recall all all l thr hr ree e litt ttl t le toe to head s (al ll ln ow wg r ro own -on one be being ng m ng e) w wo won on nde riing r ho w he kn kne wo eet e mo nt of c nt ild oo ood blis s.. I s dp dpa en ent ents oyi oyin oy tt t tte mil milk mi iil e sa sandw ndw ndwi dwi dair y bar ba b rn. rn rn By y Smoke mo y Bear, Be Bear, I viivid vidl v id y re cal call ca ittl toe he ad ads ds al now gro grow row n-o n-on in me der d er e ng how ow ew mes. I can me ca c an a nf feel m fee my y sto sto tomach mac ach ac ch d ch dr dro r ro op as w we ea all ll l l ra rac race ace dow ac ow wn th the Gi Gia ant nt nt Sl Slid liiid l lid de, e, and nd th he e ex xc xci xcit ci c cit item it eme emen e men m en nt as a we fill ll l l ou our o u ba bag ags w with loot loo fro om al om all ll t th h he e displa di d splays s lays spla y … Whe When Wh n I thin t ko of f the th he e Fai Fa air, air, r, I t thi th hink nk of of f fa am miiily mil mily ly y and an nd n d I sm miiile mile mil le le! T Th ha an ank nk k yo you! y you ou o u! - My f fa av vori vor vo oriit or te t e Ohio Oh hiio hio o St Stat Sta tat ta tat te Fa F Fai aiir r me emo em m mo wh hen en I was en was ab wa bo out ou ut u t ten te t en en yea year y ea e ear ar a rs ol old in 1986 6.. My wh whole e fam fam fa ami a m miily ily ly wa as s there: here h he ere e er re re: m mo om, om m, dad ad, s ad, siist sist st s ters er ers, rs rs, rs s,, brot br bro rother ro ther the h he er r, u un nc cles cl les, an a d a aunts. nts Bot o h my y un u cles cles and da cl d dad had ad tri ad tr riied ed th their heir l lu luc uck uc ck n num numer me mer mero ero ous us times imes me es at at th the t h he ring rin iing ng g tos to t o os ss ga game game me a and nd los nd st. st t. t I sa aid ai id I wa id w n nte nt ted te t ed to ed to try try, ry r y a an and nd the they h he ey ugh ug ed at ed t con nsi n sidere si idere ered t th he hem mse ms m se s elv es "in ndulg ulging" g me g" me w he h en e n my da dp aid a id df for fo or o rm me e to ay. a y y. I won he first tt ry! ll thr ree rings rin ngs aroun a nd th he t tin ck c ko f th at gl la las as a ss bo ottl tle le an and nd w nd wo won o on n a stuff stuff u ff fe d dog! t wa st f s el eling ng n gt o see eir ei iir r fa fa hed he at me e, bu ut onsi ons de d ere ems em lves wh whe when dad dad pa paid to pla lay l lay. ay on on th try! ry I tosse os d al hree h r ny y nec of ha hat gla glas g sb ttle tt tuf t uff ed o ! IIt as s the he be est es feel fe ee e eel iin to ee th heir he e th h a new new w se ense en nse n ns se se of fa admi ad adm dm dmi d m ra rat rati ati a tio on n on th them h m I'v I'v ve t ve tak ta ak a en my tw two s so on ns s nu um ume umer me er ro ous us s time time tim ti imes mes si since ce e th the t they hey h e ey y hav ha h av ave be been n bo born, orn o rn, but ut thi th s y ye ear, m my y sist ister ers er rs and d I are ar go oing ng gw with ith thout ut ou our ur children ur child chil dre dr re ren en n so so t that tha hat ha h at a tw we e can ca ca an r rem remi em emi e miinisc nis n sc ce a abo out u ut ou our o u ur rc ch h ld dhoo dho dh ho hoo h oo oo od dt to oget geth et e eth th he er er! r!! - I rem r re reme r e eme em me m em emb mbe mber mb ber b be er er g go oiing o eF iit th m my ym ndmot he k dt th he whole wh w hol ac a c ce nd I love t e Fa Fair eg me es muc n No ow that m a mo other r I take gh ht r an d we t he h eO hiio io S St ta ir Fa amil ly yt ra r ad Fa air a ir wi wit w mot other her he er a an and nd nd m my y grandm ra rand ran and and m th er. r. r We walke lk lke ole o le plac le pla lac la l ea an lo lov lo oved th ir fo ood. oo ood o . The od The ga gam am es s were re so o much uch ch fu ch fun fun fun. at I am th her her tak ake ke my ke my da au augh aug ugh te ter er e an and nd we see ee all ll the e sa am ame me m e attr attr t racti act a acti ctions. cti tiions ons. o ns ns. s. T The Th Oh Ohi h at ate t te Fa Fa air ai ir iis saF miily m mily il tra tr diit dit i miss iis s ss s the th he fa he fair fai f air ai a iir r is is l like ike em mis is issi sing sin s ing in ng the ng the th he e en end nd n d of f summ umm um mmer. - We lo ove ov ed, ed d lo love lov l ove o ov oved, ved ve d,, l loved ove ov oved ved ve v ed A ed Abr Ab br braham ra aha aham ham Lin Liin ncoln col co oln oln ln a an and nd n d th the he h e Civ vil vil l War ar Encam nca pmen men m en nt t!! IIt t was s histo iist s stor ry y come om m to o life life ife. e.. W We e met me et tG Gen Gene ene ne er ral ral ra al Sh She her h he er rma man m an a nw wh who ho h ot tal talk ta alk a lke lk ed d about bo bo bou out ut th the he har h ardshi ar ds dsh shi sh hips s of wa war and and l an liist st sten ste te ten en ne ed d to P Pr re re esid es sid s si iid de en ent nt L nt Lin Li iinc in nc n co cite ci te his s Ge ett etty tty ty tysb ys sbu sbur sb bur b ur rg Addr Ad A ddr dres d res r re ess .... ho es how s stirri riin ng g it was to o he ear th ea those ho ose os s se e wor wo w word ord o or rd ds th that at we h ha ave ve re ea ead ad ad f fo for or y or ye year yea ea s. s. My My 112 2-yea ye r yea r-ol ld g gr ran and ands d on is fasci ascinate ated w a with h Ame meri meri mer er can e n hist his sto s ory ry y and and n t this th thi his h is s was wa wa as s his hiis h is fav fa a orit av rit ite p pa ar rt t of th the O Oh hio o Stat tate t ta at a ate te t e Fa Fa aiir. / Th The Oh Oh hio io o Stat tate ta at a te t e Fa Fai Fai air ha has b ye ear ly fav ly av vo it te f te fo or o ou ur f fa am ami ly y … Since we e ar olk ol ce e to l of th ma s.. Fro ro om t he pi st m the ba arn the ar x xhibi s just st ta lw l ways s a guaran g uaran an a nt ed dg oo o od t tim ti im et e ther ook f fo orw orwa arl arly a rl r fa or orit rit r mil mi il ar re e city fol fo k,, it t's 's nic 's nic ni ice ic to s se see ee a ee all ll l of th he e far ar arm rm m an anim a n nim niiim als. al als ls ls Fr th pig race rac ces ce es to o th he e Cho Cho Ch Choi hoir r,, from om o the dair dai y bar rn to th a te ex hibi h ibits, ts the ts th t he he F Fair Fai Fa air a r is ju ust us u alw ys gu ara te teed eed ee e goo go me e to oget og ge get g her. he her. er. - I loo er loo lo rwa r w wa a go oiin oin ng n g to to the th th he ef fair fai fa air eve ai ev ve er ry y yea year ea ar r,, iit r it' t''s a yearl t ly tradition on n fo fo for or rm my y mother mot mo moth oth her er a and nd n d I. I am am an adult ad a du ult lt l tb bu but ut ut it it's it' it's ts t the e one one n thi th h ng gw we es still ll do do toge togeth the t her h er. We We enj enjoy oy y all th he e show ho hows ows ws, ex ws, ws exhib h b ts hibi s and and fo ood! ood oo od - My th three ree k kids kid ids ds p par pa arti ar tic tici ic iici ciipa c pat pate p a at t te ed in in 4 44-H -H a -H as s so soo s oon o oo on o n as as t the they hey ey w ey we er e re ol o d eno eno ou u til th til ti they ey wer ere ere re too to to oo oo ol old ld l d to to be me members! Our O r mos os mem ost em mora mo rab rabl ab abl bl le Oh Ohio hio io St tat tate ta at a te Fa Fa Fai aiir wa w was as th the ye year ar that ha at a t th the t h he e thr hre re ee of o the the em wo won 11 1 opp opportu op ortu ort tun niti nit tiies s to co come m to th me he Fa Faiir r to be be a p part a art of 4-H of H compe co omp ompe om mp mpeti titi t iti tiion on. o n n. We We cam am ame me e every ever eve e ver v ve ery on o e of of tho th ho h os se e 11 d da ay ys ys, s s, my my oldes lde des de des est so son wo w nf fo o ts stand nd d din g of and h ha ad iic ce c cr re om m the he Da aiiry uct sB lding g eac nd every ev y time We ar onti nu ng g thi radit tion nw t my -year an ndson on o nw ho h o has om o mpete te ed at he Sta he tate ta r th ep ts ix ta tan an iing ng of th he e Day yr riib ibb bbo bbo bon ns ns, s,, one s o clo k trophy cloc op , an had ea eam am from fro f fr ro th Da y Pr ro rodu od odu o du d cts c ts t Bui Buil Bu uilding each ea ha an eve ery ry t tim ! We are co con nt n ntin tin ti tin uing ing in this st tr adition on wiit with iith my 12-y 12-year12 2-y eare ara r-o old ld ld gr gra gran ran r andson dson dso so s wh who has com ha co pet ete e at t th the St S te Fa aiir air ir fo for f or o the he h past pa ast a st six si ix yea 4-H -H a and nd Yo outh out ou uth uth Ar Art A rt r t Co Com omp om peti pe eti e tiition t tion tio io on o ns s. WE L LOVE THE E FAI AIR R!!! - Da Dad D ad a dw wo wou ou o ul ld d al lw lway way wa w ys g go o on on Sun Sund Su nday nd ay m mo orni orn orni or orning rn rn niing ngs ngs gs to th he e fair fair RE REA REAL EA AL LLY Y early ea arly arl rly for fo or the or th he an nima imal ma m al an and nd n d pr pr pro ro od duc duce uc exh ex e xh x hibit bit it ts s.. At t the 19 977 7 fa fair aiir r we we go ot t a gia gia ia ant nt poste nt os o st t r/phot ph ho ot o to m ma ade de at a s sta ta ta an nd ne nea ar r the he gran rand and a dst sta st s tan t and sel se self, lf,, my b lf broth roth r o oth othe er r an nd d siste s ste st te t er w wh hiic hic ich ch I st c s ll have still ve v e to o this thi th t hiis h his s day da ay y. A y. At t 110 10a 0a 0am, m, we could cou co ul uld ld da almo lmo lm st t alw lway lwa l way wa ways count co c unt on dad to ha h ve e us ov ove er r at t th he Natura Na N at tur tu tura ura ur ura ra al l Re Reso sou sour s ources ou our o ur u rces ces area ce rea ea a for for or fi fis fis ish hing hin hi iin ing g. R Riides des w des woul wou oul ul u ld co com me e la ater ate at te t er e er. r. If w we e were wer w ere re r er rea re ea al ll lly ly l y lu lu uck uc ck c ky y, m mo om o m woul ould ou o ul uld u ld l br bri riing r ng us b ba ac cond co oul oul uld n ne ev er ch er hoo h oo ose mory mo y;; th he O he hio h io oS Sta ta tate r is ve ven en thr th hrou ugh ug u g t th the he e ta ta estr tap st tr ry of my lif i e! I am now ntiinu nt nui uiing u iis trad rad r ad a diti tio t iio on wi with my o wn ch c il dren. 't tn eed ed a map w l irg rg r gr oun ou o u un nds nd d eac ch turn nb bri br ri rn gs g s a sm nd day. a - I coul ay cou cou co ver ve choo se jus ust one me memo mem ry the Oh Ohi Ohio te Fa air ai ir is wov ov oven oug ough of my life life! am no ow co ont inui ng th his tr itio th my ow ildr en. I do don n't nee ne need ap to wa lk the he fa air airg rou ro ds an nd ach turn tu ngs d a sw sweet tm mome mom mo om o ome me m en nt t of ch childh childh il iild l ldh dh d ho ood oo d bliss. I see my my gr gra gran ran r an and dpa dpar par arent ar ents e en nt nts n ts ts enj en nj n jo oy oyi oyin yin y in ng bu butte tt te e er rmilk milk ilk k and nd S nd Swi Sw wiss w s che hees e se se sa sandwi sandw ndwi ndw ndwiches dw w ches ch he hes h e at tt the th he h e da dai dair aiir air a i yb ba arn. rn n. B n. By yS Smoke mok moke m mo ok oke key Be ea ar ar, r I vi viv vidl idl dl d dly ly re recall cal all ll l l thr hree re ee e litt ittl t le to t e he hea ads ad ds (al ds all a ll now ll no n ow o w grow grow gro rown n-on -on one b be eiin ng m ng me e) w wo won on o nder de d e er riin r ng g ho ow w he kn ne ew wo mes me s.. I can ca an fe ee e el m my ys sto st to t om ma mac mach ach a ac ch c hd dr dro rop as we all r r rac race ace ac a c dow dow own th the G Giian ant a nt n t Sli Slid S lid l liiid de e,, an nd d th he e excit teme emen men ment en nt a as s we ef fill fil ill ll our our bag ou ba ag gs w with h loo oo oot ot t fr from f rom r om ma al ll th the di dis sp spl spla pl p l ys la ys … W Whe Wh hen I thin thin hiin nk o of f the he Fai h Fair air, r, I thi hink ink n of family il ly ya an and nd I sm nd mile mi mil iile il le e! Th Thank hank an nk k you! you ou u! - My f u! fa avo vo or riite r te Oh hio io o Stat State Fa Faiir r me emo mo m when en I wa en was abo abo ab ut tt en n yea ea ars ol ar o d iin 19 1198 9 6. My who le l ef am ami a mily mi s th re re: e: m mo om d,, sist ist s e s,, b s br bro rother her r, un u cle les les, es, an aunt ts. B Bo Bot ot o th my my uncl un u nc le l les es e s an and and nd dad dad da d had ha h ad tri ad tried ei eir rl luc lu uck n uc nu umer s times mes m e a at tt er ng g tos to t o os ss g ga am e an st. t.. I said t dIw wa anted ted t te ed t to o tr ry ry, r y a y, and an nd n d th the he h hey ey he h ou out u te ten ye y wh ole ol fam fa ly wa as her he here ere m,, da ad, ers ers, cles cl and au nts nts. cle cl cles ed th he heir eir mer us mero the rin ring in me nd d lo os ost. s aiid a nte try t try, ug u ghe ed a ed at t me, e, bu ut t co on onsi nsi ns n siidere der d er ere re r ed t th he ems em m ms selve lves lv v "ind dulg d ulg u lg giing" gin in ing ng" ng n g" me g me wh wh hen en nm my y da dad d ad pa ad paid p aiid f aid a fo for o me or me to play lay lay. ay. y I won n on the the fi th fr rst rs st try st try! tr ry ry! r y! y! I t tosse osse os o sse se s ed all all three al hre h re ree ree er rin in ings gs aroun ro r oun o un nd th the ti tiny ny ne eck ec ck c k of of that that at g at glas as ss bo bot ttle ttl le and an a nd d wo won on n a stuf stu tuff t tuf uf ff fed ed dog! dog! og o g!! It t was as the he be es est st s tf fe feel eel elin el ing ng t to o see ee the heir eir r fa fa th t h a new ew se ense en ens nse nse se of of a ad admi dm miir rat rati at ati at tiio on no on n th them. em m. II've m v ta ak a ken en my tw two wo so sons s num ume umer u me mer m e er rou ous o us t us time ti iime mes s sinc nce th nce th the they he hey ey e y ha hav av a ave ve b been en born, born or o rn rn, n, b bu but ut tt thi hiis y ye ear ar, a r r, my my sis sis ist ste st er ers rs a rs and an nd I are nd are g ar go oin in ng g with wit tho t ou out ut t ou our o ur ur c chi chil hil il ldr d en dren n so so t that at t we we c ca can an n remi rem em emi em miin niis nisc nis isc isc ce ab abo ou out ut ou ut our our ur ch chil c hil h ildho il ldh dho dhoo d ho h o oo od tog tog to ge e eth et ther th er - r er! reme re rem ember ber g goi go o oiing ng eF aiir wit wiiit w th m my y mo mot othe er e ra nd dm y gr and a nd n dmo her. e walke lk ke ed the he wh e plac lac ac ce ve ed th ed the Fa r fo od. o od d. The Th gam ga g a am ames mes we re r es o muc ch hf un. un n.. N Now No o ow wt tha th ha h at I am mot mo oth o r I ta tak em my au ght ght hter we ee al attra tra t ract tio t io ons he e Ohi hoS St Sta ta tat e Fair ir is a Fa Fam Fam amily y tr ra rad adit t Fai Fair her h an n my ran rand ra an m th mot moth er. We er alke al th t who ol ole le pl pla pl la e an and I lov love l F ir ood. oo ere er so uch fu fun. un am a m her ke y da ug ugh ught er and an nd dw e se a l th the sa sam me ea ttra ttr tt cti ctio ns. n s Th Th Oh O Ohio hio hi te aiir a il il ly tr trad tra miss iis ss s th the he fair he fa air a r is sl lik ike iik ke k e mi missing mis siing sin ng g th the he end h en en nd of f su summ um umm u mm mer. er r. - We We lov loved, ve ed, ed d, lo d, love lov l ov ved, ve d, lo ov ove oved ved ve ve ed dA Ab Abr braha aham am mL Liin Lin inc co coln oln n and a d the the h C Civ vil l War En nca ncam nc cam am mpmen me men m ent! It wa as s histo sto s to t ory y com ome o me m e to to liife ife. fe f e. W We em me met et t Gene ene ener ne eral ral al S Sher Sh her erman er ma m an who an w o ta wh ta talk alk lk ke ed d abo bou bout out o u ut t the th t h har he ha ards dsh dshi d ships ps of w wa ar a an nd l liiste st sten s ten te ten ened e to P Pr re re es esid esi siid si sid de ent en nt n t Li Linc L Linco iinc in nc co cit ci te e hiis s Ge etty tty tt ttysb tys sb bur bu bur rg Ad Add dr r re ess .... ho es how s st tirr i rin ng g it was was to h he hea ea e ar th tho os ose se word wor wo w or ord o rd r ds t th hat we we h ha av ve e rea ead ad for fo or r year rs s. M My y 12 2-yea y r r-ol old g grand an nds nd ds d son on is s fa as asci asc sc ciina c nat n nate at ated ted w te wiit th h Am mer eri er ric can an n hist hiist tory or a ory and an nd n dt th this thi hsw his was as as his hiis fav fa f a orit or ori r ep rit pa ar rt t of t th he Ohio he O Oh hiio o Sta tate t ate at a te t eF Fai Fa air. a r. / T Th he O Oh hiio o St tate ta tat at ate a te Fa te Fai F aiir h a ha as b ye ea rly rl yf fa fav avorite av rit te f fo or ou our f fa amily ly y … Since nc ce w we e are fol olk, ol ic ice ce to o se ee all l of e farm farm mals s. Fro s. Fr rom the th h ho oiir o om m the he d aiiir ry ba arn th he a ar rt ex xh bits, bi s,, the he F he a is air is jus ust us t always al a alw lw wa ys a gu guara an a ante nt eed e ee ed go ed go oo od t tiime get g ge et e the er r - I loo loo lo ook fo for wa w a arl arly ar rly ori orit miil mil m il ily in in nce ar city c cit k, it's k, t's s nic nice n ni ice see see all of the ar an anim ani anim als. t e piig races to the he C Cho Choi hoi r,, from ro ro the th da a rn to the exhib hiib hibi hib ts ts th t Fair just j ju ay ays ar a aran ran r ra tee te teed me to og oge oget he rw go oing ing in ng gt to o the the e fa fa r ev eve e ver ry y year, ar it ar, ar iit' t's a year yea l ly y tra radi adi a dition on for fo f or my m mot mo mo oth ot th t her er and and nd I. I am am an ad adul ult ult t but t it it's it' st the he one o th thi h ng we still l do do t to tog oge o ge g et the ther th he her h er. W er We e en enj e nj n joy y all ll th he e sh how ho ows o ws s, e ex xh hibi hib ib ibi bt ts s an nd d fo ood ood! od! od d - My My three re r ee k kiid kids kid ids id ds s par pa artic ar tiici tici ti ic cipate ci pat ate at te t ed in in 4 4-H -H as -H s soon soo oo o oon on on as as th the t he h ey e yw we wer er e re old ol o ld eno en e nou ou tiil th the ey y were re e too too to oo o ol old ld t to o be me memb mber m mbe ber be ber rs s!! Our Ou ur r most memo orab rabl ab abl b e Oh Ohio O io St tat tate ta ate a te te Fa Fa aiir wa was th the ye y ar year r that that h the t e th thre h ee of f the hem m wo on 11 1 op pp p po ort ortu rt rt rtu rtun tu un niiities nit es s to o co ome om me m e to to th he e Fair Fa air ir ir t to be be a pa part par p art of 4-H a art 4-H H comp com co ompetit et tit t it tion io ion. on o n. We We c cam ca came ame am ame me e ev eve ve er ry y one ne of th those os os se e 1111 day ays, ays a s, my s my ol ol ld lde de est st s son on o n wo on n fo ts st nd n nding ding ng of ng f th e Da y ri riibb bbo bons s, o ne c ne lo l oc o ck t tr rop phy hy, a an nd ha crea am a mf rom r om o mt the h Da aiiry a ucts ts s Buil in eac ea h and ev ve y tim iime me m e! W We e ar re c ontin t nui ng n g thi thi th his tr trad diit ition on w on it th t h my my 112-y 2-y 2 yea ar a rr-old -old ran an nd ndson son on n who who wh ho h ha has as c as co com om o mpete mpete ete te ed a at tt th the he Sta he Sta tate rf or o r th he ep ast six xy yea ye ea e a tan tand and a an he ay ib ns, on one cl clo ophy oph o had d ice cr eam fro fr from ro ry Produ rod rod ro odu Bu din ding and e ery time co nt uiing uing uin u ad io wit wi ith earear ol g gr gran r dso dson te Fai aiir air fo for th pas past pa ast six 4-H H and n You outh outh t A Ar rt r tC Com om o m mp pe p peti pet et tion eti ion on ns s.. W WE E LO LOVE VE THE E FAIR! AIR !! - Dad D d wou Da wo o ld ld alway lwa l lw way wa w a ay ys go oo on n Sund Su un a ay morn or ngs orni n st to o th he fair REALLY RE REAL E LY earl ear arly arl rl rl ly yf for fo or o r th the a an nim ima imal mal m a al la an and nd p nd pr pro roduce ro du d uce uc ce c e exh ex e xhibit xh ibi iib biits b bit s.. At th t the he 19 977 977 7f fa aiir air r we we got a gi gia giant gia iant t po po os oste ost ste s st ter/ph te ph pho hot oto ma o mad de e at a s stan tan ta an nd n near ar th he e gr rand a and an nds nd stan st sta tand se elf, f, m ste ter wh te whic ch c h I st stiil still ll l lh ve to t this da day d y. At 10a 0 m, we c could d almo ount d to h ha ave e us ov over over at th he N Na a atura ural Re u Reso ou our ur u rces es a es rea ea a for fo f or o r fi fis f is ishin shing ing ing g. R Riides es wou oul com come te ter t er er. If f we we were ere e re r re rea ea all ly l y lu uck uc c ck ky mom m wou uld ul ld br br bri riiing g us us ba bac lf my y broth rother ro rot er and nd sis is ich ill have ave av almost alm st alway st lwa s co un on dad er a tt tur t tu tura so sour ce c area hin hin des de wo woul w would ould co me e la ate ater at we w er lly l lu luc y,, m om ould ng n cond co dd y ou ou ul ld ne nev er e r choo hoo oose oo st o ne n em emory emo em y; the he Ohio h hio o Sta State Fair ir iis ir ven thr through t e tap ta es try o my life e! I am m now nt n tinui nui n uiiing u g this thi s trad ra ra ad diit tio t ti iio on wi wit h my my o ow wn ch chil ld ld ldr dr ren d eed ed a ma p to w wa al k th e fair irg iir rgroun oun oun ou unds c h tu ur urn rn b rn br bri riings r ings gs a sm gs sm da ay a ay. y. - I cou co ve se j ju ust us ust one on me memo mem ry; th s wo ov oven ough o ugh the estr of my l fe ow co ont on inu ng n his his trad tra tr iti th ild en en. n.. I do don't n''t n n't n nee need ne e ap lk he airg a rou ro r ds and nd ea ac ach ch tu ng d a sw sweet we ee eet et e tm mom mome mo ome me en nt t of ch chiild ildh ld ldh dhood oo o od d blis bli bl liis ss s.. I see se s ee my ee my gran nd dpar par arents e en enj e en nj njoyin joyin o g bu butt tte tter ter ermilk ka and nd n Sw Swiss s chees h e san ndwi d ch dwi c es at ches a t th the he d da air ai air iry b ba arn. rn. rn n. By By Smo moke mok m oke o ke k ey Be ey Bear ear ar ar, r,, I vi vividl vid vidl idl dly r dl re ecal ca call al al ll lt th hre hr ee e lit iitt ittl tt ttl t tle to tl toe he head eads ad a ds (al ds al all ll l now ow wg gro grow gr row r ow wn n-o n-on -on on o ne be being ing ng m me e) w wo won on o nder der de er riing ng how ow he kn knew ew o me m es ca an a nf fe fee e ee el my my s st sto to t om ach ach ac ch dro dr ro o op as we we a ll l lr ace ce dow c d wn the he Gi nt n t Slid d th c temen s we we fill o our ur r bag bags wiit h lo lo ot f rom ro om a al ll th the d diis pl la l ay s … Whe Wh Wh he en I t hin hi h iin ink nk o of f th th he e Fai Fa F aiir, a th thi hiin k of fa ly l ya an and n nd d I smil le l e! Th T an nk ky ou - My f fa avori or o riite r t a e Fa Fair mo m s.. I can ma p as al rac ra a ac th Ga ant an Slide, e, an nd he e exc xci xcit ement ta as sw th oot fr spl spla sp ys thi th thin r, I th nk fam mil mily il ily miiile m mile il an ank you! you yo vo vor v ori te O Oh hio State St S Stat ta ir mem emo e when as ab abo ut tt en n ye rs ol ld in 19 98 9 86 wh hole ho amily a y was s th r : mo mom, ist rs, bro b other her he e , un es, a nd unt ts. B Bot Bo ot o th my un nc les sa an nd n dd da dad ad dh ha had ad tri ad tr t r riie ie d their eiiir e r luc luc luck lu uck n nu um er e ero ro r ous mes mes s at at the he r ing ng tos to t os oss ga oss game los st. s t I said t. d I wa wan wanted ted te ed dt to o try ry y, a and nd they nd th the he h ey h nIw wa ou u ten yea yea year ear so in 1986 6.. My w ole fam ol fami here here m, dad, a s ad sist isters, uncles cles c an da au nts. my u cle cles ed hei he h mero me us times ime the th rin ring ing me and nd los ost. ost o aiid ai nted nt nte tr try, ugh ughed ug he hed ed da at t me e,, bu ut t con onsi o nsi ns ns siid de dere ere e r re ed t th hemse ms mse mselv se el lve lv ve v es e s ""in in ndul dulg du dulg ulg giing in ing" ng" ng n g" me g m whe when my y da dad dad ad paid pa aid for ai aid f r me fo me to op play lay lay. ay I won on on on the t e fi th f rst rst rs tt try! try ry I tosse to oss os osse sse sed all all three hre re ree ee er riin rin ng gs s ar ro oun ou und the the tin th tiin t ny y neck ec e ck o ck of f th ha hat at a t gla glas gl g las l la ass b as bo ottle ttle tt ttl le an le and a nd won nd won n a stu tuf tuff t uff ff f fed ed dog! og g!! It t wa as s the he best es st t feel fee fe ee el lin ng g to to see ee th he hei heir e eir eiir f fa a th a new th ns of nse f ad dmi dm mirat mir mi no on them m.. II'v v ve e ta tak t aken ak ke n my tw mer ro u time us im s s ce e they hav av ve be been n born, bu th bu thiis y ye ear sa nd n dIa ar re go goin ng n gw it th ho ut our ur c hiil hil h ild ren r en en so so t hat ha h at a t we we ca em minisc m sce ce a ab bo ut t our ur c ur hiildh h hood ood toget oo to t og et e the th r!! - I r r em eme e m me embe ber ber er g goi oi oin ew se en ense ad rati r atiion ati at n th em I'''v en two s sons num umer ou ous time since they have the en or but orn ar my sist ar, isters and an ing wit it ou out ut our ou chi ch chil dr dren th tha that can rem can remi r out ou ou o ch chil chi dho dhoo ge get geth er er! reme rem re mber mb ng g e Fair wiit ith m th er nd n d my y grand and an ndmot oth ot o ther. th r.. W r e wal lke ked ke ed the wh hole le lac ce an and I love t e Fa F ir r food od. The Th gam games s were e so un Now un. ow t ow tha th ha at I a mam mo mot ot oth er I ta er e my da ght g ht h te r and d we se ee al a l the the s r cti ions on s.. Th he O hio iio o Sta St St ta at e Fa r iis saF Fa Fam am mil ly t ly ra rad diit dit t Fa w my mot her he er an and a ran moth er e We alke alk a who ol o le plac loved th ood. es e so much uch fun. am he her tak ke daug ught ugh u gh er th sam me at ttra tt tra t ct ctio ct tiio ns s The Oh Ohio h te ily tra tr trad rad miiss s the the he fair fair fa air r is s like ike m ik miis mis ss siin sin sing iing t th the he h e end en nd o nd of f sum summ s um umm mm m mer. er - We We lo loved, lov lov love v d ve d,, loved oved Ab Abr A br b raham ham ha am Lin L coln Li co ol and ol and the t th Ciivil Ci Civ il War ar Enca ca am a mpm pme pmen p men nt t!! It It was s hiist is st sto to t or ry y co ome om me m e to to lif ife. ife fe. f fe e. We e. We me met met et Ge Gene G ene en ne eral ral S ral ra She Sh he her h er e erman rm ma man an who wh w ho h o ta talk tal t alk a lked d abou bo bout out ou ut u t the t e har ha ard ar dshi dsh sh hiips h s of w wa ar a an nd l liiste ste ened en ed to Pr P es esi e esid sid id de en ent nt n tL Lin Linc in iinc nco nc ciit c e his tty tt t ty t s burg Ad bur Addr re res es e ss ..... h ho ow s ow stirri rr r rri ring r g it wa was as to hea ear t or o rds th that that ave e re ad d for r year 12-yea -o -ol ol o ld g gr rands nds dson n is s fa sc sc cin te ed wi wit h Am eri er e riic r an h an st s to ry ya nd n dt hiis w h his wa was as a s his sf fav av a vo ite pa it the he Oh Ohio Stat air. ai The he O he Oh hiio oS Stat ate at ate eF Fa Fai air ha ai te is Gett ettys et sbur dre d r irr to hear those ose wor word at we h ha ead for ye s. My My 12 -year-y rr on asci sci nate nat ate th mer me can ca hist his hi or r and an th thi this ori orit rit part rt of th io State tate Fa tate t r. / Th tate tat t ta has b ye ear ar rly ly l f fa fav a av vor orit orit iit te f te fo or o ou ur f fa amily amily miil mil mi ly … Since inc nc nce ce we ea are ar re c ciiity cit city ty f fo olk, it t's sn nic nice ce t ce to o se see all see al ll l of of the the e farm r a an anim nima als. s Fr Fro om the p piig ra rac ces es e st to o the Cho Choi hoi h oir r,, fr rom ro om o m the th he h e da da aiir iry b ba arn rn to th the art ar a rt ex exh hibi hi hib ibi ib bit ts, ts s,, th s the t he h e Fa Fair F air a r is is ju just jus ust us u t al alw a l lwa ays ay ys y sag gu ua ar aran ara ra ran ran antee te ee ed e d go goo g ood t tiime me to og get ge g ethe et her h her. e er er. r. - I loo r. lo lo ook fo forwa wa wa going oin o ing n to to th the t he h e fair fair air eve ai eve very ry ye ea ear ear, ar ar r,, it it it' t''s a ye year yea ea ear e ar a rly rly ly tr radi ra ad adi a diiti tion tio t io ion on n for my my moth oth th her a and nd n d I. I am am an an ad a ult ul u lt but bu it's s the th he one o on thiing we s st til iill ll d do o tog toge to oge get th her her he er. We We enjoy en enj e nj n joy oy al ll l th he e sh hows how ho ows o ws w s, ex exh hib hibi ibi ib ib biit ts s an an nd d foo oo ood ood! od! od d! d! - My t th hre hre ree r e ee ek kids kid ki iids ds s pa par arti a tici tici ic cip pate ate at at d in n 44-H 4 -H H as s so soo oo on o n as as t the th they h hey he ey wer we w ere o er ol ld enou e enou ou til th ti dt mem e s m r mor Ohio Ohio te Fai was th he ye t the ree hem w h wo on 11 portu uni tiies rt r mp m pe ition n m e ev ve of th dest d son they wer er re e to too oo o old ld to o be me mb mbe mber be s!! Our ur mo ost st memo st me mem em emo rabl able Oh o State ate at Fair Fa r wa year ar that ar that ha h at th h th thre thr hre e of t th the 1 op opp opp ort rtu nit n iit ie es to es to co om ome me t me to o the he Fa air iir to o be a p par part pa ar a art rt o of f 4-H 44 -H -H co com comp com omp o et eti etit tit tit ti ion. io on. o n. We We ca came c ame a me eve e v r ry y on ne e of tho ose se 1111 da ays, ay ys y s,, m s my yo old olde lde ld l st s on won on on fo tstan ts tstand ta tand an ing ng g of f th he e Day y riibbo ibb bbon bbo ns s o one on ne clo cloc oc o ck tr tro op oph ophy phy phy y, an and h ha ad ic ce cr cream ream m from fr rom the the e Dai Da r Dairy ry y Produ r rod cts ct ts B Buil Bu Bui uil ilding d n eac din ac a ch an and nd e ev ve er ery ry yt tim time ime m !W me We e ar are c co ontin nti nt n tiin tin nu uin ui uing ing ing gt thi th hiis tr h tra adit ad adi di d dit tio ion on with on with th h my y 12 12-y 1122 2-y 2-y year ear earara r old ol o ld l dg gra gran gr ra ran an a nd dson son nw wh who ho has ho ha as com as compe mp pe ete e et te t ed a at tt the th he St ta t at te e Fa air ai iir rf fo for or o rt the th he past he past as six six ix ye yea y e ea 4-H H and nd Youth out o uth ut ut th h Ar Art A rt r Com Comp peti pet et e eti tiit t tiiio tio ons on s.. WE LO LOVE E TH HE E FAI AIIR! AIR! AIR IR R!!!!!! - Dad R Dad d wou would wo ld d alway lwa way ays g ay go on on Sund und u un nd day ay morn ay orni rni r rn nings n ng n gs to gs o th he fai aiir air rR REAL EAL LL LY Y early ly for or th the an anima imal iim mal la and an nd n d pr pro pro rod du duc uce uc ce e exh x xh hibit ibit ibi it ts s.. At th the 119 97 77 7 fa fa aiir air ir w we e go ot t a gi giia gia an nt t pos ost oste ste s te t er/p phot pho ph hot h ot oto m ma ad de e at a s stan st sta tan t ta and n ne ear ar th he e grand ran r an and nd ds dstan sta stan st tan t tand ta a d self, se ter w te wh hic hIs tiill ve to ve s da ay a y. At y. t 10a 0a am we c co ould us ov over th he N Na atura r al R Re eso urce ur rc s are ea e af or o r fis shing g. Ri R des sw uld c u co ome lat e wer re rea re ea e ally y lu cky mom ld br ring ri ba ac lf f, m f, my y br roth o ot oth ther er an nd d siiste ist ste ch st ll ha ll ha ave av to thi this th hiiis h m,, we uld ld alm almo al a lmo lm st lm st alw lway lwa ways co way coun un unt nt t on n dad ad to h have ve us r at t tu tur tu ur ura ra sour our ou o ce ces es e ar a area rea r for fo fis hiing h ing de es e wo woul ou o oul me l at ater at ter te er. If er If w we were we re ll l ly l lu uck uc y,, m om m wou ould ould bri ng us b bac cond co nd day. ay a y y. - I co co cou coul oul ou ul u ld ne n never eve ver v er e r choo ch c ho hoo h oose oo se just ust t on one ne m memo emo e mory ry; ry; y the the e Ohio hio o Sta Sta St State at te e Fair air r iis s wo oven ven v en thr en through th ough ugh h the th he tap ta ap pestr pe estr try yo of my my lif life! I a life am m now w con ont ntiin inui inu n nu uiing u ng this hiis s tr tr ra rad ad a dit itio tiio tio t ion on w wiit th h my my ow own c ch hiildr ild ldren ldr dr dren en. n.. I do n don n't n' t need nee n ne e eed a ma ap p to wa walk lk th the he fa aiiir air rg rgro ro oun ou un u nd ds s an nd d each ach ch tur turn t urn ur urn bri rings ng n gs s a sm sm das sw weet et m et mom mome o ome om ment nt of c ch hildh ild ild il ldh l dh d hood ho oo o o od db bli bl liis lis l iss I s see se ee e em my yg gran gra gr ran an nd ndpar dpa par p aren ar en ent nts nt ts s enj en en nj joy oyin y ng b bu ut utter tter te mil milk ilk il lk an lk and a nd Swi wis w ss c che hees hees ee e e sa sandw ndwi ndwi dw ch ches che h sa at t th the t he e dair d dai y barn bar ba rn rn. n. n B By y Smok mo m moke oke ey Be Bear ar, a r, I vi r, viv viidl vid vidl idl id dly ly r re eca eca call c cal all a al ll ll th thr thr hre ee e littl itt tl le to oe heads heads he ad ds s (al all a ll now ll now no ow gr gr gro grow ro row o n-o n-o on o ne b be eiin ng n g me me)) w wo won on nde nde de eri er r ring ng h how ow he k ow knew wo mes. me ca an fee fe f ee eel my my s sto to t om h dro dro dr rop as as we w all ll r ll ace c dow do ow wn the th Giia nt t Slid lid ide, cit ci c iit te men m ent as we e fil ill ll o our bag our a s wi ag w ot t from o al all th he di displa s … Whe Wh W he h en I th hin nk of th he Fai he Fa F air a th thi hiin k of fa ly ya an and nd I sm n il ile le! Th han nk you ou u!! - My fa u avori o rite r e Oh o State tate Fa Fair r mem m o s. I can mach ach ach al a race ra a t eG ant Sli Sl e, and e nd th he e excit xci eme emen em a w fill fi with th loo th oot lt sp ays spl th thin think thi hiin of the r,, I t nk f mily miil mile ank yo yo vor v vo vori or hio hi Sta Stat St emo e mo when hen he en I wa was a ab bout bout out ou ut ten ten y te ye yea year ear ars rs ol old iin n 198 986 6. My w wh ho ole ol le e fami fami am ly y was as th he her here e :m ere mo om m,, da ad ad, d, sist siist ter ers e ers, r rs s, bro br ro other th t her h , un unc cle les le es s, and s, and a au unt nt nts. ts Bo ts. Bot th my un nc cl les l es and es an nd dad nd dad had had ha ad tr tri t riie r ed d the th hei he eir ei e r luck lu luc uc u ck nu num mero mer me er ero e erous ro ous us tim tim imes imes mes s at at the th he ring he rin rin ing ng tos ng oss ga os g m me e and nd lo os s st. st t.. I said t said aid ai dIw wa an nte ted t te ed e d to to tr try try, ry, r ry y,, and an a nd n d th th the he ey ughed ug hed he d at at me, e b but ut consi ut ons dere ons on dere der re ed t th hem em ems emse ms se s el lv ves ve ves es "in "iin "i ndu du ulg lg ging" g ing" ng ng g" me me w when he hen h en m en my yd dad da a ad dp paid a aid aiid fo for or me or me to to pla lay. lay l a ay ay. y I won won n on th the first first f s t try! try tr ry r y! y! I t to oss oss osse ss se ed al a l th all hre re ee e er rin ri iin ng ngs gs s aroun ar rou roun ou o oun und un dt th he t tiin ny y neck ec ck c ko of f that ha h a g at gl las l la as a ss bo ot ottl ttle ttl tl a an and nd d won wo wo on n a stu st tu uf uff u ff ffe ed d do og! og g g! It t was as th he e best est f es feel fe ee eel ee el liing in ng to ng to se ee e th he hei heir eir ei ir r fa fa th h a ne new n e of of adm dm mira atio a on th the m ve taken ta tak ta ak ke k my two s so on s num mer m erous us st ime me m es s ce th h e hav av ave ve be been born rn, r rn n bu n, b t thi but th this th his ye year r m te rs an rs nd n dIa ar re g go oin ng gw ith it ith tho ur r ch hil ld ldren r en s so ot hat ha at w we e ca an re an emi mi mn sc ce a ab bo ut ur ch hiiil ld od to toget eth ther! r!! - I r r emember me embe be ber er goi goiing go ew sen ens ense e admi a dm rat rati on n on em. em m.. I ve en m en y tw ns umer u me time ti tim im sin nc nce ce they t the hey en born, orn, ar, my y sist er ers ing with wi out ut ou u ou chil chi dre dren dr ren tha that th hat can re niis ou out ut ou our o ch dho dhoo dh hood get geth er e rem reme mb mber ng e Fair Fa air a ir w ir wiit wit th m my mot mot th he her er e r an and a nd my y gr ra and a ndmot nd moth oth ot o th t he er. er r r. We We wal alked alk alke lk lked t th he wh ho hole ole le e plac pla lac ace ea an nd I love ove ove oved ed th the F Fa air r food ood. ood. od d. The Th he h eg ga gam am ames were s so o much uch h fun. fun Now No ow w th tha hat I a hat ha am m a mot oth he her er e r I ta take ke my da d u ugh ught ug g ght gh ht ter er and d we see see al s ll t th he s sa am me e attr tt ttra t t tr ra r act ctio c tio t tiiio ons. on ns. T ns The Th he h e Oh Ohi O hi hio io S Sta tat te e Fa air ai ir is ir saF Fam Fa amil mily iil ly yt trad tra tr rad adiit t miss iis s ss th the he h e fa fair fair fai r is is l lik like iike ke e mis m ssing s ng g th the t he en he en end nd do of f su summ umm um u mme mm er. er r. - We lov r lov lo oved ed ed, d, lov love ov o ove ve v ed d,, lo ove oved ved ved Abr Abraham br braham ah ham Lin L nc col coln co o ol oln l a and nd nd the the C Civ iv viil l War r Encam nc nca ca pm men m en ent nt t!! It was s his iist st s t to ory ory y come om o me et to o liife if fe. f fe e. We e. We m met et et Gene Gen ene en ne n er ra ral al l Sher She Sh S her erman ma m an w an who wh ho h t ta talk alk al lked lk lke ed abo bou ou o ut u tt the th he h eh har ha ar a rdsh ds dshi d shi shi sh hip ps s of war wa w ar a an nd l liisten isten st te ten t en ned ne ed to Pr re esi esid s en sid en ent nt tL Lin Linc nco n cit ci cite e his tty tysbu t bur bur rg Ad res es e ss ..... ho how s st tir rri rin ri hea ear th thos se e wo ord o rd ds th hat hat t we h rea ad for ad or y or ears ar rs 2ye yea y ear-ol old g o gr ran nd n ds son n is s fa fa sc ciina c ate a t te ed w wiit h Ameri an a nh story ry ya nd t nd h is s was wa w a h his is fa fav f av a vo vori rit it te p pa ar t of t th he Oh he ate a at te t eF Fai a aiir. air The O Oh hio at ate a te e Fa Fai F air ha a te is Gett ett etty ttysbur sbur sb A dr dres dress ir irri ng g it wa w s to t he os ose wor w word ha have ve read ve ead e yea year s.. My 112 -yea -y r-ol ands a asci asc as s sci th mer me mer eric can his hi hist ist is or or and thi this his orit or ri r rt Ohiio o Sta r. / Th io St tate has b ye y yearly earl ly yf av vorit ite f fo o or ly y … Since Since ce c ew ea ty y fo olk ce e to l of fa m an iim mals rom the ir ry b bar th he ar rt ex xhi bit st ta lw way sag gu ua ant an d goo time ether. r - I loo or arly a fav oriit ro our fam miiil mily ily inc nc n we are re c re city ity fol k, it t's sn niice nice to see se all ll of the e farm ar arm rm r anim a nim n als. l F ls. Fr Fro ro m th e pig r rac ces to ces o the Choiir, r, fr rom ro om t th the h da he dair air a rn n to t art exh hibi h hib iib ibi ts, ts s,, t s th the h F Fa r s just jus ju ust u al l ay ays ys ara ar aran r ran ra teed te eed eed g od ti go me tog oget o get ge g et he her er. look fo lo forwa rwa rw wa wa going gt ot r eve v ry r, iit' ar a rl tra diit d he t bu t ts t he on ld r We e njoy nj ws e ws ex xh b t xh d - My th hre e kd ds s pa ar ar rt cipate te t ed in 4 -H H as on o n as ey y wer old e eno ing to th the he fair he fai fa air air eve ry year, ear ea ar, ts a y yea year ye ear e ly y tradi radi adi a ad tion ti tio ion ion fo for my for my mo mot moth m oth othe oth ot er r and nd am a m an ad adult ul lt but b th the one th one th ng we st st ll do o toge o th ther the her he en enj oy all ll th the he s shows hows ho how ts s an nd d food oo od ree ee e par p tic tici ti t iici pat pat ate 4-H 4as soon soo oo as they th t h hey were ol w were ou u tiiil t the they e too membe mo tm mo ora ora le Oh t F a r wa was th the y ye ea ee of ee o the h m wo w n portu mp pe me eve me ve v er of th s m l th ey y wer ere e re to t oo ol oo ol old ld to o be me mbers mb mber s!! Our ur mo ost os st s me memo mem em em ra ab abl bl Oh o Stat tate ate at a Fa ar r that hat ha at the th he t he th thr thre hre opp op o ortun n t es es to to come om o me to me to the he Fa r t to ob be e a part pa par pa art o of f 4-H 44 -H H com co comp c omp o om et t t on We We ca came c am ame a ev e ry y on ne e of tho os ose se 11 day se ays, ays a y ys, ys my y olde ol lde ld d st ts son on o n won on f fo o tstan ts tsta nd n din o k tr tro hy, an and ha had ce c cr ream he eD nd e ev very me W We ar ont hs t tr rad hm y 2 -year -y andson on wh ho h o ha as sc ompete om ted a te t th he e St ta ate r for x yea e ta t tand an and iing ng ng of of the e Da ay y ribbo b ons, ns o ns ns, one ne cl clo c cloc loc l ophy ophy oph eam ea am fr from fro f ro rom om the Da ar ry y Pro rodu rod r oducts odu ts Bu ts ul ld d ng n ea each and eac an er ry r y t me are e co nt nu ng ng t th d t on on w t th my 2-y ear-old old g ol gran ran so son who w ha co pet p ete et at th the St te Fair aiir a fo fo or r the th he past pa p as si six six ye y ea 4-H th A th rt mpeti ons. LOVE R!!!!! - Da R ad w ul ys go nday n ngs s to th AL A LL ly y fo or th an mal l and nd p ce exh ce xh b ts At th xh te er/ph ot o to m ma ade at a sta an a nd nea ne n ea the ndst an nd nd H and nd Yo out ou outh uth u Art rt Com Co om pet p pe et etit tion tio s. WE LO s VE THE HE FA AIR! AI AIR IIR! IR Dad wou ld d al lway lw way w ay g o on n Sun Sund und un ay morn orn ngs ng he e fa r REA REAL EAL E EA LY Y ear arly a for f the e an mal and produce pro uc uce u ex e the 9 fa r w we e got ot a g an nt t po oste ost os st ste ph phot hot e at sta tand ar r the e gr ran rand and an a st stan tan se s elf, ther an te er w which still s lh ve v et ot ay A ay At t 0a oul d almo ost alway ave us ov ur u r ra Res ou o urce es a rea fo re for es wo e ou uld come el we e we ere r er re eally ly yl uc u c ck m wo ul uld lf, m lf my y br roth ro rot oth o other th r and nd d sist iste is st ic I still ll ha hav ave av to this th his d his day da 0 m we co ul uld ld al a lmo lm st alwa lwa wa s c ways count nt on nt on dad ad to ha ve us o er r at th he Na atu atur at tu tur t al Reso al eso e sou so s rc rces ces ce ces ar are r fs sh h ng R de des wo wou ld com om om me la lat ate at a ter. te r. If w wer w lu luc ky, m ky, ky mom mo om o wo oul uld br bring ng u ng us s ba ac c con co uld n ne ev ose t one e me mo m mory; ory e Ohio iio o St tate en nt hroug gh h th he tap he a estr try f my th h s tra on n w th my y ow wn w n ch hl en don on n t ne d a ma map to map to wal al a lk th the fa faiirgr n ds an ac n brin m nd d day. ay y -Ic cou coul oul o ver er c e choo ch cho hoo ho hoo s just us u st ne memo mem emo ry; ry; y; t the he h Ohi Oh hio Sta e Fa r s woven oven th thr ough ou ug ugh ug the t ta es e s str y of my l fe fe a am m now w cont on nu u ng t rad t o rad own o ldre do do ee eed ed e wa w rg r rgro ou und u un nd a d ea ch h turn rn br b r ngs rin gs a sm das sw weet of ch childh hild dh d ho d bl ee my ndpar ts en nj joy bu utter nd dS ws es e se sa an w ches es a t the y Sm key recal a ll th thre e lt ds d s (all ln own ow ne be on nderi riin how ne eet mome ee mom mo m om omen ome nt t of ildh ood od bli blis b l ss s.. I s see m g gran gr gra ra ran r an a dpar paren ents e nt en enj y ng b tterm t term lk t lk and an an Sw ss s ch hee hees ees e nd ndw dw che at h d da ry barn barn B By Sm mok mo ok ey B Bear ear ea ar a r v v dly dly ly recal ec e c call cal al ree r e ee ttle le toe oe hea ead eads ads al ll no now ow g ow grow gr ro row r n-o n-on on o being iin ng ng m me e e)) won wo der er ng g how w he k kn ew wo mes mes. me an n fee my ys toma to h dro ro op a sw e all own t ow th he G en e nt a as s we l our om m al he d s l ys en th of t he eF a r, th of f fa ami ly ya nd I sm nd le! T Th han u! - My fa riite r s. I c ca can fee eel m st sto mach m ach a ac ch dr d as we al ll ra race ace a ac ce dow do d Giant ant Sl Slid S liiid l de e,, an nd d the he exc ct te eme e me w f ll our b ou bag ags w th h lo oot ot from ot from a l th spla pla pl ys … Wh Whe W he th n nk k of the Fa th nk k of mily mily an and mil mi iil ile le ank a n nk k you yo you! y ou o ou! fav vori vo ori e Oh hiio hio io Stat St Sta t e Fa tat Fair ir m mem emo emo em m wh n I wa as a ab bout ar a rs o n 198 hol mil m re r e: m mo om sters st s b ro er un er ncles and a unts my un nc es s a nd n d dad ad d had ad d tr uck nu n ro r ou es at es ng n g t os o ss ga ss game gam wante d th hey hen he en ou ou ut t ten te en y yea year ea old in 1986. 6. M My y w wh ol f ole fa fam fami ami a ly y w was as a s there: here he here her er m,, dad ad, a d siste sist ers br bro roth ther the he h cl c cle le les and au nt Bot Bo Bo oth m uncles cles le an and ha ha tr ed th he e r lu luc num mer mer mero me ero e us s times im ime mes m at t the th he ring he rin ing in tos to me an nd d l los ost. ost os o s st st. I sa aid id I wa id nt nted nt te to to t try tr try, ry an and a nd the the ug ghed d at red th themse elv es e s "in in ndulg g" me id d for o me y wo he f rst se sed ed all thre ee r ngs ng arou un u nd th the t ny neck ko as ss bo bottle le e an nd dw on a stu ffed t fe e in r fa he ed e at me, e, but ut consi on o ns dere nsi n ere ems em e mse lves l ves dulg ul iin ing ing" ng" n g" me when w wh whe m dad my d paid p pa aid fo me t to pla la ay on no on n th rst t rs try tosse try osse os hree gs s arou oun ou o y neck ck of f th ha hat at a t gla glas gl la las ttl tt tl tle and a n wo won tu tuff uf uff ff ed do og! og g! IIt g t wa as s th he e be est st s feel fee f ee eel e ng t ng to o se se ee e their heir he hei fa th h a new se of m ra mi tion on th them ve tak ak a ke wo so wo son erous me es ey h ey av a ve b be een een n but ut t hsy ear sa ar re go go ng hou r ch ld en so at w a ec sce a s ab bout ldh ldhoo ood t ogeth th t he member er go er oiing o ew sens en e ense ns nse n of adm admi a rat rati r at ati n on em. e m I've I'v 've ta t en n my tw ns s nu ume um umer me o s ti time tim iime s siin nc nce ce t th hey h hav ha n born born or rn bu th ye ar m my y s sters ster st ers rs an nd n d a are ng w t th out o u ou our o ur u ch hiiil hil dre dren dr r ren re so tha th that t ha h hat we can ca an an rem remi r re emi em n em nisc nis ni is isc ou o ut u to ou our ur u rc chi ch chil hil hil dho dhoo ho to get ge er! er r! - I rem re reme em eme mber mb m ber goi n e Fa ith m my y mot ot the r and ndmother ther th who a e and ed th the Fa Fa r fo food he g he a mes were much n No ow th tha mo ot other er take gh g hter same tract tion ti h eO hiio S h St tat r is Fa F am ly tr ra adit Fai Fair air w a air wiit wit mo m o her h er and n my y gr ran ra rand and and moth ot o oth er. e r r. We We walke a al alk d th the wh ole l p plac la l and I love lo ove oo o od Th od The T gam am es were re so re so muc u uc fun un at t am am a m th t the her he her ak ke my ke my da aug augh ugh u ug e a an and nd w we e se ee e all al ll l the he sam ame am me attr att a ttr tt t ac acti a ct c cti on ons. ons on ns. ns s.. T s The Th he Ohi Oh te F te Fa Fai Fair air air is a Family mily mi ily tr tra dit it miss e fa sl ke em ssing ng n g the he h e end nd d of We e lov oved, ve ve ed, dA m Lin in incoln ncoln ln a nd the nd he h eC vil En ent t w ent wa as h stor ry co com liif met Gener er ra ked ab k abo eh rd dsh iip ps o of fw a ra nd n d lis is st ned ed t to o Pr res re dent de o ss the ss th t h he fair fai f air ir iis like lik li iike miiis mis sin in ing th en of summ sum ummer u umm er er. r. - W ed ed, d, lov lo love ove d lov ove oved o v ved Abra Abr aham ah co c oln and an th t Ciiv Civ l War ar En nca ncam nc campmen cam ca pme men men me was stor tory me et to ol fe. fe e e.. W We em et Gen et ene en ne al l Sherm he her erma er an n wh ho o ta alke al lke lk l ou out ut the ut th he h hard har ha ar ar shi s ship hip h wa war ar and an tene ene e en Pre P sid side id nt Linc in inco nc nco ciite c cite ty t ysb urg A ur Ad dd es e ss ..... h ho ow stirri stirr s r ng it wa was t to o hea th ho ew th hat ave d for r yea 2-yea 2-y ear ea ol o ld g gr r ran son ted w te wiith Am stor sw as his as sf av vo iit te pa par part Ohio Oh te e Fa aiir The O Oh hio ha t hiis s Get ett etty e tt t sbur s bur bu dres dre dr res r irr irri ng it hear t those ose se word wo wor ords t ord o t we h ha e re ead ad fo or year ye year ea ars s.. My 112 -ye -y -ye year r-ol -ol -old ands an nds on s fasc on a c na as na nat ate at th Ameri meri eri e er can an his an hiis h ist ory o ry ry a an and nd t nd th this his was wa his fa fav a or ori orit r riite rit rt t of of th the Ohio oS State ta tat tate t at ate Fa r.. / Th o Stat ta tate ate Fa a Fai Fai a r has has b ye early ly fav ly avo or o ou ur fa am ly y … Sin ce c e we ty fo ol lk, ce t c os mal ro r om th the he pi pig r ra ace st from th ry bar arn to arn to th he a rt t exh iits r iis wa ays uar ua nteed od o d tim m me to og th t her ok o k forwa orw rly rl r fav orit or rit r riiite f fo mil mily il ily iince nce we a ar are re ci city c iity fol f k, it's it t's 's s nice nice ni to see e all a l of al of t the he h e farm rm anim rm an ani an nim als als. ls F ls. Fro ces c e es to o th he e Ch ho o r fr om th he e dairy aiir ba the t art e ibit ex bit bi s,, th he e Fa air ai ir s ju ust st a st al alwa lwa ys a gu gua g ra ran rant a ant nt eed e goo good g ood o tiim ti et ge get geth et eth e er. e r. r - I look lo oo for wa a going ng n g to e fair ir e very ve ery t's a year t' ar rly dition d on o nf he adult he e one ne n e th h et er r. W We ee nj jo ws exh bit d!! - My th thre hr e ki ds s pa art ciipated c n 4H as on as on y were ol ld enou en oin ing in to t th he h faiir fai ev ry year ear, e ar,, iit' ar it yea yea ear ly l y tra radi r rad ad adi a tio ion fo for or my o my moth m th mot er r an nd d I. I a am m an ad a u ult ul lt but but it's it t s the th t on thi t hiing ng we st st ll ll do do toge toget t the ther h her enj en oy y all l the he sh how ho hows ows o ws, ex hib hibi ts s an nd d food oo oo od! od d re ee e kids kids par parti tiiic tic tici ici pat pa p pate ated iin ate 4-H 4-H as soo soo oon as they th the th hey ey were o wer we eno ou u til th ti they we et o ol d to ers! er t mem morabl mo O io aiir was a w st th he year e th ree of re o the hem wo hem pportu un ties t on. er e ry on one of ho h hos ose ays, est son won f ey we ere er re r to too oo ol old ld o be me m mber mbe m mb ber be b s! Our ur most mos ost o s st memo memo me rabl rab able Oh io St tate ta ate a te F Fai Fa wa r that ha at the at the th thr thre hre won 111 o opp op ort rtu r niti ties s to co c me me to the Fa Faiir r to be be a part ar a rt of of 4-H -H co om ompe mpetiti mpe mp tit it on on n. W We e cam ame ame me eve ev ever ver ve of tho th se 11 da ys, m ys my y oldes ld l des d so son wo won fo ts standi ndin Day bons ock tr t rop nd h ha ad ic iice ce c cr re om mt he Da he air ducts n eac very y time e are re ec on ntin ntin nu uin is ra to wiith ye ea ol nd ds nw o has sc mp m peted ed at t at a te Fa Fair air t six x yea tand t an and a iing ng o of f the he Da ay ribbo ib ib bbo bo ns, n s o on one n ne c cloc clo loc lo loc trophy oph o ophy ph , an phy ea eam am fr am fro from f ro th the Da Dai ry y Produ rod ro od oduc odu ct ct ts Buil Buildin uil uilding ui diin din d iing e h an and ev er e ry time! W tim We con co tinu t inu ing ng th ng thi t his hi h is t tra tr rad diti it iiti on n with it th m th my y 12-ye 2-y 2 2-y arar ar-o r-o r-o ld d gra ra rand and so son on o who ho as com comp om omp et te t ted ed th the he Sta he St St ta r fo or r the he past ast as siix s ye ye 4-H th A rt C om o mp on o ns LO OVE R!!!! - Dad ad a dw o uld a ys g go o on nd n day s to the fair r REALLY ALLY AL ly for or r th he an anima al la n dp rodu ro ce c ee xh x hiib iit ts he 19 he 977 rw ant po te er/ph to m ade at an n nd dstan an and nd H and nd Yo ou outh uth u th Ar Art Com Co pet peti eti e et tit tion ti ion iio s.. WE L VE THE EF FAIR! AIR AIR! A AI IR Da wo wou ou ld alw lw lway way wa ay on Su Sund Sun S und ay mor orn orni o rni r rn niin n ng ngs gs g fair ir REAL Ye earl arl ar arly rl fo the im imal mal an and nd pr pro duce duce duc u uc ex exh ibi ibit bit b s.. At t th 77 fair air we e go ot t a gia gia t poste ost oste ste ster phot p hot h ot ma at a s sta sta d ne near ar th he e gra rand and an sta ta tan se sel elf lf lf, f, m my y bro roth rot r ot oth ot th her er and nd siste sist is iste ste s st t r which wh w hic ich ch c h I still still st il ll l have ave ve to to this this sd da day ay a y. A At t 110a 10 0a 0am, am,, we co cou uld a uld alm almo al l lmo mo m os st t alway wa w way ays count ay unt n o on n dad d to to h have eu us so ov v ver er e r at at the he Na atu atur at tur t ur ural ra al l Re es esou eso sou ou o ur rc rces rce ce ce ces es sa ar are re r ea f fo o or rf fiish shin s hin h in ng g.. Rid ides ide d sw de des wo wou ou o uld uld ld com co om ome me m el la lat late a er. r. If w we ew wer er re r re eally all al a lly ly luc lu l uc u ck ky, y y, mo mom m o om m wou woul w wo ul u ld br bring iin n ng g us us bac ac cond co nd day. ay ay y. - I co cou coul c oul o ou uld ul ld ne never ver ve er c er choo ch hoo h os se e just us st s t one one em memo me mem em m ry; ry the ry t e Ohio Ohi Oh h o Sta hio Sta ate eF Fair air iis air s wo oven ove ov ve ven v en e n th th thr hr ro ou ough ugh u gh gh t the th he tap he ta estr es est stry o str of m my y life life e! I am am now ow con onti ntinuin nti nt nu uin uin ng th this s tra ra radi adi dition di tio tio ti ion on w wit it th my th my o ow own wn chi wn ch c hild ldre ldr ldre ren re n.. I don do do on't 't need ee e ed d a ma ap to to wa wal w alk t al th he f fa airg irgr rgr rou ound o un und un nd ds an and ea e each ach ch tur urn rn n brin brin ng gs sas sm m d a sw sweet ee et mome et mom moment m n me nt t of c ch h hiiildh ld ldh dho ood od d blis bli bl l ss s.. I s se see ee m e my yg gra gr gran ran randpar nd dpa dp dpar par p are ents ent nts nt se enj nj joyin ying b bu utter tter tte t rmilk miilk lk k an and a nd Sw nd wiis w ss s ch hees ees es se sandw se ndwi dwi wiches iches ch hes e at t th the he d he dair da air a ir ry b ba arn rn. r n. B By yS Sm Smok Smo mok m ok key ke ey Bear ear, ea ar a r r,, I viivid iv ivi vid dly y re ec eca ecal cal ca cal ll th three hr ree re ee lit litt l it itt ttle le toe oe he ea ad ad ds s (all l now now g gr grow gro row ow o wn n-o -o -on on o ne be bein in ng g me me) wo wo ond on nd der deri er ering g how wh he ek kn new ew o mes. me s. I ca can can n fee fe f eel my my st sto tom mach ma mac ach a ac ch d ch dr ro r op as as we we all al a ll ra ll rac race r ace a ac ce c e down do dow do ow wn t th he Gi Giant a an Slide, Slid ide e,, and nd the th he e ex xci xcit xc cit it temen ement men ent as as w we ef fill fil fi ill l o ou our ur bag gs w wiith th lo oo oot ot o tf from fro fr ro r om o m all all t al th he e di d displ sp spla sp spl play ys s … Wh Whe W he h en I th en thin t hi h hin in nk of of th th the he e Fair Fa Fai aiir a r,, I t thi hiink nk of f fa am mil mi iil l ly y and and nd I smile mile! mil le l e! T Th Thank ha ank an nk y nk you you! ou! ou u - My fa fav vor vori or riit r ite te Ohio hio Sta St S Stat ta tat ate Fa Fair ir m mem emo em m whe he hen en I wa as abou as ab a bou out ut t te ten en year e ye yea y ear ars o ar ars old in n 119 198 986 98 986. 6. My w wh hol ol ole le f fami am ami a mily m y was was s there he : mo her mom, m,, dad, m ad d si sis sist s is st ters ers, er rs, r s, b bro ro ot th the ther he her he er r, u un ncles cles, an cle cl and au and aunts. nts ts B ts Bo Bot ot o th my th my un uncle cles les les s and and dad an dad da ad h had ha ad tr ad tr tri riie ed d the he hei heir eir ir r l luc lu u uck n nu um mero mer ero er er ro ou us s times ime mes m me es e s at at the th t he rin he ring r ri ing ng t tos to oss g o ga am me e and and nd lo ost. st st. t.. I sa aid id d I w wa ant nt nted nte ted ed e d to to t tr try try, ry ry, y and y, nd the they ughed ug hed a at t me, e b but ut t consi cons onsi on ns nsi sidere ere ered r dt th hem ems ems emse mse m sel lve lves ve es e s "in in ndulg du ul ul lg gin ing" ing ng" n ng g"" m me e when whe my m dad da da ad paid aid id d for fo or me or me to to play lay. l ay ay. a y I won wo on n on th t e first fi f rst rst t rs try! try tr r ry ry! y I tos os ss sse se s ed a al ll th hr hre hree ree re r ee ee rin riin ri ngs gs aroun ro rou ro oun ou un u nd th he t tiny y neck neck ck c ko of f that ha at glas at gla g gl las la l as ss b bo ot ttle ttl tt t tle le ea an and nd won nd w a stuf tu uff uf ffed d dog og og! g!! It t wa as s th th he e best est feel feeling feelin fee ng g to to see e th heir eir ei e r fa fa th h a new new sense nse n eo of f admirati dm m rati n on on th them. m. II've ve tak ve taken ta ak aken wo so s nu rous us s time me es s ce they hav av a ve b be n b bu but ut u tt th thi hiis ye h r, my r, ste st r s an nd n dIa ar re g ng n gw thou ut our ut ur chil h ldr ren r re en s e so o that hat h at w we e can an n rem em nisc ab bo bou ut our ut hoo ood to ogeth oget et eth e ther! th r! - I rem r me embe er r go goi oiin o g ew sense ens e admi ad adm admi rati at on em en my tw s ns umer times siince t ey h been en b born orn, or orn orn, rn year ar, a my sis ist ers rs and a goin ing wiith wit out ou ch c children hil dre dren tha ca remi r re em nis e a nis ou out our ur chil childhoo chi ch dh dho get ge er reme reme r mbe mb mber ng e Fa Fai Fair air a iir r wi wit w iit th m th my mot mot mo o her h and my gr and rand ran and an ndmo moth m mot o oth ther er. er r.. W r We e walke wa alke lked t the w wh hole o place ol plac lace a an and nd I love ved th the F Fair r food fo ood ood. oo od. od T Th The he he gam ga am me es s were er re e so so muc uch uch h fun fu fun. f un. u n No n. Now th t a at tIa am m a mo othe ther t her er I ta er ake ke e my my dau augh ugh ugh ght te ter e er r an and a nd n dw we e see e all ll the th he sa am ame me e att at at attr ttr t tr rac racti acti act a ctiions ons ons. on ns. n Th The T he h e Oh Oh hiio St Stat State ate at te Fa Fair ir r iis s a Fa Famil mily tra mily mi tra r d dit it mis is iss ss s the the he fa fai f fair a air ai is i li lik like ik mis miissing m sin s i the he end nd d of of summ umm um mm mmer mer er er. r.. - W We lo lov l ov o ved ed, d love lov lo ov o ve v ed d,, lo oved ve v ved e A Ab Abr br raha aham ham am mL Lin incoln oln a oln and nd d th the he C h Civ ivil l War rE Encam nca n ncam c cam ca campme ampme am pmen pm me men m en e nt t!! It w wa as h hiistor sto st tor ory yc co ome me to l lif fe. fe e. We e We met et Gen ener e nera ner al l She he herm erm rm ma an n who o talke alk a lke lk lke ed a ab bout ou ut the he e har hard ard ar a rdshi r sh ship hip iip ps of of wa war w ar an a and a nd n d lis is ste tene t e en ene n dt to o Pre Preside side sid id de en nt t Linco co c o ciit c e his s Getty tty tt ty t ysbur bu g Addres A dres Ad es e ss ... . h ho ow s st tir rr rri riing r was to hea hear he ea ar th those hose se wo that hat we have ave e re ad a df e s 2-ye yea y ar old ol ld g gr ra ra nds so n is sf fasci cin c ate a te t ed wi er eri riica an nh to ry an nd n d th his h is was is wa as sh his is fav fa av a vor rit te pa par th he Oh Ohio o Sta e Fa Fai aiir. a Th he O Oh hio o Sta ate Fai Fa aiir h as b te sbu sbur dres dre iirri irr r ng it wa ose word word ords th at we ha ead ea for or year year yea s.. My 12 -yea r-o r-ol -ol ands nds on asci a asc nate na with th Am me meri mer ca can hiist hist his ory and a this t orit ori orit rt t of t ta tate tat ate r. / T tat tate ha ye early arl a r rly ly fa ly fav f av a vo orit or rite for ou rit our ur fa family mi y … S m Sin in ince nce ce e we we ar are c are ciiity ty yf fo fol ol o lk k,, it t's 's s nice niice ce to to see se ee all all al l of of the the e farm m an animal ani anim als als. ls s. Fro Fr m th he pi pig g ra rac ce ces es t es to o th he eC Choi Cho Ch hoir r,, from rom ro m th the he h ed dair da air air ry b ba arn rn to th the ar art ex exhi hibi hib hibi ibi ib bits ts, t s,, t s the h F Fai Fair Fa aiir is a sj just ust u t alw alway al ays ays ys a gu guar ara aran ran rante nte tee t eed e ee ed e go go goo oo od ti tm me to oge oget get ge g ether et her. her. er r.II lo look kf forwa orw orwa orw wa ard rd ng t to ot the th he fair he fair ev fai fa e every ver er ery ry yy yea year ear ar r, it t's s a yea ye y ea early r y trad trad ra ad dit iti itio tion fo for or my m m mot ot ther er a an and nd nd II.. I am am an n ad du dul dult ul ult bu but ut it ut it' t s th he on ne th t ing thing ng gw we e still till ll do ll do to to tog og geth eth e th he h er. W We ee en enjoy njoy jo j oy y all all th the he s sho sh show ho h ows, s, exh xh bits xhib ts s and and nd food oo ood! od o d! - M My y three hree re kid kiids p participat rtic cipat ipa pat p ated ed in 44-H a as soo oo o on as as th the t hey w h we ere re o old ld d enou no n noug oug ug gh u un ey w ey e to oo old old t to o b e memb os st me memo able tate r w at th t he th three e of m wo n 11 ortuni o nit s to om o me to o the he e Fai aiir t a to o b ar 4-H co compet omp e itio et io ion on. We c ca ame ry o ry ne of ose 11 11 day ys my oldes ol s son on w on wer ere t ol be mem me emb e mbers! ers rs! O rs! Ou Our ur most ur mo mos mo mor mora m o ora or le Ohi Oh Ohio h o Sta State e Fair aiir wa was a the th t he y ye year ear t tha the three ee e of them hem won won 11 o op ppor p por po tun uni ties ies to c com co th th Fa F be e a p pa rt t of 4mpe m mpet pet pe p itio it n. We me every ve ery one of thos da d ay a s,, m y olde dest dest son won wo on fo fo tst ts tstand ta tand and a an nd nding nding in ng of of the the e Day Da ay ribb ibbo iib bbo b bons, n on on one ne cloc cl loc lo l oc o ck tr rophy oph phy phy hy, y, a an nd ha had ic ce cr c e eam ea am fro am fr from rom t th the he Da he Dai Dairy Dai a ry ry Prod Pro rod rodu du ucts ts Buil Buil ld din ding in ing g ea eac ach an ach ac and ev and eve er ery ry t ry tiiime im m me e! We ea are re e con con ontinu tinu tin nuiing n ng g this this is st tr ra r ad diit diti it iti tiio on n with t my th my 12 2-ye 2-y -ye -y ye y yea ea ar-o arar r-o old ld gran gr rand ra and andson s who w h ho o ha has h as a sc com comp mp m pe ete te ed e da at tt the th he h e St Sta Stat ta t ate Fa F iir for for or th he e past past as a st t six ix xy yea ye e 4-H H and and nd Youth outh Art o Ar rt r t Comp Co Co om mp peti pe etiit eti et tio tion ion io ons s.. WE LO LOV VE E TH HE E FA FA AIR! AIR AI IIR R !! !! - Dad ad d wou wo ou ul ld alway way wa w ay ys g go on on Su Sund S Sun und u nday a mo or orni orn rni r rnin ng ngs gs to o the the e fai aiir REA air REAL R EA EAL AL LL LY Y ear ear arl a r rl ly l y fo for f or o rt th he a he an nimal ima ima im mal a and an nd pr nd pro r du duc uce u uc c ex ce exh e xh x hiib ibi bit bit its. ts. s. A At t th the 119 the 97 77 7 fair fair air rw we eg got ot o t a gia gia ant nt po post oste o st ste s te ter/ph ph pho hot ho o oto m ma ad de e at at a st stan sta tan ta t an a nd ne near ar the he g grand rand ra and ndstan s sta d se elf f,, m f oth r and d sist st ste ter w te wh hich still ave ve e to to th h day ay.. At A 10a 10a am,, we could co ould da lmo most way ay ys co ount to n dad dt to have over ov r at at the the e Natur tur ur ra l Resou so rc so ce es are es are ar ea for f fiishin hi g. Rides es e s wo wou w o ou uld uld dc me m e late a er. If we we wer were we er re really ea ly y luc luc ucky om m would uld b ul br ring ng g us bac lf, l my y brother rot roth r ro ot er ich I st il ha have this t al alm almo lm lm st alw lw lway unt un on o ha ve us over atu at a atural al es eso rc rce shin sh g. Ride ide co om ome o lat re ally lly k mom ky, mo wou wo w oul ac con co nd d day da ay. ay y -Ic coul ould uld ne ul eve ve ver er rc cho ch choo ho se hoo hoose se ju us ust st s t one one m mem memo emo ory; ry y;; t y th he Ohio he h o St Sta tat te e Fa air i iis ir s woven oven ove v n thr thr th hrough ugh ht the th he et tap a es estr str s t y of of my my life life if ife! fe! I a fe am m no ow w con co onti ont ntinu nuin n u ng thi uin this th is tradi rad ad a adition dition di ion on n wit wit th m my y own ow wn chi wn ch c h hil ldre l ldr dr dre r n.. I d do don on o on't n't t nee ne ee ed e d a map map t ma to wa wal w al a lk t th he fa fair irg rg r grou gr ound o oun und nd n ds an and e each h tu urn rn n brings br brin rings g a sm das sw weet et mome et ent t of c ldh l dh hood liis ss. ee e my y gran rand ran an nd par re nts enj n e o yin y in ng b uttermilk ter ter rmilk il lk and an S an Sw Swi wiiss w is ees se sa san dwiche hes he h s at at the he da ir ry b arn. n.. By n By Sm m y Bear, viv vid vid dl y re cal ll th hr ee lit itt tle ow w grow -on on ne b be eing gm e) w won wo nderi ering e er w he knew wo m ment chiildh il o oo blis blis s. I see gra dpa dp p ents oyin bu tter mil mi ss s ch hees ndw nd ndwi dwi ches the th dair ba rn Smok S mokey ear I viv ividly ly ecal ec re ree ee litt le toe oe heads eads a (all al no al no g wn-o gro n-o -o ing in me de ng h how ow o m s. me can fee fe f ee eel el m stomac st h dro dr rop as s we we all r ace ce ed dow ow o wn t th he Gi Giant t Sl lid l id ide, de, d the i emen we fill l our ou o ur b bag ag gs wi wit t from rom om m al all th the di dis Whe hen I t hi hin nk o of f th the he e Fair Fa Fai air ai th hiink h ko of fa amily and n I sm nd sm iile! T Th hank k you! u!! - M My avori avori rite air r memo m s I can my sto mach mach pa race ant Slid S e a and nd he excit xcit xci ement as em ement as we fil fi th h loot fro spla spla spl pl ys … W thi thin h nk r,, I thi ff mily an mil mile ile an a nk y fa vo vor vo or ori te Ohio hio State St te Fa Stat Sta em when hen n I wa as ab about ou out ut te ten t en yea year year ars ol old in old n 198 1 6. 6 My wh whol ole f ole fam fami fa ami a am m miily ily was s the th he here ere ere re: m mo om, m, d dad ad ad, d, s sis sist st ters ers, bro brother br th th ther her er r, un u cles, cl cles cl les es s, a an nd au aun nt nts nts. ts. ts t s Bot Bot oth my oth m un uncles ncles les l s and an n dad nd ad d h had ad d t tr tri r rie ed d their he he ei eir ir lu luc uc ck k nu umero mer m ero erous r us times im ime mes me mes es at at th th he e ring rin ng tos ng to oss ga o gam me e and nd lost ost os ost. st. I said i I wa id wan nt nte nted t te ted ed e d to to try try, r and and t th the hey he ey ug ughed ghed ed e d at t cons s dere red t re th hem m selves indulg in nd ul ulg u lg ging ng" g" m g me e when hen h en my y dad a d paid aid id d for fo f or o me e to o play I wo the first tosse sse ed all al riin rin i gs aroun ou und t th he t tiny ck of tha at g las la ass bottle bot bo tle le a an and n nd d won on nas st uff fed do g IIt e best st fe st eling ng g to o see e their r fa f he at me e,, but on onsi o nsi ns dere emse ems e ms l es "in dul dulg ing" da d ad pa l lay. on n on th fiirst rs tr try! try try! r It oss osse a l th hre hree ree r ro rou ny neck ec th hat ha glas ttle tuff t og og! t was as th he es feel fee feel ee in he eir th h a new ws sen ense en ens nse of nse of a admi adm ad dm dmi mira rati r rat ati a tio ti on n on t th hem em. m I've ve tak ta aken n my my two two s tw so ons ons s numer ume erous er ou us time ime mes si since ce they hey hav h have av ve b be een n born, orn or o rn, rn rn, but bu thi bu his hi sy year, ar my sist is is st ters er rs s and an nd I a ar are re go going in ng g with ho out ou ut ou our o ur u rc ch chil chi h hildre re ren en n so o that that ha at we at we ca ca can an nr remi e emin nisce a nisce nisc ab bout ou o ut ou u our u c ur chi chil hildhoo hil dhoo ood d to tog get geth eth et e ther! er r -Ir re reme eme e mber ber r goi go o ng ng eF Fair air ir wit ir with my my mot mo he mo he and her a my y grand grand randmoth her. e We walke er lke ed the th he w whole ep pla pl lac l la ac a ce an and I love ov ved d the t e Fa th F ir f food. ood. oo d The Th he gam g mes were were so om much uch ch fun. fun n. N n. No ow th t a at t I am mam mo mot ther t her I take take ak a ke m ke my y daugh daugh u ht te ter er an and nd w we e se ee e al ll l the e same am me a m at attr ttr trac tr acti act ct cti tion io ons ons. on n ns. s The s. Th he O he Ohi Oh hiio S St ta tate ate te Fair Fa Fai Fa ai air i iis saF Fa Family amily mily y tra tradit r di dit dit t miss th he fa air a r iis s like k mis iis ssing n of nd f summ mmer. mm We e lov loved, oved, o d, l ved ed Ab ed Abr bra am m Lin L coln and the h Civ ivil iv vil W r Encam c pmen was hi t y come e. W e. e met Gen ral l Sh erm man n wh lk ked ab ke he ha ardshi f war war wa ar and and n lis isten stene ene e ne n ed to ed Pre Pr reside ide id d n nco n co c the the fair liike lik sin the end er - W er. ed love ed lo lo ov ove ov oved aham ah aha col and War ar nca pment! t! It w h stor come to li life. We et Gen ener e ene neral Sh herm he her erm ho o talk alke about o out th hard hard sh s ship h ps of hip te t Pre sid nt t Linco cite ci te e his s Getty et tty ysbu sb sbur bur urg Addres ur res e s .... h ho ow st stirri irr ng irri g iit t was w s to wa to hea hear he ear those th hose ose wo wor or rd ds that that t we ha h ve e read for f year y ears.. My 12 2-yea 2-yea ea ar-ol r d gr grands rands and nds dson is s fasci asc cinate nat ate a ed w wiith hA Amer meri me m e c er can an nh his hist ist stor s or ry y and an nd this this wa th wa was as s hi his is fav fav fa avori orit o r te pa part rt of the th he O Ohiio o St tat tate at at ate te e Fai Fa F air. r. / Th The Oh Ohio o State State ta ate a te e Fai air ha has b ye yearly early rly r ly f fa fav avor avo av ori o orit r rit te e for fo f r ou ur r fa f family amily mil … Since mil in n we are we re city ity ty t y fo fo ol lk, k it t'''s t's s nic nice ce to to see see all o se of the e farm a m anim a als. s Fro ro om th t the ep piig r races es e st to o the the e Ch hoi hoir oir o ir r, f fro from om the the dairy dairy iry ry yb ba ar a rn to t t th the he h ea ar r rt t exh hibi ibit ib its s,, the the he Fai air ir r is is just t alwa al lwa lw wa w ays ys y s a gua uaran ran ra rant ant n eed eed ed good goo tim go tim me toget to ogeth get eth e et th t he her. er. - I loo l k fo look for orwa wa going i to ot he h e fai ai eve e ry y year, ye ar it' it s a year ea ly e y tradi a tion on nf for or o r my my moth oth ther he s the he h e one ne th thi hing ll l do o toge og t her h er e r. 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EVERY SUNDAY The Ohio Railway Museum, open Sundays 12 noon to 4 p.m., May through December. 12 noon-4 p.m. $8, $7 seniors and military, $6 children ages 4 to 12, free for children age 3 and younger. Ohio Railway Museum, 990 Proprietors Rd., Worthington. 614-885-7345. ohiorailwaymuseum.org FREE! Sailing at Central Park Fountain, Ages 6 and up can sail a lifelike miniature sailboat at the Central Park Boat Pond. This event is free, but donations to the Easton Community Foundation are welcome. 12 noon-6 p.m. Free. Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center, Easton. 614-4167100. eastontowncenter.com

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FREE! Delaware County District Library, Main Library: Baby Time (24 months and younger) 11 a.m.-12 noon, and Family Time (ages 6 and younger) 6:30-7:30 p.m., 84 E. Winter St., Delaware; Orange Branch: Toddler Preschool Dance Party (ages 2-6) 10-11 a.m., 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware; 740-362-3861. delaware library.org FREE! Yoga classes for people who have been affected by cancer, All equipment and programming are provided at no

cost. 11 a.m. Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, 1200 Old Henderson Rd, Northwest Side. 614-791-9510. Zumba with Hilary, This all-ages Zumba class is a feel-happy workout every Monday. 9:3010:30 a.m. Free. Whole Foods Market Dublin, 3760 W. DublinGranville Rd., Dublin. 614-7605556. wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/columbus

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EVERY TUESDAY $5 Movie Tuesdays, Every movie is $5 (except 3D movies) all day on Tuesday at the Marcus Crosswoods Cinema. Marcus Cinemas-Crosswoods, 200 Hutchinson Ave, 614-436-9818. marcustheatres.com Affordable Family Fun Roller Skating, Admission is only $1 (regularly $7). Tuesday nights feature hip hop and R&B. Skate rental is an additional $4, or bring your own. Skating Zone 71, 4900 Evanswood Dr., 614-8465626. skatezone71.com FREE! Columbus Zoo Animals, Animals from the Columbus Zoo’s Animal Adventures visit Easton each Tuesday in June and July for a one-hour appearance. 12 noon-1 p.m. Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center , Easton. 614-416-7100. eastontowncenter.com

Imagine the Food! July 23-Aug. 3 — If it’s the middle of summer, then it’s time for the Ohio State Fair! Stay tuned to ColumbusParent.com for admission and ticket giveaways. You can also find lots of great ticket deals on their website at ohiostatefair.com. FREE! Delaware County District Library, Main Library: Reading Buddies (K-3), 2-4 p.m.; Toddler Time (ages 2-3), 10-11 a.m., 84 E. Winter St., Delaware; Orange Branch: Toddler Time (ages 2-3), 10-11 a.m, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware; 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center , Easton. 614-4167100. eastontowncenter.com

FREE! Movies by Moonlight, Bring a blanket and bucket of popcorn for movies under the stars every Tuesday in July and August. The summer outdoor movie series features favorites for the whole family. 8-11 p.m.

FREE! Summer Reading Bookmark Craft, Girls ages 8 and older can decorate their own bookmark and summer reading log. Includes a doll-sized poster to take home. 2-4 p.m. through Aug. 26. American Girl Colum-

FREE! SUMC weekly lunch program for students, FREE. Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W Cherry St, Sunbury. 740965-3813. sunburyumc.org

bus, 4040 The Strand E., Easton. 877-247-5223. americangirl. com/columbus

EVERY WEDNESDAY Clintonville Farmers’ Market, June 18 through Aug. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. North High Street between Orchard Lane and West Dunedin Road, Clintonville. 614341-7131. clintonvillefarmersmarket.org FREE! Delaware County District Library, Main Library: Preschool Time 10-11 a.m., 84 E. Winter

St., Delaware; Orange Branch: Baby Time (24 months and younger) 10-11 a.m,, Reading Buddies (K-3) 6-8 p.m., and Toddler Time (ages 2-3) 11 a.m.-12 noon, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware; Ostrander Branch: Reading Buddies (K-3) 6-8 p.m., 75 N. Fourth St., Ostrander; Powell Branch: Baby Time (24 months and younger) 11 a.m.-12 noon, Reading Buddies (K-3) 2-4 p.m., and Toddler Time (ages 2-3) 10-11 a.m., 460 S. Liberty St., Powell; 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org


Affordable Family Fun Roller Skating, Admission is only $1 (regularly $7). Thursdays feature Top 40 pop. Skate rental is an additional $4, or bring your own. $1. Skating Zone 71, 4900 Evanswood Dr., 614-846-5626. skatezone71.com FREE! Crosswoods Pediatrics, Walk with a Doc program, Crosswoods Pediatrics, Walk with

FREE! Delaware County District Library, Main Library: Baby Time (24 months and younger) 11 a.m.-12 noon, Toddler Time (2-3) 10-11 a.m., no session on July 4, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware; Orange Branch: Baby Time (24 months and younger) 11 a.m.-12 noon, Reading Buddies (K-3) 6-8 p.m., Toddler Time (2-3) 10-11 a.m., 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware; Ostrander Branch: Family Time (6 and younger) 10:30-11:30 a.m., 75 N. Fourth St., Ostrander; Powell Branch: Baby Time (24 months and younger) 11 a.m.-12 noon, Toddler Time (2-3) 10-11 a.m., 460 S. Liberty St., Powell; 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

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FREE! Wild Wacky Wednesdays, Each week will be a different program designed for the kid in all of us. Register by calling 614-836-3333. Wear your bathing suits, bring your water toys and play some wet and wild water games. 7-8 p.m. Free. Groveport Heritage Park, 551

$5 Student Thursdays, Students can bring in a valid school ID and see any movie for $5 all day (additional fees for 3D movies apply). Marcus Cinemas-Crosswoods, 200 Hutchinson Ave, 614-436-9818. marcustheatres. com

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Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market, 3-6 p.m. Free. UA Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Rd., Upper Arlington. 614-583-5057. uaoh.net/recreation/division. php?fDD=91-670

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Summer Wednesday Nights, Enjoy the Conservatory and its exhibitions during extended evening hours until 10 p.m. $6$12. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., East Side. 614-7158000. fpconservatory.org

FREE! Yoga classes for people who have been affected by cancer, All equipment and programming are provided at no cost. 11 a.m. Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, 1200 Old Henderson Rd, Northwest Side. 614-791-9510.

a Doc program, 10 a.m. every Thursday at Coffman Park, 5568 Emerald Parkway. Meet at Coffman Pavilion. The walks are free for anyone interested in taking steps to improve their health. A doctor will be on hand to answer questions and talk with people. For more information call 614645-1260. 10 a.m. Coffman Park Pavilion, 5200 Emerald Pkwy., Dublin. 614-645-1260.

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Main Street Delaware’s Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m. Downtown Delaware, 740-362-6050.

Wirt Rd., Groveport. 614-8363333.

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The Gardner School works hard to ensure your child has many opportunities to explore their own unique talents. With a well-rounded curriculum, our students develop intellectually, emotionally socially and physically, with an enhanced sense of self-confidence and comfort. Our enrichment classes like Art, Soccer, Gymnastics, Dance and Foreign Languages encourage students to further explore their individual interests.

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Preschool Rock n’ Rollers, Movement and movement-centered program for junior rockers. 10-11 a.m. $2-$3; Groveport KidSpace, 630 Wirt Rd., Groveport. 614-836-3333.

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june 2014 Food Truck Food Court, Enjoy different lunch options on Thursdays at Columbus Commons. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., Downtown. 614-545-4725. columbuscommons.org

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FREE! Thursday Evening Concerts in the Parks, Come to Gallant Woods Preserve to enjoy a free concert in the park. Admission and parking are free, but donations are welcome. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner (no alcohol, please). 7-8:30 p.m. Gallant Woods Preserve, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Rd., Delaware. 740-524-8600. FREE! Summer Flower Anklet Craft, Girls ages 8 and older can tropical anklets for themselves and their dolls using colorful paper flowers. 2-4 p.m. (except June 26, 1-3 p.m.) Free. American Girl Columbus, 4040 The Strand E., Easton. 877247-5223. americangirl.com/ columbus

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FREE! Upper Arlington Music in the Parks, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Sunny 95 Park, 4395 Carriage Hill Ln., Upper Arlington. 614583-5312. uaoh.net

EVERY FRIDAY FREE! Commons for Kids, Enjoy The Columbus Metropolitan Library Bookmobile story time at 10:30 a.m. and then participate in an engaging activity. Different activities every week. Kids can also enjoy the outdoor Reading Room, sponsored by Highlights for Children, use their creativity to build their own Imagination Playground, bounce on inflatables and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., Downtown. 614-

545-4725. columbuscommons.org FREE! Delaware County District Library, Main Library: Reading Buddies (K-3) 2-4 p.m., Toddler Time (2-3) 10-11 a.m., 84 E. Winter St., Delaware; Orange Branch: Reading Buddies (K-3) 2-4 p.m., Toddler Time (2-3) 11 a.m.-12 noon, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware; Powell Branch: Family Time (6 and younger) 10-11 a.m., 460 S. Liberty St., Powell; 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Fitness Yoga, This introductory yoga class focuses on strength, conditioning and flexibility. Free and open to the public, ages 13 and older. Bring your own mat. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center , Easton. 614-4167100. eastontowncenter.com FREE! Friday Night Flicks, Food options will be available from Violet Baptist Church and Primrose of Pickerington. Attendees also can bring their own drinks and snacks. June 27 The Goonies; July 11 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; July 18 Despicable Me 2; Aug. 1 The Land Before Time; Aug. 8 The Smurfs 2 and Aug. 15 The Lego Movie. 9 p.m. FREE. Sycamore Park Amphitheater, 500 Hereford Dr., Pickerington. 614-8332211. Pataskala Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. FREE. Village of Pataskala, 851 E Broad St, 740-964-6100. Preschool Picassos, Creative crafts that little hands can easily construct. Adult participation is required. 10-11 a.m. $2-$3; free after Jan. 1. Groveport KidSpace, 630 Wirt Rd., Groveport. 614-836-3333.

EVERY SATURDAY Clintonville Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturdays through Nov. 22, along North High Street, between Orchard Lane and West Dunedin Road, Clintonville. 614- 341-7131. clintonvillefarmersmarket.org/ producers.asp FREE! Delaware County District Library, Ostrander Branch: Reading Buddies (K-3) 6-8 p.m., 75 N. Fourth St., Ostrander; 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary. org

Granville Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.- noon Downtown Granville, Broadway, 740-587-0707. Main Street Delaware’s Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Downtown Delaware, 740362-6050. FREE! Sailing at Central Park Fountain, Ages 6 and up can sail a lifelike miniature sailboat at the Central Park Boat Pond. This event is free, but donations to the Easton Community Foundation are welcome. 12 noon-6 p.m. Free. Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center, Easton. 614-4167100. eastontowncenter.com Sunbury Farmers Market, 9 a.m.- noon Village of Sunbury, 44 W Cherry St, Sunbury. 740965-2860. SunburyBigWalnut Chamber.com FREE! Yoga classes for people who have been affected by cancer, All equipment and programming are provided at no cost. 11 a.m. Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, 1200 Old Henderson Rd, Northwest Side. 614-791-9510.

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WEDNESDAY 25 FREE! Art at Audubon, Discover how science and art go hand in hand. Grades 5-8. Register online. 4-6 p.m. Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 400 W. Whittier St., Brewery District. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Columbus Museum of Art Visits, The Columbus Museum of Art will help you build a game from scratch, based on an imaginary world of your own invention. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County Main District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! COSI: Science Spots, If you never thought science could be fun, COSI wants to make a believer out of you. 1-4 p.m. Free. Worthington Libraries Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington. 614-8072626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! FountainSide, This Columbus Recreation and Parks series offers water play and fountain fun at the interactive Scioto Mile Fountain. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Bicentennial Park , 233 Civic Center Dr., Downtown. 614-645-7995. sciotomile.com

FREE! Game Night, An opportunity to disconnect from the TV and other distractions to spend quality time with family and friends. Join us for your favorite board games or come and learn a new game. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Snacks and treats included. 6-8 p.m. Free. Westland Area Library, 4740 W. Broad St, 614-878-1301. swpl.org FREE! The Great Egg Drop, Will your egg survive the great egg drop? Ages 9 to 11 will drop their egg from a high perspective and see if it makes it with no cracks. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County Library Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth St., 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! LED Paper Flowers, Spice up your wardrobe and your engineering skills as we make LED-lighted electronic paper flower pins and pencil toppers. Activity Center. Registration required. 3-4:30 p.m. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 ext. 5. FREE! Sharpies Return: Coffee Mugs, Teens can come personalize their own coffee mug with sharpies. We’ll have design ideas, or create your own. You’ll also be able to design a matching coaster. 2-3 p.m. Delaware Library Orange Branch , 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware. 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Sounds on the Town Concert Series, Easton’s exclusive concert series features a mix of local, regional and national performances. 6-9 p.m. Free. Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center, Easton. 614-416-7100. eastontowncenter.com FREE! Wee Naturalists, Enjoy stories, art and nature hikes. Register online. 10 a.m.- noon Free. Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 400 W. Whittier St., Brewery District. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

THURSDAY 26 FREE! Balloon Mystery Magic Show, Erica Carlson has entertained thousands with her balloon sculptures, face painting, magic shows and storytelling. She will also be bringing her trusty sidekick, Sedgie the hedgehog, for this Balloon Mystery Magic Show. 4-5 p.m. Free.


FRIDAY 27 15th Annual Easton Art Fair, More than 100 artisans line the streets for the Easton Art Affair, a juried fine art show. Exhibits include paintings, photography,

FREE! COSI Presents: Crime Scene Investigation, COSI educators teach some basic science skills used by law enforcement in solving crimes. Ages 8-11. Meeting Rooms. Registration opens June 6. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614- 8827277 ext. 5. Eventfully Yours Presents Dolls, Dads, and Daughters A Father Daughter Event , Dads and daughters will enjoy a night of fun, dancing and games, with princess dresses encouraged. There will be karaoke, refreshments, a photo booth, caricature artist, dancing, raffles and gift card giveaways. 7-9 p.m. $15. Eventfully Yours Event Center,

Family Friday Night, COSI offers extended hours and reduced admission to families so they can visit, learn and play late. Admission includes all of COSI’s permanent exhibitions plus a movie on the 7-story National Geographic Giant Screen Theater. Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands-on activities and demonstrations. 5-9 p.m. $10.95. COSI, 333 W. Broad St., Downtown. 614-228-2674. cosi.org FREE! Grandparents & Grandkids: Here Comes the Sun, Use the special telescopes to view the sun safely, look for sunspots and solar flares and make a craft. 10-11 a.m. Free. Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Gahanna. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net Preschoolers: Fish Friends, Discover the lives of freshwater fish through story, song and making a craft. 11 a.m.- noon Free. Battelle Darby Creek Metro

Park Nature Center, 1415 Darby Creek Drive, 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Rhythm on the River: Kenya Safari Acrobats, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department welcomes a variety of performing artists to Bicentennial Park for the Rhythm on the River series. 6:30-10 p.m. Free. Bicentennial Park , 233 Civic Center Dr., Downtown. 614-6457995. sciotomile.com

SATURDAY 28 15th Annual Easton Art Fair, More than 100 artisans line the streets for the Easton Art Affair, a juried fine art show. Exhibits include paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center , Easton. 614-416-7100. eastontowncenter.com

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FREE! Perkins Observatory Visits, Allow the Perkins Observatory to help you explore the night in this exciting program all about the things that show up in the sky. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Delaware County Library - Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth St., 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

FREE! Pre-K Storytime, Bring your little ones for a nature story or two. 10-11 a.m. Free. Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 400 W. Whittier St., Brewery District. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

FREE! Actors’ Theatre Performance, A free performance of “Six by Shakespeare,” a play that combines six works by Shakespeare into one show. 7 p.m. Easton Town Center, The Town Square, 4022 Townsfair Way, Easton. 614-416-7100. eastontowncenter.com

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FREE! Family Entertainment The Shazzbots, The Shazzbots bring cool, quirky kids rock music to all the children of the cosmos. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be in the Lakeside Pavilion. 7-8 p.m. Free. Homestead Park , 4675 Cosgray Rd., Hilliard. 614652-3922. wtwp.com

FREE! Nature Hunters, Explore the natural world right in our own backyard. We’ll go on a different hunt each week. Ages 6-10. Registration required. 1111:45 a.m. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 ext. 5.

FREE! Picture This: Fine Art Edition, Learn about art and different artistic techniques through picture books. Dress to get messy. Geared for children entering grades 3-5. Activity Center. Registration required. 2-3:30 p.m. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 ext. 5.

sculpture and jewelry. 4-9 p.m. Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center , Easton. 614-4167100. eastontowncenter.com

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FREE! Books & Blocks, Enjoy a short storytime, then use toy building materials to re-create characters and objects from the stories. Ages 3-6. Registration required. Please note: creations will not be taken home. 6:307:15 p.m. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 ext. 5.

FREE! LEGOs: Mysterious Places, After hearing the story Fog Island, ages 6 to 8 will build their own places that are shrouded in mystery. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County Library Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth St., 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

Petite Chef, Young chefs ages 5 to 7 will learn basic cooking fundamentals while making fun, no-bake snacks during this three-week course. Space is limited; prepay by June 10. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. $7 Groveport residents, $9 nonresidents. Groveport KidSpace, 630 Wirt Rd., Groveport. 614-836-3333

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FREE! Bizarre Foods, Would you eat Durian? What about bugs? Come to the library to sample some of the most bizarre foods from around the world. 3-4 p.m. Delaware County Main District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

pics, Learn how animals cope with the challenges of living in and around water by participating in our Olympic Games. Ages 6-12. 10-11 a.m. Free. Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Gahanna. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

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FREE! Actors’ Theatre Performance, A free performance “All the Great Books, Abridged,” a 90-minute comedy that covers the great works of western literature. 7 p.m. Easton Town Center, The Town Square, 4022 Townsfair Way, Easton. 614-4167100. eastontowncenter.com

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OPEN HOUSE · JULY 26, 2014 National Dance Day Celebration

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Special 50% OFF ticket offer available for select performances of The Nutcracker when you purchase tickets at one of the Dance Academy open houses!

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Friday, July 18

Music from Star Wars, Superman and Beyond! Presented by:

Come dressed in your finest superhero costume for this mid-summer celebration of your favorite heroes from stage and screen.

Hey Kids!

Enjoy free popcorn and pre-concert activities including face painting, art projects, musical instruments, bounce houses, and more!

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Concerts take place at the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion (160 S. High St.) in the Columbus Commons. Recommended for kids ages 3–12

june 2014 Afternoon with the Authors, Meet and mingle with authors Kristen Kittscher (“The Wig in the Window”), Mindy McGinnis (“Not a Drop to Drink”), Katrina Kittle (“Reasons to be Happy”) and others. For ages 9 to 16. Get tickets at thurberhouse. org/buy-tickets. Presented in partnership with Worthington Libraries. 1-3 p.m. $5. The Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave., Downtown. 614-464-1032. thurberhouse.org/ buy-tickets FREE! Amateur Radio Field Day, Delaware Amateur Radio Association operators set up their equipment, including five radio stations and a 100-foot tower, to communicate using Morse code, satellite and more for 24 consecutive hours. All ages. 2 p.m. Free. Scioto Park, 4363 Marysville Rd., Delaware. 740-362-6283. sites.google. com/site/delawarefieldday1 Gridiron Youth Camp, Dominic Jones of the Cleveland Gladiators will host a one-day youth skills camp with Jeff Cumberland, fellow Brookhaven graduate and tight end for the New York Jets. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ohio Dominican University, 1216 Sunbury Rd., North Side. 614-6940349. iamdominicjones.com

After the concert stay for The Lego Movie on the giant screens.

POPCORN POPS TICKETS Tickets are $8 for adults and children and can be purchased in advance by phone at 614.228.8600, online at www.PicnicWithThePops.com, in person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), or at the gate on the night of the show. Children 2 and under are free. Tickets are also available at Central Ohio Graeter’s locations and Central Ohio Kroger ticketmaster locations.

FREE! Just 4 Kids: Water Olympics, Learn how animals cope with the challenges of living in and around water by participating in our Olympic Games. Ages 6-12. 10-11 a.m. Free. Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Gahanna. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Making a Computer Racing Game, Teens will learn how to construct their own racetrack levels, choose which cars to use in their game, design how fast each car goes and more with Game-U. Pre-registration is required. 1011 a.m. Delaware County District Library Powell Branch, 460 S. Liberty St., Powell. 740-3623861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Movie in the Park, Bring the family to Heritage Park to

watch Disney classic “A Bug’s Life.” Enjoy a free craft before the movie. Concessions will be available for purchase. Bring blankets or seating. Rain Location: KidSpace, 630 Wirt Rd. 8:30-10 p.m. Free. Groveport Heritage Park, 551 Wirt Rd. , Grove City. 614-836-3333. FREE! Natural Play Area: International Mud Day, Celebrate the joy of mud and get down and dirty as you play in the giant mud pit. 1-3 p.m. Free. Three Creek Metro Park, 3860 Bixby Rd., Groveport. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Ready, Set, Geocache!, Learn the basics of geocaching then search for a cache hidden in the park. Bring a flashlight and GPS unit or borrow a provided one. 8-9 p.m. Free. Prairie Oaks Metro Park, 3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, 614891-0700. metroparks.net Storytime in Imagine!, An interactive story hour with children’s reading specialists. To guarantee your seat, please make a reservation early by visiting members/columbusmuseum.org/imagine or by calling 614-629-0359. 10 a.m. Free with admission. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Downtown. 614-221-6801. FREE! What’s Buggin’ You?, Become an insect inspector and go on an entomologist safari to uncover some of the creepy crawlies that call Heritage Park home. Register by calling 614836-3333. 11 a.m.- noon Free. Groveport Nature Center, 551 Wirt Rd., Groveport.

SUNDAY 29 15th Annual Easton Art Fair, More than 100 artisans line the streets for the Easton Art Affair, a juried fine art show. Exhibits include paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center , Easton. 614416-7100. eastontowncenter.com FREE! Sing and Eat Campfire, Sing silly songs as we prepare foods around the campfire. 7-8 p.m. Free. Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Gahanna. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Summer Concert Series: Haden Sayers Band, This summer marks the 14th year

music has played on Sunday nights in the Sycamore Park Amphitheater. Admission is free. Attendees are allowed to bring their own food and beverages. 7-9 p.m. Sycamore Park Amphitheater, 500 Hereford Dr., Pickerington. 614-833-2211. FREE! Sundays at Scioto: Phillip Fox Band, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Scioto Park Amphitheater, 7377 Riverside Dr., Dublin. 614-8897444. dublinarts.org

MONDAY 30 FREE! Columbus Zoo Visits, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium staff members will bring about six creatures (animals, reptiles or birds). Children will be able to touch some of the animals at the end of the program. 6:307:30 p.m. Delaware County District Library Powell Branch, 460 S. Liberty St., Powell. 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Destination Read: Around the World, Drop in with your kids and learn how to pick the right book, read together, practice writing and more. For ages 6 to 8. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Worthington Libraries Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd., Worthington. 614-8072626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! Nature Kids: Off-Trail Exploration, Step off-trail and explore the woods. 10-11 a.m. Free. Blacklick Woods Metro Park, 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Pretend Play, Have fun exploring our themed props, costumes and creative materials in this parent-led playgroup for ages 2 to 7. 11-11:45 a.m. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-8827277 ext. 5. FREE! Water Party, Annual Orange Water Party! You will get wet, but no need to wear a swim suit. For ages 6 to 11. 2-3 p.m. Free. Delaware Library - Orange Branch, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware. 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

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TUESDAY 1 FREE! Medieval Fair, Strolling magicians, musicians, medieval crafts and games, food and fun will fill the grounds of the


FREE! Nature Hunters, Explore the natural world right in our own backyard. We’ll go on a different hunt each week. Ages 6-10. Registration required. 1111:45 a.m. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-882-7277 ext. 5. FREE! Preservation Parks, Ages 6 to 8 are invited to join

FREE! Cool Drinks for a Hot Day, Enjoy a taste of teas, switchel, root beer and other refreshing 19th-century beverages. 2-4 p.m. Free. Slate Run Living Historical Farm, 1375 State Route 674 N., Canal Winchester. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Fireflies and Fireworks, Learn about fireflies and how to lure them to your hand with a small keylight. View distant fireworks displays from the ridge. 9-11 p.m. Free. Blendon Woods

FREE! Campfire Singalong, Join local singer and musician Joanie Calem for silly songs around the campfire. Bring seating and roast marshmallows after the program. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Sharon Woods Metro Park, 6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville. 614891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Creek Critters, Explore the creek around the natural discovery area on your own using provided containers and see what you can find. 1-5 p.m. Free. Shale Hollow Preserve, 6320 Artesian Run, 740-524-8600, ext. 3. preservationparks.com FREE! LEGO Club, Ages 5 to 9 are invited to show off their LEGO skills at the Ostrander Branch Library. LEGO Club meets the first Saturday of each month with a different theme each time. 1-2 p.m. Delaware County District Library, 75 N. Fourth St., 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary. org

is required; call 614-888-9160 or stop in to register. 10-11:30 a.m. Delaware County District Library Powell Branch, 460 S. Liberty St., Delaware. 740-3623861. delawarelibrary.org

FREE! Make a Difference in Your Neighborhood, Learn about teamwork and the environment while cleaning and preserving Alkire Woods Park and Playground. Ages 7 and older will discover what it takes to maintain the park’s natural beauty and recreational equipment. 9 a.m.-12 noon. Free. Alkire Woods Park, 3711 Alkire Lakes Dr., Grove City. 614-645-7953. columbusrecparks.com

SUNDAY 6 FREE! Archery, Learn how to use a compound bow. Ages 8 and older. 4-5 p.m. Free. Glacier Ridge Metro Park, 9801 Hyland Croy Rd, 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

FREE! Nature Station Fun, Enjoy nature games and displays. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Gahanna. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

FREE! Chess Club, Ages 8 to 11 are invited to join the Powell Branch Chess Club for relaxed tournament-style play and to learn more about the classic game. Pre-registration is required; call 614-888-9160 or stop in. 2-4 p.m. Delaware County District Library Powell Branch, 460 S. Liberty St., Powell. 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

FREE! PAWS for Reading, Ages 5 and older can sign up at the Powell Branch Library to have a trained therapy dog listen to them read their favorite story. It helps build reading skills in a fun and calm environment for young readers. Pre-registration

FREE! Cool Drinks for a Hot Day, Enjoy a taste of teas, switchel, root beer and other refreshing 19th-century beverages. 2-4 p.m. Free. Slate Run Living Historical Farm, 1375 State Route 674 N., Canal Winchester. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

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FREE! COSI: Rollercoasters, This interactive program with COSI will focus on the science of roller coasters. Ages 9 to 11 will explore force and motion as they work together to build a roller coaster. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County Library - Ostrander

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FREE! Macroinvertebrate Mayhem, Dip for macroinvertebrates in the wetlands and play games. 1-3 p.m. Free. Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 400 W. Whittier St., Brewery District. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

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FREE! The Turtle Lady, Laugh and learn with the Turtle Lady (Nancy Lockard) as she shares her passion for turtles. Participants will get plenty of one-onone time with more than 20 turtles, some bearded dragons, corn snakes and an amphibian or two. 7-8 p.m. Delaware County Main District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

FREE! Red, White & Boom!, Celebrate Independence Day with the largest fireworks display in Ohio, along with a parade, live entertainment and children’s activities. 12 noon-11 p.m. Downtown Riverfront, Along Front Street from Spring to Main streets, Downtown. 614-2999221. redwhiteandboom.org

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FREE! The Science of Sweets, In this two-part series, ages 9 to 11 will investigate the science of sweets using everything from marshmallows to candy to soda. 2-3 p.m. Free. Delaware County District Library Powell Branch, 460 S. Liberty St., Powell. 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

FREE! Free Bicycle Clinic, Free repairs of flat tires, brakes and chains and minor adjustments. For information, call 740-9277729. Vineyard Community Church, 15187 Palmer Rd SW, Reynoldsburg. 740-927-7729.

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2014 FREE! Creek Critters, Explore the creek around the natural discovery area using provided containers and see what you can find. All ages. 1-5 p.m. Shale Hollow Preserve, 6320 Artesian Run, 740-524-8600, ext. 6. Live-Fire Sundays, Check out live-fire cooking and sample food hot off the flames at this casual cooking demonstration on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus. Samples are $3. 1-4 p.m. Free with admission. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., East Side. 614-715-8000. fpconservatory.org FREE! Macroinvertebrate Mayhem, Dip for macroinvertebrates in the wetlands and play games. 1-3 p.m. Free. Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 400 W. Whittier St., Brewery District. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Nature Station Fun, Enjoy nature games and displays. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Gahanna. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Sundays at Scioto: Dublin Silver Band, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Scioto Park Amphitheater, 7377 Riverside Dr., Dublin. 614889-7444. dublinarts.org

MONDAY 7 FREE! Destination Read: Camping, Drop in with your kids and learn how to pick the right book, read together, practice writing and more. For ages 6-8. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Worthington Libraries Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd., Dublin. 614-807-2626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! Summer Gathering Tournament, Do you have what it takes to be the best teen gamer in Delaware? Play PS3, PS4, 360, Xbox 1, and Wii games to win prizes. 4-5 p.m. Delaware County Main District Library, 84

E. Winter St., Delaware. 740362-3861. delwarelibrary.org FREE! Wildfires, Ages 6 to 8 will learn some facts about wildfires and how to protect their family, home and property. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County Main District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

TUESDAY 8 FREE! Dave Kaplan, Juggling, illusion, music and comedy converge in this vaudevillesque spectacle. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Delaware County Library - Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth St., 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Gooey and Gross, Ages 6 to 8 will get their hands dirty making green slime and moon sand, mixing concoctions and making fun and gross creations. Pre-registration is required. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County District Library Powell Branch, 460 S. Liberty St., Powell. 740-3623861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Preschoolers: Bats, Learn about bats through games, stories and activities. 10-11 a.m. Free. Three Creek Metro Park, 3860 Bixby Rd., Groveport. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Preschoolers: Creek Adventures, Wade in the creek and discover what critters live there. A second session takes place at 11 a.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, 1775 Darby Creek Drive, 614891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Spiders in the Garden, Discover crab spiders, eightlegged hunters hiding your flowers. Ages 8 and younger. A second session takes place at 1 p.m. 10-11 a.m. Free. Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd., Westerville. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net Story Time on the Farm, Join other families on the farm for a fun and educational hour of storytelling and a unique hands-on experience based on the seasonal happenings around the farm. Families are invited to pack a picnic to enjoy after story time. 10-11 a.m. $5 family. Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware. 740-363-2548. stratfordecologicalcenter.org

WEDNESDAY 9 FREE! The Bug Man, Mark Berman, aka The Bugman, offers a one-of-a-kind family program that combines an interactive bug presentation. 7-8 p.m. Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740-3623861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Child Check, Free check of developmental areas of speech/language, fine motor, gross motor, personal/social skills, vision and hearing for children ages 1 month through 5 years. Appointments necessary. Please call 614-543-9000, ext 218. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Dublin Presbyterian Church, 5775 Dublinshire Dr, Dublin. 614-543-9000. ymcacolumbus. org FREE! FountainSide: Get Active, Get Green, This Columbus Recreation and Parks series offers water play and fountain fun at the interactive Scioto Mile Fountain.11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Bicentennial Park , 233 Civic Center Dr., Downtown. 614645-7995. sciotomile.com FREE! Game Night, An opportunity to disconnect from the TV and other distractions to spend quality time with family and friends. Join us for your favorite board games or come and learn a new game. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Snacks and treats included. 6-8 p.m. Free. Westland Area Library, 4740 W. Broad St, 614-878-1301. swpl.org/events/westland-areacalendar FREE! Ohio Chautauqua: Gold Fever, Learn more about the Gold Rush from actor Hank Fincken, who will portray 49er J. Goldsborough Bruff during Ohio Chautauqua in Worthington, July 8-12. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington. 614-8072626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! Painting Party, Ages 9 to 11 will learn how to make splatter and pendulum paintings using physics, acoustics and more. No artistic abilities required. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County Library Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth St., 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Pet Science, Kati Henning, the manager of Mutts & Co. in Dublin, will talk about pet health and training tips. A certi-

fied therapy dog will join her for tricks and treats at this program for ages 9 to 11. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Preschoolers: Senses, Use your senses to help discover some of nature’s secrets. 10-11 a.m. Free. Blacklick Woods Metro Park, 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Spiders in the Garden, Discover crab spiders, eightlegged hunters hiding your flowers. Ages 8 and younger. A second session takes place at 1 p.m. 10-11 a.m. Free. Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd., Westerville. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Wood Burning 101, Teens will learn how to wood burn and make a custom painted plaque. 4-5 p.m. Delaware County Library - Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth St., 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

THURSDAY 10 FREE! Bring the Farm to You, Local organization Bring the Farm to You will be teaching all about some of their favorite animal friends. Come and meet the turkeys, chickens, ducks and rabbits from their farm. 3-4 p.m. Free. Delaware County District Library Powell Branch, 460 S. Liberty St., Powell. 740-3623861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Drying Days at the Herb Center, Join us for a hands-on experience as herbs are harvested and prepared for drying in the drying shed. Participants will get to harvest and prepare herbs. Tea and spice blending will also be offered the same day. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill St., Gahanna. 614-342-4380. ohioherbcenter.org FREE! Green Screen Movie Making, Teens will learn how to use a green screen and make a mini movie. 3-4 p.m. Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740-3623861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Magician Jon Petz, Petz’s energetic personality and unique style combining comedy, magic and illusion captivates audiences of all ages. In the event of inclement weather,


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performances will be in the Lakeside Pavilion. 7-8 p.m. Free. Homestead Park , 4675 Cosgray Rd., Hilliard. 614-652-3922. wtwp.com FREE! Ohio Chautauqua: Carried Away, Learn more about the sinking of the Titanic from actor Debra Conner, who will portray survivor Edith Russell during Ohio Chautauqua in Worthington, July 8-12. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Worthington Libraries Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington. 614-8072626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! Paper Aviation, Ages 6 to 8: Challenge yourself to create the most amazing, stupendous, fastest, coolest looking paper airplane of your dreams. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County Library Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth

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FREE! Ready for Take-Off: Airplane Science, Ages 6-8 will learn what makes airplanes fly, then put their own paper planes to the test. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Centre Dr., Worthington. 614-807-2626. worthingtonlibraries.org

Mayor’s Twilight Ride, The 2014 Bike Columbus Twilight Ride, a unique evening tour promoting active living, alternative transportation and a green environment. Hundreds of bicyclists will ride approximately 15 miles through Downtown to neighborhoods. Register online. 6:30-10 p.m. $32. Bicentennial Park , 233 Civic Center Dr., Downtown. 614-645-6836. raceroster.com/ events/2014/2590/mayorstwilight-ride

FRIDAY 11 FREE! Anime Lock-In, Teens can stop by the library after hours to celebrate the best anime out there. There will be prizes for best cosplay, pizza and Japanese snacks. Questions? Email teen librarian Mandy at ahenning@delaware library.org. 5-9 p.m. Delaware County District Library, 84 E.

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turing Nature, Learn more about the life and times of Henry David Thoreau from actor Kevin Radaker, who will portray the philosopher and author during Ohio Chautauqua in Worthington, July 8-12. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington. 614-8072626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! Rhythm on the River: Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department welcomes a variety of performing artists to Bicentennial Park for the Rhythm on the River series. 6:30-10 p.m. Free. Bicentennial Park , 233

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FREE! Upper Arlington’s Movie in the Parks: Frozen, Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to this drive-in-style screening. Movies begin at dusk and, if a movie is postponed due to rain, it will be shown the following evening. 6 p.m. Free. Mountview Baptist Church Mountview Baptist Church Early Learning Center, 2140 Fishinger Rd, Upper Arlington. 614-583-5309. uaoh.net

SATURDAY 12 41st Annual Westerville Music & Arts Festival, The festival features more than 140 fine arts/crafts people, live entertainment on two stages, youth entertainment and exhibits, food and more. OhioHealth trolleys will transport patrons from the Westerville Sports Complex and Uptown Westerville to the festival grounds. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $1, free for ages 16 and younger. Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville. 614-882-8917. westervillechamber.com/pages/ MusicArtsFestival1 FREE! Bats at the Bridge, Discover fun facts about Ohio’s amazing bats and take a halfmile walk to the Confluence Bridge to see them hunting. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Three Creek Metro Park, 3860 Bixby Rd., Groveport. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net Counting Crocodiles, Ohio author/illustrator Will Hillenbrand demonstrates the creative process he has used in writing and illustrating more than 50 picture books. To guarantee your seat, please make a reservation early by visiting columbusmuseum.org. 10 a.m. Free. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Downtown. 614-221-6801. columbusmuseum.org FREE! Evening on the Farm, Step back to the 1930s and

enjoy old-fashioned summertime pleasures on the farm. Help make (and eat) ice cream, sit on the porch enjoying the evening breeze, pitch horseshoes, play croquet or enjoy several other games that would have been played by 1930s families. All ages. 6-9 p.m. Gallant Farm Preserve, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Rd., Delaware. 740-524-8600. FREE! Family Tram Rides, Catch the tram at any of the yellow “tram stop” signs and enjoy a tour of the park. 2-5 p.m. Free. Sharon Woods Metro Park, 6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville. 614891-0700. metroparks.net The Franklin County Fair Opening, Farm, Family, Food and Fun is the theme for this year’s Franklin County Fair. There will be all your fair favorites plus a number of new events. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. $6 day, free for kids age 2 and younger. Runs through July 19. Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia St., Hilliard. 614876-7235. fcfair.org FREE! Ohio Chautauqua: Eyes to the West, Learn more about native American-settler relations from actor Dianne Moran, who will portray Indian captive Olive Ann Oatman during Ohio Chautauqua in Worthington, July 8-12. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Worthington Libraries Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington. 614-8072626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! PBJ & Jazz: Caribbean Jazz Quintet, PBJ & Jazz concerts are one-hour interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. The concerts follow family story time at 11 a.m. at the main library. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket. The noon concert will conclude with a hands-on art activity from 1 to 2 p.m., presented by the Columbus Museum of Art. In the event of rain, concerts and art activities will be held inside the main library. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Topiary Park, 480 E. Town St., Downtown. 614-294-5200. jazzartsgroup.org FREE! Summer Jam Westgate, A community friendly, free arts and music festival held annually in Westgate Park. Live bands, local artists, poetry, food trucks, face painting and safety fun for

the kids. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Westgate Park, 455 S. Westgate Ave., West Side. 614-716-8437. summerjamwestgate.org FREE! Worthington Concerts on the Green: The Shazzbots, The Shazzbots are a crew of space-faring musicians bringing cool, quirky kid’s rock music to all the children of the cosmos. In the case of inclement weather, this concert will be cancelled. Call 614-436-2743 for weather updates. 6 p.m. Worthington Village Green, Corner of Rt. 23 and Rt. 161, Worthington. 614-4362743. worthington.org

SUNDAY 13 41st Annual Westerville Music & Arts Festival, The festival features more than 140 fine arts/crafts people, live entertainment on two stages, youth entertainment and exhibits, food and more. OhioHealth trolleys will transport patrons from the Westerville Sports Complex and Uptown Westerville to the festival grounds. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $1, free for ages 16 and younger. Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville. 614-882-8917. FREE! Creek Exploration, Use nets, buckets and other tools to find critters in the creek. 2-3 p.m. Free. Three Creek Metro Park, 3860 Bixby Rd., Groveport. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Family Fun: Wildlife Scavenger Hunt, Take a onemile hike and discover signs of animals in the wild. 2-3 p.m. Free. Glacier Ridge Metro Park, 9801 Hyland Croy Rd, 614-8910700. metroparks.net McDonald’s Mom & Me Daisy Dash 1 & 3 Mile Run/Walk Presented by American Girl, Proceeds of the Daisy Dash will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The event will start with the Mini Me 100-yard dash and continue with the 1- and 3-mile run or walk. All participants will get a goody bag, with an American Girl Isabelle Doll T-shirt for each participant under 16. 6 a.m. Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center, Easton. 614-332-5205. daisydashcolumbus.com FREE! Sense It: Water, Drop in for a water play day at the library. Please wear sunblock and bring a towel. In case of inclement weather, there will be

an indoor story time and water play day. 2-4 p.m. Free. Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington. 614-8072626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! Summer Concert Series: Floorwalkers, 7-9 p.m. Sycamore Park Amphitheater, 500 Hereford Dr., Pickerington. 614833-2211. westervillechamber. com/pages/MusicArtsFestival1/ FREE! Sundays at Scioto: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Scioto Park Amphitheater, 7377 Riverside Dr., Dublin. 614-889-7444. dublinarts.org

MONDAY 14 FREE! Destination Read: The Zoo, Drop in with your kids and learn how to pick the right book, read together, practice writing and more. For ages 6-8. 6:308:30 p.m. Free. Worthington Libraries Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd., Dublin. 614-8072626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! Five Fabulous Senses, Calling all budding meteorologists ages 6 to 8: We’re forecasting a fun and educational program about hurricanes, twisters, blizzards and more. Join us for fun weather experiments, activities, and a craft. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Lolli-Pops! Summer Kids Concert Series, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Village Green Park, 47 Hall Street, Powell. 614-8855380. cityofpowell.us/event-lollipops.php FREE! Mr. Puppet, Ventriloquist, puppeteer, humorist and educator Bob Abdou will do a puppet show based on the SRC theme: Fizz, Boom, Read! 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Delaware County District Library Powell Branch, 460 S. Liberty St., Powell. 740-3623861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Nature Kids: Orienteering, Learn how to use compasses, GPS units and maps to find hidden treasures. Ages 8-12. A second session takes place at 1 p.m. 10-11 a.m. Free. Blacklick Woods Metro Park, 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Preschoolers: Bats, Learn about bats through games, activities and stories.


FREE! Preschoolers: Creek Explorers, Take a half-mile walk to Big Darby Creek and search for creek critters. A second session takes place at 1 p.m. 10-11 a.m. Free. Prairie Oaks Metro Parks, 3225 Plain CityGeorgesville Road, 614-8910700. metroparks.net

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FREE! Concise Campout, Ages 6 to 8 will spend an hour building a solar oven, eating s’mores and enjoying the outdoors. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County Library Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth St., 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

FREE! Beta Books: A ReadIt-First Teen Book Club, Want to read books before they are published? Stop in the Teen Center to sign out an advanced reading copy of an upcoming book to take home, read it and tell us what you think. The newest books will be revealed at the meeting. Activity Center. 4-5 p.m. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville. 614-8827277 ext. 5.

FREE! Dr. Dave’s Whiz-Bang Science Show: The Science of Food, Which came first, the Peep or the egg? Find out when Dr. Dave uses food to explore scientific concepts. Presented in partnership with OSU Libraries and Sigma Xi OSU chapter. 7-8 p.m. Free. Worthington Libraries Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd., Dublin. 614-807-2626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! Great Geek-Out: SciFi Edition, Teens will get to watch “Frogs” and chat sarcastic comments onto the screen using MuVChat. 3-4 p.m. Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740-3623861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Upper Arlington’s Movie in the Parks: The Avengers, Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. Movies begin at dusk

Canal Winchester Music & Art in the Park, Canal Winchester’s 2014 Music & Art in the Park, summer concert series, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. All events offer fair-style food and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. 6:309:30 p.m. FREE admission. Stradley Park Place, 36 S. High St., Canal Winchester. 614-8378276. Jazz & Rib Fest, The 35th annual Jazz & Rib Fest will offer a diverse lineup of artists guaranteed to satisfy the cravings of any jazz connoisseur, while barbecue pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken and more. Free admission. North Bank Park, 311 W. Long

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Chris Spielman Football ProCamp, Join College Football Hall-of-Famer and former Ohio State All-American Linebacker Chris Spielman for football instruction and fun at the 2014 Chris Spielman Football ProCamp presented by SunnyD and Heinz. 4-7:30 p.m. $129. Dublin Coffman High School, 6780 Coffman Rd., Dublin. 888-389-2267. procamps.com/ ChrisSpielman

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FREE! Gator Dave, Dave will bring a variety of animals he has rescued, possibly including snakes, alligators, tarantulas, owls, cockroaches, hedgehogs and more. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Delaware County Library - Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth St., 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

FREE! Rock the Blocks: LEGOs at the Library, This summer series is a block party for ages 6-11. LEGOs will be provided. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington. 614-807-2626. worthingtonlibraries.org

FREE! Wex Drive-In: “Rear Window”, Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs starting at 8 p.m. Screenings will begin at dusk (around 9 p.m.). In the event of rain, the films will be shown in Mershon Auditorium at 9 pm. 9 p.m. Free. The Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., Campus. 614-292-3535. wexarts.org

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Garden Tea Party, The Herbal Study Group invites you to participate in a Garden Tea Party. Bring a special tea cup to sip your tea. For girls ages 5 to 12 with an adult companion. Pre-registration required. 2-4 p.m. $15 pair. Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd, Delaware. 740-363-2548. stratfordecologicalcenter.org

FREE! Upper Arlington Summer Celebration, Inflatable games are one of many playful attractions: shake, shimmy and slide through the obstacle courses, careen down the Giant Dolphin Splash Slide, get ready to take on all comers in Bouncy Boxing and lose yourself in the Bouncer Maze. As the evening draws to a close, sit back and enjoy the Movie in the Park screening of The Avengers. 5-9 p.m. Free. Thompson Park, 4250 Woodbridge Rd., Upper Arlington. 614-583-5309. uaoh.net

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FREE! Magnets, Ages 9 to 11 will discover the science behind magnets and learn how to make magnetic silly putty. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Preservation Parks, Ages 9 to 11 are invited to join Preservation Parks staff as they teach about the science of herpetology through live animals and a hands-on activity or two. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County Library - Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth St., 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

and, if a movie is postponed due to rain, it will be shown the following evening. 6 p.m. Free. Thompson Park, 4250 Woodbridge Rd., Upper Arlington. 614-583-5309. uaoh.net

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FREE! Write On: A Creative Writing Workshop, Kristen Kittscher, author of “The Wig in the Window,” will talk about her book and how she went about getting it published. A fun creative writing activity for ages 9-11 is also planned. Presented in partnership with Thurber House. 2:303:30 p.m. Free. Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Centre Dr., Worthington. 614-807-2626. worthingtonlibraries.org

bring about six creatures (animals, reptiles or birds). Children will be able to touch some of the animals at the end of the program. 7-8 p.m. Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

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2014 St., Downtown. 614-645-7995. hotribscooljazz.org FREE! The Main Event, The Main Event is a free summer movies series complete with food trucks and programming for kids and families. 7-11 p.m. Free. Capital University, 1 College and Main, Bexley. 614-559-4200. gobexley.com/main FREE! Midsummer’s Night Discovery Hike, Join us on a fun hike in the dark as we put on deer ears, become a firefly, hunt like an owl and move quietly like a field mouse. Ages 7 and older. 9 p.m. Blues Creek Preserve, 9627 Fontanelle Road, 740524-8600. FREE! Movie Night at Columbus Commons: The Lego Movie, Downtown at dusk is the place to be this summer. Bring a blanket or chair and take in a free movie under the starry skies. 8:15-11 p.m. Free. Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., Downtown. 614-545-4725. columbuscommons.org

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FREE! Nocturnal Noises Tram Ride, Listen for and learn about animals on a tram tour of the park. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Sharon Woods Metro Park, 6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville. 614891-0700. metroparks.net

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FREE! Great Geek Out: Star Wars, Everyone’s nerdy for something. Come let your geek flag fly as we celebrate fandoms of all sorts in a geek-tastic nerdsplosion! 2-4 p.m. for ages 9-11, 4-5 p.m. for teens. Delaware County District Library Powell Branch, 460 S. Liberty St., Delaware. 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

SATURDAY 19 1st Annual Youth Lemonade Day, Please register online. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Street corners throughout Franklin County, 614806-5683. youthlemonadeday. com

Imagine the Boom! Thursday, July 3 — It wouldn’t be summer in Cbus without Red, White & Boom! The fun starts at 12 noon in downtown Columbus and continues through the biggest fireworks show in Ohio that night. For more information, go to redwhiteandboom.org FREE! Campfire, Enjoy roasting s’mores over the campfire. Bring seating and other foods to roast. 8-9:30 p.m. Free. Glacier Ridge Metro Park, 9801 Hyland Croy Rd, 614-891-0700. metroparks. net FREE! Family Fun Fest, Fun activities for the whole family: food, music, face painting, bouncy house, fire truck demo, Bookmobile, raffles, giveaways, Columbus Kids Learning Check Ups, show car from Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and free kid’s haircuts. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Hilltop YMCA, 2879

Valleyview Dr. , West Side. 614543-9000. ymcacolumbus.org FREE! Firefly Frenzy, Catch and release these fascinating insects on a half-mile hike. 9-10 p.m. Free. Highbanks Metro Parks, 9466 Columbus Pike, Powell. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Horse-Powered Grain Threshing, See how horses power machinery that separates grain from straw. Crop and weather permitting. 1-3 p.m. Free. Slate Run Living Historical Farm, 1375 State Route 674 N., Canal Winchester. 614-891-

0700. metroparks.net Jazz & Rib Fest, The 35th annual Jazz & Rib Fest will offer a diverse lineup of artists guaranteed to satisfy the cravings of any jazz connoisseur, while barbecue pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken and more. Free admission. North Bank Park, 311 W. Long St., Downtown. 614-645-7995. hotribscooljazz.org FREE! Library @ the Park, Families will meet at the Blues Creek Preserve of Preservation Parks and enjoy a nature


FREE! STEAM Punks: Under the Bridge, Making a toothpick and marshmallow bridge and more are planned during this program of STEAM. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) preschool and early literacy activities. 10 a.m.- noon Free. Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Centre Dr., Worthington. 614-807-2626. worthingtonlibraries.org

FREE! Bison, Take a 1-mile hike to see North America’s largest land mammal. 1-2 p.m. Free. Battelle Darby Metro Park Nature Center, 1415 Darby Creek Drive, 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Fantastic Fish, Learn about freshwater fish and try to catch (and release) some. 1-3 p.m. Free. Scioto Audubon

FREE! Dig It!, Who knows what ancient treasures you’ll unearth as an archaeologist? Ages 9-11 will learn more about the fascinating field of archaeology and join us on a dig for artifacts. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Centre Dr., Worthington. 614-807-2626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! Zak Morgan, Grammy nominee Zak Morgan’s unique brand of children’s music delivers songs and poems with wit and charm that inspire and tickle the funny bones of children and adults alike. 6:307:30 p.m. Free. Delaware County District Library Powell Branch, 460 S. Liberty St., 740-3623861. delawarelibary.org FREE! Summer Gathering Tournament, Do you have what it takes to be the best teen gamer in Delaware? Play PS3, PS4, 360, Xbox 1, and Wii games to win prizes. 4-5 p.m. Delaware County Main District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740362-3861. delwarelibrary.org

TUESDAY 22 FREE! Paper Airplane Challenge, Ages 6 to 8 will get to challenge themselves to create

FREE! Turtles Among the Leaves, Learn about box turtles, which make their homes on the forest floor. Ages 8 and younger. A second session takes place at 1 p.m. 10-11 a.m. Free. Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd., Westerville. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

WEDNESDAY 23 FREE! Destination Read: Around the World, Drop in with your kids and learn how to pick the right book, read together, practice writing and more. For ages 6-8. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Worthington Libraries Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington. 614-807-2626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! FountainSide: Nature & Native Ohio, This Columbus Recreation and Parks series offers water play and fountain fun at the interactive Scioto Mile Fountain. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Bicentennial Park , 233 Civic Center Dr., Downtown. 614645-7995. sciotomile.com FREE! Grandparents, Parents and Kids: Flint, Fire and Fun, Start a fire using flint and steel, throw an atlatl, play a stick game and carve soap. We’ll cook bannock bread over an open fire. 10-11 a.m. Free. Glacier Ridge Metro Park, 9801 Hyland Croy Rd, 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Magnets, Ages 9 to 11 will discover the science behind magnets and learn how to make magnetic silly putty. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County Library - Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth St., 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

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FREE! DCDL Food Lab, Ages 6 to 8 will check out some cool food experiments and make homemade ice cream. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

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FREE! Up Close with Critters, Learn the difference between cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals, meet a few animals and touch furs and skulls. 2-4 p.m. Free. Slate Run Metro Park, 1375 State Route 674 N., Canal Winchester. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

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FREE! Riddle Me These, Please!, Pick up a list of riddles at the farmhouse that will have you thinking your way around the farm. The Sunday, July 27 session runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Slate Run Living Historical Farm, 1375 State Route 674 N., Canal Winchester. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

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FREE! Preschoolers: Creek Explorers, Take a half-mile walk to Big Darby Creek and search for creek critters. 10-11 a.m. Free. Prairie Oaks Metro Parks, 3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

Jazz & Rib Fest, The 35th annual Jazz & Rib Fest will offer a diverse lineup of artists guaranteed to satisfy the cravings of any jazz connoisseur, while barbecue pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken and more. Free admission. North Bank Park, 311 W. Long St., Downtown. 614-645-7995. hotribscooljazz.org

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FREE! Make a Difference in Your Neighborhood, Learn about teamwork and the environment while cleaning and preserving Winchester Meadows Park and Playground. Ages 7 and older will discover what it takes to maintain the park’s natural beauty and recreational equipment. 9 a.m.-12 noon. Free. Winchester Meadows Park, 7200 Oliver Winchester Dr., Canal Winchester. 614-645-7953. columbusrecparks.com

FREE! Insects on the Prairie, Catch some insects to examine them closely, and then release them. Nets and containers will be provided. All ages. 7 p.m. Blues Creek Preserve, 9627 Fontanelle Road, 740-524-8600.

the most amazing, stupendous, fastest, coolest-looking paper airplanes of their dreams. They’ll enjoy learning about aeronautics in a fun, interactive way. 2-3 p.m. Free. Delaware County District Library Powell Branch, 460 S. Liberty St., Powell. 740-3623861. delawarelibrary.org

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FREE! Lightning Bug Hike, Catch and investigate lightning bugs on a 2-mile walk. 9-10 p.m. Free. Three Creek Metro Park, 3860 Bixby Rd., Groveport. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

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2014 FREE! Nature for Kids: Fawn Fun, Learn about baby deer through a story, games and making a craft. Ages 3-10. A second session takes place at 1 p.m. 10-11 a.m. Free. Slate Run Metro Park, 1375 State Route 674 N., Canal Winchester. 614-8910700. metroparks.net Ohio State Fair Opening, From fireworks and fair food to livestock and live music, the Ohio State Fair will have something for everyone. $10, $8 seniors and ages 5-12, free for ages 4 or younger. Runs through Aug. 3. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., North Side. 614-644-3247. ohiostatefair.com FREE! The Science of Art with Jeffrey Stemen, Ages 9 to 11 will meet one of the designers behind several exhibitions at COSI and learn some of the science behind everyday pieces of art. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Turtles Among the Leaves, Learn about box turtles, which make their homes on the forest floor. Ages 8 and younger. A second session takes place at 1 p.m. 10-11 a.m. Free. Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd., Westerville. 614-8910700. metroparks.net

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FREE! 3D Video Game Workshop with Game U, This one-hour workshop will give teens a behind the scenes look at how 3D games are constructed. 3-4 p.m. Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware. 740362-3861. delawarelibrary.org FREE! Attack on the Fort, An epic pompom battle is on the horizon; construct your strongest fort and design your sturdiest catapult! For ages 6-8. 2:303:30 p.m. Free. Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Centre Dr., Worthington. 614-807-2626. worthingtonlibraries.org

PARENTS CLUBS AND SUPPORT GROUPS Send updated information to contact@columbusparent.com. Please do not enter it in our online calendar. Gahanna Moms Network A support group for stay-at-home moms residing in the 43230 zip code and/or the Gahanna school district. Email gahannamoms@yahoo.com for more information. Grove City Moms, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road, Hilliard. 614-875-5859. Mocha Moms of Greater Columbus, Ohio A national support group for mothers of color who have chosen not to work full-time or have chosen alternative career paths. Meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month (September-May) Monthly topics, professional speakers, childcare for toddlers and infants available, but children are welcome to stay with their mothers. Visit mochamomsofcolumbus.org for current calendar. $40 annual membership must be purchased through the national web site (mochamoms. org/memsub.html and select the Columbus, OH chapter). Mom2Mom For moms-to-be and moms with infants through school-aged children to come, make new friends and be encouraged as they walk down the road of motherhood together. Meets every fourth Monday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. (childcare provided) at Madison Christian Church, 3565 Bixby Rd., Groveport. Contact 614491-3232.

for stay-at-home moms and their children. Playgroups, field trips and monthly moms’ nights out. Meetings are 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month (locations vary). For membership information visit clintonvillemomsclub.yolasite. com or contact momsclubof clintonville@gmail.com

stay-at-home moms and moms working part time and their children. We offer playgroups, field trips, mom’s nights out and much more. A general business meeting with a speaker on a topic of relevance is held the first Monday of each month. Email momsclubhilliardnorthwest@ yahoo.com

MOMS Club of Delaware A fun, social support group for stay-at-home moms and their children with playgroups, field trips and monthly moms’ nights out. Meets at 10 a.m. the first Monday of every month. For membership information, email momsclubofdelaware@hotmail. com

MOMS Club of Lewis Center SE, For stay-at-home moms (or moms who work part time) who live south of Orange Road in Lewis Center. Weekly activities for moms and their children, or just for moms! Activities include playgroups, MOMs Night Out, book club, service projects and charity fund raisers. Email moms_club_ membership@yahoo.com

MOMS Club of Dublin Central Support group for stay-athome moms. We plan weekly playgroups and activities, and a monthly moms’ night out. Meets at 9:45 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Vineyard Church, 5400 Avery Rd. Contact momsclubdublin_central@ yahoo.com MOMS Club of Dublin, Southeast Chapter, MOMS Club of Dublin, Southeast Chapter is for stayat-home moms to socialize with their peers. Dublin City Division of Recreation Services and Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Rd, Dublin. 614-410-4550. momsclubofdublinse.webs.com MOMS Club of DublinWest Offers a variety of activities each month. Meetings, mom and tot activities, play groups, parties and a moms’ night out. For more information email momsclubofdublinwest@gmail.com

Mommies of Miracles A growing international, peer-driven support group of mothers who have children of any age with complex medical issues, rare or undiagnosed conditions and/ or developmental disabilities. Facebook page offers numerous links for parents of children with exceptional needs. Search “Mommies of Miracles” on Facebook and choose the first result.

MOMS Club of Gahanna Support group for stay-at-home moms. Also serves Blacklick and parts of New Albany. Contact Shannon at 614-759-5097 or MOMSClubofGahanna@gmail.com.

MOMS Club of Bexley A nonprofit support group for at-home mothers. Join us for monthly meetings, playgroups, park days, field trips, service projects, and MOMS Nights Out. Like us on Facebook and get more information at bexleymoms.wordpress.com

MOMS Club of Hilliard Northeast, A social and support group for stay-at-home and part-time working moms and their children. Playgroups, field trips and moms’ nights out. If interested in joining this group, please email Shyla Riker at shyla_04@hotmail.com

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MOMS Club of Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Pataskala and Etna, A place for moms and their children to make new friends, join a play group, enjoy a MOMS Night Out, and discover new activities and playgrounds. Monthly social meeting on the third Wednesday of each month, locations vary. Email momclubpn@ yahoo.com. Find us on Meetup. MOMS Club of Powell Northeast, One of three MOMS clubs serving Powell. Support group for stay at home moms and moms who work part time looking to connect with other moms. Various activities for moms and kids. For more information visit sites.google.com/ site/momsclubpowellne MOMS Club of Powell Upper Northwest, A group of stay-athome and working moms. Activities include playgroups, Moms Night Out, scrapbooking club, book club and more. Contact Amy at Amyailabouni@gmail.com for more information.  MOMS Club of Sunbury, A social and support group for stay-at-home moms and their children. Meets for business the last Thursday of each month at Sunbury United Methodist Church. Monthly activities include play dates, local outings, cooking club, book club and moms’ night out. Contact MOMS Club of Sunbury at sunburymomsclub@yahoo.com, or call 740-936-7810 for more information.

MOMS Club of Worthington, Support group for stay-at-home moms who want company during the daytime; activities include speakers, parties, playgroups and child-run service projects. Meets third Monday of the month at Worthington Presbyterian Church. Email join@ worthingtonmoms.org for more information. moms2moms, Gain encouragement and explore how to become better equipped to face the challenges of motherhood. We meet the second Thursday of each month, September through May (except December) from 7-9:15 p.m. at Northwest Bible Church, 6639 Scioto Darby Road, Hilliard. For more information, email nwb.moms2moms@ gmail.com MOPS Pickerington, Fellowship and support group open to all moms with young children; 9 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month; Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road, Pickerington; 614-837-3732 MOPS and Moppets support groups, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Moppets (children newborn through kindergarten) the first and third Tuesdays of the month. 9-11 a.m. Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, 3500 Mill Run Drive, 614-451-3736, ualc.org/mops Mothers of Multiples East Columbus, Support and social group for mothers of multiples. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1200 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg. Visit ECMom.org for membership information. Mount Carmel Moms2B, Moms2B is a community program working to empower women in high risk neighborhoods throughout Columbus by helping them deliver healthy babies in an effort to reduce racial disparities and infant mortality. Beginning this year, Mount Carmel’s Welcome Home Program will serve any of the women in the Moms2B program, providing a nurse who will make a free home visit after their baby is born. These visits usually hap-

pen within 14 days of discharge and will happen as quickly as possible if the mother is having breast feeding issues or other concerns. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mount Carmel Specialists, 793 W State St, 614-234-0444. “My” Food-Allergy Support Group, A group for parents of children dealing with life-threatening food allergies. We offer monthly meetings, occasional non-food family activities and a private email group for additional support, sharing of concerns, successes, coping strategies, resources and tools. Email Dena Friedel at dena@foodallergyaids. com. Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement (POEM, Inc.), We are moms who have survived prenatal or postpartum depression (PPD) so we understand like no one else can. POEM is the Ohio Coordinator of Postpartum Support International (PSI), the leading authority on perinatal mental health. For more information call 614-315-8989 or poemonline.org. Radiant Life Moms-Dublin, Fellowship support group for moms with newborns through sixth grade. Meets 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Radiant Life Church. Third Thursday is moms’ night out. For more information call Lindsay at 614-571-2995. Westerville Moms Group, Support group for stay-at-home moms. We have play groups, craft days and a monthly moms’ night out. Contact westervillemomsgroup@yahoo.com for more information. Young Moms Support Group, Every fourth Thursday of each month, 6-8 p.m., at 575 Diley Road (Pickerington Christian Church). This interactive support group focuses on providing practical and emotional support for young and expecting moms (up to age 20). Moms are encouraged to bring their children (ages 5 and younger). Refreshments are provided. Contact Parents Addressing Teen Challenges (P.A.T.CH) at pkpatch@sbclgobal. net or 614-900-5858 to register or for additional information.


FREE! Preschoolers: Tram to the Pine Forest, Ride the tram to Thoreau Lake and explore the deep pine forest. 10-11 a.m. Free. Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Gahanna. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

Downtown Drive-In: Jaws, In partnership with the Gateway Film Center, North Market will project films on a 30-foot tall screen in the parking lot. Guests will be able to tune into movies through their FM car stereo or at one of the designated speaker sections. 9 p.m. $5, $18 vehicle. North Market, 59 Spruce St.,

FREE! Teen Lock-In, Teens will get to see what happens at the Ostrander branch after the library is closed. Have snacks, tell scary stories and make cool stuff. 4-5 p.m. Delaware County Library - Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth St., 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

SATURDAY 26 FREE! Beginner Bird Hike, Enjoy a short hike and search for birds 1-3 p.m. Free. Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 400 W. Whittier St., Brewery District. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Drop-In Discovery: Under the Sea, Take the plunge and join us for ocean-themed early literacy activities. 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Free. Worthington Libraries Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd., Dublin. 614-8072626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! Drying Days at the Herb Center, Proper harvesting, cleaning and drying techniques will be taught. Participants will

FREE! Tram Tour, Pick up the tram in any parking lot for a onehour tour of the park. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Gahanna. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! A Walk in Their Shoes, Walk to the Adena Mound and learn how native cultures lives and survived. 10-11 a.m. Free. Highbanks Metro Parks, 9466 Columbus Pike, Powell. 614891-0700. metroparks.net

SUNDAY 27 FREE! Beginner Bird Hike, Enjoy a short hike and search for birds 1-3 p.m. Free. Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 400 W. Whittier St., Brewery District. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Family Creekin’, Hike one mile to Big Darby Creek and wade in the creek to search for critters. 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Prairie Oaks Metro Park, 2009 Amity Road, 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Hardworking Honeybees, Join a backyard beekeeper to learn the basics about these beneficial insects: their life cycle, who’s who in the hive and how they survive the seasons. Meet at the Gateway Trailhead. 3 p.m.

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FREE! Story Teller: The Art of the Story Book exhibition opens, through Oct. 11. 10 a.m.6 p.m. Tue-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. The Works, 55 S. First St., 740-349-9277. attheworks.org

Serbian Festival, This festival features wood-fire-roasted lamb, sarma, chevaps, homemade bread, salata, strudel, pastries and a full bar. Entertainment includes LIRA Orkestra and Kolo dancing. $4, free for children ages 11 and younger. St Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church, 1840 N Cassady Ave, North Side. 614-218-0603.

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FREE! Ohio Rocks, National Lime and Stone Company will present Ohio Rocks: A Fun Look at Geology for ages 6 to 8. 2-3 p.m. Delaware County Library Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth St., 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

FREE! Rhythm on the River: Balsam Range and The Boxcars, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department welcomes a variety of performing artists to Bicentennial Park for the Rhythm on the River series. 6:30-10 p.m. Free. Bicentennial Park , 233 Civic Center Dr., Downtown. 614-645-7995. sciotomile.com

NAMI Parent-Caregiver Classes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. North Park Church of Christ-Christian, 4938 Westerville Rd, 614-5016264.

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FREE! Zak Morgan, Grammy nominee Zak Morgan’s performs children’s music. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Delaware County Library Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth St., 740-362-3861. delawarelibrary.org

FREE! Preschoolers: Creek Adventures, Wade in the creek and discover what critters live there. A second session takes place at 1 p.m. 11 a.m.- noon Free. Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, 1775 Darby Creek Drive, 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

FREE! Fish Printing and Creeking, Bring a plain white T-shirt to paint using fish prints. Have fun creeking while your painted shirts are drying. 2-3 p.m. Free. Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park Nature Center, 1415 Darby Creek Drive, 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

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FREE! Madcap Puppets, Enter the world of Mark Twain. His life and most entertaining stories are brought to life with giant puppets and audience participation. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be in the Lakeside Pavilion. 7-8 p.m. Free. Homestead Park , 4675 Cosgray Rd., Hilliard. 614-6523922. wtwp.com

FREE! Myth Busters, At this program, ages 9 to 11 will tackle a few urban legends, Mythbusters style. Come ready for some experiments, messes and yes, an explosion or two. 2-3 p.m. for ages 9-11. 4-5 p.m. for teens. Free. Delaware County District Library Powell Branch, 460 S. Liberty St., Powell. 740-3623861. delawarelibrary.org

get to harvest and prepare herbs. Tea and spice blending will also be offered the same day. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill St., Gahanna. 614-342-4380. ohioherbcenter.org

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FREE! Just 4 Kids: Tram to the Pine Forest, Ride the tram to Thoreau Lake and explore the deep pine forest. 1-2 p.m. Free. Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Gahanna. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

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Bringing Home Baby: Preparing Your Dog for Your New Arrival, Are you pregnant? Already have a four-legged baby? Now is the time to prepare your pet for the arrival of your newest pack member. 5:30-7:15 p.m. $25, $20 OAC members. Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 SciotoDarby Executive Ct., Hilliard. 614-226-3068. ohioanimalcompanion.org/upcomingworkshops/

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FREE! River Exploration, Wade in the Olentangy River and see what critters live there. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Highbanks Metro Parks, 9466 Columbus Pike, Powell. 614891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Tram Tour, Pick up the tram in any parking lot for a onehour tour of the park. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Gahanna. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

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FREE! Music in the Gardens: High Street Stompers, This New Orleans-style Dixieland jazz band plays music for all ages and is sure to keep your toes tapping and fingers snapping. 3-5 p.m. Free. Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd., Westerville. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

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FREE! Nature Kids: Pond Study, Find out what lives in Ashton Pond, from microscopic crea-

tures to giant snapping turtles. A second session takes place at 1 p.m. 10-11 a.m. Free. Blacklick Woods Metro Park, 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

TUESDAY 29 FREE! Erica Carlson’s Balloon Mystery Magic Show, All the balloons have disappeared, and your help is needed to find them. This fast-paced comedymagic show features Sedgewick the hedgehog. 7-8 p.m. Free. Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Centre Dr., Worthington. 614-807-2626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! Just for Kids: Bug Bonanza, Catch grasshoppers, spiders, butterflies and other bugs. 1-2 p.m. Free. Prairie Oaks Metro Parks, 3225 Plain CityGeorgesville Road, 614-8910700. metroparks.net FREE! Kids: Energy Fun, Discover the power of the sun and wind. Make solar prints to take home. 10-11 a.m. Free. Glacier Ridge Metro Park, 9801 Hyland Croy Rd, 614-891-0700. metroparks.net FREE! Stem Dwellers, Discover the arthropods that make their homes on or in plant stems. Ages 8 and younger. A second session takes place at 1 p.m. 10-11 a.m. Free. Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd., Westerville. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

WEDNESDAY 30 FREE! Destination Read: Camping, Drop in with your kids and learn how to pick the right book, read together, practice writing and more. For ages 6-8. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Worthington Libraries Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington. 614-807-2626. worthingtonlibraries.org FREE! FountainSide: Creepy Crawly Crafts, This Columbus Recreation and Parks series offers water play and fountain fun at the interactive Scioto Mile Fountain. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Bicentennial Park , 233 Civic Center Dr., Downtown. 614645-7995. sciotomile.com FREE! Stem Dwellers, Discover the arthropods that make their homes on or in plant stems. Ages 8 and younger. A second session takes place at 1 p.m. 10-11 a.m. Free. Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd., Westerville. 614-891-0700. metroparks.net

THURSDAY 31 Columbus Public Health Farmers’ Markets, More than 20 area farmers will offer locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhood residents and participants of the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program and the Ohio Direction Card. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Columbus Public Health Department, 240 Parsons Ave., Downtown. 614-645-7417. publichealth.columbus.gov

ongoing events Amazing Butterflies, Families explore this interactive experience to learn about the surprising challenges that butterflies face every day. Free with admission. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., East Side. 614-715-8000. fpconservatory.org

E. Broad St., Downtown. 614-221-6801. columbusmuseum.org Local Color, through July 12. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. The Works, 55 S. First St., 614-563-5340. attheworks.org/ explore/art-galleries.aspx

The Franklin County Fair, July 12-19; “Farm, Family, Food and Fun” is the theme for this year’s Franklin County Fair. There will be all your fair favorites plus a number of new events. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. $6 day, free for kids age 2 and younger. Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia St., Hilliard. 614-876-7235. fcfair.org

Ohio State Fair, July 23-Aug. 3; from fireworks and fair food to livestock and live music, the Ohio State Fair will have something for everyone. $10, $8 seniors and ages 5-12, free for ages 4 or younger. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., North Side. 614-644-3247. ohiostatefair.com Story Teller: The Art of the Story Book, July 25-Oct. 11; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. The Works, 55 S. First St., 740-3499277. attheworks.org

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