Lots of free activities this weekend in Columbus! The weather will be cool and hopefully drier!
The largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer EVER is in downtown Columbus this weekend. Head down to support runners and survivors Saturday morning at 8:45 a.m.. If you’d like to take to the streets yourself, it’s just $35 to register.
This one’s for new parents! The Bexley Library presents Sign2Me Certified instructor Jennifer Savage. She’s talking about the benefits of using sign language with your little one and you’ll leave knowing 20 common signs! You can learn to communicate with your baby before they’re even talking. The class is free from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday morning and is recommended for expectant parents and babies, birth to 18 months.
Ditch the takeout for homegrown goodness at the Glass Rooster Cannery’s fifth-year-anniversary/ open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. This weekend’s event will feature crafts and vendors, plus the menu is a dreamy list of mouth-watering comfort food including ‘Grandma’s Cinnamon Rolls,’ pulled pork, chicken, and spaetzle soup. Heirloom and organically grown vegetable plants will be up for sale as well. The event is free, but all proceeds collected are in memorial of Sy’O Quinn, and will help to build a shelter house at Harlem Bicentennial Park.
If you’re an early riser with an ear for songbirds, this is the perfect way to start your Saturday. Meet at the Nature Center at 8 a.m. to start the two-mile journey through trails to search for songbirds. The program is free and open to all ages so take the whole family for a hike in the woods and escape the fast-paced week. Walks are rain or shine but if lightning makes an appearance, there is an indoor display where you can watch for birds from a safe haven.
Sundays are for lazy strolls through art exhibits. This Sunday support local students from the Columbus College of Art and Design by lazily strolling through ‘Eternalize.’ It’s a collection of current student and alumni work. Whether you’re an artist or an admirer, it’s a great way to wrap up a weekend. The exhibit is at the 934 Gallery and free to the public.
Prepare yourself for an art display not like many you’ve seen before. ROY G BIV Gallery is hosting work from two artists. Plunkett’s work is centered on finding beauty in grocery bags and Church’s mixed-media collages work to capture nostalgia from the 1960’s. The all-day Sunday display is free and open to the public.
Take a walk with a OhioHealth physician through the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Tuesday. You’ll learn about staying healthy and fit and how the animals at the local zoo do too! Tuesday’s HOOfit program will focus on ‘Steps to slow down aging.’ The walk comes free with a paid Zoo admission and parking. Each walk begins at the Activity Pavilion next to Conservation Lake at 9 a.m.. If you bring a friend who’s never HOOfit’d it before, you get a free water bottle with a fruit infuser. Plus if you RSVP online you get entered to win a FitBit Charge HR!
For the full list of free activities, click here.