Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
March 6-14

Alice in Wonderland by BalletMet

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole with storytelling actors into a delightfully nonsensical world. Whether you're big or small, you'll relish the madness in Wonderland. Showtimes are March 6 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., March 7 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., March 13 at 8 p.m., March 8 at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and March 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $25. For more information visit

March 6

Perkins Observatory Stargazing

You still have an opportunity to view the winter sky. The program will vary depending on sky conditions and begins at 8 p.m. Order tickets prior to the day of the event because event-day door sales are usually not available. Tickets start at $5 and can be ordered by calling (740) 363-1257. Visit for more information.

March 7

Art Therapy Class

Kya's Krusade, in partnership with Columbus Recreation and Parks, offers art therapy classes for children with physical disabilities and one sibling per student, ages 4-18. Classes are taught by a licensed art therapist by age group. Registration forms and additional information are available at, or you can call (614) 750-2198. This free program is held at Schiller Park Recreation Center, 1069 Jaeger St., from 10-11 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Maple Sugar Festival at Stratford Ecological Center

Bring the whole family out to the farm for a morning of food and fun. We're serving whole-wheat pancakes, sausage, and our own fresh maple syrup. Take a wagon ride to the sugar shack, collect sap, tap a tree, visit the animals, or stop by the greenhouse. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children age 2-12. For more information visit or contact Christa at (740) 363-2548.

March 9

Mom & Me Paint Pottery

This month we will feature an Easter-themed story and craft in addition to showing you how to turn fingerprints and footprints into Easter keepsakes. The class is at Marcy's Clayground, 9842 Brewster Ln., Powell at 10 a.m. The cost is $7 plus the project cost. For more information call (614) 932-3000.

May 16

Race for the Cure in Columbus

The Komen Columbus Race for the Cure is a 5K run, a 5K walk, and a 1 mile Family Fun Run to benefit breast cancer research, treatment, education and screening. The race is on Saturday, May 16 at 8 a.m. and starts at the corner of Broad and Front Streets. To register for the race, go to