Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
March 21

Pancakes for a Purpose

Come join us for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on behalf of Lucas Miller. Adults eat for $6 and children 4 and up eat for $4. The breakfast is from 9-11 a.m. at Marysville ELKS Lodge, 125 E. Fifth St.

March 20

Nintendo DS Days

Bring your Nintendo DS and other hand-held consoles for an hour of games, food and fun for grade 4-6. This free event is at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St. at 4:30 p.m. For more information call (614) 807-2626.

March 21

Half-Pint Hullabaloo - A Festival for Preschoolers

If keeping your little ones entertained while keeping your budget under control is a challenge, then round up the kids and bring them to the Half-Pint Hullabaloo. Parents and children ages 1-5 are invited to this annual award-winning event. Participate in exciting activities that cost little or nothing to create. Westerville Community Center, 9:30 a.m. noon. $3 per child at the door. Please call (614) 901-6500 for more information.

Teen Arts Corps

Get creative and earn community service credit. Transform the library in time for the summer reading program. We'll provide the supplies, you bring the vision. This free event is at 1 p.m. at the Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Centre Dr. Call (614) 807-2626 for more information.

March 25

Kodo Drummers of Japan

On their One Earth Tour, the Kodo Drummers of Japan have given over 2,600 widely-acclaimed performances in 42 countries, transcending the barriers of language and customs to remind us all of our membership in that larger community-the world. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Palace Theatre and tickets start at $20. Visit for more information.

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