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Family Camp Weekends at the Wilds!

Enjoy the Wilds' "living laboratory" during these fun, active and adventurous overnight safari camps. Dates are June 19-21; July 3-5; July 17-19; July 31-August 2; August 14-16. Visit to learn more, or call (740) 638-5030.

June 4

The Columbus Arts Festival

Consistently ranked as one of the country's best arts festivals, the 2009 Festival, located in downtown's Discovery District, will feature fine art and crafts from approximately 230 nationally-acclaimed juried artists, along with continuous live entertainment, gourmet food and hands-on art activities for all ages. Dates are June 5 and 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and June 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 224-2606, or visit the Greater Columbus Arts Council's website at

June 6

Explore Big Walnut Creek

We'll use nets, buckets, and scoops to uncover macro invertebrates and other critters in our creeks. The exploration will be at Three Creeks Park at 2 p.m. For more information call Jill Snyder at (614) 409-9914.

Griggs Reservoir Clean-up

Help make Griggs better for everyone with this morning litter clean up at 9 a.m. Presented by Columbus Department of Public Utilities and the Scioto Boat Club. For more information, call (614) 645-1748.

Tour De Cure

The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether participants ride 10 miles or 100 miles, they'll travel a route with rest stops, food to fuel the journey and fans to cheer them on! Saturday, June 6, Westerville Central High School. Register now at

June 7

26th Annual DAC Sundays at Scioto Summer Concert Series

Enjoy the sounds of a fun family tradition. Pack a picnic and bring the family to this free event and listen to the New Orleans funk of the New Basics Brass Band. The concerts are at Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr. in Dublin from 7-8:30 p.m.

Passport to Fishing

Learn about fish habitats, knots, casting and fishing tips during the Division of Wildlife's Passport to Fishing program. Complete all the stages to receive a fishing pole. This program is for ages 7-12 at Three Creeks Park from 13 p.m. Call (614) 409-9914 with questions, or visit