Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Featured event:

Skate for Hope

Skate for Hope utilizes figure skating, a sport that epitomizes women's strength, to bring attention, resources and education to the fight against breast cancer. Each year, over 100 figure skaters from the central Ohio area come together to celebrate life, cancer survivors and the hope of a future free from breast cancer. Olympic, world and national champions join in to present a spectacular show, honoring those who have been touched by this disease. Skate for Hope will take place on Saturday, June 20, at 5 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. Visit for more information.

June 20

Alum Creek Clean-up and Canoe Float

Float down Alum Creek in your own canoe or kayak and help clean litter from the creek. Located at St. Mary of the Springs, 2320 Airport Dr. starting at 9 a.m. For more information and to RSVP, contact Kim Williams at, call (614) 409-0511, or visit

Picnic with the Pops

The perfect way to open Columbus' premier outdoor music series with Christopher Cross. The singer-songwriter whose smoothly sophisticated ballads virtually defined 1980s adult contemporary radio will have you singing along to his greatest hits. The "picnic" begins at 8:15 p.m. at Chemical Abstracts Service, 2540 Olentangy River Rd. For more information visit

Sing a Story

Come join our in-house musician Brian Griffin as he entertains with stories and songs, accompanied by his guitar. This program will entertain all ages for free at 11 a.m. at Miller Park Library, 1901 N.W. Arlington Ave.

June 21

Summer Solstice Paddle

To promote four seasons paddling, we invite everyone to join us for a warm paddle and cool drinks at Hoover Reservoir this summer solstice and Father's Day from noon3 p.m. Bring your own boat. For more information call Outdoor Source at (614) 457-3620.