Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Featured event:

August 19

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick off Breakfast

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive walk to help fight breast cancer and provide hope to people facing the disease. The event unites people of all ages with a common goal to fight breast cancer and save lives. Learn how to be a walk captain at the kick off breakfast and make the whole family part of this important cause. The breakfast begins at 8 a.m. at COSI, 333 W. Broad St.

More events:

August 14

Loli-Pops! Kids Concert Series

This concert series provides fun, frenetic music that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. Bring your blankets and your dancing shoes for a toe-tapping good time. This free show is at 10:30 a.m. at the Village Green Amphitheater, 47 Hall St., Powell. For more information, call (614) 396-3322.

Puppet Show Mystery Theatre

The whole family will love this whodunit puppet show. This free event is at 4 p.m. at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St. For more information, call (614) 807-2626.

August 15

Family Music Together Saturday Wake-Up

Wake up as a family with music. This free event begins at 9:30 a.m. at Broadway Bound Dance Centre, 6701 Bevelhymer Rd., New Albany. Please RSVP for this event, or get more information by calling (614) 327-1534.

Surprise Supplies Saturdays

Join us in this new "Drawing in the Galleries" program where visitors explore the basic elements of drawing needed to sketch from masterworks while developing observational skills and a deeper appreciation for the artistic. All skill levels are welcome. Reservations are requested at this free event by calling (614) 221-6801. The event is at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St. from noon 3 p.m.

August 29

The 2009 WAG! Festival

The 2009 WAG! Festival will be held from 11 a.m. 5 p.m. at Prairie Oaks Metro Park in Hilliard. Bring your BFF (best furry friend) and join us! Admission is free.

As the largest one-day dog festival in central Ohio, this year's WAG! Fest will offer everything from educational advice to live entertainment. It's a free, fun and convenient way for dog enthusiasts to learn all about the products and services needed for their canine companions, while enjoying the open air of one of central Ohio's newest Metro Parks. The Darby Bend Lakes Area of Prairie Oaks Metro Park is located at 2755 Amity Rd. in Hilliard. For more information, visit