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Columbus Parent
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August 21

Family Music Together Pajama Party

Make music together at a family pajama party. The event begins at 6:30 p.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.

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August 20

Coshocton Canal Festival

Celebrate the rich canal history of the area at this fun festival. Enjoy craftspeople, live entertainment and vendors throughout the weekend and a Grade Parade at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The festival is in downtown Coshocton on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.; Friday from 6:30-9 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

August 22

The 5th Annual Panerathon 5K benefiting Children's Hunger Alliance

The Panerathon is a 5K race that benefits the Children's Hunger Alliance. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Participants will receive a T-shirt and race bag filled with gifts and goodies from Panera Bread. The event begins at the Panera Bread Bakery Cafe, 3278 Tremont Rd. at 10 a.m. For more information, visit

Baby Bargain Boutique

Buy good, usable maternity clothes, children's clothes, toys and furniture for children ages 5 and younger. The sale is from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.

Kids Camps at Outside the Lines Creative Studio

Unlock your creative side and paint something for your favorite picture frame. All kids' camps include bisque, paints, supplies, firing, instruction, snacks, and drinks. Each session is $25 per student. The session is from 2-4p.m. at Outside the Lines Creative Studio, 5236 Cemetery Rd., Hilliard. Call (614) 527-7752 for more details.

August 27

The Wiggles Go Bananas!

The Wiggles-the fast-dancing, fun-loving foursome from Australia-take their show on the road! The Wiggles' live performance promises to bring all of the excitement and joy of their television show right before your eyes. The Wiggles will be performing to benefit Easter Seals of Central Ohio. The performance is August 27 at 3 and 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre. To order tickets and for more information, visit

August 29

The 2009 WAG! Festival

The 2009 WAG! Festival will be held Saturday, August 29 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