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October 9 - 11

Columbus School for Girls Jubilee!

Money raised as a result of Jubilee goes exclusively toward scholarships. Approximately 25 percent of students benefit from this fund in the form of financial aid. Enjoy the Gala and Silent auction on Friday, October 9 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $300 per couple. At the gala you can meet Richard Cowdrey, the illustrator of the book, Bad Dog, Marley, by John Grogan. You also can shop the Marketplace, Friday - Sunday, October 9-11, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. for just $5. Some of the shopping boutiques featured are John Grogam, Cheryl Bardoe, and Asma Mobin-Uddin. Also, the Phoenix Children's Theatre will present The Paper Bag on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11 at noon and 2 p.m. performances each day. Tickets are $25. The festivities will take place at Columbus School for Girls, 56 S. Columbia Ave. For more information and tickets go to

More events

October 1 -- 4

The Wizard of Oz

Based on one of the most popular movies of all time, this is the story that started it all. It begins when a little Kansas farm girl, Dorothy Gale, and her dog Toto are blown away in a tornado and land in a fairyland named Oz. Here, she meets a very unusual cast of characters -- the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion, and together they go on a quest to see the Wizard of Oz, each of them seeking from Oz what they want most in life. Join Dorothy as she confronts the Wizard and even stands up to the Wicked Witch of the West in this wonderful adventure filled with all the songs you know and love. October 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., October 3 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and October 4 at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $11 and are available by calling (614) 224-6672. The play will be held at the Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. For more information visit

October 3

Harvest Fair at Stratford Ecological Center

Stratford's biggest event of the year is one you won't want to miss. At this family-centered event, the farm is transformed into a playground and celebration of the season. Kids of all ages can climb on a tractor, make apple cider, ride on a horse-drawn wagon, make crafts, and more. The Harvest fair is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 2-12 from 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m. at the Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware. For more information visit

Saturday Story Stomp

Enjoy stories, songs and dancing for ages 2-5, from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. Call (614) 481-3778 for more information.

October 4

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes

With your help, research is moving from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside, translating scientific advances into longer and healthier lives for those with diabetes. The 2-mile walk is at The Ohio State University stadium, in the south stands. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information or to register, visit

StepOut: Walk to Fight Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association supports your whole family with diabetes information, advocacy and research. There are a total of 23.6 million Americans living with diabetes today and three new cases are diagnosed every minute. StepOut is a family-friendly walk with inside and outside walking routes. Entertainment will include music by Radio One, Matt the Balloon Guy, face-painting, volunteer cheerleaders, a children's craft area, and more. Don't miss the Healthy Living Expo where you can have your blood glucose and blood pressure checked. Meet with the endocrinologists from the Diabetes & Endocrinology Center of Ohio, have your feet checked and learn more about diabetes supplies and medicines. COSI and Genoa Park, registration is at 7:45 a.m. inside COSI, walk begins at 9 a.m. Parking: $2.50. Visit for more information.

Taste of Grandview

Enjoy a day of sampling some of the best from area restaurants from 2 to 7 p.m. at McKinley Field Park, 1661 Goodale Blvd. Admission and parking for the event is free. Sample tastes will be available from participants at family friendly prices. For more information visit

October 15

DIFFA's Dining by Design

A feast for the eyes, body and heart, featuring the most dynamic and innovative dining environments ever created! Join honorary chair Mrs. Ann Wolfe as Dining by Design Columbus returns in a brilliant blast of cuisine, creativity and spectacle. The event features design luminaries and culinary giants in a feast for the eyes and palate. Franklin County Veteran's Memorial, 300 W. Broad St. Cocktails by Design: tickets $75

Friday, October 15, 7 -- 10 p.m.