The Parent Pulse

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Schoolhouse Rock Live at Shadowbox Live through June 26

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As a parent, it's hard to find the time to get away for a happy hour drink. But what if you could combine a regular weekday task with a nice glass of vino? Weiland's Market now offers the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine or beer while you shop - they even outfitted their shopping carts with cup holders! Clintonville residents approved on-premise consumption for the grocery store in November, and shoppers can now choose from two reds and whites or a rotating selection of beers on tap. Weiland's is located at 3600 Indianola Ave. in Clintonville and online at

Do you have fond memories of learning about the basics of everything from government to grammar through Schoolhouse Rock! videos on Saturday mornings? Introduce your kiddos to the nostalgic fun with Schoolhouse Rock Live, running through June 26 at Shadowbox Live. The lively musical celebrates the Emmy-winning '70s cartoon series, and it's lots of fun for all ages (including parents who still remember every word to every song). Learn more at

Is your family adapting to a gluten-free diet, whether for medical reasons or for preference? A new series of cooking classes launching in May at the Commissary seeks to help home cooks move beyond worrying about everything they can't eat and instead become familiar with all the ingredients they can use to build a meal. Dr. Elena A. Christofides of Endocrinology Associates will teach the hands-on Gluten-Free Cooking Classes, which will tackle menus and meal planning with a focus on healthful, tasty meals designed with the busy family in mind. Themes will rotate from small bites to entrees to desserts. Sign up at