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Families matter in Columbus. Here's a collection of Central Ohio events, places to visit and freebies to help make your family time easier, more fun, and more rewarding. And, when you hear of family-friendly happenings, share it with the other parents on the board. The 2009 Columbus Beggar's Night is Thursday, October 29. Other central Ohio communities may differ.
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Breastfeeding Help in Central Ohio
Breastfeeding is a great opportunity to bond with your baby while giving them their first foods. Studies have shown that breastfeeding gives babies the best start off in life. How parents nourish their child in those first months is a very personal decision and must be something that works with their family dynamic. For mothers who chose to breastfeed, it can be difficult road without encouragement and support.

Fall Parenting Classes in Columbus
Going back to school isn't just for the kids, parents can get involved too! Fall is a great time to get some new ideas and techniques for family management. Check out what Columbus has to offer.

Sing, Dance, Play - Events for Families in September
The start of school doesn't mean the end of fun. September in Columbus is always a great month to enjoy both outdoor and indoor events geared toward families with kids of all ages. Sing, Dance and Play Columbus!

Super Cool Events in April for Kids
Each month, I comb through organization's calendars, sort through press releases and keep my ear to the ground for interesting events for Columbusites. I have to say that this month has some awesome events that I have to put on my calendar. The events this month range in price, venue and focus and there is something for every kid. The trick?...

Free April Events in Columbus
Celebrate Spring with these great, FREE events. Earth Day Celebrations, kids hat day and more await this month.

Beat Cabin Fever in Columbus for $10 or less
The long gray Ohio winters can drive people crazy. I've gathered a few events and activities that will get residents out of the house for 10 bucks or less.

12 Must Do Events This Year
Columbus plays host to a variety of experiences this and every year. Choosing one from each month was hard, but this round up show the diverse opportunities for fun, entertainment and more in our great city.

Great Places to Find Santa in Columbus
Kids know they can find Santa in two places this time of year - at the North Pole and at the mall. Sometimes, the mall is just not a great place to get to know the big guy. If you're angling for something big - peace on Earth, a puppy or a new whiz bang, you may need to hit Santa outside the normal environments. Check out my list of places Santa...

8 Free September Events in Columbus for Families
The start of school doesn't mean the end of fun. And after spending all that dough on school supplies, families could use some good ol' fashioned, free fun. Check out this month's picks for must-do events!

Free Back to School Supplies in Central Ohio
School supplies aren't cheap and the costs keep rising. Central Ohio families who need a little extra help are getting it with back-to-school rallies and free supply drives. Check our listing of events.

Westerville School Calendar
The 12th largest school district in Ohio - Westerville City Schools complete school calendar including early release and grade card distribution dates.

Columbus Commons Review
A full review of Columbus Commons.

School's Out! June Event + Activities for Kids
School's out, but no need to worry about what to do. It's Columbus and there is plenty of things on tap this month including festivals, Disney's Brave event at Easton, Scioto Mile programs and more.

Fun Events and Activities for Mother's Day
Stumped on what to do for the most important woman in your life? I've got a good list of Mother's Day activities and events that should help you out. A note of caution, don't wait until the last minute or you'll find yourself scrapping together a gift from the nearby gas station.

Central Ohio Splashparks
Columbus may be land-locked, but that doesn't mean water isn't plentiful. When Columbus families look to cool off they head to local splashparks that are long on fun and short on cost. Check out our full listing!

Columbus Area Waterparks
When temperatures get hot the city goes on the hunt for a little relief and that means heading to any one of the four of waterparks in the Columbus Ohio area. Check out our list!

Kid and Family Events for April
As Spring begins, family and kid activities take flight. Here's a good collection of pay and free activities for kids and families around Columbus this month.

Free February Kid and Family Events in Columbus
Don't let cabin fever get your family in a funk. These events and activities are free, fun and all in February!

Northland Community Fourth of July Parade
This is the 49th year for the only parade held in the city of Columbus on the 4th of July. The Northland Community Parade is the largest civically organized parade in the state of Ohio. This year the council expects over 100 participants and the parade Grand Marshal is Frederick C. Peerenboom. The parade is followed by the Columbus Square...

Columbus and Central Ohio Fourth of July Fireworks Times
In Central Ohio, we celebrate the Fourth of July for days on end. Kicking off July 1st with Red, White and Boom - the Midwest's Largest Fireworks Display - and filling in the weekend with local festivals, family-friendly events, free concerts and local fireworks display for the cities that make up Central Ohio. This jam-packed weekend can only...

July 4th: Columbus Ohio Area Community Events
There are so many activities and events scheduled for the Fourth of July! Free concerts of every genre of music, including the Central Ohio Symphony, Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Smokey Robinson. Nostalgia reigns at Ohio Historical Village with pie eating contests in the recreated 19th Century Village. Don't forget all of the parades...

July 4th: Red, White and Boom Schedule and Times
Red, White and Boom is the largest fireworks display in the Midwest. What people don't know is leading up to the Fourth of July festivities are events for the entire community. Food, games, live music, annual parade, taste of Boom, WNCI

Barnett Recreation Center Sprayground Playground - Free Summer Fun!
Free and open to the public, Barnett Recreation Center's Sprayground Playground features brightly colored dumping buckets, spinning and spraying water toys and plenty of room to play on the non-slip surface.

Central Ohio Summer Festivals
Summer festivals are a Columbus, Ohio staple. Here we celebrate diverse cultures - Hispanic, African American, Serbian, Asian, etc.; diverse music - Jazz, blues, alternative; and diverse foods - ribs, strawberries, tomatoes and anything that can be put on a stick or fried.

The Mall at Tuttle Crossing Kids Play Area - Space Themed
This free, indoor, space-themed playplace at Tuttle Mall in Columbus Ohio is perfect for children under 42 inches tall. Kids will love climbing on and through planets, sliding down a comet's tail and sitting in a U.S. space shuttle. Free Wi-Fi for parents and coffee shop nearby.

CAPA Summer Movie Series
The full 2012 CAPA Summer Movie Series featuring movies of every genre: chick flick Bridget Jones' Diary, classic Saturday Morning cartoons, sci-fi action film The Matrix and classic films The Sound of Music, Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Free Kids Activities in May
Free things to do in Columbus Ohio with kids.

May Calendar of Events
A listing for May events in Columbus Ohio.

Columbus Symphony Picnic with the Pops
The 2011 Picnic with the Pops schedule with the Columbus Symphony.

Ohio State Fair Concerts
Ohio State Fair concert information for 2011 season.

African-American Heritage Festival
African American Heritage Festival details and events.

Columbus Area Easter Activities
A complete listing of Easter Egg hunts and activities for Central Ohio.

April Events and Activities
Things to do in April in Columbus Ohio.

Columbus Ohio Earth Day Activities and Events
Earth Day activities for Central Ohio, including Columbus Ohio.

Columbus Museum of Art - Kid Activities
Kid hands-on activities at the Columbus Museum of Art.

March 2011 Event Calendar
A listing of March events and activities in Columbus Ohio.

Halloween Events in Columbus Ohio
Looking for Halloween events in Columbus? Start here -- You'll find haunted ships, costume parties for people and pets, harvest festivals, history -- even a haunted 5K run!

Ohio State Fair Education Opportunities
The Ohio State Fair is not just fried foods and rides, there are a variety educational opportunities that are fun and engaging for all members of the family.

American Idol Winner Sparks and Hannah Montana Star Musso at New Albany Classic
The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix and Family Day is a day-long family event hosted by Abigail Wexner at the Wexner. It features carnival rides, kid activities and one of the nation's premier horse competitions. And 100 percent of the proceeds go to charity.

Horses at the New Albany Classic Grand Prix and Family Day
Horses from the New Albany Classic Grand Prix and Family Day.

10 Free Things to Do This Fall
Looking for free things to do this fall in Columbus? Of course you are! We central Ohioans are a practical bunch, and we know that free fun is always a good thing. Here are 10 free things to do -- if you know of more, please add them at the bottom link.

Columbus Museums that Are Worth Your Time
Columbus has Museums to fit every taste. Naturally there are art museums -- the Wexner is internationally known for its contemporary shows -- but we have some surprises, too. There are military museums and history and kids museums and the number one science museum in the nation!

Phoenix Theatre – Live Theater for Children
The Phoenix Theatre – Columbus’ award-winning live theater for children has been entertaining families and classrooms since 1993. Here's the 2009-2010 season line-up.

Fireworks schedule, parade listings, community events and more!
Columbus Ohio and the surrounding Central Ohio area is an exciting place to be for the Fourth of July holiday! Red, White and Boom is the Midwest's largest fireworks display. Each year it gets bigger and better. Parades, music concerts, festivals and other community events is what makes Columbus, Ohio a star location for the holiday. Find out...

Columbus Zoo Photographs
The graceful and the weird, the awkward and the adorable: Animals portraits from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Central Ohio.

Parks in Columbus Ohio
Columbus is a green city in more ways than one. We have plenty of public green spaces -- Metro Parks, community parks and nearby state parks. They're filled with trails, ponds, activities, and oodles of wildlife. You set the pace and choose the actvities, so a day at one of these Columbus parks is as relaxed or envigorating as you want it to be. To make the experience even better -- mos…

More Things to Do with Kids in Columbus Ohio
Fun Things to Do with Kids in Columbus Ohio

Bexley Academic Calendar
Bexley City Schools are some of the highest ranked schools in the state. Located in the city within the city of Columbus Bexley Schools have a student teacher ratio of 16:1 with the average graduation rate of 99.5 percent.

Resale Row -- 7 Thrift Stores in Columbus
"Resale Row" on west 5th Ave. has some of the best thrift stores in Columbus. There's furniture, wedding dresses and lots of brand name clothes for women, men and kids.. And, the stuff is in great shape! So if you're looking to save money (and who isn't?), take a stroll down Resale Row.

COSI COOL - Events and Exhibits to Visit in August
The Center Of Science and Industry (COSI) is one cool place, but many families don't know what all the center has to offer, check out some fo the regular and featured events for the popular family destination.

Labor and Delivery Class in Central Ohio
Congratulations! You're getting ready to have a baby! This is an exciting and maybe a little scary time for your family as you get ready to welcome a new little person into your world. Taking a childbirth class can help prepare a new mother with the rigors of labor and delivery. Check out what the city has to offer:<

2014 Events with an African American Focus
Jazz, Rhythm and Blues and more are on tap for many 2014 events with an African American focus. Check out the diversity of the city!

Family Friendly March Events
Every spring Columbus families look for ways to get out into the city. This March there are awesome events for everyone including cooking classes for kids, butterfly tending and awesome theater shows!

5 Family Things to Do in April
Things for families to do in Columbus in April. Don't let spring break get you stumped. Make your staycation in Columbus grand!

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