Summer reading programs are a great incentive to keep kids reading during the Summer months. Students who read over the summer break tend to avoid the "Summer Slide", or Summer learning loss. Students should be reading at least 10-20 minutes each day, and adults should be reading to non-readers for … [Read more...] about Over 15 Free Summer Reading Programs
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Festival Latino switches to a virtual format for 2020. CAPA will host a week-long, Latin-American online experience called ¡Viva Festival Latino. Each day August 3-9, check out the Festival Latino website or Facebook page for a series of online cultural events and activities. Scroll below … [Read more...] about ¡Viva Festival Latino Columbus goes virtual for 2020; plus Latin Cuisine
The Ohio History Center is having their first at-home Historian in Training program geared toward kids ages 3-6. They'll send the at-home Historian in Training kit to your home full of activities to celebrate that galaxy far, far away. A historian is curious and never stops learning. A historian … [Read more...] about At -home Historian in Training with Ohio History Center
Make a date with some friends to have a drink and get creative - virtually with Columbus Museum of Art. Join the Creative Happy Hour with CMA via Zoom on Thursday, June 18, 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. Creative Happy Hour with CMA is a virtual meet up to create and connect from home. Invite a friend, and … [Read more...] about Creative Happy Hour with CMA: DIY Postcard Art
Wexner Center for the Arts, located on campus at Ohio State, is a multidisciplinary research laboratory for the arts with programming featuring performing arts, exhibitions, and media arts. Once they reopen, the Wex is a great place to get lost inside for a few hours by yourself, with friends, or … [Read more...] about Explore virtual offerings at Wexner Center for the Arts
Half Price Books is hosting a virtual “Feed Your Brain” Summer Reading Program to encourage kids of all ages to keep up with reading during these summer months. Virtual Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program Kids 14 and under should print off a Feed Your Brain Reading Log from the … [Read more...] about “Feed Your Brain” Virtual Summer Reading Program with Half Price Books
The annual Westerville Music & Arts Festival presented by the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce showcases beautiful art from July 11-12, 2020. This year, the festival is being held virtually featuring fine arts and crafts sellers from around the country, carryout food trucks and … [Read more...] about Virtual Westerville Music & Arts Festival
Short North Gallery Hop is a monthly tradition that spans 30 years. celebrating art, local shops, and good food. On the first Saturday of each month, thousands of people head to the Short North Arts District for new gallery exhibitions, street performers, special events, food, and drinks … [Read more...] about Virtual Short North Gallery Hop
Memorial Weekend is often celebrated as the first long weekend of the Summer, when weather has finally warmed up. Don't forget to take time to remember those who gave their lives for our country this Memorial Day. There are Memorial Day events and ceremonies around Columbus to honor our … [Read more...] about Memorial Day events around Columbus
Dolly Parton has done so much for literacy and fostering the love of reading for children and their families by creating Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. The organization gives each registered child one free, age-appropriate book per month from birth until they start school, and have given away … [Read more...] about Goodnight with Dolly: Story time with Dolly Parton
Polar Bears International is bringing the polar bears and the Arctic to you with special webcast series, “Chill out with Polar Bears,”. This will unique learning opportunity will give students and adults the chance to find broaden their horizons to the Arctic from their own … [Read more...] about Chill Out With Polar Bears webcast, live chats, and more!
Per recommendations of health organizations and world leaders, social distancing is important in these next few weeks. As a result, all events and activities have been cancelled, and attractions have been closed in Ohio. While it's uncertain times, we can prevail....and in the meantime, you can feel … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Virtual Events Calendar with lots of concerts
Facebook Small Business Grants Program is now accepting applications to award cash grants and ad credits to qualifying small business in and around Columbus and Franklin County. Up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in more than 30 countries will be able to receive the grant totaling $100M. … [Read more...] about Facebook Small Business Grants for Columbus businesses
Anyone else missing the Columbus Zoo lately? Springtime is such an amazing time to visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, so its a huge loss to our community while its temporarily closed. While you can't visit the animals in person, you can check out the many Columbus Zoo Virtual programs to get your … [Read more...] about Columbus Zoo Virtual Adventures, Columbus Zoo School, and more!
Your kids are home with you for at least another month. You can do this! Make a (loose) schedule, do schoolwork, get outside, play board games, make crafts and art, cook together.... and when you run out of ideas or need a break, go virtual with live streams for kids! Instead of letting your kids … [Read more...] about Updated! Virtual tours, on demand videos and live streams for kids