The Franklin Park Conservatory has come up with an evening that I consider near genius: They have paired a fun grown-up night with a great class for kids.

Several evenings this spring, the Conservatory will host its popular event, Cocktails at the Conservatory. The evening event is a casual evening in the Conservatory's beautiful space featuring grown-up drinks and snacks.

Elsewhere in the building, kids are invited to attend a cooking class. So everyone is at the same place, having fun; but moms and dads have some adult time.

I like it. And you can bet that Columbus Parent Magazine will be sending its Worth the Price of Sitter team to check it out for you!

Admission to Cocktails at the Conservatory is $11 per person and in return each guest is given $10 worth of beverage or hors d'oeuvres tokens. The event takes place every Thursday from 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

For more details about the coinciding cooking classes, visit http://www.fpconservatory.org/programsfoodedu.htm.