Events for the weekend of August 16-17.
Saturday, August 16
Third Annual Family Fun Festival & Expo
This free festival is from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Kohl's in Pickerington, 175 Postage Dr. For more information, call 614-296-3722.
13th Annual Columbus - Worthington Art Fair
Worthington Square will be transformed into a first-class outdoor showcase complete with 150 artists. Admission is free to this weekend event located at Worthington Square, south of I-270 at Route 23 and W. Wilson Bridge Rd. The art fair is from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on August 16 and 17.
The Crew vs. FC Dallas
Enjoy the thrill of Major League Soccer at Crew Stadium as the home team takes on FC Dallas at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, go to www.thecrew.com; tickets start at $14.
Dig it for the House Volleyball Tournament to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities
Register your co-ed team for competitive or fun play at Flannagan's Pub, 6835 Caine Rd. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and play begins at 9 a.m. Cost per team is $80 with pre-registration, or $100 at the door; all money goes to the Ronald McDonald house. Register at www.digitforthehouse.info.
Kid's Fun Day by Grater's Ice Cream
Grater's Ice Cream hosts a free fun day for kids. There will be blow up bouncy toys, games, prizes and factory tours. Fun day is from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. at 2555 Bethel Rd. For more information, call 614-442-7622.
New Life Dance Academy
A Christian dance studio in Gahanna offering classes for students ages 3-adult in ballet, jazz, lyrical and tap is having an open house and registration from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Come get more information about the 2008-2009 season. For more information, call 614-475-8500 or visit enewlifedance.com.
Teddy Bear Safari at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Any child bringing a teddy bear to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium this day will receive a special discount as well as an opportunity to take their bear to Nationwide Children's Hospital clinic for check-ups and band-aids. Special bear programs and characters will round out the day's activities. Teddy Bear Safari is from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; visit columbuszoo.com for more information.
Thurber House Evenings with Authors: Celia Rivenbark
Thurber House presents Celia Rivenbark, award-winning newspaper columnist and freelance journalist. She will read from her fourth collection of laugh-out-loud essays. Evenings begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave. Tickets are $15-$20; call 614-464-1032 for ticket information.