September 13 - 10 a.m - 11 p.m.
September 14 - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Via Colori, the street painting festival, is an upscale signature special event which raises funds for non-profit organizations throughout the United States. This very special annual event gathers more than 100 artists in each of more than a half-dozen cities. Each artist's large-scale masterpiece is sponsored by a business or individual and is created directly on the pavement of a closed-off city street. Parents can let their children express their inner artist at the Via Bambini area sponsered by Columbus Parent Magazine.
Via Colori is at Goodale Park, Short North Columbus, OH. For more information, visit
September 12, 13, 14
The BEST of Fall Home Show
The fourth annual BEST of Fall Home Show, presented by Teeters Windows & Remodeling, features more than 300 exhibitors, events and attractions. Also, OSU mascot Brutus Buckeye will be on hand at the show on Kids Day, Sunday, September 14, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Guests can look for him at The Dispatch Booth.
Tickets are free at all Columbus-area Kroger locations, or $5 at the door. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free. Hours are Friday from noon - 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds), 717 E. 17th Ave.
Saturday, September 13
United Way of Union County Game Day 5K Run & Walk
Support your community and register to walk or run. All proceeds will support the United Way of Union County. Every participant who finishes the Game Day Run or Walk will be entered in a raffle to win a pair of OSU football tickets. Stick around for a complementary post-race breakfast catered by Der Dutchman. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers in the 5K.
Registration at 8 a.m., race at 9 a.m.
Glacier Ridge Metro Park
9801 Hyland Croy Rd.
Plain City, OH 43064
Pre register at www.unitedwayofunioncounty.org
The Power to Live-
A Men's Health and Welness event
It's an unfortunate fact that minority communities continue to face obstacles in the pursuit of health and wellness, but we can still achieve success! Join us to learn more about choices and changes you can make to live a healthy life. This is a free event but registration is required. For more information and to register online, visit www.jamesline.com/go/DEP or call 614-293-7020. The event is at Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH from 8 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Nintendo DS Days
Grades 4-6 can bring their Nintendo DS and favorite games (Gameboys and PSPs are welcome) for some portable fun. This free event starts at 3 p.m. at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd. For more information, call 614-807-2626.