Chihuly, Huckleberry House, Halloween activities and more.

Chihuly Family Sunday
Experience the wonder of Dale Chihuly's wild and wavy glass sculptures as you explore Chihuly Illuminated at the Columbus Museum of Art. Make your own Chihuly-inspired sculpture in Derby Court and a colorful bowl in Nationwide Studio, then take a respite to enjoy the lilting harmonies of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Special guests from Glass Axis Art Studio and Gallery will provide live demonstrations. For more information, please visit www.columbusmuseum.org. Admission is free.

Chihuly Illuminated explores the groundbreaking artwork of Dale Chihuly. This exhibition focuses on the element of light intrinsic to Dale Chihuly's art and includes works never before seen in Columbus. Chihuly Illuminated offers a feast of bold color, dramatic forms and extraordinary composition.


Huckleberry House supports kids and families
Huckleberry House was founded in 1970 to provide a safe place for runaway youth in Columbus. Today the organization offers counseling to families and youth in grades K-12, as well as a 24-hour crisis shelter and transitional living for teens.

Huckleberry House understands the difficulties kids and families experience. Young people may struggle with issues at school that cause problems at home. Sometimes home situations, such as divorce or financial struggles, are causing problems at school. Huckleberry House is there to help. The programs are all geared toward helping teens and their families solve the problems that can push them into crisis.

Huck House is hosting a family fun day to show support to Columbus families and encourage fun. Rock The House: Huckleberry House Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday, October 11, from 1-4 p.m. at Dublin Scioto Park located at 7377 Riverside Dr. There will be children's activities, live music from Funky Blue, food and drink for $5 per person.
For more information on Huckleberry House, call (614) 294-8097, or visit www.huck-house.org.


Pin up a pumpkin to help scare away cancerThis 18th annual Halloween promotion kicks off October 1 to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.

During the month-long Halloween promotion, thousands of restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores and other retail locations nationwide will encourage consumers to make a $1 donation to St. Jude to support its groundbreaking research and lifesaving care for kids battling catastrophic childhood diseases. In return for the contribution, donors write their names on pumpkin-themed pinups, which the establishments display throughout the month of October.

New after-school children's theatre classes expanding
Mouth of the Wolf Productions, Inc. has added a new Marysville location to the fall sessions of after-school children's theatre classes. Theatre classes will be the first of many offerings for the Houston House in Marysville. The Houston House is a beautiful historic house, providing a variety of activities to the community. Starting with children's acting classes, the Houston House soon will be filled with art classes, music and dance. Parents are now able to register their children for fall acting classes at the Houston House, through Mouth of the Wolf Productions, Inc. To register, go to mouthofthewolfproductions.com.


Magician Stephen Knight will wow crowds with Halloween production Magic of the Night
Magic of the Night is illusionist Stephen Knight's annual Halloween magic show featuring illusions, lights, music and special effects. An original production filled with chills and thrills for the whole family, Magic of the Night is inspired by the traveling midnight ghost shows of the 1930s-1960s.

Beginning in 2006, audiences in Columbus have marveled at the wonders happening live on stage right before their eyes. The show evolves each year with new magical sequences, updated special effects, and other surprises. This year, the show graduates from the Columbus Performing Arts Center to the Lincoln Theatre, a significantly larger venue.

Magic of the Night contains no blood or gore - it's just good, clean, haunted Halloween fun for the entire family. Performances will be held on the evenings of October 16 and 17. Standard ticket prices will be $16, $22 and $28, plus fees. Columbus tickets are available through the following venues: Online at Ticketmaster.com or CAPA.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000, or at the CAPA ticket office at 39 E. State St. For more information, visit magicofthenight.com.