On the Fly Weekend
Enjoy kite flying from atop the Wilds' Visitor Center hilltop while also learning about wildlife that takes to the air! Free. $5 for kite-making kit. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 16 and 17 at the Wilds. (740) 638-5030. www.thewilds.org.
Friday, May 8
Mother & Son Having Fun
Start your Mother's Day weekend off with this Mother & Son festival. This event will be themed around a farmstead where you and your son, ages 5-8, will create arts and crafts, enjoy numerous activities, trivia and of course, the farmers feast. Please pre-register for this activity by calling (614) 901-6500. This event will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. in Westerville. The event costs $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
TGIF: Super Smash Brothers Tourney
This after-hours tourney will feature Nintendo Wii and Super Smash Brothers Melee. Participants must sign in by 6:30 p.m. This free event, for ages 12-18, is at the Old Worthington Library, 820 High St. at 10:30 a.m. For more information call (614) 807-2626.
Saturday, May 9
Anime Teen Screen
Join us for an anime film provided by www.operationanime.com. After answering a few survey questions, your positive reviews mean the film could be added to the library's collection. This free event is at 3 p.m. at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd. For more information call (614) 807-2626.
Wildflower Walks for Children and Adults
Stratford was declared a State Nature Preserve because of the spectacular wildflower display in the forest: acres of wild hyacinth, trillium, and a multitude of others. Walks are $5 per person from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-3 p.m. at Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware. For more information visit www.StratfordEcologicalCenter.org.
Saturday, May 30
In conjuction with the Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Happy Meal Toys, premiering at McDonald's May 22, the central Ohio Co-Op for McDonald's Restaurants is raising money for the Ohio Historical Society (OHS).
On Saturday, May 30, 50 cents from the sale of every Happy Meal sold in central Ohio will be donated to OHS.
"McDonald's is excited to support the work of the Ohio Historical Society throughout central Ohio," said Jeff Newman, local owner/operator and president of McDonald's central Ohio marketing cooperative. "It's such a worthy organization. They not only take care of Ohio's history but bring it alive for all of us. We know that our customers will come out to support them."
In addition, McDonald's will be sponsoring a Night at the Museum event at the Ohio Historical Center on Saturday, June 20 from 7 11 p.m. Tickets will be $12 for adults and $9 for youth with member discounts available. In the spirit of the movie, visitors will be able to experience the Center as they've never experienced it before. For more information, visit www.ohiohistory.org or call (614) 297-2300.