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The Columbus Landmarks Foundation recently launched a new weekly walking tour called CityWalks Columbus. The foundation offered several beloved tours already (cheers to the tavern tours!), but the new CityWalk tour is two-thumbs-up for kids, too. The 90-minute walks start at Broad and High streets at 10 a.m. every Saturday through October. The tour includes an educational and historical look at downtown Columbus's architectural style, its history as a Native American trail and its famous - and infamous - folklore. Tell the kiddos to pay attention! There's a trivia contest at the end and the winner gets a prize. Get your tickets in advance online or call 614-221-0227. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

Two other events this month are also like the Pixar movies of Columbus events - fun for kids *and* parents. Literary-leaning teens will enjoy the "Art of the Leviathan," a gallery show at Wild Goose Creative of work inspired by Moby Dick. The exhibit includes the screening of a film adaption of the novel on June 23 and a marathon reading of the whole whale of a book the weekend of Aug. 29. Or hit up Urban Scrawl 9 at 400 West Rich Aug. 29-30. This annual indie arts fest will feature an interactive area for children to make a paper art project and a photo booth where kids and parents can dress up like famous artists. Dali! Frida! Van Gogh! Renoir! Say, "Fromage."

Got T-shirts you don't want to throw out, but don't have the sewing skills to turn them into a quilt? Then check out Keepsake Theme Quilts, a nonprofit business run by Deaf Initiatives. This Bexley organization hires and trains deaf employees, providing them with a work environment where American Sign Language is the norm. They stitch your tees into quilts, and prices start at just $79. You can reach them at tshirtquilts.com.

And, finally, round out your August with some good fall karma. Make a donation to the central Ohio organization Ohio Paper Folders' GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign. Called Children's Hospital Origami, the project would use the $53,000 raised to provide origami books and paper to all 192 children's hospitals in the U.S. Donate here.