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Become a member of the Wilds!

With a Family Membership, you and your family can enjoy free Safari Transport tours for one year while knowing you are supporting the important conservation work taking place at the Wilds. Wilds members receive a discount on a Columbus Zoo & Aquarium membership, plus many other benefits. Visit to learn more, or call 740-638-5030 x2285.

July 10

Summer Concert Series: Grace Adele & Her Grand Band

Enjoy an eclectic mix of Americana, country, rock, pop and Tin Pan Alley style balladry. This free event is at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd., at 7 p.m. For more information, call (614) 807-2626.

July 11

Celebration of the Sun

In honor of the International Year of Astronomy, Perkins Observatory will host a series of programs in honor of our favorite star, the sun. This event is at the Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike in Delaware, at 4 p.m. on July 11, 18 and 25. Series passes are available in advance and are $15 for adults and $10 for children and seniors. Individual program tickets may be purchased in advance for $6 for adults or $4 for children and seniors, or for $2 more per ticket at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (740) 363-1257.

Kid's Nature Club

Once each month a group of 15 children will discover their place amongst the forest and fields of Stratford. For children ages 8 and up. $40 a year. Contact April at (740) 363-248 for more information. Stratford Ecological Center is located at 3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware.

Let's Pretend Storytime

Using household items, we'll transform the meeting room into a campground where little campers can fish, hike and tell stories around a campfire. This free event is at 10:30 a.m. for ages 25 at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd. For more information, call (614) 807-2626.

TGIF: Super Smash Brothers Tourney

This after-hours tourney will feature Nintendo Wii and Super Smash Brothers Melee. For ages 12-18. This free event is at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., at 2 p.m. Call (614) 807-2626 for more information.

July 12

Family Adventures

Share ideas, exchange in conversation, and laugh a lot during this docent-facilitated experience. Your family team will play games, embark on a scavenger hunt, or find a work of art that reminds the family of a fun group experience. Family adventures are a great way to share quality time together. Registration requested. This free event is at the Columbus Museum of Art, 280 E. Broad St., from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call (614) 629-5947.

Dublin Arts Council Sundays at Scioto Summer Concert Series

Enjoy the sounds of a fun family tradition. Pack a picnic and bring the family to this free event and listen to the Creole, Cajun and Zydeco sound of Arnett Howard. This concert is at Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr., from 7-8:30 p.m.