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This post was written in partnership with the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Slice of Columbus.

Slice of Columbus is Ohio’s Largest Pizza Event!

How does all you can eat pizza sound? Make plans to be at Columbus Commons on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM for Ohio’s largest pizza event!

Once you’re beyond the entrance of Columbus Commons, all pizza samples are unlimited! Plus enjoy live music by The Conspiracy Band and children’s activities like putt putt, face paining, bounce houses, crafts and more!

My kids and I attended this event last year and had a great time, despite the fact that it rained the whole time! We actually made fun memories running from tent to tent to try all of the pizza!

You can get a discount on tickets by purchasing them in advance! Discount Ticket Price is available until Midnight on Tuesday, September 11. Day of Ticket Price begins at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12 and can still be purchased online.

Ticket Info for Slice of Columbus:

  • Tickets include: entry, all pizza and entertainment.
  • Children aged 5 and under are admitted for FREE.
  • Adult Ticket: $15 Advance, $18 Day Of Event
  • Youth Ticket: (6 – 17 years) $8 Advance, $10 Day Of Event
  • Family Package: $40 Advance, $45 Day Of Event: Includes: Entry for 2 Adults and up to 3 youth (6 – 17 years). Includes 5 free Pepsi products in addition to all pizza and entertainment.
  • VIP tickets are available for private tent access, no pizza lines, complimentary Pepsi products (soft drinks and bottled water), complimentary Craft beer and wine (21+), comlimentary snacks and sides (salads, bread sticks, desserts, etc.), and free parking with ticket purchased prior to September 7.
  • Purchase tickets here.

This fun event hosted by the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital benefits The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Patient Champions for 2018 Development Board Events

The Development Board features Patient Champions each year as they hold several events to raise money for research to find cures and treat patients. The following information, provided by the Development Board, is about this year’s Patient Champions, Kaleb and Mia:

Kaleb (7) and Mia (8) both had their first seizure in January of 2013, within just three weeks of each other. Tests determined that Mia and Kaleb both had epilepsy. However, their neurologist in Florida wanted to do further testing since the anti-epileptic drugs were not working.

In August of 2013, the Diaz family had genetic testing done. In November 2013, they received their diagnosis; both Mia and Kaleb had Batten disease.

Batten disease is a progressive neurological disease. Currently, there is no cure. Patients with Batten’s experience cognitive impairment, loss of developmental milestones, epilepsy and sight impairments. Life expectancy for those with Batten disease is 8 to 12 years old. Researchers at Nationwide Children’s are working to slow down the regression of the disease and move closer toward finding a cure.

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A few months into treatment at Nationwide Children’s, her family noticed that the seizures were shorter in duration, not as intense and not as frequent.

It’s been a little over three years since Mia’s first infusion and she hasn’t had a seizure in over two years. She is still able to eat by mouth and retains her vision. Mia loves being her friends and going to the playground. She loves Chick Fil A, swimming, riding roller coasters and jet skiing.

With there being limited spots in the trial, Kaleb began treatment 19 months after Mia.

In the words of his mother, Barbara, “He is able to give those amazing cuddles that only he knows how to give. He is taking steps in his gait trainer and able to eat by mouth again. He is happy and getting stronger each day.” Kaleb loves music, being outdoors, swimming, Mickey Mouse and Nutella.

Every other week, Mia and Kaleb are admitted for infusions and stay overnight each time. They also come in for therapy and to see their specialists in neurology, pulmonology, GI and optometry.

“To our family, Nationwide Children’s means hope. It’s a place that has provided us optimism in a time when we thought all hope was gone. Because of Nationwide Children’s, we get to make more memories and we get to enjoy more time with our children. I can honestly say that Mia and Kaleb are still enjoying life and that they wouldn’t be here today without the enzyme replacement therapy – a treatment that wouldn’t be possible without research,” says Barbara, Mia and Kaleb’s mother.

More information about the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Click below to watch a video to learn more about the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/giving/ways-to-give/affinity-groups/development-board

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What Should We Do this Weekend? August 24-26, 2018

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Over 35 family-friendly events happening this weekend in Columbus, Ohio!

FRIDAY

9:00 AM – Gala U-Pick, Feel the Love! at Lynd Fruit Farm – kick off the fall harvest season with Gala apples at Lynd Fruit Farm! U-Pick is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend!

10:00 AM – Summer Book Sale at Upper Arlington Public Library – shop thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and more for $.25 to $2 each! The sale goes on through August 26th!

11:00 AM – Apple Picking – Gala Apples at Cherry Hawk Farm – Gala apples are ready for picking at Cherry Hawk Farm! August 24, 25 and 26!

11:00 AM – Food Truck Fridays Extended Edition at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio – check out the food trucks in front of the main entrance at Ronald McDonald House. 10% of all sales are donated to RMHC. This week’s trucks include The Angry Wiener, Mixing Bowl Asian Grill & Kona Ice Little Buckeye!

5:00 PM – $5 Friday Pony Rides & Free Petting Zoo at Horse -N- Round Fun – ride a horse for $5 and enjoy a free petting zoo!

5:00 PM – Grand Reopening at City Folks Farm Shop – meet the new owners of City Folk’s Farm Shop, sample local foods, play City Farm Bingo for prizes, meet community partners and more!

6:00 PM – St. Joan of Arc Festival – this three day festival begins on Thursday night and runs through Saturday night. There will be rides, games, food music and more! There is no admission fee to the festival.

6:00 PM – Creekside Live: Soul Kitch’n w/ The Andy Shaw Band – Creekside Live is a free, outdoor concert! This week will feature Soul Kitch’n with The Andy Shaw Band.

6:00 PM – 4th Friday in Uptown Westerville – Westerville’s 4th Friday is all about Dogs this month! There will be pet-focused vendors, a Fox Hunt scavenger hunt, pet photos, treats, and more fun activities!

Related: Playdate in Uptown Westerville

6:00 PM – 4th Fridays on the Lawn at Westerville Public Library – enjoy a family-friendly event on the front lawn of the library during 4th Friday in Uptown Westerville! This month’s activity is a Dog Wash! Bring your dog for a bath!

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – The Dublin Market at Bridge Park- shop local farmers, artisans, vendors and more while enjoying live entertainment! Read 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Dublin Market with Your Kids.

10:00 AM – Hulk Size School Supply Drive at Charity Newsies – Feld Entertainment is giving away one ticket voucher  to Marvel Universe Live! to the first 100 people who donate four of the requested school supply items! (See link for list.) Families can receive up to two vouchers in exchange for at least 8 items donated.

10:00 AM – Gala U-Pick at The Orchard and Company – pick apples at the farm from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday! Read about our visit to The Orchard and Co. in Plain City Apple Picking Adventures!

10:00 AM – Fire Safety Storytime at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – an Upper Arlington fire fighter and paramedic will read and talk about fire safety! Kids can also get up close to a fire engine and medic truck!

10:00 AM – HOOT 90: Aliens at Gateway Film Center – watch family-friendly short films, enjoy activities in the lobby and music by the Shazzbots! This month’s theme is Aliens!

10:00 AM – Mud & Madness at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – navigate a muddy obstacle course for the whole family! The course is 1.5 miles long and you’ll want to bring your own towels!

Related: Read about the kid-friendly Nature Center at Blacklick Woods Metro Park!

10:00 AM – Little Adventurers: Flying Science at Gallant Woods Park – kids can explore nature with hands on activities and arts and crafts! This is a free program for ages 0-5 accompanied by an adult!

10:30 AM – Our Village Special Event: Mini Striders Class with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – bring your own push toy to this “Mini Strides” workout! This is a free event with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington.

11:00 AM – Back 2 School Bash! at Briggs Road Baptist Church – enjoy back to school fun including free school supplies, corn hole, kick ball, food, snow cones, first responders, music and more! Supplies will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

12:00 PM – Metro Parks Climbing Festival at Scioto Audubon Metro Park – the two-day Climbing Festival includes climbing clinics, competitions, vendors, food vendors and more! The day ends with a showing of the movie The Goonies and there is the option to camp overnight!

12:00 PM – Urban Scrawl 12 at 400 West Rich – attend this festival to watch murals being created in the Franklinton Arts District! There will be food trucks and beverages, DJ’s and local artists!

12:00 PM – Story time with Cinderella! at Barnes and Noble Pickerington Ohio – enjoy a magical story time with Cinderella at Barnes and Noble in Pickerington.

12:00 PM – Summer Fest at Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets – celebrate summer at all Fresh Thyme Markets locations. There will be an outdoor market, live entertainment, food and sampling!

2:00 PM – Project SKD – The Amazing Learning Race at Columbus State Delaware Campus – this event is a scavenger hunt for the whole family that involves completing a service project together! The event is free but registration is required.

3:00 PM – Back to School Bash at Dublin Village Center – support Dublin Bridges with a Back to School Bash! There will be food, music, giveaways and more!

5:00 PM – Grandview Hop – enjoy live music, food trucks, local shopping, art, fun activities in more on Grandview Avenue!

6:00 PM – Blank & Brush Block Party III at Blank Slate Coffee – enjoy food trucks, live music, art vendors and more at the final Block Party of the summer!

7:00 PM – Summer’s End Campfire Adventure at Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park – make s’mores around the fire and play in the Natural Play Area. Meet at the Nature Center.

7:15 PM – Summer Movie Series at The Topiary Park – the final movie of the summer in Topiary Park is Arrival. The movie begins at dusk and the food truck Tortilla will be on site.

9:00 PM – Movie Series – The Goonies at Scioto Audubon Metro Park – watch the movie The Goonies as part of the Metro Parks Climbing Festival! Meet at the climbing wall.

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – National Dog Day at Rocky Fork Metro Park – take your dog for a 1.5 mile walk to celebrate National Dog Day! There will be training opportunities as well!

11:00 AM – German Village Makers Mart – this is a family-friendly and pet friendly event! Enjoy an outdoor artisan market featuring local artists, designers and growers!

2:00 PM – Monarch Butterfly Release Party at Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor – join Preservation Parks at Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor as live Monarch Butterflies are released into the wild! Learn about the lifecycle of monarchs! This is a free event!

2:00 PM – 2018 Bexley Local Author Festival! at Bexley Public Library – meet local authors, discover new books and get your books signed by the author!

Related: Two Fun Libraries for Columbus Kids featuring Bexley Public Library

4:00 PM – Birdshack – Live Jazz in the Park at Havenwood Park – enjoy a free jazz concert in the park including a food truck!


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What Should We Do This Weekend? August 10-12, 2018

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Over 35 family friendly events happening this weekend in Columbus, Ohio!

FRIDAY

9:00 AM – Touch a Truck at Franklin County Engineer’s Office – get up close with community vehicles and equipment!

10:00 AM – Commons for Kids at Columbus Commons – As always, free carousel rides and bounce houses will be on site along with other activities! This is the last one of the summer and it promises to be big!

10:00 AM – Farm Days at COSI – Farm Days at COSI offers the chance to get up close to tractors, learn where food comes from, milk a fiberglass cow and more! Farm Days are August 8-12, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

10:30 AM – KidX Summer Series at Polaris Fashion Place – enjoy free activities outside by the fountains at Polaris! This week’s theme is Time for Tumble and Roll! See more about KidX here.

11:00 AM – Graeter’s Hilliard Grand Opening – a new Graeter’s opens in Hilliard on Friday and there will be free single dip sugar cones from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on a first come, first serve basis!

11:00 AM – From Book to Film at Gateway Film Center – watch a movie based on a book for free with your library card! This week’s movie is How to Train Your Dragon and there are showings at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM every day! See this and more in:  35 Free Things to do with Your Kids this Summer in Columbus!

5:00 PM – 2018 St. Cecilia Festival at St. Cecilia Catholic Church – the festival takes place Friday 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM and Saturday 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM. There will be rides, food, live entertainment, children games and more!

6:00 PM – Family Game Night at Cheryl’s Cookies – this free family event includes games like ring toss, corn hole, Jenga and more plus food, snacks and drinks! Proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

7:00 PM – The Main Event in Bexley – this week the Main Event features activities and the movie Trolls!

7:00 PM – Summer Sizzle Concert in Grove City Town Center – enjoy a free concert from The Moonbats!

8:30 PM – Preschoolers: Not So Scary Night Hike at Rocky Fork Metro Park – take a walk through the park as the sun sets!

9:00 PM – Movie in the Park at Stradley Park – watch the movie Wonder in the park!

9:00 PM – Movie in the Park – Paddington 2 at Thompson Park – watch a movie in the park to celebrate UA’s Centennial! Movie begins at dusk.

SATURDAY

 8:00 AM – National Bowling Day at Ten Pin Alley – to celebrate National Bowling Day, Ten Pin Alley is offering a free game + shoes per person from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Up to 6 people per lane. There will also be a special breakfast menu! No reservations will be taken.

9:00 AM – Groveport KidsFest 2018 in Groveport Park – this free event includes a Touch-a-Truck, Cops N’ Kids and a back to school festival! Bring a non-perishable food donation for Groveport Madison Human Needs.
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10:00 AM – Saturday Morning Cartoons: Toys Edition at Gateway Film Center – watch classic cartoons on the big screen while eating a bowl of cereal! The theme is Toys!

10:00 AM – For Families: Ravine Rambling at Highbanks Nature Center – explore the ravine and look for wildlife!

10:00 AM – School Supply Giveaway & Community Day at Urban Oasis Community Events Center – this school supply giveaway includes free food and activities!

10:00 AM – Family Fun Day & Puppy Pool Party at Bentley’s Pet Stuff – enjoy good bags, face painting, carnival games, refreshments for pets and people, photo opps, door prizes and more! Fun for pups and families!

10:30 AM – August Grown-Up & Me Art: The Sea is Calling! at Art with Anna – make a sea-themed painting with your child! Ages 3 and up. $15/couple. $5 for an additional artist.

11:00 AM – PBJ & Jazz in Topiary Park – Enjoy a kid-friendly jazz concert in Topiary Park! Story time begins at 11:00 in the Main Library, the concert starts at 12:00 PM and there will be an art activity afterwards at 1:00 PM.

11:00 AM – Superhero Day at Easton Town Center – meet and greet your favorite super heroes, make your own mask and cape, enjoy live music, lightsaber demonstrations and more!

11:00 AM – Family Fun Day! at Vineyard Community Church – this is a free family event that includes face painting, water activities, bounce house, food and drinks and more!

4:00 PM – Summer in the 614 Festival – enjoy live music, family activities, games, food vendors and more! Music acts include The Shazzbots, Arch City Lights and John Schwab Part Band.

4:00 PM – 2018 St. Cecilia Festival at St. Cecilia Catholic Church – the festival takes place Friday 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM and Saturday 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM. There will be rides, food, live entertainment, children games and more!

6:00 PM – Flicks after Dark in Municipal Park – watch Little Giants in the park beginning at 9:00 PM! Before that there w ill be games, music, food trucks, animals and more!

7:00 PM – Summer Music Series at Franklin Park Conservatory – there are 3 concerts in this series, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday! This is a free concert that begins at 8:00 PM, but garden-inspired children’s activities will begin one hour before the concert!

8:30 PM – DDL Saturday Cinema-August in Downtown Lancaster – watch the movie Cars 3 in downtown Lancaster! Concessions will be available and there will be activities beginning 1 hour before the movie starts. This is a free event!

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – August Baby + Art: Buzzing Bumblebees at Art with Anna – make an art project with your baby or toddler! Prepare to get messy! Ages 6 months to 3 years old.

1:00 PM – Family Fun Day! at Young’s Jersey Dairy – Family Fun Day includes ice cream, mini golf, a driving range, crafts and more! Tickets available online.

1:30 PM – Cheap Skates at Chiller Ice Rinks – Sundays from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM admission is $5 for all and kids 4 and under are free! Skate rental is $3 for those over 4. All locations.

2:00 PM – The Right Stuff at Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse – watch the space movie The Right Stuff, get your photo taken at an astronaut photo booth, take in a gallery show of Small Steps Are Giant Leaps and help raise money to send Columbus’ own Astronaut Harrison to Kennedy Space Center!

3:00 PM – Back to School Kickoff at Mt Hermon Baptist Church – enjoy bouncy houses, free haircuts for boys, a community water balloon fight, school supplies and more!

3:30 PM – August Family Paint Class: Sunset + Palms at Art with Anna – create a painting with your family! Perfect for ages 6 and up. $15/artist.

7:00 PM – Summer Concert Series at Hilliard’s Station Park – enjoy a free, family friendly concert featuring Back to School Bash!

7:00 PM – Summer Music Series at Franklin Park Conservatory – there are 3 concerts in this series, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday! This is a free concert that begins at 8:00 PM, but garden-inspired children’s activities will begin one hour before the concert!

Don’t forget to check out: Summer Nights in Columbus: Movies, Concerts and More for Every Night of the Week for activities throughout the week!

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