Through July 27 NIM Kids Film Fest ~ Tuesday – Thursday. The films are free at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Admission is on a first come, first seated basis. Concessions will open prior to the first showing. Specials will be available, including a Snack Pack (popcorn, fruit snack, and 16 oz. drink) for $5.
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Market Days ~ Locally grown produce, home-baked goods, fresh flowers, art and handcrafted items from local vendors, 9 a.m. – noon every Saturday in the 1000 block of Broadway. Info: 706.596.0111
5 Give One/Take One No Sew Blankets ~ Create no-sew fleece blankets for the local community. Make one to give, then make one of your own. All ages. Registration required. 4 p.m. at North Columbus Public Library. Cost: Free. Info: 706.748.2855.
7, 14, 21 Fantastic Friday ~ Fantastic Fridays bring a variety of musicians, storytellers, dancers, and puppeteers to the Columbus Museum. Each program relates to objects and themes found in the Museum’s Permanent Collection and temporary exhibitions. After the performance, create an art project in the Galleria, go on a museum gallery exploration, and get a temporary tattoo. 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Columbus Museum. Cost: Free. Info: 706.748.2562 or ColumbusMuseum.com
8,15,22,29 Saturday Sunset DJ, Circus & Music Series – Saturday nights at Callaway Gardens will kick off at 5 p.m. with a DJ, followed by live music at 7 p.m. The FSU Flying High Circus will perform during intermission, around 8 p.m. Following the entertainment will be a fireworks finale. Cost: $10 per adult; $5 per child age 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. Admission will be complimentary for annual pass holders. Active military and veteran discounts available. Info: CallawayGardens.com.
14 Make Musical Instruments ~ Strike the fun up an octave by making music with your own homemade musical instrument. 1 p.m. at Mildred L. Terry Public Library. Cost: Free. Info: 706.243.2782. Please call ahead.
12 Family, Fun, Food Night ~ Children and parents will enjoy a light supper along with some fun hands-on activities. 6 p.m. at the South Columbus Public Library. Registration required. Cost: Free. Info: 706.683.8805.
20 Edible Engineering ~ Learn how to make sugar wafer mini birdhouses that are completely edible but might be too cute to eat. Ages 5-12. 4 p.m. at the North Columbus Library. Cost: Free. Info: 706.748.2855
29 River City Soapbox Derby ~ Youth between the ages of 7-16 will have the chance to race down 17th Street for a chance to win cash, a trophy and bragging rights. No soapbox derby car is required to participate, just be sure to register and attend one racer clinic before July 15. All participants will receive a t-shirt, certificate of completion and a River City driver’s license. Cost: $100. Info: LetsGrowSTEAM.org.
29 Backpack Giveaway ~ Smiths Station and Phenix City students are invited to Smiths Station Baptist Church for food, fun, school supplies and free haircuts. Info: 334.297.4932