Family Fun Calendar

Here are some of the area's family-friendly events to attend. If you would like to add your event, contact us today! A great way to publicize school events and fundraisers!

April 2015

Through May 2

Playhouses for Easter Seals - See playhouses designed and built by local career tech students on display in the Sam’s Club parking lot. Chances to win them are $5 with proceeds going to Easter Seals. Info or tickets: 706.660.1144 or

April 7 - 28

Parenting the Strong-Willed Child - The Children’s Center at the Pastoral Institute workshops, Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. Discussion of three concepts: communication, consequence, and consistency. These concepts will encourage and aid in parenting the strong-willed child. Also, receive ideas on behavior charts, positive reinforcement, and ways to get children to comply more often. Cost: $50/person, $90/couple. Info or to register: Events at or call 706.649.6500 ext 1361.

April 11

Easter Seals West Georgia Cinderella Pageant - All princesses and Prince Charmings are invited to enter this pageant held at Brookstone School, with proceeds benefitting Easter Seals. Pageant is open to boys and girls of all ages and abilities. Info: and click on the Cinderella Pageant tab.

April 11

Benefit for the Honor Project - Craft vendors, activities for the kids and a silent auction are featured along with food and music, all benefitting terminally ill veterans under hospice care by granting their final wishes. Held at Chattahoochee Harley Davidson, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission: Free. Info: 706.494.6845.

April 11

Columbus Museum Second Saturday - 10 a.m. – noon, get paintbrushes ready to use everyday items found in the kitchen to create artistic masterpieces. Then go on a gallery hunt in the exhibition after a visit to the Art Cart. Story time: 11 a.m. The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen by Diana Prichard. Cost: Free. Info: 706.748.2562 or

April 11

MS Walk - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Georgia Chapter will hold Walk MS: Georgia 2015 at Golden Park in Columbus. The goal of the event is raising funds for research projects, programs and services, while spreading actionable awareness of MS. It benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Georgia Chapter. Info: or 678.672.1000.

April 18

Big Truck Event - Bright Horizons at TSYS Learning Center offers the opportunity for your family to see big vehicles up close from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the TSYS Riverfront Campus. Proceeds go toward creating a Bright Space for children at Hope Harbour, a domestic violence shelter for women and children. Cost: $5 to view vehicles only; $8 to view vehicle, games and vendors. Under 10, free. Info: 706.644.4852 or

April 18

CASA Superhero Fun Run/5K - Chattahoochee Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) will hold a 1K Fun Run and 5K race starting in front of the RiverCenter in Uptown Columbus. Events start at 8:30 a.m. Come dressed as your favorite superhero and bring your pet for the Fun Run. Costs: Fun Run, free; 5K, $25. To register visit or

April 17 & 18

Frogtown Hollow Jam - Enjoy a two-day music festival at Woodruff Park. All kinds of music plus food, arts and crafts, inflatable and other attractions for children. Lawn chairs and blankets encouraged. Cost: Free admission for children 12 and under. For more info visit

April 24 & 25

Westville - Bring your kids and put them to work. Even kids who hate doing chores, love doing them at Westville. They can try out different jobs and earn Westville greenbacks. Plenty of photo opportunities as children discover the value of a dollar in the 19th century while they earn the dough, pay the bills and visit the taxman. Info: 888.733.1850 or

April 26

Hand-in-Hand for Autism - If you are affected by Autism in any way or just want to show your support, gather at Northside Park on American Way Road next to Northside High School. 3-5 p.m. There will be snacks, games and entertainment. To start the event a human chain will be formed by holding hands to show the community’s support of families impacted by this devastating condition. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Cost: Free. Info: The Brain Center at 706.221.0112.

April 28

The Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus Spring Concert features performances by the String Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra. The event is the culmination of the Maestro for a Moment fundraiser by candidates Sue Smith, Jamie Keating and Susan Cheney vying for votes at $1 each. The winner of the Maestro for a Moment will conduct the finale at RiverCenter, 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Info and Maestro voting: or 706.256.3614.


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