Columbus Historical Society and Hope Hollow Present Town & Country Soirée

On August 27 the Columbus Historical Society will hold its annual fundraiser and auction. This year’s event, the Town & Country Soirée, will feature an evening in the country at Hope Hollow. Hope Hollow’s purpose is to offer a place of lodging, respite and support to cancer patients and their family members at no cost.

The Columbus Historical Society and Hope Hollow fundraiser will help shed light on the need for a community support system for cancer patients and their families in a time of great need. Hope Hollow’s mission is to encourage, assist, provide for and share in this burden. A portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated back to Hope Hollow to help their mission.

"The Columbus Historical Society is honored to support such a wonderful organization and showcase all that Hope Hollow has to offer the community," said Jeff Lafever, CHS' executive director.

Enjoy cocktails, food, music and a live auction to benefit the Columbus Historical Society and Hope Hollow.

When: Saturday, August 27 from 6-10 p.m.

Where: Hope Hollow at The Meeks Country Home, along the scenic Olentangy River Road between Dublin Granville Road (S.R. 161) and Bethel Road, Columbus.

For ticket and/or show information: Tickets can be purchased via phone, Web page or email. Ticket prices: $100 / $95 members; Two for $185 / $175 members., 614-224-0822 or

Columbus Children’s Theatre Summer Youth Performance Company Presents Godspell Junior

Godspell Junior, the musical by two-time Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, draws from various theatrical traditions such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville. Godspell Junior is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. The show boasts a string of well-loved songs, featuring the international hit Day by Day.

CCT’s mission is to inspire and enrich the lives of children and their families through live theatre and theatre education. The Summer Youth Performance Company is a training company for actors age 10-16 that fully embraces that mission. Company members receive training through the summer that will include workshops and classes in acting, voice, movement, audition technique, and scene study. All classes are taught by professional theatre artists. This wonderful experience helps build a variety of skills for local young actors as well as continuing CCT’s initiative to provide theatre for children by children.

When: August 3-14; Wednesday, Thursday at 10 a.m.; Friday at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Where: Park Street Theatre, 512 N. Park St., Columbus, OH 43215

For ticket and/or show information: Godspell Junior is recommended for ages 6 and up. Box Office: 614-224-6672

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Presents Savor the Summer Splendor of the Scioto Mile

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department invites the public to savor the splendor of the Scioto Mile, Columbus’ signature riverfront park, during the month of August. All senses will be delighted by the activities in Bicentennial Park and along the Mile. Listen as music fills the air, watch two film favorites, feel the jets and fog in the interactive fountain, smell the roses along the Promenade and taste the delicious food from the park restaurant Milestone 229. Visitors are sure to find summer fun at the Scioto Mile!

The summer series includes Rhythm on the River, featuring musical performances by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Tony Monaco Trio and Community Blues Jam Session. Movies on the Mile will present outdoor showings of Inception and Toy Story 3 with movie-themed activities before the show. FountainSide presented by Sunny 95 (94.7 FM), will feature kids’ water-themed activities, games, arts and crafts with free ice cream from the Sunny 95/Meijer Treat truck. Also look for evening fountain shows, showcasing the state-of-the-art Scioto Mile Fountain, presented by the American Electric Power Foundation.

When: FountainSide presented by Sunny 95 (94.7 FM), Wednesdays August 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Movies on the Mile, Fridays August 5 and 19 starting at 7 p.m.; Rhythm on the River, Fridays August 12 and 26 starting at 8 p.m. Visitors will also enjoy nightly fountain shows.

Where: Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Dr., Columbus, OH 43215

For ticket and/or show information: All activities are free and open to the public,

Image: Scioto Mile Park, courtesy of Columbus Recreation and Parks.

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