CBJ Open House Draft Party FREE T-shirts to first 500 attendees! Get your T-shirt signed by Blue Jackets Steve Mason, R.J. Umberger and Jared Boll. FREE parking in Nationwide Arena garage. Tour the locker room, pick out seats and kids can play street hockey. Doors open at 5 p.m. and viewing of draft coverage begins at 7 p.m.
Sweet Relief M&M Mars is offering free chocolate on Fridays via a sign-up on the Web site. Go to www.realchocolate.com to sign up and get a coupon via mail for a free candy bar or bag of M&Ms. (Remember, this is a Friday only event!)
FREE food GFS in Lewis center is offering a taste of various food items today from 10-5. The new store is located off of S. R. 23 near Orange Road. UPDATE: When I stopped by to try some things it looked like most of the food items will be offered from 11 to 4. Lots of stuff to try-meatballs, cheesecake, brownies, pulled pork & chicken, cookies, deli meats, potato salad, tortillas and salsa mix, garlic toast and a few others. You're bound to find something to take to a 4th of July celebration or picnic next week. Visit the Web site, www.gfs.com, to find out what specials are in store this week.
Trivia Time We have a winner ... Win a Memorial Tournament baseball cap! The Memorial Tournament is over and the U.S. Open finished up last weekend. Currently, Jack Nicklaus is the winningest American golfer. Tiger Woods is not far behind him. How many Memorial Tournaments has Tiger Woods won? Congratulations to Tom McPherson for having the correct answer: 4 wins! Also, congratulations to Mark Murray for winning the Darth Vader Dashboard Driver from the last trivia challenge!
Free CMA admission The Columbus Museum of Art has announced it will be offering FREE admission during the months of July and August, including all special exhibitions. I will be highlighting some of the special events they'll be hosting next week.
Comfest starts today! Get your fill of this annual summer event in Goodale Park. What I've seen in the past and what you'll likely see: Drunk people-check. Hippies-check. Topless girls-check. Good bands-check. Good fair food-check. Free admission to see bands and browse booths, but take money for drinks and food. (NOTE: They'll be cracking down on outside alcohol this year, so it's best to leave the cooler at home.)
NOT FREE, but a great deal: COSI Family Friday Nights with discount admission tonight. Plus, see Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs on the Extreme Screen. For details, visit www.cosi.org.