Asian Festival Looking for something to do this weekend? The Asian Festival is this weekend at Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St., downtown. The focus countries for 2010 are India and China and the theme is Go Green. The event is FREE, but be sure to take money for food and souvenirs. For more information, visit www.asian-festival.org

This is what OhioTraveler.com has to say about it: This festival is a major draw in central Ohio and attracts approximately 50,000 or more visitors of all backgrounds annually. Not only will guests learn about the cultures and traditions of the people from China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Laos and Pakistan – to name about a dozen – it presents a very rich and fun experience. Activities are abundant. They include performing and visual arts shows, children’s activities, cultural displays, martial arts demonstrations, and educational exhibitions. Parking and Directions: Free Public Parking at these locations: * East High School – 1500 E Broad St * The Jerry Hammonds Center – 1111 & 1185 E Broad St * OSU Medical East – Designated Remote Lot * Motorists Mutual Insurance – 471 E Broad St * Red Cross – 995 E Broad St * St. Charles High School – 2010 E Broad St * Wolfe Park – 105 Park Dr

North Taking I-71 S into Columbus to the Broad St Exit. Turn left (eastbound) onto Broad, travelling approximately 1 mile to Franklin Park. The Conservatory entrance is located at Conservatory Drive on the right or south side. South (I-71 N) Taking I-71 N into Columbus to the Broad St Exit. Turn right (eastbound) onto Broad, travelling approximately one mile to Franklin Park. The Conservatory entrance is located at Conservatory Drive on the right or south side. South (Route 23 N) Taking Route 23 N to I-270 (outerbelt) exiting westbound towards Grove City. Take the I-71 N exit into Columbus and follow the directions above. East Taking I-70 W into Columbus to I-71 N to the Broad St Exit and follow the directions above. West Taking I-70 E into Columbus to I-71 N to the Broad St Exit and follow the directions above. Downtown/Convention Center Take Third St S to Broad St. Turn left (eastbound) onto Broad and travel approximately two miles to Franklin Park, following the directions above.

Hills Market Salmon Roast The Hills Market will be holding its annual Salmon Roast tomorrow (May 29) from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For $7.50, attendees can get a Salmon Roast Sandwich and a side of cole slaw. Boar's Head hot dogs, Jeni's ice cream and a variety of soft drinks, wine and beer will be available. Music will be provided by The Winchester Steel Co. The event is a fundraiser for the Columbus Music Co-op. For more information, visit www.thehillsmarket.com