The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has scheduled free activities throughout June as part of "Riverfest On Tour."

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has scheduled free activities throughout June as part of "Riverfest On Tour."

To kick off the month-long celebration of water, MORPC will host COSI Family Friday Night and WaterFire from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 29. COSI attendees will be invited into the Extreme Screen Theatre for free popcorn, trivia games, prizes and a showing of "Grand Canyon Adventure: Rivers at Risk."

Throughout the month-long celebration, free activities will include canoe, kayak and pontoon boat rides, kite flying, fishing and more.

Sites throughout central Ohio will host "Riverfest On Tour" events, including Hoover and Griggs reservoirs, various Metro Parks, Dawes Arboretum, Upper Arlington's Thompson Park and the Ohio 4-H Center.

The details of "Riverfest On Tour" activities are posted at www.riverfestcolumbus.org.

Free activities are available to the community as a result of sponsorships from Outdoor Source, AEP Ohio, the Columbus Department of Public Utilities, Franklin County and Metro Parks.

Visit www.morpc.org for complete information.

Connells Maple Lee Flowers and Gifts and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio have partnered to raise money for the nonprofit.

Connells Maple Lee has created a custom Web site, www.cmlflowers.com/colrmhc, for supporters of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

For all flowers and gifts purchased on the Web site, Connells Maple Lee donates 20 percent to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Greg Royer, president of Connells Maple Lee, said that giving back to the community has always been an important part of his company's success.

"We're very proud of this budding relationship," he said in a statement.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio provides a home-away-from-home for families with seriously ill children receiving treatment at local hospitals.

Connells Maple Lee operates a store at 2385 E. Main St. in Bexley.