Region 3 National Children's Day "Festival at the Fort" will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, on the Fort Hayes campus, 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd.

Region 3 National Children's Day "Festival at the Fort" will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, on the Fort Hayes campus, 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd.

Region 3 is one of five groups of Columbus City Schools district schools. It's comprised of 26 elementary, middle and high schools, including all Clintonville schools, both Career Centers, Arts Impact and Fort Hayes, Columbus Africentric K-12, Linden-McKinley 7-12 and most of the schools in the northwest section of the school district.

In honor of National Children's Day, Festival at the Fort will be a free event that highlights and celebrates the talents, hard work and achievements of the children of Region 3. The festival will feature choir, instrumental music, dance and theater performances by Region 3 student groups of all ages on several stages, including an outdoor stage.

Outdoor seating will be available, and hot food and refreshments will be for sale. Art activities including face painting, stage combat demonstrations, sidewalk chalk art and origami and activities for all ages including art cars, a bounce house and a drop-in chess table will be available. Student artwork from participating schools will be on display at AIMS and the Shot Tower art galleries will be open.

Fort Hayes campus tours will be offered. For more information, visit www.columbus.k12.oh.us, or call (614) 365-6681. A final performance schedule will be posted on the website.

Indianola Alternative K-8 will host its first annual spring carnival from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 6, at 251 E. Weber Road.

The carnival will include bounce houses, games, face painting, balloon art, a silent auction, cake walk and more. Throat Culture will provide live music.

Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn. Hot dogs and other food items will be for sale.

The public is welcome.