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Summer activities

Fishing derby, outdoor movie planned this weekend

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

Two community outdoor events are planned this weekend.

The Tidd Family Camp-Out and Fishing Derby is scheduled from 6 p.m. Friday, July 19, to 8 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive.

As a new feature this year, the Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department will offer other activities during the overnight fishing derby.

"We are always looking for ways to improve (our programs) and we noticed in the past years that when families came for the fishing derby there were almost always some kids who just didn't last with (only) fishing," said Heather Ernst, deputy director of the Recreation and Parks Department.

"We took another look at the event and thought we could add other activities so family members would have more choices and activities."

The entry fee for the fishing derby and camp-out is $5, or a maximum of $25 for a family. No recreational vehicles or campers are permitted, but tents and sleeping bags are encouraged.

Other activities include hayrides, a scavenger hunt and a screening of Finding Nemo at 9:30 p.m. Friday, but no fee will be charged for families wishing only to watch the movie.

Registration is available at the event July 19, and children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old.

On Saturday, July 20, Ten Pin Alley, 4399 Constitution Boulevard, will kick off its first outdoor summer movie series with a screening of The Incredibles at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is free, and blankets, chairs and flashlights are suggested.

Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, pizza and other concessions will be available for purchase, but outside food and drinks are prohibited.

The series continues Saturday, Aug. 10, with Back to the Future and concludes Saturday, Aug. 24, with The Princess Bride.

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