The Licking County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities will host Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 13 at T.J. Evans Park in Newark.

The Licking County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities will host Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 13 at T.J. Evans Park in Newark.

The event is free and open to the public.

Face painting, balloons, cornhole games, playground fun and free fishing will be among the activities. Fishing permits will be waived for those who attend, but all other T.J. Evans fishing regulations must be followed.

The Weiant Center Community Supporters will grill hot dogs and serve potato chips, pop and ice cream for a small donation. Proceeds will benefit Citizens for MRDD.

Attendees should enter the park through the north entrance off Mount Vernon Road. Activities will be held under the central shelter house. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

For more information, call (740) 349-6588 or (800) 325-2848, or visit www.LCBMRDD.org/news.htm.

A limited number of spaces still are available for high school students ages 15 to 18 who are interested in Central Ohio Technical College's free CollegeASPIRE program.

CollegeASPIRE will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 15-19, at all four COTC campuses: in Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.

The program is a series of hands-on workshops that offer students a taste of higher education through technology-based activities offered in a college-like setting.

The workshops are taught by college faculty members and include digital photography, drafting and design, robotics, digital media design, crime scene investigation, culinary arts and emergency medical preparedness.

To apply online, go to www.cotc.edu.

For additional information, contact Tara Houdeshell, the CollegeASPIRE coordinator, at thoudesh@cotc.edu or (740) 364-9632.