Supporters of Ohio State University athletic teams will have an opportunity to show their pride by making a buckeye necklace at the Golden Hobby Gift Shop in German Village.

The third and final outdoor Make it, Take it Saturday event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, on the outdoor plaza at the senior-consignment shop, 630 S. Third St. in German Village.

"We want to reach out to anyone who wants to be creative," said Rosemary Valenti, who will be teaching the class with fellow volunteer Carol Wojiak.

The event is free and open to all ages, from children to senior citizens. Supplies will be provided.

Participants will be encouraged to design their own patterns, Valenti said.

"They can make whatever they want," Valenti said.

Each craft is generally easy to make and not time consuming, she said.

"We try to have a project that takes 15 to 30 minutes tops," Valenti said.

This is the first year for the shop's Second Saturdays events established by Valenti and Wojiak.

Valenti said the previous two events were held outside in the plaza, and passersby were invited to participate.

The final three of the year will be held inside the Golden Hobby Gift Shop, a nonprofit store operated by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

Anyone 50 years old and older living in Ohio can become a consignor at the shop, according to the shop's website at columbus.gov/GoldenHobbyGiftShop/.

"Hosting these hands-on workshops is another way for the Golden Hobby Gift Shop and Columbus Recreation and Parks to better serve our neighborhoods and engage with our community," said Nancy Colvin, a spokeswoman for the recreation and parks department.

Registration, which is encouraged, can be done at goldenhobbyshop.eventbrite.com or by calling 614-645-8329.

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