Several things to do on Saturday:

The Columbus Parent Expo is this weekend! On Saturday and Sunday, zoo admission for adults is only $3 (online) and FREE for children 18 and under.

A couple years ago I volunteered at the spin art station at the zoo during the Columbus Parent Expo. It was fun to see how excited the kids got after seeing their finished artwork and watching them show off their creations. It was a great day weatherwise and it seemed like there were tons of people at the zoo. (I even spotted a couple of OSU football players and TV personalities.) Well, turns out there really was quite a few people there as it was an attendance record. Visit the zoo this weekend and help set a new attendance record!

Get adult tickets online for $3 or $6 at the gate with a promo code found on coupons from Columbus-area Papa Johns. You can also pick up the coupons for FREE entry for children 18 and under at Papa Johns.

Lots of fun things will be offered at the Expo: Sign up to win trips visit resource exhibits shoot hoops with Ron Stokes help colorize a large-scale mural Top Trumps games and much more!

Also, all children under age 12 get a FREE round of mini golf at Magic Mountain!

Cinco d'Ohio at North Market Visit the Ohio Proud vendors and see who wins the Amateur Salsa Contest and Chef's Taco Taste-off. Demonstrations will be going on throughout the day. Be sure to take some money to try some of the yummy stuff farmers from the state have to offer! For more information, visit

Short North gallery hop Stroll along High Street and visit the boutiques, bars and eateries during this special weekend event. It happens every first weekend, but it only comes once a month, so don't forget. A longtime favorite of mine in the area is Mac's Cafe. They have some of the best munchies (especially nachos) around! Also, check out a new favorite, Tigertree, they have some cool clothes and accessories. I'll tell you about a couple of other fun places to go in the area when I remind you about the next hop, but see which places you like in the meantime.

Have a great weekend!