McDonald's in central Ohio are participating in a scavenger hunt where the winner gets smoothies for a year. Just look for giant-sized cups using these clues: Clue: Hilliard residents might find something smooth and refreshing during a morning walk down Main Street. Clue: We all love to shop, particularly at the Crossing. Clue: Westerville has great community parks, be sure to look in the one that rhymes with scoff. I'll be updating my blog later in the day with weekend events, so check back.

EZ Deal A few blogs back I wrote about some new websites that allow you to get services and goods for a good deal-usually half off. Today's deal on the my EZ Deal website is for Cafe Courier. You and a pal can each chip in $10 and get $20 worth of food to be delivered. ($20 for $40 Cafe Courier voucher.) I just got a menu from them in my mailbox the other day and they offer food from lots of places around central Ohio. I'm probably going to get this to give as a Christmas gift. To buy this deal or for details, visit

FREE Friday events in the downtown area: WaterFire Columbus WaterFire comes to Genoa Park again tonight and features Wonk! The Band and Harmony Project Choir for entertainment. Concessions will be available for purchase. For directions and event details, visit Screen on the Green at dusk. A showing of "Fantastic Mr. Fox" tonight in Goodale Park is fun for the entire family. Bring some cash to purchase refreshments from the Clintonville Community Market, Jenis Splendid Ice Creams, Mikeys Late Night Slice and Rad Dogveg. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights. There are no rain dates.