5, 19 Kid’s Yoga Storytime ~ This combination of yoga and storytime uses books, puppets, songs, rhymes and games to teach your child basic yoga poses and mindfulness techniques. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child. Yoga mats are provided but participants may also bring their own. 11:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. at Columbus Public Library. Cost: Free. Info: www.CVLGa.org
6 Barktoberfest ~ Check out the second annual Animal Ark Rescue Oktoberfest/Fall festival! There will be food, drinks, beer supplied by the Maltitude Dudes, authentic German brats, animals, adoption specials, games, vendors, music, a kids costume contest, a dog costume contest, face painting, a cake walk, and more! This is a family and pet-friendly even. There will be vendors on site selling handmade gifts and goodies for the upcoming holiday season. 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. at Animal Ark Rescue.
Cost: Free. Info: www.animalarkrescue.com/barktoberfest
6 Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest autism fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism. Powered by the love of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives, and supporters, the funds raised help ensure people of all abilities have access to the tools needed to lead ‘their best lives.’ Registration Required. 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at Woodruff Park. Cost: Free Info: www.AutismSpeaks.org
13 Synovus Fall Festival ~ The annual Synovus Fall Festival is a fun opportunity to travel the world learning about art and artists who were born or traveled abroad. There will be art making stations, a gallery scavenger hunt, a costume contest and much more. Food Trucks will be available for a wide variety of lunch options. 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. at the Columbus Museum. Cost: Free Info: 706-748-2562 ext.6520
13, 27 Puppy Tales ~ Get comfortable as you read aloud one of your favorite books to one or more sweet, lovable certified therapy dogs in the Aflac Storytime Room! Bring your own book or choose one from the children’s department to read. 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library Cost: Free. Info: www.CVLGa.org
26 Uptown Scream on the Green ~ Uptown Columbus’ Friday Night Concert Series and Young Professionals present live music by Mango Strange and a viewing of “The Greatest Showman.” 6:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. on the Woodruff Park lawn. Cost: Free. Info: www.facebook.com/UptownScreamOnTheGreen
30 Day of the Dead/ Dia De Los Muertos ~ Learn about this fun and festive Mexican holiday through stories, crafts and treats. 3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. at the South Columbus Public Library. Info: www.CVLGa.org