Columbus Parks & Recreation Teen & Adult Programs
Monday Night Magic
Ages 14+ | Mondays | 5-9:30pm | Donner Center | $5
Bring your playgroup and meet some new players at Monday Night Magic at Donner Center. We all know Friday night is a busy night for magic, but what do we have going on Mondays? Now you can get even more magic in your life. We will host casual play of modern, pauper, standard and commander. We will also have pack giveaways!
|May 18||September 21||January 10
|June 15||October 19||February 15
|July 20||November 16||March 15
|August 17||December 7||April 19
Registration: Drop In
Donner Board Game Nights
Ages 14+ | Fridays | 5:30-9:00 p.m. | Donner Center | $7
Here are at Parks, we LOVE board games. Join us once a quarter for a night of strategizing and not trading our bricks for our friend’s sheep! $10 gets you access to our board game library. Drop in any time between 5:30 and 9:00 p.m., pick from one of our many board game options and enjoy!
|June 26||January 15
|October 9||March 12
Registration: Drop In
Video Game Tournaments
14+ | July 18, November 28, January 2, April 17 | 4:00-9:00 p.m. | Donner Center | $20 tournament, $10 casual play
ROUND 1… FIGHT! GET OVER HERE and join us for our quarterly esports video game tournaments. All skill levels are welcome. On the night of each event, we will have both tournament and casual play, with a gallery of games set up to participate in as well. Each tournament’s game will be announced leading up to the event. Throughout the season, we will feature fighters, shooters, rocket powered car soccer games, etc.
July 18 | Registration: May 4 – Day of Event
November 28 | Registration: September 28 – Day of Event
January 2 | Registration: November 30 – Day of Event
April 17 | Registration: February 22 – Day of Event
VeraFlow – CANCELLED
Ages 13+ | Thursdays, July 30th- September 18 | 6pm-7pm | Southern Indiana Taiko Studio | $14 per class
Make some time for yourself and join us for VeraFlow. VeraFlow is a dance-based stretching class that incorporates elements of mindfulness.
Dance and stretching are combined during VeraFlow to provide a uniquely fun, energetic and relaxing exercise experience. You can join us for every class during our 8 week session or sign up weekly as you like. Bring your own water bottle & yoga mat.
Registration: July 20 – Day Before Class, 5p | $14 per class (8 class session)
Mixology with Hard Truth – CANCELLED
Ages 21+ | August 15 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | The Commons – Performance Hall | $45
Having trouble making bar quality drinks at home? Looking to increase your mixing game? Wanting to impress your friends at parties? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then mixology classes are right for you. Come learn how to create delicious and impressive bar quality drinks from a trained bartender.
Registration: June 29 – August 12, 5:00 p.m.
Adult Ceramics- CANCELLED
14 and up | August 10 & August 17 | 6:30-8:00pm | Donner Center | $20
Learn from a local potter and create your own pottery piece! On the first evening you will create your own unique piece from clay. Shape it, alter it, make it your own! You will have the option to create an ornament, small tray or coaster, or pinch pot. We will talk about different techniques and approaches to creating each one. The next week we will take our fired pottery pieces and glaze them. You will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of techniques, and we will discuss how to do them. The glazed pieces will be professionally fired and be available for pick-up at Donner, and you will have completed the entire pottery process!
Registration: June 1 – August 3, 5:00 p.m.
12th Annual Mill Race Rummage Sale – CANCELLED
Ages 18+ | October 3 | 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | Mill Race Park | $20 per space
Fee includes a 12x12ft booth space. You can bring your own tables or rent one of ours for only $5 a table. Set up the day of the sale starts at 7:00am and you must be ready by 8:45am. Admission to the sale is FREE to the public.
Registration: August 31 – September 24, 5:00 p.m.
Archery Tag (PDF) – CANCELLED
Ages 14+ | August 30 (CANCELLED), October 11 – Cancelled| 2:30 p.m. | Blackwell Park Soccer Fields | $40 a team (5)
If Nerf, dodgeball and The Hunger Games were combined into a sport, you’d get archery tag. Teams of 5 will compete tournament style for fortune and glory. After an afternoon of firing foam arrows only true champions will remain (unfortunately ESPN 8 “the ocho” will not be televising this dodgeball like tournament).
August 30 | Registration: May 11 – Day of Event
October 11 | Registration: August 3 – Day of Event
Ages 18+ | For all basket classes students should bring a flat blade screwdriver, scissors, a large towel & a spray bottle for water. Sample baskets will be on display at Donner Center. Classes are taught by Pat Carothers.
Autumn Basket (CANCELLED): September 10 | Registration: August 10-September 3, 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Basket: December 3 | Registration: November 2 – 26, 5:00 p.m.
Spring Basket: April 8, 2021 | Registration: February 1 – April 1, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Park of the Living Dead (Flyer)
Ages 14+ | October 17 | Time Slots – 7:00 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m. | $7.00/person
Do you have what it takes to survive an evening in the Park of the Living Dead? October 17th, Mill Race Park will be overrun with zombies. As survivors, it is your job to secure shelter, find food, train with a weapon, gain access to medical supplies and ultimately create the cure. Starting at 7pm, every 10 minutes, a group of humans will embark on their evening run to different stations to accomplish these essentials of survival and to find the cure.
You will receive a map, and you may visit the stations in any order you choose, but the last station you visit must be “the cure”. Sign up for your time slot and prepare yourself for Park of the Living Dead!
Registration: Now – October 13, 5:00 p.m.
Community Cast-A-Ways Garage Sales
Ages 18+ | November 14, February 6, March 27 | 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Donner Center | $30 per space
Get rid of stuff you don’t use anymore and make some cash money! You provide the stuff to sell, and we will provide the building, three six foot tables, chairs and advertising including space in The Republic. Pre-registration required. Admission to the sale is free to the public. Spaces will be assigned and marked before set up begins. Set up runs from 7-8:45am the day of the sale.
November 14 | Registration: September 28 – November 5, 5:00 p.m.
February 6, 2020 | Registration: December 28 – January 28, 5:00 p.m.
March 27, 2020 | Registration: February 10 – March 18, 5:00 p.m.
Holiday Creations Craft Show & Sale
Ages 18+ | December 12 | 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Donner Center | $20 per space
Attention all crafters! Make plans to join the 23rd annual sale at Donner Center. Proudly display your holiday handiwork! Fee includes booth space (up to 3 six foot tables and chairs). You may buy more than one booth. When registering, you will be asked what types of items you will be selling and if you have electrical needs. No flea-market/garage sale type items please. Admission to the show is FREE to the public. Set up time: Fri, December 4, 3:00-5:00 p.m. &
Sat, December 5, 7:00-8:45 a.m.
Registration: September 28 – December 3, 5:00 p.m.
Ages 15+ | February 20, 2021 | 9:30-11:00 a.m. | Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena | $20
If you are interested in learning the art of making café quality coffee beverages in the comfort of your own home, looking to take your coffee expertise to the next level, or learning how to identify different tasting notes of your morning brew, join us for a hands on lesson. We will go over several simple ways to make a delicious cup of coffee and try an assortment of different, freshly roasted beans.
Registration: December 28 – February 12, 5:00 p.m.
Easter Keg Hunt
Ages 21+ | April 2, 2021 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | Donner Park | $15
In partnership with local breweries, we are happy to invite you to the 1st Annual Easter Keg Hunt. Yes, you read that correctly. Adults can come and do a “grown up” version of an Easter egg hunt. Around the park we will have hidden tons of eggs. Hidden inside the eggs are vouchers for beer samples and other adult prizes. These vouchers can be redeemed after the hunt.
Registration: February 15 – Day of Event