Discover the art of Japanese Taiko drumming, which has been played in Japan for over 2000 years. The word taiko means big drum, and the art form incorporates large drums, body movement, vocalization, and various instruments. All drums are provided. No drumming experience necessary. All you need is the desire to play, have fun, and a willingness to share the joy of taiko with others. During these fun and energetic classes participants will learn about rhythm and drumming thru the use of games, songs, dance and drumming. Students are encouraged to buy their own drumsticks for $15.

Children’s Beginner 1
Grades 3-6 | Mondays | $70 | November 15 – December 20 | 3:45-4:45pm
Registration: October 7- November 10, 5pm

Adult/Teens Beginner 1
Grades 7+ | Wednesdays | $75 | November 17 – December 29 | 5:15 – 6:15 pm | (No class Nov. 24)
Registration: October 7- November 10, 5pm

Children’s Beginner 1
Grades 3-6 | Mondays | $70 | January 10 – February 14 | 3:45-4:45pm
Registration: November 11–January 5, 5pm

Adult/Teens Beginner 1
Grades 7+ | Wednesdays | $75 | January 12 – February 16 | 5:15 – 6:15pm
Registration: November 11–January 5, 5pm

Children’s Beginner 1
Grades 3-6 | Mondays | $70 | February 21 – April 4 | 3:45-4:45pm | (No class on March 14)
Registration:  January 6–February 16, 5pm

Adult/Teens Beginner 1
Grades 7+ | Wednesdays | $75 | February 23 – April 6 | 5:15 – 6:15pm | (No class on March 16)
Registration: January 6-February 16, 5pm

Park of the Living Dead
All Ages | October 30 | 7pm, 7:10pm, 7:20pm, 7:30pm | Mill Race Park | $15
Do you have what it takes to survive an evening in the Park of the Living Dead? On October 30, 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! Children 14 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Registration: September 6–October 27, 5pm

Munchkin Mediation: Conflict Resolution in OZ
Take a trip to OZ with us one year after the events of the Wizard of OZ. All our favorite characters have returned to OZ, but they are having some trouble readjusting. We will help our friends in OZ work through their interpersonal conflicts through memorable songs and silly humor. We will learn and reinforce strategies for controlling anger, learn how to use “I-statements”, and work on active listening.
Final performance – Tuesday, March 1, 5:30pm at Donner Center

Ages 5-7 | Tuesdays, January 25 – March 1 | 4:30-5:30pm | Donner Center | $40
Registration: November 29 – January 14, 5pm

Ages 8-12 | Mondays, January 24 – March 1 | 4:30-5:30pm | Donner Center | $60
Registration: November 29 – January 14, 5pm

Holiday Tea for Two
Ages 5-8 | December 19 | 1-3pm | The Commons | $40/pair, $20/additional person
Families with children ages 5-8, come join us at The Commons for a fabulous holiday themed tea party. All children should wear their holiday
best for a fashion show on the stage! Please bring a written description of your child’s outfit for the master of ceremonies to read.
Registration: November 8 – December 10, 5pm

Eureka! Mad Science Night
All Ages | March 25 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm | Donner Center | $5/person

Super Sitters: Babysitter Safety
Ages 11+ | January 25 – 28 | 2–4pm | Donner Center | $43
We’ll explore the characteristics of a good babysitter and cover caring for infants and toddlers, basic first aid and CPR, what to do in an emergency, etc. We will be using the American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training curriculum. Participants will receive a variety of related materials including a Red Cross Babysitter Handbook, Emergency Reference Guide, and Training CD.
Registration: October 9 – January 14, 5pm

Columbus Farmer’s Market
Saturdays | May 8–September 18
9am–12:30pm | City Hall Parking Lot
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