Upcoming Events At This Venue
August 9, 2014
Experience the Art of Yoga at Colorful Columbus Yoga in the Park benefiting the Columbus Parks Foundation. $25 per person / $50 per family up to five / $10 for additional kids.
See full program of activites and register today at www.columbusaparksfoundation.org or by visiting Donner Center.
August 30, 2014
The legendary 1970s American progressive rock band Kansas will headline the 2014 Our Hospice Concert over Labor Day weekend at Mill Race Park, Columbus. The free community concert on August 30 is Our Hospice’s largest fundraiser to benefit patients with an advanced illness and their families.
The 28th annual concert is sponsored by Faurecia and Columbus Regional Health, and is supported by Columbus Area Arts Council.
Kansas is best known for their stellar hits Dust in the Wind and Carry on Wayward Son. Kansas band members who take center stage at the August 30 concert are Phil Ehart (drums, percussion), one of the original members who formed the group in 1970 in his hometown of Topeka, Kansas; Richard Williams (guitars) and Steve Walsh (keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, and vocals), who joined Ehart and Kansas in 1973; and Billy Greer (bass, vocals), who joined the group in 1985; and David Ragsdale (violin, guitars, vocals, 1991–97, 2006–present).
Celebrating their 40th year as a band in 2013, Kansas’ first public statement appeared on their self-titled album in 1974. “From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so.” Little did this legendary rock group realize that back in the early ‘70′s, what seemed to be “different,” was actually ahead of its time. This “garage band” from Topeka was discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and released their first album in 1974. The band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling gold single, ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70′s and ‘80′s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. In fact, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ was the #2 most Played Track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997.
October 11, 2014
After the Ethnic Expo Parade, follow Kwacker the Duck down to Mill Race Park for the 11th Annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash! Free Duck Splash events will include a Bounce House, coupons for a Dilly Bar from the Downtown Dairy Queen, Walgreens Health Tests, Indy Admirals Remote Control Boats, and Photo Opportunities with some of your favorite Characters of Star Wars. 2013Lucasfilm LLC & ™ All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
All “adopted” ducks will be turned loose into Round Lake to compete for over $12,000 in cash and prizes, some even dropped from a helicopter courtesy of Columbus Helicopter. One lucky duck will have 10 chances to win a new car or $50,000. Remote control “Duckinator boats” will randomly select ducks to determine the winners. The FREE Don Miller Magic Show will begin at 1:00 pm, while the winners are being determined. Winners will be announced at approximately 2:00 pm. Door Prize drawing will be held for lots of Tony Stewart merchandise. Must be present to win Stewart merchandise.
Ducks are available for purchase from any local Kiwanis member, at Midwest Computer Solutions, and from any participating “Duck Buddy” youth organization listed on our website: www.kducks.com.