Jenny’s Picks – June 29

1) I’ve written before about the two farmers markets in Columbus, but I’m coming at them today from a different angle. You see, I’ve decided that Saturdays will be my diet rest day — my cheat day, if you will — and there’s no better place to break a regimented way of eating than at the Columbus Farmers Market in the Cummins Inc. parking lot on Brown Street between Fifth and Eighth streets, or the Columbus City Farmers Summer Market in the FairOaks Mall parking lot, 2380 25th St. Both markets runĀ 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 16 and both, I’m happy to report, feature plenty of ready-made, grab-and-go food to stuff down my gullet.

2) Visit with a critter during Utopia Wildlife’s First Saturdays program, 1 p.m. Saturday at Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators, 18300 E. County Road 200 N. in Hope. At this monthly event, which happens the first Saturday of every month through October, you’ll get to see live animal program in the Utopia amphitheater, followed by a tour of the property. The event is weather-permitting, and a free-will offering is suggested. Information:

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Jenny Elig is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5671.