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‘Taste of Mexico’ set for today at kidscommons
Halloween is over, but now it’s time to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, when kidscommons and the Bartholomew County Historical Society present “A Taste of Mexico.”
The free event will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at kidscommons, 309 Washington St.
Activities will include music, food and crafts to celebrate Mexican heritage, with a special emphasis on the Dia de los Muertos holiday. One adult is required for every five children.
On Saturday, visitors to kidscommons can be a part of the downtown construction with Construction Day. Kids are invited to make a tool belt or dump truck puppet, then build a city on a floor map of Columbus. The first 300 children will receive a play hard hat to take home, courtesy of Rieth-Riley Construction Co.
Kidscommons will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and regular admission is $6.
Free bike-repair classes set Mondays in November
The Columbus Bicycle Co-Op is offering free repair classes to the community from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays in November in the basement of the United Way building, 1531 13th St.
The classes kick off Monday with Bicycle 101, which deals with bike basics like changing tires, proper everyday bike checkup and maintenance. Classes will become more advanced each week. All tools are provided. Monetary donations of $10 are welcome.
Information: 375-4031, bikeco-op.org
School serving smoothies to support breast cancer
Mount Healthy Elementary School students will sell strawberry smoothies from 6:30 to 8 a.m. today in the school’s front driveway to raise money for breast cancer awareness.
The smoothies cost $5 and will be served in 18-ounce pink Colts cups that people can keep, Mount Healthy Principal Jeff Backmeyer said.
He said part of the proceeds will come back to Mount Healthy to cover costs. The rest will go to the American Cancer Society.
“It’s just a good lesson for the kids,” Backmeyer said. “It’s a worthy cause.”
Detour today for city bus for work on Rocky Ford
ColumBUS Route 1 will have a detour today, due to paving work on Rocky Ford Road.
The detour will affect the outbound route:
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