We’re cooling down this weekend for lots of cool events for great causes.
You can help raise support for Breast Cancer Awareness and survivors at Paint the town Pink Friday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. edt at Woodruff Park in Uptown Columbus.
Or enjoy some authentic German food, pumpkin patches, hayrides or even run a 10K at Fort Benning’s Oktoberfest Friday through Sunday.
If you’re looking for a longer run than a 10K, the Big 50K is Saturday morning from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. edt at FDR State Park in Pine Mountain.
Or you can enjoy a shorter walk to help out with suicide prevention Saturday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. edt at Lakebottom in Columbus.
If you’re into zombies or dressing up like them, the Zombie Walk starts at 6:00 p.m. edt Saturday in front of the RiverCenter in Uptown Columbus.
This weekend’s highlighted event is the Out of a Limb Tree Climb. Everyone is welcome to climb or watch Saturday from 10:00 a.m. edt until 2:00 p.m. edt on the 1000 Block of Broadway in Uptown Columbus.
Cost is $10 per climb and all proceeds go toward Trees Columbus – a non-profit organization that plants, preserves and protects trees.
“This isn’t something you can do just anywhere. It’s the only one hosted here in Columbus, and it’s an opportunity for people to safely get up into the tree canopy. You can climb around in the tree. We have professional instructors to help you get into the equipment and ascend into the tree canopy. It’s a completely different way to experience our trees,” says Trees Columbus Executive Director Dorothy McDaniel.
McDaniel says trees provide so many benefits to the community and this event is put on for members of the organization as well as non-members to enjoy trees in a new way.
“Trees provide us all sorts of benefits. The ones we know about obviously know about: air quality, water quality, shade, but they also provide us a lot of psychological and social benefits we don’t think about that just make our communities more pleasant and more livable places to be,” she adds.
For more information on Trees Columbus or to register a group climb click here