A Feathered Affair
What: Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity's fundraiser is a silent auction of sixty birdhouses. Birdhouses have been decorated by artists, local celebrities and community leaders.
When: 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, during Market Days
Where: Uptown Columbus, along the 1000 block of Broadway
Cost: Free to attend.
Dragon Boat Festival
What: Form a team to race these boats on the Chattahoochee River. Teams are made up of 20 paddlers and one drummer. Participants must be 14 years old to paddle and 12 years old to be a drummer. Paddles, life vests, boats and steerspersons will be provided, as well as a one training session in advance of the event. At least eight members of each team must be female.
When: Event is noon Saturday, May 25. Sign up by May 21.
Cost: $1200 for a corporate team and $800 for a community team. Individuals may join a forming team for $42.50. A portion of the event's proceeds will be given to the Children's Miracle Network at Columbus Regional Children's Hospital.
Details: High Five Dragon Boat, 813-426-3544 uptowncolumbusdragonboat.com
Picnic in the Garden
What: Pack a picnic and spend the day outdoors touring the gardens, listening to live music and playing games like badminton, bocce ball, croquet and ladder ball. Local musician Robin Treadwell will entertain picnickers with old-fashioned favorites.
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 11
Where: Hills & Dales Estate, LaGrange
Cost: Admission is free if you bring a picnic basket and blanket.
Details: hillsanddales.org and 706-882-3242.
The Addams Family
What: The show takes the audience into the "darkly delicious world" of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch.
When: 7:30 p.m. May 29-30.
Where: RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.
Details: rivercenter.org and 706-256-3612.
Arts in the Park
What: The 17th annual event features art, music, food and children's activities.
When: Noon-6 p.m. Sunday, May 19
Where: Lakebottom Park, in and around the bandshell.
Cost: Free but bring cash to purchase art.