1. Check out the Thunder in the Valley Air Show this weekend. You can buy tickets, face the crowds and see the planes up close, or do some low-key longer distance viewing as you lounge on the grass around the parking lots at CSU’s Cunningham Center. I’m not sure which option we’ll go with this year.
2. Go see Greg Mortenson, author of “Three Cups of Tea” speak about his work building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The talk is 7 p.m. Monday night at the CSU Lumpkin Center. If you held onto tickets from his originally scheduled talk in November, arrive between 6 and 6:30 to make sure you get a seat. If you don’t have tickets, you should still be able to get a seat – the Lumpkin Center holds 4,500 people and they’ll start admitting everyone, with or without tickets, at 6:30. The Columbus Public Library Web site has info.
3. Check out this live video of a barn owl nest box. Mama barn owl is sitting on 5 or 6 eggs and they’re due to hatch any day now. We’re checking in on her daily. Thanks to my friend Grace for the tip.