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What Should We Do This Weekend? February 2-4, 2018

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1. Gahanna Herbal Trail

When: Beginning January 22, 2018
Time: anytime
Location: 167 Mill St., Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-418-9114

Gahanna is the Herb Capital of Ohio and this year they are launching The Herbal Adventure Family Fun Pass to showcase local businesses! Pick up your Adventure Pass at Visit Gahanna or any of the participating businesses and begin visiting the local shops to collect stickers and special deals! When participants have collected 5 stickers, you can stop by Visit Gahanna to choose a gift! Click the link for participating locations!

2. The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit at Easton

When: Every day until March 25, 2018
Time: Hours vary during the week.
Location: 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-416-7000

This new, temporary educational exhibit featuring The Wizard of Oz opens at Easton Town Center on Friday and lasts through March 25, 2018. Create your own tornado, explore Munchkin houses and much more! Weekend hours are F & S: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM and Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

3. Make and Take Valentines at Paper Source Easton

When: Now through February 5, 2018
Time: regular store hours
Location: 4004 Fenlon St, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-498-0154

Stop in to make a Valentine with an expert at Paper Source at Easton Town Center! All ages welcome!

4. Groundhog Fun at Scioto Grove Metro Park

When: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 5172 Jackson Pike, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-508-8111

The whole family is invited to celebrate Groundhog Day with fun activities! This is a free event!

5. Make It Take It Play It at Hilltop YMCA

When: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: 2879 Valleyview Dr., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-276-8224

Kids ages 3-5 are invited to this preschool fair to participate in hands on activities with themes of literacy, math, science and art! Each station has an activity to take home! Y membership is not required, all are welcome to attend!

6. Packing Meals with Columbus Kids Do Good

When: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 36 S. Center St., West Jefferson, OH 43162

Bring your kids help others in the community by packing meals for Blessings in a Backpack with Sufficient Grace and Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter! Pizza will be provided! Sign up by emailing columbuskidsdogood@gmail.com

7. Mom & Me Doll Hair Salon at American Girl Columbus

When: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 4040 The Strand East, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 877-247-5223

Mom and daughter can have a dinner together at the American Girl Bistro and afterwards girls can learn how to care for their doll’s hair! Girls get a goody bag that includes a craft and coupon! Reservations are required! Read about the time I took my niece to a Doll Hair Salon event at American Girl!

8. Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day 2018 at Cookie Dough Creamery

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 7227 N High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-547-0660

Cookie Dough Creamery is celebrating National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day with Waffle Bites and Maple Syrup toppings plus additional cereal toppings! You are encouraged to wear pajamas and there will be a chance to win a gift card for the funniest, wildest and sweetest pajamas! See the yumminess there is to be had at Cookie Dough Creamery!

9. National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Bake Me Happy

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 106 E. Moler St., Columbus, OH 43207
Phone: 614-477-3642

For National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, Bake Me Happy will be offering Lopaus Point waffles and The Toasted Oat granola – all gluten free – with a full sundae bar! There will also be coffee specials and dairy free options available!

10. Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: all Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams locations

All Jeni’s locations will be opening early to celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 50% of all sales will be donated to She Should Run!

11. Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast at Coffee Connections Hilliard

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 4004 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-664-3993

For National Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day, Coffee Connections will be offering a glazed donut sundae! For $5 you’ll can get a glazed donut topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream plus your choice of toppings! There will also be coffee affogatos available while supplies last! Coffee Connections has a fun indoor play area for young kids!

12. PBJ & Jazz Family Concert – Kelly McLennan at Lincoln Theatre

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: Performances at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM
Location: 769 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203, Ballroom
Phone: 614-294-5200

Enjoy a kid-friendly introduction to jazz!  Concerts are $5 per person, $20 maximum per family.  Children receive a lunch that includes a PB&J sandwich, juice and a cookie.

13. Aminah’s World Book Launch at Columbus Museum of Art

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-4848

Celebrate the launch of the children’s book Aminah’s World by CMA Curator-at-Large Carole Genshaft! There will be a reading and the chase for kids to create their own mini-book and enjoy a special treat! Included with admission and membership. Plus don’t miss the Think Outside The Brick Lego Exhibit and the newly remodeled Wonder Room!

14. Book Swap at Granville Public Library

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 217 E. Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
Phone: 740-587-0196

Looking for a short road trip with a fun pay off? The Granville Public Library is holding a book swap for kids! Bring 5 kids books to trade in for 5 new-to-you books.

15. COSI Winter Movie Series: Cars at COSI

When: Saturday & Sunday, February 3 & 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM both days
Location: 333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2674

Watch the movie Cars on the National Geographic Giant Screen! In addition to admission, tickets are $5 for members and $6 for non members. You can also check out the new Dinosaur Gallery while you’re there!

16. Storytime at Cover to Cover Children’s Books

When: Saturday February 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 2116 Arlington Ave., Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614-263-1624

The new location of Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers is now open in Upper Arlington! This Saturday’s story time is all about Groundhogs and Springtime!

17. Children’s Dental Health Storytime at Pataskala Public Library

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: 101 S. Vine St., Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 740-927-9986

Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month with a story, craft and other activities that will help kids learn how to take care of their teeth!

18. Six More Weeks at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1415 Darby Creek Dr., Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-370-6254

Celebrate Groundhog’s Day with a story, craft and making shadows on the wall! This event takes place in the Nature Center. Check out more to do at the Nature Center while you’re there!

19. Family Fun: Groundhog and Friends at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

Ohio Wildlife Center will be bringing an ambassador groundhog to learn about his prediction for spring and all his other wild animal friends! Included with membership or admission.

20. Game Thyme Celebration at Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: all Central Ohio Fresh Thyme Locations

Fresh Thyme wants to get you ready for the “Big Game” by sampling new snacks and drinks! There will also be activities for kids!

21. Crayon Creations at Highbanks Metro Park

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Phone: 614-508-8111

Drop in to let kids get creative with crayons and drawing! See more to do at the Nature Center while you’re there!

22. The Magic of Bill Blagg Live at Southern Theatre

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: 21 E. Main St.., Columbus, OH 43215

This family-friendly interactive magic show includes floating and vanishing objects and lots more to amaze you!

23. KidsLinked.com’s Baby & Kids Galleria Event at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 877-543-7801

This expo is for all things baby and includes over 60 vendors activities and resources for families! There will be a fitness event with FIT4MOM, a photo contest, swag bags for the first 100 expectant families, prizes, performances and more!


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ICYMI: 3 Places I Love to Take My Kids in Columbus: Lisa Armitage

*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*

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3 Places I Love to Take My Kids in Columbus: Lisa Armitage

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Each month I will be featuring a local parent who will tell us about three places they love to take their kids in Columbus!

Thanks to Lisa for sharing 3 of her favorites with us this month!

Disclaimer: I am a Goldfish Swim School partner.

1. Friendship Cross-Fit

The best thing about Friendship Cross-Fit is the fact that they get the whole family involved! They do an amazing job of focusing on the overall well-being for kids, teens and adults. This is one of our favorite things to do together as a family!

2. 101 Beer Kitchen

This restaurant is wonderful! They do a great job accommodating our son’s life-threatening food allergies. Not only that, but their food is always top-notch!

3. Mad River Mountain

Always a fun time hitting the slopes with our favorite people! Mad River Mountain is a fun little day trip filled with fun and good times for the whole family!


Lisa was a stay-at-home mom to three young children in Michigan, and while her kids were taking lessons at Goldfish Swim School, she fell in love with the program. Swimming is a life skill and water safety is a huge priority for Lisa and her husband, Steve, and she loved that water safety is incorporated into every class at Goldfish from babies to 12 year olds. Leveraging her business and marketing education background and inspired by her mother who was a longtime business owner, Lisa opened her first Goldfish Swim School in Dublin nearly four years ago, a second location in Westerville two years ago and will be opening a third location in Lewis Center in 2018. The business continues to grow and thrive here in central Ohio.

Lisa is a vocal advocate for year-round water safety in the community, and regularly speaks with community organizations, business groups, scout troops, media outlets and blogs about the topic. Lisa and her team have conducted more than 100 free water safety presentations at local schools, reaching thousands of children. This is a huge passion and priority for Lisa and a primary reason the business is so engrained in the communities it serves. Lisa, her staff and Goldfish Swim School members also partner throughout the year on an array of non-profit service initiatives. Goldfish Swim School was named one of Columbus Business First’s Best Places to work in Central Ohio.

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What Should We Do This Weekend? January 26-28, 2018

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1. Gahanna Herbal Trail

When: Beginning January 22, 2018
Time: anytime
Location: 167 Mill St., Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-418-9114

Gahanna is the Herb Capital of Ohio and this year they are launching The Herbal Adventure Family Fun Pass to showcase local businesses! Pick up your Adventure Pass at Visit Gahanna or any of the participating businesses and begin visiting the local shops to collect stickers and special deals! When participants have collected 5 stickers, you can stop by Visit Gahanna to choose a gift! Click the link for participating locations!

2. Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars at Nationwide Arena

When: January 24-28, 2018
Time: various show times
Location: 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215

Watch your Disney favorites on ice this week only!

3. Little Red Riding Hood at Columbus Children’s Theatre

When: January 11-28, 2018
Time: T & F: 7:30 PM, S & S: 1:00 PM & 3:30 PM
Location: Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-224-6672

This 60 minute performance of the story of Little Red Riding Hood is perfect for kids ages 6 and up and includes audience participation! A Sensory friendly performance is also available on Friday, January 19 at 1:00 PM.

4. Messy Art at Piccadilly

When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 2501 E. Main St. Bexley, OH 43209
Phone:  614-725-0204

Messy Art is for kids 18 months to 4 years old and allows kids to explore colors and textures while making a creative mess! No clean up necessary!

5. $5 Friday Pony Rides at Horse-N-Round Fun

When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 7042 Feder Rd. Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-204-5353

Kids and adults can take a 5 minute horse ride for $5! Every 10th rider will be free! All are welcome to show up, no reservation needed, and spend some time around horses and possibly other farm animals!

6. Open Lab at The Simplr STEAM Playground

When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 710 Cross Pointe Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-860-5012

Kids ages 5-14 can explore the Simplr STEAM Playground with guidance from instructors on site. This is an open play time where kids can check out the latest gadgets, robots, LEGOs, 3D printing, Minecraft and more! Children can be dropped off and picked up by 7:00 PM. Cost is $15 for non-members and $12 for members.

7. Friday Family Nights at Amaze Columbus

When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 989 N. Fourth St., Columbus OH 43201
Phone: 614-947-1010

Friday nights in January get a kid’s ticket for half price with the purchase of an adult ticket! Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

8. Unlimited Pizza Skate Night! at Skate Zone 71

When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 4900 Evanswood Dr., Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-846-5626

$10 per person includes admission, skate rental and unlimited cheese pizza! Adults who are not skating are $6/person.

9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ – In Concert at Ohio Theatre

When: Saturday & Sunday, January 27 & 28, 2-18
Time: various show times
Location: 39 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets while the movie plays on the big screen in high-def! See the link for show times and ticketing!

10. SaveTheCrew Pfannkuchen Breakfast at Das KaffeeHaus von Frau Burkhart

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1036 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43206
Phone: 614-800-2987

All you can eat German pancakes plus coffee will be available for $9.99/person. A portion of the process will benefit the #SaveTheCrew movement!

11. Nostalgic Treat Saturday at Bake Me Happy

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 106 E. Moler St., Columbus, OH 43207
Phone: 614-477-3642

Gluten-free bakery, Bake Me Happy is bringing back all your favorite treats for one day only – gluten free! Oatmeal Creme Clouds, Zebra Cakes, King Dongs, SnoBalls and more!

12. Saturday Studio Art: Hot Chocolate at Art With Anna

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: 420 N. Cassady Ave., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-252-1881

This Saturday Studio Art class has a hot chocolate theme! Drop off kids ages 4 and up! Click the link for ticket info!

13. HOOT 79: Puppies at Gateway Film Center

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1550 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-545-2255

This event takes place the last Saturday of each month and includes family friendly activities like games, stories, crafts and live music by the Shazzbots! The kid-friendly short films start at 11:00 AM. This month’s theme is Puppies! All movies are rated “G” and admission is free with a suggestion donation of a canned good for The Open Shelter! Recommended for ages 1-8.

14. Mozart’s 262nd Birthday Celebration at Mozart’s

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 4784 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-268-3687

Mozart’s celebrates Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 262nd Birthday with a big thank you to their customers! There will be live music, pastry samples, a piano-shaped birthday cake and more! At 5:00 PM Chief Guest Vicki Bowen Hewes will share about Dress for Success Columbus!

15. Christine’s Big Hair Adventures Book Signing Event at Half Price Books

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 100 Meadow Park Ave., Lewis Center, OH 43035
Phone: 513-259-7461

Christine’s Big Hair Adventures is having an Official Book Signing at the Half Price Books in Lewis Center. There will be a story reading and giveaways!

16. J.Tiger Martial Arts New Year Buddy Bash at J. Tiger Martial Arts Taekwondo

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 6627 Dublin Center Dr., Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 514-553-7765

This celebration includes free Taekwondo classes, a pizza party, demonstrations and raffles!

17. Family Winter Luau at Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: 555 YMCA Pl, Gahanna, OH 43230
Contact: Kim.shearer@ymcacolumbus.org

The Family Winter Luau includes activities for all ages like pineapple bowling, hula hooping, bounce houses, imho and more!  There will also be a calming room available for those who need a sensory break! $15 per family for members/$35 for non members.

18. Kids Eat Free at City BBQ

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Location: your local City Barbeque

This Sunday only, you can get one free Kid’s meal with each adult purchase of $7 or more!

19. Family Yoga at The Yoga Loft

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 9280 Dublin Rd, Unit D, Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-889-2526

Family yoga happens on the 4th Sunday of each month and lasts for 60 minutes!

20. Family Reading Festival at the Shops at Worthington Place

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 7227 N. High Street, Worthington, OH 43085

This family-friendly event sponsored by Worthington Libraries includes games, crafts, story times, costumed storybook characters, community agencies an more!


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ICYMI: 4 Amazing New Exhibits for Kids in Columbus

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