What Should We Do This Weekend? February 16-19, 2018 President’s Day Edition

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33 family-friendly events in Columbus, Ohio this President’s Day weekend!

There were so many events this weekend, including President’s Day, so I shortened the info to be able to offer more – please click the link for all the important details!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Friday:

10:30 AM – Kindermusik with Emily – kids ages 0-7 are welcome to try out their first Kindermusik class for free! Classes include diving into the concept of up and down, having fun with tempo changes, and enjoying bumpy bounces and the challenge of stop-and-go games! Register for a FREE preview at learnsingandgrow.kindermusik.com

5:00 PM – Open Lab at The Simplr STEAM Playground – learn, build and play with the greatest STEAM toys and cadets in a free play environment! Parents can drop their kids off at 5:00 and pick them up at 7:00 PM. Ages 5-14. $15/child. Register online.

5:00 PM – KidsLinked.com’s Worthington KidsFest at Worthington Community Center – browse summer camp options for your kids and enjoy a free KidFest with bounce houses, video games, character appearances, crafts, face painting, swimming and much more!

7:00 PM – Suessical The Musical Jr. at Ecole Kenwood Alternative K-8 School – this is a free performance of the musical put on by the 3rd to 6th graders. Admission is free but donations are accepted.

Saturday:

8:00 AM – DC Superhero Breakfast at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center – have breakfast with your favorite DC Superheroes! There will be a breakfast buffet, meet and greet, a take-home activity and early access to COSI’s exhibits! Purchase tickets online for a specific time slot.

9:00 AM – Powell Book Sale at Powell Library – bargain prices available at this book sale at the Powell Branch!

9:00 AM – Market Sprouts at Worthington Farmers Market – check out seasonal and healthy eating activities for kids at the information table every third Saturday at the Worthington Farmer’s Market!

9:30 AM – Saturday Studio Art: Winter Woods at Art With Anna – Kids 4 and up can be dropped off to make an art project with a winter theme!

10:00 AM – Maple Sugar Tours at Stratford Ecological Center – learn how to tap a maple tree, collect sap and learn about making maple syrup. Each tour is an hour long and you can register for a time slot online. $4/person.

10:00 AM – COSI’s Winter Movie Series: The Lego Batman Movie at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center – watch The LEGO Batman Movie on the big screen at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturday AND Sunday!

10:00 AM – 2nd Annual A Breakfast with Characters at Limited Brands D3 Cafe – have breakfast with your favorite characters! This event includes a full breakfast buffet, activities, a silent auction and benefits the Adopt-A-Backpack for Children Project, providing local children with school supplies!

10:00 AM – Super Movers! – Monster Edition at Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington – Kids ages 3-5 can enjoy this introduction to dance through stories and acting out characters with props and costumes!

10:00 AM – 2018 Aminah Robinson Family Day at King Arts Complex – celebrate the life of one of Columbus’ well known artists! Her work will be on display and there will be a variety of artistic activities for the whole family.

11:00 AM – Sensory Friendly Films: An American Tail at Gateway Film Center – watch this classic movie at a lower volume and the lights kept up. This is a free event!

11:00 AM – Winter Weekend Survival at High Banks Metro Park – come to the Nature Center for activities that will teach kids how animals survived the cold. These activities will also be available on Sunday!

11:00 AM – Kids on the Move at Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington – kids ages 6-9 can learn basic dance steps, play games and learn other skills to exercise their bodies, minds and imaginations!

2:00 PM – Skate with a Cop – Skate with a Fire Fighter at The Chiller, Easton – meet, greet and skate members of the teams preparing for the First Responder Face Off! There will be a visit from McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog! Purchase tickets online.

2:00 PM – Maple Sugaring at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – learn how trees are tapped to collect sap and make maple syrup!

3:00 PM – Cozy Storytime at Bexley Public Library – Kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade can practice mindfulness and breathing techniques, read Zen stories and enjoy light snacks.

6:15 PM – Owl Prowl at Rocky Fork Metro Park – all ages are invited to take a 1.5 mile walk and use recorded calls to try to attract barred and screech owls.

Sunday: 

10:00 AM – COSI’s Winter Movie Series: The Lego Batman Movie at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center – watch The LEGO Batman Movie on the big screen at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturday AND Sunday!

11:00 AM – Winter Weekend Survival at High Banks Metro Park – come to the Nature Center for activities that will teach kids how animals survived the cold.

4:00 PM – Local Artist Sunday at Picassos – kids can meet a local artist and learn about their techniques through a unique project. All supplies included. Ages 8-14. This week’s artist is Bryan Moss.

Monday:

10:00 AM –President’s Day Art Camp at Art With Anna – kids ages 4 and up can be dropped off for a 3-hour mini art camp! Pack a lunch and register online.

10:00 AM – Library Day at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair – it’s library day at the Home and Garden Show! There will be two appearances by Eric Litwin, author of the Pete the Cat series and a local author spotlight. K-12 teachers get free admission and library card holders get two-for-one pricing! There will be several authors available to meet and buy their books!

10:00 AM – Happy Family Presidents Day Play date at Olde Gahanna Sanctuary – join FIT4MOM Columbus East for a President’s Day playdate! The playgroup is free!

10:00 AM – President’s Day at Ohio History Center – Ohio History Center has special hours and activities for President’s Day including making your own campaign ribbon, presidential trivia, an interactive photo booth and more!

10:00 AM – Free Admission at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – admission to the Zoo is free on President’s Day from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

10:00 AM – Special Hours at COSI – COSI is open on President’s Day 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM!

10:30 AM – Kindermusik with Emily – kids ages 0-7 are welcome to try out their first Kindermusik class for free! Classes include diving into the concept of up and down, having fun with tempo changes, and enjoying bumpy bounces and the challenge of stop-and-go games! Register for a FREE preview at learnsingandgrow.kindermusik.com

11:00 AM and 2:00 PM – Family Fun at Franklin Park Conservatory  – Columbus Children’s Theater presents The Snow Queen, a fairytale about true friendship!

11:30 AM – February Kids Art Afternoon-Starry Night, Friday Lights! at Ol’ 42 Grub House  – Kids can paint a Starry Night canvas while enjoying pizza, soft drinks and cookies! Recommended for ages Kindergarten and up! Register online.

1:00 PM – Frosty Scavenger Hunt at Homestead Metro Park – kids ages 3-10 can enjoy a winter scavenger hunt! Pick up your scavenger hunt at the nature center and turn it in for a prize!


A BIG Thank You to Kindermusik with Emily for sponsoring this post!

Experience a Kindermusik music class with your child and see why we’re the leading music-and-movement program for your child in early childhood. Each class provides research-based activities that stimulate your child’s growing mind and body.

Your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and new friends and you’ll love helping them practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. And the learning will continue after you leave the classroom! We’ll provide practical tools, tips and ideas to continue supporting your child’s development through singing and playing once class is over.

Visit the website at: learnsingandgrow.kindermusik.com and follow Kindermusik with Emily on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnSingAndGrow/ to keep up to date on all her classes!


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What Should We Do This Weekend? February 17-20, 2017 President’s Day Edition

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1. Open Play at Thompson Recreation Center

When: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1189 Dennison Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

The gym is open for this free play time for kids 6 and under! There are balls, basketball hoops, scooters, toys, jump ropes and more!

2. Story time at Tree of Life Play Cafe

When: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 10:15 AM and 11:00 AM
Location: 3708 Fishinger Blvd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-363-4041

Local author Christy Sturtz will share her book Just Try It, Georgie! about a giraffe who tries new food. There will also be a craft time! There are two story times available.

3. Superhero Breakfast at  COSI

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: 333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2674

The Superhero Breakfast includes a breakfast buffet, meet and greet with Black Widow, Iron Man and Spiderman, a take home activity, entertainment and a photo! See the link for info on tickets.

4. STEMfest at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology

When: Saturday & Sunday, February 18 & 19, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 55 S 1st St., Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740-349-9277

Admission is FREE to The Works this weekend during the 2-day STEMfest! Watch students compete in STEM-based challenges designed by local industries and businesses!

5. Chase from Paw Patrol Meet and Greet at Skate Zone 71

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 4900 Evanswood Dr., Columbus, OH 43229

Chase from Paw Patrol will be visiting Skate Zone 71! There will be a special Paw Patrol Meal Deal: $3.50 for 1 Slice of Cheese Pizza & Drink! See link for all details on pricing.

6. Maple Syrup Tours at Stratford Ecological Center

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-363-2548

Hour-long tours are available to discover how maple syrup is collected and processed while enjoying the beautiful forest at Stratford Ecological Center! You must register in advance.

7. Mighty Mighty Construction Site Story Time at Barnes and Noble

When: Saturday February 18, 2017
Time:  11:00 AM
Location: your local Barnes and Noble

Sherri Duskey Rinker, the author of Good Night, Good Night Construction Site has a new book with a focus on working together! Hear the book read and take part in coloring and other activities!

8. Black History Storytime at Bexley Public Library

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 2411 E. Main St., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-231-2878

Each Saturday in February, the library is offering a Black History Storytime featuring the opportunity to celebrate and learn about famous black Americans!

9. Lego Club at Westland Area Library

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 4740 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-878-1301

Kids can work in teams or on their own to complete a LEGO challenge!

10. Sunday Story Time at Gramercy Books

When: Sunday, February 19, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: 2424 East Main St., Bexley , OH 43209
Phone: 614-867-5515

This story time for kids happens on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at this new local bookstore.

President’s Day Activities:


11. President’s Day Art Morning at Picassos

When: Monday, February 20, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1974 North Mallway Dr., Upper Arlington, OH, 43221
Phone: 614-354-1930

Kids 6 and up can take part in a patriotic art project! Supplies and snack are included! Registration is available online.

12. President’s Day Free Day at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

When: Monday, February 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 4850 Powell Rd., Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-645-3400

Admission is free all day at the Columbus Zoo! Parking is $10/car.

13. Special Hours at COSI

When: Monday, February 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 333 W. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2674

COSI (normally closed on Mondays) will be open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM! Their new exhibit Mindbender Mansion and Amazing Mazes will be on display!

14. Jazz Adventures at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Monday, February 20, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

Jazz Arts Group will be onsite to explore the history of jazz. There will be live music and audience participation!

15. President’s Day at Ohio History Center

When: Monday, February 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus OH 43211
Phone: 614-297-2300

Ohio History Center will be open on Monday with special presidential crafts, activities and speakers!

16. $5/Hour Child Play Day at Brick of Dreams

When: Monday, February 20, 2017
Time: 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 6190 Shamrock Ct, Ste C., Dublin, OH 43016
Phone: 614-766-0000

Brick of Dreams will offer open play for $5/hour/kid! Regular price is $7/hour/kid.

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President’s Day Activities:

Monday, February 15, 2016 – Free Day at the Columbus Zoo!

Monday, February 15, 2016 – 11AM-2PM – Maple Syrup Madness at the Franklin Park Conservatory – Sample and learn about one of nature’s sweetest foods with Dawes Arboretum

Monday, February 15, 2016 – 10AM-5PM – special hours at the Ohio History Center

Monday, February 15, 2016 – 10AM-1PM – NW Columbus Macaroni Kid President’s Day Party

Monday, February 15, 2016 – 10AM-5PM – special hours at COSI.

*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 to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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