Columbus Tip Sheet: December 2017

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The What Should We Do Today? Columbus Tip Sheet serves to inspire you to try something new, explore Columbus and keep on top of what’s happening around town this month!

I love hearing suggestions from my readers because it always turns up new places we need to visit! I’m going to be sharing these Reader Favorites once a month! Click on the links to find out more about each place. Want to share three places you love to take your kids in (and around) Columbus? Click here to submit your favorites!

Karilyn K.

1. Locker Soccer Academy in Powell
2. All the parks in Dublin
3. Pancakes at First Watch

Lindsay W.

1. All of the local splash pads
2. Graeters on Bethel Rd.
3. Events at Columbus Commons

Amanda P.

1. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
2. Whetstone Park of Roses, Whetstone Park and Whetstone Branch of CML
3. Clintonville Farmers Market


December Tips:

1. You can get a $2 discount to the Chinese Lantern Festival on Mondays by bringing a donation of a canned food donation. Additionally, admission for college students is $12 on Thursdays and regular admission for active and veteran military members and senior citizens is $12 with ID. See info here: www.ohiolanternfestival.com

2. State Auto’s Christmas Corner will have it’s official lighting on Tuesday, December 5 at 5:30 PM and Columbus Children’s Choir will perform!

3. Paw Patrol Live is coming to Ohio Theatre December 28-30, 2017!

4. Each Saturday in December you can watch Regal Holiday Classics for $5/ticket at Regal Georgesville Square. Movies featured are: 12/2: A Christmas Story, 12/9: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 12/16: Elf, and 12/23: Gremlins. Regal Crown Club members can also get a $5 medium popcorn and soft drink combo.

5. Gateway Film Center offers a full month of Holiday Film Classics with your choice of Naughty or Nice! The movies selections range from classic to modern to horror and also include a special holiday edition of Saturday Morning Cartoons on Saturday, December 9, 2017. See the full list of movies and dates here!

6. During the month of December you can go on the 12 Elves of Dublin scavenger hunt. Pick up your 12 elves card and hunt for an elf in each of the participating locations – at each stop you will receive a treat for finding it!

7. This December, the YMCA Family Center is raising money during the Give Her Hope Campaign to help families in Central Ohio who are experiencing homelessness. Your donation provides blankets, care packages,and more. For a donation of $10 or more, you can receive a Bracelet of Hope as a reminder of the difference you have made! See all of the details here.


CBUS Blogger Buzz

Want to keep up on what other Columbus bloggers are up to? Here are some must-read posts from our local bloggers:

Shannon from My Life in the Blink shared her Pumpkin Pie Truffle Recipe which contains many of my favorite ingredients all rolled up into one recipe! I can’t wait to try it!

Lindsay shares On Motherhood, Self-Care and Inclusion and how she created her class Squats and Tots, which allows you to exercise WITH your kids! Classes are going on now!

I recently started a 12-week strength training program with Kathleen from Just Keep it Simple Fitness. She’s kicking my butt, but I still love her. She shared How to Keep the Holidays Healthy But Still Fun!


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*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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Columbus Tip Sheet: November 2017

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The What Should We Do Today? Columbus Tip Sheet serves to inspire you to try something new, explore Columbus and keep on top of what’s happening around town this month!

I love hearing suggestions from my readers because it always turns up new places we need to visit! I’m going to be sharing these Reader Favorites once a month! Click on the links to find out more about each place. Want to share three places you love to take your kids in (and around) Columbus? Click here to submit your favorites!

Marisa B.
1. Toddler Time at Get Air
2. Fancyburg Park
3. Comfest

Julie H
1. Weekday Buffet at Quaker Steak and Lube
2. Magic Mountain
3. Blendon Woods Metro Park

Kristina R.
1. Alum Creek Park North
2. Greeters Ice Cream on Bethel Rd.
3. COSI


November Tips:

1. Rita’s Italian Ice on Henderson Rd. has been remodeled and will now be open during the WINTER! Yay!

2. Empty Bowls is a collaboration between Columbus Recreation and Parks and Mid-Ohio Foodbank where volunteers make handmade bowls and you buy them full of soup for a $10 donation. Your donation provides $100 worth of food and groceries through Mid-Ohio Foodbank, and you get a handmade bowl to keep! Find a location here to lunch for a cause between November 1st and December 2nd!

3. Story Time on the Farm  happens on the second Tuesday of the month (November 10, 2017) at Stratford Ecological Center and includes a story time and a hands-on farm experience. Cost is $5/family.

4. The Wonder Room at Columbus Museum of Art has been remodeled and offers new hands on experiences for kids like weaving and fashion design and is full of newly commissioned artwork!

5. Toddler Theater at The Dublin Community Recreation Center happens this month on November 16th at  10:00 AM. Drop in for $2/kid to sing songs with Miss Marlene about Thanksgiving and food and to dance with Clifford the Big Red Dog!

6. If you’re looking for a way to exercise with your littlest ones, Squats and Tots is an exercise class designed with you in mind! Join in at The Jewish Community Center on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM or the 10:30 AM class at Piccadilly on Saturdays in November and December!

7. The American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery opens to the public at COSI on November 18, 2017!  This is a permanent exhibit! If you’re a member, you can sign up at the link for special preview dates!

Got a good tip? Email me here!


CBUS Blogger Buzz

Want to keep up on what other Columbus bloggers are up to? Here are some must-read posts from our local bloggers:

1. I have been making these Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins from Courtney at NeighborFood on the regular and you should too! (P.S. we substitute chocolate chips for the blueberries! 😉 )

2. If you love to travel and want to take your kids along, you’ll find inspiration from Malini at Lakes and Lattes! Read Dreaming Big Dreams – A 5 Year Old’s Travel Wish List to see what trips her daughter is dreaming about!

3. Eryn shares her favorite Columbus date night spots in Our Top 10 List for Date Night | Date Your Spouse | Columbus, OH from 614 Mom!


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*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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