What Should We Do This Weekend? February 3-5, 2017

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1. Kids Get in Free at Newport Aquarium

When: through February 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM most days, 7:00 PM on weekends
Location: One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
Phone: 1-800-406-3474

If you’re in the mood for a road trip, the Newport Aquarium is about 2 minutes from downtown Cincinnati and throughout the month of February, you can get one free kids ticket for each adult ticket purchased!

2. Kid’s Meal Special at Nutcracker Family Restaurant

When: Through February, 2017
Location: 63 E. Broad St., Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 740-964-0056

Kids 10 and under can get a free Tin Lunch Box with the purchase of a special $5.99 Kid’s Meal!

3. First Friday at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

When: Friday, February 3, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 44 W. 4th St., Mansfield, OH 44902
Phone: 419-522-2332

If you’re interested in checking out Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, the museum is open late for Mansfield’s Shop Hop Night and admission is half price ($4/person)!

4. First Friday at Firefly Cafe

When: Friday, February 3, 3017
Time: until 8:00 PM
Location: 4822 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-230-2375

On the first Friday of each month, Firefly Cafe stays open for play until 8:00 PM! For dinner, Donatos in Clintonville will deliver to the cafe!

5. Blue Jackets Winter Park in the Arena District

When: Friday, February 3 – Sunday February 26, 2017
Time: hours to be announced
Location: Across from Nationwide Arena

Blue Jackets’ Winter Park begins on February 3! Open skate times will be announced but the Mad River Mountain Kids’ Slide hours are as follows: Monday – Friday: 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

6. Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Cookie Dough Creamery

When: Saturday, February 4, 2017
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 by opening at 7:00 AM and adding waffle bites and maple syrup to the self-serve sundae bar! Wear your pajamas! There will be gift cards for winners in the categories of funniest, wildest and sweetest pajamas! Afterwards, you can shop at the Worthington Farmer’s Market, starting at 9:00 AM at the Shops at Worthington Place!

7. Valentine’s Photo Box at Home Depot

When: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (until supplies last)
Location: your local Home Depot

In this free workshop for kids, your child can build and decorate a Valentine’s photo box! Participants receive a certificate, an apron and a commemorative pin!

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

When: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Location: All Columbus Jeni’s Ice Cream Locations

To celebrate National Ice Cream for Breakfast day, all Jeni’s scoop shops will open at 9:00 AM and 100% of sales from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM will benefit the Columbus Foundation’s Gift of Kindness fund!

9. Young Child Open House at Columbus Museum of Art

When: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 480 E. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-4848

During this special open house you can learn about what CMA has to offer the 5 and under crowd! There will be kid-friendly activities, even for those under 2! Drop in anytime between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, no reservations required. Free with admission or membership.

10. Mini-Me Weekends at Level 1 Arcade

When: Every Saturday and Sunday
Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 130 Hutchinson Ave. Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-681-0518

All ages are welcome to play arcade games and skeeball for free with the purchase of a beverage (kids’ beverages available)! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

11. Playdate in the Park (Indoors!) at Powell Library

When: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 460 South Liberty St., Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-888-9160

City of Powell Parks and Recreation has teamed up with the Delaware County District Library for this free indoor play time! There will be stories, parachutes, bubbles, a giant soccer ball and more!

12. Pre-Valentine’s Day Fun at The Honey House

When: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 3937 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 740-542-1889

Daniel Cooper, Proprietor of Pure Imagination Chocolatier in Grandview, Ohio, will be in the store to demonstrate things you can make for Valentine’s Day at home with chocolate!

13. Super Bowl Sunday Skating at United Skates of America

When: Sunday, February 5, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 3362 Refugee Rd, Columbus, OH 43232
Phone: 614-239-7202

There will be two skating sessions: 1-3:30 pm & 4-7 pm. If you wear your favorite team jersey, admission is only $2!

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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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What Should We Do This Weekend? January 27-29, 2017

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I’ll admit to being really hungry when I made this list! It’s hard to say which came first, my hunger or the unusual amount of food related things to do this weekend! Regardless, I think this weekend is going to include BBQ, ice cream, pastries and waffles! 😉

1. Disney on Ice Presents Dream Big at Nationwide Arena

When: Wednesday – Sunday, January 25-29, 2017
Time: Various Times (see link)
Location: 200 W. Nationwide Blvd.,  Columbus,  OH  43215

Disney on Ice descends upon Columbus this weekend with several shows throughout the weekend!

2. Family Friday Night at COSI

When: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2674

On the last Friday of the month, COSI stays open late to offer reduced admission! General admission is $11 and includes a movie in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater!

3. Grand Opening Weekend at Gramercy Books

When: Friday – Sunday, January 27-29, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM on Friday – 3:30 PM on Sunday
Location: 2424 E. Main Street, Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-867-5515

Kid-friendly highlights at the grand opening of this beautiful book store include a reading, meet and greet and book signing with children’s author Will Hillenbrand, live music and a visit from R.L. Stine, the author of the Goosebumps series! Tickets are sold out for the day with R.L. Stine, but check the link for all the other details of the weekend!

4. Waffle Bar at Coffee Connections of Hilliard

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 4004 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-664-3993

This special offering includes a waffle bar, complete with all the trimmings for just $5 – juice and drip coffee included! Plus upstairs there is a free kid’s play area!

5. Beauty and the Beast at COSI

When: Saturday & Sunday, January 28 & 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM both days
Location: 333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2674

Beauty and the Beast is the movie showing at COSI this weekend! Tickets can be bought in advance or at the door. $5 for members, $6 for non-members. (Also this weekend is opening weekend for the exhibit Mindbender Mansion!)

6. Hoot 71 Winter at Gateway Film Center

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1550 N High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-545-2255

The theme of this month’s HOOT Family Film Series is Winter! There will be child-friendly short films, activities before the show and music by the Shazzbots!

7. Mozart’s 261st Birthday Celebration at Mozart’s

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 4784 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-268-3687

Mozart (the composer) turns 261 and Mozart’s (the restaurant) is celebrating! There will be live music, complimentary pastries, special guests and more!

8. Thai Inspired Rolled Ice Cream at Oats and Barley Market

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 970 N High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-914-8624

Check out this unique rolled ice cream for a limited time at Oats and Barley Market!

9. Snowmen in the Snow at Grove City Library

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123

Kids ages 4-8 can celebrate the best parts of a snowy day: making snow people, doing science activities, and participating in indoor snowballing!

10. Small Steps Giant Leaps Book Release Party at Midwest Photo

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 2887 Silver Dr, Columbus, OH 43211

You may have followed @smallstepsaregiantleaps on Instagram, if not, check out the cutest pictures of Astronaut Harrison exploring Columbus and beyond! Their book launch party is this Saturday and there will be snacks, astronaut coloring pages, a rocket balloon launchpad and a Fujifilm Instax photo booth with helmets for the kids to wear! Click here to sign up for free tickets!

11. Kids Eat Free at City Barbeque

When: Sunday, January 29, 2017
Time: all day
Location: your local City BBQ

All day on Sunday get one free kid’s meal with each adult purchase of $7 or more – or take $5 off a Family Pack! Mention “Family Time” when ordering!

12. Kids Sewing 101 at Sew to Speak

When: Sunday, January 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 752 High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-547-7380

Kids ages 8 and up can learn to sew a pillowcase. They can learn the basic operation of a sewing machine as well as basic sewing terminology and operation. Class cost is $35. Call to register.

13. Family Friends and Funday at Lifetown Columbus

When: Sunday, January 29, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 6220 E Dublin-Granville Rd, New Albany, Ohio 43054

The community is invited to this annual Family Friends & Fun Day which includes story time, music and movement, face painting, a movie and popcorn, crafts and more! Tickets are required for some activities and can be purchased at the door. Adults are free to enter.

 

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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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What Should We Do This Weekend? January 20-22, 2017

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1. Chatterboxes at Treehive play + cafe

When: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 337 W Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-681-1456

Parents can have the opportunity to speak with a Speech Language Pathologist from Columbus Speech and Hearing about speech and language development while your kids play! Get ideas for how you can support your child’s speech development at home! No registration needed.

2. Goldilocks and the Three Bears at CATCO is Kids

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 20-22, 2017
Time: Various Times
Location: CPAC, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-469-0939

See the fun, musical performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at one of 5 shows this weekend! Tickets can be bought online.

3. Sensory Friendly Snow White by Columbus Children’s Theatre

When: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Park Street Theatre, 512 Park Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: for tickets: 614-224-6672

This sensory-friendly performance of Snow White features lower volume, more light and other sensory-friendly adjustments. Tickets are selling fast for Snow White, so make sure to get yours ASAP if interested!

4. Free Cupcake Day at LuLu’s Sweet Shop

When: Friday & Saturday, January 20 & 21, 2017
Time: beginning at 4:00 PM on Friday and all day Saturday until cupcakes have run out!
Location: 14 W. College Ave., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-394-8193

Free Cupcake Day means exactly that! Choose between 4 flavors, one per person!

5. Valentine Event at Connells Maple Lee Kids Club

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Location: all Connells Maple Lee locations
Phone: see details below

Kids ages 5 to 12 can make a special “Be Mine, Valentine!” arrangement! Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required by calling your nearest store: 3014 E. Broad St., Bexley, 614-237-8653; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City, 614-539-4000; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell, 740-548-4082.

6. Create Your Own Puzzle at Upper Arlington Library

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 2800 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Phone: 614-486-9621

In honor of National Puzzle Day, kids can play with puzzles and make their own puzzle! Must be in grades 3-5. Register online!

7. 23rd Birthday Bash at Vertical Adventures

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 6513 Kingsmill Ct., Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-888-8393

Vertical Adventures is turning 23! Guests and members are welcome to celebrate with them with a golden ticket hunt, a kid zone, free clinics, swag and more!

8. Saturday Story Stomp at Columbus Metropolitan Library, Karl Road Branch

When: Saturday January 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 5590 Karl Rd., Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-645-2275

Kids ages 2-6 are welcome to this story time that includes music and movement!

9. Princess and Pirate Night at the Columbus Blue Jackets

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: Check in begins at 12:00 PM, Pre-Game Skate at 1:00 PM
Location: Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-246-3280

The Princess and Pirate Night with the Columbus Blue Jackets includes a pre-game skate with pirates and princesses, a craft and tickets to the Blue Jackets game against the Hurricanes! Also included in your ticket is a discount to Disney on Ice! See more details here.

10. Pete’s Dragon at Upper Arlington Library

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 2800 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Phone: 614-486-9621

(Free) tickets are required to enter and are available 20 minutes before the movie.

11. To the Moon and Back! Rocket Craft at Lakeshore Learning

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 2148 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-846-1710

Kids ages 3 and up can make a free rocket craft this week at Lakeshore Learning!

12. KidX: Career Day! at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, Ohio 43240
Phone: 614-456-0180

Kids can enjoy activities that help them explore what they want to be when they grow up including face painting, balloon art, crafts, games, dress up, photo booth and more!

13. Launch Party for Columbus Kids Do Good

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Coffee Connections of Hilliard, 4004 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026

Celebrate the launch of Columbus Kids Do Good by making Valentine’s Day cards for the kids at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio and packing lunch bags for the homeless! There will also be a playroom, hot chocolate bar and lots of fun for the whole family!

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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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